In line with other classic games that have received movie adaptations, Tetris has been announced for its own film adaptation. Described as a, "sci fi epic," the falling block/puzzle title, will, well, I'm not sure what to expect here. The Tetris company in collaboration with Threshold, creator for the live adaption of the Mortal Kombat series, will be producing the film and hopefully we don't end up with something akin to the Battleship movie. More on this story as the pieces fall in place. (I had to)
The iconic martial arts film is set to get a sequel in an a landmark deal, you'll not only be seeing this on the big screen, but at home as well. Netflix has reportedly finalized a deal with Weinstein Co. to debut the next summer blockbuster in theaters and through the streaming service simultaneously. This is Netflix's first official venture into full on movie releases as they already had a hit with their original programs like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. The landscape of cinema is changing and I wouldn't be too shocked if this becomes a regular deal between the streaming juggernaut and companies. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will hit theaters, and Netflix, August 28th, 2015.
It's Monday and I have the perfect distraction for you. The very fun J-Pop singer Kyary pamyu pamyu collaborated with Nintendo to promote the New Nitendo 3DS as well as showing off the new site page that shows a large number of face-plates available for the forthcoming handheld. While we won't see a release of the New Nintendo 3DS in America until sometime next year, it's still fun to take a look at all the different options you can choose from. Honestly, it makes me want to buy 5 3DS! Click here and have fun not doing anything productive this Monday! (also, if you're confused, clicked the Try! Kisuke link at the bottom which will bring you to the screen where you can customize your 3DS) Check out the new TV featuring some familiar faces, Kyary and her incredible catching song. (I can't get it out of my head)
While Bayonetta 2 may have had a soft landing, Hyrule Warriors is finding it success elsewhere. The game was just released but it's currently number 4 in the top selling games charts in the UK. The Hyrule meets Dynasty Warriors mash up however, has reportedly sold 69,090 units in Japan, just slightly above 50% release shipment. The spin off title has also received mostly positive reviews, holding a 4/5 at Joystiq, 36/40 for Famitsu while some of the negative criticism's mainly critiqued the games repetition, which is to be expected to an extent for Dynasty Warriors titles or any hack and slash game for that matter. (if you weren't aware of the Dynasty Warriors game play, then this game might not be your cup of tea, if you love it however, you'll have a great time with this fresh title) It also gave Nintendo's struggling console a boost in sales, which is no doubt good news and will probably jump a third time this year after the release of Super Smash Bros for the Wii U later this year. (the first being the Mario Kart 8 bundle) Hyrule Warriors is in stores now, are you going to pick up this brawler and smash your way through Hyrule with some familiar heroes?
Get ready to say an emotional and action packed goodbye to our Avatar again. Today, we got the trailer for the last leg of the Legend of Korra series, Book 4 Balance. After the dramatic clash with the Red Lotus at the end of Season 3, the Legend of Korra leaps 3 years into the future showing everyone a bit older and definite resurgence in power over the Earth Kingdom. From the trailer, it looks like that's going to be a central focus this season. We also see Korra cut her hair off among some other changes of the rest of the cast. I don't want to spoil the shocker at the end but a big name was dropped from the original Avatar: The Last Airbender, series that has all of us asking a lot of questions. Take a look at the trailer below, The Legend of Korra Book 4 premieres October 3rd at noon on the nickelodeon website.
Surprisingly, the Gamecube controller, adapter and Wii U bundle appeared for pre-order on Amazon with the packaging and a release/planned ship date of December 31st, 2014. Hopefully this isn't the case as I previously reported the rumored release date of November 21st but, since we haven't received a formal announcement from Nintendo at this time, anything is possible. For games who don't pick up this bundle, they'll also be able to pair the 3DS handheld with the Wii U console to be used as a game controller as well. Be sure to pick up the 3DS version in one week and keep and eye and an ear out for an announcement from Nintendo regarding the official release date for the Wii U.
Liam Neeson's next installment in the, "have to save my family," movie series, is due out in January but the reason it mad news today was it's title. A while ago, I made a joke on Facebook about the title being something like, Taken: 3 Neeson v. Neeson, where Liam has to save Liam from another Liam, very The Island (starring Ewan Mcgreggor and Scarlett Johanson) or The One (starring Jet Li), of course I'm wrong but the actual title is slightly worse than my pitch. Taken 3 will now be stylized as Tak3n, akin to early 2000's films such as 2 Fast 2 Furious or Cradle 2 the Crave, Tak3n (which is almost hard to type) is just slight better than the horribly titled Terminator: Genisys, also due out next year. All in all, get excited to see Liam Neeson run around and fire guns at bad guys January 9th, 2015.
The Survival horror genre is quickly heading towards a resurgence with games like Silent Hills and Resident Evil Revelations 2, and it's off to a good start for Bethesda's long awaited title, The Evil Within. Today, it was announced that the game has hit gold status in sales, which is a good sign that the genre that suffered a few years of "identity loss" is coming back to it's roots! After being pushed back several times, it looks like The Evil Within will ship on October 14th, 2014, for PS3, Ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and the PC. Take a look at the disturbing new trailer from the Tokyo Game Show!
Italian comic book artist, Milo Manara, came under some major fire earlier this year when the variant cover art for the upcoming Spider-Woman issue featured heroine Jessica Drew in a very explicit pose. While a lot of people called out Marvel for allowing this to happen, it seems like things would get a bit messier for Manara after it announced that two of his future variant covers would not be published but Marvel's Editor-in-Chief, Alex Alonso, released a statement today saying the reason these covers are not going to be released will be due to "time constraints." He also continued by stating that, "(Manara) will be doing more covers for us, in fact, he's working on one right now that will be announced sometime soon." Do you think the image was too much and should Milo Manara be allowed to continue to work on variant covers? Will Marvel give him a slap on the wrist or hold him to a tighter set of standards? Spider-Woman #1 will be released this November. (Below is the full cover image)
Apologies for the lack of post, there is only so much my phone can accomplish and unfortunately, my internet was down for about 26 hours but it's up and running now and it's time to play a little catch up!
Looks our a favorite witch is off to a rocky start in Japan. Bayonetta 2 just launched and it doesn't look good for the Wii U exclusive. The heavily marketed Nintendo title has reportedly sold 38,828 units, a far decline from its debut of a combined 199,567 units for the Ps3 and Xbox 360 back in 2009. While Nintendo still has a number of titles up its sleeve, this isn't looking great for the company that's really trying hard to push the Wii U to the success level of its competitors consoles. Bayonetta 2 hits stateside October 24th. Hopefully it'll make a bigger impact here, especially considering it's received a perfect 10/10 from Edge and 38/40 from Famitsu. Will you be picking up this action title?