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.
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5