If you are looking to grab a deal at the end of the weekend then look no further than Toys R Us. The US retailer is currently running a special buy one get 40% off promotion on amiibo. There’s also a similar promotion running for Skylanders, if that’s your thing. Be sure to head on over to Toys R Us and check out the deals.
Some new details have emerged about Ubisoft’s cancelled ZombiU 2 for the Wii U. The canned game was in development for a short period in 2013 but it never left pre-production. It’s probable that poor sales of ZombiU and the small Wii U user base at the time contributed to its cancellation. Here’s some of the details.
- ZombiU 2 was in development for a short period back in early 2013
- Roughly 5-10 staffers worked on the project
- The game never left pre-production
- It didn’t take long for the game to be cancelled
- Explore a “run-down, zombie apocalypse setting”
- Would have featured co-op
- One player would control the GamePad, while the other would use the Pro Controller
- Players would get split up via multiple routes at points during the campaign
- This co-op would be local only
- More melee weapons were another desire of the team
Prima is bringing out an official Splatoon strategy guide for Nintendo’s colourful third person shooter. What we all want to know is what it contains. Thankfully a recent Amazon listing has revealed its contents and what it can help you with. The official strategy guide is currently available to pre-order on Amazon and is dated to be released on May 31st.
Save The Electric Catfish— fully detailed single player walkthrough will help you solve each puzzle, splatter every octopi, and beat each boss.
Claim Your Turf— multiplayer strategies from Splatoon experts will give you the edge in online battles by showing you the best ways to cover arenas with ink.
Style and Firepower— complete details on how to unlock all special perks for weapons, headgear, clothes, and shoes.
Prepare to Ink— learn the best strategies for weapons such as the ink roller, ink bombs, Splattershot, and more.
Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide— Includes a code to access the mobile-friendly eGuide, a digital version of the full strategy guide optimized for a second screen experience.
In a more than welcome move the European Commission has said that it wants to remove regional limits on digital goods. The new strategy is titled the Digital Single Market and in essence it would allow you to watch US Netflix from the United Kingdom. It would also hopefully eventually remove region locking from consoles which has been a sore point for many gamers who want to play games from other regions, but are unable too.
Think regional locks on movie streaming and other digital goods are silly? So does the European Commission. It’s outlining a new strategy (the Digital Single Market) that would prevent companies from geo-blocking online services when it’s not truly necessary. This kind of arbitrary limit “cannot exist” in a single European Union-wide digital marketplace, officials argue.
It’s not clear what rules will be involved (you’ll likely hear more about that when the full strategy is due in May), but the implication is that you wouldn’t be forced to download or stream from a country-specific service. If you wanted to watch French Netflix from Germany, for example, you could.
Some interesting video game statistics have come out of Germany in 2014. 9% of console games were sold digitally while a whopping 58% of PC games were sold digitally last year. That’s €2668M in revenue for what appears to be a healthy market. Germany is the second biggest video game market after the United Kingdom in Europe. If you’re interested you can view some graphs, right here.
A recent report by the BBC says that head teachers in Cheshire in the United Kingdom will report parents to the authorities if they find out that their children have been playing 18+ games like Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty. Schools have sent out letters warning parents of the risk of them allowing their children to play unsuitable video games.
“We are trying to help parents to keep their children as safe as possible in this digital era.
“It is so easy for children to end up in the wrong place and parents find it helpful to have some very clear guidelines.”
We all know that The Legend of Zelda Wii U has been delayed until sometime next year, so what other games are Wii U owners looking forward to this year? Well, it turns out that Monolith’s Xenoblade Chronicles X is the top of Game Informer readers lists and rightly so as the original Xenoblade Chronicles was one of the best JRPG’s of recent years. Xenoblade Chronicles X is followed by Star Fox Wii U and Splatoon. You can see the results in the pie chart above.