The Monkey's News Box: 1/22/12
Raccoon City all over again," means real zombies are back, and that sounds
Resident Evil 6 was announced this week and it's bringing zombies back to
the series, maybe also survival horror. Remember when the series' threats were
zombies and tyrants, not crazy villagers and matrixy Wesker? Well, Leon and
Chris are finally in a RE game together, but who knows if they'll actually
meet. Leon is in the city named Tall Oaks and apparently has to kill the
zombie president, while Chris is in China. There's also a third main
character. Is it Hunk, unmasked? RE6 will be out 11/20/12.
trailer for the Gundam: Unicorn game is pretty
underwhelming. It doesn't look that great, but maybe it's just a poorly
recorded video. The combat looks good, at least.
Warriors Orochi 3 will see a North American release. What's good about
this Warriors title is that it has characters from Ninja Gaiden and
Dead or Alive, along with three other Tecmo/Koei games that are relatively
trailer for Resident Evil: Retribution starts as a Sony ad,
then turns into something vaguely Resident Evil, but the segue makes
absolutely no sense. The Resident Evil: Apocalypse Umbrella
commercial/trailer did it so much better.
- Shawn - 1/22/12
The Monkey's News Box: 1/15/12
After saving the galaxy
Commander Shepard will be saving the Kingdom of Amalur.
Mortal Kombat will have a
Komplete Edition that contains all the DLC, the Mortal Kombat: Songs
Inspired by the Warriors album (aside from a few tracks, it's not that good),
and a downloadable version of the Mortal Kombat movie. The Komplete Edition
will be out on February 28th.
This isn't official yet, but a photo shows that an
Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition. The Collector's Edition
contains a statue of an Alien attacking a Power Loader, wraparound display,
dossier, and extra DLC.
Mega Man 25th Anniversary logo. Capcom supposedly has something planned,
but they'll probably cancel whatever it is because Capcom hates Mega Man.
March must be Silent Hill month because
three Silent Hill games are coming out that month. The
HD Collection is
out March 6th, Downpour on the 13th, and Book of Memories is on the 27th.
Sega's stance on SOPA? Caused by bad installs or junk data. Hilarious, Sega.
Then they further joke about it and made a video about performing a
hard reset. Awesome, Sega.
One of BotCon's exclusives,
Shattered Glass Soundwave, is the next in Transformers/G.I. Joe crossover
toys. It has a Zartan decal on it because apparently Zartan likes to drive a
white SUV. It'll
probably be way to expensive for anyone not attending BotCon.
- Shawn - 1/15/12
The Monkey's News Box: 1/8/12
You may need to force
these down. See what I did there?
Star Wars Episode 1 burgers from French restaurant Quick are
the latest in bizarre Star Wars tie-ins and could leave a bad taste in your
mouth... just like Episode 1! That black bun is disturbing and I don't
trust any weird sauce or whatever those marshmallow-looking things are. Who
knows, maybe these burgers actually good as I'm not hip on the French fast
food burgers, but these still just look kind of gross. Are we going to see our
own weird tie-ins in the 'states? Definitely, and if this is the way Star Wars
food tie-ins are going we may get something incredibly horrible.
Hot Toys is making a line of awesome
Robocop figures, including a 1/6 scale Kain from Robocop 2.
Mortal Kombat flash dancers are back for round 2, this time with special
effects, more dance moves, more stunts, and a really crappy Goro.
Katawa Shoujo is a real game about dating disabled girls. One of them
doesn't have any arms. It's a free download is you want to see the insanity
- Shawn - 1/8/12
The Monkey's News Box: 1/1/12
Happy new year and stuff! Since
I don't get around to making a news roundup every week, we'll try something new.
The Weekly News Roundup is now the Monkey's News Box. Same News, more... monkey?
And more box? People like more box, right?
"♪ Snake Eeaaaateeeeeer!
Konami is bringing out a special
Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3DS with an awesome snakeskin
design on the system. This might be sold only on the Konami store in Japan,
but will hopefully come stateside. The gunmetal MGS4 PS3 and Zelda
3DS made it here, so there's a chance.
You may think Capcom hates Mega Man with them canceling his games over the
past year. Since you like Mega Man, you should go play the incredible fan-made
Rokko Chan. It's heavily, heavily, influenced by Mega Man,
but stars a little robot girl. Rokko takes on the evil Robot Masters of Hockey
Man, Volcano Man, Jet Man, Rolling Man, Forest Man, and Lightning Man. I'm
kind of surprised Volcano, Jet, and Lightning Man were never actual Mega Man
Wipeout 2048 was going to have a zombie mode before it got
scrapped. The zombies would be zombified ships that would try to destroy you
while you try to shoot or avoid them. It sounds like it would be a cool
additional mode, but it could possibly still come out as DLC. Zombie crap has
been over done, but zombie racing ships would certainly be a cool variation.
Square Enix has an incredibly awesome
Dragon Quest map diorama coming out. It's made out of eleven map pieces
and nine monsters that can populate the diorama. Unfortunately, it's all in
blind-boxes, so you might not get a complete set of everything if you order a
- Shawn - 1/1/12