Classic Controller Pro Bundled with Xenoblade Chronicles
Gamers who are eagerly awaiting Xenoblade’s upcoming Nintendo release who haven’t picked up a Classic Controller Pro now have a chance to pick both up in one fell swoop.
The bundle, which includes the game and a black Classic Controller Pro, is currently only available for preorder on Nintendo’s online store for $64.99, meaning perspective buyers have the chance to save $5.
Source: Nintendo Online Store
Epic Mickey 2 Officially Unveiled
Originally rumored to be coming out for 3DS, Disney has announced Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Wii, 360, and PS3.
Aside from being added to the libraries of HD consoles, Epic Mickey 2 will play host to plenty of other new features. Oswald the Rabbit will join Mickey as a playable character for co-op adventuring, and this time around every character and line of dialogue will be voiced. And when talking isn’t enough, there will be singing, because Warren Spector has admitted to be quite the fan of Disney musicals.
Like the original, Epic Mickey 2 will take place in the fictional collection of long forgotten Disney rides, parks, and properties, known as the Wasteland. This time around, Mickey will visit some new areas, such as Frontierland, as well as some familiar territory that has been reshaped by recent disasters.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is scheduled to be released this fall.
Source: Associated Press
Pokémon + Nobunaga Finds Surprising Audience
The Pokémon franchise has long been the darling of millions of young gamers around the world, but Japan’s latest spin-off, Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition for Nintendo DS, has met with uncharacteristically slow sales.
The game intermixes Pokémon into historical strategy by pairing the titular creatures with leading figures from Japan’s warring states period. However, it appears that younger gamers aren’t that interested this marriage because the game has defied Pokémon tradition by not flying off store shelves. Instead of youngsters crowding the aisles, stores are reporting that older gamers, adults and college students, have been their primary buyers.
Regardless of this new audience, sales are still slow and retailers are expecting smaller shipments going forward.