*SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE YET TO PLAY ME1 AND ME2 or the Demo*
It's confirmed. Shepard's back and better then ever. (This Hands-on is based on the PC version, using Female Shepard as a Soldier).
I'll be honest. I wasn't actually planning to play the demo today, as I figured it's only less than a month until release and I still had a lot of work to finish. But you know what? After hearing everyone raving about it and "magically" whipping up some free time, I managed to fit one quick play through of the demo, and well, here I am. Let's get started, shall we?
Funimation already made several major announcements not too long ago at Anime Expo, but they still had a couple of aces up their sleeves saved for this year's San Diego Comic Con. The most major announcement (as you probably guessed from the title) is that they will be releasing the entirety of the perennial anime favorite on BluRay. The series was painstakingly restored from the original 16 mm film to modern day 1080p beauty according to a press release by the Texas based company. More details on the release are supposed to be announced tomorrow morning at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST).
Also announced at SDCC, the official website for the upcoming animated adaptation of BioWare's Dragon Age videogame franchise, Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, has launched. The site is currently streaming a production art trailer. During the Q&A ssession with the audience, they also revealed that negotiations are underway in order to get the rights to release more dubbed episodes of One Piece.
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- BioWare, a division of video game publisher Electronic Arts and FUNimation Entertainment, announced today that they have reached an agreement to create an anime feature length film based on the hit video game franchise, Mass Effect. Despite making the announcement today, production is already underway, with release dates scheduled for Summer 2012.
T.O Entertainment, Inc. (known for Baka to Test) will serve as a co-producer on the project. The film will tell the tale of "an epic science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets."
"Over the last few years, we have revealed different pieces of the Mass Effect world through different media. Extending the story through an anime medium is another amazing opportunity for us,” said Casey Hudson, Executive Producer for the Mass Effect series. "Partnering with FUNimation ensures that we will bring this rich universe to life with the utmost quality and the same attention to detail that the Mass Effect games are known for.”
"It is thanks to the enormous and passionate Mass Effect fan base that this movie is made possible," said Gen Fukunaga, President & CEO of FUNimation. “With production underway on the Dragon Age video, we are excited to team up with another BioWare team to add an exciting new chapter to this vast sci-fi world.”
Lots of people say the want to work in the Game industry, but here's an actual opportunity! BioWare Montreal is seeking "multiplayer programmers". According to a Montreal-based recruiter's LinkedIn page, the potential recruits will be specifically working on Mass Effect 3. However, that part was quickly removed but still captured by CinemaBlend.
Gamers who have recently purchased Mass Effect 2 are hopping mad. When you think of TVs nowadays you automatically assume they're flat panel, High Definition screens. However, due to a design choice by BioWare, gamers playing on Standard Definition television sets may experience difficulty reading the smaller in-game text.