Hyrule Warriors Legends Has More New Characters Yet to be Announced

Just a few weeks ago, Tetra and the King of Hyrule were announced as new playable characters in the 3DS port of Hyrule Warriors, titled Hyrule Warriors Legends.

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But while both of these are indeed interesting choices for characters with a wide variety of attacks, it seems like they’re not going to be the only ones.  Oh no, Famitsu has revealed that more newcomers are on the way as well, with fan favourites and ‘surprising’ characters soon to join the fray.  Here’s a translation of producer Yosuke Hayashi’s comments about these newcomers and their role in the game:

I can’t go into details yet, but we plan to add new character(s) [can mean one or several] other than Tetra and King of Hyrule. There are fan favorites and surprising characters in the game, so I’d be happy if you kept guessing who will join the fight while waiting for follow-up information.

Seems like we could see quite a possible newcomers in this edition, with a few perhaps not even being from The Wind Waker.


Above: Some of the many possible choices for extra characters in Hyrule Warriors.

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New Pac-Man Glitch in Super Smash Bros lets him drop characters through the Floor

As we mentioned in a previous article, Pac-Man has already been seen as a bit of a glitchy character, with abilities that can be used to cheat in online mode thanks to developer oversights.  But now, it seems like he may have an even more broken trick up his sleeve.

Behold, Pac-Man’s new one hit kill move; dropping the opponent straight through the stage floor:

As you can see in the video by popular Youtuber MasterofHyrule, moving Pac-Man’s trampoline when someone is landing on it seems to send them straight through the floor of the stage.  Which if they don’t have multiple jumps or aren’t prepared, is a pretty quick KO for them.

It’s a pretty good trick to use in multiplayer, especially against characters using a transformation style Final Smash.

What do you think of Pac-Man’s interesting ‘trick’ to effortlessly KO his opponents?

Let’s Super Mario! Nintendo Accepting Mario Videos on the Official Anniversary Website

Got a Mario related clip you just need to advertise to the world?  Want to help Nintendo celebrate Mario’s 30th anniversary by providing them with free content?

If so, Nintendo has just the deal for you!  Put simply, their official website has a section where you can submit videos to feature on the site as part of the anniversary celebrations.  These videos have to be posted on Youtube and a maximum of about 4 minutes long, but can otherwise be anything you like that’s related to Mario and his games.

Here’s the official site for the ‘project’:


Above: On the bright side, Mario RPG content seems to be welcome.


So, what can we say about this project?

Well to be honest, as a Mario anniversary gimmick, it’s not a very good one.  Showing people pictures of Mario related thing is the job of Tumblr or DeviantArt or Youtube, not a company like Nintendo with an actual marketing budget.

It also makes us wonder what they’re going to do about the inevitable flood of… not so ‘safe’ Mario related videos sure to come flooding in.  Would they want the Brutal Mario or Mushroom Kingdom Trailer on their official site?  Maybe not…

Above: That said, I would probably take something like Brutal Mario over most of Nintendo’s actual E3 announcements this year…

And while part of me wants to submit The People’s Mario video just for kicks, I suspect Nintendo wouldn’t be too pleased with that either:

Above: Somehow, I don’t think it’s Nintendo’s own political opinion…

But hey, while the more interesting kinds of Mario videos will always be found elsewhere, I guess it could be a good for a few laughs if you’re really bored.  What do you think about Nintendo’s Mario video ‘showcase’ website and its announcement at E3?


Why Voice Chat isn’t in The Legend of Zelda Triforce Heroes

Brace yourselves people, this is going to sound really, really stupid.

It sounds stupid because yes, this is Nintendo’s actual reasoning for why voice chat wasn’t included in a co-op multiplayer game.  No, it apparently has nothing to do with trolling, harassment or anything similar.  Nor does it have to do with cost, technology or anything reasonable.  The answer?  This:

Yes, we did (consider voice chat). With voice chat, what we would see is a highlight in the difference of experience levels between the players. Higher players would tell lower players what to do, and lower players would wonder why they’re being told what to do.

We’re really not sure what to say at this point.  I mean, they don’t like the idea of voice chat because newer players might think they’re idiots?  That seems like a pretty stupid reason if you ask us, even by Nintendo standards.


If you seriously cannot take the idea of someone telling you what to do (in a video game or otherwise)… you really cannot function in modern day society.  You may just replace speech with Luigi’s Mansion 2 quotes if that’s your reasoning.  Can’t go ‘wrong’ with the likes of ‘Hey’, ‘Over here’, Good Job’ and ‘Help Help’!

What do you think about this rather half assed, hilariously stupid reasoning for not including voice chat in Triforce Heroes?


Nintendo on Voice Chat in Triforce Heroes – GoNintendo

Over Already? Nintendo Fans Petition the company to cancel Metroid Prime Federation Force

It’s always a bad sign when a game you’ve shown off is so utterly hated that half the internet wishes the series would simply die rather than have it released.

It’s an even worse sign when the likes on the trailer are outnumbered four to one by dislikes from people annoyed by the game’s existence.

But now, Nintendo has rather depressing proof that Federation Force was not a good idea.  Behold, a petition dedicated to getting the game cancelled… just a day after the showing at E3:


Petition for the Cancellation of Metroid Prime Federation Force – Change.org

What’s even worse for the company is how popular the petition is already. I mean, when did this game get announced? Yesterday?  Yet already nearly 10,000 people are annoyed enough by it that they would rather see it cancelled outright rather tarnish the Metroid brand.  That’s a pretty damning sign you’ve screwed up if you ask us.  You only see people petitioning to make you quit if you’re a Uwe Boll level disaster.

Honestly, we think it’s probably a good idea to listen to the public this time around.  Metroid Prime Federation Force is not a good idea, and it’s about time to take it round the back of the barn and put it out of its misery.  We’ve had one Other M, we don’t another.