We here at Substance TV will look for nearly any reason to talk about Monaco, the cooperative heist game that won our hearts over so many years ago at PAX 2010. Since it’s debut at IGF, Monaco has continued to be THE indie project to follow and while the wait has been hard, the end is finally in sight!
As promised, today we look at a more experimental take on the classic Mega Man formula.
Mega Man Co-op
Right away that title should give you a decent picture of what you can expect. Taking a page from the Zelda: Four Swords titles you and a friend will plow through new Mega Man stages together solving puzzles and taking down baddies.
Announced at the same time as the Wii version (which released earlier this year in Japan), gamers have been wondering just what kind of improvements they can expect from the Wii U version of Dragon Quest X. Square-Enix has begun to lift the veil with a brand new trailer released this morning.
After the very successful One Piece: Pirate Warriors for the Playstation 3, it was only a matter of time until a sequel was announced. Detailed this in week’s Shonen Jump, Pirate Warriors 2 will see a Japanese release in 2013.
You never can underestimate The Mega Man fan community. Not content to wait for Capcom to churn out the next Mega Man title, here is one of the promising projects on the horizon.
Mega Man 25th Anniversary
From the group Team Reaverbot comes a classic game looking to do the Mega Man legacy some justice. Here is a little excerpt from the team:
For Mega Man fans everywhere, we present a first look at a brand new Mega Man fan game to celebrate the Blue Bomber’s 25th anniversary! Started in August, our team of six game industry professionals has been working hard to get a preview of the game ready in time for December 17th. Feast your eyes on this first trailer and expect more over the next couple of weeks. We really hope you enjoy what you see.
And here is the trailer:
I am completely in love with this project. From the acid burning through platforms to the card based miniboss, this game is oozing with style and polish. Hopefully the December 17th date means we will get our hands on at least a demo soon.
Check in with us tomorrow as we look at another classic take with a unique twist, multiplayer.
The PSP was home to many quirky RPGs in it’s lifespan, but none were probably stranger then Half Minute Hero. Tasking the player to take on entire bit-sized adventures with bosses to slay and princesses to save all in a matter of 30 seconds. The game sported a beautiful 8-bit graphic style and catchy chiptunes layered throughout 4 interlocking stories. The game was universally praised and soon found it’s way to the XBLA and PC via Steam. Despite all these releases there is still one game that has yet to reach the English speaking world, Half Minute Hero 2.
Ubisoft is no stranger to bringing strong support to Nintendo console launches. With the release of the Wii, Ubisoft brought us Red Steel. While incredibly flawed, it helped prove some of the interesting ways Nintendo’s new control scheme could be applied to a more traditional genre and demographic. Ubisoft proved this commitment again with the announcement of Killer Freaks from Outer Space for the Wii U. Development changed the game in many ways, and before too long, the game transformed into something quite different. Looking to create a more slow and calculated experience, Ubisoft dug up (get it? Zombies? Ha!) their first published release, Zombi, and looked to create a sequel. For better or worse the game is finally here, and it is time to see if the wait has been worth it. Is it able to innovate and still manage to hold up on it’s own merits? Let’s find out.