Nintendo confirmed the release date of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze at Saturday’s VGX event while also confirming a new playable character. The game is set to be released for the Wii U on February 21st with Cranky Kong the newest playable character.
The hosts of the awards show tried to pry for more information out of Nintendo at the event, including the ask if another Metroid game was in the works, but no other information was revealed. Take a look below at more details.Posted in: Nintendo Tags: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii U
Telltale Games and Gearbox Software have superhero teamed up to bring you what could be a very interesting twist on the Borderlands franchise. Tales from the Borderlands was announced last night at SpikeTV’s VGX Award show and will be released in 2014. For those unfamiliar, but really how could you be, Telltale Games is responsible for the incredible The Walking Dead game (and no, not that other one you’re probably thinking of). Telltale Games will be developing the game, while Gearbox Software will be providing support to keep the continuity in check, among other things.Posted in: Microsoft, News, Sony Tags: Borderlands, Gearbox Software, Tales From The Borderlands, telltale games
Announced last night via Spike’s VGX 2013 award show was Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, a rebuilt and remade version of the Xbox 360/PS3 versions of the game. Gamers that missed out on the previous generation versions (but really, why would you?) will have another chance to grab hold of what is one of the best Tomb Raider games in a long time.Posted in: Microsoft, News, Sony Tags: Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft, PS4, Square Enix, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, VGX 2013, Xbox One
Do you enjoy video games? Well, if you are reading our site you must – at least to some extent. How would you like to make your own video games without knowing how to code in C++ or other languages? If you answered yes to any of those questions you might want to pay attention to this week’s humble bundle sale because they are practically giving away (what is in my opinion) one of the most robust and user friendly video game creation tools ever for as little as $1. (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Clickteam, Development Tools, Humble Bundles, Multimedia Fusion 2
3D Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA) – Rated: E – $5.99
Sonic The Hedgehog, now in 3D! The evil scientist, Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik), has snatched the animals of South Island, turning them into robot slaves. Only one hero can defeat Dr. Eggman and rescue the animals from his vile clutches – it’s the super-cool hedgehog with the blue spiky hair, Sonic! Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world! In addition to its all-new 3D presentation, 3D Sonic The Hedgehog™ now features Zone Select and the classic Spin Dash move to help you zoom through Zones and take down Badniks!Posted in: Nintendo Tags: Eshop, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii U, Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog, Virtual Console
This week’s releases on Xbox Live Arcade is limited to one, technically, and that is The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief. There are three different episodes that were released today, each episode costing $9.99. If you want the complete game, it will set you back $30. Episode One weighs in at 3.13 GB, Episode Two at 2.88 GB, and Episode Three at 2.59 GB….so make sure you have some free space on your hard-drive!Posted in: Microsoft, News Tags: King Art Games, Microsoft, Nordic Games, The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, xbox live arcade
Planet hopping, Terraria like side scrolling explorer game Starbound has launched into beta and is now available on Steam. It’s so new all the information doesn’t even seem to be filled out yet on Steam such as requirements and the like. Now that’s early access! We had a short write up on the game yesterday and after the break you can check out the launch trailer. Hopefully soon, we’ll have impressions as well. I’m in love with these sorts of games and Starbound looks absolutely beautiful! Great artwork, wonderful concept, and definitely something I want to check out as early as possible! (more…)Posted in: PC Tags: Chucklefish, Humble Store, PC, Starbound, Steam
According to a report on Kotaku, there may be a sequel to Square Enix’s Bravely Default: Flying Fairy game for the Nintendo 3DS. The first game, which came out in 2012 in Japan with an enhanced edition released just today. This new version has yet to be released in North America but is currently slated for release in North America on February 7th, 2014. Europe will see the game this Friday.
Nintendo is publishing the game in both territories.
The report lists the information as an unconfirmed leak from a Japanese magazine, but has yet to confirm the leak with the magazine, nor has there been any comment from Square Enix in Japan. In the leak the game is listed as being called Bravely Second. The magazine article also says the game will share the same universe as Bravely Default, but takes place several years after the original title.Posted in: Nintendo Tags: Bravely Default, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS, Square Enix
Starting December 6th there will be two special editions of the Nintendo 2DS hardware which will come packaged with Pokémon X or Y pre-installed. The two bundle options will be exclusive to specific retailers and only for a limited time.
Target will offer an exclusive bundle that includes the Pokémon X game pre-installed on a red Nintendo 2DS system while Toys”R” Us will offer an exclusive Pokémon Y bundle at stores. That bundle will include a blue Nintendo 2DS system and the Pokémon Y game pre-loaded on an SD card. Both bundles will retail for $149.99 and are only available while supplies last. At the present time Target is not showing the bundle as a pre-orderable item online.
One interesting note is that the above bundle details are for the United States. In Canada both bundles are available at Toys”R”Us Canada, though are only listed as out of stock right now.Posted in: Nintendo Tags: Nintendo 2DS, Pokemon, Pokemon X, Pokemon Y
The next game coming in the SEGA 3D Classics series for the 3DS eShop has been revealed and it’s Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sega Genesis. The first two games in the set were released just last week in 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On. Sonic seems like the next logical step to get the 3D treatment.
The game is likely still a ways off from being released, but SEGA put up a lenghty blog post today with an interview from the developers of the project.
Yousuke Okunari, a producer at SEGA, had this to say about the project on the blog. “So far with the 3D Remaster Project, we’ve put out Space Harrier and Super Hang-on. People might have been looking forward to another arcade cabinet game port, but our next release is actually a stereoscopic 3D adaptation of Sonic The Hedgehog.”
“As we discussed in our previous interviews, our previous two releases were games where the player “scrolls into the screen”, something easy for anyone to imagine in 3D. But for the next game, we wanted to put out a game that people wouldn’t expect to see in 3D. With that in mind, we considered multiple titles and in the end we chose Sonic’s debut game, because there’s nothing more SEGA than that.”Posted in: Nintendo Tags: Eshop, Nintendo 3DS, Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog