Reporting anything April 1st each year is a nightmare. Companies try to one up each other by coming up with the craziest possible things to announce. Sometimes those jokes get turned into real games. Other times you just get angry at all the fake junk coming out. Well, here’s my dream scenario for what happens tomorrow and it involves Capcom. This is fake. 150% fake. It’s absolutely untrue. Let’s get that out of the way right now, but wouldn’t it be great if it happened?
Capcom puts out a press release tomorrow. It looks something like this.
Nintendo likes the be funny, but they want you to know this is no joke. There will be a Nintendo Direct presentation tomorrow, April 1st. What’s it going to be about, you ask? Well, upcoming Wii U and 3DS software? What in particular? Who knows. After the Direct the Treehouse will be showing a short video presentation about an upcoming game for this Spring.
Head here tomorrow at 6pm EST to watch.
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.
One of my favorite games on the 3DS, period, has just had a remake announced. DreamRift is working on Monster Tale Ultimate and it’s coming out this Spring. Both Shelby and I played this game and absolutely fell in love with it. The game was a Metroid and Castlevania inspired platformer where you played as a young girl named Ellie who became lost in Monster World. She befriended a little monster named Chomp that you would use the bottom screen to help raise by giving him toys to play with and food. He would help out with dual screen puzzles and would fight monsters alongside Ellie.
This new remake is a from the ground up redoing of the first game complete with upgraded 3D visuals, rebalanced gameply and the ability to switch between the original chiptune version of the soundtrack or a redone orchestral version.
One of the biggest complaints about the first game was the amount of backtracking you had to do. That’s being redone and now there will be points where you can travel quickly between worlds. The game is eShop exclusive, though the developers haven’t ruled out the possibility of a retail release. Regardless more people need to play this game and this will be the perfect opportunity to do just that.
I reported a while back that Atlus was preparing a special Launch Edition of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. It’s launching this Summer for the unusual for 3DS price of $49.99. At the time I wondered what was going to be in the package that warranted the cost. Now we know.
According to Atlus the Launch Edition of the game includes everything you see in the picture above. It’s a copy of the game, The Official Staff Book, The Fafnir Knight Rough Sketch Soundtrack and a collectible outer box.
The Staff book is 22 pages of art, character concepts, explanations of their backstory and QR codes that will unlock beginner friendly items in the game. The soundtrack CD contains early versions of the music written by series composer Yuzo Koshiro. The CD package also contains a mini-comic.
Is that enough to you to justify the price of the game?
Harmonix has put out another survey for people to gauge their interest in Rock Band 4 and the many different types of bundles you may/may not be interested in purchasing. They also want to know what platforms you’re going to play the game on. One interesting thing about the survey is that if you mention that you’re not intending to purchase Rock Band 4 they want to know why. If you choose that option one of the reasons you can give for that is that you want to play the game on Wii U.
I encourage every member of the community to go out there and fill out the survey. Let them know what you think. Be honest, don’t like about it. However, if you’re a Wii U owner and you want to play the game on that platform then let them know. Tell them you’re not interested in buying the game and that you want to play it on Wii U. Let them know there is an audience on the platform for the game.
Just head to this link and fill out the survey. It’ll only take you a couple of minutes.
Better late than never right? We can now tell you what games are new on the eShop this week. Not a whole lot here. A new Lego game on 3DS. Dots on the Wii U. Some good sales and a new theme for the 3DS based on the bounty hunter Nintendo forgot. Head past the break for the full list.