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Nintendo announces a Zelda spin-off developed by Tecmo Koei

19 Dec

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Yesterday there was a new Nintendo Direct, and usually that means new games announcements. It was indeed, but Zelda fans were expecting the long-waited not-yet-announced new Legend Of Zelda game for the Wii U.

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We’ve been to Eurogamer Expo 2013

27 Sep

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Yes, we’ve been there yesterday, hoping for a relatively quite thursday, and indeed it was. Sure we didn’t avoid queues at all, but at least we tried some games without waiting for hours our turn.

First thing we tried was Bayonetta 2, and damn, it’s amazing! We literally can’t wait.

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Ah yes, there was a nice retro-ambulance outside promoting Surgeon Simulator 2013. We’re not really into this kind of games, but surely it catched our eyes.

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Then we tried both the upcoming Zelda games: A Link Between Words and Wind Waker HD. They are just perfect!

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We finally tried Rain on PS3 and, believe us, you really want to buy it as soon as it comes out!

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Sure we jumped in the next gen, finally trying Xbox One and queueing a bit to play at least one game: we picked Forza Motosport 5. Thoughts? Well, we really don’t know why they’re still making Gran Turismo.

What about the console? It’s huge, but the controller is awesome and the triggers vibration is really well made.

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Then we discovered this area called Indie Games Arcade, apparently sponsored by SEGA, but without any SEGA games. Probably one of the best spot of the entire expo, with dozen of indie games on various platforms.

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And inside this area we finally managed to try Tenya Wanya Teens, the latest game from Katamari Damacy creators. We talked about it here.

The game is weird and we totally loved it!

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tenya wanya teens

tenya wanya teens

tenya wanya teens

Eurogamer Expo 2013 is till running till this Sunday. If you’re in London make sure to pay it a visit. Ah yes, it’s sold out, but you still can get a couple of tickets somehow.

Not enough video games with female protagonists? Check those hacks

18 Mar

Mike Mika has a three year old daughter and they play a lot of old games together. Mike’s daughter favorite is Donkey Kong.

Some days ago, she asked him if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She’s played as Princess Toadstool in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong. The good Mike told her she couldn’t in that particular Mario game, she seemed really bummed out by that. So what else is a good father supposed to do? Mike decided to hack the ROM, replacing Mario with Pauline. He used the 2010 NES Donkey Kong ROM. He has redrawn Mario’s frames and he swapped the palettes in the ROM. He also replaced the M at the top with a P for Pauline.

Now, the little girl can play as Pauline in her unique Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition!

Here’s the DK Pauline patch for download.

This is what Mike Mika told to Wired in a recent interview:

“She was excited! But for all she knew, I just figured out how to get Pauline to work. And that was fine. I wasn’t expecting it to change her life. We played for a bit. And some more. And again later. You know what? She really did seem to enjoy the game more. For whatever reason, she was more motivated to play as Pauline than as Mario. I can’t read into that too much, because it does feel a bit like a new game to her still. So we’ll see how she does after a week with it.”

But this isn’t all folks. Inspired by Mike Mika’s hack, professional animator Kenna W. decided to hack The Legend Of Zelda, in order to make Zelda the main character!

She changed the sprites for the ROM of the decades-old, 8-bit NES game so that Princess Zelda was the hero of the story, playable through the campaign, instead of just being the titular character of the series, and obviously save the poor Link.

“I wished I had someone who could have done that for me. Then I remembered. I’m an adult now. If he could work it out, I could too,”

Enjoy you version of The Legend Of Zelda starring…Zelda!

Download this patch for The Legend Of Zelda here.

Hyrule Historia book is finally available in English

5 Feb

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We know you love The Legend Of Zelda, we also know that you probably don’t speak a single word of Japanese (you ignorant!). Anyway we got great news for you! The long-waited HYRULE HISTORIA book is finally available in a language you can actually understand: English!

We should thank Dark Horse Comics for letting our dreams come true. Unfortunately Dark Horse is an American publisher, and there’s no plan for an European release. But don’t worry, you can buy it on Amazon (or thousands of other websites), and you can also find it or at your local Forbidden Planet (we checked this morning in the London store, and they got plenty of them. Picture below).

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In case you are not understanding what we are talking about, here’s a little description about the book and the preorder trailer:

“Dark Horse Books and Nintendo® bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda™ franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!”

Ah…if you’re wondering how much it costs, here’s the price tag from the cover: $34.99 ($38.99 CAN), but you cand find it for less on the net.

We hope you’ll enjoy your reading.