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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

Games Galore at this years EGX London

Posted by Bruno B on September 28, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all,

Bruno.B here with the latest games related news. Having just attended the London EGX ( formally Eurogamer Expo) and played some of the latest games ,sat in on developer previews and sessions , we can confirm it's definitely the year for the games ..


Of course with the holiday season approaching their are some big releases coming our way in the form of Smash Brothers for 3DS and Wii U, Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One and 360 , though only the Xbox One version was shown at EGX.


The Showfloor at EGX, Xbox One,Smash Brothers,PS4 and more!


Far Cry 4 for both PS4 and Xbox One and it's Last Generation siblings and of course PC is also due this holiday season , in fact from a Publishers view Ubisoft seem to have a vast range of titles releasing prior to Christmas across many formats, two Assassin creed games ,one for 8th generation consoles and one for last generation,though Wii U owners lose out this year as Ubisoft believe Wii U owners don't want to play AC games on the Wii U.


Assassins Creed coming to all Platforms ,oh except Wii U


Shame when many Wii U owners did actually buy the last two iterations ,  Ubisoft also have 'The Crew ' releasing on the next generation platforms and 360 ,but not PS3 or Wii U , their reasoning is because the architecture of 360 is similar to PS4 and Xbox One.


But Wii U owners will be getting Ubisoft title Watch Dogs some six months after the release of the game on other platforms ,it releases in November ,oh wait it's apparently on the same day as Smash Brothers Wii U.  Well that's marketing gone wrong, as it won't sell and Ubisoft will blame Nintendo owners for not wanting their game.


Wiil it Sell? , Will it be up to par of the other version? , or will it burn ?


They would be sensible to release maybe  later in December  or early November , even Sega moved the date for Sonic Boom so it would not clash with Smash Brothers.


Keeping with Sega ,their upcoming game ''Alien Isolation looks set to take the horror genre into another level of scaring the pants off you.


Crafted by thier UK based studio Creative Assembly it looks like that Alien Game you have always wanted is arriving very Shortly on October 7th for both last generation and current genaeration consoles ,but not Wii U.


Be Scared!



More on Alien Isoaltion in our full EGX feature this week.


Other games news is where be reviewing a couple of games in the next two weeks , where be looking at Indie title Armillo on Wii U and where be going back in time with a retro classic.


At least Wii U is getting some great Indie titles


Where be doing two features on this years EGX at Earls Court , one on this very site and another on our sister site Cosplay Heroes ,where the it will be focused on the Cosplay at EGX and the Nintendo Cosplay competiton at the show.



Cosplay at EGX


We have another announcment shortly for all you game fans , but  where keeping stumm about that at the moment. But it should please regular visitors into gaming .


I'' be back soon with more gaming news as we get into the holiday period , remember keep your finger on the button.

Till next time

Bruno.B

E3- The biggest game show on earth part 3- Nintendo comes out swinging!

Posted by Bruno B on June 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello I'm Bruno B. back with another segment in our e3 break down. if your wondering where part 2 went to well it's on our sister site Cosplay Heroes and you can view it here..

Right it's the time for Nintendo to reveal their big hitters for the following year.

Again for going a tradditional conference like Sony or Microsoft. for another year , it looks like Nintendo's fresh take on things may pay of.

Riding high of the back off the release of Mario Kart 8 less then two weeks ago, which amassed over 1.2million sales in just three days and saw in the UK alone Wii U sales spike by 666% ,yes you read that right.

Nothing could prepare me or any other game fan for what in just 46 minutes Nintendo gave firm release dates and announced new game after new game for Wii U and 3DS.

But the focus here was on Wii U.

Starting of with a fun filled intro it was Smash Brothers on Wii U and 3DS that got the ball rollin.with more footage and more announcements about the game ,like the use of Mii characters in the game which can take on the form of a brawler ' Swordfighter or Gunner.. Also from the demo on view the game turns your Mii into a fully fledged fighter that's capable of competitng with the best in Smash.


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So now those Mii's of Bruce Lee,Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan can now confront eachother in the greatest battle on earth.

Releasing in OCTOBER on 3DS and in the holiday season on Wii U. Why sucha big gap you ask ,well Nintnedo's next announcement answered that in one word....



''Amiibo''   Ammibo is Nintendo's answer to Disney's Infinity or Activision's Skylanders. but  the comparisons are thin when you start to look at Amiibo.  Using Nintendo's NFC tech bulit into the Nintendo Wii U ,yes that little emblem on the left  of your Wii U Gamepad is the NFC ( Near Field Communication) emblem , Yes using figurines of your favorite Nintendo franchises your be able to personalise each of your players yur using in the forthcoming Smash Brothers for Wii U.

By placing the figure on the gamepad NFC reader the charcter will appear instantly within the game giving extra abilities to help combat your opponents, but your also be able to train your fighter and and as he progressess and improves your be able to take your figure to saya friends house and import the data to his game and use your charcter their , why ? because the Nintendo Figures not only transfer data from the figure to the game they also collect data and save to the figurine , thus making each figures abilities unique to you.

Nintendo are also working on bringing the Amiibo figures to the 3DS version of Smash by use of a portal which will come in 2015.

But Amiibo does not stop there ,these figures are not just used for one game ,the very same figures with what ever data transferred to them will also be used in other game styles ,thus making the figures you buy usable in a vast range of games.

And the next game to to get Amiibo abilities after Smash will be the recently released Mario Kart 8 which will be upated once the figures are released .

If you watch the Amiibo announcment your also get other clues to what games may take advantage of the characters ,but one things for sure ,Nintendo are on to asure fire winner here and they know it.


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So already Nintendo had announced some cool new ideas and a new concept ,but it didn't stop there.

The offical announcment and showing of of Yarn Yoshi or what is known now as Yoshi's Wooley World looked amazing with textures i have never seen in a video game to the effect that the programmers have gone to. Releasing in 2015 Yoshi looks set to warm the hearts of thousands.





Yoshi's Wooley World - out 2015 on Wii U


But one game many Wii U owners have been waiting for and many have also tried at various gaming  events is Bayonetta 2 by Platinium Games..  With a new trailer shwoing some cool gamplay it 'was announced that the game will arrive this fall but that's not all ,many Nintendo owners where asking Platinium to port Bayonetta One so they could play the series from the start , you know maybe a eshop release at a special price. . But no Nintendo go one better ,Bayonetta One will be included on the Bayonetta 2 disc free .  Now we know why the wait was so long . we can't wait.



Bayonetta on Wii U - twice the fun for the price of one.



The games kept coming to with announcmenet after announcment ,but to find out the rest your have to wait for part 2 of this our Nintendo at E3 breakdown , which will be appearing on our sister site Cosplay Heroes.

This is Bruno B calming down before i have a Nintendo meltdown ,it's just to much to take in..

Back soon

EA reveal Bruce Lee in their latest UFC game.

Posted by Bruno B on June 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Electronic Arts also had their showcase today at E3 ,with the likes of Battlefield and Dragon Age which we mentioned below.

But one of their main reveals was showing footage of the Bruce Lee Content in their new UFC game on Xbox One and PS4.

Enjoy the trailer.

The Dragon Lives On ..


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