The 3DS is a system that has a pretty good mixture of games and genres. That said, there are some genres that are popular on other systems but aren’t very well represented on 3DS. One such genre is shooters, in specific first person and third person over the shoulder shooters. With the New 3DS came a new third person shooter in the way of IronFall: Invasion. Developer VD-Dev took advantage of the 3DS’s hardware and put out a game in a genre most publishers wouldn’t gamble on. They’re also reporting positive results.
Thanks 3DS fans! #ironfall has passed 300.000 downloads! Continue the Campaign & join others in the improved Multiplayer! Each mode €10/$10.
— VdDev (@VdDevGames) March 30, 2015
Of course, downloads of a game with an infinitely free multiplayer map doesn’t exactly mean high sales. However it does mean that there were over 300,000 people who were at the very least passively interested in the game even without any major advertisement. Is this a missed opportunity for publishers to cash in? Who knows. Either way, kudo’s to VD-Dev for putting out a game in this genre on the 3DS.
April is almost here and Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is right around the corner. Of course, like any new game, there’s all sorts of advertising going on for it. Cardboard pop out mini stands at game stores, the official website being opened, a new sit down presentation right before release… all of these are present.
Of course, these are the usual for a new game. What isn’t the usual however, is a live performance of the game’s music. And of course, despite us not being there, it was recorded. Nintendo put five songs played live up on their youtube page. Those songs include the Main Theme, Gaur Plain, Mechanical Rhythm, Engage the Enemy, and You Will Know Our Names. Go ahead and give them a listen!
My favorite Star Wars Pinball table is based on the Clone Wars animated series. Zen Studios is going back to a galaxy far, far away with their newest table. This one is based off the newest animated series, Star Wars Rebels.
According to a press release “Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels will take players on a journey to a galaxy far, far away, teaming them up with the crew of the starship Ghost, including Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Zeb Orrelios, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla and the grumpy astromech Droid™ Chopper as they join forces to take on the evil Empire. The table will feature fully-animated starships including the Ghost and TIE fighters, a flaming engine thruster spindisk, Chopper’s own mini playfield, and seven exciting missions inspired by the show.”
I have not had a chance to see this show yet. I’ve heard good things, but I do like Zen Pinball and will definitely be taking a look at this when it comes out. Look for Star Wars Pinball: Star Wars Rebels on April 27 on all platforms, with the exception of Wii U and 3DS. I reached out to the developers who said the table is coming to Wii U at a later date. It is not expected to be available on 3DS.
Singing, fruity candy, Final Fantasy and other things are what you can expect from this episode of the Okie cast. No Micah this week but we not only do we tag in Ethan but Joe as well. I could keep tpying this here description but that means it takes that much longer to watch Wrestlemania. Can you feel it, brother? What?
Starring – Tony, Shannon, Ehtan, Joe, Shelby
Run time – 2:03:36
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Hey, remember that survival-horror launch game for Wii U? What if I told you that it had a sequel in development? Well I can’t tell you this but Liam Robertson may be able to. Liam Robertson, who’s known for finding information on cancelled games, recently revealed on the Unseen64 podcast that ZombiU 2 was in fact, a thing.
He claimed to see one image of ZombiU 2 and that it looked similar to the original. According to Robertson, ZombiU 2‘s hook was going to be co-op. He also spoke to a developer for ZombiU 2 who wanted to do co-op in a survival horror game without sacrificing the actual horror part of the game. The vision was to have one player on the gamepad and the other on the pro controller and for routes to split throughout the campaign. Robertson believes the co-op was going to be local only.
Furthermore, Robertson states that there was going to be more melee weapons. Whether or not all of this is accurate and we were really going to get a ZombiU 2, who knows. We’ll probably never find out. What do you guys think? Is this legit?
According to a recent series of tweets, RCMADIAX is moving away from Wii U development. The developer stated that they wanted to re-brand and get rid of the negative stigma they’ve obtained since Spikey Walls. They also decided to cancel their current project, Super Robo Mouse for Wii U. They gave four reasons for the cancellation:
- There is a stigma attached to my name on the Wii U eShop that I only make cheap software. Hence resulting in lower sales.
- The game’s later levels have really suffered in terms of performance. I tried optimizing, but it meant I had to remove things.
- The indie scene is REALLY robust on the #WiiU, along with Nintendo’s increase in 1st party title, leaves gamers with little time.
- Seems that a good number of buyers on the Wii U eShop, consistantly wait for titles to go on sale.
RCMADIAX still intends on bringing Color Bombs to Wii U and has interest in seeing what the NX is all about. Also, the series of tweets have since been deleted.
I’m not sure how I missed this but I figured I’d put this up here just in case others also missed this. Earlier this month, a very good announcement happened for Smash Bros. fans. VGBootcamp, Super Smash Bros. esports broadcasters, announced they will hold the first-ever SuperSmashCon. Finally the Smash community will have their own convention.
The convention will be held at the Dullies Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia August 6-9. It will be hosted in a 100,000 square foot space filled with events, vendors, live music, raffles, and exclusive panels. Of course, you can’t have fighting game fans gather without tournaments and tournaments there will be. Robin “Juggleguy” Harn and Michael “Nintendude” Brancato, both famed Smash Bros. players, will organize and run tournaments for Super Smash Bros. 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. Wii U and there will be over $30,000 in pot bonuses. The tournaments will be streamed by VGBootcamp.
No Smash Bros. mods, including Project M, will be at the event. Registrations will open up sometime in April.