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Hyrule Warriors Coming in 2014

December 18, 2013 Leave a comment

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.

LEGO The Hobbit Gets Its First Trailer

December 16, 2013 Leave a comment

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.

Wii U “The Pitch”

November 18, 2013 Leave a comment

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.

Literal Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Trailer

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

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.

Batman: Arkham Origins Launches, New Trailer

October 27, 2013 Leave a comment

The new entry in the Arkham franchise launched this past Friday with the release of Batman: Arkham Origins for 360, PS3 and Wii U.  The game takes place before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and features some of the action from Batman’s early career.  Roger Craig Smith takes over as the voice of the caped crusader and Troy Baker takes over for Mark Hamill as the Joker.

To go along with that the PS Vita and the 3DS get their first entries in the series with Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.  This game takes place a few months after the events of Arkham Origins and sees Batman facing off against Black Mask.  It’s also the first game released by Armature Studios.  For those not sure who they are that is the company that was formed by some of the head of the Metroid Prime team when they left Retro Studios.  The game is a 2.5D side scrolling adventure that uses many of the elements of the console release as well.

To celebrate the launch of the game Warner Bros. has sent out a new trailer.

Collect ALL The Treasure In Renegade Kid’s Next Game

October 5, 2013 Leave a comment

We like Renegade Kid a lot.  We like the games they make a lot.  Treasurenauts has been teased on our podcast numerous times and through Twitter.  Nintendo and Renegade Kid just released a new trailer for the game, along with a number of other independently developed titles.  Watch this trailer for Treasurenauts and tell me you aren’t interested in playing this game.  Look at all the treasure man.   THE TREASURE!!!

Treasurenauts will be on display at Nintendo’s booth at Indiecade this weekend at the New York Comic Con.  If you’re in the area I suggest going and checking out the game.

Unepic Says The Joke’s on Wii U

October 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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What do you get when you cross a platformer and an RPG with a big joke set inside a medievel fantasy castle? The answer is Unepic, the latest game from Spanish developer/publisher EnjoyUp Games. The game stars a “normal” guy who thinks he’s hallucinating and decides to set out on an adventure. He does this because he thinks his friends spiked a drink with drugs and decides to take advantage of it while the drugs wear off.

This 2D platforming RPG will feature more than 200 different rooms to explore, seven bosses to kill, 70 spells to learn and 100 different weapons. According to the developer there is more than 2,000 lines of dialogue, many of which will reference other games, movies and comics. There are three different endings and four difficulty levels. A castle map will allow you to write down notes during your adventure and traditional RPG elements allow you to upgrade your character and craft your own potions.

Unepic reminds me a lot of older Castlevania style games. There is no release date announced yet for the game, but look for it on the Wii U eShop soon.

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