How does Mega Man X9 in the 16-bit style sound?
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in News, Wii | 36 Comments
Following the success of Mega Man 9 and its classic style, Capcom was ready to discuss Mega Man X9 in the 16-bit style.
“16 bit style eh? Retro but not as retro as 8-bit. Neat idea and I’m not sure what Infaune-san is cooking up on that front at the moment. I think we’re still waiting to see what the trailing sales of MM9 look like before we evaluate any other projects of that nature.” – Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer/VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development
“XBLA and PSN will probably not happen, we just don’t think the controls would feel right. Mouse is great and so is the Wii remote. The DS would be a good platform for the game from a controls standpoint but the processor is not nearly strong enough for the physics simulation. We might be able to do a simplified version of the game, but we have no plans for that right now.” – Ron Carmel, 2D Boy
It might be interesting to see how World of Goo would work on the DS, but I personally believe it might be a better decision to move on to a brand new project. The physics part of World of Goo is one of the aspects that makes the game very entertaining.
EGM says The Crystal Bearers cancelled for Wii – UPDATE
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in Rumors, Wii | 6 Comments
Update: According to Square Enix PR, the game has actually not been canceled! Expect to hear an official statement sometime soon.
One of the rumors in the latest edition of EGM notes that Square Enix is “quietly canceling” Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers for Wii. The Crystal Bearers was one of the first titles announced for Wii, though very little information has been heard over the past few months. The game was also absent from this year’s TGS showing. Square Enix plans on releasing Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, which may be the company’s way of replacing The Crystal Bearers.
The latest EGM review scores are as follows:
Wii Music: A-, B-, C
Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars: C
Mirror’s Edge: A-, B+, B
Far Cry 2: B+, B, B-
Need for Speed Undercover: B
Endwar: C, C-, C+
Fallout 3: A, B+, A+
Dead Space: B+, B-, B+
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: C+
Little Big Planet: A+, A, A
Saints Row 2: B, B-, B+
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009: A-
Motorstorm Pacific Rift: A-, A, B+
Gears of War 2: A, A+, A
Fable 2: A, A-, A-
Valkyria Chronicles Chronicles: A-
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm: B-
Banjo Kazooie Nuts & Bolts: A-, B-, C
Chrono Trigger: A
Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff: C, C+, B+
Korg DS-10: A-
Need for Speed: Undercover Wii Pursuits gameplay
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in News, Wii | 0 comments
These all could turn out to be downloadable applications for the DSi, but I think the most noteworthy listing on there is DSArcade. DSPhone could turn out to be interesting, too!
Magna Carta Developer Softmax makes inroads into Nintendo DS Platform
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in DS, News | 0 comments
– With the new platform of the Softmax console game (family video game) business division posing a challenge, the company is set to enter the market through the localized release of a title for Nintendo DS.
– 2 types of Nintendo DS titles released in Korea this year (“Monster Farm DS,” “Hi! Hamtaro DS”)
Softmax (CEO: Jeong Yeong-won; www.softmax.co.kr) is making inroads into the game development business for Nintendo DS.
International Nintendo publishing partnership strengthened with new title
Posted 11 years ago by Brian in General Nintendo, News | 1 Comment
12/11/08 – Future Publishing Australia have today announced a new agreement with Nintendo Australia to launch Official Nintendo Magazine – Australia and New Zealand.
Official Nintendo Magazine – Australia and New Zealand builds upon the existing relationship between the two companies, a partnership which currently extends to both the US and the UK, where Future publishes the official titles in both strategically important markets.