10 posts tagged dvd
Arino has trouble keeping it up
“It” being the box set for Retro Game Master: The Game Center CX Collection, of course. Discotek also had issues keeping the DVDs up at Amazon leading up to Christmas, but it’s now back in stock. Surprisingly, Amazon — through third-party sellers — also has import copies of Game Center CX 2 on sale. Some of the used prices (as low as $50.11) are much cheaper than the $80 Play-Asia is asking for.
Don’t miss the KACHO! Don’t you dare miss the kacho. Anime distributor Discotek Media has picked up the DVD rights to “Retro Game Master,” the translated version of Game Center CX that ran last year on Kotaku, and plans to release it on DVD.
The set will contain twelve episodes, with a nice bonus feature not seen in the Kotaku version: dual audio tracks, English narration and original Japanese (with subtitles). GCCX expert Ray Barnholt says that the subtitles are new, from the translator behind the SomethingAwful fansubs. Neat!
Buy: Retro Game Challenge Import: Game Center CX 2 See also: More Game Center CX posts
Viz Media has officially dated the North American DVD release of Level-5’s Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva film; it’ll be out November 8. Here’s the synopsis:
“Professor Layton, true English gentleman and the world’s greatest amateur super sleuth, embarks on his most daring adventure yet when he receives a letter from his old student, the famous opera diva Janice Quatlane. She is to perform at the legendary Crown Petone Opera House and invites him to attend as her special guest.
Meanwhile, a spate of disappearances hits London. Two young school girls are the latest victims, and the Professor suspects it’s related to the mysterious occurrences at the theatre. The Professor and his loyal assistant Luke travel to the Opera House to solve their toughest puzzle yet, the mystery of Eternal Life!”
This was announced on Level-5 IA’s website. Is the U.S. branch of Level-5 involved with this, or just announcing something having to do with one of the company’s properties? Maybe working on the licensing stuff for this DVD is the first project out of the Santa Monica office.
See also: More Nintendo 3DS news and media
Viz Media announced at Anime Expo that it’s picked up the American distribution rights to the Professor Layton animated movie, Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva.
The company didn’t disclose a date for the release, but if (like me) you haven’t been motivated enough to track down the Japanese or UK versions, you can probably stand to wait until whenever Viz gets around to releasing it. Not that I’m not excited to see it — a couple of hours of just hanging around in Layton’s lovely universe without being harangued about making change or drawing maps sounds like a nice change of pace.
See also: More Professor Layton stuff
[Via Anime News Network]
Ashley Davis has collected all 12 episodes of the SO CUTE animated video series Once Upon a Pixel, which retells games in various (SO CUTE) styles, in one convenient DVD.
Once Upon a Pixel: Season One contains commentary, behind-the-scenes footage of the drawing process, commentary by Davis and Anthony Burch, and “ALL THE ART EVER! Everything ever used in the show, sketches, concepts, extras and more! All original sized and unwatermarked!” It also comes with the wonderful cover art seen above.
Cover art for the Trauma Team DVD given as a preorder bonus for the Wii game in Japan. The DVD wasn’t anything mind-blowing, just a collection of trailers and interviews with Trauma Team’s Japanese voice actors.
I missed this excellent artwork when Atlus revealed it way back in April 2010, but I’m posting it anyway because I’m assuming many of you didn’t see it either! Also, it gives me an opportunity to point out that Spike Spiegel has really let himself go since we last saw him a decade ago.
Buy: Trauma Team
[Via Lh Yeung]
DvD has posted a translation patch for Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken, or The Portopia Serial Murder Case, a 25-year-old Famicom adventure game (originally for NEC PC-6001), never released in the U.S. This “Rev B” version is a replacement for DvD’s original “Rev A” release four years ago, offering a fully retranslated script and more.
This game and translation is important for several reasons, so don’t skip over this post like a jerk! Check out why The Portopia Serial Murder Case is such a significant title:
- It’s the second Famicom title to come out of Enix (now Square Enix), following Koichi Nakamura’s puzzle-action game Door Door.
- It was designed by Yuji Horii, creator of the beloved Dragon Quest series.
I really love this image — it reminds me of that raw 16-bit pixelart feel Danger tried to capture in his 09/17 2007 teaser videos. As mentioned last night, Fangamer and 2 Player Productions are selling a poster for this artwork, but you can only buy one with Reformat Combo Packs or Blip Bundles, both of which include a Bit Boy Shirt and the excellent Reformat the Planet DVD set.
Preorder: Reformat the Planet DVDs
Reformat the Planet DVD, shirts, pins, and poster (and Blip Festival DVDs and CDs). In case you didn’t see my Joystiq post or Eric’s GameSetWatch post, 2 Player Productions is shipping the DVD of its Blip-centric chiptune documentary on August 24, and it’ll be available from Fangamer in bundles with the stuff above. The really, really nice stuff.
In addition, it falls on me to announce yet another awesome NYC event that I won’t go to: there will be a release party on August 22, at Le Poisson Rouge, featuring Nullsleep, Bit Shifter, Glomag, with visuals by NO CARRIER. Have fun!
Spotted this on the back of Retro Game Challenge’s manual — an ad for StyleJam’s Retro Game Master DVD!
For those of you unfamiliar with the planned release, RGM is the subtitled international version of Japan’s Game Center CX television series, which along with its star Shinya Arino, serves as the inspiration for the Retro Game Challenge DS title we’ve written so much about lately.
Now in its tenth season, the show follows Arino in his attempts to complete classic video games. For more information on the TV program, read Ray Barnholt’s synopsis of the series and his five favorite episodes.
Retro Game Master’s trailer:
Preorder: Retro Game Challenge ($27.99, free s/h)