Pokémon Go Halloween Event Announced

Niantic has announced that from October 20th to November 2nd, you’ll find some spooky new faces out and about, as well as some Generation 3 friends, such as Sableye, and Bannette. As with all the other special events, there will also be a special Pikachu for players to collect.

Additionally, during the event, rewards will be doubled for players, and they will also be able to collect Mimikyu’s Disguise Hat. On top of that, Niantic has also revealed that additional Generation 3 Pokémon will be available in December.

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Dragon Ball Fighter Z Gets Release Date in Japan

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Bandai Namco shared a few updates on Dragon Ball Fighter Z in the latest issue of V-Jump with a release date for Japan, as well as the reveal of two new characters: Nappa, and Captain Ginyu. V-Jump reveals that Nappa who can summon Saibamen and his Meteor special attack is Kapa, the mouth-energy-beam attack from the show.

The other new character is Captain Ginyu, who comes with the ability to call the members of The Ginyu Force. His Meteor special attack is Body Change, which, similarly to the show, allows him to swap bodies and health with opponents. Dragon Ball Fighter Z releases in Japan on February 1st, 2018, in Japan for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is expected to release in early 2018 in North America, and Europe.

Front-Runners for Detective Pikachu Emerge

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It was recently confirmed that a live-action adaptation of the popular Great Detective Pikachu was in the works, after the success of Pokemon GO. Since then, Legendary has announced a partnership with The Pokemon Company to bring it to the screen, and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) would direct the film.

Now, it’s come to light a few of the front-runners the studio would like to land for the film. Those names are… ridiculous, to say the least, with Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson, all in line for the role. It would appear they’re still going for that gruff voice.

Latest on Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters

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Bandai Namco has shared the latest updates on the upcoming PlayStation 4 action-fighting game, Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters. The new updates showed off several new characters for the game with a look at several Riders in Kamen Rider Ryuki, Hibiki, Den-O, W, Ghost, as well as details on its online versus modes.

You can hit the jump to get a look yourself at several new characters, screenshots, and details on the online modes for the game.

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Xbox Backward Compatibility Hitting Before Year-End

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Fans of the original Xbox have been chomping at the bit since this year’s Electric Entertainment Expo, when Microsoft unveiled backward compatibility with the first Xbox, and it’s library of cult-classic titles. Since then, we’ve heard little in the way of BC announcements aside from the initial Crimson Skies, and Fusion Frenzy.

Fortunately, in an interview with GameSpot, Xbox head Phil Spencer has assured everyone that things are still going according to plan. “We’re close, we’re really close,” he says before confirming that means backward compatibility should launch by the end of the year. Microsoft has been going all-in on the release of the Xbox One X next month, so we should expect to hear something shortly after launch.

Nintendo Releases Mario Musical Trailer

Don’t get too excited. Nintendo isn’t releasing a musical Mario tour of sorts, but Super Mario Odyssey releases in just over two weeks, and the game’s musical impact has been vital to its success. With that in mind, Nintendo has released a new musical trailer, featuring the game’s theme song, “Jump Up, Super Star!”

Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.

Gohan Joins Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Bandai Namco has shared an epic, new character introduction trailer for Son Gohan in the highly-anticipated Dragon Ball Fighter Z that shows off new parts of his move-set while in his Cell Games form.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z releases in February 2018, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Overwatch 2017 Halloween Event Announced

Blizzard has officially unveiled this year’s Overwatch Halloween Terror event, as expected, and it looks like it’s going to be just as fun as last year. The return of Junkenstein brings back the wonderfully fun Brawl PvE mode, as well as tons of new goodies.

The internet is already freaking out over Widowmaker’s new Dragon skin, as well as Zenyatta’s Cthulhu skin. The event starts today, and ends November 1st!

Fortune Street Demo and Theme Now Available

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Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in just a few days in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, and a demo is now available for both versions on the Japanese PlayStation Store.

The demo map is Trodain Castle, and it features Yuna, Kefka, Craver, and Analucia as playable characters. Interestingly, players with the demo will be able to compete online against players who own the full version of the game, also. What’s more, if you’re able to take on S-Rank characters in Fortune Street, you can unlock a special PlayStation theme (seen above).

New Super Mario Odyssey Trailer

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Mario Odyssey, that’s filled to the brim with new enemies, transformations, and locales across the massive game. Together with his new trusted hat-ally, Cappy, Mario has to rescue Princess Peach once again across a universe of realities.

The game looks incredible, with an immense amount of anticipation for the holidays. Super Mario Odyssey releases on October 27th, 2017 for Nintendo Switch.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Revealed

Capcom has announced Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, an updated version of the fighting game that includes new modes and the first two seasons of downloadable characters, on January 16th, 2018. The new edition of the popular fighting game will add Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode and new V-Trigger move. Capcom has also promised a new gallery mode with illustrations, and a completely re-designed user interface for the game.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition will be priced at $39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Existing owners of Street Fighter 5 will get Arcade Edition’s new modes and UI improvements, but not its DLC characters.

New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has shared several new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers showcase Noctis from Final Fantasy XVLightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Alena from Dragon Quest III and Kiryl from Dragon Quest IV.

You can hit the jump to check out the other trailers. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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D.Va The Destroyer Joins Heroes of the Storm

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Heroes of the Storm has added an incredible new skin for the popular Overwatch character, D.Va, that transforms her into a Deathwing-esque Queen of Hell, and it’s pretty fantastic. D.Va the Destroyer is a new skin that was just added to the Heroes of the Storm in-game shop.

Obtaining the skin will take either 2,400 shards per tint, or you can find it randomly in legendary loot chests. On top of that, you can also opt for a Destroyer Bundle for 1,260 gems if you already own D.Va in Heroes of the Storm.

Injustice 2 Introduces The Atom

WB Games and NetherRealm Studios has posted our first look at gameplay for The Atom in Injustice 2 in their second downloadable character pack. Raiden is available for download in the game, today.

This Atom in particular is Ryan Choi, one of the more fan-favorite, and currently acting Atom in the comic books. His biography for the game mentions a search for Ray Palmer, so it’s possible the good doctor will be available as a premium skin for the character.

Paramount Working on Sonic The Hedgehog Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has word that Paramount Pictures has secured the rights to an upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog that’s set to be a blend of live-action and CGI characters. What’s more interesting, though, is that Deadpool director Tim Miller is now attached as producer.

The video game adaptation also has a director in the form of Jeff Fowler. “Jeff is an incredible director with strong story instincts,” Miller said in a statement addressing the directorial announcement. “The world of Sonic presents the perfect opportunity for him to leverage his experience in animation to bring new dimension to this iconic character.” The screenplay was written by Patrick Casey, and Josh Miller.