3D Sonic The Hedgehog (SEGA) – Rated: E – $5.99
Sonic The Hedgehog, now in 3D! The evil scientist, Dr. Eggman (aka Dr. Robotnik), has snatched the animals of South Island, turning them into robot slaves. Only one hero can defeat Dr. Eggman and rescue the animals from his vile clutches – it’s the super-cool hedgehog with the blue spiky hair, Sonic! Race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as you collect rings and defeat enemies on your mission to save the world! In addition to its all-new 3D presentation, 3D Sonic The Hedgehog™ now features Zone Select and the classic Spin Dash move to help you zoom through Zones and take down Badniks!
Planet hopping, Terraria like side scrolling explorer game Starbound has launched into beta and is now available on Steam. It’s so new all the information doesn’t even seem to be filled out yet on Steam such as requirements and the like. Now that’s early access! We had a short write up on the game yesterday and after the break you can check out the launch trailer. Hopefully soon, we’ll have impressions as well. I’m in love with these sorts of games and Starbound looks absolutely beautiful! Great artwork, wonderful concept, and definitely something I want to check out as early as possible! (more…)
One of the biggest misconceptions of Skylanders is that it’s a game just for kids. The fact is that these titles have a ton of quality built into them and while some of the cutscenes may feel youth oriented at times, they tend to be enjoyable for all audiences. This is no small cast either, with the voice of Invader Zim (Richard Steven Horvitz) as your nemesis and Joe Swanson from Family Guy (Patrick Warburton) playing your friend Flynn, and that’s just to name a few! This is a professional, polished production.
Gameplay isn’t a kids button masher either. Skylanders in Swap Force gain experience, level up to level 20, and collect coins to purchase new moves. Best of all, the multitude of figures available are all quite unique in the different ways they attack. Some have moves that are more focused on motion while others are defensive skills. So if you haven’t checked the game out yet, and can resist spending beyond your means on getting only the figures you really need, the games come highly recommended. (more…)
According to a report on Kotaku, there may be a sequel to Square Enix’s Bravely Default: Flying Fairy game for the Nintendo 3DS. The first game, which came out in 2012 in Japan with an enhanced edition released just today. This new version has yet to be released in North America but is currently slated for release in North America on February 7th, 2014. Europe will see the game this Friday.
Nintendo is publishing the game in both territories.
The report lists the information as an unconfirmed leak from a Japanese magazine, but has yet to confirm the leak with the magazine, nor has there been any comment from Square Enix in Japan. In the leak the game is listed as being called Bravely Second. The magazine article also says the game will share the same universe as Bravely Default, but takes place several years after the original title.
Starting December 6th there will be two special editions of the Nintendo 2DS hardware which will come packaged with Pokémon X or Y pre-installed. The two bundle options will be exclusive to specific retailers and only for a limited time.
Target will offer an exclusive bundle that includes the Pokémon X game pre-installed on a red Nintendo 2DS system while Toys”R” Us will offer an exclusive Pokémon Y bundle at stores. That bundle will include a blue Nintendo 2DS system and the Pokémon Y game pre-loaded on an SD card. Both bundles will retail for $149.99 and are only available while supplies last. At the present time Target is not showing the bundle as a pre-orderable item online.
One interesting note is that the above bundle details are for the United States. In Canada both bundles are available at Toys”R”Us Canada, though are only listed as out of stock right now.
Jools Watsham, co-founder and game director of Renegade Kid, announced via his blog yesterday that upcoming 3DS eShop title Treasurenauts would be delayed until 2014. The game was originally slated to be released this year. The reason for the delay was stated not to be because of problems in development, but rather that the developers want to take more care to make the game just right.
“We’re happy with the game. We have received tremendous positive support from you and we’re excited to get the game into your hands,” Watsham stated on the blog. “The game means a lot to us, and we want to do it right. We need more time to make it the game we want it to be. We’re aiming for a Q1 2014 release, and will have information on a more accurate date soon.”
In other Renegade Kid news Mutant Mudds Deluxe will be released for the PS3 and PS Vita on December 17th for $9.99. The updated version of Mutant Mudds, originally developed for the Nintendo 3DS, is already available on Steam and on the Wii U. 3DS owners of Mutant Mudds (in North America and Europe) will receive a free update sometime in 2014.
The next game coming in the SEGA 3D Classics series for the 3DS eShop has been revealed and it’s Sonic the Hedgehog from the Sega Genesis. The first two games in the set were released just last week in 3D Space Harrier and 3D Super Hang-On. Sonic seems like the next logical step to get the 3D treatment.
The game is likely still a ways off from being released, but SEGA put up a lenghty blog post today with an interview from the developers of the project.
Yousuke Okunari, a producer at SEGA, had this to say about the project on the blog. “So far with the 3D Remaster Project, we’ve put out Space Harrier and Super Hang-on. People might have been looking forward to another arcade cabinet game port, but our next release is actually a stereoscopic 3D adaptation of Sonic The Hedgehog.”
“As we discussed in our previous interviews, our previous two releases were games where the player “scrolls into the screen”, something easy for anyone to imagine in 3D. But for the next game, we wanted to put out a game that people wouldn’t expect to see in 3D. With that in mind, we considered multiple titles and in the end we chose Sonic’s debut game, because there’s nothing more SEGA than that.”
What is Starbound? Imagine having randomly created worlds to explore that you can visit in your space ship in a Terraria like fashion of gameplay. Creatures and weapons are even procedurally generated to give the alien worlds a truly unexpected and explorable feeling. On top of that, of course you can build your own structures like in Terraria and Minecraft. Sound fantastic? We certainly think it sounds like it! There’s even quests to complete to keep you busy.
Currently Starbound is available to pre-order on both the main Starbound website and on the newly created Humble Store (by the creators of Humble Bundle). Each store offers a $15 version, but the official site also has additional tiers you can buy into as well!
Tomorrow, Starbound will be coming to Steam’s early access program. Of course as with any beta game, go easy on it since it is still in production. However from the recent article on Starbound’s website, the beta version looks quite functional.
We’ve kept an eye on this title for a long time and we’re definitely looking forward to it’s release!
A wild west poker game. A runner featuring a cat on a skateboard. Puzzling monkeys. Christmas birds. What do these four things have in common? Teyon Games. Teyon Games has four games coming soon to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Three of the games are licensed to Teyon and have already been out in Japan.
The first game is called Governor of Poker and, as you might imagine, is a poker game. In the game you start a journey to becoming the new governor of poker in a Texas Hold’em poker tournament. The game is set to feature two modes of play with 24 rewards to claim.
The Pokémon Visual Companion is a beautiful upcoming book which is full of information about the Pokémon television series over the years, with so much information that anyone who is watching the series for the first time can really get to know the show.
The book isn’t what you would think of coming from BradyGames and DK in that this book isn’t a strategy guide. You won’t find any information about the moves that the hundreds of Pokémon can learn or the levels at which they evolve. Just the same you won’t find a comprehensive episode guide for the television series, with each of the dozens of stories laid out one by one.
No, this is a true companion in that flipping through the pages won’t spoil anything for you.