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You can go ahead and keep your “Last of Uses” and your “Grand Theft Autos” – when it comes to amazing titles of the previous generation, I’d put Rayman Origins at the top of my list. The game was perfect in so many ways. The animation, the music, the gameplay – every aspect of that game was a work of art. And although it had quite a bumpy ride – going from a Wii U exclusive to being delayed to releasing on all consoles – its sequel, Rayman Legends is finally available for the next-generation consoles… and not much has changed. It’s more of the same from Rayman and his buddies, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. (more…)
Five games were added to the Xbox Live Game Store today, though one of them appeared on both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.
The game doing double duty is Capcom’s reboot of Strider. The side-scrolling ninja game is available in both current-gen and next-gen versions, though both carry the same $14.99 price tag.
Also available this week is Earth Defense Force 2025, D3 Publisher’s latest sequel to the cult favorite Earth Defense Force 2017 and Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon. Original developer Sandlot is back for this entry, which brings an online campaign, and a lot of new bugs, to the series. Finally this week, the Xbox 360 adaptation of The Lego Movie and an Xbox One port of Rayman Legends are new to the store.
More details about all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Sony has just uploaded another big update for the PlayStation Store and while it doesn’t have something as tantalizing as the TitanFall open beta, it’s still chock full of impressive downloads. But speaking of betas, an open beta for the PS4 edition of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was included in today’s update.
As for this week’s new games, current-gen and next-gen gamers will be able to download a rebooted version of Capcom’s beloved side-scroller Strider, which was developed by the now Amazon-owned Double Helix. PS3 and PS4 owners will also get a chance to try out Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, a standalone expansion to Assassin’s Creed IV that doesn’t require players to own its parent game. In addition to Freedom Cry, Ubisoft released a PS4 edition of Rayman Legends.
Finally, the PS2 Classics section is now home to Neo Contra, an odd entry in Konami’s Contra franchise, but one worth checking out all the same.
While Mario and Sonic have already conquered the Winter Olympics, Nintendo is ready to send another one of its beloved characters out into the snow. The normally jungle-bound Donkey Kong will get to play in the powder this week with the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropcial Freeze for the Wii U. Better pack your mittens, big guy.
A jungle of a different kind will need to be saved in D3 Publisher’s Earth Defense Force 2025. The big bugs are back and the Earth Defense Force must once again band together to save the urban jungle that is Tokyo. You can get it on the PS3 or the Xbox 360.
This week’s final new release is NASCAR 14 for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. The franchise has switched publishers from Activision to Deep Silver, but developer Eutechnyx is once again responsible for development on the racing simulation.
Finally, a pair of ports have found new homes this week. Ubisoft’s highly acclaimed Rayman Legends makes a next-generation leap to the PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, WB’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes downgrades to the DS. Games for everybody!
The devil is in the details with this week’s PlayStation Store update as Blizzard has finally released Diablo III for the PS3. The downloadedable edition of the game is now available, day-and-date with the retail release.
Also available this week is a pair of acclaimed platformers. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse brings a high definition makeover to the beloved Genesis platformer and Rayman Legends brings the limbless hero back to the PS3 and Vita in a game that was originally slated for an exclusive release on the Wii U.
But wait, there’s more. There’s the unqiue puzzler Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (now available on the PS3 for the first time), Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (the definitive edition of the game), and many more. You can find more information about all of these games after the break. And, as always, you can visit the PlayStation Blog for a full list of this week’s new game add-ons. (more…)
The Fall is here! The drought is over! Let’s talk about new releases!
This week, Blizzard’s Diablo III has finally been released for the PS3 and Xbox 360. It feels the console of their hack and slash game has been in development for ages, but it was only announced this past February at the Sony’s PS4 reveal.
Also available this week is Rayman Legends. The game was originally scheduled to be released this Spring exclusively for the Wii U, but Ubisoft sent it back to the development team and asked them to also push out additional editions of the game for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Vita.
Finally, we’ve got the PC-exclusive release of Total War: Rome II from Creative Assembly. The developers have claimed the war simulation is their best yet, but you can try it for yourself if you’re attending this weekend’s PAX Prime in Seattle. In fact, all of these games are playable on the show floor today and tomorrow. How ’bout that?
You can find more new releases after the break. (more…)
It’s Thursday and Nintendo has announced their newest batch of downloadable titles. This week, four games will be added to Nintendo’s download services, three for the Wii U and one for the 3DS.
Today’s new Wii U offerings include Pokemon Rumble U, a multiplayer Pokemon brawler, and The Legend of Zelda, one of the greatest NES, nay video games, of all time. Rayman Legends, Ubisoft’s latest platformer starring the crazy-limbed hero, will be available on Tuesday.
Over on the 3DS, Mario’s evil half is back in Wario Land 3, a Game Boy Color classic that is now available through the 3DS eShop.
More information on all of these titles is available after the break. (more…)
After a big showing at last weekend’s Gamescom, Ubisoft is gearing up for another big demonstration of their upcoming lineup at this weekend’s PAX Prime. The publisher plans to show four games at their booth with an additional pair (The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot and Might & Magic: Duel of Champions) in the LAN Area.
Ubisoft’s booth (#612) will include demo stations for The Crew, and Rayman Legends. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs will also be on hand, though both will be hands-off only.
Ubisoft’s booth will include a host of other activities such as a picture station with Black Flag’s pirate assassin, Edward Kenway. Black Flag fans will also be able to score an inflatable cutlass sword while Watch Dogs watchers can collect a logo-branded lanyard.
Ubisoft’s only playable next-generation game at PAX Prime is the “massive open world action-driving game” The Crew. In addition to a hands-on demo, fans will be able to drive away with an exclusive keychain.
PAX Prime 2013 will take place this weekend, August 30 through September 2, in Seattle. I hope you’ve already got your tickets, because they’ve been sold out for months.