What do you get when you combine the crappy economy, Wall Street and Street Fighter 4? You get Wall Street Fighter 4. Here's something to entertain the people who are constantly mauled and depressed by the news of the crappy economy and how everything will implode eventually.
IT HAS CO-OP! Revealed by this nice short new trailer. Man can Platinum Games be more amazing?!?!
EDIT: Here are some more important facts when IGN's Nintendo podcast had a segment about Madworld.
- Everyone in the office who sees it does a double take
- Artistic and way gory
- Game gets pretty tough
- There are some major boss fights in the game that are challenging
- Matt recently beat a boss with a sliver of life left
- Great beat-em-up
- Game of the year contender
- Matt more excited about playing MadWorld than Resident Evil 5
- Publishers are absolutely watching this game - If the game bombs, gamers are in trouble - Matt will hate you if you can afford to buy the game and you rent it instead
- A sequel is possible if it sells well - sequels not always possible, even if it does sell well
The company is Project Sora, if you wondering why that name rings a bell is because Sakurai has a company by the name of Sora. According to the press release it's apparently a separate company from the original Sora Ltd. Established in Tokyo with Sakurai as director of software development. Nintendo holds the majority stake, Sora has the rest.
So it's really interesting to see a joint venture from Iwata and one of his former employees Sakurai. And now we can only wonder what Nintendo's plan is going to be with this new developer.
And as of now they are hiring to fill that new company with:
3D Character Artists
3D Character Motion Artists
3D Map Artists
Long story short: there are a bunch of copyright issues especially with the soundtrack such as a lot of references to The Beatles. Apparently the ESRB rating postings were a mistake and were taken down eventually once the ESRB and Nintendo caught it. It seems like NCL will refuse altering the original game to satisfy copyright law. I know it's sad that copyright issues are making the game a no show but you have to give props and respect to Shigesato Itoi and NCL not allowing their game and original vision to be butchered because of copyrights.
While it still is a shame that a bunch of people who missed out on Earthbound on the SNES and wants to try it legally on the virtual console it's such a shame that the copyrights are holding it back.While a lot of people will hate that it won't come out probably never it's still honorable that Nintendo of Japan and Itoi refuse any alterations to their creation, if there was a heavily altered US VC version of Earthbound we would probably hear a lot of bitching anyways since it won't be like the original that a lot of die hard earthbound fans remember.
Today during IGN Nintendo's podcast on the segment of Retro Game Challenge they made a blurb about XSEED games how they are bringing out awesome games that gamers would genuinely want to play. Well in one segment the Xseed president requested the IGN Nintendo crew to spread the word about one thing: If you want a bigger chance of Fragile to come out in America then he encourages you to buy Retro Game Challenge.
The reason is two fold: 1. In Japan Retro Game Challenge and Fragile are both published and made/funded by Namco Bandai, Xseed already got the rights to publish Retro Game Challenge in North America so it will should be easier for them to secure the rights to publish Fragile here. And number 2) Sales, Xseed will have something to back them up, sales numbers since both of the two games are Namco-Bandai games as stated above Xseed can prove to Namco-Bandai that there is genuine demand in North America for some of the stuff that Namco-Bandai doesn't publish in North America(which could easily include Fragile) and since they can see that XSEED did a good job with getting enough sales of Retro Game Challenge and XSEED will have an easier time to obtain the license in the event that Namco-Bandai doesn't want to publish it themselves.
It came in a huge white envelope, I was thinking what could this be? So when I opened it up the first thing I saw is this:
A nice picture of Mario and the gang plus Reggie's signature but there was something else under this nice big picture:
A letter from Reggie himself claiming that I registered a lot of Nintendo products (and that I did for the nifty free stuff you can "purchase" from Club Nintendo). So I guess this letter from NoA certifies that I'm a whore for Nintendo products and registering them for free swag.