The Monkey's News Box: 4/5/15
This was a
big week for Amiibo. Wave 5 was announced and includes Dr. Mario, Zero
Suit Samus, Ganondorf, Bowser Jr., and Olimar. Wave 5 will be out in
September, but oddly, there will be a mini-wave in July consisting of Dark Pit
and Palutena. I'm not sure how that'll work. Yoshi's Wooly World will
also get its own Amiibo with three differently colored Yoshi. What's cool
about the Yoshi is that they will be made of fabric instead of plastic. All
these new Amiibo are great and all, but with what happened during the Wave 4
pre-orders it's probably going to be insanity getting these.
Dr. Mario doesn't have
a cure for missing out on Amiibos, but he does recommended taking lots
So, Amiibo wave 4 pre-orders turned into Amiibo-geddon. Here's a
great review of the chaos of the Amiibo wave 4 pre-orders, which is very
accurate. For myself, I
was able to get Ness after being in line for 2 hours, waiting for the slow-ass
web-in-store ordering process. I was the fifth in line and
finally got to order him at the register an hour and forty minutes after the
four people in front of me got their Amiibos ordered. Or didn't for two of
them, because Lucina and Robin sold out while their orders were processing. I was also able to
order a Pac-Man elsewhere. While I would have liked to
have gotten a couple others, at least I was able to get the main two I wanted.
Surprisingly, the Splatoon Amiibos also quickly sold out. Keep in mind that
Splatoon is a game that isn't even out yet. That's blind Amiibo-fever right
there. This was easily the worst pre-order launch for Amiibos yet. I'm scared
of what will happen with wave 5 because I want almost all the wave 5s.
Here's the full roster of
Mortal Kombat X characters, not including the upcoming DLC characters.
I like that there are so many new characters.
Predator is officially in MKX in one of the DLC packs which also brings Carl
Weathers as a skin for Jax, Commando Johnny Cage, and Infrared Scorpion.
DLC characters are of course Jason, Tanya, and Tremor, along with other
If you're looking for something different in a twin-stick shooter, check out
Myriad. Colorful, great music, and very different than the norm.
This new shooter
Dimension Drive has the player switching between two screen throughout
gameplay. The screen is split down the middle, divided in two different
dimensions, as the ship's power runs out in one dimension you have to switch
over to the other dimension/side of the screen. You have to be conscious of
what's going on in both screens before switching over.
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition is heading to PS4. The SE will include
three new playable characters with Lady, Trish, and Vergil bringing the total
to five total playable characters. Unfortunately, it will be
digital only in North America with Japan getting the retail editions.
NECA is expanding into Alien videogames for their Aliens figures with Amada
Ripley from Alien Isolation. I still want to see NECA do figures from the
Aliens Vs Predator arcade game.
Prototype head shots
for NECA's Amada Ripley figure.
Pop Culture Shock's next Mortal Kombat statue is
Klassic Sub Zero. The 1:3 scale Sub Zero stands 28" tall, has an LED ice ball, a
spine-rip fatality, and is limited to only 450 pieces. Sub Zero will only be
available on the
Pop Culture Shock website for $699. If you're not already spending enough
on Mortal Kombat this month, have at it.
Sub Zero wins.
I gave Age of
Extinction a chance because of the Dinobots, but it failed me
Speaking of terrible movies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will have
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones. I'm sure he can be a good Casey Jones, but
if nothing else changes for the good for the sequel then he may be the only
decent part about
Ash Vs. Evil Dead set is coming to Starz as a mini-series. Bruce Campbell
will once again be Ash, although probably a lot older. It also has Lucy
Lawless, so that's something. The first season will be 10 half-hour episodes.
Seems too short to me, why not 1-hour episodes?
- Shawn - 4/5/15