Nintendo Details Upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Games and a Wide Range of New amiibo

There has been a rumor flying around there would be a Nintendo Direct on April 1st but since the day is notorious for bad video game jokes, everyone passed it up. When Nintendo came around and announced that there was indeed a ND on that day everyone flipped their jimmies. And boy was this direct was a big one.

Here some quick points on what was covered in the direct:

  • Amiibo news galore. We got a hard date for the release of wave 4 amiibo for May 29th along with the release of some Splatoon amiibo.
  • Mario 30th anniversary is upon us.
  • MK8 Animal Crossing pack released on April 23 along with new amiibo suits and the introduction of 200cc!

And a lot more. Click on to read the full PR…

Be careful, or you’ll get cut.

Pros:
  • Fun couch multiplayer
  • Interesting Cameos
  • Cool stage designs
  • Varied ways to play the game
Cons:
  • No AI adjustable difficulty
  • Different weapons or items would be nice
  • No online multiplayer
Graphics
3
Story
N/A
Sound
3
Control
5
Fun Factor
5

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae Impressions [Guest Writer!]

Today we’ve got a guest writer, Jon Edicola from alocidegaming!

Eight years, ten months, and seven days. That is the cumulative time that has elapsed since Square Enix announced what is now known as Final Fantasy XV and when we got something playable.

A lot has happened around Square Enix in that span of time: an entire console generation passed, Final Fantasy XIV failed, Final Fantasy XIV was resurrected, rumors surrounding the death of XV were more present than the game itself… Eight plus years is an obnoxiously long development schedule, yet here we are– FINALLY with something tangible to touch and play.

Was the wait worth it? The pragmatic side of my brain says no. I can only think of one other title that has ever gotten ‘stuck’ in such a hellish development cycle, and we all know how that turned out. However, the reasonable side of my brain is being completely drowned out by the excitement of a new mainline Final Fantasy title not starring Lightning and crew.

Continue reading…

The Legend of Zelda no longer coming in 2015.

The Legend of Zelda franchise producer Mr. Aonuma has just provided a video update on the status of The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, which you can see above. Not only this, but Nintendo of America has reported on their twitter page that the game will not be appearing at E3 2015, which is just a few short months away!

 

What do you think about the news? Did you see it coming? Let us know in the comments!

Nintendo Reveals New Details About Ink-tastic, Squid-tacular Splatoon

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Splatoon, Nintendo’s upcoming third-person action shooter game for the Wii U console, combines elements of shooting, strategy and action – and original new characters, Inklings, that can instantaneously transform between human and squid form. Splatoon gives players the goal of covering as much territory as possible with their ink-spewing weapons. The game, which is scheduled to launch in May, features four-on-four online team matches, as well as a full single-player mode that takes players deeper into the game’s unique world and characters.

unnamedThe game’s main online mode is Turf War, in which players with broadband Internet access can compete head-to-head in four-on-four teams to try to cover as much territory as possible in their team’s ink. As they do battle, players will gain levels and earn in-game currency that allows them to customize their Inkling. Players can equip different pieces of clothing, which each provide different game-play perks like swimming more quickly through ink or decreasing the time needed for them to refill their ink canister. Players can also equip pre-determined weapon sets consisting of main weapons like rapid-fire ink guns, long-range ink rifles and paint rollers, as well as sub-weapons like ink bombs or sprinklers. Players can also fill up their special gauge in battle to unleash powerful special weapons for a brief period of time. Players will battle in a variety of online multiplayer maps, including the newly announced Blackbelly Skatepark, Saltspray Rig and Walleye Warehouse.

For the first time, Nintendo also revealed a new multiplayer mode called Ranked Battle, which keeps track WiiU_Splatoon_323_MultiPlayer_SplatZones_Warehouse01of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. As opposed to Turf War, which will be available to all players as soon as they begin playing Splatoon, Splat Zones lets players try to control the territory of specific areas of the map with their ink blasts. As they play these ranked modes online, they will have the opportunity to increase their rating from “C-” to “A+,” which will be dynamically updated based on their performance. Players will need to achieve an in-game online Level of 10 by leveling up their Inkling in Turf War online matches before gaining access to these additional modes. As a result, once the game launches in May, Nintendo will track the global progress of players as they gain levels, and once a critical mass of players has achieved Level 10, this additional mode will be unlocked for players who meet the ranking criteria.

The single-player mode in Splatoon lets players use the game’s mechanics to explore the underground base of the game’s army of octopi antagonists, the Octarians, in original stages that test their ability to shoot, jump and splatter ink. Players can tackle a variety of levels with a variety of clever devices that can only be found in single-player mode. Each of the game’s single-player stages are designed to let players master tips and techniques that can be directly applied to the game’s multiplayer modes.

For more information about Splatoon, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.

The rebirth continues with the newest Hyperdimension Neptunia!

Pros:
  • Ease of battle system.
  • Lots of characters.
  • Great music.
Cons:
  • Some characters don't get much screen time.
  • Sometime repetitive.
Graphics
4
Story
4
Sound
4
Control
3
Fun Factor
4

Mother 4 Trailer continues to amaze us.

Mother 4 follows the journey of three kids and the leader of a biker gang. With dark rumors of “Modern Men” running wild, these unassuming heroes set out to uncover the truth, no matter how dangerous. From bustling urban streets to secret volcano bases, all kinds of oddball thugs and impossible monsters stand in their way… but everything should be okay if they don’t forget to write home!

You can learn more about Mother 4 HERE

It was a Monster Mash!

Pros:
  • New weapons for newcomers and veterans to get their hands on
  • Beautiful areas to explore
  • Vertical game play is fresh and fun
  • Many tutorials for players new to the series to ease them into hunting
Cons:
  • Some random disconnects in multiplayer
  • Small things are not laid out as clearly as the big parts of the game
Graphics
4
Story
3
Sound
4
Control
5
Fun Factor
5
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