New Kid Icarus Uprising Trailer; Three Sacred Treasures

This one seems to give a good indication to the game’s story too.  As it generally says in the trailer:

The underworld armies are invading and the humans are taking a beating!  They need our (presumably referring to Pit and the centurions) help!

That’s what plays out in this trailer.  First you see Medusa’s return, then the armies of darkness attacking and destroying pretty much everything in the setting, as well as Pit valiantly trying to fight them back.

There’s also reference to the ‘three sacred treasures’ from the original, which for whatever reason are now found on the space pirate ship shown in earlier videos and screenshots.  Presumably these are needed to defeat Medusa, like in the NES game.

Cameos and throwbacks seem to be all over the place too, with the characters practically saying out loud how long it’s been since the last adventure and the villain saying that her and Pit have finally met again.  Not to mention the footage from the NES game sprinkled throughout the video such as when the sacred treasures are first mentioned.  It definitely seems to be aimed at the people who played the original game as much as those who’re new to the series.

We also hear of an underwater palace, presumably another level in the game.  All in all, it’s a really nice trailer and one that gets me very excited for Kid Icarus Uprising’s release.  What do you think of it?

Super Mario 3D Land up for awards; wins some already!

Yes, it’s up for the video game BAFTAS in the UK for one thing.  Here are the relevant awards where 3DS games like Super Mario 3D Land have been nominated:

Best Design
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
Super Mario 3D Land
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim

Best Family Game
Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mario Kart 7

Mobile & Handheld
Dead Space iOS
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
Peggle
Quarrel
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar

It’s not particularly much unfortunately, but hey, you should definitely vote Mario Kart 7 for best family game. And Super Mario 3D Land for best mobile game, although to be perfectly honest, Mario Kart 7 should have been the one nominated for that instead.  But that’s just my thoughts.

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Rhythm Thief and the Emperors Treasure; New Screenshots

Another game where it’s seemingly been a while since new screenshots have been released of it, we now have a few more showing the game. So if you were interested in this game before, keep reading to see some more images of the game that are brand new and quite difficult to find elsewhere!

Screenshot 1 shows more of the actual game.  And presumably whoever’s playing it as of this point is doing pretty well too, gathering a ‘perfect’ ranked combo.  Then again, it seems like their high score is the same, which implies that matching or beating your record is what gets you this ‘perfect’ ratings.

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Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland; A Ton of New Screenshots

Yes, it’s another game which seems to have dropped off everyone’s radar recently, but we now have an absolutely massive collection of new screenshots and images of it.  Looks like a decent RPG gameplay wise, but I’ll be honest, the graphics in it could really do with some work.

Still, here are the new screenshots:

So, anyone excited for this game based on the screenshots?  It’s probably not going to be as good as a traditional Dragon Quest game, but it at least looks okay.