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Platform Wii U Publisher Namco Bandai Developer Namco Bandai Release Date 11/18/2012

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Tank! Tank! Tank! review: running on empty

The structure is clearly intended for arcades, where players spend a dollar for a minute, then never play the game again The abominable campaign mode can be played solo or co-op and strings together a series of tank-versus-monster battles inspired by the Godzilla universe. You play as a tiny tank, collecting weapon power-ups and firing on the city's unwanted visitors — invaders such as a robo-gorilla, a frothy kraken and super-sized hornets. Each enemy has unique attacks, but the player's strategy for destruction stays the same: Face the tank toward enemies and mash the fire button. The structure is clearly intended for arcades, where players spend a dollar for a minute of monster-shooting novelty, then never play the game again. It grows dull after more than a few...

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Tank! Tank! Tank! for Wii U goes free-to-play on eShop

Namco Bandai released a free version of its multiplayer tank battle game Tank! Tank! Tank! on the North American version of the Wii U eShop today, offering the base game at no cost and delivering various modes and maps piecemeal as downloadable content. Tank! Tank! Tank!'s free version, a 1.5 GB download, offers a handful of basic modes for the multiplayer tank shoot 'em up. Players can purchase the rest of the game's maps and gameplay modes, including the game's My Kong mode and Story mode, as part of 10 pieces of downloadable content. The list of available add-ons from the eShop follows: Versus / Industrial Complex - $1.99 Versus / Ruins - $1.99 Versus / Coastal Area - $1.99 Versus / Canyon - $1.99 Versus / Volcanic Area - $1.99 Versus / Lunar Base - $1.99 My Kong - $1.99 M...

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Japan Review Check: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

A quick look at the highlights among the games coming out in Japan this coming week, courtesy the review pages of Famitsu magazine: - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (9/10/10/10, 39 out of 40 points): The major release of the week (a PS3 exclusive in Japan for now) misses a perfect score by a mere point. "The game is balanced so exquisitely that even casual users can enjoy this," wrote editor Atsuhiro Fujiwara. "The high-speed battles are thrilling, and the ability to parry enemy attacks is superbly done. You can use stealth to get through missions as well, but if not, there's a ton of cool-looking moves you can pull off. The boss-class characters really stick out in my mind; I just wish there were more of them." "It felt pretty tough overall at first," added writer Ranbu Yoshida,...

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Tank! Tank! Tank! goes free-to-play in Japan

Wii U launch title Tank! Tank! Tank! is adopting a free-to-play model in Japan, offering a basic pack for free and charging money for add-ons, according to Siliconera. Siliconera reports that Namco Bandai opted for a free-to-play model because the game has not taken off in Japan in the way its developers had hoped. Rather than charging full price for the game, Namco is offering parts of it for free. Wii U owners in Japan will be able to downloaded a basic version of Tank! Tank! Tank! for free from the Nintendo eShop. The basic pack allows players to access the city map and play in three modes: Free for All, Team Battle and Giant Monster. Each player is restricted to only three games a day. The restriction is removed when players pay for downloadable content. Players can pay for...

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'Tank! Tank! Tank!' lets Wii U players become a tank-crushing Kong

Japanese "battle party" game Tank! Tank! Tank! will bring its four-player tank battles to the Wii U — pitting tank against tank — armed with an all-new game mode named "My Kong." The asymmetric multiplayer mode gives one player control of both the Wii U GamePad and a massive robotic ape hellbent on tank destruction. Three other players control a bright green tank with a Wii Remote, launching turret fire at the rampaging Kong. While those three must work together to grab power ups while avoiding robo-ape punches. The player driving the Kong simply wreaks havoc, punching the ground, jostling the Wii U GamePad to butt-slam wee tanks, and shaking the touchpad controller side to side to engage a hyper-destructive rage mode. It's briefly fun stuff; a good, clean, family-friendly...

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'Tekken Tag Tournament 2' joins Wii U launch day line-up in UK

Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition will be a day one launch title in the United Kingdom, releasing simultaneously with the new Nintendo console on November 30th, Namco Bandai confirmed today. This title is also joined by Tank! Tank! Tank!, Ben 10: Omniverse, and Family Party: 30 Great Games: Obstacle Arcade as launch titles for the platform. Previously only seven games were announced for the Wii U launch, including Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, FIFA 13, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Rayman Legends and ZombiU. Trine 2: Director's Cut, Toki Tori 2, and Nano Assault Neo will be available as downloadable games. Click here for a full list of titles announced for the Wii U, scheduled to hit Europe between launch and 2013.

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These are the games hitting the day the Wii U arrives

Note: This list is a work in progress. We will be updating it as we receive more information. At least 17 games will launch alongside the Wii U on November 18th, according to publishers and developers Polygon has spoken with. Earlier this week, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that 50 titles will be released during the console's launch window, which Nintendo defined as running from the November 18th launch date through March 31st, 2013. After speaking with developers and publishers, we were able to confirm that 17 games are planned for a November 18th release, with another nine expected to arrive in time for the holidays and six more coming "before the end of the year." Polygon reached out to all of the companies behind the Wii U's first fifty for confirmation on...

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Wii U European launch titles revealed, 'Pikmin 3' not included

Nintendo today announced the European launch titles headed to the Wii U on November 30th, as well as titles scheduled to release in the months following its launch, during today's official press conference. The following titles are scheduled to release to the new console between launch and 2013: NBA 2K13 007 Legends Call of Duty: Black Ops II TRANSFORMERS PRIME Skylanders Giants Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Mass Effect 3: Special Edition Madden NFL 13 FIFA 13 Trine 2: Director's Cut Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition TANK! TANK! TANK! Rise of the Guardians Ben 10 Omniverse Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade Nintendo Land New Super Mario Bros. U NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's...

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Wii U full list of North American launch window titles revealed

Nintendo announced the North American launch titles for the Wii U as well as games scheduled to release in the months following the console's launch during its press conference in New York City today. The following titles will release between the Wii U's launch on November 18th and the end of March: 007 Legends Aliens: Colonial Marines Assassin's Creed 3 Batman: Arkham City - Armored Edition Ben 10: Omniverse Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Darksiders 2 Disney Epic Mickey 2: Power of Two EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13 Family Party: 30 Great Games Funky Barn Game & Wario Game Party Champions Jeopardy Jett Tailfin Just Dance 4 Lego City Undercover Madden NFL 13 Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Mass Effect 3 Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Nano Assault Neo NBA 2K13 New...

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Gamescom 2012: Everything you need to know

Riding on the heels of GDC Europe, Gamescom 2012 is Europe's largest trade fair for games and interactive entertainment. It runs from August 15th through August 19th in Cologne, Germany, and includes more than 600 companies from 40 countries, and Polygon will be on the floor to bring you all the Gamescom news you can shake a warlock's staff or a space marine's gun at. Unlike E3, Gamescom is open to both the public and the press, and that creates an eclectic mix of industry- and consumer-driven content spanning the continuum from gaming tournaments to mini job fairs to cosplay contests. It's designed to have something for everyone. We're on the ground, and ready to file once the show kicks off, so before the anticipation drives us mad, we thought we'd give you a taste of what you can...

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  • Wii U
    • Released 11/18/2012
    • Publisher Namco Bandai
    • Developer Namco Bandai
    • Score 3.5
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