Archive for June 16th, 2014

Site Note – GameSaga Podcast

Hello Everyone,

Unfortunately the GameSaga Podcast will be delayed one more day until tomorrow, Tuesday the 17th due to my having some real life things to take care of today involving my car. Sometimes real life can mess up the best thought out plans. Hopefully we’ll be recording tomorrow evening, knock on wood. We’ll resume our regular Sunday recording schedule this coming weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience, reading the site, and listening to the show.

-GameSaga

Weekly Smash Up 18 – Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U Screenshots

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Welcome back to the Weekly Smash Up where we take a look back at the Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U screenshots Masahiro Sakurai has posted on Miiverse for the past week. This week we start off with a look at Meloetta, who is a Pokémon that will be appearing in the game in some form, probably as part of the Poké Ball item. It uses vocalizations for attacking and these can bounce off land making it handy for enclosed combat. Our next screen shows us another stage, this time for the 3DS version. This stage is based on New Super Mario Bros. 2 and will feature lots of coins to collect like its namesake does. You can even change into a gold version of your character temporarily after collecting 100 coins. This will make your attacks stronger and attacks will not knock you back. We get another new challenger in the next screenshot this week. Miis were announced during E3 as playable characters. They’re officially being called Mii Fighters and will have a variety of special moves. Sakurai-san also posted about the Palutena reveal in a follow-up comment on this post and she too will be joining the roster of SSBFN3DSWU. And we’re not done with new fighters, as our next screen reveals another new one, this time a 3rd party character. That is of course Pac-Man from the classic arcade games of the same name, from Bandai Namco. His physical appearance will not be the old school style shown in the screen, but rather the more modern version with arms, hands, legs, & feet as seen in recent platforming Pac-Man games. Moving on, we see one of the new fighters we mentioned, Paluntena (from the Kid Icarus series) taking part in the Home Run Contest, a mini-game that will be part of the 3DS version. This will be similar to other entries in the series though Sakurai says that there will be increased speed if you hit the Sandbag further and the glass will harder to break. Finally, we wrap up this extended week with a character montage showing off Mario, Mega Man, Pac-Man, & Sonic The Hedgehog respectively. As far as I know, this will be the first time all 4 characters have ever appeared in the same game together as a whole.

Source: Miiverse

Weekly Smash Up 17 – Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U Screenshots

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Welcome back to the Weekly Smash Up where we take a look back at the Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U screenshots Masahiro Sakurai has posted on Miiverse for the past week. This week we start off with a look at a new stage in the Wii U version. This is Mushroom Kingdom U and it is based around New Super Mario Bros. U. This stage will feature at least one transformation when the Magikoopa Kamek casts a spell and turns it into a nautical themed level complete with a Mega Urchin. Speaking of stages, our next screenshot shows what one looks like in trophy form and this the trophy of Tortimer Island on the 3DS version of the game. Sakurai-san mentioned wanting a real life figurine of this, which may have been a subtle tease of the pending amiibo announcement that Nintendo made at E3 (he had posted this prior to E3). Moving right along, we see a new item in our next screen, the Boomerang. Like some of the smaller thrown items in previous Smash games, the Boomerang is catchable and if you do catch one you have thrown, it will gain more power each time you throw it. Your opponents can also catch it though, so you’ll need to make sure you stay ready to catch it if they fling it back towards you. Next up we see Brewster and other Animal Crossing friends enjoying a cup of coffee at The Roost, which was first featured in Animal Crossing: Wild World on the DS. We finish out the week with another new stage reveal on Wii U. This time it’s the Coliseum from the Fire Emblem series of games. Sakurai said that this stage will also feature platforms that are activated by machines, though it’s unclear if these are activated by players, elapsed time, randomly, or something else.

Source: Miiverse

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (PS4 & XO) – Gameplay Footage

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Source: GamesHQMedia

Hellraid (PC, PS4, & XO) – Screenshots & Features Trailer

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Source: All Games Beta

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – Logo, Artwork, Screenshots, & Official Website

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Source: All Games Beta

Hyrule Warriors (WU) – Gameplay Footage

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Source: All Games Beta

Hyrule Warriors (WU) – More Screenshots

Source: All Games Beta

Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea (PS3) – Even More Artwork & Screenshots

Source: All Games Beta

Europe – Nintendo Download For June 9th, 2014

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Here’s the Nintendo Download for Europe for the week of June 9th, 2014. 

Wii U Download Only

  • My First Songs

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Super Punch-Out!! (SNES)
  • Soccer (NES)

Wii U Permanent Deals & Sales

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Just Dance Kids 2014
  • Puddle

3DS Retail & Download

  • Inazuma Eleven GO: Light – Available 6/13/14
  • Inazuma Eleven GO: Shadow - Available 6/13/14

3DS Download Only

  • Atlantic Quest
  • AiRace Xeno

3DS Virtual Console

  • Mach Rider (NES)

3DS Limited Time Deals & Sales

  • 2 Fast 4 Gnomz
  • AiRace Speed
  • Bit Boy!! ARCADE
  • Football Up 3D
  • Nintendo Pocket Football Club

Source: GamesPress