Video Game News: Marvel’s Avengers final update announced! Spider-Man remains PS exclusive in final days!

Marvel's Avengers

“Part of the journey is the end.”

  • Tony Stark

Whether you enjoyed Marvel’s Avengers or not, I bring you big news that will affect the way you play this game. It’s been announced by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics that the superhero video game Marvel’s Avengers will be receiving one final update this year and in result, most of the online activities will be shutting down in September. The final update, Update 2.8, will be released for all platforms on March 31, 2023. Once downloaded, there will be no more expansion content such as new characters, cosmetics or any other event. As a matter of fact, after the game receives the final update, all content such as outfits, emotes, takedowns and many more will be free as a way of saying thank you for the support. On September 30, the game will no longer be fully supported by the official creators. After September, players will still be able to play the game solo and multiplayer, but the creators will be not be involved in it. According to the site’s blog, it is quoted by the game’s team for their reason to shutting down the game’s online service: “The decision was made in conjunction with our partners that now was the right time to make this change”. Unfortunately, if you were hoping for Spider-Man to join the Avengers game for Xbox and PC, you will still need a PlayStation. The creators also mentioned on the website that in order to play as Spider-Man, you need a PS4/PS5.

 

Quick main points:

  • March 31: Update 2.8 will be launched and all digital microtransactions will be free. No more having to pay for credits or buy any other digital cosmetics.
  • Sept 30: The game will no longer be fully supported. No customer service or special events. Red Room events will still appear, but for every two weeks.
  • Spider-Man remains to be a PlayStation exclusive.
  • Remaining credits will be used for game’s resources.

How do you feel about this news? What started off as a 2017 teaser announcement has reached its end this year in 2023.

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official site

Destructoid

Kotaku

Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3 split into two

Is the anime finally done? Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 ending ...

As most of you already know, we are in the final acts of Attack on Titan. Part 2 of the final season ended this previous year and it was reported that the next installment will begin this year in 2023. However, this third act is going to be a big one for fans. It’s been announced that Attack on Titan Final Season Part 3 will be split into two parts. The first half of the anime will be airing on March 4th and the other half will be later this year. Are you ready for more AoT?

Source: Crunchyroll

Anime announcements for 2023!

Bleach

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War release schedule: when (and where) can I  watch episode 14? | GamesRadar+

I hope you guys been enjoying the return of Bleach in their newest anime Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War. If you been keeping up the series, the anime just finished the first cour and it ended on episode 13. Fret not, the anime won’t go in hiatus and as a matter of fact, the final arc anime will have a total of 52 episodes. After the last episode, which was aired on December 26, it has been announced that Bleach will get a second part in the arc. In a trailer, the video announced that Bleach: Thousand- Year Blood War part 2 will be airing on July 2023. Summer will be hot.

Blue Exorcist

Anyone still a fan of these two brothers? In case you didn’t know, it was announced at Jump Festa 2023, a new Blue Exorcist anime is in the works. According to Crunchyroll, this will be the third anime title. Besides this, we have the first anime series, the Kyoto Saga and a movie. Based on the trailer, this new anime title could be the next season that takes place after the Kyoto arc. There is no release date yet, but be prepared for Blue Exorcist.

Blue Exorcist third TV anime teaser

source: Crunchyroll

Boruto

Even though this is a Boruto anime, Sasuke will be the main character in his own arc. Announced at Jump Festa 23. The anime Boruto: Naruto Next Generation will be adapting Sasuke’s light novel story Sasuke’s Story: The Uchiha and the Heavenly Stardust. Sasuke’s story arc will begin this month. The series can also be read in the manga too from Shonen Jump.

 

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Crunchyroll

[Anime Game News] One Piece Odyssey demo and release date reveal

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If you are debating on buying One Piece Odyssey, maybe this trailer will convince you to pre-order. In the recent trailer “Memories”, it is been revealed that the anime RPG video game One Piece Odyssey will be released for PS4/PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC on January 13, 2023. But wait there is more, because on January 10, a demo will be released for both platforms. According to the trailer, players who download and complete the demo will be able to transfer their data to the full game. All the bonus items you obtain from the demo will be accessible when you purchase and install the full game. If you been considering on getting this game, there will be a demo for the public if you are interested. Once completed and you want the full experience, all your rewards will be in the game.

Do you plan on getting this game on launch?

source: Crunchyroll 

[Pokémon news] Ash and Pikachu retires? Pokémon Scarlet/Violet anime announcement!

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Good things must come to an end. Reaching all the way up to 25 seasons of Pokémon, it looks like the anime will be concluding the adventure for Ash and Pikachu. With the end of Ash and Pikachu’s adventure, it’s also been announced as well of a brand new Pokémon anime that will be based on the recent titles Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. The new anime will feature two new characters, a boy and a girl, along with the new three basic starter Pokémon in the Paldea region. There is no release date, but all the events involving the Pokémon anime will begin in 2023. After winning the World’s Championship, fans will be given the opportunity to watch some special episodes to conclude Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series. The episodes will show a glimpse for the future for Ash and Pikachu. These episodes will be a way to say thanks to all the fans who was there for Ash in the beginning of his adventure.

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MSN

IGN

Pokémon

Bleach concludes Part 1 of final arc in Christmas weekend

BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War anime key visual

To Bleach fans, this maybe your late Christmas gift because you are going to be getting an hour of Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War this Monday. If you been following Bleach: TYBW, new episodes are streamed every Monday on Hulu for North America and at Disney Plus in international regions. As we prepare to have one last Monday for 2022 and enter 2023, Bleach: TYBW will be streaming two episodes on the same day. This will also conclude the first part of the final arc of the anime. So after Christmas, fans can watch a whole hour of Bleach part 1 and be prepare for the next act of the Thousand-Year Blood War. The last two episodes will be on December 26th.

If you been following the series, have you been enjoying it?

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Crunchyroll

[News] My Hero Academia joins Fortnite! My Hero Academia Netflix live-action movie?

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If you My Hero Academia is getting big online due popularity, it’s going to be getting bigger. If you play Fortnite, get ready for another brand new anime character to join the battle royal. In a trailer tease for Chapter 4, season 1, Deku is revealed in the game. The My Hero Academia collaboration will begin on December 16.

Get ready for another live action adaptation of an anime. It’s been reported that Legendary Entertainment studios and Netflix wants to do a live action movie on My Hero Academia. Taking charge of the screenplay is Joby Harold and the director is Shinsuke Sato. Mary Parent and Alex Garcia from Legendary Entertainment will take care of the Japanese theatrical release. Harold is well known for writing the stories for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Army of the Dead. Shinsuke Sato has worked on Alice in Borderland, I Am Hero, Death Note and Bleach. There is no release date yet, but be prepared to hear news of a live action My Hero Academia on your watch list.

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Crunchyroll – Fortnite

Crunchyroll – Netflix

Crunchyroll – Shinsuke Sato

The Hollywood Reporter

Variety 

[Anime News] Demon Slayer special theatrical screening and new arc release date!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village- World Tour

As we approach the new year, get ready for some new anime content for your binging pleasure. While people are enjoying Bleach and Chainsaw Man, get ready for the upcoming return of Demon Slayer. Announced by Crunchyroll and Aniplex of America, Demon Slayer will be having some major events occurring in 2023 to help promote the new, upcoming arc the Swordsman Village Arc. From February to March, there is going to be a world tour event where fans can watch a special theatrical premiere of Demon Slayer episodes. Revealed in a trailer, fans will experience episodes 10 and 11 of the Entertainment District Arc along with an hour episode of episode 1 of the Swordsman Village Arc. The new arc will also be airing on Japanese TVs on April.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Swordsmith Village Arc teaser visuals

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Crunchyroll – World Tour and theater release date

Crunchyroll – TV arc release date

Lupin Zero anime characters/OP/ED songs and release date details

In case you missed it, a new Lupin anime has been announced and it’s titled Lupin Zero. According to the details and trailer, this anime will explore the boyhood of Lupin the Third. This anime will also include Lupin’s partner Jigen and we’ll be getting brand new characters. We’ll be getting Lupin the First, Lupin’s grandfather, and his father Lupin the Second. The anime will feature two new women characters that will play a role for Lupin and his adventures. One woman is named Yoko who will play as a key to the plot and then we have Shinobu who is Lupin’s live-in housekeeper. The main theme for the anime will be “Afro Lupin 68” which was used in the first anime of Lupin the Third in 1968. The insert song “Lupin the Third  Theme II” will be in this anime which was used  likewise for the first Lupin anime.

The anime will be airing on December 16 this year.

Here is the synopsis according to Crunchyroll:

The story is set in the 1960s, the same year as Monkey Punch’s original Lupin the Third started serialization in Futabasha’s Weekly Action magazine. It tells a nostalgic yet new original story about young Lupin who is still a nobody and travels around Japan during its period of rapid economic growth. Lupin, a junior high school student, is trained by his grandfather in the art of stealing, but he cannot decide whether to become a law-abiding citizen or a thief in the future. While spending his days in boredom, he meets a classmate, Jigen, who draws a gun against delinquent students. He has been traveling around with his mercenary father and is already familiar with the use of guns. Lupin and Jigen happen to run into trouble over a certain woman, and they end up working together.

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Crunchyroll

Lupin Zero website

Sonic Frontiers reveals DLC road map

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If you been enjoying Sonic Frontiers, there is a lot more fun to come for this blue Hedgehog. Revealed on Twitter, Sega announced that Sonic Frontiers will be getting some DLC in 2023. Displayed in a road map, Sonic Frontiers will be getting additional content to keep the fun going. Some of these include additional challenges, a photo mode and even playable characters. There is no release date yet, but according to the map, we should be getting at least 3 update phases. Coming on Dec 21st, players will be getting a Christmas themed costume for Sonic to wear. All these DLC will be free.