Not only does Japan get a lot of games first, but they also get the coolest box art. Above is the recently revealed package artwork for Nintendo and Koei Tecmo’s Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden on Wii U. As you can see, the Wii U logo is darkened and the box is black instead of blue. We get red cases for most Mario games, so why can’t we get these black cases too? Fatal Frame Wii U hasn’t yet been announced for regions outside of Japan, but seeing as how this system lives off of exclusives, I’m sure we’ll see a confirmation of the game’s localization in the next few weeks. What do you think of this box art?
Looks familiar, huh? In another daily Miiverse post by Smash Bros. series producer Masahiro Sakurai, two alternate costumes were confirmed for Zero Suit Samus. If you have gotten to the end of Metroid: Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission, you will recognize these outfits right away. These new additions will be available on both the Wii U and 3DS versions. Here’s what Sakurai said:
Looking at the number of days we have left for development, it would be an impossible task to create this… That’s what I told my staff. But thanks to the determination of her female designer, these Zero Suit outfits got completed in time. From the ending of Metroid: Zero Mission, here’s Samus in shorts!
Here’s a look at the 3DS version. You can use the same outfit variations in both the 3DS and Wii U versions.
Alright, so I’m not going to act like this is a brand new game and go into great amounts of detail about the story. Ports seem to be the flavor of the current console generation, which seems baffling to me. Why would I want to play a game I played already, twice? Oh and I left out the part where you pay full price all over again. This is a game that has been scaled up and ported for the next generation PS4 console. So instead of the story I’m going to focus solely on the new improvements. If you are interested in learning more about The Last Of Us storyline and other key points I’d suggest reading Colin Moriarty’s IGN review. In the meantime, lets get into the details of The Last Of Us Remastered. Continue reading
Yes, everyone wants to be king, and while king of the world may not be an attainable goal, king of a small dictatorship somewhere near Cuba may be a little more in grasp and a little more manageable. Tropico 5 lets you live this slightly evil dream by taking over the island of Tropico with a distinguished background of your choosing. It’s a fantastic game that provides many hours of entertainment, but in case you prefer the game-devoted Xbox 360 over the PC master race. You Microsoft users will be able to pick up the title along with its DLC’s “The Big Cheese” and “Bayo Del Olfato” (with pre-order) to enhance the beautiful game! You’ll also pick up a cool collector’s piece in a Tropico passport and a postcard from the fair island! It’s all heading to Xbox 360 on November 11th! Be sure to pick it up!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) introduced Smash Balls, items that allows the player to unleash a high-powered attack on their opponents. Whenever a Smash Ball appears on the screen, it becomes a frantic scramble to see who can get it first. The upcoming Nintendo Wii U installment includes a brand new item that will add to the competition called the Special Flag. Sakurai explains the item below:
If you manage to raise this Special Flag for long enough, an additional KO count will be added to your score in a time match, or you’ll get an extra stock for a stock match. When this appears on the stage, the fight for the flag becomes a fierce battle of tactics, which makes things pretty interesting.
It’s time for another indie review! Do you love platformers? I know I do. Upper Byte’s 2D sidescroller Wooden Sen’Sey is now out on the Nintendo Wii U eShop, and I’m sure you’re wondering how well it holds up against the large number of platformers already available. Find out here in my review. Continue reading