Written by Eric Yee Monday, 24 September 2012 12:57
Game drought 2012 plagues the podcast for one final week before the flood starts. But that just gives one of the best new releases, Mark of the Ninja the entire spotlight. Peter gives his pre-review thoughts on it and we go into other ninja topics state of contemporary ninja games and the NES Ninja Gaiden series.
Continuing the ninja theme, we discuss the new Ninja/Zombie game Yaiba (post-recording it was revealed as being a part of the Ninja Gaiden cannon, called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z) by Keniji Inafune's new studio and why his involvement bodes well for the game.
Going somewhat off topic we talk about the WiiU, how we think it might fare against Sony's and Microsoft's current and future consoles. And will the apparent timed exclusivity of Bayonetta 2 help its cause any? Continuing the Platinum trend, we touch on Metal Gear Rising: Revengance not getting a Japanese Xbox 360 release.
Bonus segment @ 01:01:50, Peter gives a rundown of the recent competitive Fighting Game event Aftershock, summarizing the 8 vs. 8, Northern California against Southern California Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibition. In between gushing about and evangelizing how amazing watching competitive Marvel streams is, Peter touches on the parallels between Professional Wrestling and Marvel, and why there is so much built in entertainment value at fighting game events.
Intro Music: "Platinum Shadows" - DJ Hazard
Music Interlude before News: "Love Story" (Instrumental) - Deltron 3030
Music Interlude before Fighting Game News: "M.O.D.O.K.'s theme from MvC3" (NS3k's 8bit Remix)
Direct Link: Xbox Edgeucation Episode 25