To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Legend of Zelda Nintendo has announced that there are four new Zelda themed amiibo coming later this year. These new amiibo feature an 8-bit variant of the original Link sprite, similar to the 8-bit Mario amiibo that were released previously. In addition to that you can get a new Ocarina of Time version of Link or Wind Waker’s Toon Link and Zelda amiibo.
These figures will work as Link and Zelda in Super Smash Bros. And will also have special functionality in the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Yoshi’s Woolly World is without a doubt one of the most adorable games I’ve ever played and it’s heading to a new platform. Coming in February of 2017 Yoshi and his puppy friend Poochy are heading to the 3DS in Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World.
This game is an update to the Wii U version of the game that will include every level from that release. In addition to that it will have new stages exclusive to this version that star Poochy. You must use the pup to collect beads and Poochy Pups in what appear to be non-stop runner sort of levels. Poochy Pups, much like Poochy would do in the original game, will stop, look at and bark when they see places where collectibles may be hidden.
That’s not all this new game is getting. Also included in this release are 30 animated shorts created by Japanese animation studio Dwarf. Poochy will also be getting a yarn themed amiibo that will launch alongside the game on February 3, 2017.
For more information about Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World stay here as we get closer to release.
Jools Watsham, and his new company Atooi, have announced their first 3DS project and it looks rather interesting. It’s a game called Chicken Wiggle. The game is set to come out to 3DS and iOS later this year.
In the game you play as a young chicken who is, rather than eating it, carrying around a worm in a bag on its back. The two team up to rescue their friends from a witch who has kidnapped them and locked them in a tower in the sky. The chicken can jump across platforms and peck at enemies that get in their way. You can use the worm to “grapple” high platforms like apples growing on a vine that would let you reach normally out of reach platforms.
In addition to that there will be a complete level editor that will allow you to create and share levels with other players. You can customize the rules of the level, the art and even themes in the game. You can provide hints and tips for players to get through the tougher part of your levels and create tags that players can use to search for specific themes.
Jools Watsham and Atooi will be showing off the game at PAX this week. Check out the game play demo below to see the game in action.
Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct coming this week. Thursday, Sept. 1st there will be a feature showcasing upcoming 3DS games. There will be no news or reveal for NX at this event so don’t ask. It will be strictly about upcoming 3DS software alone.
You can watch the presentation by going to http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct at 9am CST. We’ll have details about what was shown following the event.
Image & Form’s really good Steamworld series is getting a retail release. Rising Star Games announced today that they will be publishing the two games, as part of one package called The Steamworld Collection, to retail stores.
Both games, Steamworld Dig and Steamworld Heist will be available as part of the collection. It will hit stores for the PS4 and Wii U in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East beginning in October. A firm date has not been announced as of yet, but they have announced that it will cost you $29.99 to grab the set.. I’ve reached out to the company for word on the release date and will update the story as those details become available.
I have played both games and really like them both. I would highly recommend, if you haven’t already played them, that you pick this collection up and give them a try.
This week’s Nintendo download is really, pretty good. We’ve got the newest LEGO Star Wars game. The sequel to one of Nintendo’s most interesting rcent puzzle releases in BOXBOY!, and the Virtual console gets one of the best RPGs that Square ever made. You’re going to have to head past the break to see what everything is.
Continue reading Nintendo Download: Week of June 30th
Sega has dropped a demo for their newest RPG in the eShop today. It’s called 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The game is a dungeon crawling RPG in the vein of games like Etrian Odyssey and you get to fight dragons. You get to create and choose your own party members and make them fit to your style of play.
If you play the demo you can transfer your save data over to the main game. The characters in the demo are set and their levels are capped at 10, but any gear, skill points and so on can be transferred to new unique characters in the main game. You’ll also get “rewarded” for playing the demo and transferring your content, but Sega isn’t spilling the beans on just what that means.
7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be available on the 3DS beginning July 12 and will retail for $39.99. If you want more information about the game head on over to the game’s official page: http://7thdragon.sega.com.