First 4 Figures unboxes their Okami "Amatersu" Life-Size Bust Exclusive Edition

Beast mode

If you want to be a First 4 Figures collector, you need to have quite a bit of cash. These statues aren't cheap, but all it takes is one look at the final product to see why. Not only are these statues sizable, they have an incredible amount of detail as well. Check out what the Okami "Amatersu" Life-Size Bust Exclusive Edition has to offer in the video above.

First 4 Figures shares their official Amaterasu 9" PVC Statue trailer and 'Making of' featurette, preorders now open

A beautiful beast

If you're looking to lock in a preorder for the First 4 Figures Amaterasu 9" PVC Statue, now is the time to do it. Preorders are open for all versions, and they're sure to go quickly. Check out the different preorder options here.

Ubisoft talks about what audience is still playing Just Dance on Wii

Who's still dancing?

Just Dance 2020 is coming to the Wii, but it's the last game in the series to head to that platform. Many fans have been wondering why Ubisoft has supported the series on Wii for so long, and just who's playing it on that platform. There's been speculation that Ubisoft only creates a Wii version due to physical therapists using that platform to help their patients, but in an interview with Polygon, Ubisoft says that's not the case.

“It would be inaccurate to say that Just Dance is available on the Wii solely because it’s developed for physical therapy purposes. Just Dance 2020 is coming to the Wii because our audience wants it.”“A lot of our players are children and families who continue to play on Wii.”

Just Dance 2020 to be the last game on the Wii, Ubisoft happy to be "the last soldier standing"

There has been a lot of discussion regarding Ubisoft's decision to release Just Dance 2020 on the Wii. During an interview with a UK website called The Telegraph, director Alain Corre stated the following:

I think we are the last soldier standing! We are the last game on the Wii and we are happy about that as there still a lot of fans wanting to play on it. Now we see they are going to the Switch and at the end of the year that Just Dance 2020 will be one of the best games on the Switch because there are more and more families playing on it, as it was in the Wii times.

E3 2019 analysis shows just how much Nintendo has recovered in mindshare and coverage since 2015

Most impressive

ICO Partners' technology monitored press coverage across eight days of E3 2019, and their findings show just how far Nintendo has bounced back from the dark days of the Wii U. The graph above is the most striking, showing how Nintendo went from just 26% of the coverage in 2016, to 82% of coverage in 2019. That is an absolutely major difference, and it's all thanks to the Switch.

The next chart shows the games with the biggest amount of articles shared, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 falls near the middle of the pack. You can also see Witcher 3 at the end of the chart, which no doubt relates to the Switch reveal.

Finally, we have a chart tracking coverage of various platforms when it comes to articles. The Switch absolutely killed it, being talked about in articles more than the reveal of Xbox One or Xbox Scarlett. The real puzzler here to me is the mention of the Wii U. Other than the Wii U missing out on Just Dance 2019 and Luigi's Mansion 3 originally starting development on Wii U, what other reason was there to talk about the platform?

Hardware modder creates the "Portable Wii GameCube Advance SP 2.0."

The ultimate Frankenstein's monster

David Barscheski has created a piece of hardware he calls the "Portable Wii GameCube Advance SP 2.0." This sucker crams the Wii innards into a GBA SP-like form factor, but uses the buttons and controls you'd expect on a GameCube. This portable is an absolute BEAST! How Barscheski managed to sneak all those components into a somewhat sleek form-factor is beyond me.

Bandai Namco announces Tales of Graces Anniversary Party

10 years already!?

Bandai Namco is putting together a “Tales of Graces Anniversary Party” event at the Maihama Amphitheater on November 24th, 2019 to celebrate the game’s 10th anniversary. There will be both an afternoon and night performance, but we don't know exactly what the event will offer up in celebration. The original Tales of Graces launched for Wii in Dec. 2009.

Just Dance 2020 - Switch and Wii cover art

Keeping the Wii alive

I'm starting to wonder how long Ubisoft is going to keep putting out Wii versions of Just Dance. We saw the NPD data earlier this week, and we know the series takes multiple spots in the yearly top 5 on Wii here in the states. There's apparently still money to be made, which is why Ubisoft keeps the support up!

Fess up, how many of you purchased Just Dance 2019 on the Wii? I'd love to hear how that came about!

Donkey Kong Country Returns seeing NVIDIA SHIELD release in China

DKCR goes portable

Another Nintendo release is going to hit the NVIDIA SHIELD in China. Through games rating info, we now know that Donkey Kong Country Returns is the next title to get the port treatment. We have no word on release date or features updates for this game yet, but that information should become available soon.

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.


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