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Nintendo's first direct since Iwata's passing hits this Thursday

Posted by Bruno B on November 10, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Nintendo is set to host their first Nintendo Direct on Thursday November 12th at 10pm UK time.

The Nintendo directs are famous for their coverage of the latest upcoming titles on Nintendo systems, they often reveal special dlc and upcoming releases.






Satoru Shibata will be hosting the European direct as he has always done ,but this time of course he will be missing his counterpart and past boss Satoru Iwata .


For the America's it has not been announced as yet as to who will host ,but  Bill Trinen has always been a firm favorite in the past along with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils Aime often making a appearence .


Also not known is if new President Tatsumi Kimishima will make a appearence .





Satoru Iwata - who passed away in July 2015


But one thing for sure fans are expecting some sort of tribute to Iwata San .


Nintendo have also iterated that the direct will be focused on Wii U and 3DS  software and news ,no content will be on the Dena mobile games or their NeXt piece of hardware.


So book the times - their all listed below.

UK - 10pm - 12th November

Europe - Germany time -  11pm - 12th November

USA - New York time  - 5pm - 12th November

USA - Los Angeles -  2pm - 12th November

Japan - Tokyo - 7am - 13th November

Australia - Western Australia - Perth - 6am - 13th November

Australia - New South Wales - Sydney - 9am - 13th November

Australia - South Australia - Adelaide -  8.30am - 13th November

Australia  - Queensland - Brisbane  - 8am - 13th November



Sega unleashes the Fighting Climax on PS4/PS3/PSVita

Posted by Bruno B on November 6, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Fans of 2d fighting games  and Anime and Manga should be rejoicing as  Denko Bunko Fighting Climax  has been released in the West.





Avaialble on all current Playstation formats ,yes including the PS3 . This 2d fighting game is a 2D fighter which has a roster of twelve playable characters and twenty two assist characters from various light novels and Sega games Virtua Fighter and Valkyrie Chronicles.



You have to fight using three buttons which are assigned to the force of the attacks strength .Fill up your surport gauge to unleash your assist opponent. Once unleahsed you have to continue fighting to refill your gauge to use  your assist partner again.



Powered by Sega Ringedge in the Arcades this is a full on arcade fighter with it's rootes firmly in arcade origins.



A updated version was released in July 2015 in Arcades in Japan entitled Denko Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition. It is due to release on all Playstation formats in Japan in December , the new version adds a bigger roster for playable and assist characters  with 18 playable and 28 assist ,  whether the West will see all iterations of the Ignition version released is yet to be known .



Maybe it will depend on how the recently released original performs.



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Tecmo bring on the scares in Project Zero for Wii U

Posted by Bruno B on November 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Though released in Japan in September 2014 and thought not to be releasing in the West to the dissapointment of fans Project Zero (aka Fatel Frame ) Maiden of Black Water was announced for Western release in April of 2015.





Now it has arrived but maybe not as widely available as expected in retail physical form.

Project Zero is a surviavl Horror game where the protagonists only form of defence is a camera with which to take photos of the horrors you see.


Using the Dead or Alive 5 engine  ( so why dont the Wii U have DOA on their system ) graphically it has charm and good lighting.


Unlike other survival horror games , Project Zero is eerie from the start , much like the early Resident Evil games and Silent Hill.


Only available in a limited edition box set in Europe , which is not stocked by all , it can be bought on Amazon , Nintendo's UK online store and certain retailers.  Other then that the only option to own the game is via the Nintendo  eSHOP.


Retailing at £39.99 for the digital eSHOP version or £49.99 for the limited edition box set.


But one bonus is that you can download the Prologue and two chapters to play for FREE from the eSHOP and if you like the game buy the full version and continue from where you left of in the trial.


If your into survival horror with a old school feel then Project Zero Maiden of Black Water is worth a try ,especially as it wont cost you anything to try it .

Bruno.B





Using the Gamepad to snap those ghosts is hectic experiance . they literally come out of no where

Yu Suzuki announces SHENMUE 3 kickstarter at Sony's E3 conferance.

Posted by THE SNAKE on June 16, 2015 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

After years of waiting fans of the Shenmue series may have there conclusion to one of the greatest video games of our time.

After Sega releasing the rights to the Shenmue franchise to Yu Suzuki to make a third if he can finance it .

The reality has become real with Sony using Yu Suzuki's vision for Shenmue 3 as a booster to there E3 conferance.

Witha $2m dollar stretch goal for a PC and PS4 (digital only)  version of the game already nearly meeting it's target in less then twelve hours of it's start ,the reality is real..

SHENMUE 3 is coming

YU Suzuki is the man....


visit the kickstarter page by clicking the link below.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3


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Nintendo's SPLATOON Takes Japan by storm

Posted by Bruno B on June 6, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi All,

Nintendo's first new IP in years 'Splatoon '' has taken Japan by storm , selling through roughly 97% of it's stock in the first few days on sale.  Dependng where you get the infomation from , Spaltoon sales exceeded the 148'000 copies sold, many of those being the triple pack amiibo set.

Apparently 106'000 amiibo's where sold .

Splatoon is Nintendo's eight player online third person shooter where your a kid who can turn into a Squid.

The idea is your teamed up with three other team mates and set to take the territory of your opponents by squirting Ink everywhere. With a choice of weapons like splat guns and rollers the battles are fast and furious at three minutes a time.

By transforming into a squid you can move faster through your own colour ink which also replenishes your ink weapon.

It also has a solo campaign and has a monster amount of new FREE content coming over the coming months ..




Of Note the game also placed second in the UK all formats chart in launch week which is quite good as the UK is one of  the Wii U's weakest European market. It does a lot better in Germany and France.

It looks like Nintendo have a game changer on their hands and could be one of this years games to get people about picking up a Wii U.

When we have world wide figures where post it here . But till then better get Inking people.

Play Expo returns to Manchester this October

Posted by THE SNAKE on June 2, 2015 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is the official press release for the next Play Expo coming to Manchester in October 2015.

Press Release courtesy of Replay Events

Manchester’s biggest video gaming show, PLAY Expo, returns for its fourth year.

Tickets for PLAY Expo, the North’s biggest gaming expo have gone on sale this morning. The show will take place at EventCity, Manchester on 10th and 11th October 2015.

PLAY Expo is in its fourth year in Manchester and has more than doubled in size over that time. Hundreds of screens of next-gen, indie and retro games as well as eSports, cosplay and stars of film and TV pulled 19,000 attendees through the doors of the highly-successful two day event last October.

Replay Events Director Andy Brown said “PLAY Expo 2014 was a huge leap forward for us in terms of scale and ambition but we delivered a knockout show that our attendees absolutely loved. The bar has been set very high for PLAY Expo this year, but we already have plans underway to smash all previous records out of the water.

Show features we introduced last year such as celebrity signings, our careers fair and Youtuber meet and greets will be expanded plus we are adding even more new content for 2015 including an area dedicated to the immensely popular Minecraft, where we will be running a Hunger Games tournament and a creative build server. Of course this won’t be at the expense of any of the other parts of the show - we know how passionate our attendees are about all aspects of PLAY Expo.

We pride ourselves on being the most diverse gaming expo in the UK – where else can you see so many of the latest games and technologies alongside arcades, pinballs, retro consoles and computers? The response we get from the gaming community is overwhelming, we’re immensely proud of what the show has become and we look forward to delivering yet another phenomenal event to our audience and partners this October.”

PLAY Expo 2015 will also feature the UK’s largest arcade and pinball display, industry speakers, movie props and vehicles, card and board games, merchandise plus a host of other features. More announcements will be made in the coming months. Further information and tickets are available from www.playexpo.net.




Xenoblade X on Wii U sold out in Japan

Posted by Bruno B on May 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the Wii U's most anticapated titles released this week in Japan, And it has already sold sold out in stores across the land , this includes the Wii U 32GB Bundle set as well , proving that Xenoblade X is a system seller.



XenoBlade 'X'  - Sold out in Japan


Only place can be had at the moment is on Amazon Japan and Playasia , where also the Bundles are sold out to.


This is great news for the developers and Nintendo and where sure the title will do as well in the West when released later this year..




The Wii U Bundle set - sold out first week in Japan



PS4 299 in UK for limited period

Posted by Bruno B on April 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Yes Sony has announced a limited time price drop for it's PS4 console in the UK.  Till the end of April there abouts. you can pick up a stand alone unit PS4 for £299.

Considering there where many deals prior to Christmas for £299 and with games it does not seem so outstanding ,but it also means that retailers have a slight leway on the price which is evident with Amazon offering the PS4 for £289.

So if your in the market for a PS4 in the UK ,now might be the time before it goes back up.



Splatoon Wii U budle announced for Europe /USA

Posted by Bruno B on April 22, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

With the advertsing train well under way for Nintendos forthcoming shooter Splatoon ,Nintendo have announced Wii U bundles for Europe and North America .


Both Bundles contain a 32gb Wii U deluxe pack and the new shooter Splatoon.


The big Difference is that the USA/North American version includes a copy of Nintendo Land preinstalled on the unit and a Digital code for a download of Splatoon which we are told comes in at around 2GB.  So not a huge chunk of space ,

The USA/North American bundle launches the same day as the game .




Genre defining shooter from Nintendo out end of May / Australian Bundle pictured


For Europe /UK/Australia it's abit different. For one there is NO Nintendo Land icluded. Second your actually receive a Physicall copy of the Splatoon game. The downside to this is that the bundle launches some three weeks after the launch of the game.


We can only presume this is to make sure there is not a shortage of individual Copies of Splatoon for existing Wii U owners, as the game is proving popular especaially with the amiibo support with amiibo packs selling out already in some instances.


All region Bundles will share similar artwork and we must say it's quite eye catching package . But i do believe any gamers wanting to pick up a Wii U to play Splatoon are not going to wait three weeks in Europe to get hold of a Splatoon bundle..


As of yet the prices for the Splatoon bundle has not been announced .

Bruno B.

Lego enters the Toys to Life game with Dimensions

Posted by Bruno B on April 9, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello gamers ,

Yes it's me back with some regular info on video games across the K.I.T.G. sites.


After the success for Activision and Disney with their toys to life ranges , Skylanders ' Infinity it looked like their was room for another member to this game (forgive the pun) , anyway last year Nintendo entered the market on their Wii U system which was pretty much set up for something like this with the Gamepads built in NFC.


Nintendo's next wave of figures are out shortly



Well Amiibo launched last Christmas season in line with the Wii U version of Smash Brothers was a resounding success ,but Nintendo's range is quite unique that the figures are not tied to just one game but have content in many of their games .


Coming end of June these cuddly Yoshi amiibo from Nintendo are just so cute



Of course Nintendo have still to launch that dedicated full on 'amiibo'' game which could utilise all characters you might own, even though they are on the verge of launching their fourth wave of figures in the series.  Many which look quite collectable and like many others will come in short supply.


Nintendo have sold a unprecedented amount of amiibo in short time span, marginally due to their use of their own and a few third party characters like Sonic,Megaman and the shortly coming Pacman.


But for Holiday season they will see a new challenger taking a bite of their stake in the market which they have nearly taken the lead in just a small amount of time.



Launching across all major console formats Dimensions could clean up for Christmas 2015


Lego and Warner Brothers have teamed together to bring us all Lego Dimensions launching in September 2015 across all formats including Wii U,Xbox One ,Ps4 and the previous gen systems ( another certainty that third party surpport for PS3 / 360 will still be around the end of this year), the glaunch packs include three characters a portal to read the characters (which you have to build Lego style)  and a Bat mobile..



Using licenses from their Lego games like Batman,Lord of the Rings and Lego Movie the game looks set to mess things up a bit as characters like  Wizard of Oz Tin Man,Marty from Back to the Future will be available in level packs for the game.



Dimensions Level packs like this Back to the Future set will add more scenarios to the game



With Warner Brothers licensed characters Lego Dimensions looks set to turn up the heat using classic characters from Film and TV that could go back to from whatever they want.


The fight will be a tough one but i believe it will be a fair one with no real winners in the game . Nintendo need to launch a specific game for amiibo , Disney will have more characters with the new Star Wars range launching with Infinty 3 and as of yet we know not Activision have planned for their range.


But the Skylanders are the only Toys to Life sets that have their own designed original characters made for the game. so they could suffer due to not capturing the nostalgia market which Disney,Nintendo and Lego will most definetly do.


But in honesty Activision have the strongest game incorperation for their toys to life , something which the others need to improve on. . Looking at DIsney Infinity ,other then the toybox mode the games need for figures to enhance the gameplay and progress from what i have experienced.


Skylanders is a clever franchise that you actually need certain characters from certain elements to really progress through the game.

Watch this space for more as we get it..

Bruno.B