While the likes of the Smash Bros. Or the Mario Kart series seem to get better with each instalment, the Mario Party titles have found themselves in something of a slump for a good few years now, some might even argue since the days of the Nintendo 64, however Capcom will soon be looking to turn that tide with Mario Party Mysterious Challenge World.
Featuring 6 player panels and a projection of a roulette wheel, Mario Party Mysterious Challenge World promises players the opportunity to face off against one another through hundreds of mini-games, multiple boards and even in the face of bosses.
Mario Party Mysterious Challenge World will be available across Japan later in the year.
The Pokémon series might be adverse to change but the many spin-offs which have emerged over the year certainly are not and the latest of these, an adventure game dubbed Detective Pikachu Birth of a New Duo, could be the most drastically different yet.
Taking on the role of Tim, a young boy from Rhyme City, players must assist Detective Pikachu as he solves people’s problems, gets distracted by beautiful women and drinks way too much coffee, just like Pikachu used to in the cartoons, remember?
Sadly, as interesting as a Phoenix Wright inspired Pokémon title might sound the Pokémon Company have yet to make any hint Detective Pikachu Birth of a New Duo will ever see release outside of Japan. Still, we can hope.
Sega have re-released a number of classics from their back catalogue over the years and they’re about to again, with the Sega 3D Classics Collection for the 3DS, a nine title strong compilation featuring the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog and Altered Beast all with slightly enhanced sound and visuals.
Sega 3D Classics Collection is scheduled for released on the 26th of April, here’s a trailer and a full list of the games.
Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa.
Fantasy Zone II W.
Galaxy Force II.
Puyo Puyo 2.
Sonic the Hedgehog.
Since its inception back in 2013, Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 has faced a number of setbacks which have seen the game delayed more than once, and now yet again.
Yes that’s right, the Mighty No. 9 has indeed slipped again, this time from February 9th to a far more vague spring 2016 release, the reason? Continual issues surrounding the game’s network features apparently, however fans will surely attribute the fact that Inafune has already begun working on other projects as a contributing factor to the game’s issues.
Bandai Namco have announced that a brand new, Dragon Ball Z themed RPG, is heading to the 3DS. Titled Dragon Ball Project Fusion, few solid details surrounding the game have yet to be revealed, however the handful of screen shots which have surfaced show Goku and Broly on the verge of fusing.
Dragon Ball Project Fusion is set for release later this year in Japan.
Bandai Namco have unveiled three more combatants for their forthcoming Pokémon mash’em up Pokkén Tournament. The three critters in question; Mewtwo, Garchomp and Braixen brings Pokkén’s roster up to fifteen.
Pokkén Tournament is currently playable across Japanese arcades and should be released on the Wii U this Spring.
Last year the third instalment of the Witcher series made something of a splash among critics and gamers alike when it finally arrive on consoles and PC, and it might just make another this year, if rumours of an Enhanced Edition.
Listed by French retailer e-leclerc earlier this weekend, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Enhanced Edition is, apparently not only on the way to the PC, PS4 and XBox One but it’ll features all of the DLC released so far.Wait a moment though, before you all rush off to place your pre-orders it should be noted that the game’s developer, CD Projekt, have outright denied any Enhanced Edition of the Witcher 3 exists or will exist in the future. Time will tell.
Square Enix have revealed that Shinra Technologies, a subsidiary funded a little over a year ago in a quest to advance cloud gaming has shut it’s doors for good.
A massive loss of some 2 billion yen was blamed for the company’s closure however Square Enix’s failure to secure third-party investment for the company also played a role.
Platinum Games’ next action epic and XBox One exclusive Scalebound has been delayed by a year. In a statement posted on the Bayonetta creators’ official site, the delay was firmly blamed on the scale of the game and the developer’s desire to ensure it lived up to fan expectation. Scalebound will now arrive on the XBox One sometime in 2017.
When Arc System Works announced they’d acquired the rights to the River City Ransom franchise earlier in the year, fans of the classic brawler the world over collectively began holding their breath that a series revival was on the way, well guess what River City enthusiasts, its time to breath again, as Arc System Works have confirmed River City Ransom is coming back. A reworked, revamped version of the NES classic as opposed to a remake, River City Ransom SP for the 3DS is to remain largely true to the original game while at the same time offering up new events, abilities, combos, and areas to battle through.
Alongside the game’s reveal a Japanese release of April 28th has also been confirmed, however Arc System Works have yet to comment on whether or not a Western release is even on the cards.