Dragonball Fighter Z Adds Trunks

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Dragonball Fighter Z is getting a lot of attention since its reveal at E3, and for good reason. It’s been a while since Arc System Works has been in the news so frequently, but it’s a welcome sight with their incredible engine that seems tailor-made for a title such as this.

Even simple things like adding Future Trunks (that’s not simple, that’s awesome) makes headlines. On top of that, we also have confirmation that Dragonball Fighter Z is receiving a beta for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, before the game’s release in 2018.

Adorable Splatoon 2 Toys Hit in Japan Today

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Later this coming month, July 21st, to be exact, Splatoon 2 hits the Nintendo Switch. To say people are excited would be a bit of an understatement. In anticipation of the upcoming release, Nintendo has partnered with Bandai Namco for several lines of toys and merchandise, the first of which are these adorable little miniature ink guns.

You can get a taste of them above, but hit the the jump for a look at the full line of surprisingly detailed miniature toys. The line releases in Japan today.

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New Death Note Character Poster for Ryuk

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Netflix has released the first of what I assume will be a few more character posters for the upcoming live-action English adaptation of the famed manga, Death Note. The first poster shows Ryuk, the shinigami that drops his Death Note to keep himself occupied out of boredom.

Written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who finds a supernatural notebook, realizing if the owner writes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Becoming infatuated with his newfound godlike-status, he sets off on a murderous spree to rid the world of crime and tyranny. Netflix is directed by Adam Wingard, and hits August 25th. Hit the jump to check out the new poster in full.

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First Look at Taiko No Tatsujin on PlayStation 4

Bandai Namco has released a first look at the newest Taiko game: Taiko No Tatsujin: Session de Dodon ga Don! The newest entry in the rhythm series is being released on PlayStation 4 later this year, with a new local multiplayer function to give the game a classic arcade-feel, as well as multiplayer “ghosts” to compete with your friends when they’re not there.

The trailer above also gives us a look at the new drum controller from HORI for PlayStation 4. The latest title features over 70 tracks, including Your Name’s theme song “Zenzenzense” by RADWIMPS, and more.

Ice Kirby Figure Revealed

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Good Smile Company has revealed some fantastic news today, with the addition of a new Ice Kirby Nendoroid coming later this year. On top of that, they’re re-releasing the coveted classic Kirby Nendoroid, as well. The new Ice Kirby is a re-paint of the classic pink and includes an ice crown, ice breath, and ice effects for skating, as well as Kirby abilities like the umbrella for Parasol, the bandana for Fighter, and stars for the Star Bullet ability, which is apparently what it’s called when he spits out a star.

Good Smile also revealed that those who pre-order Ice Kirby through, them will also receive an Invincible Candy accessory. Ice Kirby will retail for roughly $43, while classic Kirby will retail for $40. Pre-orders for both will be open until August 10, and they are expected to be released this December. Hit the jump for pictures of the adorable figures.

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Dragonball Runs Planned for September

Looking at the thumbnail for the video, you would think that there’s an awesome Dragonball Super-themed endless runner game in the works. That would be fantastic! Instead, it’s an actual exercise-run. The 5K kind.

Fans of Dragonball in Tokyo can take part in the Tokyo run on September 1st, while the Aichi Prefecture run will be held on September 23rd. There’s currently little information, but keep an eye on the Official Website for more.

Godzilla 2 Enters Production

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Legendary has officially announced that Godzilla: King of the Monsters has begun filming today, as well as releasing an official synopsis. Director Michael Dougherty (Trick R’ Treat, Krampus) is behind the lens this time, with an ensemble cast starring Zhang Ziyi, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Ken Watanabe, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Aisha Hinds

They have also confirmed, thanks to the synopsis the appearance of the monsters we saw in the post-credits scene for Kong: Skull Island. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set to release on March 22, 2019.

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Attack on Titan Season 3 to Premiere in 2018

Fans of Attack on Titan were forced to wait 4 years for the second season to hit the screen, after the explosive first season put the show on the global map. Now, with the second season coming to a beautiful end, it looks like we won’t be waiting anywhere near that long for the coveted third season.

Attack on Titan: Season 3 will premiere in 2018, thanks to a preview trailer (seen above) released by distributor, FUNimation. The second season started off slow but came to a head that was reminiscent the intensity the show had to begin with, so it was nice to see it back up to par with itself.

Mistwalker to Announce New Title

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Mistwalker head, and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is set to announce a new title from his acclaimed studio Mistwalker. Mistwalker hasn’t released a core console title since The Last Story on the Wii, and even further with Lost Odyssey on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The new title will be announced on a Famitsu live stream on June 22. You can check it out on NicoNico LIVE at 8:00pm JST (Japan Standard Time), with a special guest appearance by Nobuo Uematsu.

Full Tokyo Ghoul Trailer

Tokyo Ghoul just got its longest trailer yet, with a packed 3-minute theatrical trailer that gives us our best looks at the main characters of the film, as well as the effects. We even get a taste of the official theme of the film, by the band RADWIMPS, who also performed music for this year’s critically acclaimed Your Name.

Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a boy who is attacked on a date gone wrong, and becomes half-human and half-ghoul. Set in an alternate reality where creatures called ghouls live amongst humanity and feed on flesh to survive.

Shenmue III Delayed to 2018

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After much anticipation, it’s been announced by Creator Yu Suzuki and the developers of Shenmue III, Ys Net, that the game has been delayed to the second half of 2018. The delay is being caused by new and emerging technologies that have opened new doors for the studio to create more expression and features.

The game is expected to launch in the second half of 2018 for PlayStation 4, and PC. You can hit the jump to check out a video message from Yu Suzuki regarding the delay.

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New Hey! Pikmin Trailer

It’s been a busy morning for Nintendo, as the company has also revealed a new trailer for the upcoming 3DS title, Hey! Pikmin. The new trailer shows off the games many Pikmin types, and their abilities throughout the game, as well as items and new enemies.

In Hey! Pikmin, you’re once taking control of Captain Olimar after his ship crashes to an unknown planet on his way back from work one day. In order to escape, you must collect 30,000 Sparklium with the help of your flowered friends.

Hey! Pikmin releases in Japan on July 13, 2017, and North America and Europe on July 28 for the Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon GO First Anniversary Event

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In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the phenomenon, Niantic has announced the Pokemon GO Fest Chicago on July 22nd. This accompanies the Solstice Event that begins on June 13th. The Solstice Event will feature XP bonuses for accurate throws, discounted Lucky Eggs, and Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon.

You can hit the jump to check out the full press release.

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Atlus Announces Three JRPG’s for North America

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Atlus has announced a barrage of Japanese RPG’s for fans of the genre on the Nintendo 3DS. Due out late 2017/early 2018—Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux will be hitting the handheld.

You can hit the jump for a few trailers, as well as the official descriptions for all three titles.

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Live-Action JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Trailer

While there have been a couple trailers for the live-action adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, this is the first that delves into the all-important effects for Stands in the film. Stands are essentially projections of psychic abilities that the characters use to fight.

Directed by Takashi Miike, the film is set to hit theaters in Japan in August.