Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 14, 2021 18:45:43 GMT -5
I still haven't played River City Girls yet, but River City Girls 2 was announced. Coming in 2022.
More interestingly, perhaps, is that the original Shin Nekketsu Koha: Kunio-tachi no Banka for the Super Famicom is being localized under the name River City Girls Zero. Coming later this year to Switch, with other platforms to follow.
River City Girls Zero, meanwhile, lets you experience the first time that Misako and Kyoko teamed up with Kunio and Riki to take to the streets in hard-hitting, curb-stomping action. While the graphics, music, and gameplay all remain true to the classic 16-bit Super Famicom release, this version marks the first time the 1994 game will be localized for the West. A new opening cinematic, new manga cutscenes, and new theme song by River City Girls composer Megan McDuffee have been added as well. Set out solo or team up with a friend in local co-op and discover how the River City Girls story began!
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 22, 2022 10:42:37 GMT -5
ININ Games has announced the Wonder Boy Collection for Switch and PS4. It includes the original Wonder Boy, Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Wonder Boy in Monster World, and Monster World IV.
Interestingly, the trailer shows the Sega Master System versions of Wonder Boy and WB in Monster Land, but the official site shows screenshots of the arcade versions. Maybe it includes both?
Speaking of which, this collections seems a little redundant, and at the same time, incomplete. Monster Land is already available as the excellent Sega Ages version (which includes more options and modes). There are remakes of the original Wonder Boy and Monster World IV available (and the physical release of Asha in Monster World includes the original version). Also, it's missing Monster Lair, which is a game I wish was included.
At the same time, it does include WB in Monster World, which has not been available since the Wii Virtual Console, and most people would probably prefer the original Wonder Boy to the janky remake. Also, not everyone would've bought a physical copy of Asha in Monster World, so it's nice that the original version will be available in another way.
Post by nocturnal YL on Feb 23, 2022 12:18:25 GMT -5
Two things caught my attention lately:
MLB The Show 22 — Notable for being the first Nintendo Switch game made directly by a studio under Sony Interactive Entertainment. This isn't the first time PlayStation properties have appeared on the system, but this is the first actual SIE game on Switch.
Nippon Ichi Software title teased on their website. Around the same time, early information from the Famitsu magazine suggests that this is for Void Terrarium 2 (which fits the teaser site thematically), with a story of Toriko starting to decay (which also means the "1" ending in the original is canon). It's set to officially reveal in a few hours.
Contains all of Konami's older TMNT games, including both arcades games, four NES games, two SNES games, two Genesis/Mega Drive games, and three Game Boy games, plus both Western and Japanese version where available. Online multiplayer is also available, but only for four titles (the two arcade games, Hyperstone Heist, and the SNES version of Tournament Fighters).
It's being developed by Digital Eclipse, who also worked on the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, Disney Afternoon Collection, and others. They seem more willing to revive old licensed games than most companies.
I loved a lot of these games when I was young, so this is something for me to consider. The original arcade game, in particular, left a big impression on me and was one of my all-time favorite arcade games. It's strange, though, that only four games include online multiplayer.
Post by Nester the Lark on Aug 25, 2022 10:24:23 GMT -5
So, you know I'm a fan of Cadence of Hyrule, as well as the original game it was a crossover with, Crypt of the NecroDancer.
A new spin-off game has been announced called Rift of the NecroDancer, and it appears to be more like a traditional rhythm game without the roguelike elements. The gameplay they've shown so far seems to be inspired by games like Guitar Hero, Punch-out!! and Rhythm Heaven.
Unfortunately, as of now, the game is only confirmed for Steam, with console releases TBD. Still, I think this looks really cool, and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
Post by Nester the Lark on May 16, 2023 16:37:58 GMT -5
Some former Irem/SNK devs have been joining Twitter lately, and yesterday, they announced that they were collaborating together on a new indie game. It's a side-scrolling run-and-gun tentatively called "Black Finger Jet," and it will mix 2D pixel art with 3D graphics. No gameplay has been revealed, but it's implied that it will be similar to Metal Slug. They're currently looking to expand their team.
nocturnal YL: I'll be on a trip to Osaka between the 5th and the 12th. I still travel somewhat regularly, but it's been 4 years since I went to Japan in 2020 and 6 years since I went to Osaka specifically in 2018.
Jan 31, 2024 13:29:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Riviera: The Promised Land is getting a remaster on Switch. I was wondering what's happened to it after all those other Dept. Heaven games got Switch versions.
Feb 1, 2024 11:07:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll leave soon. Like before, I'll have Internet connection and will check this place, but I won't bother logging in.
Feb 4, 2024 11:07:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I just found out that Atelier Ayesha DX has an out-of-bounds glitch, and it's very easy to get. That's the third game I've found something like that, after Meruru and Firis. There isn't much interesting to see, though. You just fall off and respawn.
Feb 15, 2024 12:42:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Almost at the end of Atelier Ayesha DX. Got everything in the base game, but the extras are incredibly difficult.
Feb 18, 2024 14:40:03 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm not sure if I have enough remaining time to prepare for the extra battles (large amounts of items are involved, and restocking takes time). If I can't do it, I'll just end my playthrough. I didn't miss any story contents as far as I know.
Feb 18, 2024 15:26:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The synthesis puzzles are fun and a bit difficult, and the time limit is quite tight. It generally feels close to Arland (but more complex). The story and UI aren't good in comparison, but this game is otherwise great. Comparable with Totori overall.
Feb 18, 2024 15:57:20 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Cool. Atelier Ayesha DX has a save data corruption glitch, and now I cannot even start the game.
Feb 20, 2024 12:46:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It happened after I reached the ending. Something was off (the end credits did not show), and I looked around the Extra menu trying to launch it, and bam! Game crashed, and Launching the game now results in a black screen.
Feb 20, 2024 13:13:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: And I'm 100% sure it's save data corruption. Deleting the save data solved the problem, and restoring it would reinstate the issue.
Feb 20, 2024 13:14:49 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ironically, I re-joined NSO to protect my Ciel nosurge DX save data, which ended up not needing it. I haven't closed my Atelier Ayesha DX session and have set my save data backup to fully manual. And it's this seemingly stable game that ended up failing.
Feb 20, 2024 13:46:19 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I hope you haven't lost too much.
Feb 20, 2024 15:15:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: That's the entire save file, about 70 hours of progress, possibly gone. I wrote to KOEI TECMO GAMES about that, but last time I told them about a Firis DX bug they replied "we could reproduce, but game is too old to reopen development", so I'm not hopeful.
Feb 20, 2024 15:23:25 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I almost 100% completed everything other than the original game's DLC or the Plus features too. Though I guess with better knowledge of the extra bosses, I'll be better prepared in a hypothetical 2nd run. Still prefer a proper New Game+ though.
Feb 20, 2024 15:28:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wow, and after you put all that time into it. That would really sour my impression of a game. Do you plan to redo everything?
Feb 20, 2024 18:17:54 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I think I'll most likely move on for now. Maybe I'll get back to it in the future; I'm thinking about replaying everything in the series at some point (since a few games have second-playthrough-only bonuses), which might be years from now.
Feb 21, 2024 9:13:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I started the demo for Unicorn Overlord. I've barely gotten into it, but it's already VERY impressive!
Feb 23, 2024 11:17:39 GMT -5