Roger Jr. Removed from Tekken 7

I wish I was making this up – a character is being removed from the western release of Tekken 7, and the reasoning is probably more insane than you’d imagine.

The kangaroo fighter Roger Jr won’t be included in the game’s western release, due to the outcry of “animal activists,” according to series producer Katsuhiro Harada. The producer confirmed the unfortunate news in a statement to VG24/7.

“There was a video of a man’s dog being headlocked by a kangaroo, and he punched it in the face. It turned into a big problem,” Harada said.

“People were complaining about him punching a kangaroo. It seems that in the last few years there’s a lot more animal activists—even though they probably wouldn’t play our game they would still hear about that, about a kangaroo in our game being punched, and would complain about it.”

 

 

Despite the fact that professional victims are preventing the digital character Roger Jr from appearing in the game, the literal fighting bear Kuma will be in the game. This also doesn’t include Roger Jr’s father, Roger, who has been a mainstay in the series since its second release – back in 1996.

Harada said that Kuma staying in the game comes from him being “obviously stronger than a human being.”

It remains unclear if this is the work of angry PETA-members, Twitter-goers, or what have you. At this point you can look anywhere and find someone getting angry over polygons that offend their well-being.

A similar debacle came about following the reveal of Lucky Chloe, who supposedly angered fans – Harada later clarified he was simply joking and she would still make a worldwide debut. Coming from this, Harada regularly trolls even his own fanbase, so we’ll keep you guys posted.

Tekken 7 is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on June 2nd.

Nintendo Discontinues the NES Classic

Nintendo of America has announced they’re discontinuing the NES Classic Edition.

The news comes via a statement to IGN:

“Throughout April, NOA territories will receive the last shipments of Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition systems for this year. We encourage anyone interested in obtaining this system to check with retail outlets regarding availability. We understand that it has been difficult for many consumers to find a system, and for that we apologize. We have paid close attention to consumer feedback, and we greatly appreciate the incredible level of consumer interest and support for this product.”

The spokesperson noted the last shipments for the console will go out to retailers throughout this month. The Nintendo representative elaborated a bit regarding the hardware’s longevity and popularity, and how the company struggled to meet demands.

NES Classic Edition wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans,” the Nintendo rep said. Naturally, the NES Classic Controller is being discontinued as well.

Nintendo of America wouldn’t confirm whether or not this means the throwback release is being discontinued around the world, as both Europe and Japan have their own versions of the console.

Frostpunk Official Trailer (Upcoming Survival Game 2017)

Frostpunk is a new game by the creators of This War of Mine.

Official website: http://frostpunkgame.com/

Become a leader of a steam-powered City, the last bastion of humanity. Oversee your society, manage resources and make difficult, ambiguous choices. But whatever you do, always remember: The City Must Survive.

Frostpunk takes on what people are capable of when pushed to the limits. What interests us is what society do to survive and how it changes in the process. How survival in the end leaves us different beings. If worse, better, stronger, weaker or, last but not least, more or less humane – that is debatable.

Frostpunk will be available in 2017

LEGO City Undercover | Co-Op Gameplay Trailer | PS4

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games today unveiled the latest trailer for LEGO CITY Undercover announcing the newly added two-player cooperative mode that will allow friends and family to fight crime in LEGO CITY together for the first time. The trailer spotlights the game’s hero, super-cop Chase McCain, as he utilises a myriad of clever disguises to go deep undercover and ultimately take down escaped criminal, Rex Fury.

This open-world LEGO adventure will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, Nintendo Switch™ and PC in the UK on the 7th of April 2017.

Injustice 2: Here Come The Girls

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today unveiled a brand new Injustice™ 2 trailer celebrating some of the DC Universe’s most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains. The action-packed trailer reveals Cheetah and Catwoman, along with a first look at Poison Ivy gameplay.

Players can witness these fan favorite characters duke it out with the likes of Black Canary, Wonder Woman, Batman, Swamp Thing and other Injustice 2 powerhouses – proving that each these formidable ladies is a force to be reckoned with.

Injustice 2 is set for a release sometime this May 16th 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One.

LEGO Dimensions: LEGO Batman Movie Launch Trailer

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the release of three new expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid. The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack, Excalibur Batman Fun Pack and Knight Rider Fun Pack broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands allowing players to customise their LEGO Dimensions gameplay experience by mixing and matching favourite characters and universes with full compatibility.

LEGO Dimensions: LEGO Batman is available now.