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Oh, Klei Entertainment, you sneaky devils. First you get our blood rising with not one but two macho Contra-style action games, Shank and Shank 2. Then, just when you think you'll go all bad-ass with another straightforward action game, you instead put together one of the best ninja adventures in years, one that could even give Ninja Gaiden's Ryu Hayabusa the cold sweats. Mark of the... Read Review

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Last week GameZone was fortunate enough to be introduced to Yosuke Hayashi, the current head of Team Ninja and the leading man behind Dead or Alive: Read More

Ben PerLee May 3, 2011 | Comments
Top Ten Most Wanted Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Characters

Top Ten Most Wanted Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Characters

The announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 from Capcom was quite possibly one of the greatest mass internet nerd-gasms of all time. Fighting fans have been screaming for this game for a decade. License issues barred any hope of it ever happening (and actually got the PS2 and Xbox ports pulled after a brief production run), and the presumed death of 2D fighting games basically made it a fanboy pipe dream forevermore. Well, not anymore. 2D fighters are back in a big way, and Marvel's popularity has skyrocketed since the beginning of the nearly ten year franchise moratorium. Think about it. The last MvC title was released all the way back before the first Toby McGuire Spider-Man movie. A lot has changed since the Dreamcast's swan song. Marvel is now owned by Disney. 8-bit Mega Man is cool again. Yet a few things stay the same, like the fact that Hulk movies still suck, and fans eternally obsessing about who is and who isn't going to make the cut for what will undoubtedly be the most bitched-about fighting game roaster of all time. Marvel and Capcom both share an absurd wealth of classic franchise faces. Will they rely on familiar brand staples and fan favorites, or take a few risks with new or generally unknown cult characters? V.S. series regular Chun-Li is obviously in (her silhouette is on the teaser art), and the much welcomed new comic relief Deadpool made his debut at E3. What else is in the cards is unknown (Gambit plz), but here's a list of ten essentials that Capcom needs to make happen. #10: Blade Dating back to 1973, Blade's character (based loosely on a composite of various black actors, most specifically Jim Brown) came to life in Marvel Comics' The Tomb of Dracula #10. You could count the reasons Blade deserves to be in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 all day. He has a background in street fighting. He's a master swordsman and lethal with throwing knives, so he can counter an assault from Strider. He is a trained marksman who can compete with Chris Redfield's heavy artillery. Most importantly of all, he's a freaking vampire hunter. Blade versus any number of Darkstalkers (Morrigan & Felicia, already having been confirmed) is something worth the price of admission alone. To paraphrase Darth Vader, "It's time to increase the level of black representation on the committee.". Let's get captain flat-top in the game Capcom. Read More

kombo Aug 2, 2010 | Comments
Media: Metroid: Other M Screens, Website, and Full Nintendo Summit Press Release with Gameplay Detai

Media: Metroid: Other M Screens, Website, and Full Nintendo Summit Press Release with Gameplay Detai

One of these things is not like the others... Of the many things Nintendo talked about earlier today, the two biggest and most anticipated were no doubt Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M. But where the two differ is that we have a pretty good idea of what Super Mario Galaxy 2 should be like; "Other M" could easily mean "Other Mystery" as far as gameplay is concerned. Following the debut trailer at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the question on everyone's minds has been whether the game would be a 2.5D experience akin to the Metroid titles of old, or a 3D experience, perhaps like the Prime trilogy of titles. And the answer is: Both. Read More

kombo Feb 24, 2010 | Comments
Nintendo Download - 1/18/10: Nintendo Asks Everyone to Muscle March in Formation

Nintendo Download - 1/18/10: Nintendo Asks Everyone to Muscle March in Formation

Some said that it would never happen, that such a game could never come to America. A troupe of muscular men, women, and even bears in speedos engaging in a wild chase, flexing to fit through holes in the wall? For America, it sounds like an event which would evoke madness; for Japan, it sounds like Tuesday. And yet, here we are on Monday in America, and Muscle March has been released on WiiWare. It leaves me wondering where Pole's Big Adventure is. But despite this mark for progression and Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi appearing on the Virtual Console, I have to admit that for once, I'm more envious of the DSi owners: they not only get Chronos Twins (granted, WiiWare got the DX version last week), but Dark Void Zero, Capcom's "NES prequel" to this week's Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 release. For more details on these and the rest of the lineup, check out the press release after the cut. Read More

kombo Jan 18, 2010 | Comments