Warner Bros. has shown off some of the gameplay for the Portal expansion of Lego Dimensions and it looks crazy. Not only do you have the portals in the game that let you jump around the base itself also have portal capabilities allowing you to jump around to different parts of the world using something called SHIFT mode. They’re really going all out with this one. Check out the trailer showing it off as well as a glimpse at the Chell minifig.
During Nintendo’s E3 conference we were treated to a new trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles X. In it we also received a release date. We can expect to be playing Xenoblade Chronicles X December 4th, 2015. See the awesome new trailer below!
A few days ago, Nintendo revealed and showcased a game called Blast Ball. Today, we got some news on the title. Blast Ball is actually a separate mode for the newly announced Metroid Prime: Federation Force. Unlike normal Metroid games, in Metroid Prime: Federation Force you’re not playing as Samus. It’s a 4-player co-op game.
In the game, you’ll be able to choose between different weapons and tools for combat such as missiles and shields. They demoed the game on the Treehouse stage to give us a good idea of how the experience plays out. Either way, make sure to watch the trailer below.
Nintendo started their Digital Event strong today with Star Fox blasting right out the gate. That’s right, we finally got to see the first footage for the new Star Fox after being teased for over a year. Named Star Fox Zero, the game will include the transformations from the cancelled Star Fox 2, the classic dog-fighting, and a gamepad cockpit view that also can be used for aiming your weapon.
We learned as the day went on that Star Fox Zero is not a remake or a sequel. It’s being co-developed by Platinum Games. There’s also a 2-player co-op mode. Unfortunately, Miyamoto stated there’s no online multiplayer.
So, we’re really prioritising getting this new game playing at 60 frames-per-second. In previous Star Fox games we had focused a lot on dogfighting, but here we’re really focused more the single-player experience. Of course, as we continue on and once people get a feeling for the game… as the process continues if we find that we do think it’d be really good we’ll definitely consider it, but right now we’re not.
Star Fox Zero is scheduled to launch this Holiday season.
Back in 1999, designer Yu Suzuki headed up a project that was bitter-sweet and left gamers everywhere wanting more. That project was Shenmue for the Sega Dreamcast, a game that was a critical success and has a strong cult following, but was a financial disaster. Because of this, despite Shenmue being a series that had a beautifully-crafted story and ended its second installment on a major cliff-note back in 2001, the story looked as though it would never be finished. Until now.
During Sony’s E3 press conference, several major game announcements were made. Among those however, was the announcement and countdown for Shenmue 3 and its Kickstarter. This of course left the audience with a split reaction. Some who were passive about the announcement, others who were almost in tears.
The reaction for Shenmue 3 has been completely has been big to say the least. Much of this is due to the announcement happening during the Sony press conference. Either way, after it was announced, so many people rushed to Kickstarter, that it actually caused all of Kickstarter to crash. In mere minutes Shenmue 3 had already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Kickstarter, predictably took off but at a pace nobody could have imagined. In less then 2 hours it raised over $1 million, blasting past Yooka-Laylee’s record. As I write this, the Kickstarter is currently sitting at $1,465,303 raised so far and is going up quickly.
I myself couldn’t be happier by this announcement. This has been a long time coming and I’m so happy that we’re finally getting this after all this time.
Guerilla Games, best known for the Killzone series, is making a new game. It’s not Killzone, either. They showed off a new IP during Sony’s E3 Press Conference today and it looks all kinds of great. It’s called Horizon: Zero Dawn. You play in a post apocalyptic world where a civilization known as the old ones created great cities. Those cities are all but gone, having been taken over by nature.
You’ll get to take down all kinds of robotic wildlife including robo-giraffes. It’s kind of hard to describe. Just watch the trailer. It has bows.
Early in the Microsoft Conference, there was an unexpected reveal. Armature Studios and Keiji Inafune are working a new Xbox One exclusive called ReCore. The team making the game also includes former Metroid Prime devs as well. Unfortunately, we only seen a pre-rendered video but it gives a good idea what the style of the game will be like. Check it out.