21 posts tagged cartoon
I want to play Teens of Rage, Meat Beat Mania ⊟
Our Twitter followers already know I’ve been loving Steven Universe — “Tiger Millionaire” is a top-tier cartoon episode. The last episode to air, though, “Arcade Mania,” is also great stuff, especially for including these two cabinets.
Teens of Rage, according to Keep Beach City Weird, is a fighting game made my Carpcom (not to be confused with the crappy 3D version Virtua Teens of Rage), while Meat Beat Mania is a meat-themed version of Samba de Amigo.
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This is what Sonic & his strong friends look like now ⊟
Sega announced another 3DS/Wii U exclusive with Sonic Boom, which will accompany a new animated series and toy line, all of which feature the Sonic family’s revamped look. The reactions I’ve seen have ranged from “Sonic Boom will save anime” to women calling off their weddings with Knuckles.
Myself, I’m so divested from the series by now, I’m not even bothered that it looks like King Tut bit the heroes and turned everyone into half-mummies, or that Knuckles went HAM on the weights but forgot leg day. (my favorite reaction has been Kyledk05's: “How the f*** is Knuckles supposed to maintain those siqq gainz with all the cardio he's gonna be doing?”)
Anyway, Sega handed off development to Big Red Button Entertainment (Wii U) and Sanzaru Games (Nintendo 3DS). The games will feature “collaborative gameplay at its core,” and will also ”introduce exploration, combat and a new Enerbeam tether mechanic that will allow the Sonic Boom world to be discovered in totally unique ways.” Trailer after the break:
Pokémon: The Origin ⊟
So we’ve reached the point when people can now remake the OG Pokémon anime series, featuring the original 151, Professor Oak, and Brock. I guess this TV special will dump that loser Ash? You don’t see much of Pikachu’s mark ass here either.
The anime special will premier in Japan this October.
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Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!
And now we have a trailer for the Diablo-style multiplayer game coming to 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC this fall. The gameplay clips are short, but it’s neat/weird/cool to see the voice actors behind Jake, Finn, and the Ice King talk about the game.
There’s also a trailer for the Regular Show 3DS game. It looks aight, I dunno.
First look at the new Adventure Time and Regular Show games
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (3DS, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC) looks nothing like the first 3DS game — that’s because this time it’s a Diablo-style, top-down hack’n slash with four-player support and over 100 dungeons.
Polygon previewed the game and noted that you can play as a variety of characters from the cartoon, including Jake and Finn of course:
"Cinnamon Bun is a kind of tank character who can take more damage, whereas Marceline is a wizard-like character who can absorb red projectiles from afar. Each character has innate abilities, so when we approached a boss (the Demon Cat with the power of approximate knowledge), we were able to assign Marceline to the enemy’s tail because it was shooting out red beams, while the melee characters approached it from the front and sides.
Each character also has an Imagination Meter which, when filled up, can be used for special attacks. Some characters’ special attacks wipe the screen of enemies, while others — like Cinnamon Bun — drop food items all over the screen, which could then be picked up by teammates and used to restore health.”
Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-Bit Land, though, will be 2D, which makes sense seeing as it pays homage to the NES. But Polygon points out that it’s more than just a traditional platformer, as the twist in the 3DS game is you can switch to modes that are more like a sidescrolling shoot’em up and a top-down Fester’s Quest-esque shooter.
Both release this fall!
From the Adventure Time RPG of my dreams
The new Adventure Time game coming out this fall likely won’t look like this (I imagine it takes a lot of money and time to offer sprites/animation this detailed nowadays), but I can dream, right?
Please make sure to see the original GIF over at AbyssWolf’s DeviantArt page, as I had to butcher the thing to get it to upload to Tumblr. Props to Paul Veer, also a super talented artist and animator, for sharing it on Twitter.
New Adventure Time and Regular Show 3DS boxarts
You can click these dudes to see bigger versions, if that’s what you’re into, or if you want to make sure Mordecai is wearing a fanny pack and not a red diaper for some reason.
I was so ready to play these games at E3, but D3P told me it was still too early to show them. :o( Both are scheduled to ship this fall for 3DS — Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW will also release for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
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New Adventure Time and Regular Show 3DS games!
D3P wil put out two games based on my favorite Cartoon Network shows this fall, including a new Adventure Time release for Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows. Titled Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!, the game has players “exploring the mysteries surrounding a massive Secret Royal Dungeon deep below the Land of Ooo.” It will feature voices from the show and four-player co-op.
In Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land, which we now know is a 3DS exclusive, the game’s eponymous characters “get transported into some of their favorite video games [where] they’ll have to use their best skills and unique abilities to traverse the various challenges to escape and get back home.”
Both are under development by WayForward — that news is either awesome or disappointing, depending on your opinion of the studio’s output and the first Adventure Time DS/3DS game.
Love this art by JL Hirten, by the way!
Yea-uh!! Regular Show game on the way
D3Publisher and Cartoon Network have a game based on one of the best/funniest animated shows (I enjoy it almost as much as Adventure Time), coming out later this year to a mystery console or consoles. I asked D3P who’s developing the title, but the publisher says it’s not yet ready to disclose the studio and has plans to identify the team soon.
The last time D3P and Cartoon Network collaborated, they brought in WayForward to create a game for Regular Show’s half-hour-mate Adventure Time on DS and 3DS. That turned out super fun — maybe we’ll see the trio reunite?
The other chap next to the adorable Adventure Time portable is MO-Death, whom Clog Two describes as “a circuit board being, that awaits BMO’s last breath.” But… I don’t want BMO to die ever.
A tiny cartridge in Adventure Time
Check out Jake the
Dog Dad blowing into his copy of Mom’s Manual for Raising Beautiful Children to get it to work (remember, kids, Nintendo discourages "cassette fufu"!). He also gives us a preview of what the Nintendo HoloPro XL could look like.
Exploded parts view of BMO. While others are busy tearing down the Wii U to see what’s powering the system, artist Justin Edwards created this poster to give us a view of Adventure Time's sentient game console taken apart.
While it looks like there are a few significant components missing, like her VHS player and butt printer, I imagine it would be difficult to figure out how all those different parts fit into such a tiny, adorable machine.
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See also: More mathematical Adventure Time posts
[Via Adventure Time Tumblr]