That’s right gamers! E3 is mere weeks away and the leaks are probably going to start rolling out any day now. I’m going to do my best to start predictions before the sleuths of the internet prove me either right or wrong. Let’s get things started the wrong way with Electronic Arts!
I’m a huge Fire Emblem fan. I’ve made that no secret since I started work part time for this site. To see how the series has evolved over the last five years has been absolutely fascinating. Like it or not, Fire Emblem: Awakening changed things to save the franchise.
I started playing the series with Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. I’m in the camp of old-school fans of the franchise and loved Awakening for bringing in new fans and making subtle changes to put a bigger emphasis on pairing up units. I know a lot of fans though were disheartened by the stronger focus on character relations, marriages, and simpler gameplay modes (such as casual mode with no perma-death) to bring in new fans, which brings us to a very interesting discussion point about the next installment in the franchise.
For those of you unaware of Night Trap, here’s a bit of a history lesson: Night Trap is a game from the ’90s that was a marque title to push the Sega CD. In a surprising announcement this week, new developer Screaming Villains confirmed a re-release of the game for modern day consoles to celebrate the game’s 25th anniversary. That original game was hot garbage: the story is absurd, the gameplay is minimal (as it was for many interactive console CD games from the ’90s), the game is borderline sexist, and it has every annoying horror movie trope you could ever imagine all wrapped up into one huge what-the-hell package.
…and you should totally play it when it re-releases.
2016 has gone by pretty quickly. It seems like just yesterday that Fire Emblem Fates and Street Fighter V showed up on my doorstep to kick off the year in gaming.
Now we’re at the end of the year and The Game Awards starts tonight at 9PM ET. Just for fun, I thought I’d take a look at the nominations and give my thoughts on which titles I think will win and what my picks are for each category. Enjoy folks!
The tri-fold digipak includes 108 tracks from the Wii U remake spread across the three CDs, an 8-page booklet, and a reversible mini poster (featuring the artwork used on the freebie sound selection CD we got in North America and Europe). If all of that isn’t enough incentive, first print copies will also include a bonus item: a 40mm can badge featuring Link.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Original Soundtrack is now available for pre-order from CD Japan for just under US$45 and will be released on Wednesday, July 27th. I’ve already got my pre-order in – how about you?
Nintendo has finally shown off more substantial footage from the latest Zelda game, entitled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can view the E3 trailer above and can pre-order the Wii U version of the game through Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon Prime and Gamers Club Unlocked members can get 20% off.
On November 4th, the Super Mario series of amiibo will see the launch of seven new amiibo figures: Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, and Diddy Kong will be joined by Daisy, Waluigi, and a glow-in-the-dark Boo.
The amiibo figures are all available for pre-order now at the links below:
It’s the first official day of the E3 Expo! Nintendo kicks things off with their special edition of Treehouse Live, featuring The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Pokémon Sun and Moon, and more. You can view the stream live above starting at 9:00am PT, courtesy of Nintendo’s Twitch channel.
Sony’s E3 2016 Press Conference tonight will wrap up the events for this Monday. You can view the stream live above starting at 6:00pm PT, courtesy of PlayStation’s Twitch channel. You can also view Sony’s own stream of the presentation on the PlayStation website.