Sonic Prime teaser reveal

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A while back Sega announced that a Sonic the Hedgehog Netflix series is in the works and it was called Sonic Prime. It was announced around the time when Sonic Origins was  announced and Sonic Frontiers was teased. Now, Sega has revealed a teaser video of Sonic Prime by showing us the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog and the animation. The voice of Sonic is going to be Devan Mack.

What do you think of the voice?

Nintendo plans to shutdown both Wii U and 3DS eShop in 2023

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To anyone that still plays the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, I bring you bad news. Reported yesterday, it’s been announced by the official Nintendo Twitter and website that Nintendo will be shutting down the eShop for both Wii U and 3DS. According to the website, starting at March 2023, gamers will no longer be able to make digital purchase on these devices. Nintendo announced also that this year will begin shutting down certain features as the dates draw near.

On May 23, 2022, gamers will not be able to use their credit cards to add funds to their account for Wii U and 3DS.

On August 29, 2022, Nintendo will cease the ability for players to add funds with Nintendo eShop giftcards.

Players will be able to use download codes by March 2023.

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Sonic News: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie trailer and new Sonic Frontier Revealed

In case you missed the Video Game Awards this past Thursday, here is what is happening online from Sega fans.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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Paramount Pictures finally revealed the trailer for the upcoming movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

The movie is set to be released in theaters on April 8, 2022. Ben Schwartz will once again voice Sonic the Hedgehog and we have Jim Carrey playing as Dr. Robotnik. In this movie, we’ll have Miles “Tails” Prower who will have returning voice actress Colleen O’ Shaughnessy and Knuckles who will be played by actor Idris Elba. Colleen O’Shaughnessey is well-known for voicing Tails in Sonic games like Sonic Forces and Sonic Boom and she has done voices such as Jazz Fenton from Danny Phantom and Ino Yamanaka from the Naruto series. Idris Elba is an actor who appeared in movies such as Bloodsport in The Suicide Squad and Shere Khan in the live action movie The Jungle Book. Get ready for the return of this cool, blue hero.

Sonic Frontiers

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A while back, Sega hosted a Sonic Central presentation which showcased some Sonic news. At the end of the presentation, a teaser revealed of an upcoming brand new Sonic game. Many speculated that this new game was going to be an open world game titled Sonic Rangers. However,  it’s been revealed that this new game is called Sonic Frontiers. There is no release date except that it’s coming out on 2022 for the holidays.

synopsis according to YouTube:

An experience like never before, accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity, open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands – landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more!

According to Game Informer, Ian Flynn will be in charge of writing the narrative for Sonic Frontiers. In case you didn’t know, Ian Flynn is the head writer for the IDW comic series of Sonic the Hedgehog. According to fans, Flynn has been praised for his writing in the comics. Joining him we have Sonic Team Japan and we have Morio Kishimoto who worked on Sonic Forces and Sonic Lost World.

We have no gameplay on this game yet, but based on the details, Sonic Frontiers is going to have an epic open world experience in which fans can play as Sonic explore in a brand new experience.

source: Game Informer

ICYMI: A new Dragon Ball survival video game announced!

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I know I am late in the news, but it’s better to bring late news than no news at all. It appears we will be getting a new Dragon Ball video game, but it’s going to be another fighting game like Xenoverse or FighterZ. Announced last week, the new video game is called Dragon Ball: The Breakers and according to the description, the game is a asymmetrical multiplayer online game. The game will feature a 7v1 player mode where one player is the raider hunting down the players while the others must survive and escape. The game is coming out next year in 2022 for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC.

While it’s not a fighting game, players can work together and survive against Dragon Ball’s deadly enemies and use items from the show and abilities.

Out of Order: Bandai Namco plans to end online service for Jump Force

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I got some bad news for anyone who likes online gaming. Just like the game One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, Bandai Namco is planning to end online services on the anime crossover fighting game Jump Force. The game will be ending digital sales on the digital game and any DLC will be begin on February 7, 2022 and all online game services will be on August 25, 2022.

Here is what is going to be omitted once the services ends:

  • Logging in to the multiplayer lobby
  • Online events
  • Clan functions
  • Viewing the Notice Board
  • Viewing the leaderboards
  • Accepting Rewards from the Reward Counter
  • In-game Store
  • Premium Shop
  • Online Ranked Match.

After August here is what will remain in the game:

  • Offline content
  • Online battles (Not Ranked Battles)
  • DLC (if purchased before the cut-off date.)

If you still enjoy Jump Force, enjoy the time right now and play some online matches. Once this takes affect, the game will be limited on online.

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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

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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?

source: GameSpot

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

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night 

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.