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Bayonetta 2 (Wii U Exclusive) – All Trailers Released So Far [Including Today’s Nintendo Direct Clips]

Bayonetta 2 Wii U Exclusive

Today Nintendo held a new Nintendo Direct series with the following trailers and gameplay included. Check it out for yourself. Be sure to allow the playlist to show all videos past, future, and present of Bayonetta 2 which is exclusive for Nintendo Wii U.

Nintendo Direct Trailer of Bayonetta 2.

Genre(s): Action, hack and slash
Platform(s): Wii U
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Developer(s): PlatinumGames
Release Date (NA): October 24th, 2014

1001 Spikes Review

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1001 Spikes is a 2D platforming adventure title in the style of older NES titles such as Mega Man, Super Mario and particularly draws a large influence from Spelunker. The Wii U version of the title features off-screen play and controls very well on the GamePad as well as the Pro Controller. This title is a sidescroller, that while difficult at times, has a very responsive and refreshing control scheme and style. You advance through stages while collecting loot and dodging enemies with a one hit death style. The game limits you to 1001 lives throughout the entire game, which at first seems like a lot but as you advance can dwindle fast if you aren’t careful. The game also features a multiplayer mode that is stylized like Mario Bros where you battle with up to three additional players to survive and defeat foes to collect points. I had a large amount of fun with both modes of the game and despite frustration at points, I did push on and enjoyed each and every bit of the game.

One thing that’s fantastic about 1001 Spikes is that for as fast, bloody, and brutal as its gameplay becomes – it’s also predictable. This is in a good way though, meaning just like the old school games of our childhood we can replay levels over and over again until we master them. There is no random annoyances to tolerate and instead the perfectly crafted level design was trusted by the developer to be great enough for us to be satisfied with alone. And it is indeed satisfying. Traps, traps, everywhere there’s traps. Spikes come out where you didn’t even expect them to forcing you to re-think and re-forge your way through a level. The ground shifts beneath you, random flames spit out at you, and an overall feel of excitement and joy runs through your veins as you actually become an expert platformer.

In the stages of the main campaign you will often find that standing still is a sure recipe for death. At the same time, every single step and jump must be perfectly and precisely calculated to avoid death. You start off with over a thousand lives though, hence why the game got its name! The bonus modes are great too, including Tower of Nanner which is essentially a race to the top in a very vertical-oriented level designed for pain and punishment. Retrying every level from the beginning in the normal campaign of the game is very excellent, but in this mode you are allowed to pick up where you left off. You can also unlock characters such as the Bit.Trip Runner cast. And I swear the visual look of the game paired with its precise controls makes it feel like I’m controlling some sort of alternative reality taking place in another dimension for my own amusement.

Final Verdict:

Stylized like the games it tries to emulate, 1001 Spikes plays on the vintage-new style of 8 bit graphics and music which may push newer gamers away but aims to the nostalgic crowd. I fell for its charming music and art style due to the memories of a tube television in a dim basement playing my NES and SNES. The Nintendo 3DS version of this game features the base 1001 Spikes story as well as additional campaigns and a multiplayer mode. This means the player has more to do once the game itself is done. As well as the additional campaigns, there are many collectibles in the base game. If you own a Nintendo 3DS then you certainly shouldn’t want to miss out on this. With graphics that could have made the Virtual Boy actually move units (if it had color), this is a great gameplay experience and earned every point of its final score in spiked blood.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 8.8 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Game

Developer: 8bits Fanatics

Publisher: Nicalis, Inc.

Available On: PS4 | XO | Wii U | 3DS | PC | Mac OS X | Linux

Played On: Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.

Mighty No. 9 (PS4 / XO / PC / PS3 / 360 / Vita / 3DS) – Inafune Draws Humanoid Robot Enemy [Japan] Comcept #GameDev

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In the following video, Keiji Inafune (creator of Mega Man franchise) draws a Humanoid Robot Enemy for the upcoming video game Mighty No. 9 which was Kickstarted by Inafune and the video game community and will launch some time during April 2015 on the PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) via Steam, Sony PS4, Sony PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS platforms.

For those who might be wondering how Inafune is able to make a game so similar to his original creation, the Mega Man series, Capcom has granted this to Inafune as a gesture of appreciation for his work at Capcom over the years and a respect for his talent creating the Mega Man franchise in the first place, which has helped make Capcom what it is today. Mighty No. 9 is essentially an indie game by Comcept and Mega Man will remain an IP owned by Capcom, but there’s just something nice about the two finding room to co-exist and grow together in the video games industry.

[Some Info Sourced: Comcept via Siliconera]

Cult County (PS4 / PC / Xbox ONE / Wii U / PS3 / Vita) Kickstarter Launched w/ Best Pitch Video Ever

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The video for Cult County begins with Art Director and Co-Founder of Renegade Kid in a barn finding out he can’t make a third Dementium game due to license agreements of yester-year. The minds behind Dementium did go on from this to create Renegade Kid which has brought us such titles as Mutant Mudds Deluxe (our review here), as well as Treasurenauts arriving May 2014. Jools Watsham joins in to explain this and a number of other details regarding the vision for this new title Cult County which will serve as a spiritual successor to the Dementium series (though completely brand new) and has been described by its creators as a game that focuses on horror, loneliness, and our worst fears.

If funded, this game will potentially arrive on PlayStation 4, Windows PC (on Steam), Xbox ONE, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. A full documentary of the making of Cult County as well as a version on Xbox 360 could be possible too if certain Stretch Goals are met. Renegade Kid has also brought some social relevance under our noses as well by nodding to the Oculus / FB Buyout recently and seemingly promising that Cult County will remain the property of Renegade Kid so that they can avoid what happened with Dementium (or sub-consciously you might have thought about what people think could happen to Oculus after that buyout).

This is a great game from a very experienced set of developers and is very much well deserving of funding. Those who back the game have a various list of choices regarding donation amount and reward / compensation including copies of the game (so you could think of it as a pre-order), and since this is taking place on Kickstarter none of the money will change hands until Cult County’s goal has been met completely.

Help Fund This Game On Kickstarter Now

iRGN Episode #5 – Go To Hell Dave, Modern Warfare 4 Needs Couch Co-Op

iRGN Episode 5 - Go To Hell Dave

In this episode of the iRGN Nex Gen Podcast we welcome Special Guest Alex Byrom from Falchion Games who opens up the show discussing their upcoming point and click adventure title (which is now greenlit on Steam) called Go To Hell Dave. Our newest contributor Nestor also jumps on with myself and Deputy Editor Tristan Werbe taking on the Hosting duties as we venture through industry topics spanning everything from the fate of our favorite genres, the possibility of Steam marketing itself to the console gaming crowd, Amazon entering the gaming business, and much more.

Below is a list of some of the topics we touched upon during this very lengthy, but very in-depth show.

– Go To Hell Dave the upcoming point and click adventure game for Steam by Falchion Games

– Nintendo Talk (NES Remix 2, Super Smash Bros. Wii U Characters, Monolith X Gameplay Analysis)

– Split Screen Co-Op : We Miss It!

– The Order 1886 = No Multiplayer, 30 Frames Per Second

– Infamous: Second Son Multiplayer Possibilities, or Impossibility?

– Amazon Entering Game Biz by Buying Double Helix Games, What’s Next?

– COD Discussion (MW4, Black Ops 3, 7 Dev Studios, 3 Years Per Game)

– The Fate of the FPS Genre and Why We Won’t Let It Go…