Batman is bringing some pals along this time around
LEGO Batman took place in Gotham City which allowed you to only play as characters in related to the Batman series. This time, in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, you will have a larger roster of characters. Players will be able to take control of Batman characters, but they will also have the opportunity to use Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern to name a few. This large roster of available characters should bring nice variety and co-op experiences to gamers. Heroes aren't the only character being added to the game though. With the new heroes come villains such as Lex Luther from Superman, but the Joker is sure to make another appearance in the new game as well. Who knows? Maybe Lex Luther and the Joker will be working together to combine their evil powers.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is scheduled to release this Summer on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita.
It looks like the Mega Man Legends 3 cancelled. But why?
Capcom officially announced today that the continuation of the Mega Man Legends series for the 3DS has been called off, and that there are no longer plans for the game. Capcom, of course, has recognized their supporters sorrow for the cancellation and has sent out their deepest apologies numerous times. Some gamers are probably beginning to think that the series may be in trouble, but Capcom ensures that this is not the case. In a FAQ list on one of Capcom's announcements, the question reads: "This is the second Mega Man game cancelled this year, what does this mean for the future of the Mega Man Franchise?" The answer following the question reads: " Mega Man is still an important franchise within Capcoms portfolio and we will continue to pursue opportunities to create new titles in the series"
Maybe Mega Man Legends 3 will fall into the hands of anxious gamers in the future.
The popular movie/TV show streaming service, Netflix, already has compatibility with consoles like PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. However, Netflix is going portable on the Nintendo 3DS this week.
All you have to do is download the Netflix app from the eShop. From there you login in with your current Netflix account and begin watching hundreds of movies and TV shows right on the 3DS. For now, the videos will only be streaming in 2D. However, if 3D movies become an additional choice on Netflix in the future, then the 3DS will most likely have full 3D support for such videos.
Company teases and announces games for their upcoming fiscal year.
Namco Bandai had good news for RPG fans on both sides of the console/PC style divide Wednesday, announcing Tales of Graces F for North America and pegging "Project Dark," now officially Dark Souls, for a 2011 release. Those who aren't particularly big fans of RPGs weren't left out though, as Namco Bandai also announced that they would release From Software's mech action game, Armored Core V, in early 2012. Finally, Famitsu revealed Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions for the Nintendo 3DS. Namco Bandai's 30th Anniversary celebration of the two historic franchises wasn't announced for North America just yet, not even receiving a proper release date for Japan, however the two series were teased alongside Tales of Graces F.
Armored Core V Armored Core V looks to continue the multiplayer refinement started in Armored Core: For Answer by incorporating a strong team element. Teams of four combatants and one "support" unit compete in their customized mechs in multiplayer modes similar to those found in the first-person shooter genre, such as base defense. Reports indicate the presence of a lobby, which players can easily drop out of and join into mid-game, that will allow teammates to communicate with one another regardless of their field status.
Dark Souls Dark Souls is the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls, 2009's hard-as-nails Action/RPG PlayStation 3 exclusive. While there won't be any direct connections between the stories or worlds from the two games, Dark Souls will remain true to what its predecessor established. Difficulty is said to be greatly increased with the world being more expansive and seamless in scope, while most of the online elements found in Demon's Souls will also be present, in addition to new features such as cooperative and competitive multiplayer. Reports also indicate that Demon's Souls won't have its own servers this time around, possibly because of its multiplatform development, which may affect certain aspects of the game.
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
Similar to Galaga & Galaxian back on the original Gameboy, Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions is two unique games on one cart. The two games celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their respective franchises, and each incorporates the 3DS' unique features into the reimagined games. Pac-Man Tilt, a side-scrolling platformer/action game, uses the 3DS' accelerometer and gyroscope to allow the player to tilt the in-game world. This allows Pac-Man to stand on objects which can then be moved independently, which could result in some clever puzzles reminiscent of Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures. Galaga, on the other hand, has been transformed into a "3D" shooting game called Galaga 3D Impact. Players will be placed into the cockpit of the Galaga fighter, while the game itself is said to be an on-rails shooter.
Tales of Graces F
Aside from the teaser website, found here, no information has been given just yet. Judging from the localizations of previous titles, however, we should expect a late Q3 or early Q4 release. Tales of Graces F was a PlayStation 3 enhanced port in Japan, so there's presently no reason to assume it would be made available for a different platform while being localized. Sorry, Xbox 360 owners.
The price and the launch date of the Nintendo 3DS has been confirmed.
The 3DS will launch February 25, 2010. It will be coming in at about $300 (or 25,000 Yen). Included with the 3DS is: a charger, a 2 GB memory card, and essentials like instructions and a warranty.
The 3DS plans to launch with some of these titles (could change):
-Battle of Giants: Dinosaur Strike
-DEAD OR ALIVE 3D
-DJ Hero 3D
-HIDEO KOJIMA'S METAL GEAR SOLID SNAKE EATER 3D
-Kid Icarus: Uprising
-Nintendogs + cats
-RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS
-SAMURAI WARRIORS 3D
-StarFox 64 3D
-The Sims 3
With time, more titles could be added to the list of launch games.
The 3DS will obviously have 3D ability, and there will be controls to regulate the effects. No glasses are needed. Other features include backwards compatibility with old Nintendo DS games, and you can transfer downloaded content from a DSI.
There has been some comments going around that the Nintendo 3DS is "too expensive". With the great 3D features that the Nintendo 3DS will offer, I think the price might just be worth it. However, we will have to see how it compares with other 3D systems for the same price, like the PS3. There is no way in telling how this will compare with other systems until the 3DS launch in February.