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Awesome Nintendo Direct 2nd of April Recap

Awesome Nintendo Direct 2nd of April Recap Wow! Nintendo just had a fantastic Nintendo Direct focusing on a heap of new DLC and new titles for both the Wii U and 3DS and it was one of the best Directs I’ve seen in a long time. You can (and should) watch the full video below to see everything in action but as it goes for about 50 minutes feel...
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Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions Brings Action to Mobile

Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions Brings Action to Mobile Looking for something new to play while on the train on the way to work or school but match-three puzzlers not your kind of thing? Well Disney have got you covered with the brand new side-scrolling adventure; Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions. Players will be able to take control of Ezra Bridger and the rest...
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First Details on Playtonic’s Banjo Kazooie Spiritual Successor

First Details on Playtonic’s Banjo Kazooie Spiritual Successor Fifteen years on from Banjo Tooie and it’s safe to say that Rare isn’t the revered studio they once were. Six ex Rare developers have now come together to create  a studio called Playtonic Games and their first title will be what they themselves are calling a spiritual successor to the much...
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Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush due out in May for Europe and Australia

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush due out in May for Europe and Australia Just recently, we rolled out a review for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, and it turned out to be quite an enjoyable Wii U release (check out review here). Many in Europe are probably hugging their Amiibos, waiting to join with their styluses ready, and thankfully – that will come soon as Kirby and the...
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Sega and Game Freak Crossover Title Revealed as Tembo the Elephant

Sega and Game Freak Crossover Title Revealed as Tembo the Elephant No you won’t see Pokemon invading Mobius or Sonic trying to outrun a Mega Pidgeot, Sega and Game Freak have announced their collaboration title as a brand new 2D fast paced action-platformer called Tembo The Badass Elephant. Now don’t sigh or groan yet, the game actually looks like it has some...
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Freedom Planet Announced for Release on Wii U eShop

Freedom Planet Announced for Release on Wii U eShop GalaxyTrail announced during PAX East this weekend that they are planning on bringing their game, Freedom Planet, to the Wii U eShop sometime in the future. It is worth noting that Freedom Planet has already been released on the PC through Steam where it costs $14.99 and you can check out a quick rundown of...
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Review

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Review Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Developer: HAL Laboratory Publisher: Nintendo Platforms: Nintendo Wii U Release Date: February 20, 2015 Price: $39.99 USD – Available Here Overview Kirby may have had a great number of releases, but Nintendo have waited a bit before having the lovable mascot debut on the...
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Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power to Release in 2015

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power to Release in 2015 Frozenbyte Games has announced that their action-platformer series will be receiving a third installment. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has been announced to be in production for a release this year. The new title looks to be following the same gameplay formula as it’s predecessors. In Trine 3 the...
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Stealth Inc 2 will be Unleashed on Xbox, PlayStation and PC in April

Stealth Inc 2 will be Unleashed on Xbox, PlayStation and PC in April Curve Digital are excited to announce that Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, will be available on PlayStation, Xbox and PC in April. Curve Managing Director Jason Perkins commented: “The best thing about making a sequel is the opportunity to look at the all the reviews and comments about the original game...
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Donkey Kong Country Returns to the eShop; Three Donkey Kong Land Titles Added

Donkey Kong Country Returns to the eShop; Three Donkey Kong Land Titles Added Donkey Kong Country is a very special title – as are its sequels. Sure, I like the Retro sequels fine, but they lack a great quality that made these three games timeless that only Rareware could make. It was criminal when Nintendo lost the license for the eShop a couple of years back (which is the...
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Receives a Post Launch Trailer full of Praise

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Receives a Post Launch Trailer full of Praise So you might not have noticed, but Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is already out and making a bit of an impact on the Wii U. The latest in the franchise mixes color with clay, and brings back the gameplay we loved in Canvas Curse for a whole new experience. Yes, we have a lot of Kirby games on the market, but...
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Oscura: Lost Light to Mix Platforming with Tim Burton Later this Month

Oscura: Lost Light to Mix Platforming with Tim Burton Later this Month Australians Chocolate Liberation Front and Surprise Attack Games announced their upcoming platformer Oscura: Lost Light will hit Linux, Mac, and Windows on February 24, 2015. The lights went out across the Driftlands after our hero Oscura destroyed the Aurora Stone. Oscura must now fix his mistakes and...
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Rare veterans announce “spiritual successor” Project Ukulele

Rare veterans announce “spiritual successor” Project Ukulele Rarely are any colorful 3D platforming games released under a name that is not Nintendo and one of the companies that used to dominate that market, Rare, has long since shifted focus. Thankfully it seems that six former Rare staff members have joined up to create what they are calling a “worthy...
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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary’s environment shown off in latest screens

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary’s environment shown off in latest screens In under a month htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary will be available in both North America and Europe so NIS America has decided to release a new set of screenshots for the uniquely named title. In these screenshots, found below, you will see a number of the environments that you will need to guide Mion through,...
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RONIN Slashing its Way onto Linux, Mac, and Windows in Fall 2015

RONIN Slashing its Way onto Linux, Mac, and Windows in Fall 2015 Devolver Digital (Shadow Warrior) and Tomasz Wacławek will be releasing RONIN later this year. The game is a turn-based action stealth platformer featuring a heroine on a bloody quest for vengeance. Her sights are set on assassinating five powerful members of a corporation. What dastardly thing...
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Ori and the Blind Forest release date announced for March 11th

Ori and the Blind Forest release date announced for March 11th Moon Studios has recently revealed that they plan on releasing the absolutely gorgeous looking puzzle platformer Ori and the Blind Forest on the Xbox One and Steam on March 11th for $19.99 in North America. It is worth noting that an Xbox 360 release was previously announced but Moon Studios did not mention...
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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse gets a Colorful New Trailer

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse gets a Colorful New Trailer At today’s Nintendo Direct, we saw quite a few trailers, but Kirby and the Rainbow Curse definitely wins the award for the most endearing of the lot. A new trailer released tells us a bit about the story this time around, which is rather simple in nature. All of the colors have been stolen from Dream...
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Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars Announced with Cross Buy

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars Announced with Cross Buy The Mario vs. Donkey Kong series is getting a brand new installment with the announcement of the finalized name being made during the most recent Nintendo Direct. Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars will be releasing on both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The game seems very similar to past entries in the...
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Wii Virtual Console Comes to Wii U

Wii Virtual Console Comes to Wii U Despite being the dumping ground for many poorly made titles the Wii still managed to have a pretty strong library at the end of its life, and now Wii U owners who didn’t own a Wii (I am sure there are not many) will get the chance to experience the best of what the last gen console had to offer...
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Create Your Own Tale with Elegy for a Dead World

Create Your Own Tale with Elegy for a Dead World It’s not often that we see video games coupled with the themes and ideas of classic romantic literature, but indie developers Dejobaan Games were able to pull it off beautifully with Elegy for a Dead World. The game is a side-scrolling platform PC game with amazingly simple game play; you explore...
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Mighty Number 9 Development Code Complete

Mighty Number 9 Development Code Complete Comcept has announced in a development video released on New Years Day that Mighty No. 9 is essentially completed. In the video, Inafune shares his excitement for the upcoming release of the platformer. While the essential code is complete there is still a large amount of debugging and beta testing to come...
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Developer: Crystal Dynamics  Publisher: Square Enix Platform: PC (Reviewed), Xbox One, PlayStation 4  Release Date: Out Now Price: $19.99 USD – Available Here / $49.95 AUD – Available Here Overview 2010’s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was a bit of a...
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Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker Hits Australia January 3rd

Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker Hits Australia January 3rd Its nearly time for Captain Toad to go on a hefty adventure down under. On January 3rd, Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker will be released for the Wii U in Australia via retail and the eShop (seven days earlier than previously expected), putting the once side character at the forefront of his own little...
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Xbox Newsbeat: 15th December – 19th December

Xbox Newsbeat: 15th December – 19th December Well ladies and gentlemen it has been one long, joyous year. The Xbox One celebrated its first birthday and we here at Xbox Newsbeat have been covering all the latest and greatest news from Microsoft HQ, but now 2014 has come to an end and we have one final issue of our delightful little news blast for your...
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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Hits the Wii U this Christmas

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Hits the Wii U this Christmas Look out in the distance and you will see Shantae coming to shore on the Wii U. Thankfully, no binoculars are required for this release though, as WayForward have announced that Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse will be making its debut on the console on Christmas Day (December 25th for those...
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Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015

Looking Ahead: Microsoft’s Most Anticipated Games of 2015 2014 has been a rollercoaster ride for gamers, with some incredible highs and lows. Games like Dark Souls II, Watch_Dogs, Titanfall, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, Far Cry 4 and Dragon: Age Inquisition have for better or worse been entertaining us through the past 12...
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