While the Lord of the Rings franchise focussed on a small group of people changing the world in a big way, The Hobbit was more about the group (at least up to a point). This isn't something that's been lost on the team behind LEGO The Hobbit either, as they've added new ways for you to work together with your "buddies." Warner Brothers today released a new trailer showcasing these new abilities, and the importance of your group.
The 2.5D Metroidvania entry in the Batman Arkham city will be coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U in April this year, Warner Brothers have announced. Batman Arkham Origins: Blackgate was a handheld exclusive that took place after Arkham Origins and was set in - can you guess - Blackgate Prison. Blackmask, Joker and Penguin all want to cause trouble, and it's up to you as The Bat to sort it all out.
The Direct began with a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. The trailer has revealed the Little Mac from Punch Out will be a playable character in the game; it also appears as if a Punch Out boxing ring level may also be in the game. Many questioned if this game would ship this year, but Nintendo insists it will be available in 2014.
Nintendo have announced that they'll be airing a new Nintendo Direct tomorrow, focussing on titles that'll be available by the end of Spring 2014. No further details have been released, but you can bet we'll get another long look at Donkey Kong, and maybe even a little about Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It'd be nice to learn something about Mario Golf as well, although that seems to have disappeared entirely at this point.
After weeks of rumours about cancellations, Ubisoft have today confirmed that Watch Dogs Wii U is still on its way - although it won't be available until well after the other versions are released. In short: it'll be available after everybody who wants Watch Dogs already has had the chance to buy it.
Sonic Boom was announced last year, along with a teaser image showing some crazy changes to the way Sonic and friends looked. Yesterday SEGA revealed more about the direction they're taking the Blue Blur, introducing a whole new Sonic Universe for a brand new CGI TV series, Nintendo-exclusive video game and toy line.
Ninjabee has a knack for making simple yet addicting games, and the Keflings franchise is no different. In A World of Keflings, you play as a giant who controls a village of little people, tasking them to collect specific resources - wool, wood, stone, precious gems - and use these resources to build houses, workshops, towers, etc. The game has an easy progression system built into it: you chop lumber which you bring to a sawmill; when the sawmill produces a board, you use the board in ...
Last week GamesReviews' own Mat Growcott wrote a story about the cancellation of Watch Dogs on the Wii U based on preorder cancellations from GameStop in Italy. This week, Nintendo announced their 2014 launch schedule and Watch Dogs is not on the list. For many, this may be as close to a confirmation that Watch Dogs will in fact not appear on Wii U. However, Nintendo and Ubisoft have yet to make an official announcement on the ongoing rumors.
The Wii U has been nothing but trouble for Nintendo. As Nikkei reported today, the poor sales resulted in the Big N recently getting slammed with a $15 million dollar operating loss, which is forcing President Satoru Iwata to take a 50 percent pay cut from now until June. Other executives are taking pay cuts, as well, by as much as 30 percent.
Nintendo continues to be busy in the early weeks of 2014 in both North America and Europe. All the details for these new game releases can be found on your Wii U or 3DS.