Nintendo Switch Online Launching in September

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Nintendo has provided an update for its upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service, and while an exact date was still not given, it’s been revealed that we can expect it to launch in the second half of September.

The Switch Online service features individual membership pricing of $3.99 per month, $7.99 for 3 months, or $19.99 for 12 months. Online membership will include access to online multiplayer in compatible titles, starting with Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and more. Players will also receive a selection of classic NES games with newly added online multiplayer.

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Ben Schwartz to Voice Sonic the Hedgehog

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It appears that the live action Sonic the Hedgehog film has found its star. Variety is reporting that Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation, DuckTales) will be voicing the blue speedster in the film, joining Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter and James Marsden in the 2019 film.

This project could somehow end up being something special, against all odds.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct

Nintendo hosted a Nintendo Direct this morning for the upcoming and highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that revealed several new characters for the stages for the game. Castlevania’s Simon and Richter Belmont are both making their Smash Bros. debut, as well as Chrom, Dark Samus, and King K. Rool.

Additionally, the team revealed that the game will have, counting different versions of stages, over 300 battle stages, and even a new “Stage Morph” feature allowing players to switch to a separate stage mid-battle. Lastly, several new game modes, assist trophies, and Pokemon were also revealed.

Castlevania Season 2 Gets Debut Trailer

Netflix and showrunners Adi Shankar and Warren Ellis have revealed the first trailer for Castlevania Season 2, giving us plenty of homages to the game, gothic horror and gore, and demonic action.

Castlevania will return to screens on October 26th, conveniently the day another horror-themed show debuts on the streaming service.

8BitDo Reveals Bluetooth Kits for Original Classic Controllers

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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.

Sonic Mania Adventures Episode 5 Now Online

Sega has released the fifth and final episode of the wonderfully charming Sonic Mania Adventures, leading up to the release of Sonic Mania Plus. The final adventures sees Sonic and Tails, meeting up with newcomers Mighty and Ray to battle Eggman and Metal Sonic. Check out the first four episodes below.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Nathan Fillion Stars in Uncharted Fan Film

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The official Uncharted live-action adaptation, currently starring Tom Holland as a young Nathan Drake is currently in a bit of development hell. But, genre-favorite Nathan Fillion, long a fan favorite to play the action hero on the big screen, is here to whet our appetites with a fantastic fan film directed by Allan Ungar.

The short is a fantastic bit of production, with a great cast. Even managing to properly do a “video game” sequence in the vein of the original games. Hit the jump to check out the short film.

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Sega Announces Sonic Tabi Sock Collaboration

Sega has announced a special collaboration with a tabi sock company in Japan called Sou-Sou. The idea was made in collaboration through Ritsumeikan University with the concept of “promoting a university’s idea using Sonic the Hedgehog.” They’re incredibly stylish, yet traditional in a warm way.

The Takasago Iroha Sonic x Sou-Sou Tabi are similar to normal tabi socks except they have soles and can be worn as shoes. They will retail for ¥8,000 plus tax, while the standard Sonic tabi socks will retail for ¥550.

Limited Edition The World Ends With You: Final Remix Unveiled

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Square Enix has announced a new, limited edition version of the upcoming The World Ends With You: Final Remix, called the “It’s a Wonderful Bag Edition.” The collectible is only available through Square Enix’ e-Store in Japan. The edition will include the full game, mini soundtrack featuring tracks new to the Final Remix, as well as two sticker sheets, artbook, acrylic stand, stylus pen, and the aforementioned tote bag.

You can hit the jump to check out better shots of each included item. The World Ends With You: Final Remix releases in Japan on September 27th for Nintendo Switch. The game will release in North America and Europe in Fall 2018.

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Armored Core Series Getting 20-Disc Soundtrack Collection

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FROMSoftware has announced that its long-time favorite franchise, Armored Core, is getting a massive 20-disc Original Soundtrack collection, featuring 394 tracks, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary, and original release on the PlayStation. The set will also include an artbook: “The 20-year History of Armored Core,” featuring CG art and  design from across the series in 240 pages, as well as a set of “Company & Organization Emblem Sticker Sheets,” all in an Original Disc Case & Box.

You can hit the jump for a look at the full set, as well as complete listing of titles that will feature tracks. The Armored Core Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Box releases in Japan on November 1st for ¥18,500. You can pre-order it on Amazon Japan.

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Splatoon 2’s Anniversary Splatfest Gets Gorgeous Artwork

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Nintendo has unveiled a new set of artwork to celebrate its newest global Splatfest, Squid vs. Octopus, beginning on July 20th at 9pm PST, and ending on July 21st at 8:59pm PST. The Splatfest is in celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the game’s release, having been a massive success for Nintendo’s latest console.

Splatoon 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch.

MAX LVL Radio: Casey Edwards feat. Ali Edwards – Devil Trigger

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The announcement of Devil May Cry 5 was a high point for this year’s E3 for me, but even better than that is this official theme song for the upcoming game. It’s a heavy metal, rocking anthem that gets you pumped and ready to kick some ass.

MAX LVL is a curated selection of single songs currently available on the official Ph LEVEL Spotify playlist.

Kill La Kill The Game: IF Gets Anime Expo Trailer

Arc System Works and developer APLUS has revealed a new gameplay trailer for Kill La Kill The Game: IF at this year’s Anime Expo. It gives us a better look at what to expect from the alternate reality title, as well as confirming that original creators, Studio Trigger, are supervising the game to make sure it meets the standard of quality we have come to expect from the show.

Kill La Kill The Game: IF is slated for release in 2019 on PlayStation 4, and Steam.

Analog EP56: It’s What’s For Dinner

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The guys are back from a brief, technical hiatus, and they’re better than ever! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The trailer for Mandy, casting for multiple Spider-Man films, DC Universe updates, and more on this weeks 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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My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Launching October 26th

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Bandai Namco have announced that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch later this year, on October 26th in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will have access to play as the #2 hero, Endeavor.

My Hero Academia is on a roll as quite the successor to the crowns of fan-favorites Naruto and Bleach, becoming a cultural phenomenon we haven’t seen in several years. Hopefully the first official video game for the series does it justice. Get it?!