Bandai Namco officially announced in this month’s issue of Famitsu that a new Gundam strategy game will be releasing on April 26th for the Nintendo Switch. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis, will feature all of the released DLC that was available on the PlayStation versions of the game on Nintendo Switch.
The game also includes the Super Famicom title Super Gachapon World: SD Gundam X as a bonus digital title.
It’s been a good year for fans of Go Nagai, and his work. Devilman Crybaby released to much critical acclaim, and now Mazinger Z: INFINITY is headed to US theaters for a special limited release on February 11th and 12th.
The film takes place 12 years after Koji has taken down Dr. Hell, so it’ll be interesting how well it plays for newcomers to the series, as Mazinger has been largely absent from the anime scene for many years. If you’re interested, check out the official site to see if there are any showtimes near you.
Due to my hiatus, my coverage of King of Fighters: Destiny has been lacking, but with the season finale next week, it’s a good time to get it up and running again. The 23rd episode, Rugal Bernstein, sees Kyo and Terry take on Rugal, the mastermind behind the King of Fighters Tournament.
Additionally, King of Fighters: Destiny has been renewed for two more seasons of the anime, as well as a movie, to fill out the Orochi saga of King of Fighters. Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and head over to YouTube to catch up, if needed.
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Bandai Namco has revealed that the Dragonball FighterZ Open Beta, which has been long awaited, will take place this weekend on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fans who pre-ordered can start playing the beta on Jan. 13 at 3 a.m. ET; everyone else starts Jan. 14 at 3 a.m. ET. The beta ends for everybody on Jan. 16 at 2:59 a.m. ET.
Bandai Namco’s Twitter account in Spain revealed the beta’s 11-character roster early this morning. Featuring the chance to try out Nappa, Vegeta, Goku, Piccolo, Krillin, Cell, Android 18, Frieza, Beerus, Kid Buu and Adult Gohan.
FUNimation Films has unveiled the first theatrical trailer for Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, premiering in theaters February 5th-7th in select territories. The movie will be the start of a trilogy that will reveal what truly happened to Renton’s Father with himself and the Coralian.
Fans of the franchise shouldn’t worry too much if they miss the theatrical release as it will most certainly receive a physical release later this year. To see if your local theater will be showing the film, visit the official site on FUNimation Films.
Netflix has released a new 30-second teaser trailer prior to the release of its much anticipated reboot of Go Nagai’s Devilman, titled Devilman Crybaby. The text in the video is translated to: “Who are you?,” to which the Devilman responds, “My name is Devilman.”
The 10 episode Devilman Crybaby anime series is set to release today, January 5th, and will be dubbed in seven languages, and subbed in 23 languages. The seven dub languages include: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Castilian Spanish.
The first trailer for the long-awaited Alita: Battle Angel was surprisingly released. The project is one of James Cameron’s longest in-development films, and the cast and effects certainly show it. Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali, the film is about Alita, a cyborg with a forgotten past, found and brought back to life by cyber-doctor Ido (Christoph Waltz). The movie is based on the manga series by Yukito Kishiro.
Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.
As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories. A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.
SNK has released Episode 19 of The King of Fighters: Destiny to YouTube, titled “Labyrinth” it sees the Fatal Fury team take on a maze filled with familiar faces and enemies from the SNK game.
After the crazy last couple of weeks I’ve had, I’m a few episodes behind, so you may be as well. I’ve posted episodes 17 and 18, as well, so that we can all catch up! Hit the jump to watch the latest episodes.
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Growing up, Medabots was one of the more underrated classics if you lived outside of Japan, and that’s plainly obvious with the debut of the new 20th Anniversary Medabots Classics Collection for the Nintendo 3DS. Medabots Classics features Medabots, Medabots 2, Medabots 3, Medabots 4, and Medabots 5. It includes a new feature that allows you access to all parts from the start, as well as mythical parts you can’t receive from the main story, after beating the game.
Medabots Classics releases in Japan on December 21st, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS. The 20th Anniversary Edition comes with both Kabuto & Kuwagata versions of Medabots Classics along with a soundtrack CD and a book containing 520 illustrations.
Fans of hit anime, My Hero Academia won’t have to wait much longer for the new season, as we finally have an air-date for the third season. The TV anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s shōnen superhero manga will return to Japanese Television beginning in April 2018. My Hero Academia will broadcast according to the following schedule:
Nippon TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.
Yomiuri TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.
In a pretty surprising, but wonderful twist, Bandai Namco has announced that Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy is now available worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices.
In Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy, players form a team of five Saints, with over 100 characters immediately available. They then go through various storylines inspired by the series. There are single and multiplayer modes, with the competitive mode letting you venture into an arena to try and win various themed battles with stipulations across different modes.
Bandai Namco has unveiled the character trailer for fan-favorite fusion, Gotenks, the result of Goten and Trunks performing the fusion dance. We’re inching closer and closer to the much anticipated release of this incredible game, with more and more characters being added weekly.
Dragon Ball FighterZ releases in North America and Europe on January 26th, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
We’re getting closer and closer to the finale of SNK’s King of Fighters: Destiny anime on YouTube, with episode 16, titled “Final Round,” now online. This episode sees Terry Bogart and Geese Howard do battle to settle their differences once and for all.
Hit the jump to watch the episode, or see a list of previous episodes to catch up on any you may have missed.
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Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have shared the latest character introduction trailer for Dragonball FighterZ, giving us a solid look at Android 18 and her move-set, including some fantastic combo attacks with her brother, Android 17. The game is taking shape, as many characters have been introduced to this point, just a few short months before its release.
Dragon Ball FighterZ releases in North America and Europe on January 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It releases in Japan a little later on February 1.
Anticipation for the upcoming Dragonball FighterZ is reaching a fever pitch as the game is set to release in a few short months. Now, HORI has announced plans to release a branded fightstick for the game, available to PlayStation and PC players in Japan. Featuring artwork of Goku in his super saiyan blue form, this new joystick, which will retail for 20498¥ (approx. $180), looks to replicate the old Mad Catz layout and has toggle switches for things like turbo button support.
There is currently no release date outside of Japan, but let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed. The stick releases on February 1st, 2018, to coincide with the Japanese launch of the game.