PlayStation Classic Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment has, out of left field, announced the new PlayStation Classic, jumping on the trend of mini retro consoles. The system will release on December 3rd, and include 2 replica controllers, HDMI output, and cleverly designed usage of its main top-mounted buttons. Currently only 5 games have been announced, but they already make the system one to watch:

  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Tekken 3
  • Wild Arms
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Jumping Flash

The system is set to feature 20 pre-loaded games.

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Complete Batman: The Animated Series Heading to Blu-Ray

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Warner Bros. Animation has announced that one of the most famous animated series of all time will be heading to Blu-Ray on October 16th. Batman: The Complete Animated Series will include the entire run of the series, as well as both animated films, Mask of the Phantasm, and SubZero.

The box set will cost $113, includes 10 Blu-Ray discs, as well as three exclusive three Funko mini-figurines of Batman, Harley Quinn and The Joker and seven lenticular art cards. Only 30,000 copies of the box set are being produced. You can hit the jump for a full look at all of the incredible special features included, as well.

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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.

Rugrats Getting Revival Movie & Series from Nickelodeon

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Nickelodeon is in the midst of reviving many of their classic NickToon properties, and Rugrats is considered by many to be the gold standard. One of the greatest animated series ever made. Now, the show is returning with a new 26-episode series, and live-action/animated CG hybrid movie.

“Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” Interim Nickelodeon President Sarah Levy said in a statement. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.”

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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Lego’s Official Voltron Set Unveiled

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Lego has officially revealed their new Voltron set, and it is quite something. The kit is one of the largest robots that Lego has ever produced, coming in at a massive 2,321 pieces. Based on a design submitted by Lego Ideas user Len_D69, the Lego Ideas Voltron is based on the design first seen in the beloved 1984 animated series, rather than the version currently seen in Netflix and Dreamworks Animation’s Voltron: Legendary Defender.

The set includes the ability to form all 5 lions, as well as Voltron itself, as well as the Blazing Sword and Voltron’s shield. If you’re at SDCC, the Defender of the Universe will cost $180 and be available in limited supplies, or you can pick it up from the official Lego website starting August 1st. Hit the jump for more pictures of the fantastic set.

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Polymega Modular Retro Console Unveiled

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At E3 this year, creators PlayMaji unveiled their new retro console, titled the Polymega. The system is modular and will support widgets allowing players to relive their favorite games for NES, SNES, TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, and even PlayStation games. The Polymega will use an elegant hybrid emulation software, allowing for support on the multiple platforms.

It’s quite a beautiful system, with prices starting at $249.99, and pre-orders opening this summer. Head over to the official website for more information.

First Trailer for Robin Hood Now Online

Lionsgate Movies has posted the first teaser trailer for the upcoming action reboot of Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, and Ben Mendelsohn. The latest in a long film of more modern attempts at classic folk tales was directed by Otto Bathurst, and hit theaters on November 21st. You can check out the synopsis below, and the first poster for the film after the jump.

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

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Atari Unveils the VCS

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Atari has finally revealed more details about the Atari VCS, formerly known as the Ataribox. The final specs for the system are still up in the air, but Atari has partnered with several game developers and content creators to create original content and new titles for the system, as well as including complete libraries of 2600 and 5200 games.

The VCS will play at 4K, and include all the largest streaming apps (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), as well as an original Linux-based OS. For more information, you can head to ComicBook.com – or to sign up for Pre-Orders, visit the Official Website.

Chrono Trigger Releases on PC

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The fan-favorite classic, Chrono Trigger, is now available on Steam priced at $14.99. Until April 2nd, players can grab it as a limited edition with a Chrono Trigger medley that includes the songs “Battle with Magus,” “Chrono Trigger,” “Corridors of Time,” “Far Off Promise,” and “Wind Scene,” digital liner notes from composer Yasunori Mitsuda, and six wallpapers.

The PC version of Chrono Trigger has a number of features unique to it with optimized visuals, and support for keyboard and mouse, or controller. It also features a new autosave function, and the bonus dungeons from the Nintendo DS and mobile versions, Dimensional Vortex and Lost Sanctum, are both present. Chrono Trigger is also available on the Super NES, PlayStation, Nintendo DS and both Android and Apple iOS devices.

New Devilman Crybaby Trailer

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.

Medabots Classics First Trailer Hits

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.

Sonic Mania Launch Trailer

Today is the long-awaited release of Sonic Mania, and with it, we have an incredibly charming new trailer for the retro-inspired title. Players who pre-ordered the game will be receiving a free digital copy of Sonic The Hedgehog this morning, on the platform that they chose to purchase the game on.

Hopefully we get a fantastic vinyl release of the Sonic Mania soundtrack, because the music in this trailer was so wonderful. Hopefully the excitement around this title gives SEGA a better understanding of what we’re after as Sonic fans.

Atomic Purple Joy-Cons Being Kickstarted

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If you’ve constantly thought to yourself since its release that the Nintendo Switch just wasn’t quite retro enough for you, then this Kickstarter is absolutely for you. Partnering with ShenZhen MaiKaisi Trade Co ltd., this brave soul has worked to prototype a small run of Joy-Con shells that replicate the classic Game Boy Color visage, Atomic Purple.

The classic styling is a clear purple ABS plastic shell for the Switch Joy-Cons, as well as the Switch itself. Currently, there is also a Super Famicom button set that may also be included, though that is still currently in the works.

Original Sonic Designer Creates Work for Sonic Mania

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Probably what has to be one of the most adorable and supportive moves we’ll see this week, original Sonic The Hedgehog designer, Naoto Ohshima, created a piece of artwork in support of the upcoming Sonic Mania title from Sega, despite no longer working for the company.

You can hit the jump to view the artwork in full. Sonic Mania will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on August 15th.

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