Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First Official "Project CARS" Trailer

Here is the first official trailer for "Project CARS." This is a fantastic simulated racing game. The game will be released later this year for the Wii U and various other systems. The release date is not know for sure, but it is expected to be out by November.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Square Enix Confirms "Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call" for North America

Square Enix has finally confirmed that "Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call" is coming to North America. This game will feature 60 characters and 221 songs from the Final Fantasy franchises. The game gets released later this year.

Do you plan on getting "Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call" when it comes out for the 3DS?

Nintendo Confirms New Players and Courses via DLC for "Mario Golf: World Tour"

"Mario Golf: World Tour" is not even out yet but Nintendo has already confirmed DLC for the game. However, this is the good kind of DLC. It's not paying $0.99 for a new outfit for Mario. No, this is DLC that adds a further 108 holes to the game and new playable characters.

According to Nintendo, they will release three different DLC packs for "Mario Golf: World Tour." Each pack will contain two new 18-hole courses (36 holes) and a new playable character. Between the three DLC packs, that is 108 holes that players can enjoy and three new playable characters. Each pack will cost $5.99 or you can buy a season pass and get all three DLC packs for just $14.99. If you buy the season pass you also get Gold Mario as a playable character.

The first pack, the Mushroom Pack, will be available on launch day (May 2). This will contain two new 18-hole courses and Toadette as a playable chracter. Than, in late May, Nintendo will release the Flower Pack. This too will have two new 18-hole courses and include Nabbit as a playable character. last will be the Star Pack which will include, yeah you guessed it, two new 18-hole courses and Rosalina as a playable character. No word yet as to when this one will be release, but I assume we will see it in March sometime.

Tecmo Koei Announces Next Fatal Frame Game is Exclusive to the Wii U

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have announced today (April 22nd) that a brand new Fatal Frame game will be heading to the Wii U. The last time a Fatal Frame game was on a Nintendo platform was on the Wii when Tecmo Koei released "Fatal Frame: Project Zero." This was simply a remake of "Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly," which was originally released on the PS2. Unfortunately, North America never got this game. It was only released on the Wii in Japan, Europe and Australia.

Tecmo Koei has yet to announce any new details for the next installment of the Fatal Frame series. For example, we do not even know the name of the game or the release date. However, according to Tecmo Koei, this Fatal Frame game is going to be exclusive to the Wii U. This is big news for the Wii U. The more exclusive games the better.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Super Smash Bros, Harvest Moon and Other 3DS Games' Release Dates Leaked

Over this past weekend, the well-known wholesale distributor Video Products Distributors, posted release dates for a few upcoming 3DS games. This included release dates for such big games as "Super Smash Bros" and "Harvest Moon: The Lost Vall." The release dates are listed below:

  • "Super Smash Bros" - August 26, 2014
  • "Harvest Moon: The Lost Vall" - October 7, 2014
  • "Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit" -October 14, 2014
  • "Cartoon Network Arcade" - October 28, 2014
  • "Adventure Time 3" - November 18, 2014

For now, these release dates should be treated as rumors until it is officially announced. Either way, the release dates do seem reasonable so I wouldn't write them off either.

"Jet Set Radio" Inspired "Hover: Revolt Of Gamers" is Live on Kickstarter

Alright all of your "Jet Set Radio" fans, there is a new Kickstarter project in the works called "Hover: Revolt Of Gamers." The developers of the game said that the game is best described as "Jet Set Radio" mixed with a little "Mirror's Edge." The game is scheduled to be coming to the Wii U, Xbox One, PC and PS4 if they reach their goals.

The soundtrack to the game is being handled by legendary Hideki Naganuma. This is the same composer who worked on the soundtrack for "Jet Set Radio." If you want to see more about the game or kick a little start up money their way, you can visit their Kickstarter page right HERE.

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Super Mario Bros. 3" Launches on the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and 3DS

One of the best Mario games, "Super Mario Bros. 3," has just launched on the Nintendo eShop for both the Wii U and 3DS. Check out the new launch trailer for the game above. This is one of my all time favorites. The 3DS version of the game even allows for download play between 3DS systems.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Regional and Worldwide Online Tournaments Announced for "Mario Golf: World Tour"

Think your a golfing master? Well, put your skills where your ... 3DS is. Nintendo has just announced that the "world" in "Mario Golf: World Tour" stands for regional and worldwide online tournaments. These tournaments are going to be officially hosted by Nintendo. Not only that, but players will be able to create their own custom online tournaments as well.

 All players who have access to a wireless internet connection are able to enter these tournaments that will be hosted by Nintendo. The Big N said that players should check their SpotPass notifications once the game is release for information about upcoming tournaments. During these tournaments, players will play a specific course and than upload their scores to a leaderboard. Just like a real golf tournament, there are no re-tries. At the end, you can compare your best score with people form around the world!

Nintendo said that there will be a number of different tournaments to take part in. This includes competitions for longest drive, gathering coins and even speed golfing. Winning these tournaments rewards you with in game coins that you can use at Toad's Shop to buy more gear.

On top of the online tournaments, "Mario Golf: World Tour" also has other online functions. Much like "Mario Kart 7," players ill be able to create public and private communities. These communities lets you play online with friends and random players alike. In these communities you can set up special rules to play by completely customizing every aspect of your multiplayer experience. Make the courses windy, turn off items, play only as a certain character, the choices are yours!

"Mario Golf: World Tour" hits stores and the eShop on May 2. If your not sure if you want the game, look for a playable demo of the game on April 24 on the Nintendo eShop.