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Gamers petition for 'Dark Souls II' on Wii U

At least one gamer is upset that Namco Bandai's "Dark Souls II" isn't slated for release on the Wii U.

So Christopher Marcil of Brighton, Mich., started a petition on to ask the publisher, as well as game developer FromSoftware, to put the game on Nintendo's new console too.

So far, more than 7,500 supporters have signed on to his effort.

Dark Souls II announced

Namco Bandai Games America revealed Friday night that "Dark Souls II" is currently in development at FromSoftware in Tokyo, Japan. While a release date hasn't been set, the developer is indicating it will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The Ace Combat series flies into the world of modern warfare

For the first time in console history, the "Ace Combat" series has left behind its usual fictional-world setting in order to tell a modern, real-world anti-terrorism story, reminiscent of what one sees in such games as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" and "Battlefield 3."

Immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be

Let's face facts: A lot of interesting games out there don't get much attention, because frankly, interesting rarely equals great.

"Knights Contract" is one of that number -- a nice idea held back by several shortcomings in its design.

Too many elements of "Splatterhouse" are unintentionally horrific

The horror. Oh, the horror.

It often felt as though I was trapped in a nightmare as I played “Splatterhouse,” but don’t credit the Lovecraftian creatures I had to fight.

Don't forsake "Majin" and his kingdom

Not too terribly long ago, I reviewed a fairly high-profile cooperative game released by Namco Bandai: "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West," the story of two strangers forced to work together to survive in a post-apocalyptic America.

"Naruto Shippuden" game does justice to fighting genre

Among the hottest manga/anime properties of the last few years have been "Naruto" and its sequel "Naruto Shippuden," which tell the story of the world's No. 1 knucklehead ninja (Naruto Uzumaki) and his quest to become leader of Konoha, the village hidden in the leaves.

Downloadable content announced for "Enslaved"

If you made it all the way to the end of my review of "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West," you'll have read my note about the game eventually receiving some kind of downloadable content (DLC). Well, today Namco Bandai announced what that content will be.

"Enslaved" captivates, but it's over too soon

I find myself both enthralled by and a little disappointed with "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West," for this game does so many things right that I can only wring my hands in dismay in the places where it goes wrong.