While Hideo Kojima may have had parted ways with the studio and the series he helped make famous, that hasn’t stopped Konami from making new Metal Gear titles. Metal Gear Survive is a multiplayer co-op shooter with survival horror elements. Taking place after the ending to Ground Zeroes, MGS puts players in the role of a former Motherbase soldier who was sent into another dimension after the attack on the oil rig. In this new dimension, players will be besieged by zombie-like creatures as they fight for survival. In short, Konami is basically making Metal Gear Solid: Umbrella Corps. Hey, it might be insane enough to work. At any rate, Survive is an appropriate subtitle for this game, as it’s success and reception will determine if the franchise can survive without Hideo Kojima’s involvement. The game will be arriving in 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.
Metroid 2 is an often overlooked part of the franchise, however, the events in the game have repercussions throughout the franchises’ later entries. ProjectAMR2 has put together an amazing remake of the Gameboy classic, which you download at http://metroid2remake.blogspot.nl/p/about-project.html. The remake features updated graphics, a remixed soundtrack, gameplay similar to Metroid: Zero Mission, and a log system. The PC version is available now, a linux version is coming soon. Grab it now before the inevitable cease and desist from the big N.
In the remakes of games you never expected but secretly wanted department, Natsume had revealed footage of it’s upcoming remake/sequel to the SNES sleeper hit Wild Guns. The original game was a sci-fi meets western shoot-em-up where players took control of Annie or Clint as they hunted down criminals. The game was a third person gallery shooter which was from played behind the character, in the tradition of classic arcade games such as NAM 1975 and Cabal. Wild Guns Reloaded adds two new characters: Doris, a bounty hunter with the galactic federation, and Bullet, a Dachshund. That’s right, a dog. The game will also feature a mix of classic and new levels, a remade soundtrack, and 4 player co-op.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance and its sequel were a pair of action RPGS that put players in the shoes of many of Marvel’s finest, including Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-men, and the Fantastic Four. The first game had players battling Dr Doom and the masters of Evil, while the second game’s plot was inspired by 2006’s Civil War crossover. The games featured 4 player co-op (both local and online), unlockable costumes, and tons of cameos from throughout the Marvel Universe. If you never played these games before, or if you want to revisit them, now is a great time to do so. Who knows? We might even be seeing MUA 3 before long.
Not being content with corrupting the match-3/dating sim genre, developer HuniePot has taken it upon themselves to make a NSFW take on the clicker and business management sim genres. Like the studio’s previous effort, Hunniepop, HunieCam studio has been designed with a certain audience in mind. This time around while there isn’t nudity, it still deals with some NSFW themes, so lets keep this away from the young ones shall we? [Read the rest of this entry…]
In the past several years, retro games have been making a comeback via various “Plug ‘n’ Play” devices pre-loaded with a selection of classic titles. Sega, Atari, and SNK have all released mini-consoles featuring a selection of titles from a company’s past. Surprisingly, Nintendo has now thrown its hat into the ring with the NES Classic Edition, a device containing 30 classic first and third party games from the NES era. Designed as a small version of the original NES, the game will contain HDMI hookups and a controller that’s a replica of the NES original. Players can pick up another controller for $9.99, and they have the option of using the classic controller or the classic controller pro. The mini-console won’t have any kind of internet connectivity (meaning the 13 included games are all that you’re getting), but the mini console will support emulator-style save states. The console will be available for $59.99 this November. Click after the jump to see the full list of games included with the device. [Read the rest of this entry…]
After becoming president of the United States, thwarting an alien invasion, and becoming rulers of the universe, what’s next for the 3rd Street Saints? Well, how about going to hell and punching the shit out of the devil? That’s what you’re about to do in this standalone epilogue to 2014’s Saint’s Row IV. The boss is kidnapped by Satan, who intends to marry him/her to his daughter Jezebel. Taking control of Johnny Gat or Kinzie Kensington, you go to hell to rescue him. [Read the rest of this entry…]