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Sega Bringing Over 7th Dragon III Code: VFD On 3DS

Sega is bringing the popular 3DS RPG series 7th Dragon to the U.S. with the localization of its fourth entry – 7th Dragon III Code: VFD for the handheld this summer.

The game may be the fourth entry, but Sega says that story of this dungeon crawler stands by itself. Code: VFD takes place in 2100 when dragons have invaded the earth. You play as a dragon hunter working for Nodens Enterprises – a video game company – who must travel through time before facing off against the 7th dragon.

Players will build parties of three members, with up to three parties usable in a dungeon. Your options are further increased by the game's eight classes (like Samurai, God Hand, and Rune Knight), and players will have a wealth of character customization at their fingertips, from 40 character voices to 96 appearance options. You can also build up your Nodens HQ, complete with a lounge and cat cafe.

Kim was impressed enough with the title to tab it as one of the games she wanted to see localized from TGS 2015.

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Atari Bringing More Than 100 Classics To Steam In New Vault Collection

A new Atari compilation is coming to Steam this spring, featuring more than 100 retro games – including Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Tempest, and Warlords.

The compilation, Atari Vault, features local and online multiplayer support, Steam leaderboards, and support for the Steam controller. 

Atari Vault is being developed by Code Mystics, which worked on several Atari Greatest Hits compilations on the Nintendo DS, and the mobile compilation Atari's Greatest Hits. The latter had 100 old-school Atari games, 18 of which were arcade ports, with the remaining 82 coming from the Atari 2600 console.

If you're interested in seeing the game before it comes to Steam this spring, it's going to be shown at Pax South next week in San Antonio. That event runs from January 29-31.

 

Our Take
Atari is promising that this compilation features "an upgraded user interface," and I hope that includes robust filtering options. Sorting through more than 100 games can be a daunting task, and hopefully it's easy to tag your favorite games so they aren't lost in a list. Better yet, I'm hoping there's a way to hide games. If this draws from the 2600 age, as past comps have, there are more than a few irredeemable duds among the roster.

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Gunman Clive Creator Bringing A Demo Of His Game To… Game Boy Color?

Bertil Hörberg, creator of the 3DS (and now Wii U) platformer Gunman Clive recently posted an update about a surprising side project.

Hörberg, for fun, decided to bring his game to Game Boy and Game Boy Color – a handheld console that was discontinued in 2003. It's not a port of the full game, but rather a demo port of the first level.

You can check out our review of Gunman Clive 2 by heading here.

[Source: @BertilHrberg]

 

Our Take
It's a weird, but charming side project, and one totally in line with the tone of the game. It feels like a classic Game Boy platformer to begin with.

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Nintendo Celebrates Back To The Future Day By Bringing Wild Gunman To Virtual Console

Back to the Future fans likely remember Wild Gunman as the game Marty McFly plays while visiting the '80s café in Back to the Future Part II. The kids of 2015 weren’t particularly thrilled with his display, but maybe you’ll have better luck impressing today's youth when Wild Gunman arrives on Virtual Console this week.

Wild Gunman launched alongside the NES on October 18, 1985 and hasn’t been re-released in any form until now. The light-gun shooter originally used the NES Zapper, which the Wii remote will emulate in the Virtual Console release. If you're a Smash fan, you may recognize the gunslingers from Duck Hunt dog's attacks in Super Smash Bros. 

The game arrives to the European Wii U Virtual Console Thursday, October 22 with news of a U.S. release possibly hitting around the same time (Thursday mornings are typically when Nintendo shares downloadable release news). 

You can watch Marty flaunt his Wild Gunman skills in the clip below. 

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Our Take
I've never played Wild Gunman, but it's always nice to see the Virtual Console bolstered by another classic title. Doing this as a way to celebrate Back to the Future, which I am nostalgic for, is a cool gesture as well. 

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