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While the weather outside was frightful, gamers across the globe responded by purchasing a trio of games in droves this Winter. In fact, each game has sold more than one million copies worldwide.
Sony Computer Entertainment announced that Bloodborne has sold more than one million copies worldwide since its March 24. According to the PlayStation Blog, From Software is also hard at work on patch 1.03 to “to reduce certain load times” and add in a few “performance optimizations.” They’ll also remove that bug that makes the game easier after you’ve been playing for more than 12 hours.
According to Capcom, they’ve shipped one million copies of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate to stores across Europe and North America, so they haven’t crossed the seven figure sales figure just yet. But the publisher still plans to celebrate by releasing a free Monster Hunter theme for the 3DS in May.
Finally, Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order have sold one million copies of their city-builder, Cities: Skylines, since March 10. The game has been heartily embraced by sim fans who felt letdown by SimCity, but it looks like its begun to reach gamers of all stripes. I think this Facebook post (which includes a cameo appearance from Dr. Evil) says it all.
Nintendo has announced their PAX East 2015 lineup and I hope you like handheld gaming, because it is very 3DS heavy. Attendees will get a chance to play the already available The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and Super Smash Bros. For 3DS. But for players looking for something a little more unreleased, Nintendo will also decorate their booth with demo units containing Code Name: STEAM, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. GungHo Online will also have a booth at PAX East with a playable demo of the other half of the Puzzle & Dragons package, Puzzle & Dragons Z.
A single Wii U game, Splatoon, will also be available to play at the expo. Nintendo’s colorful first person shooter will launch in May and its PAX East appearance will be the last chance gamers get to try it out before its release.
“We love giving our fans an opportunity to check out our latest products at PAX events,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “The newly released New Nintendo 3DS XL is sure to be popular with the many show-goers looking for StreetPass tags, and Splatoon will let attendees get their first hands-on experience with one of the year’s most creative games.”
The 2015 PAX East expo will take place next weekend, March 6th through the 8th, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
3DS owners will be very pleased with this week’s Nintendo Download as the forgotten member of the Zelda family, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, will be available to download through the 3DS eShop beginning tomorrow. Besides asking yourself if a Zelda game can truly be forgotten, Majora’s Mask is an interesting look back at how Nintendo treated one of their biggest franchises in the early 21st century. But even if you’re one of those people who didn’t think it worked the first time around (watch as I sheepishly raise my hand), every game should get a second chance like this.
Speaking of second chances, the rest of this week’s new 3DS games should also look familiar to gamers:
- Capcom is bringing an enhanced version of Monster Hunter 4 to the 3DS eShop tomorrow as Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Never-before-available in America, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will give players the chance to “tackle hundreds of quests and take down ferocious monsters.”
- Bandai Namco has slapped a fresh coat of paint on Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy as well as added Amiibo support to the aerial shooter. These additions have given it the new name Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy +.
- Finally, Sega is resurrecting one of their Genesis-era shooters exclusively for the 3DS as 3D Fantasy Zone.
Even though most of this week’s focus is on the 3DS, the Wii U got in on the re-release game too as Konami has added the well-liked SNES RPG Breath of Fire to the Wii U eShop.
More details on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
One of 2015’s most anticipated games, Evolve, will finally be available on store shelves this week. Originally scheduled for release last Fall, Evolve is the latest asymmetric shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, the team behind 2008’s well-loved Left 4 Dead, though it switches out zombies for a player-controlled Monster on an alien planet. Evolve will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One if that sounds like your kind of thing.
If you’re a handheld gamer, this week will also be a good time to head down to your local game store as Nintendo plans to release their New 3DS XL handheld in America. A slight refresh of the 3DS platform, the New 3DS will include built-on NFC support for Amiibo figures as well a second analog stick and a handful of additional input buttons. Nintendo will support their latest handheld with a trio of new titles including The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (a remake of the underappreciated N64 classic), Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (an enhanced re-release of the latest game in Capcom’s monster-hunting franchise, which was previously only available in Japan), and Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + (an enhanced re-release of the latest game in Bandai Namco’s aerial combat series).
All three games are also compatible with earlier 3DS hardware, though that won’t be the case for every New 3DS game going forward.
Nintendo has announced their PAX South 2015 plans and if you’re itching to try out the New 3DS XL, you’ll be very happy.
The consolemaker will have their new handheld on hand at the convention, as well as two games that take advantage of its increased horsepower… The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. And in case you missed it last Fall, Super Smash Bros. For 3DS will also be playable on the show floor. Best of all, congoers who are dressed up as any character from Majora’s Mask will be able to skip the line and start playing right away.
The inaugural edition of PAX South will take place this weekend (January 23-25) in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Tickets are still available if you’re interested in going and Nintendo has also promised a real-life replica of the Majora’s Mask that you can get your picture with. Sounds like a good time.
February 13 is going to be a big day for Nintendo and their 3DS handheld. On that day, which is also Friday the 13th, Nintendo will release their New 3DS XL handheld in America along with several hotly-anticipated 3DS games.
The New 3DS XL includes a bevy of new features such as expanded control options (a C-Stick and ZL/ZR buttons), enhanced 3D viewing thanks to face-tracking technology, and built-in NFC functionality for Amiibo figures. Four different versions of the handheld will be released including the system-only New Red and New Black packages (priced at $199.99 each). A New 3DS XL featuring artwork based on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D will also be available for $199.99. Finally, a bundle pack that includes the handheld and a copy of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be released for $229.99.
As you might have guessed from the bundle options, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will also be released on February 13. They’ll be joined on store shelves on February 13 by a third new 3DS game… Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+, the latest game in the dogfighting simulation series.
Nintendo wants to be sure that no one feels unlucky on this Friday the 13th.
Capcom announced its awesome lineup for E3 2014, and the list is pretty awesome. They’ll have Dead Rising 3 for PC; Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS; Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy for the 3DS; Ultra Street Fighter IV for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360; and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for the 3DS. You can probably tell what I’m most excited for by which image I chose!
Capcom will also be showing off Capcom Pro Tour, which is referred to as “the premier league destination for competitive fighting games.” The yearlong tournament circuit will lead up to the Capcom Cup, which will have 16 players facing off against one another.
For the full press release of Capcom’s E3 offerings, hit the jump. (more…)