If you’ve been longing to bring your childhood memories to current consoles, then you’ll be pleased with the announcement of Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver by Warner Bros. This racing game is due for release on just about all platforms on September 18, 2013.
Players will try to complete looping tracks filled with stunt opportunities with a set of 24 iconic Hot Wheels vehicles, which are divided into colored teams, each with their own set of skills. It’s being produced by Firebrand Games, which is mostly known for its work on Nintendo DS and 3DS, though its main work does consist of porting race games like these. For instance, its responsible for the similar Ubisoft game Trackmania DS, which also features over the top arcade driving.
Hot Wheels: World’s Best Driver will cost €39.99 on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii U, while the 3DS and PC versions will cost €29.99. Would you like a screenshot or two? You got it.
Ubisoft isn’t just bringing a ton of board games to consoles and stuff, they’re also making sure Rayman Legends is finally released. More so, they’ve extended the stylish platform game from a Wii U exclusive to also being featured on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PS Vita and PC. This caused quite a stir among Nintendo fans who, for one, had to wait out the title and also were duped of one of the promised exclusives.
Don’t fret though, loyal Nintendo fans; Ubisoft has announced exclusive skins for Rayman and Globox. You’ll be able to unlock a Mario and Luigi outfit. Isn’t that great? We’ll put some screenshots of the content below, so you can judge for yourself.
A new Nintendo Direct event announced that Earthbound, which some know by the title Mother, would arrive on the Nintendo eShop immediately. Owners of a Nintendo Wii U can now access the classic roleplaying adventure on their Virtual Console.
This announcement came with a ton of assets, like screenshots, but also concept art and a ton of pixel art in elusive .psd format. We all know how much you love photo editing, for making game signatures and the like, so we converted those to transparent .png files. We’ll post them below, along with the rest of the assets.
Other big news is the impending release of Pikmin 3 on July 26 and The Wonderful 101 on August. People who purchase the prior will also receive a 30% discount for the latter, which lasts until September 21, 2013. That’s fitting, as we’d definitely advise looking into both those games. Also, Pokemon Rumble U marks the first Wii U title for the franchise and arrives in August 15, 2013. We received some neat pictures of that as well, so we might as well share them.
Edit: This gallery may show as distorted. You’ll need to click through to the “full size” view opening in a new window to see or use the proper, transparent image. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
You may remember AeternoBlade from an earlier post depicting many screenshots. This side-scrolling 3DS game is currently looking for financial support in an IndieGogo campaign and it could use some help. They’ve recently added a 5-minute gameplay trailer that shows its traditional doujin side action.
It looks a bit bland in its deadpan setting, but the campaign page reveals some more exciting incentives. For instance, attacks can be customized with an entire skill tree of enhancements. Additionally, equipping relics will further change how combat performs. Don’t forget that the game also works with a time manipulation factor.
Developer Corecell is from Thailand, so you may want to forgive some shoddy writing parts on the page. A donation of $10 will grant you the game, with higher tiers offering some other digital or physical goods.
Their goal so far is set at $30,000, with stretch goals including ports to PS Vita, PS3, PC or even Wii U. I do hope that they adjust that first stretch goal, since I have no idea why it would help anyone contribute, seeing as no one has a connection to these characters yet.
You can pledge to AeternoBlade here.
Did you miss me and the daily stream of delicious content while I was at the hospital? No? Oh, I love you too, non-existent audience. We’ll keep things light with some awesome new gameplay footage from the most 4th wall-y character in comics: Deadpool.
His latest gameplay video shows more of what makes the red menace such a lovable bastard. If you’ve ever wanted to partake in gripping pizza eating action or masterful action hero cooking, then this is the game for you. Banter with narrators while surfing the net? Deadpool has that too. More importantly, he also never shuts up, ever. Luckily, there is also simple action gameplay tied to the game, with some pretty gruesome finishers as well. There might even be some stealth involved.
This title looks like what Bulletstorm would’ve been, if it had the legacy to pull of such crassness. Still, I do hope it has just a few less dildo jokes. That would be nice.