Shenmue Finds Publisher in Deep Silver

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Shenmue III developer, Ys Net, has shared that they’ve signed a global partnership with publisher Deep Silver for the long-awaited sequel. Updates have been quiet on the Shenmue III front for quite some time, since the crowdfunding campaign was a massive success.

The good news? Ys Net also announced that Yu Suzuki will be attenting GamesCom, and is expected to show off many new updates, clips, and gameplay footage from the game. Shenmue III launches in 2018 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 3

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SNK has released the third episode of their King of Fighters: Destiny animated series on YouTube, with the rest of the 24-episode season being added through the remainder of the summer.

You can head over here to check out the first two episodes that were previously posted, or hit the jump to watch the third episode.

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Johnny Depp Producing a Secret World TV Show

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The Secret World has long been one of most ripe properties in video games, with its incredible blending of mythology and lore. The fight between the Templars, the Illuminati, and the Dragons has ravaged on for centuries, with a war of supernatural abilities tipping the scales back and forth.

Now, that incredible story is being developed for television.  It will be produced by Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings alongside Showrunner Pam Veasey. Giddings and Sarkar optioned the rights to The Secret World media back in 2012. The pilot is being written by James V. Hart, who is best known as the co-writer of Hook, with Robin Williams.

Analog EP22: I’m a Cyborg!

Josh and Theo are back with another geeked out episode of Analog! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
The history of comic book events, Justice League reshoots, Captain Marvel, and much more fill out this episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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Yoko Taro Saved Platinum Games

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Platinum Games has long been a fan-favorite studio, with a love for innovative franchises and new ideas, they’ve never shied away from making the quirky but lovable title. From Bayonetta, to The Wonderful 101, they’re an absolute favorite. However, after the studio put millions into Scalebound, only to have it cancelled, they were in trouble. Enter Yoko Taro, and the little game that could, NieR: Automata.

After the game’s release, it has outsold and outshone all expectations, becoming a merchandising giant, and one of the best games of the year. Platinum’s Hideki Kamiya has taken to Twitter to formally credit NieR producer Yoko Taro, with single-handedly saving his studio from bankruptcy. Hit the jump to check out the message.

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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.

Okami HD Headed to Xbox One and PlayStation 4

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Kotaku UK has a scoop, claiming that Okami HD is getting another re-release, this time on PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this holiday season. There’s no real information about the release, currently, but it’s a good chance that the title will receive PS4 Pro and Xbox One X support, with the PlayStation 3 version of Okami HD rendering the visuals in 4K, and the scaling them down.

Capcom is taking initiative in bringing many of its older titles to newer consoles, but in the process, most of their newer IP’s have taken a backseat, with new major titles being few and far between for the company at this point. It’s nice to see lesser-ported titles like Okami finally making the jump to systems such as the Xbox, though.

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.

Squall Fortune Street Character Introduction

Square Enix has shared a new character introduction trailer for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary, and the new trailer debuts Final Fantasy VIII hero, Squall. In the video above, Squall is shown saying “I don’t fear expensive shops. You just simply have to not stop at one.” He then promptly lands on one, being forced to pay 1,750G to Lightning, to which he says “I’m going to destroy this expensive shop.”

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Sonic Mania Opening Movie is Glorious and Fun

SEGA has posted the Opening Movie for the upcoming and highly anticipated Sonic Mania, and it’s an unbelievable amount of fun for classic fans of the series. The 2D-animated piece is produced by comic book writer/artist Tyson Hesse and featuring killer music from Hyper Potions.

Check it out above, and make sure to grab Sonic Mania on August 15th if you’re looking for the true-to-form classic Sonic experience.

Analog EP21: Who’s That Hosting?!

Someone hijacked our podcast! Bree and Jamie found our list, and recorded the show! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Cable, Hellboy Casting Updates, the Disney/Netflix Deal, and new details from Star Wars: The Last Jedi fill out this week’s episode of Analog, with Special Guest Hosts! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Gal*Gun VR Now Available

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If you already know what Gal*Gun is, then this story won’t surprise you. Gal*Gun VR is now available on Steam for use with the HTC Vive. Gal*Gun is a popular Japanese rail shooter, that involves you, the protagonist, shooting a pheromone gun gifted to you by Cupid at various anime girls in an attempt to make them fall in love with you. It’s just as ridiculous as it sounds.

Now, the addition of VR adds an entirely new level of ridiculous, as in addition to the standard rail shooter VR experience, you can also move your head around in an attempt to look up their anime skirts, as well. Japan… you’re crazy. I love you.

King of Fighters: Destiny on YouTube

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SNK recently started a new anime series, available on Steam and YouTube, in Japanese with English subtitles called, The King of Fighters: Destiny, that follows the story of the popular fighting game franchise. The first two episodes are also available now.

The new CG anime series has a story that centers on characters such as Kyo Kusanagi, Terry Bogard, Mai Shiranui, Geese Howard, Ryo Sakazaki, and others. You’ll recognize many of their voices, as many voice actors from the games reprise their roles for the series. Hit the jump to watch the first two episodes in Japanese with English subs.

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Valve Announces Artifact

Valve has announced their first new IP in what seems like ages, with Artifact, the DOTA card game, announced during the Seattle matches at The International 7. The digital card game, set to compete with the likes of Hearthstone and Gwent, will be out in 2018.

The game will act as a card version of Dota 2, with characters like Bounty Hunters, and cards like Barracks. The excitement at the reveal was quickly doused when it was revealed to be a DOTA card game, but nonetheless, it’s nice to see Valve trying other things, aside from hardware.

 

BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War Announced for Mobile

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Arc System Works is continuing their fire year with a new BlazBlue title, BlazBlue Alternative: Dark War being released on iOS and Android smartphones. No details for the title have been revealed, but Arc has put up a teaser website advertising the new title.

The mobile BlazBlue titles have been consistently fun, with Arc System Works being one of the few companies able to properly port their titles to mobile in a fun and engaging way.