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Latest Monster Hunter movie image shows Milla Jovovich wielding the Dual Blades

Slice and dice!

A new image for the Monster Hunter movie has been shared, and it shows Milla Jovovich doing her thing with the Dual Blades. In an interview with Empire, both Jovovich and director Paul WS Anderson share some details on the decision to include this weapon.

“I wrote the role of Artemis for Milla as the avatar for the player, so she could be a grounded, relatable real-world character who is fresh to the world of Monster Hunter. Although Milla’s character’s not specifically in the game, she chose the same armour and weapons she uses in the game, so there were aspects of her game character that got folded into the movie representation.” - Paul WS Anderson

“I experimented with different weapons during the game and was able to kill more monsters with those blades,” says Jovovich. “I thought they’d look really beautiful in an action sequence.” - Milla Jovovich

Capcom Cafe AEON Lake Town running a special Ace Attorney campaign

Even attorneys need to relax!

From July 16th to Aug. 19th, 2020, Capcom Cafe AEON Lake Town is going to run an Ace Attorney theme. The location is going to have a revamped menu with items inspired by the Ace Attorney theme, along with some extra goodies to go along with your meal

Alongside the menu items above, customers will be able to get a special Ace Attorney placemat, a set of coasters, postcards, and more. You can check out more pics of those items here.

UDON reveals Street Fighter Swimsuit Special Collection 'Gold Foil Bikini' Edition

Only 250 copies to go around

The lovely ladies and lads of Street Fighter take a break from fist fights and tournaments to hit up the world's hottest beaches, pools, volleyball courts, and more! Everyone from Chun-Li to Poison to Guile shows off their favorite swimwear, plus guest appearances from the cast of Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, and Final Fight!

This beautiful hardcover tome gathers four years of UDON’s Street Fighter Swimsuit and Pin-up specials in an oversized art book format, including rare covers and never-before-seen rough concepts. Gorgeous original cover art is provided by Rob "Robaato" Porter.

This UDON Store-exclusive edition includes a gold foil stamped cover, and is limited to 250 copies printed.

If you're willing to plop down $50 for the special cover, you can preorder your copy right here. There's only 250 copies to go around, so don't wait too long!

My Nintendo Europe content update for July 6th, 2020

Your latest round of 3DS deals

My Nintendo Europe has gotten a rewards update as of today. Check out what's available below.

[3DS] 50% off Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer: 200 Gold Points
[3DS] 40% off Star Fox 64 3D: 80 Gold Points
[3DS] 50% off Mario Party: The Top 100: 200 Gold Points
[3DS] Animal Crossing: Summer Fun (Theme): 100 Platinum Points
[3DS] Splatoon: Inkredible Theme: 100 Platinum Points

UK software sales for the week ending July 4th, 2020

The 3DS is still hanging around

After last's week shakeup thanks to some discounted 3DS titles, things get back to normal this week, at least a little bit. The 3DS is still cluttering the top 40, as you can't beat great deals! Check out the rundown for the week ending July 4th, 2020 below.


SuperGroupies reveals The World Ends With You merch

The World Ends With You is having a real resurgence lately. Fans begged for more of the franchise for years, which lead to mobile ports of the original game, and then a Switch revamp. That was followed by the announcement and reveal of The World Ends With You: The Animation, an anime slated for 2021. Now we have even more TWEWY goodness with a new merch line from SuperGroupies.

SuperGroupies has revealed a line of The World Ends With You merch that includes multiple variations on backpacks, watches, and wallets. You can preorder the items now, with bags and wallets due to ship out in Nov. 2020, and watches sometime in Dec. 2020. Check out the various designs here.

Concept artist for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker says a set piece for Babu Frik was inspired by the Game Boy

Babu loves portable power

Concept artist Matthew Savage did some work for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , including a bit of set piece design for the character Babu Frik. Savage took to Instagram to show off some of the design docs he had for Frik's workshop, and it includes an interesting tidbit for Nintendo fans.

According to Savage, one of the computer pieces designed drew inspiration from none other than the Game Boy. In the Instagram post above, you can see a wide-shot of Frik's workshop setup, which features the Game Boy-style device on the left-hand side of the piece. If you click over to the next picture, you get an even better look at the computer tech, which makes it much easier to see its Game Boy origins.

While you might not make the Game Boy connection at first glance, hearing the story from Savage makes the inspiration a lot easier to see.

Suda51 breaks down his design philosophy

A master at work

Suda51 has to be one of the most unique and interesting developers out there. He always does things his own way, and creates games that sometimes come off as completely off-the-wall. Whether you love or hate his work, there's no denying that he's dedicated to his craft.

In a new video feature, Suda51 shares some insight into his design process. As you might expect, some of it is a bit out there, but that's what makes it great. To enjoy the video, make sure you turn YouTube's closed captions on.

Character art released for The World Ends With You: The Animation

Getting into characters

Last night, we got to see the debut trailer for The World Ends With You: The Animation, a 3DCG anime that will see worldwide release in 2021. That's quite a way's off, but at least we have some more content to look at right now.

The official website for The World Ends With You: The Animation has added character profiles for the series, which gives us some character art to enjoy. Take a look at the various character profiles here.

Check out the upcoming Pearl and Marina figma, Vaklyria Chronicles 4 figurine, plus Monster Hunter, Nekopara, and Amaterasu nendoroids

Better make some room on your shelves!

A new wave of gaming-related figurines have been revealed, including the prototype for Good Smile Company's upcoming Splatoon 2 Pearl and Marina figmas. While it would be nice to see the final, painted version, these prototypes still give us a nice idea of the detail going into this release. They're looking pretty great so far!

We also got pictures of some other figurines coming up, including one for Vaklyria Chronicles 4's Crymaria Levin, plus Monster Hunter, Nekopara, and Amaterasu nendoroids. You can check out the full gallery for all those and more Pearl and Marina pics here.

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