Monday, May 28, 2012

Japan Gets A Patch For Kingdom Hearts

A patch has been released for Kingdon Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance in Japan.

The thing is, getting to the update is not as straight forward as you would think. Unlike the Mario Kart 7 update, you can either scan a QR code on the KH 3D Japan site and then follow the link to the eshop or by specifically searching for Kingdom Hearts in the eshop.

The patch, which was announced at the most recent Nintendo Direct and released on May 25 in Japan, updates the game to version 1.1 and fixes various bugs. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance releases in Europe on July 20 and in North America on July 31.

You can find the QR code for the update below.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Is Getting It's Ninth Batch Of DLS In Japan

Square-Enix is cooking up a ninth serving of delicious DLC for it's popular 3DS music title. The four track download will be released on May 30th for 150 yen a piece.

 The game is schedule to be released in North America on July 3rd. We can only hope when it comes state side it continues to get this much support from Square-Enix

METRO: Last Light For The WiiU After First Quarter 2013

Metro: Last Light

According to a statement by THQ's Huw Beynon, the Xbox 360 and PS3 Versions of METRO: Last Light will be coming within the first quarter of 2013, the WiiU version is a bit further down the line.

Here is the statement from Huw Beynon:
"We’ve been working on the Wii U version. At the moment we’re focusing on current-gen or existing platforms and PC, so it’s unlikely that the Wii U verson will come out at the same time as those formats."

It's a bit disappointing that this very promising title, which was originally announced at E3 2011, won't be making the WiiU launch party, but at least the extra time give THQ the chance to make the WiiU version shine brighter than its counter parts.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Zone Of Enders Finally Gets Another Entry. Could A WiiU Version Be In The Works?

Kojima Productions

Hideo Kojima is best known for his Metal Gear Solid series but his Zones Of Enders series also developed a massive following after it's two PS2 releases. The two ZoE games on the PS2 is regarded my many as some of the best mech-based action games available.

It's been almost ten years since the last game was released and fans have been waiting impatiently for the next entry. Kojima Productions has finally decided to end the torment, as they at long last formally announced that they’ve begun work on a new entry in the series.

With this announcement, we can only wonder if this will be a multi platform release and will the WiiU be inclouded?

Do you guys want to see a little mech action on your WiiU?

Best Buy Accepting Pre-orders For Smash Bros. 4

Best Buy Logo

Best Buy recently added placeholder pages for Super Smash Bros. 4 and LEGO City Stories to their website. Both of the games are listed at the very inviting price of $49.99.

Even thought you can't actually pre-order the games as yet, it's something that you should keep an eye on.

The information also further reinforces what Nintendo said about trying to keep WiiU games at the $49.99 price tag. This is great news when taking into account that most new games on other platforms go for $59.99.

Bink Video Codec Available On WiiU


The Bink Video codec is very popular in the game industry for encoding pre-rendered sequences. Developers recognise it for it's efficiency at compressing and it's high quality video. It's has been used in the industry for years.

As a gamer you've no doubt come across quite a few games that use the popular video codec.

Thus, it's not surprising that RAD Game Tools has brought Bink Video codec to the WiiU.

The changelog on their site notes that Wii U support was first implemented on December 14, 2011, but was switched to “Wii-U SDK 2.04″ on May 5, 2012 just a couple of weeks ago (which is further indication of the existence of multiple different Wii U dev kits).

This news should be further encouragement to third-party developers to feel comfortable developing for WiiU, bringing the development process closer to what they are familiar with on other platforms.

Let The Zelda E3 Predictions Begin!

Master Sword
With the E3 Expo just around the corner the rumor mill and prediction train is at full blast. With that said, most people will say it's a no-brainer the Nintendo will announce a Zelda game in some form. Outside of that, nothing is really known for sure what Nintendo has in store for it's massive Zelda fan base.

What do you guys think Nintendo will have for it's Zelda fans this year. A brand new entry in the series or a remake (A Link To The Past anyone?)? For which platform, 3DS or WiiU. What visual style are you hoping for this time around (Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword or Wind Waker)?