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Who are all of the characters that will be in “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” on Switch? Read our list!

The debut trailer of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch during E3 revealed how enormous the roster will be for this franchise’s latest entry. Just how deep does it go? Check out this absurdly long list of everyone you can play as:

Bayonetta
Bowser
Bowser Jr.
Captain Falcon
Cloud
Corrin
Daisy
Dark Pit
Diddy Kong
Donkey Kong
Dr. Mario
Duck Hunt
Falco
Fox
Ganondorf
Greninja
The Ice Climbers
Inkling Boy and Girl
Ike
Jigglypuff
King Dedede
Kirby
Link
Little Mac
Lucario
Lucas
Lucina
Luigi
Mario
Marth
Mega Man
Meta Knight
Mewtwo
Mii Fighter
Mr. Game & Watch
Ness
Captain Olimar
Pac-Man
Palutena
Peach
Pichu
Pikachu
Pit
Pokémon Trainer
Ridley
R.O.B. the robot
Robin
Rosalina
Roy
Ryu
Samus
Sheik
Shulk
Snake
Sonic
Toon Link
Villager
Wario
Wii Fit Trainer
Wolf
Yoshi
Young Link
Zelda
Zero Suit Samus

ICYMI Here is the official video from E3 for more details on what to expect from this game:

NY Toy Fair 2018 – Goodsmile Company – TMNT, Overwatch, Naruto, LoZ: Breath of The Wild

The Goodsmile Company was at NY Toy Fair 2018, with statues, figurines and their articulated Figma action figures of all sorts of licenses, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Overwatch, Naruto, the upcoming Batman anime, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Disney properties, and more.

For all of our NY Toy Fair 2018 video coverage, check out our huge playlist with over 50 videos – http://bit.ly/2CpzFHi

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Viz Media announces NYCC 2017 Exclusives & Schedule

a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, details special creator events, official panels, fun booth activities, and retail exclusives during New York Comic Con 2017.

New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the nation’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. For more information, please visit NewYorkComicCon.com. VIZ Media will be located at Booth #1336.

This year, VIZ Media proudly welcomes the creative team behind THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series, Akira Himekawa (A. Honda and S. Nagano), as New York Comic Con Guests of Honor. Fans will be able to catch the duo’s first East Coast professional appearance as they participate in several panel discussions and autograph sessions throughout the convention.

VIZ Media / New York Comic Con Panels & Special Events Include:

Thursday, October 5th

4:00pm – 5:00pm VIZ Media Panel with Special Guests
Room 1A06
Join us for exciting announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes! Akira Himekawa will also make a special appearance.

Friday, October 6th

4:00pm – 5:00pm THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Panel
Room 1A06
Welcome the creators behind the bestselling THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga, Akira Himekawa, as they discuss the work on their hit series. Fans attending this panel will receive a special collectible.

Saturday, October 7th

1:45pm – 2:45pm Shonen Jump Panel
Room 1A10
Hang out with the U.S and Japanese editors of the world’s most popular manga! We’ve got exciting news about what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga!

NYCC On-Site Akira Himekawa Autograph Sessions Include:

Thursday, October 5th at 6:00pm – limited to 100 people
Friday, October 6th at 6:30pm – limited to 100 people

Signing session attendees will each receive an exclusive shikishi art board from VIZ Media for Akira Himekawa to autograph. Official signings are ticketed before the event. Please visit the NYCC Pre-Show Lotteries page for more information, at http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Content/Pre-Show-Lotteries/.

NYCC Presents – Akira Himekawa Off-Site Autograph Sessions:

Barnes & Noble Tribeca Book Store, 97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
Saturday, October 7th, 1:30pm

Kinokuniya Book Store, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10018
Saturday, October 7th, 8:30pm
Be among the first 100 people to purchase any THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga from the Barnes & Noble Tribeca and Kinokuniya stores that day, and receive a wristband for the autograph session. Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or a VIZ Media-supplied shikishi board signed.

Akira Himekawa at the Nintendo World Store Rockefeller Center, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Sunday, October 8th, 2:00pm
An encore appearance by THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creators! Event details will be announced shortly by the Nintendo World Store.
Check the daily schedule for fun activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth, including:

RWBY In-Booth Signing Session – Celebrate the upcoming release of the RWBY manga! Meet Barbara Dunkelman, voice of Yang, and Gray Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth’s animation, and get a personalized, signed RWBY poster! – Friday, Oct. 6th at 5:30pm
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Pose Off
It’s more fun than you can… STAND! Strike a pose with one of our JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE cosplayers and epic, life-sized Jotaro statue, and get a free art card set featuring favorite characters from STARDUST CRUSADERS.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Bag Giveaway
Get a legendary drawstring bag to keep your rupees secure!
TOKYO GHOUL: RE Pin Collection
Stop the Ghoul threat! Visit the VIZ Media booth each day to pick up exclusive TOKYO GHOUL: RE pins, available in three different designs.

The VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of must-have NYCC 2017 exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2017 exclusive tote bag offered in three designs featuring SAILOR MOON, SHONEN JUMP (featuring BORUTO and ONE-PUNCH MAN) and POKÉMON. Additional notable VIZ Media products include:

Exclusive & Limited-Edition
ONE-PUNCH MAN and ONE PIECE Manga Replicas – exclusive from Japan: $15 each
JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Jotaro Kujo Figure: $60
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN Enamel Sliding Pin: $10
Pre-Street / Pre-Order Items
HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS Coloring Book: $17
TOKYO GHOUL: RE Vol. 1: $13
TOKYO GHOUL ILLUSTRATIONS: ZAKKI: $25
Special Bundles And Gifts With Purchase
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS Manga Vols. 1-2 – with exclusive postcard set: $15
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Manga Vols. 1-2 – with exclusive gift with purchase poster: $15
Premium WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Annual Subscription – with exclusive WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Hat and YU-GI-OH! trading Card: $30

VIZ Media Expands ZELDA Franchise With LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Manga Series

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the publication of the manga adaptation of The Legend of Zelda’s most famous video game with the release of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS on March 14th.

Set for an exclusive print release, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS is based on the classic Nintendo® role playing, puzzle-solving, action video game series. The manga features story and artwork by creator Akira Himekawa, the team widely renowned for their previous ZELDA manga adaptations. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS Vol. 1 is rated ‘T’ for Teens and will carry a print MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN. Volumes will be released on a yearly basis.

Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.

“Zelda fans will love this latest release for one of the franchise’s most popular games,” says Michael Montesa, Editor. “The 13th video game in the Zelda saga, Nintendo’s Twilight Princess takes a notably darker, more mature tone than previous installments. This foreboding atmosphere is captured in this exciting new adaptation, which fans and players will want to add to their personal collections.”

The LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series was created by Akira Himekawa, which is the pen name of two women known simply as A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair created THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series which was inspired by several games and story arcs in the Zelda video game series. To-date they have created ten manga adventures, which are published by VIZ Media, featuring Link and the popular video game world of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, including OCARINA OF TIME, ORACLE OF SEASONS, FOUR SWORDS and more.

Readers also are invited to enjoy VIZ Media’s THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LEGENDARY EDITION which adapts the ten-volume manga series into a brand new line of deluxe omnibus 2-in-1 releases.

How does the Nintendo Switch’s graphics compare to the Wii U? Let’s find out!

Everyone wants to know more about the graphical capabilities of the Nintendo Switch, especially since the upcoming Legend of Zelda title will be on both the Switch and the Wii U. Breath of the Wild probably should have been a Wii U game to begin with, but they instead held it off to help sell their next console. Is it really that big of an improvement? I checked out a bunch of different sources and compiled them here for you to take a look and decide how important getting a Switch is, especially if you are buying it for Breath of the Wild.

First, we have GameXplain showing us The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, comparing it with gameplay footage shown at E3 2016. The biggest difference is certainly the lighting and textures, but anti-aliasing still seems to be a bit of an issue for the Switch.

IGN did their own version as well, which shows a side by side comparision and goes back and forth between the differences in real time.

Nintendo World Report TV also sized up Mario Kart 8 against the new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. There are some technical differences shown in this video, as well as some other interesting tidbits these folks found.

One can not deny that there are some differences, but is it enough to sell a system during launch? That is up to your wallets to decide!

Everything You Need To Know About The Nintendo Switch

It’s finally here! After months of waiting, Nintendo unveiled their next innovation in gaming, the Nintendo Switch. It’s like a hybrid gaming console, iPad, and Nintendo DS all wrapped into one. Here is what we know so far about it in a condensed form!

The Nintendo Switch will launch globally on March 3, 2017 for $299.99 USD ($469.95 AUD, £279.99 GBP, ¥29,980 JPY). This announcement came during Nintendo’s Switch Presentation.

The Switch has a 6.2-inch 720p capacitive multitouch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – that’s the same size as the screen on the Wii U Gamepad, but a step up from that screen’s resolution of 854 x 480.

It will come with the console, L and R Joy-Con, Joy-Con wrist straps, Joy-Con grip, the Nintendo Switch dock, HDMI cable, and an AC adapter. The Pro Controller will be available separately, which is more like a traditional controller for XBOX and PS4. In addition, one model with come with grey controllers, and another model with one neon red and one neon blue. Both versions will be the same suggested retail price. The controller will feature HD rumble feedback (haptic feedback like a smart phone) and a specially designed sensor that can actually detect the shape a hand is making when in use. The Switch’s battery life will range between two and half to six hours, depending on the game being played.

The Switch will use cartridges similar to those used on the Nintendo 3DS. Players can also connect up to eight Switch consoles together for wireless local multiplayer experience.

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Nintendo will also be bringing online services to the Switch. Free from launch, the service will move to a paid for model, similar to competitors, in the Fall. Subscribers will get a free retro NES or SNES game each month.

Here is the lineup of games for their ‘launch’, which extends to the holiday season (there are more out there that we saw and we will hunt down those dates as soon as we can):

LAUNCH DAY
1-2-Switch
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Skylanders Imaginators
Just Dance 2017

LAUNCH WINDOW
Has Been Heroes (March 2017)
I am Setsuna (March 2017)
Sonic Mania (Spring 2017)
Lego City Undercover (Spring 2017)
Arms (spring 2017)
Super Bomberman R (March 2017)
Snipperclips: Cut it Out, Together! (March 2017)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (April 28, 2017)
Splatoon 2 (Summer 2017)
NBA 2K18 (September 2017)
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Fall 2017)
Super Mario Odyssey (Holiday 2017)

Most stores have already sold out of preorders on the Switch, but you can keep trying Amazon where you should be able to find a good deal once they are back in stock.

Viz Media Picks Up Two Nintendo Manga Titles

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, prepares to deliver two fresh doses of video game-inspired manga excitement as it announces the acquisition of the publishing rights for the classic series SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES, as well as THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS, the latest manga title inspired by the beloved ‘80s-era video game title.

SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES is set for release in October of this year; THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS is scheduled to launch in March 2017.

New VIZ Media Manga Publishing Acquisitions:

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SUPER MARIO ADVENTURES · Available October 2016
Long out of print, this stunning, full-color graphic novel features a story by Kentaro Takekuma and art by Charlie Nozawa, and will become available once again for the first time in more than 20 years!! Super Mario Adventures, inspired by the bestselling Super Mario™ video game franchise, is a collection of comics that originally ran in Nintendo Power™ magazine in 1992-93.

The peril-plagued Princess Toadstool is kidnapped by the diabolical deadbeat Bowser™ but super plumbers Mario™ and Luigi™ hatch a plan with their new friend Yoshi™ to rescue her. Are the Super Mario Bros’ plans a pipe dream? Can they stop the Koopa King before he forces the Princess to be his bride?!

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS · Available Spring 2017
The newest series from THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga creator Akira Himekawa continues the fantastic adventures inspired by the video game of the same name and is set for an English debut in March 2017.

Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.

VIZ Media also publishes the bestselling THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series and THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: A LINK TO THE PAST.

NYCC 2015: Good Smile Company booth tour

The Good Smile Company was out in full-force at NYCC 2015, bringing tons of new statues and Nendoroid figures from a variety of licenses. Check out the new collectibles including Nintendo licenses like Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Mega Man and Animal Crossing and other games like Metal Gear Solid. Plus, animes like Kill La Kill, Yugi-Oh, and an amazing statue set of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Jakks Pacific announces SDCC 2015 exclusives

This year, JAKKS’ presence at San Diego Comic Con will be bigger and better than before with three different SDCC items and their first ever Collector Fan Panel featuring a preview of upcoming product from across our toy portfolio including all of their BIG FIGs lines in 20” , 31” Massive and 48” Colossal scales as well as the World of Nintendo and Warcraft master toy lines.

The First Appearance Boba Fett ($50.00, limit one per customer) will be sold in the Lucasfilm Pavilion in the JAKKS area where you can also come to pick up a Star Wars action figure art card with photography by Stephen Hayford.

Deluxe Skyward Sword Link and Hologram Darth Vader will be sold at the Entertainment Earth booth, prices and availability per their upcoming announcements.

SDCC HOLO VADER sold at the Entertainment Earth Booth, only at SDCC

During the Battle of Hoth, Darth Vader maintains communications with his field commander General Veers via hologram transmission. Veers informs Lord Vader of the imminent destruction of the Echo Base shield generator and that Vader can bow begin his assault

NEW! From JAKKS BIG FIG 20” collection, and available first at SDCC 2015, comes Hologram Darth Vader! He features 7 points of articulation and collector level deco to help recreate the hologram effect of Vader’s infamous command. Want more? At 20” tall, this JAKKS Big Fig is the first time a Hologram Vader figure is “in scale” with the size of the actual “hologram” from the film! Letting you pose Vader on your desk just like he is giving orders right to you! Recreate the adventure of the Empire Strikes Back, only with JAKKS 20” BIG FIG Hologram Vader.

SDCC Link – sold at the Entertainment Earth Booth

Limited Edition SKYWARD SWORD LINK

The Courageous Hylian Hero from the Legend of Zelda series is always clad in green while he wields everything from bows to shields to boomerangs, his iconic weapon is the MASTER SWORD, His ears are pointed, and while he is honorable and unrelenting in his pursuit of justice he also has a playful side. There have been many Links reborn as the hero through the ages, but all carry the Triforce of Courage within themselves. While Link often starts out as an ordinary kid, his destiny has always intertwined with Zelda and Ganondorf, the holders of the Triforce of Wisdom and Power respectively.

NEW! From JAKKS BIG FIGS 20” line just for SDCC 2015 is a deluxe edition of our 2015 LINK action figure featuring removable shield, master sword and scabbard that connects onto his back. Featuring deluxe collector level detail never before offered on a JAKKS BIG FIG. Deluxe Skyward Sword Link is destined to become a crown jewel in your World of Nintendo collection.

SDCC First Appearance Boba Fett $50.00, limit one per customer, sold ONLY at SDCC at the JAKKS booth in the Lucasfilm area

Boba Fett, Legendary Mandalorian Bounty Hunter has a long and colorful history. While many fans remember him from The Empire Strikes Back as well as his animate debut in The Star Wars Holiday Special, his true first appearance was as a member of the Star Wars delegation in the San Anselmo County Fair on September 24, 1978! At the time, Lucasfilm was headquartered at 52 Park Way in San Anselmo, about twenty minutes north of San Francisco. As part of harvest parade, Darth Vader and for the first time in public, Boba Fett, marched throughout the street waving to fans of all ages. The armor was worn by assistant film editor Duwayne Dunham and featured several noticeable difference such as the brightly colored blue jump suit, yellow and red armor highlights, as well as the “tribal marks” on his helmet; all altered for his later film appearances. JAKKS Pacific is excited to celebrate this legendary character and offer an articulated action figure of First Appearance Boba Fett or the first time ever!

NYCC 2013 Cosplay Photo Gallery – Part 2

New York Comic Con is the hub for East Coast cosplayers to show off their finest threads, tentacles, tails, and sometimes cybernetic attachments. While we were unable to get photos of every single costume parading around the Javitts Center, we did get a decent amount to share with you, continuing here in our second part of this two-article gallery. From cute and sexy, to creative or accurate, to the just plain weird, check out over 40 shots of some of what we saw!

And don’t forget to check out part one of this post at this link here!

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