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Dance Dance Revolution X3 VS 2ndMix
Dance Dance Revolution X3 VS 2ndMix's interface and background music strongly resemble that which appeared in Dance Dance Revolution II/Hottest Party 5. This connection may possibly stem from both games releasing within a month of each other, suggesting they were developed simultaneously and shared development assets.
person aa1205 calendar_month May 5, 2024
Article on List of North American Console DDR Games:

RemyWiki articles on DDR X3 VS 2ndMix and DDRII/HP5:

Video of DDR II Interface:

Video of DDR X3 VS 2ndMix Interface:
Peter Gabriel: Eve
The game's North American release was originally slated for 1996, concurrently with the European release. However, the American CD-ROM market crashed that year, resulting in the intended publisher, Starwave, exiting the market in favor of website development. The game was eventually picked up by Graphix Zone, who brought it to American storefronts in May 1997.
person VinchVolt calendar_month May 3, 2024
May 3, 1997 edition of Billboard magazine (pg. 86 of 116 in the preview):

The Obscuritory article:
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted
In December 2020, Steel Wool Studios announced that the "Curse of Dreadbear" DLC originally released for the game in 2019 would be ported to Xbox consoles and Nintendo Switch. While the DLC would be released for the Switch version of the game on September 28, 2021, development on the Xbox version appears to have been abandoned as there have been no updates on it since the initial announcement in 2020.
person Violett calendar_month April 24, 2024
subdirectory_arrow_right Explosive Fighter Patton (Game), Psychosis (Game), Slider (Game), Llamatron: 2112 (Game), The Orion Conspiracy (Game)
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person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month April 11, 2024
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
In 2012, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie was ported to the PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network under the PlayStation 2 Classics line. However, it was taken down shortly afterwards with no official explanation. Audiences quickly inferred that the port's withdrawal was due to the poor reception it drew thanks to various emulation issues involved with it, though it may have also been due to THQ going bankrupt and Activision acquiring the license to make games based on Nickelodeon properties around the same time. Among these emulation issues, the 16:9 display (which was the default option) stretched the game rather than properly re-rendering it at a higher aspect ratio, the audio for in-engine cutscenes frequently stuttered and fell behind by up to a second, certain textures were noticeably blurry due to the game being displayed at a higher resolution than what it was designed for, and gameplay suffered from prominent input lag compared to the original release.
person VinchVolt calendar_month March 25, 2024
With a release date of November 1976, Fonz is the first ever video game based on an officially licensed property on record.
Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2 is the first Mario game to be released during the Reiwa era – the reign of Naruhito as Emperor of Japan – following the abdication of Akihito on April 30, 2019. To commemorate this, Nintendo of Japan's Instagram account posted a video concurrently with Naruhito's ascension on May 1 where Mario travels through each of Japan's imperial eras since the franchise's inception, with each one being represented by a different style in Super Mario Maker 2. The Super Mario Bros. style represents the Shōwa era (Hirohito's reign), the Super Mario World style represents the Heisei era (Akihito's reign), and the Super Mario 3D World style represents the Reiwa era. Coincidentally, although Super Mario 3D World was released during the Heisei era, it would later be ported to the Nintendo Switch in 2021, two years after the Reiwa era's onset.
Inverse Ninjas vs. The Public Domain
subdirectory_arrow_right Mickey Mouse (Franchise)
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person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month January 1, 2024
subdirectory_arrow_right Stargate (Game), Balloon Fight (Game), Joust (Game)
Attachment The Nintendo Entertainment System versions of Defender II, Joust, and Millipede were all conceived as part of a failed deal between Nintendo and Atari to distribute the Famicom internationally. Development was outsourced to HAL Laboratory, who decided to publish the games themselves in 1987 after Nintendo took international distribution of the console into their own hands two years prior. One additional title was put together as part of the Atari deal, but it was never released, with none of the parties involved revealing what it was.

Because of the circumstances behind their conception, the Japanese versions of these three games all feature title screens reminiscent of Famicom launch titles, with the copyright information uniformly reading "COPYRIGHT 1983 ATARI". When Nintendo of America exported the games to North America in 1988, the title screens were made more elaborate and the copyright info was updated. The ways of accessing the game's modes are also changed in the North American release; instead of having them all available on the title screen, the player must press Start in Defender II and Millipede to bring up a menu (itself displaying additional copyright information). In Joust, pressing Start skips the menu and automatically begins Game A; the player must press Select in order to access the menu.

The development of Joust as a launch title for an Atari-distributed system would have a prominent knock-on effect on HAL and Nintendo's future. The game was one of the first titles to be programmed by Satoru Iwata, who would go on to become a vital asset to HAL thanks to his coding skills before becoming Nintendo's president in 2002, and his experiences developing Joust would help him program Balloon Fight.
person VinchVolt calendar_month November 28, 2023
Donkey Kong: Original Edition
Attachment Unusually, the 3DS version of Donkey Kong: Original Edition was originally released with an unfinished ROM predating the hack's previous Wii release. The only change in the unfinished version was that the copyright assigned the game as a 2008 release instead of 2010, suggesting that it was originally intended to be released for the 25th anniversary of Donkey Kong's Famicom port and delayed for Super Mario Bros.' anniversary. The game would soon be patched the use the Wii ROM instead.
The Day Before
In January 2023, the game's Steam page was pulled along with a gameplay trailer on YouTube the following month, with developer Fntastic stating that there had been trademark issues surrounding the game's title, with the game being delayed to November of that year as a result. However, the studio's founders revealed that there were already plans to delay the game prior to the trademark disputes, which was intended to be announced as part of a ten minute gameplay trailer. They also defended against claims that the game was a scam, due to being backed by publisher Mytona and evaluated on their progress regularly. They also stated that "we didn't take a penny from people: no crowdfunding, no pre-orders, no donations".
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month November 18, 2023
Chip's Challenge 2
Chip's Challenge 2 was finished in 1990, two years after the completion of Chip's Challenge and a year after the latter game's release, but due to the IP being sold, it had to wait 25 years to see an official release in 2015, following five years of negotiation over the series' rights.
Taz-Mania 2
subdirectory_arrow_right Taz-Mania (Game)
There were two Game Boy games based on Taz-Mania developed roughly around the same time, but were released in each region at different points and under different names:

• The first game Taz-Mania was released in 1994 and was released in North America under that name, but in Europe the game was renamed to Looney Tunes 2: Tasmanian Devil in Island Chase. Despite this, the game's title screen was not changed and still reads as Taz-Mania.

• The second game was released in Europe in 1993 under the name Taz-Mania to compensate for the first one being rebranded to a general Looney Tunes game and had no indication of being a second Taz-Mania game. The North American version of the game would be released as Taz-Mania 2 in 1997, long after the European version of the game and two years after the show it was based on ended.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month October 14, 2023
Bombshell Barista: Speed Dating
While the version of the game was released on schedule, the Steam version was delayed due to Steam erroneously believing the game was made using AI, forcing the devs to prove that the game was made by humans. Unfortunately, Steam's review team rejected the inital appeal due to an error on their part, forcing them to re-apply. The Steam version was finally released on September 29, 2023.
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month September 29, 2023
Super Mario Maker
When asked about why Super Mario Maker would be releasing on September 11th, the date that four coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out against the United States in 2001, Nintendo representative Julie Gagnon responded:

"Nintendo is really respectful of this date, but the thing is that when we launched Super Mario Bros back in 1985, it was September 13th. And, as we have worked with retailers on Friday as a launch day, the date worked out as Friday, September 11th for this year."

Due to this awkward release timing, promotional materials for the game would word the release date as the "11th of September", even in countries that use an MM/DD format.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 28, 2023
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
This game was delayed twice prior to its release. Initially, it was delayed to April 8, 2022 from its initial release date of December 3, 2021. However, on March 9, 2022, the game was delayed again indefinitely in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Despite this, a mistake on Nintendo's part lead to one player who pre-installed the game to her Nintendo Switch being able to play it in a completed state on April 8. Six days later, Nintendo issued a refund to this player and revoked access to the game. Eventually, the game would finally be released on April 21, 2023.
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month September 21, 2023
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Attachment According to page 17 of the official Nintendo Power Player's Guide, Conker's tab at the Cock & Plucker pub in the opening cutscene has the following information:

• The Cock and Plucker is addressed at 200 Squirrel Tail Road.
• The tab is dated for March 5, 2001. This is the original release date for the game.
• Conker's tab includes 3 Draft Beers, 20 Tequila Shots, 6 Gin & Tonic (with Water crossed out), 5 Whiskey Sours, and 2 Double Scotch, totaling to an amount of $173.
VeggieTales: Minnesota Cuke and the Coconut Apes
subdirectory_arrow_right VeggieTales (Franchise)
This game marked the first appearance of "Minnesota Cuke" in the VeggieTales franchise, predating his appearance on the VeggieTales TV show (in the episode "Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush") by at least half a year.
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month September 11, 2023
Minnesota Cuke and the Coconut Apes release date:

Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush release date:

Note: There seems to be some debate on when exactly Minnesota Cuke and the Coconut Apes came out. Some sites claim it was in 2003, but others claim it was in 2004. Either way, it definitely came out before the episode, which was released in 2005.
Star Fox 64 3D
The North American release of the game was originally announced to be September 11, 2011, but it was pushed forward by 2 days, likely so that it wouldn't coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks carried out against the United States on that same day.
person CuriousUserX90 calendar_month September 9, 2023
Far Cry 6
DLC starring Danny Trejo called Dani & Danny vs Everyone was accidentally released ahead of its December 2021 schedule, forcing Ubisoft to remove it in an update.
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