I’m never usually one to brag.Â But let’s say we made some guesses at the beginning of the month, and maybe even talked about some games that should see the light of day for the Wii back in April.Â Could we do a bit of gloating if some of these ideas came to life?
But aside from serving my own ego, there’s a more important agenda here.Â Two series that classic Nintendo fans have been dying to see on the Wii have been announced this week.
First comes that “perfect 3D” Castlevania title will be what Ehrgeiz was to the Final Fantasy series.Â Castlevania Judgement brings characters spanning the entire series to the battlegrounds in a 3D fighter.Â Not at all what gamers have been expecting, but as 1Up reports, players can make use of the environment in their battles, and the game will keep to the use of subweapons and hearts.
The game will bring favorites together like Alucard, Simon Belmont, Maria Renard, and Dracula.Â Perhaps Leon, Richter, and Trevor Belmont, as well as Soma Cruz and Joachim will join them.Â Considering their options, they basically have to. As the news was revealed in this month’s Nintendo Power (likely the news we were waiting for from the previous issue), classic monsters from the series will interrupt the motion-controlled battles and try to trip up players.
Could we be lucky enough to have a single-player campaign mode similar to games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon?Â We have few details on the game so far, but a guy can dream, right?
Next, Capcom announced through Nintendo Power as well that Mega Man 9, the first game from the original series in over ten years, will be hitting Wii Ware (and some other unimportant downloadable game services on unimportant consoles).
Additionally, the game will be in its 8-bit glory, literally.Â As seen in the screens, the game maintains the old-school Nintendo look that made the series great.Â Mega Man 9 will be developed by Inti Creates, a team comprised of people that worked on the first three Mega Man X games, which is a very good sign.Â I love the original series, but nothing hits the spot like X2, in my opinion.Â Plus, it controls like Mega Man (Men?) 3-6, as speculated by The Mega Man Network.
So that’s two series down.Â We will surely have more wonderful disc-based and downloadable game announcements for Wii that will grace us come E3.Â Be sure to stick around for all the important info you need about these games, and I promise I won’t gloat.