The Mignolaverse Comes Alive with Hellboy the RPG!

3 Aug

Mantic Games is excited to announce that it is partnering with Dark Horse Comics and visionary creator Mike Mignola to bring Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game to Kickstarter this summer. This game will be a whole new way to explore the Hellboy and B.P.R.D. universe while creating your own spectacular one-off stories or action-packed chronicles.

Powered by the world’s most popular RPG ruleset, Fifth Edition, Hellboy: The Roleplaying Game gives you the tools to step into the shoes of a B.P.R.D. agent, ready to face the forces of evil. You can become a field researcher skilled in the study of the occult, a hard-nosed B.P.R.D. security agent, a rookie with hidden supernatural powers, and more…. The choice is yours.

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Science Suru’s Ride Your Wave Splashes Onto Shore Aug 4th!

3 Aug

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Home Video
Release Date:

August 4, 2020

GKIDS & Shout! Factory

Hinako (Rina Kawaei) is a charming young lady in Ride Your Wave. After moving to a small beach-side town to attend a local college, she thinks life will be easy. However, to go surfin’ every day and be carefree will not cut it in this modern age. The Beach Boys song may have been an influence in the design of this anime, because she meets a charming and soft-spoken firefighter, Minato (Ryota Katayose), to whom she falls in love with.

However, to date individuals in a hazardous line of work is not without caveats. Every time he’s out on the job, it’s possible he may not come home. In the most cliche ridden moment, he dies rescuing a jet skier in a dark and stormy night.

This anime is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Its colour palette is important to note, and the art style is very Impressionistic. It’s a cute Shōjo tale for much of the first act. To see her experience joy is sweet; to see her heartbreak is painful. But to see the spirit of her beau in random bodies of water, she soon questions why he’s not ready to move on.

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Unboxing Shout! Factory’s Rerelease: Promare The Collector’s Edition

3 Aug

Promare [Collector's Edition] - - Blu-ray/CD | Shout! FactoryBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Release Date
August 4th, 2020

Shout! Factory

Just when fans of Studio Trigger’s Promare didn’t think they can get enough, Shout! Factory has three different versions to choose from when buying this title for the home video collection. The Limited Steelbook edition doesn’t offer a lot over the regular, but the Collector’s Edition comes with plenty of swag to enjoy.

I got my copy early enough and made this unboxing video to show you what to expect and go into the contents of the booklet which comes with:

 

The Complete List of Bonus Features included with the Collector’s Edition:

  • CD Soundtrack
  • 52-Page Booklet
  • English Souvenir Script
  • Mini-Poster
  • Decal Sticker
  • Interview with Director Hiroyuki Imaishi
  • Studio TRIGGER Roundtable
  • Side: Galo and Side: Lio Short Films with Original Versions and English Dub
  • English Dub Cast Featurette
  • Trailers

For a review of this movie, please click here.

Who’s the Boss in Sugar Heist?

1 Aug

By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Expected Release Date:
December 2020

Preordering is now available!

Had YouTube comedian/animator Alex Clark and Marvel Entertainment’s writer Zach Craley (Spider-Man) been able to license DreamWorks’ Boss Baby–more so the television series than the film–I’m sure their game Sugar Heist can get dressed for an even higher success. Their card game easily hit its Kickstarter goal within hours of its launch and now it’s in full production for a Winter release. Their sense of humour defines this game, and Clark’s art style is very appropriate for the theme.

The game plays like Ocean’s 11 for toddlers. Clark’s comic strip style artwork is gumdrop cute, and the colourful packaging design for the retail release makes this game hard not to resist!

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