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  • Shenmue 3 Kickstarter, Announced At E3, Will Be Funded Talk about a day of megaton announcements. An FFVII remake, a release date for The Last Guardian, and Shenmue 3 all happened within two hours. All three were announced during Sony’s E3 conference. The latter happened when Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki took the stage to announce….a Kickstarter. People have been asking him for the game for years, and lately they’ve been begging him to make one of these to fund it. So…he did.
    Shenmue was released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and was one of the world’s first open-world 3D sandbox games, beating Grand Theft Auto III to the market by ...
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Announced, No Joke If you don’t believe me, that’s because you haven’t been to any other website that reports any kind of news. Go ahead and look, I’ll wait.
    Back yet? Yeah, it’s real; we’re living in this world. Honestly, I still don’t believe it either. After so many false rumors and promises, after so many cruel teasers like the PS3 tech demo and that one time Square made a trailer that started out looking like a remake but segued into the original game being ported to PS4…..after Square repeatedly, REPEATEDLY told reporters that this game couldn’t be rendered in next-gen graphics because it ...
  • Mass Effect Andromeda Announced Bioware officially announced the impending existence of Mass Effect 4, now retitled Mass Effect Andromeda, at the EA E3 press conference earlier today. The project is very early and will not be completed until late next year, but we did get a vague trailer that answered nothing. All we have to go on is Bioware’s official description of the game….
    While we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the ...
  • Microsoft Conference Reveals More Fallout 4 Info Bethesda’s E3 conference already revealed a lot about Fallout 4, but Microsoft’s conference this morning piled revelations on top of that. Namely, that Microsoft really really wants you to play the game on their console, and is willing to sweeten the deal with a couple snazzy bonuses.
    For one thing, if you buy Fallout 4 on XBox One, you will get Fallout 3 free of charge. The company just figured out backwards compatibility with the 360, and so they’re throwing in the 360 version of the game. Granted, this is only a bonus if you don’t have Fallout 3 already, but ...
  • Giant Fallout 4 Infodump! Dog! World Building! Real Pip Boy! Based on everything Bethesda Games revealed during last night’s E3 press conference, Fallout 4 sounds insane, and possibly the best chapter in the series yet.
    Work started on this game back in 2009, right after completion of Fallout 3, though production slowed as some team members were distracted by putting Skyrim together. We saw the first few minutes of Fallout 4 at the conference, and it actually begins — for the first time in Fallout history — with a playable segment taking place before the bombs dropped. Your character starts out standing in front of a mirror, along with his spouse, ...
  • Skyrim Turns Into Card Game With Elder Scrolls Legends Last night Bethesda Games, publishers of several popular game series, held their big E3 conference and revealed their lineup for the next year. The lion’s share of the attention was directed at Fallout 4 (more on that later). There wasn’t much in the way of new news regarding the Elder Scrolls series, except for this: something called Elder Scrolls Legends was briefly mentioned. The next title in the series has been revealed? Not exactly. This is a spinoff card game for your tablet, and maybe for your PC.
    What would drive this kind of decision? A little something called Hearthstone, which ...
  • NES EarthBound Beginnings Coming To Wii U, Apocalypse Imminent What was it the doomsayers said? First Nintendo will release the original EarthBound for NES, then blood will rain from the sky, then frogs will start leaping out of our toilets…..well, check your health insurance policy now, because the first sign has arrived. It’s not Mother 3, but it’s two Mothers removed and close enough.
    Retitled EarthBound Beginnings, the game stars a kid named Ninten (who bears similarities to Ness) going through a similar journey, meeting unconventional enemies and whacking them with unconventional weapons. The game was originally fully translated for a 1991 release, but cut due to the impending Super ...
  • Tales of Zestiria Coming to PS3, PS4, PC October 20 Namco is still chugging along with its Tales series, where other JRPG makers have given up or retreated to handhelds (or worse, free-to-play). You don’t have to dig out your last-gen console to play this next one, though — or even use a console at all. Prevously announced as a Playstation 3 exclusive, the game has now been confirmed for Playstation 4 and Steam. There is no indication if the PS4 version will differ from the PS3 version in any way.

    The game is already out in Japan and will receive an English translation this October. See the press release from ...

  • Atlus Announces Legend of Legacy Today Atlus revealed an English translation for a new JRPG titled “Legend of Legacy” (that title makes no sense in Japanese either). It’ll be a turn-based exploration game that be played seven different ways, as you can select anybody in the game’s cast to be your main character.

    The great news is that a Murderers Row of Japanese JRPG talent was involved in the creation of this game. The writer behing Chrono Trigger, the designers and illustrators behind the SaGa series and, most importantly, Masataka Matsuura. That’s the guy who wrote 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and its sequel. There ...

  • The Dominant Platform For Witcher 3 Isn’t Steam CD Projekt Red, publishers of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, revealed today the dominant form of commerce people are using to obtain their game. Despite Steam being the digital distribution hub preferred by the majority of people, somehow this highly-anticipated, extremely hyped game managed to sell more copies on GOG.com.
    Projekt Red said that over 690,000 people play the game through GOG, which is a significant chunk of the 4 million copies (digital and physical) that Witcher 3 has sold since its release. In fact, this number is so great that it edges out all other digital distribution platforms combined.
    Why? When ...