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Village Roadshow Entertainment acquires the film and TV rights to Myst

Oh, how you were Myst

Over the last few years, there have been multiple companies involved with snatching up the film and TV rights to the Myst franchise. Unfortunately nothing ever came together, but now we have another company who wants to give things a shot.

Village Roadshow Entertainment now owns the film and TV rights to Myst, and they say their intention is to “develop a multi-platform universe including film, scripted and unscripted television content.” Whether anything actually materializes this time remains to be seen.

Game History Secrets - The History of Elite Beat Agents

This series needs to come back

Today on Game History Secrets, Liam looks at the history of Elite Beat Agents, which is known as the Ouendan series in Japan. The EBA series has thus far only released on the Nintendo DS system.

Concept art and story details for the cancelled Mega Man Star Force 4 surface

Ah, what could have been

There was a time when Capcom was working on Mega Man Star Force 4, but they scrapped it for numerous reasons. Today we get a look at official concept art for the game above, as well as a ton of story details.

- illustration drawn by Shinsuke Komaki
- Mega Man Star Force 4 entered production roughly 10-years-ago
- the project was crapped due to poor sales of Rockman EXE: Operate Shooting Star and Mega Man Star Force 3
- Mega Man Star Force 4 aimed to be more tonally "mature" than previous entries to attract an older demographic
- the game would have starred a slightly older, more hardened Geo Stellar (redesigned with new clothes and a new Visualizer)
- there would be abrand-new character named Kazuma
- Kazuma was a genius hacker and a direct descendant of Lan Hikari's family
- the story involved Geo and Kazuma crossing paths and becoming outlaw hackers
- the two would be sought by the Satella Police, and reward for their capture was 8,000,000 Zenny a piece-
- hacking was intended to be the theme/gimmick

First 4 Figures reveals preorder date for the Okami Amaterasu PVC Statue

Two years in the making

After more than two years since its reveal during the 2017 Christmas Special, it has officially been announced that AMATERASU PVC will finally be available for pre-order after the Friday Q&A with Chocks and A #125 Facebook live stream on FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2019, 10:00 PM HKT.

Boundary Break - Out of Bounds Nintendogs Fly Everywhere!

Time once again to see things we're not supposed to see! This week, Boundary Break takes a look at the world of Nintendogs! When was the last time you fired up your DS and gave your dog some TLC?!

Region Locked - Nintendo's Asia-Exclusive MapleStory Games

Why did we never get these?

This time on Region Locked, we take a look at two MapleStory game that never left Asia. These games are MapleStory DS for the Nintendo DS, and MapleStory: Girl of Destiny for the Nintendo 3DS.

Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary gets fan translation

While Puyo Puyo Champions has released for Switch worldwide, hardcore fans are looking backwards at Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary, a DS title that never saw release outside of Japan. A group of fan-translators decided to change that, and have released a patch to play the game in English. Translated content includes regular battle modes, story mode, tutorial, battle victory lines, and menu graphics.

Final Fantasy Tactics director says he should probably make another installment before he dies

A rather grim statement!

Would you like to have another installment in the Final Fantasy Tactics series? You wouldn't be the only one, as plenty have shared the sentiment over the years. Yasumi Matsuno, director of Final Fantasy Tactics, is starting to think he should create one as well. Unfortunately it seems that his motivation in doing so would be father time.

Rather than looking back at the past, I’m the kind of person who loves trying out new things. But when you reach my age, you start having thoughts like “How much time do I have left to keep making games?”. And I’m not talking about retirement, I’m talking about death. Recently, I’ve been to more funerals than weddings, and it made me aware of how limited our time is. On places like Twitter, fans sometimes send me messages like “I really wish you’d make a new Ogre or FFT!!”. When I see messages like this, a part of me thinks “I probably need to make one before I die”.

Chrono Trigger Album Between Earth and Sky Now Available

A tribute to one of gaming's best soundtracks

SEATTLE - May 3, 2019 - Materia Collective is excited to make available Between Earth and Sky, a beautiful re-imagining of Yasunori Mistuda's beloved Chrono Trigger soundtrack. Performed and organized by operatically-trained soprano singer Julia Henderson and featuring several guest soloists, Between Earth and Sky breathes new life into several key themes from the game, touching on everything from sweet and ethereal ballads and sultry jazz performances to metal and more. There's a little something for everyone across this amazing musical journey through time and space. Between Earth and Sky is now available wherever digital music is sold:

Between Earth and Sky on All Storefronts

The track list for Between Earth and Sky includes many surprises and some of the most popular themes from Chrono Trigger:

01. Memories of Green
02. Battle with Magus
03. Corridors of Time
04. Schala's Theme
05. Wings that Cross Time
06. World Revolution

"Chrono Trigger's soundtrack has personally touched me more than any other, and I know there are many others with similar emotional connections to both the game and Yasunori Mitsuda's soundtrack," comments Julia Henderson. "My concept and the reasoning behind the album's title, Between Earth and Sky, was to highlight the physical, emotional, and metaphysical journey that the characters undertake as they discover the truth about the end of the world, experience the end of time itself, and defeat Lavos. Most importantly, Crono's friends throughout the game all come from different eras and lands. Thus, Crono finds a greater common purpose along with the unlikeliest of allies, including a robot, a princess, a frog, and a demon king. This theme echoed my collaborative efforts, as I involved many musicians and non-musicians who all share a love for Chrono Trigger and its music."

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