Game Trailers has quizzed its fan base to find out which titles they’re most looking forward to this year. As you already know there’s a ton of big budget games on the horizon from Bloodborne to The Legend of Zelda on Wii U. So here’s the games that the Game Trailers community are looking forward to playing the most.
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2. The Legend of Zelda Wii U
3. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
4. Uncharted 4
6. Batman: Arkham Knight
7. Final Fantasy XV
8. No Man’s Sky
9. Persona 5
10. Xenoblade Chronicles X
Nintendo really has been pushing digital sales this generation and it shows as the company is apparently edging towards $250 million in annual revenue from digital sales alone. If charts and statistics are your kinda thing then be sure to check out the sales data charts over at Gamasutra. It’s only recently that Nintendo has been pushing digital sales hard and it really seems to have paid off.
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Someone was bound to do it and it seems as though it’s IGN that has produced the first side by side comparison video of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Vs the original Nintendo 64 version. It should be noted that the Nintendo 64 footage is running from the Wii Virtual Console, but it shouldn’t make too much of a difference. Thankfully we haven’t got long now until the game’s release.
You may have seen a surprise announcement yesterday relating to Sega’s iconic Wonder Boy series. The news was announced by FDG Entertainment who have stated that they’re working with The Game Atelier to create Monster Boy And The Wizard Of Booze for a number of platforms. The game will be produced by Ryuichi Nishizawa who is renowned for his work with the original Wonder Boy. The Kickstarter page for the game says Monster Boy will be coming to the PlayStation 4, PC and other formats. Hopefully these undisclosed formats include Wii U. Guess we will have to see how successful the Kickstarter is.
- The game has a new name: Monster Boy
- Monster Boy will be an all-new adventure and as we closely work together with Ryuichi Nishizawa (creator of the original Monster World) it can be considered as an official part of the series. Since the trademark is owned by SEGA we had to pick a different name
- No more hamsters but a new hero with a story matching with the Monster World universe
- Tons of new hand-drawn graphics and an improved art style
- Two new transformations replacing the bear and the hamster
- While the game still has a huge open-world, some of the environments have changed for fitting more with the Monster World universeAs a Flying Hamster II backer you’ll still get your free copy of Monster World when it will be released (please refer to KS Update #12 for more information)
- Michiru Yamane is still supporting this project and currently works on several amazing tracks
- The gameplay remains exactly like what we initially planned
- Our hard-working team, more dedicated to this project than ever!
We found out about Luigi’s Mansion Arcade last year, but we’ve yet to hear much about the title. As you might expect, the game is based on Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon, but with a nice twist. The arcade game comes with what they’re calling ‘Obacurm‘ vacuum controllers. These unique accessories produce what could be described as a vacuum cleaner feel when you suck up those pesky ghosts and shiny coins. Luigi’s Mansion Arcade will be showcased by Sega Japan and Capcom at this year’s JAEPO Expo. Let’s just hope it comes to the west.
A number of you have contacted me to say that the Super Mario Collection Amiibo figures have been removed from Amazon. They were previously available with a quick search, but they sold out extremely quickly. I’m not sure why Amazon has removed the listing, but let’s hope they get put back up soon.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D is coming out soon, but fans can already see 13 minutes of new footage – not available elsewhere – in The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. The concert series kicked off last week and will be coming to cities around the world.
It includes a special portion devoted to Majora’s Mask, complete with new visual elements from the remastered game and an expanded selection of music — both curated and selected personally by the creative team at Nintendo. Jason Michael Paul Productions has been working closely with Eiji Aonuma, director of Majora’s Mask 3D, to add updated visuals, and the music has been selected and prepared for a symphony with help from the original composer of the game’s score, Koji Kondo.