Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saint Seiya Omega game coming Fall 2012

Namco Bandai is developing a new Saint Seiya game. The title will be based off of the upcoming “Omega” anime due to begin airing in Japan on April 1.

For the time being, Namco Bandai is being quiet in terms of details. The company has only said that it’ll be available this fall in Japan.

Friday, March 30, 2012

If Mario was made today

Sega trademarks Valkyria Duel

After three Valkyria Chronicles, what’s next for Sega’s tactical role-playing game series? “Valkyria Duel,” if a new Sega trademark means anything.

The company also trademarked “Galaxy Conquest” and “Ryu Ga Gotoku Kizuna.” [Yakuza Kizuna] The latter is an already-released iOS title.

Mortal Kombat Vita Release Date set for May

Warner Bros. announced it will release Mortal Kombat for PlayStation Vita in North America on May 1 and in Europe on May 4.

The game includes all the contents of the console version, as well as “tons of new content” developed exclusviely for PlayStation Vita. The game promises an all-new Challene Tower mode with 150 new missions, touschreen fatalities, X-rays, and more.

Dead or Alive 5, DOA5 - Pre-order Now

GameStop have opened their online pre-orders for DOA5. Click here for the PS3 version, and click here for the Xbox 360 version. Dead or Alive 5 is set to release this September.

Sleepings Dogs - New Driving Gameplay Video

SEGA Ages Online series coming to PS3 and 360

SEGA will be revitalizing a number of classic games with their just-revealed “SEGA Ages Online” series. In Japan, this program will kick off this spring.

Six titles will be released:

Alex Kidd Miracle World
The Super Shinobi
Super Hang-On (compatible with 3D)
Wonder Boy Monster Land
Wonder Boy V Monster World III
Monster World IV

Each one of the games will contain the domestic and international versions. New features such as a juke box music playback mode, replay saving, Trophy/Achievement support, and a Trial Mode with automatically-updated worldwide score/time rankings will be included.

SEGA has different pricing models in place for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

On PSN, you’ll be able to purchase each title for 600 yen. SEGA will release the six games in two bundles on the Xbox Live Arcade. Alex Kidd, Shinobi, and Hang On will be included in one set while the Wonder Boy titles will be added into a separate set. The XBLA bundles can be purchased for 800 Microsoft Points each.

NIS America to localize The Witch and the Hundred Knights, Mugen Souls and Legasista for NA

NIS America announced at its spring 2012 premiere event tonight that it's bringing The Witch and the Hundred Knights, Mugen Souls, and Legasista stateside.

The Witch and the Hundred Knights will be released exclusively for PlayStation 3 in Q1 2013 for North America and Europe. It will allow players to "save the innocent or take part in the ransacking" in a battle between two powerful witches, which has been going on for over a hundred years.

Mugen Souls is due for PlayStation 3 in fall this year, and will allow players to explore a small galaxy of seven worlds, each filled with expansive lands, free-roaming style battle maps, moe kill techniques, and character customizaton. Due to the "sensitive nature" of some conent, NIS America has edited certain aspects of the title from its original Japanese release.

Legasista, System Prisma's first PlayStation 3 RPG, will be released for PlayStation Network this August. The game is a dugneon crawler survival action RPG including randomly-generated dungeons, personalities, and character customization.

Code of Princess - 2nd Trailer and Co-op Video

Bravely Default - New Character, World Details and 13 New Screenshots

Tiz is the main character, he is kind and just some 16 year old who somehow manages to survive when his home town is sucked into a giant hole that opens up in the ground. He meets the game's heroine, Anies, who's out to stop the invading darkness that follows the disaster. Setting off on his journey with Anies, Tiz is deeply saddened that he was unable to save his sole relative, his little brother.

The world shots show a kingdom in the center of a desert which houses a shrine for the wind crystal. The kingdom developed through wind power, but now the wind has stopped, and power is attained through day and night manual labor. The people also struggle because of rampant piracy and control of water by corporate interests.

What Does Bravely Default Mean?

Were you under the assumption that Square Enix selected the title for its new 3DS RPG Bravely Default Flying Fairy by just randomly picking out words from the dictionary? It turns out that, just like a seemingly nonsensical Tetsuya Nomura Kingdom Hearts subtitle, there is some sense to the Bravely Default name -- or at least part of it.

In a recent Famitsu interview the game's scenario writer Naotaka Hayashi, of Steins;Gate fame and producer Tomoya Asano explained the meaning of the Bravely Default part. The concept of the game's scenario, said Asano, is expressed in the Bravely Default title. It means "Have courage and renounce the promises and responsibilities that are expected of you." In other words, don't just blindly do what you're told, act according to your will.

You may be able to see how "Bravely" and "Default" can come from that. Unfortunately, the two did not discuss the meaning of the Flying Fairy part of the title.

The interview also touched upon how Hayashi became involved in the project. Things first began when assistant producer Shinji Takahashi recommended that Asano try out Steins;Gate. Asano wanted Bravely Default to have appealing and likable characters and a scenario that surprised players. He found these qualities in Steins;Gate, and asked 5pb., Takahashi's employer, if it would be possible.

Hayashi's role involves such things as creating the plot and the character settings. While he's splitting up some of the more detailed work with Square Enix and developer Silicon Studio, he's writing much of the text.

Square Enix made some requests of Hayashi, with Asano emphatically stating that he wanted emphasis placed on the characters. Asano explained that he wanted the bad guys and good guys alike to have appeal. He also asked Hayashi to make the target age a bit higher. In the end, he believes the game's world setting became deep and rich.

Dragon's Crown - Not Cancelled, Coming Sometime This Year

Some rumors have popped up recently regarding a possible cancellation for Vanillaware's PS3 and PS Vita action title Dragons Crown. Vanillaware's illustrator Shigatake has responded with the this statement :

 "I personally can't say much, but I'll just say, 'Regarding Dragons Crown, although there are lots of rumors and conjecture, it's still in development. Please wait patiently for an official update." 

Dragon's Crown was originally announced last year as a Spring 2012 release. There's been little news since the announcement.

My Dragon's Crown Amazon HD Wallpaper 1

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance - Intro Video

Phantasy Star Online 2 - Character Edit Demo Trailer

Before Phantasy Star Online 2 goes into closed beta, Sega will release a free demo for the game. The demo lets you sample character creation by creating a character that can be used in the beta. You'll also be able to access a benchmark test to see if your computer has enough juice for the beta.

Atelier Ayesha To Get Premium Box

Gust will release a Premium Box set for Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of the Ground of Dusk. Amazon Japan opened a pre-order page for the limited edition, but have not shared details aside from a 10,290 yen price tag. Atelier Ayesha is due for PlayStation 3 in Japan on June 28.

Journey - Fast Selling PSN Game Ever

Journey has not only obtained critical success, but sales success as well. thatgamecompany creative director Jenova Chen revealed on the PlayStation Blog today that Journey has “fastest-selling game ever released in the SCEA region on the PlayStation Network.”

Chen wrote:
“Thanks to you, Journey has officially broken PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store sales records, surpassing all first and third-party games to become the fastest-selling game ever released in the SCEA region on the PlayStation Network.”

Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance - Intro, Opening Video Screenshots

Dokuro - New Character Arts, Wallpapers