Gather your strength and your courage, and invite your friends to embark on an epic fantasy LEGO adventure through the darkest forests and deepest caves of Middle-earth! Check out the new trailer released today to see more of the highly anticipated LEGO® The Hobbit™ videogame featuring all of your favorite characters from the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy in LEGO form, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and the Dwarves of Erebor.
LEGO The Hobbit sends players of all ages on an unforgettable interactive journey through the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Players will follow Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players will utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities – often with hilarious results – to solve the most diverse Quests of any LEGO videogame to date.
The Hobbit Trilogy is a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), with New Line managing production. Warner Bros. Pictures is handling worldwide theatrical distribution, with select international territories as well as all international television distribution being handled by MGM. The second film in the Trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” was released worldwide beginning December 13, 2013.
Embark on this fantastic adventure in 2014 with LEGO The Hobbit for Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™, PlayStation® Vita, and PC.
Developed by Armature Studio, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate brings the core Arkham pillars to a handheld format for the first time to Sony and Nintendo handheld systems. Featuring stealth gameplay, free-flow combat, and Batman¹s infamous gadgets, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate captures the genuine Arkham feel players have come to appreciate. A companion game to Batman: Arkham Origins, players can continue the storyline of the console version and discover more details of the Dark Knight’s past. After gang-fueled uprisings occur within the walls of Blackgate Prison, Batman is called in to restore order and put an end to the rebellion before the chaos implodes. With gripping 2.5-D graphics, fully voiced narrative, and a captivating storyline, players will explore deep inside the bowels of this remote island penitentiary that plays an important role in the Arkham universe.
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will release on PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Batman: Arkham Origins developed by WB Games Montréal will be available for the PS3 , Xbox 360, the Wii U system, and Windows PC. Both games will release worldwide on Oct. 25, 2013.
Out of few of us here who review games, I was probably the most qualified to put some time into Super Black Bass 3D. Forget the fact I’m pretty much the only one with a 3DS, but I’ve played and enjoyed a variety of fishing games throughout my years of gaming; anyone remember Trophy Bass by Sierra? So I was actually excited to try my hand at a handheld fishing game for the 3DS; I sat there thinking of all the interesting things a developer could do on a powerful system like the 3DS; the gyroscope, the touch screen, the 3D, and yes of course the graphics. Once I powered on the system, I was in awe at what I saw. After I noticed the amount of street passes I received, I inserted Super Black Bass 3D into the 3DS.
New screenshots available for Rabbids Rumble, releasing exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on November 13, 2012.
Experience the augmented Rabbidity: Interact with the Rabbids in new mini-games that will make them surging from your floor, flying around you or fighting on your kitchen table.
Like standard fare platforming titles, Fractured Soul has you running, jumping, and shooting enemies on your way through the vast amount of levels. The actual platforming isn’t too difficult early on and the placement of enemies and obstacles keep these early levels fresh. Although, do expect a challenge as you progress as they start tossing everything, including the kitchen sink, at you. Add into the mix that you only have 5 bars of health and falling in a pit takes you to the most recent checkpoint and this becomes a challenge. Speaking of starting over, the checkpointing is well done and I commend Endgame for making the respawn spots relatively close to where you died. That saved my sanity so many times.
Remember the good old days, paying $6 to see the summer blockbuster then getting excited to play the video game adaptation; sitting in the car on the way home hoping that it would explain what happened in that movie? Remember when you couldn’t wait to run inside and rip open the package, smelling that new game smell and getting psyched to enjoy the fun you’re about to have? Then after a few hours of sitting on your couch, you finish the game in all it’s pre-movie story, fully immersed in the world getting a great gaming? Yeah me either. Lucky us, Men In Black: Alien Crisis brings back all those “glorious” days when a movie tie-in game was plain useless.
Fractured Soul, the upcoming platform shooting game for the 3DS in which players must shift between two parallel dimensions on the console’s displays as they blast their way through action-packed levels, will be available in North America on the eShop on Sept. 13, 2012 for $11.99.
Square Enix, Inc., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that the demo forKINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] is now available through the Nintendo eShop.
The KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] demo takes place in Traverse Town, where Sora meets Neku from the popular DS title THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU®. Players will also encounter creatures new to the series called Dream Eaters, who are split into two categories: Spirits (allies) and Nightmares (enemies). Sora is able to recruit Spirits like Meow Wow and Tama Sheep as allies and link with them to perform powerful combo attacks to defeat enemy Dream Eaters and a colossal Nightmare beast. The demo also gives players the opportunity to try new gameplay features like “Flowmotion” and “Reality Shift.”
I played a little of this on the PS Vita and looks and plays like previous games on PS2/Xbox. You have four weapons at your disposal including oil slicks, rockets, cluster bombs, and flamethrowers. It’s light on story and physics but plays well and is fun to pick up and play, but I’m unsure of its longevity over time.
This is coming to Nintendo 3DS as well.
Heroes Sora and Riku make a return in KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] with a unique storyfor each character as they take on the Mark of Mastery exam and uncover the mysteries of the Sleeping Worlds.
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Chaos Shrine is a game mode unlocked by gaining Rhythmia when clearing songs. In the Chaos Shrine, you can play mysterious music scores called Dark Notes, which are randomly generated combinations of field and battle songs. Players can share Dark Notes via the StreetPass feature or through Nintendo 3DS Local Play.
Players can level up characters and improve skills by fighting monsters, exploring the world and completing events.
• Characters with high Strength or Magic skills can more easily defeat monsters in battle;
• Characters with high Agility can travel greater distances in the field with an increased chance of finding treasures.
• Characters with high Luck have greater odds of finding rare items and can avoid taking damage more easily.
SQUARE ENIX is pleased to announce that new screenshots of Dream Eaters in KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] are now available.
The publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced a pre-order offer for THEATRHYTHM™ FINAL FANTASY® for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. North American customers who pre-order the game will receive one gripped stylus while supplies last. Players can customize the game-themed accessory with 17 stickers that feature the FINAL FANTASY franchise’s most popular characters including: Cloud, Moogle, Lightning, Chocobo, Tidus, Cecil, Terra and Squall.
Adorably redesigned heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player’s stylus. THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features over 70 musical scores spanning 25 years of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, and features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements. The game is set for release on July 3 for Nintendo 3DS.
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.