Saturday, February 28, 2015

Team Behind Mass Effect 3 and Deus EX Wii U Ports Tasked With Porting New AAA Title to Wii U


Tantalus, which is the same development team that was tasked with porting "Mass Effect 3" and "Deus EX: Human Revolution" to the Wii U, has just announced that they are porting yet another AAA title to the Wii U. Tantalus said that the game has yet to be announced, but its going to be very soon.

Here is what Tantalus said on the matter:

"We’re doing that. It hasn’t been announced, but it will be soon. And can I just further add to the mystique and say that it’s big. It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever done. And it’ll come out this year, and I hope it won’t disappoint."

What game do you think it is? What game do you hope it is? Let us know know in the comments below!
                  

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Donkey Kong Knock Out Offer Now Live on Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShop


Have you been waiting for a good time to pick up a few Donkey Kong games? Well, Nintendo has just the deal for you. Today, they launched their Donkey Kong Knock Out Offer with the release of three Donkey Kong Country games on the Wii U Virtual Console and three Donkey Kong Land games on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Here's the deal, if you buy any one of the Donkey Kong Country or Donkey Kong Land games, you can buy "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" on the Wii U or "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D" on the 3DS for 30 percent off!

Nintendo did a great job uploading a number of great virtual console games this week. Yes, they are all Donkey Kong games, but at least they are great games. If you have already purchased Donkey Kong Country 1, 2 or 3 on the Wii Virtual Console, you can get that game for just $1.50 on the Wii U. If you have not, each game will set you back just $7.99. As for the three Donkey Kong Land games, they all cost $3.99.
                   

Weather Conditions Will Affect Your Battles in "Xenoblade Chronicles X" For Wii U


Monolith Soft has confirmed that the weather will affect in-game battles in "Xenoblade Chronicles X." They have also released some new footage that help showcase the game's day and night sequences. It had already been confirmed that certain monsters would only appear during certain times of day. Now, it also appears that certain monsters will only come out during certain weather conditions. Here is what Monolith Soft had to say about it:

“The idea of having a different monsters appear in the fields at day and night was already a feature in Xenoblade Chronicles. In Xenoblade Chronicles X, we have also made it so that weather affects the battles.” 
“It isn’t just a visual effect, but is fully featured in battle tactics. Tuning the weather change cycle was fairly hard work, though…”

                 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Iwata Says Wii U Is One Hit Title Away From Success


The Wii U has never sold has well as what Nintendo wanted. However, Nintendo said that they are far from giving up on the system. Last year proved to be a good one for the Wii U with such big hits as "Bayonetta 2," "Mario Kart 8" and Super Smash Bros. Now, the president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, says that the Wii U is just one big title away from turning itself around.

He very well could be right. Ever since the launch of Super Smash Bros and "Mario Kart 8," sales for the system have been on the rise. While some people expected Super Smash Bros to give the system legs, it often takes more than just a few hit games to move a system. Nintendo has an up hill battle to change people's mind on the Wii U. 

For me, the system has been everything I wanted. I find myself playing it more than any of my other systems. Factor in the fact that I can play my large backlog of Wii games, watch Netflix, use Miiverse and take my GamePad to bed with me, and I have a system that I end up using everyday.

Here is what Iwata said during Nintendo's third quarter results briefing:

" Following the generally accepted theory on platform lifecycles, it is natural for you to presume that the sales of Nintendo 3DS will drop X percent each year or we cannot expect a huge increase in Wii U sales. On another front, we have witnessed one single software title completely change the entire picture of our business many times."

In this regard, Iwata is right. Games like Pokemon have proven to be system sellers time and time again. Often times, it is just one hit title that causes a system to fly of store shelves. If Nintendo were to release an actual Pokemon game for the Wii U, the system would be given the push it needs.

While no "real" Pokemon game has been announced for the Wii U, there are still a number of big hits on the way for the Wii U. This includes the new Zelda game that was announced at last year's E3. However, Nintendo has already said that they do not plan on putting all of their eggs in one basket. You can expect a lot of other quality games to hit the Wii U later this year.
            

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Gameplay Trailer For "Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker"


Here is a new gameplay trailer for "Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker." While the trailer might only be just a few minutes long, its does a great job of showing examples of how the player will be forced to make decisions during dialog. The choices you make during the game will affect your outcome. It also does a good job of showing how battles take place. Look for this game to be released later this year.
         

Monday, February 23, 2015

"Zombie Incident" Coming to 3DS eShop in North America


Here is a trailer for the game "Zombie Incident." It has already been released on the 3DS eShop in Europe, and is coming to North America soon. The game features 8-bit graphics and a chiptune soundtrack. The game also features online leaderbords so you can challenge your friends to see who can get the high score.
              

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tomonobu Itagaki Recommends Using Wii U Pro Controller When Playing "Devil's Third"


Devil’s Third producer Tomonobu Itagaki has recently taken to social media s sites to tell gamers that they will want to use the Wii U Pro Controller when they play "Devil's Third." While the game will support the Wii U GamePad, he says that most hardcore gamers are going to want to use a standard controller for this one.

Here is what he had to say:

Thank you everyone here from bottom of my heart. My staff at Valhalla are working/playing/enjoying hard all day everyday. Your kind words encourage us! Thanks again 
I have to say that finished Devil’s Third is almost completely different than the footage you picked up (2011 trailer). First of all, you have to aware Ivan (protagonist of DT) is the perfect bald man. He is cool. 
You guys should use the Pro-controller for Devil’s Third. No release date yet. Thanks for your patience. You guys should use Pro-Controller, plus … secret. Sorry.
                 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Children of Morta" Coming to Wii U After Reaching Kickstarter Goal


Good news everyone! "Children of Morta" will be coming to the Wii U. In its final hours, the game was able to successfully reach its kick starter stretch goal. You can check out the trailer for the game above. You can also read more about the game below:

"Children of Morta is a story-driven hack ‘n slash game incorporating the elements of the roguelike genre, where you will go on an adventure with the guardian family of Bergsons. 
The family have lived on the outskirts of Mount Morta, guarding it for many generations. As a tragic event in Morta corrupts the roots of life deep in the mountain, all the creatures turn into furious, possessed monsters. Now the land’s only hope is for the Bergsons to find the seeds of life and use them to cleanse the corruption. 
The game has a unique art style blending the old-school 2D pixel art aesthetics with a few modern lighting and rendering techniques, bringing to life a world of fantasy and mystery. The game music is based around orchestral renaissance tunes with many variations to please your ears while taking this journey with the Bergsons."