Hello gamers! I bring you good news for this week. I hope everyone had a good Father’s Day weekend. As a way to kick off summer, I bring you news in the gaming community. Teased this weekend and last week, it was reported from Taiwan that there was plans of a fourth Crash Bandicoot game. Today, Activision has revealed the Crash game title and gameplay. The game is called Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. According to the gameplay trailer, Crash 4 is a game that takes place after Crash Bandicoot: Warped (the third Crash game) and it is considered the fourth game from the series. Apparently, games like Wrath of Cortex and Twinsanity will be replaced with It’s About Time. This game will be released on October 2nd, 2020 for PS4 and Xbox One. Players who pre-order will receive two free skins for Crash and Coco.
Summer is going to be hot this year because we will be getting some new video games and re-released versions of games. If you didn’t know, Bandai Namco is re-releasing the crossover anime fighting game Jump Force for the Switch. In this Switch version, players will be able to buy this game as a deluxe edition which includes new features for Switch users and have access to DLC characters from Character Pass 1. It’s been revealed by Crunchyroll that Jump Force Deluxe Edition is planned to be release for the Nintendo Switch on August 28th. This Switch version will only include all the characters up to Character Pass 1. Players will have to pay to unlock Character Pass 2.
If you thought you couldn’t get enough of Persona 5 Royal or Catherine, Atlus has just begun and it may cost you more money if you are willing to relieve some PS Vita nostalgia. Recently released, Atlus ported the enhanced and up-to-date version of Persona 4 Golden in Steam. Persona 4 Golden is a game originally released for PS Vita in 2012 with new features and it was an updated port of the classic 2008 PS2 version. According to Siliconera, this PC port has a new control system where players can use a mouse and keyboard, dual language dubs (English and Japanese), multiple subtitle texts and a new trophy/achievement and trading card system. With this game’s release, Steam has recorded that this game has over 29,000 people (at this time it is 29,984) playing this game. This game has so much numbers that it outranks Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition and that game has 29,279 players.
What do you think about this game? Do you enjoy Persona 4 Golden?
Persona 4 Golden joins Steam
Persona 4 Golden accumulates 29,900 players
If you couldn’t get more from Kingdom Hearts III, Square Enix has just revealed some awesome news for KH fans. Announced today, Square Enix has just unveiled a brand new Kingdom Hearts game called Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memories. In this game, players will be able to play the music and fight enemies over 140 songs from the entire Kingdom Hearts library offline and online. This game will be released for PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
Also announced today is the release date for the mobile game of Kingdom Hearts Dark Road. According to Gematsu, the game will be released in June 22nd for Androids and iOS devices. This game will be in game game Kingdom Hearts Union x [Cross], but it will also be a separate, stand alone game.
Remember the lewd anime Interspecies Interviewer and how Funimation had the rights to stream and dub the anime? In the past, Funimation was able to stream this anime for fans, but ultimately, dropped this anime due to its content and being “not in the standards.” The anime Interspecies Interviewer had very mature content that Funimation refused to have it in its library filled with anime and removed it. This angered fans due to the fact Funimation has shown other mature content anime besides this. This led to people doing other methods of watching this anime by using VPN and watching it in different regions, some watch it on free anime sites or even though other shady sites.
However, despite Funimation refusing to show this anime, they still have the rights for this anime. According to the news One Angry Gamer, Funimation went out of there way and stop users from uploading compilations videos and clips of Interspecies Reviewers on the X-rated site of PornHub. In the news site, fans was able to get a hold of the anime and release clips for free on this porn site for anime fans. However, Funimation heard about this and quickly got permission to block them. In a ironic twist, even though Funimation dropped this anime for being too inappropriate, they still have the ability to block this anime in other sites.
If you were watching the news on the Playstation 5 event online, you have seen pictures of the Playstation 5 console and upcoming video games. Out of these games, Insomniac Studios and Marvel has revealed the new Spider-Man game. Based on the 2018 game, this new PS5 game is called Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the focus on the main character is Miles Morales. Fans of the first game was wondering if this new Spider-Man game was a sequel or an expansion, but Insomniac confirmed it’s a standalone. In a similar fashion to Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, it’s an “expandalone” game where it serves not a standalone game, but it also expands the main Spider-Man universe. There is no further news yet except this game will be for PS5 for the holidays 2020.
My Hero Academia
Are you still playing the game My Hero One’s Justice 2? I got some exciting news to share with you. Bandai Namco has recently release an update to the game and revealed by English Dub voice actor Clifford Chapin, players will have the option to play this game in Japanese or English Dub. My Hero will be the next anime game with an English Dub along with the recent One-Punch Man game and the past Dragon Ball and Naruto games.
The Promised Neverland
It looks like One-Punch Man won’t be the only anime getting a live-action adaptation. Revealed from Variety, the Shonen Jump manga The Promise Neverland will be getting a live-action series and it will be in Amazon Studios and Fox 21 Studios. Currently, the series will be directed by Rodney Rothman and the script will be done by Meghan Malloy. These two people are well-known for working on 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Rothman has worked in other movies such as 22 Jump Street and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, while Malloy was involved with the live-action movie The Jungle Book.
2020 has been an interesting year with announcements. First we had Bleach and Inuyasha returning and now it’s been announced that Hiroyuki Takei’s manga Shaman King is coming back with an anime reboot. According to the official site and video, Shaman King will be getting an anime reboot for 2021; much like series such as Fullmetal Alchemist and Fruits Basket, the reboot is going to be following the manga and will have a canonical ending. The original anime started in 2001 and on 2003, the anime was localized in America for the FoxBox. The original manga has a total of 35 volumes.
There is a reason why you should not mess with the classics. According to Bounding into Comics, the new Looney Tunes Cartoons, a show that is exclusive to the subscription service HBO Max, will not be giving the cartoon character Elmer Fudd his iconic gun; also revealed in the news HypeBeast, cartoon character Yosemite Sam’s guns will also be removed from this new cartoon. Peter Browngardt, the show’s director of Looney Tunes Cartoons commented on the removal of guns:
“We’re not doing guns. But can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in.
It is believed that Browngardt chose this decision due to the response of gun violence and school shootings in the recent years.
“We’re going through this wave of anti-bullying, everybody needs to be friends, everybody needs to get along. Looney Tunes is pretty much the antithesis of that. It’s two characters in conflict, sometimes getting pretty violent.”
With Netflix working on the upcoming Cowboy Bebop live action series, expect some changes. Series writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach commented in a interview that the live-action series will not be a “one-to-one adaptation.” He mentioned that each episode won’t heavily be based on the anime where each episode was focused on the bounty, but fans can rest assure that we will still get the character plot between Spike, Julia and Vicious. Knowing how well the anime is and how fans appreciate it, Grillo-Marxuach makes a comment about adaptating this anime and mentions “We ain’t playing Bebop, Bebop is playing us”:
“We ain’t playing Bebop, Bebop is playing us. You can’t look at Cowboy Bebop and say, ‘Well, it’s just a take-off point. We’re going to give them different hair and different clothing, and we’re gonna call it something different. And it’s just sort of gonna be a loose thing. If you’re doing Cowboy Bebop, you’re doing Cowboy Bebop. You know? It’s kind of like doing Star Wars.”
He also mentions that mature content from the anime will be toned down in the live action version such as Faye’s clothing and Spike’s tobacco use. For Faye, he mentioned he wants “real women” to wear her clothes.
Bounding into Comics
Since we are approaching summer, this is the time where conventions are held, but due to COVID-19, a lot of things have either been cancelled or delayed. However, there have been other ways that the show must go on.
If you are Sony fan, some of you are excited for the news of the PlayStation 5 console. Sony announced that they will showcase the PS5 event in which they will go into details on the new Sony console at June 11th. Originally, this news was going to be presented last week, but due to protesting on George Floyd’s death, the show got delayed and Sony wants everyone to see this news.
Great news for Comic-Con fans, just like how Funimation is planning to do a digital convention, the San Diego Comic-Con will be happening in the comfort of your home. Comic-Con will begin in July 22-26 this year. According to Collider, the convention will be free and participants will be able to access the online Exhibit Hall which will have people the ability to check out the giveaways and limited edition products.