This 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
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed may not be out on Nintendo platforms just yet, but if the character roster isn’t to your taste, there may be something you can do about it. Continue reading
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
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.
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
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?
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.
The Amazing Spider-Man June 26
Moshi Monsters Moshlings Theme Park October
Transformers Prime October
Skylanders Giants Fall
Code of Princess Fall
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
Hotel Transylvania September 18th
Konami Digital Entertainment
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate Fall
Hello Kitty Picnic October
50 Classic Games October
Junior Classic Games October
Jett Tailfin November
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning Q4
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Holiday
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Holiday
New Super Mario Bros. 2 August 19th
LEGO City: Undercover (working title) TBA
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure July 10th
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Holiday
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
Classic Games Overload: Card and Puzzle Edition November
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
Big John Games
Coaster Creator Fall
SpeedX 3D Fall
Order Up!! June
Planet Crashers June
Cave Story+ Summer
Alban Hawkins & the 1,001 Spikes Fall
Pokédex 3D Pro Fall
Pokémon Dream Radar Fall
Renegade Kid LLC
Bomb Monkey Summer
Prince of Persia Q2
Unchained Blades Summer
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.
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.