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.
Shrikeswind: Date of birth, August 30, 2022. I'm an uncle.
Aug 31, 2022 3:47:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Just woke up and within like a half an hour my brother-in-law sends me two pics of the little rapscallion. Not sharing because I don't believe in posting baby pics on the Internet, but I will say he's clearly going to be a genius.
Aug 31, 2022 3:49:29 GMT -5
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