Category Archives: Announcement
This morning at Pax South NIS America has announced that The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel III will be heading westward this Fall.
SPOILER WARNING FOR I&II
Nearly a year and a half has passed since the Erebonian civil war, and much has changed since then. From the shifting stances of countries to the internal politics of the Empire, and even the life of Rean Schwarzer, the shadows of the past have given way to the embers of a new chapter. Now graduated from Thors Military Academy, Rean has become an instructor at the Thors Branch Campus, a newly-opened academy that quickly finds itself thrust onto the national stage. It is here that he takes the lead of a brand new Class VII, and must guide a new generation of heroes into an unknown future. Though all is calm now, the nefarious Ouroboros organization continues to weave a dark plot that could engulf the entire continent in war…or perhaps something even more sinister.
Trails of Cold Steel III invites players into a world full of intrigue and excitement that is years in the making. They will embark on a whirlwind tour through the never-before-seen lands of the recently expanded Erebonian countryside, and encounter fresh faces as well as old friends familiar to fans of the series. In true Trails fashion, the deep, engaging story pairs with an incredible cast of characters and a combat system refined over decades of innovative RPG worldbuilding. This renowned title has also now been developed natively for PlayStation®4 hardware, a series first.
- • Welcome to the New Class VII – Explore the newly annexed lands of the Empire with a brand new squad, and catch up with familiar faces from the past.
- • An Immersive Story – Experience an epic story developed across three titles, and crafted for new and old fans alike. Also includes an interactive introduction to catch up new players to the ongoing story so anyone can dive right in to the world of Trails of Cold Steel.
- • Combat Honed to a Fine Edge – Challenge oncoming threats with a combat system that has been refined over the course of decades. The addition of features like Brave Order and the Break System open up new possibilities in battle.
While it is surprising that XSEED will not be localizing this like they did for Cold Steel and Cold Steel II we are excited to see this next entry in the saga will be coming to the west. While NISA may have had a rough start with localizing Falcom games with problems of YS VIII, NISA has informed us that the localization team consists of localizers who worked on the previous two games.
The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel III launches this fall exclusively for PlayStation 4. There is currently no word on a PC port of this game, but we will report on more as the news breaks. Be sure to be on the lookout for our review of Cold Steel III later this year!
Today SpikeChunsoft has announced the western release date for their upcoming game Zanki Zero Last Beginning. You can pick this game up on March 19th for either PlayStation 4 or PC!
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning comes to the PlayStation®4 system and Steam® on March 19, 2019! The game will be released physically and digitally with the Zanki Zero: Last Beginning Survival Soundtrack CD! The Soundtrack CD is available with the Day 1 Edition (PlayStation®4) or as an Early Purchase Bonus (Steam®[PC]).
In the meantime, you can check out this fresh batch of english screenshots of the game! Be on the look out for our review of Zanki Zero next year!
Fans of the cyberpunk bar simulator VA-11 HALL-A are in for some fantastic news today. This morning the developer Sukeban games has announced a sequel to the cult hit titled N1RV ANN-A to be released on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC sometime in 2020.
Sukeban Games, the developers ofVA-11 HALL-A – the acclaimed booze ‘em up which has sold more than 200,000 copies – will release a sequel in collaboration withYsbryd Games. N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2020.Like VA-11 HALL-A, players will control a bartender. Sam works at N1RV ANN-A, Saint Alicia’s most iconic and luxurious bar. Learn about Sam’s patrons and the cyberpunk world of N1RV ANN-A by mixing up drinks and selecting ingredients. Different drinks will once again lead to different branches in the narrative. Replay missions to improve scores, explore different dialogue options and unlock secret missions.–PR
Escape from VA11 HALL-A’s Glitch City to Saint Alicia, an idyllic paradise with an upscale bar called N1RV ANN-A. But opulence and extravagance are merely smokescreens: the artificial island hides a seedy underbelly. Its dystopian economy touches all aspects of life as bar patrons contend with mafia extortion, trafficking and other sordid crimes. For bartender Sam, trouble hits close to home. Her relationship with her partner Leon, who moonlights as a Yakuza, is on the rocks, and she works hard to care for their 8-year-old son, Tony.In N1RV ANN-A’s cyberpunk world, people stop at nothing to live luxuriously, even when it means augmenting their bodies to conform to extreme fads. Become acquainted with customers who frequent the bar, including erotic comic creator Parka and Sam’s gun-toting boss Iris, and serve up delicious real-life recipes with ingredients like vodka and tropical juices. Drink orders are as volatile as emotions in N1RV ANN-A – experiment with different drinks and see what happens!Explore various story outcomes based on which drinks are served and whose lives are changed. Players can replay missions to improve their scores, explore branching dialogue options and unlock secret missions. Earn better tips by relating to customers through their drinks, and spend hard-earned cash on bills, decorations and Sam’s son, Tony. Will Sam be able to move on and put misdeeds behind her as she embarks on this new cyberpunk bartending adventure?“Most games use a big-picture perspective, but what made VA11 HALL-Aspecial was its focus on the characters and their problems,” said Christopher “Kiririn51” Ortiz, co-founder, Sukeban Games. “It’s about getting to know people on a personal level, this time with a shiny new location, more options for drink orders, and more ways to relate to customers.”–PR
During the airing of the latest episode of the Persona 5 anime, Atlus has finally graced us with some more information on the upcoming game Persona Q2 New Cinema for the Nintendo 3DS.
Persona Q2 New Cinema will be a crossover game of the cast of Persona 3, 4 and 5 mixed with the Etrian Odyssey all wrapped together in a film noir type aesthic. Persona Q2 New Cinema will launch exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 29th. There is currently no word on a western release from Atlus USA, but hopefully this will change soon.
Have you ever wanted to mix the gameplay of say the Disgaea series with the charm of Digimon? Well now you have your chance. Today Bandai Namco has announced that Digimon Survive will be heading westward for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
You can expect to get your hands on this game sometime in 2019! We will keep you all posted more on this as the news breaks.
Today, Atlus uploaded on their YouTube channel a trailer teasing the next upcoming Etrian Odyssey game. We can safely assume that this game will be Etrian Odyssey VI and not a side game like Persona Q2 and Etrian Odyssey X. It is speculated that this title will be for the Nintendo Switch as opposed to the Nintendo 3DS, as Atlus confirmed the next mainline title would be brought to the NX(Switch). You can checkout the trailer here on the Atlustube YouTube channel:
It is interesting to see Atlus begin to tease their next mainline Etrian Odyssey adventure when Etrian Odyssey X hasn’t even been released in Japan yet! We will be sure to keep you up to date as more news about the title breaks. In the meantime, checkout our review of Etrian Odyssey V!
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 here, here 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!
This morning Aksys Games announced that Story of Seasons creator (formerly called Harvest Moon) Yasuhiro Wada is working on a new IP titled Little Dragon’s Cafe coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
This morning SEGA USA has announced that Shinning Resonance Refrain will be heading to the west this Summer on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.
Liberate the soul of the dragon within you this Summer in Shining Resonance Refrain! Coming to PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch™, the family of Xbox One Devices including Xbox One X, and PC for Steam®, Shining Resonance Refrain will tell the tale of sword-wielding Yuma and his friends as they fight the Empire. This marks the return of the Shining series to the West for the first time in a decade.
Here is what you can expect to find in this remaster of the game:
Remastered with New Refrain ModeShining Resonance Refrain remasters the original Shining Resonance, previously released on PlayStation® 3 only in Japan, and features dual audio with English and Japanese voices. In addition to all of the original’s DLC, now included as part of the base “Original Mode,” Shining Resonance Refrain packs a new “Refrain Mode,” unlocking the Imperial Princess Excella and Dragonslayer Jinas as party members for a new experience – just be sure to save this for your second playthrough to avoid any spoilers!With real-time action combat, it will be important to utilize each party member’s unique abilities and strengths while deepening relationships with each character. Through events and dates, get to know your party members to unlock their full potential on the battlefield! Depending on the bonds of the characters, “Resonance” may occur between them, providing a new level of support, leading to victory.Master the B.A.N.D. SystemDragoneers wield Armonics, ancient weapon-instruments, in order to perform mystical and powerful Rune Songs. Once you build enough BPM (Battle Performance Mana), your party will be able to perform a session through the B.A.N.D. system. Depending on which song you play and which character you set at the center, your party will be able to indulge in various beneficial effects. Certain characters may even perform the song in a special costume!Draconic Launch EditionThose who purchase the launch edition of Shining Resonance Refrain on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, will receive the game in a collectible metal slipcase, featuring character artwork of Excella, Sonia, and Kirika.-PR
This afternoon in Japan Idea Factory has announced that they will be porting the remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth, to the PlayStation 4 under the title of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth+. Currently there is no news from Idea Factory International on whether or not this entry will be localized. It will be interesting to see what else Idea Factory has planned, such as a enhanced remake of Re;birth 2 and 3 or even Nintendo Switch ports.
We will keep you updated as the news breaks on this game in regards to release date, localization and more details!