Madden NFL 15 adds "The Gauntlet" in this new gameplay trailer
Doom 4 reveal will be "exclusive" to QuakeCon attendees
InSomnia Kickstarter campaign reaches its goal a week early
Next 33 1/3 book will focus on Super Mario Bros. soundtrack
EA Sports will launch NBA Live 15 in late 2014, PGA Golf 15 in early 2015
Bethesda’s Decision to Keep the Doom 4 Demo Under Wraps is a Stroke of Genius
Daily Scoop: July 21, 2014 – Creating a home in Terraria
Mighty No. 9′s monthly trailer blitz includes a look at Call
Dance Central Spotlight busts a move on Xbox One on September 2
Doom 4 likely won’t be shown to the public until next year
Most Recent: Wii U
Keiji Inafune and the development team at Comcept have gotten into the habit of unveiling a new trailer for Mighty No. 9 every month. For the July trailer, the team has given us a sneak peek at Mighty No. 9′s sidekick, Call. The developer has also shone a spotlight on the dash mechanic and the many transformations at Mighty No. 9′s disposal.
Mighty No. 9 will be released for the 3DS, PC (Windows, Mac, Linux), PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One in Spring 2015.
Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 once again reign supreme over the monthly sales chart as The NPD Group has confirmed the two titles were #1 and #2, respectively, in their June 2014 top-selling games report. The two games were part of a trend that included other May releases such as Minecraft (#3) and Wolfenstein: The New Order (#7).
The only June releases to crack the top ten were EA Sports UFC (#4) and Tomodachi Life (#9),
With Microsoft’s Kinect-less Xbox One hit store shelves in June, so the battle between the next-generation heated up just as the thermometer did. According to Joystiq, the PS4 once again topped the Xbox One, though all console sales more than doubled (a 106% increase, to be exact) the month of May. Ultimate, the entire industry saw a 24% increase in sales over the last month… and that includes a big jump in Wii U hardware sales too.
You can view the complete top ten chart for the month of June after the break. (more…)
Rounding out a strangely slow week for digital releases is Nintendo’s latest eShop update. Three games will attempt to fight for your downloadable dollar and they are:
Wii U eShop
Mr. Driller 2 – Armed with a mighty drill, dig deep through multicolored blocks until reaching safety. Not all of the blocks will be breakable, but be careful that the blocks you break don’t fall on you or cut off your air supply. How deep can you dig underground?
Strike Force Foxx – Take control of Captain Raymond Foxx as you guide your Razor-One helicopter through intense missions, battling the enemy and saving your citizens. Take to the air in your helicopter in more than 35 missions to eliminate numerous obstacles, including gunmen, tanks, helicopters, planes, machine-gunning jeeps, heat-seeking missiles, gunboats and submarines.
Comic Workshop - With Comic Workshop, you will be able to easily create Comics and Manga, step by step, thanks to the various tools available. From frame’s management to text entry, everything you need to make the best creations is gathered in this software.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will launch Batman (and the rest of the Justice League) into outer space for an intergalactic adventure against Brainiac. And it looks like they’re bringing Adam West with them:
— LEGO Batman (@LEGOBatmanGame) July 15, 2014
The official Twitter account for the Lego Batman game series posted this image yesterday, confirming that West will actually be playing himself in the sequel. Let’s hope he feels the need to ask the Caped Crusader, “Why doesn’t Batman dance anymore?”
We’ll likely get a sneak peek of West’s contribution to the game during TT Games’ Lego Batman 3 panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (Sunday, July 27 at 1:00 PM). West will be a busy man during this year’s Comic-Con as he’ll also be promoting the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the 1960s Batman television series in a panel on Thursday, July 24. How does he do it? Pure… West…
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available for the 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One this Fall.
Nintendo has announced that a few characters you may not be familiar with will be joining Super Smash Bros. For 3DS and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U.
Captain Falcon (of F-Zero fame) has appeared in all three previous Smash Bros. games, so his inclusion in Smash 4 shouldn’t be much of a surprise. But new to the fighting franchise are three other characters revealed today: Lucina, Robin, and Female Robin. Lucina and Robin were two of the main characters in the recently released Fire Emblem: Awakening. Female Robin, as you may have guessed, is just a gender-swapped version of Robin. All three are quick sword fighters, with the Robins also having the ability to rain lightning bolts down upon their opponents.
There’s still three months to go before Super Smash Bros. For 3DS launches on October 3, so there’s plenty of time for Nintendo to announce additional playable characters for the next Smash game.
What do you do when you’ve created trailers specifically tailored around all the currently announced characters in your game? You announce more characters! And that’s just what Koei Tecmo Japan did when they revealed that Fi, the sword spirit from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, will be a playable character in Hyrule Warriors.
In a unique twist, Fi doesn’t use a sword in her fighting style. Instead, because she’s the physical personification of a magical sword, the character uses melee attacks to weaken the enemy mob before. Of course, in the end, she transforms into a sword and smashes down on the battlefield to take out those that remain. It’s pretty impressive.
Hyrule Warriors will be available for the Wii U on September 26. A part of me hopes the next character trailer will introduce everyone’s favorite cave-dwelling Old Man: “It’s dangerous to go alone… except for me!”
Lee Kirton, Bandai Namco UK’S Marketing and PR Director, has confirmed that the Wii U version of Slightly Mad’s Project CARS will miss its originally planned November release date. The racing simulation will now be available for Nintendo’s console sometime in 2015:
— Lee Kirton (@Leearigold) July 11, 2014
While this is disappointing news for Wii U owners, Project CARS on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One will be released this November as previously announced.
Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjack, I don’t care if I ever get back. So let’s root root root for Bases Loaded, for it’s… One! Two! Three! Strikes, you’re out, at the old ballgame.
Yes, Bases Loaded, one of the greatest baseball sims to ever grace the NES, is now available to download through the 3DS and Wii U. Sadly, Nintendo still hasn’t figured out the whole Cross-Buy thing, but Bases Loaded is so good that you should buy it on both platforms so you always have it with you.
Also available this week is One Piece Unlimited World Red, a game adaptation of the popular manga/anime. It can also be downloaded for the 3DS and Wii U. While the handheld version of the game is also available on store shelves, if you’re looking to pick it up on Nintendo’s home console, you might be interested to know that it’s a Wii U eShop exclusive.
More information on both of these games (and a trio of additional new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)