Monthly Archives: September 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Sneak Peek

day of the doctor - daleksThe BBC have released the above image from behind the scenes of ‘The Day of The Doctor’, the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, revealing the involvement of the Daleks in the episode. Alongside the image it was announced that two ‘stings’ for the episode will air on BBC One tonight, before and after the new fantasy series Atlantis, which starts at 8.25pm. These stings will reveal the new ident for the episode as well as a twitter hashtag.

A trailer for the episode is also in the works which the BBC promises will be released ‘soon’ as the hype machine swings into full gear approaching the episode’s air date on 23 November.


Sonic Lost World TGS Trailer

At this week’s Tokyo Game Show Sega unveiled a new trailer for it’s forthcoming game, Sonic Lost World. The fairly lengthy trailer gives us a good look at both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game.

The game is set for release exclusively on Nintendo platforms in October 2013.

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Anime Trailer

Platinum Games’ Bayonetta is receiving an anime adaptation courtesy of Gonzo animation studio, who have also worked on Hellsing and Final Fantasy Unlimited. The movie will be released for a limited time in Japanese theaters on November 23 but it is as yet unknown when it will be available in the west. Check out the trailer above and view the official site (in Japanese) here.

The next game in the Bayonetta series is set to be released exclusively on Wii U next year.

Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate Half Price Until Sunday

Half-price hunting!

Half-price hunting!

As part of today’s regular Nintendo eshop update Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate has been reduced in price on both Wii U and 3DS. The offer is available in Europe and North America but will only run for an extremely short time, ending on September 22nd so you need to hurry if you want to get the game cheap. At the discounted price the Wii U version costs $29.99/€29.99/£24.99 and the 3DS version is priced at $19.99/€19.99/£17.99.

It is yet to be confirmed if the next iteration of the franchise, Monster Hunter 4, will be headed to western shores.

Ex Nintendo President, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Dies Aged 85



Hiroshi Yamauchi, the third President of Nintendo, has sadly passed away today at the age of 85.  Yamauchi first took the top position at Nintendo in 1949, when it was still a trading card company, and was instrumental in turning the company into one of the market leaders in video games worldwide. He was succeeded as Nintendo President by Satoru Iwata in 2002 but continued to work in an advisory capacity. Satoru Iwata released the following statement regarding the sad news:

The entire Nintendo group will carry on the spirit of Mr. Yamauchi by honoring, in our approach to entertainment, the sense of value he has taught us – that there is merit in doing what is different – and at the same time, by changing Nintendo in accordance with changing times.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II Trailer

This new trailer for the second series of the Mortal Kombat webseries has been released and it also reveals the release date – September 26th. It will be viewable exclusively on YouTube. The series is once again directed by Kevin Tancharoen and this time boasts a bigger budget as well as some big name stars such as Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) as Johnny Cage, Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) as Kuai Liang, as well as  the return of Cary Tagawa from the first Mortal Kombat movie as Shang Tsung.

Thor: The Dark World New Posters

malekith2Marvel Studios has released two new posters for Thor: The Dark World. The first, pictured above, unmasks the film’s villain, Malekith, who is played by Christopher Eccleston. The second image shows Thor himself (Chris Hemsworth) protecting his love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).

thorjaneThe movie will open on October 30th in the UK and November 8th in the US.


Pokemon X & Y New Details

Guess who's back?

Guess who’s back?

During today’s Pokemon Direct Nintendo revealed a rather substantial amount of new information about the latest entries in the Pokemon series. Perhaps most exciting to long-term fans of the series is the revelation that you will be able to choose one of the original starters from Pokemon Red & Blue, Bulbasaur, Charmander or Squirtle, to take with you from the outset in addition to one of the new starters, Chespin, Fennekin or Froakie. Not only that but the classic monsters will each be able to take a new form during battle with the help of a new item, the “Mega Stone”, which causes a Mega Evolution, resulting in the mega powerful Mega Blastoise, Mega Charizard or Mega Venusaur. Mega. You can view footage of these new evolutions for yourself below.

Also announced today was Pokemon Bank, a cloud-based service which will allow players to store their Pokemon online and download again at a later date for use in future games. You will be able to store up to 3,000 Pokemon this way, the only downside being a small annual charge for using the service however there will be a free trial period when the service first goes live. In conjunction with the Pokemon Bank players will be able to use a new app, the Poke Transporter, to transfer Pokemon from Black & White over to X & Y.

In one last piece of news Nintendo announced that they will be releasing two special Pokemon X & Y 3DS XL systems, they will be available in Blue and Red from September 27 in Europe and North America, that’s two weeks before the actual games release however, so they will unfortunately not come as a bundle.