You can check out the video below:
It seems the team working on Episode 2 have taken on a lot of what the fans have said about the first episode and are making adjustments to the second episode, even changing the graphics engine, as well as the physics engine. This is a strange concept, to fully change the engine considering it’s an episodic game, but I believe this is will be a welcome change. Personally playing and completing Episode 1, I felt that the physics and the control of Sonic didn’t feel how it should. The fact that Sonic stopped dead in he’s tracks when you stopped holding the right button felt completely foreign to me, and it shouldn’t, considering i’ve played many Sonic games. I think they hit the nail on the head with the classic levels in Sonic Generations and am hoping that Episode 2 has more of a feel that is present in Sonic Generations.
During the direct feed video, it was also announced that the upcoming Fire Emblem game is titled Fire Emblem: Kakuse, for the Japanese release. No info on a name for its english release.
The game is a crossover game entitled ‘Pokemon + Nobunaga’s Ambition.’
Check out the trailer below to get an understanding of what type of game it will be. It is being released for the Nintendo DS in Japan. No word on any other releases as of yet.
“It’s regrettable that government policy in Australia is denying adults the right to play Syndicate. The game will be not be available in Australia despite its enthusiastic response from fans. We were encouraged by the government’s recent agreement to adopt an 18+ age rating for games. However, delays continue to force an arcane censorship on games – cuts that would never be imposed on books or movies. We urge policy makers to take swift action to implement an updated policy that reflects today’s market and gives its millions of adult consumers the right to make their own content choices.”
This is sad news for those looking forward to this game. Syndciate has fallen to the same fate as many games that have been refused classification in Australia, like the recently, well received internationally, Mortal Kombat.
It’s good to see that Nintendo of Australia has followed in the footsteps of Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe and are offering players the chance to fix their save file if needed, so that players do not have to start their save file again, which would be bothersome, as the glitch appears close to the end of the game.
Jump inside to check out the full statement from Nintendo of Australia. Read More...
The year 2011 saw the release of some of the most fantastic game releases of all time. It was a year that included new releases in a number of beloved video game franchises that not only raised the bar for future entries in each series but provided games that stood on the merits of them in itself. This list is the opinion of a single person and may or may not include your favourite games of 2011.
Hit the jump to check out The VG Island’s ’Top 5 Games of 2011’
Looks like the original statement was more accurate. The PSN account is linked to the memory card AND the hardware. A full system restore is required to change accounts. This is a bit of a downer for those wishing to share a Playstation Vita.
The PSN account restrictions are linked to the Memory Card. By removing the memory card, and placing another one in the system, you can then be able to have another PSN account. More specifically, the accounts are tethered to the Vita’s memory card.
Looks like the upcoming portable console from Playstation, The Playstation Vita, will restrict users from using multiple PSN accounts on the device. The console will be tethered to a single PSN account, and if the user wishes to change the account, they must first perform a full restore on their portable gaming device. This won’t affect single users really, but may be a burden for those who wish to share the device with brothers/sisters or anyone else. The Playstation Vita is due for release on February the 23rd, early next year, retailing at AUD$349.95.
- The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
- F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
- Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- Wario Land 4
These games complete the list of 10 games that will be available, joining:
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
- Metroid Fusion
- WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Micro Game$
- Mario vs Donkey Kong
Stay tuned for a release date for these ambassador games for Australia.
On the 3DS side of things, Kid Icarus: Uprising will be coming to Europe in March, as well as the 5th Layton game being announced to be released sometime during the year.
Apparently, The game was also planned to take place between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4, but now, after Platinum games took control, the game will take place after Metal gear Solid 4. No reasoning behind this has been explained, but we can now rest assured knowing that the game is definitely going to see release at some point in the future.
At the VGA’s, Tony Hawk announced that there will be a Tony Hawk’s Skateboarding HD game. It will combine select levels from the first and second Tony Hawk’s games and be available on a number of digital platforms sometime next year. No word on a release date as of yet.
Over the past years, the Tony Hawk video game franchise has mellowed down from a sports video game phenomena, to a repetitive, lack luster series. The year 2011 was the first year that the video game series did not see a release of any kind. But alas, fans of Tony Hawks skateboarding may be in for a treat as rumour has it that a new Tony Hawk’s game will be revealed at the upcoming Video Game Awards. Tony Hawk recently announced over a twitter post:
‘I’ll be announcing the upcoming release of something new on Sat; the same day as the Spike Video Game Awards. Coincidence? I think not.’
This is a pretty big hint as to what he will be announcing. Stay tuned for more information as the Video Game Awards is just a day away.
You can check out the new trailer HERE
No word on a release date for Australia, or North America for that matter, but stay tuned.
Ninja Gaiden II received a later release date for the Playstation 3 then the Xbox 360, but it appears this won’t be the case with Ninja Gaiden III.
As of today Chrono Trigger has been officially released for iOS. The game is selling on the app store for AUD$10.49.
Chrono Trigger is often listed near or at the top of 'Best SNES games of all time' lists. The reason is because Chrono Trigger is definitely one of them. Now you will be able to replay, or play for the first time, this classic and superb RPG, originally created for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System on your iPhone.
Read on for more info and the currently released screenshots of the game.
- Updates to the 3DS camera.
- Updates to Streetpass Mii Plaza, introducing Find Mii 2/Steetpass Quest 2.
- Updates to Nintendo eShop, including the ability to download demos and dlc.
- Ability to transfer software from one system to another.
- And many more minor updates.
Make sure to connect your 3DS up to the internet and download the new update to take full advantage of your Nintendo Handheld.