Kotaku

In This Week's Nintendo Download, Meet the Majestic Animals of Africa. Then Shoot Them.In Africa Unleashed 3D for the Nintendo 3DS you charged into Africa to hunt wild animals like the leopard, rhino and elephant, bringing more than 30 weapons to bear on 15 different types of wild beast. Shouldn't this be called Hunter Unleashed 3D?



Granted I don't believe any of the animals roaming deepest Africa are wearing leashes. That would make the game far too easy. Instead they are running about, desperately trying to avoid becoming the subject of a Disney animated movie. Stupid animals, Disney doesn't make animated movies anymore.



I am not anti-hunting. I enjoy the flesh of tasty animals. I'm just not a big elephant eater (I prefer mini elephants).



Along with the senseless slaughter of a nature documentary, this week sees the release of a demo for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, a 3D futuristic tunnel racer (as opposed to a Victorian tunnel racer), and Game Boy Color classic Toki Tori.



Suddenly I'm craving eggs.



Games


In This Week's Nintendo Download, Meet the Majestic Animals of Africa. Then Shoot Them.SpeedX 3D

Platform: 3DS

Price: $3.99



SpeedX 3D for Nintendo 3DS is a stunning tunnel racer that tests a player's skill and transports him or her into a trance filled with great electronic music and hypnotic graphics SpeedX 3D offers four game modes introducing the player to more and more challenging places at a speed that increases with every second. The question is: how far can the player go without losing concentration? Four game modes - Stages, Endless, Survival, and Zones - will test even the most experienced players. Speed beyond the limits - first-person view and 3D effects immerse the player in the game world and deliver brand new emotions. Start small - a perfect learning curve will hook new players and hold the attention of even the most proficient.




In This Week's Nintendo Download, Meet the Majestic Animals of Africa. Then Shoot Them.Toki Tori

Platform: 3DS

Price: $3.99



Get cracking on an egg-cellent adventure. He may be a small, yellow chicken, but Toki Tori is no coward. He's the hero of this egg-cellent puzzle platformer. He must rescue all of his kidnapped brothers and sisters, who are still in their fragile eggs. In this Game Boy™ Color classic from 2001, you must keep Toki Tori safe by avoiding monsters and traps while working out how to collect all the eggs in each level before time runs out. Luckily, there are lots of items to aid Toki Tori's mission.




In This Week's Nintendo Download, Meet the Majestic Animals of Africa. Then Shoot Them.Africa Unleashed 3D

Platform: 3DS

Price: $3.99



Head into the deepest reaches of Africa, armed with your wits, your skills, and an array of high-powered weapons and accessories! Experience action arcade hunting excitement like never before as you explore 35 challenging missions across a variety of terrain. Match the right weapon to the situation to maximize your score, as you hunt over 15 different big game animals and birds. Pull off amazing long shots, zoom in for spectacular head shots, and take down dangerous predators before they attack! Earn achievements, purchase new weapons, and aim for the best score as you fight your way through the safari!




In This Week's Nintendo Download, Meet the Majestic Animals of Africa. Then Shoot Them.Escape the Virus: Shoot'em Up

Platform: DSi / 3DS

Price: 200 Points / $1.99



The battle for micro-world domination is not over yet! Escape the Virus, an action puzzle series, is back with totally new game-play modes. In the Shooter mode the prey is now the predator. You will chase down and shoot hordes of vicious viruses. It's time to take the medicine! In the Territory mode you will protect certain zones and prevent enemies from getting too close to them. Accumulate enough energy and the zone will disappear giving you more time to smash enemies. Never stop running and dodging to avoid hostile attacks. Use all bonus items, power-ups and ammo and don't let the enemies surpass you. Get into the ultimate DNA warfare and kick viruses out of the micro-world once and for all!






Demos


In This Week's Nintendo Download, Meet the Majestic Animals of Africa. Then Shoot Them.Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Platform: 3DS



Tap and slide to the rhythm of over 70 tracks from the FINAL FANTASY series while joining forces with iconic characters and facing off against memorable monsters and villains. Unlock unique items and deeper challenges in three exciting game modes, as you help restore the Music Crystal to its former radiance! Enhance your game play experience even more by downloading additional songs from your favorite FINAL FANTASY titles.






Videos


In This Week's Nintendo Download, Meet the Majestic Animals of Africa. Then Shoot Them.AWOLNATION is Back!

Available on Nintendo Video on: Aug 31, 2012



If heading back to school has you feeling a bit rebellious, don't miss this 3D video premiere of the latest hit song from Nintendo Video favorite, AWOLNATION!



Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% off the RUSH!

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

Community Announcements - Collo
Hi Toki Tori fans!

We've just released a new trailer for Toki Tori 2, including some never before seen footage. Check it out and let me know what you think!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C4WFDPnH-Y

As ever, you can still get development builds from us, simply go to twotribes.com and enlist!

Thanks!

Collin
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% off Toki Tori!

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

Kotaku

Every Cover Ever Made for the Best Games Magazine AroundCall them snooty if you must, but I think Edge magazine has consistently been the most mature, well-written and well-respected video game magazine on the planet for nearly twenty years.



While competitors have come and gone either pandering to the lowest common denominator or selling their pages as glorified advertising space, Edge has always been about smart features, brutal reviews and, most important of all, treating their readers as intelligent adults.



So it's awesome to see the magazine's online presence post this feature hosting the cover to every issue ever made. Why? Because if you've ever read it, one of the other things about the mag that grabs you is its design, which has usually featured clean, bold covers, a pleasant change from the usual "death by 1000 headlines" most other magazines (the current Game Informer excepted) suffer from.



I still remember the day when, as a teenager, I walked into a newsagent and saw that first issue sitting there, sticking out like a sore thumb amongst all the other horrid mid-90s magazines. I bought it as soon as I saw it. It was like something from the future, and while other outlets have since caught up in terms of tone and coverage, they still don't do it better.



You can check out the gallery below.



Every Edge magazine cover, ever [Edge]


Announcement - Valve
Have fun with blocks, cubes, boxes and more with the Cube Pack during this week's Midweek Madness!

This bundle has six great indie games for a fantastic price! Plus, if you already own one of the titles in the pack, you'll receive an extra copy of that game to give to a friend!

As an added bonus, print out the Foldables to have real life cubes of your own! This pdf will be delivered with EDGE.

Pack includes:
*Offer ends Thursday at 4PM Pacific Time

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title="Permanent Link to Steam Potato Sack sale strikes back, 13 indie games half-price again">Steam potato sack sale







Come with me, back into the distant past. Don't mind that wibbly blurry effect and that "WooOOoOOooOO" noise, that's just what happens when you go back in time. We're almost there. All you have to do is click this link and make the transition to April 4 2011!



I've always wanted to say that. If you just took the trip, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. You'll also have a good idea as to whether or not you'd like to purchase the games going in the return of the potato sack sale on Steam.
Community Announcements - Two Tribes
Hi all!

A couple of months ago, we were contacted by a father who wanted to have some promotional materials of EDGE, to make a birthday present for his son Zias. Zias loves EDGE and he even built real-life versions of EDGE levels in LEGO.

To cut a long story short; unfortunately we didn't have any promotional materials, instead we invited Zias to come over to our office so he could build an EDGE level under the watchful eye of our designer Hessel. The end result is now part of the latest update of EDGE on Steam!

To read more about this, please check out our latest blog:

http://twotribes.com/message/edge-birthday-special
May 31, 2012
Product Update - Valve
A couple of months ago, we were contacted by a father who wanted to have some promotional materials of EDGE, to make a birthday present for his son Zias. Zias loves EDGE and he even built real-life versions of EDGE levels in LEGO.

To cut a long story short; unfortunately we didn't have any promotional materials, instead we invited Zias to come to our office so he could build an EDGE level under the watchful eye of our designer Hessel. The end result is now part of the latest update of EDGE on Steam!

To read more about this, please check out our latest blog:
http://twotribes.com/message/edge-birthday-special

Community Announcements - Two Tribes


We've been making games with strong puzzle elements for many years, but Toki Tori 2 for Steam is the first game that will ship with a level editor from day one. With Steam Workshop support to boot!

For more information about how we will integrate Steam Workshop and on how the level editor will work, please visit:

http://twotribes.com/message/toki-tori-2-update-24/
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