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Canada Only: Yoshi’s New Island March Tour 2014

Attention Canadian gamers, Nintendo is taking to the roads to promote Yoshi’s New Island in the Yoshi’s New Island truck allowing players to try out the game early and get a Yoshi keychain. There are only three cities and eight stops announced but Nintendo aims to increase the number of places they stop on the way.

Kicking off in Montreal, Quebec with four stops. First, at the St James United Church, March 1st and 2nd, they will move to Cosmodome March 5th and 6th, the Cinema Colossus Laval March 7th and finishing at Le Taz on the 8th and 9th. The set times for all events are 11AM to 5PM Eastern Standard Time.

Then, in Toronto, Ontario, there is one planned event at the Exhibition Place, March 14th to 16th from 10 AM to 6PM EST. This location is during the Wizard World event and there is an entry fee to the event.

Lastly, in Vancouver, British Columbia with three stops. On March 16th, 11AM to 5PM Pacific Standard Time, they will stop at the Lonsdale Quay Market at the East Plaza. The next stop is at the BC Place Stadium’s Playdome from March 21st to 23rd 10AM to 6PM PST and the last stop is Robson Square outside the Vancouver Art Gallery 11AM to 5PM on March 29th and 30th.

You can find more details by clicking here or checking back here at RGN as details are announced. Yoshi’s New Island launches March 14th in North America and Europe and March 15th in Australia for Nintendo’s 3Ds/2DS platform either physically or digitally through the Nintendo E-Shop.

The game trailer for Yoshi’s New Island is below.

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Z2Live Acquires Vancouver Studio Big Sandwich Games

Will we see a revival of this formula that has worked so well on the PC? Micro-transactions in place of monthly fees and expansions instead of downloadable content packs and updates. If this acquirement can lead to further competition in the free-to-play indie market then we may find out.

Today Z2Live has announced to the press that they have acquired Big Sandwich Games. Together these game development figures are likely to bring more high quality games to the scene.

“Big Sandwich Games clearly executes at a level that meets our bar for quality,” said Lou Fasulo, COO at Z2Live. “The acquisition represents a key part of our long term strategy to build, operate and scale genre defining games.”

Best known for Battle Nations, Z2Live is a strong proponent of Free-to-Play and has reached a playerbase of over 25 million worldwide. With fully loaded, indie Vancouver studio Big Sandwich Games in their arsenal and are likely to be cranking out plenty of gaming goodness soon.

 

Source: Examiner

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