It looks as though amiibo collectors are once again going to struggle as it has been revealed that the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer amiibo cards will come in different variations. So there won’t just be one Isabelle card for example, instead there will be multiple ones which is going to make collecting more than a little bit of work. To make matters worse it seems as though the variant Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer cards will be exclusive to a Japanese magazine.
Capcom has given us a glimpse of how some of the brutal weapons work in the forthcoming Monster Hunter X for the Nintendo 3DS. The first couple of videos produced by the company showcase the Sword and the Shield along with the fast and frantic Dual Blades. Also, if you missed it, Capcom will be releasing a special edition Monster Hunter X themed New Nintendo 3DS XL console. Monster Hunter X comes out exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 28th.
Square Enix has announced that they’re planning a brand new arrangement album featuring music from the iconic Chrono Trigger and its sequel Chrono Cross. The album is being created to honour the game’s 20th anniversary. Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda is behind the album which will be on a single disc and will be released in Japan on October 14th. The title of the 20th anniversary arrangement album is Harukanarutokinokanatahe, which when translated in English means “Far Beyond the Distant Time.”
Those who have pre-ordered Rodea the Sky Soldier with Amazon are being told that their pre-orders are being pushed back to November in the United States. The game has had a long and troubled history and this wouldn’t be the first delay, however if it is true, then its quite disappointing that it has been delayed again. Amazon says that the flight based platformer has been pushed back to 16th-20th November. Rodea the Sky Soldier was meant to come out October 13th.
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One of the bigger news stories this week was the announcement by Ubisoft that they are bringing the beloved Wii U launch title ZombiU to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A number of you were wondering how the game would retain its intense atmosphere without the second screen. Thankfully, Ubisoft has explained how the new, and possibly improved, Zombi will work with traditional controllers.
“We knew from the beginning that maintaining the tension and feel of the original was one of the main challenges, as the way ZombiU was presented on Wii U cannot be reproduced,” says Hélène Henry, Zombi’s producer.
- Devs wanted to maintain a minimal HUD in order to preserve ZombiU’s sense of loneliness.
- Mini map now appears in a corner of the screen. Only appears when you need it.
- Increase of FOV to give player more spacial awareness.
- Accessing your backpack still does not pause the game. Backpack interface appears in the middle of the screen while player can still see to the left and right to watch for zombies.
- Multiplayer mode from Wii U removed as it simply couldn’t be done without two screens.
- Two new melee weapons: shovel and nail bat. Shovel has longer range and can hit multiple enemies in one swing, nail bat does more damage and also can hit multiple enemies.
- Flashlight has a new high setting with a wider, farther reaching beam but it will attract even more zombies when you use it.
- Flashlight now has a battery and has to recharge (ala Half-Life)
- Game “will perform better on newer consoles” (obvious) and controls have been tweaked to be more responsive.
The charitable Sumer Games Done Quick has once again proved to be a success and has raised an incredible $1.2 million for Doctors Without Borders. The final total raised was an impressive $1,231,954.89, which is wonderful. There were 28453 donations, the largest being $21,498.00 and the average donation was $43.30. Nintendo fans may have seen the Super Metroid race which was also an enormous success and raised $359,941.62 on its own.
Oh dear! Well, as many of you expected the Dr. Mario stage leak for Super Smash Bros was an elaborate fake. The perpetrators behind the leak took to Twitter to announce their involvement in the ruse. To be honest it was rather a good fake, but it doesn’t appear as though we will be getting that Dr. Mario stage we had secretly been waiting for.