The World Ends With You anime confirmed for 2021

As many people should know by The World The World Ends with you anime adaptation is scheduled to be broadcasted worldwide sometime next year on a date that has yet to be revealed. For those who do not know The World Ends With You was a popular video game that appeared on the Nintendo DS back in ‘07 and is one that is apart of the Kingdom Hearts series. The World Ends With You was an RPG video game that was initially developed and published by Square Enix before eventually being ported for the Nintendo Switch back in 2018. The plot for The World Ends With You centered around the main protagonist named Neku Sakuraba who is stuck in a video game scenario in the Japanese city of Shibuya. In order to become apart of reality again Neku must team up with various allies on order to survive the Reaper’s game.

The World Ends With You video game had so many interesting twists & turns and people who played it on the Nintendo DS or Switch console are anxious to see how the anime adaptation will look. Based on what we know the anime for The World Ends With You will be produced by Square Enix, Shin-Ei Animation along with Domerica. It has also been revealed that The World Ends With You anime will be broadcasted through Funimation. Its currently unclear how many seasons there will be for The World Ends With You anime or whether or not there will be a sequel to the game that can out in ‘07. Either way, people who have been fans of the video game since ‘07 are anxious to see how the anime adaptation of The World Ends With You will turn out in 2021. Hopefully, there will be more details involving the official release date of The World Ends With You anime sometime in the near future.

Scott Pilgrim game returns to current generation consoles

One of the few topics that had been buzzing around the gaming world as of late involves the upcoming re-release of the Scott Pilgrim vs The World game which was released a decade ago for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. The Scott Pilgrim game was initially released back in August 2010 around the same time the movie itself was released. Scott Pilgrim vs The World is considered to be a cult classic in relation to video game movies and generated over $48 million in box office revenue since its initial release. The actual Scott Pilgrim video game was one that was pretty interesting especially since it was in the form of a multiplayer pixelated beat em up title. Players the the option of controlling characters such as: Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills and Kim Paine. Similar to the movie the plot within the Scott Pilgrim game was to complete several levels while defeating the multiple ex-boyfriends of Ramona Flowers.

The pixel art for the Scott Pilgrim game was impressive and the gameplay gave off old school vibes relating to that of the 16-bit era from the early 90’s. Based on what we know the Compete Edition of Scott Pilgrim vs The World is supposed appear on multiple game systems. It has been confirmed that the Scott Pilgrim game will be appearing on the PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. Ubisoft had announced that the Scott Pilgrim vs The World game will be released during the holiday season in 2020. While the announcement regarding the return of the 2010 Scott Pilgrim game is a surprise to many people; some are wondering whether or not we might get a sequel to the actual movie. Its been ten years since Scott Pilgrim vs The World was released and a sequel would be something would be a major attraction within the gaming world.

The Appeal of Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity

Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity is an upcoming Nintendo Switch that has been making headlines recently as its been confirmed for a release in Q4 of 2020. Based on what we know Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calmity the setting of the game is supposed to take place a century before Zelda: Breath Of The Wild which was released in 2017. As many people know the storyline for the Zelda series in general is very complex . There have been several prequels made for the very first Zelda game which was released back in ‘86 including Link To The Past & Link’s Awakening from ‘91-‘93. In fact, most of the games in the Zelda series that were made following Adventure Of Link back in ‘87 has been prequel to it or served some part of an alternative storyline; following the events of Ocarina Of Time from 98. The storyline for the Zelda series has been completely unpredictable over the past 34 years and largely depends on what happens to the main protagonist Link.

The reason why Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity is so intriguing is because we have no idea where its going to be set within the timeline. In fact, its still a mystery to many people when Breath Of The Wild takes place which has many people wondering about its upcoming sequel in the future. Based on what we know Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity will feature multiplayer gameplay where players will be able to choose characters such as Link & Zelda as they attempt to save Hyrule from destruction. Age Of Calamity will include cinematic cutscenes throughout the game to add its storytelling aspect while being pretty much like the first Hyrule Warriors title from ‘14 in terms of gameplay. The game is set to be released on November 20th for the price of $59.99 making a great holiday season gift for those who are huge fans of the Zelda series.

Retro Gaming 00’s- Ninja Gaiden: (2004)

When it comes down to older action-adventure that were probably overlooked in the early 00’s one of the few games that comes to mind is the Ninja Gaiden title from 2004. The Ninja Gaiden game from ‘04 was developed by Team Ninja and initially published by Tecmo. Ninja Gaiden ‘04 was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox and the PSVita over the time span of about nine years. Ninja Gaiden ‘04 saw the series reoccurring main protagonist Ryu Hayabusa as the only playable character while the game gave people sixteen chapters to complete within the story mode. The plot for Ninja Gaiden ‘04 revolved mainly around Ryu Hayabusa’s quest for vengeance as he seeks to destroy Doku. After killing Kureha the first Dragon Shrine Maiden of the Hayabusa Clan and stealing the Dark Dragon Blade attempted to murder Ryu arguably before fleeing. Ninja Gaiden ‘04 was also the game where we saw the introduction of a new female protagonist by the name of Rachel. The story involving Rachael and her sister Alma was both dark and tragic since they both carried a blood curse. The curse that Rachel & Alma had gave them the ability humans into animals and was given to them by Doku. The gameplay for Ninja Gaiden ‘04 was pretty unique because it looked and felt different from older games in the series. However, the developers found a way to take a series that was mainly popular in 2D during the NES era and make 3D game that had good storytelling and realistic gameplay that captured the vibe of the Ninja Gaiden series.

In Ninja Gaiden ‘04 players controlled Ryu Hayabusa from a third-person perspective and has the ability to upgrade their abilities as they progressed throughout the game. Players got to explore multiple different regions in order to solve puzzles, discover keys and fighting various enemies while being able to save their progress in the process. One of the few criticisms regarding the gameplay for Ninja Gaiden ‘04 involved the fact that the combat system was a bit tough to master and lacked flexibility. While players are given a large selection of weapons to choose each had their own set of advantages and disadvantages which added to the realism of the gameplay itself. The melee attacks along with the magical spells that Ryu Hayabusa could use in Ninja Gaiden ‘04 made the game fun for many people along with the inclusion cinematic cutscenes for each chapter of the story. Ninja Gaiden ‘04 was special not only because it was set within the world of the Dead or Alive series but it was also supposed to be a prequel to the Gaiden games for the NES as well. Ninja Gaiden ‘04 was great action-adventure game for its time and is one that probably deserves to be remastered high definition for a modern generation game system.

Should FFXIV: A Realm Reborn have been saved for a release in 2012?

When we look back at some of the most botched and incomplete games of the 10’s one of the few titles that instantly comes to mind is Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn from 2010. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy games have generally been masterpieces since 90’s mainly be at they stated within the RPG format in terms of gameplay. Square Enix has not been to big on the development of MMORPG titles prior to the release of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn with the exception of FFXI from 2002. While Square Enix attempted you recreate some of the magic from Final Fantasy XI in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in terms of MMORPG gameplay they were unsuccessful. The reason why Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was mainly panned by critics was because they knew the game was rushed; it made apparent by the constant bugs and glitches that seen throughout the game following its release in 2010.

The strange thing about Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the fact that the game had reportedly been in development since 2005; this was the year before Square Enix XII for the PS2 has released back in 2006. In fact, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was reportedly in development before FFXIII was released back in ‘09. If Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was not fully polished by 2010 then the Gabe could have been saved for a release sometime in 2012. If a polished version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn was released in ‘11 its quite possible that it would have been overshadowed by FFXIII part 2 which also came out for that same year for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Its understandable that Square Enix tried to make a MMORPG Final Fantasy game for the early 10’s especially considering how popular the genre was during that time. However, some would agree that Square Enix would of been better of sticking to the traditional offline RPG format whether it had been action or turn based for FFXIV.

Retro Gaming 00’s- The World Ends With You: (2007)

When it comes down to RPG’s from the Nintendo DS era of the 00’s one of the few memorable games from that genre was The World Ends With You from 2007. The game was developed and published by Square Enix and it featured both single-player and multiplayer gameplay. The plot for the story was very interesting because the characters were playing a game that had bizarre rules as players controlled the main protagonist by the name of Neku. The game that the characters engaged in took place within the time span of three weeks and Neku had to form friendships with the likes of Joshua, Beat and Shiki in this mysterious scenario. One of the things that made the plot for The World Ends With You was Neku lack of knowledge of what happened to him prior to his death. As players progress throughout the story Neku learns more about the rules of the game and discovers more info piece by piece about the circumstances surrounding his death. Neku eventually discovers that prior to his death he was targeted by Sho Minamimoto from the Reapers. It seemed like Neku was one of Sho Minamimoto primary targets as he tried to kill him off in the second week before being saved by Joshua.

As players get towards the end of the game they witness some shocking twists and revelations such Joshua being the Composer while being the one who originally shot and killed Reku; Reku discovers this after his memory is restored by a Joshua himself and finds out that Minamimoto wanted the position of Composer. This comes after Reku was forced to pay steep price by using multiple for an entry fee to play the game a third time making it impossible for him to form any alliances; aside from the one he had with Beat who defected from the Repears group. Also, the startling discovery regarding the Reapers along with the population of Shibuya being brainwashed with red pins added an extra layer unpredictability to the game itself. As far as the Stride Cross Battle System was concerned many people thought that it was pretty unique; players controlled Neku on the bottom touchscreen of the Nintendo DS while his partner fought on the top screen. The World Ends With You was initially one of the most popular JRPG’s following its release despite not selling as much as expected. The World Ends With You not only received great from various gaming publications but it was eventually ported for the Nintendo Switch back in 2018. In fact, it had been revealed back in July 2020 that the world is supposed see an anime based on The World Ends With You video game sometime in 2021. The has been word that the anime for The World Ends With You will appear through Funimation but its official release is still unclear.

Microsoft opening their own gaming academy?

As far as interesting news is concerned within the world of gaming one of the few things that has been making headlines lately is Microsoft’s plans to create their own academy. Its has been announced that Microsoft has recently launched their own online digital workshop for those who seek to become gaming developers in the future. The name of Microsoft’s new online academic program is called Xbox Academy and its one that will show people the basics in 3D game design. It has been said that Xbox Academy will be ran jointly with Playground Games and East London Arts and Music, Games London for Microsoft’s upcoming academic curriculum as it relates to video game development. It has been confirmed that Microsoft’s Xbox Academy will be offering four 90 minute online sessions between September 12th & 13th. Unfortunately, the online sessions that will occur between the September 12th & 13th will only have limited spaces available. For those who want to sign up to participate in those online sessions they can do so through the workshop event page while they still can.

For those who register they will receive a pre-workshop package which will outline requirements or each session. Those who register for the session will have the opportunity to utilize software such as the Unity Engine while working with other 3D materials as well. There has been rumors regarding the inclusion of additional workshop sessions outside the two dates that have already been listed. As it currently stands we still wait to hear about more information regarding Microsoft’s Xbox Academy in relation to their curriculum and future session dates.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 excluded from 3D All-Star Collection?

There are many people who are looking forward to the upcoming release of the Super Mario 3D All-Star Collection for the Nintendo Switch. The 3D All-Star Collection will include some Nintendo’s most popular installments such as Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2002) and Super Mario Galaxy (2007). In fact, we are also supposed to get bonus content for the Super Mario 3D World game that came out for the Wii U back in 2013. However, there has been no mention of the Super Mario Galaxy 2 game from 2010 being apart of the 3D All-Star Collection. This is surprising because Super Mario Galaxy 2 was considered to be one of the best selling games for the Wii console; reaching over 7.4 million in sales following its initial release. Despite, not selling as much as its ‘07 prequel which reached over 12 million in sales Super Mario Galaxy 2 was considered to be a 3D masterpiece. In fact, some would argue that Super Mario Galaxy 2 should have been saved for the Wii-U considering how low the overall sales for that console was following its release in 2012.

Nintendo has yet to reveal an explanation as to why Super Mario Galaxy 2 was excluded from the 3D All-Star Collection. However, it should be noted that Nintendo seeming chose the best selling Mario games from the N64, GameCube and Wii generations. The idea of choosing the best selling game from each generation makes sense in hindsight. Nintendo’s selection of Mario games for the 3D All-Star Collection seems balanced because it does not place more emphasis on the Wii era over that of the N64 or GameCube. While Super Mario Galaxy 2 does deserve some type of remake or Switch port Nintendo can always do something later down the line. If the fan support is strong enough Nintendo might eventually end up bringing Super Mario Galaxy 2 to the Switch before they move on to the next generation console.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Coming Soon to the Nintendo Switch!!!

If you have been a long time fan of Nintendo in general you will be happy to know that the company has decided to bring some older Mario titles to the Switch console. The news regarding Nintendo’s plans to bring older Mario titles to the Switch was recently announced in their Mario themed direct presentation; while celebrating the 35th anniversary of the iconic plumber and the series itself. It has been revealed that several Super Mario games will be coming to the Nintendo Switch on September 18th. The confirmed video games that have been mentioned includes Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2001), Super Mario and Galaxy (2007). It has been reported that a limited production of Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available between September 2020 up until March 2021. Some of these games are ones that people have waited to see on the Switch console since 2017.

Its pretty understandable why we are getting a limited production of Super Mario 3D All-Stars for the Nintendo Switch especially since nobody ever thought that this would actually happen. Also, producing a limited quantity of Super Mario 3D All-Stars means that more consumers are going to by them with sales possibly spiking during the holiday season in 2020. Its also been promised by Nintendo that Super Mario 3D World will feature extra content in addition to modifications to its gameplay; which will be available in February 12th next year. In the meantime for those who are fans of the older Super Mario Bros games from the 80’s & 90’s they will be able to enjoy the titles from the original Super Mario Bros: All Stars game from ‘93. Titles such as Super Mario Bros I-III along with Lost Levels are now available on Nintendo Switch Online. Super Mario 3D All-Stars sounds like something that will end up becoming one of the biggest attractions that Nintendo will having going for them from Q4 2020 until Q1 2021. What better way to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros series than to release another All-Stars bundle 27 years later.

Retro Gaming 90’s- WWF Royal Rumble: (1993)

When it comes down to classic arcade games from the early 90’s one of the more memorable from that time period that comes to mind is WWF Royal Rumble from 1993. WWF Royale Rumble was developed by Sculptured Software and published by Acclaim Entertainment and was released for the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was one that looked and left significantly different than what people saw in the WWF Wrestlefest title from ‘91 since it deviated away the arcade styled look and gameplay which Technos Japan had created. Instead WWF Royal Rumble added some realism in terms of gameplay mainly in relation to its grappling system. Also, it was one of the first pro wrestling games where players could utilize illegal tactics after accidentally knocking out a referee. WWF Royal Rumble included multiple game modes such as Singles Match, Tag Team Match, Triple Threat Tag-Team and Royal Rumble all features which added to the games overall replay value. Also, WWF Royal Rumble featured an all-star roster of some of biggest names in pro wrestling including Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Randy Savage, Lex Luger, Razor Ramon and more depending on which version of the game was purchased.

The SNES version of WWF Royal Rumble included the likes of Ric Flair, Ted DiBiase, Mr. Perfect and Yokozuna. The Genesis version of WWF Royal Rumble featured exclusive characters such as: Hulk Hogan, Rick Martel and IRS making it tough for people to choose one version over the other. WWF Royal Rumble in general was seen as a upgrade from the WWF Super Wrestlemania game from ‘92. WWF Royal Rumble was eventually followed by two sequels including Rage in the Cage for Sega CD in ‘93 and WWF Raw from ‘94. While there are some who preferred the cartoonish arcade like gameplay that titles such as WWF Wrestlefest & WWF Wrestlemania Arcade; there was fair portion of pro wrestling fans who admired the emphasis on realism in games such as WWF Royal Rumble. While it may not have been the most high profile wrestling game from the 90’s its still seen as a classic by many people today.