Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 1, 2018 14:54:49 GMT -5
Just watched the stream of the NISA/SNK panel at Pax West, and they showed off a bit more of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection.
The big news is that they will be adding 10 more games to the collection as free DLC after launch. They announced the first five: Sasuke vs. Commander, Fantasy, Joyful Road/Munch Mobile, Time Soldiers, and Chopper I.
They also showed some of the other features, including content in the museum mode, as well as the ability to watch a playthrough of any of the games, with the ability to jump in and take control at any time. (Sounds kinda like the old Super Guide thing Nintendo put into some of their games.)
For SNK Heroines, they showed a silhouette for the next DLC character, and confirmed it would be another crossover character.
I'll post a link to the archived video here when it's available.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 27, 2018 19:47:12 GMT -5
The next DLC crossover character for SNK Heroines is revealed as a gender-swapped SkulloMania from Fighting EX Layer (and you may remember originally appearing in the old Street Fighter EX series):
This was not entirely unexpected. Thief Arthur was kind of an "exchange" character due to Iori Yagami appearing as a guest in the fighting game Million Arthur: Arcana Blood. And at EVO, Terry Bogard was revealed to be a guest character in Fighting EX Layer, so it was suspected that a character from that game would also be a guest in SNK Heroines.
And now, that leaves one unfulfilled exchange: Geese Howard was in Tekken 7. So, it seems likely a Tekken character will be the next (final?) guest character in SNK Heroines.
As for the game, itself... I don't have it. Just didn't seem worth a full-priced purchase for the thin roster + extra for DLC characters + having to get the Nintendo Switch Online service to play online. Not to mention some reports that the Switch version has some performance issues.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 30, 2018 21:00:09 GMT -5
Oh yeah, here's the SNK panel from PAX West a few weeks ago, or at least the part that's worth watching.
It's mainly just an overview of some of the games and features of the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection. However, one interesting thing they mention is that the original 1980 arcade release of Sasuke vs. Commander contained a bug that caused the game to crash at a certain point, so it was impossible for anyone to actually beat the game and see the ending. But with the release for this collection, they fixed the bug, so for the first time ever, people will be able to complete the game.
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 1, 2018 10:30:05 GMT -5
The final batch of games has been revealed for the Anniversary Collection, and they include not five, but SIX more games! They are: Beast Busters, Bermuda Triangle, Ozma Wars, Paddle Mania, SAR: Search and Rescue, and World Wars.
All 11 DLC games will be available on December 11!
The trailer for the first five games came out a couple of weeks ago, but I guess I never posted it. Here are both trailers:
Post by Nester the Lark on Nov 7, 2018 12:37:35 GMT -5
Another Twitter thread, this time with Brandon Sheffield talking about how he was able to research SNK's first game, Space Micon, by meeting with an obscure Japanese collector who owned one. Apparently, a lot of info available online about SNK's earliest games is wrong.
Check out the whole thread. It has a lot of nice pictures.
nocturnal YL: According to Nintendo's IR calendar, they're going to release their financial information up to December 2020 on 1 Feb. Switch sales (68.30 mil at Sep 2020) may very well surpass that of the 3DS (75.94 mil), but how will it compare to the GBA (81.51 mil)?
Jan 31, 2021 12:10:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: It's closer to the GBA sales than I thought. Switch hardware sales up to December 2020 is 79.87 mil, while I expected about 78 mil.
Feb 1, 2021 8:07:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, while they stopped counting 3DS and Wii U hardware sales, software went up from 385.12 mil to 385.85 mil and 103.27 mil to 103.31 mil. Switch software sales went from 456.49 mil to 532.34 mil, surpassing that of NES and Game Boy.
Feb 1, 2021 8:09:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: So now that I have a capture device, I've been looking at my games and tried to figure out the resolution and frame rate they run at. Trials Rising is 540p30, Project DIVA Mega Mix has the UI at 720p60 and the simpler, single-singer PVs run at 540p60…?
Feb 6, 2021 11:42:34 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: All the Atelier games I've seen so far (Arland 1-4) run at 1080p30, which is a bit surprising as I expected a lower resolution for Lulua. Void Terrarium and Puyo Puyo Tetris 1 and 2 all run at 1080p60. PPT1 also ran at 1080p60 on Wii U, so no surprise.
Feb 6, 2021 11:45:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ In Atelier Lulua, the system UI and even some parts with 3D models (like the synthesis screen) run at full 1080p at 60 fps. That's a huge leap from the previous two games in the series. World map runs at 30 fps though, despite not being intensive.
Feb 8, 2021 11:13:44 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Rune Factory 4 Special runs at 720p60. Fire Emblem Three Houses is a weird case; it looks like 900p30 to me, but because of the way the edge of the models are drawn, the graphics end up looking very ugly.
Feb 8, 2021 11:15:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been doing the same thing I do every time I consider getting Smash Ultimate: playing Smash for Wii U. It turns out there are still plenty of people playing it online. Makes me curious about Splatoon 1.
Feb 20, 2021 10:08:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The online also worked better than I remember. Maybe because there are fewer people...?
Feb 20, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My skill curve in Smash Bros seems to be the opposite of other games: the more I play, the worse I get.
Feb 23, 2021 17:28:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: TIL I had not yet unlocked all the stages in Smash for Wii U. Just unlocked the last one today, six years after getting the game.
Feb 24, 2021 18:35:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: If you want a new perspective on your own Mario Maker levels, just wait more than three years before playing them again.
Mar 6, 2021 9:44:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This kind of reminds me of modern 3D printing, where the software needs to formulate the steps for replicating the object rather than just going in a simple 2D matrix manner as in inkjet printing. Nice video.
Apr 3, 2021 9:13:25 GMT -5
Evie the Mother Hen ❤✿: From the looks of it we could create a Pokémon Family ROM hack, FE Family, etc.; but if the number of stiching points was changed from the original design you'd need to fix that with more hacking.
Apr 6, 2021 14:22:17 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I'm working on something for the forum. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week.
Apr 10, 2021 11:30:13 GMT -5