This week is jam packed full of new game trailers, surprise announcements and interesting thought piece articles. Enjoy!
Lego Dimensions - the newest entry in the toys-to-life arena
As if we didn't already have enough to worry about with Skylanders, Disney Infinity & Amiibo - LEGO has just announced Lego Dimensions, it's next upcoming games for pretty much every platform you can think of.
This game will use a similar system to Disney Infinity, in that there is a base station packed in with the game, which you will presumably hook up to your system of choice. As shown in the picture above, you will be able bring figures and other structures into the game.
This is a smart move for LEGO, as it's relevance in the face of virtual alternatives such as Minecraft has recently brought the future of the physical toy into question. Time will tell whether this will be a successful 4th entry into the digital toys era, or whether it will tip the market into over saturation. With the recent success of the lego games franchise and their massive achievement in the lego movie, my money is on this becoming a big player in the league.
Information about Splatoon, Nintendo's upcoming 3rd person shooter
Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano sat down for an interview in the latest issue of EDGE magazine, a UK published print mag. A few interesting bits of info were pointed out:
- Nintendo isn't allowing voice chat on the online multiplayer aspects of the game, purely because of the toxicity surrounding the function with other games such as Call of Duty and League of Legends. While these games don't always result in toxic behavior, negativity does impact on the enjoyment of the player - not something Nintendo wants.
- Splatoon was nearly not even an actual game - according to team members who came up with the original ideas surround the game, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto "scolded" the team, saying, "I don’t understand. What do you want to do? There’s no appeal to this game." Obviously things have since been turned around after much more work, thankfully.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided announced
Following the 2011 game Deus Ex: Human Revolution comes the next entry in the series - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. It is set 2 years after the previous game.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is set for release on PC, PS4 & Xbox One, with no release date as yet.
Witcher 3 Gameplay Trailer is Wow
CD Projekt Red have dropped their official gameplay trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and boy does it look amazing.
The Witcher series is known for its more brutal and adult outlook on the fantasy genre. By the look of it, this game is definitely following in the footsteps of its predecessors.
The game is still slated for a May 19 release.
Other stories on the web worth reading
How Cities: Skylines took a great big slice of SimCity
A great look at the development of the now crowning city building sim
The Grate Debate: The Story of P.T.
A 40 minute breakdown of the events of the game P.T.
How the mad scientists at Aldin Dynamics are creating emotions in virtual reality
The interesting developments behind emotions in VR
Why Super Smash Bros. Wii U Deserves To Dethrone Melee
Takes a look at what makes Smash 4 a better alternative to Melee
Amiibo Has A False Prophet, And His Name Is Esteban
USA does it hard with pre-orders, Amazon is great about it
New game releases & DLC
Bastion - PS4
The indie darling of 2011, this action game has a beautiful art style and a unique narration mechanic. Now out on PS4.
Affordable Space Adventures - Wii U eShop
As mentioned in last weeks Game Corner, a space management platform sim that makes good use of the Wii U touchpad. An interesting indie addition to Nintendo's lineup.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D - New 3DS
Now out worldwide, This is a re-release of critically acclaimed Xenoblade Chronicals for Wii. Now available on the New Nintendo 3DS, with Amiibo support.
I Am Bread - Steam
The epic journey taken by a piece of bread on it's quest to become toast. Gameplay wise, think of QWOP or Mount Your Friends.