Category: Profiles

Virtua Fighter Profiles: Jacky Bryant, Jeet Kune Do

Jacky and Sarah Bryant are brother and sister characters that both use Jeet Kune Do, the Way of the Intercepting Fist. Bruce Lee created this method of fighting in 1967. Interestingly, they don’t fight the same at all. Typically in fighting games, these two would be clones of each other, but instead, they……


Rest In Peace Masaya Nakamura, founder of Namco

The founder of Namco, one of the most important companies in video game history, has passed away. Masaya Nakamura was born on December 24th, 1925. In 1955, he established the Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company, which was later shortened to Namco. Namco, of course, contributed to much of the Golden Age of Arcades. Most importantly, they……


Fire Emblem Gaiden remake for the 3DS!

Nintendo recently unveiled Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia for the 3DS along with many other Fire Emblem titles. This can only be seen as good news, as the series is fantastic. The most exciting thing about this is that it’s a remake of the Famicom exclusive Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second game in the……


Some thoughts on Nintendo Switch…

Let’s just get this out of the way up front…I’m a huge Nintendo fanboy and Zelda looks amazing. I cannot wait for that game. Arms looks like it’ll be super fun, too. Now that we’ve established that, here are some thoughts on the Switchand Nintendo in general…

Nintendo seems to avoid good decisions like the plague.

Seriously, Nintendo…….


Mother 3 on Switch? How about Earthbound 64?

Earthbound 64 you say? Why, that’s not a thing. But it is! Or…it was, until Mother 3 came out on Game Boy Advance. Recent rumors, interpreted by super optimistic fans, point to a possible release of Mother 3 on the Switch Virtual Console. However, before Mother 3 graced the Game Boy Advance in……


Virtua Fighter Profile: Pai Chan, practitioner of Ensei-ken

Pai Chan is a character that has been there since the beginning. She is the lone child of Lau Chan, another character from the series. Lau works tirelessly to perfect his martial arts, and has trained his daughter since a very young age. Oddly enough, the father and daughter duo fight with different……


Virtua Fighter Profiles: Akira Yuki

Akira Yuki practices Hakkyoku-ken, also known as Baji quan. He serves as the mascot character for Virtua Fighter. He may look like a generic Ryu clone, but there are some interesting things about him. For one, he is a Japanese character who is using a Chinese style of fighting. Typically, you see the……


Artist Profile: Tsuyoshi Nagano

Tsuyoshi Nagano is a master artist hailing from Japan. He is best known for his artwork for the box art of Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Nobunaga’s Ambition, the historical simulation games by Kou Shibusawa developed by Koei. He also provided a large amount of the artwork for the Japanese Star Wars posters and……