With E3 2013 less than a month away, the NCharged team is very excited to see what new games are announced. For Nintendo, the biggest focus at the expo will be the recently released Wii U. With that in mind, I’ve put together somewhat of a wish list of franchises we hope to end up seeing on Wii U. Check out the 5 franchises that we want to see on Wii U after the break! -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
The announcement of Bayonetta 2 on Wii U was made quite a few months ago, and I think we’re all ready to see what Platinum’s new game looks like on the next-gen system. Yesterday, Nintendo said that they’re holding a Nintendo Direct broadcast on June 11th concentrated on the Wii U, so it would make sense to see this game show up at some point. My fingers are crossed for a 2013 release date, but depending on the game’s progress we may have to wait a bit longer.
I’m really eager to see what new gameplay mechanics Platinum Games have implemented, almost as much as I am to see Bayonetta’s new outfit (being the fashion aficionado I am). -Greg Boe (admin)
Editor’s note: The Mario Kart series has stayed pretty much the same over it’s lifetime. With that in mind, I’m not anticipating a whole lot from the upcoming Mario Kart for Wii U (a.k.a. Mario Kart 8). Conversely, if I WERE to expect a lot from the developers, these are a few things I would expect most.
Since the Wii U Practically plays like a giant DS, you can expect a map of the course on the GamePad screen and some motion controls thrown in as an option as well. Kart customization will probably provide more options, and an off-TV feature will definitely be available for single player. With the technology of the Wii U, DLC is now an option, so expect some new tracks and maybe even a few extra characters after the game’s launch. Imagine how cool it would be to have a track creator, and the ability to share your creations over the Nintendo Network. Goodness, that would be spectacular… Nintendo will give us more details on this game on the first day of E3 2013 (June 11th) and you can expect a holiday release date this year. During the week of E3, you’ll also be able to demo the game at select Best Buy retail store locations.
So while there probably won’t be any groundbreaking gameplay mechanics in store for the latest installment in the kart racing series, you can expect the fantastic quality that Nintendo never fails to deliver. -Greg Boe (admin)
This is a question Mario fans have been pondering since the start. The answer is quite simple. Find out after the break! (more…)
Nintendo has already promised us new details on the upcoming Wii U lineup before E3 starts. Well, the company has confirmed this today by announcing a Nintendo Direct broadcast on June 11th before the show floor opens. Expect news on games like Sonic: Lost World, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart, Zelda, and more during the live stream.
Stay tuned for more info. -Greg Boe (admin)
Everyone’s favorite pink puffball has been on many adventures since his debut on NES, but as of late we’ve seen a deficiency of Kirby love on Nintendo systems. The last adventure we went on with our star warrior friend was Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, which released on Wii almost two years ago. It sounds to me like we need a new Kirby game! Although Nintendo hasn’t announced anything yet, we’re sure a new game will be shown soon. A remake on 3DS would be awesome, but I think a Wii U adventure would be much more exciting. Do any of you remember Kirby Air Ride on GameCube? As unlikely as it sounds, a lot of gamers would be quite delighted to see a follow-up.
Whatever this new game turns out to be, I am convinced it will be a welcome burst of color in the ever-darkening world of video games. -Greg Boe (admin)
Teyon has brought us many games on the Nintendo eShop, but this is their first rhythm game. Groove Heaven just released on the eShop today, and thanks to Teyon, I’ve been able to write-up a review for all of you readers. I know previous games from the developer have gotten a generally bad rep, but it look like this game could change that. I mean, everyone loves a story about a demon falling in love with a goddess, right?
Being one of the only rhythm games on the eShop, is this game worth downloading? I’ll answer this question and more in my review. -Greg Boe (admin) (more…)
Source: All Games Beta
The next Sonic the Hedgehog game was recently announced to be published by Nintendo, and also that it will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS. We’re still in the dark as to what this new game looks like and how it plays, but John Cheng of SEGA has reassured us that Sonic: Lost World is not a remake collection like Sonic Generations; it will be “all new”. He shared that the developers are:
…going to introduce new gameplay and enemies, which is always fun. In terms of Sonic and his friends, he’ll have his same friends there, and I think there’ll be some new ones as well. It’s not a reiteration. It’s going to be all new.
A lot of you are still pretty skeptical about how this new game will turn out, but you can be reassured. Since Nintendo is helping out with this adventure (along with 2 other Sonic titles), you can rest easy. I’m certain that this game will play better than the Sonic titles from the past decade, solely because of the assistance from the big N. Also, Cheng says that we should expect new gameplay and enemies, so it looks like we have a lot to look forward to.