Today, Sega has announced a brand new GC TV series and video game, both titled Sonic Boom. The game will launch exclusively on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
It won’t take long before fans notice that Sonic and pals have been redesigned with a brand new look, one that I absolutely welcome with open arms.
The TV series will debut in late 2014, while the game will serve as a prequel to the events taking place in the show. For a look at the new TV show, check out the trailer below the break. For more information about the revamped Sonic, head on over to Sega’s official website, linked below. What do you guys think of the new Sonic?
Animal buddies are back for Donkey Kong’s next platforming adventure. Rambi makes a celebrated return in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, set for release next month on Wii U. Rambi was also featured in Retro’s first DKC title, Donkey Kong Country Returns.
I can’t help but feel like we’ll see at least one more animal buddy appear, though it might be wishful thinking. Either way, I’m glad to see our rhino friend back in action.
Update: Nintendo has confirmed that Rambi is the only animal friend you’ll see in the game.
Source: Nintendo of America
The holiday season is in full swing, from a retail perspective at least. Nintendo just released a brand new ad for their line of 3DS handhelds, in an attempt to remind parents of the perfect stocking stuffer.
I love this ad, and I truly hope we get another one focused on Wii U, which deserves a lot more promotion considering the Nintendo 3DS is consistently the number one selling piece of gaming hardware each month. Either way, I surely wouldn’t be surprised if the 3DS (and the 2DS) is the number one selling platform throughout the holiday season.
While next-gen consoles are releasing this month, Nintendo may have the casual market covered with their newest Mario adventure, Super Mario 3D World. And that’s exactly the crowd they’re targeting with their latest TV ad for the game, which focuses on families taking advantage of the game’s local multiplayer support. The game supports 4-player co-op, with a roster of Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach as playable characters.
Based on the above ad, you can’t help but want to try the new game, while possibly wearing a cat suit. SM3W releases on Friday, November 22, exclusively for Wii U.
Nintendo has an impressive lineup of games coming this holiday season, but there’s one entry we haven’t heard too much about: Mario Party: Island Tour, which is set to release November 22, the same day as the new Mario and Zelda entries. That’s some stiff competition, all from the house of Mario!
The game returns players to the familiar interactive board game format, set across 7 new game boards boasting a tropical island theme, containing a total of 80 new mini-games. Sadly, the game won’t feature an online mode, something I’ve begged for since previous iterations, but I digress.
Nevertheless, MP: Island Tour is likely to serve its role as the best board game sim on the 3DS, and another solid entry in the series. Take a look at the new TV ad for the game, set to release in just two weeks.
On November 22, Link’s latest adventure releases for the Nintendo 3DS. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds returns Link to the familiar world seen in the SNES classic entry A Link to the Past, with plenty of new elements to keep the series fresh. Nintendo has unleashed a brand new TV ad for the game, offering a glimpse at some of the new features, including Link’s new art transformation, which allows him to move along walls.
This is certainly shaping up to be a solid entry in the series, if not a love letter to the fans still harking back to the SNES Zelda days. Do you plan on picking up the new title when it launches November 22?
Another challenger was confirmed just before the weekend for the new Super Smash Bros. entry on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Fire Emblem’s Marth will indeed return, a character beloved since his Melee debut. Based on the critical acclaim of Fire Emblem: Awakening, it’s not that surprising to see Marth return, but we can certainly be glad he’s back.
For a look at new screenshots of Marth’s fighting skills in glorious HD, as well as a screenshot of his appearance in the 3DS version, take a look at the gallery on the Smash Bros website below.
SmashBros. — Marth
With just one month before the game’s release, Nintendo decided to drop us a brand new trailer for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The no-so-sequel to A Link to the Past, the game follows Link (a future version of the Link from the SNES game) through the land of Hyrule, and the newly introduced negative realm of Lorule — get the name? There’s also the reveal of a new princess, named Hilda, who desperately needs Link’s help in saving her world. Interesting to note, Hilda and Zelda were the names of the aunts in the TV show Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Completely unrelated, but still an interesting name choice.
Alright. No more spoilers. Check out the new trailer! (By the way, the music is freaking epic.)
The game will available on November 22.
Nintendo shocked all when they announced the Nintendo 2DS just a few weeks ago. The new handheld ditches the 3D and clamshell design of its older brother, but still supports all DS and 3DS software titles, just in 2D.
I had some hands on time at New York Comic Con this weekend, and believe it or not, the bread-shaped handheld is actually quite comfortable. I’d definitely take a bite of this new handheld if I didn’t prefer the screen size of the bigger 3DS XL that I’m currently sporting.
The Nintendo 2DS is now available in stores for $129.99, in either black and blue or black and red combinations. How many of you guys are going to take a slice of this action?