One-Punch Man Season 2 Teaser Revealed, New Season In April

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One-Punch Man Season 2 Teaser Revealed, New Season In April

One-Punch Man, the anime about a superhero who defeats his enemies in or around a single punch, is getting its second season next April.

The trailer, which you can see below, starts off with footage covering the first season of the anime by showing pivotal characters and action scenes from its 2015 airing. The teaser also confirms the April 2019 target date.

The anime is based on a manga by writer ONE, who writes and illustrates the comic. It was noticed by Yusuke Murata, the artist behind manga like Eyeshield 21, who convinced ONE to let him redraw it because he loved the story so much. Murata took the idea to magazine Shonen Jump, which ran the redrawn series in their web version. It took off and the anime became especially successful overseas for its high-octane action scenes.

One-Punch Man Season 2 Teaser Revealed, New Season In April

about X hours ago from
One-Punch Man Season 2 Teaser Revealed, New Season In April

One-Punch Man, the anime about a superhero who defeats his enemies in or around a single punch, is getting its second season next April.

The trailer, which you can see below, starts off with footage covering the first season of the anime by showing pivotal characters and action scenes from its 2015 airing. The teaser also confirms the April 2019 target date.

The anime is based on a manga by writer ONE, who writes and illustrates the comic. It was noticed by Yusuke Murata, the artist behind manga like Eyeshield 21, who convinced ONE to let him redraw it because he loved the story so much. Murata took the idea to magazine Shonen Jump, which ran the redrawn series in their web version. It took off and the anime became especially successful overseas for its high-octane action scenes.

Crystal Dynamics Opening New Studio In Washington

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Crystal Dynamics Opening New Studio In Washington

Crystal Dynamics, developers of the past two major Tomb Raider titles, is opening a satellite location in Bellevue, Washington. 

Although the studio is not leading work on Shadow of the Tomb Raider (that game is helmed by Eidos Montreal), the upcoming Avengers Project and other unannounced projects are labor-intensive enough that Crystal Dynamics has decided to aggressively scale up. 

In both the new location and the team's base in Redwood Shores, California, Crystal Dynamics are gathering industry veterans. Among their new hires are Vincent Napoli (combat designer for God of War), and Ben Wanat (co-founder of Dead Space). 

World Of Warcraft Director To Deliver PAX Keynote Speech

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World Of Warcraft Director To Deliver PAX Keynote Speech

Ion Hazzikostas, the game director for World of Warcraft is handling the "story time" keynote speech for PAX west. He joined Blizzard in 2008 after leaving law and ended up being a designer on WoW. He became game director in 2016 after working on raid content and is heading up development on the Battle for Azeroth expansion. 

PAX west starts August 31 in Seattle, Washington with tickets for the upcoming PAX south going on sale this week. PAX south starts January 18 in San Antonio, Texas and badges for PAX west are still available

Blizzards latest expansion is out today, check out our latest preview for 8 reasons to look forward to Battle for Azeroth. 

Tickle Your Spidey Senses With The Spider-Man Launch Trailer

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Tickle Your Spidey Senses With The Spider-Man Launch Trailer

Marvel's Spider-Man is nearly upon is, with only three weeks until release. A new gameplay trailer showcases the upcoming villains, Miles Morales and swinging through New York City. 

In our recent preview of Spider-Man, after getting four hours with the game, Andrew Reiner told fans to "Be excited. Be very excited". Sony's latest is shaping up to be the best game from the web-slinger yet. 

Spider-Man will be out on PlayStation 4 on September 7 alongside a limited edition console. 

Tickle Your Spidey Senses With The Spider-Man Launch Trailer

about X hours ago from
Tickle Your Spidey Senses With The Spider-Man Launch Trailer

Marvel's Spider-Man is nearly upon is, with only three weeks until release. A new gameplay trailer showcases the upcoming villains, Miles Morales and swinging through New York City. 

In our recent preview Spider-Man after getting four hours with the game, with Andrew Reiner telling fans to "Be excited. Be very excited". Sony's latest is shaping up to be the best game from the web-slinger yet. 

Spider-Man will be out on PlayStation 4 on September 7 alongside a limited edition console. 

Bandai Namco Reveal Bizarre Teaser For New Japanese Horror Game

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Bandai Namco Reveal Bizarre Teaser For New Japanese Horror Game

Most recent big-budget horror games have firmly planted themselves in Western conventions. Trafficking in copious gore and physical monsters, titles like Alien: Isolation and Resident Evil 7 have far outnumbered the more supernatural spooks of Japanese horror games like Fatal Frame. However, a teaser from Bandai Namco hints at a new game with a firm base in J-horror traditions. 

All that exists of Domas so far is this website, a static image of a house with a slowly moving orange sky. The eerie lighting and film grain make it hard to tell if the graphics are photorealistic or lo-fi, and as such the image is more unsettling than a suburban house has any right to be.

The website has a battery readout and pixelated numbers at the bottom, reminiscent of a handheld camera. The numbers read 8.30.2018, strongly implying that more info will be revealed on August 30. We previously wrote about the effectiveness of lo-fi horror here; if Bandai-Namco can mesh those aesthetics with the scares of classic J-horror like The Ring or Fatal Frame, it'll have a potent combo of scares. 

Bandai Namco Reveal Bizarre Teaser For New Japanese Horror Game

about X hours ago from
Bandai Namco Reveal Bizarre Teaser For New Japanese Horror Game

Most recent big-budget horror games have firmly planted themselves in Western conventions. Trafficking in copious gore and physical monsters, titles like Alien: Isolation and Resident Evil 7 have far outnumbered the more supernatural spooks of Japanese horror games like Fatal Frame. However, a teaser from Bandai Namco hints at a new game with a firm base in J-horror traditions. 

All that exists of Domas so far is this website, a static image of a house with a slowly moving orange sky. The eerie lighting and film grain make it hard to tell if the graphics are photorealistic or lo-fi, and as such the image is more unsettling than a suburban house has any right to be.

The website has a battery readout and pixelated numbers at the bottom, reminiscent of a handheld camera. The numbers read 8.30.2018, strongly implying that more info will be revealed on August 30. We previously wrote about the effectiveness of lo-fi horror here; if Bandai-Namco can mesh those aesthetics with the scares of classic J-horror like The Ring or Fatal Frame, it'll have a potent combo of scares. 

Microsoft Studio The Initiative Hires Red Dead Redemption Writer, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Co-Director

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Microsoft Studio The Initiative Hires Red Dead Redemption Writer, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Co-Director

Microsoft's new internal studio The Initiative, announced during the company's E3 showcase, has hired a slew of industry veterans. Ex-Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher, The Initiative's studio head, announced six new hires via LinkedIn, according to GamesIndustry.Biz. Gallagher later deleted the post, but ResetEra user CrimsonEclipse posted a screenshot of his post.

The new hires are as follows:

Westergaard, Neuburger, and Cantamessa are particularly significant hires, especially given that Phil Spencer teased that The Initiative would be working on a narrative-based game. 

Microsoft Studio The Initiative Hires Red Dead Redemption Writer, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Co-Director

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Microsoft Studio The Initiative Hires Red Dead Redemption Writer, Rise Of The Tomb Raider Co-Director

Microsoft's new internal studio The Initiative, announced during the company's E3 showcase, has hired a slew of industry veterans. Ex-Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher, The Initiative's studio head, announced six new hires via LinkedIn, according to GamesIndustry.Biz. Gallagher later deleted the post, but ResetEra user CrimsonEclipse posted a screenshot of his post.

The new hires are as follows:

Westergaard, Neuburger, and Cantamessa are particularly significant hires, especially given that Phil Spencer teased that The Initiative would be working on a narrative-based game.