Weekly News Roundup: 4/25/2010

Games

Some of the silhouettes are so obvious who they are, Capcom might as well just have outright announced them. A few are slightly mysterious, at least. 

  • Capcom officially announced Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds which will have comic-book ink style look. Of the 30 characters that will be in the game, the known characters so far are Ryu, Wolverine, Hulk, Morrigan, Iron Man, and Chris Redfield. Suspected characters are Felicia, Frank West, Chun Li, Trish, Dante, Deadpool, Captain America, Doctor Doom, Super Skrull, and Dormammu. MVC3 will use the MT framework engine used in Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, but will be a 2D fighter in a 3D world like Street Fighter IV. For music, there will be 100 tracks of new and remixed songs. One of them just has to be a remix of "Take Me for a Ride."

  • From Capcom's Captivate 2010 event, they also a announced Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective, co-op for Dead Rising 2, a North American release for Okamiden, and free Super Street Fighter IV tournament DLC.

  • The PS3 version of Final Fight: Double Impact has DRM, but Capcom didn't tell anyone about it before it came out. It wouldn't be such a huge issue, but to even play the game you need a constant internet connection. Bad move for such an awesome game.

  • At the Super Street Fighter IV Fight Club in LA, SF champs Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong had epic SSFIV exhibition matches. The ending of their exhibition was amazing. Unfortunately, some jerk stole Capcom's laptop and cameras while everyone was leaving. How in the frak does that happen? Were there no Capcom people near the cameras at the time?

  • Street Fighter High is exactly how it sounds. It takes the Street Fighter characters, even Juri and C. Viper from IV, and puts them in the dangerous world of high school.

Figures

Movies

  • Marvel is thinking about doing lower budget movies for some of their second stringers, like Dr. Strange, Dazzler, Luke Cage, Ka-Zar, and the Power Pack. I could go for a Dr. Strange and a Dazzler movie, but let's just hope the money is used wisely and these don't end up looking like SyFy Originals.

- Shawn - 4/25/10


Weekly News Roundup: 4/18/2010

Games

What you need to know about Gears of War 3: Dom has a fuzzy beard. That is all.

  • The big reveal was spoiled last week, but bow there is a proper Gears of War 3 debut trailer that shows us a number of things to expect in the last chapter of this trilogy. The female Gear Anya Stroud introduced in the Gears of War comic series will be in the game, possibly along with other female Gears. Like the Elite from Halo, the Humans and Locusts unite, probably against the Lambent. There will be 4-player co-op. Most importantly, however, Dom now has a bigger and fuzzier beard. By the way, I call Anya.

  • A sentient set of Rathalos Armor from Monster Hunter is the newest exclusive Lost Planet 2 guest character. Rathalos will be in the Japanese PS3 version, but Capcom will most likely be brining it to North America, too.

  • Aerialbot Air Raid and Stunticon Breakdown are the latest two Transformers to be announced for War for Cybertron. If only one Aerialbot and one Stunticon are in the game, though, it means we won't see any Superion or Menasor action.

  • StarCraft II has somehow been rated Adults Only in Korea, which is funny because StarCraft is pretty much the only game that's played over there.

  • Japanese gamers are pissed that the new Xbox 360 side-scrolling shooter Strike Witches is being sold at full price (around $80) when it looks worse than a PSP game. I'd be mad, too, if I cared about Strike Witches.

Figures / Books

  • Here are all of Mattel's SDCC exclusives that you will not be able to get. I like that DC Infinite Heroes Starro set, but I don't really want to stand in a line for hours just to get it.

  • Sideshow Collectibles has announced their SDCC exclusives. The Mouser is cool.

Movies

  • The Green Lantern's suit will be almost entirely CG. I hope they have some great CG artists, otherwise this could look incredibly bad.

  • It appears that Joss Whedon will be directing The Avengers movie.

- Shawn - 4/18/10


Weekly News Roundup: 4/11/2010

Games

I was expecting a tasty hamburger or piece of chicken in the barrel, not all this awesomeness.

  • Capcom makes some awesome press kits, but the Final Fight: Double Impact press kit is their best yet. Housed in a foam rubber breakable barrel are Poison's "It's a Trap!" hair coloring, a Mike Haggar for Mayor pin, two arcade tokens with FF and Magic Sword images, a reversible t-shirt (Re-Elect Mike Haggar on one side, MS on the reverse), and the soundtrack on a cassette tape with FF music on one side and MS on the other. Looks like it's good that I haven't thrown out my cassette player yet. Capcom had made their press kits available to fans, so it's only a matter of time before this pops up on the Capcom Store.

  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker will have a Monster Hunter mode where Snake can hunt two huge monsters with the help of the lovable Felynes. If that's not enough cross-game promotion, Peace Walker will also have interactivity with Front Mission: Evolved for the PS3. You'll be able to equip your Front Mission mechs with pieces from the Metal Gears from Peace Walker. Man, these features really make me wish the game was on a proper console instead of the PSP, but now I'm going to have to get a PSP. Also, the MGS:PW CD single of the song "Love Deterrence" has a slip-off top for the character Paz. Since you can see through clothing in the game I guess you might as well be able to do it on a CD cover.

  • Pixels destroy New York and then the world in this fantastic video called Pixels.

  • The classic Rush 'N Attack is making a comeback with Rush 'N Attack: Ex-Patriot. It looks a lot like Bionic Commando: Rearmed and Shadow Complex.

  • Compile Heart is making a game about the videogame industry. It will be an RPG of sorts with four worlds with each world has a goddess who wears an outfit based on a PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and the R4.

  • The Wii version of Transformers: War for Cybertron has been renamed Cybertron Adventures. Will it even be the same game? Meanwhile, Amazon's pre-order bonus for the game is Demolisher, who is not nearly as cool as GameStop's Shockwave.

Figures / Toys

Movies / TV

  • A new Star Wars animated series is in the works, however, this will be a comedy series with Seth Green and Matthew Senreich having creative involvement. I'm not sure if this is such a good idea because the whole Star Wars comedy thing could get over-saturated. Aren't the Robot Chicken and Family Guy specials enough?

- Shawn - 4/11/10


Weekly News Roundup: 4/4/2010

Games

That faceplate may end up on eBay, but it's still awesome to see a Limited Edition for a niche shooter in the U.S.

  • Surprisingly, Death Smiles is actually getting a Limited Edition version in the U.S. The LE will contain the soundtrack and a faceplate for only $49.99. I was expecting to pay $60 for the game itself, so this is great news for shooter fans. For April Fools, Aksys posted the BDSM Über Edition with angel wings, a whip, a coffin, a collar, and creepy boxer briefs that look like panties. That's almost creepier than the furries I saw at WonderCon. Almost.

  • Bungie's April Fools joke was adding Chess to the Halo: Reach multiplayer. They should think about actually adding it, though, because I would love to play Halo Chess. Bungie has also detailed a lot of the new stuff we'll be able to do in the Halo: Reach beta/multiplayer.

  • I can see a lot of people wearing this Mega Man hoodie, but it's just a concept prototype right now.

  • If Bayonetta was on the Master System it would look like this.

Movies

  • If you weren't able to see it at WonderCon, the Resident Evil: Afterlife trailer is now on the internets. It has more things from the games, so hopefully it'll be better than the lat two. All that bullet time slow motion is really off-putting, though.

- Shawn - 4/4/10