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Screw You Ebay/Amazon! Shantae Coming To 3DS Virtual Console This Summer

Written by Steven T.

With the might of a hundred clasping fists, I raise my hand in the air with absolute jubilee! Last year came news that the original Gameboy Color game Shantae might come to the 3DS virtual console. Wayforward’s Matt Bozon confirmed today via Twitter that the it will be released this summer. “Shantae Virtual Console update: looks like mid June-early July. Will keep you posted!” the tweet reads.

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Here’s a set of some tiny, simple, fan animations of Alta. She’s from the WayForward game Mighty Flip Champs. These were made way back in 2014 (an exact 2 years ago from this date actually) when I just started learning animation. My goal was to make extremely limited, but convincing, loops using only 4 frames each.

Originally, these were going to be sprites for a Mighty Flip Champs fan game that was being made in-between some other fan game projects that I was part of at the time.

Now… I look back and think of the many things that I would have done better. If I was to remake these now, there would be vast improvement! Consider these stepping stones I guess.

Alta and Mighty Flip Champs belong to WayForward.

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Mighty Milky Way / Flip Champs OST

Been listening to this a lot today.  I love Kaufman’s stuff. : |  It’s really impressive to me how far he pushed the sound quality between Flip Champs and Milky Way.  Can’t wait to hear how the upcoming Mighty will sound, but it’s on 3DS so that’s a whole new ballgame I presently can not and no time soon will be able to participate in, sadly.

Haven’t been tumbling much between not getting a lot done, being on vacation, and trying to remember I’m on G+.  Come bug me if you haven’t found me yet. (https://plus.google.com/110960942178219648386/posts)

Tonight’s late night drawing is Alta from Mighty Flip Champs!  WayForward’s always has had surprisingly on point character design, and Mighty Flip Champs is no exemption, despite it pretty much being a tech demo side project.  Secretly, I really wish she’d make it into the next Smash Bros.

By the way, if you have a DSi, 3DS, PSP, PS3, or PS Vita, you should download Mighty Flip Champs, because it plays on all of those devices and is stupidly good.  You have no excuse.