Super Mario Bros Animated Movie news announcement

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This may not be a video game, but this news does feature video game characters. Announced from this week’s Nintendo’s Direct conference, Nintendo announced movie plans for an animated Super Mario Bros movie. The Super Mario Bros. animated movie will be worked on by animation company Illumination, well-known for creating Despicable Me, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing. The movie will be released during the Christmas season next year on December 21, 2022. Here is the voice cast for the characters:

  • Chris Pratt as Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
  • Charlie Day as Luigi
  • Jack Black as Bowser
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
  • Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
  • Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike Surprise
  • cameos from Charles Martinet

 

THQ Nordic celebrates 10th anniversary with confirmed games

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As part of the 10th anniversary of making video games, game company THQ Nordic announced in a livestream last week of confirmed video games that’s being developed right now. Among the list we have Outcast 2: A New Beginning, Jagged Alliance 3 and  Expeditions Rome. However, amongst the announced games, two games have taken the spotlight on the internet. First, we’re getting a new SpongeBob SquarePants video game. In a trailer with the iconic song Sweet Victory in the background, the new SpongeBob game is called SpongeBob SquarePants: the Cosmic Shake. There is no release date or gameplay yet, but this game is expected to be release for all platforms and most likely have SpongeBob enter a multiverse theme story.

If you enjoyed the first Remake game, get ready for Remake 2. Based on the 2006 game, THQ Nordic will be working on remaking this classic alien video game. Whether you like the series, or want to relieve this classic game, rest assure to you that Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed will be coming to PC, Xbox and PlayStation. It’s unknown for a Switch port, but the first game came out later for Switch. A Switch version of this sequel might arrive later.

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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

Sonic voice actor Roger Craig Smith says it was his decision to retire from the role | Nintendo Wire

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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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.