Three Pikmin Shorts Will Debut At The Tokyo Film Festival

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Three Pikmin Shorts Will Debut At The Tokyo Film Festival

The Pikmin series might not sit atop Nintendo sales charts, but it does have a loyal following and adorable characters. Franchise creator (and famed Nintendo designer) Shigeru Miyamoto is putting the diligent, plant-like workers to task on a new project.

Variety reports that Miyamoto has produced three short films featuring the Pikmin and Captain Olimar. “The Night Juicer” features Olimar making his favorite beverage, “Treasures in a Bottle” depicts the Pikmin encountering a new object, and “Occupational Hazard” brings the creatures to a construction site.

The films will debut at the Tokyo Film Festival at the end of October. Pikmin was first released on the Gamecube in 2001. The original title and its sequel saw re-releases on the Wii under the “New Play Control” banner.

Nintendo’s Smashing Sale Enters Week 2 With Zelda, Fire Emblem, And More

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Nintendo’s second week of its Smashing Sale is underway, with a sizeable roster of combatants featured. Whether you’re looking for something new, or a burst of nostalgia, you might find something of interest on discount.

The Legend of Zelda crew (Link, Toon Link, Zelda, and Sheik) are represented with five games for Wii U and 3DS:

The Fire Emblem team (Lucina, Marth, Ike, and Robin) offer up Fire Emblem: Awakening for 3DS ($29.99). Captain Falcon speeds into the sale with the original SNES F-Zero on Wii U ($4.99).

Dying Light Shambles To Retail On January 27

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Dying Light Shambles To Retail On January 27

Techland and Warner Bros. have announced the release date for their undead partnership. You’ll be able to free-run and slaughter zombies on January 27.

The news comes by way of lead game designer Maciej Binkowski on Twitter. We had a chance to go hands-on with Dying Light at Gamescom to test out the traversal system. You can read more about that in our preview.

To get a look at how Techland is trying to differentiate Dying Light, you can check out a developer diary focused on the movement system. The title is coming out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC.

The Horror Digital Issue Is Live Across All Formats

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If you have a computer or tablet, you could be reading all about Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within right now. Shortly after our cover story announcement, our digital issue went live on web browser, iPad, Android, and Google Play. You can download the apps for free. All four of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue also launched on our third-party subscription apps including Zinio, Kindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Marvel Hero Falcon And Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Yondu Headed To Disney Infinity

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Marvel Hero Falcon And Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Yondu Headed To Disney Infinity

Marvel has announced two new figures coming to Disney Infinity 2.0. You’re one step closer to re-enacting your favorite scenes from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Variety reports on both new additions. Sam Wilson, better known to Marvel fans as Falcon, made his film debut in Captain America’s second outing. We haven’t seen his figure yet, but our fingers are crossed he looks like actor Anthony Mackie’s take on the hero.

Yondu, the space ravager who raised Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) will be available for purchase, also. His figure, seen in progress via Variety, looks very much like actor Michael Rooker (who portrayed the character in the film).

Marvel Hero Falcon And Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Yondu Headed To Disney Infinity

about X hours ago from

Marvel has announced two new figures coming to Disney Infinity 2.0. You’re one step closer to re-enacting your favorite scenes from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Variety reports on both new additions. Sam Wilson, better known to Marvel fans as Falcon, made his film debut in Captain America’s second outing. We haven’t seen his figure yet, but our fingers are crossed he looks like actor Anthony Mackie’s take on the hero.

Yondu, the space ravager who raised Guardians of the Galaxy’s Peter Quill (a.k.a. Star-Lord) will be available for purchase, also. His figure, seen in progress via Variety, looks very much like actor Michael Rooker (who portrayed the character in the film).

Blog Herding: Community Edition 09/11/14

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Blog Herding: Community Edition 09/11/14

The long summer gaming drought is finally over and gamers have plenty to play – and write about. Check out this week's fine selection of community blogs, and a big congratulations to all of the new Game Informer featured bloggers whose posts will now be showing up on the sidebar of the front page.

Blog Herding Stats:

Period Reviewed:  September 01 – September 07, 2014Number of User Blogs: 49Number of User Bloggers: 30
Number of User Blogs Herded: 8

New Video Celebrates 30 Years Of Naughty Dog

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Starting September 27 at the Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, California Naughty Dog is celebrating its 30th anniversary with an art exhibit and celebration. On October 4th and 12th at the exhibit, fans can see a special video about the history of the company, and you can see a sneak peek of it right now.

The exhibition is also your first chance to purchase The Art of Naughty Dog book as well as commemorative T-shirts featuring art selected from a fan contest.

Naughty Dog says that some of these items will be available for widespread purchase sometime in the future.

The Walking Dead And The Wolf Among Us Come To PS4, Xbox One In October

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Telltale has announced that The Wolf Among Us and both seasons of The Walking Dead will be making their new-gen debuts next month. If you’ve been holding off on playing these titles, you’ll have another chance shortly.

In addition to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 releases, The Walking Dead Season 2 and The Wolf Among Us will also be compiled for retail on other systems. Those who prefer physical media will be able to pick up the full five-episode seasons on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Vita.

No specific release dates for any of the three products have yet been revealed. For more, check out our reviews of the first episodes of The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead Season 2. You can also read our hands-on preview of Telltale's upcoming collaboration with Gearbox, Tales from the Borderlands, at PAX.

Nintendo Details Which Games It Will Be Covering During Its Live Stream

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Nintendo's 8 hour live stream happening on Friday has a line-up.

Keep these times and games in mind for Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ The Treehouse happening on 9/12. #NOATreehouse pic.twitter.com/7RjvGIhbHd

According to a recent tweet from Nintendo, the live stream will cover Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for Wii U, and Ultimate NES Remix and Fantasy Life for 3DS. The stream starts at 10 AM PT with plans to cover those games until 1 PM PT, and then the Super Smash Bros. coverage will begin.