Square Enix confirmed today that Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix will be making its way to North America and Europe in the form as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. The compilation will arrive in North America and Europe some time in the Fall this year. The game will include high-definition versions of the PlayStation 2 games, Final Mix and Re: Chain of Memories and high-definition cutscenes from 358/2 Days, to fill the story gap between Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 2. This marks the first time Final Mix will be released outside of Japan and the first time Chain of Memories is released in Europe. Read More!
Alongside Fire Emblem: Awakening, a 3DS bundle will also be launching on February 4th. The bundle features a special edition 3DS with Fire Emblem: Awakening pre-installed and a 4GB SD Card. A pretty good deal for fans without a 3DS. The bundle works out a bit cheaper than buying a regular 3DS with a 2GB SD Card ($170) and then the game separately ($40).
Nintendo has released an announcement trailer for an all new generation of Pokemon games. This new series introduces sixth generation Pokemon and marks the Pokemon franchise’s jump to a full out 3D format. The game will launch globally in October 2013. This is definitely a Pokemon Adventure to check out. You can see the the announcement trailer below after the break. Read More!
Since launching last month, Nintendo’s new Wii U has had a highly successful launch, with launch sales surpassing those of both the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. In its first four weeks of launch, the Wii U sold over 1.8 million console units worldwide. In that same launch frame, the Microsoft sold 940,000 XBox 360 consoles while Sony shipped 540,000 PlayStation 3 consoles. While Nintendo has seen great success with the Wii U launch, the original Wii sold 2.07 million consoles in that same time frame, beating the Wii U.
Continuing the XBox Live Countdown to 2012 Sale, Counter-Strike Global Offense is half off today on XBox Live. Opposite to yesterday’s sale, Counter-Strike: GO is the only discounted game in today’s sale. Nonetheless, you can purchase Counter-Strike: Global Offense for 600 Microsoft Points today. Released August of this year, the game has received fairly good reviews, if you have not gotten a chance to play it yet, it might be worth considering it today.
Source: Major Nelson
With this year being Kirby’s 20th Anniversary, Nintendo celebrated it with the Kirby Collection, which just released last month, and with that in mind, we’re taking a look at the entire Kirby series, ranking each individual game from weakest to strongest. Take a look at which Kirby games stand out from the crowd, and discover why they are ranked where they are ranked. If you’ve ever wondered which pink-puffball platformer is the weakest and most forgettable, which power-copying adventure is the best, which Kirby games suck and blow, which Kirby games suck and blow, but are fun to suck and blow in, then read on. Excuse the bad pun. Let’s move on now.
The Last Story has been hyped for years, started to surface back in 2009 as a collaborative work between Mistwalker and AQ Interactive, sponsored by Nintendo as a collaboration. It released to Japan and Europe with positive acclaim however, Nintendo apparently did not think it was profitable enough to offset the localization cost to bring to North America. Why would it be a great idea to localize a game made by the creator of the Final Fantasy series Hironobu Sakaguchi with a score done by Nobou Uematsu, especially when a huge fanbase known as Operation Rainfall boldly tells you straight up in massive amounts of mail-in and call-in campaigns? There’s just absolutely no sense in supplying a game to North America with such a legendary background of developers and a powerfully vocal fanbase behind it, smart move Nintendo! XSeed believes the opposite and decided to publish Nintendo’s newest RPG IP. This is the Wii’s last bit of hype and lives up being the swan song for the Wii in North America as a story well told on top of a great design of a Role-Playing Game. Read More!
The final week of Nintendo Download for the month of August. The usual mix as of late, a lineup focused mostly on handhelds. Read More!
GameSpot was able to get a chance to sit down with Santa Monica’s Seth Killian and SuperBot Entertainment’s Omar Kendall and get a peek on another new character for the upcoming fighter PlayStation All-Stars, Raiden from the Metal Gear series. In GameSpot’s quick peak, we were able to see Raiden in action in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as well as his Level 3 Super, which traps his enemies in cardboard boxes. The video can be seen at the source link, found below.