United Front Gaming http://unitedfrontgaming.com Hey! Pikmin /handhelds/post/hey-pikmin Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:00 Nintendo Reveals New Handheld Pikmin Game! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward jr.<br />Date: 04/13/2017<br /><br />It would seem that the rumors about a new Pikmin title being released this year were true&hellip;somewhat. Instead of getting a new game for the Switch, Olimar and the crew are headed to the 3DS. <br /><br />This new game, called Hey! Pikmin, is a first for the series. Normally, the game is played from a top down view and feature open-worlds to explore. That&rsquo;s not the case here. Hey! Pikmin is a platformer, with side-scrolling levels. &nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/hey-pikmin-screen.jpg" alt="hey-pikmin-screen" /><br /><br />I don&rsquo;t think you&rsquo;ll need to carry parts of Olimar&rsquo;s ship around like before (this game seems to be more action oriented). That said, there will be plenty for the Pikmin to do. Gamers will need to use the touch screen to throw the different Pikmin at the various monsters inhabiting the planet. They&rsquo;ll also be used to solve puzzles; like weighing down a platform while lifting its counterpart, rising Olimar to new heights. <br /><br />Speaking of heights, here&rsquo;s hoping that Hey! Pikmin holds up to this series standard of quality. While I have no doubt that Nintendo knows it&rsquo;s way around a platformer, Olimar isn&rsquo;t Mario. That said, it&rsquo;s good to see them try something &ldquo;new&rdquo;. &nbsp;<br /><br />Hey! Pikmin is coming the 3DS on July 28th at the suggested retail price of $39.99. A new amiibo figure will also launch on that day, for those of you looking to get a little more out of the game. <br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/nintendo-reveals-new-handheld-pikmin-game Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:00:00 The Elder Scrolls: Legends Makes Its Way to iOS! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 03/23/2017<br /><br />Bethesda Softworks&rsquo; first strategy card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, is now available on the iPad. <br /><br />The game was released on PC on the 9th and has been gaining steam since. The addition of two more platforms (it&rsquo;ll land on Android devices next month) will help its growth. A good thing given the popularity this genre has seen over the past few years &ndash; competition is always welcomed.</p> <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/the-elder-scrolls-legends-screen.jpg" alt="the-elder-scrolls-legends-screen" /><br /><br />This is a good time to jump into Legends, given that The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood PvE update is scheduled to be released on April 5th. We&rsquo;re talking new story missions, over 40 new cards, and more. <br /><br />The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a free-to-play strategy card game that&rsquo;s currently available on PC and iOS. <br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/the-elder-scrolls:-legends-makes-its-way-to-ios Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 Nintendo Announces New Fire Emblem Echoes Bundle! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 03/22/2017<br /><br />Nintendo recently announced a limited edition bundle for the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia game. Dropping the same day as the regular edition, fans will get an assortment of goodies for their money (including a cool pin set). <br /><br />Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, a Famicom game that was only released in Japan. Now, years later, Fire Emblem fans in the US will be able to experience the game with modern graphics, cinematics and 3D dungeon environments (a first for the series). So it only makes sense that Nintendo would be releasing a limited edition version to celebrate the occasion.</p> <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/fire-emblem-echoes-limited-edition-art.jpg" alt="fire-emblem-echoes-limited-edition-art" /><br /><br />The Limited Edition bundle, retailing for $59.99, will come with a sound selection CD, the aforementioned Pin Set, a hardcover Valentia Artbook, and a reversible cover sheet that looks like the packaging for the original Famicom game. Oh, and it also comes with the game. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be available on May 19th for the 3DS. Fans have plenty of time to decide if the LE bundle is right for them. <br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/nintendo-announces-new-fire-emblem-echoes-bundle- Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:00 Epic Games Announces Battle Breakers! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 03/01/17<br /><br />Epic Games recently announced Battle Breakers, new title coming to mobile devices and PC. First revealed at GDC, the game is based on 80&rsquo;s Saturday morning cartoons. Ok&hellip;you have my attention!<br /><br />Battle Breaks is a tactical role-playing game powered by Unreal Engine 4. Gamers will recruit/create teams of heroes (ninjas, knights, robots and so on) and use them to battle monsters from space. I&rsquo;m assuming there is a PvP mode in the works; there will be cross play between mobile devices and PC.</p> <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/battle-breakers-screen-2.jpg" alt="battle-breakers-screen-2" /><br /><br />Battle Breakers will be joining Paragon and Fortnite as Epic&rsquo;s &ldquo;games as services&rdquo; development model. And while I&rsquo;m not as eager to jump into another Free-to-play title, especially a moble one, Epic has a proven track record in the mobile arena. Paragon is shaping up to be nice MOBA in the vain of a SMITE and Fortnite is constantly being update. Basically, it wouldn&rsquo;t hurt to check these games out! <br /><br />Battle Breakers will be released later this year on Android, iOS, and PC. Be sure to check back here as we continue to cover this title. <br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/epic-games-announces-battle-breakers- Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:00:00 Shuographics Launches Expanses Kickstarter! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 11/16/16<br /><br />2016 has been the year of Virtual Reality. Sure, there has been plenty to be excited about when it comes to the more traditional ways of gaming. But VR, being the proverbial &ldquo;new kid on the block&rdquo;, has garnered a lot of attention in its own right. So it should come to no one&rsquo;s surprise that certain developers are looking to get in on the action&hellip;<br /><br />One such developer is Shuographics Studio, a small team based in St. Petersburg, Russia. They&rsquo;ve decided to create a game called Expanses for the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream &ndash; basically mobile devices. What&rsquo;s interesting though is that Expanses will utilize a unique form of control; our eyes. Apparently, the game&rsquo;s world has been ravaged so badly that its animals are facing extinction. It&rsquo;s up the player to restore the natural order of things by physically altering the environment (or expanses) using our eyes. Just&hellip;look at the trailer below to see what I mean: <br /><br /><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w-9xu9RMtLw?list=PLzjdHIpHoWCza56rN5L7uajHF3fum4nbP" width="854" height="480"></iframe><br /><br />Shuographics is looking to create a full fledge adventure game where we control God-like powers using only our eyes. That alone makes their <a class="external" href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2006830302/expanses?token=dda9d2d5">Kickstarter</a> worth checking out. As someone who isn&rsquo;t completely sold on VR, Expanses sounds like it could be a rather cool experience. And the price of entry is much more reasonable than purchasing an Oculus/PSVR/HTC Vive (though, if Expanses gets enough funding, we&rsquo;ll see it on those platforms as well). At the very least, it isn&rsquo;t another FPS.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/shuographics-launches-expanses-kickstarter- Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:00:00 Super Mario Run Launches in December! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 11/15/16<br /><br />Nintendo has revealed the launch date for their upcoming mobile title, Super Mario Run. That&rsquo;s right; gamers will be able to experience the first ever mobile game featuring the Italian Plumber this December!<br /><br /><img style="float: right;" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/super-mario-run-art_tn.jpg" alt="super-mario-run-art" />Super Mario Run was built specifically for mobile devices. Similar to the endless running games that&rsquo;s flooded the App Store, Mario will automatically run forward on his own. Players will tap the screen (for short jumps) or long press (long jumps) to launch him over obstacles, collect coins and more. <br /><br />Launching in 151 countries and regions, Super Mario Run will be compatible with iOS devices running iOS 8.0 or later. Fans can download a free version in order to try elements from the game&rsquo;s three modes. This is followed by a one-time payment of $9.99 to unlock unlimited access. <br /><br />Super Mario Run will be released on December 15th. Along with Pokemon Go and Miitomo, Nintendo is making their presence known in the mobile arena! <br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/super-mario-run-launches-in-december- Tue, 15 Nov 2016 12:00:00 Nintendo Lowers New 3DS' Price for Black Friday! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 11/09/16<br /><br />Nintendo is gearing up for Black Friday. Starting Nov. 25th, the New Nintendo 3DS will be available for $99.99. That&rsquo;s right &ndash; gamers will be able to buy their third or fourth 3DS sooner than they&rsquo;d hoped. <br /><img style="float: right;" src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/new-3ds-white.jpg" alt="new-3ds-white" /><br />Who are we kidding&hellip;with Nintendo releasing multiple versions of their handhelds, dedicated fans have repurchased the same system several times over. This announcement doesn&rsquo;t help them save money, especially considering it&rsquo;ll come in two special edition models &ndash; one black and one white, both featuring Mushroom Kingdom characters and imagery.</p> <p>It certainly looks snazzy. Unfortunately, the XL&rsquo;s aren&rsquo;t going on sale as well (or at the very least, Nintendo hasn&rsquo;t announced anything for them). We&rsquo;ll have to wait and see what else gets discounted! <br /><br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/nintendo-lowers-new-3ds-price-for-black-friday Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:00:00 Harmonix Announces SingSpace! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 10/07/16<br /><br />Harmonix Music Systems recently announced a new VR title, SingSpace. Coming exclusively to the Samsung Gear VR (powered by Oculus), gamers will be able to experience the fun of karaoke night without leaving their house! <br /><br />By using a compatible Samsung device, those of us who want to hit up a karaoke bar in our pajamas can do so. Friends can get together at this space bar and sing their hearts out. Or they can just sit and watch everyone else try their best on the mic.</p> <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/singspace-screen.jpg" alt="singspace-screen" /><br /><br />Apparently, we&rsquo;ll also have the opportunity to meet new people. Though, there&rsquo;s also a solo experience; a good thing seeing as how I can&rsquo;t sing&hellip;like, at all&hellip;I&rsquo;m terrible! <br /><br /><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VTL6py5UB_8" width="854" height="480"></iframe><br /><br />SingSpace is coming to Samsun Gear VR this spring. <br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/harmonix-announces-singspace Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:00:00 Respawn Announces Titanfall: Frontline! <p>Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.<br />Date: 09/13/16<br /><br />Nexon, Respawn Entertainment and developer Particle City got together to make Titanfall: Frontline &ndash; the first standalone mobile game based on this franchise&hellip;<br /><br />Titanfall: Frontline is a strategy card game that allows players battle it out in real-time using Pilot, Titan and tactical Burn Cards (like the one&rsquo;s obtained in the main game). Players, known as Commanders in-game, will collect and upgrade their units in hopes of building powerful decks. Do you go with fast Pilots or a few lumbering Titans? What about using support personnel? Defensive units &ndash; Respawn is promising the ability to play the way we want by offering hundreds of cards to collect.</p> <p><img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/unitedfrontgaming/files/titanfall-frontline-screen.jpg" alt="titanfall-frontline-screen" /><br /><em><br />&ldquo;This is an incredibly exciting time for the team at Respawn and for the Titanfall fans around the world with two completely unique games in the Titanfall universe launching soon - Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Frontline,&rdquo;</em> said Vince Zampella, CEO, Respawn Entertainment. <em>&ldquo;Not only does Titanfall: Frontline capture an experience that feels distinctly Titanfall but it delivers quick and strategic action that anyone with a smartphone will be able to download and enjoy.&rdquo;</em><br /><br />When I said first, I meant just that; apparently, this is the first of a multi-game deal between the aforementioned companies. Hopefully this first title will prove to gamers that this partnership was a good idea! <br /><br /><em>Titanfall: Frontline will be available as a free download this fall on iOS and Android devices. &nbsp;</em><br /><br /></p> /handhelds/post/respawn-announces-titanfall:-frontline Tue, 13 Sep 2016 12:00:00