The reveal trailer for Koei Temco’s Berserk Musou maybe leaned a bit too hard into the rapey aspects of Berserk. An accurate, if not a bit disarming representation of the source material they hope to adapt into a big dumb Dynasty Warrior-style game. Thankfully, the second trailer – while still leaning on the aforementioned rapey rape – features some actual gameplay. Sure enough, it looks like a Musou game, but for fans of the series it’s probably enough to get them invested leading up to the game’s late September release.
The saga of Red Ash, Keiji Inafune’s proposed successor to Mega Man Legends, goes a little something like this: Inafune pitched a game not many people wanted, asked for way too much and showed basically nothing for it, then at the 11th hour revealed that he had funding lined up anyway through FUZE, a Chinese company who has a really legit looking webpage with a picture of Master Chief standing over a bullet-ridden Ouya declaring games in their current form are dead. I might be missing a few beats here or there because, frankly, the story of Red Ash has been kind of a trainwreck.
However, one successful element in Inafune’s plan to force you to digest Red Ash is a kickstarter campaign to create an anime based on the game. The kickstarter earned just over 150k, but now Inafune wants more, stating that the currently funded amount will only allow for a whopping 12 minutes of footage. The new campaign is seeking an additional 128,118 so Inafune’s vision of making more money can finally see the light of day.
If you want to take pity, you can throw a few bucks at the campaign here. Although I wouldn’t recommend it.
Naruto was promised to wrap up this year, and in many ways it does feel like a definite conclusion to many character’s stories, but the series will return in 2015 for a “part three” that centers around the children of several prominent Naruto characters. So hey, you have a scant few months to catch up on the 700 chapters that span parts one and two.
The third part will be a miniseries, and there will be several side stories published as well. Another movie is also in the works as part of a 15th anniversary for the series. It’s safe to say Naruto isn’t actually going anywhere for a while.