Rushing this out because I almost forgot to post on MerMonday, but I have a few minutes left! Anyways, here are a few awesome pics! Make sure to visit their respective deviant artists to let them know what you think!
With Digital Eclipse Software/Capcom’s Disney Afternoon Collection, 6 classic NES games have come to Sony’s console. Not that we are keeping track or anything, but those 6 plus the 6 from Digital Eclipse Software/Capcom’s Mega Man Legacy Collection make that number at least 12 NES games to Nintendo Switch’s virtual console… not existing. Oh, and that means that Xbox One has even more considering it has all of that plus whatever is on Rare Replay… Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll and whatever else is on there.
Right now, we have no idea if the virtual console games that we own on Wii and Wii U will even transfer onto Nintendo Switch. Because of this and other reasons, I refuse to support Nintendo’s latest console.
All we do know thus far is that Switch’s Virtual Console will allow some sort of online play with old NES and SNES games, and that when it is eventually rolled out that they will let you try out one of those types of VC games for free, each game for a month and then it’s a different game. This is unlike say… Games with Gold that let’s you keep said game as long as you have an online subscription, or Playstation Plus’ service.
So… SNES Classic is coming out one day maybe. Maybe Nintendo will unveil their grand master plan once everyone can’t just walk into a store and buy one of those?
The NES Classic Edition was very sought after, rare, and now very much discontinued. It was very popular but Nintendo only enough product at launch to MAYBE match 1% of some town’s population. That’s terrible. It was popular, maybe was restocked a few times, and then… Pfff… now everyone is talking about a possible upcoming SNES Classic Edition. WHY?!
Let’s back up for a moment, all right? Nintendo could emulate all of these games, easily, on Wii U or Switch… so just release them on a disc, a cart, or just a download. Hell, sell them with a download code bundled with one NES classic controller for the price of the entire system, $60! Come on Nintendo!
So, now if there is an SNES Classic Edition, my predictions is that, if it has as many games as the NES Classic, which there is no guarantee that it will since SNES games are a higher value on Nintendo’s Virtual Console, here is what I predict will come out, in no particular order:
Super Castlevania IV(Konami)
Final Fantasy II (IV) (Square Enix)
Chrono Trigger (Square Enix)
Super Mario World (Nintendo)
Megaman 7 (Capcom)
Super Metroid (Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past (Nintendo)
Kirby Dreamland 3 (Hal)
Star Fox (Nintendo)
Mario Kart (Nintendo)
Breath of Fire (Capcom)
Bust a move (Taito/Square)
Street Fighter II (Capcom)
Earthworm Jim (Shiny Entertainment)
Fatal Fury Special (SNK)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (Square Enix)
Harvest Moon (Natsume)
Megaman X (Capcom)
NBA Jam (Midway)
Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen (Square Enix)
Pocky & Rocky (Natsume)
Pop’n TwinBee (Konami)
Samurai Shodown (SNK)
Soul Blazer (Square Enix)
Street Fighter Alpha 2 (Capcom)
Super Mario RPG (Square Enix)
As you can tell, I am not excited about a future rare SNES Classic Edition. If one comes out, I might buy an SNES classic controller for $10 maybe, but that’s it. Release this for consoles we have and please start treating us like humans and not the ravenous collection monsters you think we are.
One of the things that I love about Darkstalkers is the fact that there are still moves in the game that I have never seen before. I was searching for Anakaris’ curse where he turns Morrigan into a bat and other characters into small animals or dolls etc… and instead I found his Pharaoh Decoration… which combines the best of Demitri’s Midnight Bliss move and Anakaris’ Pharaoh Curse. If I had known that this move was a thing, I’d have been doing this the entire time.
You know, I used to argue that Capcom was full of it when they said that The Darkstalkers characters transform too much in their game and that that was why they did not want to make a new game… but now I am starting to believe them.
I have often mentioned my love of Capcom fighting games, especially Darkstalkers. One of the moves that I really love, is The Midnight Bliss, but my second favorite move is Lilith’s Gloomy Puppet Show. In this move she… well… just look at it? She turns into a bunny girl and forces characters to be her puppet! It’s amazing! At the 1:03 mark of this video from youtube channel Darkstalkers shows it off.
The reason that I show this is… guess why? Bunny Girl? Maybe… THE FACT THAT IT IS STILL EASTER MONDAY IN CANADA?! Definitely. It’s hard to find this toy of Lilith, and I’m not sure if there has been one or two versions of it, as this other picture of it looks to have a different face.
This might just be taken from a different angle and thus looks different. Now, Lilith and Morrigan have different moves outside of the ones that are similar but still not the same. Morrigan Aensland, who is more… ahem… mature appearing, has never been a bunny girl. This is important to note as Lilith, canonically to Darkstalkers, doesn’t exist outside of being a part of Morrigan. If they ever make a real Darkstalkers sequel, will Morrigan don the bunny girl outfit in order to do The Gloomy Puppet Show. Deviant artist jaksonstoker has done a Morrigan version of the sprites below:
Cosplayer feytacos has cosplayed as this version of Lilith before,and I definitely suggest taking a look.
Another awesome one is Olivias-Atelier‘s cosplay of The Gloomy Puppet Show.
I really hope that Capcom does something with both the character Lilith as well as the game universe that is Darkstalkers. Lilith is apparently playing a big role in Udon’s Street Fighter vs. Darkstalkers comic line, so here is hoping that maybe we will see Udon’s take on her being a bunny girl sometime in the near future?
And then I and my other roommate did this:
For my roommate that now owns the Switch’s unboxing:
There was a theory that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild was going to be what is known among Elder Scroll’s fans as a ‘Dragon Break.’ A Dragon Break, FYI, in a nutshell, is when parallel universes merge back into one. Does Breath of The Wild hint that this is what happened?
While Gita Jackson of Kotaku suggests that Breath of The Wild takes place anywhere on the timeline, but IGN suggests it takes place a long time post Wind Waker. All that we know from Nintendo is that this game takes place sometime after Ocarina of time, which is the major break in the timeline.
I do not think that this is the game that breaks Zelda’s dragon. Some fans have already suggested the theory that at some point the timelines merge, but the game never mentions it in the 100 years Link was dead or the 10,000 years when Ganon was defeated by The Divine Beasts.
When would the timelines have merged back together? No clue. It could be in a branch that has never even be explored yet. Which one? The alternate ending from Zelda II when Link dies? Majora’s Mask’s timeline’s alternate and equally horrific endings when the moon destroys termina?
No matter when it happened, if it did, how would it have happened? The Triforce seems to be the best bet, as it allows whoever wields it to make a wish. Why would Ganon want to merge the timelines? Why would Zelda? Why would Link? Hilda? Ravio? Yuga?
Post beating Ganon in Breath of The Wild, there is no triforce shown or a wish. Now, if Link and Zelda find the triforce after Breath of The Wild and make a wish in say… the next game… that would be cool.
If there was a way to merge the timelines, and it took place after this game, what would the wish be? In this scenario, Zelda and Link would wish for the kingdom to be mended back together. Unexpectedly this merges the universes together, and you now have to deal with unexpected consequences…. such as Gannon’s spirit trying to come back again… maybe like he attempted to in Zelda II?
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Or Midna realized immediately that she made a terrible mistake, wanted to see Link again, and messed everything up in away that fixed everything?
Anyways… this blog post makes me think that the timeline should be merged back together, and we still have no idea how all of this is connected together because… Nintendo.
Nintendo, Nintendo, Nintendo.