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The Mega Man animated series was made entirely official this past week. Some concrete details about the show were announced, and we were even given a first look at the character’s appearance. Unfortunately, the fan reception wasn’t too hot.

Joe Kelly is one of the writers involved with the new Mega Man animated series. Likely in response to the harsh reception thus far, he put up a few messages on Twitter on Thursday.

Here’s what Kelly shared:


More Pokemon figure news is in from Mega Hobby Expo 2016 Spring. Following the first images of Kotobukiya’s Red with Pikachu figure, we have some photos of Megahouse’s upcoming products. The company is preparing figures based on Brock and Nurse Joy as well as Lucario and Mewtwo Variable Action Heroes.

Here’s a look at the different figures:

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Earlier this year, a new Red with Pikachu figure was announced by Kotobukiya and featured at Wonder Festival. At that time though, we only saw it in art form.

Red with Pikachu is on display at Mega Hobby Expo 2016 Spring, and now we have actual photos of the figure. You can see some images of it below. Still no word on a release date!

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The Dragon Quest 30th Anniversary Countdown Special was hosted a couple of days ago. There wasn’t too much on Dragon Quest XI, but series creator Yuji Horii did share something quite interesting about the RPG.

Horii mentioned that he wants to bring back the “Spell of Restoration” in Dragon Quest XI. This refers to the password system in the original games which allowed players to continue their progress. Since then, the save data system has taken its place, but Horii surprisingly said that he’d like to see it return. How it will be used in modern times is unknown, but Horii gave a cryptic remark which seemed to hint at utilizing both systems.

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In the UK, 2015 was a rather good year for the toys-to-market market. £129 million was generated from related games and figurines.

2016 is a different story, at least thus far. The toys-to-life market, comprised of Skylanders, Disney Infinity, amiibo, and LEGO Dimensions has seen a 12.1 percent dip in revenue year-over-year. Keep in mind that LEGO Dimensions had not yet shipped at this time last year. The decline can be partially attributed to retailers providing heavy discounts on toys-to-life products.

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CEO2016 will be taking place in about a month from now. Nintendo has announced a partnership with the tournament, which will heavily feature Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Nintendo posted the following on Twitter a few minutes ago:



CEOGaming 2016 will run between June 24 and June 26.

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Good Smile’s previously-announced 1/7 scale PVC Link figure from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword now has a release month. It’ll be available in November for 15,800 yen. Pre-orders open today, and will last until July 27, 2016 at 9 PM JST.

Here’s a good look at the figure:

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Update: Capcom-Unity has a tiny bit extra:

The new animated Mega Man series will follow Aki Light – a normal, upbeat, and above all optimistic young school-aged robot living in Silicon City. He soon learns that deep within his programming are secret protocols that allow him to transform – giving him nanocore armor, a Mega Buster, and the iconic helmet to turn him into a superhero – Mega Man!

Promising exciting new technologies and new robots, the series will follow the adventures and trials of Aki Light – a.k.a. Mega Man – as he faces off against threats to Silicon City, while trying to keep his superhero identity a secret and maintain a normal robot schoolkid life.


DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment USA have reached a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for the new Mega Man animated series. With today’s announcement, the first piece of promo material (above) has been revealed alongside details.

Here’s the official overview:

Aimed at kids 6 to 9, as well as their parents who grew up loving the videogames, the animated series will feature exciting new technologies and robots, as well as the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot. When activated, his skin re-forms – in a flurry of computer code and visual pyrotechnics – into a suit of impenetrable nanocore armor, including the iconic Mega Buster arm cannon and helmet. Beloved characters, like Rush, will return – while new characters, like Mega Mini, will make their debut!

The new Mega Man animated series will debut next year to coincide with the series’ 30th anniversary.

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Monster Hunter Stories received a big blowout today. On top of Capcom announcing things like a release date and amiibo, we have a trailer and plenty of details about the anime, Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On.

First, the video:


Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On will start airing on October 8, every Sunday at 8:30 AM on Fuji TV. It’s also been 10 years since Fuji TV last has a new anime slot. As one would expect, it’s based on the new video game.

The main character is named Ryuto, who rides a Rathalos. He has childhood friends Cheval and Lilia, both of them riding on a Rathian.

The Nintendo UK store has opened up pre-orders for the new Splatoon amiibo. You can place an order for each one here. That includes the Squid Sisters plus new colors for the Inkling Boy/Girl/Squid.

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