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Hi! I'm Dallas B. I could answer a question on pretty much any game in existence, but my favorite series would have to be The Legend of Zelda. Stay tuned to NCharged for more posts from me, and all of the other awesome editors on this site! Adios!

Smashing!!! Surprising New Info From Today’s Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct!

screen-8If you’re anything like me, you were really anticipating today’s Smash Bros. Direct.  Just as Sakurai promised, this video was worth the wait, but maybe not in the ways you would’ve anticipated!  The first thing talked about was the release date.  The 3DS version of the game will be released first this summer.  The Wii U version is coming this winter.  You might be a little disappointed that both games aren’t coming out at once, but the thing is that the creators need enough time to pack in as much content into these games as humanly possible.  Read on for the details!

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Smash Bros Direct: “Worth the Wait” (update)

smash_cratesMasahiro Sakurai (Smash Bros. Creator) reminded everyone via Miiverse that a new Nintendo Direct will be out later today.  He also noted that this particular episode will be “worth the wait”.  What could that possibly mean do you think?  Here’s a hint, it’s probably got something to do with the picture above!  Most likely there’s going to be a new Smash Bros. character or two announced… but what do you think will be announced???

Update: Well, the broadcast has already concluded, and it was fantastic!  We have a confirmation of 4 returning characters, as well as an unexpected newcomer…  Watch the entire Smash Bros. Direct and check out my impressions of the new announcements here.

Source: Miiverse, via My Nintendo News

The Legend of…. Sonic?!

szzIn case you haven’t heard, Sonic Lost World is a game on both the Wii U and 3DS.  The Wii U version has received DLC in which Sonic runs through levels based on Yoshi’s Island.  Now this may come as a shock to a lot of you, but the next DLC crossover this game is getting is set in the world of The Legend of Zelda. Yes you read that right!  Our blue spiky friend sets off on a quest to find the Triforce garbed in a very familiar green tunic.  Link even pops in to say hi every now and then.  The DLC levels are out now!  What do you think?  Was this the best idea for a crossover?

Limited Time: Mass Effect 3 for Wii U is Only $10 on Amazon.com

Mass Effect 3Have you played the latest Mass Effect title yet?  The game features great third person shooter action, the ability to make key choices that can alter the game, and a very unique story that’ll keep your attention for the entire adventure.  If you haven’t had a chance to pick the game up, there’s no better time than the present; you can get on Amazon for only 10 bucks!  There’s no excuse at this point!  Get your butt over to Amazon.com and get yourself a copy!

Source: Amazon, via My Nintendo News

Review: Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (N3DS)

2396856-adventuretimeidontknowThe last Adventure Time game released was quite the experience.  The game was molded after the game Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.  There was a lot of story, good platforming, and a neat level system… the new game made by the same developer, but it is not in any way the same as the first game.  Is this change a good thing or a bad thing?  Keep on reading!

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (N3DS)

00000A 3DS package_NOAThe Legend of Zelda has been going on for quite a few years now.  Though the games have always had the same basic structure, each one has had its own spin on the formula.  For instance: Zelda started out as a top-down questing game, but when the N64 came out, we saw the first truly three-dimensional Zelda world, and introduced vehicle (horse) travel.  The the Wind Waker changed the entire series art-style into a cartoonish, playful art-style which happens to be the favorite edition for a handful of Zelda fans.  The newest entry to the series is appropriately titled: A Link Between Worlds, and grabs concepts from just about every game in the series.  But is combining so many different ideas into one game really the best idea?  Do so many polar opposite Zelda game styles in the same game create some sort of bizarre, nostalgic mess? Come on, at this point you’ve gotta keep reading!!!

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Review: Scribblenauts Unmasked (Wii U)

batmanvssuperman_1280With every new Scribblenauts game comes a change or twist to the formula.  This particular title takes Maxwell to a whole new universe entirely: the world of DC comics.  You’ll fight alongside heroes Batman, Super Man, The Flash, and many many more heroes.  Is Scribblenauts Unmasked as super as Maxwell’s new companions?  Keep reading to find out. -Dallas B. Continue Reading →

Review: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (N3DS)

Nintendo Charged - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon - BooksOver a decade ago, Luigi’s Mansion was released alongside the GameCube.  The game was a massive hit, bringing scares to households across America.   The game was noted for its eeriness and is overall brilliant level design.  The original Luigi’s Mansion was a masterpiece by any standard.  Fast-forward to 2013, when Nintendo has released Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for 3DS.

Could this long-awaited sequel possibly live up to the lofty expectations of fans everywhere?  The answers lie after the break.  -Dallas B. Continue Reading →

First 3DS Footage of Sonic Lost World

86073_SONIC_LOST_WORLD_Wii_U_Screenshots_720p_1280x720_v1_7You may have already seen the Wii U footage of Sonic Lost World, but have you seen what it looks like for 3DS? IGN just recently released footage of the handheld version, and you might actually be surprised at the quality…

Pretty sweet don’t you think?  The gameplay seems to be very close to the Wii U version, but the game will have complietly different levels from the Wii U version.  It also features four player online and local multiplayer modes.  Honestly, I’m just relieved it’s not in 2D space like the last two handheld titles.  It looks like we’ll have two new Sonic titles to look forward to playing very soon, not to mention the other games both Nintendo and SEGA are partnering to bring to us.  Which version will you get? -Dallas B.

Source: Nintendo 3DS Blog 

Iwata Encourages Players to Buy the Digital Version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the Nintendo eShop

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I think that everyone should totally get Animal Crossing: New Leaf in it’s downloadable version; it’s a game you’ll wanna play all year round.  Nintendo Global President, Satoru Iwata agrees:

Animal Crossing is a game that I hope people will play throughout the whole year. But we want people to play other games too. So something I would recommend is the digital download version. I think a title like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which you can play throughout the year, is ideally suited to this format. That makes me sound a little like a salesman, doesn’t it? (laughs)

See?  Iwata agrees with me, too.  Think about it; you’re walking down the street and you think, “Hey, I really wish I had my Animal Crossing cartridge right now,”  But wait, you actually do!  You remember that you downloaded it into your 3DS, so you do have it with you!  Of course, maybe you would prefer the physical copy…  Which version will buy? -Dallas B.

Source: My Nintendo News

Aonuma Shares Info on Both New Zelda Games

20061128-the-legend-of-zelda-twilight-princess-ss07In a recent interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, Aonuma spilled some of the beans on how the two new games will work:

“The new game (A Link To The Past 2) will play very differently to the original, I think the new additions will make players see the game in a different way. And, of course, we’ll introduce even more unexpected elements in the Zelda game that we’re making for Wii U.”

It sounds like things are looking good for the series with a promising Link to the Past sequel, and even more exciting the fact that we might get to see that awesome demo from to years ago as an actual game.  What do you think the new game will be like? -Dallas B  

Source: GoNintendo

Capcom Has a “Big Surprise” in Store for E3

tatsunoko-vs-capcom-ultimate-all-starsCapcom’s E3 press invite might have some people interested:

“Come join us at this year’s E3 Expo to experience all new versions of forthcoming releases DuckTales: Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, and Lost Planet 3 as well as the debut of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual DestiniesAnd what’s more, we have a big surprise to share with you. To find out what it is you’ll have to head to booth # 2101 in the South Hall of the LA Convention Center.”

Whatever could this “big surprise” be?!  -Dallas B.

Source: Siliconera

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