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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Is Coming To Nintendo Platforms

Posted by Damien McFerran

Life imitates art

The Angry Video Game Nerd made a name for himself by attacking NES games, but now he's come full circle.

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is a pixel-heavy 2D platform adventure which stars everyone's favourite grumpy gamer, complete with Power Glove and Zapper. It's been confirmed that it will be coming to modern Nintendo consoles — which basically means the Wii U and 3DS, presumably via their respective eShop stores.

You can check out some gameplay footage below.

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Stuffgamer1 said:

@Vic_Atreides: I don't think James will LET them make it suck...he'd never live it down.

This announcement is cool...I always like having options other than PC. Hoping for a PSN announcement next, though.



Shiryu said:

Sweet! Looking forward to it, but I do wonder if "Shovel Knight" won't be the better game...



chiefeagle02 said:

My favorite video of his is for Castlevania II, opening with a melancholic "This game sucks." Like haiku, it brilliantly summed up the whole experience while saying very little.



Rief said:

Must Have, i will buy it even if it sucks, just because of what it is.



manu0 said:

It's probably going to be bad...and then James will say it was intentional...




@SilentHunter382 Yes, he stopped being funny like 4 years ago, fecal matter jokes now are boring and tedious.

This is a man who pretty much screwed his career by himself: overusing the avgn to the point that now the show isn't funny anymore, then his kickstarter campaigns fiasco where he received MUCH MORE money than he originally needed to fund his avgn movie and all the fanboys claim will be used for it (yeah, sure, and the catholic church will give all its money to africa), then all the horrible and talentless videos that pedophile Mike matei uploads all the time on his channel (specially his reviews of MIMEYCRAFTA and elmo in grouchland), then another fiasco came in the form of the cheetahmen kickstarter with that old fraud greg pabich and when matei chickened out saying they didn't know what they were getting into (rolfe made money by signing limited carts of this, so yeah, totally unaware....), then AVGN MOVIE will be premiered in 2018 by the looks of it and now this.....
Sorry Rolfe, but I like my money in my pocket rather than wasting it..... (and I know some fanboys will disagree with me, but meh....)



A1234 said:

no thanks. don't support him at all. agree with SilentHunter382 and FOURSIDE_BOY, but I never thought he was funny from the get go. negativity and hatred is not funny.



ClockworkMario said:

Well you're entitled to your opinion (I disagree with it BTW) but calling Matei pedophile and horrible is completely uncalled for. I don't know if you were trying to be funny. You were not.

On a lighter note the game seems promising. Might download it if the price is right.




@InternetBowser See his elmo in grouchland review, then we'll talk. That kind of humor was just sick and not funny; a grown 30 something year old man watching an elmo movie and relating everything to sex wherever he can and making pedophile voices? that guy needs therapy from my point of view, and no, I wasn't trying to be funny.



nastobi123 said:

things i want from that game
1. if James gets hurt, he should yell profanities
2. Final Boss is Atari ET
3. The beer should be his mushroom
4. The 3 pens on his pocket should be special powers.



Gregor said:

You have got to be kidding me. I mean the nerd is funny and all but the most I expected to come out of this game was a steam green light title. I think he's pushing it a bit...



Gregor said:

But if this IS coming to Nintendo consoles I hope he makes it Ninty exclusive. It would help get his point across better. In fact, if this comes on to Steam GreenLight lets all downvote it!



Mr_Nose said:

No thanks.

He's had his five minutes.

I'm sure there are playgrounds all over the world full of children who love yelling at video games, and shouting strings of obscenities, who are going to get mad at me, but there are other self obsessed connivers on the internet. They need lovin' too.



HardToBe said:

Never heard so much negativity about The Nerd before. Are the people making all these negative comments 40 years old and up?

It's satire guys lighten up



StephenYap3 said:

(runs down the street screaming)

I am a huge fan AVGN. Pardon me, people.



WaveBoy said:

Nice Mega Man 2 nod with giant floating orange heads which look simular to those seen in Air man's stage. Anyways! I used to be a BIG fan of his earlier work(06'-07' Best times ever on the Including the Game Jew and Awesome Video Games. Then we got Captain S and Little Miss Gamer which weren't too shabby either!) when he was Fresh off YouTube back in 2006-2007.

His TMNT review was absolutely hilarious and something many of us could relate to, as well as his akward Dr.Jeckyl & Mr.Hyde review, not to mention his glorious Halloween special including Friday the 13th! During his first year i remember being so excited just to catch a glimpse of his next video which typically came out every 2 weeks. Now? Not excited in the least, but i still check out everything he does and yes that includes the underrated and unappreciated Mike M.



hYdeks said:

HAH! A AVGN game, this has to be on of Jame's dreams come true Can't wait to play it, lots of Nintendo love in that trailor



nomeacuerdo said:

This game feels just... weird. It's not like he's selling out to the industry he criticises, neither that he will have the means to make the game rock. The game will be just another plataformer.

What I really want to see is the full Nintendo approval proccess, and how the game will turn out. Not sure if I want to spend more than 1 buck for it. Maybe it could work better for iPhone.



sdcazares1980 said:

I HOPE he puts up his theme song on the title screen. I think that alone will get the M rating. ;D

Also, if the game gets panned, what a huge irony that will be!



Bass_X0 said:

I still enjoy AVGN. Even if you mentally "white noise" out the swearing and offensive references, so that you ignore it completely, it's still a good and enjoyable show to watch.

Saying that it only appeals to people who laugh at someone who swears and makes offensive references is not true.

Now the satire reviewer that does quite annoy me is Zero Punctuation. He really rubs me up the wrong way.



_MorbidFaith said:

Really excited for this

Been a AVGN for years now. I do agree the latest episode aren't the greatest but I mean he is working on a movie so you can't blame him. Hopefully Mike isn't in it he ruined AVGN for me he's alright but his jokes are downright stupid.



DarkLloyd said:

@Fusion14 "But if this IS coming to Nintendo consoles I hope he makes it Ninty exclusive. It would help get his point across better. In fact, if this comes on to Steam GreenLight lets all downvote it!"

your too late on that its already been on greenlight and been a success

p.s. Cant wait to play the game lol



nocode said:

This is awesome, a definite buy for me. The dude's provided us with hours of entertainment for free...he's got my support.



TomJ said:

This is the last thing we need right now, a guy with no self-control who now has his own game.



Stuffgamer1 said:

@SirQuincealot: If it can release on PC no problem, it's highly unlikely that a PSN release would be undoable. You'd be surprised what Nintendo references can sneak in on other platforms, really...the 360 version of Banjo-Kazooie didn't even edit the Game Boy out of the file select screen.



allav866 said:

@Stuffgamer1 that's mainly because they didn't do any model editing. they enhanced some textures, edited the text, removed the N64 logo, added XBLA features, like leaderboards and the like, and used coding to ensure nothing switched to its low-poly model. Other than that, no models were edited, as far as I can tell.



Rapadash6 said:

The Nerd himself must've insisted on it, considering how ScrewAttack wears their disdain for Nintendo on their sleeves. Definately wasn't expecting this on Nintendo platforms, but I'm glad it'll be available to those fans, of whom I suspect make up a large portion of the AVGN's fan base. Also, when's the movie going to be released? I feel like it was in its "final stages" for a while now.



KAHN said:

was NOT expecting it on Nintendo consoles. i watch his videos, but not for him though. i mainly watch them for the games he decides to play. personally, i don't think his jokes are that funny, and as i said before, i only watch his videos for the games he plays. might pick this up though.



TwilightV said:

Eh. I'll wait for the Nostalgia Critic, RinryGameGame, Little Miss Gamer and Game Grumps games.



Sneaker13 said:

I'm a fan of the AVGN and I'm glad this game is coming to the Nintendo consoles. I don't like AVGN that much when he is cursing like crazy. So I hope that that won't be a big part of the game.



theblackdragon said:

i hope this hits the 3DS! i love the AVGN and will totes purchase his game if it's on a console i own D:



Gridatttack said:

I like watching AVGN, but im going to be honest. The gameplay video looks like the game sucks. The level design is uninteresting.
And some graphics looks meh.
I hope the final product will be much better.



Gioku said:

I've learned a lot about video game history watching AVGN. I prefer his later ones that are mostly just commentary and don't have some gimmick (like friday the 13th).

I'm really excited for this now that I know I can get it on 3DS!



ShortSleevedNook said:

So the Nerd has his own game on a Nintendo console...

They should make an NES version that plays on an actual NES! Then James can review it.



Stuffgamer1 said:

@allav866: I know WHY it's still in there, from a technical standpoint. But the fact remains that Nintendo allowed them to release it in that state. Probably wouldn't have been too hard to edit if it had really been necessary.



Capt_N said:

Eh, not really a fan of "The Nerd"/AVGN. Too much swearing, negativity, sick jokes, as well as sick characters; the pickle, the blasphemous Christ/godzilla/mech-mash-up character, which to me, is highly more offensive than the pickle, or the swearing. But, it's all pretty offensive, & obnoxious to me. The theatrics can be a bit corny at times, & funny at other, but it is satire. Then there are the controversies/debates over whether Rolfe, &/or crew intentionally lied about causes they asked for money for from their fans.

Again, I'm not really a fan, but to me, Rolfe does better, when he's in a video he's made, as himself, talking like a human being, about his perspectives of gaming, his memories of Sonic, Mortal Kombat, & the bit-wars between Nintendo, & Sega; stuff like that. As for when he's "The Nerd", I think he does better, when he basically just does the gameplay, talks about it, while doing so, & brings up legitimate issues w/ said game(s). Or like when he talks his audience through how he goes about making an episode; again stuff like that.

As a Christian gamer, & even probably if I wasn't a Christian, I'd probably be the same towards "The Nerd", & Rolfe as I am now: meaning I really wouldn't be a fan of the man, or his created character. Obviously, everyone is entitled to their opinions, but that's just mine.

The pre-release gameplay looks alright, I suppose. Though, I do get a feeling of the game trying to be risque, w/ the blood/etc., which to me, kinda falls in the same category as using sexual imagery in a game to sell it ~ tacky. It(the gameplay trailer on gametrailers) also reminds me of something else I am not a fan of - Aqua Teen Force. I seriously hope that if the game gets a mature rating, for the blood/etc., that Nintendo will not try to parade the game as a mature title, for the sake of attempting to capture possible consumers, who will buy a game, just b/c it's m rated.

Lastly, & this is a side note: Maybe it's just me, but does it feel like in the last 7-8yrs., specifically the last 5, that more, & more personalities are appearing on Youtube? BlackNerdComedy, BrentalFloss, NostalgiaCritic, NostalgiaChick, Game Grumps, Egoraptor, Nerdy Nummies, etc.



WaveBoy said:

Based off of the gameplay videos, this looks like another
run of the mill generic flash based platformer, BUT oh looky! it's starring the AVGN and there's random retro videogame references like the hills from Super Mario World or the floating heads from Air man's stage in MM2. This game doesn't desserve to rake in the dough...But you bet it will since it bares the AVGN name.....The upside? Enemies explode into pixel guts.




@Rief And there goes my point as to why avgn fanboys are the worst ones, they will buy anything with avgn in its title.



Rief said:

@FOURSIDE_BOY I wouldn't consider myself a Fanboy, i like him, but i surely wouldn't buy everything with his name in the title. So, now what?



SilentHunter382 said:

@FOURSIDE_BOY Just because someone wants a game bearing the AVGN name or any game for that matter, doesn't make them a fanboy. Also not all Fanboys buy everything bearing the person/products name.



Pod said:

While that was a very short glimpse, the promo shot has me all giggly.

Looks like something right out of the Amiga library, with the insanely strong pastel colors.



Bass_X0 said:

a grown 30 something year old man watching an elmo movie and relating everything to sex wherever he can and making pedophile voices?

An adult watching kids movies to make fun of them from an adult perspective for other adults is pretty much what these internet movie reviewers do. I didn't see anything worse than a typical South Park episode.

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