Posts tagged Nintendo Wii
By the end of this month, four classic Sonic games will be pulled from the Japanese Wii Virtual Console, according to a report on Japanese web-site, Inside-Games. The games to be removed from the successful online service are Sonic 1, 2 and Sonic & Knuckles for the Mega Drive, as well as the Master System version of Sonic 1.
These four games are amongst a total of 30 games that will be removed at the end of this month, including games from the now non-existent developer Hudson-Soft as well as Irem. This somewhat baffling news comes with no explanation as of yet, and no indication of whether or not the same will occur with the European and North American versions of the Virtual Console. Watch this space (and leave a comment below)!
Sonic isn’t the only Sega franchise celebrating their 20th birthday! Puyo Puyo celebrates the occasion with a new game for the Nintendo Wii and the 3DS. The screens look quite colorful, as you’d expect. Unfortunately, Chances of it coming to the West are slim, but you never know, right? Check out more screen in the source!
Fishing Resort is the latest game by Yuji Naka’s studio Prope to make it to the west and as the release comes closer and closer, new trailers are being published. This one is quite fun to watch, as it pokes fun at itself. Good to see that Xseed is handling this one so well.
…if only to screw with anyone involved in the 16-Bit console wars. Anyway, this is part of a store display put up in order to promote the latest Mario and Sonic game! How the times change…
This is quite a pleasant surprise: The Sega Genesis version of Street Fighter 2 will be re-released on the Virtual Console with added online multiplayer! This has been confirmed for the Japanese version, which according to Capcom will come to the West soon! Here’s the full comment:
Here’s a nice surprise – the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive version of Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers is coming to the Japanese Virtual Console with online play added. On the surface, that’s not entirely great news, as most of us are not in Japan. However, I can confirm that this is indeed coming soon for US / EU as well, though there’s no set date.
This new trailer for Fishing Resort looks very familiar… can’t quite put my finger on it… maybe after the jump?
Fishing Resort, the latest game by Yuji Naka, has been picked up by Xseed for an U.S. release and has now received its very own homepage, complete with soothing music. Let’s hope this becomes a success and that the game will also make it to Europe.
Yuji Naka’s latest game over at Prope, Fishing Resort, is getting an U.S. release by Xseed. Why we still have no release date, we now know there are two different versions coming: One with the fishing rod accessory for 30$ and one without for 20$. Pretty good price point if you ask me. Hit the jump for a new trailer while you’re at it!
Unfortunately, not too many. Goes without saying, as the complete list is quite short, but Sega managed to sneak in two games: Mario & Sonic at Olympic Games with 2.12 million units sold and its sequel Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games with 1.34 million units sold. Certainly no surprise there, even though I always thought the other Sonic games also sold over a million units.
In a very interesting interview with Yuji Naka on Siliconera, he is asked what he thinks the videogame industry will look like in ten years:
I think ten years later, the various consoles and platforms from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony may not exist. Instead of buying specific hardware perhaps everything will migrate to software based systems like PC, iOS, and Android.
He also goes on and states that he hasn’t received a development kit for the PlayStation Vita and Wii U yet. Sony, Nintendo, give this man his dev kits! As already posted, Rodea the Sky soldier is complete and only needs to be published.
Anyway, I’m with Yuji Naka when it comes to the future of this industry: A single console that plays all games is the way to go, if it wants to grow.