September 17, 2015

Star Fox Zero Locks-On To A New Release Date

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

It looks like Star Fox fans will be waiting just a little bit longer before they can pilot their Arwings on Nintendo’s latest console as Star Fox Zero has slipped into the first quarter of 2016.

This news comes via which reports that legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto is quoted in the following statement regarding the game’s development. It seems that Nintendo needs a bit more time to add some polish to the dual screen experience and cut-scenes.

“We have been developing Star Fox Zero for Wii U with the aim of releasing it this year, Although we felt that the development had been progressing well, we now believe that we will need a little more time to work on areas such as the unprecedented discovery that we want players to experience in the game by using two screens, and further polishing the level designs and perfecting the tone of the cut scenes.”

Star Fox Zero was originally revealed at E3 2014 and was featured prominently during Nintendo’s treehouse live segments during the show. The game takes several design cues from Star Fox 64 and includes the ability to transform the Arwing into a walker, similar to core mechanic from the cancelled SNES title Star Fox 2.

No specific release date for Star Fox 0 is currently available, previously it was scheduled for a November 20th release.

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Skylanders SuperChargers Releases This Sunday

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Activision’s latest entry in its annual toys-to-life Sylanders series, Skylanders SuperChargers is set to rev up its engines for launch this coming Sunday September 20th. Players will be able to take their favorite collectable vehicles through a number of different environments including mountainous terrain, deep sea environments and of course into the skies above!

Developer Vicarious Visions and Activision promises that players will be able to explore this brand new title with 20 new vehicle based toys that will be available at launch.



SuperChargers also marks the first time that Activision has included third party characters into the Skylanders franchise. They’ve tapped into Nintendo’s Mushroom Kingdom to include both Donky Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser both of whom are available exclusively in the Skylanders Superchargers Starter Set for Wii-U / 3DS and Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Pack for Nintendo 3DS. The best part about these new Nintendo Skylanders is that they will also work as Amiibo in titles that support both Dony Kong and Bowser figures!

Skylanders Superchargers  will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii-U while the Nintendo 3DS will recieved Skylanders Superchargers Racing.


Atlus Delays Persona 5 Until Next Year

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Fans clinging to hope that the long awaited Persona 5 would make its worldwide release this fall have had their hopes dashed with the announcement that the game would now ship sometime in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. This isn’t the first delay for the fifth entry in the Persona series, during the games original 2013 unveiling a “Winter 2014” release widow was promised.

In a brief statement Atlus USA had this to say:

The strengths of the Persona series are compelling characters, a moving, relatable story, and a borderline obsession with minutiae – elements which can’t be rushed or taken lightly. So while ATLUS realizes the frustration and disappointment that this must cause for the JRPG-loving public, please know that we are delaying the game in order to make sure the next iteration of the Persona series lives up to the expectations of fans.

Hopefully the release of a brand new TGS trailer will appease the series’ hardcore fanbase. Clocking in at almost 4 minutes in length it is pretty hefty. Check it out below:

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The Latest Resident Evil Title Is Not What You Are Expecting

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Are you a fan of CapCom’s long running survival horror franchise, Resident Evil? Then prepared to be absolutely devastated with the announcement that company will be producing a team based competitive third-person shooter to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary.

Titled Umbrella Corps this newly announced games pits teams of Special Forces against a team consisting of the undead / biological weapons in close quarter environments.  CapCom’s official press-release promises “fast passed action” and an “analog cover system” – two things that the Resident Evil franchise isn’t exactly remembered or revered for. Familiar environments from the series past will be revisited in Umbrella Corps including the Raccoon City incident and the underground Umbrella Corporation’s Labs.

Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps is currently scheduled for an early 2016 release date with a budget friendly price of $29.99 on both PS4 and Windows PC.

With the recent warm reception games like Resident Evil HD Remake and Resident Evil Revelations 2 have received for returning to the series roots it is a bit odd that CapCom thought RE fans wanted a purely action focused game. Perhaps instead of anticipating Umbrella Corp’s release we should all contract the T-Virus, that sounds much more interesting.

Source: CAPCOM Press Release

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September 17th Nintendo Download

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Jason Nason

Nintendo Wii U eShop

Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack – Kick your adventure into overdrive! The Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack includes the full video game, works with any Portal of Power from the Skylanders series and includes digital versions of the Instant Spitfire and Instant Hot Streak. Expand your game-play experience with more than 40 Skylanders and vehicles to collect, and embark on epic adventures over land, under sea and through the sky.Skylanders Superchargers will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U on Sept. 20. Click here to watch a trailer. (Note: A Portal of Power is required to play, sold separately.) Click here to watch a trailer for this game.

Year Walk – Lose yourself in an ancient rite that bleeds from the TV screen into our world through the Wii U GamePad controller. Use the second screen in your hands to study a mysterious folklore encyclopedia, decipher hints and take notes. Solve tactile puzzles using motion controls, and listen for clues through the GamePad. Clickhere to watch the latest trailer.

Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows – Download this free DLC for hit game Shovel Knight on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS and embark on a new adventure starring Plague Knight, the addled alchemical master of disaster! Featuring a new playable character, new relics, new systems, new boss battles, level tweaks and a new story to adventure through,Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is available to download for free to everyone who owns the Shovel Knight game. Click here to watch a trailer.​

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