Dreadfully awesome Metroid sigma coming soon
Goodsmile Company has officially unveiled some new factory prototype teaser images for their upcoming figurines based on Metroid Dread!
First off, the company shared a look at a colored version of the recently announced Samus Aran: DREAD ver. figure. In the image you can see Samus’ suit represented in a beautlful mold that really pops with the vibrant colors of her suit
Following the Samus figure, Goodsmile also shared an early-in-production look at the prototype for its E.M.M.I. figma, also upcoming. The image shows the unit in its ‘damaged’ state, similar to its in game appearance.
If these production images are anything to go off of, we feel its safe to say that the final products are going to turn out great! It is worth noting that while there are listings available to browse on the Goodsmile official website, at the time of writing, no release dates have been given for either of these figures just yet.
Are you going to be picking up these figures when they fully release? Let us know in the comments!
As reported on earlier this week, one of the shareholders during Nintendo’s 82nd annual General Meeting of Shareholders asked the company about their plans for F-Zero and if there were any remakes or new entries planned for the franchise. However, thanks to a recent report from Business Insider, we have some more info about the individual who brought this question to the Big N in the first place. Operating under the Twitter username @momiji_manjyuu, he tells Business Insider that he is a “die-hard Nintendo fan…I have been playing Nintendo games since I was a child,” Momiji told Insider. “Among them, I can’t get enough of that sense of speed of ‘F-Zero.’
Which brings us to present day where in his interview Momiji tells Business Insider that he “bought about “100 shares at 56,430 yen per share (over $400 per share) in February after selling his stock in another company.”
The user goes on to say that while his investment into the company got him a spot at the shareholders meeting, it wasn’t guaranteed that he would get to ask a question but the fact that he did was just a “bonus”.
We cannot tell you if there are any plans for future remakes of any specific game…But, during development, we are always thinking about various possibilities that players can enjoy.
While Nintendo’s response to his question was pretty muted, it still leaves us with a bit of hope that we’ll see the franchise return someday. As for Momiji, while an answer like that might not be what most consider worth $43,000….he still has the stock at the end of the day and that’s gotta be worth something!
Available until the 19th!
As we reported on recently, a Shiny Clefairy is coming to Pokémon Sword/Shield owners in honor of the Pokémon Championships Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Phillipines.
The Clefairy is based on the one used by the winner of the 2021 Pokémon Asia Players Cup, Jirawiwat Thitasiri and has the moves Protect, Helping Hand, Follow Me and Icy Wind. This Clefairy is Level 50 with the item Eviolite, and the code to unlock it is: APC2021CHAMP
Just like prior campaigns, this code is only valid from June 18th - 19th so be sure to hop into the game now and grab this exclusive Pokémon while you can!
Cheers to the future!
Summer Games Fest season is at full peak and the news keeps on rolling in, this time relating to the much-anticipated Cuphead DLC: ‘Delicious Last Course’. In a new interview, Game Informer’s Alex Stadnik talks with Maja Moldenhauer (studio director at Studio MDHR) to talk about the upcoming DLC and asks some of the burning questions fans may have about the expansion. If you’d like to see the interview in full, we’ve attached the video below.
The full interview provides some interesting insight into just how much love the team has poured into ‘Delicious Last Course’. One of the more prominent notes Maja brings up is how unique the DLC’s new character, Ms. Chalice is compared to her co-stars Cuphead and Mugman due in part to her individual moves and abilities. Maja also goes on to talk about the recording process of the music for the DLC, noting that the sessions called for nearly double the orchestra size of the original score, bringing the total count of musicians to about 110!
The interview then finishes off with Maja touching a bit on the future of Studio MDHR beyond ‘Cuphead’ to which her response was..
“We are not going anywhere. We are big fans of 2D animation, I can say that. So, you’ll see more of that and many more things out of the studio”
All in all it seems that Maja and the entire team really believe in what they’ve done with ‘Delicious Last Course’ and look forward to fans’ reception once the expansion goes live, which won’t be too much longer from now as the DLC is expected to arrive on June 30th!
Ilex Forest's new leafy treat!
Pokémon fans & foodies rejoice! The Pokémon Company has just announced a new dish, soon to be available in its official line of Pokémon Café restaurants! Starting June 18th, guests will be able to order this new dish which features Pikachu (made of Gratin), meeting Celebi with a nice backdrop of Ilex Forest (made of various leafy greens) to boot! This new dish coincides with the new merchandise line, also launching soon at Pokémon Center stores around the country. Images of this new collection can be seen below:
Gotta store 'em all!
When Pokémon Home was announced back in 2019, many fans were ecstatic at the idea of storing their collection of Pokémon in the cloud service, that was advertised to be updated with support for most all Pokémon games going forward. The problem is that it’s now about 5 months since the launch of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and fans are still eagerly awaiting Game Freak to update the app with support for the new games, Pokémon Legends: Arceus included. It seems as though they won’t have to wait much longer, thankfully, as a new tip from supposed insider @SamusHunter2 suggests that new about the app being updated for the new games may be coming soon.
As it stands now, there has been no official announcement from Game Freak regarding these updates, and as such, it’s best to take these rumors with a grain of salt. What we do know for a fact is that HOME support is indeed coming to these games in 2022, but we don’t have a specific date. Let’s hope we get the answer to that in the very near future.
More than a mouthful of hidden gems!
Kirby and the Forgotten Land only just came out today and we are already seeing players discover hidden details and Easter Eggs scattered across the game. One of these hidden gems in particular comes as soon as the first level, and it’s one you might easily miss if you’re not listening for it. The video posted below showcases how the birds singing in the background of the game’s first stage are actually singing to the tune of the game’s main theme, give it a listen!
It seems as though the folks over at HAL Laboratory really put lots of love into crafting some of the environments for this game! We’re sure there’s even more cool stuff hidden in this game that’s just waiting to be discovered. What has been your favorite Kirby and the Forgotten Land Easter Egg so far?
Get a Mouthful of this!
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is making its way into the hands of many around the world today, and there was no shortage of celebration at Nintendo NY this morning! In a video posted by KirbyGCN17, we can get a good look at some of the demo stations, photo ops, and swag that was available!
You can watch the full video linked above, and we highly recommend you do as this very well might be the cutest launch event Nintendo has ever hosted!
Freedom Planet fans rejoice!
Developer Galaxy Trailer has shared via their Twitter page that the game is now set for release on September 13th, 2022! While the game was initially set to launch in the spring, the team states in their Twitter post that the game has been pushed back a few months due to the game’s lead developer, Sabrina, suffering from a hand injury. Get well soon, Sabrina!
They go on to mention that there were also some “unforeseen circumstances” that played a role in the delay as well. In any case, it seems the core game is now complete and the developers will be sharing more frequent updates as the September release date grows closer. You can catch the full statement from the developers below.
Overwatch 2 is on the way...finally!
Yes, it’s true! Overwatch 2 is finally making its way into the hands of the public on April 26th! This was among the many topics covered during today’s big developer live stream for the game, hosted over on the Overwatch Twitch Channel. While most of today’s stream focused on the current closed alpha and how its shaping up amongst devs and pro players, there were a few more interesting details shared today that we’ll be going over in our recap!
Doomfist is a Tank now
It’s been rumored, reported on, even leaked by the Overwatch League themselves, and as of today it’s official: Doomfist is a Tank now! While the Overwatch team states they want to save the full details of his rework for a later date, they did mention during today’s live stream that Doomfist has been slowed down a bit for this rework. They also mention that he still is highly mobile and “has a leap similar to Winston’s.”
Closed Alpha Feedback
As we mentioned before, there is currently an ongoing closed alpha test that’s available to Overwatch devs and pro players. Based on today’s discussion, it seems as though the Overwatch team has been keeping their finger to the pulse and monitoring feedback from its current player-base very closely before the open beta launches next month. One of the more interesting points was concerning Overwatch 2’s premiere new hero, Sojourn. It seems that some of the Overwatch League Players currently participating in the alpha were very quick to point out that she is very overpowered in her current state, with most players pointing out the strength of her burst damage from her railgun. It was noted that while the dev team felt she was strong already, hearing this was enough to bring her back on to the balance team’s radar for future updates. Speaking overall, the dev team stated that feedback from the alpha has been very positive so far, even for the new 5v5 format. It was mentioned that the pace of the new game has increased, but it’s not “crazy fast”. It’s far less common for teamfights to be stuck at choke points and there seems to be more space to move around the new maps.
Among some of the changes talked about during today’s stream, the game’s new ping system was also brought up. This new ping system will allow players to ping things around the map such as heroes and different parts of the map. The new system is also context sensitive and will allow players to provide context to the callouts they can make. Enemy players can be pinged as well, and while it’s not possible to ping them from behind a wall, it is possible to do so should they be revealed by sight-granting abilities like Widowmaker’s ultimate or Hanzo’s Sonic Arrow.
Closed Beta Date & Eligibility
As far as when the public can get their hands on Overwatch 2, players can currently sign up for beta access on the Overwatch website. This page (updated following today’s broadcast), now includes a small FAQ at the bottom of the page as well, including notes about future console betas & this blurb about beta eligibility
Beta testers are chosen based on a variety of factors, including (but not limited to) your Battle.net region, when you signed up, and your computer hardware specifications. We are also inviting select journalists and community contributors from around the world.
aaand that’s the short of it! Overwatch 2 still has a long way to go before its final release, but after months of waiting players can finally rejoice in the new updates shared today, and won’t have to wait long to start playing the early stages of the game for themselves once the first Open Beta test goes live on April 26th.