Reggie’s big Wii U announcement at this year’s VGX centered around the upcoming Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Back at E3, we heard whispers that there might be a fourth playable Kong… and today that character has been revealed. It’s none other than Cranky Kong – the original King of Kong himself.
Cranky’s moveset should be familiar to longtime Nintendo fans who remember games like DuckTales. Apart from the existing cooperative moves, Cranky can use his cane as a pogo stick to attack enemies and bounce off obstacles. This helps him defeat enemies that other Kongs can’t touch and jump on spiked hazards.
Today’s VGX show kicked off with an announcement from Telltale Games… and unlikely partner Gearbox Software. The two are collaborating on an episodic series of side stories set in the Borderlands universe, titled Tales from the Borderlands.
Telltale’s pedigree in the world of episodic story-heavy games is pretty mighty, with titles such as Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People and The Walking Dead under their belts. Borderlands seems like a nice middle ground between those two: violent and unforgiving, but light-hearted and humorous.
Click below for the debut teaser.
The VGX awards and announcements show has just kicked off, hosted by Geoff Keighley and sponsored by Spike, which means tons of great trailers, news, and demos are on the way. Known guest appearances include Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendo with a close look at an upcoming Wii U game, Remedy’s Oskari Hakkien who will premiere Xbox One’s Quantum Break, and new footage of Bungie’s Destiny.
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Cliff “Cliffy B” Bleszinski left Epic Games over a year ago now, but he has yet to reveal his next project. Codenamed “Silverstreak,” Bleszinski has released several teaser images, but no one’s really sure what to make of it all. However, judging by a recent conversation between Geoff Keighley (who has been doing a lot of talking regarding VGX recently) and Cliff himself, answers could be coming soon.