MVCI’s next batch of premium costumes will arrive on December 5th

Capcom has announced that they will be releasing the next batch of premium costumes on December 5, along side with the new patch and new characters.

You can check out an overview and trailer for each pack below.


Cosmic Crusaders Costume Pack – Fighting evil across the universe isn’t an easy task, but these characters have the guts, power, and determination to win. Contains Premium Costumes for Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Nova, X, Zero, and Strider.

Stone Seekers Costume Pack – These characters will stop at nothing to secure the all-powerful Infinity Stones. Contains Premium Costumes for Ultron, Thanos, Spider-Man, Frank West, Haggar, and Jedah.

There are three ways to purchase these Premium Costumes:

  • Individually for $3.99.
  • In a themed pack like the Cosmic Crusaders Costume Pack and the Stone Seekers Costume Pack for $11.99 per pack.
  • All 12 are included in the Premium Costume Pass, which is available for $29.99. This pass also comes with the 18 Premium Costumes we previously released.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC!

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North America Demon’s Soul servers will shut down February 28, 2018

Atlus and Bandai Namco ha announced that Online services for Demon’s Souls will come to an end in Japan on February 28, 2018.
After February 28, 2018, players will not have access to the following features:

  • Online multiplayer (co-op and invasions)
  • Writing and reading hint messages
  • Other players’ bloodstaines (death replays)
  • Wandering phantoms
  • Browsing the rankings

Demon’s Souls first began service for PlayStation 3 in on October 6, 2009.

NCG Watches: Kiss Him, Not Me

Last night I finally decided to check out Kiss Him, Not Me on Funimation.  It looked like a cheesy enough Shoujo series that might be ok.

The plot of the series is Kae Serinuma is a huge fujoshi and otaku who loves picturing men in romantic relationships.  She is a chubby girl who somehow manages to gain the attentions of all the hot guys in school (in a non-romantic way).  When she locks herself in her room for a week after her favorite character dies, she somehow loses all that weight and becomes… pretty?  Her new look captures the hearts of four guys in her school who all begin to compete for her affections.

I lost complete interest in the series after the first episode.  Maybe it gets better but I am not too interested to find out.  Why not continue? Because of how shallow the characters and story is.

What really irks is me is why did Kae need to lose weight in order to become attractive?  I think she could have been an attractive character even if she was drawn larger.  The whole concept of the series is being beautiful based on your personality and interests, so why did this beauty have to physically manifest?  I think it continues to convey that beauty comes from being thin and your odd interests can only be accepted by others if you are still ok to look at.  This is a terrible message, particularly for younger girls who might pick up the series.

The attraction the boys feel toward Kae is shallow.  They didn’t pay romantic attention to her until AFTER she became “pretty” making their interest just as petty as the unintended transformation.  Their dialogue is shallow with no real depth to their characters other than an arch-type.   It works in the way that it plays off of Kae’s boys-love fantasies, however, it does not make for a compelling story.

I would not recommend this series to anyone who likes shoujo or shounen-ai/yaoi manga.

Did you have a chance to check out this series? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] launches February 9 in North America

Aksys Games has announced that it will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in North America day and date with Europe on February 9, 2018.

The French-Bread-developed fighting game will be playable at PlayStation Experience 2017 in Anaheim, California from December 9 to 10.

Here’s an overview of the game, via PQube:

About

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is the sensational new fighting game by developer French Bread, creators of Melty Blood, the fan-favorite fighter that’s been a staple of Japanese arcades and community events for years.

Hailed as a game that truly nails the perfect balance between traditional 2D fighter gameplay and the over-the-top action of ‘anime’ fighters, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] features an electrifying cast of 20 characters, 19 gorgeous stages to battle on, and a Chronicle Mode that will delight fans and newcomers alike with an all-new UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH single-player story.

Key Features

  • Thrilling cast of characters – A varied cast of 20 characters, including series newcomers Phonon, Mika, Enkidu and Wagner!
  • 19 glorious stages – Including 4 beautiful new areas, Cafeteria, Children’s Playground, Momiji Alley and the Cathedral of the Far East.
  • Re-balanced gameplay – Old favourites have new abilities and new gameplay elements have been added, including the ‘Veil Off’ system that opens up new combo opportunities.
  • Mission Mode – Learn new skills in a dedicated combo challenge mode and take on some of the hardest challenges in the game.
  • Tutorial Mode – An expansive tutorial mode has been added to the game that teaches all the skills necessary to level up your game.
  • Chronicle Mode – Discover the narrative of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] in a dedicated story mode experience.

 

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite DLC date announced

Capcom has announced that they will add Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom via paid downloadable content on December 5 for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.

Here is a quick overview and trailer on the characters.


Winter Soldier

Young soldier Bucky Barnes fought alongside his best friend Captain America during World War II. Presumed dead after a dangerous mission ended in tragedy, he was captured by enemy forces and secretly brainwashed into becoming a deadly assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Bucky, now free from his captors, is once again ready to fight for the good of humanity.

Winter Soldier excels at ground combat using special moves that send the opponent flying across the screen and projectiles that bounce off the walls and floor. Bucky can activate metal shield, which utilizes his cybernetic arm to turn him into an anchor, allowing him to ignore attacks without taking any damage!

Black Widow

Trained extensively in the art of combat and espionage and outfitted with state-of-the-art tech, Natasha Romanova is the super spy known as Black Widow. Dutiful and fearless, she is a master assassin who found her true calling as an Avenger. She now fights to protect the world from Ultron Sigma’s influence.

As a deadly spy, Black Widow has tools for every situation. Her unique acrobatic jump can be performed in mid-air and followed up with one of her many tricky projectiles with the press of a button. Natasha also showcases her skills in hand-to-hand combat with her trusty electric batons.

Venom

Blaming Peter Parker for the failure of his journalism career, former Daily Bugle reporter Eddie Brock bonded with a malevolent, symbiotic alien creature who had previously attempted to bond with Peter. United by the goal to destroy Spider-Man, they are the fearsome force known only as Venom!

Blaming Peter Parker for the failure of his journalism career, former Daily Bugle reporter Eddie Brock bonded with a malevolent, symbiotic alien creature who had previously attempted to bond with Peter. United by the goal to destroy Spider-Man, they are the fearsome force known only as Venom!