Non-Gaming Game News For the Week Ending 3/30

Noob Saibot gets a statue, a slew of Kingdom Hearts figures are slightly less pricey, and the Federal government decides to get Unreal.

Beware the collectible shadow ninja

Syco Collectibles has been releasing images of the upcoming Noob Saibot figure from their line of Mortal Kombat 10 inch statues which include Johnny Cage and Motaro.

Here’s the official description of the 10-inch ninja from Syco Collectibles’ Facebook page:

Noob Saibot will be featured in the fan-favorite “Victory Pose” from the latest installment of the series. He will come complete with his evil clone-shadow standing next to him as requested by the majority of our loyal fans and followers…FEAR HIM!

No word yet on pricing or a release date.

[Source: Game Informer]

Kingdom Hearts figures on sale, still kind of pricey

Oh, and you’ll have to import ’em if you want ’em. Still, for the Kingdom Hearts faithful, the Japanese Square Enix shop has the Play Arts line of figures from the game discounted to ¥ 3,800 (about $45 USD) right now. In this case, “discounted” is something of a relative term.

[Source: Siliconera]

The U.S. Government joins the long list of clients licensing the Unreal Engine

Sad piano music when your bro dies not included.

All kidding aside, the government plan to use the engine to develop training and research tools for the FBI and Army. In what the BBC suggests is a $10 million per agency deal, adopting Epic’s tools will allow the feds to create a “virtual multiplayer crime scene” for trainees or weapons researchers to use the applications built using the engine to visualize new designs. One agency, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), says they plan to use the engine to build applications for so-called “serious games.”

[Source: BBC News]

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