Banjo-Kazooie. The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra proudly delivers 72 minutes of gorgeous sound in his new album entitled The Banjo-Kazooie Symphony.
From the musician who brought you the Super Metroid Symphony comes a brand new release, and it’s entirely dedicated to
By working with Grant Kirkhope – the original composer for the Banjo-Kazooie soundtrack – Blake Harrison’s album features 30 tracks which remains ever-faithful to the source material and promises to deliver over an hour of ‘nostalgic adventure’. In support of the release, Banjo-Kazooie composer Kirkhope said:
“It never ceases to amaze me how many people still listen to the music from the Banjo games after all these years, it really is very humbling. I have to say that I’m really honoured that Blake has taken the time and effort to take those old rough sounding tunes and turn them into something that I think is fantastic… I hope you’ll all agree.”
For more information on the album you can check out the Facebook page and website, but if you simply want to get a feel for the music, you can watch the video posted above. The Banjo-Kazooie Symphony will be released on May 31 and is available for $10 on iTunes and Loudr.
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, and it’s certainly taken a number of gamers by surprise. Click to see the video above and watch Donkey Kong scare unsuspecting gamers while they roll barrels, dazzle enemies and hop over precarious platforms at a taster session. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is released today on the Nintendo 3DS – it’s the perfect excuse to start monkeying around.
Nintendo has revealed a new advertisement for
Another one bites the dust for the Wii U, or so it appears. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed to GameSpot that open-world game Dying Light will not be coming to Nintendo’s console after it was announced for both current and next generation consoles. The news comes promptly after EA’s Need For Speed: Rivals shirked the Wii U in favour of next-gen consoles yesterday, delivering a blow to fans of the franchise.
The open-world survival horror game is in development by Techland, who brought such titles as Dead Island: Riptide and Call of Juarez to both Microsoft and Sony platforms. But even with the likes of ZombiU and Resident Evil titles seeing success on the Wii U, Dying Light will certainly not be seeing the light of day on the Nintendo console. The title will launch in 2014 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has posted the first forty-five minutes of the fantastic 2D platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. The 3D enabled port of the well received Wii Game is due for release today in Europe and North America. You can read our review of Donkey Kong’s latest platforming adventure, right here.
Want to get your name and profile featured in the upcoming Watch Dogs game? Well, Ubisoft are running a competition to allow just that, but you’ll need to be 18 years old and over and have access to a Facebook and Uplay account to get involved.
If you’re a budding fan, you’ll want to enter your details here. Just jot down your name, date of birth, occupation, and three facts about yourself – they can be as cool, off the wall or as creative as you like. From there, Ubisoft will choose 30 competition entries at random to be included as a pedestrian in the game. But you’ll have to wait until November 19, when the game is released for current and next-gen platforms, to find out if you’ve been one of the lucky winners.
Shin Megami Tensei IV in North America, then you’ll be happy to see Atlus has published a brand new trailer. Featuring snazzy new English voices, brief gameplay on the Nintendo 3DS, and a quick look into the demon fusion app and navigational AI, Shin Megami Tensei IV is shaping up to become a sizzling release. Though a European date is yet to be specified, North Americans can catch all the action from July 16.
If you’re looking forward to the summer arrival of the highly anticipated
The first details of Renegade Kid’s latest game Treasurenauts has finally arrived, and it’s coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Created by Mutant Mudds developer Renegade Kid, Treasurenauts is a title featuring a varied band of heroes, adventurers and misfits, where your health is tied to what in-game wealth you own.
So far, Renegade Kid has been scarce about the details, but co-founder Jools Watsham told Nintendo Force Magazine in an exclusive interview a few of the details. Treasurenauts will settle in 16-bit form with a 2D art style similar to Mutant Mudds, where the world map acts as a treasure map, paying homage to Super Mario World. It will also support local multiplayer and download play, and will have multiple endings depending on how much treasure you own. The title is aiming for a Q4 release, and below you can see the round-up of the extra details.
- At least 8 unique characters, of which some need to be unlocked.
- Two tiers to the character selection process; Tier 1: only cosmetic; no effect on gameplay, and tier 2: weapon type; choose from sword, firearm, and bomb.
- Weapons have different strengths and weaknesses over other weapons
- Sometimes you may not be able to advance past the first screen of the new level since a pathway is out of your reach or is blocked by an obstacle that can’t be tackled at that time.
- New ability power-ups or a second teammate may come into play in these situations, for example: stand on a friends’ head to reach a high platform.
- Each player can be equipped with a different weapon type.
- Some areas have dual pressure pads that must be triggered together, leading to a special door with a lot of treasure, a completely separate secret pathway, etc.
- Don’t have to stay together with your friend in the level, plus can send a special voodoo summon to your teammate, allowing them to warp to you instantly.
- Bosses included – defeat them to earn power-up abilities such as the Double Jump ability.
- If hit by an enemy, some of your treasure will be lost.