Nintendo has announced that it will have a variety of Pokemon themed events at this year’s Gamescom. Junichi Masuda will be at the event to give fans a special message regarding the Pokemon franchise. Last time Masuda gave a special message was at the Japan Expo where he revealed Honedge for Pokemon X & Y. Shigeki Morimoto will also be there to sign autographs. Eight players will be able to challenge him at 12PM and 3PM on August 14th. Nintendo will also be distributing a special Vivillion at Gamescom.
Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse has confirmed that Kyoto based company Nintendo will be making an appearance at this year’s event. The company will be showcasing software along with Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, Crytek, Deep Silver, EA, Konami, Microsoft, and Ubisoft. The event takes place in Cologne from August 13th to August 17th. Koelnmesse also revealed that exhibitor numbers are up 50 percent compared to 2013.
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.