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  • Star Ocean 5 Has A Confirmed US Release Date Star Ocean 5 Has A Confirmed US Release DateAh, good — we finally have a solid release date from Square-Enix regarding Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness. Announced last year for Western audiences, the game will be released for Playstation 4 on June 28, 2016. (As a side note, Japan gets the game….tomorrow.) Early purchasers will get some free downloadable content such as items that offer various status bonuses and effects.
    The digital version of Star Ocean 5 is now up for preorder (you’ve been able to preorder the physical version for months, if you didn’t realize). One extra detail Square revealed today was that as a bonus, music ...
  • Kingdom Hearts Is Now As Old As Sora Is Kingdom Hearts Is Now As Old As Sora IsOn March 28, 2002 the world’s first crossover between Square and Disney took place in Japan. Spawned from a chance elevator encounter between high officials at both companies, it’s now become one of Square’s most recognized series currently in production, even if the pace is as slow as a sloth from “Zootopia.”
    Kingdom Hearts is now 14 years old, and director Tetsuya Nomura debuted a new screenshot from Kingdom Hearts 2.8 in honor of the franchise’s birthday.

    This is Daybreak Town, a setting from Kingdom Hearts χ that’s getting an HD makeover for the impending PS4 release of 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. As ...

  • How Long Will It Take To Complete Final Fantasy XV? How Long Will It Take To Complete Final Fantasy XV?Presumably, Final Fantasy XV will be a huge game, but how huge? The game’s director, Hajime Tabata, recently said in a livestream interview that he expects the average player to complete FFXV in around 50 hours. He was asked the same question months before, and his response was 40 hours, but he says since then a lot more content has been put into the game.
    Siliconera reports that Tabata spoke about finishing and polishing up FFXV, which is still planned for a simultaneous worldwide release sometime this year. Right now the game has issues where it dips below 30FPS in some ...
  • Zero Escape Creator Has No Idea Why His Series Is Popular Zero Escape Creator Has No Idea Why His Series Is PopularThe third game in the Zero Escape trilogy, Zero Time Dilemma, nearly wasn’t made due to poor reception to the second game in Japan. Once news broke that progress on a third game had been suspended, developer Chun Soft and American publisher Aksys Games were flooded with concerned comments and demands to save the remaining title. It was enough to resume development.
    Most of the fan response, however, came from American gamers. Given that the genre Zero Escape belongs to is much more Japanese than the typical import (a visual novel/puzzle game), why did the series end up finding its audience ...
  • Become Dogmeat And Live The Adventure! Become Dogmeat And Live The Adventure!Know what would be neat in Fallout 4? If you could play as Dogmeat. Too bad Bethesda never built that into the game, right? It was up to the mod community to fix the gaping hole and allow you to become canine.
    “Be The Dog — Playable dogs” is the name of a new PC mod for Fallout 4, and it not only lets you play as Dogmeat, it gives you the power to take on the role of other dogs in the game as well. Being a dog could make survival a tad tougher since a quadruped can’t handle a ...
  • Zero Time Dilemma: New Trailer And Release Date Zero Time Dilemma: New Trailer And Release DateA lot of information regarding Zero Time Dilemma, the conclusion to the Zero Escape trilogy, has been released in the past week. The one thing we haven’t had is a release date, until today. Aksys Games announced Zero Time Dilemma would be out June 28, 2016.
    Aksys is the one publisher of Japanese titles that hasn’t forgotten about PS Vita. The game will come out on 3DS and on the neglected Sony platform, just as the second Zero Escape game, Virtue’s Last Reward, did. But it’s also picked up a new platform: the PC. A version of Zero Time Dilemma for ...
  • I Am Setsuna, “Inspired” By Chrono Trigger, To Be Released This Summer I Am Setsuna, "Inspired" By Chrono Trigger, To Be Released This SummerIf there’s any sound sweeter to a veteran gamer’s ears, it’s Square-Enix referencing Chrono Trigger when talking about the inspiration behind a new product. That product was previously known as Project Setsuna, but its new name I Am Setsuna will be what it’s sold as when it goes on sale for PS4 consoles, and digitally for PC, this summer.
    If you followed the Japanese launch, you might notice that one machine is being left out of this list. Japan got a Vita version of I Am Setsuna; where’s ours? Director Atsushi Hashimoto was asked this question by Polygon, and while he didn’t ...
  • Automatron, Fallout 4’s First DLC Pack, Launches March 22 Automatron, Fallout 4's First DLC Pack, Launches March 22Today Bethesda announced full details on the first DLC pack for Fallout 4. It’s set to come out March 22 for all platforms at once — PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
    In Automatron, the mysterious Mechanist has unleashed a horde of evil robots into the Commonwealth, including the devious Robobrain. Hunt them down and harvest their parts to build and mod your own custom robot companions. Choose from hundreds of mods; mixing limbs, armor, abilities, and weapons such as the all-new lightning chain gun. Even customize their paint schemes and choose their voices!
    To use this DLC you will have ...
  • Square Invites You To Gamble On The Easter Surprise Box Square Invites You To Gamble On The Easter Surprise BoxIn one of the more interesting bits of promotion we’ve come across, Square-Enix is offering what they claim is $80 worth of game material for just $10 — as long as you buy it sight unseen. They call it the Easter Surprise Box, and you have until March 20 to decide if you want to take the chance.
    The mystery games are all for the PC and Square provides no hints whatsoever as to what they are. First you buy, then you find out on March 21. And your ten dollars are non-refundable. Start your guesses now; here’s a list of ...
  • Played Stardew Valley Yet? Everybody’s Doin’ It Played Stardew Valley Yet? Everybody's Doin' ItSteam’s latest wild, unstoppable hit is undeniably Stardew Valley, an indie creation with obvious inspiration taken from the Harvest Moon series. You know the drill by now: inherit a farm, tend to it daily, get to know the other villagers and attempt to coerce one of them into marriage. It’s been a while, however, since Natsume has released a proper Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley was only too happy to take the fanbase’s money.
    Stardew Valley was created by one man, Eric Barone, over the course of four years. It was released just two weeks ago and has already sold nearly ...