Nintendo Announces New Nintendo Direct For April 1st

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Nintendo has announced that they will be hosting a Nintendo Direct for tomorrow, April 1st. While that day has become known for jokes and pranks, tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct show is in fact happening and we are thrilled.

Nintendo is set to share upcoming news for 3DS and Wii U titles so expect some major updates tomorrow.

Next-Gen Gaming in 2015

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When the PS4 and Xbox One consoles were released with fanfare last year, all eyes were firmly fixed on just exactly what these supposedly new and amazing consoles could bring to the fore. Photorealistic graphics, comparatively huge numbers of people being able to play simultaneously and utterly fluid gameplay were all seen, but the systems and their games didn’t seem to truly be pushing the boat out. Obviously this was due to developers only just getting to grips with the new consoles (just compare the Xbox 360 or PS3 launch titles to those being released now), but as the consoles mature over the course of 2015, what amazing things will await gamers?

Amazing Graphics

The day one releases for PS4 and Xbox One were underwhelming in terms of graphical capability, but that doesn’t mean 2015’s games will be more of the same. With games such as Final Fantasy XV, No Man’s Sky, Project CARS and Quantum Break on the release horizon, players are on the cusp of being treated to some truly beautiful, photorealistic graphics. What’s more, if rumours that both consoles will begin offering support for 4K video, the visuals on offer could become fantastic to say the least.

App-Support

Mainstream gamers’ love for app-based games has been rising for years now, so it makes sense that console producers will begin allowing gaming apps from a variety of companies to be hosted on their machines and services. This is wonderful news for people who love playing online casino games; apps such as UpTownAces might soon be providing thrills to individuals across the world, and since providers such as these often offer a huge number of games within one single app, gamers are going to be spoilt for choice!

Massively Multiplayer

MMOs have long been a staple of PC gaming, but with the huge processing power of the new consoles, they will now be a more mainstream pursuit. Take Planetside 2. This shooter has been available to PC gamers for years now, and basically lets thousands of players loose over a huge game world, factions competing for territory on a massive scale. In 2015 this MMOFPS will be coming to PS4, featuring support for 2000 players in one match; that’s a gargantuan player increase compared to even the newest FPS releases.

2015 is going to be a mega year for gamers of all colours, but it seems that console gamers will be experiencing the biggest changes. Let’s hope the games deliver on their lofty promises!

Halo 5: Guardians Release Date Revealed

Microsoft aired a live-action trailer for “Halo 5: Guardians” during the first commercial break of television’s “The Walking Dead,” revealing the game’s release date for the first time. Oct. 27 will be the official release date for the highly anticipated XBOX One game, Halo 5 Guardians.

The new trailer shows new franchise protagonist Jameson Locke speaking to and about Master Chief, with a gun pointed at his head. We can’t wait.

Image of Gears of War 4 Mocap Suit Surfaces

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One of the Black Tusk Developers has tweeted the above Image of Gears of War 4 mocap suit. The tweet read “Last day of the shoot… One of the actors in a mocap suit!”

Although no other details have been given for the next chapter in the Gears of War series, this certainly confirms things are moving along. We can’t wait to see it!

Zelda Wii U NOT Releasing in 2015 And Will NOT be Shown at E3

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Bad news for Wii U owners; The Legend of Zelda for Wii U looks like it will not arrive in 2015. Not only will the highly anticipated game not make it out this year but apparently the title will not make an appearance at this year’s E3. Click here to check out a message from Aonuma. While we kind of expected this, it does hurt a bit to actually hear a confirmation regarding the matter. There is no doubt that the game will be spectacular when it finally does arrive, but we think that the Wii U needed this game as soon as possible.

Looks like Starfox and Mario Maker will be the big Holiday titles from Nintendo this year.

What do you guys think?

MORTAL KOMBAT X TV SPOT

Here is the live TV spot for Mortal Kombat X. The brutal fighter is set to arrive on home consoles next month and it looks intense. Mortal Kombat X will not only include some crazy fatalities that we have all come to love but it will also see the return of brutalities as well.

Check out the Mortal Kombat X TV spot and let us know what you think.

Xbox Games With Gold For April Revealed

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The free games for the XBOX Games with Gold promotion have been revealed for April and you can check out the list below. It seems like Microsoft is giving gamers quite a bit to download come next month. Check out the list and let us know what you plan on picking up:

XBOX One

Pool Nation FX ($9.99 ERP): Available all month on Xbox One
Child of Light ($14.99 ERP): Available all month on Xbox One

Xbox 360:

Gears of War: Judgment ($19.99 ERP): Available from April 1-15 on Xbox 360
Terraria ($14.99 ERP): Available from April 1-15 on Xbox 360
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag ($29.99 ERP): Available from April 16-31 on Xbox 360
Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel ($19.99 ERP): Available from April 16-31 on Xbox 360