Legendary games designer Michel Ancel teased fans with new art work for the lead protagonist in Beyond Good & Evil on a Rayman Legends Twitch stream that the team did recently. Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been in development for what seems like forever. Hopefully we will catch a new glimpse of the game at E3 in June.
It looks as though the Official Spanish Nintendo Magazine has revealed that Diddy Kong will be joining the party in Mario Kart 8. The official scan was posted as a preview of this month’s magazine. Nintendo has yet to confirm Diddy Kong’s inclusion in the game.
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Ubisoft has announced that they will be holding their E3 press conference on Monday June 9th. The show will start at 11pm in the UK and 3pm in LA. The company is expected to showcase Assassin’s Creed Unity, The Division, The Crew, and hopefully something for Wii U owners. EA’s press conference is set at 1pm PST, 9pm UK time.
Travel with Aurora in the World of Lemuria, where amazing adventures await. Discover fairytale landscapes in a magical world. Following Aurora in her quest to save the kingdom of Lemuria by bringing back the three sources of Light. Child of Light is due for release on a number of platforms including Wii U on April 30th.
Five great Nintendo 3DS games, including the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, are getting a new lower price. Together these five games have sold more than 9 million combined physical and digital units in the United States alone, and represent some of the most fun game experiences available today. The five games are must-haves for anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS system, and their new price represents an even better value for consumers.
Starting April 22, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a suggested retail price of just $29.99 each.
In order, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 represent the top three best-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time in the United States – each one has sold more than 2.15 million physical and digital units in the U.S. alone. All five of the newly discounted games star classic Nintendo characters and franchises, and their strong sales over time demonstrate the longevity of Nintendo’s games. The games make great gifts, engaging entertainment for families and other spring break travelers, or just a way to introduce kids to the fun of video games.
US retailer Target is currently selling the Nintendo 2DS with Pokemon X pre-installed for the ultra cheap price of $99.99. If you’re not after a Nintendo 2DS then it should be noted that they are also giving away $40 gift cards with any Nintendo 3DS XL purchased.
DrinkBox Studios, the creators of Mutant Blobs Attack and Gucamelee, have revealed that they are working on a new project which is titled Severed. Destructoid says that the game is a mix between Mega Man, Infinity Blade, and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. The game is a dungeon-crawler adventure that is all gesture-based. The developer says iOS and Android are a given, they are also considering PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Move, Xbox Kinect, and Project Morpheus. Severed is due for release sometime next year.
Game Informer has revealed that a Darth Maul-focussed game from Lucasarts was originally meant to come to the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the Wii. Sadly the intriguing project was canceled back in 2011 and the game never saw the light of day. You can read some of the details surrounding the Star Wars title, below.
- Being considered for Wii, 3DS, or Wii U
- Main character was Darth Maul
- Red Fly began handling prototype work in 2010 under the code name “Damage”
- Project became a multiplatform release and shifted development to the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC
- This was “due largely to Nintendo not meeting financial demands to make it a first-party project”
- Game would explore the origin story of Maul’s transformation into a Sith Lord
- The game would center on stealth and action
- George Lucas also stepped in at one point and changed the project’s direction
- Changed things to make Darth Maul and Darth Talon face off against Darth Krayt and his Sith army
- LucasArts also considered the possibility of purchasing Red Fly
- In June 2011, LucasArts ceased its communications for unspecified reasons
- They eventually sent out a letter stating that the game had been terminated
- Red Fly Studios did manage to continue on despite Darth Maul’s cancellation
- This cancellation lead to Red Fly having to lay off about 70 percent of its staffers
Tilmen from Nintendomination has kindly uploaded the first 90 minutes of the well-received Disney Magical World for the Nintendo 3DS. The game sees players embark on a 3D fantasy adventure featuring more than 60 iconic Disney characters across a main central plaza and its four surrounding worlds inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Aladdin and Winnie the Pooh. The game is available now in North America.
The removal of same-sex marriages in the Japanese version of Tomodachi Collection sparked some controversy last year, however Nintendo insists that it was only there to begin with because of a game-breaking bug. Tomodachi Collection also included a glitch that allowed users to dress their Miis in the opposite gender’s attire. As a result of this, this allowed users to incorrectly classify their sex.
“Same-sex relationships were not possible in the original software. Two developments occurred that led to some misunderstanding about this. First, as a result of a mistake in comprehension of Japanese, [westerners] misinterpreted Japanese reports and fan activity and thought same-sex relationships were possible.”
“This occurred because they saw Japanese fans posting game screenshots of male and female Mii characters, where female Mii characters were designed and clothed in such a way that they looked male.”