After an entire morning of hearing about the DS Fire Emblem, Mario & Luigi RPG 3, and the new Punch-Out!!, I thought to myself: “Shame, be damned! If Nintendo announces another awesome game I am going to don a luxurious white wedding dress and marry the gosh darn company!” Well … er … I don’t know anything about dress sizes. Would I be a 4?
For anyone not familiar with the original, Sin & Punishment is a Treasure action/shooter hybrid for the Nintendo 64. The game is played from a third-person, behind-the-back action perspective, but feels almost like a shmup since you can only move left and right while aiming an on-screen cursor to shoot at enemies. After remaining only in Japan, Sin & Punishment finally made its way to America via the Virtual Console last year. The wait was well worth it — the game is incredible (download it!).
Not much is known about this Wii sequel, but I don’t really care at this point. Take a look at the screens! They are gorgeous! It looks like the same gameplay style is making a glorious return and that makes me very happy. Let’s hope Nintendo doesn’t make the same mistake twice and actually brings Sin & Punishment 2 to the West.
What do you think? Is this the biggest surprise announcement of the day? Are you a fan of the original Sin & Punishment? Do you finally forgive Nintendo for its crazy summer?