GameSpot has had the pleasure of interviewing Street Fighter 5’s Yoshinori Ono on a variety of subjects including Pokemon. Yes, you read that right, Pokemon! Ono says that his all-time favourite Pokemon is Mew which I’m sure a lot of people can relate to. You can read the full interview here which covers just about everything you can think of.
Did you pick Bulbasaur, Squirtle or Charmander as your starting Pokemon?
It wasn’t part of the original three but I chose Chikorita, which is grass type.
What is your favourite Pokemon?
Hmmm. Mew. I like Mew. That Pokemon is legit now, but back in the day it was something you got by doing tricks like pulling the cartridge out or cable out.
Popular online review aggregation site Metacritic has published its 2016 Game Publisher Rankings. What’s especially interesting is that SEGA has overthrown Nintendo and has claimed the number one position. The company has also beaten the likes of EA and Activision Blizzard with the best reviewed titles according to Metascore published by critics.
Sega is the sole major publisher in this year’s rankings to finish the year with a “green” average Metascore indicating that, on average, its 2015 releases were approved by critics. The company ranked 5th among mid-sized publishers a year ago (it released fewer titles in 2014) and saw its average score increase by four points in this year’s results, even without any releases scoring 90 or higher. Before you get too excited about Sega’s success, note that half of its 2015 titles were new 3D re-releases of older games for the 3DS platform. The publisher released just one game for current-gen consoles: the middling, Sonic-influenced cartoonish platformer Tembo the Badass Elephant.
- Telltale Games
- Activision Blizzard
- Devolver Digital
- Bandai Namco
The team over at Rising Star is teasing the announcement of a new JRPG which should be revealed next week. The company wouldn’t give any hints other than a silhouette of one of the characters, possibly the lead. We haven’t got too long to find out what it is and which platform it is for.
The Official Nintendo UK Store has begun informing customers that a selection of Super Smash Bros. Collection amiibo are now back in stock including Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Lucario and Villager. In addition Isabelle and Digby amiibo from the Animal Crossing Collection are now available to order individually. Go grab them now!
Platinum Games CEO Tatsuya Minami has revealed to Famitsu that the company has extremely high ambitions. Minami says that he wants Platinum Games to be one of the three top video game studios in the world. He says the this isn’t just talk, but something they are hoping to achieve. They’ve certainly got a lot of high profile video games in the works right now.
But don’t look for Platinum Games to slow down anytime soon. Minami explains that there’s always the goal of becoming one of the three top game studios in the world. This isn’t all talk, but motivation. Says Minami, “If you don’t have that kind of feeling, you can’t keep on going. Ten, twenty years from now, I want to aim even higher.”
Nintendo Japan has sent out a newsletter to its customers offering them rebates on every Zelda game on the eShop to celebrate the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U. What’s interesting is the newsletter contains a timeline showing how the games are all connected. You can check it out below!
Left side is the “Hero loses”-timeline, middle is “Hero wins – Child”-timeline, right is “Hero wins – Adult – Hyrule ceases to exist after a long time – hundreds of years later”-timeline.
The Pokemon Company has today revealed that the Pokemon Red and Blue Nendoroid figures will be available from Japanese Pokemon Centers and Amazon Japan on July 9th. Reservations for the lucrative figures begin on Febraury 27th and they will no doubt be snapped up at a rate of knots.