Saturday, March 6, 2021

#ToonsNEWS Space Jam 2: A New Legacy

Come on and JAM! To the first official screenshots of Space Jam 2!

First up the official synopsis, which show a, err, radically different take on Space Jam as a concept.

Playing a heightened version of himself, James struggles to relate to [Cedric] Joe’s Dom [LeBron’s son], who's much more interested in creating games than playing them. When Dom’s tech skills draw the attention of a CGI humanoid named Al G Rhythm (Don Cheadle), the father-son duo get sucked into the Warner 3000 entertainment ‘Server-verse,’ with the A.I. kidnapping Dom in the hopes of stealing some of the King's followers (IRL he has about 80 million on Instagram). Cheadle doesn’t consider Al G a bad guy (what bad guy does?), but rather ‘an A.I. with a chip on his shoulder.’

A..alright..?

So I guess it's not "SPACE jam" anymore, and more like "CYBERSPACE Jam". Also, this seems to be more of a Warner Bros take on Wreck-it-Ralph with a redo of Ready Player One.

Anyways, place for the first pics:







 

Don't worry. The characters will be 2D in their universe, as you can see from the following leaked pics of Lebron in the toons world, but they will become CGi in the virtual world where they end up playing basketball, for some reason.




Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

#GamingNEWS NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 - Official Opening Movie

 The intro!!  The intro!!  The intro!!  The intro!! 


Color me: HYPED.

(For a more nuanced commentary: Not entirely sold on Kaine's reimagined face... But I can't wait to go back to Nier 1. Although I would have prefered a brand new original title to be honest.. 

Also, I was expecting the theme for the Shadowlord theme to play for the opening...)

#NintendoNEWS Return to the Sinnoh region + A familiar region. A new story.

 So after a disappointing Nintendo Direct and a disappointing Playstation State of Play, GameFreaks and The Pokémon Company came with banger announcements. And I might not even be into Pokémon personally, only having played Red back in the old GB days, I gotta admit this is how you show new stuff and launch kickass announcement trailers.

Get the latest from the Lental region! #NewPokemonSnap​

First up, is some more news/look into the New Pokemon Snap​. I gotta say, I like the look of this smaller-scale simple non-violent take on a rail shooter game. The original N64 was pretty good, for a more chill experience.

Then the announcement of the usual remake/update games, this time it's the turn of Diamond and Pearl to get the "Link's Awakening" treatment.

Return to the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl!:

And finally a brand new game - already! Not that long after Sword and Shield, and in fact it will be coming along right after the Pearl and Diamond remakes.

Pokémon Legends Arceus: A familiar region. A new story.

Wow! It's sort of an actual improvement/reimagining of the formula, like fans had been asking for ages! It seems to take some cues from Zelda Breath of the Wild (and Bowser's Fury), with a proper sandbox world to explore and a more free system to roam around the world. So more emphasis on capturing wild Pokémon rather than cups and championships and facing enemies with Pokémons.

It actually does look... interesting. I like how this one seems to take after classic Japan imagery, after the American/French/Britain-inspired games.

Friday, February 26, 2021

#FFnews So I heard you like Final Fantasy VII ....

Final Fantasy VII Remake was a huge success! So expect a ton more Final Fantasy VII -specifically.

First up going from PS4 to PS5, FF7R is getting a Yuffie DLC. I ADORE Yuffie, but I'm not too interested in getting some side-character DLC chapter. I loved FFXV and didn't bother with any of the DLC as well.

I kinda find it funny how a secret unlockable character in the original game is now treated as a DLC. I wonder if having played this DLC will be required to get her in the party in the later game (episodes)...

The game is still looking amazing, though.

 

Meanwhile mobiles will get their share of FF7 with this chibi edition, just like Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition. I guess Square will want to get some FF7 love to the Switch, eventually they're no doubt going to port this mobile game to the Switch like they did with 15 Pocket... 

It's interesting how we've come full circle. Want a remake of FF7 closer to the original, both in terms of visual (chibi characters) and RPG mechanics (no action fights, turn based)? Well, then Fantasy VII Ever Crisis is for you!

I like how this might actually remake a "Demake" update of the entire "Compilation of FF7", meaning covering even elements from Before Crisis and Dirge of Cerberus! 

Finally there's also some random battle royale game set in Midgar before the events of FFVII due for iOS and Android, but this just looks plain bad...

Square. Capcom. All the other big companies. Stop trying to cash in on the battle royale genre by mistreating your classic IPs. They will never ever get the same success as smaller-scale battle royal original games. You can't turn Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, etc. into the next Fortnite, it's never happening...

#GamingNEWS A few PlayStation State Of Play trailers

Here's a few trailers that caught my eye from Sony's PlayStation State Of Play. I'm posting the FF stuff apart from this post FYI.

Gameplay footage for the new Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach. It does look neat, I might add.

I can't wait for Oddworld: Soulstorm! Hopefully we finally get a 100% original Oddworld game afterwards...

Otherwise, nothing much. Still no real reason to upgrade to PS5, fanboy reasons aside. Never get a game system early in its life. Plus no real exclusives. The jump to PS1->2 or ->3 had bigger impact. From PS4 to 5 it's just more powerful systems, nothing new gameplay or concept wise.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

#SEGAnews - kinda - Bomb Rush Cyberfunk - Official Trailer

If Sega won't do it themselves, then it's up to the fans to give other fans what they want!

In a year of Sega, #GOSEGA for the 60th Anniversary of the legendary video game developer, I've been really enjoying all these belated news.

We got a Sonic and a Streets of Rage game made by fans. We got a Shenmue 3 made without Sega. And now we're getting some knockoffs of Sega IPs that they don't seem to want to revist themselves.

We already got not-Crazy Taxi. And now we'll be getting not-Jet Set Radio.


And better than all of that, it will even actually sound like JSR! Thanks to original composer Hideki Naganuma working on this! It's all this game really finally needed. And just like with SoR4 and Yuzo Koshiro before it, I'm glad they got him on board.

All we need is an official stamp of approval from Sega, give it the title Jet Set Radio 3 and they can add some classic JSR characters...

In the meantime we will be getting this Bomb Rush Cyberfunk on at least PC in 2022. Can't wait!!

#MarvelNEWS SPIDER-MAN 3: No Way Home Title Reveal Trailer (2021)

 Do you think we'll get Spider-man 3 long before Black Widow? Disney's realling pushing aside BW, wanting to see things go back to normal, but behind Spidey 3 there's also Sony pushing back to see the film keep its release date and be released. Be it on theater or streaming platforms... We'll see..

Anyways, the film's finally go a title thanks to this little funny reveal trailer:

That's not only or does that final effect on the logo perfectly references and alludes to a Spider-Verse situation...?

#MovieNEWS GODZILLA VS KONG Final Trailer (NEW 2021) Monster Movie HD

Man, the final trailer is DOPE! It really gets me pumped for the film! 

Can't wait!

 

Loving the colors. Really enjoying the visuals and neon lights... Still no look at the real "foe(s)" behind this Godzilla vs Kong story....!