Most notably, the game’s official website has been put up but currently features a Flash-enabled graphic consisting of a collection of face down cards, save a few that are adorned with the images of playable monsters. Each one of those latter cards can be clicked and enlarged to view the particulars of a given character with accompanying animation on the reverse side.
I’d imagine the idea is that, as new characters are confirmed, more cards will gradually be revealed until all twenty-three of the game’s monsters are visible. That, or the whole thing will be overhauled in one broad maneuver a week or so before the game is released. Either or.
It also seems that Magmouth, the lava-spewing rock creature is the winner of the online monster voting contest that was to determine which one of four original creations would appear in the game as a playable character.
Now a second poll is underway in order to bestow the monster with his “official” name. Of the five choices given, I was disappointed to find that there was nothing along the lines of “Who gives a crap” or “Never going to play as him”. In a previous entry on the subject, I had expressed my disinterest in the addition of a made-up daikaiju to the game’s roster of Toho creations; as you can probably guess, my opinion hasn’t really changed a lot since then.
Besides, I preferred Magmouth back when he was a much more interestingly designed creature called “Magmo” in the War of the Monsters game for the PS2.