Atlus and SNK have released a new trailer for The King of Fighters XIV, this time showing off Team Official Invitation. The characters look amazing especially Kukri and we cannot wait to play the game.
From an Atlus PR Release
Team Official Invitation is a unique team because they’re comprised entirely of
new characters to the KOF series! They were also personally invited by the mysterious
billionaire Antonov, host of THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV tournament, because they’re
the best of the best of the best.
So what does a crack team of ultimate fighters look like? First up is Sylvie, a
former member of the shadowy NESTS organization, whose modified body allows her
to unleash electrical attacks on opponents. While those powers are deadly on their
own, what makes her so dangerous is the fact that she’s as nutty as a fruitcake.
Apologies, they call that “being quirky” nowadays right? Just look at her crazy
eyeball-themed outfit and completely unpredictable attacks! Next up is Kukri, the
mysterious hooded underground fighter whose gritty personality compliments his ability
to wield sand. I mean, just imagine fighting someone who constantly attacks with
pocket sand and multiply that by a thousand to get Kukri. Lastly, we’ve got the
magnificent Mian who turns every fight into a performance worthy of the Chinese
Opera. She’s skilled at Bian Lian — the art of face-changing — and her attacks
involve a lot of graceful and vigorous dance moves.
Will the other teams have a response to the unorthodox style of Team Official
Koei Tecmo has released the first real trailer for their upcoming video game adaptation of Berserk. The game looks intense and I am excited for it. The game is coming to PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. Check out the trailer below.
Nintendo has announced that this Thursday June 23, Super Ghouls’n Ghosts will be coming to the New 3DS Virtual Console. Check out the description below.
Draw your sword. The quest begins to rescue the Princess!
The third game in the legendary Ghosts ‘n Goblins series of video games, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts follows Arthur in another quest to rescue the princess, his fair maiden and damsel in distress at large. Players take control of Arthur and defeat the creatures of the night to save the day once more. Discover what glory awaits those brave enough to take on the armies of Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts.
I have always liked fighting games even if I have never been very big into the FGC. I loved games like Mortal Kombat and Tekken but I was always aware of Guilty Gear. It was that game that my friends would tell me about and let me play when I could. Guilty Gear has always been so different from most fighting games, it has been more intense for lack of a better word. If other fighting games are hard rock, then Guilty Gear is death metal. It has been a pioneer in the air-dasher subgenre of fighting games and has brought many other innovations as well. The series has only gotten better with each installment and now in the Xrd subseries Guilty Gear is going all out.
Revelator and its predecessor Sign are two amazing works of art. The blend of 3D graphics and cell-shading to mimic the look of sprite art animation is amazing and creates the perfect look for the games. All of the effects and character animations are spot on and look great and true to the series.
Music wise, Revelator continues the series’ tradition of awesome music. The character themes are great, the background music, menus and more all have great sounds, and the story mode has some amazing audio. The developers at Arc System Works spared no expense at creating an awesome sounding game here. The diverse metal soundtrack the game has is just epic and I could listen to these tunes for hours on end. The only audio part that was a downside for me was the changes in voice acting, with Xrd Revelator not having an English dub. Some didn’t like the English dub of Xrd Sign, but I did and I miss it since I think the voices fit the characters well.
Now that all those details are out of the way, let’s talk about the gameplay. The fighting in Xrd Sign was smooth yet sometimes a little too stiff with random elements popping in that could disrupt the flow of the game. These issues are mostly resolved with Revelator, giving a far smoother experience and much more straightforward. The combat mechanics are greatly refined and allow for more variety of attacks that what was commonly used in Xrd Sign. The matches I had were a big step up from Xrd Sign.
Now to talk about the online play. The netcode is far superior in Revelator than in Xrd Sign and I have had no problems connecting for matches. I experienced no lag, no connection errors, just intense matches. The lobby system is also greatly overhauled, and Arc System Works did a great job with this new lobby system. It is far more inviting and easy to use, but with one downside. The larger the lobby, the weaker the connectivity becomes, and it can lead to the only online issues I have seen in the game. Hopefully this gets worked out soon, because aside from that, the online functions great.
The thing that needs to be mentioned the most, and that many are ecstatic over, is the tutorial mode. The tutorial in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator is the single greatest tutorial in any fighting game there ever was. I am not exaggerating. It helps walk you through the basics though unique interactions, and gradually helps you get the hang of the more difficult mechanics. The best pat of that is how it is incredibly welcoming to new players and helps them get into the game and not feel overwhelmed. However, the tutorial doesn’t end there and does something I have never seen before. It gives Matchup tutorials. The game will actually teach you how you should fight against other characters (or at least make suggestions for how to do it, since everyone can form their own strategy), which is the most welcome thing in the tutorial.
Many people want to play fighting games, and Revelator wants to be that fighting game you will play. Xrd Sign was good but rough around the edges and didn’t have the best online, but Revelator has addressed this all. Revelator is Xrd Sign taken to the next level and done completely right. If you like fighting games, or even just want to try one, then this is a game for you. I must highly recommend it. This is a great game and I am excited to see what future support they have in mind for this series.
Nintendo has announced that more Pokémon games will be coming to the Wii U VC starting on 6/23.
This Thursday, three Pokémon™ Mystery Dungeon titles come to the Wii U™ Virtual Console™ service: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team from the Game Boy Advance™ library of games, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky both originally Nintendo DS™ titles. Rediscover these great games or try them for the first time on your Wii U console, and look for more Pokémon Virtual Console titles coming later this summer.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon? What if all of a sudden you find yourself in a NEW world, where you can speak and interact with other Pokémon? The adventure begins when you and your partner Pokémon set out on rescue missions in a world ravaged by natural disasters. But, what is your true purpose and destiny in this Pokémon world? That’s the REAL mystery…
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Become a Pokémon and Save the World! In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky game, players become a Pokémon and team up with a partner Pokémon. Together the two set out on an adventure of exploration and discovery, ultimately saving the world from destruction. This game is a great starting point for players to enter the world of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and for returning players to discover even more secrets.
While I doubt that the mainline Pokémon games from the GBA and DS will come to the Wii U VC, I do hope we see more spinoffs such as Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Stadium and more. I haven’t played a lot of the spinoffs so I hope to enjoy these for the first time.
Today’s 3DS VC game for the New 3DS has been revealed as Mega Man 7. The SNES entry into the classic series is one of the more unusual entries but still a great time.
Not even prison can hold Dr. Wily from doing evil deeds!
Dr. Wily knew that one day his plans would fail him. But as the world cheered at his capture, the nefarious scientist stowed four robots in his lab, set to activate after six months of no communication from their master. Now the robots have started a rampage in the city, which serves as the perfect distraction for Dr. Wily to make his getaway.
But Mega Man and his trusty sidekick, Rush, are hot on his trail…and so are Bass and Treble? Who are these mysterious companions? Jump, power up, and blast your way through robotic enemies, and send Dr. Wily back to prison where he belongs!
On Day 2 Of the Treehouse Live, Nintendo and Grezzo announced Ever Oasis, a new IP for Nintendo 3DS. The game is being made by the creator of the Mana series and looks to take inspiration from that series and more. You can play as a male or female protagonist on your journey.
Natsume has released a new trailer for Wild Guns Reloaded, The PS4 remake of the original game. This version has 1-4 player co-op, new stages, remixed music and more. The game’s visuals retain the classic look but with a cleaner style for the modern era.