Here’s The Game Trailers Community’s Most Wanted Games Of This Year

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
5. Bloodborne
6. Batman: Arkham Knight
7. Final Fantasy XV
8. No Man’s Sky
9. Persona 5
10. Xenoblade Chronicles X

Kickstarter Wonder Boy Spiritual Successor Monster Boy Could Come To Wii U

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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!

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Sega Is Cutting 300 jobs And Is Preparing For A Digital, Non-Console Future

Sad news today as Sega has announced that it’s cutting 300 jobs and is restructuring its business model. The company says that it’s focussing its efforts on the popular mobile space and online PC games. Sega has also said that it’s cutting down on physical releases and will instead be concentrating on downloadable content. The company will also focus on their Sonic and merchandising businesses. The move comes about due to the inevitable sales failure of Sonic Boom on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

LEGO Jurassic World Coming In June And LEGO Marvel’s Avengers In Autumn For Both Wii U And Nintendo 3DS

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group, today announced their 2015 slate of LEGO videogames including LEGO Jurassic World, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, plus new handheld and mobile titles.

“The LEGO videogame franchise remains a cornerstone of our business, consistently delivering fun, engaging gameplay and remarkable humour both kids and adults love,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We look forward to expanding the successful series with this very exciting line-up of new LEGO experiences for players of all ages to enjoy on console, handheld and mobile gaming devices.”

“This year will be the biggest yet for LEGO videogames with these incredible titles and several firsts for the series,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “TT Games are crafting humorous LEGO adventures, based on new stories and characters across some of the most well-known and iconic worlds.”

The upcoming LEGO videogame titles are:

LEGO Jurassic World
Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. The game will be available in June for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system; the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system for Microsoft; PlayStation 4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems; PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system; the Wii U system from Nintendo; Nintendo 3DS hand-held system; and Windows PC.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
Avengers Assemble! Experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the blockbuster film The Avengers and the much anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron and more . Play as the most powerful super heroes in their quest to save humanity. The game will be available in Fall 2015 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system; the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system for Microsoft; PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems; PlayStationVita handheld entertainment system; the Wii U system from Nintendo; Nintendo 3DS hand-held system; and Windows PC.

LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
The popular LEGO Ninjago franchise gets its most expansive adventure to date in LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin. The latest LEGO handheld game delivers an untold story of the LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu TV show. Using their Spinjitzu abilities, players can unleash their Ninja’s elemental power to smash their way through enemies and solve puzzles. Developed by TT Fusion, a subsidiary of TT Games, the game comes to the Nintendo 3DS handheld system and the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system on 27th March, 2015.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 34K And Wii U Sells 7K

We’ve finally got this week’s sales data from Japan courtesy of Media Create. It’s PlayStation 3 JRPG Tales of Zestiria that has taken the top spot this week, which was kinda to be expected.The game sold 340,891 copies. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for Wii U made its début at number three, but only sold 32,137. As expected it was the Nintendo 3DS which was the best-selling format shifting 34K while the Wii U sold 7K units. Here’s the best-selling software this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS3] Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco, 01/22/15) – 340,891 (New)
  2. [3DS] The Legend of Legacy (FuRyu, 01/22/15) – 53,974 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Nintendo, 01/22/15) – 32,137 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 31,876 (2,404,246)
  5. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 17,035 (2,474,246)
  6. [PSV] Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Gust, 01/22/15) – 15,778 (New)
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) – 12,318 (2,440,373)
  8. [PSV] The Stranger of Sword City: Black Palace (Experience, 01/22/15) – 11,559 (New)
  9. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 10,475 (2,122,433)
  10. [3DS] Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood (Spike Chunsoft, 01/15/15) – 8,794 (33,068)
  11. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 8,728 (569,714)
  12. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 5,979 (3,088,387)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 5,386 (901,365)
  14. [3DS] Final Fantasy Explorers (Square Enix, 12/18/14) – 5,178 (249,497)
  15. [3DS] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game (Warner Bros., 01/22/15) – 5,052 (New)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,006 (3,904,259)
  17. [PSV] Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco, 12/18/14) – 4,397 (122,296)
  18. [Wii U] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: The Game (Warner Bros., 01/22/15) – 4,207 (New)
  19. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games, 12/11/14) – 4,133 (116,633)
  20. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Budget Version (Rockstar Games, 06/26/14) – 3,831 (154,713)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 20,065 (25,299)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 14,991 (16,823)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,793 (15,480)
  4. PlayStation 3 – 8,600 (7,036)
  5. New 3DS – 8,028 (9,916)
  6. Wii U – 7,088 (8,894)
  7. 3DS LL – 3,882 (4,776)
  8. 3DS – 3,287 (4,238)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 589 (682)
  10. Xbox One – 259 (300)

UK Charts: Super Smash Bros Clings On As Highest Charting Wii U Game

This week’s UK individual charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track and sales tracker UKIE. Grand Theft Auto V remains the best-selling game in the region as it refuses to move from its string of consecutive weeks at number one. Swinging – or dancing – in roundabouts as the top Wii title is Just Dance 2015 further down the chart at 24, while Super Smash Bros for Wii U slips down just one place from last week’s 27 to 28. And Mario Kart 8 brings up the rear at 37 after its top 20 position the previous week.

In 3DS territory, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are the best of friends once again and stick together at the bottom of the chart at 38 and 39, respectively. For a full rundown of the individual top 40, just check out the list below. You can also view the all-formats chart, here.

1. (01) [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
2. (03) [XBO] Grand Theft Auto V
3. (02) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
4. (04) [PS4] FIFA 15
5. (NE) [PS4] Saints Row IV Re-Elected/Gat Out Of Hell
6. (05) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
7. (RE) [360] Call of Duty: Ghosts
8. (NE) [XBO] Saints Row IV Re-Elected/Gat Out Of Hell
9. (07) [XBO] FIFA 15
10. (08) [360] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
11. (RE) [PS3] Call of Duty: Ghosts
12. (06) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
13. (09) [360] FIFA 15
14. (13) [PS4] Far Cry 4
15. (10) [PS4] The Crew
16. (16) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
17. (22) [PC] Football Manager 2015
18. (15) [XBO] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
19. (12) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
20. (17) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
21. (18) [XBO] Far Cry 4
22. (21) [PS4] Destiny
23. (NE) [PS4] Rugby 15
24. (19) [WII] Just Dance 2015
25. (NE) [360] Rugby 15
26. (33) [360] Terraria
27. (24) [360] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
28. (27) [WIIU] Super Smash Bros
29. (14) [PS4] DriveClub
30. (31) [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition
31. (RE) [PC] The Sims 4
32. (40) [360] Grand Theft Auto V
33. (RE) [XBO] Destiny
34. (26) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
35. (23) [XBO] The Crew
36. (28) [XBO] Halo: The Master Chief Collection
37. (20) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
38. (38) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby
39. (32) [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
40. (36) [PS4] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

 

Zelda Wii U Is Game Trailers Most Wanted Game Of The Year

Game Trailers love to produce various lists and this time they’re revealing which games they’re looking forward to the most this year. There’s some really big titles coming out this year, so it’s nice to see The Legend of Zelda Wii U take the top spot. Here’s their own personal choices for the most wanted game of 2015.

1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Bloodborne
3. The Witcher 3
4. Persona 5
5. Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain
6. Batman: Arkham Knight
7. Overwatch
8. No Man’s Sky
9. Xenoblade Chronicles X
10. Uncharted 4