WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following games:
Project X Zone
Project X Zone 2
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
Street Fighter V
What better way to round up this month of Project X Zone 2 rambling than a wish list of characters for a possible sequel? Back in 2014, the chances of my new favourite crossover game getting a sequel seemed pretty slim. Now, though, the odds seem slightly stronger, with producer Kensuke Tsukanaka even saying he wants to continue the series.
Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long for a third title but I’m optimistic (or maybe just delusional) that it will happen, and when it does, I’ll have my fingers crossed that at least some of these characters will make an appearance.
My only rules are that they have to be brand new characters (so no characters that appeared in either PXZ or Namco X Capcom), no characters that were already on the previous list I did and they have to be from Capcom, Sega, Bandai Namco or Nintendo IPs. Continue reading
This week on The Entertainment Dome, James and I manage to keep all the anime talk brief for once, before moving on to Nintendo’s recent DMCA take-downs, as well as our opinions on Metroid Prime: Federation Force and the current state and future of the Metroid series.
So, yeah, remember several months ago when I wrote an article about what Nintendo franchises should get movie adaptations? Well, if a recent interview with Nintendo’s President is anything to go by, Nintendo will also be expanding into other markets – including anime.
For years, fans could only dream of seeing their favourite Nintendo characters appear in this format (with many fan artists having their own goes at it). Of course, it’s not like Nintendo are inexperienced in this kind of thing. Let’s never forget the Mario and Legend of Zelda cartoons, but the quality of those shows were… questionable at best and flat out terrible at worst. Hopefully, in this modern era, Nintendo can make the right choices to create new adventures for its beloved characters.
For now, though, let’s open the floodgates for discussion as I list some franchises that I think would make either great or, at the very least, enjoyable anime. Continue reading
Platinum has come a long way in only a few years. Their work on the likes of Bayonetta and Madworld has garnered them a massive fanbase and a reputation for making exciting, action-packed and over-the-top videogames. And in the last couple of years, they’ve been allowed to create games based on existing properties.
We’ve seen The Legend of Korra, Metal Gear and Transformers be given the Platinum treatment and, at the moment, they’re working alongside Nintendo on the new StarFox and are apparently working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game.
All of this has made me wonder what other franchises should Platinum be allowed to make magic with? Well, that’s what this list is about, isn’t it? Continue reading
Videogame movies. We’ve all seen at least one and they have tended to range from passable to “Oh God this film is stabbing me in the soul and makes me want to vomit up my own intestines.” It’s probably for these reasons that Nintendo has very much kept its beloved characters away from the silver screen (though the failure that was the Super Mario Bros. movie probably helped).
Opinion on whether this is a good or bad thing seems split but with Shigeru Miyamoto’s recent announcement of them considering possible film adaptations, this naturally calls for speculation. So, here are five Nintendo franchises that I think could lend well to becoming films. Continue reading