Diamond Select Toys returns with The Amazing Spider-Man

Diamond and Marvel as partners have been out of the game for a while, today though it all changes as they step in with a movie line of Spider-Man busts for the new moving coming to theaters. The line is designed by the folks at Gentle Giant Studios and comes in 8″ to 10″ varieties depending on the version.

The statues have amazing detail and paint quality in each piece, the undercover version is most likely one of my favorites as it combines so many high quality elements of action and clothing into a single piece.

Check out the gallery below for images and after that check out the pre-order options so you can be on top of it this June.

Links: Marvel News | Comic Shop Locator

Fate/Zero Singer LiSA is coming to North America and Anime Expo 2012

Aniplex of America has been on a roll for fans, this summer they’re bringing LiSA to Anime Expo 2012 as a guest of honor and likely as a concert feature as well. As a bonus, Aniplex is bringing her work to a domestic release in North America as well, four of LiSA’s albums will be imported and sold, two of the releases will come in Limited Edition packaging with Blu-ray or DVD’s enclosed depending on the release. The whole package will hit retail on May 1st for those unable to get in on the pre-orders through Right Stuf.

Titles coming over:

  • Letters to U – SRP $32.00 | Store Price $25.00
  • LOVER”S”MiLE (Limited edition CD & BD Combo) – SRP $50.00 | Store Price $40.00
  • LOVER”S”MiLE – SRP $38.00 | Store Price $30.00
  • Oath sign (Limited Edition CD & DVD Combo) – SRP $20 .00 | Store Price $15.00

Pre-orders for those who can’t wait will start this Monday on April 2nd at Right Stuf so be sure to check back or you might miss out on some of those goods.

For those unfamiliar, LiSA made her hits with shows like Angel Beats as the vocals for Yui when singing, also her single Oath sign was chosen for Fate/Zero which helped shoot her into stardom.

Links: Aniplex | LiSA

New details for The Walking Dead The Game emerge

Walking Dead fans get ready, Telltale Games has just released some news about their upcoming, 5 part episodic game release and if you’re lucky you just might have the chance to die! Telltale is offering a discount for PC and Mac users if you pre-order The Walking Dead game now for $22.49 (instead of $24.99) and you get access to the developers forum. That’s not all though, one lucky fan will get to be in the game (episode 4) as a human survivor who dies in a way that they are describing as something “…even Robert Kirkman would shudder at.” In addition, up to four other lucky fans will be chosen to be zombies in the game. Telltale Games, the masterminds behind games such as “Back To The Future” and “Jurassic Park” are extending a super deal to The Walking Dead pre-orderers. For just $20 more you can add the “Almost Everything Pack” to your order and get the above games plus “Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People”, “Hector”, “Sam & Max Seasons 1-3” and “Puzzle Agent 1 & 2”! For only $20 more this is a huge savings and gives you a bunch of new stuff to play while you wait for The Walking Dead (the first episode is slated to be released in late April) game to come out.

Pre-order The Walking Dead here at TellTale Games

Kid Icarus: Uprising announcement brings new modes

March 23 brings the arrival of Kid Icarus on the 3DS, with over 2 decades between releases they have a lot of ground t cover, thankfully Nintendo has paid close attention and has a slew of modes and features to bring it up to current standards. With multiplayer modes like Light vs. Dark, Free-for-All and a wide array of weapons it’s hard to imagine putting this game down soon after the release. Check out the full list from the press release though for full details.

  • Light vs. Dark: Team up with other players in Light vs. Dark multiplayer mode, in which two teams of three are pitted against one another. The ultimate goal is to empty the opposing team’s health meter, which transforms the last defeated team member into an angel. The team who defeats the opposing team’s angel wins. This unique multiplayer mode tests players’ ability to work as a team while keeping the match exciting as the focus constantly shifts from dealing out damage to protecting the team angel.
  • Free-for-All: In this mode, up to six players (including CPU players) combat each other in a winner-takes-all match. Winners are determined by high score, heavily influenced by both the number of kills and the number of deaths.
  • Match Set-up: Both Light vs. Dark and Free-for-All multiplayer modes are playable through local wireless play or online for players with broadband Internet access. CPU players will fill out the roster if there are fewer than six players in a match. Duration of the match, CPU difficulty, weapons and team handicaps are all customizable prior to beginning a multiplayer battle.
  • Weapons and Weapon Fusion: The wide variety of weapons a player has collected in single-player mode can be used during multiplayer matches. Players can also earn additional weapons as rewards in multiplayer play. Players can choose set combinations of weapons and powers before entering into a match. This provides further incentive for players to continue collecting different and more powerful weapons as they play through the single-player campaign. Players can also fuse weapons together at the Arms Altar. Fusing two weapons will result in a single, more powerful weapon that retains some of the key benefits of each, giving players the ability to customize weapons to match their play style. Fused weapons can also be used in multiplayer matches.
  • StreetPass: Through the StreetPass functionality of the Nintendo 3DS hardware, players have the ability to share one of their weapons with other Kid Icarus: Uprising owners. The selected weapon is turned into a Weapon Gem. Shared Weapon Gems can be converted into real weapons by paying Hearts. Players can also fuse Weapon Gems together by paying Hearts to create a more powerful Weapon.

Pre-order at GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon.com  users will also get a bonus code for the original Kid Icarus game remastered in 3D  when they pick up their game but only in the US so far.

Links: Kid Icarus: Uprising – Pre-Order GameStop | Best Buy | Amazon

Borderlands 2 starts a New Era in September 2012 with a new trailer

2K and Gearbox dropped a huge announcement for shooting fans today, Borderlands 2 will hit the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on September 21, 2012. Pre-order holders will also get access to the Borderlands 2 Premiere Club offering bonuses and rewarding in-game items including The Golden Key, the Gearbox Gun Pack and the Vault Hunter’s Relic.

All the mayhem and action returns with some extra boosts in Borderlands 2, 2K describes the action as “bigger, badder and more badass” with the new cast, environments and missions and enemies. Weapons, equipment and loot also take an overhaul and twist together to take Borderlands 2 to a new level. For those who like a few extra friends in battle, split-screen and dynamic join and drop options will keep the game thriving.

I can only say so many things about the game, in the end a trailer speaks louder than words. Here’s such a trailer. Now we just need to wait until September 18, 2012.

Links: Borderlands 2 | Borderlands 2 Pre-Ordering

Atlus launches full trailer for Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

While the launch of Etrian Odyssey III is still in the distance, Atlus is promoting the game in full force today. The latest announcement includes a teaser trailer and announcement of a limited edition art book for those who pre-order the game from participating retailers. The Book “Forests of Eternity” carries 60 pages of full-color art.

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is slated to release on September 21, 2010 for the DS.