Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mighty No. 9 Gets Physical This September!

At long last, Mighty No. 9 now has a solid release date along with a few extra bonuses. The game was originally scheduled for Spring 2015 but now has a release date of September 15th in the US (September 18th for the rest of the world). This small delay has allowed developer Comcept to partner with Deep Silver for a physical disc release for the Wii U and other systems (a 3DS physical release is coming at a later date). The additional development time will also allow for DLC which includes an additional stage, boss battle and playable character which will be free for Kickstarter backers and those who purchase the physical disc edition. The game will also feature original Japanese and French voice-overs (in addition to the already included English voices), as well as subtitles for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Polish languages. Pricing will be set at $19.99 for the Digital Game and $29.99 for the Retail Edition (includes DLC & Extras). Needless to say, this is exciting news and will make an excellent addition to the stellar Wii U library (and a must own for Mega Man fans!).

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Friday, April 24, 2015

JRPG Fans Rejoice As Nintendo Showcases Xenoblade Chronicles X

Xenoblade Chronicles X is shaping up to be one of the most epic and expansive JRPG's ever made building on the amazing foundation of it's legendary Wii (and New 3DS) predecessor Xenoblade Chronciles. Nintendo has just released a showcase video which fleshes out a lot of the details for this Wii U epic. Despite the hater's trying to beat down Nintendo's gem of an HD machine, Nintendo continues to deliver some of the most fresh and unique games of this entire console generation (all of which are Wii U exclusive).

A couple of the finer details of today's presentation include the ability to own and fully customize multiple mechs (named Skells), a Garage/Base which can be modified to your personal taste, and an expansive world that is fully open to the player at the start of the game provided you've got the balls to explore (basically, if you can see it you can go there). Another interesting detail is that the game takes place in the same universe as the original Xenoblade Chronicles but does not share a continuing story meaning that anyone can jump in without being lost. Lastly, the game is structured more like an MMO or Skyrim where you have an over-arching story but are generally free to explore and blaze your own path in the world. If you're an RPG fan, be sure to grab a Wii U to experience this masterpiece which launches later this year. Enjoy!

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Treon's Game Of The Week: Z-Type

Like the previously recommended (and excellent) X-Type, Z-Type takes that games foundation and mixes typing into the gameplay. The game is from the same developer (PHOBOSLAB) and features the same simplistic yet stylish presentation. Essentially, you fight waves of enemies with your ship which fires based on your typing skills. The concept is similar to Sega's excellent Typing of the Dead which provides an entertaining spin to improving your keyboard skills. Both challenging and addictive, Z-Type comes highly recommended for any Gamer looking to test their typing skills. Enjoy!