NEXT SKYLANDERS TO BE TITLED “SKYLANDERS: SUPERCHARGERS”

skylanders-superchargers-listing-656x875

Don’t look now but it appears as though the next Skylanders game will be called Skylanders Superchargers. The picture above comes from a retailers database so expect the next Skylanders to be announced within the next few weeks (no doubt E3 time). The rumored title will supposedly feature vehicles which would be a first in the Skylanders series.

Yoshi’s Woolly World – Cute Amiibo Patterns Video

Here is an adorable video featuring Yoshi’s Woolly World and how the upcoming Wii U title will interact with Amiibo’s. The game looks spectacular and I love the use of Nintendo’s popular Amiibo toys. Being a big fan of last generations Kirby’s Epic Yarn, I am more than excited for Yoshi’s Woolly World and I am eagerly awaiting an official release date for the game in the US.

Check out the new Yoshi’s Woolly World Amiibo Patterns video and let me know what you think.

Nintendo Uploads New Splatoon Video Showcasing New Weapons

Nintendo has uploaded a brand new video showcasing Splatoons new weapons. The global test fire was a huge success for the game and had many gamers walking away pretty pleased with the title. The game launches on May 29th exclusively for Wii U and Nintendo has been pushing this one hard. Only time will tell if this one turns out to be a hit but we will be crossing our fingers in hopes that it is.

Enjoy.

YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD DEVS DISCUSS APPROACH TO VISUALS

TM_WiiU_YoshisWoolyWorld

Coming from an EDGE interview with Nintendo producer Takashi Tezuka and executive producer Etsunobu Ebisu from Good-Feel, these 2 developers discuss the art direction for the Wii U exclusive, Yoshi’s Woolly World. Check out the quotes below:

We’ve always felt that Yoshi deserves to have a handcrafted feel to the graphics, and we’ve strived to bring this into games like Yoshi’s Island and Yoshi’s Story. With those previous titles, it was just that – an aesthetic – and didn’t really have much influence on the gameplay itself. – Tezuka

We decided to use wool in Yoshi’s Woolly World since we felt we’d be able to provide some interesting mechanics and gameplay that we weren’t able to do in previous games. But it was also the toughest challenge we’ve faced! – Ebisu

I love the art direction for Yoshi’s Woolly World and cannot wait to play it later this year. I am praying that Nintendo decides to release this soon in the US as it is releasing in the UK next month. The vibrant colors and the textures really stand out and I can almost feel the characters popping off the screen.

DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 – A LOOK AT SOME NEW DISNEY FIGURES

Here is a look at some of the figures for Disney Infinity 3.0. Disney Infinity 3.0 may be the first title in the “Infinity” series that I may pick up as the Star Wars figures have really caught my sons eye. I have always been impressed with the way Disney has handled their “toys to life” figures and this looks like it may be a goods way to start.

Check out the figures video and let us know if you like the series.

Top 5 Titles We Can’t Wait to Hear More About At E3 2015

images

E3 is approaching my friends! The big event is almost here and we here at MVGN can’t wait. Every year we feel like a kid in a candy store just waiting to see what great games we will be playing in the coming months. With so many great titles headed to the big show, it was hard to put this list together but here it is… Our top 5 titles we can’t wait to hear more about at this year’s E3.

Rime

maxresdefault

Rime looks sublime and although that it a bit of a corny “rhyme” we can’t wait to hear more about Rime. This PS4 exclusive caught our attention when it was originally revealed and we hope Sony and the team at Tequila Works lift the curtain and do a massive reveal at this year’s show. I always loved a game that had style and substance and Rime looks like it will fit the bill. Part Zelda, part Ico, Rime is going to be something special for PS4 owners.

The Division

maxresdefault-1

Ubisoft’s latest looks insane. Although The Division won’t hit store shelves until 2016, that doesn’t mean we can’t wait to hear more about this game. The Division has become one of my most anticipated titles and with all of this development time, we think that the game is going to be something fierce. The Division will take this current generation of consoles and utilize every once of power within these machines. I truly think that this one is going to redefine the 3rd person shooter and will have many tricks up its sleeve.

Nintendo’s Surprise Title

Will Animal Crossing come to Wii U?

Will Animal Crossing come to Wii U?

There’s always that one game that Nintendo brings out that always grabs my attention and this year will be no different. Last year, Splatoon came out of nowhere and looked pretty sweet and this year we think Nintendo will have another surprise title to be released later this year. Whether it will be a new Animal Crossing for Wii U or a HD remake of a classic title (Super Mario Galaxy collection anyone), Nintendo has a plethora of old franchises that they can resurrect and will send the gaming community in a frenzy. The good people at Retro have also been very quiet so maybe that surprise title will come from them…

Rise of The Tomb Raider

Rise_of_the_Tomb_Raider_66719

I LOVED the Tomb Raider reboot….And when I say “loved” I mean, went back through the game multiple times, MADE my friends play it and explored every inch of the massive island. When the game was announced, I got those feelings of joy all over again and Rise of The Tomb Raider will no doubt be a big vocal point of Microsoft’s press conference. This will be something amazing and with Uncharted 4 not hitting until 2016, it looks like Rise of The Tomb Raider will consume most of my time when it’s released.

Uncharted 4

xibaqrqogzyp1ehizzko

Speaking of Uncharted 4, Sony’s PS4 exclusive rounds out our top 5 titles we are looking forward to for this year’s E3. Although we are a bit bummed that the game won’t hit store shelves until 2016, We are dying to hear more about the game. Uncharted 4 is going to be a main focus in Sony’s camp and I will be hanging on every word in the new trailer. I love the series and stayed up many nights playing it with a friend until we finished the entire series. It’s such a great game and we can’t wait to see what Naughty Dog brings to the table with this 4th (and final?) entry.

 

Well, there you have it my friends; my top 5 titles I can’t wait to see next month at E3 2015 (although I am SO FREAKING excited for Battleborn as well). This year is going to be an amazing show and we can’t wait to see all the quality games from the big 3.

If you had to pick your top 5 games that you want to see, what would they be?

JAPANESE HARDWARE SALES

IMG_0060.GIF

Here are the latest hardware sales from Japan. It seemed like every system took a dip in terms of sales. Check out the numbers below:

3DS – 16.355
PS4 – 11.489
PSVita – 11.124
Wii U – 6.428
PS3 – 2.964
Xbone – 148

Nothing really worth mentioning here…Just a slow sales week.