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James Zumwalt is an editor for VideoGame Sanctum. When not gaming, he is thinking about gaming. He is a big supporter of Indie games as well as AAA titles. His favorite genres include FPS, Action RPG's and Horror.

NEW WEBSITE UP; STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION; ALL POSTING FROM NOW ON WILL BE THERE

Our new site has gone live! While we still work on the new layout, I am posting on that site now. Thanks everyone here on WordPress for being nice enough to support us and hope you will follow us over to the new site. The new site is http://www.npxnation.com

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Nintendo eShop Releases For 2/20/2014

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

Wii U

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2/21/2014) retail and digital $49.99

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Ice Hockey – $4.99

3DS 

  • Weapon Shop de Omasse – digital $7.99
  • Kung Fu Rabbit – digital $4.99
  • Quell Reflect – $3.99

3DS Virtual Console

  • Sky Kid – $4.99

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Delayed On PS4; Considering Xbox One Still

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.

Daylight Scares PS4 and PC Owners April 8th; New Details

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!

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition Coming Digitally To PS3, 360, Wii U and PC April 1st

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/20/batman-arkham-origins-blackgate-deluxe-hits-pc-consoles-april-1/

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 Adds Clans And Communities

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.

CLAN

  • 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

COMMUNITIES

  • “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

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Makes Its Way To PS3 and Vita April 1st

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.

TowerFall Ascension On PS4 Releases March 11th

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!

Wolfenstein: The New Order Release Date; DOOM 4 BETA PACKED IN WITH PRE-ORDER

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!!!!!!