If, like myself, you're a massive fan of the Mega Man
franchise, then you've probably noticed Capcom hasn't been doing much in recent years to scratch our run-and-jump itch.
Former Capcom employee and Mega Man
producer Keiji Inafune understands our pain, which is why he launched the enormously successful Mighty No 9
Kickstarter last year. MN9
is still a ways off, but Inafune and Inti Creates (the studio formerly behind the Mega Man Zero
series) have something Mega Man
-ish coming down the pipeline: Azure Striker Gunvolt.
Azure Striker Gunvolt
appears to take place in a world where people fling around psychic powers, including the titular main character. There is definitely a Mega Man
flavour involved, though the game isn't as obvious a tribute as Mighty No 9
The game's first trailer
explains the mechanics and back story. It's English-subtitled, which is a good indication it's undergoing a translation. Azure Striker Gunvolt
hits the Japanese eShop this summer!
Image © Inti Creates
Twitch Plays Pokemon continues. This time, hundreds of thousands of Pokemon trainers are joining in on Pokemon Crystal
. a special edition of Pokemon Gold / Silver
that hit the Game Boy Color in 2001.
The going so far has been slow, chaotic, and noisy - but as was the case when Twitch played Pokemon Red / Blue
, there is certainly steady progress.
Why not join in?
Image © Nintendo
Nintendo recently hosted a Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds
fanart contest that was judged by Zelda
series producer Eiji Aonuma. Each entry was created on Art Academy: Sketchpad
for the Wii U, and hosted on Miiverse.
SiliconEra has a gallery of all the winners
, so take a look. It's good stuff - not that A Link Between Worlds
deserves any less.
They said it was madness. They said it couldn't be done. Regardless, it is done. After 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes, and 33 seconds, over 36 million Pokemon trainers simultaneously mashed the buttons that forced the final boss, Gary, to his knees. Twitch Plays Pokemon is over, and Red is victorious.
Visit the Twitch Plays Pokemon
tag on Tumblr for some celebratory artwork. Use caution, as not everything on the tag is necessarily work-safe.
What a long, weird road it's been. A new game beings on March 2, but it's not yet clear what it'll be. Pokemon Gold/Silver
seems to be the likeliest candidates.
I weighed in
on the Twitch Plays Pokemon phenomenon around its halfway point.
Helix loves you. Always.
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