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Otaku News special: FFXII Review

Date: 2007 April 29 17:17 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

We suspect if you haven't got this already those of you with Playstation 2 or even dare we say it PS3s will probably be thinking about buying FFXII. So we decided someone (i.e. me) ought to review it, I know it was released in the UK a while ago now, but this being Final Fantasy hours of levelling up and Chocobo riding were required before I felt confident giving a proper review.

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Final Fantasy XII cosplay contest

Date: 2007 January 24 09:17 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > Consoles

We've just been sent a very interesting press release from Square Enix, who are running a cosplay competition to celebrate the release of Final Fantasy XII in Europe and other PAL regions. Three lucky winners will each get a two night trip to London to show off their costumes on stage at the official launch event and they'll also get a Final Fantasy goodie bag.

This is a great chance for cosplayers to demonstrate their creative skills making Final Fantasy XII costumes and also meet some interesting people in the games industry.

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Wii quite popular then

Date: 2006 December 08 05:45 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

The UK is officially 2/3 into the next gen, with Nintendo's Wii the second off the block and it seems that it's doing extremely well, with reports of extremely crowded Oxford Street launches.

Nintendo are promising four more shipments before Christmas but it's likely these will go toward fulfilling pre-orders. If you haven't pre-ordered looks like you'll have to wait until new year. After recieving a newsletter from Nintendo we'd like to add a small update for Wii owners who might be pleased to hear that Nintendo is supporting the stars system (it's loyalty club) with the Wii, so you'll be able to use those hard earned stars for Wii points. Yay! ^_^

Souce: Gamesindustry.biz

Game On London

Date: 2006 September 18 07:32 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

Keen gamers out there will want to get to London's Science Museum as they'll be running a computer games exhibition called Game On. It's set to run from 21st October 2006 until 25th February 2007 and will feature games from the 1960's to the current day. It seems they’ll have a good mixture of console and arcade games on display and up for play, with over 100 playable games available. Interestingly enough, this exhibition will also feature the design processes involved with game production. Nintendo fans will also be pleased to hear that drawings by Shigeru Miyamoto will be only display. So for fans and wannabe games developers, it's well worth a look!

Tickets cost £8.50 for adults, with children and concessions costing £6.50. Family discounts also apply. Advanced bookings are highly recommend to avoid disappointment.

Souce: Science Museum

Wii Price and Date Announced for the UK

Date: 2006 September 15 10:53 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

The Nintendo Wii will be launched on December 8th in the UK. Bundled with Wii Sports, one wireless controller and one nunchuck add on it will cost £179. Nintendo first party games will retail for between £34 and £39.

There will be 20 launch titles which include Zelda: Twilight Princess, Red Steel and Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz.

Additional controllers will be £29 for the Wiimote, £14 for the Nunchuck and £14 for the classic controller.

The price is pretty competative considering that it inludes Wii sports, though the Wiimote looks a little steep. Though I'm certainly hoping that One Piece will be out soonish.

Read More... | Souce: Nintendo

Nintendo DS and GBA MP3 Player for Europe

Date: 2006 September 05 14:02 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

Nintendo have confirmed a Play Yan like accessory for the Nintendo DS and GBA is to be released in Europe. The cartridge plugs into GBA sized slots and will accept SD cards.

Souce: Gamesindustry.biz

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Set For UK Release

Date: 2006 August 21 07:10 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

After searching Play.com we've noticed that a release date for the PS2 Naruto game Ultimate Ninja has been given as 03/11/2006. Better sharpen your kunai and get practicing then.

Souce: Play.com

Magna Carta Review

Date: 2006 April 22 06:03 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

We take a look at the manhwa styled fantasy RPG Magna Carta. Is it worth your hard earned cash with so many other anime and games out? RPG fans find out.

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Extras Wanted in London for Japanese TV

Date: 2006 April 07 09:26 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > TV

Dragon from the London Anime Club has sent us the following message -

"I know it's short notice but there is a Japanese film crew in town over the weekend filming for JTV. Although they are concentrating on Japanese Games in the West (the programme is sponsored by the creators of Naruto) they want as many fans as possible. So if you happen to be in the vicinity of Cafe Manga on 11am on Sunday morning then you are very welcome. And if you could also pass this info along to anybody else who you think might be interested."

So if you can get to London on Sunday 9th April (and head to Cafe Manga which is near the London Eye), you'll get a chance to be on Japanese TV. Naruto cosplayers get extra bonus points!

Souce: London Anime Club

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children DVD Details

Date: 2006 April 06 16:49 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

Otaku rejoice! The popular RPG game series Final Fantasy has stolen many hours of our lives, especially Final Fantasy VII, which is why a CGI movie was made. It's set two years after the events of the game, and features everyone favourite Cloud and Sephiroth. It's due for UK release on DVD and UMD on April 24th and April 25th in the USA, it looks like it's going to be good.

Update: We now have a review of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Read More... | Souce: Sony Pictures

PSP Ghost In the Shell:SAC Game Details

Date: 2005 October 20 15:40 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > Consoles

UK fans of the Ghost In The Shell Standalone Complex Series should be pleased to hear that a game based on the anime will be released on PSP this Friday. Atari have sent us the details. The game sounds really good, not only do you get to play as the main cast members, each with different abilities, but you also get to command Tachikoma, that is surely worth the price of the game alone! You even get to train and customize them (*hums Tachikoma themetune* ^_-).

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Shonen Jump Superstars features in NoM UK

Date: 2005 September 22 09:36 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

This months Nintendo: Official Magazine has an article on the DS fighter Jump Superstars! Superstars features a wide range of fan favourite characters from Shonen Jump magazine, and has frequently been described as a licensing nightmare. The article also goes on to talk about other recent games based on Jump titles.

Souce: Nintendo: Official Magazine

Final Fantasy Music on iTunes UK

Date: 2005 May 12 13:56 | Posted By:

Category > Websites

Discussions are underway to bring tracks from the 16 Final Fantasy Albums to the UK version of the iTunes website. The tracks would include songs from Final 1 through to XI as well as other FF themed CDs such as the ‘dear friends’ concerts and the 'Black Mage' albums.

Souce: Gamesindustry.biz

Galerians: Rion DVD To Hit The UK

Date: 2005 January 12 18:12 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > DVD

The folks over at Revolver Entertainment have sent us the details for Galerians: Rion, a CG film based on a PlayStation horror game Galerians, I've also wondered, would 3D CGI be classed as anime? Even if it is Japanese? Or is it one of those blurrily borderline questions? Anyway, it's out on the 24 of January, the same week as Cowboy Bebop Volume 1 and 2 are due to hit the stores in the UK.

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New Shenmue Game will be Online

Date: 2004 August 11 14:39 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming > PC

Sega have announced that the latest game in the Shenmue series will be a PC MMORPG. Set in China (and Hong Kong) in the 80s players will take on the roles of militants.

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More Information On The Nintendo DS!

Date: 2004 August 11 14:09 | Posted By:

Category > Gaming

Nintendo have revealed yet more information on their new handheld console. They have confirmed that it will be known officially as the Nintendo DS.
The console has two screens, which are touch sensitive, has voice recognition technology, and supports multiplayer gaming. Nintendo of America
seem particularly confident listing developers who have committed to titles in the West.

Read More... | Souce: Nintendo of America

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