All the news that’s fit to ignore
Or at least fit to postpone commenting upon until everyone’s already done talking about it.
-Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is pretty awesome, and tied with Metroid Prime for favorite game of the second half of January 2010 for Team RayNC. Speaking of TvC, there was a tournament held last weekend featuring some of the best players in the US. Bow down before the one you serve, you’re going to get what you deserve.
-Akumajou Dracula X: Chi No Rondo…. er, Castlevania Dracula X: Rondo of Blood, the import-only TurboCD installment of the series that frequently sells for around the $150 mark in good condition, has finally been confirmed for a release on the Virtual Console in North America. It hit the Japanese VC some time last year, and previously was ported and remade in one package for the PSP a couple years ago, marking the first time the game saw official release here. (Just for kicks, they stuck a port of Symphony of the Night on the UMD as well.) Given past history, it will likely be 900 points whenever it comes out. Patient fans may wish to see whether the rumored Castlevania Collection disc is on the way, however, as it reportedly would contain all the 16 bit and before entries in the series. And I’d probably buy it despite having most of them in some form already thanks to the VC. God dammit. As a subnote, the announcement of Rondo leaves only two potential other 2D Castlevania games that have yet to hit the VC: the excellent Genesis entry Bloodlines, and (the sequel to/remake of/ass in comparison to/still-rare-but-not-as-rare-as Rondo) Dracula X for SNES. Oh, shit, I also forgot Kid Dracula for the Famicom. Three, then. This is a wall of text. As a reward for getting through it, I will let you in on a secret: The order is 2… 3… 1… Twenty-three is number one! Do you think I’m a traitor?
-High Voltage’s The Grinder has been announced for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, in addition to the original Wii reveal. Something tells me people will be less upset (and less people will be upset) about this than that time Shinji Mikami cut off his head.
-Metroid Prime is still fucking awesome.
-I ordered No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle from Amazon today because I had a $10 promo credit and it showed up in my Quick Picks for a few dollars more off of the retail price, and that’s cheap enough for me. Will there be a review? Ask yourself this: is there a Muscle March review yet? We’ll see.