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I doubt anyone cares what we post here this afternoon, given that everyone’s eyes are on the next Xbox reveal, so here’s a fun GIF from Pedro Miranda Filho. He has a lot of great GIFs on his Tumblr, so follow him.
Freedom Wars for PS Vita
After teasing this as “Panopticon” for the past two weeks, Sony has revealed this original property as Freedom Wars, a 2014 game that looks pretty interesting despite its boring title.
Dubbed a “recovery multiplayer action” game, Freedom Wars looks like more than just another urban/dystopian Monster Hunter clone based on this NeoGAF-translated press release:
“The player is a criminal in a post-apocalyptic near future, sentenced to a million years of hard labor, fighting for his freedom. By completing missions where you rescue civilians and allies who have been captured by huge enemies known as Abductors, you can reduce your sentence. The game supports a maximum of 8 players at a time in both co-op and competitive modes, and supports Adhoc and Wi-Fi Online functions so players all over the country can play together. The game will also support the GPS and Near capabilities of the PS Vita to enhance the gameplay experience.”
You can watch the trailer below:
Diagonal movement, Froakie car, and Gogoat swag GIFs from the new Pokémon X/Y trailer
Props to DaBoss for the quick GIFs.
PREORDER Pokemon X and Y, upcoming releases
Arino plays The Magical Quest
Anamanaguchi’s new album and tour kick off really soon, but the chiptune group just launched a Kickstarter to give you more than just another collection of MP3s on your hard drive or a loud show to go to.
If it manages to raise $50,000, the band plans to put out more music videos (see “Meow”), add wild lighting setups to its performances, collab with artists and musicians, put together more interactive web projects, and more.
You’ll get some great pledge rewards for your donations: digital preorders for Endless Fantasy, shirts, posters (the Cory Schmitz/Mare Odomo joint above), vinyl copies of the album, the band’s Game Boys/modded NESes, chiptune workshops, and even Anamanaguchi’s frickin’ van.
Houkago Shounen / After-school Boy
Here’s a really neat Konami title for the DS that released in Japan a few years ago but nowhere else. A cool guy wrote this description for the import:
“The adventure game, set in 1975, casts the player as a young elementary student one month before he moves away, doing the best he can to have as much fun and spend as much time as possible with friends before saying goodbye.
The game features a town to explore, with childhood haunts like parks and candy shops, as well as a school (obviously) and a shrine.”
Most people probably forgot about this one, but I always remembered it for being the closest thing the DS got to a Boku no Natsuyasumi (My Summer Vacation) game. Why was there never a fan translation for this?
Kinda hoping that Ray Barnholt sees this post and decides to include a tiny thing on Houkago Shounen in his Scroll issue for Boku no Natsuyasumi — the Kickstarter campaign for that still has 10 days left if you want to contribute!
They ask him what he do and who he do it for
Holy butts! The Legend of Zelda 3DS
It’s not a remake for a Link to the Past — it’s a new game set in the SNES classic’s world, releasing this holiday season! It will feature new dungeons and an original storyline.
The new title looks to “”reinvigorate the flat 2D world of A Link to the Past with a sense of height and volume,” making it easier to differentiate levels and adding a new puzzle-solving mechanic. Link can also now become a drawing and move within walls, changing the game’s perspective and allowing you to see previously hidden connections to solve puzzles.
Watch the reveal and trailer past the break:
Falling in love with Quagsire today
Some 3DS games might run a bit faster now
You might have noticed fewer framerate issues and perhaps improved loading times for 3DS apps like Mii Plaza since the handheld’s recent 5.1.0-11 update. Some are claiming, though, that previously released games also appear to be running smoother with the new firmware.
I and many others have been skeptical about those claims, but reports continue to come in about the performance enhancements, and NeoGAF’s Mr Swine even posted a video demonstrating the improved framerate in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D:
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?
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate 2.5D Metroidvania hitting 3DS, PS Vita
Warner Bros. has two new Batman games on the way, the first being a prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins, starring Deathstroke as the primary antagonist and coming to Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. No one cares about that, though, because it’s developed by WB Montreal instead of Rocksteady (original Batman: Arkham series studio), and it’s not the second title…
Which is a 3DS/PS Vita spin-off titled Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, a 2.5D Metroidvania-style game coming from Armature Studio, the development house formed by Retro/Metroid Prime veterans several years ago. Normally a portable spin-off Batman game wouldn’t excite me too much, but doesn’t the combination of all those words in the previous sentence just sound baller?
All we know about the latter game is it’s a “completely separate experience that takes place after the events of Arkham Origins,” according to Game Informer. The console and portable editions release on October 25.