Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack Announced

Arc System Works has announced a special Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack for the Nintendo Switch that will include the original Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, a special limited Switch carrying case, and special artbook.

The carrying case is modeled after fan-favorite character Sol BadGuy, with the artbook featuring loads of unreleased artwork spanning the complete history of the long-winded fighting game franchise. The Pack is set to release on May 16th, with no plans for release in America. Thankfully, the Switch is region-free and the internet exists, so it shouldn’t be that difficult to track down. Check out the official website for more information.

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Future Dragon Quest News Revealed

It’s been a massive 24 hours for the Dragon Quest franchise. To begin with, Square Enix has revealed a new CG animated movie, Dragon Quest: Your Story, based on the story of Dragon Quest V. The film will release on August 2nd, directed by Takashi Yamazaki, with music by Koichi Sugiyama.

Additionally, during the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition. The Nintendo Switch version of the massive RPG will feature English and Japanese language voice acting, as well as the addition of a 2D map feature that was included on the 3DS version of the game. Dragon Quest XI S: Echos of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition will be available this fall.

Lastly, it was revealed that Dragon Quest Builders 2 will release in North America on July 12th.

PlatinumGames Reveals Astral Chain for Nintendo Switch

During the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, PlatinumGames revealed a surprising new title, Astral Chain, coming soon for the Nintendo Switch. The sci-fi action RPG allows players to choose between two characters to fight mysterious dimensional creatures using a new weapon called the Legion.

Making his game directorial debut for his work as the game designer on NieR: Automata, Takahisa Taura is responsible for concept and planning on Astral Chain. Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series, is supervising, with character design by manga artist Masakazu Katsura, creator of Zetman and Video Girl Ai.

New Trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Marvel Entertainment and Nintendo have revealed a new trailer for the upcoming, long-awaited sequel, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. The new trailer focuses on cooperative play, and attacking in the game, as well as the addition of Captain Marvel.

Gameplay will allow up to 4 players to play on the same TV, locally with 4 Nintendo Switch consoles, or online, making it the most dynamic Ultimate Alliance game yet.

MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order: For the first time in 10 years, the MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series returns with four-player action and an original story … all exclusive to Nintendo Switch! Assemble your dream team from a huge cast of Super Heroes, including Marvel’s ultimate cosmic protector, Captain Marvel.

Zelda: Link’s Awakening Headed to Nintendo Switch

During last night’s fantastic Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed a surprise remake of the classic 1993 hit, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. The remake features a uniquely beautiful visual style, and a world filled with bizarre creatures, including Mario’s classic enemies, Goombas.

The Game Boy classic is considered one of the best games ever made, so this should come as great news for fans of the series after the massive success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Capcom Sound Team Drops Massive Spotify Selection

A massive selection of video game music albums and official soundtracks from Capcom, many previously only available in Japan, is now online thanks to a new Spotify account: The Capcom Sound Team. All that’s necessary to access the bevy of music is a free Spotify account, which I highly recommend.

The Capcom Sound Team selection covers a number of Capcom’s biggest releases. This includes Ace Attorney, Breath of Fire, Devil May Cry, EX TroopersMega Man, Monster Hunter, Okami, and Street Fighter soundtracks and compilation albums, as well as stranger fare that Japan has become known for.

Trailer for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Reveals New Features

Nintendo has revealed the newest trailer for the upcoming 3DS port, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, revealing many of the games newer features, such as Ravel Abilities that can be used to power up Kirby, and new mini-games featuring characters such as King Dedede and Meta Knight. There’s also new furniture to decorate Kirby’s Home, and even a new Devilish mode for those looking for an extra challenge with the game.

Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn hits shelves for the Nintendo 3DS on March 8th.

Analog EP79: The Cape of Opinion

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back from their wrestling break with a jam-packed episode! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer.
Trailers for Avengers: Endgame, The Twilight Zone, Birds of Prey, and the Umbrella Academy! Not to mention loads of news from all over the spectrum… even a new poster for Shaft, on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the 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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Halo: Outpost Discovery Revealed For Five Dates Across Country

Microsoft has revealed a first look at their upcoming Halo: Outpost Discovery event that will be making the rounds at five different locations across the country. The touring fan experience will offer players the chance to “step into Halo’s beloved science fiction setting like never before, with immersive themed attractions, interactive in-universe encounters, the latest playable game releases, and so much more.”

Attractions will include The Halo Ring Experience, where fans can interact with a real-life Warthog, take part in epic laser tag battles, and experience the latest in simulation and VR technologies, as well as hundreds of game stations featuring the Halo video game series, themed panels featuring the creators of the game, special guests and workshops.

Event details, ticket information and more are available now at HaloOutpostDiscovery.com.

Xbox Live Headed to Nintendo Switch

The GDC 2019 scheduling website has revealed that Xbox Live is coming to Nintendo Switch and smartphones using a new development platform, that will be revealed by Microsoft in a talk titled “Xbox Live: Growing & Engaging Your Gaming Community Across Platforms.”

Here’s Microsoft’s description of the talk:

Xbox Live is one of the largest, most engaged gaming communities on the planet with decades of experience providing managed game services to developers that save you time and unlock all of the social and engagement features that players love.

Now Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger. Xbox Live is expanding from 400M gaming devices and a reach to over 68M active players to over 2B devices with the release of our new cross-platform SDK.

Get a first look at the SDK to enable game developers to connect players between iOS, Android, and Switch in addition to Xbox and any game in the Microsoft Store on Windows PCs.

Takeaway

  • Xbox Live players are highly engaged and active on Xbox and PC, but now they can take their gaming achievement history, their friends list, their clubs, and more with them to almost every screen.
  • This will break down barriers for developers that want their communities to mingle more freely across platforms. Combined with PlayFab gaming services, this means less work for game developers and more time to focus on making games fun.


Razer Expands Its Quartz Line to Include Everything

After the successful launch of its “Quartz” line of pink gaming peripherals last year, Razer has decided to double-down on the color and include what is essentially its entire catalog of products. The addition includes a PlayStation 4 controller, microphone, phone case, headphone stand, and most interesting of all… its Razer Blade Stealth Laptop, which isn’t so stealthy anymore.

You can hit the jump for pictures of all the adorable new items, or head over to the Official Website for more information.

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New Dragon Ball Z Action RPG Game Announced

Bandai Namco has revealed a new action RPG title for the mega-franchise Dragon Ball Z, currently with a working title: Dragon Ball Game – Project Z. The first trailer gives us a look at the gorgeous gameplay, which seems to follow the original series from the beginning of the series to the end of the Frieza Saga.

While it could include more, this is all just speculation, as little else is known about the title.

Metroid Prime 4 Restarting Development

In a move that simultaneously is fantastic, yet troubling, head of development at Nintendo, Shinya Takahashi, has announced that Retro Studios, creators of the original Metroid Prime series, has taken the reins of Metroid Prime 4 and is restarting development on the title.

After its announcement in 2017, development of the massive title has been “very challenged,” according to Takahashi, and there’s a long road ahead before we should expect to see more from the game. “It will be a long road until the next time we will be able to update you on the development progress and development time will be extensive,” said Takahashi.

Resident Evil Series in the Works at Netflix

While the reboot of the Resident Evil film franchise is still up and running, it would seem that it has a little more up its sleeve. According to Deadline, Netflix is working with Constantin Film to bring the survival horror franchise to the streaming service in a live-action television series.

The project is in the early stages of development, and is expected to “explore the dark inner workings of the Umbrella Corporation and the new world order caused by the outbreak of the T-virus.”

Pokemon x Original Stitch Collab Announced

The Pokémon Company and Original Stitch have announced a collaboration of custom dress shirts. Original Stitch allows customers to select from a range of patterns and fabrics that will be applied to each of the different parts of your customized shirt, with the collaboration giving customers access to 20 different Pokémon-themed styles.

You can check out the official site for more information. Shirts will start at
¥ 10,000, and the collaboration will launch in February, with advance purchases for the 20 previewed styles from January 26-28.