Archive for December 5th, 2013

Heroes of Dragon Age (AND & iOS) – Logo, Artwork, & Launch Trailer

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Source: GamesPress (1 & 2) & TG P

Europe – Disney’s Frozen: Olaf’s Quest (3DS) – Box Art, Screenshots, & Press Release

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November 2013 – This is one winter weather warning to get excited about. Avanquest Software’s latest video game release, Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest, exclusively for Nintendo handheld gaming systems, is launching on December 6th to coincide with the cinema release of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures film, Frozen.

Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest, a side scrolling adventure starring Olaf the snowman, features an all-new story, which picks up where the upcoming Disney animated film leaves off. Players of all ages can play as Olaf and use his unique snowman abilities to try and stay in one piece throughout 60 action-packed stages across the frigid kingdom of Arendelle. This incredible journey is filled with super-cool puzzle-solving, hidden collectibles, unlockable goodies and challenges rewarding for gamers of all skill levels.

Features:

· Having a Laugh with Olaf – With a carefree snowman as its lead, Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Ques t is a lighthearted, cheerful romp injected with humorous action that players of all ages and fans of the film will enjoy.
· An Icy (and Dicey) Adventure – Players must guide Olaf across 60 imaginative levels inspired by the mythical kingdom of Arendelle, navigating stimulating but accessible challenges, icy hazards and encountering mischievous natives while discovering hidden collectibles and unlockable accessories along the way.
· The Unstoppable Snowman – Even though it’s all he can do to stay in one piece, Olaf’s snowman body gives him a number of unique and exciting abilities that help him throughout his journey. Olaf can stomp enemies with his (ahem) enlarged underside, bowl them out of the way by rolling into a colossal snowball, propel himself by turning into a helicopter, and reach faraway objects with his conveniently detachable cranium.

Disney Frozen; Olaf’s Quest has a release date of December 6th and has been rated as a ‘3’ by PEGI. The game is priced at £25.52 for Nintendo DS™ and £30.62 for Nintendo 3DS™. It is available from Amazon.co.uk, ASDA, GAME, John Lewis, Toys R Us, Tesco, Argos and Avanquest.co.uk

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3)

NBA 2K14 (PS4 & XO) – My Career Trailer

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Source: GamesPress & Machinima

Saints Row IV (360, PC, & PS3) – Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin DLC Trailer

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Double Dragon Trilogy (AND & iOS) – Screenshots, Trailer, & Press Release

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Paris, France – December 5th, 2013 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, announces that Double Dragon Trilogy is now available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. This compilation includes all three installments of the beloved arcade series: Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone.

Double Dragon Trilogy is a faithful port of all three original arcade games with brand-new features, optimized for mobiles:
· Two game modes: “Arcade” (play the game from beginning to end and go for the high score) and “Story” (unlock new stages and achievements while playing through the game)
· Customizable controls
· Three difficulty levels: “mobile” (specially balanced for mobile games), “original” (similar to the arcade version) and “expert” (a real challenge!)
· Achievements & leaderboards via Game Center and Google Play Game Service
· Choose between the original 8-bit soundtrack and a brand-new remastered one!
· Co-op mode (two players) via bluetooth
· Gamepad support: compatible with most Android controllers and soon with most iOS controllers too

A groundbreaking, uber-popular game upon its arcade debut in 1987, Double Dragon is the undisputed godfather of co-op beat ‘em all! Discover this mobile version and go back to childhood!

Download Double Dragon Trilogy on iTunes and Google Play for $2.99/€2.69

Double Dragon Trilogy © 2013 Million Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Published and Developed by DotEmu.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3) & DotEmu

Assassin’s Creed: Pirates (AND & iOS) – Launch Trailer & Press Release

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London, UK — December 5, 2013 — Today Ubisoft® announced that the next game in the award-winning Assassin’s Creed® franchise, Assassin’s Creed® Pirates, is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and select high end smartphones and tablets on the App Store, on Google Play and on the Amazon Appstore for £2.99.

The year is 1716, the dawn of the Golden Age of piracy in the Caribbean. Players take on the role of Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious Captain who is embarking on an epic quest to find La Buse’s legendary treasure. Along his way Alonzo will cross paths with famous buccaneers including Blackbeard, Bellamy and Hornigold and find himself caught in the middle of the ancestral fight between Assassins and Templars.

In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will be tasked to manage their crew, upgrade their ship, recruit new crew members and engage in massive and brutal real-time naval battles to become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean.

Ubisoft Paris has developed a brand new mobile engine to bring groundbreaking 3D visuals to Assassin’s Creed Pirates. This engine is responsible for the breathtaking moving waters, lush islands, and gorgeous graphics that set new visual standards for mobile platforms.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed Pirates, please visit:
assassinscreed.com/pirates and www.facebook.com/assassinscreed

For the latest news on Assassin’s Creed collectible merchandise, please visit and like the page www.facebook.com/ubicollectibles.

Source: GamesPress & Ubisoft

Evening LOL – Microtransaction Stupidity

 

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This is a prime example of why I personally think microtransactions are stupid. Yes I get that they make more money for the publishers/developers, but it screws over the player of the games. A game already costs $60, why should we have to pay $200+ more to experience the “full” game? That’s ridiculously overpriced and is approaching Photoshop or Office levels of overpricing stupidity. I don’t have a problem with paying the $60 for a game even though personally I think $50 is the most any game should cost, but $200+? That’s just nonsense. Maybe if the game were a rare collectible or signed by a famous industry figure, but not just for sidequests, costumes, or things of that nature.

Source: Memebase Video Games

Europe – Nintendo Download For December 2nd, 2013

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Here’s this week’s Nintendo Download for Europe. All items are available as of 12/5/13 unless otherwise indicated.

Wii U Retail & Download

  • Scribblenauts™ Unlimited – Nintendo – €49.99 (£39.99) – Available 12/6/13

Wii U Addons & DLC

  • Pikmin™ 3 AOC – All-New Mission Stages 12-15 (x 2) – Nintendo – €4.99 (£4.49) – Available 12/2/13

3DS Retail & Download

  • Bravely Default™ – Nintendo – €44.99 (£39.99) – Available 12/6/13
  • Scribblenauts™ Unlimited – Nintendo – €39.99 (£34.99) – Available 12/6/13
  • Monster High™ 13 Wishes – Little Orbit – €29.99 (£24.99)
  • Disney Frozen: Olaf’s Quest – Avanquest – €29.99 (£24.99)

3DS Download Only

  • YouTube – Google – Free – Available 11/29/13
  • 3D Altered Beast – Sega – €4.99 (£4.49)
  • 3D Sonic The Hedgehog – Sega – €4.99 (£4.49)
  • Fishdom H2O: Hidden Odyssey – Cypronia – €4.99 (£4.49)

3DS Virtual Console

  • Double Dragon – Arc System Works – €4.99 (£4.49)

3DS Addons & DLC

  • Bravely Default™ – SP Drink – Nintendo – €0.99 (£0.89) (First purchase is discounted at €0.50 [£0.50])

DSiWare

  • Hooked on Bass Fishing – Gamebridge – €4.99 (£4.49)

Sales

  • Luxor – MSL – 3DS eShop – €5.99 (£5.39) (Until 12/19/13. Will then be €11.99 [£10.79])
  • Secret Mysteries in London - MSL – 3DS eShop – €5.99 (£5.39) (Until 12/19/13. Will then be €11.99 [£10.79])
  • Jewel Quest 4 Heritage – MSL – 3DS eShop – €5.99 (£5.39) (Until 12/19/13. Will then be €11.99 [£10.79])
  • 4 Elements – MSL – 3DS eShop – €5.99 (£5.39) (Until 12/19/13. Will then be €11.99 [£10.79])

Permanent Price Drops

  • Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! – Shin’en Multimedia – 3DS eShop – €2.99 (£2.50) (Was previously priced at €4.99 [£4.49])

Source: GamesPress & Nintendo Empire

GamesAid Nintendo Feed Giveaway

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Southport, United Kingdom – December 1st 2013 – 2013 has certainly been a huge year for Nintendo Feed and to say thank you the site is giving something back! Nintendo Feed is extremely pleased to announce its first ever Christmas Charity Drive in aid of GamesAid.

Nintendo Feed has partnered with some of the biggest names in UK gaming to pull together a number of huge gaming bundles to giveaway. All gamers have to do is pledge a minimum of £1 (or $1) to GamesAid.

Entrants will have the opportunity to win some of the year’s biggest games, including Nintendo Land, Pokemon Black 2, Call of Duty Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV: Blackflag, Just Dance 2014, Rayman Legends, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Resident Evil Revelations and DuckTales Remastered and plenty more, along with indie games and Pure Nintendo Magazine subscriptions.

On top of this gamers can also purchase Nintendo themed Christmas Shirts, available exclusively through Nintendo Feed’s SpreadShirt store. All proceeds generated will be donated directly to GamesAid.

The Nintendo Feed Christmas 2013 Charity Drive is proudly supported by GAME Retail Limited, Activision, Capcom, Ubisoft, SEGA, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, Zen Studios, Nnooo, Two Tribes, Pure Nintendo and more.>

Source: Nintendo Empire, Nintendo Feed, GamesAid, & GamesPress