Final Fantasy XV's new World of Wonder trailer shows off spectacular towns, cities and vistas to exploreThe Final Fantasy franchise has always been known for its state-of-the-art graphics, pushing the boundaries of visual expression and fidelity.The trailer gives viewers a sneak peek of some of the game's beautiful towns, cities and scenic vistas that gamers will soon be able to explore in the open Final Fantasy world, including dark sewers, lush kingdoms hidden in the mountains, intricately detailed architecture, sun-soaked cities, and more.In the lead-up to the highly-anticipated title, Square Enix has also released a five-part prequel anime series, a Platinum Demo, a tie-in movie called Kingsglaive and a story trailer featuring a cover of the Ben E King classic Stand By Me, performed by Grammy-nominated Florence the Machine – the game's official theme song.The game was re-introduced as 15 at E3 2013.Square Enix's next Active Time Report broadcast is scheduled to take place during June's gaming trade show E3, which could reveal additional details about the game.Final Fantasy 15 is set to release on 30 September for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Loot Crate s themed subscription boxes offer plenty of geeky goodies each month, including t-shirts, magnets, and figurines based on Marvel and DC comics, popular anime series, and famous science-fiction films.But if your tastes are a little more video game-centric, the Halo Legendary Crate might be what you want, instead.The Halo Legendary Crate will be delivered every two months for $40, and includes exclusive Halo gear, collectibles, and in-game content.Fans can look forward to the mystery of each box, which knowing a great selection of quality Halo items are always waiting within.Perhaps the most interesting part of the announcement concerns a line on Loot Crate s website describing the themes based on the biggest moments in the Halo universe.This could help to keep things fresh every month, with Fall of Reach and The Maw almost certainly being chosen.
Toyota is finally paying homage to the AE86 Sprinter Trueno in the best way possible, by taking a cue from the popular automotive racing manga and anime series Initial D.Toyota has spruced up a GT86 and gave it that black and white color scheme that fans have associated with the Trueno for the past 30 years.The Toyota GT86 is the spiritual successor to the old AE86 from the 1980s.Both are real-wheel drive, both favor balance over power, and both tend to turn sideways in a sharp corner.The AE86 is beloved by fans, not only for its role as the scrappy I think I can car from Initial D, but because it was a reliable and practical performance machine for budding auto enthusiasts.The AE86 from Initial D was inspired by Keiichi Tsuchiya s personal Trueno.
Four years after it concluded its original 25-episode run, hit anime series Attack on Titan is returning for a second season.The new run of episodes will premiere in Spring 2017.The series, known in Japan as 'Shingeki no Kyojin', shot to global prominence in 2013 when the first season became a rare breakthrough hit with audiences not usually drawn to anime.The series originated as manga - Japanese comics - in 2009, created by Hajime Isayama and was published in the anthology title Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.Attack on Titan is set in a medieval world where the entirety of human civilisation has retreated to the confines of a vast walled city.Life inside the walls can be tough, and class divisions are enforced by further ringed walls, but preferable to the threat of the Titans - marauding giants that appeared more than a century before, with a fondness for eating humans.
Depending on whom you ask, Pokemon Go is either a revolutionary smartphone experience or potentially lethal fad.Either way, here's an overview of the app that has soared to the top of download charts and added $7 billion in market value to Nintendo Co.While the new game released last week for iOS and Android swept the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, it's not yet available elsewhere.It follows the basic premise of Pokemon, a Japanese videogame and anime series where adventurers travel the world seeking "pocket monsters" to train and battle with each other.The app allows users to wander their neighborhood in search of Pokemon characters who pop-up as if in real life i.e.After downloading the app and creating a character, users see an anime-like version of Google Maps that hides street and area names, and replaces real-life landmarks with Pokemon-specific buildings.As users navigate the real world, their in-game character mirrors their movements and will randomly encounter Pokemon characters which, with luck, they'll be able to capture and add to their team.
Naruto is about to ninja kick his way into your browser.Oasis Games announced today that it will publish Naruto Online for Western markets on July 20.It is a free, massively multiplayer online role-playing game MMORPG made for browsers based on the popular anime and manga.The manga has sold over 200 million copies in 35 countries.We ve also seen dozens of Naruto games released for console and PC.Oasis is an independent game company based in China that specializes in bringing MMOs like this to the West.While the game faithfully follows the story portrayed in the anime series, Naruto Online is the only game you can continue the tale, Oasis Games noted in a press release.
In case you haven't been keeping up with new about Final Fantasy 15 in the last few months, developer Square Enix is going all-out with this entry in the popular RPG series and releasing both an anime series and full-length CG film to further expand the game's universe for fans.The anime, titled Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV, is being released on YouTube for free, with the first three episodes already available.With the San Diego Comic-Con going on this weekend, Square Enix has released a new, extended trailer for Kingsglaive, as well as when it will finally be available for purchase.Like FF15 the game, Kingsglaive tells its own story and is not a sequel to any of the previous Final Fantasy titles.While Square Enix says it can even be enjoyed without playing FF15, it's probably best experienced alongside the game.The stories in Kingsglaive and FF15 the game are told in parallel.
Final Fantasy XV is set to release later this year, and Square Enix is going all out to ensure that the game is a hit.Supplementary anime series Brotherhood has been airing online since March, and over the weekend the company aired the first English-language trailer for its feature-length side story, Kingsglaive.The movie centers on Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII, the father of Final Fantasy XV protagonist Noctis, and the ruler of the kingdom of Lucis.His elite guard are known as the Kingsglaive, and draw upon his special powers to help defend their way of life against the insidious Niflheim Empire.Square Enix has assembled a rather impressive English-speaking cast for the film, sourcing stars from two of the most acclaimed television series in recent years.Aaron Paul Breaking Bad takes the lead as Kingsglaive member Nyx Ulric, while Sean Bean and Lena Headey Game of Thrones play prominent supporting roles.
Pokémon Go has been responsible for a few unseemly things since being released: armed robberies, a murder hoax, car crashes, and sending people towards a nuclear disaster site.Now it s even ruining future generations.Baby name tracking site Babycenter noticed an alarming uptick in parents saddling their offspring with the names of fictional monsters who are bred and captured for the express purpose of engaging in virtual cockfights.Among girls, Eeevee shot up 1,377 spots since last year while Onyx climbed an impressive 2,184 spots.If I have a daughter later in life, there are many things I d want for her—health, happiness, the conviction to follow her dreams without being saddled by reductive gender roles—and I m not entirely clear on how those are exemplified by a snake made of rocks or a rabbit that likes to get stoned.Ash—the protagonist of the original Pokémon anime series—has also seen increased popularity, though it s a far less egregious choice than say, Vileplume.
Pokémon Go has been responsible for a few unseemly things since being released: armed robberies, a murder hoax, car crashes, and sending people towards a nuclear disaster site.Now it s even ruining future generations.Baby name tracking site Babycenter noticed an alarming uptick in parents saddling their offspring with the names of fictional monsters who are bred and captured for the express purpose of engaging in virtual cockfights.Among girls, Eeevee shot up 1,377 spots since last year while Onyx climbed an impressive 2,184 spots.If I have a daughter later in life, there are many things I d want for her — health, happiness, the conviction to follow her dreams without being saddled by reductive gender roles — and I m not entirely clear on how those are exemplified by a snake made of rocks or a rabbit that likes to get stoned.Ash — the protagonist of the original Pokémon anime series — has also seen increased popularity, though it s a far less egregious choice than say, Vileplume.
If playing Pokémon Go has brought back fond memories hit franchise s anime series, you ll love Anthony Vincent s latest video.The musical genius behind the popular YouTube channel Ten Second Songs – which sees him cover chart-topping tracks in a range of stylings – has taken on the Pokémon theme and voiced it as the likes of 90s stars like Aqua, Smash Mouth, Chumbawumba and Nine Inch Nails would; as usual, Vincent is spot on.
Your days of watching Hulu for free are numbered, as the ad-supported version of the streaming service is phasing out to be more like subscription-only competitors such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video.However, Hulu still offers a way to catch up on your TV without paying, thanks to its partnership with Yahoo.The two sites have teamed up to create Yahoo View, which hosts several of Hulu's shows and movies at no charge, TechCrunch reports.Yahoo View gives users access to the last five episodes of ongoing programs from networks like NBC, ABC, and Fox, albeit eight days after they originally aired - a contrast to Hulu's premium tier, which has only a 24-hour wait for most of its brand-new shows.The ad-supported Yahoo View also features complete seasons of other television shows, including contemporary anime series, Korean dramas, British programs, and Spanish-language content.Yahoo View also syncs with popular blogging platform Tumblr - which the company acquired in 2013 - letting watchers connect with other die-hard fans and browse content while taking in their favorite series, according to VentureBeat.
Niantic Labs has just announced what seems to be a very minor update to Pokemon GO, which could still pique people s curiosities.For one, it finally gives a bit of character to the otherwise practically useless Team Leaders.But most importantly, it tells players to hold on to their seats because new and exciting features are coming.Which isn t really that surprising, but is now actually more critical than ever before.Unlike the original mythos of the game and anime series, Pokemon GO s top characters aren t Gym Leaders, a role taken up by players themselves, but three Team Leaders.They are the practical and anthropomorphic equivalent of clans in most online games, dividing the population unequally, of course between three colors red, blue, yellow , which also happen to be the three elements for first three legendary Pokemon.
The Lexus LC 500 luxury coupe hits showrooms next year, but it will also hit the track.Lexus is replacing its RC F-based Super GT race car with a new one based on its upcoming luxury flagship coupe.A different version of the RC F will continue to race in the U.S., but the LC 500 will be the focus of Lexus efforts in Japan as the carmaker seeks to promote the new model in its home market.Super GT isn t very well known in the U.S., but it offers some pretty cool racing.The cars look like production models infused with technology from a futuristic anime series, and the racing is generally pretty close and exciting.On track, the LC 500 will compete against the likes of the Nissan GT-R and Honda aka Acura NSX.
the Novelty Of the new version of the musikskaparappen Gadget includes a sound module that is produced together with the legendary japanese company Bandai Namco.Since 1955, Bandai Namco developed the well-known games and brands such as Pac-man and Tamagotchi.In recent years, the company has produced games based on the popular manga and anime series such as Naruto and One Piece.the Korgs app Gadget, which is only available for iOS, is a recording program that has won the international press award at Musikmesse this year.Now that said, the two japanese developers their bags together and introduces vågtabellsyntesinstrumentet Kamata.unsurprisingly, it's all about getting to the where classic tv-spelsljuden as, for example, used in the music of Chiptune.
While the number of active users has been on a slight decline over the last few weeks, Pokemon Go still maintains a significant user base, and remains a big hit for developer Niantic Labs.We've known for a while now about new features coming to the game in the near future, including new Pokemon and gameplay mechanics, thanks to various data-mining attempts into the app's code, but now Niantic has specifically announced an anticipated feature that will debut later this fall.Called "Buddy Pokemon," it's the ability for a player to choose one of their favorite Pokemon for a more in-depth relationship.Basically, you choose one to be your best friend, kind of like Ash and Pikachu in the original Pokemon anime series.This is more than just a silly gimmick, however, as it's meant to introduce a new game dynamic.Niantic explains that pairing a Buddy Pokemon with a Trainer will give players "unique in-game rewards and experiences," along with earning candy when the pair walk together.
Collectible/Trading Card Games have long been popular even before the mobile gaming revolution, but while most of the franchises n the West, like Magic The Gathering, are your run of the mill card-based games, in Japan they have taken a life of their own.There, CCGs like Yu-Gi-Oh extend to multimedia, especially manga and anime, that portray the game as more than just cards.The advent of virtual and augmented reality gear offers the opportunity to make those fantasies real, like this real-life Yu-Gi-Oh made possible by the Microsoft HoloLens.This isn t of course, the first nor the only attempt at bringing such fantasy cards to mixed reality.Oculus also teased its own take on delivering a real-world experience of playing card games like Yu-Gi-Oh.Of course, being a virtual reality platform, its limited to expressing that in a totally fabricated VR world, akin to when the characters in the anime series were sucked up into a similar VR world.
Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, the anime prequel series to Square Enix's upcoming JRPG, is now complete, and can be viewed online for free.The series consists of five 12-minute episodes, and begins parallel to the opening moments of the game.Although the core Final Fantasy XV game has been delayed until November, the full Brotherhood series is available on the official Final Fantasy XV YouTube channel, in Japanese but with subtitles in multiple languages.As well as being a chance for fans to see the characters and environments of Final Fantasy XV rendered in an entirely different animation medium, Brotherhood fills a narrative purpose.The anime series explores the bonds between the main protagonist, Noctis, and his allies Ignis, Prompto, and Gladiolus, giving insight into their personalities and relationships while revealing their backstories.The first and final episodes bookend three chapters exploring how each of them met, and what keeps them travelling together.
The new anime series for Pokemon Sun & Moon will be released in November with a new look and new characters.In the trailer for the new series, Ash is seen heading to the Alola region to study, incidentally the main setting on the upcoming Pokémon Sun & Moon games.Ash looks a little different in this new anime, though, influenced by a new animation style in general.The trailer also shows Ash s classroom, which will be run by Professor Kukui, and his classmates: Lillie, Professor Kukui s assistant in the new games; Mallow; Sophocles and Lana, who are all Trial Captains in the games.A new setting for the upcoming Pokémon series and game means new Pokémon.Two of the new Pokémon are based on apes, the Oranguru which lives in the deeps on the Alolan forests, and the Passimian, a fighting Pokémon.
Fans of renowned anime movie production house Studio Ghibli, take note: the studio s first TV series, Ronja, the Robber s Daughter, has been picked up for the US by Amazon.The 26-episode series will join the streaming video offerings available to Amazon Prime subscribers later this year.As Ronja also written as Ronia will be joining Amazon s children-focused content, it will be getting an English dub, but none other than Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame has been signed to do the narration.While Studio Ghibli is well-known for its critically acclaimed and fan-favorite movies, including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl s Moving Castle, and many more, in 2014 co-founder Hayao Miyazaki announced he was retiring, with the studio choosing to move away from full-length movies and focus more on smaller projects, such as TV series.Thus, Ronja was co-produced by Studio Ghibli, and even directed by Goro Miyazaki, Hayao s own son.First airing in 2014, Ronja is based on a story by Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish author who also wrote Pippi Longstocking.
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