Darksiders II delayed
Those of us who were anxiously awaiting the sequel to Darksiders are going to have to wait a little bit longer. On April 18, THQ announced that the release of Darksiders II will be postponed until August. The first game set the bar pretty high, so postponing the game may be painful for the fans, but it’ll allow Vigil/THQ time to polish the game even further. There’s no harm in working out the kinks.
This game is going to be epic. Why? Because instead of playing as War (one of the four horsemen), you get to play as Death. That’s right. Grim Reaper time. He’s pissed, too, because he believes that his brother War has been set up. So the game starts around the same time as the first game. From what I’ve seen, it still has that great combat feel to it while having moments where you must figure out puzzles. Plus we get an even bigger selection of loot and weapons.
Dragonball Z comes to Kinect
One of the greatest animes ever is coming to the Kinect. Don’t act like you’re not excited. Fans of this classic anime have already been practicing their kamehame wave without the help of the Kinect. If you don’t know what Dragonball Z is, allow me to briefly explain. It’s a manga about a group of warriors who use incredible fighting techniques to save the world from evil aliens, wizards and androids. This series has already had a number of games released on various consoles, but nothing like this one.
What makes this game so mouth-watering is the fact that players get to fight bosses from the famous manga and actually recreate a lot of the famous fighting techniques that a lot of the main characters used. Can you say Wolf Fang Fist? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! The creators of the game, Namco Bandai Games, have stated that there will be more characters featured from the manga in the game. Maybe we’ll get a chance to see Videl or play as Mr. Popo?
Not only are more characters going to make an appearance, there will be new cut scenes based off of the original manga that were never before released in the US. There’s no online or multiplayer content, but you can bet your super saiyan ass that there’ll be unlockable features. The game is announced for a release of October 2012.
Portal Mario Bros.
For this week’s free game, I bring you Mari0. Stabyourself has created a glorious hybrid of two classic games: Portal and Super Mario Bros. Using the old NES version, they’ve managed to make these two games even more difficult than they were before. They’ve equipped Mario with a Portal gun, and some new costumes (just in case you want to make him look like a sir). Stabyourself hasn’t necessarily redesigned the game to incorporate the portal guns, so you could technically play it through like normal, but that’s no fun at all. This game forces you to use both your mouse and keyboard, so if you’ve never played PC games without a controller it might be a little hard.
Of course, you could always drag a few friends in and play together. I’m not talking about taking turns either. This game can be Co-op if you want it to! You can shoot a portal right underneath your friend, sending him straight into the head of a Goomba. The game doesn’t necessarily need multiple players to complete levels, but it does make for a good time. Mari0 has already reached one million downloads and Stabyourself is continuing to make updates and add on map packs for the game.