Analog EP67: Spooky Doctor Wahwee

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The ooky spooky times have finally fully returned for Josh, Theo, and Bovi! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Aquaman and Good Omens, a ton of DC casting and first looks, James Gunn’s comic book movie future, and even Mega Man on this week’s episode of Halloween… I mean Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Analog EP65: Making Out With Teeth

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for an action-packed, teeth-rattling new episode! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Ralph Breaks The Internet, and Bumblebee, as well as loads of first looks and announcements, including the new PlayStation Classic taking over the whole damn episode! So much awesome news! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

Pull Box: September 26

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Today was an insanely massive day for comic books, with new releases from Marvel, Boom! Studios, and a ton of new DC releases. Hotly anticipated books aplenty this week fill the Pull Box, but because of how jam-packed we are, you’ll be able to find it all after the jump, just to save a little space.

So, hit that jump to check out all the fantastic new releases in the world of comic books this week! At least, in my opinion…

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Castlevania Requiem Officially Announced

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Konami has revealed Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood for the PlayStation 4, releasing a month from today on October 26th. The games are not remasters, but rather emulations of the originals with a few additional features, including 4K/HD upscaling, trophy support, new rendering options such as smoothing, and even additional high-resolution backgrounds.

You can hit the jump to check out the official announcement trailer, before Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood hits PlayStation 4 next month.

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Telltale Games Shutting Down

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Beloved game studio, Telltale Games, creator of many of the best narrative-based video games such as Batman: The Enemy Within, The Walking Dead, and Guardians of the Galaxy, has announced that effectively immediately, its doors are now closed. The closure has forced over 250 workers out of employment with no severance packages of any kind, while a small crew has been retaining to finish Minecraft: Story Mode, for Netflix. All future projects have been cancelled, with The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 2 to hit tomorrow.

Telltale Games was also working on a new Stranger Things game for Netflix as well, but it seems that project will no longer come to fruition. In a statement with Variety, Netflix has revealed that they are looking for other ways to bring the Stranger Things universe to life in the world of video games.

We are saddened by the news about Telltale Games – they developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry. Minecraft: Story Mode is still moving forward as planned. We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.

Analog EP64: Just Enough Pouches To Be Useful

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for the biggest week of news in what seems like ages! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Captain Marvel, and Mary Poppins Returns, news on The Joker, and an awesome Nintendo Direct on this week’s episode of Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Super Bomberman R Update Revealed

Konami has revealed the latest update for Super Bomberman R, with new characters, stages, game rules, accessories, and more. On top of a new Castlevania stage, and “Civilians” Grand Prix mode, every version of the game will receive Alucard Bomber from Castlevania, Caesar Bomber from Star Soldier, Mimi Bomber and Nyami Bomber from Pop’n Music, and Upa Bomber from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa. 

Additionally, all of the new platforms have access to exclusive characters with PlayStation 4 featuring Pipo Monkey Bomber from Ape Escape and Toro Bomber from Doko Demo Issyo, the Xbox One has Arbiter Bomber and Grunt Bomber from Halo, and the PC has Atlas Bomber from Portal.

Super Bomberman R is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

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.

Lineup of Final Fantasy Games Announced for Nintendo Switch

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During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo and Square Enix revealed a massive bombshell that the Nintendo Switch, throughout 2018 and 2019 will be receiving a bevy of Final Fantasy titles.

  • Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD (Available Now!)
  • World of Final Fantasy: Maxima (Available November 6th)
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Everybuddy! (Available This Winter)
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles HD Remaster (Available 2019)
  • Final Fantasy VII, IX, X/X-2, XII: The Zodiac Age (Available 2019)

Animal Crossing Announced for Switch; Isabelle Joins Smash

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Nintendo closed out their massive Direct today with the reveal that a new Animal Crossing game will finally be blessing the Nintendo Switch next year. No other information has been revealed, but we also were given the surprise that fan-favorite, Isabelle, is taking a break from her assistant duties to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster.

While Animal Crossing may not have a date, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will drop exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on November 2nd.

Analog EP63: Look Who’s Talking, Babymouth!

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After a short break, the guys have returned to blow your faces off with news! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Henry Cavill controversy! A load of DC Universe news, our first look at Captain Marvel, and more on this week’s episode of Analog! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Pull Box: September 12

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Franklin Richards is probably one of the coolest characters that Marvel has in their back pocket, but it’s most certainly he started to grow up, and become what we all really want him to. With that said, seeing where Reed, Sue, and the Future Foundation have been all the time was charming, and the sudden threat was built up wonderfully. Then the sudden twist with the arrival of everyone who has been a member of the Fantastic Four as their “extended family…” that was genius.
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Batman has quite the nose for trouble. He decides to latch on to a simple murder case to take his mind off things, and it turns out to be an elaborate plot for the return of Kobra in Gotham City. He either suspected something was amiss, or just has some sort of crazy luck. Either way, it’s interesting that this “ordinary man” that was murdered has an instense connection to Kobra, as if they were afraid of him, and what he knew. A good start to this new arc, that’s for sure.
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The adventures and memories in this Hawkman book have been so fantastic. The exchange Carter and Katar Hol was great, and the reveal of the next clue was fun. Each clue takes him further down a path, and now the path has lead him to the Microverse, with the Atom. This feels just like old times, with Ray Palmer and Carter Hall tackling a case together, exploring new worlds, and just being great friends. I’m actually excited for the next issue.
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That issue made far more sense than previous issues, and it even explained the story up to this point. There were some incredibly awkward transitions to be found, though, as well as some excellent reveals. The kidnapping was faked, but the Cabal is real, manipulating the Agent so that no one believes her about their existence. A pretty crafty story, and one that’s considerably better now that things are a bit less nonsensical.
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It is legitimately frustrating how horribly stubborn Barry Allen is. He goes up and down so often about what he wants for his life, that he just has no idea. If he wants to be with Iris, he needs to step up and stop being such a selfish child about everything that goes wrong. He’s a hero, with complications, and Iris understands that, particularly now that she has her pre-52 memories again. But, that ending was nuts! The original Trickster is back! After years of being dead, James Jesse is back! That should make things a little more interesting here.SM
The revelation that the Earth’s sudden appearance in the Phantom Zone was little more than an accident by S.T.A.R. Labs was somehow one of the best storytelling tools I’ve seen a comic book writer use in some time. It was subdued, and showed human error. It wasn’t a malicious villain set out to ruin Superman, or destroy the Earth. Just human error. But, now our heroes have quite the problem to address, and only Superman knows the extent of just how bad things are about to get, now that Rogol Zaar has aligned himself with the armies of the Phantom Zone.
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Political intrigue mixed with flashes and manipulation of a rarely used Wonder Woman villain? This is the kind of stories that I like to see happening. This is a fresh take, with Diana walking a tight rope of side-switching and shaky decisions. Artemis made the wrong choice, for the right reasons, but we’ll see where that gets her when she’s brought face to face with the Princess of Themyscira.

Alan Wake Series in The Works

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Variety is reporting that writer Peter Calloway (Legion) will helm an adaptation of Remedy’s 2010 Microsoft exclusive, Alan Wake, with backing from the game studio, Contradiction Films, and Alan Wake writer Sam Lake. The original game follows the titular character, a novelist, caught in the supernatural happenings of a mysterious town named Bright Falls.

“The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we’re exploring in the show. We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did.

Not only that, but through the years we’ve worked on multiple game concepts and stories for Alan Wake’s world that have never seen the light of day. All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”

SNK Reveals Sequel to Samurai Shodown for 2019

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SNK, in celebration of their 40th anniversary, have revealed a sequel to Samurai Shodown, titled Samurai Spirits, set for release on PlayStation 4 in 2019. The game takes place in 1787, where a dark cloud of dread looms over a feudal Japan intent on shifting to the modern age.

The gameplay and visual style looks very reminiscent of Street Fighter IV, but serves as a great throwback for fans of the classic fighter. Hit the jump to check out the first official trailer, featuring work in progress gameplay.

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Nintendo Unveils Limited Edition Let’s Go Pokémon Switch Bundles

Nintendo has officially announced a new Pokémon: Let’s Go themed Nintendo Switch bundle for the upcoming Eevee and Pikachu editions of the upcoming game, releasing on November 16th. The bundles include your chosen version of the game through a download code, a special decorated Switch dock,  and decorated Switch console. The bundle also includes two new colorways for the Joy-Con celebrating Eevee and Pikachu, as well as the Poké-Ball Plus peripheral.

The bundle will retail for $399 and launch the same day as the game, on November 16th.