This new Monster Hunter is a turn-based JRPG

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A new Monster Hunter game is out and about, and this time it’s totally not about hunting monsters. Monster Hunter Stories is a completely new take on the franchise with a departure from the gritty action the series is known for.

With cute graphics and none of the grittier stuff, Capcom has put together a JRPG that puts you in the shoes of a “Monster Rider” people who bond with monsters and fight alongside them. The protagonist of course is a fledgling rider out to see the world who then gets tangled up in a series of world-altering events, a staple of Japanese RPGs. The game will still take place in the Monster Hunter universe, with familiar monsters but with a wholly different set of mechanics.

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Besides the whole Monster Rider thing, the combat system has taken a turn away from the rather difficult action oriented gameplay to a turn-based system. This in turn runs on a rock-paper-scissors advantage versus disadvantage system for the sake of simplicity we assume. As for the monsters, you will either find and hatch eggs ala Monster Rancher or collect companion monsters to help you out in battle. We forsee many Rathalos in your future.

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Monster Hunter Stories is set to release on the Nintendo 3DS in 2016 in Japan, with no word yet on an international release. Hopefully we do get one because as it is, the English speaking audience has already missed out on the cute rhythm oriented Pokapoka Airu Village.

via Kotaku

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Shingeki no Kyojin: End of the World trailer is now out!

The first movie is out but now, you’ll be able to check out the new Shingeki no Kyojin: End of the World trailer. Yep, TOHO Japan has posted a 90 second trailer for the second live action adaptation of Attack on Titan/ Shingeki no Kyojin, based on the hit manga series by Hajime Isayama.

Theme song “SOS” will be performed by SEKAI NO OWARI who also provides the theme song for first movie, “ANTI-HERO”. The crew is the same as the first movie with the very same cast are back provided their character did not become munchies for the Titans in the first movie.

The first movie met with tepid reaction from critics in Japan and largely lambasted by the fans. The movie critics felt the first movie lacks coherent plot, senseless direction and lackluster main characters whereas the fans are foaming in mouth since the movie took too much liberty with the source material – “disrespectful changes from original”. The storm of criticism even provoked the director Shinji Higuchi and special effects director of the movie to reply sarcastically to the movie critics via Twitter.

The movie poster
The movie poster

The movie’s performance at the Japanese box office was below expectations of its producer due to a string of bad reviews and the company refused to divulge the sales revenue of the first movie. The second movie is set for release in Japanese cinemas on 19 September 2015.

Also, feel free to check out our very own review of the first movie here.

via Comic Natalie

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Fallout Monopoly is real!

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In Bethesda’s latest attempt to totally destroy our wallets, they just announced that Fallout Monopoly is actually happening. There aren’t much details about it yet but we think the board will feature iconic locations like Tenpenny tower and probably a handful of Vaults. So far there’s one rather grainy image of what the boardgame is going to look like, and it looks full of wasteland flavour.

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From what we can make out, your standard Monopoly pieces will instead be a Vault Boy, Nuka Cola Bottle, Power Armor Helmet, Vault 111 logo a 10 mm pistol and a Mini Nuke. No irons or shoes here!

The company says the board game will be coming out in November around the same time as Fallout 4 so save your Caps, you’re probably going to want this one for your collection.

via Kotaku

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Star Wars Force Friday Malaysia opens to massive crowd

 

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With the Star Wars Force Friday Malaysia launch by Toys R Us Malaysia on 4 September 2015, we saw the unveiling of a ton of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys for fans both young and old alike. The event itself was a celebration of all things Star Wars, with fans both young and old lining up to be the first to get their hands on the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys.

The event itself that was held at the Mid Valley Mega Mall Malaysia branch of Toys R Us from 12am to 2pm and was already filled with a pretty long line of Star Wars fans at 10pm. In fact, the line stretching from the front of Toys R Us all the way to the Pancake House shop that was at the other end of the store when we got there and it was even longer near launch time with many of the fans turning up in Star Wars costumes, braving the relative heat (air conditioning was already turned up by 1030pm) in some pretty elaborate costumes.

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That wasn’t all, both the Malaysian Chapters of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion also made their appearance adding on to the geek and fan atmosphere that was already building up prior to the launch.

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For the lucky first 300 customers, Toys R Us had also prepared a treat in the form of a goody bag. Anyone that paid RM200 or more for any Star Wars toys and merchandise, would walk home the goody bag that contained various Star Wars: The Force Awakens related merchandise including a calendar, a poster, a lanyard, a T-shirt, A Lego Mini-Fig and a Star Wars Micro Machines blister pack.

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That’s not the only offer that was on hand either as Lego also had an offer, where the first 300 customers buying any Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego products worth RM50 or more entitled them to a free Star Wars Rebels Lego pack. If you’re lucky, they might still have the offer on since it’ll be running until 6 September or until they hit their first 300 customers.

So need your Star Wars: The Force Awakens fix? Then maybe you ought to get yourself some of the new toys. Heck, even we were not immune to the hype and managed to walk away with some toys ourselves. So head over to your nearest Toys R Us now and geek yourself out with the Force. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

For more pics of the event, check out our gallery below:

 

Check out the Punisher armory for Daredevil Season 2

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The Punisher has always been known for his modern firearm sensibilities and Daredevil Season 2‘s version is no different. Now we get to see the Punisher armory for Daredevil Season 2. Ever since the character reverted back to Marvel after three failed movie adaptations, the fans are eager to see what they will come up with the anti-hero.

The actor, Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) hints at what kind of punishment that he will dish out in the Nextflix series soon. This is his tweet:

Fans can spot massive lineup of assault rifles from various manufacturers – Steyr AUG, Kalashnikov family, Heckler & Koch G3 variants, IMI Galil and M4 variants. At the bottom, SMGs such as Uzi, MAC 10, UMP 45, Kriss Vector , FN P90 and iconic MP-5 are present whereas on the extreme right, LMGs such as M-249 SAW Minimi and possible Soviet made RPK can be seen. With the one word, “PUNISH”, this surely makes  fans excited since the rumours are strong on the possibility of a showdown between him and Daredevil in Season Two. The question is, where is the trademark white skull? Perhaps by the end of Season Two, the vigilante will spray it his shirt as some sort of parting statement?

We will find out soon when the series airs next year.

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Disney is making a Millennium Falcon drone!

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You heard us right, the Millennium Falcon drone is the real deal!

Disney made their big reveal during the Force Awakens “Force Friday” event that was happening worldwide, showcasing a whole heap of new toys from Disney. The toys launched ranged from Nerf guns to hot-swappable build-it-yourself lightsabers. It isn’t just the Millennium Falcon that’s getting a drone form. Han Solo and Chewie’s spacship will also be accompanied by a X-Wing starfighter drone. The best part is both of which will have the ability to zip around your room and pester your pet cat with minimal assembly.

And if you’re wondering what it’s made off, the Millenium Falcon drone is a quadcopter with four propellers, made of high density foam so it will be light but tough enough to handle a few dings here and there.

Both the Millenium Falcon and X-Wing drones will be produced by Air Hogs, a company that has experience making such flying delights. So how much are these drone from a Galaxy far, far away gonna set us back by? Well actually, we don’t know. Price and availability are still up in the air, though we’re pretty sure that there’ll be an announcement on that pretty soon. Once that’s done we’ll definitely be letting you all know anything new about these zippy Star Wars gadgets.

If you still don’t believe it’s realy though, as they say, seeing is believing.  You can check out the full (four hour long!) unboxing event here:

via Engadget

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Check out Hasbro’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy lineup

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Can’t wait till December for your Star Wars movie fix? Fret not, as you can get grubby hands on some Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise, toys and lewts. Yep, Hasbro has released their catalogue of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toy lineup and boy do they look awesome.

Launched on September 4th midnight 2015, the range of toys have everything a budding padawan Star Wars toy collector would want. From Nerf guns, to toy lightsabers and of course, figurines of yet unseen characters and vehicles from the upcoming movie, these are some toys you really don’t want to miss.

We managed to grab these screenshots of imgur that has all the screenshots of Hasbros Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ toys. And if that has gotten you salivating, don’t worry, you can grab yourself any of them at your local Toy’s R Us starting from 4th September onward.

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Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney is back for a sixth game

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Looks like we’re finally getting a new Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney game, and it’s taking our favourite lawyer/sleuth over to a mysterious land where defense attorneys don’t exist! Now if only there’s a land where there aren’t even a need for lawyers, wouldn’t that be great.

The game which will be produced for the Nintendo 3Ds by long time Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney developers Capcom will have the titular hero Phoenix heading abroad to a yet-un-named eastern country. In this strange new land the courts have magic mirrors and features a totally different system than we’re used to seeing. The theme this time is “courtroom revolution” which is probably going to bring a heap of new mechanics on top of new and mysterious locations.

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From what we know so far, the new Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney game will feature a totally different system than we’re used to seeing. The theme this time is “courtroom revolution” which is probably going to bring a heap of new mechanics on top of new and mysterious locations.

That’s all we know so far, but the demo is set to be showcased at the Tokyo Game show this year so we’ll be letting you know once we find out more.

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Organic or mechanical? Which web shooter will Spidey use in Civil War?

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So which web shooter will Spidey use in Civil War? According to Latino Review, there are reports that the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland) will be using the mechanical web shooter. This will perhaps put to rest to the debate of whether Spidey should be using organic or mechanic web shooter for Captain America: Civil War

Remember the outrage when Sam Raimi decides to give Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man organic web shooters?

According to the source above, the web crawler will gain the device thanks to Tony Stark. In the comics, the billionaire made a new suit for Peter Parker when the young Spidey was fighting for Iron-Man. So it is a small nod to the plot in the comics by having Mr Stark craft the web shooter for Peter Parker to use in Civil War, though many fans would still have preferred that Parker created it himself as per classic Spidey.

Perhaps the fans will be more relieved now that Marvel and Sony decides to stay true to the canon for this one. Spider-Man will be swinging around in Captain America: Civil War in the theaters on 6 May 2016.

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There’s a new costume and tagline for Arrow Season 4

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The CW has unleashed a new poster showcasing a new costume and tagline for Arrow Season 4 with the latter sounding straight out of a Nike commercial: Aim. Higher.

However, we still have zero idea on why Oliver Queen is embracing the superhero life again after events in Season Three. If anyone is wondering when will the actor will sport a goatee for this role, this is his reply via Twitter:

So far, The CW  and DC Comics have been quite secretive on the possible appearance of Green Lantern in Arrow Season Four. What we do know is there will be a crossover with Constantine and presence of DC Comics villains like Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E. in the narrative of Season Four. The upcoming season will introduce actresses and actors like Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Parker Young (Enlisted) and Jeri Ryan (Star Trek) plus new characters like Double Down, Mr Terrific, Anarky and White Canary.

The director of Punisher: War Zone, Lexi Alexander will helm one episode in Season Four. The new season is set for return on 7 October 2015.

Source: CW Twitter

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