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!
DOOM AND GLOOM
– 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.
– 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!
Bethesda- 6/14/15 6:30pm
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
SOCIAL LINKS QUESTION OF THE WEEK
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!)
RUMOR HAS IT
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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