SEGA and Nintendo of America have announced that Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for Nintendo 3DS will be in North American stores November 11th. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric will be available on Wii U on November 18th. You can see the box-arts above and below.
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Yacht Club Games has confirmed via its official Kickstarter page that the long-awaited 8-Bit inspired adventure game Shovel Knight is coming on June 26th. The developer says Get ready for the greatest 8-Bit inspired adventure game to sweep you off your feet and deliver pure fun directly into your soul. We’ve worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for more than a year to bring this game to you; we’re extremely proud of the result, and we hope you love it just as much as we do. We hit some snags along the way and we’re sorry that we couldn’t deliver it sooner, but, hopefully, it will prove more than worth the wait.
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has revealed that Hyrule Warriors will be coming to Japan on August 14th. The game based on The Legend of Zelda series and Tecmo Koei’s Warriors has yet to receive a western release date, but it’s likely to come this year.
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Bandai Namco has confirmed that One Piece Unlimited World: Red will be coming to North America on July 8th and in Europe on June 27th. The company also gave details regarding the Battle Coliseum Mode. Twenty characters will be available in the mode, including Fujitora, Ace D. Portgas, Boa Hancock, the Straw-Hat crew and more. The game is due for release on PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and Wii U.
Two Tribes will be releasing the HD remake of Swords & Soldiers on May 15th in Europe. The release date for the game was spotted on the product page of the title on the Wii U eShop. Developer Two Tribes promises that they’ve upgraded the game so it feels right at home on Wii U. Swords & Soldiers HD will only cost €2.99.
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Ripstone, the publisher behind Stick it to the Man, has announced that the Wii U version of the zany game is coming on May 1st. IGN says that the puzzle platformer will be available via the Wii U eShop for $9.99. The Wii U version of the game does include some special features including the ability to read characters minds using the GamePad. Stick it to the Man is also this month’s free game on PlayStation Plus for North America and Europe.
Bandai Namco have stated on their official product page that One Piece Unlimited World Red will be coming to US in July. The latest instalment of the Unlimited Series brings Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew on a brand new adventure with all new characters.
Set sail on a gripping adventure in the New World with the beloved Straw Hat Crew in One Piece Unlimited World Red. Dive into a wayfaring journey with fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles and powerful comrades in a whole new never-before-seen scenario. Play as members of the Straw Hat crew and progress through the episodic storyline with encounters against famous bosses like Rob Lucci, Caesar Clown, and more. Master a large variation of flashy combos and test your reflexes by pressing the right button at the right time to counter, dodge or otherwise interact with enemies. Enjoy endless playability by exploring the central town and taking on quests to assist the townfolk and gain more rewards and items.
Super Smash Bros. has been penned for a 2014 release date for a good numbers of months now, but those who thought an official date could be on the cards in today’s Direct will just have to wait a little longer. According to a tweet from Japan’s Super Smash Bros. Twitter account, the Direct will only reveal a “rough release window” for the upcoming brawler. Many are under the impression Nintendo could be saving news of the official release date for E3 later this year. Here’s what the tweet says, translated by Siliconera.
“[Notice] We are currently not at a stage where we can announce a concrete release date; however, in tomorrow’s broadcast, we will be revealing a rough release window.”
Update: Nintendo has refuted the Amazon statement and has said, “the launch date of Mario Kart 8 has not changed.”
A number of gamers on the NeoGAF forums are reporting that Amazon has begun sending out emails stating that Mario Kart 8 is coming sometime before May 30th. The retailer says that we should expect the game between April 16 and April 19. This has led many to believe that Nintendo has pushed the game forward to sometime next month. Amazon support also sound confident of a new date.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment together with TT Games have announced a release date for the upcoming Middle-earth adventure game LEGO: The Hobbit. Fans of the Tolkien franchise will be able to experience the first two Hobbit movies in LEGO-vision come April when it hits the Wii U, 3DS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC and Mac.
The action-packed video game is aiming to provide endless hilarity and in-game references to Peter Jackson’s blockbuster movies; An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug. LEGO: The Hobbit will launch on April 8 in North America and April 11 in Europe. And if you missed the latest amusing trailer, you can check it out here.