Medicom Toy reveals series of Legend of Zelda "Link Ultra Detail" figures

You, Link, are the heroes!

Medicom Toy has a series of three Legend of Zelda Link figurines in the works, and they'll all release in Japan on Sept. 30th, 2020. The series are called Link Ultra Detail Figures, and include Link from Minish Cap, Ocarina of Time, and Breath of the Wild. Each one is priced at 1,320 yen. You can check out more pics of each figurine here, here, and here.

Cyber Gadget releasing 4th anniversary edition Retro Freak

Freak out!

Cyber Gadget is celebrating the 4th anniversary of the Retro Freak with something special. A limited edition is set to launch in Japan on march 18th, 2020, and it's priced at ¥20,000. This package includes a gray version of the console, a Retro Freak controller and adapter, and a standard Super Gray color controller. The Retro Freak will play cartridges from the following games.

- Famicom
- NES (with adapter)
- Super Famicom
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System (including NTSC and PAL)
- Game Boy
- Game Boy Color
- Game Boy Advance
- SG-1000 (with adapter)
- Sega Mark III (with adapter)
- Mega Drive (NTSC / PAL)
- Genesis
- Game Gear (with adapter)
- PC Engine
- TurboGrafx-16
- PC Engine SuperGrafx

Other features of the Retro Freak include the support for USB controllers, and microSD card for backing up your games. The console itself also allows for game backups.

Pokémon Co. uploading Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red/Blue Rescue Team Soundtracks to YouTube

Grab your headphones

I have to say, I find this pretty surprising. Pokemon Co. has started uploading tunes from the official Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red/Blue Rescue Team soundtrack to YouTube. It's certainly nice to see this kind of thing happening, as I'm sure many people turn to YouTube to listen to game music. Now we have an official source for some of that content!

It seems Pokemon Co. is in the process of adding tracks right now, so keep checking back at the playlist above for more tunes.

Thanks to NGamer01 for the heads up!

When work on Mega Man ZX first started, Inti Creates didn't know if they'd be making ZX or Zero 5

Zero clue

Inti Creates created 4 different Mega Man Zero games, and then they transitioned over to the Mega Man ZX series. What caused the design change going forward? In an interview with Mega Man ZX character designer and scenario writer Makoto Yabe, we find out that Inti Creates wasn't even sure which direction Capcom would want to go in, so they tried to split the difference.

Actually, at first it wasn’t decided whether we would make Mega Man Zero 5 or the brand-new Mega Man ZX. And so, the project discussion period between Capcom and Inti Creates took a long time. ...Inti Creates’ president [Takuya] Aizu’s opinion was to ask me to “make it so that it could go either way.”

Video Game Story Time - The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Glitch That Ruined Everything

When it initially shipped, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team on the DS had a horrifying glitch that destroyed players' Game Boy collections. This bug was so severe that there was a product recall across Japan. All possible copies of Blue Rescue Team were returned to Nintendo and replaced, in order to spare unwitting gamers from the fatal flaw within the game.

Mega Man ZX manga gets a special updated re-release in Japan, complete with new content

Japan always gets the best Mega Man stuff!

The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection recently hit the Switch worldwide, and series fans are gobbling up this latest compilation. As usual, Japan tends to get even more Mega Man bonus items than the rest of the world, and that trend continues with a special re-release of a 2007 Mega Man ZX manga.

The Mega Man ZX manga went out of print years ago, but now it's coming back as two different volumes, complete with new cover art from the original artist, Hitoshi Ogino. Volume 1 is up for grabs now, and Volume 2 will be out sometime later this month.

This special re-release will also include the Mega Man ZX Advent manga that was included as a bonus booklet alongside Famitsu. Furthermore, both Mega Man Zero character designer Toru Nakayama and Mega Man ZX character designer Makoto Yabe have drawn illustrations in each volume as a way to celebrate the re-release. Finally, a completely new ‘Mega Man ZX Advent Bangaihen’ chapter will be included for people who purchase both volumes via Fukkan.com.

Metroid Fusion is being recreated in Minecraft

How do people do this?!

I'm recreating Metroid Fusion in Vanilla Minecraft! from r/Minecraft

I don't know how people do what they do in Minecraft. I can barely build a mud hut to hide from creepers while others boggle the mind with their creations. That's exactly what one fan is doing by stretching the limits of what's possible in Minecraft.

Reddit user Nyubug is currently working on a port of Metroid Fusion into Minecraft, and as you can see from the video above, he's already well on his way. As of right now, a smooth working camera, player physics, and sprite/background animations are in place. I can't wait to see how this port shapes up when it's all said and done!

Comparing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX map art to the map of the original

Map attack

Every aspect of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX shows an improvement over the original, and that includes the look of the game's map. As you can see in the image above, the original map looks a bit drab compared to the makeover for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX. There's certainly a lot more color and detail, and it seems some areas have been slightly expanded upon.

A detailed look at how graphics worked on the GBA

A powerhouse of a portable

I'll never forget how blown away I was by the Game Boy Advance. Going from Game Boy to GBC was a nice jump, as it added color to the previously puke-green world. Going from GBC to GBA was an insane leap, giving us visuals much improved over the previous generation.

Ever wonder what made the GBA tick, and how the hardware was used to produce some impressive visuals? The video above takes a deep dive into the platform that will surely keep you entertained and informed.

Thanks to Mysteryman for the heads up!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses fan-made GBA demake in the works

Now you're playing with portable power!

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the latest Fire Emblem game available, having launched on Switch just a few months back. The game has already moved over 2 million units, finding both new fans and wooing back longtime supporters. Among those longtime fans are a dedicated few who want to see the game presented in a more classic Fire Emblem style, which is why they're working on a demake.

The video above shows the progress on a GBA-style demake for Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and you can see it's coming along quite well. It definitely has the look and vibe of Fire Emblem on the GBA, and should delight older fans of the franchise. This GBA demake will focus on the Blue Lions route of Three Houses, and development is currently up to chapter 5.


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