Nintendo of America has confirmed that the long-awaited Bayonetta 2 will be arriving in North America on October 24th. The game features over-the-top battles with wild weapons that take place in gorgeous set pieces. A new snake transformation lets Bayonetta better navigate underwater. The original Bayonetta game, complete with some Nintendo cosplay options for the powerful heroine, comes bundled with the retail packaged version of Bayonetta 2.
This fall, Pokémon Art Academy will welcome students of all ages and skill levels to study the fun and fine art of drawing some of their favorite Pokémon. Starting Oct. 24, aspiring artists can hone their skills through a series of easy-to-follow lessons under the tutelage of esteemed Professor Andy in this new 2D art-instruction game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Drawing their way toward graduation – from the art basics of simple shapes and coloring, to exciting advanced techniques of shading and blending – players will wield a variety of tools, including markers, colored pencils, pastels and paints to illustrate popular Pokémon from all known regions. As they advance, players can unlock special lessons featuring Mega-Evolved Pokémon.
On the road to becoming Pokémon artists, players can showcase their 2D artwork in Miiverse galleries or save their creations to SD cards and print their limited-edition artwork to share with friends and family. Pokémon Art Academy will be available Oct. 24 in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
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.
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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