E3 2014 Round Up - Top 8 Games for Kids

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Sometimes, being a gamer parent can be hard. Kids see their parents playing what they see as really awesome games, but get frustrated when they are told that they aren't old enough to play the game themselves. This year at E3, we saw a good many new games coming out, especially from Nintendo. There were several for kids to be excited about.

Disney Infinity 2.0 

Disney Infinity is already a great game. Kids can enjoy the mess out of it just making their own boards and diving around in the toy boxes available. With 2.0, more characters are being added to the mix such as the Marvel Super Heroes crew, along with Maleficent and Meridia.

Release Date: September 23, 2014

Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4

Splatoon

Splatoon is an interesting twist on first-person shooters. Instead of trying to kill all the other players on the opposing sides, players are trying to squirt ink all over the board to claim their territory. With bright colors and a fun premise, kids are sure to enjoy this game.

Release Date: 2015

Platform: Wii U

LittleBigPlanet 3

Sock monkeys are huge kids items and LittleBigPlanet 3 brings that to the gaming scene. Sackboy brings along three of his new friends for co-operative gameplay as they travel through their world. In houses of more than one kid, games with co-operative gameplay can be major headache savers, as long as the kids can agree on a game to play first.

Release Date: November 2014

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Headlining his own game and steering his ship, kids can take on the persona of one of the Mario universe's most beloved fungi, Toad. Hunting for treasures to boggle his mind, players can enjoy the thrill of exploration.

Release Date: Late 2014

Platform: Wii U

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Stuck in his ball form, Kirby needs players help to traverse his world. Using the Wii U gamepad, characters draw rainbow lines directing where he needs to go. This is a follow-up title to the DS game, Kirby: Canvas Curse.

Release Date: 2015

Platform: Wii U

Yoshi's Wooly World

This is a side of Yoshi not seen before. Yoshi and his world have been reanimated with various items from the crafting scene. Items such as yarn and felt form Yoshi and his other selves as well as the world that he must traverse.

Release Date: 2015

Platform: Wii U

Fantasy Life

Fantasy Life is a neat little game that Japan has been enjoying for about a year and a half. It is finally going to make its way into mobile gamer hands this year. Players take on the aspect of their character and live their life (including jobs like crafting) in this mobile RPG.

Release Date: September 2014 for Europe - October for North America and Australia

Platform: 3DS

Mario Party 10 

Mario Party is back again with a brand new edition. What makes this game different that its predecessors? The headliner of the new game will be the one and only Bowser, King of the Koopa. Bowser mode will allow one player on the gamepad to take control of Bowser to capture other players. If Bowser captures them, the other players have to participate in a mini-game where Bowser is trying to hit them with various items, including a spinning wheel.

Release Date: 2015

Platform: Wii U

Published Jun. 12th 2014
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