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Here’s some more awesome artwork from Nintendo’s Miiverse communities.
Here is this week’s edition of the GameSaga Podcast. This is Episode 28 of the GameSaga Podcast! This week we discuss a new game coming to the 3DS in North America, Nintendo Downloads, the Weekly Smash Up, Xbox Live Updates, release dates for Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment, Tales of Hearts R, PlayStation Network Updates, The Witcher Battle Arena, Escape Dead Island, and more! You can stream the show or download it below. Missed a previous episode of the GameSaga Podcast? Simply click here to visit our Podcast Archive for all past episodes!
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Welcome back to GameSaga’s Weekly Smash Up, our weekly feature where we review the screenshots of Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS & Wii U that Masahiro Sakurai has posted on the Smash Bros. Miiverse Community from the past week. For the week of June 30th, our first screenshot shows us another enemy that will appear in Smash Run on the 3DS. This is called a Poppant. Poppants are returning from Brawl’s Subspace Emissary mode.
Our next screen shows us the Glint Beetle from the Pikmin games. According to Sakurai-san, you’ll be able to get more “gold” by repeatedly hitting it. What does he mean by gold? Perhaps collecting coins or items?
Then we move on to a screen showing us Little Mac fighting against himself. You’ll be able to select his pink hooded sweatshirt (AKA jogging/track suit from the original Punch-Out’s “cutscenes”) as an alternate costume when you play as Little Mac. Sakurai also mentions that this version of Little Mac wasn’t showing during E3 and confirmed that there are still more things yet to be revealed like this one.
Then we see Rosalina battling a Mii Gunner. Rosalina appears to be in a Fire Flower dress which is similar to the Super Mario 3D World one. We also learn that the appearance of the Mii Gunner’s arm cannon will vary depending on what outfit your Mii is wearing. Attacks will remain the same regardless of outfit, however.
Speaking of arm cannons, our next update was about Mega Man. This screenshot shows us Mega Man.EXE from the Battle Network series and Mega Man Volnutt from the Legends series. They will be pat of Mega Man’s Final Smash move as previously revealed.
Then Sakurai-san reveals in the next screenshot that these same Mega Man characters will appear in trophy from, showing us a trophy of Mega Man X from the 3DS version.
We then get a new stage reveal! It’s called Pac-Maze and is only found in the 3DS version of the game. It’s based on the maze from the arcade classic Pac-Man. Sakurai says that you consume 100 Pac-Dots, you’ll create a Power Pellet that will be your color.
The week is finished off in the same post talking about this stage. Just like in classic Pac-Man, when a player eats a Power Pellet, the ghosts on the level will turn blue and will be able to be attacked. You’ll kill the ghosts by touching them, but Sakurai-san tells us that they only become vulnerable on your screen. This means that unless other players have eaten Power Pellets as well, the ghosts will still do damage to them.
After a lengthy absence, we’re bringing back a feature here on GameSaga that we used to post from time to time. It’s called Miiverse Mania! What is Miiverse Mania? Periodically we’ll post art that we like or art that we think is cool, funny, or interesting from Nintendo’s Miiverse app. With that in mind, here is this week’s edition of Miiverse Mania!
If you’ve followed the video game industry for more than a year or two you probably know that certain things always happen. These things would be that developers & publishers will usually release remakes of and sequels to existing games which proved popular in terms of overall sales. But what if you could have your choice of which games got a remake or sequel? In our first ever edition of Armchair Game Studio, I’m going to talk about a game that in my opinion is well deserving of a remake, sequel, or both, after the jump.