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  • Atlus Announces “Cryamore” For 2016 cryamoreRPG publisher Atlus has announced a new title for digital release: Cryamore, by the indie development studio NostalgiCO.
    Cryamore was brought to life through a Kickstarter campaign in February 2013 that raised $240,000 (out of a $60,000 funding goal). Since then, like most ambitious indie games of its type, it’s had to struggle to stay in production. Atlus’s involvement will assure it stays on track and sees release next year. Gameplay looks to be Mana-esque, which is a good thing. If we don’t get the Seiken remake in the US, we’ll at least get this.
    The main reason I knew what this ...
  • The Original Mana Game To Be Remade On Vita seikenThe Mana series is referred to as Seiken Densetsu in Japan. Seiken Densetsu 2 was retitled Secret of Mana when it came out for the SNES in 1993. It still remains one of the Super’s best games. And Seiken Densetsu 1 was also one of its system’s best games….when it came out on the Game Boy. Yes, the Mana series started there, where it was renamed “Final Fantasy Adventure” in the States for brand recognition purposes. (In Europe it was renamed “Mystic Quest,” no relation to the dumbed-down FF game from around the same time period.)
    Final Fantasy Adventure remains one ...
  • Gameplay From Square’s Project Setsuna Shown At TGS project setsunaUntil Tokyo Game Show happened, all anyone knew about Square-Enix’s mysterious new property, called Project Setsuna, was that it starred a female and it had “themes of sadness.”
    Today we were finally given a glimpse of what Square has in mind, and it looks like the kind of game they haven’t produced for some time, at least for a big console like the PS4. It’s an RPG from a top-down perspective, with all members of the party visible, following behind you in a straight line. Monsters are fought in turn-based battles, there’s an overworld with tiny towns and trees, and from ...
  • Star Ocean 5 Gains Japanese Release Date star ocean 5One of the many announcements made today at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference was a release date for Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, or Star Ocean 5.
    Japanese gamers can expect it February 25, 2016. Like most Star Ocean games, this one is a Playstation exclusive. The only two to break that rule have been #1 (which debuted on the Super Nintendo back when there wasn’t a Playstation) and #4, which showed up first on the XBox 360 before an expanded version made its way to Playstation 3.
    Along with this announcement was the debut of a new trailer for the ...
  • The Rumors Are True: Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Announced By Square kingdom heartsLast week the title of an unannounced stopgap game for the Kingdom Hearts series was leaked: “Kingdom Hearts 2.9.” It appears the final version of that title was moved one-tenth of a number, but otherwise, everything looks to be as reporters guessed.
    Just like everyone figured, the disc will include a PS4 remake of Dream Drop Distance, the Kingdom Hearts 3DS game. It’ll also contain Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover, and something else no one predicted: a brand new chapter connecting to Birth By Sleep, the PSP KH game that was remade back in Kingdom Hearts 2.5. Titled Kingdom Hearts 0.2: ...
  • The Western Version Of Dragon Quest Heroes Comes With All DLC Free dragon quest heroesIt took quite a while for Sqaure-Enix to make up its mind on whether to localize Dragon Quest Heroes in the West or not — so long that by this point, all the DLC for the Japanese version of the game has been released. The good news for us is that, thanks to circumstances, we won’t have to pay.
    When Dragon Quest Heroes releases in America this fall, all released content will be included on the disc — including the material that was DLC-exclusive in Japan. You’ll get it all, for the original price!
    It won’t all be available at once, however. ...
  • We May See New Footage Of The Last Guardian At TGS the last guardianThe Last Guardian, long thought to be an abandoned game despite Sony’s insistence that it was active, made a surprise appearance during the last E3. Since then people have been hungry for new footage, and Fumito Ueda, the game’s long-standing director, may be about to provide just that.
    Ueda hinted as much when he tweeted a new photo from the game today: it’s the foot of Trico, the massive birdlike griffin-creature that the game centers around, behind a cage. “We are thinking about how to take Trico to the Makuhari (in a new and different way),” Ueda said. Makuhari is the ...
  • Fire Emblem-SMT Crossover Game Has Japanese Release Date The long-awaited crossover game between the worlds of Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei, after being teased for years, finally has a release date in Japan. Nintendo announced today the game would be released on December 26. Just in time for Christmas…..oh, wait.
    Nintendo also announced that there will be a deluxe limited edition package for the game, called the “Fortissimo Edition.” Inside the Fortissimo Edition will be a soundtrack CD and an art book, as well as digital codes to download DLC costumes. For those who might buy a Wii U just for this game, there’ll also be a bundle ...
  • Witcher 3’s Game Director Answers Expansion Questions witcher 3Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, director of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its upcoming expansions, sat down with Gamespot to answer a few questions about Hearts of Stone, the first expansion due to release next month. Here are the most relevant bits of information from that interview, which can be read in full here.
    It isn’t necessary to play through the entire game, but you’ll want to have played through at least some of it first: “The story told in Hearts of Stone is pretty much standalone from the events that took place in Wild Hunt, so even players who have not finished ...
  • Whatever Fallout 4’s DLC Is, It’ll Cost You $30 dlcDevelopment studio Bethesda Games is hard at work on Fallout 4. Naturally, they haven’t concocted any of the DLC the game is expected to have yet. They’ll think of that stuff when they have time to think again.
    Whatever it decides to put out, Bethesda DOES know THIS: the Season Pass to purchase all this DLC at once will be $30, no more. The first round of this DLC is expected sometime in 2016, and there will also be minor updates before then that will be free of charge.
    The $30 price will cover “all of the Fallout 4 DLC we ever ...