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  • Shenmue 3 Gains New Director From The Original Game shenmue 3Ys Net, developers of the upcoming, long-awaited and fan-financed Shenmue 3, announced today in a new Kickstarter post that another director who worked on the original Shenmue has joined their team.
    Keiji Okayasu was program director on the first game and served through 70% of the second. He’s now president of a small Japanese development company, but he jumped at the chance to contribute to another Shenmue. Okayasu spoke in a new video accompanying the post.
    “I have just recently joined the team. I thought I would be another fan waiting excitedly for the release, but as it is, I get to ...
  • Coming From Square: Life Is Strange, The Show life is strangeSquare-Enix announced today it’s adapting its 2015 video game Life Is Strange into a TV series. Details about the series are scant at this point — obviously it’ll follow the plot of the game, but vaguely or straightforward? Are we talking a miniseries or something ongoing? And where would this show wind up?
    It may be too early for the the last question to have an answer. Quite often, upcoming TV shows from studios determined to get them playing somewhere will be announced prior to ever finding a distribution deal. The assumption is that they will get one eventually.
    Legendary Digital Studios ...
  • Square Publishes Mobius Final Fantasy Trailer mobius final fantasyWhat’s “Mobius Final Fantasy”….a FF/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover? Not quite. You haven’t heard of it because it’s Square’s latest mobile game. And like most of them these days, it’s free to start but constantly nags you for in-game purchases to support itself.
    Coming to iPhone, iPad and Android devices on August 3, MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY tells the story of a man who wakes up in a world called Palamecia with no memory of his past. There, he finds himself tasked with bringing hope to the world by unraveling a mysterious prophecy around the legendary warrior of light. The game is being ...
  • Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Will Arrive August 30th At San Diego Comic Con, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV was revealed to be coming August 30th. You can check out the announcement and synopsis for the movie that will tie into the upcoming Final Fantasy XV game below:
    “Experience the global phenomenon when the action-packed, feature-length epic, KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV, debuts on digital August 30 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will be released in select movie theaters nationwide August 19 by Stage 6 Films with Vertical Entertainment and Square Enix. Highlighted by beautiful, state-of-the-art CG technology, the revolutionary new movie goes ...
  • Pokemon GO’s Next Priority Is Trading At San Diego Comic Con, the team at Niantic took to the stage to talk about the massively popular Pokemon GO.
    Among the many announcements, the team assures gamers that one of their top priorities is to establish trading Pokemon between players. A staple of the main series. Though, he doesn’t know when it will be out:
    “I’m sorry, I don’t have a date for you ” Hanke said. “We’re working really hard to keep the servers up and running… It’s at the top of our priority list.”
    He also noted that remaining generation 1 Pokemon, along with Pokemon from other generations ...
  • New Patch Notes For StarCraft II Patch 3.4.0 for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void has been detailed on the StarCraft website. Many changes were made, from the visuals, to the matchmaking programming and more. Below is a section of the patch notes, you can read the full list here.
    “The StarCraft II Ladder Revamp has arrived. Read on for a list of highlights!

    Your matchmaking rating (MMR) is now displayed in various screens throughout the StarCraft II user interface.

    A new Ladder tab has been added to the Score Screen that displays both you and your opponent’s matchmaking rating (MMR), as well as the changes in rating from the ...

  • Life Is Strange’s First Chapter Is Free Tomorrow life is strangeStarting tomorrow, Square-Enix will be giving away the first chapter of their story of adolescence and strange phenomena called Life Is Strange. That’s correct: beginning July 21 and into forever, the price of Chapter 1 will be $0.
    Why are they being so generous? Because like a neighborhood drug pusher, they know you won’t be able to stop with just one. Life is Strange has five chapters in all, and once you’ve finished the free chapter, you’re going to want the others. Badly.
    Fair warning, OK? The free chapter is being offered on all platforms Life Is Strange can be played on: ...
  • Presenting The First 18 Minutes Of Persona 5 Atlus’s grand reveal of Persona 5 continues with the contents of today’s livestream: the opening cinematic plus the first eighteen minutes of the game. As it was yesterday, all the clips are in Japanese because the English translation won’t be completed for some time (the game isn’t even out in Japan yet). Here’s what you’ll see when you first turn Persona 5 on….
    https://youtu.be/lswcZg7BH2M
    Now here’s what you’ll get after that. Note that the majority of the characters in the main title don’t appear in this section, and most of what goes on is non-interactive cinematic material. It’s the opening of the ...
  • Don’t Forget I Am Setsuna i am setsunaSquare-Enix’s I Am Setsuna comes out today. Do you feel Square reached its creative peak during the 90’s and that they’ve gone downhill from the PS2 onward? Then buy I Am Setsuna. Do you wish Square would return to rich characters, strong storylines and compelling game mechanics? Buy I Am Setsuna. Do you want Square to listen to you for once whenever you complain about their shortcomings? Then buy a lot of copies of I Am Setsuna. Like forty.
    This is exactly the kind of game fans have wanted Square to produce. It was put together by a newly formed branch, ...
  • Atlus Hosts Live Playthrough Of Persona 5 persona 5Starved for new information on Persona 5? Atlus held a 17-and-a-half minute livestream this morning where they played through a portion of the game.
    It’s perhaps the largest and most revealing look at the game yet, with entire days’ worth of activities on display. Among them: using the crafting system, solving crossword puzzles to boost your stats (interesting), and going to a Japanese bath house.
    Unfortunately the only viewable version of the video is on some weird Japanese video site that we can’t embed here. Use this link to watch the new Persona 5 footage.
    Don’t have 17 minutes to spare? Persona Central ...