According to Polygon‘s interview with the creators of the ingenious Skylanders Swap Force series Toys For Bob, Nintendo could have had Skylanders all to themselves, with the liberty to add their own characters such as Pokemon, Link, Samus, and Mario. Hit the jump to learn more.
Titanfall finally made its Japanese debut this week, but it didn’t exactly take the market by storm. Seeing as Xbox One has not yet launched in Japan, it was limited to a number nine debut on Xbox 360. Meanwhile, 3rd Robot Wars Z: Jigoku Hen took both the number one and two spots on PlayStation 3 and Vita respectively, but both consoles (and, in fact, all consoles) saw declined numbers this week. Hit the jump for the breakdown.
Amongst a variety of Super Smash Bros. details revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct, one of the most interesting topics discussed was Little Mac’s move set, which includes a one hit K.O. move called K.O. Uppercut. Once Little Mac builds up his power meter – an exclusive fighting component to his character at this time – by either dealing damage or taking damage, players will be able to utilize his one hit K.O. move at their discretion.
Details as to how easy it will be to connect with this move are still unknown, but the entire concept of giving a single character an insta-kill move has begged us to ask the question – does Little Mac’s K.O. Uppercut give him an unfair advantage against other players? Sure, Little Mac is extremely weak when it comes to aerial combat, but does that warrant giving him such a unique and powerful move? Make the jump to take the poll and don’t be afraid to share your thoughts on the matter in the comments.
For the first time in the history of the franchise, Super Smash Bros. will have two different versions this time around. The latest iteration of the Nintendo-themed fighter is hitting both 3DS and Wii U. The handheld version launches first with portability, stereoscopic 3D, and the exclusive Smash Run mode. The Wii U version will hit later with gorgeous HD graphics, the return of the ‘My Music’ feature from Brawl, and more features to be announced later. Which one are you more excited for?
Today, Atlus released a brand-new trailer for its upcoming 3DS game, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The two minute video reveals a returning mechanic that doesn’t really match up with the games origin. Persona Q is a spin-off title that includes the characters from the third and fourth main games, and so the same mechanics were expected. This isn’t the case, however, as mechanics from the first 3 games are returning – the ability for party characters to switch their Persona. This news will likely be well received as many fans were frustrated by the lack of diversity with party characters in recent titles. Make the jump to view the trailer.
As part of a wider consolidation effort, Sega has cut a select number of jobs from its London-based office in hopes of strengthening its Sonic and mobile departments, the company announced earlier today.
During the exciting Super Smash Bros. Direct earlier this week, it was revealed that their will be two different styles for online multiplayer this time around: ‘For Fun’ and ‘For Glory.’ While Super Smash Bros. has a wide variety of great stages, weapons, and items, some feel this makes the game too unbalanced and not competitive enough. As such, many players stick to the strict rules of playing with no items,
Fox only, and only Final Destination as a stage.
Whether you’re an ultra competitive player or someone just looking to have a great time, the new iteration of Super Smash Bros. has you covered. By selecting For Fun, you’ll have access to all stages (except Final Destination) and all items. By selecting For Glory, you’ll play exclusively on Final Destination with no items. However, to keep things from getting too repetitive, there will be a Final Destination version of every stage in the game. The only question left is: How will you play? Hit the jump and cast your vote!
Update: The European version of the Direct video has now been added after the jump as well!
If Tuesday’s Super Smash Bros. Direct wasn’t enough Nintendo action for you, don’t worry, the Big N has already released another themed Nintendo Direct video. This time the focus is on popular simulator game Tomodachi Life. This 3DS title will be making its way to the Western world on June 6, and you can catch a video presentation (complete with many of the most prestigious Nintendo staff falling in love with the princesses they’ve created over the years) by hitting the jump.
The Super Smash Bros. Direct dished out a huge amount of information about the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U releases. The GenGAME staff is going to give their favorite moments of the Smash Bros. Direct in this Staff Picks opinion article.
This week in Japan Mario Party: Island Tour has reclaimed the number one spot after briefly being knocked down last week. Overall sales were quite disappointing, as every single console reported lower numbers this week. A likely contributing factor is a recent sales tax hike in Japan. PlayStation 4 had an especially disappointing week, as its sales dropped to just barely above PlayStation 3. Hit the jump for the full breakdown.
Did yesterday’s Super Smash Bros. Direct pump you up for the game? If so you’ll be happy to know that GameStop management has confirmed to GenGAME that both titles are now available for pre-order. Possible pre-order bonuses have not yet been revealed at this time.
If you weren’t already aware, the most recent Nintendo Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, which means there’s a whole lot of new information to discuss concerning the next installment in Nintendo’s ever-popular fighting series. So, let’s take a look at what we learned yesterday.