With some new and secret titles with code names. Don't look into the code names, they are just code names not references to the secret game in question.
- Disney Art Academy - Code Name: “Caviar F” (casual friendly smaller budget game) - Code name: “Torte City” big budget unannounced game for all gamers core/all ages - Code name: “Cadillac” (casual friendly smaller budget game late summer) Cadillac may in fact be Style Savvy 3, so don't get too excited.
- Code name: “N-Stars” big budget game for all ages - Code name: “DMW2” possibly Disney Magical World 2 - Pokémon 20th Anniversary game “Niji” Japanese translation: “Rainbow”
While a Pokemon 20th anniversary game was expected I'm impressed to see Art Academy is getting another spin off with the Disney brand of things! Good to see Nintendo still supporting the franchise.
Post by Nester the Lark on May 7, 2016 11:03:22 GMT -5
Apparently a new game in the Cruis'n series is coming to arcades called Cruis'n Adventure. It's licensed by Nintendo, and being developed by Raw Thrills.
If you don't know, Raw Thrills is an arcade developer founded by former Midway employees, most notably Eugene Jarvis, who created the original Cruis'n games. Their own racing series based on the Fast & Furious movies was considered a spiritual successor to the Cruis'n series due to having similar gameplay, one of which was even ported to the Wii under the simple name of just "Cruis'n."
I guess the game is only in testing right now, but being that Nintendo licensed the brand out to them, I have to wonder: does this mean there will also eventually be a port for the NX?
Okay, just learnt of the Australia release date for Rhythm Paradise Megamix is in late November. And apparently Nintendo of Europe announced their same-ish release date back at E3 (which I hadn't even heard of until now).
To make it even weirder it's been announced that unlike NA, the PAL regions will get a physical release. Does saving cost really work out as the reason for doing this? It seems strange that the bigger market of NA gets the download copy only while PAL regions put out physical (Eg, Art Academy Wii U, Fatal Frame 5 for PAL, while NA has only had NES Remix 1&2 pack).
Each region has their own needs and budgetary criteria. NoA probably has data showing that retail release wouldn't make sense for them, especially when you have to consider shipping costs across Canada and the US.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 26, 2016 22:07:44 GMT -5
Here are some new Cruis'n Redline details from GoNintendo:
- developed by Raw Thrills, the company founded by original Cruis'n USA director Eugene Jarvis - being field tested at the Regal City North Stadium 14 movie theater in Chicago - running on a repurposed Disney/Pixar Cars cabinet - two linked units each with a 42-inch display - Nintendo logos are all over both cabinets - five tracks available: Mojave, Madagascar, London, Rio de Janeiro and Singapore, - each track has its own theme and some with big moments that occur while you race - London has you racing through the city as a detached Ferris wheel rolls around, plus you drive atop elevated train cars that eventually derail and crash - Singapore begins on a skyscraper rooftop amidst a thunderstorm and ultimately routes you through an underwater tunnel - Rio course sends you smashing through parade floats and taking a soaring leap with the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue - Madagascar has a Tyrannosaurus Rex wreaking havoc, a burning plane crashing and a beached pirate ship t - Mojave track is a highway that winds through a desert - previous versions let you choose a car through an optional physical card system that featured real cars - this version no longer has any card scanning ability or mention of cards - this version lets you pick from a handful of in-game cars (mostly Lamborghinis) - choose one upgrade, such as body, engine or paint enhancement - your car smashes through a glass wall at the finish line
nocturnal YL: …Drat, I lost a few days of captured game footage thanks to my HDMI recorder corrupting the microSD card's filesystem.
Nov 16, 2023 13:41:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I just realised that I haven't made a proper post for more than a month. I was either busy at work and thus didn't want to make long posts, or I was busy playing… well, you know. Time spent on playing games is time not spent on talking about games.
Nov 19, 2023 12:14:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I was thinking how I considered the original Donkey Kong Country to be a generic Super Mario Bros clone with fancy graphics, but SMB Wonder only just caught up to the level of quality that DKC Tropical Freeze gave us almost a decade ago.
Nov 20, 2023 14:57:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is surprising. I see DKC as the least Mario-like platformer to feature a Mario character. The Wario Land games still feature Mario-style blocks and pipes, for example, while DKC lacks many Mario elements.
Nov 21, 2023 8:16:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: True that DKC lacks a lot of specific Mario-like details, but it has the basic gameplay in that you run, jump, and defeat enemies by landing on them. I didn't see it as having much more than this, thus why I considered it generic.
Nov 21, 2023 9:27:07 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Yeah, psychologically there is a 'first example' thing. When something new is released and is thought to be innovative, and becomes popular it can lead to comparing newer games to be like it (so we have newer genres like "Metroidvania").
Nov 24, 2023 18:28:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I find it interesting with platformers, it's less often that we regard platform games after Mario as "Mario-like". On this note, I also find it interesting how certain genres are treated differently.
Nov 24, 2023 18:29:32 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: In addition to the "platform" (rather than Mario-like) and Metroidvania examples (incidentally there were games like Metroid and Castlevania before their release), some games are seen as "rip-offs" if people think they're too similar.
Nov 24, 2023 18:31:26 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: An example is how some people treat Fossil Fighters, Robopon, Yo-Kai Watch as Pokémon 'rip-offs' or clones, and the 'monster-battling' genre is often seen as less 'mainstream' than something like 'platformer'.
Nov 24, 2023 18:32:39 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Also on that note, often people on databases, wikis, etc. stick to only a few genre labels like "platform", "arcade", "fighting", "racing" etc. but there are many more ways to describe a game.
Nov 24, 2023 18:35:03 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The developers may choose to advertise their game using their own genre, so for instance Starfy was given the label "marine action" in Japan rather than "platformer". I think in essence these don't exist in isolation though.
Nov 24, 2023 18:36:28 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: It also reminds me of how there was apparently a debate on whether NES The Legend of Zelda is an adventure game or RPG (or something like that).
Nov 24, 2023 18:37:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Happy 6th anniversary to my favorite RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
Nov 30, 2023 20:54:33 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The Super Mario Bros. Wonder speedruns don't feel much like Mario speedruns. Any% takes more than 80 minutes, and features slow Wonder Seed segments and a lot of loading time. They're rather boring to watch compared to even the New SMB games.
Dec 2, 2023 6:08:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've got a lot of Nintendo Switch demos that I haven't got to play. At this rate I'll never clear my backlog even if I don't buy anything.
Dec 2, 2023 10:36:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've finally finished Ciel nosurge DX. Its end is directly connected to the beginning of Ion's part in Ar nosurge DX, which means I'll have to play through that to experience the whole story.
Dec 2, 2023 12:45:14 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Going through everything takes more time than finishing an entire quadrilogy in the Atelier series. I think it'll be another few months before I even touch another game.
Dec 2, 2023 12:46:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, this is of no use to most people reading this, but Surge Concerto confusingly has save data bonus that goes both ways. To experience the story in chronological order, do Sekai Link in Ar nosurge DX as soon as possible, then play Ciel nosurge DX.
Dec 2, 2023 13:05:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Any advice you find online about needing to advance Ar nosurge's story to a certain point does not apply to the DX version. Just make the save data and leave it behind to avoid Ciel nosurge spoilers and not understanding Ar nosurge's story.
Dec 2, 2023 13:07:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (By the way, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Ar nosurge is available in English, but not Ciel nosurge. The DX version is entirely Japan-only. I have much to complain when it comes to localisation for both Gust and the whole of KOEI TECMO GAMES.)
Dec 2, 2023 13:12:43 GMT -5