A Super Rare case of human kindness
I didn’t want to touch on the tragic loss of life, of somebody so young as Etika, here at Nintendad Manor. I wasn’t aware of his work before his passing and didn’t feel qualified to comment on the subject. However, an email from George Perkins of Super Rare Games really caught my attention and restored my faith in human decency.
Small quantities of metal ready to rumble
TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE, a turn-based strategy wargame of intrigue with a distinct Japanese flavor from the AAA veterans at AREA 35, Inc., joins the Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC battlefields on July 11, 2019. A demo featuring three campaign maps and two skirmish battlefields will be available on the Nintendo Switch July 8.
As a completely new, standalone sequel, TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE hearkens to genre classics like Advance Wars while pushing turn-based strategy forward. Master a wealth of new unit types, prevail over new victory conditions with bonus challenges in every map, and witness an epic story of triumph and tragedy penned by Hirotaka Inaba (I Am Setsuna).FULL METAL RUMBLE gears up for war with an enhanced experience that delivers double the firepower from the original TINY METAL with 39 new campaign missions, 77 skirmish maps, and 21 multiplayer battlefields. Suit up and learn the ropes of battle in a new tutorial mode, preparing cadets for intense firefights utilizing a sleek new UI and detailed pixel art designed by Masayoshi Nishimura (Octopath Traveler).
Bigger, better, and more metal than its predecessor, FULL METAL RUMBLE is designed to test the strategic mettle of commanders in more ways than ever as units fuel up, load up, and move out. Leverage commander powers and special passives to turn the tides of war, sneak through cloaked terrain to ambush enemy forces, and combine unit strength for powerful combo attacks.
On a tour of relentless destruction, the Dinoldan Army begins excavating ancient artifacts with power beyond human comprehension. Only the fiercely independent Commander Wolfram and her White Fangs can save the world before the Dinoldans grow too powerful to stop. Take command of Wolfram’s forces and explore an all-new world map, contesting the Dinoldans across a world rife with secrets.
At every stop, a cast of memorable characters and a stirring soundtrack by acclaimed composer Tomoki Miyoshi (I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear, STEINS;GATE) bring an emotional, twisting tale to bear. Gripping voice work features Japanese stars like Kenji Tsuda (Death Stranding). The fate of a world ravaged by war hangs in the balance, adding intrigue and surprise to every showdown and revelation.
“The best turn-based strategy games are intensely satisfying and reward clever tactics,” said Hiroaki Yura, producer, AREA 35, Inc. “The titans of the genre inspired the tactical complexity of FULL METAL RUMBLE, a sequel that builds on the first TINY METAL with more ways to play, more strategies to master, and even greater challenges to overcome.”
TINY METAL: FULL METAL RUMBLE will launch July 11, 2019 on Nintendo Switch and Steam for PC. The game will support Japanese and English text and audio localization alongside French, German, and Spanish text translation.
Source: PR email
e.o.n bring the N64 to life with the Super 64
The EON Super 64, the first-of-its-kind, plug-and-play solution connecting the Nintendo 64 with modern television and monitors, launches July 22, 2019.
Developed by EON, the creators of the acclaimed GCHD and GCHD Mk-II, the Super 64 fits seamlessly into original hardware and upscales beloved retro classics on modern displays without risky modifications. EON introduces the world’s first Nintendo 64 HDMI adapter that operates without an external power source and yields truly lagless input. The Super 64’s gorgeous upscaled 480p boasts twice the resolution of the original console’s video output. Seriously.
“Slick Mode” enables retro fans to relive the triumphs of yesteryear with even smoother visuals, rounding out jagged edges for a sharper image that makes classics look better than ever. Through EON’s careful attention to detail, the Super 64 boasts the truest representation of color to create the most faithful N64 experience supplanting efforts of typical cable upgrades.
The beloved N64 sold over 32.9 million units since its 1996 debut. The Super 64 builds a bridge of nostalgic perfection between the N64’s analog output and high-definition displays.
Nostalgic gamers and competitive players can enjoy their favorite N64 titles on modern setups via HDMI, foregoing the need for heavy CRT televisions or risky console modifications.
EON’s patent pending design is carefully crafted to prevent stress on older hardware and allows the N64 to slot neatly alongside modern platforms.
Delivering an upscaled experience that still champions the original look and feel guided EON’s development process, evident in the Super 64’s form-fitting elegance, brilliant display of colors, and remarkable audio fidelity.
“The Super 64 was designed to celebrate the console that pioneered 3D gaming. We set out to create something that respects the original hardware while delivering the original look and feel,” said Justin Chou, Justin Scerbo, and Allan Chou, founders of EON. “The Super 64 is for everyone seeking to relive those classic experiences, and for a new generation for whom so many memories have yet to be made.”
The EON Super 64 will launch in North America on July 22nd, 2019 for $149.99 USD on Amazon as well as other EON retail partners. Pre-orders open today on CastleMania Games.
Check out EON’s mission and quality standards on their website or tell them the N64 game you can’t wait to play over HDMI on Twitter.
Source: PR email
Numskull designs introduce : The Quarter Arcades ‘Galaga™’ cabinet
#QuarterArcades – 26th June 2019:
Numskull Designs is incredibly proud to team up with BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment for the second instalment in its Quarter Arcades range!
One of the world’s most recognisable, innovative shooters of all time goes back to where it all began with one of the most authentic versions of the original arcade game to date. It’s easy to see why Galaga is one of the most commercially successful arcade games from the 80s – its inspiration can still be felt across gaming today, more than 30 years later. Now you can experience the real deal from the comfort of your home!
This official, fully playable, highly collectable ¼ scale replica stays true to the original arcade cabinet, with everything from its artwork, buttons, and joystick to its wire mesh air vents and screws exact replicas of the arcade unit – albeit at quarter the size, making it ideal to play or display with pride on your desk or shelf.
Whether you’re a life-long Galaga fan or experiencing it for the very first time, this is the most authentic, playable collectable miniature replica available on the market!
– Official Bandai Namco Entertainment product – ¼ scale playable replica of the original 1980s Galaga arcade cabinet
– Fully playable cabinet – plays the original arcade ROM on a bespoke emulator
– Quarter Arcades #2: second in the series – collect them all to build your own miniature arcade
– Realistic replica – everything from the artwork, shape, wooden shell, buttons, and more are precise replicas
– High quality – made for durability, playability, and portability
– Play your way – internal dip switch settings let you play however you want, whenever you want
– Portable and displayable – rechargeable internal battery lets you take it on the go, or display at home in attract mode
Galaga will stand proudly alongside our first release in the range, PAC-MAN, as well as two more previously announced cabinets launching later this year:
#1 – PAC-MAN – out now
#2 – Galaga – September 2019
#3 – Ms. PAC-MAN – November 2019
#4 – Galaxian – November 2019
For the first time, we’re also announcing three new Quarter Arcades cabinets, which will join the ranks of these four arcade classics in the near future:
#5 – Track & Field – March 2020 (licensed from Konami)
#6 – Dig Dug – May 2020 (licensed from Bandai Namco)
#7 – Space Invaders – July 2020 (licensed from Taito)
SRP for Galaga and upcoming cabinets:
£129.99 (UK), €149.99 (Euro), $149.99 (US), $199.99 (CAD), $249.95 (AUD).
The Quarter Arcades Galaga cabinet is available worldwide to preorder here and will be shipping in September 2019.
Source: PR email
Bring Order to a Chaotic World in SolSeraph
SolSeraph, the latest title from developer ACE Team (Rock of Ages), descends onto the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on July 10 for £11.99! SolSeraph puts you in the wing-tipped shoes of an almighty divinity who is tasked with rebuilding civilization while protecting the people from the constant threat of mythical demons and monsters!
In the Beginning, There Was Only Chaos…
…Until one day, when Sky Father and Earth Mother drove the Chaos away and made the world. They made the stars and the sun and the waters and the land. And then they made plants and animals, and finally, their favorite creation: humankind. When they were done, Sky Father and Earth Mother left the world, so it could grow freely on its own.
But the Younger Gods were arrogant and cruel, so they tormented humankind with fires, storms, and floods, until all the tribes were scattered across the land, struggling for survival. But Helios, Knight of Dawn, the child of god and man, has come to humanity’s aid.
- Restore Humanity Back to Prosperity – Balancing side-scrolling action and top-down strategy elements, carefully guide each tribe from the clouds above in order to help expand their territory and dispel the dark fog that shrouds their lands. Once each of the creatures’ lairs have been exposed, you must take the role of Helios to fight the monsters head on.
- Take the Fight to the Enemy – Armed with his sword, shield, and magical archery, Helios will need to confront a range of enemies including goblins, beastmen, bat riders, and more on his way to facing the Younger God that controls them. Defeating these challenging foes will grant Helios new magical powers such as healing herbs and ice shards.
- Protect the Homeland – Help each tribe determine how to shape their village by utilizing a range of different units, from houses and farms to support the growing population, to building warrior barracks and archer towers to defend themselves against the waves of monster attacks.
- Help from the Highest Powers – Yuzo Koshiro, the legend behind many classic video game soundtracks, has composed the opening theme to SolSeraph. Additionally, acclaimed writer Jonas Kyrazes (The Talos Principle, The Sea Will Claim Everything) has lent his talents to craft the game’s compelling narrative.
SolSeraph will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on July 10 for £11.99.