Konami is celebrating their anniversary in style, after revealing three new collections at this year’s Game Developers Conference. The Anniversary Collections will spotlight titles from Castlevania, Contra, and Konami’s oft-loved Arcade Classics. The first collection, Arcade Classics will be out on April 18th for $20, and will include games like Haunted Castle, Typhoon, Nemesis, and Thunder Cross.
Coming in early summer, we’ll see the release of the Contra and Castlevania collections. Contra will include Contra, Super Contra, Super C and Contra III. Whereas Castlevania will include Castlevania, Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge, Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse, and Super Castlevania IV.
OtherSide Entertainment and Unity, during the Game Developers Conference 2019 keynote, have revealed the first trailer for the long-awaited System Shock 3, marking the return of Warren Spector to gaming. While the trailer is short, it’s sure to give fans of the series goosebumps.
System Shock 3 is developed by OtherSide Entertainment, and while initially being published by Starbreeze, will also be published by OtherSide, barring anything crazy in the near future.
The 2019 Game Developers Conference is in full swing, and Google has wasted no time in shaking up the landscape. The company has announced a new streaming platform called Stadia that will allow players to play full-scale gaming titles right from within Google Chrome.
Stadia will allow players to play from any device, internet permitted, on 4K with up to 60fps for titles, with the first launch title being iD Software’s Doom Eternal. Features such as Crowd Play, allowing players to queue and take turns in a game, as well as State Share, which allows players to send their exact point in a game with complete loadout and stats to other players, were all announced. In addition, Stadia will support cross platform play, and have its own controller, which connects to Google’s data centers for limited latency.
In a demo for the system, Google showed a player watching a trailer for a game, clicking a play now button that was overlaid, and was playing the title within 5 seconds, impressively. The platform is a partnership between Google and AMD, with the tech-giant providing server-side GPU’s for the system.
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.
Microsoft revealed during last night’s Inside Xbox stream that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is making its long-awaited appearance on PC. In addition, the series will include Halo: Reach for the first time, as well. The last mainline Halo game to be released on PC was Halo 2 in 2007, so this is certainly a long time coming for fans.
Interestingly, fans who purchase the collection will receive each game one at a time, beginning with the release of Halo: Reach, then following their numerical release after that. This is to help keep development times down so fans can enjoy the games as quickly as possible for release, with each title running at 4K and 60fps.
Capcom and Japanese clothing brand, UNIQLO, have announced a massive collaboration of t-shirts celebrating two of their most storied franchises. Street Fighter, and Monster Hunter. Both have quite different vibes in terms of style, but should meet the needs of anyone looking to up their style points a bit.
Both collections will be available worldwide in stores and online on April 15th, starting at $14.90/£12.90/¥1,500. Hit the jump for pictures of the full collection, and more art celebrating its release.
Nintendo has announced its entrance into the world of VR Gaming with its newest announcement, The Nintendo Labo: VR Kit. The kit will be available in two versions: a full set that will include software, goggles and five cardboard designs, and a smaller starter kit that will only include the goggles and one of the designs, a blaster/rifle. The larger kit will run for $80 while, the starter kit will retail for $40.
The kits will be available on April 12th, but keep in mind this will not make previous titles playable in VR, only the specific Labo games. Hit the jump for more images of the new kits.
It looks as if the agency Hamagami/Carroll Inc. have given us our first look at how Sonic the Hedgehog appears in his upcoming live-action adaptation. While his design is a bit reminiscent of the newer Detective Pikachu designs, he doesn’t quite have the “wow” factor that many of these characters shoot for.
His gloves are gone in favor of white fur, and his face has little to none of Sonic’s trademark attitude. You can hit the jump for more of his appearance, and a few choice bullet points explaining his personality as “chill & likable,” yet also “mischievous but not malicious.”
Jordan Vogt-Roberts is hard at work on the script for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, very much with Hideo Kojima’s blessing. Now, Oscar has expressed interest in the role of Solid Snake on the film. During a recent interview to promote new Netflix movie Triple Frontier, Isaac revealed one franchise he would love to take on the lead role in. “Metal Gear Solid, that’s the one. I’m throwing my hat in for that one.”
Afterwards, Vogt-Roberts took to Twitter to reveal that he’s the one that commissioned renowned fan-artist BossLogic to create a mock-up of Isaac as Solid Snake last year! With the two very much thinking on the same page, perhaps the stars have aligned for this fantastic casting?
As strange as it seems, Square Enix has partnered with futuristic ice cream brand, Dippin’ Dots, for its upcoming title Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! The contest is free to enter here, and entrants can win a Nintendo Switch, a copy of the game, an exclusive lunchbox, and free Dippin’ Dots home delivery, obviously the best prize of them all.
The partnership even introduces a few “specialty” flavors, which actually equate to renaming the chain’s everyday flavors. This includes White Mage’s Healing Vanilla, Red Mage’s Sweet Strawberry Spell, and more. Head over to the site, and try your luck!
It would appear we all had it right, as Nintendo took the time during this morning’s Pokemon Direct to announce two new entries into the mainline Pokemon saga, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. This marks the series’ first appearance on a home console for its RPG series of games, with beautiful 3D cel-shaded graphics. Additionally, the game takes place in a new region, Galar, and includes three new starters: Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.
Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield currently have no exact release dates, but given the Late 2019 placement, it’s likely to expect them at the end of November 2019.
Nintendo has revealed a new Pokemon-centric Nintendo Direct that will air on the embed above at 9:00am EST/6:00pm PST tomorrow, February 27th. They’ve said the direct will be 7 minutes long, and could give us the reveal of those long-awaited Nintendo Switch Pokemon RPG titles.
There’s no telling what we could see tomorrow, however, as we’re all known to get a little excited about the possibilities of showcases like this.
One of the most beloved figures in all of video games is retiring from his longtime position as President with Nintendo of America on April 15th. Reggie Fils-Aime is iconic across the gaming world for his large appearance, and his E4 2004 introduction, in which he loudly announced, “My name is Reggie. I’m about kickin’ ass, I’m about takin’ names, and we’re about makin’ games.”
After his retirement, he will be replaced by Nintendo of America Marketing director, Doug Bowser. No, that’s not a joke.
Arc System Works has announced a special Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack for the Nintendo Switch that will include the original Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, a special limited Switch carrying case, and special artbook.
The carrying case is modeled after fan-favorite character Sol BadGuy, with the artbook featuring loads of unreleased artwork spanning the complete history of the long-winded fighting game franchise. The Pack is set to release on May 16th, with no plans for release in America. Thankfully, the Switch is region-free and the internet exists, so it shouldn’t be that difficult to track down. Check out the official website for more information.
It’s been a massive 24 hours for the Dragon Quest franchise. To begin with, Square Enix has revealed a new CG animated movie, Dragon Quest: Your Story, based on the story of Dragon Quest V. The film will release on August 2nd, directed by Takashi Yamazaki, with music by Koichi Sugiyama.
Additionally, during the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition. The Nintendo Switch version of the massive RPG will feature English and Japanese language voice acting, as well as the addition of a 2D map feature that was included on the 3DS version of the game. Dragon Quest XI S: Echos of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition will be available this fall.
Lastly, it was revealed that Dragon Quest Builders 2 will release in North America on July 12th.