Does the Guile Theme, from the iconic fighting-game Street Fighter II, go with everything? The provided You Tube videos below say yes, emphatically. Enjoy.
As the name describes, this little feature is a quick look at some of what you missed over the weekend while you were out having fun and I was stuck in doors writing news. (Pathetic, I know.)
On Saturday we learned that May 20th would be the PlayStation Network release date for Final Fantasy IX. Upon hearing the news, American fans of the Square Enix’ series cheered with glee, but then angrily grumbled upon seeing the words: “for the Japanese PlayStation Network store only.” Already on the PlayStation Network Store you can download both Final Fantasy VII and VIII, so this certainly makes happy company for the popular role-playing game.
Final Fantasy IX Hitting Japanese PSN May 20 [Joystiq]
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And speaking of downloadable content, more leaked footage from the anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog 4 hit the internet. Like a fleas on a hobo, videos keep popping up no matter how fast Sega can unleash it’s group of legal ninjas to pull them down. This blurry quality video shows off a later level in the game called “Mad Gear Zone” where Sonic displays a special ability he can only achieve when collecting a certain amount of “these.” I have to say though, I’m grateful (sarcasm) that there are people willing to risk their lush development jobs just to leak a videogame staring a little blue hedgehog protagonist.
UPDATE: Seems the full video has already been pulled, but fear not, a three minute excerpt has replaced it. Yay!
More Sonic 4 Video Spills Onto Internet Threatens Wildlife [Update] [Kotaku]
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On the viral video front, a fan-made trailer for a full-length movie staring Capcom’s Blue Bomber appeared and has made it’s way across the internet. While amateurish in it’s production value it’s a pretty well directed clip by dedicated Mega Man fan Eddie Lebron. Now after being amazed and laughably amused by this trailer, I was soon caught off guard that, not only is there a trailer, but also an actual film which can be seen over at ScrewAttack right now.
See The Full-Length “Mega Man Movie” [ScrewAttack]
Posted in awesome links of the day, General Gaming, multiplatform, News, PlayStation, Press Releases, PSN, Sega, Sony, trailers
Tagged capcom, Eddie Lebron, Final Fantasy IX, Japan, leaks, Mega Man, movie, PSN, Sega, Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Sony, Square Enix, Trailer, Video
Today I believe I might have discovered a clone of myself living in Japan. How else could this video below, combining two gaming elements which I love dearly – The King of Fighters series and retro gaming, be created and executed to such extreme bliss.
Now, I’ve talked about The King of Fighters several times here; probably a bit too much that it’s driven away any readers we have left. (Heck, what am I kidding, we didn’t have readers to begin with.) Anyway, this video, posted by a Japanese YouTube user Bash4208, inserts a creative spin on that 3-on-3 fighting game series by blending in a who’s-who of Famicom (NES) stars. And what better name fitting for such a piece of media than calling it The King of Famicom.
Ooo… I can already feel my knees shake with anticipation. I won’t spoil it for you, oh-no! You’ll just have to check out for yourselves. See if you can guess each character’s respective franchise.
A much grateful thanks to GoNintendo.com for finding this gem.
Posted in awesome links of the day, Games of my Youth, General Gaming, Humor, Nintendo, Only From Japan, What Did I Find On The Internet
Tagged 8-Bit, capcom, Famicom, Hudson, Irem, Konaim, Micheal Jackson, Nintendo, retro gaming, SNK, Sunsoft, Taito, Team Nintendo, The King of Fighters
These peculiar images are renders of what a big budget Mega Man cartoon might look like. Though I might not like the American cartoon style as much, they’re still designed incredibly well. I mean heck – if they look this good, I wouldn’t mind seeing a movie like this in theaters.
Mega Man and his robot master companions, were done by pro artists David Espinoza and Yoshi Vu. As you can see they’ve recreated some of the featured characters from Mega Man 2, and better yet, Yoshi Vu, a friend of Espinoza, promises that you will see more. I for one, certainly can’t wait.
Digitolwonder.com – Works of David Espinoza
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Tagged capcom, Dark Void, DS, DSi