Moon Chronicles | DLC Episodes Launch February 5

Renegade Kid released Moon Chronicles: Episode 1 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop last May; it was the first proper FPS title on the 3DS. Creator Jools Watsham promised more chapters – Episode 1 was basically just a re-make of the original Moon, with 3D stereoscopic effects and slightly enhanced graphics. Nothing more was revealed until the most recent Nintendo Direct. … Read more

Gunman Clive 2 | Release Confirmed For January 29

The developer of Gunman Clive 2 revealed via Twitter that the retro platformer will be available to download on January 29 via Nintendo eShop. Just like its predecessor, Gunman Clive 2 costs very little: $2.99. The game will be available for both Nintendo 3DS & Wii U through the eShop. The side-scrolling gameplay remains decidedly old-school, although Gunman Clive 2 looks … Read more

Citizens of Earth | Atlus’s Retro-Inspired RPG Now Available

Atlus’s retro-inspired RPG, Citizens of Earth, launched today on various digital platforms – Steam (PC), Nintendo eShop (3DS & Wii U), and PlayStation Network (PS4 & PS Vita). This Earthbound-style game puts you in charge of a vice president coming home from a long and drawn out campaign run. He find the place has gone berserk, and must use his … Read more

Evolve | Open Beta Now Live On Xbox One

2K Games announced yesterday that the open multiplayer beta for its upcoming shooter Evolve has gone live – exclusively on Xbox One. Participants in the open beta can play the standard “Hunt” mode; new Monsters and Hunters can be unlocked and carried over to the full version of Evolve when it launches on February 10th. On January 17th, the open … Read more

Editorial | The Latest Nintendo Direct Was A Beast

Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation was Nintendo’s first in 2015, and the publisher wasted little time rolling out its big plans for the first half of the year. It was not a “news bomb,” it was more like an air strike of announcements.

Nintendo Direct - Jan14

Frankly, to re-cap yesterday’s Nintendo Direct is difficult, because so much was revealed: it almost felt like an E3 presser bundled into a brief presentation. By now you may have heard that the New Nintendo 3DS XL is finally coming to North America, or caught that release dates were confirmed for titles such as Majora’s Mask 3D, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS, Splatoon, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, and more. Maybe you even spotted the upcoming “Wave 4” Amiibos, or the new Super Mario Edition lineup.

Just in case you missed anything, I will quickly tackle and summarize it all; I’d like to give a special thanks to Vlad N. for his contribution to this re-cap:

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New Releases | January 2015 – “What Are Ya Buyin’??”

Now that the holidays are over and we have officially kicked off a new calendar year, all the buzz from the crazy shopping season and annual end-of-the-year reflection is beginning to quiet down. The first few months of any new year are generally slow for new game releases, but January 2015 looks to continue right along with the most … Read more

Sunset Overdrive’s First Expansion DLC Available Now

Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive just got its first expansion, Mystery of the Mooil Rig, which launched today on Xbox Live for Xbox One. For $9.99, the expansion offers new story missions, side-quests, “Amp” upgrades, weapons, and more. According to Joystiq, Mystery of the Mooil Rig introduces two new forms of movement – the Water Dive and Water Slam Bounce. Water Dive allows … Read more

Mojang and Telltale Games Bringing Story Mode to Minecraft

Mojang announced that it is bringing an episodic, plot-driven Story Mode – developed by Telltale Games – to its massively successful Minecraft. Minecraft: Story Mode will begin rolling out in 2015, according to the publisher. The episodes will be based in the Minecraft universe, introducing “new characters and familiar themes.” Developer Telltale Games is thrilled about the opportunity to use Minecraft as the … Read more

Renegade Kid Bringing Dementium: The Ward to 3DS eShop

Renegade Kid’s Jools Watsham has revealed that the Nintendo DS cult hit Dementium: The Ward will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop in “Q2 2015.” Dementium wouldn’t be the first handheld shooter that Renegade Kid put on the 3DS eShop; it brought the NDS game Moon to the digital service in 2013, with the intention to release additional “episodes.” … Read more

DmC: Devil May Cry – Definitive Edition Revealed for PS4, Xbox One

Capcom will be bringing enhanced versions of DmC: Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 4 to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2015. The first re-release, DmC: Devil May Cry – Definitive Edition, will be an upgraded, re-tooled version of Ninja Theory’s 2013 reboot. The launch date is set for March 17, 2015. Definitive Edition includes all of the downloadable content … Read more

Atlus Reveals Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker

Atlus looks to continue its dedicated support for the Nintendo 3DS, as it revealed earlier this week that its next 3DS release is coming in early 2015. The game in question happens to be Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker, which is a re-make of the Nintendo DS game Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor. Atlus promises almost twice … Read more

Nintendo Confirms Four Early 2015 Releases

Today Nintendo of America confirmed that four of its upcoming first-party games will be headed to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in early 2015. According to an official press release, “More great games are coming for Nintendo systems in the first part of 2015, including Splatoon, Yoshi’s Wooly World and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse … Read more

Xeodrifter Landing on Nintendo 3DS eShop This Week

Renegade Kid’s Xeodrifter finally arrives on the Nintendo 3DS eShop this week – more specifically, December 11. You may remember Renegade Kid as the developer of Mutant Mudds, one of the handheld’s earliest eShop gems. Xeodrifter looks even bigger and better, with Metroid-inspired action and exploration. The game takes the lone space explorer to several unique planets, and looks to include upgrades … Read more

Dark Souls II Finally Revealed For Xbox One, PS4

Yesterday Bandai Namco Games revealed its “last-gen” blockbuster hit, Dark Souls II, is getting an enhanced “new-gen” version – Scholar of the First Sin. It was only a matter of time, right? The updated game will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One early next year – April 7, 2015 to be exact. Dark Souls II arrived earlier … Read more

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Rolls Out February 13

Kirby and the Canvas Curse was one of the best early games on the original Nintendo DS – its Wii U follow-up, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, has just received its North American launch date. According to the Nintendo of America Facebook page, Rainbow Curse will be released February 13, 2015. It looks absolutely stunning – here is a trailer from E3 2014: … Read more

New Releases | November 2014 – “What Are Ya Buyin’??”

November is finally here. If we weren’t talking about video games, it would be difficult to be very excited about the bitter cold of the looming winter season. Fortunately, as is usually the case, November 2014 does not look to disappoint with its list of new releases.

November Games - RE4 Merchant

To quote the merchant from Resident Evil 4“What’re ya buyin?” Check out some of the biggest releases of November across all major platforms after the break.

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Battlefield Hardline Set For March 2015 Launch

According to an EA financial report released yesterday, Battlefield Hardline will be arriving in North America on March 17, 2015. The latest Battlefield title was originally delayed in July to the vague “2015” launch window. The report also indicates a March 19 release in Europe. Battlefield Hardline Creative Director Ian Milham attempted to placate fans of past EA games that were plagued … Read more

Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Dual Pack Announced

Nintendo confirmed today that Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire will be available for purchase in North America as a dual package, bundled together for roughly $80. Although there isn’t much of a discount in the total price of the two games, the bundle – which will be available November 21, exclusively at Best Buy stores, and … Read more