Disney Infinity 3.0 coming to North America August 30th


Disney Interactive has announced that the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack is coming to the U.S. August 30, 2015. The Star Wars Twilight of the Republic Play Set (featuring Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano figures) will be included. Several other releases will be available alongside the new game:

  • Standalone Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi figures and Power Disc pack
  • Star Wars Rebels figures including Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, and Zeb Orrelios
  • Star Wars Saga Starter Pack
  • Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Play Set (Joy and Anger figures included) and additional standalone figures (Sadness, Disgust and Fear)
  • Disney figures (Mickey, Minnie, Mulan, Olaf, Sam Flynn and Quorra)
  • Tomorrowland Power Disc Pack
  • Those who preorder the 3.0 starter pack will get an early copy of the Toy Box expansion

Check past the break for the full press release.

Rayman Adventures announced for mobile platforms

Rayman fans, you might want to go pick up a pad for your phone that can act as a controller: Ubisoft announced today that the Rayman franchise will make its way to mobile and smart devices this fall with a new installment titled Rayman Adventures. 

Ubisoft said in a press release that, “Rayman Adventures bring players on an odyssey where they will explore legendary worlds, from whimsical castles to the mythical islands of Olympus. They will enjoy an exciting mix between action and exploration in which they will be able to freely move around and about as they like through stunning environments.
The brand new Incrediballs make their first appearance in Rayman Adventures. Those little funny creatures will be the players’ partners in their epic adventures. They will have to seek out The Incrediballs, collect them, and unleash their powers to save the world.”

While it’s good to see the Rayman franchise is getting a game for the series’ 20th anniversary, it seems odd to me to release the game on mobile platforms. Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends both required such precision platforming, and releasing Adventures on devices not known for precision control might prove detrimental to the game. That being said, it is good to see Ubisoft still committed to the series. You can read more about Rayman Adventures beyond the break.

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Pokemon credit cards now exist in Japan


Visa and The Pokémon Company recently unveiled a new collaboration: some extremely adorable credit cards. Now Japanese fans of Pokémon can show their love whenever they shop!

Two of the cards feature Pikachu by himself and will be available indefinitely, while the limited edition Pikachu and Hoopa card is meant to promote Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. Only one million of these cards will be available, and they will only be sold until August 31.

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A new Tepig event in Pokémon Shuffle begins today, runs until July 20th


In addition to the special Jirachi event, an event that gives players a chance to capture Tepig in Pokémon Shuffle has gone live. The event runs until July 20th 6:00am UTC (that is July 19th 11:00pm PDT/July 20th 2:00am EDT). This is in preparation for an event that will feature Tepig’s evolution Pignite in August.

Along with the Tepig event is the return of the Daily Pokémon event which runs through July 18th 6:00 AM UTC. It cannot be played on Saturdays and Mondays, however.

Read the descriptions from the game itself below!

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Pokémon Shuffle’s Jirachi event begins today, runs until July 10th


An event that gives players a chance to capture the mythical Jirachi in Pokémon Shuffle has gone live. The event is until July 10th 6:00am UTC (that is July 9th 11:00pm PDT/July 10th 2:00am EDT). A unique aspect of this event is that you may only challenge Jirachi once per day during the event period, giving you only a total of five chances to catch this Pokémon.

The reason this week’s event features Jirachi is likely in celebration of the Tanabata Festival which takes place in Japan on July 7th. People in Japan make wishes during this day, which is why Jirachi is known to grant wishes.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to get Jirachi!

Aksys Games officially announces Zero Escape 3 for Summer 2016


After a few days of teasing, Aksys Games officially revealed the long awaited Zero Escape 3 at Anime Expo today. The latest in the escape adventure series, the game is currently in development with plans to release during Summer 2016 for Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita. No information was shared beyond the confirmation.

The first game in the series, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors released for Nintendo DS in 2010. The sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward came to Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita in 2012. Since then, fans had been waiting for the third and final installment in the series. However, it had run into issues and put on indefinite hiatus. For this reason, today’s confirmation comes as great news to fans of the series.

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Street Fighter V coming to Six Flags parks across the U.S. this summer


A lot of things go well together, video games and theme parks being two of them. Capcom announced that beginning July 2, Six Flags theme parks across the U.S. will feature Street Fighter V attractions, so be on the lookout for themed kiosks or gaming pods during your trip. Visitors will be able to play demos of the game (coming to the PS4 and PC next spring) and even participate in elimination-style tournaments that offer prizes to top performers. Check out the complete list of dates and locations below.

July 2 – July 7
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo, CA)
July 4 – July 7
Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, TX)
July 6 – December 31
Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA)
July 13 – July 19
Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio, TX)
July 27 – August 2
Six Flags Over St. Louis (Eureka, MO)
Six Flags Over Georgia (Austell, GA)
August 10 – August 16
Six Flags Great America (Gurnee, IL)
Six Flags America (Bowie, MD)
August 24 – August 30
Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)
Six Flags New England (Agawam, MA)

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Dragon Quest Heroes now available for preorder online

Square Enix has cooked up an exciting Collector’s Edition of Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (that’s a mouthful, huh?), coming to the PS4 October 13. It will set you back about $100, but packs a generous offering of collectibles and DLC including a Slime plush, special treasure box packaging, and in-game weapons and maps.

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Best Buy confirms Dark Pit amiibo exclusively in stores on July 31st with no pre-orders


In a surprising (or rather unexpected) move, Best Buy’s corporate site has gone ahead and confirmed that they will not be taking pre-orders on their retailer-exclusive Dark Pit amiibo.

The figure will launch exclusively in brick-and-mortar Best Buy stores – which, by deduction, implies not on BestBuy.com – on Friday, July 31st. It’s also confirmed (as expected) that the figure will be available in limited quantities, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. A limit of one Dark Pit amiibo per customer will be enforced.

Have a day job? Oh well. I’ll be teaching at band camp that morning – anyone want to fill in for me? Maybe I’ll have to actually import this time…


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Dark Pit amiibo confirmed to be exclusive to Best Buy in North America


The Dark Pit amiibo supposedly launches this month, but up until now, any additional details regarding its launch in North America has been speculation and deduction. Last night, Best Buy finally confirmed what many fans had suspected.

According to Best Buy’s online inventory, the Dark Pit amiibo figure will indeed be exclusive to them. The listing is accompanied by an “Only at Best Buy” indication, so you won’t find the Kid Icarus antihero at your local Target or Toys”R”Us store. A release date of July 31st is shown, which is a Friday and could very well be true. Alternately, it could simply be a placeholder date.

The Palutena figure is the other amiibo figure scheduled to launch this month, and many speculate her amiibo will also be a retailer exclusive. The question now is: which retailer gets her?

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