Dragon Ball’s popularity since the '80s has made it a staple in anime culture, and it’s overwhelming presence in anime stores and resale shops are evidence of that. During IGN’s trip to Japan for Tokyo Game Show, we documented every cool collectible we saw in Akihabara and other areas in Tokyo.
In the gallery below you’ll see video games and figures from resale shops, doujinshi (fan, self-published manga), collectible cards, apparel, and a slightly creepy Goku mask.
Bandai Namco announced at TGS that it’s bringing Dragon Ball Fusions to the west. For more news and other galleries from Japan (including a photo tour of a One Piece restaurant), head over to IGN’s TGS 2016 hub.
Zombies don’t die off easily and neither do zombie movies. Just when you think they’ve been dealt a fatal headshot through a cheap straight-to-video knock-off of George A. Romero’s lumbering hordes, or even the diminishing returns of the master himself (from classics Night and Dawn to woeful Diary and Survival… what’s next, Snapchat of the Dead?), along comes something different: a disaster epic (World War Z), a romcom (Warm Bodies), even a claustrophobic Korean action flick (Train to Busan), to add to earlier fresh meat like 28 Days Later or Shaun of the Dead that so smartly pumped new life, and smart mutations, into the genre’s life cycle.
So, meet the “hungries”. A fungal disease, passed on by bodily fluids, has virtually wiped out humanity by turning them into unthinking, flesh-eating drones who could go head-to-head with the 28 Days… speed freaks in a straight sprint. Yet when not feeding, they basically drop into ‘sleep mode’, swaying on the spot until roused by prey (who can dodge them with a scent-blocking gel), rather than constantly shambling around looking for the next walking deli counter. There’s also a fascinating evolution idea put forward here, for anyone wondering if blank-eyed, cannibalistic wandering would ever lead anywhere; one that arguably has more in common with Triffids and The War of the Worlds’ “red weed” than traditional undead...
If the words "open world" and "racing" get your motor running, you're going to love the latest Forza. We gave it a 9.5, making it our best reviewed racing game in months, and if you have Amazon Prime or Best Buy's GCU, you can have it at a $12 discount.
The first episode of Kiefer Sutherland's new show Designated Survivor is now available on Netflix outside of North America.
According to Deadline, Netflix signed a deal for international rights to the series from ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Company.
It should be noted that unlike most series on Netflix, the full season of Designated Survivor (which hasn't completed production on the season yet) isn't available to stream, only the series premiere. The remaining episodes will release on Netflix weekly outside of North America as they air on ABC.
As Fantastic Fest opens today down in Austin, Texas, we've got the exclusive debut of the teaser trailer for IFC Films' The Autopsy of Jane Doe, the latest film from director Andre Ovredal (Troll Hunter) which stars Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch.
From the Fantastic Fest site, here's the logline for the film: "When a mysterious body turns up at a crime scene, the local sheriff turns to the coroner and his son to find the cause of death." The Autopsy of Jane Doe is celebrating its US premiere at Fantastic Fest tomorrow (Friday, 9/23), so take a look at the teaser trailer below:
Director Andre Ovredal will be in attendance at Fantastic Fest for the premiere tomorrow. Here's a bit more on the film's plot from FF:
The Walking Dead is back next month for Season 7 and IGN has the debut of new character photos for the show.
Check out the new photos of Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) in our Walking Dead gallery below. For Season 7, The Walking Dead characters each have a new black and white image and then another one lit in stark red - the latter color choice likely a nod to the "Who did Negan kill?" question looming over so many of the characters, following Season 6's cliffhanger.
We'll find out the answer to that Negan question when The Walking Dead: Season 7 premieres Sunday, October 23rd on AMC.
For more on Season 7, check out our interviews with the cast, including Reedus and Marquand, in the following playlist.
Rocket League’s next free update, Aquadome, is coming in October.
The underwater update includes a free water-themed arena, and will release alongside two premium DLC Battle-cars, Proteus and Triton, both of which cost $1.99 a pop.
In the meantime, September’s Rocket League DLC takes the form of Rumble – a new mode that adds extravagant power-ups into the mix, such as being able to kick an opponent’s car, forcing your opposition to lose control, a grappling hook, a ball puncher (not what you’re thinking), and many more.
Iceland won't be in this year's version of FIFA, because EA didn't offer its football association enough money.
According to the BBC, Iceland's FA (KSI) said EA's offer of $15,000 was "below their expectations."
Iceland's exclusion will come as a surprise to many, especially following their strong run at this year's Euro 2016 tournament in which they knocked out England. Iceland has never appeared in the game before.
"They are the ones buying these rights and they almost want it for free," said KSI president Geir Thorsteinsson to the BBC. "The performance at the Euros show that we are quite a good team and many would like to play with our team. It's sad for the players - but the criticism should be towards EA Sports."
Inkle's magnificent series of adventure games, Sorcery! comes to an end today with the release of Sorcery! 4: The Crown of Kings - last week, we helped give it a nice birth/send-off by joining studio co-founder Jon Ingold to perform a live mash-up podcast in London.
For one glorious and mishap-filled evening, the IGN UK Podcast and the inklecast joined forces to play through the opening hour or so of the new game. The twist? The audience made our decisions for us. Expect goat lady burials, snake-ropes and lots and lots of deaths.
Firewatch is out now on Xbox One in a lot of places, however it has been delayed in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
According to the Campo Santo blog, "some ratings issues delayed our Xbox One launch" in these three territories. Europe will be getting the game on September 30th, and New Zealand and Australia will be getting it a week after that.
The Xbox One version of Firewatch is currently out in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina.
Summer is over, but the comic book industry is showing no sign of cooling off. This week saw the release of Civil War II #5, Revolution #1 and Cyborg #1, the start of Batman's "Night of the Monster Men" crossover and the debut of Rick Remender and Jerome Opena's new indie series, Seven to Eternity. We also got an advance look at Shipwreck #1, a promising new series from Warren Ellis and Phil Hester. And between Superman #7 and Trinity #1, it was one of the Man of Steel's strongest weeks in a long time.
Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.
The new Assassin's Creed movie will mostly be set in the 21st century, however when it does go back to the 15th, the dialogue will be in Spanish.
This news comes via an interview with director Justin Kurzel in the new issue of Total Film (via GamesRadar).
“I just love the fact
New Regency embraced it,”said Justin Kurzel. “We did play around with English as well, but it was really obvious what you wanted as soon as you went back and started speaking beautiful Spanish. It really adds an exoticness and richness to the film.”
Support for a Pokémon fan project, Pokémon Uranium, has ceased.
After nine years in development, the fan-made RPG has more than 100 original Pokémon, complete with a new region and a new Uranium type.
While download links were removed from the website following takedown notices filed against the team's website host shortly after launch, online support for those who'd managed to download the game continued by way of updates and patches.
According to an update today, however, all support has now stopped.
We will no longer be providing updates or support for Pokémon Uranium.
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Daybreak Games has laid out some major changes coming to DC Universe Online’s combat.
The core changes, as revealed on the DCUO forums, are as follows:
The removal of Combat Rating Differential is sure to be a welcome change. While the idea of having enemies scale up and down around your level is sound in principle, in practice many players were left feeling underpowered when starting new tiers of content.
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It's that time again. Tesco have put together a discount code which sees you save £25 when you spend £150 or more on Technology and Gaming. Be sure to take advantage of this one - it is much better than the £20 discount code we had for Tesco a few weeks back.
FIFA 17’s headline feature is The Journey, a story about a prodigious young talent attempting to make a name for himself in the Premier League. It’s a microcosm of everything that’s good and bad about FIFA – peerless presentation surrounding a match engine that’s an improvement on last year, but still needs work – and yet it’s the most fun I’ve had with the series for a good few seasons. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a welcome reminder of the personal stories at the heart of a sport (and a series) that, in recent times, has felt more concerned with its corporate identity. It’s not easy to find ways to surprise people in an annualised game, but this is a very pleasant one.
The story of likeable 17-year-old Alex Hunter and his rise from unvarnished academy product to bright young starlet follows a conventional path – not quite rags to riches, but close – though it’s affectingly told, even if FIFA 17’s PEGI rating ensures that it’s a rather airbrushed take on the modern game. Still, the setbacks and insults sting – on his debut as a substitute the opposition fans taunt him with a chant of “who are ya?” while you’ll attract social media criticism from supporters and fellow professionals (at one stage, an embittered ex-teammate hashtags you as a #benchwarmer). Naturally, this only made me all the more determined to succeed.