Thursday, July 19, 2012

Street Fighter to get a new live action series.

Ok I know I have not posted in a couple days but there has not been much to post about in the gaming world. At least not that I could tell. I did find a little tidbit that came out of Comic Con.

Capcom to have fans make a Street Fighter Series

 Capcom has announced Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, a live-action series in the vein of the Street Fighter: Legacy fan film, will debut in 2013. What makes this even more interesting is not only will it be in the vein of the fan film but they pegged Streetlight films the people who created the fan film to do the series. I have to commend Capcom for this. They took a group who loved Street Fighter and made an awesome fan film for the game and are having them do a full series. You cannot beat that. Shows great work perseveres over big budget crap fests. Don't get me wrong the old Street Fighter movie with Van Damme well it is a great cheese fest and the only reason to watch is Raul Julia. None the less if you have not watched Street Fighter: Legacy I am going to post the video please check it out.

Double Dragon Neon released date

On other fighting game news. Double Dragon Neo has a firm released date set. The developers have given the date for their 80's nostalgia love fest as being September 11th 2012 on PS3 and September 12th for the Xbox 360. I personally cannot wait to get my hands on this game. I was one of those kids that would just pump whatever change I had into the arcades if I knew this machine was in there. I love Double Dragon and this remake looks to be for those that grew up loving those games back in the 80's. The game will run you  $9.99 via PSN and 800 MS Points on XBLA. Please check it out it looks like it will be a very addicting game.

Borderlands 2 is no short trip through the wastelands

Gearbox has revealed that it is going to take you at least 60 hours to complete one play through of Borderlands 2. No complaints here. This is what games should be a well in depth involvement with the world and game. I like that Gearbox is saying you will not be finishing this in one quick play through and will have to invest some time to get all the character types done.

“We look at it as a hobby, and that isn’t even counting the new Badass Points system and how that’ll affect every character you do. We want it to feel like you get more for your money. We’re happy for people to pay their money once and feel that they get ongoing value.”Gearbox marketing VP Steve Gibson told Gamerzines.

I still have this as one of my must have games for the year. I am definitely looking forward to this.

New game imports to my collection  

I have a tendency to love certain Japanese Imports of games. I think a good chunk of games are better played in their original way. I will give you an example. Tenchu when it was released for the PSX was a completely different game than what the Japanese fans got. Missions were different as well as certain elements were removed. I had played and still own the Japanese version and love it. Shame that the game never found it's niche here in the states. Well recently I picked up some Imports to add to my gaming collection. What I think are 3 gems to add by the way.

The first being Godzilla Generations:Maximum Impact an Action game released by Sega for the Dreamcast in 1999. The game serves as a sequel to Godzilla Generations, one of the system's launch titles.
The game is split to levels in which Godzilla is stomping forward through a city while he has to shoot enemies. The player can also make Godzilla duck and dodge attacks, by holding or tapping the analog pad. In other levels, Godzilla can walk freely and has to fight in one-on-one against all the Heisei era monsters except Battra, Mecha-King Ghidorah, and Rodan/Fire Rodan, as well as Space Godzilla. I loved the first game and look forward to finally owning this sequel and playing through it on my dreamcast.

The second game is another Godzilla game that I originally had and somehow had it disappear on me. Godzilla Rettoushinkan ("Godzilla Archipelago shock" in English) on the Saturn is a real time battle simulation game. I had originally beaten the game when it released but it took me forever. I am not one who is big on Real Time Strategy games but I forced myself when this came out. It is one of proudest moments when I finished that game with no knowing of reading Japanese.

The last game is definitely not the least. It is without a doubt the best version of this game ever put out to console. When the game released it was much sought after and was a major disappointment when they did not release it in the states. The version that came to the U.S was a crappy rendition on the playstation with most of the co-op action taken out.  The game X-Men vs. Street Fighter, I loved this game in the arcades and could not wait to play it at home. There was only one way to play the true version either have a modded Saturn which I did or own a cabinet. I am glad I have this plus if you did not have a modded system just having the 4gb Ram card can help you unlock to play certain games on the Saturn. The best Capcom Fighter ever put out in my honest opinion.

Now for the Fan Film Street Fighter:Legacy I am sure you guys will like it.

Make sure you watch it big and in HD if you can. It is really well done and I look forward to see what these guys can do with Capcom backing them.

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