This morning, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai dedicated a 48-minute Nintendo Direct video to Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury, who was announced as the newest downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Accompanying Terry in the download pack, is the King of Fighters Stadium stage, plus 50 musical selections from various SNK titles. Players who have purchased the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass or the Challenger Pack 4 can download this content today.
Terry joins a number of non-Nintendo franchise fighters, including Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Final Fantasy‘s Cloud Strife, Persona‘s Joker, Rare’s Banjo and Kazooie, and Dragon Quest‘s Hero. In 1991, the Legendary Wolf made his debut in the arcade title FATAL FURY: KING OF FIGHTERS from SNK, and went on to appear in over 80 games spanning nearly thirty years. Terry is easily identifiable with his baseball hat, long, golden hair and muscular upper body.
Terry and all his related content is available today for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch.
With the fourth season of the volleyball series based on Haruichi Furudate’s manga Haikyuu!! postponed until January 2020, new artwork and a name for the season was revealed; titled “To The Top” in reference to Karasuno High School making their way to the National Tournament.
A teaser for the upcoming Haikyuu!! Land and Sky OVA which becomes available on January 22nd, 2020 was also released.
Karasuno High School has made it to the National Tournament, but the real challenge is about to begin. Tobio Kageyama joins a training camp, while Shoyo Hinata struggles in dealing with the first years at another training camp but eventually winds up presenting himself at the one Kageyama is attending…
This original turn-based RPG allows players to become their own espers and build a team of up to five characters in a 3D environment that is open for exploration and battles. Each character has their own unique moves, complete with an animated cutscene and voices from the original vocal cast from the Mob Psycho 100 anime.
During an early morning Pokémon Direct video, Nintendo unveiled the titles of the two new games in the franchise coming to the Nintendo Switch: Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
Set in the Galar region that is reminiscent of the United Kingdom, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield introduces three new partner Pokémon to start with: grass-based Grookey, fire-based Scorbunny, or water-based Sobble.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are expected to launch simultaneously in late 2019.
Over the last few years, a number of titles in The Legend of Zelda series have undergone updates and re-released on newer systems: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, for example. Now, the Game Boy classic, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening comes to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
Unveiled during today’s Nintendo Direct event, the Japanese gaming company is overhauling the graphics from this top-down game, giving it more depth and colour (more so than the DX version for the Game Boy Color).
Shipwrecked on the mysterious Koholint Island, Link must recover the missing musical instruments, help the residents of this paradise and awaken the legendary Wind Fish in his quest to return home.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is expected to launch this year; a specific date was not provided.
While the Uncharted movie is trapped in development hell, actor Nathan Fillion has teamed up with director Allan Ungar for a short fan film on the popular Uncharted action-adventure game series.
A captured Nathan Drake, played by Fillion, is held in a Mexican mansion accused of stealing from an auction. Diego (Geno Segers) plies Drake for the whereabouts of the stolen treasure, but Drake’s humorous banter isn’t enough to prevent the short and vicious El Tigre (Ernie Reyes Jr.) from being called in to soften him up. However, the cavalry isn’t far behind as the cigar-smoking Sully (Stephen Lang) is just outside. Even the adventurous reporter Elena Fisher makes an appearance.
It’s 15 minutes of fun, filled with fight scenes, quotes referencing previous Uncharted games, and a hope that one day, we’ll actually get to see a feature-length film as good as this.
Kohei Horikoshi the artist behind the popular series My Hero Academia was announced as a guest for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (popularly known as SDCC).
Viz Media, which holds the North American license to the My Hero Academia manga also included a video from Horikoshi on their web site, in which he’s shown drawing Izuku “Deku” Midoriya with a greeting: Hello San Diego See you in July!
Comic-Con International: San Diego takes place July 19th thru 22nd, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The boys from Iwatobi are back with the newest season of the popular swimming anime Free! – Dive to the Future – airing this July in Japan.
Out of high school and bound for college, Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, Rin Matsuoka, Ikuya Kirishima and Asahi Shiina must now plan out their next steps in life. And that includes swimming.
Promotional artwork and video for the upcoming season includes Haruka Nanase, Makoto Tachibana, Rin Matsuoka, Ikuya Kirishima and Asahi Shiina and mentions the title of a new theme song, Heading to Over, by OLDCODEX.
Free! – Dive to the Future – will air on ABC TV, TOKYO MX1, TV Aichi, and BS11 in Japan starting July 2018.
With D23 Expo taking place in Japan, the talk has focused around Kingdom Hearts III and if a new trailer for the title would drop. Square Enix and Disney surprised everyone with not one, but two teasers for Kingdom Hearts III.
The first video unveils a new world from Monsters, Inc., where Sora, Donald and Goofy, team up with Sully and Mike to scare children as they settle in for bed. Our protagonists even transform into these creatures, keeping inline with the rest of this denizens from this Disney comedy. There’s also additional scenes from the Toy Story and Tangled worlds, where Sora gets to showoff some of his new moves. Interestingly enough, some familiar faces from Organization XIII make a return.
Utada Hikaru is back for a new song, titled Oath. She also performed the theme songs for the previous games in the series with Simple and Clean in Kingdom Hearts and Sanctuary in Kingdom Hearts II. Visuals include scenes with Riku, King Mickey, Xemnas and old villains Maleficent and Pete.
Kingdom Hearts III is expected sometime in 2018 for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.