Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2 Offered as Pre-Order Bonus for Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

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In a surprising, but interesting, turn of events publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment are offering European Nintendo 3DS players the chance to pre-order (and pre-purchase) Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden from the Nintendo 3DS eShop; and by doing so they will also gain access to the Japanese SNES game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden 2. Read more of this post

Pokken Tournament Confirmed for Wii U Release Next Year

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Nintendo have confirmed that the fighting game spin-off of the Pokemon franchise, known as Pokken Tournament, will be making its way to the Wii U early next year; and more importantly is that it will receive a worlwide release.

It’s an announcement everyone expected Nintendo to make at some point; and yet its still surprising to see the game getting a worldwide release so quickly – especially seeing as the game itself was only released into Japanese Arcades earlier this year. Read more of this post

Playable Demo of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Released onto Nintendo 3DS eShop

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Despite not being released into the UK and Europe for another two months distributor Bandai Namco Entertainment have today released a playable demo for the upcoming Arc System Works developed fighting game; Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden.

Featuring 2D Sprites and classic ‘old-skool’ fighting mechanics this playable demo of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden will offer a fair example of what you can expect from the game when its released onto the Nintendo 3DS later this year. The demo itself features four characters; namely Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and Majin Buu, and two gameplay modes – Battle Mode and Versus Mode. Read more of this post

Nintendo eShop Offering Two Episodes of Attack on Titan for FREE

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To celebrate the announcement of Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains being released onto the Nintendo 3DS within the UK, Europe and America later this year the Nintendo eShop is currently offering the first two episodes of the anime for free.

As of yesterday, Thursday 2nd April 2015, and until the 2nd July 2015, anyone with access to the Nintendo eShop within the UK, Europe and America can watch the first two episodes of the anime. Interestingly not only is the anime presented uncut, which is a surprise considering its violent and brutal nature, but its being presented in Japanese with English Subtitles – which may cause some annoyances when viewed on smaller devices; but at least the translation is better than those on the UK Blu-ray sets. Read more of this post

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva to be Shown on the Sony Movie Channel Next Week

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The Late Night Anime segment continues on the Sony Movie Channel (Sly 323) next week with none other than LEVEL-5’s Professor Layton’s feature-length instalment, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva contains the iconic animation and voice cast of the Nintendo DS Game and throws them into a feature length movie whereby Layton and Luke must unravel the secrets hidden within the theatre. If you are a fan of the games then it’s definitely worth watching, as it has all the atmosphere of the game but in a feature length movie.

Despite being released under the  ‘Manga UK’ logo Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva was actually one of KAZE’s first titles released in the UK under  partnership with Manga Entertainment UK, but even more interesting is to see the Sony Movie Channel broadcast the film at such an ungodly hour, especially considering that the film is only rated a U.

The film is being shown on Tuesday 22nd October at 12:45am, but in reality it could have been shown ‘much earlier’ and got a wider viewing audience, however for those interested the film is available on DVD and Blu-ray within the UK.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Sony Movie Channel (Sky 323) is a free-to-view channel, meaning as long as you have a basic Sky Subscription you will be able to watch it.