Nintendo Direct 9/1/16 Rundown

Nintendo Direct Sept 1

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

Metroid Prime Returns to 3DS

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There has been a lot of talk about Metroid Prime potentially making a comeback in some form at E3 and today we actually got a look at the handheld Metroid Prime title. Check out the trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force below.

The co-op multiplayer will be available for the 3DS in 2016. The trailer included Blast Ball as a mini game mode, a new 3v3 multiplayer game that was revealed during the 2015 World Championships on Sunday.


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Hyrule Warriors Coming to Nintendo 3DS

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Well, the news wasn’t supposed to get out, but all is fair when word hit that Hyrule Warriors would be finding its way to the 3DS pretty soon. Footage of the trailer is available on YouTube under the Koei Tecmo channel, however it remains private. IGN has footage of the announcement so hop on over if you want to take a look.

A couple of new characters do make their debuts in the trailer as Tetra and King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker make their way over to the 3DS version. Those who own the Wii U version will not be left out though. If you purchase the 3DS version of Hyrule Warriors you’ll also be able to have these characters join your roster on the Wii U. Can’t say it was the best way for the news to spread, but hey the fans are happy about it. Expect to hear more about it from Nintendo at E3 during their digital presentation on Tuesday June 16 starting at 9 am PDT / 12 pm EDT.

Source: IGN


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Project X Zone Is Back! And It’s Coming To the States!

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Project X Zone; the game that made quite a name for itself on the Nintendo 3DS just two years ago is now making its return and will be available in North America. This time around it will feature characters from Tekken, Mega Man X, Resident Evil and Virtua Fighter. Take a peek at the announcement trailer below.

No word about an official release date but it is scheduled to be this fall. Doesn’t matter, many (like myself) are just happy to be able to get their hands on it in the states this time around.


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Soon… Soon

images2.wikia.nocookie.net Mewtwo_MS016Back in October, it was confirmed that Nintendo would allow Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners of Super Smash Bros. to download Mewtwo as a DLC character for free. Unfortunately, those who own only one of the two would have to pay for the DLC. Of course, none of that mattered as people were just happy to see him back anyway.

Flash forward to today and It seems as though “soon” is now the operative word when it comes to the return of one of Super Smash Bros. most beloved characters. A recent event for the game saw Director Masahiro Sakurai being quoted as saying they are “pretty much done” with him and will be adding him as a DLC character in due time. Now its just a countdown until one of the franchises most popular fighters joins the battle and wreaks havoc on the rest of the Smash Bros. roster.


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TLP Video Game News: “Shantae”, by Remy Tyndle.

HOW IS THE AUTUMN WEATHER TREATIN’ YA, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, CHILDREN OF ALL AGES!?!?…This is your man Remy Tyndle over here, and I’ve got a question for ya’ll!  How many of you Lunchboxes are familiar with the “Shantae” video game franchise?

Shantae, the main character and hero of her self-titled video game, first released in 2002 for Game Boy Color.

I was just scrolling through the 3DS Nintendo E-shop, when I stumbled upon the most recent installment, “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse” (Third game in the series).

Shantae (Left) standing adversely beside her arch enemy, Risky Boots (Right).

Developed by WayForward Technologies, Shantae is an Action Adventure Platform handheld game that centers around–you guessed it, Shantae, a half-genie cutie pie of a hero who protects her home town from a band of pirates, led by her nemesis, Risky Boots.  Risky Boots claims herself as Queen of the seas, as she controls her army of Heartliss–*cough* “Tinkerbats”!  Shantae whips her hair back and forth to combat the bad guys and stop Risky Boots from using a stolen Steam Engine for her evil plot.

One of Risky Boots’ army of shadows, a Tinkerbat.

I found “Shantae” by accident and got curious, because you all know how I feel about Pirates.  Upon further research, I find that the self-titled first game had been released to the masses back in 2002 through Capcom on the Game Boy Color.  With that being the period when the Game Boy Advance was newly released, Shantae’s debut was…not what you would consider anticipated, but still it turned out to be a hit!  Now with its third game recently released on Oct. 23, 2014 for 3DS, I’M A FAN AND I HAVEN’T EVEN PLAYED IT YET!!!  Therefore, YOU WILL see me do a review of “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse“.  Also, a FOURTH title has been confirmed and is now in development, and it will be known as “Shantae: Half Genie Hero

A screenshot from “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse”, from wayforward.com

P.S. – THEY SHOULD’VE PUT SHANTAE IN SUPER SMASH BROS.!!!!!!

Shantae, sporting a pirate look in “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse”. (Sorry, I can’t stop posting pictures of her; she’s just so cute <3<3)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)

Released September 16, 2014, the sequel to Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (2012) has arrived it brings a host of new and improved features to an already exceptional game. All of the songs and DLC from the first game are included. The plot that holds it all together is just a repeat of the first; Chaos is disrupting the harmony of the Music Crystal and the Heroes of Light must collect Rhythmia to restore its balance. But that’s not important, let’s talk about our rhythm game.

This time you get an even larger assortment of characters to choose from in addition to the mass of content to find. The scores available include many of the sequels and spinoffs of the Final Fantasy series like, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. I expected to see DLC although it didn’t seem very necessary to also have downloadable characters. The one and only song I was interested in purchasing was “KUON ~Memories of Waves and Light~” from Final Fantasy X-2. That being said, I might feel more inclined to purchase songs if I could preview them first. It would be nice to have the option. It is worth mentioning, however, that songs from Romancing SaGa (a once top-selling game in Japan) are available in the shop.

There are three main modes. The Music Stages are for playing individual songs in three difficulties. The Versus mode is for local or online play versus another player. This is something brand new for the game. You can challenge other players or play against AI. You battle against one another and randomly activate obstacles throughout the song. Rotating arrows and off-tempo triggers are two examples of mischief you can throw their way. The winner gets to pick two out of three collect-a-cards and increases their rank. The profi-cards from the first game return and are exchanged after a battle. They may contain Chaos Maps. The Quest Medleys are like an adventure mode and come in short, medium, or long. Each map has a wacky title that resembles the Dark Notes from the first game’s Chaos Shrine. They combine different songs to make a stages specked with keys, crystals, bosses, and rewards.

The rewards for collecting Rhythmia are given with enough frequency to keep the game interesting. The Collect-a-Cards play a bigger role this time. In addition to collecting the cards, you can now synthesize them into perks and abilities for your characters. This allows further customization of each specific character. The new scoring system is also something to get used to. The highest letter grade is now a SSS. Some songs may feel easy at first but the difference between basic, expert, and ultimate mode is more noticeable than in the previous game.

There are two new play styles in addition to using the stylus. You can now play by using the buttons on the 3DS. If you want, you can use a combination of both. Although the hybrid style feels less efficient than the other two it’s still a cool idea and fun to try out. Another neat little feature that I’ve been using more than I thought I would is snapshot. You can record your scores or party line-up by using the camera on your 3DS.

So is this game worth the money? Absolutely. All of the little things that have been tweaked and refined, some of the new features that add to the fun, they all come together to make for a really solid gaming experience that is both enjoyable and challenging. It gets a 5 out of 5 from me so go, collect Rhythmia and restore the crystal’s balance once again!

October Message From The Editor-In-Chief

With witches on brooms, spirits on edge, and monsters under the bed, it can mean only one thing… it’s October! Bumps in the night, the funk of forty thousand years (Yes, I pulled a Michael Jackson there), and candy won’t stop us from doing and enjoying our jobs.

For gaming, we have our 3DS’s fully charged and Super Smash Bros. busting our fingers and the scary moments from PT and The Evil Within. Speaking of those two horror games, we will have a livestream with the latter two titles and a commentary video of our reactions as well, so stay tuned later this month!

For movies, we’ll be watching Annabelle & Dracula: Untold to creep us out of our seats, and John Wick for the action thrill seekers.

Television has our attention with the series premiere of The Flash and Constantine, as well as season premieres of Regular Show, The Legend of Korra, and The Walking Dead.

Our ear buds are ringing on music, with albums from Steve Aoki’s Neon Future and Taylor Swift’s 1989.

Our main focus at the moment is still building the company and the release of our newly designed website, which is schedule to have its official launch in the first week of November. We can’t wait to start posting all our reviews, gameplays, and livestreams in one place over using individual social media outlets, which will still be available for you to get in contact with us.

So, lock your doors, close your blinds, and stick with us as we save you from the horrors of bad games, movies, television, music, and comics… but we can’t protect you from the mad man wearing a leather mask, wielding a chainsaw, and hiding in your backyard. You’re on your own for that one.

Boo!

Grayson M.
Editor-In-Chief