Sometimes it’s censorship. Sometimes it’s unfortunate implications. And sometimes it’s straight-up unexplainable. But whatever the justification may be, games get renamed all the time when they’re released across different regions.
Late last year, it was revealed that Link would become a racer in Mario Kart 8. But that wasn’t his first Mario rodeo. Nor was it the first time Zelda crossed over into the Mario series—far from it.
When there are no Pokémon centers nearby, the battle-weary Pokémon plops on the ground to take a breather between random encounters. At least, in the universe where these crochet Pokémon are from.
Iron Bull is probably the single most memorable character from Dragon Age: Inquisition, or perhaps even the entire series. So it’s good news that for the low, low price of $470 to $500, you can turn your desk into a collectible statue-adorned Iron Bull Appreciation Station.
Flowey is the first character you see in Undertale, and his story... let’s just say it’s unique. Also, turns out, it translates well to digital flipbook, or at least animated GIF form.
Pictured above: six kilometers by six kilometers of pure magnificence, in Minecraft map form.
Not too realistic, because an overly realistic Star Fox cast would just be animals in flight jackets. But this is a good compromise.
We got some big games this past month, like Dark Souls III, the new Ratchet & Clank, and the Banner Saga sequel, to name just a few. But those three are just a small part of the two dozen games we’ve looked at, and loved, in April. Have a look:
In Minecraft, a few block types like sand, gravel, or water are affected by gravity, and that’s mostly it for the in-game physics. In this animation, however, it takes very little for a painstakingly built mansion to totally and utterly collapse.
In the far future depicted in this fan art, Link likely has an easier time dealing with Navi’s nagging. Who is now a robot. That can most likely be turned off. Isn’t the future great?
New maps from Fire Emblem Fates’s second map pack will start to release on May 5, Nintendo announced today. Map Pack 2 will contain 6 maps in total, with the entire package costing $8. Check out our review of the game here, if you haven’t yet.
Today, the game’s dev team confirmed that Superhot, the FPS where your movement controls time, is coming to the Xbox One on May 3. The PC version, which we reviewed, is a pretty good time, so the port might be worth checking out if you prefer gaming on consoles.
The Great Pyramid of Meereen, as depicted in the Game of Thrones TV show, as depicted in Minecraft. It’s as far from the books as you can get, but at least you can explore this version.
Nintendo announced that their first mobile app, Miitomo, has crossed the 10 million unique user threshold. They’re commemorating the milestone by running a ten-day “Celebrating 10 Million Users!” promotion between April 29 and May 8, the details of which are currently unknown.
His Majesty King Leoric of Khanduras was already a decently badass-looking boss in Diablo III, especially considering his lowly status as the game’s first unique boss. Well, here, he’s on a whole other level.