Category Archives: Announcement

Trails of Cold Steel and Trails of Cold Steel II head to PC

Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel will be coming off of PS3 and Vita and onto PC this summer and it’s sequel sometime down the line. The PC version will have 5,000 more voice lines (a 50% increase) as well as run at 60 frames per second.

 

Here’s a comparison video between the PS3 and PC version. Please note that the footage was shot at 30fps, but the game itself was running 60fps.

 

Here’s what XSEED has to say on the title

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel builds on Nihon Falcom’s beloved Trails franchise, improving on the series’ formula while delivering an expertly told, standalone narrative that both series fans and newcomers alike will enjoy. Taking place on the same continent as fan-favorite Trails in the Sky, Trails of Cold Steel further explores Erebonia and gives players a chance to delve deep into the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned and powerful empire. Players take on the role of elite military students at a time of great turmoil, who enjoy school life as they bond with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, and then utilize those abilities via tactical turn-based combat. In between skirmishes, players can upgrade their party members with the “ARCUS” system – a streamlined version of the classic “Orbment” magic system from previous titles – allowing for greater access to abilities and quicker customization.

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XSEED Announces the Release Date for Trails in the Sky the 3rd

In a press release, XSEED has announced that Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 3rd Chapter will hit Steam, GOG.com, and the Humble Bundle on May 3rd, at a price point of  $29.99, €29.99, and £24.99. During it’s first week at launch however, it will be available for 10% off.

Here’s a quick rundown on the title from XSEED.

Half a year after the events of Trails in the Sky Second Chapter, Liberl has settled into peace once again—but even during peaceful times, there are many among the distinguished and fortunate burning with greed thanks to the influence of ancient artifacts. Most of the population remains unaware of their abuses of power, but to the most enigmatic order of the beloved Septian Church, the Gralsritter, snuffing out these would-be villains and claiming artifacts in their name is as everyday as professing one’s faith in the Goddess.

On the eve of another successfully completed mission, high-ranking member Father Kevin Graham is immediately assigned to retrieve one more artifact that rests beneath Grancel Cathedral. What’s more, even though this is a task he could easily complete on his own, he must reluctantly do so in partnership with his newest recruit, rookie Gralsritter and childhood friend Sister Ries Argent. Thus begins the start of a routine mission that becomes anything but, delving into a new and mysterious realm that follows an unnaturally strict set of rules: Phantasma. Therein, the history of the Septian Church and the pasts of the many familiar faces who took up arms for the sake of Liberl’s future will be laid bare – and some may have been better off staying forever sealed behind closed doors.

Widely considered the most challenging title in the series, players are encouraged to iterate upon the combat style they’ve come to know in the 3rd’s predecessors by either enjoying its in-depth story on Easy or crying with frustration on its unforgiving Nightmare difficulty. The brilliant music that the Trails in the Sky series is known for also returns, adding dozens of memorable new tracks as players work their way through the mysterious new realm of Phantasma.

Some screenshots

 

 

Cyberdimension Neptunina 4 Goddesses Online Comes Westward this Winter

Idea Factory International has announced today that Cyberdimension Neptunia will be heading to PlayStation 4 and Steam in North America and Europe this Winter!

Stock up on your Nepbull, because Vert’s inviting you on a dungeon raid! We’re excited to announce that Cyberdimension Neptunia™: 4 Goddesses Online will simultaneously release on both the PlayStation®4 system and for Steam users this winter! Its console debut will be available in both North America and Europe both physically and digitally.

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This game is the latest spin off entry in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, and the first spin off in the series to make its way to the PlayStation 4.

You can expect the following out of this new game:

Key Features
  • 4 Person Dungeon Raids You’ll never go it alone in the dungeons when you’ve got 3 other party members helping exterminate dungeon fodder in this hack ‘n’ slash adventure! Choose the one you control whenever you want!
  • You CAN Cast that Here Be prepped for any situation when you can map multiple skills to each face button, and max out your meter to unleash a flashy “Awakening Skill” that will devastate those who cross you!
  • +10 to Fashion – Show off tons of cosmetic gear that can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere! Ever seen a mustachioed fairy pirate DJ? Now you can!
  • Nep_Main Joined your Party Play online with up to three other people for extra loot and harder enemies, plus use the in-game chat feature to really make it feel like an MMO! (It’s not.)

So be sure to stay on the look out for further coverage of this game on our site including a review later this year!

 

Superdimension Neptunia Vs. Sega Hard Girls Launches October 18th

The upcoming spin-off game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series Superdimension Neptunia Vs. Sega Hard Girls will be hitting the PlayStation Vita in North American regions on October 18th, and European regions on October 21.

LOS ANGELES, CA., August 22, 2016 – SuperdimensionNeptune VS Sega Hard Girls™ brings the superdimensional war to the PlayStation®Vita system forNorth America on October 18 and Europe on October 21! It will be available as a digital and a physical release and compatible with the PlayStation®TV.

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We will keep you all posted as more news develops on the game, such as the highly anticipated Limited Edition!

Phoenix Wright:Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice Launches September 8th

Capcom this morning just came out with some awesome news. Phoenix Wright:Ace Attorney-Spirit of Justice will be launching on September 8th with a demo hitting the Nintendo eShop on August 25th!

Phoenix Wright:Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice launches on the Nintendo eShop on September 8th for the price of $29.99.

Persona 5 Hits Europe Same Day as North America

Earlier today Atlus’s new publisher in Europe Deep Silver came out with some great news for all Persona fans in Europe. Persona 5 will launch same day on PS4 and PS3 as it does in the United States on Feburary 14th! It’s fantastic to see European fans treated on the same level as Americans! Deep Silver will also be bringing the Take Your Heart Edition to Europe as well, and they also get the Steelbook Day 1 edition too!

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Persona 5 launches in Japan on September 15th, and in North America and Europe on Feburary 14th

MegaTagmension Blanc+Neptuna vs. Zombies and Trillion God of Destruction Head to Steam this Fall

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Idea Factory International has announced today that they will be bringing their latest two PS Vita exclusives to PC this Fall.

Hope you’ve been honing your strategy RPG skills or perfecting your hack ‘n’ slash moves over the Summer vacation –MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies™ and
Trillion 1,000,000,000,000™: God of Destruction are back for a fight on Steam, this Fall!
Originally launched on the PlayStation®Vita system, these Steam titles are sending players back to school with all the intense multiplayer tagteam brawls inMegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies and strategic, perma-death matches in Trillion: God of Destruction and that they loved and more, like smooth 1080p graphics and special Steam bundles!
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While the games have been confirmed to run at 1080p on PC there is no word if the games are targeting 60fps similar to Hyperdimension Neptunia VII that just recently hit Steam. We will be sure to keep you guys up to date on these PC ports as the news breaks.
If you haven’t already you can check out or PS Vita reviews of MegaTagmension Blanc+Neptune Vs. Zombies and Trillion God of Destruction.

Conception II Children of Seven Stars Hits Steam August 19

This morning Spike Chunsoft (the developers known for Zero Escape and Danganronpa) announced that they will be bringing Conception II Children of Seven Stars to Steam on August 19th for $19.99. The game will include dual audio, and the launch edition will be marked down 20% and include a mini OST (more than likely the same one that came with the 3DS and PS Vita versions)

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Conception II is the sequel to the PSP game Conception, and originally launched on the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita back in 2014. Perhaps with Spike Chunsoft venturing more into PC gaming we could finally see a localization of the first game on PC.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva X Launches in Europe Digital Only August 30, Demo August 9th

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This morning SEGA has announced that the upcoming Hatsune Miku game, Hatsune Miku Project Diva X, will launch in Europe on August 30th, the same day as the American release. Unfortunately while the game is coming to Europe it will only be available digitally.

For our pals in PAL territories, we’ve got some good news! Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X will be releasing on the PS4 and PS Vita as a digital-only title on Aug. 30, 2016 – the same day as the Americas!

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For those fans who want to try the game before it comes out, well we have good news for you. SEGA will be releasing a demo of Hatsune Miku Project Diva X on August 9th.

For Hatsune Miku fans or those interested in trying her latest rhythm game iteration, a demo will be available for both North America and Europe beginning on Aug. 9. The demo features three songs: Satisfaction, LOL -lots of laugh-,and Raspberry * Monster on Easy or Normal difficulties. Players will be able to unlock a handful of costume modules for Hatsune Miku, and even create a custom Music Festival medley of their own design as an Event Request.  The demo will be available for PS4 and PS Vita, and will be PSTV compatible.

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Hatsune Miku Project Diva X launches August 30th for the PS4 and PS Vita for the MSRP of $49.99 and $39.99 for their respective systems.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Releases September 20th

In the wake of the news of Atlus announcing a new European publisher, Atlus just recently announced the North American release date for Shin Megami Tensei IV:Apocalypse. The game will be released in North America on September 20th.

Don’t let your guard down – the end is nigh! Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse will release in the Americas on Sept. 20. And for our European fans, as mentioned in a separate announcement this morning, SMTIVA will be released physically and digitally in PAL regions by our new partner, Deep Silver. (Release date for Europe is still TBD)

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While it is unfortunate that there is currently no European release date, it is good to see that the game will still hit Europe in a physical and digital format unlike Shin Megami Tensei IV which only was released digitally.

With the release date news Atlus released a new trailer showing off all the new characters here: