Yesterday, website Pure Xbox revealed that a new cel-shaded Transformers brawler game, titled Transformers: Devastation, was in the works by Activision. Also, a now deleted Best Buy page included information that Platinum Games was the developer, leading many to believe that this was one of the secret projects they have been talking about (although a part of me is hoping that a Spider-Gwen game is in the works). This would come as no surprise, as Platinum is very familiar with brawler type games.
Speedrunner (and Minecraft master) Sethbling has created a computer program to play the very game he speedruns: Super Mario World for the SNES. In the video above, you can see this program, dubbed MarI/O, in action along with really cool scientific explanations behind its creation. It’s only a matter of time before Skynet is actually created.
For those of you unfamiliar with Sethbling, this former Microsoft engineer has made a living creating Minecraft videos. He’s one of the premier authorities in fact. Along with his Minecraft activities, he is one of the top Super Mario World speedrunners and was the first person to ever achieve the “Credits Warp” on console.
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After much heckling and nagging from investors, Nintendo has finally entered the mobile phone game market with popular mobile developer DeNA. With usual reactionaries and doomsayers about, what does the Inverseman think of the situation? Find out!
Speaking on Twitter, Bayonetta 2 director Yusuke Hashimoto claimed that he would like to make a Spider-Gwen game. You can see the Tweet below.
If I had to work with an existing IP, I'd want to make a game in the Spider-Verse. Especially a Spider-Gwen game.
— 橋本祐介 (@PG_y_hashimoto) March 12, 2015
Ever since Spider-Gwen’s introduction in Spider-Verse, the character’s popularity has exploded among fans, enough so to warrant her own book (which has recently begun its run). It’s good to see another female character gain popularity among Marvel fans. Here’s hoping her popularity continues like that of Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan). If it does, maybe we will eventually get a Spider-Gwen game.
Cygames, the Japanese mobile game developer responsible for hit titles Rage of Bahamut (Shingeki no Bahamut) and The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, is opening their own anime division. While Rage of Bahamut and Cinderella Girls have both received anime adaptations (Cinderella Girls is currently airing now), the studio would like to start creating their own anime, both based on their current properties as well as original works.
The studio is currently recruiting the positions of anime producer, production assistant, and IP management. Cygames accept applications through its official website.
Earlier today, Yacht Club Games announced that the Xbox One version of Shovel Knight will have an exclusive encounter with the Battletoads. The studio also teased that the encounter would be a “blast.”