Sonic Mania Plus Announced


This weekend, Sega announced a new physical edition of Sonic Mania called Sonic Mania Plus that includes new content, a reversible cover, and a 32-page art book. Ray the Flying Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo, from SegaSonic the Hedgehog, will both be playable, as well as a four player competition mode, and a new Encore Mode, which features remixed versions of zones.

Lastly, a Sonic Mania Adventures YouTube series of five minute shorts will be released with Tee Lopes, who worked on Sonic Mania, still handling music. Hit the jump to check out a sneak peek of the first episode.
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Analog EP45: Technical Dissiculties


We’re back from hiatus! Sorta! Josh and Theo have returned sans Bovi after a bout of technical difficulties to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The latest Nintendo Direct, Shazam, a few badass trailers, and some possibly bad news for Deadpool 2! Check out this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!


New Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Marvel Studios has shared the newest trailer for Avengers: Infinity War and it’s filled to the brim with action and character interaction that we’ve dreamed of for years. Iron Man and Star Lord, Captain America fighting Thanos, and Doctor Strange and Spider-Man… all moments in this one trailer, and it still manages to not spoil the plot, at all.

It’s an impressive trailer, and definitely one pushing the hype train forward in a big way for Avengers: Infinity War. Additionally, tickets are now on sale at all major online ticket retailers! Get them now, because they’re going fast!


Ava DuVernay Directing New Gods Film for DC


That is the craziest headline that I thought I would never write. Ava DuVernay made history last week as the first black woman to helm a $100 Million+ tent-pole film with A Wrinkle in Time, and now she’s set to join the DC Universe as she is in talks to direct a New Gods film.

New Gods is based on the popular Jack Kirby creation, but is said to not be tied to the DC Extended Universe for the time being, so we’ll see what interesting film gets made.


Danny Boyle Directing Bond 25


What a whirlwind this has been. After the announcement that Daniel Craig was returning for one more James Bond film, amidst all of his negative energy during promotion for the last film, we were all wondering who would grab the director’s chair. There was a rumor that Nolan would take it, among others. However, it looks like Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) has taken the job.

Yesterday, Boyle addressed the reported rumors of his involvement with Bond 25 in an interview with Metro US in which he mentioned he’s currently in the process of developing a script, alongside Trainspotting’s John Hodge penned by Richard Curtis.


Super Bomberman R Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC


Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.

Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.

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The Witcher’s Geralt Revealed for Soul Calibur VI


It was teased earlier this week that The Witcher’s Geralt of Rivia would be making an appearance in a game outside of his own, and speculation was running wild for what it could be. Well, let the speculation end, as Geralt has been revealed as a playable character for the upcoming Soul Calibur VI.

You can hit the jump for a gameplay trailer, as well as a breakdown of his character for the upcoming weaponized fighter.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Officially Revealed

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal have revealed the first official teaser trailer and unveiling of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the third and final game in the new trilogy of realistic action titles. The game will get a full reveal on April 27th, but until then, the short teaser trailer above will have to satisfy us.

Shockingly, the game is getting an actual release this year, with a release date of September 14th set for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Pull Box: March 14


That was the absolute best way to reintroduce newer readers to General Sam Lane and his tensions with Superman, while also creating a new arc involving Hank Henshaw and the inevitability of the corruption of Superman’s Kryptonian technology. I’m not sure where that story is going, but it’s sure to blow up in Superman’s face in some crazy way.
There are so many moving pieces to the story taking place in Detective Comics right now, but like a game of chess, each piece is vital to the endgame, and it’s looking to be a great story. Batwoman and the Colony, the fall of the Knights Program and Batman’s unraveling trust, Tim’s interactions with Ulysses Armstrong. These are all leading to something bigger, and better, and it will be fun to see where it leads.
The thought of Zod and his family playing possum against the Green Lantern Corps, and then just absolutely laying waste to an entire squad of Lanterns is insane. That was one of the most brutal beatdowns I have ever seen a Green Lantern endure, and seeing Zod and Hal Jordan fight each other at full strength is going to be quite the sight.
That was easily the most somber and straightforward issue of Mister Miracle, and it was a joy to read. I’m honestly hoping that this is all, in some way, canon, and Jacob being a New God becomes a thing that affects other books in some way. The back-story for Barda and Scott was nice, and the way they named their son was fitting, given their history together. Definitely a beautiful read.
This is easily one of the best stories Flash has had since Rebirth started. Grodd is a believable villain with a great plan, full of twists and turns. Each time we think the Flash Family might have gained the upper hand, it was still always part of his plan. I’m looking forward to the conclusion of this arc, because it’s sure to be a good one.
The new, more powerful, Jason is definitely an intriguing player in all of this. Given the hint of the Greek Pantheon from the past, it’s probably going to be the Old Gods that gave Jason his newfound abilities and golden armor, but it’s still too hard to tell at this point. The biggest takeaway from here? Darkseid is getting desperate, and invading A.R.G.U.S. headquarters seems like a hell of a risky thing to do.
Now that is how you introduce a kick-ass multiverse-trekking story. Such an interesting plot, with one of the most insane multiversal twists I have ever seen. Doom becoming Galactus and swallowing the entire universe?! That is anime level crazy, and I absolutely love it. It’s stories like this that make me miss the Fantastic Four.


Shadow of the Tomb Raider Set to be Revealed


If you head over to the official Tomb Raider website, you’ll be greeted with the above image, teasing a new reveal for the Tomb Raider series tomorrow at 6am PST. A quick dig into the HTML of the site reveals the information a little early, though:

“tagline”:”Shadow of The Tomb Raider is the climatic finale of Lara’s origin story. Available September 14th 2018″

The previous two games, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, were developed at San Francisco-based Crystal Dynamics, which is now working on an Avengers game.


Vin Diesel Officially Cast as Valiant’s Bloodshot


It’s been a long process of back and forth casting for the Valiant Universe character, but immortal marksmen Bloodshot now officially has an actor in Vin Diesel. Based on the character created by Kevin VanHook, Don Perlin, and Bob Layton back in 1992, Bloodshot will follow Ray Garrison, a super-soldier created by a government organization code-named Project: Rising Spirit.

The film will come from writers, Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2) and Eric Heisserer (Arrival) with Blur Studios’ David Wilson in the director’s chair.


Kristen Wiig Confirmed as Cheetah


Wonder Woman 2 now officially has its villain. Director, Patty Jenkins, confirmed this morning on Twitter that Kristen Wiig has officially been cast as Barbara Ann Minerva AKA The Cheetah.

No other news regarding the sequel aside from its setting and villain have been revealed, but the film is expected to start filming this summer, so expect plenty more in the months to come.


Watch The Full Nintendo Direct Here

Nintendo went ahead and broke the internet with a new Nintendo Direct this afternoon, revealing a ton of new titles and incredible announcements on a random Thursday. Crash Bandicoot is no longer exclusive, with the release of the N-Sane Trilogy. Splatoon 2 is getting its first bit of paid DLC, and plenty more.

The biggest news comes with Nintendo’s “One More Thing” at the end of the video, with the announcement of a new Super Smash Bros. Check out the video above for the full Nintendo Direct.


DC Comics Announces Black Label


DC Comics has announced a shocking new addition to their Multiverse library, with the addition of DC Black Label, which will pit powerhouse writer and artist duos with some of DC’s biggest characters, without the context of DC history to worry about.

Frank Miller and John Romita Jr. are taking on Superman. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo tackling Batman one last time in a supernatural murder mystery after the death of the Joker. Kelly Sue Deconnick and Phil Jimenez re-telling the origin of the Amazons. It’s going to be one hell of a ride. Hit the jump for a full breakdown of solicitation, as well as a few cover reveals.

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Ubisoft Working on The Division 2


Given the massive success of the first, it’s not surprising, but Ubisoft is working on The Division 2, with a logo popping up on their servers this morning. Shortly after the logo leak, a press release has also popped up for the game.

The development is led by Massive Entertainment and driven by close collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai. The Division 2 will be based on an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine that will help us realize our ambitions for this title.

No word on setting or story for the game, but we should expect to hear more very soon, with a huge reveal at this year’s E3 likely in the cards.