Friday, December 30, 2016

Nintendo News: Mark Your Calendars: The Nintendo Switch Preview Tour is Coming to a City Near You

After the Nintendo Switch system is unveiled to the world during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 in Tokyo on Jan. 12, Nintendo’s next home gaming system is traveling across North America to provide hands-on time for fans, gamers, families and everyone in between. Nintendo Switch will be the star of an interactive multi-city tour that is open to the public on select days.

The currently scheduled cities that are part of the tour include:
  • New York – Jan. 13-15
  • Toronto – Jan. 27-29
  • Washington, D.C. – Feb. 10-12
  • Chicago – Feb. 17-19
  • San Francisco – Feb. 24-26
  • Los Angeles – March 3-5
The first two days of each of these tour stops is invite-only, but Nintendo is changing things up and asking fans to join the fun on the third day. The Sunday stop of each tour is open free to the public, so anyone that wants to be among the first people in the world to experience Nintendo Switch will have her or his chance. Space is very limited, however, and fans will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis. Early arrival is highly recommended.

The interactive and engaging tour will let people of all ages experience Nintendo Switch for the first time and play select launch games in very original and surprising settings. Each of these unique areas will highlight the different ways Nintendo Switch can be played.

In addition to these tour stops, Nintendo will bring Nintendo Switch and launch games to PAX South in San Antonio (Jan. 27-29), PAX East in Boston (March 10-12) and SXSW in Austin, Texas (March 16-18). Anyone that misses out on the Preview Tour can catch Nintendo Switch at one of these events.

Additional details about Nintendo Switch will be revealed during the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 on Jan. 12.

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Gael Bertrand’s serialized fantasy collected for the first time

Fan-favorite writer/artist Gael Bertrand will release his esoteric fantasy tale A LAND CALLED TAROT, originally serialized in ISLAND, in hardcover this February.

Follow the Knight of Swords as he explores and meets with the inhabitants of a Land called Tarot.

“Sometimes we yearn for closure and resolution, and sometimes all we need is going out for walk,” said Bertrand. “When in the mood for meditative meanderings, look no further than the great outdoors of A LAND CALLED TAROT.”

A LAND CALLED TAROT HC (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0026-2) hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 8th and bookstores Tuesday, February 14th. It is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

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Big Viking Games and Valiant Entertainment Form First Major Content Partnership for Next Generation HTML5 Messenger Gaming Platforms

Big Viking Games, a leader in HTML5 mobile instant games, and Valiant Entertainment, the award-winning comic book publisher with a library of more than 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong and more, today announced a five-year mobile content partnership that will convert Valiant’s massive library of characters and stories into mobile instant gaming experiences focused on new gaming platforms such as the recently launched Facebook Messenger.

Starting today, Valiant and Big Viking will combine Valiant’s best-selling collection of superheroes and their associated storylines with Big Viking’s industry leading HTML5 development and publishing ability to deliver the Valiant Universe to fans and new players alike through a completely new medium. The companies intend to release numerous HTML5 titles with a focus on messengers and social networks as distribution.

“It’s an honor to partner with Valiant and bring their incredibly rich and deep catalogue of characters and stories to new and exciting platforms on mobile,” said Albert Lai, CEO and Co-founder of Big Viking Games. “We have always been huge fans of their comics, and the executive team has done an incredible job bringing Valiant to the forefront of the comic world over the years. Valiant and Big Viking share a very similar core ideology, which is to ‘make fans,’ and I believe this partnership will make millions of new fans for both companies”

“Big Viking is poised to enter the market on the cusp of a game-changing moment for the whole of mobile gaming and, together, we look forward to engaging a massive new audience for Valiant’s incredibly rich universe of characters,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions & Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “Valiant is the most acclaimed publisher of comics in our industry today, and Big Viking has dedicated themselves to translating the essence of our best-known heroes into a groundbreaking new medium. We look forward to presenting our fans, old and new, with some truly amazing experiences to explore on Facebook and beyond in the coming months and years.”

In addition to today’s announcement, Big Viking recently revealed a $21.75 million funding round to continue expansion of their HTML5 mobile instant gaming division and the creation of a $10 million publishing fund to develop and distribute third-party content for messengers in HTML5. Additionally, last year Valiant announced a five-film deal with Sony Pictures to bring both Bloodshot and Harbinger franchises to life on the big screen.

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Award-Winning Puzzler from Square Enix Montreal Available Today Featuring New ‘Mirror of Spirits’ Story Chapter 

At PlayStation Experience 2016, Square Enix® Montréal announced Lara Croft GO®, the critically acclaimed Lara Croft® adventure, is now available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and is fully compatible with PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system. Developed in collaboration with Montréal indie studio, KO_OP, Lara Croft GO will feature a new story chapter, “Mirror of Spirits,” which includes new puzzles, mechanics, achievements, trophies and more—available first for PlayStation.

“We’ve partnered with the talented artists at KO_OP to deliver a new Lara Croft GO chapter all while retaining the spirit of the Lara Croft franchise,” said Antoine Routon, lead engineer and co-creative at Square Enix Montréal. “Extending Lara Croft GO beyond the mobile platforms is a testament to the game’s success and our team is incredibly proud.”

In Lara Croft GO, Lara uses her wits and weapons to delve into dangerous chasms filled with mystery, artifacts and peril. Featuring an ambient, mesmerizing soundtrack, stunning art style, and didactic turn-based puzzle solving that made the game a critical and commercial success on mobile platforms last year, the new console version features finely tuned controls, trophies (including a platinum), as well as cross-buy and cross-save functionalities so you can purchase and play it on both platforms without losing progress.

“This has been a momentous time for Lara Croft, as the industry and gamers worldwide have joined us in celebrating The Year of Tomb Raider,” said Rich Briggs, Global Brand Director at Crystal Dynamics®. “Lara Croft first appeared on PlayStation in 1996, and 20 years later it’s exciting to pay homage to this legacy by bringing Lara Croft GO to PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita first.”

Lara Croft GO is now available for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita systems for $9.99/GBP7.99/EU9.99, with an added 20 percent discount for PS Plus Members . The game is also available on Steam this Sunday, December 4, 2016, featuring all of the original content with the ‘Mirror of Spirits’ story chapter following three months later. Additional platforms will be discussed at a later date.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016


Step aside, Wizord.

Image Comics is pleased to reveal two very special limited variant covers for CURSE WORDS #1 by Charles Soule (Daredevil, Death of Wolverine, Star Wars) and Ryan Browne (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS) featuring supporting character Margaret, (#TeamMargaret), and none other than the viral Instagram sensation Simon, the cat. True to Simon’s sparkling personality, his cover will have a whimsical touch of glitter adding shimmer to his coat and the CURSE WORDS title logo.

In CURSE WORDS #1, a wizard has appeared in New York City, and he's casting wonderful spells, getting famous, getting rich—it's great! But it's not. This wizard has everyone fooled. He is actually an evil wizard, and evil things are on the way. CURSE WORDS is a gonzo modern fantasy, full of darkness, light… and magic.

Fans in search of these special, limited covers should contact their local comic shop for details on how to snag their copies. CURSE WORDS #1 Cover C Margaret and CURSE WORDS #1 Cover D Simon  will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, January 18th. 

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced that it will be bringing the six original 8-bit Mega Man® games to iOS and Android devices in early January, just missing the Blue Bombers birthday by a few weeks. This is the first time all six of the original 8-bit Mega Man games have been made available on smart devices, 29 years since Mega Man first exploded onto the console scene.

These lovingly-crafted adaptations will remind long-time fans and introduce newcomers to what made the Blue Bomber such a popular and iconic character. Each game has been optimized for the mobile devices with adjustments to game speed. Each game will be available separately for $1.99.

The Games Releasing Include:
  • Mega Man® Mobile - The evil Dr. Wily must be stopped in this classic action platformer, the original Mega Man! 
  • Mega Man® 2 Mobile - Dr. Wily resurfaces to threaten the world again! Only Mega Man can stand in his way. ·
  • Mega Man® 3 Mobile - Fight berserk robots on uncharted planets. Mega Man must set a course for space to resolve this mysterious crisis.
  • Mega Man® 4 Mobile - A year has passed since Mega Man’s battle in space. A new enemy appears – Dr. Cossack.
  • Mega Man® 5 Mobile - Manic robots cause chaos in the city. How is Proto Man involved? Only Mega Man can find out!
  • Mega Man® 6 Mobile - The Global Robot Alliance is formed, but this newfound peace is threatened by a new foe – the enigmatic Mr. X!
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Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Early Access Available Now

It’s finally here – early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition starts today for folks who pre-ordered the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition!

When they started to work on Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, they wanted to make sure that the experience still shines and that the game looks better than it did seven years ago. However, the most exciting part is finally bringing that experience to PC. Having Halo Wars on PC has been something the community has asked for since the game launched so many years ago, and it’s surreal that it has finally happened with Halo Wars: Definitive Edition.

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is set to launch in February alongside Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition, but we thought it would be great to give everyone a chance to start playing now to sharpen their skills in preparation for the next game. The game you’ll get today is early access – it’s only available to people who pre-ordered the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition. It also means that we’re still putting the finishing touches on the game before launch, so expect to see more improvements come online between now and February. The team worked insanely hard to bring both campaign and multiplayer online before release in February and we can’t wait to hear what you think.

In addition to the great campaign and multiplayer modes fans will remember, Halo Wars: Definitive Edition also features a new multiplayer session browser in place of the legacy matchmaking system. This allows players to create and join their favorite multiplayer, skirmish, or co-op campaign games quickly and easily on their preferred platform.

Codes are rolling out through the coming weeks, but anyone who pre-ordered by December 14 should receive one now, so keep an eye out – check out the FAQ here for more info on how to find and redeem your code. And of course, since Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, your code will work on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC!

They are working hard at 343 Industries on the first update, as well as on the upcoming Blitz Beta – and of course, the full launch of Halo Wars 2 on February 21. There’s a lot of goodness coming your way in the New Year, but for now, download your copy and get re-acquainted with the Spirit of Fire, because things are going to get crazy for them next year!

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New Legend of Thunder pack available free to "Killer Instinct" players today

Xbox and the entire “Killer Instinct” team at Microsoft Studios and Iron Galaxy announced that the Legend of Thunder costume is available, free, to all “Killer Instinct” players. The Legend of Thunder costume is 100 percent authentic to the Nez Percé warrior tradition – from the new metal axes to the buckskin & beaded pants. You must own the Thunder base character to access the costume – it’s the first time they’ve had a third costume for our characters, and it’s a special one.

When they  rebooted “Killer Instinct” in 2013 for the launch of the Xbox One, they knew Thunder needed to be more culturally representative, and the Nez Percés were partners in making that happen. However, the rush of launching a game during a console release, plus the pressure of maintaining a nostalgic look that KI fans remembered, meant they weren’t able to get everything right.

Now, with three seasons under thei belts and a community of fans that embraces the game for the chances that were taken, they knew it was time to make things right. It was time to take care of the Nez Percé community that took care of the creators. The Legend of Thunder is a small way of saying “thank you” for not only inspiring artistically, but for letting them borrow and portray the vibrant Nez Percé culture.

For additional details about the collaboration with the Nez Percé in creating the Legend of Thunder, please check out Xbox Wire.

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Capcom® Releases Apollo Justice™ - Ace Attorney™ For Android Devices

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games released its highly popular courtroom drama, Apollo Justice™: Ace Attorney™ for Android devices.

For the smartphone and tablet version of the game, Capcom has optimized the UI and graphics to take advantage of the superior resolutions and aspect ratios available with these current devices. Additionally, the smartphone game will offer full English and Japanese language support.

In this fourth game in the series, players star as rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice as he visits crime scenes, questions key witnesses and collects vital evidence before stepping into the courtroom to prove his clients’ innocence. Facing Apollo across the courtroom is the highly talented and flamboyant prosecutor Klavier Gavin who, in addition to being a legal genius, is also lead singer of the Gavinners, a highly successful rock band with a string of hits to their name.

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“World of Tanks: Roll Out!” Issue 3 Advances to comic book stores and digital now!

The third issue of World of Tanks: Roll Out is available in comic book shops across North America, Australia, and Europe now. Digital editions of the issue can also be purchased directly from Dark Horse Digital.

Wargaming’s tale of tank combat after the invasion of Normandy continues in Issue 3's “Kindergarten." The intrepid crew of British tankers gets a brief respite from the mayhem of battle to regroup and plan their next move. Their peace will be short-lived, as danger lurks around the corner. The German tankers trying to stop them also face new challenges as they clash with their superiors, especially after a horrific discovery that further stokes the fires of conflict.

Exclusively in printed copies of issue 3 and exclusive to World of Tanks on consoles, is a code for the special Open Fire Bundle. This bundle loaded with Premium Account time, in-game items and a console specific T1E6 tank, garage slots, fully trained crews and more!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Iconic Weapons from FINAL FANTASY XV and DRAGON QUEST Showcased in Crossover Collaboration

Available now fans can experience the machine-ruled dystopia of action-RPG NieR: Automata™, as SQUARE ENIX® released a playable demo through the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Available now as a free download, the demo transports players to an abandoned factory, following android 2B’s mission to destroy a massive enemy weapon that lies within.

Additionally, a new trailer was released, showing off the upcoming FINAL FANTASY® XV and DRAGON QUEST® collaborations in which android 2B will be able to equip Noctis’s signature weapon, the “Engine Blade” from FINAL FANTASY XV and the “Cypress Stick” from the DRAGON QUEST series.

The new trailer is available on YouTube below: 

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Attention Fans: Reserve the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER BUNDLE by January 26th and Get Exclusive Content for Valiant’s Biggest Release of 2017!

War is coming…and, now, Valiant is rewarding fans who pre-order early with specially expanded, exclusive editions of X-O MANOWAR’s introductory story arc by visionary creators Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello!

Valiant is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind offering with the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve copies for the first three issues of X-O MANOWAR, encompassing the complete “SOLDIER” story arc, by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017!

Available only as a pre-order set, the X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER EDITIONS must be ordered as a complete bundle at your local comic shop by the initial order date of January 26th, 2017! Released monthly from March through May, featuring exclusive covers by series interior artist Tomas Giorello and clocking in a colossal 48 pages each, every PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues. The first PRE-ORDER EDITION will arrive in stores on March 22nd, 2017alongside the standard, 40-page X-O MANOWAR #1.

The only way to reserve these exclusive copies is by pre-ordering all three issues at your local comic shop by January 26th, 2017. Further copies will not be available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations, so don’t miss your chance! Simply copy one of the pre-order coupons included in this month’s Previews catalog or in every issue of Valiant’s January-shipping comics releases and present it to your local comic shop to reserve your X-O MANOWAR #1-3 PRE-ORDER BUNDLE.

“X-O MANOWAR will be one of the biggest launches in Valiant's history, and, to mark the occasion, we wanted to give our ardent pre-order subscribers something special for their effort. To that end, we've created the PRE-ORDER EDITION, which will ensure that fans can get their hands on all three issues of the series' opening story arc, and will come packed with loads of exclusive and behind-the-scenes content too big and too in-depth for a standard-size comic,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "Pre-orders are vital to successfully launching new comics. Early pre-orders help comic shops, big and small alike, gauge demand for new titles and concepts. We wanted to go the extra mile with X-O MANOWAR to ensure comic book retailers had as much pre-order information as possible, so that they can make sure to have plenty of shelf copies available for what we anticipate will be a hotly demanded book.”

As unveiled last week at Entertainment Weekly, Valiant recently announced its first series of the New Year with the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of AN EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIESfrom New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and an all-star arsenal of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here on March 22nd, 2017 with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

“X-O MANOWAR will be, without a doubt, Valiant’s most important new title of 2017, and we want to reward the fans who get behind the series early with a special experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “X-O MANOWAR will break a ton of new ground for Valiant in the weeks and months ahead, and this is just the first in a new series of innovations we have planned to excite fans and retailers about X-O MANOWAR’s seismic repercussions on the Valiant Universe in 2017.”

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

In the wake of “SOLDIER”’s staggering assault in issues #1-3, X-O MANOWAR then continues in 2017 and beyond as a superstar cast of Valiant’s most acclaimed artistic talents chart Aric’s path from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH for a vicious, year-long journey of bone and bloodshed born from the battlefields of a herculean alien empire:

MARCH 2017

JUNE 2017




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Introduces New World, Multiplayer Feature, and Numerous Playable Characters

SQUARE ENIX® announced that DRAGON QUEST HEROES II™ will launch in North America on April 25, 2017.

Set in an all-new world with new heroes and story, DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is an action-RPG that sends players on a grand adventure to restore order to a once peaceful world, with thrilling battles of epic proportions along the way. With the addition of multiplayer functionality, players can form a party of up to four online to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat gigantic monsters.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II brings together a cast of numerous unique characters each with unique moves and abilities, including a host of familiar faces from the DRAGON QUEST® series and two brand-new heroes to choose from – cousins Lazarel and Teresa.

Once upon a time, many years ago, there was a long and terrible war. When the war finally ended, the people of the world made a solemn pact never to fight again. The world was divided into seven realms and peace reigned for a thousand years. One day, cousins and fellow knights-in-training Lazarel and Teresa reunite in the Kingdom of Harba, far from their Dunisian home. Little do they suspect that the Dunisian army is about to invade, with their old friend Prince Cesar at the helm. The long-kept peace is broken and the world descends into chaos. With the aid of High King’s envoy the cousins must travel to Accordia for a meeting with the Supreme Sovereign of the Seven Realms to find a solution and bring back peace to the world!

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is releasing for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on April 25, 2017.

This game is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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Monday, December 26, 2016


Project Lead and VFX Director Speak on Game’s Momentum, Development Process Highlights

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY®, the full-scale FINAL FANTASY® adventure role-playing mobile game from SQUARE ENIX®, has been named one of Google’s Best Games of 2016, landing among the “Most Beautiful” games of the year.

In response to the accolade, Project Lead Naoki Hamaguchi and VFX Director Shintaro Takai have expressed their gratitude for the success of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY and the overwhelmingly positive response from the community in a recent interview. In this interview, the team details the design process that went into making MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY a hit on the mobile charts, the special holiday promotion for players of all levels, and potential collaborations with other FINAL FANTASY titles.

“Thank you for continuously supporting MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY,” said Hamaguchi. “Part 2 of Chapter III is coming in December where there will be rapid new developments to the story and the main character’s growth system, so we hope that players have fun with the updates we have in store!”

To read the full interview, please visit the Square Enix blog:

Furthermore, with only several days until the end of the year, MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is holding a “Happy Holidays Event” for a limited time. As part of the event, players are able to receive special in-game gifts, including a Mobius gift box, ability tickets, summon tickets, and more. More information regarding the event can be found on the website.

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is available as a free download (with in-app purchases) from the App Store and Google Play.

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Hand of the Queen Pin Added to Popular “Game of Thrones®” Product Line

Dark Horse and HBO Global Licensing are proud to honor Game of Thrones fans with the newest addition to the partnership’s line of popular collectibles: the Hand of the Queen Pin. After the Second Siege of Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen names Tyrion Lannister as her official Hand of the Queen to honor his loyalty and governance of Meereen during her absence. Daenerys presents Tyrion with a replica of the Hand brooch.

Dark Horse has crafted a replica of the original prop from Game of Thrones. The Hand of the Queen Pin is beautifully constructed with zinc alloy. The pin is three inches long.

The Hand of the Queen Pin goes on sale December 28, 2016, at a price of $12.99.

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EA and Real Racing 3 Team Up with Formula E

Electronic Arts Inc. announced a new partnership between Real Racing 3, an award-winning* mobile racing franchise, and the FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater series, to bring the season-opening Hong Kong ePrix to life in the game.

With this new partnership, Real Racing 3 will be adding the Formula E street circuit in Hong Kong's Central District as a new track in the game, in addition to an in-game version of an official Formula E car, and exclusive behind-the-scenes videos from the real-world event, which took place this October 9, 2016.

“Real Racing 3 is committed to being the one-stop shop for all things motorsports on mobile,” said Luis Gigliotti, Executive Producer on Real Racing 3. “And with that commitment to bringing players the highest-end content, we have partnered with the newest, fastest growing motorsport in the world: the exciting, forward-looking motorsport of Formula E racing.”

Now players will be able to experience the Hong Kong central harbourfront circuit first-hand, as they get behind the wheels of an eco-friendly, high-powered electric vehicle that boasts a maximum speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).

“With almost 200 million people watching our events live or from the comfort of their home, Formula E is always looking for new ways to make motorsports more interactive for families everywhere,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E. “Through our partnership with Real Racing 3, we are excited to finally bring the thrill of the world’s first electric motor racing series to the palm of their hands, providing new experiences and behind-the-scenes content they are sure to enjoy while at home or on-the-go.”

Developed by Firemonkeys Studio, Real Racing 3's new 'Formula E' update will be available on December 13 as a free** download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information about Real Racing 3, follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, Watch on YouTube and visit

*Real Racing 3 was awarded IGN's Editor's Choice and Pocket Gamer's Gold Award.

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Writer Scott Snyder and illustrator Jeff Lemire's A.D.: AFTER DEATH, a three-part epic series published by Image Comics, has been acquired by Sony in a significant deal in a multi-party bidding war, to be developed into a feature film. Snyder and Lemire will serve as Executive Producers on the project.

Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures will work alongside Eric Fineman at Columbia to produce the film. Bratman is also developing Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's comic series DESCENDER into a feature film franchise.

A.D. is set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. One man, years after the discovery of the cure, starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality.

A.D. is the first project Snyder and Lemire, longtime friends and both acclaimed and bestselling comic creators in their own right, have worked on together. This is the first project Lemire has illustrated that he has not also written. Book 1 was published November 2016, with Book 2 available December 21, 2016.

Snyder is a New York Times bestselling author and an Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer (AMERICAN VAMPIRE with Stephen King, SWAMP THING, BATMAN). His short story collection, VOODOO HEART, was published by Dial Press in 2006. The collection received starred reviews from Publishers Weeklyand Booklist, and was a Kirkus Reviews "Hot Debut" of the year. WYTCHES, his creator-owned Image Comics graphic novel series with illustrator Jock, is under option at New Regency with Plan B producing.

Lemire is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the acclaimed graphic novels SWEET TOOTH, ESSEX COUNTY, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, and TRILLIUM. Having won the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award—recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal—and having been nominated for multiple Eisner awards and Harvey awards, Lemire currently writes the monthly adventures of MOON KNIGHT (DC Comics), THE X-MEN (Marvel), and his creator-owned ongoing DESCENDER (Image Comics). The rights to Lemire and Emi Lenox's PLUTONA at Image Comics have been acquired by Ken Kao to produce as a feature film. Lemire's graphic novel trilogy ESSEX COUNTY is under option to Canadian production company First Generation Films with Christina Piovesan producing as a TV series.

The deal for A.D.: AFTER DEATH was brokered by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company, Inc., along with Lemire's attorney Allison Binder of Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher, LLP and Snyder's attorney Lillian Laserson of Laserson Law.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Game Review: FFXV First Impressions

Game Overview: Is the fifteenth main installment in the Final Fantasy franchise. It is an open world action role-playing video game with an action-based real-time battle system. The game takes place in the fictional world of Eos. You play as the main character, Noctis Lucis Caelum, heir to the Lucian Throne, who goes on a quest to retake his homeland. You are accompanied by your three companions, Gladiolus, Ignis, and Prompto. You navigate the large world by foot, the party’s car, Regalia, or chocobos (who have the ability to join into fights).

Fangirl Thoughts: I am currently level 43 and on Chapter 6. I was doing a lot of side quests but due to events in Chapter 5 I was forced to play that chapter versus more running around and it looks like I may have to do the same for chapter 6 since there are no more quests or hunts available to me. This is my first Final Fantasy game. I have always watched my brothers play the game but was not interested due to the battle system. Once I heard that the battle system would be action based I decided to give the game a try. I also have been playing more JRPGs lately and figured that it was time to get into one of the iconic RPG games.

The game is visually stunning and even one of the characters, Prompto, enjoys taking pictures that you can save and share on social media. I like that you are friends with everyone in your party and know them well. The game has a lot of the classic RPG aspects such as gaining Experience points-XP but you have to camp or stay at an inn in order for it to be tallied so you can level up. You also gain Ability Points-AP which can be used on the skill tree system.

The game is so fun to play and I have over 40 hours into it. My strategy is to do all the side quests as possible before I advance the storyline but I have come to realize that you will be forced at certain points to advance the storyline so be prepared. I am currently 15 levels over what is needed for the current story.

Each character has personal hobbies that they enjoy that you level up. I enjoy fishing so this game was already a win for me. Noctis continues to grow as an angler. Gladiolus likes to explore and picks up items, Ignis is the cook of the group and is always coming up with recipes that will prepare you for fights with awesome boosts, and Prompto takes pictures.

I was actually talking to a few people about Prompto. He is by far the weakest of the group and always the first to jump in the fight and be on the brink of death. Some players actually just let him die and refuse to waste potion on him which I find hilarious.

Overall I am enjoying the game so far. I do need to improve my finesse in regards to my fighting. I have always been more of a brute fighter so it will be quick and messy but I get the job done. I know I will eventually go up against an enemy that requires strategy but until then I will keep relying on my strength and potions to win the battle.

There are many DLCs to come with the potential online co-op ability. So this game will be played for awhile for me personally.

What are your thoughts on the game thus far?

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New Game Feature, Stat-Boosting Accessories, and More Available

FINAL FANTASY® XV is going big for the holidays with the release of a free game update, “Holiday Pack” (Free Version) and premium “Holiday Pack +” DLC giving players access to all-new in-game content next week.

All players can download a free update for the game which adds a NEW GAME+ feature allowing those who have completed the game’s main line story to start a new game with all previous gameplay data intact. Starting December 22nd, players will be able to get a new photo frame feature where players can choose from a variety of themed photo frames that can be applied to and accessorized with Prompto’s photographs.

Fans who hold the FINAL FANTASY XV Season Pass or own the FINAL FANTASY XV Digital Premium Edition will also have access to the premium Holiday Pack + DLC for even more exclusive in-game items.

The “Holiday Pack” (Free Version) will also be available for download offering fans a selection of useful accessories as well as a Carnival Passport for the Moogle Chocobo Carnival which takes place late January. The “Holiday Pack” (Free Version) includes:
  • Warrior's Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Offense outside of training.
  • Nixperience Band – A device that stops experience points from being tallied, preventing the party from leveling up for an added challenge.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Choco-Mog Tee (available late January) – An exclusive T-shirt featuring everyone’s favorite fluffy and feathery friends. Colorful, comfy and appropriate for any carnival-goer.

The premium Holiday Pack + DLC includes:

  • Ring of Resistance – A protective piece of jewelry that renders the entire party to be resistant to magical friendly fire.
  • Tech Turbocharger – A device for Noctis that accelerates the tech bar replenishment rate, but freezes the Armiger bar.
  • Armiger Accelerator – A device for Noctis that accelerates the Armiger bar replenishment rate, but freezes the tech bar.
  • Blitzer's Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Time outside of training.
  • Tactician's Fanfare – A scroll of sheet music containing a song of jubilation that provides additional AP for earning an A+ in Finesse outside of training.
  • Key of Prosperity – A lucky charm that increases the rate at which fallen foes leave behind items of value.
  • Stamina Badge – A device that enables Noctis to sprint and hang without expending stamina.
  • Carnival Passport – An adorably adorned ticket that whisks the bearer away to a fun-filled carnival for a limited time.
  • Festive Ensemble (available late January) – A fancy and fun outfit perfectly suited for enjoying the festivities. The darling design puts all who see it in high spirits.
  • Holiday Pack + Exclusive Photo Frames (available late January) – Additional themes the player can add to Prompto's photos when sharing over social media.
FINAL FANTASY XV is available now for the Xbox One and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. A Season Pass is also available through the Xbox Games Store and PlayStation®Store for $24.99, granting players access to future downloadable digital content and special rewards unique to each console. The title supports HDR graphics on the Xbox One S and PlayStation®4 Pro system.

This game is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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Classics “Space Invaders” and “Arkanoid” on Messenger and Facebook News Feed

Available now, TAITO Corporation (Main office: Shinjuku, Tokyo, President: Koichi Ishii, hereinafter TAITO) will distribute "Space Invaders" and "Arkanoid" for Facebook with “Instant Games” on Messenger and Facebook News Feed.

Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world, with over 1.7 billion users, and the Facebook Messenger app is used by over 1 billion people worldwide.

Now, those billion-plus people will be able to play the classic games “Space Invaders” and “Arkanoid” on “Instant Games” on Messenger and Facebook News Feed anytime, anywhere.

“Space Invaders” is widely considered to be the origin of all Japanese video game culture, and has been enshrined in the World Video Game Hall of Fame in New York’s The Strong National Museum of Play1. Upon its original release, “Arkanoid” was nothing less than a social phenomenon. Both have long been thought of as timeless, beloved classics by people all over the world, from their debuts in the 1970’s and 1980’s to present day.

TAITO has brought its games to numerous platforms over the years. Now, with “Instant Games”, older players can relive the fun of the 70’s and 80’s, while newcomers can experience the charm and challenge of “Space Invaders” and “Arkanoid” for the first time.

TAITO is dedicated to producing innovative, original games across all platforms, tailored to each platform’s inherit strengths. Be it smartphones, tablets, or something completely new, you can count on TAITO to keep evolving, and continue entertaining gamers around the world.

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Telltale Games and Marvel Entertainment Announce Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series for 2017

Five-Episode Game Series Based on Marvel's Iconic Characters 
to Premiere Next Year

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, today announced an interactive episodic game series based on Marvel's iconic sci-fi franchise Guardians of the Galaxy. The first of five episodes in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series will premiere digitally in 2017 on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.

"The energizing blend of humor, emotion, teamwork, and full-on sci-fi action-adventure of the Guardians provides an enormously satisfying space to explore through Telltale's unique style of interactive storytelling," said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. "In Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, players will take on multiple roles within the ragtag band of heroes, and take the pilot's seat in directing their escapades around the universe. We are always honored to be working with the best creative partners and storytellers in entertainment, and working with Marvel on this series leaves us excited to share what we've been developing when it premieres in 2017." 

"With story at the core of everything that Marvel creates, who better to team with than master storytellers Telltale Games," said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series fully showcases Marvel and Telltale's rich legacy of storytelling, and fans will find themselves immersed in an original, character-driven narrative. As part of our strategy to establish a new standard for Marvel games, this is certainly among the great titles to come."

The series will also be coming to retail as a special season pass disc, which will include the first episode in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.
For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter @TelltaleGames.

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SpongeBob Comics cartoonist launches kids series PIX at Image Comics

Gregg Schigiel, formerly of Marvel Comics and Nickelodeon, introduces creator-owned superhero

Image Comics is pleased to announce the middle-grade series PIX by Gregg Schigiel (writer and artist on SpongeBob Comics, writer of X-Babies: Stars Reborn), sure to enchant kids of all ages with a teen superhero who will fight her way into readers’ hearts.

Schigiel, once part of Marvel Comics editorial, is perhaps best known for his work in SpongeBob Comics, where he's told numerous wacky stories as well as introduced Mermaid Girl to SpongeBob's Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy pantheon. He brings the same humor and quirk, and more, to Pix’s story.

“Pix brings together a lot of things I love—superheroes, fairy tales and mythology, talking animals, fun and funny banter—to make something awesome for kids,” said Schigiel. “I'm biased, but I'd have dug it when I was ten or 11 years old.”

Pix is a superhero—but she also believes herself to be a fairy and a princess to boot. And if that weren’t enough for one teen to juggle, in PIX, VOL. 1 she’s got attacking electronics, secret crushes, a magic 8-ball monster, cell service issues, a dragon war, a bad date, worried moms, a furtive frog, and a malevolent monkey, all jockeying for her attention.

Think Spider-Man meets Riverdale with PIX—a lively, energetic story that drops an action-packed super-character in a small-town setting.

PIX, VOL. 1: One Weirdest Weekend will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, February 22nd.

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“Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore: Glowing Embers” Available Now

Dark Horse and Deep Silver FISHLABS are excited to start their partnership with a coordinated release of the Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore game and the digital comic tie-in Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore: Glowing Embers. Matthew Ritter writes the comic while Agustin Alessio and Gabriel Rearte lend their illustrative skills. Ramon Bunge colors the art and Nate Piekos letters the issue. Anthony Palumbo creates the cover art.

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore is the fourth entry in the Galaxy on Fire mobile game franchise. The events of the Glowing Embers comic, which serves as a bridge for fans, take place prior to the conflict of the new game. Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore and Glowing Embers are both set in the Neox Sector, a distant part of the galaxy located far outside the reach of the governing factions where pirates rage and crime lords rule.

The Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore: Glowing Embers digital comic and the Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore video game available now. The game can be downloaded from the App Store free of charge. The comic is also free on all available platforms.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016


Indie phenom Corey Lewis (Sharknife, G.I. Joe: Deviations) will bring his comics anthology SUN BAKERY to Image Comics this February as an ongoing project.

The SUN BAKERY comics anthology features the following stories: “Dream Skills,” set in a city where guns are obsolete and the social culture is swordplay; “Arem,” the tale of a space adventurer on a quest to photograph the most beautiful galactic vistas; and “Bat Rider,” a supernatural skateboarding comic.

"Sentient paranormal skateboards, mecha-suited documentarian bounty hunters, and sword-culture spirit warriors,” said Lewis. “If you're a fan of high concept ideas with dynamic action in a retro pulpy flavor, this comic is for you."

SUN BAKERY #1 hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 22nd. 

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First Look: X-O Manowar Smashes the Stalinverse in DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – Coming in January!

This January, in the wake of the Stalinverse’s stealth takeover of the world we once knew, Valiant’s leading legend is about to become the CCCP’s greatest weapon!

Valiant is proud to present your first look at DIVINITY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – the next essential special ripped from the pages of this winter’s visionary comics event! On January 18th, join acclaimed writer Joe Harris (Snowfall) and explosive artist CAFU (Rai) as they present the tragic new origin of the hero we once celebrated as X-O Manowar…and reveal his righteous place in the Stalinverse’s twisted new world order! In 2012, a man from the stars crash-landed into the Soviet-ruled territory of Romania. Wielding an extraterrestrial weapon of immense power, the Visigoth warrior known as Aric soon found himself conscripted by the military forces of the global Communist regime – a force that he now serves without question. With a past as mysterious as his power, Aric, Son of the Revolution now fights to protect the worldwide Soviet Union from threats foreign and domestic…and himself from the dark past that now threatens to undercut his very humanity itself!

From bustling urban centers to the collective farms of the countryside, men, women, and children alike all idolize the same hero of the global Soviet republic: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION! Returned to Earth from the stars with the ultimate nuclear deterrent – the indestructible X-O Manowar armor – the champion of socialism has singlehandedly consolidated the state’s military and political superiority at home and abroad. But when a surprise attack from the Deadside shines an untoward light on the modern-day Soviet Union’s darkest secret, will Aric pursue his mission…or uphold justice for the quiet dead of an empire’s oppression?

On January 18th, X-O Manowar explodes out of the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE and into his own armor-annihilating adventure through Valiant’s brutal new status quo! A star-shattering tale of sins, secrets, and tragedy await the global hero of the worldwide Communist state as Joe Harrisand CAFU seize the Stalinverse, only in DIVINTIY III: ARIC, SON OF THE REVOLUTION #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Diego Bernard (X-O Manowar), CAFU (Imperium), Trevor Hairsine (Divinity II), and Kano (Daredevil)!

But first… It all begins on December 21st as the Iron Curtain rises over a once-free world in DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the winter’s major comics event from the visionary creative team of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.), blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), Harvey Award-nominated inker Ryan Winn (X-O Manowar) and master colorist David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn, Planetary)!

At the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were racing to the stars. But, while America was aiming for the moon, Russia had its eyes on the cosmos. In secret, they launched a three-man mission into the far reaches of space. In the depths, they discovered something Unknown. Something that…changed them. Imbued with god-like powers, the long-lost cosmonauts returned home…only to discover that their old ideology, communism, lost the war to western capitalism in the decades since their journey first began. But now they have the power to change it all…

Earth has a new god. The world you know is gone. Welcome to the Stalinverse, comrade.

Then: The Stalinverse’s subversive spread continues with the first of four essential one-shots torn directly from the pages of DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) on December 28th as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot Reborn, Death of X) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) re-assign the KGB’s deadliest covert operative from Mother Russia to the mountains of Colorado in DIVINITY III: KOMANDAR BLOODSHOT #1!

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mobile Game Review: Super Mario Run

Game Overview: Super Mario Run is a side-scrolling auto running mobile game by Nintendo. Released first on iOS and will later be released for Android devices in 2017. Free to play with a game purchase that unlocks all levels. Mario automatically runs from left to right and auto jumps on his own to clear small gaps or obstacles. Player must touch the screen to make larger jumps. The goal is to get Mario through the level in the fastest time, collecting the most coins, defeat enemies, and collect special coins.

Fangirl Thoughts: The game is visually stunning with very clean lines. I like how easy it is to play and becomes quickly addictive as you are trying to collect the stupid special coins. The game is not as easy as you think which ups the replayability factor. There is a feature in the game called Toad Rally in which you compete against other players (ghost version of the player) and try to collect the most coins. If you succeed then you gain the extra toads to your kingdom, however if you fail you will lose toads so take your time and make sure you can beat the opponent that you chose. You also have the ability to play other characters besides Mario once you unlock them.

The game also lets you build up your kingdom so this added feature makes you want to make your kingdom look nice. You can utilize the coins you have collected in the runs to buy buildings. Some buildings cannot be unlocked unless you have the required number of toads.

Overall I think this is a good mobile game to have on your phone. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

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Image Comics is pleased to reveal Brandon Graham’s special variant cover of SHUTTER #25, the highly anticipated crossover event in the fan-favorite series written by Joe Keatinge (RINGSIDE, GLORY) and illustrated by Leila del Duca (AFAR).

"What a wonderfully unique way to acknowledge the founders,” said Image Vice-President and Shadowline Publisher Jim Valentino when he received word of this special crossover issue. “I'm very proud to have been asked to have my character participate in Joe and Leila's wonderful series. And, for all those fans who want to see SHADOWHAWK’s return to ya go!"

“The SHUTTER team found a great way to celebrate the history of Image Comics—and the universal love of two of the most important meals EVER combined into the best meal (Eat it, Dinner)!” said Graham (KING CITY, PROPHET).

SHUTTER #25 Cover A by Leila del Duca and Owen Gieni  ), as well as SHUTTER #25 Cover B by Brandon Graham , will hit comic book stores Wednesday, December 28th.

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PLANETOID welcomes standalone sequel in PRAXIS

The second volume in critically-acclaimed sci-fi series expands original PLANETOID world

Image Comics is pleased to announce the highly anticipated second volume in the critically-acclaimed sci-fi series from Ken Garing in PLANETOID: PRAXIS. PRAXIS is set to hit stores this February 2017.

In PLANETOID: PRAXIS, the inhabitants of a distant planetoid have fought off their robot overlords and established a thriving settlement on the planetoid's mechanized surface. Now, years later, their de facto leader, Onica, must grapple with a new complication when their isolated way of life is threatened by the arrival of an unexpected visitor.

PLANETOID: PRAXIS expands the world created in the first volume, but is a standalone story that can be enjoyed by fans of the first volume, or discovered by new readers interested in a thoughtful science-fiction story with political undertones.

Readers were first introduced to the PLANETOID world through Silas, an ex-soldier turned space pirate. Silas’ story of survival and resilience in a dystopian wasteland of roving cyborg militias, hostile aliens, and nomadic tribes resonated with critics at launch.

Ain’t It Cool News called PLANETOID “richly and beautifully illustrated.” Multiversity Comics praised Garing’s ability to write each short issue as though it were a fully-fleshed out journey for the reader. The series garnered recommendations from iFanboy, Kirkus Reviews, Bloody Disgusting, Crave Online, and others.

PLANETOID: PRAXIS #1 hits stores on Wednesday, February 1st.

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Universal Studios Japan Unveils SUPER NINTENDO WORLD

in Time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The World’s First*1 Nintendo Themed Area Being Developed
with More than 50 Billion Yen

“SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™” is coming to Universal Studios Japan and will be the first such opening in the world*1, featuring globally renowned characters and game worlds from Nintendo. Super Nintendo World is targeted to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While Universal Studios Japan will be the first location to open, Nintendo themed areas are also coming to Orlando and Hollywood as announced by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts on November 29, 2016.
Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides*2, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is currently expected to exceed 50 billion Yen. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park’s current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Professor Emeritus of Kansai University estimates that Universal Studios Japan — after opening Super Nintendo World — will bring economic benefits following its opening of approximately 6.2 trillion Yen for the Kansai region, 11.7 trillion Yen for Japan as a whole, and will create approximately 1.1 million jobs in Japan within a decade after opening*3. Universal Studios Japan will introduce the wonder of the world-class, Japan-based entertainment brand of Nintendo not only to Japan but to the world.

Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the “Super Mario” series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world. The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters. Nintendo characters and the worlds they inhabit will be re-created at the highest level of quality through the strong partnership between Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, renowned for creative and technical excellence. Super Nintendo World will allow guests to fully immerse themselves and all five senses in the worlds of Nintendo, and is expected to attract guests from Japan and the world over.

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