Anime Game News: One Punch Man game shuts down online next year

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

Anyone remembered the video game One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows? Besides My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball, Bandai Namco released a 3D fighting game based on the series One Punch Man. Unfortunately, it’s been reported by the official Bandai Namco Twitter account that this game’s online service will be shutting down next year. According to the tweet, on February 28, 2022, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will be shutting down multiplayer services. The only modes that can played after this date will be online 1vs1 matches and all offline modes.

If you played this game, what do you think about the news?

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Sword Art Online news: Progressive Japanese release; Memory Defrag is ending

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Announced this 4th of July weekend, Sword Art Online is going to be bringing us some new content. One is good while the other might be bad for others.

During Aniplex  Online Festival 2021, a key image visual reveals a brand new image of the upcoming anime movie Sword Art Online the Movie – Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night. The image shows the three main characters in the movie which has Kirito, Asuna and the brand new character named Mito both their avatar and real-life versions. For now, it’s been revealed the anime is set to be released in Japanese theaters on October 30th. No news yet for global release.

If you been playing this game on your phone, this could be bad news. It’s been announced from a Bandai Namco in an official statement that the app game Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag will be ending the service. Japan released this game on August 2016, while the West got the game on January 2017. Based on the article, the Japanese version of the game will be ending the service; it doesn’t say anything for the west. On July 30th, gamers will no longer be able to purchase in-game content and August 30th, Bandai Namco will shut the game’s service.

Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag

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Demon Slayer video game release date and details reveal

I might be late to talk about this news, but it’s better I give you some news instead of having no news. If you been obsessed with the anime Demon Slayer, this will make you want to pick a console. Announced a while back, a Demon Slayer video game was in the works and being developed by CyberConnect2 games (same company who worked on the Naruto Ultimate Ninja series) and published by Sega. It’s been announced that the game has a title, release date and platforms. The game will be called Demon Slayer – Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles.

Demon Slayer The Hinokami Chronicles will available on October 15th for PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. The game will also include English Dub from the anime voice actors along with subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The game is ready for pre-order.

Marvel Game news: Guardians of the Galaxy; Avengers Black Panther DLC trailer

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In case you missed the Square Enix event during E3 2021, Marvel has unvield some video game news. One is a brand new game and the other is DLC for the game Marvel’s Avengers.

Teamed up Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, Marvel announced the brand new video game Guardians of the Galaxy. In this single player game, players can play as the leader Star Lord (a.k.a. Peter Quill) and lead the team to protect galaxy. The game will be released on October 26th, 2021. The game will be available for PS4/5, Xbox One and Series S|X, and PC. According to the official Twitter, it also planned to be released for Switch as well, but the game will be called  Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Cloud Edition. According to the official site, the cloud version will be played like the other platforms, but this one needs high speed internet and it will be available on the eShop.

If you been playing Marvel’s Avengers, I hope you are ready to play as this fierce king this summer. Black Panther will be joining the game along with his expanded story. The DLC expansion will be called Marvel’s Avengers Expansion: Black Panther – War for Wakanda. Black Panther must fight Klaw who wants to steal the valuable Vibranium and take over Wakanda. The DLC will be released on August 2021 and will be free.

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Who’s your favorite Sonic the Hedgehog voice?

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In these past couple of weeks, we have had some exciting Sonic news. We’re getting some new Sonic content in Sega games, an updated remastered version of Sonic Colors and a brand new Sonic project game for 2022. Plus, Netflix is currently working on a brand new animated series called Sonic Prime for next year. Just like the title says, I want to start this fun discussion article with this question: who is your favorite Sonic voice?

Sonic is a very popular character in Sega’s franchise. He first started off in 1991 in the video games, but then later evolved throughout in media such as anime, cartoons, comics and even a live action movie. While there are different versions of Sonic, there is also many voices for this blue hero. When it comes voices, I am more familiar with the video game versions and also the movie from 2020.

Ryan Drummond

 

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Making his grand debut in 1998, Ryan lends his voice as Sonic in Sega’s last console, the Dreamcast and in the game Sonic Adventure. As time passes, Ryan would later voice Sonic again in other Dreamcast games such as Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Shuffle. His last roles as Sonic was in 2004 where he voices him again in Sonic Heroes, Sonic Advance 3 and Sega Superstars. I really like his voice and I felt like his voice was fitting. It made Sonic sound confident despite the odds against him. He almost sounds like a leader among his group and he always had his trust on his friends.

Jason Griffith

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Another favorite voice I like is Jason Griffith. Ryan’s voice for Sonic didn’t last long, but he did leave an impact for the fans. Jason first started voicing Sonic in 2003 when the anime Sonic X launched in America; in video games he voiced Sonic in 2005 in games such as Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Rush. Not only he did Sonic, but he also voiced Shadow the Hedgehog and Jet the Hawk. Jason voiced in many iconic games such as Sonic 2006, Sonic Unleashed and even the storybook games like The Secret Rings and The Black Knight. According to Wikipedia, his last role as Sonic was in 2010 where he voiced as Sonic in the racing game Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing. For a Sonic game, it was in 2009 where he was in Sonic and the Black Knight and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Jason’s voice was another great choice for Sonic. Not only for Sonic, but Jason’s voice was in my opinion very versatile. He could either sound like an upbeat hedgehog, a hardcore distant hedgehog or a cocky hawk. I especially like his Werehog voice in Unleashed. Sonic as a Werehog made Sonic sound intimating. As a kid, I always imagine Werehog Sonic sounding like Super Saiyan 4 Goku’s voice.

Roger Craig Smith

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Besides voicing Chris Redfield in Resident Evil and Ezio in Assassin’s Creed 2, Roger is currently the blue hedgehog in video games. Making his Sonic game debut, he showed in 2010 and worked on games such as Sonic Generations, Sonic Colors, and Sonic Forces. He also voiced animated series Sonic Boom along with the games with it. Surprisingly in the past news, it was revealed Roger was going to step down as Sonic, but then in a surprise turn of events, he returned in the past weeks. Like the rest, I grew fond of this Sonic voice. Roger’s voice made Sonic sound so cool and made his character feel like he could call your bro. I can’t wait to see what he does in the future in Sonic projects.

Ben Schwartz

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Not in a video game, this voice made an appearance in 2020. Actor and voice actor Ben Schwartz takes the shoes of Sonic in the big screen. Ben has appeared in TV shows and cartoons such as Parks and Recreation, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the current/reboot Ducktales. I may not have seen/heard all of his works, but I think he fits well as Sonic. His voice is perfect for the teenage Sonic. This Sonic conveys a variety of emotions from being happy and ecstatic to scared and concerned. This voice shows that Sonic is young and inexperienced in the movie where he is excited to learn everything, but whole also showing negative emotions when he deals with loneliness. I can’t wait to hear Ben’s voice again in the sequel.

These are my favorite voices for Sonic. Which ones are your favorites?

Sonic 2022 game leaked title? Rumor open world game?

New Sonic the Hedgehog Game Teased For 2022 | Screen Rant

Ever since Sega launched the Sonic Direct conference on Thursday, fans have been pondering on the 2022 untitled Sonic video game. With no gameplay or title reveal, this Sonic 2022 game will be released next year for all platforms. However, days later and according to leaks, fans are speculating on the name of Sonic’s new game. According to a Twitter user, someone went into the databanks of this game and found some interesting codes. Based on the date, the new game could be titled Sonic Rangers. Other anonymous users also claim that this new Sonic game is also going to be an open-world game similar to other games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild.

What do you guys think? You think this is legit or is this false? If true, how do you feel about a Sonic open world game?

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Sonic Central News Recap

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In case you missed it, Sega recently did a Sonic video game presentation titled Sonic Central and released some Sonic the Hedgehog news. This video presentation is to dedicate the 30th anniversary of the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. I won’t cover every single detail, but I will go over some highlights from the Sonic news.

 

Sonic content in games

In Sega’s sports game Olympics Games Tokyo 2020, players will be able to dress up their character as Sonic and compete in the games. This will be released for all systems including Stadia and Steam on June 22nd.

If you own this hospital simulator game, Two Point Hospital will be receiving some Sonic content. On July 30th, a Sonic Pack will be released and this will allow gamers to customize their hospital with Sonic goods and have the doctor staffs will be able to dress up to Sonic characters.

Serving as a sequel to the 2018’s title, Sega is releasing the game Lost Judgement in September 2021 for both Playstation and Xbox systems. Revealed in the presentation, players can literally play the arcade game Sonic the Fighters in the arcades. If you want to take a break from the main game, go to the arcades and play some Sonic.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate

This 2010’s Wii game is getting an upgrade this year. Sega announced an enhanced version of Sonic Colors and it will be called Sonic Colors: Ultimate. This game will be released for all platforms and Epic Games on September 7th, 2021. Those who preorder will recieve a Baby Sonic keychain from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Digital owners who preorder will get early access and other digital goods.

Sonic Origins

Sega is planning to launch a compilation game collection called Sonic Origins. This will include Sonic 1, 2, 3, and Knuckles, and CD. It will be released next year.

New Sonic 2022 game

Even though it’s brief, Sega teased of an upcoming brand new Sonic game title. This teaser ended with Sonic running through the woods with a mysterious message. Fans specualate that this could be an Sonic Adventure reboot, Sonic Colors 2 sequel or something brand new. Either way, this game will be released for 2022.

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Sega news: Virtua Fighter 5 returns! Roger Craig Smith returns?!

Sega has some interesting news for you this year.

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As part of Sega’s 60th anniversary project, Sega is releasing an updated version of 2012’s Virtua Fighter 5. The new, enhanced version is called Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown. This game will be exclusive for PS4 and released on June 1st, 2021. According to Polygon, this game was worked by Sega AM2 (the original arcade developer) and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (the team behind the Yakuza series). It will have spectator mode, lobbies up to 16 players and torunament options. It will cost $29.99 according to Playstation.

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Polygon

Roger Craig Smith

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It looks like a familiar voice is returning to Sega based on a recent video uploaded by the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter. It’s been announced that veteran voice actor Roger Craig Smith will be returning to voice Sonic the Hedgehog. Originally, Roger stepped down from the voice of Sonic in January. Roger first voiced Sonic’s voice in 2010 in games such as Sonic Colors and Sonic Free Riders. He also made cameo appearances in the movie Wreck-It Ralph and even appeared in the TV series Sonic Boom.

Discussion: Does Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe deserves a second chance?

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Remember Midway

Okay imagine this: you either had a PS3 or an Xbox 360 in 2008. Before NetherRealm Studios that made the Injustice series, we had a game company called Midway Games. Midway Games was a game company that was well-known for creating games such as Gauntlet, Rampage, The Grid and even Mortal Kombat.

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From the arcade to global franchise: a history of Mortal Kombat

Focusing on Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat made its debut in 1992 in the arcades and it was made by Ed Boon and  John Tobias. What started off as a rough draft game having actor Jean-Claude Van Damme as the main protagonist which is now currently a well-known game which allows players to kill their opponents in a bloodbath, gore fashion. Mortal Kombat became well-known for the good and bad reasons due to its content. Despite the game getting praised for the fun combat, the game introduced the ESRB rating system due to the extreme violence. Due to the success, Mortal Kombat gained many sequels, spinoffs and even live-action titles like the movie and the Mortal Kombat Conquest series. However, once the games jumped into 3D and money got tight, Midway Games was struggling in the games industry. In 2006, Midway Games was ready to close the story with the Mortal Kombat story by releasing the game Mortal Kombat: Armageddon. This game would include every character they made from 1992 to 2006 including 4 brand new characters like Taven, Daegon, Meat and the monstrous Blaze.

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Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe: The end of Midway Games and the beginning of NetherRealm Studios

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In 2008, Ed Boon would bring back Mortal Kombat, but have it has a crossover fighting game that was parallel to Capcom’s Marvel vs Capcom series. He would team up with DC comics and Warner Bros and bring forth Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for PS3 and Xbox 360. The game would pit characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden and fight aginast the DC heroes and villains like Batman, Superman and Joker. There is a total of 22 characters, but 11 characters from each from the worlds. The only unlockable characters game offered was Mortal Kombat’s Shao Kahn and DC’s Darkseid. Dark Kahn was the game’s final fighter to the story in which the two villains would fuse and become one villain and this was the only game which had this character. The game got praised for the fun combat and bringing in some well-known characters, but the game had issues too such as not having a lot of unlockables besides the two characters. Also, it was tough having a toned down version of Mortal Kombat where displaying characters killing DC characters in a gruesome battle and having heroes like Superman kill his opponent.

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This would be the final Mortal Kombat game that Midway would make because in 2009, the company declared bankruptcy. As time passed, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment would purchase the assets of Midway Games titles which was Mortal Kombat and that’s when Ed Boon would work with WB and create NetherRealm Studios. Thanks to NetherRealm Studios, the would bring back and reboot Mortal Kombat and release the 2011 title game Mortal Kombat (also known as Mortal Kombat 2011 or MK9). They would also create the DC fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us in in 2013. They also create minor Batman games like Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and Batman: Arkham Origins for mobile phones. Currently, the recent game they did is Mortal Kombat 11 in 2019.

 

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Meat Topic: Is it possible to bring back a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe game?

With all this information about Mortal Kombat and NetherRealm Studios, we have come to the heart of the article. Would you like to see NetherRealm Studios make an attempt to create a Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? I never played Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe the game, but I have seen gameplay videos and heard reviews on the game. I like crossover games. When I played the Injustice games I enjoyed using different characters to fight the main characters such as having Scorpion fight against Batman in the first Injustice or have Raiden fight Superman. In belief, it was tough to make a fighting game having characters like Mortal Kombat and DC Characters against each other. You can’t help but imagine your favorite heroes either getting killed or killing others because that would go against the moral code. In Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, Mortal Kombat characters could kill the DC characters, but the fatalities was toned for the T rating and that meant no gore was allowed. DC characters including the villains couldn’t kill their opponent and can only do heroic brutalities.

Could DC cross the rated M borderline?

For Mortal Kombat, if you wanted them to fight DC Characters, you have to consider the audience. Similar to Marvel, DC attracts fans from all ages from the young to the mature adults. However, in this day in age, it could be possible to bring these DC characters into a rated M game. We have had DC movies in which entered dark territories in both live action and animation. We had a realistic story such as Joker, a dark action perspective of Zach’s Snyder’s Justice League and even the brutal movie Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. In the world of Mortal Kombat, they even included Joker in the Mortal Kombat 11 and given him some graphic fatalities. In case if you forgot, Batman Arkham Knight was given the rated M rating due to language, violence and dark themes.

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In the comic books as well, we also have even a character like Batman, a hero known for not killing, has killed depending on the story.  In the comic book Dark Nights: Metal, we have a story of many multiple Batman from different negative universes who strayed away the path of heroism and resorted to corrupt justice or became evil entirely. We have a Batman who is fused with Joker toxin and he killed the entire Justice League and we have another Batman whom gained the power of God of War and killed Wonder Woman. the animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood returned last year and was titled Batman: Death in the Family in which fans could watch Under the Red Hood and interact with the story. The movie was given the rating R due to gruesome deaths.

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Besides the violent content, NetherRealms Studios have added slight easter eggs and references to MK vs DC Universe in their recent titles. If you pit Raiden with Superman in Injustice 2, Raiden can’t help but feel in disbelief to see Supes turn into tyrant after working in the past and defeating Dark Kahn. In Mortal Kombat 11, if you purchased Joker, Joker has a unique interaction with Cassie Cage. He tells her that this is not the first time he interacted with the MK world. He also adds to the comment that he was in all the “rage” with his fans making a references to Mk v DC where rage was fight mechanic and theme.

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Conclusion: Possible or Impossible at this point?

Times has changed throughout the years of Mortal Kombat and DC. Mortal Kombat is constantly growing and with Mortal Kombat 11, fans can still enjoy the funs of fighting with fatalities and even play with random guest characters like Joker, Spawn or Rambo. DC has been evolving as well in the films industry, comics and even in games. While there hasn’t been any news of an Injustice 3 game, DC has been active. Besides having characters like Batman, Joker and Harley Quinn join Fortnite, Warner Bros are in the works of working with companies and making big games like the upcoming Gotham Knights and Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad video game. Despite these companies being busy, it would be interesting to see Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios work together and try another attempt with Mortal Kombat and DC Universe. I feel like if NRS decides to crank the rating to M and WB allows death/fatalities in DC, it would probably surpass the first game. Besides MK, DC could utilize all the mature themes from past projects and incorporate into a game. Imagine the next MK vs DC game introducing the Dark Night Metal characters and using the violent nature or bring in fatalities from movies. Fatalities like Wonder Woman cutting someone’s head off (Justice League Film 2021), Superman snapping someone’s head (Man of Steel 2013), Superman using his lasers to drill someone’s head (Injustice: God’s Among Us) or give us a character like Mera and she could use her powers to suck the blood out of her victims (Justice League film 2021). To sum it up, if you let DC off the leash, you’ll be surprised to see how dark they get. However, I will also say the chances of a crossover sequel or reboot might be slim due to the companies priorities. DC has their own fighting game which Injustice and NRS has Mortal Kombat and they can go all out in deaths.

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What do you guys think? Would you like to see a return to Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe? Or do you just want things to stay the way they are and not go through this go again.

PlayStation Update: PSN Store will be active for previous consoles! PS5 major first update!

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I got some interesting news for you PlayStation fans. This news will appeal to the classic and the modern users of the consoles/devices. It has been reported at the PlayStation blog that Sony has reconsidered the decision in regards to purchasing PS3 and PS Vita games. Sony states that players will be able to purchase their PS3 and PS Vita games and will have not have to worry about cutting the service off for them. However, the PSP service will be retiring on July 2nd, 2021.

If you have a PS5, you may have already noticed a change on the updates. In case if don’t have a PS5 and don’t know what I am talking about, Sony has released the first major update for PS5 owners. Some of these features include cross-generation share play with PS4 and PS5 games and enhanced game base menu, but one of the biggest updates in the PS5 storage. Players can now store PS5 games on external drives

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