Mario Maker For Wii U Releases in September

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Nintendo has announced that Mario Maker will release this September exclusively for Wii U. Gamers will be able to create their own Mario themed levels and share them via online through Wii U. Players will also have the ability to change between 4 distinct Mario graphics for this all new Mario game.

Lucas is Headed to Super Smash Bros.

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Fresh off the new Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has announced that Lucas is indeed headed to Super Smash Bros. The popular character will also have a compatible Amiibo and will enter the fight later this year. Nintendo also announced that gamers will be able to vote for what characters they would like to see enter the fray in Smash Bros. Players are encouraged to head to the official Smash Bros. website and submit their favorite characters that they would like to see in the popular series.

New Fire Emblem For Nintendo 3DS Coming 2016

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The recently announced new entry into the Fire Emblem series will be headed to Nintendo 3DS sometime next year. Nintendo of America has confirmed that those of you who purchase the next Fire Emblem title for the Nintendo 3DS will be able to play as your own custom character and will be tasked with two unique gameplay paths, each with a different outcome.

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.