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Angela Oct 2, 2008 (edited Oct 2, 2008)

Of course, if you didn't know what this topic was going to be about just by reading the subject header, you should pack up and leave the gaming community right now.  Forever.

Among the awesome new software titles Nintendo's Conference has just revealed (Klonoa Wii!  Rygar Wii!  Sin And Punishment 2!  Mario & Luigi 3!  Made In Me: Warioware DS!) comes the best news of all: Punch-Out!! on the Wii!  Little Mac is back as the lead, and judging from these screenshots, it looks like Glass Joe, Von Kaiser, and King Hippo will at least be returning.

I'm still being optimistically cautious, though.  The cel-shading approach is interesting, but here's hoping it'll be able to convey the range of kooky character expressions and animation that the series is known for.  And the controls are to be motion-based, but it'd be sweet if they implemented conventional gameplay for old time's sake as well.   

Those are croissants flying out of Joe.  This could end up being the greatest game ever.

Stephen Oct 2, 2008

Your link to a screenshot on Wired is no longer any good.

Cel-shading for Punch Out! is just fine.  Given the number of other games that have successfully emoted facial expressions, this game should be fine.

Bernhardt Oct 2, 2008

Never really cared for Punch-Out on the NES (Blasphemy!! I know...), but with the motion sensitive shtick on the Wii? Hell yes!

allyourbaseare Oct 2, 2008

I was like "Oh, Punch Out.  That's cute."  And then I saw Sin & Punishment 2.  HOL-EE CRAP am I excited for that one!! :3

the_miker Oct 2, 2008

Man I loved Punch-Out!! as a kid.  I remember beating Mike Tyson after like 300 tries and actually jumped up and down for hours.  Something tells me he won't be in this new game though..

007-373-5963

-Mike

Idolores Oct 2, 2008

Saw this on GayGamer (even though I am impartial to males who have a preference for joysticks), along with a whole bunch of other shit that don't make just too much sense to me (did I really see a clip of Ryu slugging it out with that dude from Gatchaman?), along with a scene from what looked like Wii Dead Rising or something wherein some dude with a chainsaw went at it with zombies wearing Servbot helmets. Whatever, dude. Just check the clip out!

http://gaygamer.net/2008/10/japanese_ni … .html#more

I wonder if Nintendo's been holding out on us on purpose? I was losing a lot of faith here.

XLord007 Oct 3, 2008

allyourbaseare wrote:

I was like "Oh, Punch Out.  That's cute."  And then I saw Sin & Punishment 2.  HOL-EE CRAP am I excited for that one!! :3

I'm definitely in the above camp.  Never been into the Punch-Out series.

Also, Klonoa for the Wii = teh win and the Rygar game was announced over a year ago.

Angela Mar 3, 2009

Angela wrote:

And the controls are to be motion-based, but it'd be sweet if they implemented conventional gameplay for old time's sake as well.

And that they have.  IGN confirms both control schemes:

http://wii.ign.com/articles/958/958936p1.html

Also, it was confirmed just a little while back, but we've now got a North America release date of May 18, 2009.  Am hyped!

SonicPanda Mar 4, 2009

I'll be honest, I'd be more excited if Nintendo were making a NEW Punch-Out! instead of (apparently) re-skinning the old. They might still add something new before it's done, but considering the quick-and-dirty New Control releases they have coming, I'm not counting on their ambition.
I was a much bigger fan of Super Punch-Out anyway.

TerraEpon Mar 4, 2009

Angela wrote:

Of course, if you didn't know what this topic was going to be about just by reading the subject header, you should pack up and leave the gaming community right now.  Forever.

*runs off like out of an anime, tears trailing behind*

Adam Corn Mar 4, 2009

Angela wrote:

Of course, if you didn't know what this topic was going to be about just by reading the subject header, you should pack up and leave the gaming community right now.  Forever.

Title tweaked to prevent mass exodus (and admin-less forum).

Angela Mar 4, 2009 (edited Mar 4, 2009)

Sigh.  The lacking knowledge of the old-school memorables is terribly disappointing. 

Excuse me while I go get punch drunk.

Amazingu Mar 4, 2009

Carl wrote:

the princess is in another castle

Are you sure she even exists?

Idolores Mar 7, 2009

Carl wrote:

the princess is in another castle

Fight! Carl! For everlasting peace!

Angela Mar 21, 2009

NOE had issued a new press release for the game, but shortly after had it removed.  Here's what was said:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessa … c=48671032

A number of things are revealed.  There's going to be thirteen opponents total, and a local multiplayer mode.  As far as the Wii controls go: "Armed with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, punching is a simple case of taking a swing at your opponent whilst holding different combinations of buttons. Soften them up with jabs by pressing up on the Nunchuk Control Stick when you punch, or crash home a super-charged Star Punch by holding the C or A Buttons as you let your hands go."

Also, just because it's so damned awesome, here again is Team Awesome's Nintendo Short Cuts "movie" trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiBER4iVwCw

Zane Mar 23, 2009

SonicPanda wrote:

I'll be honest, I'd be more excited if Nintendo were making a NEW Punch-Out! instead of (apparently) re-skinning the old. They might still add something new before it's done, but considering the quick-and-dirty New Control releases they have coming, I'm not counting on their ambition.

Same here, man. Oh, wow. Another rehash with new graphics and a Wii control scheme. How intuitive! Totally worth the $50.

Adam Corn Mar 23, 2009

I wonder if this is one instance of people being over-critical of a game before they know all there is to know about it.  If I'm not mistaken there have yet to even be any gameplay previews so it seems a bit early to be knocking it.

Also I'm curious what exactly you guys would expect in a sequel.  I mean it's not Fight Night it's Punch-Out, how much exactly is there that you can change while staying true to the property?  There are new fighters at least and for all we know the old ones might play differently.

I'll admit I'm not happy with this recent information about holding different buttons while swinging to alter your punches.  That sounds awfully similar to the Wii Sports baseball pitching scheme.  I'd much rather throw hooks and uppercuts by swinging like a hook or uppercut, which seems the whole point of Wii controls in the first place.  But I'm willing to give it the game the benefit of a doubt until we get more concrete information.

Angela Mar 23, 2009

Well, if all we have to judge by are the sporadic bits of footage we've been seeing, it's easy to come to the conclusion that this is looking like a largely re-skinned remake.  And you know what?  I'd be perfectly fine with that.  For fans such as myself, who views the original as a timeless piece of gaming entertainment (hell, after Contra, this is my favorite NES game of all-time), a straight-up remake would be right up my alley.  If they're somehow able to replicate the damned-near perfect challenge, gameplay and quirky charm of the original, then I might be set for another twenty-two years of blissful gaming.  :)

Which isn't to say I wouldn't be open to a brand new Punch-Out!!  (A completely new roster would probably be most people's definition of a "new" game.)  But I've always found myself to gravitate more toward the mechanics and aesthetics of the NES original rather than Super Punch-Out!!, so the more like the original this turns out to be, the better.

Angela Mar 25, 2009 (edited Mar 26, 2009)

GDC impressions are out.  It's all looking resoundingly positive so far:

IGN: http://wii.ign.com/articles/965/965798p1.html
1up.com: http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3173430&p=44
Eurogamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/gdc-p … t-hands-on
ShackNews: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57859

Balance Board support has also been confirmed.  In addition, a translated interview with producer Kensuke Tanabe, courtesy of NeoGAF's BikoBiko. 

And finally, some cam footage of the playable demo:

Glass Joe: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/47169.html
Von Kaiser: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/47171.html
King Hippo: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/47219.html
Disco Kid: http://www.gametrailers.com/player/47222.html
Von Kaiser: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/24127
King Hippo: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/24129
Disco Kid: http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/24128

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