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All Articles: Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash
It’s a big week for 3DS gamers as the latest Nintendo Download leans pretty heavily on the company’s handheld.
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash brings the popular robot back for another adventure… this time in a side-scrolling platformer on the 3DS. Using his plug as a whip, Chibi-Robo will have to “grapple and zip through tricky, trap-ridden corridors.” Available to download tomorrow, a Chibi-Robo Amiibo figure will also be in stores this Friday, which should help with some of the grappling and zipping.
Also available this week is 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a remake of a game that is considered by many to be the greatest Sonic game of all time and the greatest game ever released for the Genesis. If you’ve forgotten why we all used to love Sonic, his second side-scrolling adventure will make it all clear.
Rounding out this week’s big 3DS bonanza is The Legend of Legacy, a new RPG from Atlus that’ll be available on Tuesday, October 13. In The Legend of Legacy, seven characters embark for a mysterious in search of “glory and treasure.” Sounds about right for an Atlus RPG.
But don’t think Nintendo forgot the Wii U this week. The company’s living room console is now home to two new Nindies… Race the Sun, an arcade racer; and Whispering Willows, a ghostly adventure game.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (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…)
Are you planning to pay a visit to the San Diego Comic-Con next weekend? If so, you should stop by the Nintendo booth (#235) to gaze at a display of almost every Amiibo figure in existence. I say “almost” every figure because Nintendo themselves said they won’t be able to procure all of them in time for the convention. It makes you wonder, exactly how rare are some of these Amiibo figures when the company that makes them can’t find some of them?
If you’re interested in doing more than staring at Amiibo figures you can never own, Nintendo also plans to have a full slate of playable games at their Nintendo Gaming Lounge, which will be located at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina during this year’s Comic-Con. Located directly adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, the Nintendo Gaming Lounge will feature many of the same demos that Nintendo brought to this year’s E3 Expo:
Playable Wii U Games
- Super Mario Maker
- Yoshi’s Woolly World
- Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
- Skylanders SuperChargers (Activision)
Playable 3DS Games
- Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
- Little Battlers Experience
- Yo-Kai Watch
Nintendo will also hold a number of tournaments at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge. So if you’ve ever wanted to show the world your prowess at Splatoon, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Pokemon: Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, and the unreleased Little Battlers Experience, you can. More details on the tournaments, including a full schedule, can be found at Nintendo’s Comic-Con page.
Yesterday, Nintendo hosted an extensive Nintendo Direct presentation for Japanese gamers, announcing a variety of new titles. This morning, Nintendo of America released a “Micro” version of that Nintendo Direct with many of the announcements translated into English. And first out of the gate is the announcement of Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash for the 3DS.
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash is a side-scroller where the plucky little robot uses his cord to whip enemies into submission. But Chibi-Robo is clearly a fan of Indiana Jones, as he can also use the cord to swing from platform to platform or reach distant objects.
A Chibi-Robo Amiibo figure, which will exclusively be sold in a bundle with the game. Tapping the Chibi-Robo Amiibo to your 3DS will unlock Super Chibi-Robo, a stronger and faster version of the main character. According to Nintendo’s Bill Trinen, more Amiibo functionality for Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash will be announced at a later date.
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash will be available for the 3DS this October.