Ubisoft announces Watch Dogs Release Date

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It has been confirmed that Ubisoft’s
Watch Dogs will be available in Australia for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC on November 21. The game will be available in North America on November 19, and Europe on November 22. Ubisoft also revealed the game will be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and is also coming to “next-generation consoles.”

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Rayman Legends Release Date Confirmed

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Rayman Legends
, originally planned as a Wii U launch title, has been given a firm release date after numerous delays hit the game over the past year. Ubisoft has revealed the game will be available in Europe on August 30 and North America a few days later on September 3. No specific Australian release date has been revealed as of yet, but it will likely drop around the same time. Rayman Legends, which was first announced as a Wii U exclusive, will also release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Source: IGN
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Launch Titles Revealed For Wii U Virtual Console

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Later this week, Nintendo will deliver a Wii U system update that will include the official addition of the Wii U Virtual Console. Nintendo has confirmed, via Facebook, that the titles available for launch will be as follows:

  • Balloon Fight (NES)
  • Donkey Kong, Jr. (NES)
  • Excitebike (NES)
  • Ice-Climber (NES)
  • Kirby’s Adventure (NES)
  • Punch-Out!! (NES)
  • F-Zero (SNES)
  • Super Mario World (SNES)

Nintendo is also still progressing with its 30 Year Anniversary of Nintendo Entertainment System Virtual Console Sale. Currently,
Kirby’s Adventure (NES) is on sale for $0.30, with Super Metroid (SNES), Yoshi (NES) and Donkey Kong (NES) still to come. During the recent Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that Earthbound (SNES) will also be arriving on the eShop later this year.

The update is scheduled to arrive later this week.

Source: Facebook
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VGM Podcast 033 - Pokémon Pinball / Pokémon Trading Card Game

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Bethesda and Tango Gameworks's 'The Evil Within' Debut Trailer

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Bethesda Softworks has announced a new game titled
The Evil Within, being developed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami’s new studio, Tango Gameworks.

“My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action,” said Mikami.

The debut teaser trailer for
The Evil Within can be seen below. The game will arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and other next-generation consoles in 2014.



Source: IGN
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New Legend of Zelda Game Announced For Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo has finally revealed information about the long-awaited
Legend of Zelda title for the Nintendo 3DS. Only a small amount of footage was show, revealing the game will indeed be a top-down game, with a strange new mechanic. By moving the perspective down, Link can ‘Jump Into’ the wall and travel around on a different plane. This was explained to be one of the major game mechanics of the new title. Also, it was revealed that the game will take place in the same world as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, originally released for the Super Nintendo many years ago. The untitled Legend of Zelda 3DS game will release late 2013.

Source: Nintendo Direct
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A Bunch Of Nintendo Games Confirmed

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There are many Nintendo games that have been released or announced in Japan relatively recently but have still not received release information for our region.

During the recent Nintendo Direct Broadcast, Nintendo confirmed that
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy will release sometime this year. The 3DS title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will also release sometime this year.

On the Virtual Console side of things,
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons will be available for download on the 3DS Virtual Console May 30, and the Super Nintendo title Earthbound will be available for the Wii U Virtual Console sometime this year.

Source: Nintendo Direct
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Mario Party 3DS and Yoshi's Island 3DS Revealed,

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Nintendo revealed a bucket-load of information in its recent Nintendo Direct Broadcast, including two brand new titles for the Nintendo 3DS. Mario Party 3DS, as well as a Yoshi’s Island 3DS were both revealed, and gameplay footage was shown. Both games currently don’t have an official title, however Nintendo President Satoru Iwata did say that more information will be revealed at a later time.

Source: Nintendo Direct
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Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Coming July 12th.

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During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed that the next RPG Mario game,
Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros. will release July 12th in Europe. New footage was shown, revealing some interesting diversity in the gameplay, as well as some familiar elements that fans have come to love.

Source: Nintendo Direct
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Castle of Illusion Remastering is Official

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Sega has confirmed that
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will indeed receive a re-release. The game will be a complete remake of the 1990 title built from the ground up and will feature new visuals and gameplay mechanics, as well as the original story that sets Mickey Mouse out to rescue Minnie from the evil with, Mizrabel.



Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be available for download on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC this year.

Source: Sega Blog
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Castle of Illusion Remake Incoming?

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Disney has revealed a new teaser trailer for what is surely a remake of the Sega Mega-Drive title,
Castle of Illusion. The video features many elements from the game such as the opening image and the wind-up soldier toy enemies from the original. The video points to a Summer (Winter) 2013 launch.



Source: Joystiq
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New Batman Arkham Game Announced

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Warner Bros. Interactive
recently revealed that a new Batman game, titled Batman: Arkham Origins will release this October 25 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC. The game will take place early on in Batman’s career, when he is meeting many popular villains for the first time.

The game is being developed by
Warner Bros. Games Montreal as opposed to Rocksteady Studios who worked on both Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Warner Bros. Games Montreal did however work on the recent Wii U version of Batman: Arkham City.

Source: GamesRadar
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A New Pokémon Has Been Revealed For The Upcoming X and Y Version.

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A short trailer has been revealed, showing a brand new Pokémon that will appear in the upcoming
Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version. The currently unnamed Pokémon has some striking similarities to the original legendary Pokémon, Mewtwo.



Pokémon X Version and Pokémon Y Version are scheduled to released worldwide this October.

Source: GamesRadar
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VGM Podcast 032 - Yoshi's Island / BioShock

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Tomb Raider - Review


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This isn’t the Lara Croft you know.

Yet.

Check out the review to
Tomb Raider HERE.

Written by Michael Villalon

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