Every week, Nintendo releases games in their eShop for us to indulge our gaming time into. This week is highlighted by Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze but isn’t the only one coming out. Here are this weeks eShop releases
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2/21/2014) retail and digital $49.99
Wii U Virtual Console
- Weapon Shop de Omasse – digital $7.99
- Kung Fu Rabbit – digital $4.99
- Quell Reflect – $3.99
3DS Virtual Console
Major Nelson has revealed that Xbox One is getting a media remote to help with blu-ray playback, tv show controlling and other media needs. It evens controls Kinect volume! The remote will launch early March and will cost $24.99.
Young Horses commented via Twitter in terms of the release date for Octodad: Dadliest Catch on PS4 and that “April is the PS4 goal. There was never a definite date, or delay.” Even though it was targeted for March, at least it isn’t too far of a setback.
Young Horse’s post also continued about an Xbox One version “Also, considering Xbox One means we thought about it in our brains.” Follow up tweets reveal that it is just a thought and that “Thinking does not equal doing.”
Dadliest Catch is already out on PC if you want to not wait for the PS4 version.
Zombie Studio’s upcoming procedurally-generated survival horror title Daylight will be releasing on PS4 and PC April 8th for $14.99
Ryan Clements of Playstation Blog also posted a blog saying that Zombie Studios is looking into a way to integrate Twitch viewers into affecting the games scares for the streamer. Zombie says “the hope is to allow viewers to control the actual scares in a streamer’s experience, providing a much more interactive dynamic between player and audience. ”
The streaming integration seems really cool. I would love to stream this game and see what happens, assuming it can be pulled off. Sounds ambitious but rewarding if it can be done!
The 3DS/Vita handheld version of Batman: Arkham Origins is making the jump to consoles and PC and getting the usual HD remake and also new features.
- new map
- new hint systems
- objective tracking
- 5.1 surround sound
- fully voiced narrative
- All the un-lockable Bat-Suits will be included
Joystiq is also reporting that the game will cost $19.99
Reaper of Souls will be getting some more features before launch and are being tested in the closed beta. The Diablo III expansion will be adding in clan and community support. On the Battle Net Blog, Blizzard has outlined details for both clan support and community support. These new features should be built into the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil edition when it launches for PS4, or shortly after via patch.
- Limit of 120 people per clan
- Can only be part of one clan at a time
- Anyone can create a clan
- Each clan can have their own clan name and clan tag
- You can search for clans or “find” clans (if you aren’t in a clan)
- Each Clan gets their own dedicated chat channel
- “Nearly Unlimited” amount of people can be part of a community
- Both Private and Public options for Communities
- You can be a member of more than one Community at a time if you want
- Each community gets its own dedicated chat channel
XSSED’s “expansion” of Ragnaro Odyssey, which is a new game all together called Ragnarok Odyssey ACE, will be released April 1st here in North America.
This new version takes the original Ragnarok Odyssey from Vita and PS3 and adds new content and features (including a 400-floor Tower once you each the midpoint of the game, which was originally the end of the original version.)
The game supports cross-play and trophy share. Also, those who have characters from the original version are allowed to transfer them to ACE but need to un-equip any cards and outfits on as they won’t transfer over.
The PS3 version will be a retail and digital release for $39.99 while the Vita will have a physical collector’s edition, which includes a soundtrack cd, for $39.99. The digital release for the Vita version of ACE will be $34.99.
Originally an OUYA exclusive, Matt Thorson is bringing is wonderfully popular TowerFall over to PS4 being dubbed TowerFall: Ascension as a digital title. TowerFall is a 4-player archery combat platformer. If you haven’t seen this game, you are definitely missing out. Check out the video above.
Posting on the PlayStation Blog, Matt talks more about the PS4 version. TowerFall on PS4 will add 50 new versus arenas to battle on, making the total up to 120 ARENAS!!!! He also says that Ascension adds new variants to customize your matches as well as new power-ups.
Don’t like competitive multiplayer? No problem! Ascension comes with a brand new 1-2 player Quest Mode. Keeping the same 1-hit death mechanic as multiplayer, you and/or a buddy will quest through arenas defending yourselves against waves of monsters and enemies of all sorts (grim repaers, archers ghosts etc.)
I am very excited for this game. I haven’t played it on the OUYA but this looks like alot of fun to play 4-player with my buddies!
Bethesda has released a new trailer for the upcoming PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One title Wolfenstein: The New Order and has revealed that it will come out May 20th in North America and May 23rd in Europe.
The trailer also says that those who pre-order the game will get access to the long-awaited DOOM 4! YES IT DOES EXIST!!! Well, it has been re-titled just DOOM but still, FINALLY!!!!!!
Every week, Major Nelson posts on his blog about sales going on for the week on either Xbox 360 or Xbox One in terms of games and DLC in the Xbox Live Marketplace. This weeks sales are good until 2/24 so check your Marketplace for prices in your region.
Ryse – $39.99
- Ridge Racer Unbounded – 75% off
- Ridge Racer DLC Packs 1, 2, 3, 4 and Royal Purple Skin are all 75% off
- Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi – 67% off
- Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse – 75%
- Nascar Inside Line – 75% off
- Persona 4 Arena – 67% off
- Angry Birds: Star Wars – 50% off