Gamers nowadays instantly turn to titles like Grand Theft Auto V or Sleeping Dogs for open-world exploration action-adventure games, but back in the late 90′s this large-scale way of gaming just didn’t exist. Along came a developer named Yu Suzuki, a platform called Sega Dreamcast, and a game called Shenmue, which would go on to change the industry.
Hordes of adoring fans, a highly successful sequel, and a decade of silence later, Mr. Suzuki walked onto the stage of E3 2015, along with a $2 million dollar Kickstarter campaign, and publically announced Shenmue III will happen. Everything that was so loved with the past titles – the cinematic cut scenes, in-depth story-telling, innovative features like dynamic weather and day-night variations – may seem standard for what games should offer now, but fans all over the world are beyond excited for what Suzuki and his team have in store for us when the third game drops some time in the near future.
To whet our appetites, filmmaker Adam Sipione and Fauxpop Media release a trailer for an upcoming documentary titled A Gamer’s Journey: The Definitive History of Shenmue. The picture will chronicle the process and history of both the first and second game, along with in-depth info on how the games were conceived, how fans felt, their extensive history, and a closer look at the upcoming sequel. With the original Kickstarter goal of $2 million now currently doubled, Shenmue III and this documentary are not to be missed. Leave your comments below and share what you loved the most about Ryo Hazuki’s heroic adventures through modern Japan.
A new trailer has been released at the Jump Festa 2015 Japanese convention for the next installment in the ever-popular Final Fantasy franchise. While the trailer consists of a series of rather disjointed scenes and sound clips, we can tell that the plot of Final Fantasy XV, based on the franchise’s Fabula Nova Crystallis mythology, will revolve around a road trip taken against the backdrop of an invasion of a city-state called Insomnia.
Delivering stunning graphics and immersive environments as has become expected of the Final Fantasy series, watch the trailer above and stay tuned for the release date of the video game.
There’s a new trailer for the soon-to-be released fighting game, Tekken 7. The release marks the 20th anniversary of the Tekken game series and introduces two new elements to the popular franchise: Rage Art and Power Crush. Rage Art will let players switch normal attack power increase to execute several unblockable moves while Power Crush will allow players to continue attacking even while being hit by the enemy.
The Tekken 7 game will drop in Japan sometime in February 2015, stay tuned for more information.
Based on the ever-popular fighting game series Street Fighter, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist is a web series telling the story of Ryu, Ken and their master, Goken, as well as Goken’s brother, Goki (better known as Akuma) and their master, Gotetsu. As Ryu and Ken are two of the most popular characters in the Street Fighter universe, this story will be familiar to many, but fans are anxiously waiting to see a series that will do these characters justice.
The official trailer gives us a better look at the characters and action sequences that will be filling our screens in the near future.
After nearly a week of teasers, Paramount Pictures delivers its “payoff” trailer to the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction film. Likely the last before next month’s premiere, this trailer provides a deeper understanding to the storyline of Michael Bay’s summer blockbuster.
The fourth installment to the science-fiction franchise picks up where the last left off where Earth is in the midst of a peaceful recovery from the devastating Autobot-Decepticon war. After Mark Wahlberg’s character awakens a rusty Optimus Prime, the government attempts to harness his powers while a new clan of evil forces look to claim the planet and its resources. This time however, the Autobots don’t just look to the human race for help, they enlist the Dinobots to save our world from extinction.
Transformers: Age of Extinction starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing , Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and more will be in theaters June 27.
Just two weeks after announcing its impending travels to Taiwan, Jasper Wong and the people behind POW! WOW! set the stage for the art extravaganza. Set to takeover the walls of Taipei, a crew combining both Taiwanese and talent from abroad are set to tour around popular locales including the Taipei Zoo, Treasure Hill, Zhongshan Metropolitan Mall, Songshan Cultural Park, and beyond.
The crew of artists touring will include favorites like Aaron De La Cruz, INSA, James Jean, and Brendan Monroe, who will paint alongside the likes of burgeoning Taiwanese talent like HANIBOI, Reach, and Colasa.