It's another light week here on the eShop as the highlight is the Wii U Virtual Console release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The most interesting new release is definitely Roving Rogues, a novel platformer where you play from the end to the beginning. On the sale front, the Phoenix Wright series is on a deep discount. Maybe July 4th is the perfect time for some turnabout action?
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ($9.99)
The 1998 Nintendo 64 classic that kicked off 3D Zeldas is now out on the Wii U Virtual Console. If you're hankering for replaying Link's first 3D adventure in all of its former glory, Ocarina of Time on Wii U is likely your best bet. While the 3DS version is likely the definitive version of the landmark game, the N64 version holds up surprisingly well. If you bought it on Wii Virtual Console, you can upgrade to the Wii U version for $2.
Battlefield Hardline and Grand Theft Auto Online have shown a new generation of gamers the joy of planning and taking part in intricately planned heists. But they aren’t the first game to make us feel like we’re George Clooney in Ocean’s 11.
Below are nine more notable heists in games that would make Danny Ocean damn proud:
With his unparalleled athleticism and vast arsenal of gadgets, Sam Fisher could easily moonlight as a world class cat burglar. So it makes perfect sense he would eventually find himself robbing a high-security bank – as matter of national security, of course.
Fisher’s government employer, Third Echelon, needs to take a peek at some financial records within a Panamanian bank, but to cover any tracks of America’s involvement, Fisher will also need to cop a few millions in French bonds. Like Ethan Hunt with a back problem, you rappel down into the lobby via a skylight and slink your way through laser grids and ventilation shafts. To pop open the vault, you use EMP charges stowed away in a safety deposit box and a telemetric lock pick that would make Q blush.
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We're doing the impossible, and that makes us mighty. IGN wasn't covering TV back when Joss Whedon's beloved space western Firefly was airing on FOX (infamously out of order, incomplete, and with little fanfare/support), so we're spending this summer taking a loving look back at the 14 shiny episodes. We'll be reviewing Firefly episodes on Thursdays; follow along with us by watching the episodes on Netflix, Amazon, Blu-ray, DVD or on iTunes.
Tales of Symphonia is coming to Steam in early 2016.
Originally released on the Nintendo GameCube, the classic JRPG found its way to PS2 and was given an HD makeover for PS3. According to the official Tales of blog, the HD version will now also be ported to Steam.
Also announced on the blog was a collector's edition for the European release of Tales of Zesteria. This edition includes: 4 Chibi Kyun Chara figures, a Lady of the Lake sanctuary cloth artwork, a hardback artbook, a 30-minute anime DVD, a selected soundtrack from the game, an exclusive Normin metal case, and the collector's edition box.
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Nordic Games has announced an all-new, open-world RPG called ELEX.
Developer Piranha Bytes describes the new game - which is slated for release sometime in late 2016/early 2017 - as an "eclectic, lavish, exhilarating, xenial open-world RPG,
by far the most ambitious project for Piranha Bytes and Nordic Games to date."
“ELEX is going to be edgy, dark, uncompromising,
With the opening and closing films previously announced, the rest of the FrightFest 2015 programme has been revealed; the line-up a bold and bloody selection of horror delights, featuring 77 films that will play across five screens.
The full list of flicks can be found at the festival’s official site, but highlights include eagerly anticipated werewolf flick Howl, Sundance sensation The Hallow, and retro horror We Are Still Here, which scared the Bejeesus out of us when we saw it.
Bandai Namco has revealed details of the Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Collector's Edition.
The special edition comes with the full game, Storm Memories art-book, a metal-plate illustration, and a 17cm tall Naruto Uzumaki (The Last) figurine.
"This year is an amazing one for all Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm lovers: an amazing partnership with TSUME-Art, a highly exclusive Collector’s Edition, tons of never-before-seen characters to be playable and much more to come in the upcoming months!" said Herve Hoerdt, vice president of marketing & digital at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. "Bandai Namco Entertainment and CyberConnect2 are looking to surpass every Naruto Shippuden game ever created and deliver an amazing video-game experience!”
Akira Himekawa, the name of a two-person team of manga creators, announced it's returning to The Legend of Zelda manga series after a seven-year hiatus.
To celebrate the news, the official Zelda Twitter account revealed this image from the manga artists:
Himekawa teases what the next Zelda manga's story will be with the silhouette of Link holding a sword that appears to resemble the Ordon Sword from Twilight Princess. Additionally, its official Facebook account confirms the manga will be released in 2015. The announcement also coincides with the reveal of Himekawa's new website, which will be available in English soon.
The first week of July proved to be a big one for comic readers. DC kicked off the second month of their new relaunch, delivering new chapters of Action Comics, Green Lantern and Green Arrow, along with new installments of their video game prequels Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X.
Marvel dropped the new issue of Secret Wars this week, which proved to be the best of the event so far. Naturally, that was accompanied by a host of new tie-ins like A-Force #2, X-Tinction Agenda #2 and Ultimate End #3, along with a handful of regular Marvel U. books like Groot #2 and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #7. They also wrapped up the Princess Leia mini-series and delivered a new issue of Darth Vader.
The wait is almost over for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Netflix has revealed the full trailer and poster for the star-packed series.
Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, AD Miles, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Molly Shannon and Michael Showalter all return from the 2001 cult comedy in this prequel series. Some very notable names also show up as new additions to the cast, as you can see in the trailer below.
(Warning: NSFW language incoming!)
All eight episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp debut July 31 at 12:01am PT on Netflix.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting ever closer to Pluto, and it has taken some of the best color photos of the planet yet.
NASA has also released a time-lapse video of the probe's approach, where you can see Pluto and Charon orbiting each other and getting relatively larger as they get closer. Pictures have shown that there are mysterious dark spots along Pluto's equator, each about 300 miles in diameter and evenly spaced. Scientists are hoping to determine the cause when New Horizons gets closer.
Prolific voice actor Troy Baker has revealed how he managed to land the role of villain Pagan Min in Far Cry 4, and it turns out it involved threatening to murder an assistant.
Speaking at a panel for Indy PopCon 2015 (via Underground Geek Network), Baker talks extensively about his history with voice acting as well as reminisces about some of his most successful roles. The entire thing is worth a watch, but a particular standout moment is when he recalls how he landed the role of Pagan Min.
He explains he was trying to channel elements of Christoph Waltz's character in Inglorious Basterds - someone who is clearly a psychopath, yet has immense fun with it. To this end, when he relayed an exchange that took part when the casting assistant in charge of making sure the room had enough coffee and water in walked into the room.
Anyone wishing to net themselves a free copy of Fallout 3 on Xbox One will need to pre-order Fallout 4, it's been revealed.
During this year's E3, Bethesda's Todd Howard announced copies of Fallout 4 on Xbox One will include Fallout 3, but it seems that wasn't the full story. A post on the Bethesda Blog confirms you'll need to pre-order the upcoming apocalyptic release to take advantage of the offer.
As scheduled, Nintendo has shuttered the North American Club Nintendo, with its website now displaying a message to its members.
“Our heartfelt thanks to our members for your support over the years. Please stay tuned for more information on our new loyalty program,” the message reads.
All Coins were deleted when Club Nintendo accounts closed on July 1 and download codes redeemed from Club Nintendo will expire on July 31. Physical rewards will be shipped before the end of September.
Club Nintendo members in Europe, Australia and New Zealand have until September 30 to redeem Stars when the service terminates in those regions.
Sony has admitted it "probably would have" cancelled The Last Guardian if people had stopped asking about it.
Speaking to the latest issue of Edge magazine (via Videogamer), SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida talked about the technical issues the game encountered on PS3, and the rocky road to transferring development to PS4.
really, really tough. Especially because we were not sure if the game could be made," he said. "Tech issues aside, the game was still early in development, so we had to have a really strong desire to continue the project and rebuild on PS4. And of course we believed in the vision of Ueda-san, and Ueda-san and the core teams really wanted to see this realised, and so did I. Having so many people asking us about the game was great encouragement for us to continue the development."
The U.S.-based MegaBots have challenged Japan-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries from Kyoto, Japan to a real-life giant robot battle.
“You have a giant robot, we have a giant robot — we have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world to fight them to the death,” MegaBots’ challenge video states.
If the challenge is accepted, MegaBots may take “America’s first fully-functional giant piloted robot” called the MegaBot Mark II into the battle.
The 15-foot-tall mech is equipped with guns that can fire three-pound paint cannonballs at more than 120 miles per hour. The current bipedal mech gets around on caterpillar treads; however, the team is a designing full-scale walking robot.
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