Monday, June 26, 2017
Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo - only smaller. Today the company announced the Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system contains 21 pre-installed games, from Mega Man X to the unreleased Star Fox 2 (!), and two controllers for $79.99. The system will launch in North America on September 29th.
Hit the jump below for the complete list of games!
Thursday, June 22, 2017
First seen in a 1991 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, actual footage of the unused sphinx mid-boss from Mega Man 4 has been discovered! You can see it rises to the surface at the 4:13 mark in the above video.
Bits and pieces of the sphinx's remains have been found in the retail version of Mega Man 4, but this is our first time seeing the thing in action. It's never been specified why it was cut from the game, though seeing it now I wonder if it was too difficult to beat. Presumably, players were to jump on top of the boulder to shoot the snake on the sphinx's head. However, Mega Man himself has very little room to maneuver. Unused sprite data provides credence to the theory as the boulder was decreased in size later in development. Ultimately the entire boss was cut.
This footage comes to us from Robert Hoskin, who filmed it in May '91 with EGM staffers Ken Williams and Edward Semrad. I suggest you keep watching after the sphinx's appearance; there's lots of other Mega Man 4 beta elements to see!
Thanks to NintenCade360 for the tip!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Grab your Nintendo Switch; Inti Creates' Might Gunvolt Burst is primed and ready to download! The game sees the return of Mighty No. 9's Beck teaming up with Gunvolt for a new, retro-infused adventure. I'll have a review up later this weekend, but I will say finishing off enemies at point-blank range - literally shooting things in the face - is all too satisfying. The game will cost you a cool $9.99.
If you're a Nintendo 3DS owner, Mighty Gunvolt Burst drops on Thursday, June 29th. Look forward to it!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
It's been a long, long time coming but we finally have an official progress update on the Nintendo 3DS and Vita versions of Mighty No. 9 plus what's new on the physical backer rewards front. You can read the letter that was sent out to backers after the jump, but the gist of it is 3DS/Vita versions are due sometime this year and physical backer rewards will ship in a couple weeks. Or so they say.
The title of this post says it all. Spotted at E3, an officially-licensed Mega Man hoverboard is on the way from Interworks USA. It's expected to ship in October.
Not much else to say on the subject other than state the obvious: why doesn't it look like Rush Jet or Item-2?
UPDATE: Better images added. See more after the jump! Thanks, SethHay!
It's not the best picture (and I'm sure there's more to come) but he's our first look at Habsro's Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Mega Man X and Iron Man figure 2-pack. The image comes from Capcom's E3 booth where various upcoming merchandise and goods are on display.
According to information available, the set will be released in August - a month before the game - as a Target exclusive. X and Iron Man look to stand somewhere between 3.75 to 4-inches. Each figure comes with one accessory, X's being a Buster effect part.
Source: Marvel Legends
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Keiji Inafune's Comcept, the studio behind Mighty No. 9 and Red Ash, has been acquired by Level-5 (Professor Layton, Yo-Kai Watch, etc.), according to this week's Famitsu. Rechristened as "Level-5 Comcept", the new subsidiary will work directly with Level-5 president Akihiro Hino to develop new games, combining the philosophies of both companies.
Keiji Inafune says Comcept - in its current form - will close down. However, the company will continue its responsibility to develop a title currently in production (not specified but presumably Red Ash). Their first game as Level-5 Comcept is scheduled to debut in 2018, a mobile RPG called Dragon Colonies. The game will feature player vs. player gameplay set in a world with various races and gigantic beasts.
Unfortunately, there's no word on what will become of the Mighty No. 9 franchise. It remains to be seen what will happen with the unreleased 3DS and Vita versions, too, not to mention missing physical backer rewards. I imagine we'll be hearing more on this acquisition soon. I'll keep you posted.