Saturday May 18, 2013
Nintendo aired a quick Nintendo Direct video on Friday, May 17. Much of it covered games we already know about, but we did gain a little more info on two notable eShop releases: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages.
Both games were initially released for the Game Boy Color in 2001, but a lot of folks missed out. Thankfully, May 30 marks the day you can get your hands on Ages
via the eShop's Virtual Console. Each one is available for $5.99 USD, but since the titles link up to unlock additional content, Nintendo will be selling each game at $4.99 USD for a limited time.
If you want to know more about the games (yes you do), check out this trailer
for Oracle of Ages
and this trailer
for Oracle of Seasons.
Image © Nintendo
Thursday May 16, 2013
How do you surpass a game like Scribblenauts Unlimited,
which lets you summon every species of dinosaur to crash a yeti wedding being held on the moon? You add a whack of superheroes.
, which is coming to Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, and PC this fall, allows you to bring over 2000 DC comic characters to life using Maxwell's magic notebook. Seems like the usual band of heroes make the cut, including Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern(s). But there can't be heroes without villains: Lex Luthor and his ilk are slithering close by as well. Hark! A trailer!
You can seemingly visit with the heroes when they're out of costume, too. Just look at that screenshot of stately Wayne Manor. Don't mention Bruce's parents in front of him, though.
Image © 5th Cell
Tuesday May 14, 2013
is looking sharp, and Nintendo has uploaded a new trailer
to emphasize the point. Some key points from the video: Smoothly-animated battles between starters Froakie, Fennekin, and Chespin, GoGoat riding, and lovely shots of the scenery that prove that Karos Region is indeed based on France.
Here's an additional bit of news that's setting the Pokemon
world on fire: Apparently, your avatar will be able to walk diagonally for the first time in the series. Well, they had to learn sometime.
To be fair, walking diagonally can be tricky business.
Look for Pokemon X/Y
Image © Nintendo
Saturday May 11, 2013
News about Pokemon X/Y
has been slow to trickle out of Japan, but a small bombshell was dropped earlier today: Four new Pokemon designs were introduced in Japan's Corocoro Magazine, and Serebii.net
has published the scans.
Our first new friend is "GoGoat," a Grass-type goat Pokemon that's actually ridable! It can use the move Horn Leech.
Next is "Elikiteru," a salamander-type Pokemon with long ears. It's an Electric/Normal-type. It has command of a new move called Parabola Charge, which heals the user while harming its opponents.
"Yayakoma" is a robin-style Pokemon that falls under Flying/Normal-type. It can use Flame Charge.
Finally, "Yancham" is a Fighting-type Pokemon that looks like a mischievous panda bear, so it's obviously the best Pokemon out of the lot.
Serebii's translation of the scans contains other titbits of info, too. You can take a look at the box art as well as part of the Region map. The game takes place in Karos Region, which appears to be based off France. Also, you can perform some slight avatar customization by adjusting your hair color or skin tone.
is getting a worldwide release in October of 2013.