Nintendo has just released a video on its YouTube account of Iwata and Miyamoto enjoying themselves in Luigi costumes. When the shenanigans are over, Miyamoto sits down to discuss many details of their goals and results for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Much of the video was seen at last week's Nintendo Direct, but there is plenty of charm at the start and new information for those who missed it last week to make this video a worthwhile watch.


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UPDATE: The PlayStation meeting has officially concluded. If you missed it or wish to see it again, a repeat of the stream is currently underway. Otherwise, check out the next few pages on Gamnesia's index. Today had a ton of news outside of the meeting, and an event this big on top of all that means there's a lot of stuff in store for you. So sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn, and check out all of today's news!

Excited about tonight's PlayStation event? So are we. At 5:00 PM CST, Sony will be holding a press event to display the future of the PlayStation brand. Many assume this means that Sony will be revealing the PlayStation 4 for the first time to the world, but we very well may see news concerning PlayStation 3 and even Vita, as well. You can catch a live stream of this momentous event right here at Gamnesia and written updates rolling out on our site as more information comes in.

Back at the Tokyo Game Show in 2012 Square announced a Kingdom Hearts game for the PC and it's finally been given an official name, Kingdom Hearts X [Chi] (Pronounced like Key/Ki).

Kingdom Hearts X is a PC Browser game, and while it's only announced for Japan right now, those who get a first edition copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX will receive a series of bonuses for the browser game. Bonuses include a Sora R+ card for battle, 20,000 Munny for synthesis, and 4,000 Card Draw Points. Anyone who buys Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX from the online store is given a Riku R+ card, x10 Potions, and x10 Ethers.

While the concept of a browser based Kingdom Hearts game really irks me in the wrong way, who knows? It could be one of the must-play games this year. However, it should be noted that Kingdom Hearts X is still a Japan only title and has not been confirmed for other countries. Hopefully Square provides more details soon.

Waiting for all of Assassin's Creed III's DLC to be available before you buy it? Well good news, the wait will be worth it when Ubisoft releases Assassin's Creed III: Washington Edition later this year

AC3:WE will supposedly feature the standard AC3 game along with all of the King Washington DLC that will be released online over the next few months. The Tyranny of King Washington DLC features an alternate story-line in which Washington becomes a tyrannical king where Connor never joins the Assassins and fights for his homeland's freedom. 

In related news, Ubisoft will be releasing a collection of HD Ghost Recon titles later in Spring called Ghost Recon Anthology.

The cat has gotten out of the bag on numerous occasions for the next generation of consoles. Remember when the Cafe leaks were across the web before E3 2011, and the GamePad was an accurate rumor? Now the same thing is happening with the next Xbox and PlayStation. SuperDaE recently gave dozens of pages of leaked information on the so-called "Durango," or Microsoft's next console. This information included mandatory Kinect, the ability to launch more than one app at a time, and always-active online connectivity (Shameless Plug: to catch up on these leaks just click right here). Well it turns out SuperDaE has been raided by the police.

That's right. Microsoft finally put their league of ninjas in action. We thought they were crazy for hiring assassins, but Mr. Gates isn't afraid to utilize his trained killers.

Check out his Twitter account right here. Apparently. seven or eight police officers arrived at Dan's house with an FBI agent in tow. His phone was taken from him, and the newest tweets have been sent from an Apple store. Bank cards were also confiscated from the leaker.

For the rest of the story, clickety click on the jump!

The worst-kept secret in the world gets announced tomorrow night in the PlayStation 4, and you know that the entire internet will be watching in anticipation. However, Kotaku has an inside source that was spot-on in several other leaks, and this time around they are giving us a bit more solid information on the types of things we can expect to see out of Sony's next console. Out the gate, they show off new images for the prototype controller. There's nothing new here in terms of what we haven't already seen before. However, the PS4 is going to work hand-in-hand with smart devices to allow people to access and download games remotely (reportedly, this may be a future possibility with the Wii U as well, but time will tell).

Each console will come with a PlayStation Eye, and you can watch your friends while your gaming even if they aren't playing the same game as you. They are also apparently going to launch a new online system called PlayStation World and they will be going directly after Xbox Live - where most of the services are going to require a subscription. In addition, there will be an all new account system that allows multiple people to log in at the same time. What does this all mean?


This is the first of a new, badly photoshopped, weekly feature where I highlight some game-related videos of different sorts by fans. The subject matter and featured artists will vary; while some may be people you've seen before, I'm going to do my best to bring some newer talent to light. Jump inside to see this week's picks!

Well, ladies and gents, we're getting closer and closer to the next BioShock installment (March 26th, to be precise), and 2k Games just posted a new trailer. Looks pretty snazzy, doesn't it? How many of you plan on picking this up?

You heard right; Nintendo announced today that Just Dance 4, Zombi U, and Assassin's Creed III would be 30% off on the eShop for the next week. The offers only last until the 26th. If you haven't gotten your hands on any of these titles, they're all pretty good titles for their respective genres. Just Dance is always nice to have around for friends, and Zombi U is guaranteed to be a unique experience. 

Are you going to snag any of these titles now that they're a bit cheaper?

BioShock Infinite is among the most anticipated games of 2013. Taking the BioShock franchise in an entirely new direction from the series' roots. Containing several similar elements and gameplay concepts from its two predecessors, BioShock Infinite is neither a prequel nor sequel to the original two BioShock titles, but remains a strong entry in the franchise.

In BioShock Infinite, players control Booker DeWitt in the air city of Columbia. Though the game takes place in 1912, there are several futuristic elements of the game that make the experience incredibly unique. Head past the jump to see three new gorgeous screenshots from BioShock Infinite and be sure to consider picking it up when it launches on March 26th.

According to a tweet from MCVonline, Ubisoft is holding a press even for the Assassin's Creed franchise on February 27th. nothing else is known about this mysterious press event, but there are several possibilities. This event could officially reveal the rumored Assassin's Creed: Black Flags, or it could be about the upcoming and completely re-imagined Assassin's Creed title due out later this year.

Whether it's the official announcement of one of these titles or something else entirely is still unclear, but be sure to check back at Gamnesia on February 27th when the official announcement is revealed.

 

This controller had a lot of potential. Originally it was advertised as the Wii Controller Pro U, a three-in-one controller, containing a Wii Remote, Classic Controller, and Wii U Pro Controller, all in the shell of a Wii U Pro Controller. However, someone royally screwed up in the hardware department, because this controller only functions as the first two, so its appearance being nearly identical to the Wii U Pro Controller is going to cause some major dissatisfaction for customers who buy it believing it is a cheaper alternative to the Pro. It has been re-branded the Retro Classic Controller, and the labels on the packaging have changed to reflect the absence of Pro Controller functionality.

As previously stated, this controller has the same layout as the Wii U Pro Controller: four shoulder buttons, two analogue sticks and three menu buttons at the top and the D-Pad and face buttons at the bottom. There are also other additions to this controller, such as a pointer on the top, and clickable sticks. The clickable sticks are practically useless, as the left stick is just B and the right is Y. The most prominent feature of this controller at a glance, is that it has a mini SNES pad at the bottom of it, with all of the trinkets of the face of the original SNES pad. The A and B buttons are purple and convex, the Y and X buttons are lavender and concave, there's a very similar cross D-Pad, and there are even additional Start and Select buttons in the middle of it. It's a very nice touch.

Hop in for the full review, where I'll be discussing the technical aspects of the controller.

Bummed about the Rayman Legends delay? Me too. To make up for it Ubisoft said they'd be releasing another Rayman Legends demo exclusively for the Wii U, which turns out isn't happening. Instead Ubisoft will be releasing the entire online challenge mode of Rayman Legends exclusively for the Wii U.

Challenges are updated weekly and daily with its own unique leaderboard for players to beat and compete. The challenges take place in 5 different settings, the Deadly Pit, the Land of the Dead, the Infernal Tower, the Dojo, and a Wii U exclusive area, the Dungeon. The challenges can be talked along or with up to 5 players. Players can also play against other player's ghosts to challenge in an effort for supreme dominance. Players will be able to look back at all their previous feats with a History feature in the game. But it won't be easy as even the dev team for Rayman Legends will be competing against you!

Rayman Legends' challenge mode will hit the Wii U around early April and it will be free for everyone.

This has been one interesting saga. Watch Dogs is a new IP from Ubisoft that is arguably one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. While it was definitely expected to come to Microsoft and Sony consoles, its status with the Wii U has been a bit murky; a short while back an upcoming game list at Gamestop listed Watch Dogs and Rainbow Six as Wii U titles; however, Ubisoft never confirmed, and when I went down to my Gamestop to grab a sheet and double-check, neither game was there. Then, even more recently, a leaked poster suggested Watch Dogs would be coming to 'all home consoles'--including Wii U--this holiday. Still, no word from Ubisoft.

Now, preorder listings have appeared at both Gamestop and Best Buy; for two of the biggest video game retailers to put up listings is pretty suspicious. We may not have heard anything official from Ubisoft yet, but with all the claims they've made in support of the Wii U since its launch, I wouldn't be surprised if a Watch Dogs announcement is one of the cards Nintendo's hoping to play at E3; God knows they need something up their sleeves after all the news they spilled at Directs over the last few weeks. 

When the Toki Tori 2 team reached out to us it was a bit of a surprise. It's not that we haven't had prebuild copies of games before, or that we don't attend press events to provide previews. It's just a rarity to see a company reach out to lesser known entities to build interest for their game.

Toki Tori 2 arrives next month on the Nintendo Wii U eShop and we were fortunate enough to spend roughly an hour and a half with a preview (alpha) build of the game so we can give you all the nitty gritty on what to expect come next month.