Video games: one’s escape from reality to become a hero and save the land from a dark malevolence, or weaving among banana peels, and green shells. The video game sector is a tens of billions of dollars industry spanning the globe and everything from portable consoles to powerful PCs.

Decorate houses with Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Let your stylish side flourish by sprucing up homes of villagers in Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. Not only will you be able to decorate the interior of homes, but the exterior as well.

Work with the raccoon businessman Tom Nook and his crew from the Happy Home Academy to make each house feel like a home for the animals that move into town. Select a plot of land and then choose where to place the home and outdoor ornaments and foliage; move inside to brighten it up based on the owner’s theme. In addition to working with individual residences, the school, hospital and other public buildings can be modified to make them more functional and attractive.

Collect amiibo cards of popular villagers to enlist their help and enjoy their company after a hard days work beautifying these cosy cottages.

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer goes on sale September 25th, 2015 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Source: Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes brings new cooperative play to 3DS

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Use the new totem function to stack Link in order to reach high ledges and objects!

There’s a new multi-player Zelda game coming to the Nintendo 3DS handheld. The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is a new adventure that requires teamwork from all three players to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Nintendo announced the title as part of their press conference Tuesday morning at E3.

Three colourful variations of Link (Green, Red and Blue) in the visual style found in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds must partner up to overcome obstacles and bosses of dungeons to collect items. Some items can be used to create outfits that increase specific abilities to give the advantage in trickier levels or situations. Players share Link’s hearts to encourage cooperation, and a new “totem” feature allows each player to be stacked atop another to reach high ledges or objects.

Play with friends using the local wireless connection or over the Internet. Paper replicas of Link are available for rent to help complete the quests in single player mode.

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is expected to be released in the fall of 2015.

Source: Nintendo

Square Enix shows new teaser from Kingdom Hearts III at E3

Square Enix tempted the world with amazing new footage from the still in progress Kingdom Hearts III as part of their press conference at this year’s E3.

The video revealed a new outfit for Sora, team attacks with Donald and Goofy, keyblades that can transform into projectile weapons, attacks based on Disney Parks rides — a train, pirate ship and teacups and a summon including Hercules’ winged horse Pegasus. Also included was a level from the Disney feature film Tangled, with the hidden valley sheltering the tower Rapunzel is locked away in.

Work on Kingdom Hearts III is still underway; no release date was mentioned and will be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Source: YouTube

Final Fantasy VII to be remade for PS4

Following years of rumours and speculation, Sony has finally answered the question “Will Final Fantasy VII be re-released?” And that answer is yes. Considered to be an icon in gaming, spinning off a number of prequel and sequel titles and even a movie, Square-Enix’s role-playing adventure will be remade for a release on the PlayStation 4.

At Sony’s pre-E3 2015 press conference, a short teaser toured the gritty city of Midgar, flying over the connecting highways, the busy trains that travel to the upper levels, and the dank slums that hide under the glitz and glamour of the world above. With a male voice announcing a reunion and a promise kept, the back of Cloud Strife with his Buster Sword becomes visible as the opening notes of the title’s original introduction begins. The demo finishes with a stylized rendition of the logo followed by the word “remake”.

No date for when this modernized version of Final Fantasy VII was mentioned.

Source: YouTube

Sony shows action-packed Uncharted 4 demo at E3 2015

Sony released an action-packed demo of the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for the PlayStation 4 as part of their pre-E3 2015 press conference.

Everyman Nathan Drake and his father-like mentor Victor “Sully” Sullivan are ambushed in a crowded marketplace before escalating into a destructive car-chase through the back alleyways and yards of a tropical city. While avoiding the machine gun from an armoured van, Drake and Sully engage in some hilarious banter over driving skills and adding it to their “list” of cities to avoid. In catching up to an armed convoy to save a member of his family, Drake makes a leap of faith before appearing to crash into some wooden scaffolding as the demo cuts to the game title.

The fourth in the popular action-adventure treasure-hunting series by Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is expected for release in 2016.

Source: YouTube

Roy and Ryu to appear in Super Smash Bros.

Back in April when Mewtwo was made available as downloadable content in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, fans dissecting the data discovered hidden sound files for two characters: Fire Emblem‘s Roy and Street Fighter‘s Ryu. Now, two eight-second video clips leaked to the Internet unveil Roy and Ryu as characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

Roy Ryu

Roy previously appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Nintendo GameCube in 2001 and hasn’t made appearance since. In that game, the red-headed swordsman was a clone of Marth from the same franchise, who has since been playable in subsequent Super Smash Bros. titles. To mark his return, Roy’s outfit has been upgraded, but he still wields the Sword of Seals.

Ryu is recognized the world over from the popular Street Fighter fighting game. Wearing his trademark sleeveless white dojo uniform, red headband and gloves, Ryu has been training to be a perfect addition to the Smash Bros. series. Don’t underestimate his Hadouken and Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku attacks.

Source: YouTube

Hyrule Warriors to appear on Nintendo 3DS

Link as he appears in <em>Hyrule Warriors</em>.

Link as he appears in Hyrule Warriors.

Last year, Hyrule Warriors made its debut on the Wii U. Now, the cross-over between Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise and Omega Force’s Dynasty Warriors is coming to the Nintendo 3DS.

IGN uploaded a promotional video featuring footage from the Japanese-version on the handheld console. No release date was mentioned, but more details could be forthcoming at next week’s E3.

Hyrule Warriors deviates from the existing Legend of Zelda timelines. The story of Cia, a guardian of the Triforce, becomes corrupted by the shattered spirit of Ganondorf and attempts to recover the pieces of the golden artifact. In doing so, the land of Hyrule is plunged into darkness as portals between the different dimensions open, disgorging armies of monsters. Training to become a soldier, Link joins the troops defending Hyrule castle and Princess Zelda.

Source: IGN

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne now in PlayStation Store

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is going for $5.99 in the PlayStation Store!

A little-known title in the Mega Man series is back! The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is now available for an affordable $5.99 through the North American PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PS Vita.

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne centres on Tron Bonne, the villainess of the 3D Mega Man Legends series. Working to help pay off her brother Teasel Bonne’s debt over the purchase of their airship, Tron calls upon her Servbots, the little Lego-esque robots that cater to their owner’s whims, to complete the quests and mini-games. Interacting with the Servbots increase their skills and communication in Tron’s journey to obtain money and save her brother. The games themselves are a mixture of puzzle, adventure and action sequences designed keep players on their toes.

The spin-off title from diverges from the Mega Man Legends series that was originally available on the PlayStation back in 2000.

Sources: Capcom, PlayStation Store

Could Roy return to Super Smash Bros.?

Mewtwo was released as a downloadable character, along with a game update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U today. According to Smashboards, some fans have already begun searching through the update code in hopes of finding anything interesting. Reddit user shinyquagsire23 appears to have struck gold — victory themes for a few characters not yet in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.

The victory themes are for Mewtwo (which is a given), Ryu, Roy and Lucas. Lucas has been announced as downloadable this coming June, while Roy and Ryu are interesting nonetheless. As there’s already a Roy in the game (as one of Bowser’s offspring), it’s possible that it might be the hero from Fire Emblem: The Sealed Sword while Ryu could be the one and only from Capcom’s Street Fighter series.

A video of the music files has been uploaded to YouTube.

Of course, the presence of these files doesn’t confirm anything. However, anything’s possible since Nintendo did ask fans to voice which character they want to see in the popular fighting franchise.

Sources: Smashboards, SmashWiki

Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions to tour North America, Australia

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions celebrates music spanning more than a decade from the popular Nintendo franchise.

Pokémon now joins the ranks of having its vast library of music performed live in concert. Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions brings the best of the popular video game series in orchestrated arrangements coordinated to video from the franchise.

The concerts will tour Canada, the United States, Mexico and Australia this year, followed by Europe in 2016. Additional cities and dates are possible.

So far, the confirmed list for Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions includes:

  • May 1st, 2015 8:00 pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore, MD
  • June 6th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
  • June 12th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH
  • June 13th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Blossom Music Center in Cleveland, OH
  • June 14th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY
  • June 19th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI
  • June 20th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
  • July 9th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Embarcadero Marina Park South in San Diego, CA
  • July 11th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
  • July 12th, 2015 8:00 pm at the City National Civic in San Jose, CA
  • July 18th, 2015 8:30 pm at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA
  • July 22nd, 2015 8:00 pm at the Orpheum in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • July 25th, 2015 7:30 pm at the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX
  • July 26th, 2015 2:30 pm at the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in Houston, TX
  • August 20th, 2015 8:00 pm at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ
  • August 22nd, 2015 8:00 pm at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA
  • August 28th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, ON, Canada
  • August 30th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Place Des Arts in Montreal, QB, Canada
  • September 11th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI
  • September 12th, 2015 7:30 pm at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN
  • September 15th, 2015 7:30 pm at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA
  • September 17th, 2015 7:30 pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR
  • October 23rd, 2015 8:00 pm at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico
  • October 25th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Monterrey Arena in Monterrey, Mexico
  • November 20th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • November 21st, 2015 2:00 pm at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • December 3rd, 2015 7:30 pm at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL
  • December 4th, 2015 8:00 pm at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, FL
  • January 24th, 2016 2:35 pm at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA
  • February 5th, 2016 8:00 pm at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 28th, 2015. Visit the Pokémon web site for further details and links to purchase tickets.

Source: Pokémon

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