Sakura-Con news: Anime Dub and Fate App

First, Happy Resurrection Day! Second, here is some news from Sakura-Con!

FUNimation

I found out this news from a blogger named Takuto’s Tweet in Twitter first and then I had to check at Anime News Network to confirm it and it’s true. Feel free to check out his blog here.

At Sakura-Con, FUNimation announced that they got license to release Kyoto Animation’s anime Hyuoka. This anime is 22 episodes long and the anime director is the same person who did Full Metal Panic Fumoffu and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Here is the plot for the anime:

The story follows a boy named Hōtarō who is not assertive about getting involved, but was ordered by his older sister to join the classic literature club. In the club, he gets close to the truth about an incident, involving a female member’s uncle, which happened 33 years ago. The “energy-saving” boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.

FUNimation states that the first part of the anime will be released on July 4th in DVD with an English Dub.

They also announced another anime to join in the July release. The anime Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches will be released in DVD with English Dub. Here is the plot:

The story begins when high school boy Yamada bumps into the beautiful female honor student Shiraishi on the stairs, and their lips touch as they fall. When they regain their wits, they realize that they have swapped bodies. As time progresses, the two realize that this is not the only mysterious happening in the school.

Aniplex

Anime from Aniplex of America is also joining the news!

Well-known for making anime fans cry harder than Clannad and Angel Beats, the anime anohana – The Flower We Saw That Day will be receiving an English Dub. Led by voice actor Patrick Seitz (Franky in One Piece, Dio in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Isshin from Bleach), the anime already found a cast to play as the characters. It’s unknown when will the anime will be released for DVD or stream.

Aniplex will also be releasing complete Blu-Ray Sets for the anime Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and Magi: The Kingdom of Magic for $119.98. Both sets are in English Dub and Sub with textless opening and ending songs.

Fate/Stay Go

Even though this is not another anime news but related, Aniplex of America announced that they will be releasing the app game Fate/Grand Order for U.S. and Canada. This game is well-known for fans especially since they played the JP version. Aniplex announced some updates to the game in regards to players who have access to the JP version such not being able to transfer accounts and keeping up with campaign events. The app is planned to be released in the summer but you can read the details here.

 

Game News: Bayonetta! Musou Stars! Naruto English Dub!

Bayonetta

 

Teased with a countdown in April Fools, Sega recently announced some terrific news for Bayonetta fans.

 

Now with the countdown over, Sega re-released the video game Bayonetta for PC on Steam. This remastered version comes with the following:

  • mouse and keyboard support
  • Japanese and English voice over tracks
  • enhanced resolutions up to 3840×2160
  • the game runs at 60 fps, with cut scenes running at 30 fps

According to IGN, players who buys the game beore April 25th will unlock the Digital Deluxe version for free. This version comes with a soundtrack sampler and enhanced version of the digital art book from the original Climax Edition.

The game was originally for the PS3 and Xbox 360. This was created by Sega and Platinum Games. It got a sequel but it was ported to the Wii U along with the first game. Bayonetta also joined in Super Smash Bros fro 3DS and Wii U.

Musou Stars

To those who didn’t know, Koei Tecmo is creating a game crossover filled with game franchises filled with characters from different series. Here are the game franchsises joining the game: Ninja Gaiden, Nioh, Samurai Warriors, Dyanasty Warriors, Toukiden, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.

It’s been announced that this game under the title as Warriors: All-Stars will be heading to the West for PS4 and PC. The game will come out for West on August 29th and the UK will get the game on Spetember 1.

Here is the description of the game:

Warriors All-Stars begins in a mysterious land brought to the brink of destruction when a magical spring, the source of its power, dries up after its king’s passing. Following a legend that calls for the summoning of champions from other realms in times of dire need, the young princess Tamaki performs a ritual that goes horribly wrong when her powers spiral out of control, scattering the heroes across the domain. Emboldened to restore peace to the world, Tamaki must recruit the best and strongest among these visitors to revitalize the spring – and crown the land’s savior as its new ruler.

Naruto to Boruto

Remember the news of the new Naruto game Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers? I got good news for English fans!

Gamespot recently released an English Dub trailar of the game and it mentions that the game will be for PS4, Xbox One and Steam! However, there is no release date yet.

Game News: New Naruto games!

Recently announced in a trailer and 19th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan, Namco Entertainment will be releasing some new Naruto games.

In a trailer, a game called Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker will be for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. The game will be developed by Soliel, a subsided company of Vahla Game Studios. Here is what the game is described so far:

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is an “acrobatic ninja battle” game for the PlayStation 4. The game will have an online component, and players can form four-person cells in multiplayer to fight against another four-person cell for a total of eight players. The game has no set release date.

Another Naruto coming out but in collection format is called Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Trilogy. In the issue described, the game collection will include Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 1, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 along with the DLCs.

Players who buys the game early will receive a product code to watch the Boruto anime screened from  Jump Special Anime Fiesta and folded poster.

Even though the news say the games will be for PS4, it will more than likely will be available for PS4, Xbox One and Steam. I think these games were made for PS4 only in Japan.

Happy Birthday to me! – A Special Top 10 posts and Personal Shout-Outs!

Hello everyone, this is yours truly Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat, and today is a special day because today it’s my birthday! Today I turn 23 and I have been waiting for a long time to reach this number. As a way to start this post, I will be doing a special top 10 posts but with a twist. If you guys know me enough, you would know that I have a gaming obsession with Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts. For this top 10, this will actually be divided into top 5s instead but in the end, it will be 10. Also, there is no particular order. Here is the reason behind this. Also, I will be doing personal shout-outs!

Today is the DLC add-on to the game Final Fantasy XV, Episode Gladioulus. In this episode, players will be playing as Noctis’s friend Gladiolus and they will experience what is like to play as the strongest man of the group. Taking place after facing Ravus, Gladiolus leaves the party and tries to obtain new skills. With the help of Cor, Gladio will be fighting daemons and he will have to face the ultimate challenger, Gilgamesh. If players bought the season pass, this episode is free; otherwise, you will have to pay $5.

Also coming out today is the release of of the HD collection game Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, (in the UK, this game comes out on March 31st). This game will include the past Kingdom Hearts that was previously included for the PS3 but now it will be on PS4. The graphics are enhanced with 60 FPS. This game will include the following: Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days (HD Cinematic Remaster), Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (HD Cinematic Remaster).

Now that I have giving you this information, going back to the top posts, I will tell you the titles to these top posts. I will be sharing my top 5 Strongest Male Humans in dedication to the Episode Gladiolus and my personal Top 5 Anime Worlds that could join Kingdom Hearts.

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Final Fantasy XV DLC Review: Holiday and Booster Pack

In this review, I will be talking about the recent DLC packs for the game Final Fantasy XV. Final Fantasy XV is a game filled with an amazing story and cast of characters Square Enix wants to continue to make this game even more fun for players by adding exclusive items and content for players. Some are fun to play while others help add a challenge or support to the story. Besides the single DLC like Reglia Decal skins or weapons, Square Enix recently released two DLC packs with a certain amount of content. The first one is called the Holiday Pack and the second is the Booster Pack. They are free DLCs but if you bought the season pass, players will receive exclusive items (If you got the season pass, players will be able to download the packs with plus sign on the side e.g. Booster Pack +). I bought the season pass and I will be going over each pack.

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Video Game Tag

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I want to thank Gamers UnitedGG Blog for tagging me for this video game tag. Unlike most tag posts, I will be sharing you my video game side. Besides watching anime and watching movies, I love to video games. Once you are done, go check out their blogs for more video game posts and nerd topics.

Rules:

  • Thank & Tag the Blogger
  • Answer the Questions
  • Tag Other Bloggers (Your choice on the number of challengers)

Questions:

  • What is your favorite video game genre (I.E. RPG, FPS, MMO, etc.).

I like video games such as action adventure series and with a great story. Games like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts, Batman Arkham games are my type of games. I like games where I feel like I am hero and part of an epic story.

  • Which system do you prefer to game on?

Currently Playstation 4. I like the Nintendo games and systems but I mostly play Playstation games. I am part Sony and Nintendo.

  • Who is your favorite video game character?

I think my favorite character would be Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV. Noctis is an awesome main character with awesome abilities. He is also a cool chilled guy who also cares about his friends. I also respect him and sympathize him on his duties in the game.

  • Which game do you believe has the best plot?

I think the game with the best story would be the Batman Arkham games ( I haven’t played Origins). I enjoyed interacting with the characters, good and evil, and feeling like I am Batman.

Personally

  • What game gave the most hype but didn’t deliver?

Personally, the one game that got too much hype was Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. Back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were barely released and when E3 released the trailer for Sonic 06, my friends in school were all excited to play the game. Unfortunately, once I got a PS3 and got this game, I was disappointed. The game was awful.

  • What game are you waiting for?

Currently, I am waiting for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

  • If you were taken to an island and  forced to only play 3 games, which 3 games would you choose?

The three games I would be willing to play would Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Final Fantasy XV and Transformers: Devastation.

  • Which games do you feel have the best replay value,

I am already fanboy and everyone knows what I will say but I think Final Fantasy XV has the best replay value. The game has a huge open world environment and it has many missions and items ready to be explored. You can also fish for all kinds of fish or help Ignis collect recipes.

  • Name 1 Game that you think everyone should play?

I say either the Uncharted games, or Kingdom Hearts series. They both have a likeable main characters and the gameplay is pretty easy to follow.

  • What game did you grow up on?

I think I grew up playing the classic Super Mario Bros on the NES and Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Game Gear.

  • Which game would you like to see come back?

In my opinion, I feel like Jak and Daxter should come back. I really like Naughty Dog’s games and after hearing Crash Bandicoot coming back for this year, I was hyped. It stinks even after years, they are still making Ratchet and Clank games but Jack and Daxter games.

Nominations (I am just going to list only 5)

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The Anikatsuki: https://theanikatsuki.wordpress.com/

Mahddboy: https://mahddyboy.wordpress.com/

Archi-Anime: https://heyitszel.wordpress.com/

Final Fantasy XV game review

After a decade of waiting, the long awaited Final Fantasy game Final Fantasy XV (previously called Final Fantasy Versus XIII) is finally released. With many promotional videos, anime, movie and apps and delays, Final Fantasy XV brings the fun and enjoyment for those who have waited for a long time. In this review, I will be discussing the gameplay, story and value and let you know if this game is worth buying. I won’t be spoiling the story here so don’t worry. Final Fantasy XV is owned by Square Enix and the game is available for PS4 and Xbox One.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition unboxing review

Better than never I always say. This is another unboxing posts and it will be super short. This post will be covering the limited edition version to the recent Square Enix game Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Limited Edition. This game came out on January 24 but since I preordered online, I got this game on Saturday, January 28th. People ordered the Limited Edition receives the game in different cover box and an exclusive Disney Pin.

On the cover of the box, the cover is displayed with the game’s title along with simple patterns and symbols. The game also includes the actual hard case of the standard game with the characters on it. Unlike my Deluxe Edition to the Final Fantasy XV game, the box was cardboard or one of those plastic boxes; it has some bends and it was not a steelbook case. The pin was pretty to cool have. It was very small and it was my first pin I ever got.

Overall

The Limited Edition pretty cool to have especially if you are a Disney fanatic. If you are pin lover, this is a must have and if you want to own a second pin to the previous one if you preoredered Kingdom Hearts HD. 2.5 Remix. If you are not much pin fan, you are better off just buying the standard game. Getting this edition doesn’t come with any dlcs not even an artbook like 1.5. If you want this game, you better off with the standard.

Square Enix news: Dissidia Arcade Story Mode! FFXV DLC Suits Delayed?!

Dissidia

If you played the Dissidia games like myself on the PSP, you may have been following the news from Japan that there is an arcade game of the recent Dissidia game, Dissidia Final Fantasy, only exclusive in Japan. There are no newsin regards if it will be released through out the world but recent news states a console version is being made and unlike the arcade version, the console will have a story mode. Rumor has it that if the game reaches hgh demands and gets popular, this game could become an addition as an eSport!

To those who don’t know Dissidia, Dissidia Final Fantasy is a fighting game spinoff featuring fan favorite Final Fantasy characters. Players can play as the good and bad guys and duke it out in memorable worlds. In the past, Dissidia first started off in the PSP and later got a sequel.

Final Fantasy XV DLC

If you remembered the past news, it was confirmed that Final Fantasy XV will be releasing a dlc costume pack for Noctis and his friends called the Magitek Exosuits. However, recent news states that the suits dlc will be delayed and with a unconfirmed release date. The staff will modify and edit the costumes. Reason being is because it resembles the upcoming Sentai movie Power Rangers (movie comes out in March 24 in USA. July 15 in Japan).

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However, the upcoming Booster Pack will be released on February 21 but without the DLC costumes.

Special Final Fantasy News

This year marks the 30 years of Final Fantasy. Today, I collected a lot of news regarding to Final Fantasy!

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Besides the 30th anniversary to the Final Fantasy franchise, this year on January 31 marks 20 years of Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix unveiled a key image displaying the images of the protagonist Cloud and the antagonist Sephiroth in the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake. Tetsuya Nomura, well-known for making FF games and Kingdom Hearts, will be working on the game for PS4. The game date is unknown but it will be for PS4 and in multiple game series.

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Square Enix also revealed that the mobile smart phone game Mobius Final Fantasy will be added to PC/steam. Here is what will the game will include according to Anime News Network:

“Project leader Naoki Hamaguchi noted that the PC version will not have compressed assets, so the 3D models will have a higher resolution. The game will also support up to 4K resolution and higher framerates up to 120fps. Players can sync their account between the game’s mobile and PC versions to play and continue progress on either version.”

A collaboration is planned to be added with game where players team up with Cloud and fight Shinra and the Mako Reactors.

Here is what the game is about:

“Created by an all-star development team including producer Yoshinori Kitase and writer Kazushige Nojima – known for their work on the acclaimed FINAL FANTASY VII and upcoming FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY is the story of a man who wakes up in a world called Palamecia with no memory of his past. There, he finds himself tasked with bringing hope to the world by unraveling a mysterious prophecy around the legendary warrior of light.”

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As an added bonus to Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix other title Kingdom Hearts paid tribute to the popular game. On the Twitter account, the Kingdom Hearts Twitter posted up a picture of Sora posing like Cloud in front of Yen Sid’s castle. The image pays a homage and reference to the 1997 Playstation 1 cover of Final Fantasy VII.

Final Fantasy XV

If you enjoyed the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, get ready for more Final Fantasy XV goodies!

Announced today, Square Enix announced that they will be releasing Noctis’s friend Gladiolus’ episode DLC. In this DLC, players play as Noctis friend and bodyguard Gladiolus (or Gladio) and go through his adventure and team up with Cor. Cor is an ally to Final Fantasy XV but his appearnace was hidden throughout the game. In this DLC, players will learn more from the expanded story and even encounter the enemy Gilgamesh. Gladiolus Episode is expected to be released on March 28th.

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Another episode is expected to be released but not until June 2017. Players will be able to play as the blond hair shooter Prompto. There is not much about his episode but it will be available this June.

On February 21, another DLC is expected to be released but it’s not an episode. The DLC pack is called the “Booster Pack” or “Booster Pack+”. Just like the Festive Pack, this new DLC will have both a paid and free version. The pack includes a “Power Ranger” like suit called the Magitek Exosuits. These suits will make players stronger, invincible and increase fishing skills but only for a little bit.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Last but not least, Square Enix released details on the upcoming remastered game Final Fantasy XII but it will be under the name Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. The release dates on are here on the image:

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The game is a international remake of Final Fantasy XII with additional features and upgrades. The upgrades include updated backgrounds, character models, and font, as well as movie scenes. The game will also feature both English and Japanese audio tracks, will have 7.1ch surround sound, and will feature the original soundtrack and updated tracks. Players can switch between the two soundtracks in the game’s settings. Additionally, the new game will shorten loading times, add an auto-save function, and improve the high-speed mode. The agme will also include the exclusive Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System game. According to ANN, it will  have a new job system that featured 12 License Boards (instead of one in the original game) representing 12 different jobs. The game also featured a new trial mode, and a new game plus feature, among other upgrades and changes.

That’s all the for the Final Fantasy news!