Nightly News Roundup: 2011.02.07

Street Fighter IV 3DS online is seamless, a rumored Metroid design doc, and this week’s downloadable games make up tonight’s Nightly News Roundup.

By Matthew Tidman. Posted 02/07/2011 20:08 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Super Street Fighter IV 3DS Online To Be “Seamless”

Nintendo has not had a good track record with its online matchmaking. While some games are fine, others bog the player down with long wait times and annoying menu selection after menu selection. But fear not, Street Fighter fans. Producer Yoshinori Ono is claiming that Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition will not suffer from the foibles of other fighting games. “In online versus battles, you will not have to worry about going through a complicated selection mode or screen to find a suitable partner,” Ono said. “The game will find one for you on the Internet – it will be seamless. Online versus battles will be global, so you’ll be playing against the strongest fighters from Japan and America.” So there you have it. Here’s hoping that Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition sets a high bar when it releases at the launch of 3DS.

Source: VG 24/7

Rumor: Metroid Prime 1.5 Design Doc Found?

Did Samus originally have another adventure planned before her trip to Aether? A Neogaf forum member named Mama Robotnik claims to have come across a design doc on a Web site belonging to Tony C. Giovanni, who was one of the level designers at Retro Studios when the Prime games were being released. While the source of this information is no longer available, the poster claims that the 7,000-word design proposal included many new elements for the series including a co-op mode.

This does sound too incredible to be believed, and it did come from Neogaf, but the sheer size of the design doc (archived on the Metroid Wiki, Wikitroid) is an incredible hoax if it is completely made up.

Source: Neogaf, Joystiq

Nintendo Download: Spotting,, and Shawn Johnson

Nintendo has released six new downloadable titles and two new WiiWare demos today. Spot the Differences! is the sole full WiiWare title released this week challenging players to, er, spot the differences in 160 scenes. If you’re looking for a Virtual Console fix this week, Natsume’s shooter S.C.A.T. sets players the task of defeating an alien race bent on conquest before humanity becomes extinct. For DSiWare, gamers can choose between picking up side-scrolling shooter G.G. Series: Dark Spirits, puzzle games Boom Boom Squaries and 505 Tangram, and gymnastics game Shawn Johnson Gymnastics. Looking for free WiiWare demos, players may pick either LIT or Urbanix. Full details on any of these games can be found at the link below.

Source: Nintendo

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