The first of 2016's legendary pokemon distribution has finally revealed details on how gamers will be able to get the rare pokemon, Mew. Beginning February 1st through the 24th, Mew, the first of eleven Pokemon scheduled to be released this year, will be distributed through participating Gamestop locations in the form of a code. Similar to previous distributions through the retailers, gamers will need to enter the code into either Pokemon X, Y, Alpha Sapphire or Omega Ruby and retrieve the Pokemon as a gift fro m any of the in game Pokemon centers. In the following months, Celebi will be distributed in march, Jirachi in April, Darkai in May, Manaphy in June, Shaymin in July, Arcues in August, Victini in September, Keldeo in October, Genesect in November and Meloetta will close out the year in December. As far as a new stand alone release of an upcoming Pokemon game, no news has been given but seeing as this distribution runs through the end of the year we might not see a new title until 2017. Until then, get ready to add some extremely rare Pokemon to your Pokedex very soon!
It's no secret that the Dragon Ball series is on a roll and it looks like we're getting another new title. Previews in Japan's V Jump magazine, a new title from Bandai Games, Dragon Ball: Project Fusion, has been confirmed for the 3DS with a 2016 release window in Japan. If that's not awesome news, it looks like the image above will show a fusion between Goku and the legendary saiyan Broly in the game as well! There's a bigger image from the magazine below but get excited as we hear more news about this tentatively titled game as the year progresses.
The U.S. and European versions of the JRPG sequel to Fire Emblem: Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates, is receiving a change in dialogue that stirred a lot of controversy in Japan when it was released last year. The line in question dealt with a female character that was a possible romance option for the player. The scenario has players interacting with female npc Soleil, a female character attracted to the same sex. If your main character was a male, there was an option to give Soleil a powder that tricks her for a time into see men as women and women as men. When this wears off, the characters states that she fell in love with the female version of the main character and will propose to him. This immediately lead to players being upset, calling it a form of conversion therapy as well and in an announcement this morning courtesy of Nintendo World Report, Nintendo stated that there will be "no expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging" in the localized version. Nintendo has yet to reveal how the removal of the dialogue will effect the interaction with Soleil and if she will remain a romance option for the protagonist.
Episode 7 is still making it's impressive run in theaters across the globe and all eyes are on the sequel but it looks like a shakeup in scheduling sent the internet into a frenzy this week when Disney announced a delay for Star Wars episode 8. The upcoming sequel, led by new director Rian Johnson, has been pushed back from it's original release date of May 26th, 2017 to December 15th, 2017. While not a big move, it seems like the best one considering how successful The Force Awakens has been over the holiday season obliterating records and the first of a series of spin off films, Star Wars: Rogue One is also set for another December release coming this December 16th, 2016. In it's former place, the next installment in the Pirate franchise, Pirates of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is taking it's beginning of the summer slot. In all honesty, Pirates feels a lot more like a summer blockbuster than Star Wars does so I'm glad for the move and a little time might be good to perfect the film that's script made JJ Abrams regret not sitting behind the directors chair for a second film.
The sequel to the extremely popular JRPG Bravely Default, for the 3DS has finally revealed a launch date for the U.S. Bravely Second: End Layer will launch April 15, 2016. They'll also be a 4$69.99 collection edition that includes a 10 song soundtrack as well as a 250 page book featuring art of the heroes and villains in the game. Bravely Second currently has a demo on the Nintendo e-shop and you can take a look at the art book here and new trailer below.
We've been getting little bits of new Suicide Squad goodies this week and tonight we finally get a brand new trailer that gives this upcoming villain led film a whole new feel. Take a look at the latest Suicide Squad trailer and get excited for what looks like an action pack ride.
Anime fans rejoice! A major company is bringing some new mobile gaming titles from some very popular series. Tokyo Ghoul and Fairy Tail will have their own titles in 2016 courtesy of a deal through animation company, FUNimation alongside NGames and GameSamba. The Tokyo Ghoul project will have players acting as a ghoul and choosing whether or not to attack or protect humans. The Fairy Tail title on the other hand will be closer to an RPG that should feature some elements of customization. Are you fans of these series and will you be picking up their titles when they're released in 2016?
Fans of this popular murder mystery series can rejoice! It looks like Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, is heading to Stem in February. The title was previously released in 2014 on the Ps4 and Vita consoles and has since had several sequels. Take a look at the new announcement trailer below and get excited for this title to hit PC's soon!
J.J. Abrams has been a man long after my heart and this might be my favorite move he's ever pulled. In a complete surprise to us all, an alleged trailer for the 2008 found footage monster flick Cloverfield has leaked complete with the new title, 10 Cloverfield Lane. The films also rumored to hit the big screens March 11th, 2016. Take a look at the trailer below and get excited!
Updated: Was formerly written with a release date of 2015, not 2016.
Nothing but good news for Marvel! The match made in heaven pairing between Marvel and Netflix has gone off spectacularly well with the success of Daredevil (which second season premieres soon) has turned out another winner in Jessica Jones. It was announced that Hells Kitchen's best detective will be back for a second season! If that's not all, new comer Jon Bernthal, who will be playing Punisher in Daredevil season 2, is reportedly getting his own spin off series. Marvel is taking all the right steps to make sure they own the Netflix streaming market.