Another direct, another colossal disappointment for Animal Crossing fans.
Long gone are the days of Nintendo’s Official Licensed seal of approval.
My favourite week of the year is over, and now it’s time to discuss. Continue reading →
Last week the Big N held a Nintendo Direct that melted the Internet. While the usual deluge of ports for underperforming Nintendo games was announced, there were lots of new announcements to get fans excited- including the big one that many have been speculating about for months.
Here’s everything we saw in last week’s direct!
Quantic Dream has been accused by about fifteen current and former employees of cultivating a toxic and abusive studio culture. Continue reading →
The annual celebration of PlayStation kicked off Friday night when thousands of PlayStation fans packed into the Anaheim Convention Center for the Opening Celebration of the fourth ever PlayStation Experience. Taking a different tone than the traditional conferences we’ve seen at E3 and Gamescom, this year the stage was set with couches and chairs where various PlayStation executives and designers wearing ill-fitting blazers and graphic tees sat down and had a more personal presentation for the PlayStation fans watching. Continue reading →
After a series of teasers, Rockstar has finally announced the sequel to their critically acclaimed 2010 title, Red Dead Redemption. Officially titled Red Dead Redemption 2, the game is expected to launch Fall 2017 on Xbox One and PS4. Take a look at the set of teasers that led up to the announcement: Continue reading →
According to a report from NintendoLife the new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U may finally let players select their character’s gender. Every instalment in the Legend of Zelda series has always starred Link, the green tunic clad elf. But according to a some tweets from Nintendo employees the new game may let players choose the gender of the longtime male series protagonist.
This rumour fits with what seasoned series designer Eiji Anuma has said in previous interviews about the upcoming Wii U exclusive. Anuma has stated that the new Zelda game will shake things up and hopefully prevent the tried and true Zelda formula from becoming stale. In an interview with Famitsu, relayed by Kotaku, Anuma likened the new changes to “going from Japanese food to Western style food.” This is possibly a reference to stepping away from the sparring, desolate worlds traditionally found in Japanese games and moving towards the more dense, populated worlds found in Western RPGs. Western RPGs like Fallout, Elder Scrolls and Mass Effect all let players select their character’s gender. Whether this change Anuma talked about will bring with it the choice to play as someone other than Link remains to be seen. Continue reading →
Insomniac Games have announced new game entitled Song of the Deep. In an announcement post on Insomniac’s site the game is described as a “brand-new Metroidvania-style underwater adventure.” Song of the Deep stars nautical enthusiast Merryn. With a homemade submarine Merryn sets out into the seas in search of her father, a fisherman who has gone missing. Players will explore the vast underwater world, travelling through sunken cities and creepy caverns. Players will solve intricate puzzles and fight a myriad of monsters. Using a mysterious substance called Tyne players will be able to improve their submarine with new weapons and tools. Little else is known about Song of the Deep but with E3 happening a few months before release we can expect more information to be released then. Continue reading →