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Sep
04
Posted by Mark at 14:55
As part of Scotland Loves Anime.

If you fancy subjecting yourself to two of the three CGI Resident Evil films, you'll soon be able to do so on the big screen.

Screening at The Edinburgh Filmhouse as part of the regular Edinburgh leg of the Scotland Loves Anime film festival, 2008's Resident Evil: Degeneration will be shown on the 18th of October at 8:45, and this year's Resident Evil: Vendetta the day after at 8:30.

When Ben reviewed it back in the Loading Screen days, he said
it's not exactly a classic, but it is fun and thatís all you can ask for. Definitely worth a watch
It's screening alongside classic anime films such as Tokyo Godfathers and Venus Wars as well as the more recent critical darlings Your Name and A Silent Voice, so may be worth a look if you're already in town.

As the Glasgow films are yet to be announced, it's not known if the Resi films are going to be shown there as well.
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Aug
16
2016
Posted by Ben at 14:38
We posted a release date for the Ratchet & Clank movie on digital download (22nd August) and DVD / Bluray (29th August, although the latest press release doesn't mention bluray).

Anyway, in preparation for the films release Lionsgate have sent over a trailer

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Aug
09
2016
Posted by Ben at 15:58
A follow up to 'From Bedrooms to Billions', Gracious Films are set to release 'From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years' this September

From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years will feature archive footage, plus new interviews with the Amiga design team and a look at some of the classic games.

I've no idea if the film will be made available elsewhere, you'd have to assume so, but it is available through Funstock for £19.99

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Jul
27
2016
Posted by Ben at 14:13
In other video game adaptation news, the home release date for the Ratchet & Clank movie has been announced.

It's a staggered release with the digital download becoming available on the 22nd August, and the physical DVD and Bluray release a week later on the 29th August

I've not seen the Ratchet and Clank movie yet, there was a time, back when I used to do Loading Screen that I'd have been on it the day it released.

I'm not sure whether it's already been snapped up by Amazon Prime, Netflix, Sky, whoever, but personally that's how I'm likely to watch it
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Jul
27
2016
Posted by Ben at 13:31
Well, technically a 'digital series' rather than a TV series per se, but such is the way we consume content now it's splitting hairs. Maybe with that preamble I'm burying the lead a bit, Life is Strange is getting a serialised show

Life is Strange might seem a bit of a strange pick for a video game to adapt in to a show, it's narrative driven and episodic already. However, when you think back to the likes of Twin Peaks, America Gothic, Eerie Indiana, and even Netflix's recent Stranger Things, you can see how it would work. It's the tone, setting and characters that would appeal, the story doesn't need to be exactly the same.

Anyway, much like the Detective Pokemon movie that Legendary have also announced, until it's out there's no guarantee it's ever actually going to get made, but if it does I could see it having some success
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May
29
2016
Posted by Mark at 10:54
Yes, they still use the term 'Home Video'.

Announced at their first Panel at the MCM London Comic-Con, Anime Limited will be releasing the four movies which spun out of Persona 3 in the UK, reports UK-Anime.net.

There are few details knocking about, but we can safely assume they'll be out on Blu-Ray and will probably include an English dub. No date seems to have been set as yet.
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Apr
07
2016
Posted by Mark at 18:10
As announced at TGS last year, the Ace Attorney anime has begun airing in Japan, and is currently being simulcast by Crunchyroll.

The first episode, which aired last week and becomes available to non-paying Crunchyroll users at around lunchtime on Saturday, mainly re-tells the first case from the first game, introducing the characters and sets up the overarching plot.

Interestingly, Crunchyroll are trialling an alternate subtitle feed with this series, where the default English subtitles reflect the original Japanese names of the characters, while the alternative one uses the names created for the Western localizations of the games, which may make the series easier to follow for people more familiar with those.
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Sep
21
2015
Posted by Mark at 17:12
At this year's TGS and the flurry of sideshows which come with it, two games series were announced to be getting animated adaptations.

The first is Ace Attorney, which is getting a TV series to air in April. There were no other meaningful details announced apart from that Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth and Maya Fey would be the main characters.

This isn't the first adaptation for the series, as it had a number of manga adaptations, some of which have made it to The West.

The other is Persona 5- the latest in a series known for its spinoffs- whose adaptation was announced at the Persona Special Stage event.

Siliconera points out that this has been described as a "Special Program" anime, suggesting that this might be a promotional or one-off production, rather than the two TV series Persona 4 got, or the movies Persona 3 was made into.
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Aug
24
2015
Posted by Mark at 13:40
For people who aren't James the majority of us, earnings reports from companies make for dry reading, even in games. So it stands to reason that often, little tidbits of news sneak out without people noticing.

Fortune have noticed one thing in Nintendo's most recent report-
For Nintendo IP, a more active approach will be taken in areas outside the video game business, including visual content production and character merchandising
Nintendo properties have appeared in film to varying success recently in Wreck-It Ralph and Pixels, but it seems that Nintendo are going to look for a little more control.

Rather than simply handing everything over to marketers, future excursions into film will be overseen by Software Planning & Development- the arm of Nintendo overseen by Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi.

Incidentally, that project to make a sequel to the Super Mario Bros. movie in comic form is still up and running.
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Jul
14
2015
Posted by Ben at 14:42
I never got around to Phantom Breaker, I did intend to pick up the PC port a while back, so maybe the PS4 version of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is worth a shot

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is getting a PS4 release next week on the 21st July, and by way of promotion they've commissioned a live action fight scene trailer.

The trailer is by Thousand Pounds Action Company, who are also responsible for Street Fighter x Tekken: The Devil Within, which we probably would have reviewed back in the weekly Loading Screen days. The trailer is below, it's worth a watch to be fair

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