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Unlike recent weeks, Nintendo has quite a bit of new content heading to 3Ds and Wii U with today's eShop update. One of the most welcome additions is "Super Metroid," which can be picked up via the Wii U Virtual Console for just $0.30 this month. In addition, Wii U owners can get "Super Mario Bros. 2" at 50% off this week when they purchase the Virtual Console version of "Super Mario World." There's A Lot more to see, so keep reading!
Virtual Console™ on Wii U™ Sale
Save 50 Percent on Super Mario Bros.™ 2 for Wii U – We're celebrating spring with a sale on classic favorites for Wii U. Starting today, save 50 percent on Super Mario Bros. 2 when you buy the Wii U Virtual Console™ version of Super Mario World™ from the Nintendo eShop. This offer ends at 9 a.m. Pt on May 23.
Virtual Console on Wii U – New Releases
- Don Hatfield
Luke Owen reviews Sonic Universe #52...
The second act of the epic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover event Begins Here! "When Worlds Collide" Part Five of Twelve: Sonic, Mega Man, Tails and Proto Man enter the strange world of the Skull Egg Zone. They don't receive a warm welcome, either, as the Genesis Unit and Copy Robot attack! Drs. Eggman and Wily wait in the wings with an even more sinister surprise waiting to be unleashed!
I wasn't overly enamoured with last week’s Mega Man #25, which I (some might say unfairly) labelled as the first bad issue of the Worlds Collide series. Sonic Universe #52however does pick things up with an action packed issue that has some great dialogue, wonderful artwork and a suspenseful ending. A huge improvement.
Sonic, Mega Man, Tails and Proto Man have all entered into the Skull Egg Zone – a strange hybrid of the »
It's Sonic versus Mega Man – Round Two! Celebrate 25 issues of Mega Man with the throwdown brawl to end all throwdown brawls! The Blue Bomber has the home field advantage this time – can Sonic keep up in this unfamiliar city? Meanwhile, Drs. Eggman and Wily make their boldest move yet in their master plan! This milestone issue marks the dramatic conclusion to the first act in the biggest crossover story of 2013!
My previous reviews of this pretty epic crossover have been nothing but praise and adoration. However, Mega Man #25 is the first issue where I would only call, "alright". It's not bad, it's not horrendous, it's just "alright".
With Sonic now in Mega Man's world, The Blue Bomber has home field advantage as his attack team come in to aid his battle. However through some witty banter, »
Nintendo isn't wasting any time introducing new Wii U Virtual Console games, with "Pac-Man" and the original "Mega Man" both showing up in the eShop today. In addition, the Virtual Console on 3Ds is getting Balloon Fight, which was one of the first classic games to hit Wii U.
If retro games aren't what you're looking for there are plenty of other additions this week, including "Kung Fu Rabbit" for Wii U and Zen Pinball 2 on the the 3Ds.
Virtual Console™ on Wii U™
Pac-man® – Control iconic character Pac-Man as you navigate through mazes, eating Pac-Dots and simultaneously avoiding devious ghosts. Warp from one edge of the maze to the other using tunnels, or eat a Power Pellet to turn the tables and make the ghosts vulnerable. Earn extra points to achieve the high score and see how far you can get before losing all your lives.
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- Don Hatfield
Luke Owen reviews Sonic Super Special Magazine #7...
Celebrate 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog Comics with this very special edition of the Sonic Super Special Magazine! Join the party and grab yourself a front row seat to this collection of Sonic-comic firsts, greatest moments, and highlights from the longest-running video game-inspired comic book series in history! Over 100 pages of comics, news, and features, available for the first time in one place in this deluxe, magazine-sized, quarterly collection! Also featured is an exclusive interview with the longest-running artist still working on the Sonic comics today — inker Jim Amash!
Sonic has been celebrating this 20th birthday of his for quite some time now...
As someone who grew up a ‘Sonic Kid’ in the early 90s Mega Drive vs. Snes War, these Sonic The Hedgehog comic collections have a certain appeal to me. But I could only ever recommend them for hardcore fans and »
It's Sonic versus Mega Man - Round One! The fight that every fan of both the Blue Blur and Blue Bomber has been waiting for is here at last, and it looks like Sonic's got the hometeam advantage! Can Mega Man cope with the Blue Blur in a land of loops? Meanwhile, Dr. Wily is concerned his old rival might cause problems, which sets Dr. Eggman's sites on Dr. Light! Don't miss a moment of this historic crossover event as the heroic fights and evil friendships rage on!
After a tantalising two week build, Ian Flynn and his team finally pay up this week by giving us our first taste of what we wanted – the showdown between Sonic and Mega Man. And, just like the previous two issues, it’s a lot of fun.
Flynn made the »
As part of its contribution to Free Comic Book Day on May 4, 2013, Archie Comics will provide 100 pages of the World of Archie Digest for not cost.
Also being made available for fans is a free flipbook which pairs Sonic the Hedgehog with Mega Man and serves as a prelude to Worlds Collide where the video game characters cross paths with each other for the first time with the help of writer Ian Flynn, illustrator Ryan Jampole and cover artist Ben Bates.
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a cool Spider-Man mask necklace; Doctor Who companion action figures; Comic-Con survival tips from 2/3 of Human Giant; an alternate ending to Silver Linings Playbook; adorable cosplay turned into comics; and a Mega Man cake. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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- Justin Vactor
Following my first Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (otherwise known as C2E2) back in 2011, I wrote that I believed the event had a ton of potential going forward. Having the opportunity to attend again this weekend, even I was surprised at just how much it had grown in only two short years. Granted, this time around I was visiting on a Saturday as opposed to a Friday. That said, in 2011 I was mostly able to enter the convention floor at my leisure without even a hint of a wait. This year, I found myself buried a few thousand deep in a line not terribly dissimilar from ones I've encountered at that one convention that's held in San Diego every summer. I may be wrong, but I can't help but think that the day of the week I attended isn't solely responsible for the increased demand. After the jump you can »
- Jason Barr
This week's eShop update is pretty darn small, but that doesn't mean you don't have some cool games to check out. Wii U owners will definitely want to download the free "Rayman Legends" Challenge App, which was just released today, and 3Ds owners have 1992's Capcom classic "Mega Man 4" at their fingertips.
Nintendo eShop on Wii U™
Rayman® Legends Challenges App – The Rayman® Legends Challenges App allows users to compete against players from around the globe in daily and weekly challenges. Jump in and play challenges on several different maps, including the exclusive Wii U level Murfy's Dungeon.
Virtual Console on Nintendo 3Ds™
Mega Man™ 4 – Originally released in 1992 for the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Mega Man 4 provides the same action-based game play the series is known for. In this game, Mega Man has the ability to charge up energy inside his Arm Cannon, allowing him to fire larger and more damaging blasts. »
- Don Hatfield
Luke Owen reviews Sonic Universe #51, part two of the World's Collide crossover...
There are strange things afoot as Mega Man's world is menaced by a super-fast, blue attacker. Sonic's world is being stalked by a blue-armored figure with a cannon for an arm. Could these mysterious villains be Sonic and Mega Man? Or are they some kind of sinister copies? Mistaken identities and explosions galore in this explosive second part to the historic Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man crossover!
Writer Ian Flynn puts it best at the end of the comic when he says that we've "come full circle" as Sonic Universe #51 ties up the loose ends that began in Mega Man #24. We now know why Dr Wily and Dr Eggman are working together and we now know why Sonic and Mega Man are fighting each other.
I absolutely loved Mega Man #24 because it was such a well-written and beautifully crafted comic. »
Yeterday Nintendo hosted another Direct video presentation in which they announced a slew of new games coming to the 3Ds, including another Zelda game set in the Link to the Past universe, and another Yoshi's Island. The Wii U also gets some love in an official release date for Pikmin 3 and the much anticipated announcement that Earthbound is coming to the Virtual Console. Come inside for all the details and information.
Perhaps one of the biggest announcements made yesterday was that a new Zelda game is coming to the 3Ds, which is set in the world of one of the most beloved titles in that entire franchise, A Link to the Past. In fact, the Japanese working title is A Link to the Past 2. While it will retain the top down view, the 3D aspect will play heavily into the gameplay.
The other announcement that made old school fans like me very happy, »
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Last week, the release of "Guacamelee!" helped to reinforce what kind of quality work can come out of Canadian, indie developer DrinkBox Studios. "Guacamelee!" marked the third major console release for the studio, and the first to not star a mutant blob. Deeply influenced by classic games from the 8 and 16-bit eras, "Guacamelee!" was clearly a labor of love for the small studio, which is headed up by Co-Founder Chris Harvey. To celebrate the launch of such an epic game, Mr. Harvey gave us some insight into the development of the game, as well as what it means to be an indie developer in today's gaming world.
MTV Multiplayer: How has the indie development community's support contributed to the creative process for "Guacamelee!"?
Chris Harvey: The indie development community talks a lot – people are always providing advice or insight into their own process. Things like the Indie MegaBooth at »
- Jason Cipriano
Capcom is slowly but steadily getting those classic "Mega Man" soundtracks out. Following the release of the Ost for the first game, "Mega Man 2" is now available for download. Previously only available as part of the "Rockcan Ecan" release, the soundtrack to the Nes classic is $8.95 on the Capcom store.
With all of this love for the music of "Mega Man," I wonder if Capcom will show some love to the character in other media over the years, perhaps with a release of the short-lived anime or a discounted library edition of the old art books. Even as the company struggles to figure out what to do with the character in the present, it's nice to know that they're showing some love to the Blue Bomber's past.
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- Charles Webb
The PlayStation Network is quickly becoming a bastion for independent developers. Fostered by Sony's 20 million dollar investment into its Pub Fund, the PlayStation 3 and Ps Vita have already seen some amazing work by indie teams, and are on the verge of getting a handful more in the coming months. The first in the ring this spring is the Mexican-themed, 2D sidescroller "Guacamelee!"
Commonly referred to as a "Metroidvania" style game, "Guacamelee!" puts you into the boots of Mexican wrestling fan Juan, as the love of his life is kidnapped. In his attempt to save her he gets himself killed, and sent to the land of the dead where he obtains a mystical luchador mask that gives him great powers, and brings him back to life. Juan must now set out to save El Presidente's Daughter from the evil Carlos Calaca, a soul raised from the dead, who has already turned Diablo into a chicken, »
- Jason Cipriano
Luke Owen reviews the first issue of the 12-part Worlds Collide series...
"Worlds Collide: Part One" – The crossover event of 2013 starts Here! The Mega Man/Sonic the Hedgehog epic kicks off with a bang as the Blue Blur and Blue Bomber meet for the first time! And considering how hard they're fighting each other, it might be the last! Why are the heroes trying to take each other down? Drs. Eggman and Wily know, and they're loving every minute of it! You cannot miss this historic first meeting of two of the biggest video game icons in the entire world!"
There have been some great crossovers in the history of film, TV and comics, but this is one that I have been really excited for. I grew up a Sonic kid due to my Mega Drive obsession »
Poor Mega Man, he can't seem to catch a break, and despite generating some heat a few years back with the excellent retro love letter of "Mega Man 9" (and 10), Capcom has done nothing to appease diehard fans of the Blue Bomber. Cancellation after cancellation of future projects such as "Mega Man Legends 3" and "Mega Man Online" provided a bleak outlook and hopes were dashed when Keiji Inafune, the Irl Dr. Light, departed Capcom. In another twist, Polygon has uncovered one more shuttered project to reignite the flailing franchise.
Their in-depth article about Armature Studios' Mega Man X reboot codenamed "Maverick Hunter" is a virtual window into something that could have been. As a developer that spawned from Retro Studios, there are more than a few connections to the fantastic "Metroid Prime" - a game which proved that you could convert a traditional side-scrolling platformer into a first person shooter. Similarly, »
- Clint Mize
News Aaron Birch 10 Apr 2013 - 14:45
The Mega Man reboot you never heard of has been revealed, but sadly, it's also cancelled...
Capcom certainly isn't showing any form of love for its army of Mega Man fans, and the series has received gut punch after gut punch for a while now. As if canning Mega Man Online, Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3 wasn't enough, not to mention including Old, Fat Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken, it's been discovered that another Mega Man game has bitten the big one.
Revealed by Polygon, a reboot of the Mega Man X series was in development by Armature Studio, a team that included some of the minds behind the excellent Metroid Prime titles.
The reboot, which would have re-imaged various aspects of Mega Man and other characters, was called Maverick Hunter, and was set to be a gritty Fps. Now, »
The PSOne's hip hop hound gets mashed up with Jay-z in this video from Tristan Rabb.
The track, "Hit Me" mashes up Jay's "Black Album" track with the driving test level from "PaRappa the Rappa," taking a simple review of seatbelt and mirror safety and blending it into a tale of being a young black man possibly-maybe riding dirty getting accosted by the police.
Unfortunately, because of the salty nature of the language in the video, we can't embed it here, but you can check it out right over on YouTube.
Report: Capcom And 'Metroid Prime' Vets Planned, Then Cancelled A 'Mega Man' Fps
Capcom Sanctioned 'Street Fighter' Series Takes To Kickstarter
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- Charles Webb
A Polygon report reveals that Capcom teamed up with Austin-based Armature Studio to produce "Maverick Hunter," a first-person shooter set in the "Mega Man" universe.
"Maverick Hunter" was thematically inspired by the "X" titles from the 90's and would have been the first in a proposed trilogy, and from the sounds of it, Capcom was well on its way to forgetting the mistakes of their "Bionic Commando" reboot. Polygon's Michael McWhorter does some excellent reporting with the piece, tracing the history of the concept from Capcom's decision to reinvent Mega Man for modern audiences to the publisher's ambitions to capture some of that "Metroid Prime" heat by enlisting Armature.
The shooter would have followed in the footsteps of "Mega Man X" while reinventing visual elements of the game's hero, making his X-Buster arm cannon a transforming piece of his armor (designed by Marvel comic artist Adi Granov), for instance, while »
- Charles Webb
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