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  • Japan Gets Another Fancy Dragon Quest Themed Console It’s still a huge deal when a new Dragon Quest comes out in Japan. Maybe not so much that it disrupts the economy through millions of workers skipping their jobs (at least not anymore), but it’s still an event. And as such, the console makers that will be hosting Dragon Quest XI on their systems have some special paint jobs ready that we will almost assuredly never get.
    And it’s too bad, because these are really pretty. The limited-edition Playstation 4 that goes on sale the day Dragon Quest 11 does sports a great-looking navy blue and gold design. Both the ...
  • Atlus Eases Its Streaming Restrictions On Persona 5 Persona 5It’s one of the most popular games so far this year, and you can’t stream it. Or at least, you can’t stream it past a certain point. Video game companies have greeted the rise of livestreaming and Let’s Plays with varying degrees of wariness….American and European companies have mostly said “Go ahead; it creates free publicity for us.” Japanese developers have exhibited a starkly different reaction: “YOU STOP THAT RIGHT NOW WE DIDN’T SAY YOU COULD SHOW THAT STOP IT STOP IT!!!”
    Persona 5 is the latest victim of this attitude. Shortly after the game was released, Atlus issued forth a ...
  • Final Fantasy 15 Gains New Weapon Inspired By EDM Artist The characters in Final Fantasy 15 have some odd fixations, some corporate-driven (Cup Noodles) and some that are just preferences of the development team. In particular, the dev team seems to love the musical stylings of Dutch EDM DJ Afrojack. An E3 trailer from 2016 used some of Afrojack’s music, and that tune (called “Braver”) is also hidden in the final game if you listen to the radio on Noctis’s car long enough.
    This latest tribute to Afrojack is more obvious: a special weapon called the “Afrosword.” It works like most extended blades in the game do, with one difference: it ...
  • New Persona 5 Domain Names Hint At Possible Spinoffs Atlus created a couple of spinoffs from Persona 4 back when it was the hip young Persona on the block. There was a fighting game using the characters (Persona 4 Arena) and a dancing rhythm game (Persona 4: Dancing All Night). Are they considering the same spinoffs for Persona 5? Some new domain names registered by Atlus’s Japanese arm seem to suggest it.
    P5D.jp, P5U.jp, P5AG.jp and P5R.jp have all been registered as claimed by a Japanese marketing firm called Ryusoffice Corp, who represents Atlus. P5D could stand for “Persona 5 Dance.” In Japan, Persona 4 Arena was shortened to P4U, ...
  • New Final Fantasy 15 Update Will Fix The PS4 Pro Version final fantasy 15Not long after Final Fantasy 15 launched on PS4 and XBox One, Square sent out its first update patch. Normally these are meant to fix bugs they couldn’t catch in time for the disc pressing, but this time they wound up introducing a new problem: when the game was played on a PS4 Pro, it now had a sloppy, choppy framerate.
    It’s been months since then, but Square is finally about to fix the PS4 Pro issue and add a few new things for everyone else. The next Final Fantasy 15 patch brings back timed quests and adds a ranking system ...
  • Wha? A PS4 And A 3DS Game In The Same Package? As you likely know by now, Dragon Quest 11 is due out in Japan this summer. And as we previously reported, Square-Enix is making two different versions of the game: one for PS4 will use modern visuals, while the handheld 3DS version will run partly with 3D graphics and partly with old-school 2D graphics (you choose which you prefer). Now here’s something new: Square will be selling both versions of the game in one package. That’s a combined product from two separate rival companies, intended for separate devices. Can that be done? Apparently.
    A handful of retailers in Japan will offer ...
  • New XCOM 2 Video Shows States Of Players In First Year Of Game XCOM 2Games and stats go together much better than you might think. Because for many, showing the stats of how much players are doing certain things are indicative to their success. So, the team behind XCOM 2 have decided do that with a very special video that shows off what players in the game have been doing in the “First Year Of Resistance”.
    Technically, though, it’s been over a year, as XCOM 2 launched on February 6th of last year, but still, these stats are very impressive and are indicative of how passionate the XCOM 2 players are in regards to the game. Seeing ...
  • English Release Date Set For Valkyria Revolution Sega confirmed this week that Valkyria Revolution, the long-awaited follow-up to the cult classic Valkyria Chronicles trilogy, WILL be sold in America and Europe as well as Japan. A new teaser trailer (embedded below) was provided to prove it.
    Don’t expect the same game, however. The Chronicles titles were turn-based strategies, but Valkyria Revolution is more of an action-based combat game. Sega warned us it wasn’t an EXACT sequel and they were right.
    https://youtu.be/TWaldyiuUVY
    Is there a Limited Edition? You bet. The “Vanargand Edition” will only be available for pre-orders and launch copies, and will contain a 1.5-inch pin inscribed with the Vanargand ...
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey Coming To 3DS strange journeyRadiant Historia won’t be the only JRPG to get a facelift this year. Atlus revealed this weekend that they are working on a 3DS remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey for the Nintendo 3DS.
    For longtime SMT fans the journey is indeed strange. You play as members of a United Nations task force journeying in a first-person view through a post-apocalyptic Earth to find a way to erase a black hole. There are familiar elements as well — you’re still recruiting an army of demons to do your bidding, just for a different reason.
    The 3DS version adds new characters, ...
  • Final Fantasy 15’s Most Tedious Chapter Is Now Fixed final fantasy 15The biggest complaint people who have played Final Fantasy 15 have had is with Chapter 13 of the story, in which Noctis is imprisoned and stripped of his items, and must wander around bland solid walls for hours trying to get them back. Square listened to the complaints, and as of today has revised Chapter 13.
    Newcomers who make it to Chapter 13 now have the option of skipping Noctis entirely and following Gladio and Ignis at this point in the story instead. If the player chooses to follow Noctis anyway, they’ll find an easier and shorter Chapter 13 with easier-to-unlock ...