Well, you’ve come to the right place! Nintendo enthusiast NintenDaan has recently uploaded a large sum of short gameplay clips from the upcoming 3DS platformer, Yoshi’s New Island. The game comes out on March 14th, so this should tie you over until then! Check out all the clips in the playlist above!
THQ closed up shop in 2012, which limited the availability of their Wii U launch title, Darksiders II, in stores and on the system’s eShop. Well, Nordic Games has since then gained rights to the series, and put the digital version back up. If you haven’t played it yet, this is your chance. Here’s to more Darksiders adventures in the future!
For those of you that don’t know, Twitch is a website for gamers to stream their gaming adventures for all the world to easily see! They even offer advice to get started, ensuring that all gamers wanting to be involved in the streaming community are able to. Twitch also offers a chat option that allows the people watching to talk to the player, as well as each other. One person, who knew a thing or two about code, changed this a little so that the comments made by the audience became commands in a game of Pokémon! What an amazing idea! If you want to see how this is going, check it out here!
Do you love the quirky characters of the Persona series? Do you enjoy dungeon-crawlers like Etrian Odyssey? Then Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth might be the perfect game for you. The spin-off game for Nintendo 3DS was previously only available for Japan, but Atlus USA has announced their plans to localize it for their Western audiences. We are not sure yet if the game will be a download-only, or if it will get a physical copy for North America, but we do have a launch window. The game hits the United States this Fall!
The latest update to the Wii U firmware – 4.03 U – has gone live. While there aren’t any huge changes made, what has been updated is sure to make your Wii U experience more streamlined and free of kinks. Check out the small list of updates below:
- Updates to the Wii U Menu for easier access to the Friends List
- You can now output audio and video to the Wii U GamePad controller in Wii Mode
- Support for USB keyboards
- Improvements to the Internet Browser (such as support for PDFs and for screenshot uploads to websites)
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.
Retro City Rampage is that game that seems to poke fun at the old GTA games while taking us back to a simpler era of gaming, being chock-full of references to popular cultural pieces of the 80′s and 90′s. Now, the game is about to expand on the 3DS! What is this amazing downloadable content being added? Why, 3 hours of music to fuel your rampage! Plus, you’ll get the tracks on your 3DS playlist, so you can make them the theme songs of your life! Be sure to keep an eye out for your musical addendum to your incredible game!
Yes, I did mean to put all those exclamation points in the title. Such an offer deserves that much excitement, with a 1:10 ratio of question to excitement! Pokémon X and Y were revolutionary in the series, adding loads of new features we hadn’t seen before, and now you can get a copy for free! This could be your shot to get in on the PokéAction, or maybe you just want to pick up the other version of the game so you can play both! Well, there are a few requirements to get the title: Live in North America, be a part of Club Nintendo, and buy a few products in a set time period! Totally doable. What products, you ask? Well, first off you have to buy the 3DS, 3DS XL, or 2DS and register it with Club Nintendo, then also register one of the following games: Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Super Mario 3D Land, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Yoshi’s New Island, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, or Mario Kart 7. Register both of these during the month of March and in your Nintendo To-do list will appear a item “Select your free game” which will give you a download code for the amazing title! Make sure you’re ready for these days!
The Sonic Boom team has recently released a new video that goes into the details of the new Sonic Boom redesign. For those of you who haven’t seen the new Sonic Boom this is a great opportunity to learn more. Since the announcement of the Sonic Boom show and game it has been either praised or ridiculed by various members of the press. Not to say I don’t blame them, it is just human intuition to be afraid of change. Sonic Boom isn’t a little change at all, in fact it would almost mean a complete restore of how we have come to understand Sonic’s origin stories.
Fear not sonic fans, because SEGA has announced that this Sonic Boom will not be replacing our beloved blue blur. Sonic Boom is simply a parallel universe of the Sonic franchise. Now to be honest, I was a bit confused when I saw the original launch trailer. I can’t say I was impressed but the more I watched it the more I began to understand why they did it. This video does a great job of giving these developers a sense of humanity and gives us a nice walk down memory lane. Sometimes we forget that developers are people and are not inherently evil.
The video shown goes into detail about the character redesigns, pointing such things as Sonic’s handkerchief and the sport tape that every character seems to adorn all over their bodies. The developers really took the time to acknowledge each character’s strengths and have those strengths be reflective upon their body style and personality. One of the more obvious ones being Knuckles, which has fallen victim to many internet jokes since his debut. His broad shoulders and large upper torso really bring the “strong and tough guy” look full circle. Amy is a much more confident being and is actually quite handy with that hammer. This is a big change especially for those of us who watched Sonic X and couldn’t stand her needy, and always dependent personality.
Although it may take time for the Sonic Boom team to win everyone over I feel that releasing a video like this was a step in the right direction. Giving solid evidence and support for your redesigns is truly something that more developers need to do. So make sure to stay tuned to nintendocharged.com for more information about Sonic Boom and when the 3DS/Wii U game and Television show will launch.