The Monkey's News Box: 10/28/12
With the popularity of
S.H. MonsterArts I have a feeling we'll see Biollante get made. Unless
King Ghidorah ($120) and
Tamashii Nations revealed an
amazing prototype of S.H. MonsterArts Biollante from Godzilla Vs.
Biollante. Being in scale with the rest of the figures, it will be the
most massive MonsterArts figure yet and could cost $200 - 250 if it is
actually released. Here I go, back into my toy closet to sell off more of my
old stuff for Godzilla MonsterArts.
Telltale's The Walking Dead is being released in an
overpriced Collector's Edition. All it really includes is The Walking Dead
Compendium One, but there is also exclusive Charlie Adlard cover art on game
and book. You can actually get the game and book cheaper if you buy them
separately, so it depends on how bad you want the exclusive covers.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will be Conan again in The Legend of Conan. Conan
will be old in the new film to compensate for Arnold's age and will ignore the
Jason Momoa Conan. Oddly, the film will also ignore Conan the Destroyer, which
I don't feel it really needs to.
Michael Fassbender will star in the
Assassin's Creed movie. Maybe with Ubisoft in control of the movie it'll
have a chance of being good.
- Shawn - 10/28/12
The Monkey's News Box: 10/14/12
Darkstalkers are finally,
possibly, probably, returning.
Darkstalkers are not dead! At a New York Comic-Con panel, fighting game
guru Yoshinoro Ono debuted a teaser with Lord Raptor and Dimitri that ended
with the phrase, "Darkstalkers are not dead," to a roaring crowd. I take it a
new Darkstalkers is in the works, then? Before we get to that,
however, we'll have
Darkstalkers Resurrection coming to PSN and XBLA. It's an HD upgrade of
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. This will
include the usual additions of multiplayer, uploading videos, challenges,
unlockables, and more goodies.
The ThunderCats reboot was one of the best reboots ever. Unfortunately,
Cartoon Network got lazy with it so we'll never know what happened after
Mumm-Ra got the upper hand. There will be a
ThunderCats game coming for the DS, though. It looks like a
simple side-scrolling game and is on a system that is virtually dead, but
could be the only other piece of entertainment we ever get from the new
Tomb Raider will have
various pre-order bonuses from three specific retailers. Best buy gets a
48-page hardcover graphic novel and an outfit, Amazon gets a 32-page artbook,
a Kindle behind the scenes thing, and a different outfit, while GameStop gets
some DLC. Sounds like Best Buy or Amazon is the way to go.
God of War: Ascension Collector's Edition includes a
squatting Kratos statue, Steelbook case, soundtrack, multiplayer double XP
bonus, all future DLC, dynamic theme and avatar pics. Ascension will be
out March 13th, 2013.
Rockstar Games Collection Vol. 1 has appeared, which includes GTA:
Episodes from Liberty City, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire
and Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition. Rockstar has released
complete editions of all these games before, but is Midnight Club is
the only "Complete Edition" in this collection? It's got GTAIV
episodes, but not GTAIV, and Red Dead Redemption and L.A.
Noire without all the DLC. If you want the complete games you might be
better off getting the complete editions separately. Also, how many discs is
Bluefin Tamashii nations had the next two S.H. MonsterArts figures on display
King Kong and Destoroyah. Awesome. My wallet is weeping.
Here are lots of
details on Mattel's Castle Grayskull that will only be made if there are
enough pre-orders. Roughly, it'll be $250, seems like an updated version of
the vintage playset, but will have three tiers instead of the two of the
- Shawn - 10/14/12