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The Games of October 2015
Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition is deathinitely launching on October 27
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Marvel Puzzle Quest will find its way onto consoles before the end of the year
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Stephen Colbert will welcome The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses to The Late Show on October 13
Most Recent: Wii U
The Disney Channel loves creating song-and-dance shows for today’s tweens. In addition to having a popular television show, Disney’s musical aspirations also gives them the chance to create a ton of licensed tie-in merchandise. Just look no further than Ubisoft’s Just Dance: Disney Party 2.
Just Dance: Disney Party 2 is scheduled for an October 20 release on the Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. It’ll feature 24 songs from the Disney Channel’s lineup of shows and movies such as Descendants, Violetta, Girl Meets World, and more.
“Some of our most passionate fans are also avid fans of the Disney Channel, so we wanted to deliver a tracklist that fuses Just Dance with Disney Channel music,” said Tony Key, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft. “With Just Dance: Disney Party 2, our development team worked closely with Disney to create gameplay that is true to the shows and movies our fans love to watch on TV.”
The complete tracklist for Just Dance: Disney Party 2 can be found after the break. (more…)
Alright all you Amiibo Hunters… this one’s for you… on your marks… get set… go!
Nintendo has announced that Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival will be available for the Wii U on November 13. The minigame collection will carry a retail price of $59.99, but it’ll come packed with two Amiibo figures (Isabelle and Digby) and three Amiibo cards (Stitches, Goldie, and Rosie).
But wait, it gets better. Nintendo also has plans to release six more Animal Crossing-themed Amiibo figures in November. Things kick off on November 13 with the release of an Amiibo 3-Pack that features K.K. Slider, Reese, and Cyrus. Two solo figures, Tom Nook and Mabel, will also be available that day. Finally, Nintendo will release an Amiibo figure for the “fashionably late” Lottie on November 22.
The solo figures will be priced at the standard $12.99 rate, while the 3-Pack will set you back $34.99.
Interested Amiibo Hunters can get a good look at all six figures and the Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival bundle on Nintendo’s Twitter page.
According to Nintendo, games from the Super Mario franchise have sold more than 310 million copies since Mario stomped his first Goomba back in 1983. Today, they can add another million to that total as Super Mario Maker has become the latest entry in the series to reach platinum status.
“For Mario fans around the world, including myself, Super Mario Maker was a dream 30 years in the making,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The game has captured and unlocked the imaginations of gaming fans of all ages and brought their dedication to Nintendo to a whole new level.”
Super Mario Maker’s million-selling milestone is based on worldwide sales of the game through the Wii U eShop and retail outlets (including the various Super Mario Maker bundles) since its release in mid-September. In that time, the average Super Mario Maker player has created at least two levels as more than 2.2 million levels have been uploaded to the game’s servers.
Serving up a release date for one of their last Fall 2015 games without one, Nintendo has announced that Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash will be released for the Wii U on November 20:
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 29, 2015
We haven’t heard much about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash since its E3 2015 announcement, but Nintendo loves releasing games in the last two weeks of November. And after Star Fox Zero vacated its November 20 spot on the calendar, the publisher needed a new game to fill out the pre-Thanksgiving period. This E3 Trailer will have to do for now.
With Just Dance 2016‘s launch date rapidly approaching, Ubisoft has unveiled the game’s complete tracklist. The soundtrack to this year’s game will include 42 soungs and you’ll have plenty to dance about if you’re a fan of Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and many others.
“Each year we strive to provide our fans and their families with a better tracklist and interactive game features than the year before, and Just Dance 2016 is a true testament to that,” said Geoffroy Sardin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft EMEA. “Now that next-gen players can use their smartphones to play the game with the Just Dance Controller App, more people than ever before can dance to songs from the artists they know and love.”
Just Dance 2016’s complete tracklist can be found after the break. And don’t forget, the game will be released for the PS4, Wii U, Xbox One, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on October 20. (more…)
Lego Dimensions is available on store shelves today, but WB Games has huge plans to keep the game fresh over the next few years. In fact, a developer at TT Games recently told Eurogamer that the publisher is working on an expansion schedule that will stretch out to 2018… at least:
“We have a three year plan at the moment and we’ve got no intention of stopping there,” associate producer Mark Warburton told Eurogamer during an interview conducted at EGX.
“We’ve created the technology to the degree that we’re happy it meets our needs for the future. We’ve created the toy pad so that it shouldn’t need to be updated. And we can just create new level and character packs to keep expanding that.”
In the more immediate term, WB Games will release dozens of Lego Dimensions expansion packs during the remainder of this year and into 2016. A number of them, collectively known as Wave 1, are available on store shelves right now. Wave 2 will be out in December, with the third, fourth, and fifth Waves following in, respectively, January, March, and May of 2016. That is a lot of Legos.
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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.
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…)