Online gaming publication IGN managed to get some hands on time with Bayonetta 2 at this week’s San Diego Comic Con. The site played through the explosive second chapter of Platinum Games upcoming Wii U exclusive. Bayonetta 2 is coming to the west in October.
IGN asked its readers who they thought won last month’s E3 event in Los Angeles. The results are now in and they state that Nintendo had the best games, the best conference, and also won overall. IGN has awarded the company with their Peoples Choice Award. You can check out the amount of votes and participation in the video, above.
IGN has revealed the mystery Wii U game and it turns out to be Devil’s Third. The game is developed by Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki. IGN says that the game action game marries melee combat, and cover- and first-person shooting. It also features objective-based, attack/defend competitive multiplayer modes, a level editor, and character customization.
Nintendo “really understood my vision,” Itagaki told IGN, “so I felt I really had to work with them.”
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Jose Otero, Associate Editor at IGN, has revealed that the site will showcase a brand new Wii U title after the Nintendo E3 2014 Digital Event ends. Otero wouldn’t give any hints regarding what to expect but it’s probably worth keeping an eye on IGN after the conference.
IGN has published its games of the generation and also given users the ability to vote for theirs. As we already reported Super Mario Galaxy was the publications Game of the Generation. Now they’ve published their readers games. IGN says that over the last couple of weeks, over 65,000 votes have been cast by readers. Here’s their results as well as IGN’s for comparison.
Top 10 (Reader choices)
10.) Batman Arkham City
9.) Bioshock Infinite
8.) Mass Effect 2
7.) Assassin’s Creed II
5.) Red Dead Redemption
4.) Fallout 3
3.) Grand Theft Auto V
2.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1.) The Last of Us
Top 10 (IGN Picks)
10.) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
8.) Grand Theft Auto V
7.) Red Dead Redemption
5.) Fallout 3
4.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
3.) The Last of Us
2.) Portal 2
1.) Super Mario Galaxy
Popular online gaming publication IGN has awarded Super Mario Galaxy with the acclaimed accolade as game of the last generation. IGN says that the Wii classic redefined the platforming genre and gave players a smart and refreshing challenge. They concluded by saying that it was ultimately the game worth owning a Wii for.
“Super Mario Galaxy wasn’t just the latest and greatest 3D Mario game when it released in 2007 — it redefined the platforming genre. Again. Nintendo’s best designers rebounded from the excellent but still somewhat underwhelming Super Mario Sunshine on the GameCube and unleashed Galaxy, a meaty, deep adventure that married Mario’s traditional fireballs and Koopaling knockouts with a healthy dose of M.C. Escher. Its game design is as smart and challenging as it is refreshing, and, Wii Sports be damned, it was and is worth owning a Wii for all on its own.”
Online gaming publication IGN has listed eight reason why they’re eagerly awaiting the release of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. One of the main reasons they are excited for the game, amongst others, is the sumptuous visuals. To be fair it looks as though they’re excited for everything about the latest entry in the Mario Kart franchise.
- The graphics
- The power ups
- The characters
- The retro tracks
- The level design
- The local multiplayer
- Sharing (Miiverse replays, Mario Kart TV)
- The competition
Popular online gaming site IGN has posted their own personal Game of the Year nominees for 2013. Unsurprisingly, there’s a couple of Nintendo games on the list which include Super Mario 3D World for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS. Grand Theft Auto V seems to be scooping up a few Game of the Year awards, so it will certainly be interesting to see how IGN vote.
- Grand Theft Auto V
- DOTA 2
- The Last of Us
- Device 6
- Tomb Raider
- Super Mario 3D World
- Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Gone Home
- Bioshock Infinite
IGN has reviewed Mario Party: Island Tour and has given the game a score of a 5.5/10. While the review praises the ambitious download play and gameboard designs, it trashes the minigames and the new single player mode. Aggregate site Metacritic has the game at a score of 64 with eight reviews having come in. Have you played Mario Party: Island Tour for the Nintendo 3DS yet? What are your impressions of the game?
Mario Party: Island Tour’s single-player campaign is laughably bad, and the ambitious, content-rich multiplayer options and unique game boards are ultimately dragged down by mostly boring minigames and unfortunate system-jerking motion control. A group of friends might only have fleeting good times with this collection.
Popular gaming site IGN has quizzed its readers to find out which next generation consoles and games they’re most looking forward to in the coming months. Unsurprisingly, Sony’s recently released PlayStation 4 console came out on top. The reader said it shows the most potential and is also the system most of them plan to own by the end of the year. However, the Wii U didn’t do very well in the survey, which was conducted by 26,000 IGN readers. Only four percent said that the system showed potential over the next five years and only four percent said it will be the one console they will own at the end of the year.