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The “big three” (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) are positioning their pieces for next month’s E3 Expo. With Microsoft and Sony launching new consoles and Nintendo shifting into phase two of the Wii U’s launch, it’s likely going to be one of the most competitive shows ever.
Nintendo took over Friday and posted another Nintendo Direct video for all the world to see. During the half-hour presentation, the consolemaker confirmed that Sonic: Lost World will be released exclusively on the Wii U and the 3DS, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is in development, New Super Luigi U will be available as a DLC expansion and a boxed game, and that The Wonderful 101 will be released on September 15. Though Electronic Arts did rain on their parade a bit and confirmed that they have no Wii U games in development.
Third-party publishers are even getting in on the act. Konami announced their “Pre-E3 Show” lineup, which includes Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014.
Microsoft stayed quiet in preparation for next week’s “Next Xbox Reveal.”
What else happened in the game industry this week? Hit the jump to find out.
The Week in Reviews…
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Metro: Last Light, and more.
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Metro: Last Light, Dust 514, Star Wars Pinball, and more.
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Sanctum 2
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Super Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 2, The Starship Damrey, and more
Next Week’s Releases: Resident Evil Revelations, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Fast & Furious: Showdown, and more.
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Scribblenauts Unmasked will be available this Fall on the Wii U, PC, and 3DS.
- Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures brings the Pac back to the platforming genre this Fall.
- Borderlands 2′s Krieg the Psycho DLC is now available to download.
- 2K Games has announced WWE 2K14 and NBA 2K14 will be available this October.
- Precursor Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Shadow of the Eternals.
- Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies will be available exclusively through the 3DS eShop this Fall.
- You can now back Jamie Fristrom’s Energy Hook on Kickstarter.
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- DICE has opened a Los Angeles office to work on their upcoming Star Wars game.
- A ZombiU 2 “prototype” is in development at Ubisoft.
- Ken Levine did a little game writing on Irrational’s next project.
The NPD Group has declared Injustice: Gods Among Us the best-selling game of April 2013.