Shapes of Gray is an interesting looking game concept that I’m keeping my eye on. The developer, Trent Steen of Secret Tunnel Entertainment, described the game to me as WarioWare meets Hotline Miami. I’ve also heard it described as WarioWare meets Dark Souls. Just exactly what each of those means is really hard to tell. From the video of the game I’ve seen it’s a fast paced, single screen game that looks almost like it’s played under the lens of a microscope. You play as a small grey orb and have to very quickly defeat the bigger enemy shapes on the screen by figuring out their weakness.
According to the game’s website there are hundreds of levels to play with boss battles mixed in. High score and arcade challenges will keep you coming back to try and beat your friends. The soundtrack is an electronic sort of jam by by Chicago’s indie-punktronic AndrewNee. The game is currently on Steam Greenlight and is set to come out some time in early 2015 on Steam and Wii U. I’ve been in touch with the game’s developer and look forward to an interview with him sometime soon. Until then check out the trailer and see the game in action for yourself.
For more information about the game you can visit the official website.
I was already hyped for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, but this trailer that was released at Comicon made the story that much more interesting. Tolkien fans are in for something interesting as the identity of one of the characters Tirion will encounter plays a huge part in the history of Middle Earth. That means one of two things; either this is going to be a great supplement to the Lord of the Rings story or it’s going to be a huge disappointment. Either way, I’m excited to get my hands on this game.
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.