First of all, it’s always a huge win for anime when there’s a Hollywood live-action adaptation. Second, Scarlett Johannson is an incredible woman lead in action and sci-fi films. Third, Ghost in the Shell is one of the most revered anime of all time. Conclusion? Watch the trailer.
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.
Came across this Japanese horse racing game that I simply could not avoid putting online. Funny guys, Hightower and AxialMatt, take a look at a 100% accurate recreation of horse racing in Japan.
This has anime humor written all over it:
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.
Dragonar Academy is set to release an anime based on the light novel and manga already available.
Shiki Mizuchi and Kohada Shimesaba have crafted a story about a young man attending a dragon taming academy – his dragon, as it turns out, hatches into a beautiful young woman.
If you’re interested in reading the manga in the meantime, check out it out at Manga Here.
As you may or may not know, I’m a sucker for a good promotional website. And there’s no exception for Attack on Titan’s newly announced installment for Nintendo 3DS. There’s not much information confirmed yet, and as we covered earlier in the month – there are a lot of games in the development pipeline for AoT – major and indie.