The Super Mario Bros. Movie dropped off it’s first official trailer. Months ago the teaser made some people uncomfortable with Chris Pratt playing Mario with his natural voice. Charles Martinet had voiced Mario for decades so it is natural for fans being familiar with his iconic interpretation. Martinet may not be reprising his videogame role but he is in this movie with a different role. Illumination Studios and Universal Pictures making this movie is a great irony that goes full circle. Why?
The world of Star Fox is quite a trippy place. Spark-edged polygonal ships piloted by talking animals driving through boxy environments and shooting at ominous floating triangles. If you think the experience would benefit from a prog rock soundtrack, so do we. But it took rock arranger Ro Panuganti to make it happen: he presents Arwing Odyssey,
Square Enix has put out what they claim is the FINAL trailer for Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core Reunion. Despite calling itself the “Launch Trailer” the game won’t actually be open for purchase for another two weeks.
As someone who grew up in the days when 2D was the only way to video game (aside from Star Fox or something), it’s nice to see a new sidescroller with some craft put into it. Astlibra Revision is a pretty new epic just released for PC from developer Keizo and publisher WhisperGames.
Scarlet Moon Records, producers of many, many video game cover albums, are releasing their take on the holiday season. It’s nothing new — this is actually the SEVENTH Scarlet Moon Christmas album in as many years. What is new is that it’s accompanied by a second album.
Before the Internet, there was only one way to find out the deep secrets and codes in your favorite video games….Nintendo’s own magazine, published from 1988 to 2012. Forming a complete Nintendo Power collection gets more expensive every year, but you can check it out for zero dollars today thanks to a recent upload to the Internet Archive. However…the appearance is only temporary. How do we know?
The thing about the Switch Joy-Cons is….well, they kind of suck. They’re tiny, they’re awkward, and they break very easily (the dreaded “Joy-Con Drift”). The Pro Controller is built from sturdier stuff and feels better in your hands, but it’s not an “on the go” kind of thing. The third-party accessory company Fixture Gaming has announced their own solution.
Video game maker SNK hasn’t been a hardware publisher in a long time, but back in the 90s they used to dabble. The Neo-Geo Pocket and the Neo-Geo Pocket Color were technically more advanced than the Game Boy they were created to run against — the Pocket Color was the first handheld device to be sold in the US that used a stick for directional controls. and was 16-bit while the Game Boy Color was still 8-bit. Though the Pocket Color was a more capable machine than something like, say, Tiger’s Game.com, it never achieved an audience beyond the SNK fanboy niche.
Sonic Frontiers, the first real new Sonic game in years, is about to hit all consoles. The story of your average Sonic title is rarely that deep, and with the open-world gameplay this new title promises, the narrative will likely be lighter than ever…but it never hurts to get ahead. Two prologue stories to the game have been released by Sega that are free to enjoy.
We warned you Netflix’s Stranger Things Day event wouldn’t produce any significant announcements this year, and we were right. The biggest revelation that came out of it was the reveal of the title for Season 5, Episode 1: “The Crawl.” The Duffers reveal these titles early because they know it doesn’t help you much. When the title for Season 4, Episode 1 (“The Hellfire Club”) was revealed, everybody thought “hey, that’s the name of a league of villains in X-Men! It must be related to that!” It was definitely not. Your theories this time will also be wrong.
Crunchyroll doesn’t just publish anime, but video games as well (that are based on anime). Their latest release, The Eminence In Shadow: Master of Garden, is based on the The Eminence In Shadow TV series and uses most of the same characters.
Last month Square Enix registered a trademark for a new product called “Symbiogenesis.” What does that mean? In technical terms it’s “the merging of two separate organisms to form a single new organism,” but fans of the company’s past output somehow took it to be a hint that the Parasite Eve series was about to have a new entry.