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Holy moly, Tiny is a boss in Mercenary Kings! ⊟
Whatttt? This is amazing! Tiny Cartridge is a boss in this PlayStation 4/PC game (though he’s more of a Tiny Computer here), and he has his own theme song, and you can shoot him with a cat-gun that meows.
This is becoming a tradition with releases from Tribute Games and its members, seeing as Tiny also appeared in Wizorb, Ninja Senki, and secretly — but not really because it’s just a coincidence — Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
Your new Samurai Gunn shirts ⊟
I can’t even play Samurai Gunn right now (so, so mad) and I still want one of these shirts from Attract Mode! Man, what a killer design by Jesse Tise, for one of this year’s best swordfighting games.
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La-Mulana 2 could come to handhelds ⊟
Exciting! Nigoro and Playism just launched a Kickstarter for a sequel to La-Mulana. It’ll be made for PC if they hit $200,000, which they totally will, but the total we’re looking for is $1,150,000 – the stretch goal at which a handheld version, for PS Vita and/or 3DS, will be made.
In any case, I’d love to play this, and I’d love to get my hands on some of those rewards. Also I’d love to attend the streamed curry party Nigoro will have if they get $200,256.
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Playism’s Winter Sale ⊟
Through January 3rd, save on DRM-free indie games from Japan and around the world on Playism. PC game sites aren’t always our deal, but I think it’s a neat service and maybe you’d be interested!
Oh man, IREM Arcade Hits, containing Ninja Spirit and 17 others, is $7.50. Check out the video above for some highlights of Playism’s lineup. As a bonus, if you’ve heard the name EF-12 but haven’t actually learned what it is, you’ll be surprised.
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Samurai Gunn out for PC right now ⊟
It won’t release for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita until some time next year, but Teknopants/Beau Blyth’s “lightning-fast Bushido brawler” is out RIGHT NOW for Windows computer machines.
Why you should pick Samurai Gunn up posthaste:
- It’s like a bloodier Smash Bros. with samurai (who also pack heat), with support for 2-4 players!
- How awesome is this new trailer?
- Duels by the sunset! Dudes getting beheaded!
- Music by Doseone!
- Logo by Maré Odomo and Cory Schmitz!
- Other Tiny friends (Adam Robezzoli, Lamar Abrams, and more) lending their voices as dying samurai!
New Mercenary Kings trailer ⊟
If I end up buying a PlayStation 4 this winter, it will be because of Tribute Games’ run’n gun here. It’s more likely, though, that I’ll grab the final version (there’s an Early Access build you can buy/try now) that releases for Steam/PC. Whatever, the point is that Mercenary Kings will be mine.
Hyper Light Drifter is coming to Wii U ⊟
It’s also coming to PS Vita! So at least it will be on one handheld. Heart Machine will also release this to other platforms like PlayStation 4, Mac/Linux/Windows, and Ouya, if you prefer playing on those things. It looks like a great game — you can get a copy for just $15 if you throw a pledge at its Kickstarter, which ends in a day.
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This puzzle popped up in Scribblenauts Unmasked ⊟
It’s pretty great to see more games paying tribute to the Year of Luigi. Speaking of Scribblenauts Unmasked, I reviewed the Wii U version of the game at Joystiq!
LA Game Space games available now ⊟
LA Game Space Kickstarter backers got a wonderful email last night, with a link to downloads for many of the indie games created for the campaign. They’re not all done yet, but what is done is, so far, pretty rad.
I haven’t gone through the whole set yet, but Party Time! Hexcellent!’s Electronic Sweet-N-Fun Fortune Teller, Adam Saltsman & Keita Takahashi’s ALPHABET, and Steve Swink’s Inputting are already worth the time. Those last two, along with Kieran Nolan’s Control, make an interesting group, as they all play with the idea of control schemes/keyboards in oddly literal ways.
Don’t worry, I’m not just an ass for talking about games you can’t get: LA Game Space has opened up a direct donation page, so you can get the game pack without having contributed to the Kickstarter! Well, starting tomorrow, so I guess I’m still an ass for one day.
Poor MegaMan is never gonna get off that moon ⊟
Thanks, Capcom. At least Inafune is working on something very Mega Man-esque, and his project Mighty No. 9 just hit its Kickstarter goal of $900,000 goal. Now fund that thing some more, so we can get a Wii U version and maybe a handheld edition somehow. And read Christian’s excellent piece about our hopes and expectations for Mighty No. 9!
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Hopes, expectations for Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 ⊟
[Capcom veteran Keiji Inafune astonished everyone last night by unveiling a new action platformer meant to carry on the spirit of the Mega Man series he once helmed. Tiny Cartridge contibutor and Gamasutra blog director Christian Nutt shares his thoughts on the project and its promise in this piece reprinted from his blog.]
I woke up today to a very interesting surprise. Keiji Inafune and Comcept announced Mighty No. 9, a new game in the vein of Mega Man, and a Kickstarter campaign to fund that game — which is the even bigger surprise.
Let’s face it. One way or another, when Inafune left Capcom, Mega Man died. And I think a great number of people wanted to see Inafune bring Mega Man back to life, somehow. This is obviously the closest he can get. And it’s exciting. Along with my Mega Man-loving fiance, I’ve already backed it. And it’s trending super well so far — as I write this, the campaign has raised well over $500k, and the U.S. — which probably has the most Mega Man fans, hasn’t even been awake for most of its first day. At this point, it’s a sure bet to exceed its goal and head into the stretch goals.
Japanese developers, for a lot of reasons, have not yet flocked to Kickstarter. I think those of us who truly love classic Japanese games have been enviously eyeing the Wastelands and Torments (nothing wrong with those — I just never played the originals so have no nostalgia) and have been hoping for the same sort of thing, and here we go. Finally.
I want to write, though, about my expectations and hopes for this project a little bit.
New Samurai Gunn trailer ⊟
Three tips for game developers, if you want to get your game featured on Tiny Cartridge:
- Riff on Ninja Gaiden's opening (or any variant of the classic moonlight sword duel)
- Make the whole game about said duels
- Hire Cory Schmitz and Maré Odomo to make your logo
Samurai Gunn releases for PC this holiday season, and PlayStation 4 and PS Vita some time next year