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POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

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The Power Rangers brand is having something of a silent renaissance of late. While the television series has gone on for years, almost invisible to most adults yet never off the airwaves with new episodes for more than a single year since the franchise's start in the early 90s, the Rangers have branched out considerably to other entertainment mediums, often with strong results. The Teenagers With Attitude, and the many young adults that launched from their footsteps in the years after Angel Grove was a mere glimmer in their visors' display panel, dominated the attention of many curious watchers this year, whether it be on our phones with games like Power Rangers Legacy Wars, or on the big screen with the franchise's first feature-length movie in decades. There's also Power Rangers Hyp...
KAMEN RIDER BLACK Rider Kicks Into KAMEN RIDER CLIMAX FIGHTERS

KAMEN RIDER BLACK Rider Kicks Into KAMEN RIDER CLIMAX FIGHTERS

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The hotly-anticipated Kamen Rider Climax Fighters video game is about to feel the shadow of an eclipse upon it. Black Sun himself, the title hero of the 1987 classic series Kamen Rider Black, has arrived. And he's about to show these young bucks how it's done as he invades the tournament action game based upon the Kamen Rider tokusatsu franchise. The last big trailer for Climax Fighters showcased the rivals and allies of the Kamen Rider saga, and now we unveil the latest confirmed addition to the game's brick-knuckled cast of monster-fighters. https://youtu.be/SaxmMbz16PU A fan-favorite of the era, Kamen Rider Black was so popular that it was in the extremely rare position of receiving a sequel series the following year, named Kamen Rider Black RX; a title which may be familiar to s...
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s RAMPAGE Trailer: “Animals Get Me”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s RAMPAGE Trailer: “Animals Get Me”

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I knew I was forgetting something. Here's the trailer for the upcoming Rampage film, based upon the classic 1986 arcade game of the same title, featuring giant monsters whose objective is to survive against military assaults rightfully protecting cities from their wrath and then reduce said cities to smoldering ruin. In the current cinematic climate, where giant monsters are now fairly prominent and viable as "serious" blockbuster fare, how does one adapt what one couldn't be blamed for thinking was a silly take on the kaiju subgenre? Well, you hire a charisma factory like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, of course. Mission accomplished. In this film that reads like a series of sarcastic late night tweets taken more seriously than intended after too much to drink, the former WWE wrestlin...
[UPDATED] Kamen Rider Climax Fighters Summons the Secondary Riders to Battle

[UPDATED] Kamen Rider Climax Fighters Summons the Secondary Riders to Battle

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Update: Bandai Namco has released the trailer with official English-language subtitles. It can be found below. Our original post follows. It's climaxes all around, as Kamen Rider Climax Fighters gets an extended trailer detailing many of the action game's play mechanics, special features, and character dynamics. Based upon the extensive Kamen Rider superhero franchise, in which cyborgs, revived murder victims, and video game-addicted doctors to name a few, suit up to battle monsters bent upon terrorizing the innocent. This time, the heroes are facing each other, in an all-out brawl of epic proportions. And it's not just the lead heroes of each annual series that have shown up to the party. A host of Secondary Riders is signing up to join the action. Among this colorful crew of s...
Ultraman Fusion Fight: Why Settle For 10 Form Changes When You Can Have 10,000?

Ultraman Fusion Fight: Why Settle For 10 Form Changes When You Can Have 10,000?

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In Ultraman Fusion Fight, the towering monsters of the Ultra Series multiverse and the giant heroes who defend against them are swept up in a battle for supremacy. As modern Ultraman features characters whose strange and varied forms are combined and manipulated into new "fusions", this arcade-style Carddass game capitalizes on that feature to the Nth degree, constantly updating with newer and more bizarre meldings of popular figures from their decades-spanning franchise. Including those of 2017's Ultraman Geed and 2016's Ultraman Orb. If the name Carddass makes you think of aliens from Star Trek rather than the mechanics of the game, fret not. As far back as 1988, toy behemoth Bandai has consistently released new DataCarddass collectible trading cards, based upon many well-known prop...
Kamen Rider City Wars – Don’t Fail This City

Kamen Rider City Wars – Don’t Fail This City

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They're passing out wars like candy these days, aren't they? This time, it's for Kamen Rider City Wars, the new mobile game where you're tasked with building your own city from the ground up, potentially filled with memorable landmarks and totem locations from the decades-spanning Kamen Rider superhero franchise. Heroes and villains from every era are joining the party, from the original Kamen Rider Ichigo to this year's Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Build, and the dozens in-between, all fighting to save their city from costumed evildoers. This free-to-play smartphone app proved so popular in pre-registration that Bandai Namco Entertainment is offering 250 Hero Stones, Tech Cards, and bonus gasha, but this gift is only available until December 26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
‘Contra’ Video Game Adaptation: Guns VS Aliens On The Big Screen

‘Contra’ Video Game Adaptation: Guns VS Aliens On The Big Screen

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In the late 1980s, Contra wore out the television sets of gamers the world over, as commandos Bill and Lance (the Schwarzenegger and Stallone of the video game universe) ripped through a landscape of deadly traps and weapons platforms designed to take them out before they could do the same to the enemy. Now, many years and several reincarnations later, the classic shoot-em-up is finally getting its time to shine (or something) on the big screen with a new film project, as well as a TV series. Like the non-stop actionfest that was the 1987 original, this adaptation is going all out. For better or for worse. Original game developer Konami joins forces with China's Starlight Media to bring the game to life. Many details remain a mystery, though CFI provides this brief synopsis: ...
City Shrouded in Shadow – Ultraman, Godzilla, & Evangelion Collide!

City Shrouded in Shadow – Ultraman, Godzilla, & Evangelion Collide!

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Ichi City has been set upon by an army of colossal monsters of devastating power. Crawling out of every nook and cranny, from the many different sci-fi, fantasy, and action franchises of Japan, both live-action and animated, comes a fierce wave of kaiju hoping to make dinner out of the denizens of this Japanese metropolis. And while there may be a heroic figure from the Ultraman, Godzilla, Gamera, Evangelion, or Patlabor universes popping up to stand in their way, it's up to the ordinary inhabitants of this fated city to make it out alive. It's the City Shrouded in Shadow... The latest entry in the long-running Disaster Report video game series, City Shrouded in Shadow offers an epic crossover experience for any tokusatsu and anime fan. Putting you right in the middle of those crowded...
Go Go Power Rangers Hyperforce?! The RPG We Didn’t See Coming

Go Go Power Rangers Hyperforce?! The RPG We Didn’t See Coming

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The Power Rangers launch into the world of tabetop RPGs with the new Power Rangers Hyperforce. This new role-playing experience comes to us from Hyper RPG on the Twitch streaming platform, featuring a gaggle of geek-centric talents that many will recognize from both within and without the growing Ranger community. Den of Geek provides a synopsis: Power Rangers Hyperforce is set in the year 3016 at Time Force Academy. A team of Time Force Ranger cadets must band together to defeat an ancient evil who is set on unraveling the very fabric of the universe. Under the leadership of their mentor, Jen Scotts, and with the show’s Game Master, Malika Lim, the newly minted Rangers will cross both time and space to complete their mission while running into many familiar eras (and faces) alo...
Rogue Snail Reveals First Gameplay Trailer for Relic Hunters Legend

Rogue Snail Reveals First Gameplay Trailer for Relic Hunters Legend

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Press Release: Rogue Snail Reveals First Gameplay Trailer for Relic Hunters Legend Creators of Chroma Squad bring indie shooter/looter successor, Relic Hunters Zero, to life Pouso Alegre, Brazil - September 14, 2017 - Brazilian indie game studio Rogue Snail releases the first official gameplay trailer for Relic Hunters Legend. The previous game in the series, Relic Hunters Zero, was a 100% free-to-play, open-sourced game on Steam that boasted an engaged community of over a million players around the world. Rogue Snail is now fully focused on expanding the Relic Hunters universe to a full commercial release. The trailer shows a first glimpse of a much more ambitious game: a full-blown online RPG with 3D environments, larger variety of guns to collect, more space ducks to shoot, ...