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  • Morrowind Expansion Coming To Elder Scrolls Online Earlier in the month, curious pokers inspecting the code of Elder Scrolls Online found what appeared to be data suggesting the future addition of Morrowind, the land of Elder Scrolls 3. Today we can confirm they were right.
    During the big announcement stream mentioned in the previous article, ZeniMax Online Studios revealed a Morrowind expansion for Elder Scrolls Online is coming. A new player class called The Warden will be introduced (they ride bears, as shown here) and a new player-vs-player mode called Battlegrounds will be added. If new players want to, they can leap into Vvardenfell (the Morrowind area) without ...
  • Another Big Look At Ni No Kuni 2 ni no kuni 2Bandai Namco, publisher of Ni No Kuni and its soon-to-exist sequel, showed off some gameplay footage from that sequel during a press conference this week. One of the new bits of information they revealed was that the art style would be slightly different. It’s nothing one would notice at first glance, but the game’s overworld has been rendered a bit more realistically than the last game’s was.
    We also know more about the story now, including the reason why King Evan, the boy monarch at the center of the plot, has been dethroned. Previously we assumed it was the work of ...
  • Special Event Starts Tonight In Final Fantasy XV moogleTonight beginning at 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific, Square will launch the Moogle Chocobo Carnival in Final Fantasy XV. As the FFXV version of FFVII’s Gold Saucer, the Moogle Chocobo Carnival offers dozens of minigames and contests with which to win prizes and rare in-game items. The event also puts Noctis in a Chocobo cosplay outfit.
    This content is part of a DLC pack, but it’s a free one. the pack was released last month and it’s not too late to sign up for it. But be quick about it: The carnival is a limited affair and closes up shop ...
  • I Am Setsuna Joins Switch Launch Lineup i am setsunaSquare-Enix announced today that their throwback RPG I Am Setsuna will be a launch title on the Nintendo Switch. Previously available on Playstation 4, PS Vita and XBox One as a digital title, this will be the first physical release for the game.
    Previously, I Am Setsuna had a release date of “March,” meaning it was expected within the month but not confirmed for launch day. Now it is, and combined with the other offerings that makes seven launch games overall (1-2-Switch, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, Just Dance 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skylanders: Imaginators, and ...
  • So Much Fire Emblem Is Coming Your Way fire emblemIt’s never been a better time to be into Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series. This week the company unveiled a total of FOUR upcoming titles during a special livestream event.
    First they revealed the next 3DS game, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. The game is a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden, the second FE game ever released, back in the days of the NES/Famicom. American and European audiences never got this game, and it’s somewhat different from what FE fans in the West are used to. There are dungeon-crawling sections, and the difficulty is higher. When Fire Emblem echoes is released, ...
  • Atlus Bringing Utawarerumono Games To The West UtawarerumonoIt’s quite a mouthful: “Utawarerumono.” It’s pronounced the way it’s spelled, but it’s better to read with the syllables separated: Uta-wa-re-ru-mono. Atlus is currently translating two PS4 games under that name to bring them to America later this year.
    Utawarerumono is a franchise spanning games, manga and anime, but it started as a game: a visual novel released back in 2002. There was no visual novel market in America, so we never got our own version of it….but the manga and anime were translated anyway. This will be the first time Utawarerumono is seen around these parts in interactive form.
    These games ...
  • Elder Scrolls Online May Be Getting Vvardenfell Soon An Elder Scrolls Online fan has gone datamining through the latest version of the game and believes he knows what region Bethesda is going to be adding next: Vvardenfell from Elder Scrolls Morrowind.
    Redditor “FloorBelow” has found tilesets within the code for Hiaalu, Redoran, Telvanni, Vivec and Molag Mar, as well as data for Dwemer ruins and Dunmer strongholds. From his post:
    That covers pretty much every architectural style in Morrowind, except for Imperial towns and castles, which don’t exist since Morrowind isn’t an Imperial colony yet. Oddly, Seyda Neen does exist, and is using custom assets that make it look exactly ...
  • Aha! Sega Of Europe Registers “Shenmue HD” Domain shenmueWith Shenmue 3 under development by Yu Suzuki and the original team, now would be the perfect time to re-release the first two games under a budget price and attract a new audience. After all, the three Shenmue games are supposed to tell a complete story and as it is, the first two thirds of that story are currently locked away on aging consoles not too many people are willing to plug in again. it would make perfect sense to re-release Shenmue — but as we know by now, bi companies don’t always decide to do sensible things.
    We’ve received a ...
  • Just To Remove All Doubt, Persona 5 is NOT Coming To Switch In case you forgot, Atlus merged with Sega a few months ago. The PR manager representing both companies, John Hardin, spoke about future release plans on his Twitter account today. You know by now that Persona 5 should be due out sometime in 2017 for the Playstation 4. but what about other machines? Could we see a port on some other system, like…I don’t know…the Nintendo Switch?
    Having a portable Persona 5 would be nifty. However, the Persona series hasn’t left the Playstation brand for ages, and according to Hardin, this isn’t going to change. When asked about getting the game ...
  • Atlus Launches Studio Zero; Brand New RPG In Development atlusHere’s a Christmas surprise — Atlus has launched an internal studio named Studio Zero to develop new projects within the company. The first of these, tentatively titled “Project Re Fantasy,” is described as a throwback to the Japanese RPGs of yore, much like Square’s I Am Setsuna was (released earlier this year).
    The game is far too early in development for any specific details (not even what system you’ll be playing it on), and the first “trailer” below is pretty darn vague. But we do have concept art, seen above, and this press release, seen below.
    IRVINE, Calif. – Dec. 23, 2016 ...