Nintendo sent out a press release about a bunch of indie games that they’re showing off this weekend at IndieCade. I posted about the games yesterday, but hadn’t watched any of the trailers for the games. I managed to do so last night and watched the trailers for each and every game that was on the list. I was surprised by what I was watching. The Wii U and the 3DS both are getting a great looking lineup of independently developed games. There was one trailer that got me more excited than any of the others and it could end up being one of those games I get hyped about and that hype grows every time I see more about the game. I’m talking about a game developed in Iowa by a company called Watermelon. That game is Pier Solar and the Great Architects.
I had not heard anything about this game until I watched the trailer last night. After that I poked around the Kickstarter page for the game and found out more about it. It actually started life as a game that was being developed for the Sega Genesis. It wasn’t an old game that was being reborn it was actually in development as a new game in the 21st century. That’s not anything unusual as people continue to make new games for just about every system under the sun.
“Pier Solar is a 16-bit RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with his two best friends Alina and Edessot, the three friends embark on a quest seeking a rare herb to cure the illness of Hoston’s father. Little do they know, it is the beginning of a winding journey that unravels his father’s past and the mystery of Pier Solar and the Great Architects.”
According to the developers it’s the biggest RPG’s that’s ever been developed for the system and will have over 50 hours of game play. You control a party of up to five characters at one time and it looks great. The game is set to come to Xbox 360, PC, Mac, Linux, Dreamcast (that’s right) and Wii U. Check out this trailer and let me know what you think of the game. Oh, and one member of the development team has a killer moustache. That automatically makes the game awesome, right?
The game is getting closer and closer. Pirates, Assassin’s, Boats, the Caribbean. I’m getting more excited about this game.
Let me tell you. I cannot wait until this game comes out. The Assassin’s Creed franchise has become my favorite franchise of this generation. I’m pretty excited about the stuff I’ve seen coming out of Assassin’s Creed IV, especially since the boat sections of ACIII were so good.
This 14 minute video of the Playstation version of the game shows off some classic Assassin’s Creed game play as well as some of the new things you’ll be doing out in the Caribbean.
Revelations is coming to consoles in just a few weeks and Capcom sent out a new trailer showcasing some features that will be exclusive to the Wii U. This looks like it might be the best version of any of the consoles just based on these features alone. It also is the one that most closely resembles the original 3DS version. No word on if the spelling error will be corrected for consoles yet.
We don’t actually know a whole lot of details about the game, but Plants vs. Zombies 2 has finally been given a release date. Last year it was targeted for the first half of 2013. Yesterday PopCap Games announced that Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time will be available in July. That’s technically the second half of 2013, but really all that matters is the game is coming out. The company has released a teaser trailer, which you can see below. It’s basically just a bunch of people screaming about wanting more PvZ, but it has Major Nelson in it.
One thing you can be sure about is that the game will have plants, it will have zombies and it will probably consume as much of my time as Animal Crossing currently is. I really hope the title is alluding to a possible crossover with Back to the Future and Doctor Who and be a game about fighting zombies across time. Wouldn’t that be great?
I know that Nintendo console owners have a rocky history with Ubisoft, what with the Imagine games released on the Wii and with how the original Red Steel turned out. However, you cannot really knock Ubisoft this generation, as they are supporting Nintendo’s Wii U with many of their big titles, despite the new system’s well-known sales struggles.
Such a big title is Splinter Cell: Blacklist, the latest in the stealth-action series. This trailer shows the various uses the Wii U GamePad has, such as controlling a drone via the controller’s gyroscope, or viewing the spy cam via the touchscreen. The version definitely looks promising, so here’s hoping the final product is something Wii U fans can be proud of and purchase.
Free Weekends have been getting a little lack around here lately. We’re going to need to do something about that. On this lazy Saturday, I figured I give you a dose from gaming’s past; some of my favorite game trailers to be exact. I like these trailers all for different reasons. Some capture the essence of their game while others have some great lines that generate visions of an epic journey. And some are just cool. I come back to these trailer often as they all strike a chord in me. There new trailer for a yet-to-be-released game I love as well. But since it’s totally non-PG, so I’m not going to link to it. Y’all can figure it out if you try hard enough.
Gears Of War
This is a teaser in the strictest sense. All you get is a view of some of the terrain. There is no actual gameplay but if you’ve played Mighty Switch Force on the 3DS, then you know exactly what to expect. This is the teaser for the upcoming HD edition of the game for Wii U. Get hyped now. It’s going to be good.
While Operation Rainfall is worrying about bringing Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (which I desperately want, by the way) to North America, I’m going to worry about another title that may need help coming here. Capcom said they have no plans “at this time” to bring E.X. Troopers to North America. This Lost Planet spin-off looks amazing and they keep releasing more and more vidoes for the game. This time it’s a video for the game’s theme song ‘Mr. Super Future Star’ by May’n. Not only does this song sound amazing (Shelby you’ll appreciate it), but it includes more of the lovely of E.X. Troopers.
I’m going to continue posting about this and hope you’ll help spread the word about E.X. Troopers because it’s a great looking game that could bolster the 3DS library even more. It’s also coming to the PS3 in Japan.
PLEASE CAPCOM, BRING THIS GAME TO NORTH AMERICA!!!!!
Nintendo presented another 3DS focused Nintendo Direct today. Among the things discussed were the new subtitle for Animal Crossing, now called New Leaf, the host of downloadable games coming to the system for the remainder of the year, and more. Check it out here in case you missed it earlier.
- Professor Layton going back to the high school years. New puzzles every day for free.
- New SpotPass based puzzles for Crosswords Plus!
- Leaderboards for New Super Mario Bros. 2 through an official website and more downloadable content available today.
- New details on Crashmo and Fluidity: Spin Cycle
- Liberation Maiden available today. Other Level-5 published eShop games (Aeroporter, Crimson Shroud) coming soon.
- Ikachan releasing later this year.
- Fire Emblem getting DLC in North America after launch.
- ANIMAL CROSSING!!!!!!