Super Mario Run Announced for iOS & Android, Pokémon GO to Apple Watch

In recent months, we’ve seen Nintendo slowly get comfortable with the idea of publishing games and apps to mobile devices. We’ve seen Miitomo earlier this year, and their partnership with Niantic and The Pokémon Company to bring out the super popular Pokémon GO. Now, it’s time for one of their main stays to have a crack at the mobile limelight.

Yesterday during Apple’s iOS conference, we received a surprise visit from famed Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto where he unveiled a new game, Super Mario Run for iOS. The game is runner, similar to that of the recent Rayman mobile games, where you swipe and tap to run, jump, and ground pound through various levels. The game will have various modes, including one that will race the time of other players and collect coins in doing so. While the game possibly might have IAPs, the game will be a paid app (at a yet undetermined price) that will not require additional money to complete and enjoy. The game is set to release on iOS first this December, with release for Android early next year.

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On top of this, there was also the announcement of Pokémon GO soon to be playable on Apple Watch. While the details were very slim, it should be a full port of the popular game tailor made for the Apple Watch experience, so you won’t have to keep your phone in your hands at all times.

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Excited to see more Nintendo representation on your mobile devices? Let us know what you think!

Batman: Return To Arkham Release Date & New Trailer!

 

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With news from the official announcement to a delay with no planned release date, Batman: Return To Arkham bundle is coming and you don’t have to wait that long. Check out the comparison trailer below!


Originally announced back in June and stated for a July 26 release, the bundle has you playing the original two Arkham series games that debuted on the last gen consoles, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham Knight. The remaster will cost about $50.

Batman: Return to Arkham hits store shelves for the Playstation 4 and XBOX One on October 21, 2016.

Underworld: Blood Wars Trailer is Here!

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The new trailer for the next chapter of the Underworld franchise has been released and it’s looking great.

Blood Wars has a new battle between the vampires and lycans. With Selene (played by Kate Beckinsale) fueled with a personal vendetta, she will stop at nothing to see what is right.

Underworld: Blood Wars hits theaters January 6, 2017.

Call of Duty XP Briefing Recap

This past weekend was the Call of Duty XP event that took place in Los Angeles, California. What better way to start the convention by via briefing on Friday and here’s the rundown on what happened.

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To start, Activision and Infinity Ward revealed the Multiplayer aspect of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The player uses combat rigs, each with their own distinctive classes, load outs, and traits along with the customizable weapons and equipment. New maps have you fighting on moons and lava filled planets and modes, such as Defender, will keep you busy.

For those who own a Playstation 4, you’re in luck. If you pre-order your game now, you will receive a beta code which starts this October on the 14th.

Not interested in Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer? Don’t worry, Infinity Ward got you covered. The team along with Raven software revealed the multiplayer for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered.

The Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare will come with the Remaster along with 16 multiplayer maps, with the first 10 coming at release and the 6 coming in December. The single player campaign will be available thirty days early as part of the deluxe and legacy editions of Infinite Warfare if you pre-order.

Last but not least is the worldwide reveal of the last map pack of Black Ops III’s Season Pass called Salvation. Four new maps (Outlaw, Citadel, Rupture, and Micro) and the climax of Treyarch’s Origins Zombie saga, Revelations will be released today first on Playstation 4 and later for XBOX One.

What are your thoughts behind these announcements? Let us know in the comments below!

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare hits Playstation 4, XBOX One, and PC on November 4, 2016.

ReCore Launch Trailer!

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Comcept and Armature Studios released a new launch trailer for their upcoming video game, ReCore. Check it out!

ReCore follows Joule Adams, a first brave volunteer from the colony Far Eden. After centuries of cyro-sleep, she is awoken to Far Eden in shambles. It’s up to her and her new companion, Mack to solve the mysteries of what had happen to her colony with a terrible fate on the rise.

ReCore is released for the XBOX One and Windows on September 13, 2016.

New Legend of Zelda Amiibos Announced!

Yesterday, Nintendo Direct revealed new amiibo figures coming soon this holiday season and what better way to celebrate 30 years of The Legend of Zelda franchise.

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That’s right folks, four new TLOZ amiibos are coming soon. Ranging from 8-Bit  Link, Link from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and both Toon Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Each of these amiibos are compatible to Super Smash Bros., but the biggest surprise has to be the ability to use these characters for the next installment in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Expect these amiibos to hit store shelves on December 2nd, 2016.

Nintendo Direct 9/1/16 Rundown

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Nintendo has been gaining major flak lately for their lack of communication about upcoming releases. While they’re not yet ready to pull back the curtain on the NX, they granted us a new Nintendo Direct focusing solely on 3DS titles. Here’s a detailed list of the things they showed during the presentation: Continue reading

The Coalition Put Gears of War 4 in the Spotlight With Horde Mode 3.0

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This weekend is the annual  PAX West convention and It’s no surprise that The Coalition will be there to promote the next installment of the critically acclaimed Gears of War franchise. And what is probably the most entertaining thing about any Gears of War game is Horde mode. It’s you against an army of enemies who are ready to take your head off. Horde mode has brought popularity to this type of gaming allowing others to reap similar benefits from their fans (Halo’s Firefight, Call of Duty’s Zombie mode). It becomes no surprise that The Coalition would give us our first look at the new and revamp Horde mode v 3.0. Check out the first look below.

Lots of new things coming for this new version. From class systems to which lets you pick your own role in the team to a Fabricator option which essentially allows you to build your own base of defense. We even a return to boss battles every 10 rounds. A mix of fresh new ideas with the classic elements that made Horde mode a hit to begin with makes this an interesting development. The question is, will it be a hit or a miss? We’ll find out on October 11th when Gears of War 4 hits the shelves.


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XBOX Live Games with Gold: September 2016 Line Up

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New month means brand new games to be played for FREE! Here’s your XBOX Live Games with Gold lineup for the month of September.

Here’s the complete list below along with their available release dates.

XBOX One

  • Earthlock: Festival of Magic (September 1-30)
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (September 16-October 15)

XBOX 360

  • Forza Horizon (September 1-15)
  • Mirror’s Edge (September 16-30)

Which games will you be downloading on to your XBOX consoles? Tell us in the comments below!

Playstation Plus: September Lineup

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Playstation recently announced their upcoming free titles for the month of September, and here they are.

Here’s the full list below to keep you and your Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and/or Playstation Vita busy.

  • Lords of the Fallen, PS4
  • Journey, PS4, PS3
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, PS3
  • Datura, PS3
  • Badland, PS Vita, PS4, PS3
  • Amnesia: Memories, PS Vita

A quick reminder to all current or upcoming Plus members out there, the price of a Playstation Plus membership will be raised later on the 22nd.

So, which title are you most excited for? Tell us in the comments below!