Starting this Monday (February 14th), you can head on over to the WiiWare shop and download the demo for Chronos Twjns DX. The game originally launched in January 2010 and features unique game play, allowing you to control both the present and the past simultaneously.
This cool little platformer was created by Spanish developer EnjoyUp games, who was also responsible for Little Red Riding Hood Zombie BBQ, as well as a few others.
Obviously, EnjoyUp is just trying to show gamers some love this Valentine’s Day with a free demo of a game that is already more than a year old. Still it’s free entertainment, and who doesn’t love that?
(Source: Nintendo World Report)
Gamestop doesn’t seem to have a problem with listing prices for products it hasn’t received official prices for, but even so they now have the NGP listed for a release date of January 1st, 2012 (which also seems like a strange date) on their website, but more importantly, with a price tag of $299.99.
Again, this is ONLY A RUMOR so take this information with a grain of salt. A $300 price tag seems appropriate for the NGP, which would notably be more expensive than the 3DS (but we were already expecting that), but with more potential capabilities than Nintendo’s handheld. No matter what, a price in this rumored range is definitely a lot better than the Playstation 3 at launch date ($599.99).
The NPD Group has released their lists of the best selling new Wii and DS games for 2010, and they show strong performances of third party titles across both systems. The list only includes titles that launched last year.
Most of the games on this list are indeed third party games, although Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, and all three DS Pokémon games released this year in North America (HeartGold, SoulSilver, and Ranger 3) all made the list as well.
You can check out the top 10 best sellers for both the Wii and the DS after the jump.
Yesterday, Activision announced their financial results for last year. The company reported net revenues had increased to $4.45 billion, as opposed to $4.28 billion in 2009.
In response, Activision CEO Robert Kotick stated, “Because of focus and disciplined execution, 2010 was another extraordinary year for Activision Blizzard. We made some of the best games we have ever made in over 30 years of being in the interactive entertainment business. We benefited from new content releases for two of the world’s most successful online entertainment franchises: Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™, a new installment in the world’s largest subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game.”
People love Halo. People love Kinect. Therefore, the obvious next step would be to combine the two products. Microsoft may be thinking the same thing, as it was discovered today that Microsoft purchased the domain name for KinectHalo.com as early as last June.
This points towards a possible motion control title for the Halo franchise, a concept that seems a little strange. How exactly would you be able to shoot your gun? Not to mention, another shooter from Microsoft, namely Gears of War: Exile is also rumored to be Kinect compatible. As long as we’re not petting Covenant forces in various mini-games, the idea seems like it could have some potential for strong sales.
It’s hard to know what we can expect from the Halo franchise after Bungie is out of of the picture. With rumors of this new Kinect title, a rumored HD remake of Halo: Combat Evolved, a rumored Halo 4, and some new rumored DLC for Halo: Reach, something needs to get confirmed already.
I was having a tough time, trying to figure out what part of the Pokemon Diamond & Pearl series I would like to cover for you guys. Either the best and worst parts of the show, the upcoming 13th movie (Zoroark: Master of Illusions) or just the series in general. I want to also thank those who have helped me through the process of figuring out what kind of topic to write about (in some shape or form, that was AlanEdgeHead, Oculin, Kylethedarkn and PkgamerB).
After thinking about it, I decided to talk to you guys about the Pokemon Battles that go on in the anime series. This list is exclusive to the Diamond & Pearl Series, so if you haven’t watched so much of the series, you might want to give it a shot and check out what’s listed.
Getting tired of all the zombie survival franchises out there? If, Microsoft Game Studios’ and Undead Labs’ new game, codenamed ‘Class3′ is coming to refresh your interest in the genre.
Class3 is a new open-world, online zombie survival franchise to XBLA. The premise of the studio’s inaugural title was revealed in a press release today:
“The end is here. Human civilization has been annihilated. The few, scattered survivors must band together, rebuilding civilization in a third- person action game packed with sweet guns, fast cars, hand-to-hand combat, and copious amounts of zombie gore. Players choose where to make their stand, designing and fortifying their settlements, performing daring raids for valuable stores of food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors. The open world develops in real-time, shaped by player actions, with content determined by their choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.”
Halo: Reach has certainly been fairing very well in the sales department. The game earned over $200 million in the first 24 hours of its September release. Bungie saw even more revenue with the release of the Noble map pack in November, which brought three new maps to the multiplayer experience.
However, we learned recently learned that more DLC is on the way from Xbox Live’s director of programming, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb via an Inside Xbox video. Hryb commented that Reach fans can expect another map pack very soon. Unfortunately, we didn’t recieve any further information.
This info isn’t very surprising considering Halo 3 released a total of four map packs in its lifespan. Hopefully, the new maps will be as impressive as the ones we’ve seen already.
For most people, the English names for the new Pokémon in the upcoming Pokémon Black and White Versions is no secret at all. A few weeks ago, the list was leaked online and was regarded as a rumor until IGN released the names of several Pokémon, all of which matched the names on the list.
The list quickly spread around the Internet, appearing on sites like Pokébeach. Nintendo wasn’t happy that the list had gotten out, and many sites were forced to take it down. Serebii, who was legally obligated to keep the names a secret, was also angered by the leak.
However, these issues were soon forgotten when Serebii finally got the green light to reveal the names a few days ago, and has since updated his entire site with the names. The only names that weren’t revealed were the legendaries that are to be given out as events later on. Given Game Freak’s track record with naming legendaries, those names will probably be the same as the Japanese ones anyway.
A new attraction featuring many of the characters from the Phoenix Wright series, and appropriately called “Ace Attorney Investigations in Joyopolis,” will make its debut in the Sega Joyopolis (Yes, Sega has a theme park called “Joyopolis”) theme park this spring.
The attraction will cost 600 yen per person and will put you in the role of Miles Edgeworth, where you must solve a crime within twenty minutes. Players will be assessed and given a “prosecutors rank.” Sega did not announce plans to bring this attraction to any of its other locations around the world, such as GameWorks in the US or SegaWorld in the UK.
My response to this is, why does Japan get all the cool stuff?