Taiko no Tatsujin Getting an English Release

In a shocking announcement, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session is getting an English release on PlayStation 4 consoles! The series hasn’t seen an English release since Taiko Drum Master for the PlayStation 2 in 2004. The game features songs from the mega-hit “Your Name,” as well as Hatsune Miku, and even Doraemon.

The best part? They’re bringing over the entire bundle, as well as the PS4 Drum Controller to play the game on, as well. Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session will be on sale later this year.

Aladdin Cast Announced

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It’s no secret that Disney has been working on getting a live-action Aladdin film off the ground for quite some time, with casting issues being the prime onus on the film. However, it would seem that Disney has worked out the kinks, with a few rumors coming to fruition in this case.

Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) has been cast as the lead role of Aladdin, with Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) taking the role of Jasmine. The Genie is the surprise here, as Will Smith has been cast in the role of wise-cracking magical being. The film is also said to take inspiration from the animated film, as well as 1,001 Arabian Nights, so it should be a fun adventure film.

Live-Action JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Trailer

While there have been a couple trailers for the live-action adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, this is the first that delves into the all-important effects for Stands in the film. Stands are essentially projections of psychic abilities that the characters use to fight.

Directed by Takashi Miike, the film is set to hit theaters in Japan in August.

5 Games Sega Should Revive

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SEGA unveiled their Road to 2020 last week, showcasing their plans to restore their former glory in the world of gaming across Japan, and the rest of the globe. It’s a fascinating look at a company desperate to get back to their roots. In the lofty plan, they reveal a plan to revive older game IP’s for modern home consoles to restore some of their older player base.

Their history of innovative titles consists of a Who’s Who of blockbuster games in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Some have seen themselves revived, in not-so-good fashion. While others haven’t seen the light of day since. Hit the jump for my Top 5 picks of Games that Sega should revive.

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Sir Roger Moore (1927 – 2017)

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More sad news, as legendary James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore, has lost a short battle with cancer, and passed away. He was 89 years old. Moore is best known for playing the third, and longest running incarnation of the popular super-spy, starring in many of its biggest films such as Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, and The Man with the Golden Gun. He also had a great sense of humor, starring in The Cannonball Run, as well, playing a parody of his most popular character.

Rest in Paradise, Roger. 😦

Ph LEVEL Review: BLAME!

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One of the most inspiring, yet oft-forgotten manga phenomenon of years past, was an inventive series by writer/artist Tsutomu Nihei, known as BLAME! (pronounced blam). The series is a one-of-a-kind exploration thriller in a dystopian world, where an intelligent city has taken control of its own fate, and for thousands of years had already expanded into the cosmos, building itself higher and higher. It’s a lonely story, following the journey of a mysterious man named Killy, on his search for the Net Terminal Gene, in order to take back control of the city.

In order to keep order and peace in the city, it built the Safeguards, in an attempt to extinguish human life within itself. Humans, as they are prone to do, adapted to survive, with small villages finding haven throughout the city, unaware of each other’s existence. It’s an intensely original premise, with fantastic art to anchor it all. With that in mind, was this feature film able to capture the spirit of the original work? Hit the jump to find out.

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