Stage  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Stage  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Super Smash Bros. presentation: Bayonetta coming soon and more info on Cloud Wed, 16 Dec 2015 03:35:58 -0500 Luriks

Here is it folks -- the last presentation video dedicated to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the series and director of Sora Ltd. Who would have thought the winner of the ballot would be Platinum Games' Bayonetta? According to Mr. Sakurai, she was the number one choice in Europe and among the top 5 in North America. 

Announced during the presentation, the lovely lady from the Bayonetta games will join the Smash Bros. roster alongside Corrin from Fire Emblem: Fates in February, while Cloud will be available sooner.

When purchased at £5.39/$5.99, Bayonetta will come with new trophies that will be unlocked automatically and a new stage: The Umbra Clock Tower Stage. 

More information was given regarding Cloud and the Midgard stage as well. On that stage, players will be able to summon iconic Final Fantasy beasts. Cloud and Midgard will be available at the price of £5.39/$5.99.

Photo: SmashWiki

Sakurai also mentioned that all three upcoming characters will be getting amiibos sometime in the future.

Thank you for you hard work Mr. Sakurai!

Here is the full presentation for those who missed it:

Super Smash Bros. meets Super Mario Maker in new DLC stage Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:04:43 -0400 David Fisher

Super Mario Maker was just released 4 days ago, and already the game has taken the gaming world by storm, almost beating Metal Gear Solid V for sales in the United Kingdom. 

But the fun's not over yet folks! Nintendo has just announced a Super Mario Maker themed stage for Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS that will be released on September 30th!

From the gameplay footage featured in the above video it seems that the Super Mario Maker stage will feature all four tilesets from the Super Mario Maker game. This means that the stages will feature designs from: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U.

While players cannot design the stages as they would in Super Mario Maker, the stage does randomly generate its own stages. However, it is unclear whether the Super Mario Maker stage will have its own preset stages, or if each stage will be completely random. If the latter is true then this stage will be utter chaos as players try to figure out how to best navigate a bunch of wacky random stage setups!

There's one thing I'm sure everyone can agree on though: this stage will be banned during tournaments!

The Last of Us: One Night Live Reveals a Secret Epilogue Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:19:53 -0400 Yasmin Curren

Did you miss The Last of Us: One Night Live? Well don't worry, details of the night's event are to follow, as well as a mysterious epilogue that Naughty Dog had been hiding from us. Trust me, it's no disappointment!

Warning: The Last Of Us spoilers ahead!

Night's Overview

On July 28th the original cast of the game got together to perform selected scenes live for one night only. It was strange to watch people who looked so different from the characters we all know and love play out these well-known scenes, but it didn't take long for me to get over this with their brilliant acting and feel the emotional ties I had previously formed with these characters come flooding back. For instance, Ashley Johnson may not look like Ellie but she certainly has her spunk! Or, more accurately, Ellie has Ashley's spunk...

The evening consisted of commentary from Neil Druckmann which filled in the gaps between various gripping and intense acted scenes, accompanied by music from Gustavo Santaolalla which ensured that the emotions felt throughout the game were re-awakened within the viewers that night. There was even a special alternative scene which involved some beautiful singing voices! (I'm sure some of you already know which scene I'm talking about)

Luckily most of the night can be viewed online, however there's one scene which Naughty Dog will never release publicly. Neil introduced this scene after the credits, saying that it was a special treat for the audience's eyes only.

The Secret Epilogue

Within this epilogue, Troy Baker as Joel and Ashley Johnson as Ellie sat alone, with Joel trying to make light of the situation; talking about how Tommy, Joel's brother, is trying to get him together with a woman at the camp called Esther. Ellie seems distant however, supposedly to do with what had happened previously in Salt Lake City.

This is when Joel picks up his guitar and sings a song just for Ellie all about what they have been through together. I wish I could have been there to see it, but from what people are saying on forums it sounds pretty special.

This was a scene that was originally intended to be shown within the game but writers couldn't find a way to make it fit with the ending. The idea behind the scene was to have one last goodbye to Joel, Ellie, and the 4 years that Naughty Dog had spent perfecting The Last of Us.

You can read a more detailed version of the epilogue in Polygon's article.

Pikmin 3 Is Getting Some Love Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:46:48 -0500 Corey Kirk

With almost every gaming news site talking about the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, one wonders what Nintendo has been up to. What’s going on in the realm of the iconic Japanese company? Well, a lot actually. Not only is the release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds almost upon us, but today we got some exciting news for Pikmin 3 fans!

During the Nintendo Direct livestream, it was announced that Pikmin 3 will be receiving some cool new DLC on December 2. There is also something special about this DLC. Unlike previously released content, the new DLC will only consist of new stages. This is a departure from the previous formula of releasing new spins on existing stages.

The DLC will include four “Battle Enemies” stages and four “Collect Treasure” stages for a total of 8 new stages altogether. Players will also be able to control Captain Olimar from Pikmin and Pikmin 2 in some of the levels which should be a joy to long time Pikmin fans.

Are you a Pikmin fan? Comment below!