Amazon Japan Gets Exclusive Danboard Pieces

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Players who purchase Nintendo Labo’Variety and Robot Kits from Amazon Japan will receive an exclusive masking tape, as well as a bonus set of parts featuring Danboard, the cardboard box robot from Yotsuba&! The masking tape is based on the sealing tape used by Amazon Japan, and the exclusive parts include pieces for use with the RC Car or Robot Visor.

You can hit the jump to check out more pictures of the exclusive parts, and hit the links above to purchase the items from Amazon Japan.

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HORI Making Custom Border Break Controller for PS4

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Fans that are looking forward to the upcoming PlayStation 4 port of arcade hit, Border Break, have one more thing to look forward to as peripheral manufacturer HORI started taking pre-orders for a custom controller for use with the game. The only catch? HORI needed a minimum of 3,000 pre-orders to start production. However, they quickly made that total, and more.

The Border Break Joystick for PlayStation 4 is priced at ¥18,334 and is set to release in 2018. HORI will continue to keep orders available until May 2nd at 10:00am JST. If you’re interested, you can check it out at the official HORI store. Hit the jump for a better look at the controller.

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Universal Working on a New Doom Film?

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Actress Nina Bergman has posted a series of tweets revealing that Universal is working on a new film adaptation of the popular video game franchise, Doom. This isn’t the first time the series has been adapted, as 2005 saw Dwayne Johnson and Karl Urban star in a much-maligned film based on the original game.

Though far from confirmation, it’s likely given the success of the most recent reboot of the game by iD Software that Universal may be looking to build a new film franchise stemming from the hype of the series, currently. Hit the jump to check out the tweets in question.

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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.

Japan Getting New Splatoon 2 Soundtrack

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It looks like Splatoon 2’s second soundtrack is coming soon to Japan. On July 18th, Octune will be released in a ¥3,200 ($30) regular edition and ¥4,800 ($45) first print limited edition with an exclusive blu-ray.

The Octune soundtrack will be two discs, with the first disc including songs added to the game via updates as well as the upcoming Octo Expansion. The second disc will feature the Game Party Japan 2018 performance tracks. For players that pre-order the first print limited edition, the included blu-ray will feature the full Game Party Japan 2018 performance. Hit the jump for a full blu-ray track list, as well as a look at the full artwork.

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SNK Working on New Hardware for 40th Anniversary

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SNK is turning 40 this year, and on top of a great collection of games releasing soon, they’ve also announced that they’ll be working on a new piece of hardware, or game machine. In the announcement tweet, SNK Japan refers to the hardware as an “atarashii geemuki” (新しいゲーム機), or “new game machine.”

SNK was the creator of the famed Neo-Geo system, discontinued in the 90’s, as well as a revival Neo-Geo handheld system in the late 2000’s. It’s likely that we may see another new mini game machine, like NES and SNES Classic Editions on store shelves, soon.

Doom Soundtrack Getting Incredible Vinyl Release

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The epic soundtrack to iD Software’s award-winning reboot of the classic Doom is getting a physical release later this year, that includes several different versions of gorgeous vinyl LP’s. The most deluxe version includes the soundtrack on “Blood Red” vinyl, as well as CD, and also includes a deluxe Doom-branded turntable slip-mat. The catch? It will only be available on pre-order during a 2-week period for $100 later this year.

You can hit the jump for a full run-down of the versions, as well as a gallery of them all, and a complete track listing.

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Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls Announced

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Konami has announced a new Castlevania title, though it may not be the one you’re hoping for. Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is a new iOS side-scrolling brawler that supports up to 4 players. The game plays in real-time, with music and characters from past games, as well as a 4v4, and boss rush mode.

In a future where Count Dracula has been completely vanquished, people thought they had finally achieved eternal peace. However, a letter sent to Genya Arikado spelt the end of that peaceful age. “The Grimoire has gone berserk. Count Dracula has been revived.” In order to confirm the message in the letter, Genya Arikado heads to the sender’s location…

There will be a Closed Beta happening soon, with registration open until the end of April over at the game’s main site.

Shenmue I & II Headed to HD Consoles and PC

Shenmue I and II are headed to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year, Sega announced at this weekend’s FES 2018 press conference. The game will feature HD textures and updated graphics, as well as graphic options for PC players. You will also be able to choose between modern or classic control settings, and English or Japanese voice settings.

The game has been confirmed as costing $29.99 on its release later this year. The original Shenmue was released on the Dreamcast in 1999, with the sequel dropping two years later in Japan, for Dreamcast and Xbox.

 

Kingdom Hearts III to Feature Game & Watch Style Games

Square Enix and Disney have revealed a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III that spotlights a new dynamic in the game: Game & Watch style mini-games featuring Sora and other Disney characters.

The mini-games are heavily inspired by classic LCD games of the late 80’s and early 90’s, with a clean twist featuring many of the characters Kingdom Hearts is known for. Kingdom Hearts III releases in 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Siegfried Revealed for Soul Calibur VI

Bandai Namco revealed the latest playable character for SoulCalibur VI as Siegfried Schtauffen, the Zweihänder-wielder and one of the central characters of the story throughout the entire series.

After losing to Kilik and his comrades in the form of Nightmare, Siegfried awoke in an unfamiliar place and he is now unable to free himself from the unforgiving memories of his time spent as the cursed sword’s puppet. The memory of having killed his own father is haunting him. His true nightmare has only just begun…Full of regrets, he is looking for redemption and he desperately wants to free himself from the cursed sword’s grasp!

Xbox Backwards Compatibility Hitting This Month

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Microsoft has revealed that the original Xbox Backwards Compatibility program will begin this month, with titles dropping in the next couple of weeks. The list includes Sega’s Panzer Dragoon Orta, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind and BioWare’s Jade Empire. The list also includes a half-dozen Star Wars games, like the original Battlefront shooters and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of games, and the day they each drop.

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Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 Officially Announced

Capcom has shared the first official trailer announcing the release of the Mega Man X Legacy Collections, 1 and 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The two collections consist of Mega Man X Legacy Collection featuring Mega Man X through Mega Man X4, and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 featuring Mega Man X5 through Mega Man X8.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 releases in North America on July 24th, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Revealed

The Official PlayStation Blog has officially revealed the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy that puts all 3 original from the series with Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon in a fully-remastered collection.

It’s a pretty straight-forward reveal for the game, which follows the course that Sony has been taking with their original PlayStation classics. The surprising part? Spyro will be releasing on Xbox One, as well.

Overwatch: Retribution Starts on April 10th

Blizzard has announced the latest Overwatch Archives event, running from April 10th to the 30th. It’s called Overwatch: Retribution and follows a Blackwatch mission gone wrong that started the downfall of Overwatch behind the scenes.

The Overwatch: Retribution event will have players using Reaper (in his Gabriel Reyes skin), Genji, McCree and Moira. The Venice map will be spotlighted for the event. Over 100 items from last year’s event will be available, as well as 60 new items that includes emotes, highlight intros, skins and sprays. A new comic offering background on the story,  titled Retribution, is available to read for free.