According to some Japanese leak (and people who know how to translate that shit into English) Nintendo’s planning a little surprise to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. for the NES later this year. It looks like those lucky fuckers are getting a re-release of Super Mario All Stars for Wii. You know: That cart that came out for the SNES with visual and audio upgraded versions of all the original Mario platformers and the infamous Lost Levels (known as Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan). The package will also include some sweet-ass booklet and a soundtrack featuring music spanning the entire series (up to and including Galaxy).
Mega Man Zero Collection, announced in January for the Nintendo DS, finally has boxart, an official release date, and an official website as of today. The boxart is above, the release date is June 8th, and the official website is right here. There’s also a trailer, embedded after the jump. READ MORE
Yesterday, I finally got Ninja Five-O! For five-O dollars! It was a good day. I managed to beat it on Normal via a Gamefly rental a couple years ago, and I’m having a lot of fun going through it again and dying a lot because it is difficult, but seldom-if-ever in a frustrating or cheap way. It’s one of those perfectly executed games with a strong vision, with a handful of neat mechanics that are married to great level design that squeezes the mechanics for their full potential. Tight stuff.
Oh, hey, I guess downloadable games came out today.
Capcom Japan today announced something I’d been expecting/hoping would happen eventually. On April 22nd they’ll be releasing a Rockman Zero collection for the Nintendo DS in Japan, containing all four of the Rockman Zero games that previously were released separately on the Game Boy Advance. The reason I said “Rockman” and not “Mega Man,” as the series is called in the rest of the world, is that as of right now there’s no announcement regarding a release outside of Japan. Little need to worry, though, as Mega Man is just behind Resident Evil and crack cocaine in the list of Capcom properties that people are compelled to buy whether they enjoy it or not. Besides being stupid by leaving money on the table, not bringing Mega Man Zero Collection to the US would be very strange for a company that just went through the trouble of localizing Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, a rather decent-sized gamble. READ MORE