Buying Super Castlevania IV from the virtual console should have been the second thing you did with the Wii. The first, of course, was figuring out how to cheat the system at Wii Sports bowling. SCIV first hit store shelves in December 1991, and 19 years later, it still offers excellent platforming and one of the best soundtracks in gaming. Be sure to check out the music tribute video toward the end.
You have to hand it to Game Informer Magazine; in an age where print media is dying a slow and agonizing death (sorry Borders) GI continues to sell quite well. Sure, their sales are partially due to some demon-blood-pact with Game Stop, but you have to admit their latest covers have been close to frame worthy. This month’s Game Informer features the sequel to everyone’s favorite FPSORPG Borderlands 2. The biggest revelation is that the four main protagonists from the original Borderlands would in fact return, but only as NPCS. That’s right folks, you’ll have four brand new anti-heroes to choose from on your co-op romp of destruction. The article includes a little information on the following topics: new weapons, custom guns, updated graphical engine, improved AI, and much much more. We’re still a long way away from Borderlands 2, but all of us here at NA are already incredibly excited. Just remind me to not play another melee-sniper; that was just a bad idea….