What I knew before anything else about One Piece Unlimited World Red was that this is a blindingly vibrant game. Seeing the Thousand Sunny pirate ship sit like a jewel in the mouth of the cove drew me to its comical, high-flying action. And it needed that good first impression, because Unlimited World Red pulls off fighting better than it does adventuring, and all the color and humor helped me enjoy myself through its weaker moments and get to the better parts. Its self-contained (yet highly referential) storyline and accessible brawler combat makes for a decent place to dip a toe into the waters of One Piece.
This gameplay mixture is a difficult balance: too much RPG and you might be worn out by all the button slamming; too little RPG and you have maxed out your stats before you've gotten your fill of the action. Unlimited World Red does what it can to keep you going before combat fatigue eventually sets in. It helps break bad habits of cheesing repetitive moves or relying on one stat-maxed hero with quest goals that require you to use all nine characters. Bonuses are also given for mixing up your moves. A parry system (ala the Batman Arkham games) makes defense a factor in the fight, although the one-button blocking technique is too loose to feel rewarding after I’d sharpened my skills for a few hours.
Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki dropped some new details recently about Devil's Third multiplayer, such as the fact that his latest game features 16 players online.
Speaking with Famitsu (translated via Siliconera), Itagaki said he's working on multiplayer features for Devil's Third that he hopes have never been seen before in a game. The creator of the Dead or Alive series also added that the action-shooter title boasts 16 players online and will see continued support after release.
Devil's Third was re-revealed as a Wii U exclusive at E3 last month, where Nintendo and Valhalla Game Studios made the announcement. In addition, the two companies detailed other multiplayer elements at the time, like that the action title has roughly 10 different modes and 13 maps based off North American territories in the game's fictional universe.
Sony has revealed the release date for the upcoming Uncharted film -- which has been slated for June 10, 2016 -- a date originally held by The Amazing Spider-Man 3, the Spidey sequel that has now been moved to 2018.
According to Deadline, the studio still wants Mark Wahlberg to play the lead role of Nathan Drake, but both Sony and Wahlberg's reps tell the site that "nothing has happened."
The Uncharted movie adaptation is to be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Boses), with the latest draft of the screenplay being written by David Guggenheim (Safe House). Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Charles Roven (The Dark Knight), and Alex Gartner (28 Days Later) will produce the film for Sony.
Hasbro has begun letting consumers create toys based off the company's properties through 3D printing, starting with My Little Pony.
Variety reports that Hasbro has teamed up with Shapeways for SuperFanArt, a website where fans can make their own designs or purchase toys from other artists. My Little Pony creations from the website will be on display this week at San Diego Comic-Con.
But My Little Pony is just the start for Hasbro with SuperFanArt. The company also plans to add other brands in the coming months, such as Transformers, Monopoly, Magic: The Gathering, and Nerf.
Predators writer Michael Finch is penning the screenplay for the Deus Ex movie adaption.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS Films picked Finch to take over writing duties for C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson, who also was originally attached to direct but is too busy making Doctor Strange at Marvel. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing, with John Middleton executive producing.
The Deus Ex film will be based off 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with the project starring Adam Jensen. While there's no word on how closely the movie will follow the Square Enix game, it's understood that the plot will follow Jensen — who will be mechanically augmented — unraveling a worldwide conspiracy.
Actor Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) has signed on to replace Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Secret Service) as the voice of Paddington Bear in the upcoming animated film that features the universe's most endearing, polite, duffle coat-wearing, hat-totting bear around.
According to Mail Online, Firth knew early on that he wasn't right for the role, which the filmmakers noticed later in the production, when they ultimately decided the Oscar-winning actor's voice was "too mature." The site calls Firth's departure from the animated film a "conscious uncoupling."
Disney announced today that Captain Jack Sparrow and the Black Pearl will sail again in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on July 7, 2017.
According to Variety, Disney is now set on the 2017 release date for Pirates of the Caribbean 5, after script issues led to multiple delays the past couple of years. Pushing back the release of Pirates — which will star Johnny Depp once more as Sparrow — was seen as likely earlier this year when Disney chairman Alan Horn said the screenplay still wasn't in shipshape.
Keeping their word, Xseed Games announced today their upcoming RPG, Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed will release first for the Playstation 3 and Vita, on August 12, and later this holiday season for the Playstation 4. Details on the reasons for the difference in release dates were not provided.
The game is described as being a highly stylized action-RPG that places players in a district of Tokyo called “Electric Town.” Here, players will be pitted against enemies resembling vampires, called “Synthisters” which, rather than suck blood, feed on the social energy of victims.
UPDATE: We have uploaded more codes for Skullgirls.
IGN has partnered with Lab Zero to give IGN Prime Members a free copy of the great fighting game Skullgirls during the month of July. This offer is available on a first-come, first serve basis, check here to grab a Steam key ASAP.
Skullgirls is a hyper-stylized 2D fighting game that’s one of the featured games at Evo 2014, the largest fighting game tournament in the world. Starring a cast of feisty female warriors, Skullgirls features all-new game systems for veteran fighting game fans and is also enjoyable and accessible to more casual players. The IGN review of Skullgirls gave it a score of 8.5, saying: “Even though exciting, solid fighting pulses at the core of Skullgirls, the real charm comes from its personality. The Art Deco style, astounding character animation, and hilarious one-liners help Skullgirls stand out.”
Just for today, Best Buy is tossing in a $50 Xbox Live card with its Forza 5 Motorsport Xbox One bundle. I don't have to tell you that fifty bucks in Xbox money is basically a free year of Live or a game or a spare controller. The copy of Forza is a download, by the way.
Battlefield Hardline has been delayed into 2015, and the move has major ramifications for EA, for the other major first-person shooters of fall 2014, and for you. We dissect the decision and figure out what the heck we're going to have time to play this holiday. Plus: Dragon Age Inquisition is also delayed -- slightly -- but Ryan fears the worst. Conversely, he's super stoked for the possible return of Rock Band, the new Doom is finally shown off, legendary composer Marty O'Donnell settles his lawsuit with Bungie, and more!
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have released the first official poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, coming out on the eve of San Diego Comic-Con.
The poster -- seen below -- shows Smaug terrorizing Lake-town, with Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans) standing in defiance of the red-scaled dragon. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will cap off the trilogy of films, which started in 2012.
On the eve of Comic-Con, Sony has announced the release date of their villain-centric Spider-Man spinoff The Sinister Six for November 11, 2016, and are also pushing The Amazing Spider-Man 3 to an unspecified date in 2018.
According to Variety, Sinister Six will be released before The Amazing Spider-Man 3, which was initially slated for a June 10, 2016 release date. The Amazing Spider-Man 4 was originally set for a 2018 release, but that will no longer be the case.
Koei Tecmo announced today a special 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition for Samurai Warriors 4, exclusively for the Playstation 4 version.
Samurai Warriors 4: Special Anime Pack will be released for the intent of celebrating devoted fans of the series, at a cost of $75 USD. Along with the game disc, it will feature a blu-ray of an anime titled “Samurai Warriors: Legend of the Sanada,” a CD of the game’s official soundtrack, two costume pack DLCs, and an “Edit Parts Pack” which will allow western-style facial and armor customization.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed overnight that Microsoft has outlined a feature list for Xbox One monthly updates through October.
Responding to questions on Twitter, Spencer said that Xbox One monthly updates will continue, with the team setting the feature list for the console through October so far. "We've worked through the feature list through October," he wrote. "
will continue and features look good."
Spencer also took time to comment on the recently announced August update for the Xbox One, which will include remote download features and 3D Blu-ray functionality. There were "lots of requests" for 3D Blu-ray support, according to the head of Xbox.
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Everyone knows that PlayStation Vita isn’t doing as well as Sony had hoped, but the good news is that the games just keep on coming regardless. Vita may not have mainstream appeal, but what it does have is a hardcore userbase that buys lots and lots of games.
Better yet, many of those games still sit on the horizon. There were dozens and dozens of Vita games on the show floor at E3, and, according to this impressive NeoGAF thread, a borderline ridiculous number coming up. It’s enough to get any Vita owner excited.
Sony was kind enough to swing by IGN’s office with a debug Vita that allowed us to test out seven upcoming Vita games. You’ll find six of them below. What’s the seventh? Murasaki Baby, which we covered in-depth yesterday.
We're please to bring you two cool things today from the upcoming action-comedy Let's Be Cops, starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson. First up is this 17+ restricted exclusive clip from the movie, which sees Wayans and Johnson as two pals who cause real trouble being fake being cops. Watch the Red Band scene below!
Second, 20th Century Fox is inviting San Diego Comic-Con attendees to catch a free screening of Let's Be Cops this Friday, July 25, at the Gaslamp Theater at 7:30PM. The cast will be hosting the free screening so if you're at SDCC and want to see some stars and a free movie then go check it out!
Let's Be Cops opens in theaters August 13.
Scarlett Johansson will unleash the power - and might - of the human mind when The Fifth Element and The Professional director Luc Besson's Lucy opens in theaters on July 25. Johansson plays the titular character in the film, which follows a young woman's journey from unwilling drug mule to near omnipotent super-human who has - via a freak accident involving said drugs - been granted full access to her mind's capacity.
Using the notion that humans only access 10% of their cognitive abilities as its premise, Lucy explores what would happen if a person were able to reach 100%. We were able to speak with Johansson recently about what viewers can expect from this unique actioneer.
Warning: spoilers for Original Sin ahead!
It's been a big month for Marvel as they've announced a trio of major changes coming for some of their most iconic characters. So far, we've learned that Sam Wilson is becoming the new Captain America, a new female Thor will be replacing the old Thor, and Tony Stark is moving to San Francisco to become the Superior Iron Man. But that does beg one important question - what about Hulk?