Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded around thirty minutes worth of footage from the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World. The footage was captured at this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne. Sonic’s latest adventure will be rushing onto Nintendo 3DS and Wii U on October 18th in Europe and October 22nd in North America.
New information has emerged from this year’s Gamescom event regarding the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. Interestingly, you can now play through Wind Waker HD in a first person perspective and you will have full movement while playing in this mode. Here’s some of the new information that has come from Gamescom.
- Triforce quest – the five Triforce pieces can now be grabbed directly
- Only the remaining three require translated charts instead of eight
- Hero Mode available from the start
- Picto Box has been upgraded
- Upgraded camera could still be used to snap photos of unsuspecting villagers or enemies
- Pictures can go up on Miiverse
- Link can also take funny self-photographs
- Switch between happy, sad, and surprised emotions
- Get the Swift Sail at the auction house after completion of the first dungeon
- No alert via an in-game prompt to signal the special sails availability
- No longer possible to accidentally skip Tingle’s island, as the developers have inserted an introduction to the quirky character into the main quest
- Enhanced first-person camera
- Can now have full movement in that perspective
- Can travel through hallways and shoot arrows like you’re in a FPS
Check out the new Gamescom Stealth Trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag, releasing October 29th on Wii U. The latest trailer see’s you follow Captain Edward Kenway as he silently stalks his enemies across cities, rooftops, and jungles. Stealth is back with a renewed focus in Assassin’s Creed 4 featuring all-new gameplay mechanics, features and weapons such as the Blowpipe.
Satoru Shibata, President of Nintendo of Europe, provides viewers with a tour of Nintendo’s booth at Gamescom, happening in Germany. The video shows brief previews for new 3DS games like A Link Between Worlds and the new Professor Layton title, as well as several of the Wii U games first shown at E3 like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, and Super Mario 3D World. A wealth of Wii U consoles can be seen in the background with gamers enjoying the latest Nintendo software.
A new trailer revealing the multiplayer modes for Angry Birds: Star Wars was shown at Gamescom in Germany. Players will be able to compete against each other or work cooperatively by taking turns in their quest to destroy the Pig Star. Activision’s teaser site for the game also touts the multiplayer modes, in addition to 20 all-new levels.
Angry Birds: Star Wars was originally made popular on mobile devices, but will be released this October 29th on Nintendo Wii, Wii U, and 3DS systems, in addition to Microsoft and Sony consoles. The game follows the release of Angry Birds Trilogy, which flocked to Nintendo systems this past month. The new Star Wars console version of the game marks the first time that an Angry Birds title has offered any kind of multiplayer option.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has captured some high quality off-screen footage of Yoshi’s New Island for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is the sequel to the 1995 game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island and the 2006 game Yoshi’s Island DS. It’s due for release exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS sometime in 2014.
A new trailer revealed by Warner Bros. Games in conjunction with this week’s Gamescom event showcases airborne arsonist Firefly as the latest villain in the Arkham series of games. The trailer also feature usual suspects Joker and Two-Face among a flurry of HD action. Nintendo fans eagerly awaiting the Wii U version of the game can still take advantage of the Amazon sale we reported last week, which has the game for 49.96 plus a $10 promotional credit.
Watch Sonic blast through the stages and rise against the Deadly Six in this exclusive Sonic: Lost World trailer from Gamescom 2013. Sonic: Lost World is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and will launch on October 22nd in North America, and on October 18th in Europe. Will you be buying?
A packed line-up of Nintendo games awaits attendees at this year’s gamescom trade fair in Cologne from 21stAugust to 25th August. Not only will you be able to get your hands on the latest upcoming titles recently demoed at the E3 Expo, but for the first time in Europe there will be a short playable demo of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, the new evolution of Pokémon coming to Nintendo 3DS on 12th October.
Games available to experience on the show floor include:
- Command your own colourful army of Pikmin in Pikmin 3 which launched across Europe on 26th July, exclusively for Wii U. Your legion of tiny but powerful Pikmin can take on enemies and solve puzzles in their quest to collect fruit and save your home planet. The lush vegetation and curious wildlife of planet PNF-404 is brought to life with beautiful HD graphics. The Wii U GamePad offers a new take on strategic gameplay and there are new Pikmin types, new multiplayer modes and Miiverse integration that will take you on the wildest Pikmin adventure yet.
- Control up to 100 heroes and defend the earth from attacking aliens in The Wonderful 101, an action-packed original game from PlatinumGames. Launching across Europe on 23rd August, the game lets you take controls of a hoard of superheroes, using the Wii U GamePad to unite and morph into powerful formations, including a giant fist, sword, and a whip to smash the alien threat GEATHKJERK, or transform into a bridge, ladder or glider to solve puzzles and traverse the action-packed environments. Play either by yourself or fight alongside friends in five-player local co-op multiplayer.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD sails onto Wii U across Europe on 4th October, with gorgeously enhanced HD graphics and new game features. Guide Link in this timeless classic as he sets out on a quest across the expansive Great Sea to find his kidnapped sister. Players can utilise the new Tingle Bottle feature to exchange messages with other players via Miiverse and set sail on the high seas to seek out the legendary Triforce.
- Everybody’s favourite hedgehog, Sonic, returns in Sonic Lost World from SEGA. Play as the fast-running, high-flying Sonic and unite with your arch nemesis, Dr. Eggman, to take on the Deadly Six using amazing new moves and incredible Colour Powers. Vault over obstacles, free-run up and along walls andsky-dive between islands in this colourful, action-packed adventure, launching across Europe on 18th October.
- Wii Party U offers the opportunity for you and your friends and family to enjoy an array of board games and minigames on the TV, play familiar tabletop games using the Wii U GamePad controller or transform your living room into a game show floor. Use your own Mii character and post your impressions or even rate your performance after every game. No matter what kind of party you’re throwing, Wii Party U offers something for everyone and is available across Europe in October.
- Donkey Kong needs your help as Vikings are threatening his home and banana hoard in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze from Retro Studios. Out in Europe in November this ground-pounding, barrel-blasting, side-scrolling action game in the Donkey Kong Country series is packed with a mass of new features and gameplay elements. Enjoy playing as Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong or buddy up with Dixie Kong as a completely new gameplay experience. With new levels, spectacular views through the dynamic rotating camera, multiple secrets to unlock, new moves to try out and five islands to explore, there is plenty to go bananas over!
- Work as a team with your friends or compete for the Goal Pole in SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD. The first multiplayer 3D Mario game for the Wii U console arrives in Europe in December. Enjoy each character’s unique abilities and play styles, as you can choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad. The all-new cat transformation lets you hop onto all fours, launch mid-air attacks and scamper up walls while exploring the colourful 3D environments.
- Whether a veteran karaoke singer or a budding artist, join in on the fun by turning your Wii U into a Japanese style karaoke box with Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND, launching across Europe later in 2013. This complete karaoke experience will be free to download from Nintendo eShop, where the entire extensive library of music is accessed by purchasing a pre-set ticket that lets you choose how long your singing session will be. Putting the music choice literally into the palms of your hands, the Wii U GamePad acts as the catalogue allowing you to browse songs before you sing loud and proud, and if you choose to even doubles up as a microphone!
- Mario Kart 8 is set to turn your world upside-down as the Mario Kart franchise comes to Wii U in full HD, in Spring 2014 across Europe. Brand new courses with anti-gravity karts will have you driving along the walls of haunted mansions or upside-down over Princess Peach’s Castle. Enjoy the return of the 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes. You can even share your most impressive action via Miiverse by submitting your highlight videos.
- Start training now, as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y is set to launch across Europe on 12th October exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. This is a new evolution in Pokémon games with an all new Pokémon type to discover, amazing Legendary Pokémon and a new 3D graphics style. At gamescom, players will be able to sample a short demo that gives a little taste of Kalos, the brand new region in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and the thrill of battling with new Pokémon.
- Solve challenging puzzles in Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, the final game in the prequel trilogy, launching across Europe 8th November. Taking place one year after Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, the new and final quest begins when Professor Layton receives a surprise letter from an anonymous person who claims to have found a living mummy encased in ice. Take on the Professor’s last challenge and uncover the resolution to the series.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is a new game set in the world of the SNES classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. As Link, use a new magical ability to become a “drawing” and move along walls of dungeons, opening up new puzzle elements and ways to explore. The game brings the top-down, 2D world to life with elevation and depth made possible by the Nintendo 3DS system’s stunning 3D visuals. Available across Europe in November.