Monthly Archives: July 2017

News: Metroid: Samus Returns has exclusive content which needs four Amiibo to unlock

Metroid Samus Returns logo

Nintendo has confirmed that Metroid: Samus Returns has loads of cool extras that you can unlock, provided you buy the four Metroid-themed Amiibo they’re selling. Yes, to unlock the newly added features, you’ll need to fork out at least £48 to gain access. 

Metroid: Samus Returns is a 3DS remake of Metroid 2, and will launch with two new Metroid Amiibo figures, one of Samus and one of a Metroid. You can also use the two existing Smash Bros. Amiibo for Samus and Zero Suit Samus, if you can even find them at a reasonable price point anymore. They’re currently £10.99 each on the UK Nintendo store, but if you want the newer Amiibo then good luck, as they’re already sold out. Time to trade those organs you don’t really use.

The content the four Amiibo provide is division into bonuses for use in-videogame and extras that can be unlocked after beating the videogame once over. The Samus Aran Amiibo will grant you an extra energy tank as a bonus and Metroid 2 art gallery when you complete the videogame. The Metroid Amiibo will reveal every Metroid on the map, unlock the Fusion difficulty mode and also unlocks a Metroid Fusion skin when completing the videogame. The Super Smash Bros. Samus Amiibo gives the user an extra missile tank in-videogame and unlocks the Samus Returns concept art gallery on completion of the videogame. Finally the Super Smash Bros. Zero Suit Samus Amiibo gives the user (another) extra missile tank in-videogame and unlocks the Samus Returns BGM jukebox mode when the user completes the videogame.

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News: Capcom says it’s ‘starting to prepare’ more games for Nintendo Switch

Antevisao Ultra Street Fighter Switch

Capcom is pretty chuffed with the sales success of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on Nintendo Switch, which it’s said performed ahead of expectations. Consequently, the Japanese publisher has said that it’s currently ‘starting to prepare’ more Switch versions of its videogames, because obviously it likes money.

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Takashi Mochizuki reported that the £35 port of Street Fighter II had sold over 450,000 copies during the first financial quarter. In it’s official earnings report, the company says that the videogame ‘made an excellent start and proved to be a smash hit’. I would personally take the ‘s’ from smash and move it before the hit, which is an accurate description of how I play Street Fighter.

Due to the videogames unexpected sales, a clearly pleased Capcom is currently looking at making more Switch videogames. It’s unclear if these Switch videogames will be ports of older videogames, ports of current gen titles, or completely new videogames. But I’m sure that if there’s a hunger for Capcom titles, it’ll only be too happy to oblige.  

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News: ‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ owns July with 4 out of 5 weeks at no. 1 in UK chart

Crash bandicoot

Activision Blizzard’s Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is showing no signs of letting up in the UK charts. Having reclaimed its number one spot last week, Crash Bandicoot has currently spent the longest period of any PlayStation 4 exclusive title at the top of the UK charts. That’s nothing to be scoffed at, especially considering the next best videogame in the category is The Last of Us. Nintendo Switch title Splatoon 2 remains at number two, with GTA V at number three refusing to budge an inch. Surely everyone has a copy currently?

Bethesda has been the beneficiary of multiple retailer promotions, and Fallout 4 Boston continues its rise up the charts, moving from ninth to fourth. In fifth and sixth, Doom and Dishonoured both leap back into the top 10, Doom no doubt boosted by the recent free weekend promotions on all formats, the free DLC and the reduced price point. New entrant at number seven is the 3DS title Miitopia, followed by Alternative’s Rugby League Live 4.

FIFA continues it slow slide down the charts to number nine, which is crazy when you consider the videogame sales had increased by 42% from the previous week. Ubisoft’s Bolivian-set tactical-shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands re-enters the top ten, thanks to retailer price reductions, and people’s fondness for shooting things.

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News: Final Fantasy XV Regalia is coming to Forza Horizon 3

Final Fantasy XV Regalia Forza Horizon 3

Micro$oft and Square Enix have announced that FinalFantasy XV’s iconic car, the Regalia, driven by Noctis and his posse, will be coming to Forza Horizon 3 on August 1. The news was announced alongside a first look at the car in action. The Regalia is a bit of a beast,  having a 7.2 litre supercharged V12 with a maximum of 536 horsepower.

The Regalia will be made available to everyone who has played Forza Horizon 3 or FinalFantasy XV by August 1. For Forza Horizon 3 players, the Regalia will be sent to all players and will be redeemed through the in-videogame messaging system. FFXV players will receive a code to redeem the car in Forza Horizon 3 through the XBox Live messaging system. This is a cool little crossover for fans of FinalFantasy and of the Forza series’ of videogames.

For more information, head on over to the Forza Motorsport website. Players must have FinalFantasy XV or Forza Horizon 3 installed on XBox One by August 1 to take advantage of this offer.

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News: Crackdown 3’s Terry Crews has no time for Twitter fools

Crackdown 3 Crews

 Crackdown 3’s latest unveiling of Terry Crews seems to have struck a chord with some people. Twitter user @a_toxic_penguin found themselves on the end of a blunt retort from the much-loved actor after making a comment that nobody would care about Crackdown 3 if it wasn’t for Terry Crews being attached to the project.

Following Crews’ response, Micro$oft marketing head Aaron Greenberg and the official Crackdown 3 Twitter even posted gifs in support of Crews’s reaction.

After Crews’ retweet the user changed their profile to the say, ‘Please buy crackdown 3, Terry Crews will haunt me if you don’t’. Following the  exchange with Crews, the contrite Penguin did say they’re looking forward to the videogame, but Crews’s involvement had increased the videogame’s appeal.

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