HBM News: 3/20/16 - 3/26/16

Once again, it's time for news. We didn't get much news this week, so it's gonna be short post. Let's get on with it.

Nintendo: There was a rumor going around that Nintendo would be stopping production of the Wii U and revealing the NX this year. They denied the rumor... at least the Wii U part. We know they want to get the NX into our hands ASAP.

Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth: The console release of Afterbirth was teased by both Edmund McMillen and Tyrone Rodriguez on Twitter this week. Supposedly, it's coming soon, hopefully in April.

Street Fighter V: We got some slight updates on the first update. Challenge Mode and the new online options are coming out on Monday, while Alex and the DLC shop are coming on Wednesday. Zenny, the purchasable money, won't be available yet, so to compensate, all players get to use DLC characters for free as a trial until Zenny is implemented. Also, Ryu and Chun-Li's story costumes will be free for a little while, and Season Pass owners will be getting a new stage soon.

Hyrule Warriors Legends: The character coming with the Link's Awakening pack was confirmed to be Marin. Nintendo said it on their Twitter, and shared concept art.

So yeah, that's the news of the week. At the end of this week, 2 great anime start, so I'm looking forward to that.

HBM, signing out.



HBM News: 3/6/16 - 3/12/16

It's yet another week of news. We got a decent amount this week, mostly Street Fighter related stuff, so let's get started.


HBM Reviews: Project X Zone 2

Xiaomu: This is quite the party we have here. Good thing it can't get any bigger.
Reiji: Of course not, that'd be ludicrous.
Hey guys, I know this is kinda late, but it took me longer than expected to beat this game. But finally, the review is here.

Back in 2005, Namco Bandai released a strategy RPG for the PS2 title Namco X Capcom. It had an original plot that involved multiple Namco and Capcom video game series crossing over to stop a combined threat from their villains. It was a moderate success, but was unfortunately never released outside Japan. Then suddenly, in 2012, Namco announced a spiritual successor/sequel to NXC, titled Project X Zone. This time, it also featured Sega characters, and used more widely popular characters than NXC did. At first, it seemed like this game wouldn't be released worldwide either, but through the efforts of the fans (and Katsuhiro Harada, director of the Tekken series), it was localized a year later, though unfortunately, with some songs cut due to licensing issues. Project X Zone's international success was actually so much so that Namco Bandai stated a sequel could happen.

Lo and behold, 3 years later, here it is. Project X Zone 2 was announced at the beginning of 2015, and this time, was immediately confirmed for international release. Boasting a lineup of even more internationally popular characters, and no cut music this time, it seems to be aiming more at us westerners than anything. Does the sequel live up to the original? Let's see.


HBM News: 2/28/16 - 3/5/16

It is, yet again, time for news. We actually got quite a bit of news this week, mostly from the Nintendo Direct on Thursday, though like usual, I'm only posting about stuff I personally care about. Let's get on with it,

Mortal Kombat X: The XL update was released this week, and with it, we learned of a 3rd stage fatality, for The Kove. With this one, a Kraken-esque creature slams the loser around the pier for a bit, then drags them underwater, until their head and arms are severed... somehow. A decent stality.

Sony: The Playstation Store for the PSP is going to be shutting down at the end of the month. Makes sense, as the system basically died when the Vita came out. Still, kinda sucks.

Uncharted 4: So, Uncharted 4 has been delayed yet again, to May 10th. Even though Naughty Dog said it's basically done at this point. They're saying it's to make sure enough copies of the game are produced to meet demands. Sure, ND, whatever you say.

Nintendo: There was a Nintendo Direct on Thursday, focused on the Wii U and 3DS summer lineup. Read my thoughts on it, and what was discussed in it, here.

So, that was this week's news. My review on Project X Zone 2 will be up by Thursday night.

HBM, signing out.


30,000 Page Views!

Yup, the blog has reached 30,000 page views. Not an amazing amount, but hey, it's another 10k. Let's see if we can hit 50k by 2018.

Also, Project X Zone review will be up the middle of next week. Took a bit longer than expected to beat the story, so I'm sorry about the delays.

HBM, signing out.


Nintendo Direct: 3/3/16

So, there was a Nintendo Direct today. Unfortunately, there wasn't much I really cared about. So, here's what I actually paid attention to.