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Preorders Open for Mercy Nendoroid

Good Smile Company has begun accepting preorders for its new Mercy Nendoroid (Overwatch)! Mercy is now the third Nendoroid in the company’s Overwatch line.

“Heroes never die.”
“From the globally popular multiplayer first-person shooter, Overwatch®, comes the third Nendoroid figure from the series – Mercy! She comes complete with three face plates including her standard gentle expression, a smiling expression as well as a tougher expression more suited to combat scenes.

The Nendoroid is fully articulated, including movable wings which allow for all sorts of poses ranging from dynamic action poses to more relaxed poses. The wings make use of translucent parts to faithfully capture Mercy’s in-game appearance, and the wings can also be removed to display her in poses similar to her emotes and victory poses from the game.

Her staff comes with interchangeable parts allowing you to switch between the closed and opened tip, and effect parts are also included to display her healing other characters! Be sure to display her with the previously announced heroes in the Overwatch® Nendoroid series!”

This Nendoroid is approximately 100mm tall (about 3.9 inches) and is priced at 4,900 yen (roughly $43.20) including tax. You can preorder her through the Good Smile Company Online Shop (until August 24) or through the Blizzard store for $49.99. Expect more Good Smile Company x Overwatch products in the near future!

You can find more pictures after the break!

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Cover Art for “Persona 5” Character Anthology Book Revealed

Persona 5‘s upcoming character anthology book has revealed its cover art along with some of the included guest illustrations!

“The writers of the extremely beloved game Persona 5 have gathered again for the Persona 5 Character Anthology! It features in-depth descriptions and new illustrations of all members of the Phantom Thieves, an illustration gallery of the games’ minor characters, 4 frame manga,comics, and much more. This unconventional anthology also includes tons of extra info on the charismatic P5 characters.”

This 160-page anthology will be officially released on July 31, 2017. The book is priced at 1,490 yen (roughly $13.08) before tax and is available through Play-Asia for international purchases at $16.99 before tax and shipping.

You can find the full cover art and additional illustrations after the break!

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“Splatoon 2” Direct Reveals Game Updates, Features, and New Band “Off The Hook”

Nintendo aired their Splatoon 2 Direct earlier today and went in-depth on all sorts of fun features and updates this game will have. Some highlights include:

  • the ability to speed through Sheldon’s weapon descriptions
  • updates to main weapons, sub weapons, special weapons, and gear abilities
  • changes to the ranked battle system (players will receive a ranking for each game mode instead of a single overall rank)
  • SplatNet 2, a service available through the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app that provides schedules, game stats, communication, and more
  • new shop owners and venues to explore
  • the Squid Sister’s musical replacements: “Off The Hook”, a singing duo comprised of Marina (on the right) and Pearl (on the left)
  • and the Splatfest World Premiere on 7/15 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm PT. All Switch owners can download the Splatoon 2 demo and participate.

Splatoon 2 will be released to the Nintendo Switch on July 21.

You can check out the full Direct after the break!

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Horse Girl Game “Uma Musume” Gets Anime and Game PVs

Cygames has released promotional videos for its upcoming game, Uma Musume: Pretty Derby, along with its anime adaptation!

The game is a combination of idol training and horse racing with anthropomorphic horse girl idols. What more could you want? Cygames, TOHO animation, and Lantis will be collaborating on the anime project, with P.A. Works producing the animation.

Uma Musume: Pretty Derby will receive both its game and television anime sometime in 2018.

Check out both videos after the break!

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“Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls” is Now Available on Steam

The third game in the Danganronpa series, and also the first spinoff, has been released to Steam!

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is a third-person shooter from the perspective of Komaru Naegi. Travel through the city with Toko Fukawa while solving riddles and puzzles, trying out different types of ammo, and surviving against the endless hordes of Monokumas.

“Komaru Naegi, little sister to Makoto Naegi, has been imprisoned inside a mysterious apartment for over a year. One day, she is rescued by Byakuya Togami of Future Foundation, but the rescue is derailed by a sudden attack of hundreds of Monokumas. Komaru soon discovers that the city has been taken over by a group of children calling themselves the Warriors of Hope. Their leader, Monaca, declares that the city will be the site of a “children’s paradise,” and to accomplish this, all the adults will be exterminated. Komaru teams up with Toko Fukawa to try to survive the rampaging Monokumas, escape the crafty Monokuma Kids, and uncover the secrets of the city.”

The game is available with both Japanese and English audio and can be purchased from the Steam store for $29.99. It can also be purchased in the Absolute Despair Collection bundle, along with the first two Danganronpa games, for a total of $80.87. This bundle usually features a 10% discount, but thanks to the Steam Summer Sale, the bundle of three games can be purchased for only $53.97 until July 5.

The trailers and screenshots are below the cut!

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Preorders Open for Tracer Figma

Good Smile Company and Blizzard have opened preorders for their new Tracer (Overwatch) figma!

“Look out, world! figma Tracer’s here.”
“From the globally popular multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch® comes a figma of Tracer!

  • The smooth yet posable figma joints allow you to act out a variety of different scenes.
  • A flexible plastic is used in specific areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
  • Tracer comes with three face plates, including a smiling face, an excited expression, and a serious, confident expression.
  • Optional parts include her trusty Pulse Pistols as well as a Pulse Bomb to display her using her ultimate ability.
  • Also included is an articulated figma stand to facilitate various exciting poses.”

This figma is approximately 140mm tall (about 5.5 inches) and is priced at 6,800 yen (roughly $61.62) including tax. You can preorder her through the Good Smile Company Online Shop until July 27, or the Blizzard store for $70.00. She will be officially released in December 2017. Expect more Good Smile Company x Overwatch products soon!

You can find more pictures after the break!

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Humble Sekai Project Bundle Available

Over fifteen video games by Sekai Project are available in a new Humble Bundle, available for 12 days. Sekai Project is known for their visual novels such as NEKOPARA and Rabi-Rabi, as well as older games such as Clannad. This Humble Bundle features both old and new releases, such as NEKOPARA Vol. 0, Vol. 1, and Vol. 2fault – milestone one and fault – milestone two side:above; and many others. Head on over to this Humble Bundle and get your games!

Nintendo Announces “Pokken Tournament DX”, “Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon”, and Virtual Console Releases of “Pokemon Gold and Silver”

Nintendo scheduled a very short Pokemon Direct earlier this morning. Announcements were made regarding Pokken Tournament DX (pronounced “Deluxe”), Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon, and Pokemon Gold Version and Pokemon Silver Version.

Pokken Tournament DX will be launching on the Nintendo Switch on September 22, 2017. This Nintendo Switch version will include the original 16 playable Pokemon from the WiiU version, as well as Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk, and Decidueye. Pokken Tournament DX will feature 3v3 team battles, online ranked matches, and friend-only group matches.

“Pokken Tournament DX takes full advantage of the variety of gameplay modes made possible by Nintendo Switch. You can, of course, connect your console to a TV to enjoy dynamic Pokemon battles on a larger screen or, if you want, you can play in tabletop mode. Share one of your joy-con with another player and dive into a match anytime anywhere.”

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon will be having a simultaneous global release to 3DS systems on November 17, 2017. The games will feature an alternate story that takes place in the world of Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, as well as Pokemon that did not appear in the original versions.

The Direct’s final announcement was the release of Pokemon Gold Ver. and Pokemon Silver Ver. to the 3DS virtual console service. These games will be compatible with the Pokemon Bank and will officially launch on September 22, 2017.

In case you missed it, you can check out the full direct after the break!

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“Indivisible” is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Lab Zero’s newest upcoming title, Indivisible, will be available to play on the Nintendo Switch! An announcement trailer showing off the game’s new characters and improved look was released a few hours ago.

“Indivisible is a new RPG/platformer IP, starring Ajna (AHZH-na), a girl who sets out on a globe-spanning journey to discover the truth behind her mysterious powers. On her quest she’ll be joined by a variety of unique heroes and gain new abilities to traverse the environments and defeat the enemies they’ll encounter along the way.

Indivisible is inspired by classic platformers and RPGs, but with the unique characters and gameplay depth Lab Zero is known for.

In addition to a fresh spin on RPG gameplay, Indivisible features a deep storyline inspired by southeast Asian and other world mythologies, Lab Zero’s trademark feature-quality 2D hand-drawn animation, a lush soundtrack from legendary Secret of Mana composer Hiroki Kikuta, and an opening animation by popular anime studio TRIGGER.”

Indivisible was fully funded through Lab Zero’s IndieGogo campaign back in December 2015. The free prototype is available to try and the company is currently accepting game preorders that come with exclusive pre-release bonuses. Indivisible is expected to be released sometime in 2018 and will be available to play on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in addition to the Nintendo Switch.

The Backerkit survey has been updated so Backers who wish to receive the game for their Nintendo Switch will be able to check that option and receive it at launch. Backers can find more information right here.

You can watch the announcement trailer after the break!

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