Mike Lind's Blog – June 2019 Archive (9)

Platinum Games Has No Plans for Extra Content in Astral Chain, Aims for a Trilogy

Platinum Games is looking to push its boundaries with Astral Chain. In a recent IGN interview, Takahisa Taura spoke about the prospects of the upcoming Nintendo Switch action game. With its futuristic setting and high paced action, this title looks to add some very unique variables and a creative spin on combat with the incorporation of the Legions,…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 27, 2019 at 12:53pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Fighter's History (SNES)

The term knock-off generally carries negative connotations and is met with eye rolling reactions. Throughout the early 90's, the golden period of fighting games brought along its many copycats. I fathom to think about the literal dozens of that one guy who has to own that ONE game who rushed out to buy an Atari Jaguar just to say he owns and plays…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 25, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Zelda II The Adventure of Link (NES)

I'm on record for Listing Zelda II as being in one of my top five favorite games in the franchise. The first one was memorable as hell. You're an elf kid, you got no true destination. Just go into a cave and old dude gives you some equipment. From there, you set out on an adventure that you can almost literally carve your own way as you look for…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 18, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

SNK Reportedly Denied PC Exclusive Deal For Samurai Shodown

SNK's return to its weapon's based 2D fighter is less than two weeks away (June 25th), and director Noboyuki Kuroki is confident in Samurai Shodown's return to the fighting game scene. The series will be on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the PC version will be a little time away.

According to SNK fan…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 15, 2019 at 5:59pm — No Comments

The Turbografx-16 Mini Revealed by Konami

Mini console mania continues to roll forward. Over the last three years, an interest in plug and play retro consoles has seen the demand for the NES Classic supercede its expectations that production couldn't be met. Nintendo followed up with the much acclaimed SNES Classic in 2017. Sony jumped on the bandwagon and took a shot at their own retro…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Witcher III Journeys to the Nintendo Switch

It had been widely speculated around last year if CD Projekt RED had any interest in bringing any titles to the Nintendo Switch. On June 5th, Geralt voice actor Doug Cockle intensified those rumors by responding to a tweet that featured a doctored image of The Witcher III as it may appear as a Switch copy.…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2019 at 7:37am — 1 Comment

RETRO REBOOT!! Virtua Cop (Sega Saturn)

It's a discussion I intend to save for another day, but when I define retro, there's some cornerstones that were very indicative of the time. Light gun games are one of them. And Virtua Cop was one of the more entertaining ones and I spent literal pounds of quarters. Sega's AM2 team defined an era for me as a video game fan in my early teens, and the…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2019 at 3:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Herc's Adventures (Playstation)

Herc's Adventures is one of those games that began the swan song for an era of gaming. In terms of tone and design, anyways. Perhaps a tad melodramatic, but as the 90's moved forward and marketing geared more towards the 18-34 demographic, there were less charming and colorful games like Herc's Adventures and Blasto in favor of more cinematic and…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 4, 2019 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

GameStop Leak Confirms Final Fantasy VII Remake Coming to Xbox One?

When the initial teaser trailer for the long anticipated Final Fantasy Remake aired at E3 in 2015, it seemed to be widely assumed that it would be a Playstation exclusive. Marketing and advertising also seemed to dictate the notion the this game was destined for only the PS4. Until its release on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One last March, the…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 2, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

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