Nintendo has announced via it’s Facebook page the airing date for it’s E3 Nintendo Direct. As a reminder Nintendo has foregone the usual giant conference this year for smaller conferences aimed specifically at press/business partners, gamers at home will be able to get all the details about upcoming games via the recently dated Nintendo Direct. The Nintendo Direct will start June 11th at 7am PT, which translates to 10am ET for people on the east coast of America. Sony and Microsoft will be going with the usual conference show, both taking place June 10th. Sony’s conference will be at 6pm, while Microsoft will be “sometime earlier that day”. As with last year NUReviews will be covering E3, bringing some of the more important news to the site, as well with our own impressions and favorites via our podcast, C’mon Step It Up.
Sony has announced that they are releasing a collection of the best games offered on the PSN in one, physical package. The package, titled Best of PlayStation Network Vol 1, features When Vikings Attack, Sound Shapes, Fat Princess, and my personal favorite, Tokyo Jungle. The bundle will be available in stores June 25th for $39.99 for the PlayStation 3, and speaking of collections, the Jak and Daxter Collection will be coming to the PSVita June 18th for $29.99. In case you haven’t heard me say it before, which is unlikely because I’ve said it numerous times, Tokyo Jungle is by far one of the best games I’ve ever played. The total bundle would save you $15 as opposed to buying the games seperatly on the PSN, but honestly Tokyo Jungle pays for most of that cost.
The Xbox One has been announced! And…well, I rather not say more. Just listen to this special episode of ‘C’mon, Step it Up’ and find out what we think.
Download the MP3 here: https://archive.org/download/CsiuXboxOneSpecial/CsiuXboxOneSpecial.mp3
Music provided by Bleepy Bloopy
Just because E3 is going to be a bit hectic (Nintendo splitting their conferences and so forth) doesn’t mean that you’ll have to miss out on the annual E3 press conference bingo series! Here’s the card for the Microsoft console that’ll be held on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at 10am PDT/1PM EST. We’ll be posting our results after the conference, along with a possible podcast discussion on what went down.
And if we’re lucky, we’ll be graced by the presence of Steve Ballmer. If that happens…IT’S OVER, NINTENDO AND SONY ARE FINISHED.
Thanks to anon on /v/ who made this card.
Here’s the original animated version
If you need some teasing from that new Batman game, we got you covered.
From the YouTube Description
Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.
Go to Facebook to see the full trailer on May 20, 2013: https://www.facebook.com/BatmanArkham
That’s right folks, yet again there will be another Nintendo Direct video streaming tomorrow, May 17th, 2013. The facebook announcement states that the video will “provide updates on upcoming summer Wii U and 3DS titles”, so likely it’ll just be about release dates and maybe some new trailers. I wouldn’t expect any kind of big announcement, but if you’re keeping track of any Wii U/3DS titles that are supposed to come out soon, then there’s no harm in watching it. The facebook announcement also states that they will discuss future Wii U titles for the fall in another Nintendo Direct conference before the start of E3, which of course coincides with Nintendo’s decision to skip out on having a big presentation this year.
Edit: The Nintendo Direct will be held at 7am PST, which is about 10am EST for anyone on the east coast
Ok, stupid article title, I’ll give you that, but let’s move on to the news shall we? Wayforward has announced two new games in development based off of hit Cartoon Network shows Adventure Time and Regular Show. Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I Don’t Know has the player exploring the secret dungeon beneath the Candy Kingdom and will not only feature multiple selectable characters, but also four person co-op and the actual voice actors from the show. If you read my review on the last Adventure Time game, you’d know that, while a very pleasing experience for a fan of the show, in the actual gameplay department it left me wanting more, especially for the price tag that they put it at. Hopefully Wayforward learned something and will be able to not only offer more to the game besides amazing sprite work, but also deliver it at a reasonable price. But that’s not the only game they’ve announced, right along side it is a game announcement for it’s co-hit show, Regular Show. Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land finds our two heroes transported inside their favorite video games and in desperate need of a way out. No release date has been given but they are said to be released later this fall, with the Regular Show game landing on the 3DS, and the Adventure Time game landing on Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and 3DS. As with the last game, Wayforward has stated that the creators of both shows are working very closely with Wayforward on their respective titles.