Opinions: Thoughts on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Thus Far

Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a series I have yet to actually play — I wasn’t into the company’s characters and mythos back in 2006, and was content with Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 as my gaming ideal for their IP. However, time has moved on, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has made me far more invested…

Opinions: Thank you Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 wrapped up its final Splatfest today, a showdown between Pearl’s Chaos and Marina’s Order. And while Chaos did take the contest 3 – 0, Pearl basically confessed her love to Marina and Marina was visibly welcoming of it, so I think we just ended up with our first lesbian couple in a Nintendo…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Shiho Fujii

Shiho Fujii Fujii is a relative newcomer to Nintendo’s sound team, joining the company in 2007. After getting her feet wet with some musical support for Wii Fit and Animal Crossing: City Folk, she was asked to contribute to New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword‘s soundtracks. Once the Wii U…

Opinion: River City Girls looks delightful

Wayforward is no stranger to revamping retro properties — from Contra to A Boy and his Blob to Ducktales, they’ve approached the idea from a multitude of different ways, and have a surprisingly good track record doing so, too. Their latest, a brand new Kunio-kun title starring Kunio and Riki’s girlfriends Kyoko and Misako, looks…

Opinions: The Ninja Warriors End July with a bang (update…and August)

July (and August) are ending a little more cyborg ninja flavored than expected! Today marks the Switch release of The Ninja Warriors, Taito’s 1987 arcade beat-em-up best known for its kicking Zuntata soundtrack and extra wide screen length! The gameplay is pretty decent, too, but it wasn’t until the SNES sequel came out that this…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #11 – 15

I did not plan this, but we have five rock-heavy anthem remixes on tap for today, so let’s kick off the jams with Lame Genie’s superb take on Jake Kaufmann’s legendary “Strike the Earth” from Shovel Knight. This is a pretty direct cover of the original, but the band delivers a decibel-ridden arrangement that digs…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Yumiko Kanki

Yumiko Kanki Kanki joined Nintendo around 1987, beginning her career of music and sound programming working on the two Famicom Golf titles for Japan. From there, she shared music duties on F-Zero, perhaps her greatest contribution to Nintendo’s musical history. She also worked on the Super Scope 6 pack-in, Tetris and Dr. Mario, Star Fox…