Splatoon is a four-on-four multiplayer action game that drops players into a battle arena that two teams strive to claim as their own. Players of each team spray ink on the ground around them while blotting out the opposing team members in turf war competitions. Each character can turn into a squid-like character and swim through his or her own team’s ink – gliding up and down walls and under floors – with ease. Using intuitive controls made possible with the Wii U GamePad’s gyro sensor makes it easy to look around and aim, and the on-screen map displays the entire arena at a glance, both of which feel great and redefine multiplayer action. Splatoon is targeted to launch in the first half of 2015.
Nintendo showed off the first details of their new, open-world Legend of Zelda title. The game takes on a similar art style to that of Skyward Sword, updated in HD. During Nintendo’s Digital Event, producer Eiji Aonuma talked about how the game has changed for their new, more open experience that is inspired by the original Legend of Zelda.
You’re going to be tired of hearing me talk about this game until it comes out, but I’m really excited about this game coming to the Wii U eShop. This reveal trailer for Swords & Soldiers II shows off two of the factions in the game, one of which is new. The Vikings and Demons get the fight started with more factions promised to be released in the future.
This game from Monolith Soft can’t come out fast enough. Xenoblade Chronicles was my favorite game on the Wii and is easily in my top five games of all time. I’m so hyped for this game. X looks amazing. Check out this trailer if you don’t believe me.
I’m just going to leave this Bayonetta 2 trailer here for you to watch. Enjoy.
Do you remember back a year or two ago when Pokemon and Nobunaga’s Ambition had a baby that was called Pokemon Conquest? I thought that was a game that wasn’t going to work, but turns out it was pretty awesome. Well, not content to let Pokemon have all the fun Nintendo, during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, thought it was Link’s turn.
Nintendo and Tecmo Koei are working together to bring their latest mash up project to life. It mixes the Legend of Zelda with Dynasty Warriors and looks pretty interesting. Link is running around Hyrule Field battling hordes of Moblins, and other Zelda baddies along with some Hyrulian soldiers. Check out this trailer to see a little bit more about the game.
The game is currently being called Hyrule Warriors, but according to the trailer that is a working title and could be subject to change. Visually it looks a little bit like a mix of Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time. Link has all his familiar moves like the spinning blade attack, bombs and even a really cool looking Din’s Fire spell. Not a lot of details about the game are available just yet, but it will be coming to Wii U sometime in 2014.
I saw commercials over this past weekend for the LEGO The Hobbit playsets. Now, Warner Bros. has been kind enough to send out the first trailer for the upcoming LEGO The Hobbit video game. The game will take you through the events of the first two movies in Peter Jackson’s epic Trilogy (based on the books by JRR Tolkien) that takes place before the events of The Lord of the Rings and details Bilbo’s adventures with a band of dwarves and tells the story of how he came to possess the One Ring.
LEGO The Hobbit hits Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC in Spring of 2014.
One of the biggest problems I’ve seen, and I’ve told many people who’ve asked, is that people don’t know what the Wii U is. A year after the system was released there are still people that think it’s an upgrade to the Wii. If that one hurdle could be overcome it could, potentially, lead to an uptick in sales of Nintendo’s newest home console. In an effort to combat that misconception Nintendo appears to be ready to tackle the problem head on, as evidenced by their latest commercial.
Yea. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag launched today. Yes, I’ve been playing it and will most likely have a review for the game ready some time next week. To celebrate the launch of the game I’m posting my favorite version of the trailer for the game done by Youtube personality Toby Turner.