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Disgaea 1 Complete Launches on Nintendo Switch and PS4 October 9th

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Today NIS America has announced that Disgaea 1 Complete will be launching on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on October 9th in North America, and October 12th in Europe! Disgaea 1 Complete is a remaster of the original Disgaea to look as crisp as the more recent Disgaea games. Take a look at the latest trailer for the game here!

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Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami are Heading to PC. You Have No Excuse to Not Play Them

SEGA seems to be on a roll here today at E3. During the PC E3 showcase, SEGA was there to show off that Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami are all heading to PC. While there is no date on Yakuza Kiwami or Valkyria Chronicles 4, Yakuza 0 will be available for purchase on Steam for $19.99 and will be releasing in August. You can currently pre-order it for only $17.99 right now herehere and here. If you also want to hear why we believe the Yakuza series is so great and worth checking out, we have a little video on the topic matter right here for you to enjoy.

Of course you can expect the ability to play these games at a stunning 4k resolution and at fluid 60fps. Be on the look out for more coverage of these PC ports!

Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise Heading Westward October 2nd

It seems like last night’s Amazon leak was true. Today at E3 SEGA has announced that Hokuto Ga Gotoku will make its way westward under the name of Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise.

For the first time since the PlayStation 2, a Yakuza game will have an English dub. But fret not for those of you wanting to hear the Yakuza cast of characters voice certain roles, the game will still come complete with Japanese dub.

What you can find in the game:

  • Become the Fist of the North Star – Explore an alternate version of the Fist of the North Star canon; take control of Kenshiro as he searches for his lost love Yuria in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. For anyone unfamiliar with the original story, Lost Paradise can be enjoyed as a completely standalone experience.
  • “You Are Already Dead” or “Omae wa Mou Shindeiru?” Why Not Both? – Lost Paradise features English / Japanese dual-track audio, so you can ‘ATATATA!’ in the language of your choosing.
  • Master the Hokuto Shinken Style – Kenshiro’s ultimate assassination techniques, the Hokuto Shinken, are at your disposal in battle. After building up the Seven Star gauge, you can demolish enemies from the inside out with dozens of brutal and iconic Hokuto Shinken techniques, faithfully recreated from the original manga. More lethal techniques will be available as you progress through the story and battles. Keep your fists up!
  • Explore a Lost Paradise and the Wasteland Surrounding It – Even Kenshiro needs the occasional break from beating up thugs. Luckily, even in the dilapidated city of Eden, there’s no shortage of engaging side missions and minigames to take part in. Use the power of Hokuto Shinken to prepare drinks at a bar, manage a struggling nightclub, customize a buggy and race through the barren desert, play retro games at the arcade or your hideout, including the original Fist of the North Star game, and more! Tired of the city? Head out into the wasteland in your buggy to collect materials and complete side missions, but be careful of hidden dangers lurking beyond the dunes!
  • Extra Carnage – Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise features everything available in the original Japanese version, plus extra carnage for the localized version! For the first time, witness the full effects of Kenshiro’s brutal Hokuto Shinken on the lowlifes and thugs of the post-apocalyptic wastes.

Expect more coverage on the game as the news breaks but we are excited to see this game is coming westward!

 

Fist of the North Star X Yakuza Localization Potentially Leaked by Amazon

With the season of E3 in full swing, leaks are defeintly abound. It seems like today that Amazon themselves has leaked an announcement ahead of SEGA’s stage show at E3.

It seems like Hokuto Ga Gotoku is making it’s way westward as Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise. The Amazon web listing has since been taken down. However take this with a grain of salt until we get some confirmation from SEGA themselves. That said there was a question in the Yakuza 6 The Song of Life player survey asking buyers if they would be interested in localization of said game. Who knows we may get a look at this game during Sony’s E3 conference tomorrow morning.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Review King of the Genre

Developer: Retro Studios

Publisher: Nintendo of America

Release Date: May 4th, 2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

MRSP: $59.99

Thank You Nintendo of America for Providing a Review Copy of this Game.

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze launched on the Wii U back in 2014 as a follow up to the Wii classic Country Returns. At the time the Wii U was already swamped with a ton of 2D platformer games such as New Super Mario Bros and Rayman Legends, people at the time were just burnt out of the genre causing less than optimal sales. It was a shame because in my opinion, Tropical Freeze was a much better platformer than either of them. Fast forward to 2018 and Nintendo has re-released this classic for the Nintendo Switch, giving Nintendo fans another chance to try out this amazing gem.

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Detective Pikachu Review Some Interesting Ideas

Developer:Game Freak

Publisher: Nintendo of America

Release Date: March 23, 2018

MRSP: $39.99

The Pokemon series has had many different spin offs in the past, but honestly none of them have intrigued me as much as Detective Pikachu did. Detective Pikachu is Game Freak’s attempt of a much more narrative and puzzle focused game that can be best compared to Professor Layton or Ace Attorney. So the question that needs to be asked is this a good fit, or is this a mystery that is best left unsolved.

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Persona 3 Dancing Moonlight and Persona 5 Dancing Starlight Come Westward in 2019.

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This morning Atlus USA has announced two more games for their E3 line up, and those are Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5 Dancing Star Night. Both games are expected to launch on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in early 2019.

Calling all dancing queens, kings, androids, talking cat-like creatures, and everything in between! All are welcome to join their favorite characters on the dance floor in Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight when they’re released in the Americas and Europe early 2019 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita platforms. Fans of Persona 3, Persona 5 and newcomers alike are invited to Club Velvet for a magical dance party they won’t soon forget.

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You can expect the following in this duo of games:

  • Memorable Soundtrack – Return to the worlds of Persona 3 and Persona 5 and relive cherished memories with the games’ most memorable songs by Shoji Meguro, composed by Ryota Kozuka, as well as all-new remixes by ATOLS, Lotus Juice, ☆Taku Takahashi (m-flo / block.fm), Jazztronik, and more! Unlock a total of 25 fan-favorite tracks in each game.
  • Dancing! – Choose from several difficulty levels and dance alongside the members of SEES and the legendary Phantom Thieves in a customizable rhythm game experience. Characters can tear up the dance floor with a partner by performing well during a song and entering “Fever” mode; try out some of your favorite character combinations!
  • English and Japanese Voiceovers – Choose to listen to your favorite characters’ voices in either English or Japanese with dual audio options! English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles are also available.
  • Social – In “Social,” players can connect with their favorite characters and deepen their social bonds through conversations and mini-events. Fulfill character-specific conditions to unlock special events and unlock new items.
  • Collect Costumes – Collect and equip a variety of costumes and accessories to create an even flashier dance experience.

Currently there is no news on if Persona 4 Dancing All Night will be joining this duo of releases, but more information about DLC and other content will be revealed at a later date. In the meantime you can check out the announcement trailers for both of these games fully dubbed!

Nagoshi Confirms Yakuza 3-5 Remaster is for Western Fans, Yakuza 6 Sold an Estimated 800k Globally

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In the early hours of the morning SEGA hosted one of their regular live stream events. In this event Toshihiro Nagoshi had a few bits of information to say in regards to the Yakuza series as a whole. In the stream he had confirmed that the purpose of the Yakuza 3-5 remasters were a way for western fans to play the complete series on one home console. This isn’t the first time that the western market influencsed their decisions, as it is believed that Yakuza Kiwami 2 was created for a western auidence in general. Nagoshi also went on to confirm that there will be no cut content in the remasters, and that fans can expect to play the game how it was orginally made. While no localization announcement has been made yet, this pretty much all but confirms that the west will be getting the Yakuza 3-5 remasters in a timely fashion.

Also when asked about the success of Yakuza 6 the Song of Life Nagoshi went onto say that when he last checked the sales were around 800,000 world wide. We are unaware if this includes both digital and physical, however it is amazing to see that Yakuza 6 is approaching one million!

With E3 around the corner, it wouldn’t surprise me if SEGA were to announce some news on the localization status of the remasters and other Yakuza related games. In the meantime, you should check out our review of Yakuza 6!

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Memoirs From Battle Edition Announced

This Morning SEGA has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be receiving a Premium Edition titled the “Memoirs from Battle” Edition.

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The Memoirs From Battle Edition will run you about $99.99 and you can expect the following things in this edition:

  • Exclusive Vinyl Statue of the “Hafen” Tank – Triumphantly bursting onto the scene, the “Hafen” tank vinyl statue is ready to conquer the snowy battlegrounds of Europa. More than just a tank, the “Hafen”, named after Claude’s hometown in Gallia, is a meaningful symbol for all of Squad E’s members. This version may not have the firepower of the original, but it makes a great centerpiece for any fan’s collection!
  • “Claude’s Travel Journal” Exclusive 100-Page Themed Artbook –Valkyria Chronicles 4‘s story is told through the photos, notes, and memories captured in Claude’s travel journal. This exclusive artbook, inspired by Claude’s journal in-game, features a wide selection of the beautiful watercolor-styled art from Valkyria Chronicles 4.
  • A Pair of DLC Adventures Featuring Squad 7 Characters – “A United Front with Squad 7” and “Edy’s Advance Ops” reunite fans of the original Valkyria Chronicles with the soldiers of Squad 7. Fight alongside Welkin, Alicia, Isara, Rosie, Largo, and Edy in over 3 hours of gameplay across 4 exclusive story missions, featuring fully-voiced cutscenes and unique challenges! After completing these missions, you’ll unlock those six Squad 7 members, as well as Edy’s personal submachine gun for use in your army in the main game. Bolster your forces with the renowned soldiers of Squad 7!

Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be launching on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One this Fall. Be sure to stick around for future coverage of this game including a review!

Yakuza 3,4 and 5 are Heading to the PlayStation 4 as Remasters

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In the latest issue of Dengeki and Famitsu, SEGA has announced that Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 will be headed to the PlayStation 4 and will be upscaled to 1080p and running at 60 frames per second. It is confirmed that in Japan each remake will get a seperate release, the release scheduel is as follows:

Yakuza 3-August 9th

Yakuza 4-Fall 2018

Yakuza 5-Spring 2019

It is unknown if these releases will be heading westward, but E3 is right around the corner, and SEGA has often stated that 2018 will be an amazing year for Yakuza fans everywhere. So I have full confidence we will see these remasters in the west. Fans of the Yakuza series just getting into the series at 0 or Kiwami will have a way to play through the entire series on the PlayStation 4 soon enough.