Square Enix has revealed a new teaser trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake, the first bit of new footage from the title for several years, with the promise of more to come this June at E3 2019. The trailer gives us some morsels of new gameplay footage that looks absolutely gorgeous, showing a great blend between the classic and modern gameplay of Final Fantasy.
With E3 approaching quickly, it’s only a matter of time before we see more, with Final Fantasy VII Remake sure to be making some large waves this year at the Expo.
The long-awaited Nintendo Switch Persona 5 has been announced, but not quite as the title many of us were expecting. Atlus has unveiled Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers as a new Musou (Dynasty Warriors) style title that sees the Phantom Thieves tackle large groups of monsters in massive, sprawling brawls.
No release date has been set for the title yet, but with E3 approaching, it’s possible we receive more information around that time.
Atlus has announced the much anticipated expanded edition of Persona 5, officially titled Persona 5: The Royal. A PlayStation 4 exclusive, the new edition will feature graphical upgrades, and additional content such as a new area to explore, complete with all new social links.
There will also be a new Phantom Thief, Kasumi Yoshizawa, a transfer student to Shujin Academy. With Persona 5 S still on the way, Persona 5: The Royal will hit Japan on October 31st, and North America in early 2020.
In a pretty shocking, but welcome announcement, it’s been confirmed that Doraemon: Story of Seasons will be heading west, hitting North America in Fall 2019. The game finds iconic cat robot, Doraemon, and his best friend, Noby, in another world without their gadgets to get by. Fortunately, the small town of Shizen is welcoming, allowing them to farm and help the town grow in order to live there.
Hitting shores in Japan this summer, the game will release later this year for English audiences for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
The Pokémon Company has released the second trailer for the franchise’s first fully CGI animated film, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, giving us our first look at plenty of new footage, as well as returning characters Ash, Brock, Misty, and even Team Rocket. The trailer also shows us the new styles of several iconic scenes from the original film.
Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution releases in theaters in Japan on July 12th, with no word yet on an international release. The past tells us to expect news soon on a possible release later this year.
Bandai Namco has revealed that the Symbol of Peace himself, All-Might, from My Hero Academia, will be joining the Jump Force roster next month in the game’s first round of DLC, alongside previously announced Seto Kaiba. In Jump Force, All Might will fight using three primary moves: Detroit Smash, Carolina Smash, and Oklahoma Smash, with his Awakening being the United States of Smash.
You can hit the jump to check out the first screenshots of All-Might in the game. Jump Force is currently available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The oft-criticized Netflix live-action adaptation of the anime classic, Cowboy Bebop, seems to be getting the last laugh this morning with the unveiling of its shockingly diverse cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Cho (Star Trek) has been cast as bounty hunter, Spike Spiegel. He is described as “an impossibly cool ‘cowboy’ (bounty hunter) with a deadly smile, a wry wit, and style to spare.”
Additionally, Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) has been cast as Spike’s partner-in-crime, Jet Black. He serves as “one of the few honest cops in the solar system before an ultimate betrayal robbed him of all that he loved, forcing him into a vagabond life of hunting bounties to put food on the table. Jet is an inveterate jazz enthusiast and Captain of the Bebop.”
Next, Danielle Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) has been cast as femme fatale, Faye Valentine, and British actor Alex Hassell has been cast as Spike’s former partner, Vicious. That rounds out a surprisingly diverse, and incredibly strong cast for the upcoming series, which seems to be getting quite the approval from fans and critics alike.
It was announced yesterday, on April Fool’s Day, that a new Mob Psycho 100 II OVA would be hitting on July 7th during a fan event in Japan. As it turns out, that wasn’t a joke! To make things even better, it’s been revealed that series creator, ONE, would be planning the all new story, ensuring the highest quality.
Mob Psycho 100 has been phenomenal in its first two seasons, with some of the most incredible animation ever put to screen on display. Now, we can look forward to more of the omnipotent but shy psychic high school student, and that’s certainly good news.
In what seems like a cruel April Fool’s joke, but truly isn’t a joke at all, Granzella has surprise-announced R-TYPE FINAL2. The first R-TYPE was released in 1987, with the sequel, R-TYPE FINAL releasing in 2003. Now, after 16 years we’ll be seeing another game in the series, with the stages being rebuilt from the ground up, with a 16:9 aspect ratio in full HD.
This is intensely exciting news for fans of side-scrolling shooters, with the official website revealing that more information will come in May alongside a crowd-funding campaign.
Summer will be here before we know it, so Bandai Namco’s toy company, PLEX, is wasting no time in prepping for pool weather with the unveiling of these new Neon Genesis Evangelion entry plug pool floats. They’re available Bandai’s official online store Premium Bandai and the anime franchise’s official store Evangelion Store.
Each pool float is 130cm long and will retail for ¥ 2,160 or approximately $20, with pre-orders now open, and shipping set for May 2019.
This is the world we live in, now. Mobile Suit Gundam is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, whereas Hello Kitty is celebrating her 45th Anniversary, so naturally the two will battle in a fierce contest of superiority. The battle will take place on Japan’s LINE network, with fans able to earn points for their respective side by completing certain tasks.
The campaign will then culminate into a large scale escape room pitting the two against each other alongside fans. As insane as that plan is, leave it to Japan to make it work. Keep your eyes on the Official Website for more information.
My Hero Academia has proven itself the successor to Naruto time and time again, and the massive success of its first movie proves it. My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes did big box office numbers across the planet, so it’s no surprise that Studio BONES has announced that a second film will be releasing this Winter.
The film currently has no title, but it adds to an already eventful second half of the year, as the highly anticipated fourth season of My Hero Academia begins this October.
After the surprise release of Skechers’ first collaboration with mega-franchise One Piece, none of us were sure what to expect from the future. Now, the brand has revealed a second drop in their collaboration, focusing on the Battle of Marineford and many of its major players including Luffy, Edward “Whitebeard” Newgate, and Trafalgar Law.
The new styles make use of Skechers’ D’Lites 3 and are available in both Mens and Womens styles. You can get them online over at Skechers’ Online Store now.
Bandai Namco has revealed that Seto Kaiba, the fan favorite anti-hero Yu-Gi-Oh! will be joining his fellow Yugi Mutoh in the smash success game, Jump Force. The revealed was accompanied by a few screenshots showing Kaiba wielding his two most powerful monsters, Obelisk the Tormentor, and the Blue Eyes White Dragon.
Kaiba will hit Jump Force in May alongside two other, as yet unrevealed characters. Jump Force is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Hit the jump for additional images.
Netflix has released a new trailer for its highly anticipated Ultraman CG animated series, and it’s looking absolutely gorgeous. Production I.G. and SOLA Digital Arts have taken the helm of the series, pumping out top notch animation, though the lack of giant monsters fighting giant robots is a bit concerning.
Ultraman hits Netflix on April 1st, making yet another massive premiere on April Fool’s Day 2019. What an interesting year…