VG247 Italy has snapped a shot of the character select screen in the upcoming Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. The screen taken shows that there are thirty playable characters to choose from. We heard from the Official Nintendo Magazine in Spain that Diddy Kong will be a playable character, but he’s absent in the default playable characters roster. No doubt he will make a welcomed appearance though.
Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has listed all the playable characters in the forthcoming Mario Golf: World Tour. The list includes the default characters you can play with, as well as the unlockable characters found throughout the game.
- Donkey Kong
- Diddy Kong
- Bowser Jr.
Are you ready for this summer’s arrival of Pikmin 3 on the Wii U? Well, this time you’ll meet up with three brand new characters. Instead of the main character Captain Olimar, Pikmin 3 gives you Alph, Brittany and a new captain named Charlie. The travellers have been sent out on a mission to gather food for their planet which is currently facing a doomsday crisis. But due to an accident while travelling in their spaceship, the three explorers crash land into the world of Pikmin. With the help of the little creatures, they bring fruit to their spaceship in order to utilise the seeds back on their home planet. Will you be helping their mission this summer?
Nintendo has released the fourth LEGO City Undercover webisode, in which characters from the upcoming Wii U sandbox-style game are introduced. In the latest episode, Ellie Phillips is introduced as being main character Chase McCain’s co-worker. Throughout the game, Ellie’s task is to help Chase navigate around Lego City. LEGO City Undercover launches in North America on March 18th, and in Europe and Australia on the 28th of the same month.
Nathan Shields, an illustrator, math teacher and pancake artist, made Nintendo-themed pancakes. Shields yesterday posted the photo above onto his blog. The photo is of six Nintendo characters – Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Yoshi and Fox – in their pancake forms. To view more of Shields’ pancake art, head on over to his blog at Saipancakes.
The Official Nintendo Magazine has listed 12 characters that should be in the next Super Smash Bros. title for Wii U. Among the 12 are Professor Layton, Pac-Man, Little Mac, Sukapon, King K. Rool, Travis Touchdown, Jack Cayman, Mr. Driller, Geno, Mega Man, Waluigi and Bowser Jr. Based on the characters listed by the video game magazine, which ones should replace existing characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl‘s roster?
Ubisoft has revealed all 20 playable characters in the upcoming fighting game for Wii U and Kinect for the Xbox 360. Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth features popular Marvel characters, from Black Widow, to Spider Man, to Wolverine, but some fan-favorites, including Deadpool, are not included.
- Black Widow
- Captain America
- Doctor Doom
- Dr. Strange
- Human Torch
- Iron Man
- Queen Veranke
- Scarlet Witch
- Spider Man
- Super Skrull
- The Hulk
At a recent developers conference in Japan, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai delivered a keynote address that was mainly a compilation of his history in the video game industry. During his speech, Sakurai mentioned the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games by saying “It’s fun making new skills for new characters.”
Despite his previous claim that the next games in the series probably won’t feature a host of new characters, we now know that Sakurai and team are indeed working on new characters for Nintendo’s upcoming brawlers.
Dragon Quest X for Wii launched in Japan on August 2nd and according to publisher Square Enix, if you don’t play the game online at least once during a three month period, your characters’ data may be erased. Dragon Quest X players aren’t required to subscribe to continue playing the MMO, as they can choose to play during the “kid’s time” period, but still need to make sure that they connect to the game’s online servers every now and then.