August 2022 Blog Posts (18)

Parties From SNK And Capcom Are Reportedly Interested In A Return Of 'Capcom vs SNK'

Back in 1999, fighting game fans saw a collaboration between two franchises that many dreamed would never happen. Capcom vs SNK: Match Of The Millenium combined signature characters from each respective brand's rosters in a series of games that served as a love letter for sprite-based 2D fighters. For 20 years, there was silence. Capcom would incur…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 31, 2022 at 8:40pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Fatal Fury 2 (Neo Geo/Arcade)

One of those topics I constantly harp about, especially when it comes to not only retro video games, but fighting games in particular, is the Fatal Fury franchise meant a great deal to me.…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 30, 2022 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Japanese Fans 'Giving Up' On The PlayStation 5 Following The Price Increase

According to PlayStationBlog, Sony recently announced that due to global inflation, which has had a very profound effect on supply chains, the price of the…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 29, 2022 at 12:35am — No Comments

Space Shooter CYGNI: All Guns Blazing Exclusive To Next Generation Consoles

After almost a year since its first teaser trailer, Keelworks' CYGNI: All Guns Blazing was revealed, and during GamesCom 2022, a more robust showcasing of this beautiful overhead shooter was revealed, as well as available platforms.

While CYGNI will be the studio's debut game, the Scottish development team boasts a tremendous array of talent…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 26, 2022 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Nintendo Will Combat Piracy By Use Of DRMing Their Games On The Switch

(Image: Xenoblade Chronicles 3)

During this generation, Nintendo has cracked down as tough as possible on battling piracy. Aggressively going after emulation sites, and delivering harsh punishment to pirating hardware, such as …

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Added by Mike Lind on August 25, 2022 at 12:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Power Rangers Samurai (Nintendo Wii)

Ah, it's been a while since I've featured a Power Rangers game on Retro Reboot. Like TMNT, the Rangers find themselves in a divot when it comes to video games, they generally are almost all beat'em ups. Power Rangers Samurai, the most recent game I've reviewed as of this writing, is really no different. This does happen to be one of the more fun…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 23, 2022 at 10:53am — No Comments

SunSoft Returns To Game Development And Publishing

Longtime game developer and publisher Sunsoft, who had been rather dormant for for a while, has recently reappeared to declare that they intend on producing new games again. This announcement came via a YouTube video hosted by Sunsoft's official VTuber mascot character Sunsoft-nosuke.

Sunsoft, the long-established game brand known for…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 21, 2022 at 10:33pm — No Comments

REPORT: Sony To Make Days Gone Into A Movie, Adapted By Sheldon Turner

As reported by Deadline, PlayStation Productions has plans to move forward with a live action film adaptation to their 2019 survival-horror exclusive Days Gone. This will expand upon the brand's intention to broaden more into multimedia, following the success of the 2022 movie Uncharted, starring Mark Wahlberg and Tom Holland. A PlayStation cinematic…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 19, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Embracer Group Makes More Grand Acquisitions, Including Limited Run games And Middle-Earth Enterprises

During this seemingly unpredictable period in gaming where studio acquisitions and talks of it dominate news cycles, Swedish video game and media holding company Embracer Group has spent the last few years buying up names and intellectual properties at a rate that has now become a little cumbersome to track. Just this year,…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 18, 2022 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Focus Entertainment Pushes Release Date Of Evil West Back To Mid-Autumn

Evil West was originally slated for release in late September, but the developers Flying Wild Hog…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 17, 2022 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Free Games For August 2022: Wave Race 64 Hits The Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack

Nintendo continues to add to the *Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack, and another classic joins the Nintendo 64 catalog. One of the platform's more popular titles, the fan favorite arcade style water racer Wave Race 64, developed by Nintendo EAD, will be accessible later this month. …

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Added by Mike Lind on August 16, 2022 at 9:36pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Marble Madness (NES)

During the golden years of coin-op cabinet game development, Marble Madness was one hell of an…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 16, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Dotemu Has Announced Metal Slug Tactics Is Delayed To 2023

It's been quite a long time since SNK's classic arcade run-n-gun Metal Slug has been prominent on a major gaming system/platform. It looks like fans will have to wait a little longer to experience the latest game in the series, Metal Slug Tactics. Publishing right has been tasked by SNK and the studio DotEmu (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 11, 2022 at 1:03pm — No Comments

CEO Of Frontier Developments David Braben Steps Down From Role

Based on reports, veteran game designer and creator of British studio Frontier Developments David Braben will step away from the CEO position of the company. His presence will remain with the brand, as staff president and executive director. As a press release stated, Braben will “retain his leadership and vision for Frontier’s strategic…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 11, 2022 at 9:57am — No Comments

Splatoon 3 Adds Third Team Option To Splatfest

Nintendo hosted a Direct this morning revealing a lot of details about the upcoming Splatoon 3, which is scheduled to be released for the Nintendo Switch after the summer. The core gameplay and modes remain intact, along with some changes to differentiate itself from its predecessors. 

New to Splatoon 3's special moves is the Squid Roll, a…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 10, 2022 at 2:12pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Tekken Tag Tournament (PlayStation 2)

As someone that loves Virtua Fighter, I'm calling it what it is; the success of Tekken 2, followed several years later by Tekken 3's emergence, officially cemented it as the ideal 3D fighting game of the late 90's. It had a ton of extras, very memorable character designs, and a story that was rather polarizing for the time. Not very often where a…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 9, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Juri And Newcomer Kimberly Join Street Fighter 6 Roster

Following the Street FIghter V Champion Edition Grand Finals during EVO, which saw 2019 defending EVO champion iDom take down some of the best players like Daigo and Tokido before losing to Japanese player Kawano, Capcom revealed a new roster reveal trailer for Street FIghter 6. This new video highlights the franchise's newest personality, the spunky…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 8, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Blitz: The League (Xbox 360)

NFL Blitz was one of the more beloved and heavily played arcade games of the 90's. Following the success of NBA Jam, Midway applied the same over-the-top philosophy and explosive gameplay to professional football. I remember partaking in Blitz tournaments at arcades, and it was a very popular game to play for the Nintendo 64.…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 2, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

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