Nintendo has a rich lineup of franchises in their arsenal, spanning many different genres like platformer, action-adventure, RPG, and party games, but one thing they’re not particularly known for (outside of Metroid) is shooters. As such, Splatoon was a surprise showing from Nintendo at E3 this year, and a welcome one at that. According to… Read more »
We recently learned at EA is launching a brand new entry in the Battlefield franchise this October. The cops and robbers themed Battlefield: Hardline will launch just one year after the last major installment in the franchise, Battlefield 4. Activision’s Call of Duty, often seen as a rival to Battlefield, sees a new major release… Read more »
Takashi Tezuka Wants to See Super Mario Sunshine 2 and Majora’s Mask 3D, But Has No Information on Them
The E3 interviews just keep piling up! This time around, it’s Takashi Tezuka, General Manager of EAD Software Development Department and a key contributor to many of Nintendo’s iconic franchises, such as Mario and Zelda. Speaking with NZGamer, Tezuka answered questions about upcoming games Mario Maker and Yoshi’s Woolly World. At the conclusion of the… Read more »
Destiny, arguably the most hyped game of the year, is set to hit Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 this September, but not in Japan. Sony announced today that Bungie’s new game will be exclusive to the PlayStation brand in Japan. This decision likely involved the facts that Xbox 360 has a… Read more »
Skyward Sword, the most recent console Zelda title, was considered by many fans to be too tutorial-heavy in the beginning. The game begins with a combination of cutscenes and mini-quests to explain various controls and features, and it takes a large chunk of time to get into the core gameplay. Speaking with Kotaku, Zelda producer… Read more »
Hyrule Warriors has been described by the development team as a celebration of the history of the Legend of Zelda franchise, and that celebration includes the prominent women of Hyrulian lore. The E3 show floor demo featured Princess Zelda herself as a playable character, and we know that Midna and Impa will also be playable…. Read more »
The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Bungie’s Destiny will be receiving exclusive co-op and competitive maps, weapons, and armor, according to an announcement from social media manager Sid Shuman on the PlayStation Blog.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the much hyped upcoming entry in the famed franchise, is set during a dark period in the life of protagonist Big Boss. Depending on the game, Big Boss has been cast as both hero and villain, and The Phantom Pain will put players in the driver’s seat as… Read more »
Batman: Arkham Knight was originally slated for release this October, but was recently delayed to 2015, and Rocksteady has yet to hint at a release date. However, Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy may have leaked the release month in an interview at Denver Comic Con.
The official sales numbers for the US in the month of May are in, and it’s good news all around for the video games industry. Fueled by new consoles, Watch Dogs, and Mario Kart 8, total revenue jumped 52% over last year, totaling $586 million. Hit the jump to catch more sales numbers, including the… Read more »
In an interesting twist, Capcom’s shareholders have voted to end their takeover defense. Set up in 2008, the takeover defense was a series of strategies designed to prevent outside companies from buying up a majority of Capcom’s stock, but shareholders voted against renewing it at their latest investor’s meeting, which opens the company up for… Read more »
One of the biggest changes in Assassin’s Creed: Unity is the way its parkour system will function compared to past games in the series. The old and familiar control scheme in past Assassin’s Creed games has now been totally reconfigured, while also granting players the ability to unlock new moves throughout the game.