A brand new stage for Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric on Wii U was showcased at this weekend’s San Diego Comic Con event. As you can see from the video posted above it’s an ultra fast stage showing Sonic and his famous companions jumping, running and swinging their way through the stage. Sonic’s latest adventure is due out this November.
Disney and Marvel have released a brand new trailer for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes which will be coming to the Wii U this fall. The company says soon you’ll be able to play as some of Marvel’s most formidable foes: Loki from The Avengers, Green Goblin from Spider-Man and Ronan from The Guardians of the Galaxy play sets in Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). Characters are playable in their respective play sets and the Toy Box 2.0.
Those of you hoping to play some Mario Kart 8 online on Tuesday 29th of July should be warned that the game will be affected by Nintendo Network maintenance. Mario Kart 8 could well be temperamental online from 1am til 2am BST. It’s only one hour, but if you’re thinking of playing online multiplayer during this time and it’s unstable then you’ll certainly know why.
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The Pokémon Company International has launched its official 2014 Pokémon World Championships website (Pokemon.com/Worlds) for fans to keep up with all the action from the event. Taking place August 16-17 in Washington, DC, the event will be streamed live on the official site via the Twitch.tv/Pokémon Live Player, featuring a full day of select Pokémon TCG and video game matches on Saturday, August 16 and all three divisions, six matches total, of the final Pokémon TCG and video game matches on Sunday, August 17. A full event schedule is below. Pokémon TCG and video game players from more than 30 countries will be battling for scholarships, prizes, and the title of Pokémon World Champion.
2014 Pokémon World Championships Live Stream Schedule
Saturday, August 16
- 9:00 a.m. EST – Opening Ceremony
- 9:30 a.m. EST – 5:00 p.m. EST – Pokémon Video Game Streaming
- 5:00 p.m. EST – 9:00 p.m. EST – Pokémon TCG Streaming
Sunday, August 17
- 9:00 a.m. EST – TCG Masters top 4
- 10:00 a.m. EST – 3:00 p.m. EST – Pokémon TCG Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
- 3:00 p.m. EST – 6:00 p.m. EST – Pokémon Video Game Finals (Junior, Senior, and Masters Divisions)
- 6:00 p.m. EST – Closing Ceremony
Nintendo has announced that it will have a variety of Pokemon themed events at this year’s Gamescom. Junichi Masuda will be at the event to give fans a special message regarding the Pokemon franchise. Last time Masuda gave a special message was at the Japan Expo where he revealed Honedge for Pokemon X & Y. Shigeki Morimoto will also be there to sign autographs. Eight players will be able to challenge him at 12PM and 3PM on August 14th. Nintendo will also be distributing a special Vivillion at Gamescom.
This week’s UK charts are in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. Tomodachi Life and Mario Kart 8 continue to perform well. Tomodachi Life climbed this week to number three after being at number five the previous week. However, Mario Kart slipped a little to number six. Here’s the best-selling games in the United Kingdom this week.
01 (01) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
02 (02) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (05) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)
04 (04) PS4 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
05 (06) XBO TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (03) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
07 (16) 360 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (10) 360 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (09) 360 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
10 (07) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
11 (25) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
12 (12) 360 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (22) PS3 WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
14 (40) 360 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
15 (23) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
16 (14) NDS POKEMON BLACK VERSION (NINTENDO)
17 (18) 360 TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
18 (15) PS4 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (11) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
20 (27) PS3 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (08) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
22 (21) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
23 (13) PS4 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
24 (26) XBO FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (19) NDS POKEMON WHITE VERSION (NINTENDO)
26 (20) PS4 EA SPORTS UFC (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (28) PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (39) PS4 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (__) PS3 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
30 (17) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 (SEGA)
31 (36) 3DS POKEMON X (NINTENDO)
32 (29) XBO SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
33 (__) 3DS POKEMON Y (NINTENDO)
34 (__) 360 SKATE 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (38) 360 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
36 (31) XBO WATCH DOGS (UBISOFT)
37 (__) 3DS ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF (NINTENDO)
38 (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (37) 360 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
40 (32) PS3 SNIPER ELITE 3 (505 GAMES)
Square Enix has announced on the official Japanese Bravely Default Twitter account that the well-received JRPG has sold one million copies worldwide. Bravely Default sold 400k in Japan, and 600k in the west. It’s clearly good news for Square Enix and bodes well for the future of the franchise.
Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has announced today via Miiverse that Takamaru from the Mysterious Murasame Castle will be an assist trophy in the forthcoming Super Smash Bros game. Sakurai says Takamaru will have a devastating Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack.
Pic of the day. I, Takamaru, have waited many years to appear in Super Smash Bros.! Link, Samus, Pit, and I debuted in the same year! Multidirectional Pinwheel Knife Rook Attack!! (FYI, I’m an Assist Trophy.)
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Capcom has shared the official box-art for the eagerly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS. We’ve still got a while to wait for the game to come to Europe and the United States, but it’s still coming sometime early next year.
FUNimation has announced that it will be releasing Bayonetta: Bloody Fate in the United States this October on Blu-Ray. The anime film based on the acclaimed Bayonetta franchise follows the events and characters of the action packed games. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate launched in Japan back in November.
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