It’s safe to say that I will never grow tired of the LEGO games, especially when they have anything to do with Tolken. If you enjoyed the LEGO: Lord of the Rings game, then this is for you. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in partnership with TT Games are bringing us another Hobbit-sized adventure, slated for an April release on Wii U, 3DS, and all other major systems. Expect the usual LEGO humor, along with some references to the Hobbit movies, directed by Peter Jackson. LEGO: The Hobbit lands in North America on April 11th.
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The Wii U is in desperate need of 3rd party support, this has been evident since the beginning. GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) doesn’t start for another few weeks, but a their recent poll gives us a picture on just how many developers are actually planning on developing for Wii U this year. Only 4% of attending developers have projects planned for Wii U in 2014. Since not every developer out there is attending the conference, this isn’t the official percentage. To compare, the PlayStation 4 – which had the most votes in the poll – got only 20%. Hopefully Nintendo’s presence at the event will be great enough to get some more dev teams on their side.
Source: Biz Journals via Wii U Daily
Today, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was released for Wii U in the United States. In honor of this special occasion, Super Smash Bros. producer Masahiro Sakurai has shared via Miiverse that Diddy Kong is making a triumphant return to the fighting franchise. Check out the new screens below!
“Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out now in Europe and North America! …And to celebrate, Diddy Kong joins the battle,” wrote Sakurai on Miiverse. “We’ve increased Diddy Kong’s flexibility this time. This picture shows how far his punches stretch during his strong side attack.”
Source: Official Smash Bros. Website
Here’s a look at the new locale in Mario Golf: World Tour, shared by Nintendo on their Twitter account this week. Cheep Cheep Lagoon is the very first underwater course in the Mario Golf series, and is sure to look great if this render says anything. There’s one thing bothers me though… How can they breathe?
According to Nintendo of America’s official game page for the game, the answer is yes! Wii U games are normally packaged in a blue box, but the image above suggests that the case for Mario Kart 7 will be red. NOA has done this in the past with other Mario titles, including New Super Mario Bros. Wii, so this doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Nonetheless, it is sure to stand out in your Wii U library.
Source: Nintendo of America, via My Nintendo News
How many pint-sized robots does it take to run a museum? According to Nintendo, only one. For the first time in a long time, a Chibi-Robo game has made it outside of Japan! As the title eludes, our little robot pal is going on a photo scavenging adventure, but inside, you’ll find that there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
I review a LOT of eShop games on 3DS, so you could say I have pretty high standards for any game I buy personally. When looking for a new game, I stumbled upon SteamWorld Dig. The indie game–developed by Image & Form–received some pretty high scores when it hit the digital store last year, so I thought I should give it a try myself.
Now I know who I’ll be playing as most in the next Super Smash Bros. games on Wii U and 3DS! Above is a brand new trailer to the game, which shows off Little Mac from Punch-Out!!, the latest addition to the playable roster. Below are some new screenshots, along with a little arcade homage to the original game. Seeing him featured in the new games makes me wonder if Nintendo is making a new game in the boxing series. What do you think of Little Mac?
Source: Official Smash Bros. Website
Yes, we did miss you, Bayonetta! It has been a really long time since we have seen new footage from the upcoming Wii U-exclusive release, Bayonetta 2. In the new trailer provided by developer Platinum Games, you will notice hints toward the game’s co-op mode. The new hooded, male character will most likely be the second player. The trailer above was included in today’s Nintendo Direct, but company president Satoru Iwata did not share a final release date. All we know is that the game is coming sometime in 2014, most likely closer to the end of the year. What do you think of the new trailer?