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EGM Weekly: January 26, 2013 Edition

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Posted on January 26, 2013 AT 09:00am

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

This week’s biggest headlines were shared by Nintendo and THQ—the former announced a plethora of upcoming titles for Wii U, while the latter had its intellectual properties divided up in a court-sanctioned auction. This week also saw the release of Ron Gilbert’s The Cave and Studio Ghibli/Level-5 collaboration Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.

You’ll find below the rest of this week’s best.

NEWS

Nintendo Announces New Yoshi, Mario, and Zelda Titles

This week’s Nintendo Direct brought a staggering number of announcements, including news of a new Yoshi game, a new Mario Kart, a new 3D Mario, and a new Zelda—all for Wii U. READ MORE >>

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Zelda: Wind Waker HD Announced for Wii U

Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing a HD version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Wii U later this year. READ MORE >>

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THQ No More, Titles Sold Off During Auction Find New Homes

THQ sold off several intellectual properties and licenses during their bankruptcy auction. The winning bids and runners up were made public. READ MORE >>

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Wii U Virtual Console Launching Spring, Reduced Price Specials

Nintendo announced the Wii U Virtual Console will launch after the console’s spring update. READ MORE >>

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Sony Fined £250,000 Over 2011′s PSN Outage

The U.K. Information Commissioners Office has fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe £250,000 over the 2011 PlayStation Network outage and subsequent data breach. READ MORE >>

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Platinum Games Interested in Darksiders IP and Studio

Atsushi Inaba, head of Platinum Games, has shown an interest in acquiring the Darksiders IP and Development Studio after no-one placed a bid during THQ’s asset auction. READ MORE >>

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Get Your First Taste of BioShock Infinite Fiction from Prequel Novella

Educate yourselves on the events leading up to BioShock Infinite with Mind in Revolt, an e-book prequel. READ MORE >>

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New PS4 Controller May Borrow Ideas from PS Vita

According to PS4/Orbis design documents, the next PlayStation console may get a new controller in addition to the classic PlayStation controller, Kotaku reports. READ MORE >>

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Sony and MLG Bring PlanetSide 2 to eSports Arena

The eSports arena continues to grow with the addition of PlanetSide 2, Sony announced. READ MORE >>

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The Last of Us Survival, Post-Pandemic Editions Announced

Two special edition versions of The Last of Us have been announced, each chock full of extras. READ MORE >>

REVIEWS

The Cave

Is Ron Gilbert’s The Cave a sign of adventure games returning to form? Check out our review to find out. READ MORE >>

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Studio Ghibli’s involvement got the headlines, but does Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch succeed as an RPG? Read the EGM review to find out. READ MORE >>

FEATURES

EGM Plays Black Ops 2—Domination on Cargo 33-16

EGM’s Race to Prestige in Black Ops 2 is set to begin shortly, but for now here’s some gameplay footage from a match on Cargo to tide you over. READ MORE >>

PODCASTS

Game Over Podcast 023: The Barnes & Nader Xbox 720

The EGM crew brings you the Game Over Podcast, our end-of-the-week conversation where we discuss some of the biggest recent events in gaming. LISTEN HERE >>

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