Being a loyal fan of fighting games, that niche action genre from the arcade age, I’ve always thought would could be a better playing experience. I love my kicks and punches fighting games all the same, but really what more can you do that would make me more pleased. Well that is unless I stared in a fighting game, but that would take a crazy Japanese DSiWare game to do that. Not going to happ.. wait… what? They’re doing that? Oh right.
Fight With Photos: Photo Fighter X
What is Fight With Photos: Photo Fighter X? Why it’s a DSiWare game for the Nintendo DSi that actually allows you to create your own fighting game of sorts; staring yourself and your friends. Yeah, it’s gonna be fun-on-a-bun.
By using the DSi’s built-in camera and microphone, you can take pictures of you and your friends in corresponding poses then record audio to have matching sound effects; all to make your very own brawler without having to take one game programing lesson.
The game allows up to eight characters, which you can make fit into certain fighting styles, along with customizable backgrounds and special effects. And if you already haven’t noticed in the pictures above, they can be just about anything. And I really mean anything. Don’t take my word for it, check out these videos of the game in action.
And while this might not be a worthy contender against the likes of Street Fighter or Tekken, it’s only 200 DSi points and a pretty cool use of the DSi’s functions. Though I’m not sure exactly how one is able to download something from the Japanese DSi Store if they live here in the United States; the game will be available on Wednesday. Hopefully a domestic release won’t be too far off. (Yes I know this is Nintendo we’re talking about here.)
Fight With Photos: Photo Fighter X [DSiWare Official Site]
GamersGate, has announced a distribution deal with indie publisher Rockin’ Android.
Hit the jump to read the press release.
Digital distribution. It’s coming. Sooner or later this will be the standard. The question, really, is when.
GameStop is betting that it will not happen for a while, according to an article by Ars Technica. Even if it does, GameStop feels that it can co-exist with our brick and mortar retailers.
Only time will tell, and I have quite a few friends who work in retail, so I would hate for them to all lose jobs in 10 years or so.
Check out the story here: Ars Technica
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More press releases come our way. America’s Army 3 is hitting Steam, and will be available on June 17. Hit the jump for the full press release.
Wolfenstein 3D(R) Coming to Xbox Live(R) Arcade and PLAYSTATION(R)Network
–Classic title players to earn instant upgrades for use in id software’s upcoming, Wolfenstein, due August 4th
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 29, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Activision Publishing (Nasdaq: ATVI) and id Software announced today the legendary first-person action title, the original Wolfenstein 3D(R) will be available for download on June 3 on Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and June 4 on PLAYSTATION(R)Network for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)). The famed title that created an entire video game genre, Wolfenstein 3D offers players a chance to experience the intensity of escaping from Castle Wolfenstein all over again. Classic enemies like Hans Grosse and Mecha-Hitler await players in the six episodes that span 60 levels. Wolfenstein 3D is rated M by the ESRB for Animated Blood and Gore and Animated Violence.
Gamers taking the challenge to defeat the twisted Nazi regime also will earn accolades and be awarded gold for customizable weapon upgrades in id Software’s all new, Wolfenstein(TM). The newest addition to the famed blockbuster franchise, Wolfenstein is scheduled to be on store shelves on August 4 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and is rated M by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Language.