E3 2015

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Check out this stage demo from Gamespot of Mighty No. 9, the new Kickstarted game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. Hey, guess what? It’s Mega Man!

I mean, yes, that has been obvious from every single thing related to it since the Kickstarter started, so it’s about as surprising as finding out Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is like Castlevania, but now you can see it in action for yourself!

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is a sequel to Rising Storm, which was ESSENTIALLY Red Orchestra 3, so this is the fifth Red Orchestra game? Whatever, that’s not important. The important thing is that it’s a game about the Vietnam War and it has Creedence Clearwater Revival music, which is pretty much required for anything related to Vietnam.

Will Rising Storm 2 be better than Battlefield: Vietnam? If you can’t place punji pits in this, then probably not! Also, as far as I know, the Red Orchestra/Rising Storm series has not had aerial vehicles before, whereas this will have to have helicopters in it. So that might be a disaster.

Here’s something for Kingdom Hearts III. People like Kingdom Hearts. A lot. I don’t exactly know why, they’re decent action-RPG’s with some Disney stuff put in it and a big heaping helping of Final Fantasy fanfiction. But hey, if it floats your boat, sure. Here. Have a bunch of it. Gobble it up like the ravenous weirdo that you are.

 

I. AM. HYPE.

Nier soundtrack composer Keiichi Okabe and Nier/Drakengard 1&3 director Yoko Taro are back for the as-of-yet untitled follow-up. Nier was an incredible game, with a bizarre, bleak storyline, memorable characters, and a New Game+ structure that not only rewarded multiple playthroughs, but made them necessary to get the full story. The game itself was not exactly great, and suffered from multiple fetch quests, but it also shifted genres at a moment’s notice, going from third-person action-RPG to bullet-hell to text adventure.

Platinum’s involvement, then, is a huge boon as it could mean that actually playing the game will be as fun as the rest of the experience. Let’s just hope it’s not the Legend of Korra team.

One more thing of note: the character designs appear to be much more anime this time, similar to the Japan-only Nier Replicant, a direct response to Japanese complaints that Nier‘s style skewed too Western. Personally, i thought it was great, and the ugly, burly Nier fit in with the world wonderfully. But hey, Japan loves their pretty boys, so whaddya gonna do.

 

I haven’t touched a Mario Tennis game since the Nintendo 64, but that might change soon. There’s not much to say about Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. It’s more Mario Tennis, and that’s cool. You can also use the mega mushroom power-up.

Expect the game this holiday season.