Random Time! - Dark Souls gets Shovel Knight fan mod

Oh man, for what it is, this mod seems really well done. The sillier the better, I say!

Darksiders Warmastered Edition physical copies at retail

I know there was some doubt, but Darksiders Warmastered Edition has actually released on Wii U. While we know the digital version is out there, we've seen proof of the retail version hitting shelves as well. It might be hard to find, but the game is indeed out there.

Xydonia developer considering release on Switch

The dev behind Xydonia is considering a Switch release. While the dev team is working to finish the game right now, they say they'd "love to" release on Switch down the line. Looks like this is just a matter of the devs finding time to make it happen. Thanks to Turbok for the heads up!

Keiichi Yano explains how Project Rap Rabbit came to be

A portion of a USGamer interview with dev Keiichi Yano...

USgamer: I'm curious to hear the genesis of Project Rap Rabbit. How did you and Masaya Matsuura get together?

Keiichi Yano: Yeah, so, it happened last year, actually. The publisher P-Cube — they're based in the UK, an independent publisher — they and myself, we got together and began discussing the possibility of maybe creating a new rhythm action game. We started going down that path, and we had the idea that... well, they're a small publisher, and they don't have a ton of money. So we turned to Kickstarter to see if our fans would support something like this.

I've had lots of dialogue with Matsuura-san about what the next version of a rhythm action game could be. We've compared and exchanged lots of ideas over the years, and I thought, "It would be really great if I could work with him and we could do something new to reboot the genre." So I called him up, and said, "Let's try."

At first, it was all sort of noncommittal. We just threw some ideas at the wall to see what we could come up with. But after about maybe a month of talking, we found that there were a lot of similarities in what we were thinking about the state of the world: The environment, the political climate, all those kind of things. We thought that we could tell a really good story and have a really good message in a story-based music game.

After about a month of that, we decided, "Yeah, let's do this." And then we started thinking about what these stories could be. The concept for the world would come... that's where we came to the idea of the history of Japan. We had this phrase in mind: "History repeats itself." If you think about the protectionist state of the world right now, we really felt it important as artists to have a message of acceptance and inclusiveness. But obviously not to be so political.

Teslagrad's Wii U version ends up becoming the most profitable

Coming from Rain Games CEO Peter Wingaard Meldahl...

“There was not many titles released for [the Wii U], comparatively. Indie titles actually got a good visibility on the platform.”

- Teslagrad sat in each of the top two slots on the eShop for a couple weeks.
- Wingaard says this wouldn't have been the case on other platforms
- Wii U version was the most profitable

Don't forget, the follow-up to Teslagrad, World to the West, is still going to see release on Wii U!

Zelda: Breath of the Wild - how far can you get a Bokoblin to follow you?

Bringing a Bokoblin as far as I can

Man, what an interesting adventure with such a sad ending! Once again, we have someone who is coming up with their own way to have fun in Breath of the Wild. Too bad this tale went from comedy to tragedy.

The King of Fighters '99 hitting Switch this week

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THE KING OF FIGHTERS '99 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1999 in Japan.

This entry in this series marks the beginning of the NESTS chapter of the KOF story, and focuses on the new character K’ instead of Kyo Kusanagi.

This entry introduces a new Striker Match mode, adding an even more strategic element to the classic KOF game system.

The ACA NEOGEO series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores*.

Please enjoy the masterpieces that built a generation of video games.