Japanese game developer Nintendo startedthe release of their new games for 2015 with the launch of "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS" last Feb. 13 and a new "Kirby and the Rainbow Curse" on February 20. A Huffington Post report called the new games' looks "totally trippy," as they do not look anything like Nintento's traditional graphics.
The report describes the games as looking more "like 'Pan's Labyrinth' and 'Wallace and Gromit.'" It also said that this recent change may be because of Nintendo's reported decrease of 11.3 percent in sales last year, prompting the company to look for new ways to attract new customers and boost sales.
"The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" was released together with the New Nintendo 3DS XL System, but will also work with older 3DS systems. This game is a remake of one of Nintendo's oldest and most popular franchises. more >>
Glu Mobile signed an exclusive five-year agreement with Grammy-award winning singer Katy Perryearlier this month to develop a mobile game featuring the singer's "likeness, voice, and personality," according to reports. This is going to be Glu Mobile's second celebrity-based game, following the very popular and widely downloaded "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" which was released summer of 2014.
The New York Post describes the new game as one that "will introduce players to a digital playground of global success and talent." The first game is targeted for a late fall release and will be made for both iOS and Android devices.
Katy Perry has an estimated following of over 170 million on various social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, according to Glu. This trumps Kim Kardashian's fan base estimated at about 78 million. It was this same fan base that spent $73.4 million on the Kardashian game from its launch in June 2014 until the end of 2014. more >>
Samsung's newest phone, the Galaxy S6, will be unveiled during a media event on March 1 in Barcelona. Last Feb. 2, 2015, Samsung sent out invitations to media to what they called "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked" event.
The media event will be held before the start of the Mobile World Congress slated from March 2 to 5, 2015, also in Barcelona. In 2014, the company also unveiled the Galaxy S5 during an Unpacked event prior to that year's Mobile World Congress.
Based on the image used in the invite, which was also posted on Twitter, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumoured to feature a curved edge, much like what it had on the previously released Galaxy Note Edge. more >>
New updates came through for the anticipated expansion pack for the recently-released simulation video game from Electronic Arts, The Sims 4.
Called "Get to Work," the upcoming DLC is now reportedly confirmed to roll out starting April 2015 for the North American market.
The Sims dedicated update website TS4News.com said that the title will give players an "entirely new way to play" the Sims 4. more >>
The "DmC: Definitive Edition" trailer showcased Vergil's Bloody Palace.
The Bloody Palace's battle arena has 60 floors and it covers five difficulty levels of the game. For the first 20 levels, players get to battle at Nephilim difficulty. The next level is Son of Sparda and the last 20 levels are played on Vergil Must Die.
Dominic Matthews from Ninja Theory revealed that the ultimate way to play Vergil is to add more damage as possible to the enemy. The character has various attacks that hardcore gamers can combine with his melee moves. A good example is Summoned Swords that can be "fired" and can affect enemies without disrupting melee attacks. more >>
Microsoft announced that its first Windows 10 Preview build is already rolling out for a selected number of compatible phones.
A report from IGN.com indicated that the event is in part of the company's Windows Insider Access Program. Detailed out by the game and tech review site are the currently supported smartphone devices which can run the technical preview.Lumia 630 Lumia 635 Lumia 636 Lumia 638 Lumia 730 Lumia 830
The Redmond, WA-based giant tech firm added that more handsets will be able to participate in the Windows 10 preview in the near future. more >>