Count Hyrule Warriors among the games that will work with Nintendo's line of Amiibo figures--the Link one, at least.
Nintendo announced on Twitter today that the Link Amiibo figure will work with Hyrule Warriors, which previously had not been included on the short list of Amiibo-compatible games. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly what the figure will do in the game; Nintendo has talked about hypothetical features in other games (place a figure on the GamePad and that character becomes playable in Mario Kart 8, for example), but it hasn't offered much in the way of hard specifics. It's saying absolutely nothing about Hyrule Warriors' use for Amiibo, only promising that more info is on the way.
#amiibo figure Link will be compatible with #HyruleWarriors. Stay tuned for more info. pic.twitter.com/7mPQkfppuq — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 21, 2014
#amiibo figure Link will be compatible with #HyruleWarriors. Stay tuned for more info. pic.twitter.com/7mPQkfppuq
Link is among the first wave of Amiibo figures launching in November for $13 each. These figures include NFC connectivity, allowing them to be recognized by the Wii U GamePad, similar to the way Skylanders toys work with the Skylanders portals.
Hyrule Warriors is already available on Wii U, having launched in September. There's no word on if it will work with the Link Amiibo immediately upon its release, or if the game will need to be updated in order to do so.
Previously, Nintendo said Super Smash Bros. for Wii U would be the first game to offer Amiibo support, with Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, and Yoshi's Woolly World also to support them in the future.
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American rock band Metallica will perform at BlizzCon 2014 next month, Blizzard Entertainment announced today. The band will perform the Saturday evening concert, taking place November 8.
If you can't attend BlizzCon 2014 in person (tickets are sold out), Metallica's performance will be streamed live for BlizzCon virtual ticket holders. Those are on sale now for $40.
"We're thrilled to have Metallica blowing out our speakers at BlizzCon this year," Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a statement. "After two full days of epic gaming and intense eSports action, an earth-shaking concert is the perfect sendoff for everyone at the show and watching from home."
Last year's musical act was Blink 182. Other bands that have performed at BlizzCon in previous years include The Offspring, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, and Tenacious D, among others.
BlizzCon 2014, a celebration of World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and other Blizzard franchises, takes place November 7-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center. This year's event will feature panel presentations, tournaments, contests, and hands-on time with Blizzard games.
More details about BlizzCon 2014, including a full programming schedule, will be announced ahead of the show next month. Check back with GameSpot for more.
Sega announced today that the first of five Alien: Isolation post-release expansions, Corporate Lockdown, will be released on October 28. It features three "challenging and terrifying" maps for Isolation's Survivor Mode, and will sell for $8. It's included with the $30 Isolation DLC pass.
The three new maps included with Corporate Lockdown are Severance, Scorched Earth, and Loose Ends. The expansion also marks the arrival of Gauntlet Mode, a new mode that challenges players to complete all three maps back-to-back without dying once.
A new playable character, Seegson Executive Ransome, is also featured in Corporate Lockdown.
The next four Isolation DLC packs are called Trauma, Safe Haven, Lost Contact, and The Trigger. Each features a new playable character, as well as new maps and modes. Specific release dates for those expansions were not announced, but Sega says all should arrive by March 2015.
For more on Isolation, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.