Activision isn’t exactly ready to give up on the original Nintendo Wii just yet. They are still supporting the platform with their big Skylanders: Trap Team release this Fall and making an attempt to promote the Wii U as well. One of the announcements that came out of the San Diego Comic Con is a special promotion for the game where the original Wii version of the game will also include a download code for the Wii U version of the game. This will be perfect for those looking to update their Nintendo system this coming holiday season. The portal included in the retail bundle will work on both systems, so don’t hesitate to buy the original Wii version when the game launches on October 5.
The alpha is now a thing of the past for the free to play fighting title Rise of Incarnates. Now, the focus changes to the beta, where sign-ups are actively being taken until August 17th, 2014. The beta will consist of ten days of gameplay, and will include a slew of new content, which includes, but is not limited to:
To sign up for the Rise of Incarnates Closed Beta in the U.S.A. please head to: www.riseofincarnates.com/beta-
Tears of Tiara 2 releases this October on the Playstation 3, the long awaited sequel to the first title that surprised many with its popularity. Building upon the success of the first title, Atlus has released the opening FMV for the title as a teaser as they release more information for the game itself. There will be plenty to enjoy with this title, such as:
Enjoy the FMV and try to wait patiently for October!
If you have any sort of mobile device, you have undoubtedly seen your fair share of free-to-play games. These types of games are usually a dime a dozen; they come and go and can usually hold your attention for a week or two until the next big thing comes out. That was what I expected when I picked up Marvel Puzzle Quest last December. Little did I know that more than 7 months later, I would still be playing it on a daily basis with absolutely no sign of slowing down.
Last week at the San Diego Comic-Con, D3 and Marvel showed off a new trailer for the game and made it clear that their support of the game isn’t slowing down either. The game offers weekly tournaments, a constantly growing roster of characters, and the chance to experience everything without paying additional money (although the option is there, should you choose). This week bring’s one of the most anticipated character additions to the game as the merc with a mouth, Deadpool, finally makes his way to the game.
Check out the trailer below and see just what you might be missing:
Batman heads to space in the latest trailer for upcoming LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which was showcased at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Two of my favorite interests, space and Batman combined into one video game make me a very happy person. After spending a lot of time with last year's LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, I'm now ready to switch over to the DC Comics realm of heroes and villains.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available this fall for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS.
Rarely do I get excited for an HD remake or remastered version of a game, but I can’t help it with The Last of Us Remastered. It hasn’t even been a year since the game originally launched for the PS3 but the updated PS4 version looks absolutely phenomenal. I never quite finished the game when I played (got pulled away to other things) so this will be the perfect opportunity to polish the game off. Plus, Rogue Legacy is finally hitting consoles and is definitely worth your time and money. Just ask Jeff.
What are you picking up?
Earlier today Sony's Gamescom site listed PlayStation 4 versions of Journey, The Unfinished Swan, and Until Dawn as games that will be shown at the convention. The games have since been removed from the list, but it seems strange that such a thing could happen on accident. thatgamecompany, the developer of Journey, has already brought both of its previous games to PS4 so I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Journey is on its way as well, but we won't know for sure until Gamescom begins in 17 days.
Journey is probably my favorite PS3 exclusive game, and I would be excited for it to get a fresh new audience over on PS4. I don't think I would ever play it again (my first experience was perfect) but if it was crossbuy I might tinker around with it in offline mode to see the upgraded graphics.
Today at San Diego Comic-con Nintendo announced that they will be releasing a retail bundle of NES Remix 1 and 2 together this holiday season for Wii U. NES Remix and its sequel are retro challenge games comprised of mini-challenges based on classic NES games like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. The Remix stages are crossovers between multiple games, like Link fighting enemies while being chased by Boos from Mario. The games were previously only available through the Nintendo eShop for $15 each, so I would expect a $30 retail price when the game finally releases.
I enjoyed NES Remix a lot and may pick this up just to have a physical copy to play the second one. Hopefully a physical copy will inspire more people to check out these awesome games, and convince Nintendo to make an SNES Remix in the future.
We've previously gotten short Japanese video clips and leaks out of Famitsu, but here is the first full-length American trailer for Hyrule Warriors. This thing is packed with cool details; it runs down the roster of playable characters and the bosses you'll face, it reveals minigames based on the old NES Zelda game, and demonstrates a lot of devastating attacks for each fighter. It also seems that there will be multiple costumes based on various games, at least for Link. I started off a little skeptical about a Dynasty Warriors-style Zelda game but now I just can't wait.