Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Like Steampunk? Like zombies? You’re going to like Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, a steampunk zombie slashing anime series. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress boats an A+ production team that brought you Attack on Titan. On board for the project is Attack on Titan director Tetsuro Araki, animation director Kyoji Asano, script writer Hiroshi Seko, and composer Hiroyuki Swano. We’re digging the art style, it really brings you back to the gritty late 80’s and early 90’s animation style. Below is the PV for Kabaneri, and does it sound familiar? EGOIST is providing their hauntingly beautiful musics for the opening sequence. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is set for the next spring season of anime, look forward to it!
Batman Telltale Game Details
To say we’re excited about Batman getting a Telltale game is a bit of an understatement, and to get some of the first details about the game is only throwing fuel onto the fire. Telltale has come out and said that their game will be a stand alone title, and that it will not have any ties to any existing Batman game, comic, or movie. Below is snip-it from the developer’s blog post:
“Each night, Bruce Wayne chooses to change Gotham for the better. The team wants to explore what the consequences are of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman with consequences for both sides.”
So far, Telltale is keeping it’s villain roster under a tight Arkham lock and key; however, they did let it be known that they have some new engine upgrades for this new installment to the Telltale studio. Keeping our fingers crossed for more story branches and alternate story lines with this new Telltale!
Funimation Schedules “The Empire of Corpses” Screenings in North America
Funimation loves doing special screenings, and their next anime to hit the silver screens in the State is “The Empire of Corpses.” In an alternate history, 19th century London has been revolutionized by a new technology called “corpse reanimation technology.” Basically, mankind has managed to manufacture the living dead and make them into a labor force. Dealing with the loss of a friend, John Watson is obsessed with replicating Victor Frankenstein’s- the originator of the corpse reanimation technology- works, in hopes to bring his friend back to realm of the living. Watson is sent on a sprawling, horror adventure, searching for Frankenstein’s notes on how to to make the dead living once more.
Funimation is slating showings for The Empire of Corpses April 19th and 20th in select theaters. Check out the trailer below, courtesy of Funimation.
Pokemon GO! Footage
The hype around Pokemon GO! is pretty outrageous. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a pokemon trainer? Pokemon GO! makes those dreams a reality as you take steps in the real work and stumble across your Pokemon friends via an app. If you dont know what Pokemon GO! is you need to get out from that rock you’re living under. But don’t worry rock dweller and Pokemon enthusiast alike! We got you covered! Check out the latest Pokemon Go! game play footage below from a SXSW Gaming Panel. Major proper to Eric F for uploading the Pokemon gold mine.
Natsume Yujin-cho- Natsume’s Book of Friends Returns for a Fifth Season
There are no brakes on the feel train! Natsume’s Book of Friends is coming out of its four year retirement for a fifth season, slated for fall 2016. Also, volume 20 of the manga is out this April (In Japan, we need to wait in America)
91 Days Trailer
Its been a while since a good horror anime has hit the scene, and I have feeling that 91 Days will draw a fan base. Like horror? Suspense? Gritty crime? REVENGE?! 91 Days is going to fit the bill! Set om prohibition era, with a heavy mafia influence, the story centers around Avilio who start down the dark path of revenge. The driving force behind his revenge? Avilio’s entire family was murdered, and he’s out for some street justice. Trailer down before for some sneak peaks! We are totally loving the art style, as its the same production company that brought you Death Parade. 91 Days is scheduled for July 2016.
Video credit: SHOCHIKUch
Wii-U Still in Production.
Dont believe the rumors! The Wii-U will STILL be in production for the remains of 2016.
“Nintendo followed up with Japanese website IT Media (via Kotaku), with a spokesperson saying, “This isn’t an announcement from our company… from the next quarter and thereafter as well, [Wii U] production is scheduled to continue.”
Just keep in mind, the NX console is scheduled for some time soon!
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness- Story Trailer
The fifth installment of the Star Ocean franchise is scheduled to hit State side summer 2016 for the Playstation 4. Lots of grame footage is avliable to oogle at, but Square Enix hasnt said too much about the plot for the latest installment. Well, they released a story trailer! Grant it, the trailer doesnt tell you much, just gives you a jist of what to expect, but we’re liking what we see. A long, grindy, JRPG with a huge cast of characters to play with. Story trailer below, credit to the almighty Square Enix. Also, check out the link below to Crunchyroll’s article on the game, you’ll get a ton of character insides and this fantastic Star Log that talks about Integrity and Faithlessness in depth!
Battleborn’s official street date is May 3rd, but the Beta has to happen first. Battleborn beta will be avliable on the Playstation 4 starting on April 8th, follow by the PC and Xbox One on April 13th. So if you have a PS4, you get about a week extra of beta time! But, all platforms can have the beta pre-loaded on their rig starting on April 6th. Beta will include two episode themed story mode missions, two competitive multiplayer modes- Meltdown and Incursion. The full roster (25) of Battleborn heroes will be available during the beta, along with the progression system, and of course loot and gear. HOWEVER (and its a huge however) whatever progression you make during the beta will NOT be carried over into official launch.
Caught up? What do you think of the week’s news, or is there something else from the week that we need to know about? Let us know in the comments!