Super Nintendo World @ Universal Studio’s Japan

The new Super Nintendo World attraction at Universal Studio’s is open for the public, watch this guided tour from Shigeru Miyamoto himself.

While it will be sometime until anyone can travel overseas to visit Japan, it’s still nice to have things to look forward to. The design of Super Nintendo World looks truly amazing, as if you have just stepped right into a Mario game!

New Code Geass Project (anime and mobile game)

Sunrise has announced Code Geass: Z of the Recapture (Dakkan no Zetto) the new anime series which will take place after Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (released in 2019).

This will be directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Amnesia, Galaxy Angel, Sacred Seven), the script by Noboru Kimura (Princess Principal: Crown Handler, Problem children are coming from another world, aren’t they?). The character designer is Takahiro Kimura which will once again be based on the original character designs by CLAMP. Astrays will be designing the Knightmare mecha this time. No release date has been set for the anime yet.

New Code Geass Project announcements (in Japanese).

Genesic ReCODE will include characters from every Code Geass title released to date with newly drawn illustrations. That includes not only the entire Lelouch saga, but also other side stories, such as Akito the Exiled, Renya of Darkness, and Oz the Reflection. Sunrise also aims for the mobile game to become the new portal for the whole franchise. The mobile game will have two battle formats in RPG and Simulation (Strategy).

The game’s cast includes 3 original new characters:

  • Shun Horie as Al, a boy with no memories
  • Yūki Takada as Gigi, a mysterious girl
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Archive, the librarian of the memory library

Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE will be available for smartphones in Spring 2021 in Japan.

Code Geass Genesic Re;CODE reveal trailer.

Monster Hunter Movie Trailer

Sony Pictures has released the trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter movie. Based on the popular video game franchise that saw it’s original release way back on the Playstation 2 (2004).

Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson who’s previous work also involved another Capcom franchise being Resident Evil. The movie will star Milla Jovovich who plays as a member of a United Nations military team and Tony Jaa as the hunter, one of many skilled “Monster Hunters”.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.

Cyberpunk 2077 Edgerunners Anime Announcement

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CD Projekt Red’s highly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 edges closer to its release date of 19 November 2020, they’ve announced an anime series Cyberpunk Edgerunners.

Set in the game’s world of Night City, it will focus on different characters and a different story line to that of it’s video game counter part.

CYBERPUNK: EDGERUNNERS tells a standalone, 10-episode story about a street kid trying to survive in a technology and body modification-obsessed city of the future. Having everything to lose, he chooses to stay alive by becoming an edgerunner—a mercenary outlaw also known as a cyberpunk.

Japanese animation company, Studio Trigger will be working on the series, with director Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Kill la Kill, Promare) and the score will be composed by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill).

Cyberpunk Edgerunners will screen on Netflix in 2022.

Check out the announcement video for more details.

Sega Micro Game Gear

Sega has announced the Micro Game Gear to celebrate their 60th anniversary. This is a miniaturized version of the “Game Gear” portable game console that was released back in October 6, 1990, 30 years ago. 

Here are some details:

  • It operates with 2 AAA batteries (it can also be powered via USB).
  • 80 mm in width, 43 mm in height, and 20 mm in depth, which is less than 40% of the original game gear. It will weight less than 40 grams (will be around 60 grams with 2 AAA batteries).
  • Sega estimate around 3 hours playtime, and the power cable and AC adapter for Mega Drive Mini will be useable too.
  • They plan to have 4 saves slot for each title.
  • Software is handle by the same staff as M2’s Mega Drive Mini and the hardware design is by the staff who were involved in the original game gear .

The Micro Gear Gear will come in 4 colours and each colour with have different games, SEGA will release a pack with all 4 colours. If you get all 4 colours you can claim the bonus “Sega Big Window” which attaches to your Micro Game Gear and magnifies the screen.

Game Gear Micro Black

  • Sonic the hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo Tsu
  • Outrun
  • Royal Stone -Opening Door-

Game Gear Micro Red

  • Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns

Game Gear Micro Blue

  • Sonic & Tales
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Bakubaku Animal

Game Gear Micro Yellow

  • Shining Force Gaiden Expedition: To the Land of Evil Gods
  • Shining Force Gaiden II ~Awakening of the Evil God~
  • Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict
  • Nazopuyo Aruru’s Lou

It’s scheduled to launch in Japan on October 6, for ¥4980 (not including tax) for each colour or alternatively the 4 pack with all 16 games for ¥29,980 (not including tax). No word yet on the english/international release or what games that will include.

Here’s the Japanese promotional/announcement trailer.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Opening Movie

Square Enix just released the opening movie to the much highly anticipated Final Fantasy 7 Remake. For those who have played the original, you could say it feels familiar yet something different. Below are both the Japanese and the English versions of the trailer.

Also check out the new designs for Red XIII (voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi in Japanese), chocobo, carbuncle and cactaur

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English Trailer.

Japanese Trailer. 

Good Smile announces 199 new figures.

At the recently held Winter Wonderfest at Chiba, Japan. Good Smile has announced 199 new figures for 2020.

Figures, figmas and/or nendoroids from various series such as Promare, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, In/Spectre, The Rising of The Shield Hero, Ghost In The Shell, Weathering With You, My Hero Academia, Fate/Grand Order, Bayonetta, Death Stranding, Overwatch and much more.

Here’s a sample size of the complete listing, lots to look forward to for the avid collector.

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You can see the complete and detailed listing here.

 

Final Fantasy 7 Theme Song Trailer

Another trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake, this time showing the theme song for the game. You’ll get to see Cloud in a dress. The game’s new world wide release schedule is for April 10th 2020 (original date was March 3rd 2020).

Theme Song ‘Hollow’ credits:

  • Music: Nobuo Uematsu
  • Vocals: Yosh (Survive Said The Prophet)
  • Lyrics: Kazushige Nojima / Translation: Ben Sabin, John Crow
  • Arrangement & Synthesizer Programming: Kenichiro Fukui

Below are three trailers, the first trailer in English, the second trailer show the making of the theme song (Japanese dialogue, English closed caption) and the third the same theme song trailer but with Japanese dialogue.