March 5, 2016

Nintendo Announces Paper Mario Color Splash

Posted on March 5, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo announced a brand new entry in the Paper Mario franchise exclusively for the Wii-U.  Titled Paper Mario Color Splash this game finds Paper Mario finds himself in a world that is beginning to lose it’s color (literally). In order to save this new land, Paper Mario must use a special hammer to splash down color on objects and NPCs.

The Paper Mario series began all the way back on the Nintendo 64 with the release of the original Paper Mario. Splash is the first console release for the franchise since 2007’s Super Paper Mario on the original Wii.  Our flat 2D friend had a co-staring role in this year’s Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam which was released in North America this past January on the 3DS.

Check out the debut trailer below.

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Yo-Kai Watch Wobbles West onto Mobile this March

Posted on March 5, 2016 by Jason Nason

With Nintendo set to launch their first mobile game Miitomo this month, Level 5 is set to do the same thing in North America this month as well with a YO-KAI WATCH mobile game coming this March.

YO-KAI WATCH wobbles its way into a new puzzle game soon to be available on mobile devices! Now, mischievous Yo-kai have transformed into bite-sized Yo-kai called ‘Wib Wob’ and they’re bouncing your way! Not much more is known about the mobile game at this point, but it’s sure to have a charm all its own.

Check out the trailer below.

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The Culling is out today to early access ahead of schedule

Posted on March 5, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Xaviant Games announces that The Culling has been released ahead of time. SUPRISE!  if you haven’t been under a rock for the last two weeks, you will have seen at least one video or stream someone playing this game. Its a survival game with similar mechanics to several other games where you are dropped in to a small area with nothing and then forced to craft things and kill people.

Evidently the closed Alpha and its media blitz were a sucess. The developers seem to have had a fire lit under them by the positive media coverage.  So it seems they worked worked a bit of overtime to get the product as close to finished as possible. As a result The Culling is available right now on Steam’s early access platform.

Xaviant Games CEO Michael McMain said in an email:

After we took the Alpha test offline, we decided to do something a little crazy. Based on watching you play and hearing your feedback, we knew there was a lot of work to be done. We decided that if there was a way to get that work done faster, we would make it happen. So the team buckled down even tighter and put in five very late nights. The result is a game that’s seen over fifty significant changes. We’ve fixed bugs, rebalanced systems, refined art, and generally made the island a nicer place to die.

So now the general public will get a chance to play this great game. Personally I was recently absorbed by a similar survival game H1Z1 King of the Kill. Though the two games are similar this one contains much more crafting and only a few firearms. With such a tiny price tag of $12.99, it should be quite easy for many gamers to pick this game up and give it a try. Personally I will be picking the game up and look forward to reviewing it here!

What do you think of the developers decision to move up the early access release game? Tell us on Twitter or facebook!


Lets go back to 1944 with Battalion 1944

Posted on March 5, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Its been a little while since I used a PPSH to shoot at someone with an MP-44, and honestly I think its far past time to get ourselves back in the metaphorical trenches. Battalion 1944 aims to do just that with its now fully funded kickstarter. The kick starter generated quite a bit of publicity  as it raised its goals, and showed its technical specs. The kick starter has now ended bringing in £317,218 ($451,000) from more than 10,000 backers. That number is over 300% of its original goal, and represents quite a bit of extra cash to give the studio some breathing room. The also unlocked some cool stretch goals


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