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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review: Look Out!


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is one of 2014’s biggest movies, and with any summer blockbuster movie comes the inevitable video game based on said blockbuster movie. And as any self-respecting gamer should know, movie-based games are not of the highest quality. In fact, a majority of the time they just plain suck. Such was not the case in 2012, when the first Amazing Spider-Man game was released to positive reviews. Now that the sequel is out, gamers everywhere hoped that the Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be of the same quality as the first game. While it is an OK game, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn’t quite do everything a spider can. (more…)

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Do the math… Big Hero 6′s Hiro and Baymax + Disney Infinity 2.0 = new trailer

Disney just released a video showcasing characters from their upcoming animated film, Big Hero 6, as they will be featured in their upcoming video game, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (AKA Disney Infinity 2.0). The figures are based on the movie’s protagonists, Baymax and Hiro, and they’ll be available in stores soon.

And because we here at Warp Zoned love you just so much, the trailer for the movie is available after the break. Disney Infinity 2.0 (AKA Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes) hits stores on September 23. Big Hero 6 opens in theaters on November 7. (more…)

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Mario Kart 8 DLC packs add 16 new courses, Link, Animal Crossing Villager, and more


A word of advice, if you ever find yourself playing poker with the Director of Mario Kart 8, Kosuke Yabuki, just walk away. The man will take all of your money and probably bash you over the head with a Blue Shell for good measure.

Back in May, Yabuki hinted that a Super Smash Bros.-like expansion of the Mario Kart character roster was something that he “wouldn’t rule out” for the future. Apparently, the future is now as Nintendo UK has announced two DLC packs for Mario Kart 8 that will add The Legend of Zelda‘s Link and a pair of Animal Crossing characters.

The Legend of Zelda X Mario Kart 8 Pack” will be available in November. It will include four new courses (including at least one that takes place within Hyrule), four retro courses (including Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii), four vehicles (including a Blue Falcon kart from F-Zero), and three new characters (Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach, and Link).

Meanwhile, the “Animal Crossing X Mario Kart 8 Pack” will be available in May 2015 with the same variety of add-on content: four new courses (including at least one that takes place within the world of Animal Crossing), four retro courses, four vehicles, and three new characters (Villager, Isabelle, and Dry Bowser).

Each pack will be priced at £7.00 (about $11.60). And if you purchase both packs, you’ll receive eight rainbow-colored Yohsis and eight rainbow-colored Shy Guys as well.

“Super Smash Kart” is coming and it looks glorious. Lets-a-go!

UPDATE: Nintendo of America has confirmed that each pack will be priced at $7.99 on this side of the Atlantic and a special $11.99 bundle including both packs will also be available.

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Scram Kitty and His Buddy On Rails Review: Scram Kitty Purrs


Ah, mice: those lovely little rodents that humanity loves to experiment with. Unfortunately, when the Council of Great Scientists starts researching and tinkering with mice on its space station, they take it a step too far. Like Pinky and the Brain, the mice are transformed into a super-intelligent, power hungry menace with mechanical upgrades, and just like the Brain, they want to take over the world. The first part of their goal is to remove their immediate threat: cats. When your pet, Scram Kitty, is kidnapped along with all the other cats, you grab your anti-grav spin board and head to the space station to save all the imprisoned felines. (more…)

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Rumor: Super Smash Bros. 4 full roster leaked


It looks like someone (possibly from the ESRB or Nintendo themselves) has leaked the full roster of fighters slated to be included in Super Smash Bros. For 3DS. Turn back now if you want to be surprised, but everyone else should plow ahead for yet another reason why the next Smash is going to be a must have.

Ready? Here it comes…

If this leak turns out to true, the Duck Hunt Dog will be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4! He’ll be joined by a few other never-before-seen fighters including Bowser Jr. and Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles. Eight unannounced returning characters round the rumored final roster: Ganondorf, Ness, Star Fox, Falco, Wario, Jigglypuff, Dark Pit, Dr. Mario, and R.O.B. Pictures and video from the leak can be found at Kotaku.

I really want this leak to be true as the inclusion of the Duck Hunt Dog is just amazing (and completely unexpected). Nintendo hasn’t commented on the leak yet (nor do I expect them to), but we’ll all get to try it out for ourselves when Super Smash Bros. For 3DS is released on October 3. Super Smash Bros. For Wii U is slated to follow it into stores someone this Fall.

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Nintendo bashes into PAX 2014 with Smash Bros. 4, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, more


Are you attending next weekend’s PAX Prime convention? If so, you’ll have a chance to try out Nintendo’s entire Fall lineup as the consolemaker is planning to display ten games on the show floor.

But if you live in the Seattle area you couldn’t make it into PAX Prime, don’t worry, The Big N has got you covered. On Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 the company will pop in to various public spots in Seattle with copies of Super Smash Bros. For 3DS in hand. To find out where, follow along with Nintendo’s Twitter feed and keep an eye out for the #SmashBash hashtag.

Nintendo will also hold a special after hours event for Hyrule Warriors at Renaissance Seattle Hotel (515 Madison St.) on Friday from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Fans will be allowed inside on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can jump to the head of the line if you cosplay as your favorite character from The Legend of Zelda.

Both games will also be available on the PAX Prime show floor, along with Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and several others.

Hit the jump for the complete list. (more…)

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NIntendo Download: Disney Infinity, Mega Man VI, more


With the launch of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes less than a month away, Disney Interactive doesn’t want anyone to forget about the first entry in their crossover franchise. So, beginning today, they’ve partnered with Nintendo to offer a free download of Disney Infinity from the Wii U eShop. Obviously, you’ll have to purchase your own Portal Base and figures, but this is a good deal for someone looking to break into the Disney Infinity universe for the first time.

Elsewhere on this week’s eShop update is a trio of Virtual Console titles now available for the first time. The last Mega Man game on the NES, Mega Man VI, can be downloaded on the Wii U along with Life Force, the first of many spinoffs/sequels to Gradius. Meanwhile, the 3DS is now home to Xtreme Sports, one of the first games developed by WayForward and originally released for the Game Boy Color in 2000.

Rounding this week’s new releases are Midtown Crazy Race (Wii U), an arcade-style racer; BlazBlue: Clonephantasma (3DS), a cartoony brawler; and Demon King Box (3DS), a mature RPG.

More information on all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)

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Sledgehammer confirms that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won’t be released on Wii U


Michael Condrey, the co-founder of Sledgehammer Games, has confirmed (via Twitter) that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare won’t be released on the Wii U. It looks like the decision came from Activision, possibly as a response to lower-than-expected sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: Ghosts, which were released on the Wii U in 2012 and 2013, respectively:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be released on November 4 for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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