After what seems like ages since its initial reveal, Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at the upcoming animated series for Carmen Sandiego, starring Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin) as the voice of the titular criminal. According to the reveal, the 20-episode series will be split between the present, and Carmen’s past into shaping her into the master thief she’s known as.
It’s nice to see that the interesting visual style presented in the teaser image has carried through to the show, as it was unique and looks incredibly fun. Hit the jump to check out a few additional images from the series. Carmen Sandiego hits Netflix on January 18th, 2019.
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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!
Netflix continued its onslaught of classic anime properties with the announcement that a new Ghost in the Shell anime would hit the streaming service in 2020. Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 is directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex).
With that team in mind, the series should be in good hands. Though, we have no other details outside of the creative team, and the above image.
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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Disney has released a second trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of their classic film, Dumbo, from director Tim Burton. With an all-star cast led by Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Danny DeVito, and Michael Keaton, Dumbo hits theaters on March 29th, 2019.
Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Farrell) and his children Milly and Joe to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Sony has revealed the complete listing of all 20 games that will be playable on the upcoming PlayStation Classic, and it’s filled with some surprising choices, such as Cool Boarders 2, and even Revelations: Persona. Surprisingly, the game features no Tomb Raider, or Crash Bandicoot. The full list is as follows:
- Battle Arena Toshinden
- Cool Boarders 2
- Destruction Derby
- Final Fantasy VII
- Grand Theft Auto
- Intelligent Qube
- Jumping Flash
- Metal Gear Solid
- Mr Driller
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
- Resident Evil Director’s Cut
- Revelations: Persona
- Ridge Racer Type 4
- Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
- Syphon Filter
- Tekken 3
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
- Twisted Metal
- Wild Arms
The PlayStation Classic launches on December 3rd for $99.99
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.
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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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.
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.”
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 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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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.
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 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.