Shin Godzilla Reminds America That Japan Is Still Better At This If you’re a Neon Genesis Evangelion fan, chances are you know who Hideaki Anno is. If you don’t, perhaps you live under a rock. He directed the seminal giant robot anime series, one of the most popular series in the world, having also worked on Shin Godzilla.During the Cinema Jump awards ceremony recently in Japan, he was unavailable to accept the award for Best Scriptwriter, having sent executive producer Akihiro Yamauchi on his behalf, who gave the following statement:“I’m sorry to those who hoped to see Director Anno! Director Anno is a man of few words, so all he had to say was “thank you very much.” He puts all his heart into his work, so please see it two or three times. He is already working on his next project.”Of course, that doesn’t give us much to go on regarding what to expect from Anno’s upcoming project. Last year, according to Anime News Network, the director had made a statement last July that he would be able to continue working on the fourth and final Evangelion film with Shin Godzilla having been wrapped and out of the way.He has also mentioned in the past that he’d be interested in working on a sequel to Shin Godzilla, but somehow I doubt that’s what he’s putting together. This is likely something much different. We’ll have to see what he announces going forward, though just about anything related to Evangelion would be exciting. Unfortunately, that’s probably not what this is. One can hope, though.What do you think Anno-san is working on next? Possibly a callback to another property he’s worked on before? Something entirely new? An explanation of all of the intricacies we’re still not sure about with Evangelion? Let’s be patient and see what time brings us. Stay on target
Stay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… EA’s past few years as the sole publisher of Star Wars video games have been… not great. Multiple games have been cancelled. The games that have been released have been riddled with potentially illegal amounts of microtransactions. And Jade Raymond, the star producer brought in to lead the whole #brand, recently left to work on Google’s ambitious Stadia streaming project instead.But Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film in the new Star Wars trilogy, releases later this year so you better believe EA has a new Star Wars game in the works to catch that free money at the same time. And if this past February taught us anything the EA team to pin your hopes on isn’t BioWare, currently caught in the Hell of post-launch Anthem, but Respawn Entertainment, currently basking in the glory of Apex Legends.Here’s the the first trailer (albeit cinematic, not gameplay) for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars game coming this November (and starring Gotham’s own Cameron Monaghan, following in Mark Hamill’s legacy of Jokers-turned Jedi and vice versa). Plus they put Debra Wilson in another video game!AdChoices广告 Become a Jedi. Tune-in for first look at #StarWarsJediFallenOrder this Saturday, at 1:30pm CDT from #StarWarsCelebration. Watch live at https://t.co/iI4qodqiOf, stay up to-date with the latest from Celebration at https://t.co/mVXi17qoJk. @EAStarWars pic.twitter.com/3B3bR3XDmn— Star Wars (@starwars) April 9, 2019Right now, we’re pretty sure we know that Jedi: Fallen Order is an action-adventure game following a Padawan trying to survive in the galaxy after Order 66 wipes out nearly every single other Jedi before the events of A New Hope. Given the fun and fluid movement of previous Respawn games like Titanfall and Apex Legends, we expect them to do justice by a character who wields The Force and a sick laser sword. We’re also hoping for some classic Star Wars Jedi Knight vibes in the gameplay. And what better place to make Kyle Katarn canon again.But aside from that this game, much like Episode IX, is one huge mystery. Fortunately, Lucasfilm should shed much more light on both projects at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration festival this coming weekend. In fact, you can watch a livestream reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order this Saturday April 13 starting at 1:30 CDT. Get hyped!Watch live video from EAStarWars on www.twitch.tvAnd if that’s not enough new Star Wars video game news, check out this new trailer for the upcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality series Vader Immortal.For more on Star Wars check out this R2-D2 observatory and Topher Grace’s emotional trailer for the whole Star Wars saga.