On Tuesday, the Pokémon Company officially revealed Pokken Tournament, a new fighting game combining the characters of the Pokémon universe with the development and mechanics of Bandai Namco’s Tekken franchise. The preview clip showcased Lucario and Machamp fighting each other with unique and character-type driven attacks. However, when I first saw this, I knew I saw this battle already, and in fact I did.
The next iteration of Super Smash Bros. seems to have leaked its roster. A post in NeoGAF brought to light several pictures from the 3DS version, revealing the full roster and the selection screen. Many people dismissed this as false for various reasons. However, more leaks have appeared, all compiled by NeoGAF, with more screenshots showing off just how the selection works.
When I was in elementary school, a major Japanese franchise hit American shores: Pokémon. Before I knew it, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue swept the schools, with the card game quickly following. The cards were exhilarating: purchasing booster packs with the chance of getting rare cards, boxed sets guaranteeing you to get some powerful cards, and even the allure of debating with your friends whether or not a trade is “fair”made for exhilarating playground debate.
Bug-testing is arguably the most critical part of the end-phases of a game’s development and creation. Game director Masahiro Sakurai wrote a response to the bug-testing process as well as simultaneously explaining why Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U have different release dates.
Every Demon Pig Has His Day
Lately, indie games and non-major developers have been receiving recognition for wonderful creations that may never had been distributed, let alone created, a few years ago. With the emergence of Nintendo’s eShop, Microsoft’s Xbox Marketplace, and Sony’s PlayStation Network, gamers are quickly loving the change of pace. Demon King Box is one of those games that may never had been created, but boy am I glad it has.
Ubisoft recently announced various games that will be drastically discounted, up to 75% for several games.