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.
Shrikeswind: His name is Elliott, btw.
Aug 31, 2022 3:59:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Good to hear! Best of wishes to you and to your sister's family.
Aug 31, 2022 8:57:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Congrats again, Uncle Shrikes!
Aug 31, 2022 9:18:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The Japanese voice actor for Adol (of the Ys series), Yuji Kaji, will be making an appearance at Konami's TGS presentation to "represent the fans." In the past, Konami has showcased Falcom's games at TGS. I wonder if there will be more to it...
Aug 31, 2022 9:23:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm reluctant to do spoiler discussions because if people are playing the game, they wouldn't want spoilers, and if they're not playing the game, they wouldn't be interested anyway.
Sept 3, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm… not sure if I'll read your spoiler discussions. I don't think I'll get the chance to play this, but at the same time, I'm not entirely sure I won't, either.
Sept 4, 2022 11:28:04 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have yet another pile of games waiting to be played. Due to various circumstances (I'm busy at work, this month's weekends are filled with family events, and Project DIVA Mega Mix just got new DLC), I'm not able to play them yet.
Sept 4, 2022 11:30:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'm currently at 34 Switch games played. I've been thinking about my Switch review videos and I'll make another at 36 or 40 games. Leaning towards 36.
Sept 4, 2022 11:38:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually wanted to remake the older ones as well. I didn't notice that the 2nd video had volume issues in the audio until I have my current PC.
Sept 4, 2022 11:40:15 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you're thinking of playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3, then definitely *don't* read the late-game spoilers I posted.
Sept 4, 2022 19:04:34 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: So I assume everyone here's heard the news but for those who haven't, Queen Elizabeth died today.
Sept 8, 2022 14:50:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I learned on the way home from work today - I stopped in at a McDonalds for lunch, was checking the news in line, and...well, there it was.
Sept 8, 2022 14:51:39 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I knew it was serious when I heard the whole royal family dropped whatever they were doing to be by her side.
Sept 9, 2022 8:49:46 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm not British, but there's never not been a Queen of England during my lifetime (and indeed, most of a lifetime before that), so even though I knew it had to happen eventually, it still feels a little weird.
Sept 9, 2022 8:50:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I guess there is still the "Queen Consort," but I'm talking about how there's a King now.
Sept 9, 2022 9:13:49 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, a lot to take in there. I'll post my impressions either later or tomorrow.
Sept 13, 2022 9:47:11 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The English lip sync in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has spoiled me. I was hoping Fire Emblem: Engage would have it, too, but comparing the English and Japanese trailers, it doesn't seem to be the case.
Sept 19, 2022 8:44:03 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should create a thread for Fire Emblem: Engage, or just talk about it in the general Fire Emblem thread...
Sept 19, 2022 8:55:44 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Nintendo has had a good rhythm with their releases. When I'm tired of Xenoblade, they release a new Fire Emblem. When I'm tired of Fire Emblem, they release a new Xenoblade. When I'm tired of both, they release a new Zelda.
Oct 1, 2022 8:58:00 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a relatively new game in terms of TAS, so it usually doesn't look as impressive as Super Mario 64. But sometimes we get stuff like this: Cosmic Cove Green Star 1 in 20.58s
Oct 1, 2022 9:29:20 GMT -5