Mar 20, 2013 - 12:16 PM - by Maura
Slowly, but surely, the Wii U is getting some fantastic games for serious gamers, with surely one of the most eagerly awaited of all being Capcom’s Resident Evil Revelations. With this in mind, Capcom has just released some more exciting details about the forthcoming game, prior to it making an appearance at PAX EAST this coming weekend in the Capcom booth (#948). For starters, we have the news that Resident Evil newbie, Rachel, who made her series debut in the 3DS version of Resident Evil Revelations, will be joining Hunk as a brand new playable character in the game’s Raid Mode. PAX EAST visitors will get the chance to play as either character this weekend, and we have a brand new picture of Rachel in the game for you at the top of this post. Also released this week are details of two new enemies, namely the Wall Blister, and another new creature that makes its debut in Raid Mode when the player reaches a certain level.
Capcom has also released some Wii U-specific details, revealing that there will be three different styles of play unique to Nintendo’s new console. Firstly players will be able to use the GamePad screen to quickly access their map and weapons, or, secondly, if they like, they can use the Wii U pro controller, instead of the GamePad. Thirdly, they can also play solely on the GamePad, via Off TV play.
Capcom has also revealed more about the Wii U version’s Miiverse feature, which offers further exclusives for Wii U owners, such as the ability to post a dying message on the Game Over screen for other players around the world. The Creatures Voice function is another feature that sounds a lot of fun, whereby players can taunt their friends by personalizing the thoughts of enemies in Raid Mode.
And if all that new information has whetted your appetite for survival horror goodness on your Wii U, then you’ve only got a couple more months to wait, as Resident Evil Revelations will be released on Wii U in North America on May 21, and Europe on May 24.
Mar 04, 2013 - 1:55 PM - by Maura
Fantastic news today for Wii U owners and Assassinís Creed fans, with Ubisoft announcing details of Assassinís Creed IV: Black Flag, for all main consoles, including the Wii U. The game has been in development for two years, with the veteran Assassinís Creed team at Ubisoft Montreal at the helm, as well as Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia.
Assassinís Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a British man who becomes a pirate, just as the war between the major Empires is ending. Edward is a fierce pirate and an expert fighter with lots of experience, whoís curiosity and sense of derring-do soon leads him to become entangled in the war between the Assassinís and the Templars. The storyline takes place at the beginning of the 18th Century, and features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane. Ubisoft says that gameplay will be based around the seriesí proven model, with a vast open world, and more than 50 navigable locations. The acclaimed multiplayer experience is also back and bigger than ever. Sounds, and looks, amazing!
ďWith the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassinís Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,Ē said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. ďAssassinís Creed IV Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.Ē
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