Amazon Leaks GORGEOUS Zelda Artwork Ahead of E3 2016

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Amazon has released the above image depicting a GORGEOUS setting for the new Zelda that is coming to the Wii U and Nintendo NX. The image, which has been taken down, showcase Link climbing a mountain complete with a beautiful, sprawling background.  Nintendo will blow the doors off the new Zelda title later this week, so be sure to keep it here for all your Nintendo and Zelda E3 2016 news.

Check out the image above and let us know what you think.  The new Legend of Zelda for Wii U and Nintendo NX will arrive next year.

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Top Selling Video Games For May Revealed

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The top selling video games have been revealed for the month of July and you can check out the list below. The incredible Uncharted 4 tops the charts, followed by Doom and Overwatch. Battleborn took the 4th spot and GTA V is still selling and rounds out the top 5. Check out the fill list below:

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4)
Doom (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Overwatch (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Battleborn (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
Minecraft (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
MLB 16: The Show (PS4, PS3)
Dark Souls III (PS4, Xbox One)

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YouTube Shares Top Viewed Video Game Trailers Thus Far

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YouTube has produced a list of the top-viewed video game trailers and you can check them out below. Battlefield took top honors with their Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer raking in 34.6 million views! With E3 fast approaching, expect some things to change but check out the list and let us know what you think. Here it is:

Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer, 34.6 million views

Official Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Reveal Trailer, 25.1 million views

Gears of War 4 – Tomorrow, 16 million views

DOOM – Fight Like Hell Cinematic Trailer, 8.5 million views

Starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Revealed!, 8.4 million views

Overwatch Animated Short | “Dragons”, 5.2 million views

MLB The Show 16 – Get Famous (TV Commercial) | PS4, PS3, 4.7 million views

Fallout 4 – Far Harbor Official Trailer, 4.3 million views

Fallout 4 – Automatron Official Trailer, 2.9 Million

Official Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening Trailer: The Replacer Returns, 2.8 million views

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Yooka-Laylee Gets Adorable New Trailer

Playtonic, the developers behind the adorable Yooka-Laylee, have released a brand new video giving an extensive look at the adorable title. Yooka-Laylee is a platforming title that is headed to Wii U, PS4 and XBOX One. The game just received a delay and will now be releasing in the first quarter of 2017.

Check out the 10+ minute video and gain some insight as to what makes Yooka-Laylee tick. It’s a nifty new trailer so be sure to sit back and give it a watch.

What do you guys think; will Yooka-Laylee be a hit?

The Bit Block Reimagines Nintendo in New Make Believe Video

In case you didn’t know, Josh from TheBitBlock is immensely talented and has put together another impressive “make believe” video. I hope that the people at Nintendo are paying attention as some of these ideas are spot on! Check out these previews for upcoming episodes of TheBitBlock’s original video series Make Believe! It’s all about making fan made Nintendo concepts in video form.

Enjoy….And, if you want to support Josh, visit his Patreon page and show some love.

*Josh has no idea that I am promoting his Patreon page and chances are he may not ever see this post. I personally love the content and I wanted to show my support.

Skylanders Imaginators Revealed

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Activision has officially revealed an all new Skylanders title entitled Skylanders Imaginators. Skylanders Imaginators will launch on October 16 for Wii U, PS4 and XBOX One. Here is the official reveal announcement below:

Santa Monica, Calif. – June 1, 2016 – Since the launch of Skylanders®, kids around the world have sent Toys For Bob, the pioneers of the toys-to-life category, hand-drawn Skylanders with one special request – please bring my Skylander to life.This October, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) will make that wish a reality. For the first time, Skylanders® Imaginators will empower Portal Masters to unleash their imaginations by giving them the freedom to create their own Skylander.

“Since we launched the very first Skylanders game, we have received countless letters and drawings from kids all over the world sharing their vision for their own Skylanders. No matter how in touch with our ‘inner kids’ we might think we are as adults, nothing comes close to the endless creativity that springs from the mind of an inspired kid,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “We’ve turned this year’s game into the ultimate blank canvas for kids’ imaginations so they can create and play their own Skylanders.”

Skylanders Imaginators gives players immense possibilities — including appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and much more — to create the wildest Skylanders imaginable. The amazing depth of the creation system could allow for more than a googol distinctive characters.

With the evil Kaos on a new quest to take over Skylands, it’s up to Portal Masters everywhere to create their own Skylanders – known as Imaginators – using the new elementally-aligned toy type called the Creation Crystal. Creation Crystals allow players to transport their Imaginators to consoles at anytime, anywhere!

Skylanders Imaginators introduces Skylanders Senseis, all-new heroes who represent 10 powerful Battle Classes such as Knight, Sorcerer, Bowslinger, Brawler and more. Skylanders Senseis help train created Imaginators by offering a range of benefits including unlocking super-cool Imaginator weapons, providing access to special areas in the game, as well as bestowing Secret Techniques across the Battle Classes. Senseis also have their own unique benefits including the extraordinary ability to unleash Sky-Chi – the ultimate Battle Class super move. There are a total of 31 Senseis, which include some fan-favorite villains who have been reformed and now fight for good!

“Skylanders consistently delivers on innovative gameplay experiences. With customization a dominant trend in the consumer market, the fact that Skylanders Imaginators will allow kids to bring their own creations to life is a game changer and one our customers will enjoy,” said Richard Barry, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “We are proud to continue to serve as a marquee Skylanders destination, and look forward to fans’ excitement when the new Skylanders Imaginators game arrives this holiday season.”

To celebrate imaginations coming to life, Activision is kicking off the “Skylanders Art-to-Life Contest.” Starting today, Portal Masters are invited to submit drawings of their own created Skylanders for a chance to have their characters represented in the Skylanders Imaginators game at launch! To participate, fans simply draw their imagined Skylander and submit it via Instagram or Twitter with the dedicated hashtag#SkylandersArtContest, or to us directly at SkylandersCommunity@Activision.com.

The judging panel will include Toys For Bob who will determine a grand prize winner. For more information, including rules, visit: Skylanders.com/SkylanderArtContest.

Starting today, fans can pre-order Skylanders Imaginators Starter Packs which include two new Skylanders characters, a Creation Crystal, Portal of Power®and the full AAA game. Skylanders Imaginators will be available on Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system.

Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators supports all 300+ Skylanders toys from previous games. The game will be available on October 16 in North America for the suggested retail price of $74.99. For more information, fans can check out the debut of the Skylanders Snapchat channel or watch the story unfold here and here.

Nintendo’s E3 2016 Floor Plans Revealed

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The official E3 2016 floor plans have been revealed for Nintendo and it is MASSIVE. The Zelda-focused E3 will have a gigantic presence at this year’s big show and I am very eager to see how this will work out. Nintendo has bucked the E3 tradition in recent years and E3 2016 will be no exception. Nintendo’s booth will comprise of 32,000 total square feet besting Microsoft’s 28,000 but coming short of Sony’s 35,000. We will have all the news coming out from the big show so keep it here.

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Japanese Hardware Sales

The latest Japanese hardware sales have hit so check the list out below. The PS4 lead the way once again while Microsoft’s XBOX One only sold 62 units. Check out the list of the latest Japanese hardware sales below:

PS4 – 24.813
3DS – 15.663
PS Vita – 14.956
Wii U – 4.340
PS3 – 1.017
Xbone – 61

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FAMITSU’S MOST WANTED GAMES

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Japanese publication Famitsu has produced another list of their most wanted games and you can check them out below. The RPG-heavy list pretty much consists of all titles that will have gamers busy for hours with its engaging story line and outstanding gameplay. I see a number of titles I want on the list, do you?

Check out Japan’s most wanted games below:

1. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV – 853 votes
2. [PS4] Persona 5 – 734 votes
3. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake – 602 votes
4. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI – 557 votes
5. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI – 506 votes
6. [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes II – 432 votes
7. [3DS] Ace Attorney 6 – 339 votes
8. [3Ds] Pokemon Sun/Moon – 311 votes
9. [PS4] Tales of Berseria – 285 votes
10. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey V – 282 votes
11. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3 – 254 votes
12. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III – 220 votes
13. [PS4] Yakuza 6 – 178 votes
14. [PS3] Persona 5 – 170 votes
15. [WIU] The Legend of Zelda – 161 votes

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All New Details Hit For Yooka-Laylee

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A slew of new updates have surfaced regarding Yooka-Laylee and the good people over at GoNintendo broke it all down. Check out all the new details regarding the platform below. I think this game sounds pretty exciting and I am always eager to hear more. Platforming titles will always have a special place in my heart so it’s nice to see another one headed our way.

Check out the new details below:

– scale and level of detail has been greatly increased
– characters will speak in gibberish as they did in Banjo-Kazooie
– Chris Sutherland and composer Grant Kirkhope worked on this aspect
– the pair “spent a lot of time trying to figure out the timing and iterating regularly until it sounded just right.”
– Ghosts can be found in each world; one hides, another attacks you, and a more elusive spirit requires you to chase and catch it
– 200 quills scattered across the world, spread across race circuits and along vast, undulating minecart tracks
– Tokens unlock the eight multiplayer arcade games hosted by Rextro, which can be found in the main menu and support up to 4 players
– Tonics: RPG-style modifiers that also act as in-game accomplishments; ex: reduce power consumption of Yooka’s role, which could be attached to something like killing 100 enemies
– There’s a pickup which triggers a transformation exclusive to that particular world
– use a Splash Berry to feed a raincloud, which will in turn generate a waterfall that fills a dry riverbed
– this will open up new areas
– choose a Frost Berry instead, and the river will freeze over, giving you access to a harder race across a slippery surface
– you can move onto the next area once you’ve collected enough Pagies
– you can also spend them on expanding the environment
– for example, spend Pagies on a towering monument that dwarfs what was there before
– this will also open up activities that are more difficult platforming sections
– Regain health by collecting butterflies
– Refill the power meter by eating butterflies
– New Game+ mode will be included where all moves are unlocked from the beginning
– Spend Quills to extend Yooka and Laylee’s move sets; ex: sonar shot for Laylee which fires translucent waves and triggers invisible platforms to reach a previously inaccessible temple area
– When you unlock a new world, Trowzer will give you a new power as a way of thanking you for letting him expand his business
– Challenges won’t be repeated across the different worlds; the team wants to constantly surprise players
– The challenge ramps up in the second world, which has a wintry theme

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