posted 8:11 PM on Thursday Jul 3, 2014
This can go for either version.
I've actually made up several overtime with details. In no particular order, I predict that...
- There will be another Mega Man stage that based in Cut Man's stage, typically the first stage chosen in the very first Mega Man game. Cut Man himself could even show up to attack. This has to be a 3DS exclusive since Wii U has a stage based on Mega Man 2 already.
- There will be a Sonic stage of Casino Night from Sonic 2. It would line up with it being represented in the 3DS version of Sonic Generations and because Green Hill was used already both in Brawl & Generations.
- Jungle Japes will not be the only Melee stage, and Halberd will not be the only Brawl stage. Other stages from both of those games will come back across both 3DS & Wii U versions.
- Some stages from Smash 64 will make a grand reappearance, but I don't know if they'll all be the same from Melee, or a different set. I feel like they may be exclusive to the 3DS version, too.
- If the Shulk leak is true, there will be a Xenoblade-based stage to accommodate him. Likely it would be Gaur Plains, since it's the biggest, and most well-known area in the game.
- There will be a new WarioWare stage that tours the entirety of Wario's homeland, Diamond City. There could be new microgames to go with it.
- There will be a Rhythm Heaven stage that will be similar to the new WarioWare stage in its zany nature. There are enemies from this game in Smash Run, and a strong possibility that the Chorus Men from there are set to show up as playable.
- If G&W is coming back, there will be a Flat Zone 3, no doubt about that.
- The Pokémon stage shown in Greninja's trailer is the Kalos Pokémon League. It'll stop through all of its rooms for each of the Elite Four before finishing with the Champion's Room and starting over from there.
- To reference Star Fox 64 3D, the new Star Fox stage will take place in Macbeth, the earliest stage that the Landmaster is usable in that game, which is still Fox's Final Smash.
- If the Ice Climbers are coming back, the only thing I can think of is a stage that's this time directly from their game, including all of its enemies. Think of the ICs Target Test in Melee, but taller.
- Whether or not the stuff about Lucas being cut is true, I predict an Earthbound-based stage in Saturn Valley. The only Mother-related content confirmed for Smash 4 so far is the Mr. Saturn item, so it could correlate to that.
posted 5:09 PM on Thursday Jul 3, 2014
In Melee, Kojima asked Sakurai to add Snake, but it was too late and he got into Brawl instead.
For Brawl, it was Miyamoto himself that asked for Pac-Man in it, but Sakurai didn't exactly know how he would use him at the time. So he was put into Smash 4 instead after he figured it out.
In other words, if you still hate the very idea that the Pac could be in Smash, blame Shiggs. He's a big Pac-Man fan and likely the reason why those Mario Kart arcade games exist.
posted 7:53 AM on Saturday Jun 28, 2014
It's been 5 years now since I joined this site. Plus, this is my 493rd blog! After eveything I've been put the through, it's kinda hard to believe that I still even have the will to login to here even after these last 5 years. Good show.
I'm probably gonna main all 4 company mascots in Smash 4. That's part of what my current avi is about.
Enjoy your day!
posted 4:26 PM on Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Watch it here: http://www.twitch.tv/speeddemosarchivesda
As of the point of this post, they've already finished their first game, Super Mario 3D World, and have started on Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
posted 1:26 PM on Sunday Jun 15, 2014
It was a very good idea to make Smash 4 the headliner for Nintendo's E3 event. Through the Mii Fighters, you got a twofer where you technically CAN play as Reggie!
However, in this midst of all of this awesome hype, I tried to look into most of the other games Nintendo had on display.
I couldn't watch the stream, so I had to check sites like Siliconera & My Nintendo News for straight-to-the-point info on these new games.
I'll cover most of them below and maybe share a bit of my thoughts. I typed a lot of this up pretty roughly so bare with me. I've been busy this whole last week.
It's finally happened. Nintendo has responded to ROM hacks of their games with this official mod maker.
It may be too little too late for anyone familiar with stuff like Kaizo Mario World, but hey! Now EVERYONE can try their hand at making the best 2D Mario game ever!
This was probably the only way they could follow up on New Super Mario Bros. U & New Super Luigi U. Besides SMB1 & NSMBU's art styles, it's been said that this Mario Maker plans to use styles from other Mario games in even other Nintendo games.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
I didn't see this coming. This is looking to be a cute and fun puzzle adventure. Those Toad levels in 3D World must've really paid off in the long run for them to be turned into a whole game on their own.
The Legend of Zelda Wii U
The very moment I saw the first pic of this game, I flashed back to how Wind Waker was shown before we even got to see the actual game. This game is to what looked like a Twilight Princess HD what Wind Waker is to what could've been a GameCube Ocarina remake.
Like Smash 4 last year, we won't be able to get our hands on this game in a long time. At the least, we'll get a demo of this game at next year's E3, so this Zelda game will likely come out sometime during Fall 2015 or Winter 2016.
Star Fox Wii U
I was very close to completely believing that Star Fox was over. Turns out that this is the one series Miyamoto really wanted to keep working on while other staff kept Mario & Zelda in tow. It was originally going to be a Wii game!
This is planning be the first game since Star Fox 64 to be made in-house by Nintendo themselves, so hopefully it'll be the first since that game that finally manages to pick up a good identity for itself when it comes out in 2015.
What I know right now is that this game will feature helicopters.
Mario Party 10
I read that you can now play as Bowser to mess with the other 3 players. Unfortunately, I don't see this game getting much love since all of the changes Mario Party 9 made will be kept here.
Makes you wish you didn't complain about this series never changing anything, huh? Be careful what you wish for.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
I must admit. I was a bit disappointed to find out this game's real name because of the red "X", but that's not gonna change the fact that this will still be an awesome JRPGs that the Wii U could use.
What I know now is that you can create your own main character, so this game will have more of an MMORPG feel to it. I also know that the game is more of a thematic sequel to Xenoblade instead of a direct one, so still expect references to Xenoblade as well as more to Xenogears & Xenosaga.
I still need to check out more of the new info of this game because I found out that there was A LOT of it beyond this.
---Brand New IPs---
You asked for them, you got 'em. Now please stop ignoring them and go support them so people can stop saying that Nintendo only has Mario, Zelda, & Pokémon.
Project Guard & Project Giant Robot
Both of these games are two projects Miyamoto was also working on besides the new Star Fox. He has a lot of faith in the Wii U Gamepad as he plans for these games to push the Gamepad's abilities to its limits.
Project Guard will focus on setting up 12 different cameras to to monitor and stop an alien invasion.
Project Giant Robot will focus on using the Gamepad to build a giant robot and knock enemies down with it.
Both games appear to be causal, but again, they're going to heavily use the Gamepad, so except that kind of innovation to pop up everywhere for them.
This game may very well be the underdog of Nintendo's E3, like how The Wonderful 101 was last year. Unfortunately, that means it will probably end up suffering from this thing I call the "Platinum Clover Curse".
With so many realistic shooters out there, you wouldn't expect Nintendo to make one of their own, let alone a shooter that's as colorful as this one! It helps that it was made by the Animal Crossing team.
From what I've seen, LOT of people are impressed with the ideas for this game. Most are even planning to get a Wii U for it and even expect to be a competitive game similar like Smash.
You play as a young kid called an Inkling in a team of Inklings to shoot ink to cover the entire battlefield with your team's color. These kids can turn into squids in order to get through the area covered in their ink better, but it'll be hard to move around if they land in their enemy's ink.
It's such a fresh breath of air that it may have gotten more attention than every other shooter that was shown in other E3 presentations. All on the Wii U, of all things.
Wow... That's... kinda pretty hard to pull off...
"Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace"
This is the new high profile 3DS game Nintendo was talking about, and one from Intelligent Systems alongside Miyamoto.
Between FE: Awakening & this game, it looks like IS decided to switch from an anime character style to a western, comicbook style, where this game will be a tactical strategy game with elements of a third-person shooter.
Hey! That's pretty refreshing for them. Kinda sounds like Valkyria Chronicles as an American series.
Sadly, it appears that some fans are already hating it because:
1) It doesn't use an anime artstyle like Intelligent Systems is known for through Fire Emblem. I'm open-minded, and would prefer either style, but not using an anime style will at least keep this game from being compared to Valkyria Chronicles more. It's almost looks like MadWorld in full color.
2) This high-profile 3DS game wasn't the Majora's Mask remake. It wouldn't make sense if it was in this situation or it that probably would've already been announced already along with the Zelda Wii U, like annoncing Skyward Sword & Ocarina 3DS together. Luckily, they might go through with it after all, but not until much later.
Other news I discovered is that Nintendo does plan to continue the Metroid series. They've got both 2D & 3D games on the mind. They did only say that Metroid was only "on hold" or in hiatus, so even after Other M, they'd still go back to it eventually.
In other words, nothing new on F-Zero yet, but both Star Fox & Metroid are both planning to live on and see better days.
Again, this is all a rough write-up, so I'm probably not accurate on everything.
posted 11:35 PM on Thursday Jun 12, 2014
Of all people? Was he at E3, too? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW-Q8LL5B3I
Ehhhh... At least we get some more clear gameplay footage.
posted 7:47 PM on Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
35 if you're gonna count each of the types of Miis as their own character.
At this rate, since some obvious veterans still have yet to appear, Smash 4 is more likely going to have a bigger roster than Brawl's. More slots to fill up still.
As I predicted once, Sakurai has said that the entire roster was decided upon early in development. http://www.siliconera.com/2014/06/10/super-smash-bros-characters-decided-upon-early-development/
So that means that stuff like having Toon Link again, bringing in Pac & Mega, keeping Sonic, and presenting us the likes of the Wii Fit Trainer, Rosalina, & Palutena, were all already decided upon before all of these rumors blew up the internet.
Apparently, Greninja's inclusion never had anything to do with his popularity. Game Freak just explained his concept to Sakurai and he went from there. It's just a matter of waiting on who they decided on like we always have been.
In a way, I should've expected the Miis to appear sooner or later.
Palutena is proof that Sakurai really did want more females in this game. I'm gonna enjoy pitting her against Rosalina.
Pac-Man had to make it in before anyone else in Namco. I really thought that Lloyd never stood a chance. Just because they said that Namco wouldn't have extra character priorities for working on this game doesn't means that they won't change their minds.
And this also makes it even more clear that Snake may have been cut...
posted 1:28 PM on Sunday Jun 8, 2014
I got the game two days ago. I'll use Mario as usual but I also have an inkling to use Luigi, Wario, & Ludwig.
The only Mario Kart games I've played before were Super, Double Dash, & Wii, and Wii's the only one I've even owned before my family ruined it.
I'm already convinced to create a YouTube playlist for this game.
On a side note, my copy of Brawl was either stolen or taken accidentally when I had to sleepover at a tourney venue last weekend. I'm not too bummed out about it since I quickly bought a new copy, but I've had that old one since 2008 and it didn't have any trouble running on any Wii it was put into.
I've noticed that this Brawl package was issued in 2009. Some differences I've seen in it is that the disc isn't shiny anymore, it's manual removed the Character Sheets, but added in a Notes page & some 4 for All artwork that I've seen in some strategy guides.
posted 5:03 PM on Monday May 12, 2014
I can't say it's completely possible, but I'll post it anyway. http://mynintendonews.com/2014/05/12/check-out-this-very-sketchy-e3-leak-floating-around-the-web/
Mainly focus on the Nintendo section. We do know that Smash 4 Wii U is a given, here, and we could even expect more veterans and newcomers confirmed for it & the 3DS version at E3. However, notice moreover the other Nintendo-related things that this leak may have uncovered:
- Mario Kart 8 - The game will be released at the end of the month, so it will still be extremely young from its release once Nintendo's E3 commences. They're probably just gonna promote the game more, as they said that this will be a year-long campaign for it.
- Bayonetta 2 - Most of us already know that this game will be released during the Summer. At least in Japan, that is. Nintendo's likely just giving us more demos of this game for us to pleasure ourselves with.
- Hyrule Warriors - a.k.a. Zelda Musou or Dynasty Warriors: Legend of Zelda, as I could call it. Like Bayonetta 2, this game will be out in Japan during the Summer, but this leak list could mean we could play a demo of it at E3, too.
- The Legend of Zelda: Shard of Nightmare - Meanwhile, continue to take this with a grain of salt, as this may be the full title for mainstream Zelda game on Wii U. I've also read around that there will be two worlds Link will travel through in this game: A dark world that's closer to Twilight Princess' artstyle, and a light world that's more like Wind Waker's style, or at least Skyward Sword's. I can't confirm that, yet, but it's there for speculation.
- Pokkén Fighter - The Pokémon tournament fighter. We've seen at least one pic of this possible game, but we don't know too much else about it. E3 may be the time to change that.
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 2 - Now that the westernized Lords of Shadow series is over, this game's title might be a sign that Konami's planning to go back to its original timeline and create a sequel to the most popular Castlevania game. Who knows?
- Sonic Boom - If this shows up at E3, it'll likely reveal more characters from the series, and the Americanized redesigns that came with them as well. Back in Japan, Sonic Team is working on their own next Sonic game separate from this one. That could probably get revealed, too, because most main Sonic games nowadays show up during Fall season, but it could be too early...
- Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate - While everyone not living in Japan missed out on the original version, Capcom plans to make a newer version of this game (like they always do), AND bring it overseas. We knew this already, but now we could expect videos of new gameplay features and maybe even a release date or two.
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call I don't have much to say about this. We already know it's coming stateside, and thanks to FFXIV: A Realm Reborn, characters from that game will finally appear in Theatrhythm.
- Xenogears: Origins - This is very likely what you were looking for, but it also raises some questions. Xenogears currently belongs to Square Enix, while Xenosaga is owned by Namco & Xenoblade is owned by Nintendo. Saga & Blade were developed by Monolith Soft. So if this Wii U game's title is true, does that mean that Nintendo helped Monolith take the Xenogears name from Square, or were they able to ignore that process and use this name anyway? Could "Origins" mean that this will be a prequel to Gears?
To elaborate on this further, here's the current logo for the Wii U game:
Now look at the Japanese boxart for Xenogears:
The Japanese boxart has a red X similar to the Wii U game's pic.
On top of that, both games' core aspects is that they have, or will have, on-foot battles alongside giant robot battles. This is pretty believable, but I'll wait until E3 to see if these leaks are, or will be, true.
And now there's a confirmation that this new game is gonna be released sometime this year in every region: http://mynintendonews.com/2014/05/14/nintendo-financial-briefing-document-says-monolith-soft-x-is-coming-this-year-to-us-and-europe/
Seems like an E3 demo is more likely now.
What's your thoughts on everything? Now while some of this is definitely true & obvious, could the rest be confirmed fake already?
posted 6:37 PM on Saturday May 10, 2014
I just got a Vita yesterday. I don't have much planned for it now, but I'll get there and use it for Muramasa Rebirth for now.
If you can, recommend me some Vita games besides everyone's favorite, Persona 4 Golden. I'm already planning to get that later.