Anime News You May Have Missed

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1. ‘Gundam Versus’ Reveals 94 Gundams for Upcoming PS4 Game 

Bandai Namco released a stunning 14-minute preview for their upcoming PS4 game Gundam Versus—revealing 94 playable Gundams. View the video below.

First and most importantly, there’s a Gundam called Graham’s Union Flag Custom?!? How was I unaware of this? This is the greatest news for Grahams since we became a S’mores ingredient. To see the list of 93 other Gundams with less awesome names, head to our friends at ANN.

Now to business. Gundam Versus will be available in Regular and Premium G Sound Edition. Both ship in Japan on July 6th and will be available in the US sometime this fall. Both versions will come in packaged and downloadable formats. The Regular Edition will be $74, but the downloadable version is available for $67 until August 2nd. The Premium Edition will be $101, but the downloadable version is available for $91 until August 2nd.

The Premium Edition will include a product code for release day access to exclusive Gundams. It will also include 35 songs described as anime songs, background music from the original works, and original game songs. Future DLC will include more Gundams and it is unclear if the Premium Edition will include these Gundams for free or not.

I would love to tell you how to pre-order this game, but my Japanese is terrible. Here’s the official site.

2. Pokemon Go Anniversary Events are Coming

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Wow. Pokemon Go has nearly been out for a year, and like every holiday last year, Pokemon GO has special events in mind for their anniversary. On July 22nd, Niantic will host Pokémon GO Fest Chicago in Grant Park. Tickets for the event go on sale June 19th and you can sign up for updates here. No specifics for what is happening in Chicago or even the price of tickets have been released. More information is sure to be revealed in the coming months.

Niantic also announced they’ll host Pokémon GO events throughout Europe from June through September. No specific dates or locations have been listed for Europe as of yet. We do know that the events will be in collaboration with Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers.

3. Multiple Mangas Postponed Due to Sickness

Last week, both George Morikawa of Hajime no Ippo and Kōhei Horikoshi of My Hero Academia needed to postpone their mangas due to illness. Morikawa hopes Hajime no Ippo will return on June 21th for the 29th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine. Likewise, Horikoshi hopes My Hero Academia will return on June 19th for the 29th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump.

Stayed tuned for more anime news!


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