The Electronic Entertainment Expo is one of gaming's biggest events of the year, but a lot of gamers don't have the opportunity to attend. To give fans a taste of the action, Nintendo has announced a partnership with Best Buy, essentially bringing Nintendo's E3 booth right to your local store.
In addition to revealing "Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games," Nintendo and Sega announced a "worldwide partnership" on Sonic the Hedgehog games this morning, with the first title – "Sonic Lost World" – coming exclusively to Wii U and 3DS.
Ready for more info on upcoming Wii U and 3DS games? Of course you are! And Nintendo is going to deliver just that tomorrow morning, during yet another Nintendo Direct presentation.
The show kicks off tomorrow, May 17th, at 7am PT / 10am ET at Nintendo.com. We won't know what exactly Nintendo has in store for us until the broadcast begins, but fans can expect updates on Wii U and 3DS games coming this summer. As for titles a little further down the green pipe, Nintendo says they'll be holding another Nintendo Direct "before the start of E3 2013."
What are hoping to see during tomorrow's broadcast? Games straight from Nintendo, or some third-party action? Let us know!
Unlike recent weeks, Nintendo has quite a bit of new content heading to 3DS and Wii U with today's eShop update. One of the most welcome additions is "Super Metroid," which can be picked up via the Wii U Virtual Console for just $0.30 this month. In addition, Wii U owners can get "Super Mario Bros. 2" at 50% off this week when they purchase the Virtual Console version of "Super Mario World." There's A LOT more to see, so keep reading!
The creators of Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time" don't bury the series' 8-bit inspirations too deep: it's not uncommon for the series to play with the tropes of classic dungeon crawlers as animated hero Finn goes on whatever monster-slaying, treasure-hunting quest is set before him that week, set to a chiptune soundtrack. The season 5 episode "Mystery Dungeon" plays with these elements well, putting a mismatched group of the show's side characters together for an unexpected, stupid journey.
Anyway, that's all to say that D3 Publisher's announcement of their second "Adventure Time" game is a welcome one. Instead of going handheld as they did with the "Zelda II"-like "Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!," this fall's "Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!" will be headed to consoles and the PC.
One of the signature features of the Animal Crossing series, since its original release back on the N64 in Japan in 2001, has been its cast of colorful characters. Over the franchise's handful of releases there have been hundreds of friendly villagers for players to get to know. With each animal having its own unique look and personality players are bound to have their favorites. Whether it’s the talented musician, K.K. Slider, the humorous Kapp'n, or the polarizing Resetti, there's always someone that appears in your town that's refreshing to see. We recently had a chance to ask some of the developers of the latest "Animal Crossing" game, "New Leaf," who their favorites were, both from the franchise and from the latest game, some of their answers may surprise you. Read More...
The "Mario vs. Donkey Kong" spin-off games have always served a very particular subsection of Nintendo fans - the ones that like puzzle platformers. The games were a mix between Mario's traditional genre of platformers, and Donkey Kong's old school arcade-style, with a twist of puzzle-based gameplay that set them apart from Nintendo's standard fare. After four games, "Mario vs. Donkey Kong" has set a certain standard for being one of Mario's more offbeat games, but the latest entry into the series "Minis on the Move," takes the series' signature puzzle-based formula and shatters it into pieces. Read More...
The Pokemon Company has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y," giving fans a look at some all-new Pokemon, plenty of battles and the Kalos region's central location, Lumiose City. We also get our first good look at the game's new form of transportation, the rideable Pokemon Gogoat.
A recent feature in Japanese magazine CoroCoro has revealed a handful of new details on "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y," including the games' interesting new setting and the first Pokemon that trainers will actually be able to ride.