Weekly News Roundup: 5/1/2011
It might not be wise to
trust a sheep with a necktie, but when all you have are your boxers and a
pillow, you may not have a choice.
The North American release of Catherine is even more official
now that there are the
first English screenshots of Vincent, Catherine, and Katherine.
Catherine's box art will not be changed for North America, however, there
alternate cover art for the more sensitive retailers that don't like
suggestive cleavage or backsides.
In one of the weirdest things ever,
Keiji Inafune is in Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk. II. He has
his own attacks, too. There is a beam that comes out of his mouth and a sword
shaped like Inafune folding his arms. Let's hope the actual game is better
Converse is celebrating Mario's 25th Anniversary with some
Mario Chuck Taylors. They come in black or white, have 8-bit Marios all
over, and the invincibility star replaces the Chuck star. These will be out in
Japan in July.
You can vote for your favorite
Falcom heroines. The top three will be turned in to Nendoroid figures.
They have a lot more heroines than I thought.
Call of Duty: Black Ops'
Call of the Dead features Danny Trejo, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert
Englund, and Michael Rooker killing zombies. Okay, that's actually pretty
Dynasty Warriors 7 will get some oddly awesome
school uniform DLC. Ancient China needs more school spirit.
Shedder statue looks pretty sharp. Ha! It includes a human head and a
cartoony head, but the SSC exclusive version includes an unmasked head. This
will run you $225 or many cans of turtle soup.
- Shawn - 5/1/11
Weekly News Roundup: 4/24/2011
Servbots are always
getting into some kind of crazy shenanigans.
Mega Man Legends 3 still may not be officially coming out, but at least there will be a
Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version available when the Nintendo 3DS eShop
launches. Prototype Version will introduce a new character to
Legends, Barrett. He may have a flying motorcycle, but he's no Mega Man.
Tokyo Jungle, the game where animals fight one another in a human-less
Tokyo, has surprisingly not been cancelled given the state of abandoned
animals after Japan's disasters.
No More Heroes is being re-released again on the PS3 with
No More Heroes: Red Zone. This re-release will fix graphical issues, new
missions and modes, and will be unedited. And it will have kitty races.
Movies / TV
The Gobots, along with The Herculoids and Mr. T cartoons,
will be arriving on DVD soon. More specifically, it looks like they'll be
a part of WB Shop's Manufacture On Demand. I completely forgot that the full
name of the Gobots cartoon was Challenge of the Gobots. The Rock
Lords movie will not be a part of the set, which is probably for the best.
- Shawn - 4/24/11
Weekly News Roundup: 3/17/2011
Calypso is still the same
wonderfully magical maniac we used to know.
Ozma Wars, one of SNK's earliest games, and Sasuke Vs.
Commander will both be hitting PSN as
part of the NeoGeo Station. Ozma Wars is a shooter from 1979 and
Sasuke Vs. Commander is from 1980, so neither probably
actually never appeared on the NeoGeo.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, the game by Todd McFarlane, R.A.
Salvatore, and Ken Rolston, has a
new trailer debuting the gameplay. It's looking pretty good so far.
Catherine has been doing well, so
Index Holdings and Atlus have officially made it into a new franchise and are
future plans. Atlus is also is running a
scandalous promotion for Catherine. They want you to answer if you
want to get married, and if it's to the person you're with now. Yikes. Atlus
will put their favorite responses into a new trailer. I foresee break-ups
thanks to Catherine.
Sorcerer's Lair table will be heading to Zen Pinball on the
PS3. This one will have a real pinball wizard.
After being delayed, MotorStorm: Apocalypse is back on for
Burnout Crash might be focusing on the return of Crash Mode from previous
Burnouts. Well, if that wasn't already obvious from the name.
Rumors are flying across the internet
about Nintendo's next console. It will be a HD system with a controller
that had a touch screen. It may even use Blu-ray and be more powerful than PS3
and Xbox 360. Well, I hope it would be more powerful, the PS3 and 360 have
been out for years.
Sega removed the free Streets of Rage fan remake to "protect
their intellectual property rights." Protect it how? They haven't touched
Streets of Rage in decades. The game was free, took eight years to
complete, and Sega was okay with it before it came out. Jerks.
- Shawn - 4/17/11
Weekly News Roundup: 4/10/2011
G.I. Joe Con
That obviously isn't the
Baroness in the slide, but it gives an idea of how awesome the
Baroness/Ravage two-pack would be.
A panel at G.I. Joe Con had looks at some amazing
figures and vehicles that didn't get made. This includes a new 25th
Anniversary H.I.S.S. tank, the USS Flagg playset, more Resolute figures, what
look like female versions of Cobra-La characters, and G.I. Joe Transformers
crossovers including a Baroness and Ravage two-pack. Check out the photos and
be a sad panda. At least fans can get the Skystriker Starscream/Cobra
Commander/Megatron set at SDCC this year.
There will be a
Mass Effect anime by T.O. Entertainment and Funimation. I'm
sure it won't star my Commander Shepard, though. Meanwhile, there will be a new
Mass Effect novel titled
Deception coming out this Fall.
Streets of Rage fan remake that took 8 years is finally
finished. It has new characters, 100+ stages, new cut-scenes, 8 endings, and
is free to play.
After being put on hold,
Mega Man Legends 3 is back on track. However, it still may be not
officially green-lit yet.
Movies / TV
ThunderCats will be re-released on DVD. If you didn't get
the previous box sets, you'll be able to buy the series again. Unless of
course you find the previous box sets on the cheap, which you can easily do.
- Shawn - 4/10/11