Let's face it, Nolan North has reached a point in his career when he can turn down gigs like this.
Starting on September 28, anyone with a Nintendo 3DS or DSi and an
Internet connection will be able to download The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Anniversary Edition for free. The original was as fun to play as it was
difficult to manage – requiring each player to have not only a Game Boy Advance
and a copy of the game, but a link cable to hook the Game Boys together. Technology
has caught up with Four Swords, and not only will this version allow for more
convenient play wirelessly between the 3DS and DSi, but it will feature a
number of new levels based on classic Zelda areas...
On Friday 16th September 2011, at the Birmingham NEC, retailer Game launched GameFest - an exhibition for consumers to play the likes of Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 before they come out in the shops.
GamesRadar UK descended on the show and created this fairly bizarre photo diary to see what went down.
a videogame hero has more than one or two adventures under his or her belt, it
simply isn’t enough to just have an archenemy anymore. To keep things
interesting, they need a foil, a rival, or some other angry opposite number
obsessed with matching wits with them. Sometimes, those characters stick around
long enough to make themselves an indelible part of the series, even going so
far as to make friends with the
protagonist – although more often than not, their friendships tend to be shaky
at best, and even those involved might never fully admit to them. Relationships
like that tend to make for gaming’s most enduring and interesting rivalries,
and what follows are some of the most notable...
Sega has a fine tradition of stylized music games, with
Space Channel 5 and Samba de Amigo coming to mind, plus the company had recent
success with the cute/unnerving Project Diva in Japan. Now the publisher is turning its musical ear to a whole new series,
one that promises international flavor, mysterious disappearances, damsels in distress,
and smooth beats. Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure (a title that begs
to the first in a series) was playable for the first time at this year’s Tokyo
Game Show, where we put it through its paces...
Arguably one of the highlights of Tokyo Game Show is all the cosplayers that come out to strike a pose. Couldn't make it to Japan to see them for yourself? Well, we've got a gallery full of some of the best and brightest...
You know what's crap? Waiting for stuff. And it's even worse when there's a boatload of potentially very exciting games involved, like there was at GAMEFest in Birmingham this weekend just gone. A whole bunch of this autumn and winter's brightest and best (and a few from beyond) filled the massive NEC show room, but with only short demo time available for each one I'm forced to continue holding back the serious analysis until fuller review-type circumstances come around.
But you know what? I don't care about that. I want to review stuff,
and I want to review it now. So using sharpened journalistic instinct
(and no small amount of guesswork), I'm going to provisionally review the demos I played with
actual numbers and everything.
We're checking out the latest offerings from a couple
recognizable names in the world of console gaming this week: VidRhythm, the
wacky video creation from Rock Band developer Harmonix, as well as DrawRace 2
HD, a touchscreen-oriented racer from Trials HD creator RedLynx. Elsewhere,
we're tackling an alluring music-addled puzzle game called Radballs, as well as
checking out the second in the series of Serious Sam-inspired indie games...
a care for the poor Kingdom Hearts fan. All they want is a true third entry in
the series and all they get is a series of spin-offs and half-sequels on
portable systems. That seems again to be the case with 3DS title Kingdom Hearts
3D: Dream Drop Distance, which takes place after KHII and stars Sora and Riku
teaming up on a quest from wise mage Yen Sid to prepare for battle with
returning Hearts baddie Xehahort. The demo build at TGS 2011 had one level each
for the two leads of the game, and while the stages were brief, this felt more like
a fuller KH experience than some side game...
games, big ass news from the 2011 Tokyo Game Show, and Gears of War 3 thoroughly reviewified...