As Britt announced last week in his marathon wrap-up, we’ve announced that our Resident Evil Marathon in October will be raising money for Direct Relief International! Direct Relief is a fantastic organization, and we’re really looking forward to working with them again for this event.
Additionally, we’re SO EXCITED to announce that Capcom has agreed to work with us for this marathon for both prizes and promotion. Capcom has always been very good to us when we’ve needed them, and we’re thrilled to be working so closely with them again.
Our Resident Evil Marathon is shaping up to be something special, and we can’t wait for October 13 (Friday the 13th!) to get here!
Check out the reveal trailer for the marathon below, and we’ll see you soon! Follow us on Twitter @TheSpeedGamers for all of the updates on the marathon as we get them, and be sure to check out our Twitch page at http://twitch.tv/thespeedgamers to see us hosting some of our marathon attendees as they practice their games! You can also see stream updates (and chat with us!) on our Discord at http://discord.gg/thespeedgamers!
Thank you all for your support of our recent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Marathon! We raised exactly $2,000 for buildOn.org, which brings our total for the charity to $11,226.14!
Here’s our retrospective for the BOTW Marathon:
Up next will be our big summer event: TSG’s Final Fantasy Marathon 2017! The event will take place July 14 -19, so mark your calendars! We’ll be posting more details about this marathon over the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out this teaser for the event:
I know there’s been a lot of Xenoblade Chronicles posts over the last few days, but I need to make a correction. There was a mistranslation with the french website Nintendo-Master that Xenoblade Chronicles was pushed into 2012. But now we’re hearing that isn’t the case, as multiple sites confirm that the title is still launching this year. The title will go on sale September 2nd. The title will launch alongside a limited edition version that includes a red classic controller pro that matches the color of the blade the main character uses in the title.
While we’re here, there’s some more Xenoblade Chronicles info going around. After the huge explosion that was Operation Rainfall, IGN is claiming that Nintendo of America is readying a statement regarding Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, which is set to hit either tonight or tomorrow. What that statement holds is unknown.
Also, some European footage of Xenoblade Chronicles has come out, showcasing some of the voice work for the game. Being localized in the UK, all the voices demoed have British accents. You can find the footage after the jump.
We’ve heard quite a few developers backing the Wii U. But Ubisoft is already knee deep into the system, producing their very own exclusive title, Killer Freaks from Outer Space.
The title is a first person shooter from Ubisoft with tongue-cheek-humor and a load of aliens called “Freaks,” who kind of look like demented Rabbids. Players mow through packs of Freaks using the Wii U controller in single player. You can aim using the gyro sensor. Ubisoft believes it will add a new level of precision combining both of the analog sliders and the gyro controls.
Right now the title includes four player co-op, which according to GoNintendo, is online. The title also features local competitive multiplayer. One player uses a classic controller to play on the TV screen while the other player uses the Wii U controller and its screen. The Wii U player has a map where he can spawn enemies and attempt to kill the player.
What makes this title stand out, aside from looking to be just plain weird overall, is that there are actually screens of it running on the Wii U hardware, which you can find after the jump. Keep in mind these are early screenshots, so some things may not be as pretty as you’d expect yet. There’s also a live-action/CG trailer after the jump.
E3 is only a couple weeks away, but Microsoft is already rolling out a Gears of War 3 trailer. As with the last two Gears of War titles, the third entry features manly men doing manly things, like shooting things with guns and chainsawing things with chainsaws. This time around there is even a manly woman doing manly things.
Aside from Forza 4, this is the only title Microsoft has announced in their pipeline for 2011. We’re bound to see both more of Gears of War 3 and new titles on June 6th, when Microsoft holds their E3 press conference.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has more than just a new coat of paint on it. There will be all new features that will be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version. Features like motion controls for camera control, touch screen controls for items, and even Nintendo’s Super Guide feature. The latter two features you can see in the trailer after the jump.
The Super Guide has players crawling into the mouth of Sheikah Stones where they will “receive a vision of the future.” This video will help player solve puzzles, like how to access the Shadow Temple as the trailer demonstrates. We also get a quick look at the touch-screen controls for the title. It’s a little funny they specifically show that iron boots are now an item, not a piece of equipment. Either way, the Water Temple will be a lot less tedious now.
With Ocarina of Time 3D launching this month, it can be easy to forget there is another big June release coming on Nintendo 3DS – Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D!
This trailer introduces all the characters that you’ll be able to mow down enemy swarms with, including Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Rebecca Chambers, Barry Burton, and more!
Mercenaries 3D will not have a story mode and is entirely based on different gameplay modes and scoring points. Those wanting to get their hands on a more story driven Resident Evil may still want to check out Mercenaries 3D. The title ships with a free demo of Resident Evil: Revelations, Capcom’s full blown Resident Evil 3DS title scheduled for 2012.
A trailer for the newest remake of the Legend of Zelda series is here, and it sure does deliver. Showing tons and tons of game play in many different aspects of the game itself. This two-minute delight will surely please those who love and enjoy the series.
With the release date around the corner more trailers may surface. Hold on to your seats and enjoy the ride… After the jump.
After a semi-boring teaser trailer, we actually get a full reveal trailer! As you can see, it is indeed Call of Duty. It is also indeed modern and warfare for the third time. After the jump you can see the trailer. As we heard with the previous leak, much of it takes place in cities around the world within the United States and Europe. But otherwise, it looks like Call of Duty.
The trend for the last couple of years is to have an actual full gameplay video at E3, generally during Microsoft’s conference. So unless Activision is pulling out something early, we should be seeing more then.
For years, details have been slim on Square-Enix’s long overdue PSP Final Fantasy title, Final Fantasy Type-0. More and more details and footage has been sliding out over time, but Square-Enix released a full twenty minutes of Type-0 gameplay through a live stream event on the Japanese video service, Niconico douga.
After the jump you’ll see everything from the real time combat system, cutscenes, over world and a rocket powered airship.