Transformers X Evangelion crossover is happening. There isn't too much
information besides a picture and a brief "story" synopsis that says Optimus
Prime and Sky Lynx are going to fight the Angels. I like the look of Optimus
Prime in the EVA Unit-01's purple color scheme. Whatever comes out of this, be it a
toys, a manga, or something else, it should be interesting. Maybe an EVA or NERV re-deco is on the way
for Sky Lynx, too.
Only EVA Unit Optimus
Prime can save Tokyo-3.
Zen Studios' Masters of the Force table looks to be their most intense Star
Wars pinball table. There is so much going on in this trailer. The Star
Wars Pinball: Heroes Within pack will be out on April 29th and include
tables for Han Solo, Droids, A New Hope, and Masters of the Force.
Japan is getting a limited edition of Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue
Evolution which includes three chibi figurines and
a beach diorama. Well that's something new for a limited edition. It also
includes a soundtrack CD, drama CD. If this comes over to the U.S., I wouldn't
expect to see the beach.
Tales of Xillia 2 will have a collector's edition when it's
August 19th. It includes a Ludger figure, art book, Soundtrack selection CD, a
Rollo plush charm, DLC, and a replica pocket watch. Yes, it's not a real
pocket watch. What's the point of a replica pocket watch? There isn't one!
So, the infamous
Atari 2600 E.T. cartridge landfill was excavated to see if something that
actually happened was actually true. Atari had confirmed that they did this a
long time ago, so how did this become such a mystery and rumor? Anyway, the
documentary will debut on Xbox Live if anyone thinks that the excavation is a
mystery and/or rumor.
There is now a
Pop vinyl Sharknado. Awesome. This cute low budget effect will be out in June.
I'm kind of expecting to see an SDCC exclusive version of this guy.
The third Hobbit film, There and Back Again, has been renamed
The Battle of Five Armies. Whatever works for them. There and Back Again
might still be used for the inevitable Blu-ray box set.
Cyborg is joining the Batman/Superman movie. They should just call this a
Justice League movie at this point.
Flash Gordon is the latest to join the universe of reboots. Flash!
Roberto Orci might be directing the
third Star Trek movie since J.J. Abrams is busy with Star Wars. As long as
there isn't so much ridiculous lens flare.
- Shawn - 4/27/14
The Monkey's News Box: 4/13/14
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a name that makes sense. It takes place on the Moon between
Borderlands1 & 2 and... you can play as a Claptrap! That's right, a Claptrap
is a playable character. The other playable characters are actually previous
NPCs from the other two games; Athena (General Knoxx expansion),
Sheriff Nisha (Borderlands 2), and Wilhelm (first boss in Borderlands 2). This
is exciting stuff. Oh, and there are jetpacks. Jetpacks! Borderlands: The
Pre-Sequel is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 later this year.
action on the Moon with jetpacks is going to be insane.
This is what $41 million looks like. At PAX East, Chris Roberts debuted some dog-fighting gameplay
and helmet-spinning for his
ultimate crowd-funded game Star Citizen. The game is still in an alpha phase,
but it's looking very impressive so far.
The director of the Zero Escape games, Kotaro Uchikoshi, revealed he's
working on a new game. He doesn't say if it's the third Zero Escape, but
either way I'm already interested.
Movies / TV
Bruce Timm directed a new Batman: Strange Days short for
Batman's 75th anniversary and it's beyond awesome. Batman only says two words.
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist begins in May. It's looking good
so far just from the Ryu trailer.
Aniplex is releasing
Persona 3 The Movie: Spring of Birth as a Blu-ray import. This is the
Japanese release, but Aniplex is making it easy for fans to get a copy. This
comes in standard and collector's edition versions. The collector's edition
includes a soundtrack CD, exclusive art, 48-page booklet, stickers, art cards,
and Aniplex is putting in an English translation of the booklet.
switching up Predator Series 12. The new Viper Predator, who was
going to be included with the Blade Fighter vehicle, will replace Bad Blood
Predator, who will now be released as a stand-alone deluxe figure. Speaking of
the Blade fighter, NECA has posted the
spec sheets for the vehicle coming in August, now sans figure.
- Shawn - 4/13/14
The Monkey's News Box: 4/6/14
Movies / TV
first trailer for The Expendables 3shot online along with
sixteen character posters. So much manliness. The trailer is saying this is
the last one. If it is, they're really going out with a manly bang. The
Expendables 3 hits on August 14th.
Ridley Scott is producing a
live-action Halo digital feature, which might be a movie or
a bunch of smaller
chapters released individually. There's going to be a lot of Halo
watching if that Spielberg show is still coming.
Revoltech Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures are coming in September.
These are based from the new cartoon, but still look incredible. I could do
without the goofy heads, but that pizza accessory is one of the best
accessories ever. I would love Revoltech figures based on the original Turtles
and/or the original animated turtles.
Can't stop these
Hot Toys posted a ton of photos for their
1/6 scale ED-209 figure. This looks amazing, but if you want it you'll
need to scarf Ramen for a month.
The Predator is in Call of Duty: Ghosts' newest multiplayer expansion,
Devastation. This kind of makes me want to play some COD Ghosts now.
Cave is releasing a new
Shooting Collection with eleven games an seven playthrough DVDs. This
massive collection includes DeathSmiles I and IIX,
Mushihime-sama Futari 1 and 2,
DoDonPachi Resurrection Ver. 1.5 and Black Label, Espgaluda II Black Label,
Muchi Muchi Pork & Pink Sweets, Akai Katana, Guwange, and
DoDonPachi Saidaioujou. The playthrough DVDs include Mushihime-sama Futari 2,
Mushihime-sama Futari 2
X DeathSmiles Mega Black Label Extreme Black Official, DoDonPachi
Official and Black Label, Espgaluda II, DeathSmiles, and Akai Katana. So much
Saints Row IV is getting a
Game of the Century Edition. It's good that they claimed it now. No other
game can claim to be Game of the Century until the next century rolls around.
This will, of course, include al the DLC that was released.
In Battlefield 4,
giant shark jumps you! Yep, there's a Megalodon in the Naval Strike DLC. Awesome.
inFAMOUS: Second Son will get
an update with an option to turn off the HUD, the ability to change the
time of day, and to lock 30 FPS all the time if you don't like it going more
than that. Why wouldn't you want it to go above 30? Were players finding the
faster framerate too jarring?