Scribblenauts gets heroic with Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Adventure. Here's what you need to know...
Yes. Shinobi is coming back. Even better, this is no mere port. Sega’s much vaunted franchise is finally returning to us with the brand new Shinobi 3DS. Game developer Griptonite Games has returned Shinobi to its 2D (but viewed in 3D) side-scrolling roots and, having played the game for way longer than we should have been allowed to considering the line of other folks wanting a shot, we can assure you that first impressions are damn good.
Being a pet owner has its ups and downs. The upside: being
the beneficiary of a pet’s unwavering companionship, loyalty, and love. The downside
is being on the receiving end of a pet’s fecal evacuations over its lifetime. But
now gamers have the chance to have others deal with their crap (or love, whatever). Sims 3 Pets isn’t just attempting
to replicate the pet owner experience by allowing human Sims to have pets. The
game will also allow players to have the pet be the Sim. So, the power to pee on the carpet and chew on the
couch cushions can all be yours!
Yes, it's the follow-up to 2010's surprise hit Sega mascot racer, but this isn't Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 2. It's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The key point of difference? Almost as soon as Sonic appears in the presentation trailer, his blue
car hits a ramp, dives onto water and becomes a boat. Then it leaps over
a waterfall and turns into a plane.
Wait, doesn't that all sound a bit familiar?...
Sonic Generations on 3DS is a different game altogether compared to the 'big' version of the title. The level layouts are different, the chase camera is almost completely gone... it's a bespoke title, through and through. Well, almost. There is one thing that is extremely familiar for anyone who's ever played the first Sonic game. Act 1 of the Mega Drive/Genesis Green Hill Zone is in here, from the platforms and slopes to the enemy placement, only now in 3D polygonal loveliness. Ooo.
You probably played the Sonic Generations demo and think you know
exactly how good the game's going to be. Well, forget it - that demo is
old. The game has taken visible strides forward and a fresh hands-on
with a near complete version shows that there's way more to the game
than initial impressions suggested. Bucketloads of fan-pleasing content
and the slickest 3D Sonic platforming since... Sonic Jam. Yes, from
1998. We've also got hands-on impressions of a dramatically improved 3DS
version too, so there's loads to tell you about. Take a seat - oh, but
mind the spikes.
This 3DS game puts the "spirit" into "spiritual sequel to Fatal Frame." We got our first hands-on with the upcoming horror show and we liked what we saw...
When you think of top-tier N64 games, Star Fox 64 sits right up there with Ocarina of Time, GoldenEye and Super Mario 64. To this day it remains the best Star Fox game in the series, and later this year (September 9, to be precise) it's receiving a 3D makeover complete with new motion controls and multiplayer features. And don't worry - those motion controls are totally optional.
After spending some time with Steel Diver at the Nintendo World event in Tokyo, we’re honestly rather surprised that this game is getting released. First developed as a tech demo for the original DS, Steel Diver has been revamped with a fresh 3D coat of paint and is planned for a full release soon after the console’s launch. The game is a submarine sim, with emphasis on the “sim” part – while it’s obviously nowhere near the complexity of controlling an actual sub, it’s definitely not going to have the broad appeal of a more friendly, game-like simulation (such as Pilotwings Resort). Considering how Nintendo’s practically all about mass appeal these days, Steel Diver comes something of a surprise...