The Fullbright Company's critically acclaimed first person narrative exploration title Gone Home will be coming to Wii U sometime in the future, Nintendo's senior manager of licensing and marketing announced today. While we already knew that the game would be coming to consoles courtesy of publisher Midnight City, but we didn't know which consoles the game would make it to. No word on pricing or release date yet.
I was a big fan of Gone Home when I played it on PC, but I'm not sure if I ever need to experience it again. I am happy to know that non-PC players will finally have access to this beautiful game, so please check it out if you haven't had the chance.
In the world of car vs. car match ups some are more widely known than others. Lambo vs. Ferrari or Ford vs. Chevy might start a fight in every bar you can find. Mitsubishi vs. Subaru, on the other hand, probably not so much.
Subaru Impreza WRX STi vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is about a specific as car vs. car arguments get, and World of Speed is highlighting both "import tuners" in the new trailer.
While this isn't a new Saints Row game, it's the next best thing. Volition, High Voltage Software, and Deep Silver are releasing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, a stand alone expansion to Saints Row that will take Gat and Kinzie into Hell to rescue the main character from the series.
If you were digging the super powers in Saints Row 4, you'll be getting angelic based powers in Gat Out of Hell. Demons will be your main enemies this time around with new weapons to go along with your new powers.
Two-player online co-op will be supported and the game's coming out for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the PC.
Look for Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell January 27th, 2015.
Today's Nintendo Direct had a very pleasant surprise in the form of refreshed 3DS hardware. These new models, which are coming to Japan on October 11th and other territories later (probably early 2015), are a top-down refit of both the original 3DS and its bigger brother, the 3DS XL.
The control interface has been overhauled, with new colored buttons, two new shoulder triggers, and a smaller second analog circle pad. The game card slot has been moved to the bottom of the unit, and the slimmer form factor means the console exclusively uses Micro SD cards now.
More importantly, the console now has NFC (Near Field Communication) built in, without the need of the previously announced wireless dongle for talking to the Amiibo figurines. The hardware has also seen an upgrade in speed and power, and to demonstrate this, Nintendo is porting the popular (and difficult to find) Xenoblade Chronicles exclusively to the new 3DS--it won't run on the older models.
I'm a little frosted that my 3DS XL is obsolete now, but these are exciting times to be a Nintendo fan. Thanks to Nintendolife for the story and the media!
As today's deluge of Nintendo news continues, we can now report that Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles is a playable fighter in the new Smash Bros. According to the trailer it looks like he'll have his ability to see into the future, which could make fights interesting to say the least. It looks like Nintendo is really pushing the Xenoblade series into the limelight, which is great, because Nintendo hasn't had a headlining RPG series to call its own since Square packed up and went to Sony.
The latest Nintendo Direct out of Japan was bursting with juicy details, and here with have the official press release to kick things off. First off we have the final price for Nintendo's Amiibo figurines--which you can preorder right now--for $12.99 each. Then we have some new discount bundles, like the Mario 3D World/Nintendoland Wii U deluxe bundle for $299.99.
In addition, we have a final release date of October 24th for Bayonetta 2, and as previously announced the retail version will come with a special Wii U edition of the original Bayonetta. For Pokemon fans Nintendo has Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire releasing November 21st. There are tons of other details in the press release about Hyrule Warriors DLC, an NES Remix port for 3DS and two new downoadable Kirby minigames, plus a full release list for late 2014-early 2015, so take a look if you have the time.
Xbox One owners will find a surprise when they turn on their Xbox One's today as Microsoft has pushed out the September dashboard release a few days ahead of schedule.
This is a pretty solid release for the Xbox One as you're getting the new media player app (which will allow you to watch MKV and other supported files on local storage devices), a massive update to the party system, updates to the SmartGlass application, and the ability to go straight to the TV app when you fire up your Xbox One.
Here's Major Nelson with the full scoop:
Killer Instinct: Season 2 is on the horizon and today, Iron Galaxy pulled back the curtain on some of the changes that will be included with the game. Season 2 will not simply just be a ton of new characters, it will include tons of changes to the original characters as well. After watching the stream it looks like it will be a completely different game from what we have been playing before.
Of course some of the original 8 characters will get some buffs and nerfs, but a lot of them will also be given brand new moves. For instance, Orchid can now charge her electric blast, allowing it to travel full screen. Sadira can now jump back against the wall as a way for her to escape and Fulgore has been given a full rework of his meter. In the first season, you had to charge Fulgore's meter. In Season 2, the meter is constantly filling. The more aggressive you are, the faster it fills.
We also got a good look at TJ Combo including his Ultra Combo. Iron Galaxy will be showing more in the weeks leading up to the release of the game.
The balance changes to the original characters will be released for free on September 23rd and Iron Galaxy will keep an eye on how things go in case some changes need to be made when Season 2 goes live late October.
Be sure to check out the full video of all the changes on their official Twitch steam.
The big release this week for Nintendo systems is tomorrow's release of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney for the 3DS. However, that's not all that's being released this week. It is Thursday after all, so that means another Nintendo Download.
The second month dedicated to Mega Man continues with Mega Man X3 hitting the Wii U eShop. This time around a new scientist by the name of Dr. Doppler is behind the latest round of Maverick attacks...though if you're a fan of the classic series then you know that it's always the same main villain behind it all in every game.
We also have the release of Azure Striker GUNVOLT from Inti Creates tomorrow. This game takes the best aspects of Japanese 16-bit classics and updates them with new mechanics and graphics. Plus for a limited time you'll get a free digital code to download the 8-bit game MIGHTY GUNVOLT.
If you were a fan of SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS, you'll be happy to know that it's making its way to the Wii U. In SteamWorld Dig you'll take on the role of Rusty as he arrives at a mining town. You'll be able to utilize the Wii U GamePad as you explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure, and terrors.
On a final note, Capcom is having a sale through September 4th where select games for the Wii U and 3DS are up to 60% off, including Ducktales Remastered, Dungeons & Dragons, Chronicles of Mystara, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorneys - Dual Destinies, and more. Check out Nintendo's website for more details.