Epic Mickey and Metal Gear Solid 3DS Dated
Two highly anticipated titles for Nintendo systems received official release dates today. First, Epic Mickey for the Wii has been announced to hit store shelves on November 30th in North America, November 25th in Europe and November 26th in the United Kingdom. Epic Mickey is a 3D platformer being developed by Disney Interactive’s Junction Point Studios, led by the legendary game designer, Warren Spector. Epic Mickey is set to recast Disney’s Mickey Mouse as a mischievous mouse who encounters troubles when he is sucked into the land of forgotten cartoons.
The other highly anticipated title is Metal Gear Solid 3DS, which was officially announced to be released sometime in 2011 by the series director Hideo Kojima at the Tokyo Game Show. The game is a port of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater but is being made for Nintendo’s upcoming handheld, the 3DS.
Nintendo Aware of Metroid: Other M Glitch
A Nintendo customer support representative stated that the company is aware of a bug in the recently released Metroid: Other M which can cause the player to get stuck in a later part of the game and prevent him or her from finishing the game on that loaded file. The representative also stated that there is currently no alternative solution available other than simply starting the game from an old saved file or restarting the game altogether. There is some speculation that Nintendo could release a patch, possibly through firmware, but most consider this to be unlikely. This episode is reminiscent of another game-ending glitch in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in which a player could get stuck if he or she saved the game in a certain room.
Toys ‘R’ Us Enters Used Games Sales
The success of Gamestop in the used games businesses has sparked interest among many retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy who also want to compete and take some share of the profits. The biggest hurdle has been to accumulate a mass of used games so in the past few months, many retailers have been buying used games from customers in hopes of being able to launch a used games service. The latest company that has crossed this threshold is Toys ‘R’ Us. Used games will be available in 500 out of Toys ‘R’ Us’s 850 stores. Toys ‘R’ Us’s move follows many others such as Best Buy as this has been a significant shift in the retail industry. This trend will likely bring Gamestop significant competition and perhaps more value for the consumer.