The Monkey's News Box: 1/27/13
Destroyah evolves on its
Bluefin Tamashii Nations will be bringing the Asia web shop exclusive
S.H. MonsterArts Destroyah Evolution set to the U.S. This amazing set
contains Destroyah in its pre-Godzilla ass-kicking forms of crab thing,
aggregate, and flying form. Destroyah itself (its final form) will be out in
February/March with the Evolution set out sometime in June or July.
Revoltech is getting into vehicles with
The Dark Knight's Tumbler. There is the black Batmobile version and a
limited edition camo version.
You can get
N7 armor in Dead Space 3 just by having Mass Effect 3
on the same system. Cool. In other Dead Space 3 news that is not cool,
there will be
in-game micro transactions if you want to better weapons earlier. See, you
would pay real money to buy supplies to make in-game weapons. You don't have
to do it, but it's such an incredibly stupid and greedy mechanic.
In an attempt to outdo Call of Duty, the
Splinter Cell: Blacklist Collector's Edition has an RC
plane. The three channel plane is the mobile headquarters in the game. They
say how big the plane actually is, but it better be a decent size for $170.
The Last of Us is getting two special editions,
Survival Edition and the Post Pandemic Edition. Both include a Steelbook
case, comic book, stickers, and DLC. The Survival has a full size art book,
while the Post Pandemic has a statue of Joel and Elle. I prefer the art book,
myself. Meanwhile, Europe has two special editions of their own, the
Elle and Joel Editions. These include a canvas packaging, mini art book,
mini comic, controller, poster, and DLC. The difference in Europe's editions
is you can choose between Elle's face or Joel's face all over the stuff.
There's going to be a
new Xeno game from Tetsuya Takahashi, the director of Xenogears,
Xenosaga, and Xenoblade, along with the character designer of
Xenogears and Xenosaga.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers includes an
arrange CD with the first print run of the game.
Bungie visited a 5-year-old boy recovering from a liver transplant and gave
him Carter's helmet. Good job, Bungie. See a ton of photos
There has been a lot of
controversy over the Ni no Kuni Wizard's Edition. Fans
didn't know if they were getting theirs, orders were canceled, and some eBay
seller sold over 200 of them. Bandai Namco said that they made no deal with
the eBay seller and blame Digital River for the over-orders. I received
shipping confirmation for mine, so that's great news for me at least.
Some guy named Nic Mathieu is going to direct the
Robotech movie. Has has some cool commercials under his
belt, so that's something.
- Shawn - 1/27/13
The Monkey's News Box: 1/20/13
Of course Metal Gear
Rising: Revengeance has a classic samurai showdown-esque scene. Although,
I don't think this will be over with one running slash.
It's time to see the badass bosses of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
swordplay. MGR:R's new
boss trailer is quite awesome. Mistral, Monsoon, Sundowner, and Samuel are
going to be some tough fights. Meanwhile,
IGN has an interview with Hideo Kojima where he reveals that the original
protagonist of MGR:R was going to be Cyborg Ninja Gray Fox or Frank
Jaeger, but his staff insisted that it should be Raiden. He also talks a
little about the Fox Engine and admits he's seen the Phantom Pain trailer (but
that's it about PP).
Dead Island: Riptide was going to have an incredibly bizarre
Zombie Bait Edition, but then they announced it... and everybody hated it
so much that Deep Silver apologized and canned it. A severed female torso in a
bikini covered in blood, zombie bites, and open wounds is not appealing to
most people. Most people because I'm sure there are some fans out there
that wanted nothing more than a severed bust of bloody zombie munched breasts.
Skyrim DLC that Bethesda couldn't get to work on the PS3 is
hitting PS3 in February. It'll also be 50% off for the first week, which is
great. A lot of PS3 Skyrim players are going to be happy about this. Also,
check out this
amazing Skyrim cosplay from fan Chris Wolvie. That costume is
Pandora's Tower, the Wii's RPG that no one thought would be released in
North America, is actually coming out, supposedly on March 26th.
six free games for PlayStation Mobile for the next six weeks. The first
one is Samurai Beatdown, a cool side-scrolling samurai pseudo
rhythm game. A new game will be out each Wednesday for free.
Ruler of Outworld
Shao Kahn is the next 1/4 scale Mortal Kombat statue from Pop Culture
- Shawn - 1/20/13
The Monkey's News Box: 1/13/13
An early design for
Mistral had her as a mannequin-esque cyborg in a tendril strait jacket,
but it wasn't perverse/weird enough,
so she was changed more.
Platinum Games has revealed some rockin' concept art for Metal Gear
Rising: Revengeance. They primarily have art for the characters
Sam, but also a little for soldiers and unused characters. Meanwhile, a
new, short trailer for MGR:R shows off
alternate costumes for Raiden, like Cyborg Ninja, his MGS4 version, and
that white outfit of that exclusive Play Arts Kai figure.
The unusually named
Dead Space 3 Dev-Team Edition has a ton of goodies. It's got
an 8" Marker statue, aluminum Data Pad, Med Pack water bottle, SCAF journal,
SCAF posters, Peng postcards, and a 96-page mini art book, all packed in a
SCAF tin crate. This is limited to 5000 pieces and you can even buy it with
the game for $160 or without the game for $100.
Continuing the weird named editions, the
Dead Island: Riptide Rigor Mortis Edition will have a zombie
hula girl bobble figurine, zombie arm bottle opener, bungalow key, and the
game with DLC in a suitcase. What a crappy vacation.
Warner Bros. has registered
domains related to Batman Arkham something or other. Some of these include
Arkham Universe, Arkham Arises, Arkham Legends, Arkham Origins, and Arkham
Stories. So, if any of these are for the next Arkham game, a strong
possibility, which one will be the real name? I'm hoping for Arkham Universe
because maybe there'll be a new Arkham Asylum on the Moon and Batman will be
Capcom Arcade Cabinet is an upcoming collection of 30 old Capcom games
coming to PSN and XBLA. More information is coming in February.
Playmates are adding
Bebop and Rocksteady to wave 2 of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Classics line. Those two classic henchmen are so much better than the crappy
Dogpound and Fishface from the new cartoon. We'll get to see these at Toy Fair
in a month.
It looks like DC's Masters of the Universe comic mini-series has been
doing well, because they just announced an
on-going monthly series. So far I've enjoyed the take on these characters.
In the upcoming series, She-Ra is under the control of Hordak. Craziness!
The writer for Hanna will write the
Shadow of the Colossus movie. I haven't seen Hanna,
so I have no idea if this is good or not, but either way there will probably
be way too many characters in the movie.
- Shawn - 1/13/13