Listen To Devil May Cry 5's Main Theme, 'Legacy,' Right Here

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Listen To Devil May Cry 5's Main Theme, 'Legacy,' Right Here

The final, spoilerific trailer for Devil May Cry 5 also included an original song to go with it. If you're interested in hearing that song but don't want to get spoiled, you can do that exclusively on this very web page!

The song, titled "Legacy," is the main theme for Devil May Cry 5, composed by Kota Suzuki (a longtime Capcom composer) and sung by Ali Edwards, who, along with having done the vocals on the DMC5 song "Devil Trigger," has also done vocals for songs from Killer Instinct and the recent Doom reboot. You can listen to the official short version of the song in its entirety below.

Devil May Cry is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC March 8.

Detective Pikachu Concept Artist's Take On Sobble Is Equal Parts Creepy, Adorable

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Detective Pikachu Concept Artist's Take On Sobble Is Equal Parts Creepy, Adorable

As one of the recently-announced starters for Pokémon Sword and Shield, Sobble is already garnering a large group of adoring fans. It looks like one of those fans is RJ Palmer, a concept artist working on the Detective Pikachu film. Palmer's taken his skill at creating realistic renderings of Pokémon and applied it to the tiny water-lizard.

You can find the full rendering on Palmer's DeviantArt page. The rendering looks fairly accurate to both Sobble and, well, actual lizards. I'm a little bothered by its enormous eyes, though; I know lizards tend to have fairly large, bulging eyes relative to their heads, but something about the mix of that structure and the more human-looking eyes is a bit weird. It looks like it knows my darkest secret, and I'm not comfortable with that.

To see more of Palmer's Pokémon-related work, check out his renditions of Ninetails and Vaporeon, Mewtwo, Tyrantrum, and more on his Instagram.

What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Overwatch, And Hearthstone

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What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Overwatch, And Hearthstone

You'd think that by early March the snow would be showing signs of abating, but not this year. But neither are competitive tournaments, so it's a give-and-take. Anyway, on to the events!

No more Swiss rounds - we're in the playoffs of the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive IEM tournament now. Four teams remain to see which will reign supreme in Katowice and walk away with the $500,000 prize. (Stream / Schedule)

Well, the Shanghai Dragons finally won a game, so I can't jab 'em for not having won a game anymore. But that doesn't mean you should stop watching; we've officially entered underdog territory, right? Right? (Stream / Schedule)

Nintendo Releases Stats About Their Employment

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Nintendo Releases Stats About Their Employment

In a recent recruitment page update released by Nintendo and translated by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, Nintendo shared some demographics for employees on the Japanese side of Nintendo. This doesn't include, say, Nintendo Software Technologies in Redmond, any of Nintendo of America, Retro Game Studios, etc. Still, it's an interesting look into who makes up Nintendo.

Not sure if new info but noticed this after the update on the Nintendo (NCL) recruitment page. Stats for Japan only-
No of Employees - 2,271
Avg age - 38.6
Avg length of employment - 13.5 yrs
Avg work day - 7hrs, 45mins
Avg annual salary - $80,000https://t.co/e0qKxJzqAK pic.twitter.com/Z0LTFEQ6I4

The average length of employment being 13.5 years is absolutely astonishing from a western perspective, and it's slightly ahead of Japan's national average. It's also nice to see that Nintendo's average work day is under eight hours rather than the crunch-centric idea of working far above it.

Dragon Ball Studio Teasing Something Legendary

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Dragon Ball Studio Teasing Something Legendary

File this under one of those "This looks like something, hopefully it is!" categories, but there might be something new coming to the Dragon Ball universe in the near future. 

Something legendary is coming... pic.twitter.com/S1InFLdEM0

Toei Animation, the studio behind Dragon Ball is teasing "something legendary" is coming with a picture of the three-star ball. This could mean any number of things. "Legendary" is usually used in Dragon Ball nomenclature to refer to Broly, the legendary super saiyan. Considering he just had a movie centering around him, perhaps Toei is announcing another one? Another possibility is that they're revealing more Dragon Ball Super, as the manga has already started back up, so the anime might come back fairly quickly, too. It is fairly likely that any return would incorporate Broly into it somehow.

Weekend Warrior – A Little Bit Of Everything

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Weekend Warrior – A Little Bit Of Everything

March has finally arrived! Games like Metro Exodus and Anthem are still dominating our free time but this weekend we're all making space for other fun-filled endeavors. We'll be watching movies and playing board games, but what will you be doing this weekend?

Nathan Anstadt (@NathanAnstadt) – The siren song of Final Fantasy Tactics still calls to me. Otherwise I’m making steady progress in Metro 2033, which is proving to be a pretty good time. Then I’ll be playing as much Trials Rising as possible.

Hunter Wolfe (@Hunter_Wolfe) – For intern movie night, Jay selected Princess Mononoke, so I’m excited to watch that. I’ve been at the end of Metro Exodus for, like, three days now, so it’s time to finish that up. I’ll need a palette cleanser afterward, so there’s probably some Marie Kondo on my agenda.

Writer Chris Avellone Wraps Up Work On Jedi Fallen Order

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Writer Chris Avellone Wraps Up Work On Jedi Fallen Order

We will not have to wait much longer to hear about Jedi Fallen Order, Respawn's upcoming single-player action game set in the Star Wars universe. EA has already announced we'll be seeing the game at next month's Star Wars celebration event, but we did get one little tidbit today about the game: veteran writer Chris Avellone was on the project.

The news came from an off-the-cuff tweet today. A fan asked Avellone what he was working on and, being careful to tiptoe around any non-disclosure agreements, he revealed that he just finished up on Jedi: Fallen Order with Respawn.

I can't say 100% b/c of NDAs, but the ones I can say: I just finished up work with Jedi: The Fallen Order - and beyond that, there's another big bomb dropping in a month! Er, I mean, maybe. Ahem.

PlayStation Vita Production Has Officially Ended In Japan

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PlayStation Vita Production Has Officially Ended In Japan

Over the years, Sony's commitment to the PlayStation Vita has been a bit of a puzzle, but the company seemed quite okay with their handheld performed in Japan. When production for Vita units ended in the west, Sony kept the lines running in Japan, where the PSP successor still enjoyed some modest success and seemed to at least be making the company money. Those days are over, however, as Vita production has officially ended in the one bulwark it had remaining.

The announcement that shipments were ending soon was sent out to retailers last week, but it has been replaced with a new notice that shipments have ended. Whatever PlayStation Vita units are on the shelves are all that remain of the system's new hardware. The system will likely still get the occasional port, but for the most part, the new notice is as good as an obituary for Sony's beleaguered handheld. 

The PlayStation Vita launched in December 2011 in Japan, so it survived quite a while, especially considering Sony's disinterest in it over the years. This month's PlayStation Plus offerings are the first time that PlayStation Vita offerings have been excluded since they were first added to Sony's monthly free game lineup.

Kill la Kill – IF Will Eventually Release In Europe

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Kill la Kill – IF Will Eventually Release In Europe

Arc System Works' latest anime-based fighting game, Kill la Kill – IF, joined the ranks of our Hidden Gems of TGS 2018. The game is set to be released in Japan this year but, today, English Publisher PQube revealed plans for a Europe-wide release.

With a campaign penned by Kazuki Nakashima – the head writer of the anime adaptation – and a roster of beloved characters (including the newly announced dual-wield forms of Ryuko and Satsuki), Kill la Kill – IF will provide fans a satisfying dose of bombastic action similar to Arc System Work's previous fighter titles. 

Kill la Kill – IF will be available in Europe and Japan for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC, but a release date has not been set. In the meantime, check out our glowing review on Arc System Works' other popular and highly competitive game: Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Lord Drakkon Shows His Might In New Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Trailer

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Lord Drakkon Shows His Might In New Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Trailer

Mobile developer nWay (Power Rangers: Legacy Wars) has released a new trailer for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, heralding the nefarious designs of Lord Drakkon as well as giving fans a glimpse of the fighting game's combat.

The trailer shows off some of Lord Drakkon's combos, which the developer is saying range from "beginner-friendly" to complex, and he also has an uppercut special attack – a rarity in the game.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a digital download-only title ($19.99) coming in April to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch, with a PC release later in 2019.