Monthly Archives: November 2017

My Hero Academia Game Announced Switch, PS4

My Hero Academia: One's Justice has been announced for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

Bandai Namco revealed the battle action game in the most recent issue of Weekly Jump (via Gematsu). A trailer will debut at Jump Festa 2018, which takes place from December 16-17.

In the game, fan favorite characters will face off, even destroying the stages around them as fights continue. The anime series on which it's based follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy who dreams of becoming a hero, despite being born without superpowers in a world where they are common.

Earlier this year at Anime Expo, we had the chance to speak with Yoshihiko Umakoshi, My Hero Academia's chief animation director. Find out what he had to say about how studio Bones goes about achieving the show's great animation. Also be sure to read our review of My Hero Academia: Season 2 to find out why it "easily earns its place as one of the best TV shows of 2017," and why it should be no surprise that the show will return for a third season in April 2018.

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Netflix Renews Mindhunter for Season 2

Mindhunter has been renewed for a second season by Netflix.

This news comes by way of Deadline, who notes the Season 2 renewal was entirely expected, as preparations for another season were already being made prior to series' debut in October.

Mindhunter is a 1970s crime drama series created by Joe Penhall and based on FBI Agent John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker's book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit. The show is executive produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron.

The show stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, and Hannah Gross. The cast also includes Cameron Britton, who plays serial killer Ed Kemper.

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New Star Wars Images Show Off The Last Jedi Aliens

We're just over two weeks away from the long-anticipated release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Disney is delivering an extra special treat to help ease the wait. IGN is exclusively debuting nine new pop icon images inspired by the upcoming movie that focus on the Light Side of the Force -- and even show off some of the new aliens that will appear in the movie.

Click through the below gallery to see all nine Star Wars: The Last Jedi pop icons:

Among familiar droid-faces like C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 and beloved spacecrafts like the Millennium Falcon and X-Wings, you'll spot two new Star Wars creatures that will be joining the canon in The Last Jedi. The first is a pop icon-take on a Porg -- you know, those adorable new penguin-like creatures that have been the breakout hit of The Last Jedi's marketing. This little fellow seems to be the same Porg as the one we've seen befriending Chewbacca in the film's trailers.

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What Remains of Edith Finch Physical Version Announced

Developer Giant Sparrow's critically lauded What Remains of Edith Finch is coming to PlayStation 4 as a limited edition physical release.

In addition to the physical version of the game, a special edition vinyl of the game's soundtrack is also coming out. Both the game and the soundtrack are available for pre-order now from iam8bit.

The physical game is coming January 2018 and features a "premium reversible cover insert." It also ships region-free and will set you back $29.99.

The soundtrack is pressed onto a "brown smoke" colored vinyl with album art from Giant Sparrow artist Holly Rothrock. It's also available for pre-order and will set you back $28.

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Comic Book Reviews for November 29, 2017

The comic book industry closed out November with some major releases. DC delivered a new wave of annual issues, with books like Aquaman Annual #1, Batman Annual #2 and Super Sons Annual #1 rising above the crowd. Marvel wrapped up a major storyline in Venom #158 and welcomed Old Man Logan into Marvel Legacy. Elsewhere, IDW debuted a promising new series from Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez and Dynamite kicked off a John Wick prequel comic.

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.

Also, extend a warm welcome to the newest member of the IGN Comics Review Crew - Kat Calamia!

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Andy Serkis Analyses Caesar’s Journey

Over the last seven years, Andy Serkis has played Caesar in three of the best blockbusters of recent years. It's a proper trilogy, too, with each film developing and deepening the character from lab experiment to a strong, compassionate leader.

In the video above, Serkis – the man who knows the character better than anyone – goes through six scenes from the trilogy that define Caesar's journey.

Serkis popped into to see us while promoting Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, an interactive adventure game that takes place between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes, which is out now. You can take a look at the first 17 minutes of the game in the video below:

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9 Unforgettable PS VR Experiences

From riding a highway to hell in Thumper to playing Tetris using your whole face, there are some things you can only properly experience in virtual reality. Here are some of the most unforgettable moments we’ve seen on PS VR.

If you’ve played a VR space dogfighting game like Eve: Valkyrie or Elite: Dangerous, you’ll be familiar with the speed at which your jaw descends towards your navel the first time you crane your neck to see the stars.

X-Wing VR Mission turns that feeling up to 11. You’re a rookie pilot escorting a Rogue One VIP when a Star Destroyer closes in to attack. It’s one thing seeing the might of the Empire on a cinema screen, but something else to take on the giant starship and a squadron of TIE fighters by yourself, with only trusty R2 unit to cover your back.

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PUBG’s New Desert Map Will Debut at The Game Awards Next Week

The upcoming desert-themed map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be seen in action for the first time next week, with the map’s first official gameplay reveal scheduled to premiere during The Game Awards in the US on Thursday, December 7.

First Project CARS 2 Expansion Coming Soon

Project CARS 2 publisher Bandai Namco has announced the first expansion pack for Slightly Mad Studio’s top-notch racing sim. Dubbed the Fun Pack, the expansion will feature eight new cars and two new circuits.

Most of the content is rallycross-themed for this pack, including both of the new tracks. Expect a retro version of Brand Hatch Rallycross (home of the much-loved British Rallycross Grand Prix of the ’80s and ’90s) and Circuit De Barcelona-Catalunya Rallycross track (which will host the opening round of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship).

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