HBM News: 2/21/16-2/27/16

Another week, another bit of news. We didn't get much this week... even though we got a Nintendo Direct. Whatever, let's get this over with,

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2: You remember that cool little MegaMan-esque game, Azure Striker Gunvolt, from a couple years ago? Well, from out of nowhere, they're making a sequel. From the trailer, it looks extremely similar to the first game. The main character has a new design, and that's really all we know at this point. A nice little surprise.

Super Smash Bros: So, Sakurai recently said, he actually wants Geno from Super Mario RPG to be playable in Smash. I guess he was made a Mii Costume because they could only have one Square-Enix owned character. So, you Geno fans, get hype for Smash 5!

Pokemon: We got a Nintendo Direct for Pokemon's 20th anniversary... and it was literally 6 minutes, half of which was devoted to a video showing fans. Amazing. Also, the next generation, Pokemon Sun/Moon was announced... but they were leaked the day prior, so there was no surprise. Really the only "news" from that Direct was that Red/Blue/Yellow were made available on Virtual Console the next day (2/27), and support the Pokemon Bank app. Kinda disappointing.

Mortal Kombat X: From a recent trailer showing off Alien, we saw that some existing stages are have Stage Fatalities added to them. I mean, we already knew The Pit had them, but now we know others are too. Anyway, the Refugee Camp stage has soldiers in the background shooting the loser to pieces. Pretty cool.

So, that's the news for the week. I honestly can't think of how to close out this post, so... yeah.

HBM, signing out.


HBM Reviews: Street Fighter V (Initial Release)

"This is the path... of my destiny!"
It's been a while since my last review, hasn't it? Well, I finally have some brand new games, and I'm ready to review! Unfortunately, the Project X Zone 2 review has to wait until next week, because Chapter 26 is the lovechild of Hitler and Satan... but I digress.

Back in 2007, Capcom surprised gamers everywhere by finally announcing Street Fighter IV. Considering the last Street Fighter game was Third Strike back in 1999, there was much rejoicing. Now, Street Fighter can be considered the face of modern Capcom, and almost a decade after this amazing announcement, we now have Street Fighter V. With the promise of returning fan-favorites, a new gameplay style, and being the first Street Fighter game with a full-fledged story mode, does this game live up to the hype? ...The short answer is, unfortunately, no. Read on for the long answer.


HBM News: 2/14/16-2/20/16

Another week, another news post. I got 2 games that I'm currently playing to write reviews of, and at least one of them will be up this week. However, this post isn't about that, it's about the news of the past week, which there was a decent amount of. So let's get started.


HBM News: 2/7/16-2/13/16

Once again, time for news. Not much this week, but who cares. Let's get on with here.

Pokken Tournament: It was announced that all amiibo are going to be compatible with the game, and they're used to unlock items. So, that's a thing,

Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS: Sakurai announced that the games; development is 100% complete, for good. So, no more DLC, no more balance updates, and Sakurai's taking a nice long vacation.

Street Fighter V: We actually got a bunch of Street Fighter news. The first DLC character released will be Alex, in March. There will be 1 character released per month, except June, which is when the Cinematic Story comes out. Characters will cost 100,000 Fight Money. The game will support arcade sticks from the PS3 games, though you'll need a Dualshock 4 connected to allow it. You unlock alternate outfits by beating the character stories and buying them in the store. Survival Mode will have four difficulties (Easy, Normal, Hard, and Hell), you use points to get power-ups, and you get alternates colors for beating Survival. Finally, Battle Tips, Trials, and the Store will be coming in March as a free update,

Sonic the Hedgehog: An official Sonic movie was announced by Sega. It will be a Live-Action/CG mix, is being co-produced by Sony, and is scheduled to come out in 2018. So, that's cool.

So, that's the news of this week. Hopefully we get more news next week.

HBM, signing out.


HBM News: 1/31/16-2/6/16

It's time for the news once again. We didn't get much news this week. Let's get it over with.

Super Smash Bros for Wii U & 3DS: The final DLC was released on February 3rd. In my opinion, Corrin is the 3rd best DLC character, while Bayonetta is the 5th best, though I just have to get used to her. Also, one of the Fire Emblem Fates songs was added to the 3DS version as a Smash Run song, which Sakurai didn't mention in the Final Presentation, so that's a pleasant surprise.

Mother 3: There's a rumor going around that Mother 3 is going to finally be released internationally this year. Apparently, a reliable leaker dropped a couple hints about it, so that's why this is a thing.

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD: Some videos were put up showing a couple changes to the game. Now the Wii U gamepad's motion controls can be used to aim, you can manage the inventory and see the map with the gamepad's screen, and the Ghost Lantern item was revealed to help you find Poes.

So that's the news we got this week. Maybe later this week I'll post a Top Ten, or maybe even a review, depending on how soon I beat the game.

HBM, signing out.