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Stephen Colbert will welcome The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses to The Late Show on October 13


Get ready to program your DVRs, the orchestra behind The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will be appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert next week. Scheduled to appear alongside Sarah Silverman and Elijah Wood on Tuesday, October 13, the musical troupe will promote the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes with a medley of songs from the game.

You know what… I betcha Elijah Wood and Sarah Silverman would both work really well as Link and Zelda if a live-action adaptation of The Legend of Zelda ever gets produced.

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NY Comic-Con 2015 attendees will get to play Capcom’s Umbrella Corps, Street Fighter V, Resident Evil 0, Mega Man Legacy Collection


Capcom has announced that they will offer four playable demos at their New York Comic-Con booth (#1420) this weekend.

NYCC attendees will be the first folks in North America to get a chance to try out Umbrella Corps, a Resident Evil-themed team shooter that was first revealed at last month’s Tokyo Game Show. And speaking of Capcom’s undead franchise, a demo of Resident Evil 0 will also be available. Both games are scheduled to be released early next year.

If you’re looking for new announcements, look no further than Street Fighter V. Capcom will offer a playable demo of the fighting game on the show floor and the publisher is strongly hinting that Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono will reveal another new challenger over the weekend. Finally, the currently-available Mega Man Legacy Collection will also be available to try out in all its retro glory.

Capcom will also host a pair of panels this weekend including a “World of Capcom” panel on Thursday, October 8 and a Street Fighter V panel on Saturday, October 10.

More details on all four playable demos can be found after the break. (more…)

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New Releases: Rock Band 4, Uncharted Collection, Transformers Devastation, More


It’s time to rock the world once more as Harmonix will release Rock Band 4 for the PS4 and Xbox One this week. In addition to the standard “Game Only” edition, the developer is also planning to replenish your stock of plastic instruments with a Rock Band 4: Guitar Bundle and a Band-In-A-Box Bundle.

Another big franchise that we’ll remember for centuries is coming back this week thanks to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on the PS4. Also available as part of a 500GB PS4 + Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle, the collection brings together Drake’s first three adventures and also includes an access code for the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End beta.

And speaking of characters that have been popular for centuries, Activision and Platinum have teamed up to produce Transformers: Devastation, a cel-shaded action game based on the franchise’s “Generation 1” era. It looks gorgeous and it’ll be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Finally, somebody told me that people love Nintendo’s adorable Chibi-Robo and NIS America’s Disgaea series of strategy RPGs. Fans are in luck this week, as new entries in both franchises are set to be released this week. Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash is a side-scrolling platformer for the 3DS, while Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance brings the series to the PS4 for the first time.

A complete list of this week’s new releases is available after the break. (more…)

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Nintendo Download: Freedom Planet, River City Ransom, The Rivers of Alice, more


It’s Thursday, so it’s time to check in with the new releases on Nintendo’s eShop once again.

After a delay or two, Wii U owners will finally get their chance to try out Freedom Planet, a Sonic-like side-scroller that is now available to download through the Wii U eShop. Whatever your opinion is of Sonic’s more recent outings, I think it’s safe to say that Galaxy Trail nailed the look of the character’s 16-bit heyday. Also available as part this week’s Nintendo Download is a Virtual Console re-release of River City Ransom. Now available for the Wii U, River City Ransom is one of the finest beat ’em ups to ever grace the NES.

Finally this week, we have The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version, a dreamy adventure game for the Wii U. Sporting a unique graphical style that combines watercolors, ink, and graphite, The Rivers of Alice asks players to guide Alice through a dream world that has been overtaken by her fears.

More information on all of these titles (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Mighty No. 9 will be released… for real this time… on February 9, 2016


Here we go again…

After their rather shady treatment of the gaming public and a string of delays, publisher Deep Silver and developer Comcept are finally ready to reveal the release date for Mighty No. 9. Barring any further setbacks, Keiji Inafune’s spiritual successor to the Mega Man franchise will officially launch on February 9, 2016.

Mighty No. 9 will be available on store shelves and as a digital download for the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One. Players will also be able to pick it up exclusively as a digital download for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. A portable version of Mighty No. 9 for the 3DS and Vita is also in the works and will be released at a later date.

With the game’s final release date set in store, Deep Silver and Comcept are also ready to release the promised demo edition. Kickstarter backers are encouraged to visit Humble Bundle (and register with the same email address connected to their pledge) to receive access to the demo.

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Nintendo Download: Animal Crossing: Home Designer, Extreme Exorcism, Beatbuddy, more

The Animal Crossing crew is back as the highlight of this week’s Nintendo Download is Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, which will be available to download through the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow.

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, you’re the village’s best interior decorator and all your favorite Animal Crossing villagers have asked you to create new looks for the homes. If that’s not enough of a hook for you, Nintendo has also released a set of Amiibo Cards for Happy Home Designer that can be used to add new characters to the game. “Gotta catch ’em all” certainly takes on a new meaning with Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.

Over on the Wii U, a number of “Nindies” can now be purchased through the Wii U eShop. Players can dig in to Extreme Exorcism, a supernatural single-screen arena fighter; Beatbuddy, an underwater musical platformer; Starwhal, a multiplayer game starring marine mammals in outer space; and Nova-111, a turn-based strategy game that uses “SCIENCE” as its hook.

More information about all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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Hyrule Warriors Legends won’t offer stereoscopic 3D option on older 3DS models


Hyrule Warriors will be released on the 3DS sometime next year, but it looks like Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have been forced to make some compromises to get it to run on the handheld.

Speaking to 4Gamer, Producer Hayashi Yosuke revealed that the handheld version of the game, which will be known as Hyrule Warriors Legends, will only support stereoscopic 3D on the New 3DS or New 3DS XL. This limitation was imposed on the game due to the extremely high number of enemies and graphical effects that Hyrule Warriors throws at players in every level. Thankfully, the processor found in the New 3DS is able to sidestep these limitations due to its beefier hardware configuration.

Yosuke also confirmed that Hyrule Warriors Legends will include every previously-released downloadable expansion on the cartridge, as well as Amiibo support (which was available on the Wii U version as well). It should be available in stores sometime in early 2016.

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Bandai Namco adds Fire Emblem, Xenoblade characters to Project X Zone 2 in TGS trailers

To prepare fans for Project X Zone 2, Bandai Namco unveiled two new trailers for the game during last week’s Tokyo Game Show. The nearly four-minute “Brave New World” trailer, embedded above, delivers an extended look at many of the game’s characters and a good chunk of gameplay. But its the second trailer, available after the break, that will definitely get gamers talking.

New challengers enter the arena as characters from a fourth company will join Bandai Namco, Sega, and Capcom in the massive crossover event. Nintendo will lend Fiora from Xenoblade Chronicles and Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening to Project X Zone 2. Bandai Namco also confirmed that KOS-MOS, from Xenosaga, will make a return appearance in the strategy franchise.

Project X Zone 2 is all set to be released for the 3DS on February 16, 2015. (more…)

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