LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - New trailer, new info

The following information comes from an interview from GamesBeat with Game Director Arthur Parsons:

GamesBeat: Are you also changing up some of the gameplay?

Parsons: We’re trying to refresh everything. We want to make this game feel fresh and new and invigorated. But at the same time you can’t lose that core Lego DNA. That’s a vital ingredient, along with the fun and the humor. If it’s not funny, it can’t go in. Or we like to think it’s funny, anyway. First and foremost it has to be authentic to the IP, the way the players want. But we’re trying to refresh everything.

The combat is getting a massive overhaul. You’ll find that, in the final game, there’s a whole host of different enemy encounters and ways of interacting with different characters. The core controls are getting an overhaul. We identified every single touch point and asked ourselves, “How do we improve all of these things?” Some are getting a slight overhaul and some are getting a massive one, but we’re trying to refresh everything.

GamesBeat: Are we talking about dozens of characters you can play, or even more?

Parsons: In the full, final roster? There will be a couple of hundred. It’s going to be a big number. But it’s not settled yet. We’re always adjusting and adding to that. We work very closely with the Marvel guys. They’re always suggesting new characters to add, so that number will only go up.

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Dive into the World of Nintendo on the 2017 Summer of Play Tour

Nintendo is Visiting Locations Across the Country with Some of Its Hottest Games for Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems

REDMOND, Wash., May 23, 2017 – With universally loved franchises like Super Mario, Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has been a staple in many families’ lives for decades. Now with games like Splatoon 2 and ARMS, fun new memories can be created this summer. As part of its 2017 Summer of Play tour, Nintendo is taking its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family of systems across the country so families everywhere can experience the latest installments in these beloved franchises firsthand. From the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to games like that offer social competitive fun like ARMS, Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch, the 2017 Summer of Play tour is the perfect destination for kids and parents alike. In addition to getting hands-on time with Nintendo’s popular Nintendo Switch console, visitors of the tour will be able to try out Nintendo’s latest hand-held, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system, as well as the upcoming Hey! PIKMIN and Miitopia games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

“For families looking to purchase Nintendo Switch or a new handheld in the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, the Summer of Play tour is the perfect opportunity to give these popular systems a try,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And since each stop is filled with familiar Nintendo characters and camera-ready visuals, the tour is a great place to spend a summer afternoon, take photos and create long-lasting memories with everyone in the family.”

The Summer of Play tour will visit the following locations:


June 9-11
Irvine, California
Irvine Spectrum Center

June 16-18
Pleasanton, California
Alameda County Fair

June 23-25
Bloomington, Minnesota
Mall of America®

June 30-July 2
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)

July 7-9
Navy Pier

July 14-16
Glendale, Arizona
Arrowhead Towne Center

July 20-23
San Diego
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (San Diego Comic-Con)

July 28-30
Arlington, Texas
The Parks Mall at Arlington

Aug. 4-6
Miami, Florida
Aventura Mall

Aug. 11-13
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Aug. 18-20
New York
DUMBO Waterfront

Aug. 25-27
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
King of Prussia Mall

Sept. 2-4

Each one of these stops will feature a veritable Nintendo playground of fun activities to enjoy. In addition to snapping photos in front of the colorful visuals full of recognizable Nintendo characters like Mario and the Inklings from the Splatoon series, families will be able to play Nintendo games together, choosing from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS games. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last).

Nintendo Switch games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
Splatoon 2
Super Bomberman R
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
Nintendo 3DS games scheduled to appear on the tour include:
Pokémon Sun
Pokémon Moon
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

On top of all the fun and games, My Nintendo members who check in with their My Nintendo QR Code will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last). For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news.

For additional details about the Summer of Play tour, including specific times and locations, visit http://www.nintendo.com/events.

Remember that Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/ or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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Bonk's Revenge coming to Wii U Virtual Console tomorrow

The following information comes from Nintendo of America's official website:

The "hardheaded" hero is back for more in the 2nd installment of the Bonk series.
Taking place in the Monster Kingdom, Bonk the Caveman makes his way toward King Drool III. Bonk's Revenge is a side-scrolling action game in which you Jump and "Bonk" (headbutt) your enemies while you make your way to the goal at the end of each stage. Double, even triple, your attack power by eating the meat that appears in a stage. There are 8 different hidden bonus stages, and the Dinosaur Train that appears after you defeat a boss will change depending on how many Smileys you've collected. With new actions such as the Triangle Jump and the ability to climb trees, as well as 7 variety–packed stages, Bonk's Revenge will keep you playing over and over.