Enter virtual reality
The popular Sword Art Online series is heading to the Nintendo Switch. During a stage event at the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco announced Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet would both be arriving on the Switch at some point in the future. According to Gematsu, the first is a Deluxe...
Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the English release
If there is anything that you could say is good about having delayed releases for games from Japan, it’s that for many classics we can celebrate anniversaries for both the East and West. The Legend of Zelda is one such game, and though its Japanese landmark was last year, the US release...
All about manga
Well, the hype is building for the NX reveal, so let's all take a deep breath and think about something else for a short while; it's good for the blood pressure. Back in the early days of the Wii U, when we were still full of optimism for the system, this writer shared the view that the system was in a unique position to capitalise...
The Lost Levels of Super Mario’s Adventures
Later this week, VIZ Media will be reissuing the "Super Mario Adventures" comics collected from Nintendo Power in the early '90s. It'll be exciting to have a complete collection without having to track down each issue. It wasn't the only Mario comic series out there, however. From 1989 to 1998,...
Admire the artwork online
CoroCoro Magazine often has some handsome exclusives and details in Japan, the latest of which is a Splatoon manga series. The inky shooter has gone from strength to strength in less than a year on the market, rapidly becoming a popular franchise - with all the licensing and merchandise that can entail - for Nintendo...
The continuing rise of the IP
When reeling off Nintendo's biggest franchises the brand names are familiar - Mario, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda and so on. Yet Splatoon, having made such an impact on the Wii U in 2015, could potential evolve to join that list of big-hitters. The ink-splatting shooter has become a hit not just in terms of sales, but...
It's non-canon, before you get too worked up
Keen followers of the Metroid series may be aware of the Comic Bom Bom manga, Metroid: Samus & Joey. This non-canon story was first published in the magazine in 2003 and focused around Joey, a young boy who is saved by Samus Aran after an attack on his village, and thereafter swears to stay by her...
Returning after seven long years
Zelda (and manga) fans have much to rejoice over as after a seven year hiatus, the female partnership of Akira Himekawa - the pen name for two manga artists working together since 1991 - will return to publish another series of manga based on Nintendo's legendary franchise. No news as of yet as to when we can expect...
And more besides...
The current Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest tour is well underway, and those attending concerts in North America will soon have the opportunity to pick up some classic Zelda manga and graphic novels while enjoying the music. VIZ Media is kicking off a partnership with the tour to sell its range of...
Or Shingeki no Kyojin: Jinrui Saigo no Tsubasa, to Japanese players
Considering the intense critical and commercial acclaim Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan has been receiving, the emergence of a game based on the events portrayed in the anime and manga series was more of a question of “when”, rather than “if”. The more surprising news is...
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