The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Launches Later This Month On Wii U And New 3DS

The wait for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is almost over. Nicalis has announced that the game will launch for Wii U and New Nintendo 3DS on July 23 in North America. The Binding of Isaac is a randomly-generated action RPG shooter with an emphasis on roguelike elements. It contains four chapters spanning eight levels, a slew of unlockable items, over 20 bosses and multiple endings.

Sega: “We’ll Talk More About Sonic’s 25th Anniversary Early Next Year”

With Sonic’s 20th anniversary coming up it is rather strange that Sega has neglected to mention what they have in store for fans. Many are hoping that we will finally get a next generation Sonic title on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, as those two consoles have yet to have their own Sonic game. The only Sonic titles in sight are Sonic Runners, which is out now on iOS and Android, and Sonic Boom Fire & Ice, which is coming out sometime in the winter for Nintendo 3DS. Aaron Webber, Sonic the Hedgehog PR & Social Media Manager, has said that they definitely have something in store for fans to celebrate Sonic’s 25th anniversary and says that they should have something to share early next year.

Horii: Dragon Quest 11 Will Be A Tradional Dragon Quest Game For Consoles

Yuji Horii, the creator of the Dragon Quest series, has reconfirmed that the next mainline Dragon Quest title will be for home consoles and will be an offline game. This should reassure many, as the last main Dragon Quest Game was X for the Wii U and PC which was an online adventure. Dragon Quest 11 will be a traditional Dragon Quest game that we are all used too. Which consoles it will be for remain a mystery but the PlayStation 4 is a given, perhaps it will grace the NX which is expected to launch later next year.

  • (On the series’s 30th anniversary, and DQ11) “I don’t have much to tell now, but we’re making many preparations. One thing is for certain, Dragon Quest 11 will be an offline game”
  • (About action combat like Dragon Quest Heroes) “No, Dragon Quest 11 will return to the roots of Dragon Quest. Another action RPG would be like Heroes, and we want to distinguish between the two.”
  • (On the possibility of a large-scale remake a la FF7 of older titles such as DQ3) “There are no plans at the moment, but there’s possibilities in the future.”
  • (On Dragon Quest for smartphones) “I think games should be designed for the platforms they’re on. Dragon Quest 11 is designed for home consoles.”
  • (On virtual reality) “I had the chance to experience Morpheus, and if I get the opportunity, I’d like to make something with that sort of technology.”

Watch The SteamWorld Heist Off-Screen Gameplay With Commentary

SteamWorld Heist is many people’s most anticipated indies — coming from the prestigious indie creators, Image & Form, SteamWorld Heist is a more strategic affair build in the same universe of SteamWorld Dig. Check out the off-screen gameplay video (below) with commentary from Nintendo World Report. SteamWorld Heist is set to release on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (along with other platforms) in 2015:

Project CARS Studio Head “Really Dislikes Nintendo Users”

Project CARS gets more heat that most third-party developers from Nintendo fans. Developer Slightly Mad Studios is not blameless in the matter — they initially promised a Wii U version of the game in their crowdfunding campaign and made numerous statements regarding the “fine” progress on the Nintendo version. Then, out of the blue, they put the Wii U version of Project CARS on an indefinite hiatus, pointing to serious optimization issues.

With this in mind, many Wii U owners and backers have flocked to the Project CARS forums asking for answers. While most responses have been civil from the developers, Slightly Mad’s Head of Studio, Ian Bell, had enough with one particular Wii U rant and went on to say “we really dislike Nintendo users.” Check out the entire conversation below.

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Project CARS has been released for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC — Slightly Mad is hoping to bring over the game and series to Nintendo NX.

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 24K And Wii U Sells 14K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. There’s a couple of new entries in the charts this week including A Story of Seasons Fairytale for the Nintendo 3DS and also Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition for the PlayStation 4. Interestingly Splatoon has held on at number three and has proved to be a surprise hit for Nintendo who will no doubt be pleased with its success. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan,

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 66,416 (224,008)
  2. [3DS] Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous, 06/18/15) – 46,491 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 43,653 (310,582)
  4. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom, 06/18/15) – 35,872 (New)
  5. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 16,443 (91,102)
  6. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 9,703 (209,693)
  7. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 8,660 (1,037,923)
  8. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft, 05/21/15) – 6,150 (117,985)
  9. [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Evolution (Falcom, 06/11/15) – 4,666 (25,150)
  10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 4,332 (2,643,436)
  11. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 3,983 (155,177)
  12. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 3,848 (266,975)
  13. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus (Spike Chunsoft, 06/04/15) – 3,553 (25,848)
  14. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 3,460 (2,246,991)
  15. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 2,621 (3,985,433)
  16. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (Sega, 05/28/15) – 2,533 (54,017)
  17. [Wii U] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nintendo, 12/06/14) – 2,522 (646,705)
  18. [PS4] Alien: Isolation (Sega, 06/11/15) – 2,060 (8,287)
  19. [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami the Best) (Konami, 06/11/15) – 1,882 (3,980)
  20. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 1,826 (2,616,984)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 17,642 (19,620)
  2. Wii U – 14,616 (16,413)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 13,850 (10,822)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 11,748 (10,797)
  5. New 3DS – 4,506 (4,329)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,819 (2,633)
  7. 3DS – 1,126 (943)
  8. 3DS LL – 790 (880)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 540 (566)
  10. Xbox One – 201 (100)

UK Charts: Splatoon Hangs On At Number 9

Splatoon has been doing fairly well in the UK charts and has managed to retain its position at number nine amidst plenty of titles that are available on a number of platforms. While the game hasn’t set the UK charts on fire, it’s encouraging to see a game for the Wii U keep its position in the top ten. There weren’t any new entries this week, but on Friday we shall see the release of Yoshi’s Woolly World.

01 (01) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
02 (03) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (02) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
04 (04) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
05 (05) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
06 (07) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (06) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
08 (08) XBO THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
09 (09) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
10 (10) PS4 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION (505 GAMES)
11 (12) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
12 (11) XBO PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION (505 GAMES)
13 (16) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
14 (14) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
15 (13) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
16 (17) PS4 PROJECT CARS (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
17 (18) 3DS LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
18 (15) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (20) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
20 (19) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)