The Sims 4 had very large shoes to create, design, and fill. The series has improved with each iteration, spanned countless expansions, and staved off changes that altered the core of the game. Until now. As a game outside of the Sims franchise, Sims 4 would be a pretty good game. It’s basic, and it holds true to many of the tenets that modern gaming stands and sells by. But as a next step in the beloved franchise, it deserves a fair amount of criticism.
Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, reveals today a new trailer for their upcoming farming-RPG Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley! Launching exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS on November 4th, 2014, anticipation has been rising for this blend of classic Harvest Moon gameplay and innovative new mechanics. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and retails for $29.99.
“Festivals have always been an integral part of the Harvest Moon experience,” said Taka Maekawa, Producer of Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley. “We’ve taken fan-favorite festivals and combined them with new festivals! It makes for an exciting experience in The Lost Valley!”
Prior to the November 4th launch, Natsume has been slowly teasing oodles of information about gameplay, marriage candidates, crops, animals, and more – and now reveals festivals for the first time in a new launch trailer! Included in The Lost Valley will be a number of festivals, including the classic Horse Race and the new Egg Hunt!
The new trailer also reveals numerous small teasers that players will need to watch closely for, including romantic encounters, marriage, children, cows, sheep, and chickens, the mysterious Harvest God and Goddess, and even the King of the Underworld!
Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Launch Trailer:
Fans can pre-order the game now both in stores and online at GameStop and EBGames (Canada) and on the Natsume store to receive an adorable pre-order dog plushie! Modeled after the dog players can have as a pet in-game, this cute plushie continues the longstanding tradition of Harvest Moon cuddly collectables. Also available for pre-order is the Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Collector’s Edition! Featuring a premium-size rabbit plushie, one of the wild animals within the Lost Valley, the rabbit is part of a full set of premium plushies created by Multiverse Studio, Inc. and is available exclusively via the Natsume Online Store.
2K today released the official TV spot for WWE 2K15, which made its debut during last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. WWE 2K15 cover Superstar John Cena narrates the spot by reciting Dylan Thomas’ stirring poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night,” as WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, along with Cena and WWE Superstars Bray Wyatt, Cesaro and Roman Reigns, reflect privately, conduct workout regimens and make their way to the ring. The spot is also complemented by WWE 2K15 gameplay footage.
WWE 2K15 TV Spot with John Cena Video:
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally. In addition, releases for the PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One are currently scheduled for release on November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21, 2014 internationally. Fans who pre-order WWE 2K15 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Sting characters at no extra cost on launch day.
Today, Ubisoft announced Just Dance 2015, the sixth game in the best-selling Just Dance franchise, is now available in North, Central and South America for all motion control gaming platforms, including Wii U system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Just Dance 2015 is rated E10+ (Everyone 10+) and will be available at retail locations and online at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price between $39.99 and $49.99, depending on platform. The game will launch October 23 in EMEA territories (October 24 in the UK).
Just Dance 2014 Launch Trailer:
“Over the past six years, Just Dance has become the best-selling music game franchise of all time with over 50 million units sold to date,” said Lucile Bousquet, senior director of marketing and communications at Ubisoft Entertainment – Canada. “This year with Just Dance 2015 we’re featuring more top Billboard artists than ever before and we’ve worked to develop new game features that bring the community – our fans – into the game in innovative and interactive ways.”
Just Dance 2015 not only features over 40 tracks, but fans will also be able to download the track “Break Free” by Ariana Grande Ft. Zedd for free, starting on October 21.
For the latest information on Just Dance 2015 please visit justdancegame.com.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes – 2.0 Edition Review – Xbox 360 (Also on PlayStation 3, 4, Wii U, Windows PC and Xbox One)
Avalanche Software has brought us a new look at the toys-to-life genre with Disney Infinity. They took a similar approach as Activision’s Skylanders by throwing in some very well known Disney characters but decided to take it a step further and introduce Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). As a long time Marvel comics fan, I really had high expectations for this game and maybe they were a little too high. As I do like the toy interaction of the game and the figurines, the game play could have been much better.
The whole setup itself is really well built and does not take up a lot of room. The base is not as bulky and the Skylander game so if you have limited space, it works. The figurines are well built but really cartoony to match the game itself. The starter pack comes with IronMan, Thor and Black Widow. If you want any of the other characters you have to buy them separately. Those include the rest of the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spiderman play sets. Yes, that makes this game a little expensive to play and rough on any parent’s pocketbook.
Activision has released new screenshots for the upcoming Torn Banner Studios’ Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.
Supporting up to 12-players for online battles, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare takes heart-pounding combat to realistic depths, featuring accurate and responsive controls that any Knight, Vanguard, Man-at-Arms or Archer will appreciate. Choose to fit and arm warriors with over 60 genuine weapon options, including customizable armor, axes, maces, swords, shields, bows, javelins and more. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will also host various solo and team modes like Free-for-All, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and Team Objective.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare will be available for $14.99 on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation®3 on December 2 and the Xbox Live Games Store for Xbox 360 on December 3. This product is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. For more information, visit http://www.tornbanner.com/chivalry/
At this year’s New York Comic Con, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed that Conan O’Brien, Stephen Amell and Kevin Smith joined the incredible cast of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Now you can see all three stars in a brand new trailer that takes you behind the scenes of this year’s ultimate superhero adventure for the entire family.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has new screenshots of the newly announced characters including Arrow, Conan, Condiment King, Deathstroke, Music Meister, Polka Dot Man, Green Loontern, Man Bat, Deadshot, and many more, including world-renowned comic book artist and Co-Publisher of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Trailer:
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Screenshots:
Ubisoft has released a new Far Cry 4 trailer: An introduction to the Lowlands of Kyrat. This video focuses on the large variety of flora, fauna, vehicles, weapons and characters that you’ll find in this specific region of Kyrat. From demon fish and honey badgers, to hovercrafts and buzzers, there’s always something in the lowlands of Kyrat that will keep you moving.
For more information on Far Cry 4, please visit farcrygame.com.