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It’s an all-3DS Nintendo Download day as the company adds HarmoKnight, Legend of the River King, Resident Evil Revelations, and Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed to the 3DS eShop.
More details on all of these games can be found right here:
HarmoKnight – Strike and jump to the beat in this rhythm-based action platformer from Game Freak, the makers of Pokemon! With over 50 stages spanning eight worlds, it’s a full-featured game in a digital package. Feel the music and find your rhythm to save Melodia!
Resident Evil Revelations – Jill Valentine and BSAA partner Parker Luciani have been sent to search for Chris Redfield, whose last known GPS data positions him as being onboard a supposedly abandoned cruise ship. Danger hides around every corner as they explore the confined space of the ship and face a menacing new enemy and virus; the T-Abyss.
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed – Compete across land, water and air in incredible transforming vehicles that change from cars to boats to planes mid-race. Master your driving skills as you drift, barrel roll and boost to overtake your rivals, or use your weapons tactically and unleash your All-Star move to gain the winning advantage.
Legend of the River King – The Legend of the River King is a unique fishing RPG that offers two great modes, putting your angling and survival skills to the test!
Here we are at the end of January and the end of the new release drought. This week is still a little short on new releases (next week will be much better), but this is what’s new in stores:
And the Rest: Three download-only games are available for PC players this week including Kalypso’s bootleggin’ strategy RPG Omerta: City of Gangsters, Paradox’s fantastical strategy RPG DungeonLand, and Sega’s kart racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Ready for another weekly dose of new PlayStation downloads? Here’s what’s new on the PlayStation Store this week…
- Lego Lord of the Rings (PS3) – Just in time for your Hobbit after-viewing party comes the Lego version of Tolkien’s trilogy.
- Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3) – Batman’s first adventure inside Arkham is now on the PS Store.
- Kareteka (PS3) – Martial arts remake from the creator of Prince of Persia.
- Zombie Driver HD (PS3) – Overhead driving game where you have to… drive over zombies!
- Bully, Red Dead Revolver, and Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix – A trio of Rockstar-published PS2 Classics.
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Vita) – Sonic and company are back for another round of racing.
The Wii U is finally here! If you managed to pre-order one, you’re likely playing it right now. And you also probably know that 29 games will be available on day one including New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, ZombiU, Scribblenauts Unlimited, Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Mass Effect 3. Wow.
In non-Wii U release news, Square Enix will release Hitman: Absolution, the first game in the series in over six years, for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Also available this week is Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (PS3, Vita), Activision’s Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), and Sega’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U).
Disney Interactive and game development legend Warren Spector have teamed up again to bring a second Epic Mickey title to stores. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) is available today, along with its 3DS spinoff, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion.
Finally, Atlus plans to release Persona 4: Golden for the Vita this week.
Looking for more new releases? You can find them after the break. (more…)
Sega has announced that the titular star of Disney’s upcoming movie Wreck-It Ralph will join NASCAR driver Danica Patrick as a guest racer in the upcoming Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
Masanao Maeda, Chairman and Chief Content Officer for Sega of America, was bursting with enthusiasm when the newest addition to the racing roster was made public: “Wreck-It Ralph will make a great addition to our stellar cast in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Disney has created a unique film experience that will appeal to gamers of all ages, and our video game collaboration will give fans the opportunity to interact with their character on the small screen as well.”
Wreck-It Ralph‘s director Rich Moore was also over the moon about the character’s inclusion in Sega’s racer: “To have Wreck-It Ralph included in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a dream come true. The film pays homage to the video games I loved as a kid, including Sonic the Hedgehog in a special cameo, so being able to see Wreck-It Ralph in a real video game alongside Sonic and other iconic Sega characters is unbelievably exciting for me and should be a treat for fans!”
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will launch in November for Xbox 360, PC, PS3, Vita, 3DS and Wii U. Wreck-It Ralph debuts in cinemas that same month, along with a Wii and 3DS game of the same name.
Horny teens and auto nuts everywhere can now celebrate the announcement that NASCAR racing hottie Danica Patrick will be a playable character in Sega’s Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. To promote the game, the driver and model will be racing a “No. 7 Sonic the Hedgehog Chevrolet” in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on November 3 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Danica herself was bursting with enthusiasm when asked about her being turned into a video game character:
“It’s a very exciting experience since I’ll be sharing the screen with such an iconic character. I cannot wait for gamers to jump into my customized, transformable vehicles and give Sonic a run for his rings this holiday season!”
The sequel to Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing will see the players take to the land, sea and air, similar to the N64’s underappreciated Diddy Kong Racing. Here, however, the vehicles will transform during the race in a triathlon fashion.
Sonic, Danica and the other All Stars will be appearing on the Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, PS Vita, and PC this winter. The sequel will also race onto the Wii U this winter as well.
After originally being revealed at the New York Toy Fair earlier this year, Sega is ready to officially announce Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed. The kart racing sequel is once again in development at Sumo Digital and is planned for a late 2012 release on the 3DS, PC, PS3, Vita, and Xbox 360.
Sega is planning to make Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed an all-terrain affair with karts that transform into boats on the water and planes in the air. Why yes, it does sound a bit reminiscent of Mario Kart 7. But what’s new is the game’s unique “fair weapon system.” As they race, players will gain skills for their chosen racer, including the ability to “[block or evade] weapons fired at your vehicle.” Awesome!
Also new is a pair of debuting racers, Gilius Thunderhead of Golden Axe and Vyse of Skies of Arcadia. Both were up for inclusion in the first game, but for some reason, were left on the cutting room floor.
I’ll be very surprised if the “fair weapon system” doesn’t end up in the next Mario Kart game.
According to Kotaku, there were some toys related to the game on display at this weekend’s Toy Fair in New York. An attendant there confirmed that Sega was working on the sequel. New characters and vehicles will be revealed later in the year.
Does this mean there might be a 3D version for the 3DS and a whacky touchscreen version for the Vita? Maybe! Be sure to update your list to Santa!