The Monkey's News Box: 4/15/12
Is this Deathtrap? It
looks awesome and scary as hell, but can it get down as good as Claptrap?
Borderlands 2 will probably get a fifth character class as
the Mechromancer. The concept art shows the Mechromancer as a red-haired
girl with a robot arm and will be able to control a scary-ass robot companion
called D374-TP, otherwise known as Deathtrap. The DLC will be available 60 -
90 days after the game launches, so Gearbox will be able to avoid any on-disc
DLC shenanigans, and it will be free for those that pre-order the game. There
will also be a $150.00 special edition of the game packaged in a loot box. It
better have some other cool swag for that price.
new Resident Evil 6 trailer has the C-Virus, Wesker Jr., and
Chris and Leon fighting each other over a chick who looks like Strider. As for
ridiculously expensive editions of the game, there will be a
$1300 Premium Edition that includes a replica of Leon's leather jacket.
Overweight bad box art Mega Man from Street Fighter X Tekken
went though many different concepts, with a couple of the designs being tons
better than the final version. That "in his prime" version look amazing. Why
wasn't that one used? Oh right, because Capcom hates Mega Man.
- Shawn - 4/15/12
The Monkey's News Box: 4/8/12
Go Zekrom! Nobunaga
chooses you to conquer the 17 Kingdoms!
Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition is heading to the U.S. on June 18th under
Pokemon Conquest. What's strange is that this is just on the regular DS,
not that new-fangled 3DS. I guess the DS will see one more huge game before
completely dying. I'm not into Pokemon games (I had to look up the name
for Zekrom over to the right), but I'm going to have to play this because it's
such a bizarre combination and I love ridiculous alternate takes on history.
Everyone who whined about the Mass Effect 3 ending are now
getting what they want. BioWare will be releasing a free
extended cut of the ending to bring some closure to the series. I haven't
beaten ME3 yet because of an annoying bug that likes to reset my
Achievements and stats, which is something
the April 10th patch probably won't fix. Meanwhile, the
Resurgence Pack will hit on April 10th with new multiplayer maps,
characters, and weapons.
More digital pinball is coming to PSN this week with
The Pinball Arcade. The first four tables are the classic Tales of the
Arabian Nights, Black Hole, Ripley's Believe it of Not, and
Theatre of Magic. Also, when you buy the PS3 or Vita version, you get
the other version for free. Sweet deal.
The next Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning DLC will
be out April 17th.
Teeth of Naros will have new side quests, monsters, dungeons, armors,
twists of fate, and weapons
WayForward is developing a new Double Dragon game with
Double Dragon: Neon. The lone screenshot and title of this isn't
doing it for me just yet, but I like WayForward so I have some faith in them.
The Strike Witches shooter was originally an Xbox 360 game that fans
were enraged about because it looked like a PSP game. Well, now
that same Strike Witches game is coming to the PSP with all the DLC
that was released on the Xbox 360 version on the PSP's little UMD. That's just
terrible. If I were a Strike Witches fan I'd probably be exploding with
fanboy rage. Again.
After Dark Films is launching
After Dark Action, a series of movies starring Jean Claude Van Damme,
Dolph Lundgren, Neal McDonough, Peter Weller, Cung Le, Jim Caviezel, Christian
Slater, and others. There could be some terribly awesome gems in that mix.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone's next team-up movie after Expendables 2 is
The Tomb. The movie will also have Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent
D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and 50 Cent.
- Shawn - 4/8/12