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  • Zero Time Dilemma Will Sport A New Art Style The first screenshots of Zero Time Dilemma, the third game in the Zero Escape series, have been released to the wild courtesy of Weekly Famitsu, as well as a bounty of additional information and an interview with director Kotaro Uchikoshi. The info was translated by Gematsu. Uchikoshi confirmed that Zero Time Dilemma takes place one year after the first game (#2 took place years later) and that all the mysteries of the previous two games will be solved in this one (meaning it is more than likely the final game in the series). We also have a cast lineup!

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  • Square-Enix’s Full Conference List For GDC 2016 If you want to find out the tiniest, most technical details of game development, the Game Developers Conference is one place you can hear a lot about it. Square’s development team will be holding a series of discussions at this year’s GDC, covering the behind-the-scenes work of nearly all their recent titles, even Lara Croft GO for iOS.
    These talks won’t be for everyone, as they delve into subjects only developers care about (hence the name of the entire conference). But sometimes interesting nuggets of information surface from these public speeches. We’ll let you know if something does.
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  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Comes Out This May valkyria chronicles remasteredThe last bit of information we didn’t have regarding Sega’s PS4 rerelease of Valkyria Chronicles was the release date. Today the company released a “battle trailer” that displayed this date, so all mysteries are now solved. You’ll be able to get it starting May 17, 2016.
    And oh yes, the trailer itself. Watch it below:
    https://youtu.be/k0HduZgxtnE
    Valkyria Chronicles Remastered features:
    • HD “CANVAS” Graphics Engine – The stunning, painterly graphics return, but this time in 1080p/60fps high definition quality! Battles and cutscenes are conveyed like a vibrant tapestry in motion.
    • “BLiTZ” tactical battle system – Part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time ...
  • See The English Trailer For Star Ocean: Integrity And Faithlessness star oceanEncouraging news for those starved for the JRPGs we used to get in great abundance on the PS1 and PS2. Star Ocean is coming back for another round. It still uses stylized characters, the battle action is intact, the heavily customizable item system should be as well, and you won’t need a monthly subscription to enjoy it or anything else console games have had piled on them in recent years. This is a Star Ocean game, as you remember it (though try to forget how it was on the PS3).
    This trailer suggests the translation is midway through completion: we have ...
  • Steam Holding Big Fat Square-Enix Sale square-enixThis weekend only, Square-Enix titles are at deep discount on Steam. In some cases you can save over 85 percent off the usual price.
    Sticking to this site’s subject matter, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is $15, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is $10, and Final Fantasy VII is $6. Expanding to the sale as a whole, , Rise of the Tomb Raider (which just came out) is $48, Just Cause 3 is $40, the original Just Cause is $1.74(!!!) and Just Cause 2 is close to it at $3.74. Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition is $6.24 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s ...
  • You’ll Get To Play The Bravely Second Demo On 3DS Next Week bravely secondToday a new Nintendo Direct video streamed online, and one announcement among many was that the demo for Square-Enix’s Bravely Second: End Layer would be available in one week. And just like with the original Bravely Default demo, anything you earn in the practice run can be transferred to the actual game, including experience, items and more.
    There’s a way to get this demo three days earlier, but it involves making a deal with a large demonic creature…..okay, Best Buy, which is slightly different. Members of Best Buy’s Gamers Club will be allowed to download the demo on March 7. Everyone ...
  • SMT/Fire Emblem Crossover Gets New Name, Release Date Periodically we hear something about a crossover game between Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem, about as often as we hear about Bigfoot sightings. This time, however, it can’t get more concrete than this: we have a finalized English name and a release date for the summer. It is definitely on the way!
    Newly translated footage of the title was shown during this morning’s live Nintendo Direct broadcast. The new title is Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, and the release date is June 24. So what are we in for? A whole lot of dancing, if the trailers aren’t lying, but here’s ...
  • Mass Effect Andromeda Pushed Into 2017 mass effect andromedaElectronic Arts’ chief financial officer was at a technology conference yesterday, and stated their upcoming title Mass Effect Andromeda, expected to be the first chapter of a new Mass Effect trilogy, would be coming out in early 2017. Below is the relevant excerpt from the speech he gave, courtesy of Polygon:
    “So, we’ve got a great year ahead. For the first time I’m trying to tamp down Wall Street expectations than build it up. Good position to be in, I guess. We’ve got our Battlefield first-person shooter game coming in the third quarter, and our third-party title that Respawn, our partner, ...
  • Natsume Hits Pay Dirt With Unopened Harvest Moon From Their Shelves harvest moonEarlier this year, we reported that Natsume was in the process of selling off the excess inventory they had stockpiled over the past twenty years of business — everything from obscure DS games about cheerleading to valuable SNES titles. Last week, the moment everyone had been waiting for finally happened: a shrinkwrapped copy of the original SNES Harvest Moon went up for auction. The winning bid was $3,783,33.
    The Harvest Moon franchise, which went on to spawn many many titles and spinoffs, began on the Super NES extremely late in the console’s lifespan. Coming out in 1997, it was sold at ...
  • This Is The Final Day To Get The Fallout 4 Season Pass For $30 season passWhen the Fallout 4 Season Pass was first announced, the cost was $30. Bethesda has since expanded what they plan to put in their DLC, and hence, the price of their Season Pass will be expanding as well. Those who bought it at the original $30 price, however, will be grandfathered in and still get everything for what they paid.
    For some reason Bethesda didn’t immediately jack up the price $20 when they announced their expanded plans, meaning you can still get everything the Season Pass has to offer, for the original price, through the end of February. Ordinarily that end ...