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Toys For Bob, the original development team behind the Skylanders phenomenon, will return for the next game in the series… Skylanders: Trap Team. Trap Team will be available on October 5 for the PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and, for the first time, the PS4 and Xbox One. A 3DS version of the game, which Activision is calling a “completely unique adventure,” will also be released on October 5.
Trap Team introduces a new gameplay mechanic to the Skylanders universe and requires a new Portal accessory for the game’s figures, the Traptanium Portal. With the Traptanium Portal, the Skylanders will turn into quasi-Ghostbusters and trap some of the game’s biggest baddies. After trapping them in the Portal using a Trap Master token, players can send the villains back into the game as reformed heroes.
In Skylanders: Trap Team, Kaos continues his ongoing quest to rule over Skylands. He has discovered the location of the legendary Cloudcracker Prison — a fortress built entirely out of the magical substance Traptanium and home to Skylands’ most nefarious baddies. In an attempt to build his own army of foes, Kaos blows up the prison, releasing the most wanted villains and blasting shards of Traptanium to Earth in the form of Traps. Now it’s up to Portal Masters to recapture all of the escaped villains using powerful Traptanium Traps and defeat Kaos before it’s too late! The new adventure delivers a diverse and dynamic story-driven gameplay experience, filled with adventure, combat, puzzles, mini-games, activities, platforming and drop-in/drop-out co-op play — all set within new compelling environments.
As you might expect, an entirely new line of Skylanders figures will be available alongside Trap Team’s October launch including a new series known as Trap Masters, new “Core Skylanders” characters, and reposed “fan-favorite Skylanders characters.” Your wallet will be sorry.
It’s an embarrassment of riches in this week’s Nintendo Download. But don’t expect most of the major titles to be available today.
Beginning tomorrow, April 25, Wii U owners will be able to download NES Remix 2, Nintendo’s second challenged-based minigame collection featuring NES classics. On April 29, Wii U owners will also be able to download Child of Light, Ubisoft’s side-scrolling action RPG. However, if you have to have something new to play today, Nintendo added Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3 to the Virtual Console section of the Wii U eShop today.
What can we look forward to on Nintendo’s 3DS handheld? Well… Majesco wants you to say hi to Mama once more as Gardening Mama 2: Forest Friends will be available for the 3DS on April 29. And the Big N themselves have made a demo version of Mario Golf: World Tour available to download today.
More information on all of these (as well as a few additional new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
Have you taken the TitanFall plunge yet? If not, you should definitely check out today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day on Amazon. Normally priced at $60, all three versions (Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC) of the game are on sale for just $36.99 today.
But that’s not all, there’s plenty of other Lightning Deals available today including a bunch of Skylanders Swap Force figures, a pair of Turtle Beach headsets, and several other games:
Skylanders Swap Force Figures
- 9:00 AM (Eastern): Rubble Rouser
- 9:00 AM (Eastern): Spy Rise
- 5:00 PM (Eastern): Blizzard Chill
- 5:00 PM (Eastern): Slobber Tooth
- 5:00 PM (Eastern): Zoo Lou
Turtle Beach Headsets
- 1:00 PM (Eastern): Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Wireless Headset – $175
- 3:00 PM (Eastern): Turtle Beach Marvel Seven Headset – $100
At 8:00 PM, Amazon will discount Batman: Arkham Origins (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) to $19.99 and its handheld spinoff, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS, Vita), will be priced at $14.99. Finally, at 1:00 AM, Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls will go on sale for $24.99.
The second episode of Warp Zoned’s “Continue Countdown” is now available to watch through our YouTube channel. It’s a PAX East kind of show as Editor-In-Chief John Scalzo, Staff Writer Mike Ryan, and special guest Adam Woolcott discuss the blandness of The Evil Within, the bizarreness of The Behemoth’s Game 4, and the baffling choice to put Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
The trio also delves into the Console War Between the PS4 and Xbox One, next-gen remakes like The Last of Us Remastered, and whether the inclusion of Marvel characters will affect our decision to purchase Disney Infinity 2.0. Finally, they looked at yet another piece of Beyond Good & Evil 2 concept art, the release date gap between the 3DS and Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. 4, and the quasi-announcement of Super Mario Bros. 20.
9 Topics… 30 Minutes… And Go!
Retro gaming fans will find a lot to like in this week’s Nintendo Download. Two more Game Boy Advance titles (the RPG Golden Sun and the futuristic racer F-Zero: Maximum Velocity) have made their way onto the Wii U eShop. They’re joined by one of the greatest games of all time, Super Mario Bros. 3. Mario’s third adventure will be available as separate downloads through both the Wii U eShop and the 3DS eShop.
Also available this week is the Wii U edition of Lego The Hobbit. The tie-in game will be available for Nintendo’s home console on Tuesday, April 22, just a few weeks after the Blu-ray/DVD release of the second movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Finally this week, a quartet of additional titles were added to Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS eShops. You can find more information on all of this week’s new game downloads after the break. Also, FYI, one of the Wii U’s best launch titles, ZombiU, has received a permanent price cut this week. The game, which was previously priced at $59.99, can now be had for $29.99. (more…)
Three new retail releases will compete for your gaming dollar this week…
RedLynx’s platform-racing series makes the jump to next-generation consoles with the release of Trials Fusion. The game will be available in a “Deluxe Edition” that includes a Season Pass so players can gain access to future downloadable content for both the PS4 and Xbox One.
Also available next week is 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The actual World Cup is still a few months away, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare yourself with EA’s quadrennial tie-in game.
Finally this week, Atlus will release Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars for the 3DS and Vita. If the title didn’t tip you off, Conception II features an absolutely insane storyline that includes evil gods, a group of god-fighting cultists, and a whole lot of baby-making.
Yup, definitely a Japanese RPG.
Nintendo is continuing their monthlong Game Boy Advance blowout by adding two more games to the Wii U eShop: WarioWare Inc.: Mega Microgame$ and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. WarioWare Inc. is the first game in the popular (and insane) series of microgame compilations, while Kirby & The Amazing Mirror is an action-adventure that stars four color-coded Kirbys in a game that’s very similar to Zelda: Four Swords.
Over on the 3DS, Lego The Hobbit is now available to download this week. It’s joined by several puzzle games, a futuristic racing game, a poker game, and Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, a wild new JRPG from Atlus (it’ll be available on Tuesday, April 15).
More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)