I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Archie Comics’ Mega Man but it got me thinking besides a few notable exceptions why aren’t there more comic books based on old school video games? It seems like a strange oversight. Perhaps there’s an issue acquiring the legal rights, but never the less here is a hastily assembled list (with a little help from Arthur Harkness) of those that I feel could transition flawlessly.
1. The Final Fantasy Series
Even if you only adapted the first 3 U.S. releases in the series you’d still have enough story to make a killer book. There’s a significant lack of high fantasy books on the shelf to begin with, throw in some incredibly iconic looking characters (Black Mage from FF1 anyone?), some cover art by concept designer Yoshitaka Amano and you got yourself a stew/book. The beauty of it is in the first game the plot is pretty basic, but you could incorporate so many more story points while keeping franchise essentials as part of it. The next two games (especially FF3) boast pretty complex storylines that would fit well if it were adapted.
E3 is still going strong and Nintendo dropped a couple bombs on us yesterday!
Let’s take a look see…
Mario Kart 8
Nintendo made an official announcement for the racing classic for the Wii U. The new game introduces a hover kart aspect that automatically turns on in certain stages and also brings back the bikes that were last seen in Mario Kart Wii to go along with the karts. Online play is planned to be pushed in this version and will allow players around the world to compete with one another through the Miiverse! Mario Kart 8 is set to be released for the Wii U in Spring 2014 and you can take a look at the trailer right here…
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