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Attack On Titan 3DS To See Digital Release In North America

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus and Nintendo have announced via Nintendo Direct that Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be coming to the 3DS this may exclusively on the 3DS E-Shop.

Humanity In Chains was released in Japan in late 2013 and follows the plot of the original animated series with players taking on the roles of Eren, Mikasa and Armin. No price for this 3DS action has been released as of press time.

Update: Atlus sent us a long a press release which listed the following features for the game:

The features for Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains include:
  • Story Mode: As a member of the elite Scout Regiment, defending the outer walls from the Titans will push players to their very limits to save humanity. Enhanced Titan AI behavior will sap every ounce of ability from players as they make a last stand for the human race.

  • Familiar Characters, New  Customizations: Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackermann and others will be familiar faces for players as they pick their favorite Scout member to defend the Walls. Several new additions will join the Scout Regiment, customizable with costumes, weapons and voices.

  • Online Co-op Mode: Defend the outer walls with up to three friends in the all-new online co-op mode with ranking and leaderboards.

  • Fresh Look: Updates to the UI, improvements in gameplay balance and support for the Circle Pad Pro and the New Nintendo 3DS XL system’s C-Stick take Humanity in Chains to the next level.

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Check out a trailer for the Japanese version of the game below.

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Yoshi’s Woolly World Amiibo Announced

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

During this afternoon’s Nintendo Direct stream the big N announced a special wool series of Amiibo that will be released this Fall. They are compatible with Yoshi’s Wooly World when tapped on the Wii U Game Pad a second Yoshi will appear in game to aid you.

Yoshi’s Wooly World will be released in Q2 in Europe and Q3 in North America. These Amiibo look absolutely adorable and are made of wool, just don’t stick them in the washing machine! I’ll be sure to buy one once they’re released – that light blue Yoshi Amiibo absolutely belongs on my desk!


Welcome To BrokenJoysticks 2.0!

Posted on February 23, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

A small team of six of us began developing Broken Joysticks three years ago after the closure of TeamXbox.com and when we began working on this project I don’t think any of us could have imagined that the site would still be live 36 months later but here we are. Some of our comrades have come and gone but we’ve managed to provide some excellent coverage whether it’s our timely review of Majora’s Mask or our former Second Dimension interview series there’s been steady stream of content. As we enter our third year it’s time for some things to change….Read More


New 3DS Launches In North America On Feb 13th

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

The rest of the world received Nintendo’s most recent iteration of their flagship handheld the New Nintendo 3DS last fall and now the console maker has taken the wraps off of their North American launch plans. The New Nintendo 3DS XL will be available in Canada and the United States on February 13th for a suggested retail price of $229.99 CDN. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your 3DS now might just be the right time as apparently pre-orders are selling out fast.

What new features await owners of this new handheld? New 3DS XL adds two additional shoulder buttons, a second analogue stick, in the form of the C-Stick (remember those from the GameCube?), a faster processor and Near Field Communication (NFC) support for the Nintendo Amiibo line of figures. A firmware update set to be released alongside the new console will enable Amiibo support. If you own a copy of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS that game is significantly improved on the new hardware. Not only does the NN3DS boot up Smash Bros much faster but you can also execute smash attacks instantly using the C-Stick.

We’ll have more on the New Nintendo 3DS as the North American launch date approaches. Check out the trailer for the hardware after the jump.

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Street Fighter V Exclusive To Playstation 4

Posted on December 9, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

The next entry in Capcom’s long running fighting franchise, Street Fighter V, will be a PlayStation exclusive. A stunning announcement for sure considering the fact that all of the entries in the Street Fighter IV series were multiplatform on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC!  Alongside the announcement Capcom released two trailers – One titled “Rise Up” centered around the fighting game community – and another that showcases brief gameplay featuring Ryu and Chun-Lee.

Players on PC & PS4 will be able to fight against each other both companies also announced at the PlayStation Experience.  No further details have been revealed but Capcom will be live-streaming the first ever SFV  match during the CapCom Cup on December 13th.

Check out both trailers after the jump. We’ll have more details as they become available.

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Tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct To Focus on 2014 / 2015 Titles

Posted on November 4, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

With the holiday season approaching fast Nintendo has announced that they will be hosting a brand new NIntendo Direct tomorrow afternoon focusing on upcoming titles for the rest of 2014 and a sneak peak at some of 2015’s line up. According to a press release issued by Nintendo this new broadcast will be presented by Nintendo Japan President Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata.

You’ll be able to tune in at 2PM PST / 5PM EST by visiting the Nintendo Direct website. If anything major breaks we will be sure to bring it to you.

No one really knows what suprise games Nintendo may have in store for us but we do know their the release dates of several of their big upcoming games including…

Super Smash Bros for Wii U – November 21st 2014 (North America)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – December 5th 2014 (North America)
Several Amiibo Figures – Holiday 2014 (North America)
Splatoon – Quarter 1 2014 (North America)
Yoshi’s Wooly World – Quarter 1 2014 (North America)


SEGA USA Confirms Valkyria Chronicles Coming To PC

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

SEGA Has begun hinting that their 2008 cell shaded strategy RPG Valkyria Chronicles will find its way onto PC sometime in the near future. In a short tweet on their official twitter account SEGA USA teased that the members of Squad 7 will once again amount an assault against the East European Imperial Alliance.

No further details surrounding the port have been announced as of yet, so those of you excited to possibly see Valkyria’s beautiful art in 1080P with full MSAA will have to wait for more information. The series did see two sequels on the PlayStation Portable – Valkyria Chronicles 2 which was released worldwide and Valkyria Chronicles 3 which was only released in Japan. There’s been no word on if either of those titles will be ported to PC.

As soon as more information is available, we’ll be sure to bring it to you. Until then be sure to check out SEGA’s spare tweet after the jump.

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Nintendo Announces New 3DS Model

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

In a surprise announcement I’m sure no one saw coming, Nintendo announced a brand new 3DS model last week.  Sporting several new improvements including a faster processor under the hood, two additional shoulder buttons and a second analog input in the form of a C-Stick – the new 3DS is bound to win over some fans.

Nintendo is clearly taking a page from Apple’s playbook with this announcement, as all of their marketing material refers to is upgraded 3DS not as a new console but as the “New 3DS”.  It has been confirmed that the handheld will be available in Japan this holiday season and in Europe and North America some time in 2015.  Pricing will be similar to that of the existing 3DS & 3DS XL, running for approximately $160 USD / $199 USD when the New 3DS launches in Japan this fall.Read More


Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers Announced

Posted on April 12, 2014 by Rae Michelle Richards

Wizards of the Coast have announced the next entry in the long running Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers series. Several new features have already been announced for this year’s iteration including expanded deck customization, a brand new deck building option and the appearance of cards from the Magic 2015 core set.  The single player campaign centers around a conflict with Garruk Wildspeaker, surely only the most cunning players will be able defend against his might.

New features aren’t the only improvement that WotC have in store for Magic 2015, for the first time Xbox One owners will be able to get in on the collectable card action. Duels of the Planeswalkers will also be released for Xbox 360, iPad, Steam and Google Android. Unfortunately Magic 2015 won’t be dealt out to Sony consoles this time around, PlayStation fans will have to make do with  last year’s game.

Check out the debut trailer for Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers after the jump.Read More


Atlus Announces Persona 5

Posted on November 24, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Atlus has released a very cryptic trailer for the newest entry in their Shin Megami Tensei franchise, the highly anticipated Persona 5. A very brief trailer was posted online today, which reveals little about the title. In the less than minute long trailer we see five chairs fade into existence against a red backdrop. The only readable text (for those not fluent in Japanese) teases us about being slaves and craving emancipation – honestly we are just as confused you are at this point.

Persona 5 is currently in development and is scheduled to release sometime in 2014 for the PlayStation 3 in Japan with no solid details for a western release. Those of you hoping for a next-generation Persona are out luck for the time being, but this move shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  The last main game in the series, Persona 4, was released on the PlayStation 2 in 2008 – two years after the release of the PS3! It was also ported to the PlayStation Vita with several improvements as Persona 4: Golden last year.

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Warner Bros Interactive Announces Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

Posted on November 12, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Warner Bros Interactive has announced a brand new Lord of the Rings videogame with the reveal of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. A third person action game, Mordor casts the player as Talion a range whom is killed while battling the forces of Mordor. As he draws his final breath Talion is revived by the spirit of vengeance and given the same powers that the Ring Wraiths posses. Sworn to destroy the forces that ended his mortal existence, Shadow of Mordor sounds like an awesome tale of revenge with a fantasy twist.

The developers have also revealed one of the game’s unique mechanics – the fact that each enemy you encounter is different. Every character will have their own attributes such as strength, their own personality and their own weaknesses. Also briefly mentioned was the Nemesis System where Talion will forge rivalries with enemy NPCs. It is unknown if the Nemesis System pertains to only major characters in the story-line or if its type specific, similar to the way that players can have a “favoured” enemy in some pen & paper systems, affording them extra bonuses.

Shadows of Mordor will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. If you’re looking for more updates why not head on over to their official website or twitter page?


Surprise! You Can Battle Aliens In COD: Ghost’s Extinction Mode

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

It looks like copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts are already out in the wild. Considering the game is due out in a week’s time, this should come as a surprise to no one. What is a bit of a surprise, is the reveal of Extinction Mode, a sort of replacement for the ever popular Zombies mode that challenges you to battle off waves of extra terrestrials.

The confirmation of Extinction mode comes after several screen grabs of the mode made their way around the internet over the weekend. You won’t be battling the alien hordes right away mind you, unlike Zombies – Extinction is unlocked after you’ve completed the first five campaign missions in Ghosts.

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PS Vita Receives $50 Price Cut, Memory Cards Also Slashed

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Owning a PS Vita is about to get more financially feasible with the announcement of a $50 price cut across the board. In addition to the price cut for the system, Sony also revealed that the system’s proprietary memory cards would also see their price tags slashed.

If you already own a Vita but want to stock up on some extra memory cards the adjusted pricing is as follows: $14.99 for a 4GB stick, $19.99 for 8GB, $39.99 for 16GB and $79.99 for a 32GB memory card.

One last cool thing of note – this price cut not only affects existing models, but also previous bundles. So, if you can find the limited edition white Assassin’s Creed Vita bundle, which came with Assassin’s Creed: Liberation + a 4GB memory card, you are in for some extra savings!

Source: GameTrailers


Sony Shocks The Gaming World With $399 PS4 Price

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Andrew House could have just dropped his microphone and walked away from the end of the 2 hour PlayStation E3 press conference, after announcing that the PlayStation 4 will retail for $399 USD. Sony has single handedly given themselves a giant advantage over Microsoft, whom this morning priced their console at $499. It’s almost as if this end of conference surprise makes up for the “$599 U.S Dollars” controversy seven years ago.

Sony’s execs also took shots at Microsoft by announcing, via slides, that their console will support used games, has no online activation or the need to “phone home” every 24 hrs and you own all of the software you’ve purchased. You’ll be able to buy PS4 games, rent them, loan them to friends or just shove them in the microwave. Traditional used games and the rights of gamers are firmly understood by Sony, it seems.

The first two major players have fired their shots, Nintendo is up next tomorrow morning, and the expo hall opens at noon. Who do you think “won the show”? Let us know in the comments section.


No You’re Not Dreaming, Square Enix Announces Kingdom Hearts III

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Square Enix surprised everyone with a “wait one more moment”, announcing a sequel that everyone has been waiting 8 years for. No, I’m not talking about a remake of Final Fantasy VII, based off of the 2006 tech demo, but the return of Sora and Mickey Mouse in Kingdom Hearts 3.

Details are scant, we don’t know much about the game except that it will debut on the PlayStation 4 at some point in the future. Check out the first trailer after the jump, oh and make sure you bring a change of pants.

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