Everyone once in a while Nintendo surprises with a cool announcement, and today just happens to be one of those days. During Nintendo’s video directs Eiji Aonuma, producer and designer on the Zelda series, announced that Nintendo has been working on a way to improve the core experience of the Zelda games. One of the many experiments where bringing past game art styles into high definition. Which they began to show various screens from Wind Waker for the GameCube in comparison to what the WiiU could do.
The surprise wasn’t that Nintendo was working on bringing other styles of Zelda to high definition, it was that this fall we would see Wind Waker in HD for WiiU. This remake comes on the 10th anniversary for the game, seeing as how the original title was released back in 2003. Not much is known about the update other than that it will feature GamePad support, off screen play, as well as MiiVerse connectivity.
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SAN JOSE, Calif., (January 21, 2013) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Project X Zone™ (working title) will be coming to challenge gamers in both North America and Latin America in the summer of 2013, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™ system. This epic crossover title brings together the fiercest and most popular legacy characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA®, and Capcom’s most beloved franchises to create a Strategy-RPG experience that can only be described as the ultimate cross-over title.
Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment’s notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.
“Project X Zone is the first title to ever combine such a large cast of characters from a varied list of game franchises into one grand adventure,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Developing a cohesive game and storyline to encompass all of these great characters and their battle-styles was a huge challenge that has paid off greatly with the creation of a truly unique and groundbreaking gaming experience.”
Project X Zone takes place in a world surrounded by a hidden chaos with shadows and evil lurking beneath the peaceful cover of everyday life. When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a huge selection of paired heroes including favorites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force™ EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man® X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world.
Project X Zone will launch the summer of 2013; exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system.
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From the people who brought you The Witcher comes this dystopian technological world known as CyberPunk 2077. A world in which humanity didn’t solve any problems only created more. It’s a grim vision of a future where technology has begun to decay society. New inventions led to addictions and poverty became an even larger problem. Read the rest of this entry »
Multiple places online have been trying to define where the X and Y come into play in the new Pokemon games. X is obviously the deer like Pokemon called Xerneas, while Yveltal is the flying bird like pokemon with the Wingspan and tail that looks like a Y.
It’s easier to see the Y in Yveltal, but most people have been trying to say that the antlers of Xerneas and his legs make the X. This isn’t true, if you look closely the X is in his eye. It’s not a big announcement or anything, but just something I’ve noticed.
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This morning at a specially themed Nintendo Direct for Pokemon, Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata, led us through a small retrospective on the Pokemon series. The video started with us looking back at the first Pokemon games released in Japan, Red and Green. Which were first released in 1996. Emphasis was put on the fact that it took 2 years for these titles to be translated and released in the United States. It seemed that Iwata wanted to drive the point home that Pokemon games have always been released at different times in different places around the world because of localization.
This was used as a build up on the announcement of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y. As generation 6 will be the first game to be released around the world simultaneously with a tentative date of October 2013. That’s exciting in it’s own right, but what you should be excited for is that it’s the first true Nintendo 3DS release and it will use 3D models for everything. Read the rest of this entry »
Back in February of 2011, the videographers of 2 player productions launched a kickstarter for a documentary they wanted to make on the success of Minecraft. If anyone could do a documentary on the Sweedish developed game it would be them, purely based off the work they did with Penny-Arcade, and their coverage of the chiptune movement.
A year and a half later and the documentary is now complete. 2 player productions is now shipping to film in DRM free formats, as well as airing the documentary free on Xbox Live tonight at 8pm [EST]. However, in a surprising move, 2 player productions, themselves, have gone and put a copy of their documentary on the pirate bay. Read the rest of this entry »
With any console launch comes the title wave of third party accessories. Growing up as a kid, I learned first hand the difference in quality that these accessories can have. Not just in performance, but actual comfort ability. I’m sure many of you have lived through the horrors of third party controller at a friends or relatives house? Luckily enough, I’m not reviewing a blister inducing controller, but a headset made specifically for Nintendo’s new Wii U console. Read the rest of this entry »
When I first heard about the Neo Geo X I’ll admit I wasn’t all that curious. Now, back in the day, when I was younger. I used to be at the arcade playing Neo Geo 4-slot MVS machines. Trying to decide if I wanted to play Magician Lord, Samurai Showdown, Puzzle Bobble, and of course a Metal Slug. Most machines had the same 4 games in them where ever you went. While this new release comes with 20 different games from the get go and is also portable.
Sure, the handheld comes with a 4.3″ LCD screen, and has a battery life of about 4-5 hours. That makes it perfect for short trips, but its the fact that you can treat this system like a home console that makes it interesting. You can actually dock the handheld and use an HDMI cable to hook it up to your TV and play it with an authentic Neo Geo Joystick to get that arcade experience.
While the price point of the system is the only thing that is making me hold back from buying one myself. At about 200$, even if their is 20 games included in the device (which makes it about 10$ a game), its still a lot for a retro throwback. Then again, the fact that they aren’t treating it like an Atari TV Adapter, or another Retro Arcade hook up, means they are doing something right. The Neo Geo X has an expansion slot to add other games to the device. So While it always has those 20 games in it, you can always switch out card to add a few games later down the line.
Let’s not forget the Neo Geo AES, was like the PS3 of the 1990s selling for about $649.99 back in the day. So for 200$, 20 games, and one of the more fancier retro revivals, it might be worth looking into.