Nintendo and Bandai Namco Games have announced Pokken Tournament, their Tekken-style Pokemon brawler, will be hitting the Wii U worldwide next spring. To properly kickoff the opening events of the 2015 Pokemon World Championships, The Pokemon Company, Nintendo and Bandai Namco Games have announced that the formerly arcade-only Pokken Tournament is getting a home console release on the Wii U.
Since launching in 2005, the Lego [Insert Video Game License Here] series has stayed true to its roots, while offering incremental improvements with every iteration. The earliest games relied heavily on sight gags, while later additions were able to incorporate full voice over tracks to great effect. While we've seen Lego Marvel Super Heroes in action before, Lego Marvel's Avengers is the first superhero license to be based on a film. We've gotten a handful of Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings games, as well as other comic-based titles, but even the previous Marvel Lego game was an original tale.
With this retelling of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lego will let us relive the movies as they happened, including voice tracks taken straight from the cinematic cuts of the two blockbusters. That means, yes, Scarlett Johansson will voice Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson will be Nick Fury, but you shouldn't count on hearing them say anything you haven't already heard from the dozens of times you've watched the films themselves. That doesn't mean there won't be some new tricks up TT Games' sleeve. In fact, in our short time with the demo, there were some nice new touches already in place.
It's a new year, and that means it's also time for a new iteration of the Disney Infinity series. Over the past two years, Disney Interactive has been fine-tuning its NFC figure gaming franchise, improving on the previous version in small but welcome ways. There have been some larger changes to the overall as well, but none more visible than the addition of new characters and figures to the ever-expanding roster of Disney properties. With Disney Infinity 3.0, not only are we going to be getting a load of new toys and Play Sets based on the beloved Star Wars license, we're also getting new Toy Box modes that offer more ways to play with the characters you've already collected.
The House of Mouse has finally done it: Disney Infinity 3.0 will unite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters under one roof for some massive adventures.
Disney has confirmed with Game Informer that Star Wars is coming to Disney Infinity 3.0, adding our favorite faces from a galaxy far, far away to the series. Avalanche Software will be making figures and in-game adventures spanning both the original and prequel trilogies. The studio will also be signing on other developers to work on Disney Infinity 3.0's various toy packs and multi-console releases. For example, the DmC: Devil May Cry team at Ninja Theory will be making the Twilight of the Republic playset, which will star Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka in a story set between Episodes II and III. Able to interact with this set will be the Darth Maul, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi figures (each sold separately).
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While it's been on some gamers' radar since E3 2012, I confess I've been a bit in the dark regarding Platinum Games' upcoming tokusatsu-flavored superhero video game The Wonderful 101. Turns out I'm not alone, though, as there hasn't been a ton of marketing for the title despite its looming September 15 release date on Nintendo's Wii U. Now, as I dive into PG's latest blog posts and gameplay videos I can say that I think a lot of superhero fans are going to want to give this thing a try.
Despite E3 having come and gone, it's sadly still too early to see WayForward and D3 Publisher's upcoming Adventure Time and Regular Show games due out this fall in action. For fans ready to dig into the first proper RS handhold console game (following several mobile titles) and the multi-console followup to 2012's well-received Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!, D3P does have some new visuals to... um... visually chew on. Behold, the hi-res box art for Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! and Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land after the cut.
It doesn't quite have the same ring to it as "Super Dixon Bros." to me, but starting today, Activision's The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct first-person-shooter will indeed supply players with a video game adventure following Daryl and his brother Merle as they journey from Georgia to Atlanta, complete with all the requisite zombie slaying/surviving antics...