The Monkey's News Box: 12/2/12


Goodbye, old friend.

  • Sadly, the long-running Nintendo Power is ending with #285, its December 2012 issue. The cover is a direct homage to the cover of the very first issue. It's awesome. I had a subscription for years upon years, but it ran out long ago. I'll definitely have to pick up this issue. This is truly the end of an era.

  • Cave is bringing their Xbox 360 shooters together into a massive 7-disc collection. This includes DeathSmiles, DeathSmiles IIX, Mushihimesama, Mushihimesama Futari, Espgaluda II Black Label, DoDonPachi Resurrection, DoDonPachi Resurrection Black Label, Muchi Muchi Pork, Pink Sweets, Akai Katana, and Guwange. I doubt any of these will be region-free if they weren't before.

  • First of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 will beat the crap out of PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 5th. Unfortunately, the PS3 version will be PSN download only. Well, better go get the Xbox 360 version if you still enjoy physical copies games.

  • Hey, Ken's Rage 2 isn't the only PSN only download title coming from Tecmo Koei, there's also Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires. This will be available to download on February 26th.

  • Bungie's upcoming game Destiny was teased in Halo 3: ODST. Hey, I remember seeing that poster. I didn't think much of it when I originally saw, just thought it was a cool poster.

  • Nintendo shrunk the Wii into the ugly Wii Mini. The $99 console is black with a red border and is exclusive to Canada for the time being. It is not compatible with GameCube games, has no SD card slot, and has no online capability. Bummer.


  • Do you want the most expensive Xenosaga merchandise ever? Volks has a Xenosaga III Kos-Mos doll coming out that will retail for 11,400, which is over $1,200. Ridiculous! And that price doesn't even include her dual G-Shot cannons; that's an extra 11,400! Great googly moogly! For the hardest of the hardcore that can't afford that insanity, Volks is also releasing a Momo at 61,950, which is only over $700. Ridiculous.

  • Tekken's Lili isn't looking so hot in her Bishoujo statue. What is with that outfit? Why so much pink?

- Shawn - 12/2/12