Are these Smash Bros. commercials corny or amazing? Settle it in Smash! ⊟
Let’s just settle everything in Smash. Disagreements over where to eat, theological debates, multi-generational feuds, border disputes between countries, government elections, child custody battles, etc. — we can settle it all with no items, Fox only, Final Destination.
You can see the other two commercials Nintendo of America put out after the break. The Punch-Out!! one is particularly amusing.
PlayStation TV will support almost 700 games when it releases to North America next month ⊟
Remember PlayStation TV, the microconsole that lets you play PS Vita games — along with digital PSP, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles you purchased for the handheld via PSN — on your television? I keep forgetting it’s coming out, but the system releases in North America on October 14 and Europe/Australia on November 14.
Sony put out a list of the nearly 700 games the microconsole will support on day one. Spelunky, Danganronpa, Dragon’s Crown, and Persona 4 Golden are on the list, and Minecraft is also planned for support, so I’m happy.
You can preorder the $99.99 console online now. Sony is also releasing a $139.99 bundle that will include a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB memory card, and The Lego Movie Videogame. Walmart will have an exclusive bundle with all of that, plus Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, for the same price too.
Clock Tower, Ju-on, Silent Hill talent collaborate on “Project Scissors” ⊟
A new “spiritual successor” to the Clock Tower franchise was announced at TGS. Project Scissors, for Vita, iOS, and Android, features the work of Clock Tower creator Hifumi Kouno and his studio Nude Maker, along with Silent Hill creature designer Masahiro Ito and Ju-on film director Takashi Shimizu, the latter of whom will work on the story and a live-action trailer. Shimizu’s most recent credit is a Kiki’s Delivery Service movie, but, like, that doesn’t add as much horror cache as the Ju-on stuff.
"The game’s setting is a board a luxurious cruise liner in the middle of the ocean . As the ship sails across the deep blue ocean, a series of gruesome and mysterious murders begi ns to take place, including those of the ship’s crew . Soon the ocean liner is crippled and adrift at sea, and has become an inescapable trap for the passengers . As a passenger of the ship, the player will be tasked with solving the murder mystery to ensure their own survival as well as the rest of the ‘innocent’ passengers."
These are lots of fun, if you idea of of fun is dressing up your bits in Slime faces. I didn’t see any of these available to purchase at any U.S. online retailer (admittedly I spent only 2 minutes of my Sunday looking), but you can get the booty Slime one — it’s separate from boxer briefs with King Slime on the front — at eBay. Shout-outs to Rahenna for the find!
TinyCast 43! Smash Bros is starting to take over the podcast, as we talk here about the new demo. We also spend time with the Pokemon demo, Treehouse radness, and Final Fantasy Theatrythm: Curtain Call.
The piece comes from Filipino artist Dan Elijah G. Fajardo. It’s up for voting to potentially get a shirt run at Threadless — use the “YW9GG3” code to preorder it and get $5 off if the tee gets printed.
Coming out in Japan this January, this 3DS RPG from publisher FuRyu has… a very silly name, and very elaborate clothing.
Okay, moving on from the teaser art to these scans posted by Gematsu, it also has seven unique characters to choose from, and a “cartograph” gameplay system (basically drawing maps). The in-game character designs are much more Bravely D in proportion.