Metroid Prime Trilogy Poised for Wii U Re-Release

The acclaimed Metroid Prime Trilogy, which has gotten so sought after by collectors that its pre-owned cost on eBay has increased above $100, will be re-released on Wii U on January 29.

Metroid-TRAVIS-4Nintendo declared the digital re release on Wednesday as section of a more comprehensive strategy to provide downloadable versions of essential Wii games on the Wii U. That begins now, together with the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the eShop, followed on January 22 with Punch Out.

In Europe, line up and the launch program is similar, just that instead of Punch-Out, players will soon be offered Donkey Kong Country Returns.

More Wii re-releases are expected to follow.

Meanwhile, Nintendo also announced on Wednesday that some Wii games will benefit from enhanced compatibility support on Wii U. Although all Wii games can be played on the Wii U, players must enter into the system’s emulator. Nintendo is executing a workaround all that’s needed to play certain Wii games is that the disk is added.

In GameSpot’s Year Two Wii U Review, its backward-compatibility function was cited as a significant edge.

The review composed: “One should not underestimate the worth presented here. There’s no lost magic in games for example the Metroid Prime Trilogy, or Wii Sports, or Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 (in case you can nevertheless locate it) Zelda Twilight Princess, or. Nintendo has some of the most capable minds in the business in regards to creating content with long-term attractiveness. Also, players can nevertheless access the Wii Shop channel and purchase all its digital games, offering access to a huge library of retro content.”

Resident Evil HD Remake Now Available for Pre-order

Capcom’s forthcoming high-definition Resident Evil remake is now accessible to pre-purchase and pre-load on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game formally starts on January 20, and pre-loading ensures that you’ll be able to play the game the second it becomes available.

resident-evil-4-artwork-castle-huddle-646x325The game, an upgraded version of 2002’s Resident Evil REmake for GameCube (which itself is a remake of the 1996 original), was declared in August. It’ll output in 1080p on Xbox One and PS4, and certainly will take up around 14.2 GB of hard drive space.

The new Resident Evil game supports cross-buy on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, meaning if you get one version of the game that is $20, you will get the other for free. Cross-buy support, however, is only available should you preorder.

The game is also coming to Xbox 360 and PC on January 20.

In addition to the Resident Evil remake, Capcom will release Resident Evil: Revelations 2 in 2015 for PC and games consoles. The publisher might also be working on Resident Evil 7, according to a report.

PS4 launch delayed in China!

The program holder mentioned “various variables” for the delay, but a local business source told Reuters drawn-out negotiations with Chinese authorities were part of the main reason for pushing back the console’s release.

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Sony announced last month that it intended to launch Vita and PS4 on January 11, with the house console priced at 2,899 RMB (GBP309/$467).

The business plans to release numerous titles particularly for the Chinese marketplace, as well as games accessible other lands including Final Fantasy X, pending government approval.

Microsoft teamed up with IPTV company BesTV to establish Xbox One in China in September following a similar last-minute delay. With hardware packages beginning at 3,699 RMB (GBP395/$595), Xbox One sales reportedly surpassed 100,000 units during the console’s first week of availability.

Limbo to Release on PS4

A fresh-gen console version of the game debuted on Xbox One in November 2014 – when it was given to early system adopters – but has not yet been officially declared for Sony’s console.

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Handled by Double Eleven, the increased port of PlayDead’s award-winning indie title runs at 1080p and 60fps.

Limbo sees players take control of a little lad seeking his missing sister in a fatal and dark 2D world full of physics-based puzzles and obstructions.

It debuted on Xbox 360 in July 2010 and remained exclusive to the console before making its approach to PC, Mac and Vita until it arrived on PS3 a year later. Limbo sales had surpassed three million copies by the time the game found on iOS devices in July 2013.

It was announced at E3 2014 that PlayDead’s Limbo followup, Indoors, will be released first on Xbox One in “early 2015”.