Check out this week’s newest screenshots for Super Smash Bros. Greninja, who was announced as a playable character in the latest Nintendo Direct, is featured in this weeks photos. Nintendo’s latest game will be released on the 3DS sometime this summer, and the Wii U version in the winter.
Make the jump for the full gallery of photos.
Nintendo recently revealed at a press event that they will be attending WonderCon to showcase 5 games, one of them being Mario Kart 8. WonderCon is a comic convention in Anaheim, California that will take place April 18-20. The other 4 titles are Mario Golf: World Tour, Disney Magical World, Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Yoshi’s New Island, all belonging to the 3DS.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch received a new trailer today announcing the PlayStation 4 release date. The game is about a regular father living in a suburb with his wife and kids, at least that’s what he wants you to think. He is actually an octopus in disguise, trying his best to perform everyday tasks without causing suspicion. This is where the player comes in. Taking control of Octodad’s arms and legs, guide him through each level in this hilarious indie title by Young Horses.
As of April 22nd, Nintendo will be dropping the prices of five of their best-selling 3DS Games: Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario Kart 7, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and, believe it or not, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. These games will all be cut down to $29.99 for both physical copies and digital download.
Selling around 9 million copies each for Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land, as well as 7 million for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it seems that the 25% price drop could very well put them in the 10 million range.
Following Sony’s latest announcement of selling over 7 million PlayStation 4 consoles, Microsoft has stated that its latest console, Xbox One, has just passed the 5 million units shipped mark, according to an announcement from Xbox corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business Yusef Mehdi. Additional NPD Data from Microsoft shows that Xbox One sold roughly 311,000 units in March, the same month in which Titanfall was the number one selling game in the United States. Exact sales figures were not given, however.
It should be noted that PlayStation 4′s sales figures are based on units sold directly to customers, while Xbox One’s sales figures are based on the number of units sold to retailers. Regardless, Mehdi noted that Xbox One sales are 60 percent higher than they were at the same time of Xbox 360′s lifespan.
In an interview with PC Gamer, Randy Pitchford said that Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel may have a price point lower than that of a standard AAA title. He noted that the game will indeed be smaller than Borderlands 2 but bigger than the first game.
New hats for Team Fortress 2 in a preorder? Yes please. Steam just opened up preorders for the next in Wolfenstein series, and it comes with a special bonus for TF2 players. Hit the link for the full scoop.
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.
Design Director Paul Rustchynsky has provided more information regarding Drive Club, the realistic racing game exclusive to PlayStation 4. Since the game has been delayed multiple times, many people have been concerned, but Rustchynsky confirmed that the game will see a 2014 release date. It has been heavily rumoured that the game will be released June 12, but he didn’t comment on these speculations.
Box art for a Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle has surfaced thanks to French site Gameblog. According to the image above, the bundle will include a 32 GB Wii U and Gamepad, Mario Kart 8 and a seven day trial for Wii U Karaoke. No pricing information was released with the images, but if anything is confirmed we’ll be sure to keep you up to date.
PlayStation 4 got off to a fast start, and so far it’s not slowing down. Originally projected to sell 5.5 million units by March 31, expectations are being exceeded. Sony has revealed that, as of April 6, PlayStation 4 has eclipsed 7 million units sold. This puts it about 1.5 million units ahead of expectations. PlayStation 4 now has a notable lead over Xbox One in these early days, and it has also surpassed Wii U, despite a one year head start. By comparison, PlayStation 3 sold just under 4 million units in its first year on the market.
Borderlands 2 released in September of 2012 and since then it has received a ton of post launch support. After a year and a half, Borderlands 2 will receive its final piece of DLC.
Sir Hammerlock vs. The Son of Crawmerax if the fifth and final headhunter pack. Players will explore Wam Bam Island to find and destory, you guessed it, the son of Crawmerax. Fans of the first game will remember Crawmerax from the Secret Armory of General Knoxx DLC.
You can blast away the son of Crawmerax right now for $2.99 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.