Newsflash! Megaman 11 trailer drops for Late 2018 Release!!

Wow! Now this, we could and could not have seen coming. Megaman is back in the fold in a much bigger way than this year’s homage to MMX in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. 

8 years have passed since the release of MM10 (just remembered I have both 9 & 10 on my Wii), and today’s announcement adds another entry to the Classic saga. 
Jumping out of the 8-bit realm and into solid hand-drawn, it looks like Capcom may be leaving the Nintendo graphics behind for a bit of the styles seen in 7 & 8. 2.5D adds to this new addition, having in one of the sub-boss fights interacting with the background for show. 

The power shown also changes Megaman’s cannon out of the usual shape, not really changing much, but is still cool.

Along with MM11, a Megaman X Legacy Collection has been announced, not only holding the first 6, but 7 & 8 from the PS2 as well. While this writer wasn’t a huge fan, you readers may feel differently about them as components to the saga.

Stay tuned for updates as they come for this new development. 

Stay Warned, Stay Informed. Reporting Live, From 20XX.

– D.Sigma

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Weekly Trailer Showcase, Nov 13th to 19th

IT. IS. FRIDAY, Y’ALL!!!!!!!!!

Trailer Day is here, and this go-round, I’ll throw up a couple recent ones, but I’m going to be aiming at the releases coming up that are hype-worthy. No Noctis today, don’t care to beat a dead horse (although this one too is also new, but already posted it).

We’ll start with something similar.

Final Fantasy: Dissidia NT – PS4 – January 30th, 2018

Dissidia, for all those that never held a PSP, is an action game outside the vein of it’s RPG roots. You pick your favorite FF hero or villain and fight one-on-one in arena/areas inspired by different locations within the Final Fantasy Universe, launching special attacks with a 3-button system while building up a meter for specials or transformations. It was a really cool concept/game back then, and thankfully (unexpectedly), its back.

The new game teams you on 3-on-3’s, from what I’ve seen in trailers and from what I’ve personally played in the arcades in Japan, although the cabinets had you play with others, so I’m not sure how that will exactly work on home consoles, just that something similar may pop up. Expecting to get my old crew together on this one.

Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V – Switch – November 17th, 2017

This is getting posted, possibly for the 2nd time, because I’m picking this up today. With my lifestyle, I’m barely ever able to sit down and fully immerse myself in a great game universe like this one, and I’ve played maybe a couple hours on the PS4 version since I bought it the first time almost a year ago. The Switch enabled me to beat a big-name game like Mario Odyssey on the road taxiing folk about, it will do the same for Skyrim.

If you are like me and haven’t picked this game up yet, do so. Its worth it. Read the many reviews online from past versions, look at gameplay, its an open world where literally you can do everything but the main quest if you so wished. My main activities are raiding caves and killing everything in the fields. Everything. You can do that. Also stealing is fun here, but like killing, non-transferable to real life…. Ha ha ha.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Switch – Dec. 1st, 2017

I’m ending our set here today with Xenoblade Chronicles 2, since this game, unlike the first, will come out in the lifecycle of it’s console and not at the bitter end for people to miss. The first was so, so good; massive amount of open-world exploration, the story was expansive with character growth and relationship-building, and the challenge to take out the larger creatures around pushed me into it’s replay-able New Game +. I’m hoping the sequel gives us those and more, much like the trailers have shown so far. The trailer above is the Nintendo Direct, a good 16 minutes, but please look into it, I promise you won’t regret it.

That’s all for this week! Tune in next for more assorted spotlights. Till then, seeya around!

Have any games you’d like explored or shared? Want to add to the excitement coming? Do you hate Skyrim? Let us know in the comments, and please don’t forget to like this post and follow us if you enjoy what you’ve seen here so far!

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– D.Sigma

Game Trailer Friday, Week of Oct. 20th: Heroes, Rising

Hello Again, Readers and Seekers! Its been a busy week on my end in the real world, and a very dull one here without any material to speak of. Let’s shake things up, shall we? The theme this week is the Hero’s ascension. To that end, I leave to the rolling footage.

Past

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – SNES/GBA/VC – October 4th, 1995

– Every time I post one of these, it reminds me how insane ads were back in the 90’s. Still, the advertising was creative and different, and this commercial in particular always stuck out in my memory.

Yoshi’s Island is the story of Mario and Luigi in their beginnings, as babies, crash-landing on an unknown island inhabited by the Yoshi, a friendly raptor-like lizard species. When one of them comes upon the crying Baby Mario, this Yoshi takes it upon itself to carry the infant back to his brother and the stork they came in on.

The game itself was rendered the way it was as a sort of pairing, an hand-drawn aesthetic of Miyamoto’s choosing to Donkey Kong Country’s 3-D computer graphics, something at the time he was no fan of. The gameplay of the title was enhanced by the same Super FX chip used in Star Fox’s rendering, giving the game extra dimensions in sections, including in the final battle. Yoshi’s mechanics of aim & shoot with the eggs he created, the boss battles themselves (toppling Giants), as well as the variety of environments all gave this title it’s upgrade to it’s predecessor and place it as one of the top games of all time. If you just so happened to grab one of the SNES Classics that dropped earlier this month and you haven’t played this title yet, give it a run.

Present

 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole – PS4/XBONE/PC – October 17th, 2017

While in reality it hasn’t been that long an absence from our time with the boys, THE BOYS ARE BACK… In Game form. As of this week, Millions of players have joined one of two sides with the mission of saving South Park… maybe saving South Park, from enemies familiar and far off, big and small, Poo and Crab People alike.

Just 3 days after the events in The Stick of Truth (3 years in real-time, *cough*), the children of South Park have found a new game to play, masquerading as superheroes instead of fantasy folk. In the initial set-up, Cartman, here as The Coon, has gotten everyone in on one of his money-making schemes yet again, this time to create franchises out of his and the other kid’s super identities, going as far as calling Netflix (“Thank you for calling Netflix, you’ve been green-lit, what’s your story?”), but to no avail. When it has been decided by him that not every kid gets a movie origin, Kyle’s team breaks off of Cartman’s, creating a sort-of Civil War between the two teams of kids.

The set-up is familiar, but the game is overworked and overhauled. Players will get to create their avatar and choose between the two sides, taking each story section with different cameos. Utilizing a more strategic mechanic with a grid system, fights enable players to move their characters easier when engaging foes. Jokes and fun await, and hopefully for this writer, a longer story.

Future

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – November 17th, 2017

Last for this week is the new trailer that dropped for Pokemon’s new sequel games. As much as I do love the multitude of monsters dropping anew, I’ve been waiting on a story one to come out before the release of the game, which is increasingly the only reason I’ll be picking up the sequel. The last generation game to have a good narrative was Black & White, with N’s attachment to desires outside Team Plasma’s dark dealings and the broadened, fleshed out character he turned out to be by game’s end. What ended up killing me was there not being much with the sequels to that generation other than “Gee, I wonder how this person is doing? Let’s go see!” Hoping for much more with these. Keep those story chunks coming!!

And with that, we end another Game Trailer spotlight here. Check back in next week for more previews and past-game reviews down memory lane!

– D. Sigma, Reporting from 20XX

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Game-Trailer Friday, Week of Oct. 13th: Horror Edition

Happy Friday the 13th, all! We’re in October, and that means its time to get spooky with our game footage! Projectionist, hit the reel and let’s dive on in;

Past:

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem – GC – June 20th, 2002
– One of the first games to launch onto the Gamecube for North America, the game was similar to the gameplay of the early Resident Evil franchise in how enemies were encountered. Notably for the title, it was the surreal effects that was the separation from other survival-horror entries during this generation; Players had no control over the camera, and the addition of odd effects would test the limits of what one would endure. Not a commercial success by any means. Eternal Darkness would go on as a cult game in critic’s eyes.

 

Nintendo,

The Evil Within 2 – PS4, Xbox One, PC – October 13th, 2017
– A direct sequel to 2014’s IP, Sebastian once again enters into the nightmare he previously survived in order to save his daughter, previously thought dead until an old partner of his brings forth news stating otherwise. Shinji Mikami, the veteran director of the Resident Evil games, returns as a producer and supervisor with newcomer John Johanas in Mikami’s old seat. The trailer itself had me enraptured upon its debut at E3 this year, morphing Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” into the surreal but captivating environment. Hoping for great things once I’m able to tackle the sequel.

 

Visage – PS4, Xbox One, PC – TBA 2017
– This particular game started as a Kickstarter back in 2015, ending it’s run with over $100k thanks to backers. For anyone that was upset about P.T. (Silent Hills) being canceled (and there are many of us), Visage looks to be a potential successor. The game’s description goes as thus;

“The game takes place in a secluded town in the 1980s. The house you are in has been there for centuries, and its foundations never seem to decay. Dozens of families have lived here. Many of them died brutally, while others lived their lives placidly in their beloved home. Is there something triggering inevitable deaths, or is it pure coincidence?”

A Horror hopeful for this year, the gameplay trailer is enough for spark memories of the haunted hallway Hideo Kojima fashioned for us.

That’s all for this week in Game Trailers. Check back in next week for more scares revisited & soon-to-come!

– D. Sigma, Reporting from 20XX

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Game Trailers – Week of Oct 6th, 2017

Hey all! Its been several weeks out with little posts or updates. Sorry for the absences, but without further ado (and a day late), here’s last week’s selection for Game Trailers!

Past

Earthbound – 1995 – SNES/Virtual Console
With the release of the SNES Classic as of last week, its time to revisit it’s titles. The first I’ve long had interest in as a well-loved RPG by fans worldwide, Earthbound. The game begins with a boy, Ness, awoken by a disturbance within his town. His discovery, as well as that of the townsfolk, is of a giant meteor that crashed upon a hill nearby. Ness’s discovery eventually launches him and his friends on a journey as they try to find out the origins of the meteor, fighting against Hippies, Wildlife, and Aliens determined to take over. I’ve only seen this title a handful of times, so it’s inclusion on the SNES Classic makes it that much easier to introduce to a new generation.

Present

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Sage + Bowser’s Minions – Nov. 17th, 2003/Oct. 6th, 2017 – GBA/3DS

Since 2003’s release of the Mario & Luigi franchise, Nintendo has produced hit after hit with each chapter into the brother’s adventures. 14 years later, with the access to a new handheld and better graphics, the original tale graces us once again for players new and veteran. Mario & Luigi, most notably, was one of the first titles after Mario 2 on the NES to star a main villain that wasn’t Bowser. Cacklella, a witch from the Bean Kingdom, has stolen Princess Peach’s voice, replacing it with explosives. It is up to the Mario Bros to travel the Beanbean kingdom in order to do battle against Cacklella and her henchman, Fawful. Introduced newly here, alongside the original story, is Bowser’s Minions. This side-tale allows players to utilize Bowner’s lackeys in a quest to recover their boss.

Future

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Spring 2018 – PS4/XB One

Finally, changing over to Rockstar territory, the long-awaited sequel to the 2010 original, is finally hitting consoles in 2018. This is the second trailer, giving us much more to work with in terms of looks for the upcoming game.

That does it for this week in trailers. Look forward to next week’s installment, with another pick from the SNES archive and a trip back to Middle Earth with Shadow of War!

Game Trailer Friday: Sept. 1st, 2017

Here are a few highlights from this week for the Released, the Soon-to-Be, and The Upcoming you should be excited about:

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch) – Released: August 29th, 2017

Destiny 2 (PS4/XB1) – To Be Released: September 6th, 2017

No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again (Switch) – Upcoming: TBD 2018

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Game Trailer Wrap-Up: Week of Nov. 12th – 18th

This week in Trailers (And News), Dynasty Warriors gets a new entry, and Persona 5 gets two new English Trailers (as well as Atlus releasing the new core game being pushed back till April). Enjoy, my friends! Till next week!

 

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4, PS Vita) – Release Date: February 1st, 2017

Persona 5: Yusuke & Makoto English Reveal Trailers (PS4, PS3) – Release Date: April 4th, 2017

Game Trailer Wrap-Up; Week of Oct.29 – Nov. 4th

Happy Friday, Everyone! Here’s the run-down of all the reveals from this week in gaming.

 

Pokken Tournament: Croagunk Reveal Trailer: Nov.1st

Mass Effect: Andromeda – Join the Initiative Trailer: Nov.1st

Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct: Nov.2nd

 

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See ya all here next week; Stay Warned, Stay Informed, It’s 20XX.

Game Trailer Wrap-up; Week of October 24 -30th, 2016

In case you missed it (or your sources have been bad), Here’s what you’ve missed this week in anticipation for Hot Future titles;

The Newest Kingdom Hearts Trailer, KH 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue – October 27th

Pokemon Sun/Moon: Final Starter Evolutions, Island Guardians, and Meeting the Past Head-On with Red & Blue; October 27th, 2016

Final Fantasy XV: Omen Trailer; October 27th, 2016

Get Caught up and tell us what you’re most looking forward to and want to see! Every Friday will be Trailer Day!!

– D. Sigma