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Persona Q Wild Card Premium Edition Detailed

Persona Q Collectors Edition

The 3DS is getting its first Persona game later this year with the release of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. This game combines gameplay from the Persona franchise and Etryian Odyssey into a unique dungeon crawling experience. Today Atlus showed off what you’ll get if you decide to fork over the cash for the Collector’s Editions of the games.

There are two different versions of the package that you can get. The first, for pre-orders and the first run will get special packaging and a set of Tarot Card Set #2. This package will cost $49.99 and will be the regular retail version of the game. The second, labeled the Wild Cards Premium Edition will set you back $79.99 and come with:

Tarot Card Set #2
An Art booklet
Soundtrack CD and
A Deluxe Hard Case for the 3DS XL

The case features characters from the game on the hard shell that was previously only available in Japan. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labryinth is set to come out later this year for the Nintendo 3DS.

PGA Tour Golf Returns

PGA Tour Logo

2015 will mark the first time in over 17 years that an EA Sports golf release will not feature the name Tiger Woods on the cover. EA Sports returns to the PGA Tour Golf moniker with the release of EA Sports PGA Tour set to hit consoles in Spring of next year. The company announced the newest title today will utilize the Frostbite 3 engine “to recreate some of the world’s most beautiful courses, as well as create some new ideas of our own”.

According to the company it will also be the first time in a PGA Tour game that there will be no load times between holes meaning you’ll be able to go seamlessly from the green on one hole to the tee box on the next.

Because the game utilizes the Frostbite3 engine it also means that it will not be available on a Nintendo platform. EA Sports PGA Tour will launch for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 in the Spring of 2015.

Retron 5 – Unboxing

After two preorders cancelled by Amazon and over a year of waiting, my Retron 5 has finally arrived! I had a chance to film the unboxing so I figured I would share it with all of our faithful readers.

If you have any interest in the details or specifics regarding the Retron 5, you can find out more info on what it is here.

This Is the Pro Controller I’ve Been Asking For


Nintendo just announced that they’re going to be releasing an adaptor for the GameCube controller that will allow you to use that device with Super Smash Bros., which is coming later this year. Third party company PDP has announced that they’re releasing a controller that will function similarly to the GameCube controller, but will be required to be plugged in to the Wii Remote in order to function. One company, WaveDash LLC, is looking to give many people another option; one that will function as a fully functional Pro Controller, but will also give you the look and feel of the classic GameCube controller with some modern touches.

They’ve introduced a Kickstarter campaign for their controller, the WaveDash. This new controller is shaped like the original GameCube controller and features a button layout identical to that classic device. Some new updates allow it to fully integrate as a Pro Controller for the Wii U, such as the inclusion of a second shoulder button. On the GameCube controller this would have been the Z button, but on new controllers it is labeled as the L button, while the triggers are labelled with the Z name. In addition to that the right analog stick (C-Stick) has been redesigned to be more along the lines of a modern controllers size. It also has three more buttons on the face where the Start button originally was. The d-pad, which was fairly small on the GameCube controller has been increased slightly in size for better comfort. It also features a rechargeable battery pack that can be recharged through the use of a USB cable.

The company is asking for $399,000 to cover the cost of building the controllers. The Kickstarter campaign runs until July 11th. For $44 you can secure one of the controllers for yourself should the funding goal be met. There are 350 controllers available at that price for early funders with another backing level of $49 to secure a controller. $85 will net you two controllers for multi-player sessions. If you’re interested in checking out the project you can head on over to its official Kickstarter page.

I’m incredibly interested in this project as this is the design for a Pro Controller I’ve been looking for. I love the look and feel of the GameCube controller. If you want to play your games like it’s 2001, now’s your chance. Check out the WaveDash and see if it’s something you might be interested in.

Sega Announces E3 2014 Lineup

Sega Logo

Sega won’t have a huge presence at E3 this year, but they want you to remember not to forget them. They’ve got four games set for demonstration at this year’s E3 gaming blowout. Alien: Isolation hopes to undo the harm caused by Aliens: Colonial Marines. Two Sonic titles in the Sonic Boom series, Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal for the Wii U and 3DS respectively and then everyone’s favorite virtual Diva, Miku Hatsune, will be shown off for the PS3 and Vita. For full details on all of these titles head past the break.

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Little Orbit Announces E3 2014 Lineup

Little Orbit

We’re all over the E3 announcements today, aren’t we. Little Orbit has just announced the lineup of games that they’ll be showing off at E3 next week and it’s dominated by Nintendo. It’s mostly licensed games and titles for younger players, but still some interesting looking games none-the-less. For full details on all the titles, you know the drill. Head past the break.

“This is a blockbuster show for us this year as we have more than doubled our lineup over last year, said Matt Scott, president of Little Orbit. “We have continued to expand our successful partnerships to include some of the hottest licenses and beloved franchises.”

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Xbox 360, 3DS, Wii, Wii U, PS3)
Disney Planes Fire & Rescue (Wii, Wii U, 3DS, DS)
Falling Skies: The Game (PS3, Xbox 360, Steam, Wii U, PSN, Xbox GonD)
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom (PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS, Steam, PSN, Xbox GonD)
Disney Violetta: Rhythm & Music (Wii, 3DS, DS)
Winx Club: Saving Alfea (3DS, DS)

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XSEED Announces 2014 E3 Lineup


XSEED is prepared to take E3 by storm, at least if you own a Sony system. Their lineup of games that will be shown off at E3 is highlighted by a couple of titles in the Senran Kagura series for the Vita as well as their faming life simulation game Story of Seasons for the 3DS. Along with those the company will be showing off some titles for the PSP, PS3 and PC. Here’s the list of games that they’ll be demonstrating at the event. For full details on all of the titles head past the break.

Story of Seasons (3DS)
Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed (PS3, Vita)
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (Vita)
Senran Kagura Bon Apetit (Vita)
Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSP)
Corpse Party (PC)

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Natsume Announces E3 2014 Lineup

Natsume Logo

It’s the run-up to E3 people and all the developers and publishers in the industry are starting to divulge their secrets. Natsume has just announced what they’re going to be showing off at E3 and here’s a run-down of everything, including their first game for the Wii U. For full details on all of the games listed head past the break.

Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (3DS)
A-Train: City Simulator (3DS)
End of Serenity (PSP)
Alphadia Genesis! (Wii U)
Reel Fishing: Master’s Challenge (Vita)
Reel Fishing Pocket 2: Ocean (iOS)
Gabrielle’s Monstrous Duel (iOS)
Hometown Story: Pocket (iOS)
Ninja Strike! (iOS)

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Get Your Hands on a Skylander Early


The next installment of the Skylanders franchise, Skylanders Trap Team, will hit stores on October 5th. This game will introduce a newly designed portal that will allow you to trap enemies to be used later in the adventure. One new character that won’t be available to purchase until 2015 is a new tech element character called Gearshift. Activision is allowing you to get your hands on this character early through a special pre-order program. While supplies last, at all major retailers this character will be available for people who pre-order the game and if you do Gearshift will be available for you to pick up when the game launches later this year. Activision has said this is the only way you’ll be able to get this character before becoming available at retail next year.

Wii Sports Club Heading to Retail

Wii Sports Club

Nintendo has announced their HD update to Wii Sports will be coming to retail on July 25th. Wii Sports Club features the five sports that were available on the original Wii Sports. Currently three sports (golf, bowling, tennis) are available to download separately for $10 each through the Wii U eShop. This new retail version of the game will feature all five of the sports for $39.99. Each of the sports includes new online multiplayer modes and Miiverse support.

The remaining two sports not available digitally will be released on June 26th. You can get 24 hour passes to play the games for $1.99 or fully unlock the games for $9.99 each.


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