Kingdom Hearts III “Face My Fears” Opening Cinematic Movie revealed!

Hello gamers! I got some great news for anyone is on the hype train of Kingdom Hearts III. Remember a while back I said Kingdom Hearts III is going to be getting a new theme song done by Hikaru Utada and Skrillex? Well, good news, we finally got to see the opening song. Square Enix just unvieled the new song called Face My Fears which was a collaboration song made by Kingdom Hearts singer Hikaru Utada and Dubstep composer Skrillex. The opening movie shows a quick recap of Sora’s adventure from Kingdom Hearts I and even the unfortunate events in Birth by Sleep to right now in Kingdom Hearts III. Once again, the song is a collaboration of both well-known singers and it’s going to be used as the opening movie song and the ending song is going to be Don’t Think Twice and that song is performed only by Hikaru Utada. Kingdom Hearts III is set to be released on January 29th, 2019 for PS4 and X1.

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Video Game Awards news! New games for 2019!

In case you missed it, here is what happened in a few days ago.

There was a video game awards show called The Game Award which gave awards to games of 2018! Besides seeing what was the best of the games, we’re getting some new video games of 2019! I can’t list them all but I will mention some that stood out the most. If you enjoyed Crash N-Sane Trilogy from 2017, get reader for another remastered game. Coming from the same team that remastered all three games, get ready for Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled for Switch, PS4 and X1. This game is more than a remaster of Naughty Dog’s last Crash title in the PS1-era, but according to GameSpot, this game will also be built from the ground up. If you enjoyed this racing game from the PS1 or as a PS3 digital game, get ready to play this game with a remaster look for your consoles.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is coming in June 21, 2019

Coming back from the same people who made Injustice, NetherRealm Studios is back for another Mortal Kombat game. This new game is called Mortal Kombat 11 and based on the trailer, get ready to play as modern and classic (or should I say klassic) versions of your favorite characters like Scorpion and Raiden. The game is expected to be released globally on April 23rd, 2019, but more details of the game will be held at a community reveal event this upcoming January. According to the video, pre-ordering the game will include players access to a beta game of MK11 and you can instantly play as Shao Khan.

Whether it is good or bad news, but Marvel will be making a video game exclusively for Nintendo Switch owners. This game is called Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. This is the third installment from the Ulimate Alliance series, and this game will allow players to create a team made members of the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and even X-Men. The enemies of the game will be primary be Thanos and his children, but players will also have the opportunity to fight Ultron and even Kingpin.

This game is set for 2019.

Even though it’s a DLC, it’s worth mentioning. It’s been revealed on who is joining Super Smash Bros: Ultimate as DLC. The protagonist Joker from Persona 5 is revealed to be the character joining Smash and he is the first of the five characters from the DLC.  You can unlock this character by buying him as a DLC or just getting him in the Fighter’s Pass which includes 5 DLC characters.

New Leader for FFXV studio “Studio Luminous Productions”

Remember the old news that Hajime Tabata left the studio “Studio Luminous Productions”? Just in case you didn’t, hear is the news: It was announced in November that game director Hajime Tabata left Final Fantasy XV and his team and this led a chain reaction where Square Enix decided to cancel out many of the game’s anticpating contents. These contents was going to be more DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV. These DLC were Episode Ardyn, Lunafreya, Aranea and Noctis. However, since Square Enix decided to cut some of the DLC, the only one remaining was Episode Ardyn which will be released in March 2019.

Recently announced today from Dual Shockers, there might be hope. A new person joins the game’s team Studio Luminous Productions and becomes the head of the team; his name is Takeshi Aramaki and he is FFXV lead programmer and he will be in charge of the studio.

On the official website of Studio Luminous Production, here is what Takeshi Aramaki said in regards to the position:

I’m Takeshi Aramaki, VP of Development at LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS. I had the honor of being the lead programmer for FINAL FANTASY XV. In developing FFXV, we meticulously pursued the potential of games, from the open world system to the application of emotion-filled AI. This philosophy is ingrained in our staff and LUMINOUS ENGINE, our proprietary creative toolset, and continues to grow each day. We are currently making steady progress on a brand new title. We cannot wait to show you, and we hope that you look forward to its reveal.

Takeshi Aramaki

Still, I don’t want to give people high hopes of bringing back these cut DLC, but I am just here to say it might be a possibility that there will be more fun coming for FFXV.

Dragon Ball game news for FighterZ and Xenoverse 2

Good news Dragon Ball and gamer fans! I found some interesting news from the videos and words of Bandai Namco!

Dragon Ball FighterZ

If you want to spice up your gameplay with music, I got some awesome news. Released in a video, Bandai Namco is allowing players another anime music pack for Dragon Ball FighterZ. This second music pack includes songs from the anime like the second opening of Dragon Ball Super, Genkai Toppa X Survivor and from the movie Battle of Gods, Hero. This is the second music pack and the first music pack has songs from the classic Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z anime opening songs.

In case you missed out, Bandai Namco released a free update to expand on your gaming pleasures. A free November update was announced and this gave players more options on ways to have fun. Players can create their own rules in regards to tournaments. From playing only as Yamcha to invisible health and energy gauges, you can play whatever suits your taste buds.  You can unlock trophies and display it from your matches and you can even customize your lobby with seasonal costumes for your avatar or play any BGM you want.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Announced from Bandai Namco, get ready for more characters to join the fight. Already announced in the movie, Gogeta is arriving in the video game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and it will appear as SSGSS Gogeta from Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Also showing up as DLC is Super Saiyan Full Power Broly from the same movie. These two characters will be part of the fourth DLC Extra Pack. Also coming in, but free, is a Broly wig and Santa Clause outfit for your custom character. The Tournament of Power stage will also be playable.

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scheduled final Kingdom Hearts III trailers

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As we are finally in December, we are less than a month away for the release of Kingdom Hearts III. With the game already done in development, it’s safe to say that the game is ready to be bought and played. I hope you guys are not too disappointed with the Amazon Promo trailer, because the team on Kingdom Hearts has some surprising new info on more Kingdom Hearts III content.

Announced in a tweet by the official English Kingdom Hearts Twitter, Tetsuya Nomura (in translation) announced that there will be two and final trailers for Kingdom Hearts III. December 10th will have new footage in the trailer. December 18th will be the last trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. Both these trailers will be released in JST (Japan Standard Time). Mark your calendars and prepare your keyblades!

Also, check out this amazing Kairi image in her new appearance for Kingdom Hearts III with her keyblade, Destiny’s Embrace.

I am on my 93rd post on my streak!

Final Fantasy XV 2nd Anniversary!

It’s been two years since Square Enix released the recent installment of Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV first came out on November 29th, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One. Fast forward, we got it on PC, DLC episodes which focuses on Noctis’s friends Prompto, Ignis and Gladiolus and we have got a Pocket Version for mobile phones and eventually on consoles including the Nintendo Switch. As a way to celebrate the 2nd anniversary, the English voice cast of the game shared their thoughts and feelings towards the game and their fans.

In the video, we have the following voice actors:

  • Adam Croasdell (Ignis)
  • Amy Shiels (Lunafreya/Luna)
  • Matthew Mercer (Cor)
  • Karl Wahlgren (Aranea)
  • Jim Pirri (Regis)
  • Darin De Paul (Ardyn)

According to Darin De Paul, he mentioned that next year get ready for the upcoming DLC story Episode Ardyn and there is a plan of an anime based on Ardyn in 2019.

Also from Square Enix, they also shared some concept art made by Yuuki Matsuzawa and Yuusaku Nakaaki when making the May 2016 cover for Game Informer. You can read their interview here.

You can also download the second anniversary pictures as wallpapers from the official Final Fantasy XV website.

I am so happy to be a fan of Final Fantasy XV and I don’t regret it at all. I will stand tall! Here are some saved pictures I found from Final Fantasy XV to celebrate the two years of Final Fantasy XV!

Last but not least, I am on my 91st streak post.

 

Kingdom Hearts III Amazon Exclusive news!

With only a month or two left until Kingdom Hearts III is release, Square Enix still have plans up their sleeves for pre-order bonuses. If you want to get Kingdom Hearts III and get more incentive for your order, Amazon has you cover. It’s been announced that players who pre-order any version of Kingdom Hearts III, this means standard or deluxe, from Amazon will receive

a free DLC in which players will be able to use the the keyblade Dawn Till Dusk.

This is not the only DLC exclusive for this game. Players can receive the Starlight Keyblade by playing the classic minigames in the app game Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. The Starlight Keyblade is a default keyblade where players first use as a weapon.

In my opinion on the Amazon pre-order, you are better off pre-ordering the game from GameStop. GameStop will give players a poster instead of DLC. What’s your opinion about the news? Do you plan to pre-order this game from Amazon?

My Pop Funko figure collection…thus far

Howdy fans! Welcome back to another fun filled post from yours truly. Some of you already know this, but I like to collect stuff. I collect anime, manga and video games. If I was a Marvel character, I would be the Collector. One of the things I enjoy collecting is Pop Funko figures. You probably seen these bobble-head like figures in stores like Hot Topic, GameStop and Walmart. These figures can come from any media like anime, video games, Disney, movies and other titles. Recently, I did an old post about my collection and I am back for an exciting update. I have officially filled one of my cabinets with Pop Funko figures. And yes, these figures are blocking my anime DVD collection too; they my personal protectors. I have two that is not in this picture and on a different shelf because I ran out of cabinet space.

I am going to go over what I collected and how I got them.

1. Kirito from Sword Art Online

Kirito was my very first figure ever owning. I got him in 2017 for a birthday weekend at a trip to Little Tokyo.

2. Donald Duck from Kingdom Hearts (Hot Topic Exclusive)

On my actual birthday in the same year, I bought this exclusive figure from Hot Topic. This was my first exclusive figure. This is Donald Duck from the Kingdom Hearts series in his royal wizard uniform.

3. Goofy from Kingdom Hearts (GameStop Exclusive)

I got this one from GameStop. Unfortunately, I don’t remember getting this same day as the exclusive Donald figure or day after. This version of Goofy is in his royal knight uniform from Kingdom Hearts.

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4. Tony Stark w/Iron Man Helmet from Spider-Man:Homecoming (Summer 2017 convention exclusive)

I got this one from winning a contest from the official Pop Funko Twitter page. All I had to do was to follow the account and retweet for a chance to win. Winning this was an awesome experience. It was my first convention exclusive.

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5-7. Asuna from Sword Art Online + Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 bobble head (with gun blaster) + Sora from Kingdom Hearts

For Christmas of 2017, I got two figures; one from Sword Art Online and the other was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. My younger brother got me Drax (carrying a gun) and my friend Allison got me Asuna. Drax is my favorite character in Guardians of the Galaxy. I needed Asuna since I had Kirito and I felt like these two need to stay together. My friend Ezra also got me a figure since he knows I collect them. I got Sora from Kingdom Hearts; this is Sora in his KH2 appearance.

8. Super Saiyan Trunks from Dragon Ball Super (Hot Topic Exclusive)

I got this figure on the same day when Dragon Ball FighterZ was released in January 26th. Of course, I bought him and thanks to my parents encouraging me, I also bought Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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9-12. Sonic with a Ring from Sonic the Hedgehog + Shadow the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog + Dr. Eggman from Sonic the Hedgehog + Crash Bandicoot

I got this sweet deal from the Box Lunch store at a mall. I was happy to snag these babies since I did grew up playing these games and it’s nice having toy versions of my heroes and villains. I wish I could have got Cortex in the sale. Now I need to try to get Spyro.

13. Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I actually wrote this in a late birthday post a while back. Once again, Allie knows m best. She got me baby Groot to go with my Drax figure, even though the box doesn’t say it and this is from movie GotG: Vol. 2.

14 + 15. Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) + Mickey Mouse (Gold Diamond Barnes and Noble edition)

I like to use Twitter to find sales on anything. When I heard the Diamond Mickey Mouse figure was back for limited time at Barnes and Noble, I didn’t hesistate. For an added bonus, I bought the Steam Boat Willie version of Mickey Mouse to go along with the golden diamond version. Mickey Mouse did start off in a cartoon called Steamboat Willie.

16. Sora in Guardian Form from Kingdom Hearts III (Fall Convention 2018 exclusive)

As you can tell, I enjoying grabbing exclusives. When I heard there was an exclusive Sora figure being sold at the Walmart site, I unsuccessfully missed out. I was indecisive and debated if I should get this one or buy it with other figures for free shipping. When I told myself to get this one only, I added it to my cart, but then it was too late and it was out of stock. There was other retailers selling it approximately $40 and I thought it was a ridiculous price. The following day, @churozz , an expert in Kingdom Hearts merchandise news, gave an update that the figure was back in stock. Without hesitation, I bought it. This version of Sora is from the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III but with a new form called Guardian Form. There’s not much about this new form, but based on videos, Sora is shown fighting Heartless at Hercules world and his keyblade is able to transform into a shield and pummel his foes with incredible power.

17 +18. Venomized Tony Stark/Iron Man + Venomized Steve Rodgers/Captain America

Thank you Barnes and Nobles for your sales. Barnes and Nobles was having a buy one and one half off sale for any Pop figures. As someone who loves Venom and Marvel heroes, I bought these two. As a way to promote Sony’s movie Venom, Pop Funko designed these new figures which has the Marvel characters overtaken by the alien symbiotes. Ironically, there is no news of a Spider-Man figure with the black alien on it. I grabbed the Captain America and Iron Man versions to participate for the sale.

19. Sora with Dual Blasters from Kingdom Hearts III (Funko Insider Club from GameStop)

Some exclusives are hidden in websites. I bought this one when I found out from @churozz account that this figure was selling at GameStop. This version of Sora is from one of the trailers of Kingdom Hearts III where Sora can transform his keyblade into a pair of guns.

20. Hercules from the Disney movie Hercules (Limited  Edition Glow Chase)

I recently got this from a contest from the Twitter account @fundotcom_ and it was pretty simple to enter. It’s a pretty cool figure. I wonder what Glow Chase is.

With all these figures in total, I have 20 figures. Do you collect any Pop figures too? What is your favorite figure you enjoyed from this post or do you have one you cherish the most?

*This is my 87th post on my streak!

Kill la Kill game on Switch?! Two characters join the roster!

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As we are getting close to 2019, get ready for some new video games. Besides the anime games One Piece: World Seeker and Jump Force, another anime is set to be released in 2019 and it’s from Arc System Works. The video game Kill la Kill the Game -If- (Ifu) is a game based on the popular Trigger anime Kill la Kill and it will be a 3D fighting game developed by Arc Systems Work who is well known for doing Dragon Ball FighterZ and Guilty Gear. It’s been announced that the game is not only coming for PS4 and PC, but a Switch version is expected for this game as well. It’s unknown however if it will be released the same day, but this is good news for Switch fans. Also confirmed, two new characters join the roster. We have the anime’s main antagonist Ragyō Kiryūin and her servant Nui Harime.

With these two characters included, here is the following roster:

Roster:

  • Ryuko Matoi
  • Satsuki Kiryūin
  • Ira Gamagoori
  • Uzu Sanageyama
  • Houka Inumuta
  • Nonon Jakuzure

It’s been mentioned that the game will have an original story and the protagonist will focus only on Satsuki. I will try to keep everyone posted on more news on this game. As a quick recap, this game will be released sometime in 2019. The game will be on PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

 

Also, I am on my 86th post streak!

Maximum Dragon Ball Video Game News: Xenoverse 2 and Jump Force!

Hello Dragon Ball fans, I bring you some exciting and delicious news for gamers who loves Dragon Ball. Here’s the big dish of hearty news!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Announced today, as part of the DLC Extra Pack 4, Broly is joining Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. However, this Broly is based on the anticipated movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly. It may be a DLC, but Bandai Namco also also announced of a free update and players will be given new costumes. Players will be able to dress up in a Santa Clause outfit and even get a Broly wig for your custom character.

Jump Force

Move aside Saiyans and evil overlords, make way for two tough brutes. It’s been announced that Jump Force will be adding two new characters from the Dragon Ball universe. Joining the heroes side is the once former villain and currently ally is Piccolo, Earth’s Namekian warrior. Joining the villain side is the perfect android Cell. Cell was the main antagonist for the Androids Saga in the anime and manga. The video game is expected to be released on February 15th, 2019 for PS4, X1 and PC. Here is the following playable roster (Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note are in this game, but not playable):

  • Dragon Ball: (SS/SSG) Goku, (SS/SSG) Vegeta, (Final Form/Gold) Frieza, Piccolo and (Perfect) Cell
  • One Piece: Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Sabo and Blackbeard
  • Naruto: Naruto and Sasuke
  • Bleach: Ichigo, Rukia and Aizen
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Yugi Muto
  • Hunter x Hunter: Gon, Killua, Kurapika and Hisoka
  • YuYu Hakusho: Yusuke, Younger Toguro
  • Saint Seiya: Pegasus Seiya and Dragon Shiryu
  • Fist of the North Star: Kenshiro
  • City Hunters: Ryo
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin Himura, Shishio Makoto