WATCH_DOGS, the game that keeps impressing people the more they see it. And Ubisoft, it’s getting to that point where it’s, “OK, stop showing us, just give us the game already!”
The E3 demo during the Sony conference, begins with Aiden getting a call from his friend, T-Bone the Tinkerer. But first, Aiden must elude the police and begin in earnest to help his friend. After eluding them, and making his way to the street, he quickly realizes the people know about him, and Aiden quickly grabs and destroys the by-standers phone as a show of force and intimidation of others around. After which, Aiden finds a nearby camera to get his T-Bone out of the building and safely into a car before he flees, and he does himself, but not before Aiden is accosted by police. Before they can reach, Aiden causes a blackout and handicaps both officers and flees.
More information on the Multiplayer and how it would be seamless. As in, not matter what, Ubisoft wanted the player to always be in control of Aiden. So when a player joins another’s game, to the person hosting, they will never know who the person is, but the other will know Aiden on sight, and can either help or attack the player by doing anything in the world. Allowing for various confusing moments as the host sees and “NPC” stealing a car. Additionally, any player can turn the multiplayer off, to avoid any intrusions.
Another aspect of the multiplayer is the “notoriety”. It works in a way, that is unique to WATCH_DOGS, and it also works like a virus. When you hack into another session, you are installing a worm into their system and then you leverage part of his strength for yourself and they know about it. From that point on, as they get stronger, so do you, but the odd part is, it doesn’t affect the other negatively besides their pride being hurt, knowing they were “hacked” and in their world there is someone of equal or greater strength. Think, as long as you’re connected, you’re always vulnerable.
WATCH_DOGS will ship November 21st of this year, on all next gen consoles, along with PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.
‘LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON’ TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL VIDEO GAME WEEK JUNE 17 – 21
FEATURING A MASHUP OF GAMES, MUSIC AND COMEDY
New York, NY – June 12, 2013 – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will host its fourth annual video game week featuring a mashup of the latest games alongside special musical performances and comedy sketches for a week of tech-filled fun June 17 -21 (12:35am ET on NBC).
The week will include the following demo line-up: Monday, June 17 – “Forza Motorsport 5″ on Microsoft’s Xbox One, Tuesday, June 18 – “Knack” on Sony PlayStation 4, Wednesday, June 19 – Ubisoft’s “Watch Dogs,” Thursday, June 20 – Activision’s “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and Friday, June 21 – “Game & Wario” and “Super Mario 3D World” on Nintendo Wii U.
Additionally, “Late Night” has scheduled a variety of musical guests to appear during the week with ties to the video gaming world. On Monday, Anamanaguchi will be taking the stage for their first live in-studio performance on American TV. The band is well-known for being at the forefront of the musical genre “chiptune,” which is often performed on and pays homage to sound chips from vintage video game consoles. Fallon will welcome Chvrches on Wednesday night to perform the single “Mother We Share” from their upcoming fall debut album. The group will have several songs in video games this year, including FIFA ’14. Lastly, Zedd and special guest Foxes will have a video game themed set on Friday performing “Clarity” with The Roots, which will transition into Zedd’s famed remix of “The Legend of Zelda” theme song.
There is another exciting component of the week — “Late Night” wants to connect directly with the fans at home. Fallon is asking fans to submit a video of themselves and their moms going head-to-head in a gaming session. The videos can be uploaded to YouTube with the title “Gaming With My Mom” and “Late Night” will select the best moments to premiere on the show the week of June 17. For more information on submitting a video, please visit: Jimmy Fallon: Gaming with my Mom.
The week will also include special video game themed comedy bits.
E3 had only been going for a day, and yet, it felt like we were all overwhelmed by the sheer number of announcements from both Sony and Microsoft, and while the internet argued (and still is) over which one did better, we were witness to the last of the Big 3; Nintendo.
And just like the previous 2, a slew of announcements were made, but really most of it were things we had already expected, plus some eShop titles.
In any case, for those who missed it, here is the rundown, first, for Wii U:
Super Mario 3D World – For the first time a 3D Mario title with multiplayer capabilities, it will be developed by the same team that worked on Super Mario 3D Land for the 3DS, it will allow for use of 4 characters which include Mario, Luigi, Toad, and for the first time in over 2 decades; Princess Peach, a new Power-Up: the Cat Costume was revealed, seemingly adding some new level of gameplay with it. Scheduled to launch this December.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – The only real surprise this E3 for Nintendo was this game, marking the return of character Dixie Kong, Retro Studios takes on this series once more, attempting to bring more Donkey Kong the Wii U, with an improved graphical look, this game is set to be released this November.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD – An improved version of the original 2002 hit for the GameCube, bringing new items such as the Tingle Bottle, which allows to send messages to Miiverse by using a bottle and dropping it in the ocean, also faster sailing mechanics. Scheduled to launch this October.
Mario Kart 8 – Apparently ditching the silly titles for good, this new game adds a new gameplay element with anti-gravity, and marks the return of bikes to the series, will have great online integrated to Miiverse. Available Spring 2014.
The Wonderful 101 – Created by Platinum Games, this title focuses on combat between Wonder-Red, and the group of heroes working for him, using them to attack enemies while looking and sounding like a classic superhero comic book. Launching September 15.
Bayonetta 2 – Also developed by Platinum Games, showing the main character’s new look as well as some combat, looking as chaotic as ever. Game launching 2014.
“X” by Monolift Soft – Aiming to be an open world title, and adding the ability to control humanoid robots, this title that is being developed with Xenoblade experiences to mind, seems to aim for a higher bar than that title. Available 2014.
Wii Party U – A party game, involving different tabletop games, this Mario-partyesque game will launch this October.
Wii Fit U – Just what it sounds like, set to be released this December.
Pokemon X Version and Y Version – For Nintendo 3DS, the biggest news is about Pokemon, that will release this October, the game has revealed the already speculated Fairy type, which will become the 18th type in the series.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – (Not shown on the stream) A nice throwback title to the prequel of A Link to the Past, in this title, Link will be able to travel along the walls, allowing for different tactics to puzzles. Out this holiday season.
Yoshi’s New Island – (Not shown on the stream) Offering a variety of art styles, Yoshi returns in his 3rd adventure for the Nintendo 3DS. Out this holiday season.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – The 4th game in the Mario and Luigi series, this will add the ability to jump into Luigi’s dreams, game out August 11.
Outside of those, there were also quite a few third party tittles glossed over, here are the tittles that you may have missed:
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Ubisoft – Wii U – Oct. 29
Batman: Arkham Origins – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – Wii U – Oct. 25
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – Nintendo 3DS – Oct. 25
Deus Ex: Human Revolution -Director’s Cut – Square Enix, Inc. – Wii U – 2013
Disney Infinity – Disney Interactive – Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS – Aug. 18 (still making titles for the Wii?)
Disney’s Planes – Disney Interactive – Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS – Aug. 6 (DS too?)
Just Dance 2014 – Ubisoft – Wii U, Wii – Oct. 8
Rayman Legends – Ubisoft – Wii U – Sept. 3
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment – Wii U Nintendo 3DS – Fall 2013
Shin Megami Tensei IV – ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.) – Nintendo 3DS – July 16
Skylanders SWAP Force – Activision Publishing – Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS – Oct. 13
Sonic Lost World – SEGA – Wii U, Nintendo 3DS – Holiday 2013
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist – Ubisoft – Wii U – Aug. 20
Watch Dogs – Ubisoft – Wii U – Nov. 19
Well hope nobody was disappointed. Ericyo and I, are very excited for some of these upcoming games and had a great time working to bring you, the audience, as much information on Nintendo as possible. We will continue to do so in the future.
Today, Nintendo aired their conference online, aimed towards both the gamers and the media, the conference was rather short, and rather unimpressive in comparison to Sony, but it did end not with a bang, but with an explosion.
After the smoke cleared, we got a first look on Super Smash Bros, set to be released for both Wii U and 3DS next year, showing some minor gameplay along with 2 newcomers to the series: Megaman, and Animal Crossing villager.
Trailer suggests a cel-shaded look for the 3DS version, while the Wii U seems to have character more akin the original Wii version, differences haven’t been really pinpointed, but we will keep you informed as we receive more information.
The game is set to be released next year, with no specified term.
E3 is here people! We here at Real Otaku are gearing up to cover the conference and bring you all the news we can. To get ready, here are a few trailers. First up is the official trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins. We are hoping to learn a lot more at E3 and even though it is just a cinematic trailer, it is still setting a good tone for the Batman series we all know and love.
Next on deck is a game that is near and dear to my heart. Remastered and looking gorgeous, is Ducktales Remastered. This short trailer shows of the Amazon level of the game, narrated by your trusty eye in the sky, Launch Pad
Up next we have the Saints Row 4. I personally loved Saints Row the Third and the 4th installment looks to be even crazier and more over the top (which I didn’t think was possible).
And lastly we have Thief, the reboot of the Thief series. Coming to next gen consoles and PC
And there you have it folks, 4 trailers of some up coming games. Stay tuned and come back to Real Otaku for your E3 coverage.
Hello everyone and welcome to another GovPancakes game review. Today I will be reviewing one of my personal favorites, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate or MH3U for short.
The world of Monster Hunter is full of excitement and danger. The whole series puts you, a regular human against all kinds of monsters that are similar to prehistoric dinosaurs. The main concept of the game is to defeat a monster and you carve parts from it and make new weapons and armor, even items as well.
The story for this version starts as you, the new hunter in town, arrives to Moga Village. A village that’s pretty small and on the coast of this island. This place has plenty of resources for you to use on your journey. Item Shop, you can meet up with the traveling ships and trade items, you have a farm you have access to, and also a smithy to make your new weapons. Now the story itself is pretty dull, your just a hunter that is trying to live then the village gets attacked and you of course have to save it. For old MH fans they all know, for new fans don’t look forward to anything deep.
NOW here is the plus to the game. The game play. The gameplay is ASTOUNDING! There are 12 to choose from and they all have their own play style and advantages and weaknesses. There are 9 melee classes, Long Sword (my favorite), Great Sword, Sword and Shield, Dual Blades, Lance, GunLance, Switch Axe, Hammer, and the Hunting Horn. Along with three long ranged classes, The Light Bow Gun, Heavy Bow Gun, and the Bow. Though there are plenty choices every weapon can be used to take down every monster.
Weapons, Armor and Items come from gathering, buying or hunting. You can buy items but you can also gather them from certain areas or farm them, so it gives you the option to do both. That is the main excitement of the game. Making whatever you want! Defeating this enormous monster and being able to make a weapon out of it! If a enemy has really high defense the armor you make will have the same. If the enemy can shoot fire you can make a weapon that causes explosions when you contact a enemy!
The quest get kind of repetitive BUT the downside to that is they get more dynamic as you go. You start fighting chump monsters and eventually you get to higher classed monsters who get a serious upgrade after awhile, and you may even have to fight 2 or more at once. Another good thing is throughout the story you gain access to two small helpers who cast buffs or heal you or even fight with you depending on how you set them up. You can also play multiplayer locally on 3DS and WiiU but the WiiU has online as well. So your not alone.
All in all Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is an amazing experience that everyone should at least try. If you get a group of people to play with you it is probably one of the best multiplayer experiences ever, but also a good solo game as well. Graphics pretty nice, music is kind of bland except fighting bosses, but the game play is astounding. Amazing experience to the old hunters and the new ones as well.
Ever wanted to play some of the games that are shown at E3? Well, you now have the opportunity to do so, for Nintendo that is. Best Buy and Nintendo have teamed up to bring some of those Nintendo games to North America, 89 in the United States and 21 in Canada. The games will be playable 4-8 p.m. local time on Wednesday, June 12, and 1-5 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 15.
It’s also good to note that participating Best Buy stores will be offering “Luigi Loot” as well as some exclusive Wii U offers.
The following Best Buy locations in the following U.S. cities are scheduled to participate:
North Little Rock
West Des Moines
Long Island City
King of Prussia
I think this is a great play on Nintendo’s part. Let’s see how successful this will be.
It’s been a long time since we have seen a new physical item become available on Club Nintendo. Nintendo has released the Super Mario Accessory Box. It’s big enough to hold a Nintendo Wii, some controllers and a few nun chucks as well. Great for keeping all you Nintendo items in one in area!
“Organize your games and accessories in style with a little help from Mario™ and friends. This sturdy canvas box features a fun Super Mario Bros.™ themed print in bright green and tan. Hurry—there’s a limited quantity available.
Max Factory’s Link and Samus Figmas are coming to the states. They have officially opened up pre orders for the figures. Excitement is starting to build up for these figures.
Big Bad Toy Store the two figurines priced at $49.99. Pre-order the Link one here and Samus one here. There’s also the PVC statue of Samus in her Zero Suit for $100, located here.
It’s also good to know that recently Gamestop is now taking pre orders as well. You can pre-order the Link figurine here, Samus figurine here, and Zero Suit Samus one here.
All three products will only be sold online. A tentative October 30 release date is listed.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a few days away now, June 9th. For those planning on picking it up, it’s good to know that Best Buy will be offering special SpotPass content. Take your 3DS along with your copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf to get special in game items, including a Racoon Wall-Clock, Cat Tower, Suitcase and Double Neck Guitar. All of the digital items offered can be placed in your house, can be downloaded once per player, and are available for a limited time.