Archive for March 2011
It’s being reported that the Mega Man game that was due out this year – Mega Man Universe, which was due to be released in Japan on the PlayStation Network an Xbox Live Arcade and then was bound to be released in the UK, has now been cancelled.
Capcom Japan are stating that the game has been shut down for “various circumstances”. There’s no clarification further than that, Kotaku are speculating that it could be due to the fact that the Mega Man Universe level designer upped sticks and left Capcom earlier in the year.
It was today announced that the latest line in the Bejeweled franchise for the Nintendo DS – Bejeweled Twist. Already available on the PC and various mobile platforms, the ridiculously addicting game will be made available across the UK on the 1st April 2011 – yes, April fool’s day.
With over 90 challenges across 14 planets, and five different modes of play including a two-player battle mode Bejeweled Twist is set to keep many a fan busy for hours to come.
So that’s a 1st April release on the Nintendo DS, not the 3DS.
Nintendo Europe today confirmed that the epic RPG Xenoblade Chronicles will be released in Europe for the Nintendo Wii. The title is already available in Japan and centres around two worlds called Bionis and Mechonis which are warring with no end in sight.
Xenoblade Chronicles is slated for a 2011 release only; however, it has been confirmed that there will be the option to have either Japanese or English voice overs with an English subs option. For those bi-lingual readeres out there there’s also French, Italian, German and Spanish subtitles but no dubs.
The official website is available here.
Bergsala Lightweight AB and Rising Star Games today confirmed that following the successful outing of Happy Party with Hello Kitty & Friends, that the sequel, Loving Life with Hello Kitty & Friends will be released in the Summer on the Nintendo DS.
Play in five different areas, from Hello Kitty’s room through to the shopping areas and food courts of a mall, where the player can get a job, decorate a room and much more.
There’s no date released as of yet, but Summer 2011 is the slated release date for this title, which will be picked up by little girls everywhere.
It was today announced by Mastertronic that the living dead will battle the very things that keep humans alive on a new title for the Nintendo DS. PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies will be released in the UK on the 6th May 2011.
As can be assumed by the game’s name, Plants vs Zombies is a title where the player controls a horde of plants with the ability to kill zombies in various different ways. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and much more to destroy any zombie before they take over the world. With five different game modes to choose from, this ported title from Xbox Live is sure to be a hit.
Plants vs Zombies will be available on the 6th May 2011 by Mastertronic.
The game features online or local play utilising drop in-drop out functions meaning anyone can join in at any time. Moon Diver also features a number of unique, selectable, upgradeable and cooperatively combinable special abilities called “MoonSault Combinations”, which give a range of power-ups from powerful attacks that spread the length of the screen to a more concentrated power boosts to help against the bosses.
This is only available on the PS3 at the moment however there is an Xbox Marketplace version on its way, we’ll keep you posted as soon as Square Enix announce this.
The review of Moon Diver is to follow!
THQ have today revealed details on the up and coming movie tie in of Kung Fu Panda 2 for Xbox, PS3, Nintendo DS and Wii due out in May – just in time for the new movie. The game starts with Po and the Furious Five travelling to save the world from a new threat to Kung Fu, with new enemies created by THQ in conjunction with Dreamworks themselves.
THQ have decided to utilise the Xbox’s Kinect and the U-Draw tablet on the Wii.
In the Xbox version you use the Kinect to firstly be taught Kung Fu by Po and learning the moves to defeat enemies after which you then become Po himself to block, punch, kick, dodge & duck your way through the new levels and environments from the film with no controller needed.
With the Wii you would use the U-Draw Tablet to control Po with the stylus to fight and defend Gongmen City. You battle old and new enemies against backgrounds that you can modify yourself. There is a drawing mode, where you can colour various pieces of character art and objects which will in turn populate in the story mode, making the game unique to each player. There are also several awesome mini-games that can be enjoyed playing as the super cute baby Po.
The PlayStaion3 version sees you battling in more of a strategy style, learning Kung Fu moves such as acu-punches and kung fu curls incorporating problem-solving skills to help master your talents under Po’s tutelage. One thing that is unsure at the moment is weather or not this will include Playstation Move features or not.
On the Nintendo DS you will be able to control Po using the stylus to unleash the awesome moves of kung fu against the game’s enemies. The DS also offers a card game called “Five Card Fu” which can be played in a single or two player game. THQ promises this to be addictive. THQ have not announced any development for the 3DS at this time.
On paper this title promises to be an interesting game with loads of new features to try especially on Kinect and the Wii with the U-Draw tablet. Let’s just hope that it doesn’t follow the curse of movie tie-in games.
Exclusive content can be found at www.kungfupanda2game.com and will be added throughout April/May in lead up to it’s release.
Screenshots below taken from PS3 version. Be patient these are large high quality screens.
Islands of WAKFU story takes place 10,000 years before DOFUS and the end of the world is nigh, join the last Eliatrope and her dragon brother as they set off on a desperate quest. Together they must find the mysterious Islands of WAKFU and survive the danger threatening the world.
Islands of WAKFU is a beat’em up which features a 2 player multiplayer mode. The two lead characters are linked for better or for worse, so if one of the characters is hit the other will suffer damage as they both share the same health metre.
With 14 levels, 2 difficulty modes, 12 achievements and a hybrid between a beat’em up and a shoot’em up the game is up for sale at 800 Microsoft Points and is available today to download.
A modern take on the classic “run’n’gun” arcade game, by becoming a CIA operative code-named Wolf Spider through a heavily guarded Russian Prisoner Camp as he attempts to rescue an agent who’s been abandoned at the end of the Cold War. Sneaking in and out of cells, stealthily taking out guards and using a series of weapons to kill and protect, the title is a real throw back to the old arcade style games.
Rush’n Attack: Ex-Patriot is out on the 30th March 2011 on the Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points and on the Playstation Network on an unconfirmed date in April 2011 for £9.99.