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I always love it when developers release teaser videos chalk full of information about their games that can be found if you pay attention, and Nintendo’s latest trailer for Hyrule Warriors just happens to be one of those releases.

Not only do we get to see all the current playable hero characters (including the newly announced Sheik, Darunia, and Ruto) but we also get a look at some of the boss characters as well. It’s a perfect mishmash of character game play as well as story. As it seems that the main disturbance caused by Cia has created a rift in the timeline allowing for characters from all different Zelda games to show up and do battle.

We’ve seen at E3 that there is a unique equipment set up where you can change the sub items and upgrade characters equipment. Yet it is expanded upon showing what items Link (and the other characters) can use from bombs, power gauntlets, hook shot, and even the wind waker itself. Yet, the most surprising element from this trailer so far is what appears to be a mission driven world map that is based on the map from the original Legend of Zelda.

The map itself seems to play like the original Legend of Zelda. The only real difference is if there are enemies on the square you must clear the area in Hyrule Warriors mode before you can search the square. Each square on the map seems to be a 1:1 reference to the original map from the Legend of Zelda. Holding all the bomb walls, and bush burning secret areas that hold either treasure or upgrades for the main game.

Tecmo-Koei has done a good job at mixing the game play of Dynasty Warriors with the lore and characters of The Legend of Zelda series. This game looks to be a promising addition and a refreshing departure from the normal Zelda.

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Comic con is full of imaginative people who have the skills to craft amazing costumes. Dorkly has found a bunch of those people and compiled of list of some of the greatest cosplayers from this years show. If you like video game characters, comic book heroes, or just people dressing up; you totally need to check out their site for their collection.

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If you’ve been excited for the WiiU, you have probably gobbled up all the information you could find on the net. From the praises of various game outlets, to the snide bickering of fanboys trying to discredit Nintendo. With a majority of opinions out there only one really hasn’t been heard yet, and that is the consumer. At New York Comic Con, we managed to ask a few people who had played the system their thoughts. So if you curious how fellow game enthusiasts feel about the system you can listen in below.

Jul
15

Check out this Pikmin 3 Commercial

Published by Will Thompson in Nintendo, Wii U. 0 Comments

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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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CyberPunk

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 »

Jan
09

Where is the X in Xerneas [Pokemon X]

Published by Will Thompson in 3DS, Nintendo. 2 Comments

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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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