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2:45 PM on 08.18.2013

Sup Holmes rewrites history with Austin Ivansmith

This week on Sup Holmes we welcome Austin Ivansmith (Mighty Switch Force: Hyper Drive, Thor, Ducktales Remastered) back to the program. The last time we had Austin on the show there were game announcements and life changing ...

Jonathan Holmes



The man that named Scribblenauts is making Regular Show photo
The man that named Scribblenauts is making Regular Show
by Jonathan Holmes

On last week's episode of Sup Holmes (now in iTunes and t-shirt form), we were introduced to Mr. Jeff Luke, formerly of 5TH Cell and current director at WayForward. We spoke with Jeff about how to fake it to make it, what it was like to be a part of the Scribblenauts craze that hit at E3 2009, how it feels to see the series move on without his involvement, being discriminated against for being Mexican when you are not Mexican, singing the theme song for Double Dragon Neon, his current work on Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land, and a lot more

Jeff and Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel quickly bonded over a mutual appreciation of the Sega Master System, and that bond was big influence on their game's development. Specifically, the character switching hook of lesser known platformer Psycho Fox helped to inspire Regular Show's multi-mode mechanics. Blaster Master was also a big inspiration for Jeff. Knowing that has me all the more confident that the game is in good hands. 

Thanks again to Jeff for hanging out with us, and tune in this Sunday at 1pm PST/4pm EST as WayForgust continues with Ducktales Remastered's Austin Ivansmith. It's going to be spec-quack-ular. 

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8:30 AM on 08.16.2013

New Adventure Time game gets 3DS-only collector's edition

The upcoming Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! looks great. I enjoyed my hands-on time with the game, which has gone in a decidedly different direction from the Zelda II-styled Hey Ice King! Why'd You ...

Steven Hansen



Review: DuckTales Remastered photo
Review: DuckTales Remastered
by Chris Carter

There are some classics that don't hold up today -- and there are some that absolutely need to be experienced by gamers of all ages. One of those classics is the original DuckTales on the NES, which set a gold standard for licensed games everywhere going forward.

I was fortunate enough to play it at launch (as well as the frequently forgotten sequel), and to this very day, it remains one of my favorite games of all time. Imagine my surprise when I found out Capcom would be working together with Disney and WayForward on an HD remake.

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10:00 PM on 08.12.2013

Mighty Switch Force! 2 will burn up Wii U soon

["Rescue Girl" by ronnieraccoon] WayForward's Mighty Switch Force! 2, released back in June, will be creeping onto the Wii U eShop in the not-so-distant future. WayForward confirmed the news with Nintendo Everything and hopes...

Tony Ponce

2:50 PM on 08.11.2013

You know who is on Sup Holmes? My mom (and Jeff Luke)

This week on Sup Holmes we kick off WayForgust with Jeff Luke, director of WayForward's upcoming Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land. Legend has it that Jeff worked on such beloved DS titles as the Jim Sterling app...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 08.09.2013

DuckTales Remastered on Wii U to also get a retail box?

DuckTales Remastered flaps onto the PlayStation Network, eShop, and Steam next Tuesday, August 13, but PS3 players will also have the option to wait an extra week and purchase a special boxed edition. It contains a download c...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 07.31.2013

Head to the African Mines with DuckTales Remastered

DuckTales Remastered is nearly here, and Capcom has done a good job so far of showing off the game's redone HD visuals. If you've been keeping track, Capcom has already revealed The Amazon, The Himalayas, and Transylvania --...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 07.20.2013

Capcom shows off 30 minutes of DuckTales' Himalayas stage

We already knew that Capcom was showing off the Himalayas level from DuckTales Remastered at San Diego Comic-Con. However, it also has a treat for anyone that couldn't attend the show. Capcom's released a 30 minute vide...

Brett Makedonski

1:00 AM on 07.20.2013

The Smurfs 2: The Video Game stars evil Peter Molyneux

The Smurfs 2: The Video Game isn't your typical licensed movie game chaff, thanks to what appears to be an appearance from 22 Cans' Peter Molyneux as iconic Smurfs villain Gargamel. Molyneux of course is known for the Fable ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 07.19.2013

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches

The release of EarthBound on the Wii U unfortunately overshadowed the equally long-awaited arrival of WayForward's Game Boy Color gem Shantae on the 3DS. But I'm not about to sit by and allow our spunky little gal pal to be i...

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 07.18.2013

Scale the Himalayas in DuckTales Remastered

The next DuckTales Remastered stage to be unveiled is the Moon! ... ... is what I'd like to say, but it's actually the Himalayas. In addition to the new trailer above, there are some screens and enemy art below. Don't get in...

Tony Ponce



Regular Show game is an amalgam of old-school genres photo
Regular Show game is an amalgam of old-school genres
by Steven Hansen

Not to be outdone by its contemporary, Adventure Time, and the upcoming Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!, Cartoon Network toon Regular Show is getting a long-titled game of its own, Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land.

In Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land, Mordecai and Rigby get transported into some of their favorite video games. The duo will have to use their best skills and unique abilities to traverse the various challenges to escape and return home in this ‘eggscellent’ journey.

I'm less familiar with Regular Show than I am Adventure Time, having only caught a few episodes of the former, but Destructoid's own Tony Ponce raves about the show ad nauseam. In the linked piece, in fact, Tony notes the show's predilection towards retro games, which is quite appropriate for 8-Bit Land. I may not be all that familiar with the show, but I'm more than familiar with the genres it's employing.

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1:30 PM on 07.17.2013

Exploring Adventure Time's dungeon because I DON'T KNOW

WayForward is coming with a follow-up to last year's Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!, but it's not quite a sequel. Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW is a multiplayer dungeon crawler and, in...

Steven Hansen



DuckTales flies in August, boxed PS3 version incoming photo
DuckTales flies in August, boxed PS3 version incoming
by Tony Ponce

You know what I never had a chance to do at E3 this year? Visit Scrooge McDuck's money bin. Not my fault that iam8bit planted the installation friggin' miles away from the show floor! Those jerks!

Anyway, Capcom has finally announced launch dates for DuckTales Remastered. Wii U, PS3, and PC players can solve a mystery on August 13, but Xbox 360 players will have to wait until September 11 to rewrite history. But wait! There is an additional surprise in the form of a limited-edition boxed release, exclusive to the PS3, arriving August 20. Okay, it's just a download code rather than a physical disc, but you get sweet cover art and a special DuckTales collector's pin!

To hype yourselves up, check out the first part of WayForward's documentary chronicling their whirlwind development journey. Also remember to set aside some fowl funds -- $14.99 for the digital release, $19.99 for the PS3 box.

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6:30 PM on 07.10.2013

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18

Good news, everyone! The critically acclaimed Game Boy Color gem, Shantae, was originally scheduled to release on the 3DS Virtual Console on June 20, but unsuspecting technical hiccups delayed the launch until some time this ...

Tony Ponce