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The Walking Dead’s Negan is Coming to Tekken 7

If you thought a fighting Panda wasn’t the weirdest thing in the Tekken it has been revealed that Negan from The Walking Dead will be joining the cast of characters as part of a new season for the game.

The teaser video just shows a silhouete of Negan with a look that’s more in line with AMC’s version of the character on the television played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who you can hear recite a line. The design is similar with some differences compared to the comic book version.

Joining Negan are veteran fighters Anna Williams and Lei Wulong.

The announcement was made after the game’s grand finals wrapped at Evo 2018.

There’s six new characters coming to the new season with the three remaining yet to be announced. Could it be more The Walking Dead characters?

The Season 2 pass is “coming soon” to Playstation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

Dark Souls III Is Everything You Need It To Be

darksouls-3So with Gamescom 2015 ending last week, I thought I’d cover on one of the games that I’m really looking forward to- Dark Souls III. I was introduced to this series by a friend of mine and have been in love with it ever since. With a unique play style that revolves around death and overcoming ultimate challenges, the Dark Souls series combines action with RPG in a perfect fusion of chaos and glory, as you struggle to survive in a world that’s doing its best to kill you. While the game is full of rage-worthy moments (I’m a pretty patient person, but even I have been tempted to throw my controller at the TV at times…) the moments when you finally overcome an obstacle heavily outweigh the pain and misery you’ve endured up until that point. You know, for those of you who haven given up already.

With the unveiling of its first trailer at this year’s E3, I’ll admit I was drooling at little bit. With how amazing the series is, this title, along with a few others, definitely made onto my list of games to look forward to. It just dampens my spirit to know that this game won’t release until 2016. With Gamescom 2015 premiering another trailer for fans to enjoy, fans actually got more gameplay footage with less cinematic footage, and it was fantastic. I care much more about gameplay than pretty graphics, and From Software really knows how to deliver a game that fans can play for quite some time. One of the big things that I love about this series is the option to play whatever style you want, whether you want to be a caster, hit your enemies with the biggest weapon you can find, and anything in between, the options are pretty endless.

While I was a little disappointed with Dark Souls 2, mainly because I found it more tedious than challenging, I’m hoping From Software goes back to Dark Souls’ roots and draws more from the first game than the second. One of the big things the developer teased, which I’m personally looking forward to, is the fact that this game will be enormous. Apparently any area you can see is traversable, which is amazing. With a game that has an abundance of stunning scenery in the distance, one of my biggest desires is to explore the world of the game. Unfortunately with previous installments, most of the scenery just serves as a really pretty background.

Below is the trailer that was released at this year’s Gamescom

What do you guys think of the trailer? Excited for the game as much as I am? Feel free to leave a comment and thanks for reading!

Bandai Namco Announces Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn Pre-order DLC

Bandai Namco has announced exciting Pre-Order DLC content for Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn coming to the Americas for the PlayStation3 on July 1, 2014. Fans eager to pre-order the game will be able to do so on June 24, 2014 when the pre-order page launches on the PlayStationStore. Fans can look forward to the following unique DLC content:

  • Trial of Crimson and Red – Who will be the strongest shade of red? Take on Char and Johnny’s challenging new mission and see if you have what it takes to claim the title.
  • Beargguy – Unleash the power of the almighty Beargguy! Slash, dash and shoot eye lasers at your foes as you rampage across the battlefield.

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn takes the series to a whole new level of futuristic action with new graphical additions, scenarios and characters direct from the Gundam animations, and new gameplay mechanics such as the “Burst System.” The “Burst System” will allow players to apply a variety of effects to their Mobile Suit based on the type of Gundam and pilot. Players will then be able to unleash a combination Burst attack with another Mobile Suit for maximum damage and destruction!

Bandai Namco also revealed new artwork of the following Mobile Suits and their pilots which you can check out below:

  • ORB-01 Akatsuki
  • AMS-129 Geara Zulu
  • ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam
  • MBF-02 Strike Rouge

DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM Reborn is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and will be available for digital download in the Americas on July 1, 2014 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system at a MSRP of $39.99. Pre-orders will be available on June 24, 2014 on the PlayStation Store. For more information and updates, please visit http://www.bandainamcogames.com/game/dynasty-warriors-gundam-reborn.html.

SDCC 2013: ShiftyLook’s Lineup

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. has released its lineup of activities for San Diego Comic-Con 2013, held July 18-21 in San Diego, California. Taking over the terrace of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter across the street from the convention center, the event space for ShiftyLook and its partners will be over 10,000 square feet of non-stop fun all Comic-Con long. For the latest information, visit ShiftyLook.com.

 In addition to exhibitions from the ShiftyLook and Pac-Man teams from NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., the event space will feature NAMCO BANDAI Group companies NAMCO BANDAI Games America, Bandai America Incorporated and D3Publisher. Further enhancing the activities, the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade will be set-up in cooperation with Namco Entertainment. In addition to NAMCO BANDAI Group companies, the space will feature ShiftyLook partners What Pumpkin Studios, Welovefine.com, Twitch and Olympusat.
Stage Schedule (all events at Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter ShiftyLook-Twitch Live-Streaming Stage unless otherwise noted):
Thursday, July 18th:
9:30am: space opens
12:30pm – 1:00pm: BRAVOMAN®: Binja Bash! Live Demo
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Pac-Man Dash™ Live Demo
2:45pm – 3:00pm: Avi Arad (PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures) spotlight
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Dee Bradley Baker (Bravoman, American Dad) spotlight
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Andrew Hussie (Homestuck) autograph session
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Katsuhiro Harada: Tekken™ Revolution and Tekken™ Card Tournament
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Waya Hime Spotlight with Romi Dames (Bravoman, Winx Club), Matt Moylan (Bravoman) and Dax Gordine (Bravoman)
7:00pm – 8:00pm: ShiftyCast Live! with Ryan North (Galaga, Dinosaur Comics), Christopher Hastings (Galaga, Dr. McNinja) and Alex Culang (Katamari, Buttersafe)
8:00pm: Freeplay Arcade closes to the public, stream runs until late
9:00pm – 10:00pm: Music from Space Town Savior (Ad Infinitum³) – closed to public
10:00pm – 11:00pm: Music from Tommy Pedrini (Bravoman) – closed to public
Friday, July 19th:
9:30am: space opens
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Music from 8 Bit Jin
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Andrew Hussie (Homestuck) autograph session
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Music from Timon Marmex
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Bravoman panel with Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad), Romi Dames (Winx Club), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect) and creative team Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine (at San Diego Convention Center, Room 28DE)
7:00pm – 7:30pm: ShiftyCast Live! with Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs) and Scott Kurtz (PvP)
7:30pm: Freeplay Arcade closes to the public, stream runs until late
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Music from Kittypillaz: Jessica Dicicco (Adventure Time) with special guest Olivia Olson (Adventure Time) – closed to public
9:30pm – 10:30pm: Music from Space Town Savior (Ad Infinitum³) – closed to public
10:30pm – 11:30pm: Music from Tommy Pedrini (Bravoman) – closed to public
11:30pm – 12:30am: Music from Alex Culang (Katamari) – closed to public
Saturday, July 20th:
9:30am: space opens
10:00am – 11:00am: JG Quintel (Regular Show) autograph session
11:00am – 11:30am: Making ShiftyLook Webcomics with Alex Culang (Katamari), Dax Gordine (Bravoman) and more!
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Pac-Man Dash™ Live Demo
1:30pm – 2:00pm: BRAVOMAN®: Binja Bash! Live Demo
2:00pm – 3:00pm: ShiftyLook: Video Games-Webcomics Amalgam Extraordinaire! with Scott Kurtz (PvP), Kris Straub (Broodhollow), Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), and Andrew Hussie (Homestuck) including the world premiere screening of Mappy episode 1 and live-demo of Dig Dug: Burst of Adventure (at San Diego Convention Center Room 28DE)
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Andrew Hussie (Homestuck) autograph session
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Bravoman viewing Party with Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs), Romi Dames (Winx Club), and Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect)
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Mappy Spotlight: Scott Kurtz (PvP) and Kris Straub (Broodhollow)
7:00pm – 8:00pm: ShiftyCast Live with Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal), Jennifer Hale (Mass Effect) and Sam Logan (Sam and Fuzzy)
8:00pm: Freeplay Arcade closes to the public, stream runs until late
9:00pm – 10:00pm: Music from Tommy Pedrini (Bravoman) – closed to public
10:00pm – 11:00pm: Music from Space Boyfriend (Bug Spray) – closed to public
11:00pm – 12:00am: Music from Alex Culang (Katamari) – closed to public
Sunday, July 21st:
9:30am: space opens
10:30am – 11:30am: Alex Culang: Katamari Drawing & Signing
11:30am – 12:30pm: Bravoman: Matt Moylan & Dax Gordine make EXCELLENCE!
12:30pm – 1:00pm: Wonder Momo Spotlight: Jim Zub & Erik Ko
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Andrew Hussie (Homestuck) autograph session
2:00pm – 3:00pm : Music from 1000 Needles
Closes at 5:00pm
(schedule is subject to change without notice)
Games on Display:
PAC-MAN Dash!™
BRAVOMAN®: Binja Bash!
NAMCO BANDAI Games America:
PAC-MAN™ and the Ghostly Adventures
PAC-MAN® Championship Edition DX+
PAC-MAN Museum™
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW
Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land
Ben 10 Omniverse 2™
ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade Games:
Pac-Man™ Battle Royale Deluxe
Bravoman™ (original Japanese 1988 arcade game board in conversion cabinet)
Wonder Momo (original Japanese 1987 arcade game board in conversion cabinet)
Legend of the Valkyrie (original Japanese 1989 arcade game board in conversion cabinet)
Super Pac-Man™
Dig Dug™
Pac-Man™ Arcade Party
In addition to ShiftyLook’s activities, there will be a Random Pop! Live-streaming lounge organized by Olympusat and the FUNimation Channel, a What Pumpkin Studios booth, a Welovefine.com booth and a Twitch live-streaming lounge.
There is no fee to enter the ShiftyLook space at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, but space inside may be limited due to capacity controls. The ShiftyLook space has a strict zero tolerance anti-harassment policy in effect and violators may be banned at ShiftyLook’s discretion without warning. Fans should plan on arriving early in anticipation of popular events. All the ShiftyLook Comic-Con event details and rules can be read at http://www.shiftylook.com/events/post/san-diego-comic-con.

ShiftyLook Announces Cast, Music and More for Upcoming Bravoman Cartoon

Namco Bandai Games Inc. announced the voice cast, musical lineup and more for its upcoming cartoon Bravoman: Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence. Emmy Award winner Rob Paulsen as Bravoman, Alpha Man, additional voices, Annie Award nominee Dee Bradley Baker as Doctor Bomb, Anti-Bravo, additional voices and Romi Dames as Waya Hime, additional voices will bring the world of Bravoman to life when the cartoon releases Spring 2013.

In addition to its A-list cast, Bravoman also features an amazing lineup of musical talent, including the cartoon reunion of Rob Paulsen with Emmy Award-winning composer Randy Rogel for the Bravoman theme song. The duo has worked together on a number of songs, one of the most famous being Animaniacs fan-favorite Yakko’s World.

For the ending song, Go!! Fighting Action Power! (Theme from Bravoman), British gaijin rock band Area 11 performs the anime-inspired song composed by Area 11 leader Sparkles. Bravoman also features an original score by Tommy Pedrini, a musician who recently contributed vocals, beatboxing and additional composition to D3Publisher and WayForward’s Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! game.

Bravoman was produced by Rob Pereyda and Jim Zub, directed by Jim Zub and Rob Pereyda and written by Matt Moylan and Jim Zub. Bravoman comic artist Dax Gordine also contributed as character designer for the cartoon. Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Copernicus Studios provided animation services and its creative director, Murray Bain, performed animation direction. Bravoman: Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence! releases on ShiftyLook.com and other sites Spring 2013 and additional platforms thereafter.

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NYCC 2012 – ShiftyLook Takes Over New York Comic Con 2012 With Huge Freeplay Arcade and Live Stage

Namco Bandai is bringing their ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade to New York Comic Con 2012, with an extensive lineup of internet and geek culture icons, live events, music, video games and exclusive merchandise in hand. Located at Booth #3374, the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade will also showcase an array of products from the NAMCO BANDAI Group.

Making appearances on the ShiftyLook Live Stage will be the talent from ShiftyLook’s hit webcomic and cartoon titles: Rob Paulsen, Christopher Hastings, Anthony Clark, Alex Culang, Raynato Castro, Jim Zub, Erik Ko, Omar Dogan, Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine . A complete schedule of all the ShiftyLook events at New York Comic Con 2012 is available.

In addition to ShiftyLook’s guests appearing at events throughout the weekend, Hideo Baba, Zach Weinersmith, Dave Shabet and Dale North will appear on the ShiftyCast video podcast. ShiftyCast, along with all events on the ShiftyLook Live Stage, will be live streamed via Twitch TV.

For fans of chip music, some of the hottest members of the New York chip music scene will perform live sets on the ShiftyLook Live stage: Chillbrave, Decktonic, HeavyW8bit Championchip, Ricky Burgal and Rockman. With multiple sets for each artist, fans will want to keep coming back for more all weekend long.

The arcade includes original retro cabinets, new games, and the U.S. debut of three titles: Bravoman, Wonder Momo, and Legend of the Valkyrie. Whether it’s Galaga, Ms. Pac-Man or even the extremely rare Super Pac-Man, there is something for everybody at the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade.

The ShiftyLook Show Store will feature exclusive, never before seen merchandise, including brand-new shirts from Katamari, Wonder Momo, Bravoman, Legend of the Valkyrie and more. In addition to the ShiftyLook original designer T-shirts, the store will also feature special Pac-Man merchandise imported from the United Kingdom as well as the popular video game unit Pac-Man Connect & Play from Bandai America.

Katamari Webcomic Rolls Into ShiftyLook and NYCC 2012 Plans!

The video game Katamari is rolling on ShiftyLook in the form of a webcomic!  The team of Alex Culang and Raynato Castro will write and illustrate the brand-new whimsical adventures of the Prince and his friends. Namco Bandai Games Inc. made the announcement today and the new comic will be called simply Katamari and will be updated on Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 17, 2012. Katamari and many other hit webcomics like Wonder Momo can be read free on http://shiftylook.com.

To celebrate the launch of Katamari, ShiftyLook will be hosting Alex Culang and Raynato Castro at the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade during New York Comic-Con, October 11-14, 2012. The duo will be debuting an exclusive Katamari t-shirt at the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade store in addition to participating in many events including the ShiftyLook Meet & Greet, a Katamari panel, an autograph session, an exclusive poster giveaway, and much more.

Alex and Raynato will join other ShiftyLook creators and New York Comic-Con guests at the ShfityLook Freeplay Arcade including: Rob Paulsen
(Animaniacs, Bravoman), Christopher Hastings (The Adventures of Dr. McNinja), Anthony Clark (Nedroid), Cardboard Cutout Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Team Wonder Momo‘s Jim Zub, Erik Ko and Omar Dogan and Team Bravoman‘s Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine. A full schedule of events at the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade during New York Comic-Con 2012 is available and updated regularly at http://shiftylook.com.

SDCC 2012 – Shiftylook Announcements Comics, Animation and More

Namco Bandai just announced during the ShiftyLook Panel at San Diego Comic-Con this week three new webcomics titles and its first two web animation series. Announcements coincide with the re-launch of the ShiftyLook website and new retro-inspired logo. New titles will join nearly a dozen webcomics already available through ShiftyLook, including Bravoman, Dig Dug and Wonder Momo. All ShiftyLook content can be accessed online, free of charge at shiftylook.com.

Web Animation:

Bravoman: Cartoon of Unequaled Excellence (Working Title)
Director: Jim Zub
Writers: Jim Zub & Matt Moylan
Starring: Rob Paulsen
Release Date: 2013

ShiftyLook’s #1 webcomic makes the leap to animation in this action-packed adventure! See your favorites characters including Bravoman, Alpha, Anti-Bravo and Waya now in animated form. Starring world famous voice actor Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs).

Mappy: The Beat (Working Title)
Director: Scott Kurtz
Writers: Scott Kurtz & Kris Straub
Starring: Scott Kurtz & Kris Straub
Release Date: Late 2012

Mappy is a cop on the beat, keeping tabs on deadbeat video game characters. It’s primetime crime drama meets late night cartoon in the style of Kris & Scott’s wildly popular Blamimations. Can Mappy keep the peace on the streets, or will the wacky cast of washed-up video game characters get the better of him? Featuring art by Mary Cagle (Kiwi Blitz) and voiced by Scott Kurtz (PvP Online) & Kris Straub (chainsawsuit).


Dragon Spirit
Writer: Erik Ko & Jim Zub
Aritst: Steven Cummings
Release Date: September 2012

The 80’s vertical-scrolling arcade classic is back in this comedic sword & sorcery adventure.

Golly! Ghost!
Writer & Aritst: Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos
Release Date: July 2012

The 1990 cult classic arcade shooter gets revived in all-ages webcomic form by Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos.

Writer: Jim Zub
Aritst: Hitoshi Ariga
Release Date: August 2012

Klonoa, lead character from the classic platformer, makes his return as a webcomic by writer Jim Zub with world famous mangaka Hitoshi Ariga.

SDCC 2012 – ShiftyLook Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Official Schedule of Events Including the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade!

Namco Bandai has announced their special events for San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Activities include an industry-only party, a huge freeplay arcade, an action-packed Saturday panel and a stage throughout the weekend filled with non-stop happenings.

The ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade boasts Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug and over a dozen other arcade games. Located across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quater’s terrace, the arcade will open at 12:00PM daily and close at 6:00PM on Thursday, 10:00PM on Friday and Saturday, and 8:00PM on Sunday.

Kicking-off the convention on Thursday night will be ShiftyLook Presents the Most Retro Comic-Con Party (Ever!), taking over the arcade and entire terrace of the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, with ShiftyLook partners, press and comic creators present for a night of festivities. Although not open to the public, fans can follow along via the official Google+ Events On Air page: http://goo.gl/i6TZ9 for constant photos and video throughout the evening.

Special events will occur at the ShiftyLook Stage all weekend. Visit shiftylook.com or its social media outlets for the complete stage schedule prior to the convention. Fans can share photos of the ShiftyLook Freeplay Arcade and/or stage at the official Google+ Events page: http://goo.gl/OPAoB for constant photos and video throughout the weekend.

Finally, ShiftyLook will host its biggest panel ever on Saturday, July 14th at 11:00AM in Room 25ABC of the San Diego Convention Center. Appearing at the panel will be ShiftyLook’s Rob Pereyda, Bravoman writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine, Dig Dug 30th Anniversary contributors Scott Kurtz and Kris Straub (making an announcement) and legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen (making another announcement).