Mar 182012
 

EDGE review score – 8 out of 10

- On-rails segments are lustrous
- Weapon upgrades are described as a mix between Zelda and Star Fox
- Game would look great on any platform
- Soundtrack, rich color palette, inventive third-person combat, and detailed character models are praised
- Dungeons are complex
- Combat is punishing
- Depth/accessibility, not much is compromised
- Reviewer likes how the loadouts encourage experimentation
- Although the controls are initially “lopsided”, they work very well for on-rails segments
- Blends influences easily

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 Posted by at 11:31 pm
Mar 182012
 

These tracks are due out for download on March 21st…

Final Fantasy II Dungeon (field stage)
Final Fantasy V Saigo no Tatakai (battle stage)
Final Fantasy XII East Dalmasca Desert (field stage)
Final Fantasy XIII-2: Megami no Kishi

Check out samples here or listen via the videos below

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 Posted by at 11:31 pm
Mar 182012
 

Amazon (orders ship free or ship free with a combined order of $25 or more)

Thanks, Atlus! Available again: Radiant Historia (DS, $34.99, free S&H)

3DS deals: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, $29.99, save $10.00, free S&H), Shinobi (3DS, $16.49, 59% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (3DS, $19.96, save $10.03), James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes (3DS, $15.89, 60% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Driver: Renegade (3DS, $19.99, 50% off)

Wii deals: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack (Wii, $49.99, save $20.00, free S&H), Bit.Trip Complete (Wii, $19.99, 50% off), Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii, $16.49, 67% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Phantom Brave: We Meet Again (Wii, $22.46, 44% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics (Wii, $29.99, save $20.00, free S&H), Okami (Wii, $15.90, order fulfilled by Amazon), WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011 (Wii, $16.02, 47% off, order fulfilled by Amazon)

DS deals: Bit.Trip Saga (DS, $19.57, 51% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS, $14.05, 65% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Monster Tale (DS, $10.98, 45% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Solatorobo: Red the Hunter (DS, $16.20, 54% off), Okamiden (DS, $21.18), Rhythm Heaven (DS, $8.59, 71% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals (DS, $19.90, save $10.09, order fulfilled by Amazon), Naruto Shippuden: Naruto vs. Sasuke (DS, $8.07, 73% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), De Blob 2 (DS, $9.93, 50% off), Glory of Heracles (DS, $7.43, 75% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Guilty Gear: Dust Strikers (DS, $11.89, 60% off)

Available for pre-order: The Last Story (Wii, $49.99, free S&H, available June 19th), Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available April 13th), Mario Tennis Open (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available May 20th)

Kid Icarus: Uprising Offers

Club Nintendo members: Three free Kid Icarus: Uprising AR Idol cards – selection includes Great Reaper, Drill Arm, and Palutena (rare). Free S&H included, no coins required, limited quantity, while supplies last. Free Club Nintendo membership required.

Free 3D Classics Kid Icarus downloadable game with your Kid Icarus: Uprising pre-order (3DS, available March 23rd): Best Buy ($39.99, free S&H), Gamestop ($39.99), Amazon ($39.99, free S&H, release date delivery also available)

3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory ($19.99): Nintendo.com, Gamestop (currently backordered)

Other Offers

Best Buy: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack (3DS, $39.99, save $30.00, free S&H), Disney Epic Mickey (Wii, $19.99, save $10.00, free S&H), LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (Wii, $19.99, free S&H), Skylander: Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack (Wii, $49.99, save $20.00, free S&H)

Toys R Us: Save up to $15 on select dance games – for Wii and Xbox 360; Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Starter Packs ($44.99, save $25.00) – for Wii, 3DS, and other popular systems; Asphalt (3DS, $9.99, save $10.00, free S&H), Tekken 3D Prime Edition (3DS, $29.99, save $10.00), Dreamworks Superstar Kartz (3DS, $19.99, save $10.00)

Toys R Us, online only: Buy 1, Get 1 50% off select video games – for Wii, DS, 3DS and other popular systems; Free select 3DS game and free Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS case with 3DS base system or 3DS system/game bundle purchase; Free S&H on select 3DS games and systems

Walmart: 3 Nintendo 3DS games for $30, 2 Nintendo Wii games for $30, 2 Nintendo DS games for $30, 4 Nintendo DS games for $20, 4 Nintendo Wii games for $20; Black Wii system with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Galaxy soundtrack, Just Dance 2, and Just Dance 3 bundle ($169.00); Free game and game case with 3DS base system purchase ($169.00) – game selection includes Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars, Rabbids in Time 3D, and more. Systems available in Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Pearl Pink, and Flame Red.

Target: Flame Red 3DS system with Super Mario 3D Land bundle ($179.99, save $20.00)

Gamestop: $10 off LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 games; Bit.Trip Saga (3DS, $19.99 new, save $10.00), Bit.Trip Complete (Wii, $19.99 new, save $10.00), Jaws: Ultimate Predator (3DS, $19.99 new, save $10.00), Crush 3D (3DS, $19.99 new, save $15.00, Gamestop exclusive); Free artbook with your Xenoblade Chronicles pre-order (Wii, $49.99, available April 6th)

Gamestop coupon codes: 10% off purchases of in-stock games and accessories totaling $89.99 or more. Excludes consoles, sale items, and DLC. Expires 4/3. Use code SHAMROCK during checkout.; 10% off in-stock PS Vita and 3DS games priced $39.99 or more. Excludes pre-orders, select sale items, and DLC. Expires 4/3. Use code LUCKY during checkout.

Thanks to GrubberGamer for the heads up!


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 Posted by at 11:30 pm
Mar 182012
 

Dan Didio loves himself some Jack Kirby, and it’s never been as present than with his latest project (aside from, you know, being co-Publisher of DC Comics), DC Universe Presents. As the Challengers of the Unknown battle a former teammate, things get truly nuts near the mystical Nanda Parbat.

Check out this first look at Wednesday’s DC Universe Presents #7…


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 Posted by at 11:00 pm
Mar 182012
 

It was kind of a big news day for Jeff Parker’s projects at Marvel. Not only is Thunderbolts becoming Dark Avengers, but Hulk is getting a brand new artist for a new storyline starting in Hulk #53.

The awesome Dale Eaglesham is climbing on board to tackle an arc in which Red Hulk literally tries to smash the end of the world, as the Mayan Gods return to wreak havoc on Earth. If you recall what Eaglesham did on Incredible Hulks last year, you should be incredibly pumped…


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 Posted by at 11:00 pm
Mar 182012
 
X-Factor (2005) #220

“Forgive Me, Father, For I Have KILLED!” Hoping to be absolved of recently committed sins before she gives birth, Wolfsbane goes to confess…but it isn’t forgiveness that awaits her. In fact, she’s going to have to face her demons head on. Literally! (Oh, and that baby she’s carrying? Turns out that it’s not quite what she expected either.) The next X-citing chapter of X-FACTOR begins here!

Creators:

  • Writer: 

    Peter David

  • Penciller: 

    Paul Davidson

  • Penciller (cover): 

    David Yardin

  • Editor: 

    Daniel Ketchum

Characters:

  • Wolfsbane
  • X-Factor

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 Posted by at 11:00 pm
Mar 182012
 
X-Factor (2005) #221

“Forgive Me, Father, For I Have KILLED!”
Hoping to be absolved of recently committed sins before she gives birth, Wolfsbane goes to confess…but it isn’t forgiveness that awaits her. In fact, she’s going to have to face her demons head on. Literally! (Oh, and that baby she’s carrying? Turns out that it’s not quite what she expected either.) The next X-citing chapter of X-FACTOR begins here!

Creators:

  • Writer: 

    Peter David

  • Penciller: 

    EMANUELA LUPACCHINO

  • Penciller (cover): 

    David Yardin

  • Editor: 

    Daniel Ketchum

Characters:

  • X-Men

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 Posted by at 11:00 pm