In this semi-special episode of Hyperlink Heroes, the gang talks all things E3. Catch their opinions on Star Fox Zero, Doom, Star Wars Battlefront and more. Don’t worry though, there is discussion on that new “Metroid Prime” game the whole internet is throwing a fit about. These guys are named the Hyperlink Heroes for a reason.
In what appears to be a brand new IP directly from Nintendo, this super colourful multiplayer fun is set in a world of ink and squids. Fight for territory and morph between human and squid form in this child-friendly shooter. They have also made decent use of the Wii U gamepad by giving you an overview of how much territory your team has, or use it to quickly spring right next to a teammate to help them out! You know what? This video explains it better.
Smash Bros is a slow [and paintul] drip of announcements for core fans of the series, but Nintendo have finally published a release date for at least one of the two iterations of this game. There has also been character announcements through the Digital Event. Unsurprisingly, this iteration now includes your Miis. What IS a bit of a twist is the different fighter templates you could choose from. Select from 3 base modes and add 4 other special moves on top. Done! Now all we need is custom Miis as Amiibos……
In what was an admittedly cool scene of the Digital Event today, there was a serious announcement made. Nintendo are moving into the NFC figurines market by launching their own range called Amiibo. These figures have information going two ways: you can send character data to your Wii U (via that up-to-this-point useless NFC reader in the bottom left of your controller) but you can also build up your characters on and store it in the figure itself! Guess I’ll be leveling up a Yoshi to the max……how about you?
In a leaked picture from the E3 show floor on other news sites a few days ago, there was a very visible banner that said Mario Maker. Lots of people couldn’t say it was photoshopped as it looked far too real. Good thing it’s real then! It is exactly what you want a Mario light level editor tool to be. You can add whatever you want whenever you want in a classic side-scrolling style world. Additionally you can switch between both the classic and ‘New’ graphics in real time. All you have to do is wait until 2015 for the game to come out…media to follow
In the new yarn world that Yoshi lives in, you can literally feel the fabric of the world being put together. For those who were happy with the Kirby Epic Yarn art style will be pleased to see that this style lives on in the form of the latest Yoshi game. Apart from making the Yoshi fans (like myself) extremely happy that it finally has a home console title after a decade of absence, they added a NSMB-style multiplayer, where you can work with another player to overcome specific obstacles in a course. As always, there is no timer in the game, so you can spend the rest of your life (literally) wondering the yawny yarn Yoshi world…in 2015.
Insomniac have announced that they’re bringing Ratchet and Clank to the big screen in 2015. The movie is oging to focus on the origins of Ratchet In addition to the movie, the company is also developing a “re-imagined” version of the first game in the series to tie in with it. The movie and Game should be out in 2015.