For The First Time, Goku Joins The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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For The First Time, Goku Joins The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

I have vivid memories of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a kid, plopping in front of the TV to recognize characters like Bart Simpson and Snoopy. As a consequence, I would get bored when I saw things that were not recognizable cartoon characters, but thankfully TOEI and Funimation are ensuring that there's one more reason not to turn off the TV in boredom. This year, Goku comes to the parade.

Maybe not the Goku news some fans wanted today, but it does mark the first time the Japanese anime hero has appeared in the annual event. He'll be making his appearance in his Super Saiyan Blue form, or Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan for those who want to use the full name. Funimation also put up a video of the float being designed.

The next Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, releases in North American theaters in January. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is on, well, Thanksgiving.

Watch Costume Quest Cartoon's Main Title Sequence

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Watch Costume Quest Cartoon's Main Title Sequence

Frederator Studios, creators of Adventure Time, are getting ready to premiere their cartoon version of Costume Quest in 2019. To give us a taste of their vision for Double Fine’s game about kids’ Halloween antics, they’ve unveiled the show’s main title sequence.

The video quickly introduces the heroes, four ordinary-looking children that gain extraordinary powers after donning some quirky costumes. Keeping with the 2010 game’s Halloween inspired theme, the children face down a horde of enemies ranging from a scary Headless Horseman to a comical merman.

While the show was originally slated to release in this year, it has been moved back and will premiere as an Amazon Prime Video Original in 2019. If you’re interested in checking out one of the games before Costume Quest’s animated debut, you can read our review of Costume Quest 2 here.

Blizzard Teases Possibility Of Diablo Amiibo (Update: Revealed)

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Blizzard Teases Possibility Of Diablo Amiibo (Update: Revealed)

Update: Blizzard has gone ahead and confirmed the Treasure Goblin amiibo ahead of Blizzcon, stating that it will be available in December.

Where there are goblins, there is treasure to be found! Summon your own portal to untold riches with the exclusive #DiabloSwitch Loot Goblin amiibo – available Dec 2018! pic.twitter.com/jLe4vMmkcH

There's no word on the supposed other amiibo found in the datamining mentioned below, but it's probably a safe bet that they will be on their way.

Yoshi Can Ride A Yoshi And Then Those Yoshis Can Ride Poochy In Yoshi's Crafted World

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Yoshi Can Ride A Yoshi And Then Those Yoshis Can Ride Poochy In Yoshi's Crafted World

After Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, the live stream continued with gameplay of Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and Yoshi's Crafted World. During the Yoshi's Crafted World gameplay, Nintendo showed a new mechanic where a Yoshi can ride another Yoshi in co-op, and then those Yoshi's can ride Poochy. It's insanity. You can see it in the screenshot above.

Yoshi Can Ride A Yoshi And Then Those Yoshis Can Ride Poochy In Yoshi's Crafted World

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Yoshi Can Ride A Yoshi And Then Those Yoshis Can Ride Poochy In Yoshi's Crafted World

After Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, the live stream continued with gameplay of Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and Yoshi's Crafted World. During the Yoshi's Crafted World gameplay, Nintendo showed a new mechanic where a Yoshi can ride another Yoshi in co-op, and then those Yoshi's can ride Poochy. It's insanity. You can see it in the screenshot above.

Spirits Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate As Helpful Boosts To The Main Fighters

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Spirits Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate As Helpful Boosts To The Main Fighters

During today's Nintendo Direct, Sora Ltd.'s Masuhiro Sakurai revealed Spirits for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The mechanic replaces the collectible trophies from previous games, as Sakurai said the trophies wouldn't work for Ultimate and they were difficult to create.

According to Sakurai, many beloved characters from the game universes represented in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have lost their physical forms. All characters aside from the fighters on the roster have turned into Spirits. This Spirits can be collected by the player and assigned to Spirit slots to help fighters during Smash battles.

Spirits come in several classes. Standard Spirits are called "Novices," stronger Spirits are called "Advanced," even stronger Spirits are called "Aces," and the strongest Spirits in the game are called "Legendary." Each Spirit is also assigned as an Attack, Grab, or Shield type. These types work in a rock-paper-scissors manner where Attack beats Grab, Grab beats Shield, and Shield beats Attack. You'll want to assign a Spirit that has a type advantage over your opponent.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Receives DLC And Season Pass

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Receives DLC And Season Pass

As an announcement during today's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the game will be getting DLC, with a season pass also available. This season pass requires players to buy it on faith, however, as the DLC has apparently not even been decided on yet.

Sakurai did clarify that the new characters coming in for download would not be returning characters, which makes sense as the game has the entire series roster so far, and will not be Echo fighters, his term for characters based closely on existing fighters. So every new DLC character will be an actual new character. He also broke down the pricing, which will be $5.99 per character "set" or $24.99 for all five sets.

There will also be Mii outfits and music from unrepresented games, specifically pointing at Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in his example, that will also come along with the season pass. The first DLC character, Piranha Plant, has been announced, but is unique in that he is a free download for early adopters, but will become paid later on.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Receives DLC And Season Pass

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Receives DLC And Season Pass

As an announcement during today's Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the game will be getting DLC, with a season pass also available. This season pass requires players to buy it on faith, however, as the DLC has apparently not even been decided on yet.

Sakurai did clarify that the new characters coming in for download would not be returning characters, which makes sense as the game has the entire series roster so far, and will not be Echo fighters, his term for characters based closely on existing fighters. So every new DLC character will be an actual new character. He also broke down the pricing, which will be $5.99 per character "set" or $24.99 for all five sets.

There will also be Mii outfits and music from unrepresented games, specifically pointing at Xenoblade Chronicles 2 in his example, that will also come along with the season pass. The first DLC character, Piranha Plant, has been announced, but is unique in that he is a free download for early adopters, but will become paid later on.

The Universe Explodes And Everyone Dies In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's World Of Light Campaign

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The Universe Explodes And Everyone Dies In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's World Of Light Campaign

Nintendo closed out its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct with the World of Light mode. Director Masahiro Sakurai teased that it's different than Brawl's Subspace Emissary mode, but it is the game's single-player campaign.

In a pre-rendered cutscene, Starfox was shown leading the charge on some ambiguous threat, but their heroics didn't matter because everything, and I mean literally everything, blew up. After that we saw Kirby landing on a strange planet, exploration with assorted characters on an overworld map, and a scene of Mario being photocopied with some strange goo to become an evil red-eyed version of himself.

The footage left the mode pretty ambiguous, but it looks like you will be exploring an overworld map fighting evil versions of Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster.

Piranha Plant Joins Super Smash Bros. As A Fighter After Launch

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Piranha Plant Joins Super Smash Bros. As A Fighter After Launch

In today's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, director Masahiro Sakurai revealed a free DLC character coming to the game in an update in a few months. The character is the Piranha Plant, the oscillating obstacle from the Super Mario Bros. series, as a fighter in the game.

Piranha Plant moves around in a moving pipe, popping out and using the pipe to do attacks. His final Smash turns Petey Piranha into a Stand-like projection above him.

While Piranha Plant won't be ready for launch, the character will be coming as free DLC after release "in a few months." Digital owners will get him free, while people who buy the game at launch register the game with their Nintendo account. Players who purchase the game later will need to pick up the character as DLC.