Reminder: Today is a huge day for platforming!

Just in case you have been living under a rock, here is what is being released today for platformer fans:

I myself am very much looking forward to de Blob, as according to the reviews it is shaping up to be one of the best Wii games out there. If you read just one review for de Blob, make sure it is the IGN one as it is actually very informative and well written. Wario Land is also getting some nice critical acclaim, and Kirby is a for sure buy for fans of the pink puff ball as many regard this entry in the series to be the very best one. To top it all off Mega Man 9 hits the Wii’s Virtual Console a bit earlier than its 360 and PS3 counterparts for 1,000 Wii points, I myself am waiting for the HD 360 version. Vectorman also makes it’s was onto the VC, experience one of the best technically impressive platformers the Genesis has to offer.

Mega Man 1 & 2 as well as Earthworm Jim 2 get rated by ESRB for Wii

More news for you Virtual Console fiends out there, the ESRB rating board just gave ratings to Mega Man 1 & 2 for the NES. Most likely these will be releasing very soon in an attempt to capitalize on the Mega Man 9 hype. Second up we have Earthworm Jim 2, which follows suite of Earthworm Jim 1 which has already previously been rated by the ESRB. For those wondering, both will be from the Genesis version. I suspect an official announcement happening for Earthworm Jim 3 probably by the end of the year or early next year

Unreleased Vectorman (PS2) Screenshots

Anyone remember Vectorman on the Genesis? sure you do because its one of the systems best platformers which got a sequel and then basically died off until a couple of years ago when it was announced that a third game in the series would be coming to PS2… and then it was cancelled an probably for the right reasons judging from these screenshots courtesy of GamerHistory. It seems they were heading in the same direction that bomberman strayed on (Act Zero anyone?) but was thankfully restored to his classic self. To view the rest of them click here.