Hyrule Warriors who are looking for a test of skills that goes beyond the game’s Adventure Mode will be glad to hear that, as reported by Nintendo World Report, developer Koei Tecmo will be releasing a day-one patch that adds Challenge Mode to the game when it releases in North America on September 26.
So just what is Challenge Mode? According to members of a Nintendo Treehouse stream made earlier this week, it’s basically “Adventure Mode on steroids.” So … it’s tougher and angrier, but also has some acne problems and premature balding? Whatever you say, Nintendo.
While Nintendo has its 3DS and Sony has its PlayStation Vita to please gamers on the go, Microsoft stands alone as the only major competitor in the modern games industry without a portable device dedicated to gaming. And well, for modder Ed Zarick, that just won’t do. Behold: The Xbook One.
Combining the innards of an Xbox One with a 22-inch screen from a Vizio television and custom 3D printed parts, Zarick has turned Microsoft’s newest home console into a portable device for mobile gaming. Well … kind of.
In a special Smash Bros. Direct earlier this year Masahiro Sakurai announced a feature that made as gaze skywards to praise the divine idea — moderating in online play. If players are constantly rage-quitting, playing with an awful connection, targeting a particular player or being naughty in any other way the game will dish out punishments, including temporary bans. A sound concept.. what could go wrong?
Bizarrely, it seems it is going a bit wrong with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. It’s being reported that in the For Glory mode — in which items are disabled and purists will no doubt gather — those using Peach are being caught out for using Peach’s down-special, in which she picks up and hurls a Turnip.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is currently being enjoyed by many in Japan, while some Club Nintendo members in the West have also had an opportunity to put the demo through its paces over the past few days. It seems that fast paced brawling may not suit the 3DS as well as previously thought, however.
As you can see in the images above and below, gamers have been hitting up forums in Japan, particularly, to show how the rigours of Smash Bros. have damaged their Circle Pads. In some cases the whole pad comes apart, while on most occasions the rubber top comes off and leaves a semi-functional analogue controller underneath — plenty of pictures are of the standard model, though the XL has featured too. Problems with the Circle Pad have been reported in the past, but the impression seems to be that the new brawler has made the problem worse and more widespread.
Destiny players: engrams may decrypt as class-specific items inappropriate to your character. Even when you buy them from the Cryptarch.
Destiny veterans are probably already aware of this but it’s worth a PSA anyway: you don’t want to spend all your rare currency on engrams. It’s much safer to buy gear from the Vanguards, Crucible vendors or Xur.
Mass Effect, one of my favourite franchises, is the topic of the latest Did You Know Gaming.
Mass Effect’s secrets are laid bare in the video above, the latest in the endlessly fascinating Did You Know Gaming series.
Destiny has a hell of a legacy to live up to, and it looks like Bungie may have snuck in a few cheeky references to its previous work.
Destiny is published by Activision, and Halo is the property of Microsoft, so Bungie can’t make overt references to it, even if that wouldn’t spoil the atmosphere a little bit.
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition will be available next month.
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers 20th Anniversary Edition is a remake of the classic Jane Jensen adventure coming to Mac and PC.