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Wow, it's a Virtual Console game -- and a good one at that. Faxanadu for NES was developed by Falcom, creators of the Ys and Dragon Slayer series (to which Faxanadu is tangentially connected), and published in America by Nintendo. Oddly enough, however, the now-defunct Hudson Entertainment is listed...

February 21st 2011 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Capcom's about a month late to use a classic Mega Man game as a promotional tool for Mega Man 10, but that's okay! Mega Man 4 is now available on the European Virtual Console, and even though it's slightly mis-timed, the end result is that you can buy another Mega Man game right now. Also available...

April 16th 2010 at 4:46pm 0 Comments

Nintendo had a few awesome new WiiWare announcements at its Nintendo Media Summit, most notably, Cave Story! Most notably in the field of games we didn't know about, new Art Style games! The series hasn't been on Wii since the DSi came out, but now we've got Light Trax (a Wii version of the origina...

February 24th 2010 at 6:15pm 0 Comments

The latest enemy to be introduced in Ghostfire Games' intriguing WiiWare arena combat game Rage of the Gladiator is the least humanoid creature we've seen yet: "Ixthid," a creature with not only six arms, seve eyes and seven mouths, but six eyes inside six mouths. That seems really impractical. In f...

September 8th 2009 at 4:45pm 0 Comments

The latest trailer for Ghostfire Games' Rage of the Gladiator introduces one of the deadliest weapons the the game's antagonists employ: voice acting. This trailer features Lord Vensor the 3rd, a "diabolical magician" who has honed both his combat and his oratory in the arena of Medieval Times. We d...

August 17th 2009 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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Ghostfire Games' Rage of the Gladiator is a pretty unusual game -- a first-person fighting game against a set of mythical monsters. What makes it even more unusual is that the violent, fully-3D game is being developed for WiiWare -- by a company whose last game was about dancing.We spoke to Ghostfir...

August 12th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In our initial post about Rage of the Gladiator, a Ghostfire Games staffer left a comment stating that the control scheme for the game wouldn't rely on motions, with the developer opting instead for a scheme in which you "hold the Wii-remote sideways (like Punch-Out!!)."After some exhaustive researc...

August 6th 2009 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Helix developer Ghostfire Games has revealed its next WiiWare project: a first-person fighting game called Rage of the Gladiator -- a title that gets us all primed for violence just by typing it. RAAAAAAAGE.The game takes place in a city called Avalance, in which some kind of political betrayal has...

August 3rd 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments