I've been watching this one go on for a couple days now, but it seems like it's finally time to talk about it. There's been a bit of hubbub in the Smash Bros. Melee competitive scene, with tournament player William "Leffen" Hjelte being the focus. Turns out Leffen was unable to obtain a 'P1' Visa in order to travel and play in the Smash Bros. e-Sports scene. The Visa was denied because the USCIS doesn't recognize eSports as legitimate sports. Now fans are aiming to help Leffen and all eSports players facing the same issues by petitioning the White House. The petition looks to have eSports recognized as legitimate sport, therefore taking care of the P1 Visa issue.
I mean, I've certainly seen more random things than this, but it's definitely up there. This is a fan-made project that's actually a full-length feature. It's set to go live on YouTube tomorrow. We'll be sure to share the whole thing with you!
Kick & Fennick tells the story of a young boy named Kick who finds himself waking up in a bright and colorful, yet dangerous world. Armed with a giant gun that can be used to shoot down enemy robots, while also allowing him to make huge jumps using the weapon’s powerful recoil, Kick searches for a way to the highest tower in the city to find a new energy core for Fennick, his helpful flying robot friend. Together they must explore this strange new world, jumping and shooting their way through 45 levels of collapsed skyscrapers, treadmills, bounce-pads, magnets, teleporters, and a big guard robot that are out to stop Kick at all costs!
Key features of Kick & Fennick include:
Players take on the role of Kick and must use a combination of jumping and blasting to navigate all 45 levels and find their way to the Core Tower to save Fennick!
Marvel at the brightly colored world of Kick & Fennick, with inspired character design, intricate and delightfully chaotic levels, highly-detailed animations, and a cinematic camera system that dynamically follows all of the action.
Kick & Fennick offers up challenging platforming adventures and puzzles that will keep gamers of all ages and skill levels engaged without throwing their controller in frustration.
Well here's a bit of sad news. It seems that whoever is in charge of the Momotaro Dentetsu broadcast made a mistake. When entering in information for this week's broadcast feature, they copied over some of the details from the last broadcast. That broadcast featured LEGO Marvel's Avengers, which is available on Wii U/3DS. Whoever copied over the info when talking about Momotaro Dentetsu forgot to remove the Wii U/3DS mention. The Momotaro Dentetsu being shown is the one that released on Wii back in 2007.
Another amiibo-related milestone for Nintendo. I honestly didn't think the cards would catch on as much as they did. I actually feel dumb saying that, since I picked up a few packs myself!
- 1 new and 1 returning set of Pokémon badges