Have you ever wondered what Twilight Princess would look like with Skyward Sword textures? Yeah, I didn't think so. (read more)
The other day we received a set of rumors from PokéBeach regarding Pokémon X & Y, and it appears that now even more rumors have surfaced from the same site. The post also claims that these will be the last rumors from the supposed "inside source." Keep in mind, you shouldn't take this information as fact; it is just a rumor after all.
A couple of highlights on the list include: information about potential evolved forms, apparently you'll get to choose an additional starter from the first Pokémon generation, and your Pokémon's EVs are supposedly going to be visible to you.
- Pancham evolves into Pangoro in the early level 30s. In order to evolve Pancham into Pangoro, you need to have one other Dark-type Pokemon in your party. Pangoro’s type is Fighting/Dark.
- A Pokemon named Inkay evolves into Malimar. To evolve it, you have to hold your 3DS upside-down when it levels up (the 3DS has an accelerometer and gyroscope, so it can detect that). Malimar’s type is Dark/Psychic.
- A Psychic-type Pokemon named Espurr (ESP + purr) evolves into Meowstick (Meow + mystic?). (Sounds like Psychic-type cats. Meowstick’s name sounds too similar to Meowth to me though.)
- Like in B/W you have two rivals – one is friendly and the other is competitive. Your rival that is more friendly gives you his/her fully evolved starter Pokemon after you beat the game.
- Another professor named Sycamore gives you either Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle.
- Even though it shows the player riding on a Gogoat in the new trailer, players can’t ride on their own Pokemon. What was shown is just an alternate way of getting around Lumiose City and it only works with Gogoat.
- HMs still exist but there’s a lot less of them.
- Players will be able to see their Pokemon’s EVs (probably through the same in-game facility mentioned in the other post).
- A new move, Belch, is a Poison-type attack that has a base power of 120. The user must consume a held Berry to perform it.
- Draining Kiss is a Fairy-type attack that heals the user for the same amount of damage performed. It has a base power of 60.
- If the previously revealed forme of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly similar to Mewtwo’s original design, the second supposed form of Mewtwo can be said to look roughly/vaguely similar to Mew‘s design.
- In case you missed our correction the other day, the Starters’ final evolutions are Fire/Psychic, Grass/Dark, and Water/Fighting.
This is circulating as a rumor thanks to a post at NeoGaf, but to be fair this originally comes from some really random blog. Thus, I wont even label this a rumor - heck the author himself isn't willing to call it a rumor or a possible leak. Then again, it also goes to show just how random of a blog this is: If your posting information you claim to have heard from someone who works at Nintendo and has seen some paperwork going around for it... it is indeed a leak and most definitely a rumor. The fact the author himself is denying it because he can't prove it (rumors themselves are rumors because they aren't proven) is interesting. I don't know if he ever meant for this to get attention, but it at least shows how shallow some people will go to get attention.
This sort of rumor mongering is... common. A guy who knows a guy who works here told me all this stuff - it's a hard aspect to believe and something we have stopped following ourselves thanks to the Remember Zordiana fiasco many years ago. So, why bring this up at all? Outside of the obvious speculation on the rare chance there is any truth to this (which lets be real, their isn't), it's just to point out how silly it is to believe everything you see on the net. There is absolutely no reason to believe, in the slightest, that any of this is true. That being said, head inside to see the "list".
ShirtPunch continues selling discounted fan made products every day and they also continue their trend of featuring Zelda related items. In this case, it's a Goron's Ruby Lager shirt... featuring Bomb Flower hops! While I have no problem in general wearing gaming shirts out in public, what I like most about this shirt is that it's something I could wear out to club-like bars and people will either seriously think it's some new lager or they will understand the direct references and think I'm "cool". Of course, that reaction isn't guaranteed, but I can imagine it going pretty well.
Besides, it's Crica 1998, and frankly even the biggest non-gamers out there seem to have heard of Ocarina of Time. In any case, be sure to take advantage of this limited time deal right now.
With all the talk surrounding EA lately how they really feel about the Wii U and Nintendo, GamesIndustry decided to contact Ubisoft to see if their stance is starting to change in regards to Nintendo's latest console. This is obviously the worst effect EA could potentially have on the Wii U market - scaring other third parties away. Well, this was Ubisoft's response:
"As with any new console, it takes some time to grow an established base. Ubisoft has a varied and high-quality line-up for Wii U, with more big titles on the way including Rayman Legends, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag and Splinter Cell Blacklist. We're confident that this will help in continuing to attract gamers to the Wii U system and that Nintendo will take steps to ensure that the Wii U is successful in the market."
Ubisoft is not shying away from admitting their Nintendo support is strong and is looking to remain strong for the time being. When you combine those top tier AAA offerings with Nintendo's own slate this holiday, the Wii U suddenly looks a lot more attractive. The sad part is that we're still waiting to play all this great content. Still Ubisoft is there. We wish Ubisoft a lot of success and we hope the Wii U versions of their games sell well. Doing so will only encourage further support for the platform from other studios such as Rockstar and Bethesda.
Nintendo are still operating like it's 1990. They should have "done a Sega" and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives
It is an utterly intentional decision to focus our resources on markets which actually matter ... like mobile, and Gen4.
Yep, we've got plenty of problems, but WiiU isn't where that family/casual market is. It's on mobile/tablet now!
Angry yet? Well, anger doesn't describe it for me properly. You see, Bob SUmmerwill is Senior SE and Architect of EA Sports. He clearly does not like the Wii U... at all. I won't even bothering commenting on this. Have at it, folks.
FIFA isn't releasing on the Wii U this year... which is no surprise, considering EA told us they have absolutely no games in the works for Nintendo's new console. That being said, the reasoning to me seems to really encapsulate everything that is wrong with EA as a company:
“Six months ago FIFA 13 was a launch title on Wii U. Although the game featured FIFA’s award-winning HD gameplay and innovative new ways to play, the commercial results were disappointing. We have decided not to develop FIFA 14 on Wii U.” -EA spokespersonFor starters, EA... I am going to call it like I see it: You're full of shit. Setting aside any bias, FIFA 13 on the Wii U was FIFA 12 with updated rosters. You can't make stuff like this up. It's literally the exact same game as FIFA 12. They just repackaged it in FIFA 13 attire. Imagine, if you would, that sales for the game on an all new console happened to not flourish when consumers find out it's identical to FIFA 12, which they probably already own. EA's logic is astounding.
One of Nintendo Directs greatest showings today was for the upcoming Pikmin 3. It kicked off by naming the three all new characters: Alph, Brittany, and Captain Charlie. The trio hales from the land of Koppai, which is under threat of a major famine. They crash land into the world of Pikmin and start to gather fruit and various seeds to bring back to their home planet. There is also going to be a challenge mode style Multiplayer aspect, but they plan to talk about that in the future (so, likely the highly anticipated pre-E3 Nintendo Direct).
Inside we have 20+ all new screenshots, 6+ minutes of all new (High Quality) footage, and just a little bit more information about one of the Wii U's most anticipated titles.
While Nintendo may not be holding a large-scale E3 conference this year, the Big N has promised that the company will be there on the show floor and delivering news through Nintendo Directs.
In it's NPD response today, Nintendo confirmed its E3 presence, and even gave fans an idea of what games they'll have to look forward to in June:
At the upcoming E3 trade show in June in Los Angeles, Nintendo expects to show attendees upcoming Wii U games from the Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Super Smash Bros. franchises.
I'd imagine that the Zelda games in question are likely The Wind Waker HD, but perhaps we could be pleasantly surprised with at least another brief mention of the new Zelda for the Wii U. Mario and Mario Kart for the Wii U seem to also be confirmed as appearing, as well as Smash Bros.
Personally, I'm the most excited about Smash Bros. being in attendance; hopefully they'll announce a new character or two, and possibly show us some screenshots or a trailer. Seeing more Zelda action will also be a perk.
UPDATE: Iwata's got some news for us:
It looks like we'll be seeing some Smash info a tad earlier than we thought; looks like Nintendo's intending to engulf the entire duration of E3 with constant announcements.
What are you looking forward to seeing at E3?
In today's Nintendo Direct, Iwata showed us more gameplay for the next upcoming Zelda release, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, which are coming to the 3DS eShop on May 30th.
Now, Nintendo has just released brand new trailers for both of the games! They seem to be emphasizing the advantages of purchasing both games by marketing them as separate experiences.
For a limited time, both games are set to cost $4.99 each, so enjoy!
Hop inside for a look at both trailers!
The Wii U and 3DS Summer Showcase is upon us.