Wii U Will Get Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

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Well both Nintendo and Lego fans can rejoice as Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is coming to Wii U. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced today that the game will be launching onto the Wii U console this spring. Initially, the game had sold over three million copies at launch last summer for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita.

In addition to this, it is confirmed that DC Super Heroes will make full use out of the GamePad controller. The GamePad will be used as an interactive map that allows players to navigate through Gotham City as well as choose characters. Thankfully, the game is completely playable via the GamePad through “off-TV mode”.

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DC Super Heroes has players experiencing a plethora of famous fictional heroes, including Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern. The objective is to save Gotham City from the evil Lex Luthor and Joker. Besides the new characters, DC Super Heroes lets gamers traverse new areas of Gotham City in a variety of vehicles, including the notorious Batmobile. The Wii U version will also feature upgraded gadgets and suits, as well as new abilities like flight, heat vision, and super breath.

It looks like Wii U fans will have another reason to be excited for this spring! For more news on this or any other topic, be sure to keep it locked onto Gamers Xtreme, and as always, “Game On!”

Nintendo Reveals List of Release Dates for Q1 2013

Nintendo has made a press statement today regarding the Wii U, 3DS and Wii releases coming in the first quarter of 2013. Here’s the list of games you can expect:

Wii U:

  • The Amazing Spider-Man: Ultimate Edition (March)
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct (March 26th)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (March 19th)
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (March 19th)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (March 19th)
  • LEGO City: Undercover (March 18th)
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Q1)
  • Rayman Legends (Feb. 26th)

Wii U eShop:

  • BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Q1)
  • Puddle (Q1)
  • The Cave (Jan. 22nd)
  • Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (Feb. 7th)
  • Toki Tori 2 (Q1)
  • Zen Pinball 2 (Q1)

Wii:

  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (March 19th)
  • Kids Learn Pets and Vets Bundle (March 12th)
  • Pandora’s Tower (Spring)

3DS:

  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Feb. 26th)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers (April 16th)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (March 19th)
  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (March 19th)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (March 5th)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 3D (Feb. 12th)
  • Monster High Skultimate Roller Maze (March 13th)
  • NARUTO Powerful Shippuden (March 5th)
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training (Feb. 10th)
  • Fire Emblem Awakening (Feb. 4th)
  • LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (April 21st)
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (March 24th)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (March 24th)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Feb. 12th)

3DS eShop:

  • Bloody Vampire (Jan. 31st)
  • Witch’s Cat (Jan. 31st)
  • Coaster Creator 3D (Q1)
  • Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (Q1)
  • Finding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue (Jan. 17th)
  • Deer Drive Legends (Jan. 17th)
  • Ikachan (Q1)
  • Guxt (Q1)
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs (Jan. 17th)
  • Fire Emblem Awakening DEMO (Jan. 17th)
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training DEMO (Jan. 24th)
  • ATV Wild Ride 3D (Q1)
  • Jewel Master: Cradle of Egypt 2 (March 19th)
  • Nano Assault EX (Q1)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Jan. 24th)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D (Q1)

DS:

  • The Croods: Prehistoric Party! (March 19th)
  • Kids Learn Animals Bundle (Feb. 26th)
  • Kids Learn Math and Spelling Bundle (Feb. 26th)
  • Kids Learn Pets and Horse Bundle (March 26th)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Game Announced; Releasing on Every Platform

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The LEGO games have been quite a hit since its start with LEGO Star Wars. Since then, we’ve seen numerous franchises receive LEGO treatment such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and of course, DC Super Heroes.

Today, Warner Bros. Games and TT Games have announced that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes will be hitting practically every platform (PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U, DS, 3DS, and PC) later. Here’s the full press release about the game:

Marvel Super Heroes are assembling for an action-packed, brick-smashing good time! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment announced today that LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes will be available beginning Fall 2013 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Wii U™ system and Windows PC, as well as the Nintendo DS™ handheld system, Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is the first instalment in the highly successful LEGO videogame franchise to feature famous Marvel characters.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes complements the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes construction toy collection, which brings the characters, vehicles and action of Marvel’s renowned universe to the world of LEGO build-and-play adventure. There are currently eight iconic scenes from the X-Men, Iron Man and Spider-Man franchises available and more construction sets tied to the new Iron Man 3 feature film will launch later this spring.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes offers an original storyline in which Nick Fury calls upon Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Wolverine and other heroes spanning the Marvel Universe to save Earth from such threats as the vengeance of Loki and the hunger of Galactus, Devourer of the Worlds. LEGO and Marvel fans will enjoy classic LEGO videogame adventure and humor, while playing as their favorite Marvel characters.

“We’re very excited to bring a myriad of classic Marvel characters to life in LEGO form for some fun, family-friendly gameplay in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “Players will brave the ultimate mission to save the world as they explore famous landmarks in LEGO New York and take the adventure beyond Earth to iconic locations in the Marvel Universe.”

“Fans of both LEGO and Marvel have wanted this game for years, and we’re addressing that demand with more Marvel Universe characters than ever in a console game,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President, Games Production, Marvel Entertainment. “If you’re a fan of Spider-Man, the Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy or scores of other Marvel characters, this is the game for you.”

In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, players will unlock more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe, including fan favorites like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus! The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Nintendo Plots Out NYCC Details; Wii U, 3DS and DS Games Listed for Show

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NYCC 2012 is about to commence tomorrow and Nintendo has just shed some light as to what you can expect they’ll be displaying there. Here’s their press release below:


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo is making sure visitors to the New York Comic Con will have a treasure trove of fun games and activities to keep them entertained. From Oct. 11-14, fans are encouraged to visit the Nintendo booth (No. 1510) at the Javits Center to play games and enjoy giveaways such as special Paper Mario™: Sticker Star stickers (while supplies last). Fans who collect all four stickers will then be eligible to receive a special bonus sticker. The first 400 fans who collect the special fifth sticker will receive a giant sticker they can then attach to a massive, community-created Paper Mario: Sticker Star billboard. Signs at the booth will let visitors know when each sticker becomes available.

Paper Mario fans who are really into stickers can volunteer to be “sticker-bombed.” At a station outside the main entrance of the Javits Center, fans will have the opportunity to be covered in as many Paper Mario: Sticker Star stickers as possible.

A booth in the Javits Center (No. 2921) will be dedicated exclusively to tournaments featuring Nintendo 3DS™ games New Super Mario Bros.™ 2 and Kid Icarus™: Uprising.
Details are as follows:

New Super Mario Bros. 2: Throughout the day, entrants can play through different courses featured in the recently released downloadable Coin Rush mode course packs. High scores will be posted and updated throughout the day. All participants will receive a Gold Mario pin for playing (while supplies last), and the top scorer at the end of each day’s play period will receive a Nintendo 3DS XL system.

Kid Icarus: Uprising: Throughout the day, up to six players at a time can compete in five-minute Free-For-All rounds. At the end of the qualifying period, the top 12 highest scorers of the day will compete in three rounds of Free-For-All play, and whoever has the highest combined score from those three rounds will be the day’s champion. All participants will receive a Kid Icarus: Uprising Series 2 AR Card pack (while supplies last). The top scorers from each day will receive a Kid Icarus pin. The champion from each day will win a Kid Icarus AR Card Core Set, containing more than 400 cards that have been released to date and a Nintendo 3DS XL system; each day’s second-place finisher will receive a Kid Icarus AR Card Core Set.

Visitors to the main Nintendo booth (No. 1510) will be able to sample a fun lineup of some of the best Nintendo games for the holidays, as well as the upcoming Wii U™ console. The following games will be playable:

For Wii U:
The Wonderful 101™
Nintendo Land™
New Super Mario Bros.™ U
Game & Wario™
Pikmin™ 3
NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
ZombiU™
Scribblenauts™ Unlimited
Rayman Legends®
Batman: Arkham City™ Armored Edition

For Nintendo 3DS:
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Crashmo™
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion
Adventure Time™: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask™
Luigi’s Mansion™: Dark Moon
Style Savvy™: Trendsetters
Kid Icarus: Uprising
New Super Mario Bros. 2

For Nintendo DS™:
Pokémon™ Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2

Nintendo is also hosting a Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Launch Celebration one block north of the Javits Center at SIR Stage37 at 508 W. 37th St. The lounge will be free and open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. and will give visitors the chance to enjoy features like a Pokémon photo booth, a distribution station for the Mythical Pokémon Genesect™, Pokémon-themed ice sculptures, a live performance from the Chicago-based band I Fight Dragons and Pokémon giveaways (while supplies last). Visitors also can try out the new Pokédex™ 3D Pro prior to its Nov. 8 launch. A New York Comic Con badge is not required for admission to this event.For more information about Nintendo, visit http://www.nintendo.com.

 

 

 

Wii U Price Rumors Swirling

As this generation’s console cycle begins to wind down, all eyes are currently set on Nintendo’s new machine, the Wii U. Within two months, this new hardware is set to open up the passage for the next generation of home console entertainment. On September 13th, there will be a Nintendo event held in NYC, that is expected to unveil the official pricing and launch date details for the Wii U. A viral video released today, showing a major retailer’s catalog indicating the price and different bundle options for the Wii U. If this is a valid document, pricing for the Wii U could start at $249.99 and go all the way to $349.99.

According to the leaked video, online retailers, including Amazon and Blockbuster, suggest the Wii U might launch on November 11th, not November 18th, which some have suggested (Glacier928 provided an interesting analysis as to why it would release on November 18th). If released, there will be three different bundles priced from $249.99, $299.99 and $349.99. There has been no concrete information on the difference and details of each rumored bundle as of yet. Of course speculation has flooded the internet with talk of certain games being released with the system, if you were to purchase the higher end models. At this time however, it seems likely that one thing is for sure, and that is the Wii U will launch either November 11th or 18th.  Nintendo has historically launched new hardware on Sundays alas the Wii , Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS and GameCube. Only time will tell, and of course you’ll wanna keep locked onto Gamers Xtreme for the latest on all news relating to the Wii U. “Game On everybody!”

Moto eXtreme DSiWare Review

Moto eXtreme was an interesting game to review.  It was mildly entertaining at times, but there were numerous issues with the game that make it a hard sell, especially for it’s asking price.

Moto eXtreme is a 2D physics-based platformer in which you control a dirt bike to traverse the treacherous environment, collecting stars and reaching the goal.  There are two modes of play, Trial and Constructor.

In Trial Mode, you’ll complete 32 missions in which you are ranked up to 3 stars per mission.  To earn a star, you have to complete each of the three objectives within a single run.  The objectives are simply: collect the stars, complete the level with time remaining and just plainly complete the level.  Just simply completing the mission is all you need to advance which means you can breeze through this mode within an hour or two.  In Constructor mode, it’s the same concept but with a twist.  You have to use your stylus to draw surfaces for your dirt bike to drive on.  Think Kirby Canvas Curse, except not as fleshed out and polished as that.  Constructor mode will certainly take you longer to complete because of this but mainly because the controls are extremely awkward.  Controlling the bike alone with the buttons is cumbersome enough thanks to a lack of precision of how your bike handles.  Now make it more cumbersome by controlling the bike strictly with the D-pad and the L-button to do a 180-turn along with the stylus in your right hand drawing surfaces in mid-air for your bike to utilize.  Sound cramping?  It sure is.

The problem with handling the bike is that it reacts in jerky motions as opposed to smooth movement.  For a game that’s all about precision, it’s just an odd control method.  Another annoyance is that every time you start a mission or restart at a checkpoint, the bike is always facing the left side of the screen…which is usually the wrong way.  Would it have hurt to refine this to “face the direction you’re supposed to go?”  Another weird graphical feature is that the bike is only colliding with the environment if the tires touch objects, but if a back tire is split between the bottom of a platform and the front tire is above an object, the object will ride right through the bike and rider itself.  You also have a grappling hook that you can use to grab stars and also pull yourself towards the top of a ceiling but it strictly shoots diagonally and is a mess to use.

Bottom line, is Moto eXtreme worth the $7.99?  Not really.  It’s an interesting concept that would’ve worked well had it been more refined but it’s not.  I did have fun with it at times, but ultimately the game was more of a chore in the long run.

Verdict:  Don’t Buy It!