A batch of new playable characters have been announced for Project X Zone 2. The characters that were revealed via images of the Korean version include Shenmue‘s Ryu Hazuki, Capcom Fighting Evolution and Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX‘s Ingrid, and Tales of Vesperia‘s Estelle. Project X Zone 2 launches this year in Japan while those of us in the west will have to wait until next year to get our hands on the game.
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The rumour mill continues to churn and with it comes news that we could be getting an additional five characters in Super Smash Bros. Someone dug deep into the Super Smash Bros source code and found that there are five open slots that have yet to be filled. The very same person also found that there’s an additional stages coming too. There’s currently room for seven. One of these new stages is thought to be a Kirby one as there’s a number of Kirby songs included. So far we’ve got:
- Roy (rumor)
- Ryu (rumor)
Some lucky Japanese consumers have managed to secure an early copy of Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo 3DS. Some of those who acquired a copy have been streaming the game on Twitch. Because of this, the following new characters have now been confirmed.
- Dark/Black Pit
- Duck Hunt Dog
- Game and Watch
- Dr Mario
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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.