Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Nintendo Announce Pokémon X/Pokémon Y Launch Worldwide On 12th October, Reveal Returning Starters And Much More

Nintendo held a Pokémon Direct and revealed several new features and surprises for the upcoming 3DS game Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. the first big news is that the game gets a worldwide release on 12th October.

Nintendo have announced the starter Pokémon from Kanto are back. Professor Sycamore, in Lumiose city, will give you a choice to pick either Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle. each of these three will have their own Mega Evolution:

Mega Venusar

Mega Charizard

Mega Blastoise

to activate these new Mega Evolutions, it's been revealed that as well as each Pokémon holding their own Mega Stone, the player now has to find a bracelet called the Mega Ring. this ring has a Key Stone inside that resonates with the stone the Pokémon is holding.


The Pokémon Bank is a new app for the 3DS that will come out later in the year. this app will be released on the eShop and come with a annual fee. the Pokémon Bank lets you store digitally up to 3,000 Pokémon in the cloud for later access. This service will be supported by future Pokémon titles, enabling you to download Pokémon from X and Y into those games.

For Pokémon stuck in Pokémon Black/Black 2 and Pokémon White/White 2 Nintendo will release this free app on the 3DS called Poké Transporter. with this app, all you need to do is insert your DS cartridge and it will upload your caught Pokémon to the Pokémon Bank, where you'll be able to download them into Pokémon X and Y or future games.
The Limited Edition Pokémon X and Pokémon Y themed Nintendo 3DS XL is set to come out across the EU and USA on 27th September for a suggested retail price of $199.99 each. the Pokémon featured on both are Xerneas and Yveltal, the legendary Pokémon. 

you can watch today's Pokémon Direct in full from this video.

Press Release

Arc System Works Announce The Fighting Game Chaos Code By F K Digital Is Out Now On PS3

Arc System Works have announced Chaos Code, a fighting game developed by F K Digital, is out now on the PS3 PSN Store for $11.99.

Chaos Code Features:
A highly unique cast of 14 chaos-creating combatants!
  • The cast of Chaos Code are an eclectic bunch - from the brother and sister team of Cait & Sith Whisker to the Wok-wielding chef, Bravo Peperoncine.
Crazy console exclusive features!
  • Play through the all new Story mode featuring all new ending stories for each character. Choose between 2 different display modes, Arcade Original and the new PS3 Wide mode.
Master the system!
  • Choose your favorite between your favorite super moves and “dash” type to fine tune your individual combat strategy before each match.
Create calamity with Chaos Skills!
  • Turn the tide of battle of battle by activating your Exceed Chaos or decimate your opponents with your character’s final attack, the Destruction Chaos 


Press Release

Ubisoft Have Released A New 14 Minute Gameplay Video For Watch Dogs

Ubisoft have released a new 14 minute narrated gameplay video for Watch Dogs. this video shows the player not on a mission, just moving round the world. the video shows some of the things you can do, it starts off by trying to expand your hacked network before going to the rescue of a civilian. it then moves onto some more hacking before finishing with you dealing with another player entering your game trying to hack your phone and you having to deal with it.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog

Supergiant Games Have Released A 16 Minute Gameplay Demo For Transistor On PS4

Supergiant Games held a gameplay demo with developer narration on Day 3 of E3 earlier this year. Sony have just released the gameplay video and developer commentary. the video introduces the main character, her main weapon, the basic attacks and Turn gameplay and a quick look at the main game world.

Source: USA PlayStation Blog

Zero Punctuation - The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

Yahtzee pretty enjoyed the main XCOM remake, but when it comes to this fps style game will he have as much fondness for it or is it a case of a XCOM game too far?

TT Games Have Revealed Stan Lee In LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

TT Games have revealed Stan Lee in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. they show in-game action of him using the powers of many other super heroes. 

Press Release

Namco Bandai Announce Ni No Kuni Has Sold Around 1.4 Million Units Across PS3 And DS

Namco Bandai have announced Ni No Kuni has sold around 1.4 Million units. this is across the PS3 release of Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch and the original Japanese DS Release.

Press Release

Microsoft Announce The Xbox One Comes Out In 13 Countries On 11th November

Microsoft have announced the Xbox One will come out on Friday 22nd November. it will be released in all 13 launch countries on that day; Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and USA. It sounds like no other countries will get the console in 2013, with other countries getting it in 2014.

Source: Major Nelson