Dragon Ball Fighter Z Gets Release Date in Japan

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Bandai Namco shared a few updates on Dragon Ball Fighter Z in the latest issue of V-Jump with a release date for Japan, as well as the reveal of two new characters: Nappa, and Captain Ginyu. V-Jump reveals that Nappa who can summon Saibamen and his Meteor special attack is Kapa, the mouth-energy-beam attack from the show.

The other new character is Captain Ginyu, who comes with the ability to call the members of The Ginyu Force. His Meteor special attack is Body Change, which, similarly to the show, allows him to swap bodies and health with opponents. Dragon Ball Fighter Z releases in Japan on February 1st, 2018, in Japan for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is expected to release in early 2018 in North America, and Europe.

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Front-Runners for Detective Pikachu Emerge

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It was recently confirmed that a live-action adaptation of the popular Great Detective Pikachu was in the works, after the success of Pokemon GO. Since then, Legendary has announced a partnership with The Pokemon Company to bring it to the screen, and Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) would direct the film.

Now, it’s come to light a few of the front-runners the studio would like to land for the film. Those names are… ridiculous, to say the least, with Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, and Dwayne Johnson, all in line for the role. It would appear they’re still going for that gruff voice.

New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has shared several new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers showcase Noctis from Final Fantasy XVLightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Alena from Dragon Quest III and Kiryl from Dragon Quest IV.

You can hit the jump to check out the other trailers. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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VIZ Media Bringing Infini-T Force to America

VIZ Media has announced plans to stream a subtitled version of Infini-T Force ahead of the series’ premiere in Japan, as well as the incoming animated movie next year. Infini-T Force is an Avengers-esque crossover between many of Tatsunoko’s most well-known characters.

Ken the Eagle from Ninja Science Team Gatchaman, adapted in the West as G-Force, Casshan from his self-titled series, and Tekkaman from Tekkaman: The Space Night. Rounding out the ensemble is Polymar from Hurricane Polymar. The series begins streaming tomorrow, October 4th.

Batman Ninja in the Works from Afro Samurai Creator

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Warner Bros. is developing an anime Batman film, set for release in 2018 by Afro Samurai creator, Takashi Okazaki, according to a listing for an upcoming New York Comic Con panel. Batman Ninja is said to be an “eye-popping addition to the Batman animated legacy.” Which, if his previous work is any indication, will absolutely be true.

Okazaki is listed as the character designer for Batman Ninja, with Junpei Mizusaki as director. Leo Chu and Eric Garcia are both listed as “English-language screenwriters,” ensuring the film’s English voice-cast release.

English Trailer for Digimon Links

Bandai Namco shared a new English trailer for Digimon Links, the upcoming mobile Digimon game, confirming the game’s English release. In Digimon Links you participate in 3 vs. 3 turn-based battles, using Signature and Legacy Skills. The game also has a Farm feature that will act as your customizable home-base, as well as where you raise your monsters.

The upcoming title also comes complete with Digivolution, allowing players to digivolve and increase their power and skills in battle. Lastly, the game will also feature online co-op play allowing players to partner with friends.

New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has released two new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers give us a look at cute chibi versions of Final Fantasy X’s Yuna and Tidus, as well as Dragon Quest IX’s Erinn and Dragon Quest XI’s Silvia.

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Hit the jump to check out the other trailers.

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King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 9

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SNK’s King of Fighters: Destiny anime has posted its next episode online, with episode 9 hitting YouTube this morning. Terry Bogart infiltrates Geese Tower to discover a terrifying experiment.

Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and a list of previous episodes to catch up, if you’re  a bit behind on this surprisingly great anime.

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Blade Runner Anime Prequel Now Online

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Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment have released the third and final prequel short to the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 film, with Blade Runner: Blackout 2022, an anime short directed by Shinichirô Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Space Dandy). Featuring an original score by Grammy nominee Flying Lotus.

The anime short is one of three in-world content pieces to debut before the upcoming October 6 release of Blade Runner 2049, joining the prequels 2036: Nexus Dawn and 2049: Nowhere to Run. Hit the jump to check out the incredible short film.

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Madhouse Not Returning for One Punch Man Season 2

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Startling revelation this morning as it has been revealed that Madhouse, the mega-popular animation studio behind the first season of One Punch Man, as well as Death Note, Paprika, and so many more, will not be returning for the second season of our favorite hero’s exploits.

Season two, will be helmed by animation house J.C. Staff. On top of that, season one’s original director Shingo Natsume won’t be returning, and Chikara Sakurai will instead be taking the chair. One Punch Man season 2 premieres next year.

New Earth Defense Force 5 Gameplay

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The Tokyo Game Show has yielded new announcements and footage for several beloved game franchises, and one of the more obscure ones to this day is Earth Defense Force 5, which now has plenty of new gameplay footage. The new footage reveals a giant mecha called the Barga, the alien masterminds behind all of the invasions to Earth, and plenty more.

Earth Defense Force 5 will be available in Japan on PlayStation 4 on December 7th. Currently, an international release date is not listed, but it’s not entirely off the table.

Final Fantasy XV: Comrades Expansion Announced

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Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that a new expansion is on the way, launching October 31st, for Final Fantasy XV. The new expansion, titled Comrades, launches multiplayer into the mega-hit RPG.

Set after Chapter 13 in the main quest for Final Fantasy XV, players are given the chance to create their own FFXV avatar, and meet up with three friends online for questing in the land of EOS.

New Kaiju Announced for City Shrouded in Shadow

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Bandai Namco and Granzella shared new info on the upcoming survival adventure game City Shrouded in Shadow with Famitsu magazineThe newest issue reveals severalnew Kaiju, or Giant Shadows that the player will attempt to survive. The new Giant Shadows are:

  • Griffon (from Patlabor)
  • Abraham (from Patlabor)
  • Dada (from Ultraman)
  • Mechagodzilla (3-Kiryu) (from Godzilla)
  • Evangelion Unit-00 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Evangelion Unit-02 (from Neon Genesis Evangelion)

City Shrouded in Shadow releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4. Ho word yet on a North American release, but fingers across the world are still crossed.

Gal*Gun 2 Announced for PlayStation 4 and Switch

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Developer Inti Creates has announced a sequel to their naughty rail shooter, with Gal*Gun 2 set to release on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The game will follow the same concept as its predecessor, while featuring new weapons, characters, and stages.

Gal*Gun 2 is releasing this winter in Japan, and in North America and Europe in 2018, being published by PQube Games.

Dragon’s Crown Pro Announced for PS4

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After rumors of the game’s upcoming HD port began to surface, it was a foregone conclusion that we would see it this week. Now, during their Tokyo Game Show conference, Sony has officially announced Dragon’s Crown Pro, an update to the popular brawler supports 4K and Cross-Play with the PS3, and the PS Vita. The Japanese release also includes the English language voices, and the soundtrack has been re-recorded with a live orchestra.

Dragon’s Crown Pro will be released on January 25 in Japan. There is currently no word on an international release for the game.