Capcom cranks out big announcements at Captivate 2012

Capcom gets pretty crazy with their Captivate show, jumping all over the world to announce their latest games and updates to the industry and fans. This year we get 3 goodies to sink our teeth into with some smaller tidbits as well.

  • Lost Planet 3
    • The extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet® series return, harsher than ever before in Lost Planet 3. Players take on the role of Jim, a utility rig pilot who has left Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Delivering a diverse range of gameplay, including third-person on-foot battles and intense first-person utility rig action, players will need to brave the uncharted terrain, hostile climate and threat of indigenous Akrid creatures. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths when it releases in early 2013.
  • Resident Evil 6
    • Captivate represented the first opportunity for media to see the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6 in action, with the game’s development team showcasing one of Leon S. Kennedy’s missions. Full of tension, the action has Leon and partner Helena Harper searching for an escape route from the Ivy University campus, the site of the most recent bioterrorist outbreak and the zombies that now stalk its hallways and grounds.
    • Resident Evil 6 will also see a global release date of October 2, 2012 on Xbox 360 and PS3 with a PC version arriving later
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
    • Announced and showcased during Captivate was the Cross-Platform Play for the PS Vita system version of Street Fighter X Tekken which allows owners of the PS Vita system version to compete against owners of the PS3™ version anywhere in the world, via Wi-Fi or 3G. Other features confirmed for the PS Vita system version of Street Fighter X Tekken were the introduction of touch controls, local and Wi-Fi multiplayer plus Near functionality alongside all the content from the home console version.
  • Other news
    • Steel Battalion™ Heavy Armor, a collaboration between Capcom and From Software and an Xbox 360 exclusive,introduced a brand new online four player Cooperative Multiplayer Mode available on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network when the title releases on June 19 in North America and from June 22 across Europe. Attending media were invited to work together, using the innovative mix of Kinect™ for Xbox 360 and regular controller play, and defeat the enemy’s Vertical Tanks.

Beyond DC Comics – The New 52 Solicits for July 2012

Here’s the list of Beyond DC Comics the New 52 Solicits for July 2012, courtesy of DC Comics

THE JUDAS COIN HC
Written by WALTER SIMONSON
Art and cover by WALTER SIMONSON
On sale SEPTEMBER 12 • 96 pg, FC, $22.99 US
This centuries-spanning original graphic novel from legendary writer/artist WALTER SIMONSON shows how one of the silver coins Judas was paid to betray Jesus has had an impact on the DC Universe, with chapters starring THE GOLDEN GLADIATOR (73 A.D.), THE VIKING PRINCE (1000 A.D.), CAPTAIN FEAR (1720) and BAT LASH (1881). In the centerpiece of the book BATMAN faces TWO-FACE in an epic, present-day battle before the story blasts into the future for a final chapter set in the year 2087 starring MANHUNTER 2070!

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NATIONAL COMICS: ETERNITY #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art and cover by CULLY HAMNER
On sale JULY 25 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• An exciting new series of stand-alone comics that feature unique takes on classic characters!
• JEFF LEMIRE (ANIMAL MAN) and CULLY HAMNER (RED) bring a contemporary approach to the hero we used to know as KID ETERNITY!
• Can introverted medical examiner Kid Eternity solve a deadly crime in just 24 hours?

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BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #4
Written by DEREK FRIDOLFS and PAUL DINI
Art by PETE WOODS, AL BARRIONUEVO and JIMBO SALGADO
Cover by BRANDON BADEAUX
On sale JULY 11 • 40 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Three stories!
• Are conflicting BATMAN sightings by ARKHAM inmates real – or imagined?
• HARLEY QUINN’S jealous over THE JOKER’S new best buddy!
• HUGO STRANGE has a deal for a desperate MR. FREEZE!

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BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #6
Written by ADAM BEECHEN, J.T. KRUL, DUSTIN NGUYEN and DEREK FRIDOLFS
Art by NORM BREYFOGLE, HOWARD PORTER and LIVESAY
Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
On sale JULY 18 • 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• The multi-part epic “10,000 CLOWNS” begins here!
• BATMAN scrambles to thwart simultaneous attacks by THE JOKER!
• Secrets are revealed on APOKOLIPS as the LEAGUE prepares for all-out war with KOBRA!

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SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #3
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by RYAN BENJAMIN and SALEEM CRAWFORD
On sale JULY 4 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
• The SEASON PREMIERE EVENT continues!
• OLIVER and CHLOE are on a hunt in the heartland…or are they the hunted?
• LOIS is caught in the crossfire as SUPERMAN confronts LEX about last issue’s disastrous climax…
• HENSHAW’s condition takes a turn for the worse!

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NIGHT FORCE #5
Written by MARV WOLFMAN
Art by TOM MANDRAKE
Cover by LEONARDO MANCO
On sale JULY 4 • 32 pg, FC, 5 of 7, $2.99 US • RATED T
• BARON WINTERS is trapped in the past while his NIGHT FORCE agents fight alone!
• ZOE is captured!
• A terrifying ritual centers on a presidential candidate!

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THE SHADE #10
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by FRAZER IRVING
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by FRAZER IRVING
On sale JULY 11 • 32 pg, FC, 10 of 12, $2.99 US • RATED T+
• The Shade learns the truth behind his family’s plot to kill him!
• His powers cancelled out, held captive by an ancient cult, the Shade must devise a way to escape and prevent a terrorist attack!

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Sekirei: The Complete Series arrives in BD/DVD today

Funimation cranks out another box set for collectors today with Sekirei today, the Complete Series box allows fans to have it all in one simple package for under $30 on Blu-ray and DVD as a combo pack. Funimation notes that even fans who own Pure Engagement can slip this case into their collectors box for neat storage as well.

Those new to the series get a treat though as Funimation has uploaded a YouTube teaser and synopsis for those curious.

You’ve seen a million shows where heroes go toe-to-toe, now feast your eyes only the only anime where hot girls with super powers settle their differences chest-to-chest!

Minato had no luck with the ladies until the day a well-rounded warrior babe named Musubi fell into his life and crushed his face with her ginormous cleavage. Hunted by a stunning pair of twin sisters, Musubi was searching for the right guy to give her a squeeze and unlock the hidden powers lurking beneath her ample assets. Minato fit the bill, and now he’s caught in the middle of a supernatural slugfest where voluptuous vixens take turns beating each others’ clothes off! Only one of these bodacious brawlers will come out on top, but the unbridled excitement of watching them go at it makes this utterly-fulfilling series the breast action-harem anime of all time!

What would you do if you found out you were an ashikabi like Minato?

The trailer

Aspen Comics heads to C2E2 with exclusive prints

C2E2 is on the way and Aspen has goods for those attending, 3 signed and numbered C2E2 prints for fans. The posters are 13″x19″ and look pretty hardcore. Unfortunately we only have the collection image available and not individual samples, those of you hoping to have mini memento pictures are out of luck on this one.

Check out the posters below, if you’re attending good luck and hopefully you can catch them before they sell out.

Link: Aspen Comics Blog

Preview pages for The Shade #7 arrive from DC

Today DC has a treat for fans of The Shade, not only do we have some issue #7 preview pages we also have a sample of the variant cover as well.

The Inquisitor plans to unleash hell on Earth and the plan is coming full circle, with the acolytes committing suicide already the dark days are coming. The Shade only has La Sangre and Montpellier by his side to stop this plot and save the lives of those already taken by The Inquisitor, the only catch is once they see his identity they’ll need to dig up one more item to put him down.

DC managed to grab a few words with the creative team on the issue as well.

“I’m excited for issue #7 to come out for a lot of reasons,” series writer James Robinson told THE SOURCE. “It wraps up the Barcelona arc with Javier Pulido, a story that I’ve loved working on, and which I’m really gratified to see readers have enjoyed along with the introduction of the vampire super-heroine La Sangre. Here in this final issue we finally learn the Inquisitor’s grand scheme and see the Shade using his powers to the Nth degree, both important pieces of what will eventually combine into the overall grand story line of all 12 issues. I’m also happy that the issue serves to both set up issue #8’s ‘Times Past’ story with art by Jill Thompson as well as having a cliffhanger ending that leads us into the ‘London arc’ beginning in issue #9 with art by Frazer Irving. This is a labor of love for me, so a big thank you to all the readers who’ve supported this book.”

The Shade #7 goes on sale tomorrow so you won’t have to wait very long to get your hands on it, in the meantime check out the gallery below for images on the comic.

Link: DC Comics Blog

Avengers Movie Toys by Hasbro arrive

Hasbro and Marvel are back at it, the duo have introduced new movie related play goods for the masses. We have some images and the info in a handy guide for everyone.

Link: Marvel News

  • Iron Man Mission Mask
    • Make super hero action “come alive” with the awesome IRON MAN mask that features lights and sound effects! When villains rear their ugly heads and you’ve got to save the day, put on your mask to feel just like your favorite hero. With details that make this mask seem just like the real thing, you’ll want to wear it all the time — or until your evil enemies are defeated!

      Mask comes with instructions.

      Requires 3 “AAA” batteries, included.

      Mask adjusts to fit most head sizes for ages 5 through adult.

  • Iron Man Tri-Power Repulsor
    • Arm yourself with this super-powered TRI-POWER REPULSOR blaster, just like the legendary IRON MAN hero! Sneak up on your enemy, then immobilize him with your blaster’s pulse lights and launch sounds as you fire away with missile after missile! Re-load and move on to your next target. The future of the world is in your hands!

      Blaster comes with 4 missiles.

      Requires 3 “AAA” batteries (not included).

      Ages 4 and up.

  • Captain America Attack Shield
    • In order to fight alongside the AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA needs all new equipment – including an improved Stark Tech shield. Built by Tony Stark himself, his shield packs all the latest in high-tech weapons, from bulletproof energy shields to devastating projectiles for taking down enemies at a distance.

      Defend and destroy with your CAPTAIN AMERICA Attack Shield! Arm yourself with this impressive piece of weaponry to block attacks and, with a squeeze of the trigger, stun your target as you send discs soaring up to 20 feet!

      Shield comes with 5 launching discs.

      Requires 4 “AA” batteries (not included).

      Ages 5 and up.

  • Thor Thunder Clash Hammer
    • Forged in the heart of a dying star, the hammer of THOR was built to harness the raw power of thunder and lightning. Few beings dare challenge THOR whilst he wields his almighty hammer!

      Gear up to do battle just like your favorite MARVEL THE AVENGERS character! The Thunder Clash Hammer looks just like the signature hammer of the mighty THOR. But when you press the button, the Thunder Clash Hammer’s thunderous battle sounds will cause your foes to tremble! The lightning glow of the hammer will make you look like the warrior for good that you are! All hail mighty THOR – and you, when you hold the THOR Thunder Clash Hammer!

      Includes hammer.

      Includes 3 “AAA” batteries.

      Ages 5 and up.

  • Hulk Gamma Green Smash Fists
    • Feel just as powerful as your amazing MARVEL THE AVENGERS hero, the HULK, with these amazing Gamma Green Smash Fists! When you put these green hands of power on your own hands, it will be that much easier to imagine yourself smashing everything that gets in your way! With a HULK hero mask (sold separately), you can be even more like the muscle-bound green hero. Get into the best HULK action ever with your Gamma Green Smash Fists!

      Includes 2 fists.

      Ages 3 and up.

Daredevil #12 preview pages arrive from Marvel

Matt Murdock is back and he’s on the run, even after The Omega Effect he can’t rest a moment as Kirsten McDuffie goes into overdrive to unmask him and expose him to the world. The book arrives in just a few weeks but we have some panels to check out in the meantime.

Issue info:

Daredevil #12
Written by: Mark Waid
Pencils by: Chris Samnee
Cover by: Paolo Rivera
Release date: May 2, 2012

Link: Marvel News

Marvel teases Gambit announcement for C2E2 this weekend

Going to C2E2 this weekend? Catch a special event from Marvel centered around Gambit, the news goes out on Sunday April 15th during their “Next Big Thing” panel at 11AM during the show,  for those who can’t make it the news will also be available from Marvel as the show rolls along. If you feel you can wait just a moment, we’ll be following their updates and posting them as they break during c2E2.

The only detail we have is just the date attached to the announcement, August 2012.

Link: Marvel News