News: A trio of new downloads hit the European Wii U eShop

HPIM1797This week’s Nintendo downloads were confirmed, as usual, on Monday, ahead of the weekly eShop updates on Thursday (today). However, unlike with 3DS, Nintendo seems to be getting into the habit of updating the eShop with previously unconfirmed software outside of the scheduled Thursday update. Continue reading

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News: Europe – Nintendo Confirms Full Wii U Launch Line-Up

With the Wii U finally out of the door in North America alongside twenty-seven launch titles, Europe’s up next with what Nintendo’s calling “the strongest line-up of games for day one in Nintendo history”. Here’s a full list of the twenty-four Wii U games launching alongside the brand-new system on 30th November in Europe: Continue reading

News: Wii U North American Launch Line-Up Confirmed

Nintendo have confirmed the 23 titles that will be released with the Wii U in North America on November 18th.

The Wii U launches with two versions in America. The basic pack has 8GB of flash memory and is priced at about $299.99. The deluxe pack contains 32GB storage, Nintendo Land and a whole bunch of crazy stands.

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News: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition Swerves Around Nintendo Platforms

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is on track to launch on Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PS3 and Xbox 360 this November, with a Wii U version’s release date penned into the system’s launch window. However, if you’re after an exclusive track and character, then you may want to pass on the Nintendo platform versions. Continue reading

News: Sonic & All-Stars Racing’s Character Roster Varies Per Console

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is aiming for a simultaneous release on all consoles this November, although that’s not to say that its character roster will be identical in each version. In fact, Sumo Digital’s Steve Lycett has confirmed that the playable characters you’ll have access to will vary depending on which console you purchase the game for:

“The thing is, different people think of different things when you say, ‘How many characters are in the game?’.

“Are we talking about playable choices, drivers, vehicle forms, which platform are we talking about, what?

“Me, I go with actual playable choices on the character select. Over all the different platforms, this totals up to 29 actual playable choices. But that doesn’t mean that there are 29 playable choices in all platforms (in fact no single platform has all 29). Some drop down to the low 20s, some instead have high 20s.

“Why is this? Well some platforms have characters that are unique to that platform. I’m not going to say which, that’s part of the fun of the reveals! Some are SEGA characters, some are not. Don’t bother asking.”

Are there any Nintendo characters you’d like to see make an appearance in the Wii U or 3DS versions of the game? How about Mario?

Source: SEGA forums
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News: Full List of Confirmed Nintendo 3DS Games Revealed

If you thought the Wii U’s got a lot of games on the way before Christmas, just wait until you see the 3DS’s line-up… unless you’ve already scrolled down and skimmed through the list already, in which case we’re sure you’ll agree that the 3D handheld has a lot going for it heading into the Christmas period.

Retail

Activision Publishing

The Amazing Spider-Man June 26
Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park October
Transformers Prime October
Skylanders Giants Fall

Atlus

Code of Princess Fall

D3Publisher

Madagascar 3: The Video Game June 5th
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game November 20th
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! Fall
Ben 10: Omniverse Fall

Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo September
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure September
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Fall

GameMill Entertainment

Hotel Transylvania September 18th

Konami Digital Entertainment

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Fall

Majesco Entertainment

Hello Kitty Picnic October

Maximum Games

Myst July
50 Classic Games October
Junior Classic Games October
Jett Tailfin November

Natsume Inc.

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Q4

Nintendo

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Holiday
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Holiday
New Super Mario Bros. 2 August 19th
LEGO City: Undercover (working title) TBA

SEGA

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure July 10th
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Holiday

Square Enix

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy July 3rd
Heroes of Ruin July 17th
Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] July 31

Storm City Entertainment

Chevrolet Camaro Wild Ride August
Old Skool Classics September
Word Wizard 3D September

Telegames, Inc.

Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition November

Ubisoft

Imagine Babyz October 23rd
Imagine Fashion Life October 23rd
Petz Countryside November 6th
Rayman Origins Q3
Rabbids Rumble Holiday

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes June 19th
LEGO Lord of the Rings Fall
Spy Hunter Fall
Scribblenauts Unlimited Holiday

eShop

Big John Games

Coaster Creator Fall

Gamelion Studios

SpeedX 3D Fall

Ignition Entertainment

Order Up!! June
Planet Crashers June

Nicalis

Cave Story+ Summer
NightSky Summer
Alban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes Fall

Nintendo

Pokédex 3D Pro Fall
Pokémon Dream Radar Fall

Renegade Kid LLC

Bomb Monkey Summer

Ubisoft

Prince of Persia Q2

XSEED Games

Unchained Blades Summer

Nintendo DS

Nintendo

Pokémon Conquest June 18th
Pokémon Black Version 2 Fall
Pokémon White Version 2 Fall

It’s worth bearing in mind that this is the American line-up, so don’t be confused when some titles release a little earlier or later than is slated in this list over here in Europe. It’s also worth noting that Pokémon Conquest still hasn’t been confirmed for a European release, Rhythm Thief released over here a few months back, and Heroes of Ruin has been delayed in America.

All in all, though, not a bad line-up for the 3DS this year, with the exception of Ubisoft’s Petz and Imagine games after its phenomal support for the Wii U thus far.

News: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Revealed for 3DS

Updated with trailer:

Original article: Following rumours of a sequel to 2010′s Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing game for Wii and DS (and other non-Nintendo platforms), SEGA’s blue mascot is set to make a return to the driver’s seat on 3DS with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

The characters from the roster that have been confirmed thus far include Sonic’s arch-enemy Dr. Eggman, AiAi from Super Monkey Ball, Gilius Thunderhead from Golden Axe, and Vyse from Skies of Arcadia.

The new game’s suffix, ‘Transformed,’ refers to the vehicles’ new abilities which allow them to transform depending on the track surface – much like the karts in Mario Kart 7 sprout propellers and gliders as they are needed.

On top of this, the game’s weapon system has also been improved, as it now allows players to block and evade attacks from their opponents, hopefully spicing things up in the online department; which, according to SEGA, has been “enhanced.”

The 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be joining Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions in stores before the year’s end, with no Wii or Wii U version announced.