Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 8, 2019 10:56:17 GMT -5
This may have been the location of SNK's original office.
Also, let's appreciate how clever the reveal trailer was for Terry in Smash.
My favorite part is Geese falling off the building (yet again) while leaping for the invitation.
Honestly, I never would've believed Terry Bogard (or any SNK character) would've made it into Smash Bros. I know SNK is more popular in Asia than in Western regions, and Fatal Fury Special was actually super popular in Japan when it first came out, but it still seemed a little outside the scope of Smash. But no complaints from me, of course.
But imagine, there's gonna be a Terry Bogard amiibo. I wonder if it'll actually be used for anything special outside of SSBU...
Giuseppe: Let’s switch gears completely. When I interviewed you last year, we talked about Metal Slug and the possibility to bring it back. You told me you were undecided about whether modern gamers would accept the one-hit-death mechanic. How is that discussion go? Are you still discussing it? Are you actually working on a new Metal Slug now?
Yasuyuki Oda: Nothing is decided at the moment, nothing has actually been started, but we’re definitely in the phase where we started talking about “let’s bring it back. We want to bring it back.” The fans want it.
On whether we’d do the one-hit kill, there are still a lot of discussions about that, but I like the idea of maybe bringing two modes, perhaps with an easy mode with a life gauge.
But there is still a lot of discussion going on internally about that. We want to make sure we do it right.
Post by nocturnal YL on Oct 9, 2019 9:18:17 GMT -5
Just keep the one-hit kill. In consumer (non-arcade) versions, there's always the option to have infinite continues. Some games even have an easy mode that gives you infinite H instead of just the basic gun. I don't see anything wrong with that.
It occurred to me how expensive this game could be, though. For everything, it's base game + 1st season DLC + 2nd season DLC + Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play online. Of course, those extra expenses are strictly optional. Shizumaru is the one DLC character I was most interested in, and fortunately, he's free. Also, I don't typically care to play competitively (especially if the online lag turns out to be bad), so I don't necessarily need that.
Post by Nester the Lark on Jan 25, 2020 11:00:02 GMT -5
Here's a trailer for the second season of DLC for SamSho from EVO Japan.
Mina we already knew about. Sogetsu was accidentally leaked by SNK, themselves, a while back. Iroha has been one of the most requested characters (for obvious reasons), so her inclusion is not surprising. (This does mark her first "canon" appearance in the series, since her only previous appearance, SamSho VI, is simply a non-canon "dream match" game.) That leaves only one mystery fighter.
Personally, I'm not interested in any of the second season DLC characters so far.
In other EVO Japan news, here's the first gameplay of Haohmaru in Soul Calibur VI.
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 7, 2020 15:51:20 GMT -5
SNK recently revealed unused character designs for Garou: Mark of the Wolves, as well as its unfinished sequel. You can see it here.
Yasuyuki Oda has mentioned before that he still wants to make a sequel to Garou. With SNK's revival so far including a return of Samurai Shodown, and plans for a new Metal Slug, I think there's still hope for the Fatal Fury series. (Also, Rock Howard was a DLC character for King of Fighters XIV, despite it not making any narrative sense.)
Post by Nester the Lark on Apr 27, 2020 8:36:44 GMT -5
It seems that the Neo Geo Pocket Color game SNK Gals' Fighters will be available on Switch soon. Perhaps there will be more NGPC games to follow.
I've been undecided about the Switch version of Samurai Shodown lately. On one hand, I'd like to wait and see if it comes down in price a bit. (It's only been out in NA for two months.) On the other hand, I worry that it may have had a limited print run. (Of course, there's always the digital option, but still...)
Post by Nester the Lark on Jun 9, 2020 10:02:52 GMT -5
I think we can mark this as rumor for now, but there was mention of the new Metal Slug game by SNK's Korean subsidiary SNK Interactive. Supposedly, it's due out later this year for consoles, and will be a side-scrolling run-and-gun like previous games.
If true, it seems like it's coming rather fast, which suggests to me it could be cobbled together from old assets rather than being entirely new. Unless, perhaps, the game has been in development for longer than SNK has alluded.
Post by nocturnal YL on Jun 10, 2020 11:51:33 GMT -5
They're actually saying they'll target older people, so I guess it's going to be a classic Metal Slug game like, well, every other main series Metal Slug. I recall someone from SNK asking for what features to keep and change in Metal Slug, and quickly identified the graphics as something to keep. So yeah, it's likely going to be in the same style.
I'm more curious in what format will the game be released in. Hopefully not download only. And hopefully they're so ahead of time and make it PS5-only.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You know, you'd figure eventually I'd get a hang of the whole "personal tradition" thing. You'd figure.
Dec 2, 2020 11:03:35 GMT -5