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?
Square Enix has revealed a new “Survivor’s Trailer” for its upcoming third-person shooter, Left Alive. The trailer reveals plenty of new gameplay footage, as well as a look at the full cast of characters: Mikhail, Olga, and Leonid who fight for their lives through the warzone of Novo Slava.
Left Alive drops in North America and Europe on March 5th, 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Steam.
SNK has revealed a new, limited edition version of their SNK Neo-Geo Mini console, with a fresh Christmas-themed paint job, and all new artwork. The new edition even comes with 48 pre-installed games, more than the original version includes. Additionally, the system come with two gamepads, an HDMI cable, special edition stickers, and more.
Currently, there is no release date or price set, but expect this to be quite the collector’s item when it drops soon. Hit the jump for more pictures, and a complete listing of included games.
The first trailer for the incredible creepy live-action Pokemon film, Detective Pikachu, is now online, and it’s not what I was expecting. The Pokemon themselves are rendered in an uncanny-valley like level of realism, and it’s strange. Starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), and Ken Watanabe (Inception), the story follows a young officer on the hunt for his missing Father.
Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th, 2019.
Innovative classic controller company, 8BitDo, has revealed its new Bluetooth Wireless Adapter for Gamecube controllers that will allow players to use their wonderful, old controllers on compatible Nintendo Switch and PC games. The adapter is quite stylish and matches the classic style of the Gamecube flawlessly, which is to be expected from 8BitDo, at this point.
You can hit the jump to check out a few additional images of the bluetooth wireless adapter in action.
Capcom has announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, the HD remaster collection recently released for the 3DS, is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in Japan this February. Additionally, a Steam release for the PC is in the works, as well, but will hit at a later date.
No word on a North American release, but Phoenix Wright has traditionally done well here, so expect to hear news of a release, soon. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy releases in Japan on February 21st, 2019.
Blizzard kept the nostalgic punches going at BlizzCon 2018 with the announcement of Warcraft III: Reforged, a full-4K remaster of the classic game that set the tone for future installments in the Warcraft universe. Watch the cinematic trailer above, or hit the jump to check out some shiny new gameplay footage from the title.
There’s also a special Warcraft 3: Reforged Spoils Of War Edition, now available for preorder at the game’s official site, which will unlock special rewards across various other Blizzard games.
Blizzard has finally come up with a solution to satisfy fans of the “vanilla” World of Warcraft experience, after shutting down servers earlier this year. BlizzCon 2018 saw the announcement of World of Warcraft Classic hitting on PC in the summer of 2019.
For fans in attendance, and those watching via the virtual ticket that was available, a beta download of the Legacy World Of Warcraft will be available this weekend.
At BlizzCon 2018 earlier today, Blizzard revealed the latest in their line of gorgeous animated shorts for Overwatch. The newest short puts the spotlight on Jesse McCree, as well as the games newest addition, Ashe, the leader of the Deadlock Gang. The short is just as beautiful as its predecessors, with a fantastic shoot-out sequence, that culminates in the reveal of another new mystery character (at least to me).
You can watch the animated short above, or hit the jump to check out the reveal video for Ashe, spotlighting her semi-automatic shotgun that does major damage for dead-eyed shooters, as well as adorable robot butler, B.O.B.
Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this morning, the final before its release. The Direct revealed the final two fighters found in the main game as Ken from Street Fighter, and Incineroar from the Pokemon series. The Direct also detailed new amiibo figures, and several new modes for the upcoming game.
The latest mode, Spirits Mode, replaces collectible trophies in the series, and will serve as support for players through the story mode with hundreds of interesting characters to be found. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on the Nintendo Switch on December 7th.
Netflix has revealed a first look at Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as silver-haired Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming adaptation series of The Witcher, by way of a costume and makeup test. Based on the best-selling fantasy novel series that has gone to inspire a trilogy of award-winning video games, The Witcher follows a lone monster hunter, struggling to find his place in a vicious and dangerous world.
Also starring alongside Cavill is 17-year-old Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Adam Levy as the druid Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as the knight Eist, and MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, head of the magical academy. Hit the jump to check out the makeup test in full.
According to The Wrap, producer Adi Shankar (Castlevania) is working on his next major project with Nintendo, with the two partnering to create a series based on the popular Legend of Zelda franchise. While it hasn’t been confirmed whether the project will be animated or live-action, but we should learn more on November 16th when the project is officially announced.
Adi Shankar’s Castlevania animated series launched its second season last week to much acclaim with plenty other projects in the pipeline, as well.
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
Final Fantasy VII
Grand Theft Auto
Metal Gear Solid
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Resident Evil Director’s Cut
Ridge Racer Type 4
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
The PlayStation Classic launches on December 3rd for $99.99
Bandai Namco has revealed that Nier: Automata’s robot protagonist 2B is headed to Soulcalibur VI as its first bit of guest DLC. Her move-set looks fun, with lasers, floating swords, tiny robots, and plenty more for fans to enjoy. Additionally, there will be more content for the character added, as well, including music, stickers, more weapons, and extra add-ons.
All in all, 2B looks to be a great addition to the franchise, which has been known for guest characters since Soul Calibur II‘s iconic guest characters of Link, Spawn, and Heihachi.
The onslaught of stylish Sega Saturn themed goods continues, as Sega has revealed another new collaboration. This time it’s a high-end audio player, with the Activo CT10 getting two different editions. They release late next month with the gray and white editions limited to 500 units each.
Priced at ¥44,800, they come pre-installed with a few Sega tunes. The grey version includes “Super Sonic Racing” from Sonic R, while the white version includes “Dreams Dreams” from NiGHTS Into Dreams. Hit the jump for more images of the player.