8BitDo Reveals Bluetooth Kits for Original Classic Controllers

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Famed bluetooth controller company, 8BitDo, known for their bluetooth classic controllers for the likes of the NES, SNES, and more, have announced a new series of DIY kits allowing you to use your existing classic controllers, and convert them to bluetooth. The kits swaps out the insides of the controller, and replaces the cord slot with a 3.5mm charging port, complete with LED.

Currently, the kits are available for NES, SNES, Mega-Drive/Genesis, NES Classic Edition, and SNES Classic Edition. It’s not yet known if more are planned, but if the project is deemed a success it’s quite likely.

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Sonic Mania Adventures Episode 5 Now Online

Sega has released the fifth and final episode of the wonderfully charming Sonic Mania Adventures, leading up to the release of Sonic Mania Plus. The final adventures sees Sonic and Tails, meeting up with newcomers Mighty and Ray to battle Eggman and Metal Sonic. Check out the first four episodes below.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Nathan Fillion Stars in Uncharted Fan Film

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The official Uncharted live-action adaptation, currently starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake is currently in a bit of development hell. But, genre-favorite Nathan Fillion, long a fan favorite to play the action hero on the big screen, is here to whet our appetites with a fantastic fan film directed by Allan Ungar.

The short is a fantastic bit of production, with a great cast. Even managing to properly do a “video game” sequence in the vein of the original games. Hit the jump to check out the short film.

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Sega Announces Sonic Tabi Sock Collaboration

Sega has announced a special collaboration with a tabi sock company in Japan called Sou-Sou. The idea was made in collaboration through Ritsumeikan University with the concept of “promoting a university’s idea using Sonic the Hedgehog.” They’re incredibly stylish, yet traditional in a warm way.

The Takasago Iroha Sonic x Sou-Sou Tabi are similar to normal tabi socks except they have soles and can be worn as shoes. They will retail for ¥8,000 plus tax, while the standard Sonic tabi socks will retail for ¥550.

Limited Edition The World Ends With You: Final Remix Unveiled

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Square Enix has announced a new, limited edition version of the upcoming The World Ends With You: Final Remix, called the “It’s a Wonderful Bag Edition.” The collectible is only available through Square Enix’ e-Store in Japan. The edition will include the full game, mini soundtrack featuring tracks new to the Final Remix, as well as two sticker sheets, artbook, acrylic stand, stylus pen, and the aforementioned tote bag.

You can hit the jump to check out better shots of each included item. The World Ends With You: Final Remix releases in Japan on September 27th for Nintendo Switch. The game will release in North America and Europe in Fall 2018.

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Armored Core Series Getting 20-Disc Soundtrack Collection

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FROMSoftware has announced that its long-time favorite franchise, Armored Core, is getting a massive 20-disc Original Soundtrack collection, featuring 394 tracks, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, and original release on the PlayStation. The set will also include an artbook: “The 20-year History of Armored Core,” featuring CG art and  design from across the series in 240 pages, as well as a set of “Company & Organization Emblem Sticker Sheets,” all in an Original Disc Case & Box.

You can hit the jump for a look at the full set, as well as complete listing of titles that will feature tracks. The Armored Core Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Box releases in Japan on November 1st for ¥18,500. You can pre-order it on Amazon Japan.

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Splatoon 2’s Anniversary Splatfest Gets Gorgeous Artwork

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Nintendo has unveiled a new set of artwork to celebrate its newest global Splatfest, Squid vs. Octopus, beginning on July 20th at 9pm PST, and ending on July 21st at 8:59pm PST. The Splatfest is in celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the game’s release, having been a massive success for Nintendo’s latest console.

Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch.

MAX LVL Radio: Casey Edwards feat. Ali Edwards – Devil Trigger

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The announcement of Devil May Cry 5 was a high point for this year’s E3 for me, but even better than that is this official theme song for the upcoming game. It’s a heavy metal, rocking anthem that gets you pumped and ready to kick some ass.

MAX LVL is a curated selection of single songs currently available on the official Ph LEVEL Spotify playlist.

Kill La Kill The Game: IF Gets Anime Expo Trailer

Arc System Works and developer APLUS has revealed a new gameplay trailer for Kill La Kill The Game: IF at this year’s Anime Expo. It gives us a better look at what to expect from the alternate reality title, as well as confirming that original creators, Studio Trigger, are supervising the game to make sure it meets the standard of quality we have come to expect from the show.

Kill La Kill The Game: IF is slated for release in 2019 on PlayStation 4, and Steam.

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Launching October 26th

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Bandai Namco have announced that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch later this year, on October 26th in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will have access to play as the #2 hero, Endeavor.

My Hero Academia is on a roll as quite the successor to the crowns of fan-favorites Naruto and Bleach, becoming a cultural phenomenon we haven’t seen in several years. Hopefully the first official video game for the series does it justice. Get it?!

WarioWare Gold Demo Now Available on European 3DS

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Nintendo UK has announced that an official demo for WarioWare Gold has been added to the 3DS eShop, so we should expect to see a demo on the North American eShop shortly for the game, as well.

WarioWare Gold releases for Nintendo 3DS in Europe on July 27th, Japan on August 2nd, and North America on August 3rd.

Japan Getting New 2DS LL Styles

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It looks Nintendo is spoiling Japan once again, with the announcement of 3 new Nintendo 2DS LL styles, spotlighting 3 different hit titles. The new handhelds spotlight Mario KartAnimal Crossing and Minecraft. The Animal Crossing and Mario Kart editions are set to launch on July 19th in Japan, Europe, and Australia. The Minecraft edition will launch on August 2nd.

The new styles make beautiful use of embossing and texture, and are sure to be great new additions for collectors. Hit the jump for pictures of all 3 styles in full.

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Namco Museum Arcade PAC Headed to Switch

It’s just one of those days for classic releases on Nintendo Switch. Bandai Namco has unveiled a new game collection headed to the system with Namco Museum Arcade PAC, which will include Namco Museum and Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus.

Players that grab the collection will have access to 12 titles. This includes Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus, which originally appeared as a stand-alone release, and Namco Museum, which offers Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaga ‘88, Pac-Man, Pac-Man VS., Rolling Thunder, Rolling Thunder 2, Sky Kid, Splatterhouse, Tank Force and The Tower of Druaga.

Fire Pro Wrestling World Roster & Modes Detailed

Spike Chunsoft has unveiled a new, in-depth trailer for the upcoming Fire Pro Wrestling World title for PlayStation 4 that debuts its roster of New Japan Pro Wrestling talent, as well as Young Lion mode, custom characters, and more. The visuals aren’t comparable to a game like WWE 2K18, but they have a certain retro charm to them.

With the inclusion of names like Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Kazuchika Okada, and stables like the Bullet Club and Los Ingobernables de Japon, this game should prove quite the competitor. Fire Pro Wrestling World will release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on August 28th.

Darius Cozmic Collection Announced for Switch

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Taito has announced that its Darius series of side-scrolling shooters is headed to Nintendo Switch in a massive collection called the Darius Cozmic Collection. There will be a normal edition of the game, as well as Special Edition that will include additional titles, as well as an art-book, soundtrack CD, and acrylic stand. Darius Cozmic Collection heads to Nintendo Switch on February 28th, 2019 in Japan.

Here are the titles included (Special Edition only in bold):

  • Darius (arcade version)
  • Darius II (arcade version)
  • Sagaia (arcade version)
  • Darius Gaiden (arcade version)
  • Darius Twin (Super Famicom)
  • Darius Force (Super Famicom)
  • Sagaia (Sega Master System)
  • Darius II (Sega Genesis)
  • Darius Alpha (PC-Engine)

Hit the jump for a first look at the Special Edition.

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