Ni no Kuni 2 Delayed

Ni no Kuni 2 Delayed

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed to January 19, 2018, developer Level-5 announced today. It was previously scheduled to be released on November 10 for PlayStation 4 and PC. “We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans,” said Level-5 CEO and Ni no Kuni II director Akihiro Hino in a video message. “I deeply apologize to those who have been looking forward to the game’s release.” In the message, Hino also clarified Ni no Kuni II will not feature any multiplayer content. “Please rest assured, however, that we will continue to strive to provide a deep and satisfying single-player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying,” he said. Continue reading…
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Nintendo Ceases Production on Smaller New 3DS in Japan

Nintendo Ceases Production on Smaller New 3DS in Japan

Nintendo has ended production on the smaller New 3DS model in Japan. While the company is no longer producing the faceplate-equipped version, Nintendo’s official Japanese website indicates the New Nintendo 3DS XL (or ‘LL’ in Japan) model is still being made. As such, New 3DS XL, 2DS and 2DS XL/LL are the models currently being produced by Nintendo. New Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan in October 2014. While this smaller version wasn’t originally available in North America, it eventually made its way to the region as various special themed models, including a Pokemon Red and Blue bundle. Continue reading…
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7 Times Spider-Man Tried to Join the Avengers

7 Times Spider-Man Tried to Join the Avengers

Thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we can finally see Spider-Man fighting alongside the Avengers on the big screen. And the MCU has taken full advantage of that fact since Tom Holland’s Peter Parker made his debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. So far we’ve seen Spidey join forces with Iron Man’s Avengers faction and be mentored by both Tony Stark and Happy Hogan in Spider-Man: Homecoming. And he’ll be lending a helping hand when the team battles Thanos in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War. Frankly, the MCU Spidey is lucky he has such a smooth working relationship with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Historically, that hasn’t usually been the case in Marvel’s comic book universe. Let’s take a look back at some of the key encounters between Spider-Man and the Avengers and why it took several decades for Peter Parker to finally gain his Avengers ID card. Continue reading…
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Comic Book Reviews for July 12, 2017

Comic Book Reviews for July 12, 2017

It was another big week of comics. DC delivered another critical prelude to Dark Nights: Metal, brought back fan-favorite series The American Way and welcomed a new creative team on board Wonder Woman. Marvel continued to flesh out the Secret Empire conflict with various tie-in books and kicked off the long-awaited Spider-Men II. Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below. DC COMICS Continue reading…
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Explaining the Multiverse of the Planet of the Apes

Explaining the Multiverse of the Planet of the Apes

I love Apes. No, not apes per se, but Apes. The entire crazy, convoluted chronology of those damn dirty Apes and how they ascended to dominance over the Earth, then fell in an explosive cataclysm, then rose again (sort of), then proliferated into a pop culture phenomenon with films, TV shows, books, comics, toys, and ephemera of all kinds. I love Apes! But even as the latest film in the saga, War for the Planet of the Apes, arrives, we must face one fact, Apemaniacs: There’s a gorilla in the room and it’s called “continuity.” While other fandoms bang their heads against countless inconsistencies, desperately trying to reconcile bits of dialogue here and references there so their beloved saga maintains a pristine order of events (which is always impossible), we’ve had to resign ourselves to the fact that the Apes saga is not a single strand but a glorious multi-threaded wonder of many timelines and branched events sequences. And that’s fine! But for the sake of conversation, just how confusing is it? Let’s take a look! Continue reading…
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Original Power Rangers Team Reveal Coming

Original Power Rangers Team Reveal Coming

It turns out that Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, and Trini weren’t the original team of Power Rangers. That revelation will be the subject of a standalone tale in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #20 by Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo from publisher BOOM! Studios, which takes us back to 1969 to meet the original squad. While we don’t have an image of this new team, we are able to exclusively provide he official names and character descriptions for each member. Check them out: Igor – 21, male, Soviet KGB agent Jamie – 24, female, British singer/songwriter Terona – 21, male, war veteran Daniel – 18, male, student/protestor Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: Sony PlayStation VR Bundle for Under £300

Daily Deals: Sony PlayStation VR Bundle for Under £300

Help us get to 5000 likes! Like our pages on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also to find exclusive codes that we provide for our readers. PSVR Headset With VR Worlds for Under £300 Is this deal too good to be true? Take advantage of ShopTo’s generosity and pick up a PlayStation VR Headset with VR Worlds for £299.86. For perspective, Amazon UK have the PlayStation VR Headset going for £319.77 which means you’ll be saving £20 at ShopTo.net. Continue reading…
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Smite Card Game Moves to Open Beta

Smite Card Game Moves to Open Beta

Hi-Rez Studios’ collectible card game Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics has left closed-beta. To mark the occasion, Hi-Rez announced the Venus Competitor’s Pack to “bolster the decks of new players and veterans alike,” with 70 cards, a “Venus skin for Aphrodite in Smite,” and other bonuses. In addition to the open beta announcement, Hi-Rez announced Project Olympus, “a new initiative intended to improve core game features” in Smite. Smite Executive Producer Chris Larson said the update is “full of big changes that Smite fans have wanted for a long time.” The first phase of Project Olympus is scheduled to roll out “over the next three Smite patches.” Some improvements coming to Smite in the Project Olympus updates include a 64-bit client, improvements to the HUD and controller support, and a “knowledge bank” to help novice and veteran players alike improve their game. Continue reading…
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The American Way: Those Above and Below #1 Review

The American Way: Those Above and Below #1 Review

It’s been roughly a decade since writer John Ridley and artist Georges Jeanty wrapped up the original American Way mini-series at Wildstorm. Now is probably the ideal time to bring this politically and racially charged superhero series back into play, given Ridley’s higher profile post-12 Years a Slave and the generally bitter political climate we find ourselves in. And though the idea of a comic that deconstructs the superhero genre is no more novel now than it was in 2006, Ridley and Jeanty prove that they still have plenty to bring to the table. Mirroring the real world time gap between books, Those Above and Below opens in 1972, about a decade after the events of the original mini-series. The American public has generally fallen out of love with superheroes in those ten years, leaving controversial hero New American to basically soldier on alone in a thankless job. This issue divides its time between Jason’s story, that of former Ol’ Miss-turned-First Lady of Mississippi Missy Devereaux and radical leftist Amber Eaton. With these three protagonists, Ridley is able to provide a comprehensive view of the various social struggles facing this badly divided America. Continue reading…
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Batman Director Matt Reeves Isn't Using Script by Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns

Batman Director Matt Reeves Isn't Using Script by Ben Affleck, Geoff Johns

Director Matt Reeves has revealed he’s not working with the previous script for The Batman, opting instead for a new story. Reeves explained the shift on MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Batman News). When asked if he was going to be using the script originally put together by Ben Affleck and DC’s Geoff Johns, Reeves replied, “No, it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.” Reeves went on to qualify that, despite signing on to helm The Batman after Ben Affleck stepped down from directing duties, he’s been otherwise focused purely on his work on War for the Planet of the Apes and there’s nothing further to report on The Batman at this stage. Continue reading…
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