Hello, guys. The weekend is over and it’s now the start of a new week. Today is BNDA’s News Table Monday, where I’m going to share some relevant news from across the anime industry. I decided to divide today into an evening and late-evening newsletter to provide you with news throughout the day. This way, you can just get a gist of all of the current events this week.
Without any further ado, here is our evening edition of News Table Monday, the March 12th edition.
Lupin the Third: Part 5 is Set to Premiere in April
Lupin the Third is one of the longest running manga series in Japan, spanning 50 years over multiple titles. This year, Lupin the Third: Part 5 will be released in April, following the adventures of Lupin, as he engages in a variety of escapades in France. This series will include some modern aspects, such as the use of the Internet and cell phones. Though the series will feature some of Lupin’s classic vehicles and gadgets as well.
Ichiro Okouchi, the script writer for the popular anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, will serve as the lead script writer for the upcoming anime series.
Square Enix is Hiring!
Square Enix, the popular video game development studio, recently announced that they are looking for level planners for their upcoming project, Final Fantasy XII Remake. The basic job description reads as follows:
- A major project of fully remaking Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation 4.
- Can work in the best development environment!
- Gain experience in a flat organization, use your talents to your heart’s content.
- Recruiting core members for the project!
- Work on a big title for a chance to help your career!
- Enjoy flexibility with discretionary work system and good benefits.
Final Fantasy XII is one of the Square Enix’s most important projects. The 1997 Playstation role playing game is revered as one of the best video games of all time. After being delayed for a few years, Square Enix is finally looking to recruit fans to help out. Though, individuals unfamiliar with Final Fantasy XII are still welcome to apply.
My Hero Academia Releases New PV and Visuals for Upcoming 3rd Season
The third season of Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia is set to premier on April 7. According to the anime series’ official Twitter account, a new PV and visuals have been released. Specifically, the website revealed new visuals for four new characters of the Villain’s Alliance, who go by the aliases of Twice, Mr. Compress, Spinner, and Magne.
The PV above tells most of the story of what will entail in the upcoming season of My Hero Academia.
The Chrono Trigger PC Port is Extremely Broken
Chrono Trigger, the 1995 SNES Japanese role playing game, ranks as one of the best video games of all time. 23 years after the original release of the title, Steam surprisingly released a PC port of the legendary role playing game. Quickly after the release, the game has came under criticism for its ugly graphics and awkward gameplay. According to Kyle Orland of Ars Technica, the obvious bugs of this new Chrono Trigger release are too horrible to ignore.
When Square Enix launched a PC version of RPG classic Chrono Trigger on Steam last week, nearly 23 years after the SNES original came out, fans were surprised. That surprise quickly morphed into dismay as fans noticed some ugly HD filtering on classic character sprites and background art, as well as lazy, big-buttoned menus that look like they came from a port of the iPhone version of the game. (TouchArcade is quick to point out the differences that actually make the PC version look worse.) Indie developer Lars Doucet laid out other problems, including inconsistent pixel sizing and misaligned tiles, in a thorough Gamasutra blog post.
The game is so tacky that even professional modders have started to edit the game’s sprites.
Hopefully, this is a wake-up call for Square Enix to fix this PC port before any more damage is done to the reputation of this brilliant video game.
Well, that’s all I have for today.
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