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  • Square Enix Blinks, Shifts E3 Conference to 10 AM The JRPG factory Square-Enix, one of the few remaining in the world, originally scheduled their big E3 conference for June 16th at 9 AM. This was, traditionally, the time and date that Nintendo usually scheduled their conference. What did Nintendo do? Make their usual schedule, on top of Square’s, and imply “Whatcha gonna do about it?”
    After several days, Square finally responded today by moving their conference up one hour. Then they sheepishly gave Nintendo their lunch money.
    Square has not revealed anything about what they intend to show at the conference, but this is the first time in many years that ...
  • Dragon Quest 8 To Get 3DS Port Check this out. Dragon Quest 8, the Playstation 2 game that remains the highest-selling title in the series for North America (that Final Fantasy demo might have had something to do with it) is about to be shrunk, rendered in three dimensions and released on the 3DS.
    In addition to portability, the remastered game will carry various improvements like an orchestral score. “An orchestral score?? I want!” you might say. You already got it. The international release of DQ8 back in 2004 contained that score, which wasn’t finished in time for the Japanese release.
    If you want this version of the game ...
  • Witcher 3 Will Try To Get As Close to 1080p On Xbox As It Can We’re mere days away from the release of Projekt Red’s anticipated RPG Witcher 3. It’s gained over one million preorders already. Review sites across the Web are singing 9-point praises for it, though the real acid test will be if Angry Joe plays it and doesn’t hate it. (One unnecessary DLC pack and the game will have lost.)
    It’s well-known by now that the Playstation 4 version of the game will be the superior one, at least from a certain snobby graphics-elite crowd, because it will run at 1080p, while the XBox One version will display the same graphics but at ...
  • Grandia II Coming To Steam If you recall, last month this site broke the news that Gung Ho Entertainment, holders of all intellectual property belonging to Game Arts, was holding a survey to determine what in their library people would be interested in seeing a rerelease of. The results are now in, and the top game in the survey will now be remastered with modern conveniences like Achievements. It’s Grandia II!
    This new release will be based on the Dreamcast version of the title, which most fans agree is the definitive version. In addition to Achievements the newly revamped JRPG will have remastered HD graphics (though ...
  • Capcom Releases Trailer For Next Ace Attorney Game This time, Ace Attorney is going back to the past…to play the detective game that kicks ass. Next July Capcom will be releasing The Great Ace Attorney, the next game in the series, in Japan, but the game itself will take place in 19th century London.
    Starring Phoenix Wright’s ancestor, The Great Ace Attorney follows a similar structure to previous games in the series, but with a couple new ideas thrown in like a jury interrogation mechanic. ….Now if you’re a detective in Victorian England, who do you expect to meet? Correct….Sherlock Holmes is in the game, and will help you ...
  • Conan O’Brien Stumbles Through Witcher 3 For a while now, national treasure Conan O’Brien has been running a series on his late-night TBS show called Clueless Gamer where he attempts, with his limited knowledge (and one expert beside him) to play the latest and most hyped video game releases. Last night the game was Witcher 3, and it resulted in what is arguably the funniest Clueless Gamer segment to date.
    https://youtu.be/SfjLRuE1CLw
    Conan pretty much tears the game apart. His apparent deep desire for female character Yennefer, the fact that you’re looking for a girl whose name sounds like “Siri,” and the fact that the Witcher carries around two ...
  • Hulu Buys TV Series Based On Myst One of the most iconic games of the CD-ROM era was Myst, a point-and-click exploration title where you slowly wandered around prerendered scenery. It might bore people today, but it was cutting-edge and fascinating when CGI was new and rare. Remember, these were the days when the girl from Jurassic Park would find a CD-ROM screen more exciting than an island full of living dinosaurs.
    For the last couple years, someone with money has been trying to force a Myst TV series into being. They are closer than ever now, with an actual deal in place: Hulu has purchased the exclusive ...
  • Old Final Fantasy Strategy Guides To Be Reprinted — And Fixed Remember the 90’s when strategy guides were hot business, even though most people technically had access to the Internet by that point and could get guides from GameFAQS for free? Pepperidge Farm remembers. And so does Prima Guides.
    Prima was the king of the strategy guide business back in the day, and they still print them in these modern times, but for a different market: collectors. There are people who look for any kind of merch based on their favorite game, and strategy guides are a part of that. These days it’s not uncommon to see a guide for a popular ...
  • New Kingdom Come: Deliverance Screenshots New screens from upcoming RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance have now been released. The game’s developer, Warhorse Studios, is trying to create something completely different: meaning a medieval RPG (set in middle-ages Europe, circa 1403) that has no fantasy elements whatsoever. As for how such a game will play, they want to make it a mix of influences including Skyrim, The Witcher and Red Dead Redemption, though they’ve also mentioned Braveheart as an inspiration. There will be battles, there will be leveling up. But no out-there monsters and no spells — none. If there’s a Witcher, he won’t Witch.

    In the place ...

  • The PSP Will Die When JRPGs Say It Will Sony’s PlayStation Portable, a piece of tech that was sleek in the early 2000’s (and still looks good if you ask me, even though its battery is horribly bulky by modern standards), is still getting games, thanks to the niche market of obscure translated JRPGs. They are all digital releases, so the expenses involved are just licensing and translation, but still. Now there are two new RPGs heading to PSP. Old to Japan, but new to us.
    First is Class of Heroes 3, translated by Gaijinworks, which was originally released in the Far East back in 2010. It is a traditional ...