Bald-faced News 7/16/17: Everything X Everything

We’ve got anime fighters and anime Toy Story.

What Was Played

After a friend of mine got Disgaea 5 Alliance of Vengence I decided to jump into the Disgaea series. I’m going to wait on D5 until I have a Switch, so I just got the PSP version of the first game on my Vita. And I’m really enjoying it so far! The world and characters are kind of obnoxious in an “we’re slightly exaggerated anime tropes to be funny!” way that isn’t actually charming or funny or enjoyable, but that SRPG gameplay is deep enough that there’s a solid strategy element to the gameplay, but I can still play it after speding 9 hours at my internship.

The other game I spent significant time with this week was Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. After playing the first two Prime games, I’d forgotten just how different Corruption feels. You talk to people, there’s cutscenes with dialogue, and other characters. You travel to multiple planets. There’s motion aiming. The whole thing feels much “bigger” than other Metroid titles, an I’m still not sure if I like it or hate it. I certainly don’t want all Metroid games to become laden with people and voiced conversations, but Corruption paces it so that only big moments have a lot of other people, and you’re still mostly left to fend for yourself on the planets. This tour of the past Prime games has really left me wondering what Prime 4 is going to be like. Will it be another attempt to characterize Samus a la Other M or will it just be another incredibly solid Metroid Prime game? We’ll have to wait until 2018 to find out, I guess. Most likely early 2019, given Nintendo’s tendency to delay major titles.


Her Story Spiritual Successor now in Development

Sam Barlow, the mind behind Her Story has begun work on his next FMV thriller: Telling Lies. Telling Lies will follow a similar format to Her Story, with the player piecing together a narrative. Telling Lies has support from Annapurna, who recently put out What Remains of Edith Finch.

Blazblue X Persona X Under-Night X RWBY X Every Anime Property Cuz Why Not?!

Following the Blazblue grand finals at Evo 2017, Arc System Works revealed their next fighting game: Blazblue Cross Tag Battle featuring BlazBlue, Persona, Undernight Inbirth,  and Rooster Teeth’s RWBY.

The only new sprite the was shown was Ruby Rose from RWBY, but hopefully, this game doesn’t just recycle sprites from the BlazBlue, Undernight, and Persona Arena games. I’m holding out hope for some Persona 5 characters. I know ArcSys is busy with Dragonball, but in lieu of a Persona 5 Arena, this will have to satisfy my Persona Arena lust. Also, I’m hoping this plays more like a Persona Arena or Undernight because I’m not a huge fan of the BlazBlue playstyle. It’d be nice if other characters from RWBY showed up too. The show is borderline terrible, but the character and fighting styles would fit right in a project like this. This new tag team 2D anime fighter is set to release in 2018.


The only Xbox console exclusive worth caring about is coming to PS4 on July 21 in the U.S.

Even if you don’t have PSVR, just get the original SUPERHOT. It’s a first-person action game that honestly has no equals.

400 Years Later, Those SFV Nostalgia Costumes are Finally Coming Out

On July 25, Ibuki, Juri, and Alex are all getting their original outfits in Street Fighter V. Ibuki and Alex will get their SF3 costumes while Juri gets her SF4 outfit, albeit with a jacket added. To add to this nostalgia barrage, Suzaku Castle will be coming out too.

Capcom has also been teasing the release and announcement of the next SFV character. Odds are it is Abigail, a boss from the Final Fight games. Presumably he, or the next character if these assumptions are wrong, is goign to be revealed after the SFV finals at Evo, but I’m posting this several hours before those air so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Oh Yeah, That KHIII Toy Story World Thing

Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to have a Toy Story world.

I maintain that KH3 is never coming out.

VA-11 HALL-A Update

Another week, another lack of news about that Vita port for VA-11 HALL-A.


What’s On The Plate

More Metroid Prime Corruption, more Disgaea, and more fighting games. Thanks for reading as always, and have a great week! Tell me what other anime-esque properties should joint Blazblue Cross Tag Battle in the comments or at my Twitter.

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