Chibi-Robo returns, now on the 3DS!

Today, during a surprise Nintendo Direct, a new Chibi-Robo title was announced! Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash! Unlike the traditional Chibi-Robo title, this one will be a side-scroller and feature action in addition to the quirky puzzles our friendly robo gets into! Chibi-Robo uses his plug as a whip to attack enemies as well as to reach places he could no get to before. Charging his plug increases its power and length in which it extends. Check out the trailer!

As mentioned, an amiibo compatible with the game is to be released exclusively as a bundle with the launch of this game. We currently know this amiibo can transform Chibo-Robo into Super Chibi-Robo and can be leveled up as well as unlock in-game collectible items.

Who could ever say no to this little guy?
Who could ever say no to this little guy?

Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash will be released on the Nintendo 3DS system this October! Come back for more info, here on RL, when its released!

Octodad: Dadliest Catch to ‘octopi’ Vita this month

Young Horses  took to the PlayStation Blog today to announce that their game Octodad: Dadliest Catch will land on PlayStation Vita on May 26th.

The game itself will remain mostly the same as versions on other platforms, but with a few added features. Most notably is the addition of cross-buy, meaning those who have already purchased the game on PlayStation 4 will have access to the Vita version for free. Sadly cross-saves are not supporting, meaning you’ll have to gain all your progress the hard way.

To soften the blow of no cross-platform-saves, a whole new set of trophies have been added to the game and you can work towards that final trophy alone of with a friend using the new co-op mode on one Vita system.

Vita owners can pick up Octodad: Dadliest Catch next week, from May 26th.

Trine 3: Artifacts of Power Announced

trine-3-logoTrine has incorporated a theme of 3 from the get-go, forcing players to navigate levels while controlling one of three characters, and now the series will have its third installment. Trine 3: Artifacts of Power has been announced for a 2015 release in a brand new trailer which you can watch below.

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Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Gets a New Trailer

Nintendo Japan has uploaded a charming 4 minute trailer for its newest Mario spin-off puzzler. The video shows some interesting new levels as well as new gameplay features.

Players can collect coins and power ups along the way in order to get to each level’s exit doors! There are also a handful of new baddies and risks, so the puzzles promise to be very challenging and fun.

The Japanese site for the game also launched. A few new features were showcased there including Miiverse integration and star swapping with friends.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be available for the Wii U and 3DS on March 5 in North America. European fans will have to wait until March 20th.

Gotta Spend ‘Em All — Pokémon Tests F2P

The Pokémon franchise, which turns 20 this year, is testing a new Free-to-Pay model commonly seen in iOS and Android apps. Nintendo 3DS owners are able to download Pokémon Shuffle, a Bejeweled-style match three puzzle game, free of charge from the eShop.

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