Mario is going to be replaced by Nabbit, the thieving rabbit who stole power-ups from Toad houses. Nabbit will be unable to use power-ups and cannot be damaged by enemy attacks. To me this seems like some form of the Super Guide feature when things become too hard. And from what is known, the game will be much harder than New Super Mario Bros. U.
Warner Bros. released a new teaser trailer today for the latest installment in the Batman series of games, Batman: Arkham Origins, which is set to release on all major platforms on October 25th.
In the trailer, the Dark Knight encounters the villain Deathstroke, and the duo exchange blows. And...that's really it. The end of the video does promise a longer trailer on Monday, May 20, however, for those of you who aren't satisfied with this small glimpse.
Are you excited for Arkham Origins? I am; I played Arkham City on the Wii U when it came out. It was my first experience with the series, and I'm looking forward to more.
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Another trailer for Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag has come out today, depicting what happened during the later years of the Golden Age of Piracy. It's an interesting backdrop for any game, pirating/assassinating game or not. I'm interested what they will do with it, and how it'll affect Edward Kenway, our new protagonist. And Blackbeard is awesome in any form of media he appears in.
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In the past, Valve has mentioned that they were looking to move more of their library over to Linux platforms. This was caused, in particular, by the release of Windows 8. Windows 8 is known to restrict open-ness of the Windows platform, while Linux is the exact opposite in philosophy. Recently, Valve has released games such as Team Fortress 2 and Portal on the Linux platform. To add to this library, Valve has recently published Half-Life 2 and its expansions to the Steam Store.
Half-Life 2 is a game that has won multiple awards across multiple fields, and it has become near-legendary in its gaming status. I, for one, am excited to see this come out on Linux. Are there any Linux users here? And, if so, are any of you planning to buy this?
I think most would agree that Castle Rock was arguably the best demo level in Rayman Legends. Now we have a trailer featuring Eye of the Tiger. To me, it's not nearly as impressive as Castle Rock, but it's definitely more challenging. Rayman Legends is arriving in September. Are the Wii U owners out there enjoying the Challenge App?
Originally composed by Grant Kirkhope, the soundtrack to Banjo-Kazooie is one of the most beloved parts of the widely recognized title for Nintendo 64. Today, Blake Robinson's Synthetic Orchestra has announced "Banjo-Kazooie Symphony," an album of orchestrated tunes from the original Banjo-Kazooie game. Blake Robinson uses orchestral samples to digitally recreate an instrumental sound for themes from video games, movies, and television. In the past, Blake Robinson has released Super Metroid Symphony as well as several other wonderful orchestrations. Banjo-Kazooie Symphony is coming on May 31st, and though Robinson's music often sounds more like covers than arrangements, the delightful orchestral tone is always worth a listen.
Today, Ubisoft's put out the official trailer for the Wii U version of Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Ubisoft has been one of the few third parties throwing full support behind Nintendo's new console, and it looks like they don't plan on wavering; this is a AAA title arriving to the Wii U the same day as all the other consoles. That's a rarity. It looks as though Blacklist is going to have some Wii U specific features; and they don't look like gimmicks, but real functionality. Hopefully this can give some other third parties ideas.
Among the many titles announced today (seriously, the amount of first party titles coming in the next year is reaching critical mass) is a new iteration in the Mario Party franchise. I'll bet nobody saw this coming! It even has Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong...this is going to revolutionize gaming forever!
In all seriousness, though, I'm kind of excited for what they can do with the 3DS. and Mario Party. If they really let loose, this could be one of the best entries in the series, and I wouldn't mind another reason to get a 3DS...
Project X Zone is an upcoming action RPG developed by Capcom. And SEGA. And Namco-Bandai... It's huge, okay? After a big push to get the upcoming 3DS crossover released in Western markets, Project X Zone finally sees an official reveal trailer, and though it won't do much to sway those still unconvinced, it's a great way to keep excitement alive if you've already decided to pick up a copy of the game.