Sean and Giancarlo from Precursor Games have posted a walkthrough of the Shadow of the Eternals demo. The video also breaks down the technical aspects of the impressive CryEngine 3. Shadow of the Eternals is part of a Kickstarter campaign which is seeking $1.5 million to create a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness under the title Shadow of the Eternals, to be released for Wii U and PC.
Respected tech analysis site Digital Foundry has recently compared performance comparisons between Resident Evil Revelations HD. The publication says that the Wii U version of the game is noticeably less refined than the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 versions of the game. Digital Foundry says that the Wii U version of Resident Evil Revelations contains some small but frequent fluctuations in smoothness adding some noticeable stutter to the overall experience. The site says it is particularly impressive to see just how well the Nintendo 3DS version of Resident Evil: Revelations holds up in comparison to the HD console builds. Here’s the closing snippet from the article.
Overall, Resident Evil: Revelations comes highly recommended for fans of the series wanting a more traditional take on the franchise. The 360 and PS3 versions are worth equal consideration, while the PC game, despite a few hiccups, provides the most fluid and responsive experience available due to running at much higher frame-rates and without needing powerful hardware to do so. Revelations is still well worth buying on the Wii U if you don’t own the other current-gen consoles – it’s still the same excellent game. But the more erratic performance means and less precise controls mean that it isn’t quite as fun to play.
The fifth game in the Scribblenauts series, titled Scribblenauts Unmasked – A DC Comics Adventure, is coming this fall to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and PC. The game stars the series’ main character, Maxwell, and features a slew of DC Comics characters. On the Wii U and PC versions of the game, players can create their own Super Hero or Super Villain using items from the DC Universe, and then share those creations with other players via the Internet. You can read more details of the game on GameStop’s website or below:
- Vast DC Comics Universe – Summon thousands of DC Comics characters and objects – all drawn in the unique Scribblenauts art style!
- Extensive Replayability – Dynamically created puzzles called Heroic Feats increase the game’s replayability by continuously generating original scenarios requiring different solutions with each visit.
- Super Hero Creator – On Wii U and PC, players can create their own Super Hero or Super Villain using any item from the DC Universe and then setting properties for how it behaves, changing its appearance and powers. Players can then share their creations with the community and download others.
- Deep DC Comics Object Database – Players wanting help can reference The Batcomputer, an in-game encyclopedia that lists the names and descriptions of objects from the DC Comics Universe.
- Sidekick Mode – Friends and family can drop in using a Wii Remote and take control of any object in game.
The wife of Monolith Soft Director Tetsuya Takahashi, Kaori Tanaka, also known by her pen name, Soraya Saga, has retweeted a tweet sent out by Nintendo that reminds fans that this year’s pre-E3 Nintendo Direct will air on Tuesday, June 11th. Based on her retweet, people are assuming that Monolith Soft’s first Wii U game, code-named “X,” will be featured on the pre-E3 broadcast. According to Nintendomination’s Tilmen, Saga retweeted Nintendo’s reminder of the January Wii U-focused Nintendo Direct, in which the first footage of “X” was revealed.
Nintendo has released a TV commercial for Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The commercial, which you can watch above, highlights the fact that players of the game are the mayors of their towns. And as mayors, players decide how their towns grow. As you progress through the game, you’ll soon be able to customise furniture and both the interior and exterior of your home. Animal Crossing: New Leaf will be released at both retail and the Nintendo eShop on June 9th in North America, June 14th in Europe, and June 15th in Australia.
From the musician who brought you the Super Metroid Symphony comes a brand new release, and it’s entirely dedicated to Banjo-Kazooie. The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra proudly delivers 72 minutes of gorgeous sound in his new album entitled The Banjo-Kazooie Symphony.
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.
Nintendo has revealed a new advertisement for 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.