With Hyrule Warriors just a week away from launch and lots of DLC recently announced, I've got Zelda on the brain (if you couldn't tell from the fact that I recently started a Zelda theory series), so Link's upcoming adventure is the focus of this week's Hot Topic Poll.

When Wii U was first announced, Nintendo showed off its power with a Zelda tech demo that used a realistic (relatively speaking) art style reminiscent of Twilight Princess. However, as we found out at this year's E3, Zelda for Wii U actually features a less detailed and more stylized look that is more similar to Skyward Sword or Wind Waker. Are you happy with the new look, or would you have preferred something closer to the tech demo? Hit the jump to cast your vote and join the debate!

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will emulate a TV show-esque format and release in weekly downloadable "episodes," and it may not be the only upcoming survival-horror game to do so. Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are teaming up to make Silent Hills, and Kojima stated at Tokyo Game Show that they are considering an episodic release for the game. Kojima clarified that they are still brainstorming ideas, and nothing is set in stone yet. Would you like to see Silent Hills treated like a TV show, or should it have a more standard release? Sound off in the comments!

There's lots of hype for PlayStation 4 exclusive title Bloodborne, and the fact that it's being developed by the highly successful studio From Software (Demon's Souls, Dark Souls) is a big reason why. Bloodborne launches in February, but a demo for the game is playable at Tokyo Game Show right now, and we've got tons of off-screen footage. If you'd like a good, long look at the gameplay, you can check it out by clicking below!

Valhalla Games' first title, the Wii U exclusive Devil's Third, has been a long time coming. After four years, in an interview with Weekly Famitsu, Tomonobu Itagaki announced that they are "hard at work putting on the final touches." There were no more details pertaining to release, so all we still know for sure is that it will be launching sometime next year. The closing of the development cycle, though, could mean sometime in the first quarter or half of next year.

Itagaki also said Valhalla plans on releasing content updates past the game's launch, and has teamed up with online-game-specialist company Softgear to do so. See the full quote after the jump.

Serebii has uploaded a few more screens for the upcoming Hoenn remakes, because no amount of Hoenn hype is enough. These ones show off some of the in-game models used in the overworld (as opposed to cut scenes or battles, for example), and a shot of Treeko in combat. Wingull are flying over the beach in one, which is a nice touch.

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Today we wrap up a trilogy of Smash polls following the game's launch in Japan and demo release globally. Snake appears to be the winner for cut characters from Brawl that you miss the most, while Mega Man has a commanding lead for the title of favorite newcomer. Of course, not everyone we wanted in the game made it, so today we want to know which character that didn't make the cut (not counting the ones from Brawl) were you hoping for the most? We've compiled a list of some of the more popular requests (as well as an "Other" option, of course), and you can cast your vote by clicking below!

Rejoice, Smash fans! The demo for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has been out in Japan for quite some time now, and over the past week some very lucky Club Nintendo Platinum members have already been enjoying it in the West, but today makes the global launch of the demo for all 3DS owners. If you're not already playing away, check the Nintendo 3DS eShop to see if the demo has launched in your country yet. Enjoy the demo, and don't forget tonenter our contest for a chance to win a free copy of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS when it launches on October 3!

Tokyo Game Show is in full swing, and that means it's time for the regular "What's up with The Last Guardian?" check-in. The long-awaited title from the creator of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus has been in development since 2007, but we still know relatively little, haven't seen a new trailer in ages, and aren't even sure which console it's launching on anymore. Famitsu Magazine caught up with Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida to see if they could squeeze any news about The Last Guardian out of him, and he gave a vague, but promising answer. Hit the jump to check it out.

New Nintendo 3DS packs more power than the current 3DS models, including a boosted CPU, and that allows it to handle a lot more. This means there will be some games developed exclusively for it, such as Xenoblade Chronicles. This also means that some games that push the regular 3DS to its limits already will be able to do more on the new model, such as connecting to Miiverse in Super Smash Bros., and some games will also load faster.

Popular Japanese publication Famitsu Magazine got the chance to go hands-on with the New Nintendo 3DS, and they found that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has much quicker loading times on the new model. It's unclear at this time whether or not other games will get a boost from the new model, but it certainly opens the door for bigger and better new games going forward. This may also explain why Nintendo is releasing the device so much earlier in Japan than the rest of the world, as they want it on the market in time for Monster Hunter Ultimate 4.

It looks like Microsoft is gearing up for a few very interesting years in gaming, and they have prepared an appropriate lineup of games, with games ranging from Ori and the Blind Forest, a Phantom Dust remake, and Scalebound. Hideki Kamiya, who is developing the latter with Platinum Games, has claimed it’s unlike anything Platinum has made before.

“The one thing that I will say is that up until this point in my career, and up until this point in Platinum Games’ history, we’ve never made a game like Scalebound.” — Hideki Kamiya

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