Weekly News Roundup: 1/30/2011
Vic Viper and Solid Snake
would be able to solve anything in Scribblenauts.
In Japan, Scribblenauts is published by Konami, so of course
they had to lay on the
extra awesome sauce by adding Vic Viper, Solid Snake, and a LovePlus
character in the game. Characters from other Konami games have yet to be
shown, if they are even in there. I suppose the Japanese version won't have an
English option so we can get in on this.
Now for a bit of sad news. In 1995, Enix was closing its doors and
76-year-old woman Edith Jeter send a letter to Nintendo Power saying
“I’m now 76 years old. I may not live long enough
to see Dragon Quest VI unless someone takes action soon.”
Dragon Quest VI is finally being released on the DS on February 14th.
Sadly, Edith passed away January 3rd. If only Square Enix would have released
this game sooner.
Pandora's Tower. There is absolutely no info about it, except that it has
a girl with a sick tattoo.
Udon is bringing
Mega Man Gigamix to North America on May 4th, 2011. This three-volume
story features every robot master from the first eight Mega Man games.
Movies / TV
- Shawn - 1/30/11
Weekly News Roundup: 1/23/2011
Hey Kojima, remember how
I gave you the thumbs up for Zone of the Enders 3 at SDCC? Well I'm also
doing it for Snatcher 2 right now.
Hideo Kojima has been busy sharing awesome things on Twitter. First, he posted
pictures of the
original design document and the hand-drawn first floor map for the
original Metal Gear, along with a rejected project called Metal Gear
Intruder. Then there's a picture of a random girly mag. A day later,
Kojima posted pictures of some
development files and design documents of Snatcher, revealing that
he had plans for a Snatcher 2, along with more pictures of design docs
for Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2.
It's been a while since we saw anything new for Final Fantasy Versus XIII.
a new trailer. Meanwhile,
Final Fantasy XIII-2 has a teaser trailer. Lighting got some nice armor
since the first game. What about Final Fantasy Agito XIII? Well, that
is what has been
Final Fantasy Type-0.
Dead or Alive Dimensions has a
Metroid stage. I almost want a 3DS now.
- Shawn - 1/23/11
Weekly News Roundup: 1/16/2011
The fan-made Mortal Kombat trailer is
turning into something official. Michael Jai White is returning, how about
The fan-made but with real actors Mortal Kombat "Rebirth"
trailer is being turned into
series. It will be a 10-episode web series by the same guy who directed
the short film, Kevin Tancharoen. Michael Jai White will also return as Jax,
which is super cool. Will Jeri Ryan return as Sonya? The original trailer must
have created enough buzz and hype for WB to let Tancharoen do something
official with it. Shooting begins in February.
There's going to be a
new Mortal Kombat-inspired album. It will be produced by JFK who is
part of the electronic group MSTRKRFT. I've never heard of them so I'm going
to say the Immortals should be back doing it. Maybe it'll be a good album,
though. I still listen to the corny yet awesome originals from time to time.
Ed Boon wants to know
what characters you want as DLC for Mortal Kombat. His
suggestions are Rain, Robo-Smoke, Kenshi, Shinnok, or a new character. There
shouldn't be any DLC characters since they should all be on the disc already,
but as long that farting guy never makes into the game, then whatever.
Even though the Game Boys, and DS's were not, the
3DS will be region locked. The DSi was region-locked, too, which I didn't
know or forgot since I don't own one. 3DS games are currently projected to be
priced at $49.99. Ouch. I know its 3D, but I already have a difficult time
justifying $35 - 40 for a portable title.
Dreamcast Collection will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PC. The disc will
include Sonic Adventure, Space Channel 5 Part 2, Crazy Taxi,
and Sega Bass Fishing. That's not much of a collection, I'd only play Sonic
and Space Channel 5. No word on a PS3 release yet.
Alien prequel is no more, but is now something new. The script has
evolved into a new original story called Prometheus that has the
DNA from Alien, so it won't be tied to the Alien franchise, but
will still be awesome. Noomi Rapace is still the main female lead.
- Shawn - 1/16/11
Weekly News Roundup: 1/9/2011
8-Bit "Fallout Quest" would have a lot less bugs than the regular games.
Super Mario All-Stars for the Wii sold out, but
might reprint it. It probably won't include the book, CD, or fancy box if
they do make more, though.
Tomb Raider Trilogy for the PS3 will be out on March 22nd.
While Underworld is already available on its own, this is the first
time Legend and Anniversary will be on the PS3.
Nintendo issued a warning that children under 6 should not use the 3DS, but
now eye specialists are saying that
3D would be fine for kids.
- Shawn - 1/9/11