Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Wii U

Citizens of Earth to be released on consoles, PC this year

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Eden Industries’ “citizen-collecting” role-playing game Citizens of Earth has been picked up by Atlus. The publisher announced today that they will be releasing the title for 3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U. After failing to reach its Kickstarter campaign goal, the title has found new life as a download-only release and is slated to launch later this year. As Vice President of Earth, players must find out what’s caused the populace to suddenly go crazy … by sending other citizens to fight them. Forty-one citizens—the last being a user-created citizen as part of a new contest—each with their own unique abilities, from slick car salesmen to overly caffeinated baristas, can be recruited and sent to fight the raucous hordes. The game will also feature a day-and-night cycle, weather effects, optional side quests, and modes for short and extended campaigns—oh, and apparently, no actual politics.

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Watch Yoshitaka Amano create Child of Light-inspired artwork

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Famed artist Yoshitaka Amano has provided his own take on the world of Child of Light. A new time-lapse video was released showing the Final Fantasy artist creating the work pictured above; a full version of the piece is viewable below. The art will be available as a poster in the Collector’s Edition that’s been announced for release in Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Unfortunately, there’s been no word on a North American release.

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Skylanders Swap Force to invade Happy Meals next week

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As a kid, I was happy to get a plastic hamburger that transformed into a standing plastic hamburger in my Happy Meal. These days, McDonald’s is putting in Skylanders toys. I can just taste the injustice … and cookies (and free ice cream cones). From March 28 through April 24, a new line of eight exclusive toys based on Skylanders Swap Force characters (Chompy, Eruptor, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Magna Charge, Prism Break, Rattle Shake, and Wash Buckler) will be making their way into Happy Meals. The meals will also come with coupons for $10 off a Swap Force Starter Pack and $1 off a Skylanders character.

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Balance of the Force to add new tables to Star Wars Pinball Wii U

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The Balance of the Force add-on for Star Wars Pinball will be launching on the Wii U eShop later this week. The three-table pack includes one based on Return of the Jedi with Luke, Han, and the rest of the gang on their mission to destroy the Death Star; another based on Darth Vader, during his hunt for Obi Wan, Luke, and others in the Jedi and Rebel Alliance; and the last a Starfighter Assault table, with players sending the X-Wings and TIE Fighters of the Alliance Fleet or Empire’s Aramada into battle.

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark to bridge game, film universes

Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark (360, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

As has become franchise tradition, Activision will be releasing a Transformers game tie-in alongside the latest film, Age of Extinction. The newest game, Rise of the Dark Spark, will include over 40 playable characters from both film and Cybertron universes as each side battles to attain the Dark Spark. Rise of the Dark Spark will be set after the films as well as High Moon Studios’ War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron with a campaign that jumps between worlds and factions but features similar gameplay and modes as before, including Escalation. New additions include a revamped leveling system with persistent character development and an upgradeable defense system.

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Aurora to return home on April 30 with release of Child of Light

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Ubisoft has revealed that their upcoming turn-based role-playing game Child of Light will be released on April 30. The downloadable title will be available on eShop for Wii U, Live for 360 and Xbox One, PSN for PS3 and PS4, and Steam for PC. The Framework-powered adventure is being labeled a “reimagining of fairytales” and will have players take on the role of Aurora as she journeys through the world of Lemuria. After being taken from her home, she sets out to make her way back but discovers that she must first free the moon, stars, and sun from the clutches of the Queen of the Night. She will face dragons and monsters along the way, but also find help in new allies, including the firefly Igniculus.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts tops charts, logs over 1 billion matches globally

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Top Selling Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has released a number of new stats today suggesting that Call of Duty: Ghosts is finding a warm welcome in the latest console generation. According to the release, Microsoft has named Ghosts as the most-played Xbox One multiplayer title in the world, while Sony announced that it is the most-played PlayStation 4 game. Ghosts is also the top-selling Xbox One game in the UK, and in the US, it is the top-selling PS4 and Xbox One title at several retailers, including GameStop and Walmart. And for added measure, the release also added that over 1 billion multiplayer matches have been played to date and that Microsoft has named it the most-played multiplayer game for 360.

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LEGO The Hobbit coming to consoles, handhelds, and PC in 2014

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LEGO and TT Games will be returning to Tolkien’s universe next year with LEGO The Hobbit. Based on Peter Jackson’s ongoing Hobbit trilogy, LEGO will feature Bilbo, the Dwarves, and Gandalf as they go through the storyline of the first two films, using their special abilities to make their way around roaming orcs and trolls. The gang will also venture through some of the films’ prominent locations, picking up treasure and solving puzzles along the way.

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Retail version of DuckTales: Remastered out for 360, PS3, and Wii U

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A disc-based version of DuckTales: Remastered has hit store shelves for 360, PS3, and Wii U. Previously available as a download, and as a retail copy with an included voucher for PS3, Remastered is an updated version of the 1989 NES action platformer. As Scrooge McDuck and his famous nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, players will search for treasure around several themed worlds, pouncing on enemies, dodging traps, and dying lots and lots (and lots) of times.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts passes $1 billion in sales to retail on day one

Call of Duty Ghosts (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Billion in Sales Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Call of Duty train chugs along as Activision has announced that the latest entry, Call of Duty: Ghosts, has generated sales of over a billion dollars to retail on its first day of release. The release also noted that it has reached the first spot on Xbox Live, and that player sessions for Ghosts have been longer than for Black Ops II or Modern Warfare 3 for the same period.

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