SD Gundam G Generation Genesis Announced For Nintendo Switch

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Bandai Namco officially announced in this month’s issue of Famitsu that a new Gundam strategy game will be releasing on April 26th for the Nintendo Switch. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis, will feature all of the released DLC that was available on the PlayStation versions of the game on Nintendo Switch.

The game also includes the Super Famicom title Super Gachapon World: SD Gundam X as a bonus digital title.

 

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Mazinger Z: INFINITY Headed to US Theaters

It’s been a good year for fans of Go Nagai, and his work. Devilman Crybaby released to much critical acclaim, and now Mazinger Z: INFINITY is headed to US theaters for a special limited release on February 11th and 12th.

The film takes place 12 years after Koji has taken down Dr. Hell, so it’ll be interesting how well it plays for newcomers to the series, as Mazinger has been largely absent from the anime scene for many years. If you’re interested, check out the official site to see if there are any showtimes near you.

Arcade Exclusive Border Break Headed to PS4

One of the most popular staples of Japanese arcades for almost a decade, Border Break is a 10 v. 10 mecha battle game, that allows players to customize mecha, and do battle with each other, with the ability to unlock new upgrades and weapons as they play. It’s been a fan-favorite for many years, and now it would seem is headed to the PlayStation 4.

It’s been announced, thanks to the above trailer, that the game will be launching on PS4 this summer, with an open beta taking place in February. Currently, no release date for the US has been set, but our fingers are crossed.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 23 Now Online

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Due to my hiatus, my coverage of King of Fighters: Destiny has been lacking, but with the season finale next week, it’s a good time to get it up and running again. The 23rd episode, Rugal Bernstein, sees Kyo and Terry take on Rugal, the mastermind behind the King of Fighters Tournament.

Additionally, King of Fighters: Destiny has been renewed for two more seasons of the anime, as well as a movie, to fill out the Orochi saga of King of Fighters. Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and head over to YouTube to catch up, if needed.

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Dragonball FighterZ Beta This Weekend

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Bandai Namco has revealed that the Dragonball FighterZ Open Beta, which has been long awaited, will take place this weekend on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fans who pre-ordered can start playing the beta on Jan. 13 at 3 a.m. ET; everyone else starts Jan. 14 at 3 a.m. ET. The beta ends for everybody on Jan. 16 at 2:59 a.m. ET.

Bandai Namco’s Twitter account in Spain revealed the beta’s 11-character roster early this morning. Featuring the chance to try out Nappa, Vegeta, Goku, Piccolo, Krillin, Cell, Android 18, Frieza, Beerus, Kid Buu and Adult Gohan.

Fire Pro Wrestling World to Feature NJPW Superstars

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that, prior to its annual Wrestle Kingdom pay-per-view, many of its biggest stars such as Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and more, will be added to the PlayStation 4 roster of Steam fan-favorite, Fire Pro Wrestling World.

The game is a retro-styled wrestling game, modeled after the classic Fire Pro Wrestling titles (that designer Suda51 helped write). The game offers a downloadable roster of thousands of user-created pro wrestlers, MMA stars and even anime & video game characters. Fire Pro Wrestling World is set to release on PlayStation 4 this summer.

Catherine: Full Body Announced

Atlus and Studio Zero have announced that fan-favorite puzzle-platformer Catherine is getting an HD re-release that includes a new love interest for Vincent named Rin. How the third love interest will factor in is yet to be revealed, but it should make for an even more tense and intimidating game.

Check out the teaser trailer above, and stay tuned for more information on Catherine: Full Body as it becomes available.

New Death Stranding Footage from Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima debuted an extended (extremely extended) new look at his long-awaited first solo entry, Death Stranding. The footage is incredibly insane, with giant invisible shadow creatures that defy gravity, a pregnant Norman Reedus, a good amount of futuristic technology, and a still mysterious story.

The game has no release date, but stars Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. Stay tuned for more information over the course of the next year, as it becomes available.

Bayonetta 3 Announced for Nintendo Switch

Nintendo announced last night The Game Awards that Bayonetta 3 was officially announced for the Nintendo Switch, as being in development by Platinum Games. Platinum Games was put on the map with its original Bayonetta for its stylish gameplay and memorable main character. The second game was a Wii U exclusive, and one of the consoles most successful releases.

In addition to the announcement, it was also revealed that Nintendo would be releasing Bayonetta 1 & 2 on the Nintendo Switch, in a compilation collection.

New Earth Defense Force 5 Trailer

Earth Defense Force 5 releases in just over a week in Japan, and D3Publisher has released a new trailer in the form of a news program from the EDF News, and a recruitment video for the Earth Defense Force. The trailer gives us more information regarding playable units in the game, as well as a bit more on the story itself.

Earth Defense Force is one of the more endearing game franchises with a random but timeless theme, and one of the few that seems to get better and better as consoles grow and become more powerful.

My Hero Academia Season 3 Debut Date Announced

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Fans of hit anime, My Hero Academia won’t have to wait much longer for the new season, as we finally have an air-date for the third season. The TV anime adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s shōnen superhero manga will return to Japanese Television beginning in April 2018. My Hero Academia will broadcast according to the following schedule:

Nippon TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.
Yomiuri TV: every Saturday during the 17:30 time slot (5:30 PM JST) beginning in April 2018.

Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy Now Available on iOS/Android

In a pretty surprising, but wonderful twist, Bandai Namco has announced that Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy is now available worldwide on iOS and Android mobile devices.

In Saint Seiya: Cosmo Fantasy, players form a team of five Saints, with over 100 characters immediately available. They then go through various storylines inspired by the series. There are single and multiplayer modes, with the competitive mode letting you venture into an arena to try and win various themed battles with stipulations across different modes.

Gotenks Joins Dragonball FighterZ

Bandai Namco has unveiled the character trailer for fan-favorite fusion, Gotenks, the result of Goten and Trunks performing the fusion dance. We’re inching closer and closer to the much anticipated release of this incredible game, with more and more characters being added weekly.

Dragon Ball FighterZ releases in North America and Europe on January 26th, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 16 Now Online

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We’re getting closer and closer to the finale of SNK’s King of Fighters: Destiny anime on YouTube, with episode 16, titled “Final Round,” now online. This episode sees Terry Bogart and Geese Howard do battle to settle their differences once and for all.

Hit the jump to watch the episode, or see a list of previous episodes to catch up on any you may have missed.

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Android 18 Joins Dragonball FighterZ

Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have shared the latest character introduction trailer for Dragonball FighterZ, giving us a solid look at Android 18 and her move-set, including some fantastic combo attacks with her brother, Android 17. The game is taking shape, as many characters have been introduced to this point, just a few short months before its release.

Dragon Ball FighterZ releases in North America and Europe on January 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It releases in Japan a little later on February 1.