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.
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.
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.
Yacht Club Games is bringing their first game, Shovel Knight, to Wii U and 3DS later this year. No firm release date has been set, but the developers hope to have the game out sometime in Winter. That suggests to me a November or December time frame. In the mean time, check out this new trailer for the game that has Shovel Knight digging through treasure chests and dispensing his own brand of justice, shovel justice.
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.