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  • New Fire Emblem Fates News, Including Custom 3DS fire emblem fatesNintendo threw some new announcements out to the public regarding Fire Emblem Fates, the new strategy JRPG that’s coming in two different versions. First thing: there’s more! It turns out there’s going to be a third option to this story (besides Birthright and Conquest), but only through DLC. “Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation” has your character choosing neither side and striking out on their own. This extra game will cost $19.99 and require either the Birthright or Conquest cards.
    It’s upon hearing this news that the price for the deluxe special edition of the game is a little easier to swallow. It ...
  • Release Date Revealed For Bravely Second bravely secondBravely Second: End Layer, Square-Enix’s sequel to Bravely Default, was confirmed for a North American release last year by Nintendo, who is publishing it here. Now as of today, we know when it’ll become purchasable: April 15. You’ll have a decision to make on that day: get the last copy of Bravely Second, or file your taxes on time. (You could just file your taxes NOW, but….you won’t, will you?)
    Will there be a Collector’s Edition to hoard? You bet, and it doesn’t look half bad.  It’s got a stylish slipcover, a 10-song soundtrack, and an artbook weighing in at 250 ...
  • Iron Maiden Wants To Make An RPG iron maidenI don’t mean they want to make the type of gun that’s called an RPG. I mean the type of video game with a linear storyline and menu battling. That RPG.
    Not only does Iron Maiden WANT to make an RPG, they’re doing it. Their press release came out this morning, describing a smartphone game in which Eddie, Iron Maiden’s mascot, travels through environments inspired by the British band’s album covers. The soundtrack will naturally be a compilation of Iron Maiden’s greatest hits, including five songs that have never been released.
    Roiadhouse Interactive is handling the coding, and their CEO James Hursthouse ...
  • Watch The Valkyria Chronicles PS4 Trailer Here Valkyria ChroniclesValkyria Chronicles is getting a much-needed rerelease…..in Japan, anyway. Sega has put out a new trailer for the game hyping its impending console jump to the Playstation 4.
    You might be wondering if there’s going to be any real difference (they can’t “remaster it in HD” since the original PS3 game was in HD). Well, Sega says they’ll be enhancing the visuals by utilizing the more powerful PS4 hardware. They’ll also include all the DLC you had to originally buy separately, and add trophy support. The important thing is to make the first Valkyria game easier to find for anyone who ...
  • Witcher 3 Getting Expansion That’s “Better Than The Main Game” witcher 3Now I know you’re all thrilled with how The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt turned out, but this expansion is going to be better than TEN SUPER BOWLS! I’m not the one overselling it, he is….and by “he” I mean Jakub Szamalek, senior writer for the game. He was interviewed by an Italian website, which was partially translated by OnlySP.
    According to Jakob, the expansion — which is called “Blood and Wine” — has “achieved something even better than the main game.” He wasn’t specific, but if we can take anything away from the interview’s tone, he might be referring to an ...
  • Odin Sphere HD Remaster Dated For Release odin sphereWe now know when Vanillaware’s HD remaster of Odin Sphere, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, will be turning up: they’ve announced the release date as June 7. It’ll be available both digitally and in disc form for Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and Vita.
    The rerelease will be more than just a hi-res enhancement. Vanillaware will be updating the combat and RPG mechanics, and adding some new content. They’re still keeping mum on just what will be new, but they do mention additional monsters and new fully-voiced cutscenes. Just as long as sheep still grow from plants.
    An 8-bit throwback version of Odin Sphere is also ...
  • If You’re A Natsume Fan, You’ll Want To See This natsumeHow many of you are fans of Natsume RPGs? Lufia? Harvest Moon? How many just want an affordable copy of Pocky and Rocky? That third one still isn’t happening, but if you’ve always wanted a mint copy of your favorite Natsume game, this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance: the company has opened their own eBay store to get rid of their excess stock from the past 25 years.
    Items run the gamut from rare figures to E3 tote bags to actual unopened game boxes that date back to the SNES area. There are sealed copies of Lufia: Rise of the Sinistrals and ...
  • The Witcher 3 Has Been Patched Again — Version 1.12 witcher 3Five pages worth of bug fixes were finished and passed onto consumers this week when the latest Witcher 3 patch was released. Surely they’ve caught them all NOW, right? ….Right? The entire patch notes can be found below, converted from CD Projekt Red’s PDF.
     
    Patch 1.12 Changelog
     
    -Hearts of Stone-
     

    Fixes issue whereby achievement titled Wild Rose Dethorned could not be completed.

     

    Fixes interaction on pickaxe in quest titled Enchanting: Quality Has Its Price.

     

    Fixes issue (in majority of contexts) whereby not all diagrams could be collected in quest titled From Ofier’s Distant Shores.

     

    Fixes rare issue whereby some players were prevented from spreading smoke throughout ...

  • Final Fantasy XV Game Designers Answer Fan Questions final fantasy xvThe official Final Fantasy XV website held a small Q&A in its forum section today; three fan questions were selected and answered by the design team.
    Two of the three answered were about towns (because we all remember how we got stiffed on those with #13). “How much of the big cities like Altissia/Insomnia will we be able to explore?” asked one fan, and Final Fantasy XV planner Ishikawa Tomonori assured him/her, much more than last time. “I can tell everyone a little about Altissia at this time. Altissia has many and varied locations, such as multiple cafes, ship-bourne market places ...
  • Final Fantasy XIV Actress Found Dead final fantasy xivBad news to report today, folks. One of the voice actresses for Square-Enix’s last MMO, Final Fantasy XIV, was found dead in her home in London last week. It gets worse: this doesn’t appear to be an accident, and whoever did it also killed off her two children.
    Police are now looking for her partner Arthur Simpson-Kent, whom they believe is a prime suspect. There was evidence that whoever committed the murders tried to hide the bodies afterward, with no success.
    Syan Blake, in addition to voice work, appeared on several British TV shows. She was 43. Her kids were eight and ...