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Mario takes a break from his New Super Mario Bros games and jumps back into the 3D world; and this time he’s back in a familiar title to original Gameboy owners. That’s right Mario makes his triumphant appearance on the 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land. Super Mario 3D Land is a combination of both 2D Mario gameplay with his modern home-console 3D world gameplay, or as game designer Shigeru Miyamoto says “a 3D Mario that plays as a 2D Mario game” (quote here). Playing Super Mario 3D Land is a fantastic experience especially for the elder Mario players who fondly remember his old 2D adventures. Super Mario 3D Land brings back many classic features from older Mario Bros games and integrates them into a way that makes them seem fresh and new so that all players can enjoy it.
Platform: 3DS/ Genre: Platformer
Developer: Nintendo/ Publisher: Nintendo
In a previous article, I predicted that Sonic Adventure 3 would be revealed by March 3rd, although I was wrong, the fact they were working on a new game was what I was really aiming for. Now, SEGA has recently trademarked a new Sonic game titled: Sonic Lost World; which is leading to speculation that this may be the next entry into the Sonic series. Sonic hasn’t released a Sonic game since Sonic Generations, if you do not count the app release of Sonic Dash or the downloadable Sonic 4 Episode 2.
Series producer Hideo Baba has teased on what he is calling “a representation of the dreams and hopes of the fans, who have long been wanting it.” The remaster will not only feature the Gamecube/PS2 version but the limited edition and Wii-exclusive Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of New World.
Everyone has a favorite game, heck even a favorite series but that doesn’t mean you’ll always replay that game. In fact few games ever get the replay treatment, only the best of the best. For starters, the replay treatment is different than replaying a game for the rest of the achievements or one thing you missed, NO MATTER HOW FAR you missed that one specific quest/item/whatever.
No, replaying a game yearly is only saved for the true wonders of a gamers heart. For me, considering I don’t buy that many new games per year, I have a very large list for replay games. For starters, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, and Goof Troop are all things I replay any chance I go to my grandmother’s house with the SNES plugged in. Paper Mario 64 is a classic I can never not play, along with Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga for the GBA. Fighting games, in my personal opinion, do not count although I have logged in some many hours at Marvel vs Capcom 2 it has basically turned into a daily fixture. Last, but not least, in my abundance of yearly replays is that of Ocarina of Time; and yes the N64, GCN, Master Quest and 3D version all count. The same goes for Sonic 3 & Knuckles, be it on my SEGA Genesis or Gamecube I have to replay the game. Funny, I feel more like I’m naming a greatest games all-time list rather than a yearly replay list, but that is what comes with these games; they are just the fantastic in so many ways.
In an interview with Japanese game news site 4Gamer (translated by Edge), Yoshida reveals that developers can disable the use of the ‘Share’ button at key times, meaning users won’t be able to upload whatever footage they want. The idea of the Share button is for PS4 players to upload their videos to share with their social media sites, in an idea to garner a gaming community around Playstation.
Tales of Xillia, which is set to hit PS3 owners this upcoming August (August 6th for NA and August 9th for EU), has released some English gameplay videos featuring it’s two main characters Jude and Milla. Jude’s voice will be done by Sam Riegel while Milla’s voice will be by Minae Noji.
Tales of Xillia was released in Japan two years prior (2011) and a sequel was released the following year, leaving the possibility that sales will also lead to a localization of its sequel. Tales of Xillia also contains Co-op and multiplayer features which have yet to be seen.
To answer the title with no suspense
I am not saying this as a Sony fanboy, or a Nintendo fanboy, or a PC-lover. It’s just it is time to face the reality of Xbox Live: It’s over. Blame PSN and especially blame PS Plus. Funny… Sony has done something right for a change regarding it’s internet game (as Playstation Home users nod oh wait…there aren’t any!). From being ridiculed by different developers, to it’s Vita (let’s hope that succeeds) Sony hasn’t exactly been racking on the A+ side of their own ideas. Let’s not shut down on Xbox either, which is in more homes than the PS3, even with Sony’s great PS3 sale numbers (which are consistently rising); the Xbox started the storm for home-console online multiplayer.
Blockade, the team behind the Ratchet and Clank movie will also be developing a direct to video Heavenly Sword film Variety reports.
Heavenly Sword released in 2007 and was developed by DmC developer Ninja Theory.
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That’s right Insomanic’s famous duo: Ratchet and Clank are set to hit the big screens in an animated film made by Rainmaker Entertainment, the animation studio behind Escape From Planet Earth, and Blockade Entertainment.
That’s right everyone’s favorite “Merc with a Mouth” is giving away some goods depending on the store you pre-order his new game coming this June 25th!
Luigi, the most famous second-hand guy out there. We all know of him….as Mario’s brother but this guy’s popularity is more than some ‘main’ characters of other video game series! Since Nintendo has declared the year of 2013 to be the “Year of Luigi” and the fact that Luigi will be starring in many games this year ranging from Luigi Mansion 2 (release tomorrow), a new Mario & Luigi RPG game, and his own DLC pack for New Super Mario Bros U. (Nintendo Direct at it again!), I thought I might as well dip my hand into the hat. I think it is time for Luigi to get his own real game, outside his usual forte of higher-jump Mario in the Super Mario Bros series. Yes, yes we all know Luigi did have the Mario is Missing games and his most famous solo-adventure Luigi’s Mansion but I’m taking about a real Luigi adventure.