Assassin’s Creed 3 Is Confirmed for The Wii U

A few days ago, the debut trailer for Assassin’s Creed was revealed. Now Ubisoft has confirmed that the game will come out for the Wii U. Ubisoft actually announced it on E3, but it hasn’t been confirmed before now. This series hasn’t been available on any Nintendo consoles before, so it will probably raise the popularity of the Wii U when it comes out. I’ve heard that this game is pretty big, although I haven’t played any games from the series before.
Assassin’s Creed is supposed to be released the 30th of October for the PS3, Xbox and Windows PC, but the Wii U version is said to be released before the end of 2012. I guess developing the game for a brand new console takes some time.

I’ve seen some stuff from Assassin’s Creed games before, and they’ve been based pretty much around Italy, however those soldiers looks like English Soldiers from the American Revolution..


Castlevania the Adventure coming to the Nintendo eShop

Admittedly it’s not exactly the best handheld Castlevania game ever released, and apparently reception to it was mixed at the time, but it’s nice to know we’re likely to get Castlevania games on the eShop in general.  Here are some screenshots of it:

Well, it’s showing its age a bit and looks fairly basic for the series (although then again, it is an original Game Boy game, and it’s definitely cooler looking than Super Mario Land).  But hey, it’s a step in the right direction towards great games like Castlevania Aria of Sorrow, Castlevania Circle of the Moon and Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance being available in the distance future.  If they can finally start putting up Game Boy Advance titles.

What do you think of this game’s announcement on the 3DS eShop?


3DS Crossover Project reveals new myserious screenshot

New writer Link 70222 here to share some news about the 3DS crossover project between Namco-Bandai, SEGA, and Capcom. In the past, little was revealed about this game when it was first announced, and that’s still true. We originally had 2 screenshots of chromosome-like figures that were speculated to symbolize characters.

New Screenshot

These new screenshots were released today. What do they mean? Not sure, but if past speculation is correct, there’s more characters to look forward to.

Etrian Oddysey IV Trailer

This one seems to be show off a bit more of the game, and it even labels the characters so you can tell roughly what their abilities/classes are to boot.  No, I have no idea what’s being said at the end when you have a picture of a CD and book on a blank screen along with a picture of a main character, and it’s probably been screwed up due to my attempts at editing the video a bit.

Here’s the trailer to watch:

It’s a fairly good video, although it’s not something you’ll be able to understand properly if you don’t speak Japanese.

Mario vs Donkey Kong 3DS possibly coming soon?

A bit of a strange coincidence this, but recently I’ve been wondering whether Nintendo were planning on making new games in the Mario vs Donkey Kong series on 3DS, considering how common they were at the end of the DS’s lifespan.  Yet just a few days after I post about that on the forums, this happens.

Nintendo Software Technology, the team responsible for making the series are hiring staff for a mystery project.  No, it’s true:

Recent Job listing for Nintendo Software Technology

Apparently they want a ‘senior software engineer’ to work on programming Nintendo game projects.  Rumour says it that they need some staff now because of a secret game in development, and the listing was apparently only uploaded online a few days ago which indicates a definite upcoming title in the works.

Of course, Nintendo Software Technology don’t only make Mario vs Donkey Kong games, they also made 1080° Avalance, Wave Race Blue Storm and Metroid Prime Hunters.  Out of those I’d probably prefer a second Metroid Prime Hunters to be honest, but unfortunately for some a new Mario vs Donkey Kong game seems the most plausible due to how little effort would be needed considering how the past three games were barely any different from one another.

Still, it’s interesting news.  At best we get something akin to Metroid Prime Hunters and at worst we get a Mario vs Donkey Kong title, what’s not to like?