SEGA Ages: Wonder Boy in Monster Land launching in Japan on May 30th, 2019

One for the ages

SEGA Ages: Wonder Boy in Monster Land has gotten its release date in Japan. SEGA has confirmed that the title will launch on May 30th, 2019, and is priced at 925 Yen. Info on a North American and European release date should follow soon.

Spice and Wolf VR coming to Switch, supports Nintendo Labo VR

Another reason to grab Nintendo Labo's VR Kit

In order to achieve our dreams of entering the 2nd dimension, we will be working together with the original creators of Spice and Wolf to create a VR animation. Anime will evolve from something that is “seen” to something that is “experienced”...

Kraft Lawrence is a traveling merchant who meets Holo, a beautiful woman who can transform into a wolf.
As they travel together they face many hardships, such as having to walk in the rain.
In order to avoid the sudden downpour, Holo and Lawrence take shelter in an old, abandoned water mill in the woods.
They huddle around a small fire and enjoy a slightly strange but relaxing time together.
You are able to share that time together with them.

Spice and Wolf VR is coming to Switch sometime in Summer 2019. It will support VR via the Nintendo Labo VR Kit. Official price point and release date haven't been announced.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Techland not bringing Dying Light 2 to Switch, but teases a 'surprise for Switch later this year'

In an interview with Comicbook, Techland talked about their work on Dying Light 2. Unfortunately, the game will not be coming to Switch, as the engine the game uses is not supported on Switch. That said, Techland seems to have something in the works for the platform.

"We are focusing on AAA content, but I can tell you that we might have a surprise for the Nintendo Switch later this year. I can’t tell you more."

Sounds like something we'll find out about come E3 2019. We'll keep our fingers crossed for more info then.

Thanks to Dondom95 for the heads up!

Detective Pikachu's co-writers said the Detective Pikachu theme was decided on before they got involved

Detective Pikachu it is

It's very clear that Pokemon Co. wanted to turn Detective Pikachu into a movie right from the start. In an interview with Comicbook.com, co-writer Benji Samit said Detective Pikachu as a theme was picked before they even were involved.

"When we first got involved, it was already Detective Pikachu. I think some of those conversations happened before us. Detective Pikachu is what Legendary and the Pokemon Company were in agreement of. If we're going to make a live action Pokemon movie, it needs to be different. It needs a reason to exist. We don't want to just remake movies we've already seen before.

I think they rightfully thought this weird side-game that most people were not familiar with was actually a really cool thing to see in live action. Ryme City and Pokemon and people living together is such a cinematic thing [and] that's what they wanted to do from very early on. When we first heard about it, we were like, 'Yeah, that sounds awesome!'"

Boundary Break - Team Sonic Racings Camera Hacked

See what's hiding just out of sight

Lets take the camera absolutely anywhere we want to learn more about Team Sonic Racing!

British Museum adds Pokemon exhibit featuring the artwork of Ken Sugimori

Artwork worthy of a museum

The British Museum in London has just added in an exhibit that Nintendo fans will want to check out. A new display features original Pokemon artwork from Game Freak artist Ken Sugimori. You can see the illustrations above, which are accompanied by the following blurb..

Pokemon illustrations, 1996 and 2018 by Sugimori Ken (born 1966): A small group of artists including Sugimori Ken designed the first Pokemon. These illustrations show how Pikachu has developed since his creation in 1996 (left) to 2018 (right). Others show Bulbasaur and Mew, numbers 001 and 151 of the original 151 Pokemon species. With regular new additions, there are currently over 800 collectible Pokemon.

German retailer lists Contra for Switch

It's about time!

Looks like a German retailer might have spilled the beans on an upcoming Konami game. Retailer NetGames has posted up a listing for Contra on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. The listings all share a release date of Sept. 24th, 2019. Either this listing is a complete mistake, or Konami has something interesting to reveal for E3!

Detective Pikachu brings in another $13.3 million for its third weekend

Still making bank

Detective Pikachu's third weekend in domestic theaters brought in $13.3 million, bringing the domestic gross to $116,122,622. The movie managed to take 4th place overall this weekend, beaten by Aladdin, John Wick: Chapter 3, and Avengers Endgame.

Thanks to OperationGamer17 or the heads up!

Remi Gazel, the composer for the original Rayman, has passed away

Rest in peace, Mr. Gazel

We're sad to report that Remi Gazel, the composer for the original Rayman, has passed away. Gazel unfortunately lost his years-long battle with cancer. Funeral services for Mr. Gazel will be held on May 31st, 2019.

Our hearts go out to Mr. Gazel, his family, friends, and anyone else impacted by his passing.

New line of Pokemon apparel hits Taiwan

Dress to impress

Pokemon Co. and apparel store Fandora Shop have teamed up to release a new line of Pokemon-themed clothing. The lineup includes t-shirts and hats, and as far as we know, these will remain exclusive to Taiwan. Hopefully an import retailer picks them up!