Dan Trachtenberg to Direct Uncharted

It would seem that Sony still has their eyes set on a live-action adaptation of the award-winning video game franchise, as Variety is reporting that Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) is now in the director’s chair for Uncharted. The series follows adventurer Nathan Drake across numerous globe-trotting adventures.

Tom Holland is still set to star as a young Nathan Drake, with a screenplay by Jonathan Rosenberg and Mark Walker.

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New Trailer for Super Robot Wars T

Bandai Namco has shared an incredible, 11-minute new trailer for the upcoming Super Robot Wars T. The footage shows off the classic gameplay the series is known for, and many of its iconic returning characters, and original characters.

Super Robot Wars T releases on March 20th in Japan for the PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the Asia version with English subtitles launches on March 20th, as well.

Mortal Kombat Animated Movie In The Works

According to Revenge of the Fans, Joel McHale (Community) has landed a secret role in what will presumably be a direct to home video release for an upcoming Mortal Kombat animated movie. There have been rumblings of a live-action movie for years, particularly after the release of the successful web-series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

Nothing is known about the story, but we do presumably already have a voice cast for the film that includes Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Darin DePaul (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV), Fred Tatasciore (Tangled), Grey Griffin (The Fairly Oddparents), Ike Amadi (Avengers Assemble), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Batman), Patrick Seitz (Redline), Robin Atkin Downes (Suicide Squad), Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop), and Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird). Any guesses as to their roles? Though still unknown, Seitz voiced Scorpion in more recent games, with Blum often voicing Sub-Zero. Maybe McHale is Johnny Cage?

Yoshi’s Crafted World Gets Trailer and Release Date

Nintendo has released a new story trailer for the upcoming Nintendo Switch title, Yoshi’s Crafted World. The game was revealed back in 2017, and ended up as a no-show for 2018. Now, however, the game has its own release date, set for March 29th.

While the trailer is, of course, light on actual plot, it serves as a great introduction to the charming band of Yoshi that the player will be controlling when Yoshi’s Crafted World releases.

Josh Awards 2018

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Every year, as a way of cataloging my thoughts for the year, and keeping a record of my favorite stuff, I recollect my favorites into categories, and host my own personal awards. Dubbed the Josh Awards for 10 years, now, it’s always one of my favorite personal projects and this year is quite possibly my favorite one, yet.

Hit the jump to check out my favorites in various categories throughout the year 2018, as we head into a new year, set to be my biggest yet.

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Sonic Mania Adventures Holiday Special Released

SEGA has decided to give us a small Christmas gift a little early, with Sonic Mania Adventures Part 6, the Holiday Special, starring Amy Rose. The episode follows Amy, who finds Metal Sonic down on his luck during the Christmas season and tries to help him win back the affection of Doctor Eggman. Or so she thinks.

Sonic Mania Plus is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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Travis Strikes Again Details Revealed

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The official Grasshopper Manufacture Twitter account has revealed all of the extra Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes DLC that will be included in its season pass, as well as the game’s English voice cast. The $9.99 pass will include Vol. 1: Black Dandelion and Vol. 2: Bubblegum Fatale.

Vol. 1: Black Dandelion will feature Shinobu Jacobs as a playable character and includes Badman Ver. ADV Part on February 28th, 2019. Vol. 2: Bubblegum Fatale will feature Bad Girl playable and include Travis Ver. ADV Part, as well as the Killer Marathon stage on April 30th, 2019.

Hit the jump for even more details on upcoming title.

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Panzer Dragoon Remake Announced

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Game studio, Forever Entertainment, has announced that they’re working with Sega to develop Panzer Dragoon Remake, and Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake, HD remasters of the cult classic game and its sequel for modern systems. Details are slim, but Panzer Dragoon Remake will see a 2019 release.

Panzer Dragoon: Remake is a refreshed version of Panzer Dragoon. The original version of the game had its premiere on the Sega Saturn console in 1995 and was well received by both players and critics. The entire Panzer Dragoon series has been repeatedly remade and released on many platforms. The last re-launch took place in April 2018 on Xbox One, where players can play Panzer Dragoon Orta with a backward compatibility. The new version of the game will be characterized by a completely new graphics compatible with today’s standards and several modifications of the game, making it more attractive to modern players, while remaining faithful to the original in terms of story. The first materials from the game will be presented in the upcoming months!

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled Revealed

The Game Awards kept the surprises coming, as a rumor from earlier this week was confirmed, with the reveal of Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, an HD remaster of the fan-favorite kart racing game.

Releasing exclusively on PlayStation 4 on June 21st, 2019, the game will retail for $39.99 for its standard version with a $59.99 Nitrous Oxide Edition including in-game bonuses and the instant unlock of Oxide in the game.

Persona 5’s Joker Headed to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In a shocking announcement at last night’s Game Awards, Nintendo revealed the latest DLC character to hit Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, despite the game releasing this morning. The star of Persona 5, Joker, is headed to the franchise fighting game, including his own original stage and music.

No release date has been set as of yet, but expect more, soon.

The Outer Worlds Revealed from Obsidian

The Game Awards gave us plenty of announcements, with one of the cooler surprises being the reveal of The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Games, the original creators of the Fallout franchise. The game is an FPS with RPG elements similar to past projects, though the new setting seems to be a dystopian space epic.

Published by Private Division, a new label from Take-Two Interactive, The Outer Worlds will release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, despite Microsoft’s purchase earlier this year, as the company has agreed to honor Obsidian’s original contracts.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Revealed for Switch

Last night at The Game Awards 2018, Square Enix took to the stage to reveal their long-awaited Avengers game project. Surprisingly, it was the reveal of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The Marvel Ultimate Alliance games give players command over teams of Marvel heroes, and is considered one of the best series from the last generation of consoles.

The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series returns for the first time in 10 years—with a new action RPG—exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and more! Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order.

Below Gets a Release Date for Xbox One

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Since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, one of its most consistently anticipated games has been the indie title, Below, from Capy Games. Now, after years of waiting for Capy to finish their perfect game, we now have a release date, and it’s much sooner than anyone could have anticipated.

Below will launch on the Xbox One and Steam on December 14th, 2018. You can hit the jump to check out a trailer for more info on Below.

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Ghostly x Analogue Super Nt Revealed

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Retro game console company, Analogue, has revealed a new edition of their incredibly successful Super Nt console in a partnership with record label, Ghostly International. While the Ghostly x Analogue Super Nt is still a standard Super Nt as it plays SNES and Super Famicom cartridges, outputting them in 1080p with digital audio, the new system will also feature bespoke boot-up animations by PolyTron’s Phil Fish, as well as 15 custom boot-up “sonics” made by Ghostly artists including Christopher Willits, Gold Panda, Mary Lattimore, Shigeto, Tadd Mullinix, Ouri, and Telefon Tel Aviv.

Additionally, the system is colored a beautiful shade of white, with special Ghostly branding to accompany it. You can purchase the system over at Analogue’s website still, and hit the jump to check out more photos of it.

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Devil May Cry Series Headed to Netflix

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IGN is reporting that Castlevania producer, Adi Shankar, whose plate is getting quite full lately is officially working on a new animated series for Devil May Cry. Additionally, Shankar’s universe of animated series is now part of a shared universe, being officially dubbed the “Bootleg Multiverse.”

Interesting word choice for a potential shared universe of franchises from different video game companies. Maybe we’re seeing the beginnings of a new Smash Bros.-style crossover happen over at Netflix?