Archive for August, 2012


ZombiU Box-Art and Gameplay Video

Here is the newly revealed Box-Art for ZombiU, and the new PAX premiered Buckingham Palace trailer can be watched here. ZombiU will presumably be released alongside the Wii U this holiday as a launch title, and Ubisoft promises quite the scare!

– Caleb Stiles

Scribblenauts Unlimited Box Art

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The box art was just released for Scribblenauts Unlimited, and it looks great. Scribblenauts Unlimited will be available foe Wii U and 3DS this holiday season, presumably with the launch of the Wii U.

– Caleb Stiles

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A few month’s back, Miyamoto had made remarks, hinting towards a Nintendo 3DS remake of either Majora’s Mask, or “related to” A Link to the Past.

Both of these were memorable games in the series, and both offered unique aspects and style, each giving equal influence to the Legend of Zelda franchise.

Earlier today, GAME listed Majora’s Mask on their website for the Nintendo 3DS, but just as quickly at they put it up, they pulled it off of the site. I would like to see an isometric viewpoint remake of A Link to The Past (exampled above). The isometric viewpoint really captures the beginning of Link’s journey, and is nearly untreaded territory in the 3DS library thus far, so I’d love to see Nintendo make example of the 3D possibilities with this viewpoint.

Which title would you be more interested in playing? Comment Below!

– Caleb Stiles

 

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Project P-100 (working title) has been scarcely discussed, so today let’s discuss the plot, objectives and different features of this Wii U title.

Plot: Earth is under attack from an invasion of massive aliens, and your objective is to take charge of a group of unique super heroes, and harness their abilities. In Project P-100, your strength will come from numbers, and recruitment is a key aspect on each stage. 

Features: Players must explore each stage looking for citizen help, in order to take down these enormous aliens.  The more citizen help you have acquired, the stronger your Special Morph Powers will be. You can use these Special Morph Powers to harness powerful weapons, morph into a massive fist, or even morph into a traversable bridge.

Controls: Players will be taking control of the Wii U gamepad in this game in several different ways. You will be able to control your heroes, such as Vending Machine Man, Toilet Bowl Man, and Bonzai Man via the touch screen, as well as use the gamepad in order to solve in-game puzzle elements.

to get a clear understanding of this off-the-wall title, watch the trailer HERE

– Caleb Stiles

Nintendoland Attractions

To be released alongside the WiiU this Holiday, Nintendoland is a lively theme park, filled with 12 Nintendo themed attractions, and seems to be the “Welcome to Wii U” poster child. Five of these twelve attractions have already been announced, and are as follows:

Donkey Kong’s Crash Course: This attraction is a single player experience that puts the GamePad’s motion controls to the test in a barrell controlling obstacle cource. The player will tilt the GamePad, causing his/her onscreen barrelt to roll and fall through an obstacle course, much like the original Donkey Kong arcade game.

Luigi’s Ghost Mansion: Luigi’s Ghost Mansion is a multiplayer attraction that involves teamwork, communication and sneakery by the player with the GamePad. The player with the GamePad is a ghost, and cannot be seen by the other players. This player’s objective is to sneak around the mansion, and tag every player, while dodging there damging flashlights. The other four players are armed with flashlights, that they must shine on the ghost player, in order to deduce his/her health to zero. These four teammates can work together by communicating, reviving one another, and teaming up on the elusive ghost.

Animal Crossing: Sweet Day: In this tasy attraction, the player with the GamePad controlls to guards that are taking watch over a delicious candy orchard, and must stop the four animals from getting into the orchard. If the four animals (the other players are animals) sneak past the guard and steal 50 peices of candy, then they are victorious. However, if the GamePad player catches any one animal three times using his/her guards, then he/she is victorious.

The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest: Batle quest is an entirely cooperative attraction, where up to four players join forces, to take down enemies in a cloth like world redesigned from the original Legend of Zelda series. The  GamePad player is an archer, using the Gamepad as the bow, and the screen as a viewfinder, to take down enemie from a distance. The other three players wield shield and sword, swinging the wii remote in sword-like motions in order to defeat the cloth-like onslaught.

Takamaru’s Ninja Castle: Based on the early Famicon title, this single-player attraction equips the player only with ninja stars, which he/she must launch from the GamePad, using swipe-like motions trageted at the screen. The player must take down a growing army of ninja attackers by intuitively aiming the GamePad and precisely swiping the ninja stars amidst the trees and other environments.

I’m excited to see how the Accomplishment System will tie into this, and what that will mean for the competitive edge. Of these five announced attractions which one are you most looking forward to play?

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Nintendo intends to create a “Gamer’s Facebook” with Miiverse, and this can create great potential for the upcoming Accomplishment system, coming to the Wii U and 3DS. With a strong social integration, players can talk to one another about accomplishments, how they got them, if they were worth the score, etc.Imagine pulling up a social menu via your Wii U gamepad, asking your friends and other gamers how to get past Bowser without taking damage (Accomplishment Example), and immediately getting results! Nintendo is making a great move with Miiverse. This social powerhouse combined with an Accomplishment system is a major aspect of what will drive home the appeal behind hardcore gamers, and that is just what Nintendo needs.

– Caleb Stiles

Pokemon: Typing Adventure combines learning with adventure in this innovative spin-off coming to Europe this September. With over 400 Pokemon to research, Pokemon: Typing Adventure seems to be full of quality and learning. What do you think of this “Gotta Type ’em All” concept?

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Nintendo recently announced via SpotPass that Players have collected an accumulative amount of 50,610,416,353 coins worldwide in New Super Mario Bros. 2. As this game continues to dominate the charts in Japan, and rise up the Charts in North America, I’m cofident we will see that amount double. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is currently available at retail stores, and as a full download from the eShop, so grab your copy, and go for gold.

– Caleb Stiles

 

Nintendo seems to have full intention of bringing an achievement system to the Wii U, as well as to strengthen the feeble attempt started on the Nintendo 3DS. While Nintendo has made mention of such a thing, no name has been given to the achievement system yet, but we can only assume stars and coins will somehow be involved! As the Wii U is released, Innovamers will immediately launch our Accomplishment Guides, Youtube Channel, and main site. Until then, we’d like to reach out to our readers for some critical insight. Comment below with what games you’d like to see featured through Innovamers, and we will make a personal commitment to help you get those accomplishments!

– Caleb Stiles