One day left to put your money down for a Shortsleeves cassette! I’ve mentioned before that The Shortsleeves are one of my favorite chip groups, and they’re kickstarting a tape that will include all of its old materials, new songs, and remixes from friends. The audio embedded here contains samples from two remixes: Bear & Walrus with "In the Memory", and sylcmyk taking on "OceanSideArcade".
But lemme holla at you for a sec while you’re in a crowdfunding mood. These nice folks need your support:
My once coworker and indie games tastemaker Brandon Boyer got screwed over by Humana and cancer — help him pay some bills
If you have suggestions for other Kickstarter/Patreon/Whatevers that you think should be highlighted, make sure to mention them in our comments! I’m sure I’ve forgotten some important ones — these are just what immediately popped up in my head.
I haven’t been following Galak-Z too closely, because I didn’t want to know too much about a game I wouldn’t get to play but would probably be super into. But now it’s coming to Vita, a platform I can totally play games on, so let’s learn about the vintage sci-fi anime inspired game together!
Whoa, apparently it’s a randomly generated 2D shoot-em-up? With inspiration from Don’t Starve and Spelunky? And a physics engine so all the junk you shoot at interacts with each other? Yep, I want to play that.
For those who missed it in the early hours, Inti Creates (Mega Man ZX/Zero) and Keiji Inafune announced this 3DS eShop game for this summer. Enjoy all these screenshots from 4Gamer — I would have posted GIFs, but Tumblr hates all the cyan in the trailer.
So here’s who’s working on the game, according to Destructoid:
TinyCast 25! We spend this episode eulogizing Nintendo’s WiFi Connection service — speculating about its sudden death, discussing the difficulties of preservation, and lamenting the online features we’ll miss. We also go on tangents about game ports and Children of Mana for some reason.
OMG, Azure Striker Gunvolt is the new Mega Man ZX ⊟
Inti Creates (Mega Man Zero/ZX) announced this beauty at BitSummit, and it’s coming out exclusively for eShop this summer in Japan. Considering there are English subtitles and an ESRB rating is pending, a North American release for Azure Striker Gunvolt seems like a sure bet.
The third installment of Genius Sonority’s 3DS RPG series arrives this summer. In THE ‘DENPA’ MEN 3: The Rise of Digitoll, the Denpa Men can now throw little paint ball things at you to make them harder to catch, and you can use items to help get them.
The Denpa Men also come with little houses that you can decorate, Denpa Animal Crossing style. You can battle online, and take screenshots of your little dudes with the L and R keys. These games are basically a serialized, simple RPG and I love that idea.
Before the summer release, a demo will be out in May, and you can transfer progress from that to the main game. And before that – from today through March 13 – Denpa Men 2 is on sale in North America and Europe!
So Nintendo has beenputting out these “Nya Nya Nya! Neko Mario Time” (Meow Meow Meow Cat Mario Time) videos in Japan to promote Super Mario 3D World and other games — strange but amusing stuff.
If watching these videos is inspiring you to host your own Cat Mario show, you will soon be able to import a similar hand puppet! Rakuten has its Cat Mario puppets priced at around $20 (before shipping and handling), and says it will release this June. Credit to @farmboyinjapan for spotting the product, and to Supper Mario Broth for the GIF.
Meanwhile, Amiami’s going off with all kinds of Danganronpa stuff, like Monokuma plates (?!), cushions, Kyoko towels, etc. I really, really, really enjoyed Danganronpa – it’s still banging around in my head, like the feeling of still inhabiting the world of a novel you just finished – but I don’t think i need plates.
After Natsume’s tease yesterday, I half-expected Sayonara Umihara Kawase/Yumi’s Odd Odyssey to release this morning. That didn’t happen, but we now have news that the fish-themed puzzle platformer will release in North America in two weeks — March 20! It’ll be $29.99.
Petit Depotto’s apartment sim Unholy Heights, which is about filling an apartment building with monsters to fight invading heroes, of course, is coming to 3DS in Japan.
From Playism’s page for the PC version (source of the two screens above):
It’s inevitable that rumors of an apartment building full of monsters would eventually reach the ears of the no-good humans. Would-be heroes, bloodthirsty pirates, cunning thieves and conniving mages all have their sights on The Devil’s gold! Knock on doors and call your residents to your side! They want a war? We’ll give ‘em a war!
Not only do you have to recruit them to fight, but you also have to collect rent from the creatures and maintain their apartments to keep them happy. This sounds wild!
Playism localized the PC release of this, so there’s a chance for this one too. There’s been no announcement for the West; it comes out in Japan on the eShop this year.
Seems like Atlus’s PS3 and PS Vita games go on sale every week! I am quite all right with this, especially when it means savings on Persona, Persona 2 (both of them)! Persona 3 Portable, and Persona 4 Golden on Vita!