A New entry in the Mario and Luigi series has been announced by Nintendo during its Direct presentation today. The game is called Mario and Luigi: Dream Team and it will be coming to the 3DS this summer.
Wearing a signature Luigi hat, Satoru Iwata dubbed 2013 “The Year of Luigi” during the presentation.
Check out the screenshots and gameplay footage below (via Kotaku).
Amateur game developer Smea is nearing completion on an unofficial port of Portal for the Nintendo DS.
One of the benefits to the old school Nintendo DS is that it allows players to use the hand held console to test their own homebrew games, as opposed to newer systems (many of which are all but jailbreak-proof). Continue reading “Guy Makes Unofficial PORTAL Port for DS; Will it Be the Last Good Homebrew Game Ever?” »
Sony has announced today the exclusive post-apocalyptic Playstation game, The Last of Us, will be delayed until June 14, 2013.
The title was previously scheduled to hit stores on May 7 but has now been pushed back 5 weeks to accommodate for additional development time. The delay is worldwide.
Celebrated game developer Hideo Kojima is set to appear at this year’s GDC in late March. He will be bringing a live demo of Fox Engine along with information on the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (via Joystiq).
The Metal Gear creator hasn’t spoken at GDC since 2009, back when we were all wondering whether or not MGS 4 would hit the 360.
The GDC official site says, “Game Developers Conference 2013 organizers have announced a special lecture from Konami’s Hideo Kojima, who will publicly show his division’s FOX Engine in detail for the first time, via demonstrations of the development process and workflow behind Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes.”
Eager fans have been awaiting more media on the upcoming Star Trek game for quite a while now but not much has been released. With the game releasing in just a couple months, today we get some new screens from the game showing off the U.S.S Enterprise (via GT).
Developer Digital Extremes dropped the new screens today showing both the outside exterior of the ship as well the iconic enterprise’s interior.
We last reported on the JJ Abrams based Star Trek game when the April 23, 2013 release date was announced along with the cover art and some pre-order incentives. To find out more about the complete story and immersive co-op gameplay head over to our previous coverage here. Scroll down to check out today’s new screens.
Many are expecting Sony to drop some major news including the PS4 come February 20th. Industry analyst Michael Pachter seems to think with 100% certainty that Sony will indeed unveil the PS4 on the 20th. Today we have some news from Fumito Ueda about the long awaited Sony exclusive, The Last Guardian (via AGB).
Many speculated that along with other reasons, Sony would keep many of its exclusive titles as launch games for the upcoming next generation hardware. Ueda released a statement today about The Last Guardian that would seem to indicate that this could be the case.
Virgin Gaming and EA have partnered up again for the annual EA Sports Challenge Series. It took place on February 9 and is one of the largest live gaming tournaments in the world. Gaming takes place solely on the Playstation 3 (via GI).
The tournament handed out over $1 million in prize money to players competing in FIFA Soccer 13, MADDEN 13 and NHL 13. Over 1000 spectators piled into Lagasse’s Stadium in Las Vegas to watch 640 different gamers complete.
We reported to you on the delayed release date for Rayman Legends last week. The game was pushed back several months to bring it over to the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Today we have images courtesy of Eurogamer of the game’s creator and other members of the development team in protest over the game’s delay. You can see both images in the gallery below.
Michel Ancel, the game’s creator and well respected game developer, is depicted in the image along with other devs and an image of Rayman himself which says: “Sortez nous Rayman. Soutient a Ubi Montpellier,” which translates to “Release Rayman. Support Ubisoft Montpellier.” A sad Rayman shown in the image, says “SVP” or “Please.”
Eager fans have been awaiting news on Bungie’s next big project, Destiny for a while now. Today the company released a new alternate reality game on its website which we now know is teasing a February 17, unveiling of Destiny (via Gamespot). Bungie has now confirmed that the game is indeed called Destiny and will be revealed on February 17.
The alternate reality game (ARG) was uploaded to alphalupi.bungie.net, and asks compelled users to interact with a series of shapes and objects in order to reveal hidden lines of text and mysterious images.
Time Warner has announced that a new entry in the Batman Arkham franchise will be coming this year. Unfortunatly just about nothing is known about the title at this point.
During the company’s Q4 2012 financial call, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer John K. Martin said that, “We also have a strong game release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise.”
As posted by Yahoo Finance via GT, Martin continued with, “So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013. And with a little luck, the year should be as good or maybe even a little bit better than 2012.”
Back in September 2012, the two developers traveled to the island of Lemnos on holidays. While there, the two were wrongfully imprisoned on charges of espionage for 129 days.
Ivan Buchta recently spoke with Polygon about the brutal situation saying that what happened from there, “resembles a bad movie.”
If you have been following our coverage of this story you would know that original reports put the two there on research for the game studio’s upcoming title Arma 3. Buchta says this is not true at all.
Recently we reported to you on the new IP Murdered: Soul Suspect which was rumored to have it’s domain registered on behalf of Square Enix. Today we have news about some other domains being registered for Square including a site that appears to be for the Legacy of Kain series, as discovered by Superannuation (via Forbes).
CSC Corporate Domains, a company who secures domain’s for secret projects on behalf of various corporations, registered WarForNosgoth.com indicating a new entry in the Legacy of Kain franchise to be in the works. Nosgoth is the fictional land the Legacy of Kain games are set in.
Some of the most addicting games ever are celebrating a birthday this week. Hope you got them something…
Mario Kart 64 first rolled our way on February 10, 1997. Considered by some to be the best in the still-rolling series, this game is still a crown jewel in those hardcore game collections today. Continue reading “This Week in Gaming History: Mario Kart 64 rolls, Splinter Cell hits PC, Lemmings Follow” »
Journey achieved both critical and commercial success, last year, received critical praise and multiple game of the year nods. The game also drove developers thatgamecompany into bankruptcy.
In an interview with Polygon, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen said:
“I wouldn’t say that the development of Journey was a successful example of game development. We bankrupted the company.”
The upcoming Tomb Raider reboot is releasing in just a few weeks time now and today we finally have some gameplay footage with the developers talking about actual tombs (briefly).
We also get a more in-depth look at Lara’s abilities and combat mechanics throughout the 11 minute gameplay video you can watch below (via AllGamesBeta).
In the video we see Lara make her way through a Monastery towards the edge of a Scavenger shanty town.
For those of you who have all but written off Valentine’s day as having any relative significance, Jordan Mechner’s camp announced today that his Karate Love story “Karateka” is on sale in honor of the holiday.
We previously debuted the NEW Karateka during its release in early November, and this week, the re-make of one of the action genre’s early originals is on sale for $.99 (usually $2.99) in the app store and $4.99 on Steam. Continue reading “Jordan Mechner’s Karate Love Story, KARATEKA, On Sale For Valentine’s Day” »
This morning Square Enix began an aggressive and mysterious marketing campaign for a new title called Murdered: Soul Suspect. The newly revealed game is slated for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.
Murdered: Soul Suspect is “an exciting new game from Square Enix which challenges players to solve possibly the hardest case of all.”
At this point there aren’t many details on the game. There are rumors that Crystal Dynamics is attached as developers, but data dug up by various sources are pointing towards Eidos Montreal.
The new ZombiU Wii U bundle has been announced for North America. The bundle will also ship with a copy of Nintendo Land and will be available in the U.S. and Canada on February 17 (via GI).
The bundle will run you $389.99, which Nintendo says is “a savings of $70 if all items were purchased separately.”
The bundle contains the deluxe version of the Wii U, so it comes with everything you would normally get including Nintendo Land. The bundle comes with a little more than the regular deluxe bundle which is why it’s a little more expensive.
There are many stereotypes surrounding the estimated 39 million MMO gamers in the United States (as of 2011).
- People who play MMO’s are single (not true, roughly 1 of every 3 MMO players is married or engaged).
- People who play MMO’s do so by themselves (not true, over 50% of MMO players prefer to group, opposed to 25% of gamers who play “alone” because of schedule constraints). Continue reading “Study: Women Outperform Men in MMO’s, Have Greater Chance of Survival” »
Today Ubisoft announced that it’s popular platformer Rayman Legends will be coming to both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 this September (via Joystiq).
The bad news is the Wii U version also won’t be coming until September.
Originally a “launch window” game for the Wii U set to release on February 26, Legends has now been delayed to launch along with the 360 and PS3 versions come September.