IGN has uploaded a seven-minute gameplay video for Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. The upcoming RPG port is exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS and New 3DS XL and takes a remarkable 3.6 GB to download digitally on a micro SD card. So if you’d love a sneak peek of the port in action, would like to hear character interaction and some lovely background music, make sure you check out the video embedded above. Last week, the European box art was revealed showing the New Nintendo 3DS exclusivity black banner in a horizontal position to avoid consumer confusion. Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is due to launch in April for North America and Europe.
Someone was bound to do it and it seems as though it’s IGN that has produced the first side by side comparison video of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Vs the original Nintendo 64 version. It should be noted that the Nintendo 64 footage is running from the Wii Virtual Console, but it shouldn’t make too much of a difference. Thankfully we haven’t got long now until the game’s release.
IGN has decided to follow the trend and publish their favourite video games of 2014. The layout isn’t too intuitive, but it’s worth checking to see if your favourite game lines up with the writers from IGN. It looks as though Mario Kart 8 scooped the award for best Wii U game by the journalists over at IGN, while the people opted for Super Smash Bros on Wii U. Interestingly IGN said that Shovel Knight was the best Nintendo 3DS game of 2014 and the readers opted once again for Super Smash Bros. You can check out IGN’s best video games of 2014, right here.
You’ll be pleased to know that Nintendo Voice Chat has returned and in their latest podcast they discuss their most anticipated Nintendo titles of 2015. There’s plenty of games to discuss including The Legend of Zelda Wii U and Splatoon. So if this sounds like your sorta thing then be sure to give it a listen, here.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has been deemed IGN’s Game of the Month for November. Out of all the games that were released last month, Nintendo’s latest brawler reigned supreme. IGN applauded the Wii U version of the game for its exclusive 8-Player Smash mode, which allows eight players to fight simultaneously in local multiplayer. To accommodate all the characters, this mode lets users compete on even larger stages. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is available now in stores and on the Nintendo eShop.
IGN has taken to re-reviewing consoles to see how they stand up years after their launch. The publication has now decided to give the Wii U an 8/10 due to its excellent lineup of first party exclusives and lack of third-party support and under utilisation of the GamePad.
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The reviews for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire have started to come pouring in and the first to review the games is IGN. The publication has awarded the remakes a solid 7.8 out of 10 stating that Nintendo has done a fantastic job of recreating Hoenn. However the site says that there’s just too many water Pokemon and too many HMs. Here’s their verdict and you can read the full review, right here.
As a 3D remake, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby do a fantastic job of reintroducing Hoenn. Little details, like characters turning their heads to look as you pass or flocks of Wingulls flying overhead, make the region really come to life, and small updates and tweaks help make the journey smoother. Still, a few of its flaws are even more glaring in 3D, especially the excess water Pokémon and often dull navigation of their habitats. The added online features could help mitigate some of the type imbalances — I’m a huge fan of Wonder Trade — and there are even a few post-game surprises to encourage you to keep training well beyond the 25-hour main story.