Author Archives: Andres Ruiz
After the majesty that is Super Mario 3D Land graced the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo made a lovely move in bringing a sequel to the Wii U, complete with 4-player capabilities similar to Super Mario Bros. 2. Super Mario 3D World will have Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach as playable characters. Also, a new power-up has been introduced, giving the characters cat suits, which allows them to climb walls and dive into enemies. We’ll keep you updated as more information [...]
During today’s Nintendo Direct video, Satoru Iwata showed off a trailer with gameplay footage of Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U. While Mario Kart 7 introduced flying and underwater driving into the mix, Mario Kart 8 will bring anti-gravity driving. The trailer shows various characters riding along walls and even upside down, which is sure to confuse the hell out of you and your friends. Although the trailer did not show off many of the items that will [...]
Hope has been restored in fans of the monumental role-playing game franchise. Final Fantasy Versus XIII is finally coming to fruition, however under a new name: Final Fantasy XV. During Sony’s E3 press conference, Tetsuya Nomura officially gave the announcement, as well as shared a trailer featuring the main character, Noctis, in action. The heads up display remains something similar to Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, although there are still no details about whether any other characters will be playable. [...]
One of the nicest surprises today at E3 came in the form of Trials Fusion, the next entry in the Trials series for next generation consoles. Ubisoft also revealed Trials Frontier for mobile devices, although I am not entirely sure how well that is going to work out, since Trials has usually been a game where precision is key. Regardless, both games will likely contain the cruel challenge that defines the series. Both games will be released sometime in 2014, [...]
At the Ubisoft E3 press conference, there was a new trailer showcased for the upcoming Splinter Cell: Blacklist, featuring some more possible plot elements. You can watch the video after the jump, showing Sam Fisher in several different situations, being his stealthy old self. Splinter Cell: Blacklist will be released on August 20th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC.
The latest footage shown at the EA E3 press conference showed off 64 people on stage hooked up to a local game of Battlefield 4. The video boasts some incredible set pieces with everyone running through it as if it were a single-player campaign. With explosions, collapsing buildings, and huge multi-player, Battlefield 4 is shaping up to look like a powerful entry in the series, and an excellent display of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4′s technical capabilities. You can [...]
EA and Pop Cap games presented Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare during the EA E3 press conference. The game is due to be a third-person action game similar to Dungeon Defenders, except with literally plants and zombies. There are a total of four playable plants so far: Peashooter uses ranged attacks, shooting peas (bet you didn’t see that one coming), Chomper uses melee attacks and can burrow beneath the ground to sneak up on enemies, Sunflower plays a sort of [...]
During the Xbox One E3 press conference, the Xbox One stream feature was showcased while playing Killer Instinct. The footage shows a sidebar with several broadcast buttons and the audience chat. The Smartglass seems like it would be pretty useful for streaming here, but there was no mention of Smartglass support. Along with the streaming, Xbox One was also shown using a replay feature where a fight in Killer Instinct was immediately recorded and uploaded (somewhere). We’ll keep you updated [...]
Above the flurry of trailers during the Xbox One conference, the loudest was Killer Instinct. Rare’s classic Super Nintendo fighter is returning with its third installment exclusively for the Xbox One. The footage shown featured characters Sabrewulf, Jago, and Cinder. Killer Instinct 3 will be playable on the E3 showfloor. We will keep you updated when more details come in.
Lightning is getting ready to strike once again, for better or for worse. There were hardly any games this generation that were as divisive as Final Fantasy XIII. With the third and final game in the series in the works, some are waiting for the series to end and be done with while others are eagerly awaiting the epic conclusion. One of the most interesting things about the upcoming title, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, is that it is due to [...]