Dragon Ball Z
goes portable... twice
Atari on Monday confirmed development on two new 'Dragon
Ball Z' titles for PSP and Nintendo DS.
Set for release in March, 'Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai -
Another Road', is the first title to be released in the
franchise for PSP, and includes fighters from across the
'Dragon Ball Z' universe including Dragon Ball GT. The story
follows Trunks on his quest to defeat Majin Buu, and will
include over fifty new moves.
AnimeNEXT Manga Library US tour to stop at NY Comic Con
AnimeNEXT is proud to be bringing its world famous Manga
Library to the NY Comic Con for the second year in a row.
Last year was great success and we had many visitors to the
library. It was great to bring the art of Japanese Manga to
the crowd; some attendees knew and loved Manga already,
other comic book fans were introduced to the medium for the
INUYASH: SECRET OF THE DIVINE JEWEL for the Nintendo DS is
now in available in stores
Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI
Games America Inc. announced today that "Inuyasha™: Secret
of the Divine Jewel™," for the Nintendo® DS are both
available in retail stores now across North America. "The
Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean" is the latest
installment of the popular "Legend of Heroes" series, and
brings an all-new adventure to first-time players and
long-time fans alike, while "Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine
Jewel" unites familiar characters with some fresh faces in
an original story based on the hit animated show.
Nintendo's Interactive Novel Puts Players in the Middle of a
The date is Dec. 28, 1979. Disgraced New York detective Kyle
Hyde checks into the seedy Hotel Dusk in Los Angeles and
suddenly finds himself embroiled in a 30-year-old murder
mystery. This is the story of Hotel Dusk: Room 215(TM),
available exclusively for the portable Nintendo DS(TM) on
Jan. 24. The dual screens of a player's Nintendo DS display
stylized sketch animation evoking a comic-book-like film
noir. Conversations with more than a dozen characters help
players piece together different story elements as the
mystery deepens. Players decide where the story goes next by
weighing their options and tapping their decision on the
touch screen using the stylus.
Game cards will unlock new content in Spectrobes
With the shadow of Pokémon looming large, Buena Vista Games
(BVG) is going all out to ensure its role-playing creature
collecting and training game, Spectrobes, has a fighting
One area where it's keen to compete is online. It's just
announced how the DS game will link into the main Spectrobes
website, both in terms of downloading new content and
logging high scores.
Mark Goode Cites 'Warcraft' Skills as Indicator of
Leadership Capability in Business
Business and financial observer Mark Goode has drawn
attention to the link between business management skills and
those required of gamers to excel at "World of Warcraft"
offered by Blizzard Entertainment.
"Leadership skills seem to be either home-grown or a lucky
random draw in the prospective employee interview lotto,"
observes Goode. "Homegrown management skills suffer from a
single point of view, that being whatever the prospect has
already picked up in his or her present organization, right
or wrong." He goes on to say that, "a certain class of
games, 'World of Warcraft' for example, has a structure to
it that not only could identify current leaders, but help
train hopeful managers."
MARVEL™ HEROCLIX® PLAYERS CHOOSE SIDES IN CIVIL WAR EVENT!
This February 2007, HeroClix players will choose sides in
the Marvel HeroClix Civil War tournament between Captain
America’s rebellion forces and Iron Man’s pro-government
Each player will build a 300-point army, which must include
either 1 Captain America or 1 Iron Man sculpt. Then the
battle begins! This tournament can be run in conjunction
with previously scheduled HeroClix events in February. It is
permissible to construct an army from sealed boosters, as
long as the above restrictions are met.
Retailers who run and report the Marvel HeroClix Civil War
event can win an exclusive “Stark Industries Game Table”
from Gale Force 9, a full set of Supernova’s Marvel Zombies
and more great prizes! 8 runner-up retailers will win Marvel
Zombies and HeroClix Limited Edition figures. To qualify,
retailers must run and report the event by February 21,
2007, the street date of Marvel Comic’s Civil War #7, and
the conclusion to the storyline that’s shaking up the Marvel
On February 28, WizKids will post the final tally
representing the HeroClix player’s vote in the Civil War!
WizKids, Inc., their distribution partners Alliance Game
Distributors and Diamond Comic Distributors, and Gale Force
9 are pleased to present this Earth-shattering event! Go to
www.wizkidsgames.com <http://www.wizkidsgames.com> for full
rules and more information.
*WizKids offers free online registration for participants in
its organized play programs. Check out www.wizkidsgames.com
to get started today.
ANNOUNCES CHANGES FOR SO CAL
January 26, 2007 (Seattle, WA) In order to make the best use
of the companies staff and resources, Gen Con, LLC announces
that it is canceling its¹ show in Anaheim, Gen Con So Cal.
The decision to do so was made after extensive deliberation,
thought and time.³ Putting an end to our Gen Con So Cal show
was in no way an easy decision to make,² said Peter D.
Adkison, CEO of Gen Con.³ But at the end of the day, it
became apparent to us that the show was not likely to grow
and expand without immense effort and expense. With our
other shows doing so well, it made sense to focus our energy
and talent on making those the best shows they can be.²
There were several factors that contributed to the decision
show. The southern California region has witnessed a spike
in competing shows; the attendance remained at a steady
number; and a few key exhibitors reduced their level of
support for the show.
Adkison adds, "I would like to thank all the companies in
the hobby game industry who worked hard to help create this
show, and to our volunteers who regularly sacrifice vacation
time to work long hours to help us entertain gamers."
Gen Con So Cal was started in 2003 and held at the Anaheim
Convention Center. Over the years, thousands of faithful
attendees enjoyed the best four days in gaming! Currently
the Gen Con staff is focusing their efforts on upcoming
shows. In 2007, Gen Con will hold the 40th anniversary of
Gen Con August 16-19 in Indianapolis and Star Wars
Celebration IV May 24-28 in Los Angeles.
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer fantasy, sci-fi
and adventure game convention in North America. Its
operations include Gen Con Indy, Star Wars Celebration IV,
and licensees for European and Asia Pacific Gen Con shows.
It was founded in May of 2002 by former CEO and founder of
Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, who solely owns the
company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company¹s
mission is to create The Best Four Days in Gaming! every
year for its customers. For more information visit the
website at www.gencon.com.