Creativity is a word that, up until now, the team behind the main series of Lego video games didn’t seem to know the meaning of, paradoxically. The reason I say this is because the Lego video games follow basically the same formula, no matter what franchise it’s based on. (more…)
One of the most anticipated games of next year, for those who are fans of the good old 3D Collect-a-thons, is quickly approaching its release. Playtonic have finally announced the release date for Yooka-Laylee. Those who have pledged, pre-ordered, or who are considering purchasing the title, can expect its debut for PC, Mac, XBOX One, and PS4 on the 11th April 2017.
You may have noticed that the Nintendo Wii U was omitted from the above list. Unfortunately, due to ‘technical issues’ that have arisen, Yooka-Laylee has been cancelled for Wii U. Apparently, these issues have been present for several months, but Playtonic was unable to find a workaround. Though this may come to a disappointment to many fans, Playtonic also announced that Yooka-Laylee will instead come out on the Nintendo Switch at a later date, so it isn’t all doom and gloom.
Along with these release date announcements, Playtonic have also released two new trailers for Yooka-Laylee. One shows off a brand new world called Capital Cashino. The second video goes more in-depth with the first world of the game, Tribalstack Tropics. Be sure to check them out after the break!
The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, every Friday we share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.
With Yooka-Laylee shaping up pretty nicely (as you can see from the most recent trailer), it reminds me of other Kickstarters I have backed which are also in the Banjo-Kazooie spirit. So this week’s NintyBeats will focus on just that. Be prepared to be blown away by tracks from Yooka-Laylee and two other Kickstarted platformers, plus an exclusive (almost) reveal… after the break!
In case you’ve been living as a nomad for the last few years, you might have realised that it’s 2015 and that this year has been a great one for gaming, with the release of games like Kerbal Space Program (after 3 years in Early Access), GTA V for the PC & Cities: Skylines, a better city builder than the 2013 Sim City ever could be. This run of great games has given me cause for annoyance with the release of the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight.
Check out my rant of the situation after the break! (And yes, this is a PC article on a Nintendo blog… go figure!)
Well thank Christ it’s over. This shouldn’t have been my reaction to the end of the biggest gaming conference on the world, but it was… The bad and mediocre vastly outweighed the good, but what was good, was on the whole a very positive thing for the industry. So in case you missed it here is a round-up of the E3 conference.
EDITOR’S NOTE – Be warned, our new writer does not withhold any punches and can be very… uhh, vocal about it. If you are a sensitive fanboy and dislike the use of some explicit language, turn away now. If you feel you are strong enough, check out Snowy’s brilliant write-up after the break!
It’s time for some Non-Nintendo news! Microsoft were the first to get Minecraft onto consoles after the huge success on the PC, and it looks like they want to keep any future plans exclusive to the Xbox One and 360.
According to The Verge Microsoft is paying $2 billion for Mojang AB, but clearly they only want one thing from the comapany, and we all know it isn’t Scrolls.
Find out more after the break!