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  • Toyota Sells Cars In Japan With Chocobos For all the recent doom and gloom talk about the future of Japan’s game industry, it’s nice to know traditional console games remain in their public conciousness strongly enough to merit selling yellow cars with the Chocobo theme.
    Kotaku called attention to this Japanese car ad this morning, which uses the recognizable country-styled tune that has appeared in almost every title of the Final Fantasy series. The car in question is the Aqua, which is the Japanese name for the Prius C in the United States.
    https://youtu.be/9o7YdYYbmqk
    This is actually NOT the first time a car company has used RPG music in its ...
  • Witcher 3 A Smash With Critics Today is the day The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is released both in digital form and inside brick-and-mortars across America, and its reception so far is a lot grander than what the previous two Witchers received.
    Kimberley Wallace of Game Informer gave it a 9.75 out of 10 and said: “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt encompasses what I hope is the future of RPGs. It stands out for its wonderful writing, variety of quests and things to do in the world, and how your choices have impact in interesting ways. Usually something is sacrificed when creating a world this ambitious, but ...
  • What XBox Boss Has To Say About JRPGs On XBox One Recently on Twitter, XBox head Phil Spencer was asked if there was anything coming the XBox One’s way that was in the way of a JRPG. His reply was that if people want the genre, they should “keep asking.” The tweet in full stated, “It’s a good and fair question. Keep asking until we show you something you like. I can’t share specific plans now, sorry.”
    This is not the first JRPG-specific question Spencer has received or replied to. In November 2014 he outright promised a tweeter that “you will see JRPGs on XBox One.”
    Maybe Phil knows something I don’t, but ...
  • Divinity: Original Sin Getting Upgraded Console Release Last year a critically acclaimed RPG named Divinity: Original Sin came out for the PC. Now the game’s developer, Larian Studios, has announced today that due to the game’s success, enhanced console versions are being created for current-gen platforms like Playstation 4 and XBox One, as well as a beefed-up PC version you’ll need a strong CPU to handle.
    More than just the graphics have been upgraded in Divnity: Original Sin. The enhanced version of the game will contain full voice acting with the pipes of Alix Wilton Regan and Alec Newman, several new endings, a new interface designed for controller ...
  • 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 ...