April 25, 2016

Metroid Prime: Federation Force dated for August 19th

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo has announced via their social media channels that their upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Metroid Prime: Federation Force will launch on August 19th! While many seem to have to resent the game, I think it honestly looks kinda fun.

I talked about the game over here

There’s still quite a while before the game hits release and there isn’t a ton of information or screens out there. Check out a trailer for the game and a few of the available screens below.

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Natsume Bringing River City: Tokyo Rumble To The Nintendo 3DS

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Developer Arc System Works and publisher Natsume will once again transport players to the world of River City with their upcoming release River City: Tokyo Rumble due out later this year. Building off of the classic NES side-scrolling brawler River City Ransom, Tokyo Rumble follows high school student Kunio and his friends as they attempt to defend the city from gang who wish ill will to the citizens of Tokyo.

River City: Tokyo Rumble will not only allow players to take on the role of Kunio and his friends but also those of previous heroes from other entries in the River City franchise. Players will be able to unlock new stages, characters and BGM as they progress – either alone or locally through wi-fi & download play.

Natsume will be showcasing River City: Tokyo Brawl at this year’s E3 which takes place from June 14th – 16th. Broken Joystick’s own Fionna Fox and myself will be on location in Los Angeles to bring you video, news and more directly from the show-floor. If you’re interested in more coverage of River City: Tokyo Rumble why not leave a comment!


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Borderlands 3 is in developement

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Many people wondered where Gearbox would go after their most recent game Battleborn launches on May 3, now it seems we have our answer. At a panel (which your truly did not attend sadly) yesterday at PAX East studio CEO Randy Pitchford said it’s no secret there’s “going to be another Borderlands. We don’t even know if we’re going to call it” said Picthford. “We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know.”

Whole Randy can sometimes be a bit eccentric this is essentially a low key announcement that we will indeed be getting another installment in the much loved Borderlands franchise. With three games already completed and several expansions and extra content for the first three and all have been well received so it just makes good sense for them to do another. art director Scott Kester was named in the panel as also heading up this project (so expect the same look as all the other games) while writing will come from Mikey Neumann a veteran of the series, and the head writer for Battle born.


One small hint was dropped as to when this game will take place, Neumann said in the panel about scooter a character whom he voice ““I did this whole Scooter thing, then I pitch-shifted it up like seven semitones so it sounds like a chipmunk and it was the funniest thing I’d ever heard,” said Neumann. He added nothing was official at present, though.” perhaps a child of scooter? Either way I can for sure tell you that the game will feature twisted humor, a lot of bullets, and a decent story line.

Personally I have not played a Borderlands since 2 but maybe a new franchise will convince me that its time to come back to the cell shaded world of tomorrow.


Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition Includes Early Access

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Gears of War 4 beta is in full swing until the end of this week but Microsoft has already flipped the switch on pre-orders for the Ultimate Edition edition of the game which includes a week of early access to the title when it ships later this year. Originally spotted on the New Zealand Xbox One digital store the game’s description dishes out additional details – it’s not just the early access that might be of interest to potential buyers.

According to the store listing by purchasing the Ultimate Edition of Gears of War 4 players are guaranteeing that they will have access to “one year of maps”. This of course implies that extra content for Gears 4 will not be provided for free, like Halo 5’s but will rather be tied to some sort of Season’s Pass. This Season’s Pass will give owners access to 24 maps in custom games & private server meaning that those playing pre-configured playlists will be at the whim of that week’s selection of maps, but presumably all maps will make their way in and out of rotation.

Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition had a price point of $149.99 NZD which roughly translates to $99.99 USD based on current exchange rates. We will bring you more information on Gears 4: Ultimate Edition as it becomes available.




The Many Boothes, Game Stations & Custom Stuff From PAX East

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Penny Arcade Expo floor is absolutely massive and it’d almost be impossible for one person to see every game, exhibit and custom piece of kit being shown off. Over the course of the last three days I’ve checked out everything from hardware manufacturers, to Square Enix’s latest offerings to the Indie Mega Booth in search of some of the coolest stuff to be found on the show floor.

Fionna shot an excellent 7 minute floor walkthrough video that gives you a small taste of the PAX East experience.

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