A couple of weeks ago Zen Studios released the first batch of DLC for Castlestorm, called From Outcast to Savior, that added 20 new missions, new troops and a new Hero for the Royal Guard. They promised that the second batch of DLC would make its way to the console in the future and that time has arrived. Thursday, March 13th Castlestorms get a little bigger with the addition of The Warrior Queen. This additional content adds a further 20 missions and takes a look at the fate of Viking warrior Freia. New weapons like Meteor Showers, Exploding Barrels, Stormbringers, Golem Hostages, and the Frozen Swordfish add to the Vikings arsenal of weaponry as they take the fight to the armored Royals.
The Warrior Queen will be available for download from the Wii U eShop for $3.99.
Castlestorm is the sidescrolling RTS from Zen Studios that sees you attempting to defend your castle while attacking and destroying an opposing army’s fortress. The game currently features two factions and a number of missions to complete. Zen Studios announced today that the game is getting a little bit bigger on Wednesday February 26th.
The game’s first expansion, From Outcast to Savior, will be available for $2.99. It includes one new faction, the Royal Guard who appear to be based on medieval Europe and Knights. It will also include a new, unlikely hero, new weapons, and trophies as well as Skirmish and Survival levels. Some of the new environments include Stonecrest, The Royal Airport, The Skyship Harbor and the Bladgard Icefields in your quest to capture the mighty Viking warrior, Chief Ramhorn.
All of this content will be available for the Wii U in North America and Europe. Zen Studios also announced the second planned DLC pack called The Warrior Queen, but did not set a release date for that content as of yet.
Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate was released on the Vita and the 3DS last year. It told the story of events that took place between Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Asylum. The game was developed by Armature Studios and featured a 2.5D perspective with a slightly modified version of the combat system from the 3D releases of the series.
Now the game is making the jump to consoles. On April 1st players will be able to download the game, titled Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition, on PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii U for $19.99. This new console release will feature enhanced, HD visuals, a new map and a hint system that will aid them in navigating the winding corridors of Blackgate Prison. Also, by registering the game with a Warner Bros. ID account you’ll have access to a new Zero Year Batsuit that was not previously available to players. All of the other suits that were available in the game will still be featured.
During Nintendo’s last Nintendo Direct presentation in December they surprised us with the release of NES Remix, a fun new way to play old games. It mixed WarioWare with a little bit of Game Center CX and was quite a lot of fun to play. Many of the games were early NES titles that people might not have known, but I thought it could have been the start to a fun little franchise that Nintendo could release on a pretty regular basis for all of their platforms.
Now, after yesterday’s Nintendo Direct we have the announcement of NES Remix 2. This time the developers have chosen some “newer” NES classics and names people might be very familiar with. Challenges will be based on games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Kirby’s Adventure and Metroid.
NES Remix included a new take on Mario Bros. called Luigi Bros. This time they’re including a new take on Super Mario Bros. This new bonus game is based off of a challenge from the first title and is called Super Luigi Bros. It involves you playing through the original Super Mario Bros. game as Luigi (high jump included) and the levels are laid out from right to left rather than the traditional left to right.
I thoroughly enjoyed that challenge and thought a whole game based off of it could have been interesting. Well, I’m getting my wish. I’m excited to see what Nintendo has in store for us with NES Remix 2. We’ll be able to get our hands on the game on April 25th for $14.99
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.
I’m just going to leave this Bayonetta 2 trailer here for you to watch. Enjoy.
While they’re not actually the Virtual Console service I would like them to be, Game Boy Advance games finally have a date. That system will start having games show up on the Wii U Virtual Console service beginning in April. The first games to be available on the service are Metroid Fusion, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3.
Are you interested in playing Game Boy Advance games on your TV? What GBA games would you like to see on the Virtual Console? Let us know below.
A new challenger approaches, and this time he’s a real fighter. After being limited to assist trophy status in Super Smash Bros. Brawl Little Mac makes the move to the main roster in the upcoming Smash Bros. game for Wii U and 3DS.
The game is set to come out later this year.
We’ve known since Nintendo’s most recent investor’s meeting that Mario Kart 8 was set to come out some time in May. Now, thanks to yesterday’s Nintendo direct we know exactly when. The game is set to hit stores on May 30th, just in time to say it’s coming out in May. Along with that announcement came the announcement of seven new playable characters; the Koopalings. That’s right, those crazy kids of Bowser are joining in on the fun. I really hope this is going to lead to a huge list of playable characters for the game.
Mario Kart 8 will be available in stores and through the Nintendo eShop.
I know this post is a few days late, but better late than never. Nintendo has released their newest lineup of digital rewards through Club Nintendo. You can head on over there and spend your hard earned coins on four new downloadable games. Those games this month are:
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream – 200 Coins
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – 200 coins
Donkey Kong Jr. – 150 coins
Art Style: PiCTOBiTS – 150 coins
Note: Super Mario RPG is the Wii Virtual Console version of the game, not Wii U. You will have to access the Wii Shop Channel to download that game. These games will be available until March 9th when a new set of games will be made available.