Thursday, June 01, 2006

Yu Come Back!

The big news today (IMO) is the announcment of a new Yu Yu Hakusho fighting game for the arcades. It's being developed by Banpresto. So if arcades still exist and are flourshing near you, don't miss it, i won't ;). Here's the official site, while Game Watch (and others) has some screenshots.

Still speaking of fighting game related news,
Official KOF XI site talks about added new BGM and some of the new original ED illustrations mentioned earlier. Samples are given and mention of Hiroaki, Tonko, Ogura and Falcoon (boooo, or as i would like to say Fatcoon or Fagoon) doing the new illustrations. Those who know me, know why i dislike Falcoon working on KOF.

Jeux-France has some SJ & V-Jump scans of Bleach: Heat the Soul 3 - Sweet, yesh Rangiku yesh, now where's my MH fig HLJ? Speaking of figs, my Alpha Sei shipped today :D, while Alter Sei says a 'June Release' currently :(.

SNKP and another i-mode game for keitai denwas, Athena On Stage, Impress has better shots.
Speaking of Figs and SNK reminds ppl of their upcoming figs (which hobby sites have listed ages ago)

Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting screenshots for Xbox Live Arcade - niiiice
Official Smash Bros. site has shots of Snake fighting now.
Sega Ages Last Bronx trailer - awesome

That's about all the fighting related game news, now the others:
Game Critics Awards - THE Best of E3
Best of Show
- Wii (Nintendo)
Best Original Game
- Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)
Best Hardware/Peripheral
- Wii (Nintendo)
Best Console
- Gears of War (Epic / Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)
Best PC
- Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)
Best Handheld
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
Best Action
- Gears of War (Epic / Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)
Best Action/Adventure
- Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft Montreal / UbiSoft for PlayStation 3)
Best RPG
- Mass Effect (Bioware / Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)
Best Racing
- Excite Truck (Monster Games / Nintendo for Wii)
Best Simulation
- Spore (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)
Best Sports
- Wii Sports (Nintendo for Wii)
Best Fighting
- Heavenly Sword (Ninja Theory / Sony for PlayStation 3) - WTF!!!!!
Best Strategy
- Supreme Commander (Gas Powered Games/THQ for PC)
Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor
- Guitar Hero 2 (Harmonix / Red Octane for PlayStation 2)
Best Online-Multiplayer
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage/id/Activision for PC)

More Blood+ One Night Kiss PS2 shots
Final Fantasy III DS gets a August 24 release date in JPN.
GBA Bit Generations
Gran Tursimo HD official site & screenshots
Get those Dreamcasts out cuz GOAT has 10 new DC projects in the works
Sony's Phil Harrison, 'We didn't steal Nintendo's Idea'
360 fans may want to read this interesting Kikizo interview w/ Peter Moore talking about a larger HDD, Square-Enix etc.

Some things anime related i wanted to share:
Negima OVA site open
Naruto 4th Stage vol.7 cover
Magical Pokkan vol.2 cover - I think i posted this b4, don't remember, anyways..hawwt
Gintama vol.1 RE & LE

A rant: I've had a backlog in fighting games for a couple of years now and thus, i've been going through my old fighting games (that i brought from the last time i went home) and attempting to unlock everything. I've also been going through some fighting games just for practice as i'm really rusty. So here are some fighting games (new & old) that i'm trucking through on rotation.
PSX:
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Destrega, Advanced Variable Geo 2, Asuka 120% Burning Fest Final and Tobal 2
PS2:
SF3S (so rusty as i got my ass kicked), MvC2 (really rusty), SS Tenka, Rumble Fish (need practice for RF2 in arcades), Spectral vs. Generation, Guilty Gear XX Slash (will prolly never unlock everything), NGBC (arcade has rejuvenated my interest in this game), VF4 EVO (VF5 vids and FT match vids made me want to play again), Shin Gouketuji, Naruto NH 3 (for pure fun) and some SFZFG.
Arcade:
T5DR (of course), KOFXI (of course), RF2 (starting again), NGBC (comeback), 3S (comeback) and i started Hokuto no Ken which i'm still waiting for a port!

edit: D.O.N. cover
Fate/Stay Night vol.4

8 comments:

johnny said...

Nice one on the Last Bronx vid. I have the Saturn version but will be going for this with the cheap price and grpahical update. Never played the JP version either so that's another nice bonus.

Like the sound of 10 new DC games too.

R8 said...

i only played LB in the arcades. Wasn't a big fan of it at the time cuz 2D fighting games was still where it's at (still is in my book) and it felt too much like Fighting Vipers w/ weapons. It grew on me some years after when 3D fighting games were taking off and arcades going extinct. Thus, i'll be happy to finally enjoy this.

Zanza said...

hehe, yours and johnny's blogs keep me so up to date! my friends are getting weirded out nowadays, as i actually inform them of gamings news. keep it up guys!

p.s. hey r8, i finally updated my blog but no news or anything. i need to make my blog more interesting like yours

johnny said...

Hey, what's your blog address Zanza?

r8 - that D.O.N coverart is gorgeous! I presume the GC version has the same art?

Zanza said...

johnny - my blog is just my LJ, http://zanzahiro.livejournal.com/

i really wish i was more computer savy and could have a nice looking blog like R8 or Ollin. i really gotta learn how to use that Wordpress thing so i can have a banner etc.

Zanza said...

johnny - my blog is just my LJ, http://zanzahiro.livejournal.com/

i really wish i was more computer savy and could have a nice looking blog like R8 or Ollin. i really gotta learn how to use that Wordpress thing so i can have a banner etc.

R8 said...

@ zanza: nice, i'll be sure to check it out. Oh yeah, i'm not that computer savvy. My knowledge of computer stuff is pretty simple. I only know basic html and i just play around w/ photoshop. Wordpress seems to give you much more freedom (and thus) a better layout than this crapass blogspot. I'm just to lazy to commit and change over. So i keept it simple ;).

@ johnny: yeah, i'm guessing the NGC would have the same cover. I'll post it if/when i find it.

johnny said...

r8 - nah man this blog looks amazing. I never know whether to stick pics on my LJ or not (like the idol ones) so it's usually just reams of text.
I do want a banner/title graphic for my LJ though (don't think you can even do that with LJ). I have such an awesome one!