Stan Lee decided last year that he wanted to put together a convention celebrating the things he loves most – Comics, art, and assorted things fantasy related. You hear about that, and you go, “Sure, I could see that. Stan Lee is awesome, and who wouldn’t want to go see what sorts of things he’d be able to put together over a three day weekend.”
Then, you remember that Stan Lee knows basically any and everyone that you might want to see in these genres, and because of that, his reach is nearly limitless, and you go, “Oh, wow. No really, this could really turn into something huge…”
And then, you find out that the guys from Animeism.org will be there… I know, we can hardly stand it, either.
It’s going to be one for the books, folks.
Guests include “Weird Al” Yankovic, LaVar Burton, Alyssa Milano, Edward James Olmos… pants. Filling with poop. And then, there’s Elvira, Mistress of the Darkness – Probably one of the coolest features, if you ask me. I know, you didn’t. I’m telling you anyways.
That’s just from last year’s outing. This year, well, you can figure out how things will work.
Tickets are only $25 for a one day pass.
Been thinking about grabbing a Vita, but you’re not into the portable gaming idea? Well good news. Sony’s heeded your calls, and you shall be rewarded. The Playstation Vita TV console is set to release in Japan November 14, and should deliver a pretty solid experience.
The system has a Vita card slot and a slot for memory cards, so you can still play downloaded games from the OG Playstation, PSP games, and of course, the Vita library. The PS Vita TV console will also be able to remote play PS4 games, and supports two DualShock 3 controllers.
Other things to look out for include: mulitplayer, standby mode, a web browser, email, voice and chat (read: new way to talk trash on PSN), and apps like Hulu and the like.
Price points will be about $100 for the the stand alone, or about $143 for a bundle that hits you with a DualShock3 controller and an 8GB memory card.
Enjoy kids! Or, you know, wait until it hits the North American market. Whichever.
We’re pro-choice over here.
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers will feature a downloadable Gold Saint Aries Shion bonus character, for the Japanese release coming up this October. You can check this bloke out below.
Brave Soldiers will feature more than 50 usable characters that you can customize to your heart’s content, and online play. The plot will follow the Sanctuary, Poseidon, and Hades arcs and is set to drop October 17 in Japan. Gamers can find it on the PSN Playstation 3 network on November 26 for the North American market.
The October release will offer a Pegasus box, which will include the game, a Pegasus Seiya figure sporting the classic Pegasus cloth costume, and a code unlocking the corresponding costume in the game. The box is priced at ¥13,480 ($135).
This release should be a good one. Tell all of your friends. Or, you could just be a little greedy guy and keep all the fun for yourself. We don’t judge here at Animeism. It’s just that kind of party.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is now available in North America and Latin America. Check out the trailer below:
The Americas tend to get things a little bit late in comparison to the Asian and European releases, but this one should be worth the idle thumb twiddling. You can download it on the playstation network for $49.99, or kop the hardcopy if that’s your bag.
That’s right kiddies, go HAM on the high seas. Pirate king is no small feat, after all.
Pokemon’s official twitter account just released two cast members for their Pokemon: The Origin special. Naruto voice actor Junko Takeuchi (Naruto) will be playing the main character, Red.
Katauji Mori will be playing Professor Oak
Most Dragon Ball Z fans are aware that there is a new movie coming out. Most Dragon Ball Z fans are aware that there is a powerful, feral Pharaoh feline super villain with super powers rivaling the Gods. Have you stopped to think how Goku will defeat this monstrosity of pure evil? Goku reaches the ultimate Saiyan level—the legend of legends. A power that even Broly, the legendary Super Saiyan, cannot fathom. A power that the Supreme Kais cannot fathom. A power that I am having a hard time even imagining as I am writing this article. Goku transforms into Super Saiyan God Goku, the convergence of the legendary powers of the Saiyan race into a being with powers rivaling the Gods. He is a God.
Killer Instinct is coming at you with a new group of characters to unlock – the lastest being Sadira. Sadira, according to sources, is the first female character to be released on this platform, and the first original character to this platform.
Expect eight characters to be released in total. Each can be purchased for $5, aside from Jago who will be free of charge, or you can swing the whole lot for $20. Six will be included upon the game’s release. The next tier (Ultra Edition) comes in at $40, and will give you all eight characters, an accessory pack or two, costumes, and an arcade version of the original Killer Instinct.
Almost makes me want to dig out my 64 bits of fun, and whip some tail.
Anime Fest 2013 hits Dallas this weekend, August 30-September 2!
If you’ve been wondering how the anime community in Dallas gets down, then I suggest beelining straight for the Sheraton Dallas Hotel as early on Friday as humanly possible. Or whenever’s most responsible. Make the logical choice. I can’t set you up for the fall.
Admission is $50 for the weekend, $30 for Friday only, $35 for Saturday or Sunday only, and $25 for Monday only.
Check out some shots from Anime Fest -2012:
Seems like a good way to spend a holiday weekend. Cheers and beers! or Juice boxes…
You can find out more about this years Anime Fest at animefest.org!