Game Buoy Podcast Episode 81 – Pre-3

Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! On this episode, recorded Saturday, June 6, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick clear the news slate to prepare for E3!


Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS will not support stereoscopic 3D.

Lucas will be available for Smash Bros. starting June 14.


Sony’s horror game Until Dawn will release for PS4 on August 25.

Mobius Final Fantasy is now available in Japan.

D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die is now available on PC via Steam.

Dragon Quest Heroes hits PS4 in North America October 13, with two special editions available.

Danganronpa: Another Episode hits Vita on September 4 in North America.


Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster is coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

A new Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax game is planned for this summer.

Final Fantasy Agito has been announced for Windows 10.

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- has been announced for arcade and brings back fan favorite Johnny.

Lego Worlds is available on Steam Early Access and is like Minecraft with Lego blocks and minifigs.

A new “Harvest Moon” game has been announced!

A Mega Man animated TV series is in the works.

Fallout 4 has been announced for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD has been announced for Steam release.

XCOM 2 has been announced!

Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star is coming later this year!

Tales of Berseria has been announced for PS3 and PS4.

Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair is coming to North America.

Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons is coming to North America.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is coming west.

Senran Kagura: Estival Versus is coming to North America this winter.

Yu-Gi-Oh: Legacy of the Duelist has been announced by Konami for Xbox One and PS4.

A PlayStation Store listing appeared for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.


Turbine is shutting down DC Comics MOBA Infinite Crisis.

Desura’s parent company has filed for bankruptcy.


Sony called Vita “legacy” hardware.

Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4 is a mess.


Japanese Nintendo Direct (May 31)

– Dragon Quest VIII for 3DS trailer New characters Morrie and Gelda. 8/27.

– Super Robot Taisen BX for 3DS SD Gundam appearing. BX 8/20. UX download on sale at 3800 yen through 6/30.

– Tobidase! Nyanko Daisensou 3DS download for 719 yen plus tax following presentation.

– Fire Emblem If for 3DS : Create your own town with the “My Castle” feature, swap My Castles via StreetPass and visit others’ towns, fight their parties. FE If suports FE Amiibo. FE If 6/25

– Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer and Amiibo cards 7/30, 4000 and 300 yen/pack respectively. NFC dongle same day. Happy Home Designer New 3DS set, NFC dongle set, cover plates.

– Famicom Remix: Best Choice. 16 games from 1 & 2, largely like Wii U ver. Fast Mario. 8/27, 3700 yen.

– Pokemon Super Mysterious Dungeon. Choose from 20 Pokemon. 9/17, 4700 yen.

– Guru-Guru Chibi Robo 3DS! Side-scrolling Chibi Robo. Use plug as a weapon, grappling hook. Collect blue orbs to extend reach. Break blocks. Chibi Robo Amiibo figure. Level it up, become Super. Fall release, Amiibo simultaneous release.

– Dr. Mario now. Recent/new modes, versus play. Internet, local share. 880 yen following presentation.

– Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Wii U and 3DS.

– Wii U software now. Super Mario Galaxy 1 2700 yen today, on sale for 1890 yen through 6/14.

– Yoshi’s Woolly World. Lots of colors and patterns. Rainbow Yoshi, Winter Yoshi, Moo-Moo Yoshi, Piranha Yoshi, Famicom Yoshi. Over 50 types of Yoshi. Collect bunches of yarn. Use power badges for special powers. Increase yarn ball size, etc.Beads are needed to use power badges. Amiibo unlock character-patterned Yoshi. Yoshi’s Woolly World 7/16, 5700 yen. 7000 yen set, Amiibo 1800 yen each.

– Koopa Jr., Dr. Mario, Olimar Amiibo 7/30.

– Bandai-Namco presents Project Treasure.

– Capcom presents from From Software: Monster Hunter Poka-Poka Airou Village DX 9/10

– Monster Hunter X (Cross) for 3DS, winter 2015. The end.

North American Nintendo Direct Micro (June 1)

– Chibi-Robo Zip Lash: coming this October, game+ Chibi-Robo’s Amiibo bundle, the Amiibo is bundle exclusive, more Amiibo functionality TBA

– Dr. Mario Miracle Cure: prepurchase today, launches June 11

– Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon: all Pokemon included, coming this Winter

– Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (3DS, WiiU): version exclusive sports; Wii U has Rugby seven, 3DS has golf

– Splatoon: the NES zapper, a new map and ranked battle available today starting 19:00 PT

– Art Academy Home Studio: prepurchase today, launches June 25

– Project Treasure; check Nintendo’s YouTube page for the trailer (lol)

– Nintendo World Championship 2015: begins June 14, 15:00 PT, preshow boradcast

– Little Battle Experience: August 21

– Puzzle and Dragons Z + SMB edition: weekly distribution of events begins, the 1st one available now, visit the microsite for more info

– Bravely Second End Layer; coming 2016


This week, Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick share what they already know about the E3 press conferences, as well as what they expect and hope to see announced at the big keynotes!


Oculus- 6/11/15

Bethesda- 6/14/15 6:30pm

MS-6/15/15 9:30am

EA-6/15/15 1:00pm

Ubi-6/15/15 3:00pm

Sony- 6/15/15 6:00pm

Nintendo- 6/16/15 9:00am

Squeenix- 6/16/15 10:00am

PC Gaming (PCGamer)- 6/16/15 5:00pm


This week we ramp up to E3 with our Pre-3 discussion, what do YOU expect to see revealed this year?

Facebook Bonus question: What unexpected ‘left field’ reveal are you hoping for? (Hey, Spike got his Phantom Dust wish granted last year, these things can happen!)


Is Dark Souls III getting announced at E3?


Captain Spike and First Mate Slagkick played indie gems Samurai Gunn, Crawl, and TowerFall: Dark World. Captain Spike has also been playing DoubleFine release Massive Chalice.


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