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  • 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 ‚ôĮFE, 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 ...
  • Fire Emblem Just Had Its Best-Selling Opening Week Ever With Fates fire emblem fatesYou can consider Fire Emblem Fates a success! The series just had its biggest U.S. launch in the series’ history, with over 300,000 copies moved in just three days. It’s worth pointing out, though, that Nintendo kinda forced fans to buy the game twice. That figure is the combined total of both Birthright and Conquest.
    Which fate are fans preferring? According to Nintendo, Birthright is outselling Conquest, though they didn’t reveal by how much. Birthright is the easier of the two games, as you get an entire Evil Empire on your side. The previous Fire Emblem game, Awakening, sold 180,000 copies ...
  • Fallout 4 Creation Kit Gets A Release Window creation kitOne of the major additions Bethesda is planning for Fallout 4 is the Creation Kit, a set of modding tools based on the same utilities the dev team used to make the game. Though people have already unsurprisingly found ways to mod Fallout 4 on PC, this will be Bethesda’s officially supported method (though they don’t seem to mind any other type of mod).
    Until today we weren’t sure when this kit would be made available, but today Bethesda cleared that up. You can expect the Fallout 4 Creation Kit on PC this April, with a release for consoles rolling out ...
  • A New Fallout 4 Patch Is Coming Fallout 4Fallout 4 will be updated to version 1.4 shortly. Though this version has the usual amount of bug repairs and performance tweaks, its true purpose is to set the coding groundwork for the game’s upcoming DLC content, which has been expanded since it was originally announced. In fact, the season pass now costs $49.99 — but don’t panic if you bought it already; all customers who purchased a Season Pass at its original price will be grandfathered into the new plan at no extra cost.
    The patch is currently in beta on Steam, but once they give the OK, it’ll be ...
  • Two Ace JRPG Studios Unite For New Game Here’s some cool news: Mistwalker Studio, the game developer headed by ex-Final Fantasy director Hironobu Sakaguchi, is now collaborating with Silicon Studio (the guys behind Bravely Default) on a new game.
    Details are less than scant. We have no idea what kind of game it is or who the main characters are. The only hint we’ve given is this piece of concept art:

    Look familiar?
    I’m serious, it might. Silicon Studio actually first revealed this art to the public seven years ago, and it was never explained what game it was for then either. Artist Kimihiko Fujisaka created it, and at the time ...

  • DICE Awards: Fallout 4, Witcher 3 Take Home Trophies fallout 4The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held its 19th annual DICE Awards last night. Both Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt walked home with big hauls, with Fallout 4 taking home the coveted Game of the Year.
    Fallout 4 also won for Role-Playing / Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction. The Witcher 3 was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Technical Achievement, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design.
     
    Here is the full list of winners from last night’s ceremony, provided by DICE:

    Game of the Year: Fallout 4
    Action Game of the Year: Star Wars Battlefront
    Fighting ...

  • Now You Can Play Zero Escape For Real, If You Dare zero escapeLos Angeles residents will be able to experience the horror and thrills of the Zero Escape virtual novels this spring when the attraction Real Zero Escape: Trust On Trial opens in the city’s Little Tokyo area. It’s expected to work much like the rooms in the game do: you enter a room, the door locks behind you, and you have a limited amount of time to solve a series of puzzles hidden throughout the room that will let you escape.

    In case you’re wondering what happens if you fail, a giant trap door opens up between your feet and you fall ...