Starting January 15 Nintendo 3DS owners in Japan will be able to download Collavier's new Comic Studio app, with a Western release planned down the road. Several manga making apps were released for the DS over the years, and the 3DS has built-in notepad functionality and educational game options like Colors! 3D and Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, but this new￥800 (roughly $7.63 USD) app looks to be the latest and most powerful way to put together comics on Nintendo's flagship handheld.
Kudos to game developer and geek dad Mike Mika, who achieved what few parents can by making the seemingly impossible happen for his three-year-old daughter, a Donkey Kong player who asked the simple question, "How can I play as the girl? I want to save Mario!" Mika and a friend were able to hack the game and replace all the various graphic elements needed to change Pauline from one of Nintendo's best known damsels in distress into a playable heroine. Writing about the
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why, each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: What's the deal with the Super Mario family of video games? Which of the games "actually" happened? -- @pbarb
A: If you don't follow me on Twitter, then you mis
With Batman donning a new suit that stores and releases kinetic energy in the Wii U ported Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, it only seems fair that his playable co-star Catwoman might also stand to upgrade her tech, right? With Catwoman's flashy new blue lightning-y claws matching Batman's similarly glowing gauntlets, it appears so. Of course, that's not the only change to Selina Kyle's signature catsuit. Compared to her original costume, her new armor leaves a lot mo
ComicsAlliance made its first trek to the Electronic Games Expo 2012 this past week, taking in a bevy of comic book and superhero related titles including The Avengers: Battle For Earth, the reimagined Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition for Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console, plus Injustice: Gods Among Us, Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes, The Amazing Spider-Man game, Young Justice: Legacy and many others. If you've never been to an E3 before, the closest comparison just mig
In the absence of an official video game tie-in to The Avengers movie this summer, fans have been eager for information about Ubisoft's new motion controlled title, The Avengers: Battle For Earth, which is slated for release later this year on the Xbox 360 Kinect and Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console. Only a teaser trailer and a few still imag
Having already sold several million units on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, Batman: Arkham City has set its sights on Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console with a new edition boasting enhanced gameplay features and console-specific controls specifically designed for the new, tablet-like, Wii U GamePad. Scheduled for a holiday