“Intruder alert! Intruder alert! Chicken! Fight like a robot!” – Berzerk. Don’t be a chicken, read these news links and stories.
– In honor of 30 years of Bomberman, Konami has announced a new game in the series. Pocket Gamer has the story, translated from Japanese news suit Famitsu.
– A new Zelda game means a new addition to the series’ already confusing timeline. IGN has a breakdown here.
– Marketing Week’s Thomas Hobbs interviews Jon Rooke from Sega, who talks about their new strategy when it comes to mobile and traditional games, and confirms that they’re looking into re-releasing Shenmue.
– Also, Sega mistakenly named a character “Boob” instead of “Boo” in one of their mobile games, per Cinema Blend.
– US Gamer has an extensive interview with Masayuki Uemura, one of the creators of the NES. It’s definitely worth checking out.
– From Tech Times and many other sites, the Oliver Twins have discovered and released a long lost Dizzy the Adventurer game, Wonderland Dizzy. You can check out the news article here.
ON THIS DAY IN VIDEO GAME HISTORY…
– In 1988, the Sega Genesis came out in Japan. While it strongly challenged the SNES in America, it always trailed in Japan. And as Steve has said repeatedly, check out Console Wars if you’re interested in the history of Sega.
– Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex came out in 2001 for the Playstation 2. It was apparently the fourth game in the series.
– Holy smokes, the Mortal Kombat movie is now 20 years old! Hollywood Reporter has an awesome oral history of the movie, by Aaron Couch. The biggest ‘trivia’ aspect is probably that Cameron Diaz was initially cast as Sonya Blade, before being replace by Mrs. Pete Sampras after breaking her wrist.
– As mentioned on many sites and on the Playstation Blog, there will be a nifty Playstation 4 bundle available in November that will come with a Star Wars theme and a Darth Vader chest panel. Included are the latest Star Wars Battlefront game and four classic games, like the Super Nintendo’s Super Star Wars.
– From Kotaku Australia, Kevin Wong tries to defend Mario Is Missing. It’s a #hottake to me, since I’ve played it and not been impressed.
– Sega will be releasing Puyo Puyo Quest in the states, under the title Cranky Food Friends: A delicious drop and match RPG. The news was on Pocket Gamer and other sites. If it looks and sounds familiar to you, it’s because it came to the U.S. way-back-when as Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine.
– A neat roundup from Marc Morrison on 411Mania, in The 8 Ball column, which has the top eight worst 2D platformers, mostly from the eight and 16-bit eras. Some of the selections aren’t surprising, and they’re mostly correct: Home Improvement, Captain Planet, Bebe’s Kids…
Who has the largest Nintendo collection in Australia? Sam Crowther possibly, according to WA Today.
– The only game of real significance released today, short of updates to sports games, is One Must Fall: 2097. It was a cool fighting game for the PC, which featured fightin’ rowebuts that you could upgrade. Man, August can’t get over soon enough…