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Tony Miller is a father of four and has been playing video games non-stop since 1990. You can generally find him hanging around the site, or in the forums. He's not very good at Smash Brothers and he can't wait for Kid Icarus: Uprising to be released. Wii Console Code: 1134-6204-4882-3832 GamerTag: SmileyRyder34

Typoman Gets a Release Date

Typoman PlatformOne of the Nindies that Nintendo was highlighting over E3 has a release date and it’s one you should keep an eye on. Typoman, from developer Brainseed Factory, will be heading to the Wii U eShop in North America and Europe on September 16th.

The game is a puzzle platformer where you use words in the environment to create new words to solve the different puzzles. I wrote up a preview of the game during E3 and this game immediately made it onto my ‘keep an eye on this game’ list.

Nintendo Okie Podcast – Episode 276

The fab four get together to not talk about Monster Hunter or Project Diva, but both of those games probably do come up at some point.  Tony plays golf that never ends.  Shelby plays a new game that he’s never played before.  Micah tries to tame some dogs and fight some zombies.  Shannon claims to be the taiko master.

Episode 276
Hosts: Tony, Shelby, Micah, Shannon
Run Time: 1:30:57

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Terraria Confirmed For Wii U and 3DS, More Details

Terraria OtherworldAfter months and months of piling evidence showing 505 Games side-scrolling sandbox Terraria coming to Wii U and 3DS we finally have confirmation. Today, in a blog post the developer officially confirmed the game’s existence and talked some of the details of what you can expect when the game comes to Nintendo platforms early next year.

The games will support multiplayer locally, much like the other console versions. On the Wii U you’ll be able to play with up to eight people. Four players can play together locally splitting the TV screen between them. Using the GamePad one player can have a screen all to themselves while the other three players share the TV screen. On the 3DS you can play up to four player ad hoc. There will be no download play. Each person will need their own copy of the game

There will be no voice chat on Wii U, but it will have Miiverse support.

The developers say that the dual screen functionality of those systems will allow the game to play closer to the PC version that other consoles allow. You will be able to use the touch screen for inventory management, housing management, map usage and anything else the developers feel they can fit on the bottom screen. They see a lot of potential with these versions of the game to make it the most unique Terraria experience to date.

One question that fans have is about the outfits that the Hero and Plumber characters in the game wear. The developers feel that those outfits, which in other versions of the game closely resemble Mario and Link could be changed if Nintendo feels that they’re infringing on their property, but 505 Games wants to work closely with Nintendo to ensure there is no problem with any of the content in the game.

Outside of that there’s not much else to share. We’ll have to wait until later for more details and an official release date. For now the release window is early 2016 for both systems. I am very excited for this release as I really enjoy Terraria and have thought the Wii U would make a perfect platform to release that game. We’ll keep you up to date on all the information about the game as we lead up to release next year.

Wii U Launch Game ZombiU Coming To PS4/Xbox One

Zombi

ZombiU was one of the more heralded launch games for the system that was designed to immerse you in a zombie survival experience like no game had before it. We covered the game, and even did a multi-part playcast on the game that you can check out.

Ubisoft has announced that the game will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 18th. The game will be rebranded as Zombi. Fans of the game had hoped that it would start a new franchise that would be exclusive to Wii U, but Ubisoft President Yves Guillmont has gone on record saying the original release was not profitable for the company.

According to the developer the game is being optimized for the current systems. It will be interesting to see how the game transitions to the platforms that don’t have the tablet as that was an integral part of the experience on Wii U, allowing you to manage inventory without having to pause the game. That also meant that zombies could sneak up on you while you were paying attention to the Game Pad creating an atmosphere that may be hard to match, even with the power of the newer consoles.

Nintendo Download: Week of July 30th, 2015

Badland

Xeodrifter hits the Wii U eShop this week. If you’ve already bought the 3DS version of the game you’ll get this one for free. If you pick this one up, you’ll get the 3DS version for free. Badland also hits the eShop this week. A few games, including Lego Batman 3, go on sale. Another Codename S.T.E.A.M. tournament starts.

Happy Birthday Kirby! In order to celebrate Kirby’s birthday three classic Kirby games go on sale, Kirby Squeak Squad (DS VC), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64) and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (Wii). All three of those games are available on the Wii U eShop.

Head past the break for everything that is available for download this week.

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LEGO Dimensions Story Trailer

Warner Bros. has just released the first story trailer for the upcoming LEGO Dimensions and it’s just as crazy as we thought. It shows off the game’s main baddie, Lord Vortech. He is looking for the Foundational Elements of the planet that will let him control all other worlds. He’s created a portal that he uses to pull characters from all the different LEGO themed worlds, some choose to help him, others fight against him.

The trailer shows off characters and worlds from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, Scooby-Doo, LEGO Chima, Doctor Who, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, The Simpsons, Portal and Midway Arcade.

LEGO Dimensions launches on September 27th. The day all our wallets weep together, both in happiness and sadness.

Splatoon Adding Tons of Content in August

InklingPlayers have flocked to Splatoon, the new ink-based shooter from Nintendo, despite some people saying that it lacked a lot of content at launch. One curious omission was the ability to play specifically against friends in the online multiplayer modes. A new, rather sizeable update, coming to the game on August 5th will change that. Two new multiplayer modes, Squad Battle and Private Battle, will add matchmaking with friends to the list of options available to players. Squad Battle will let player participate in Ranked Battle rule sets with friends instead of being paired up with players randomly. Private Battle lets you customize battles for two to eight players, selecting favorite maps, modes and weapons. The host change choose any combination of players, teams don’t have to be matched evenly.

Alongside the two new modes the level cap for players will be raised from 20 to 50 and rank can be raised to S and S+.

40 new pieces of gear for players to customize their inkling will also be added and new weapons like the Slosher can be chosen. The Slosher is a bucket-like weapon that will let you throw large amounts of ink directly in front of you. There is also a new gatling-style weapon called the Splatling.

Nintendo says this is not the end of the content updates eithers. More content, both free and premium, will be added to the game over the Summer and Fall including another new Ranked Battle mode called Rainmaker. More details about the additional content will be announced later.