Category Archives: Announcement

Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth Launches in Japan on November 29th Exclusively for Nintendo 3DS

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 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.

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Digimon Survive is Heading Westward in 2019

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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.

Atlus Teases the Next State of the Etrian Odyssey Series

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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!

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!

Story of Seasons Creator Announces New Game Little Dragons Cafe

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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.

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Shining Resonance Refrain Heading Westward Summer 2018

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.

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Here is what you can expect to find in this remaster of the game:

Remastered with New Refrain Mode
Shining 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. System
 
Dragoneers 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 Edition
 
Those 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.
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It’s good to see SEGA is committed to bringing more niche games to the west for fans to enjoy! Be sure to stick around for future coverage of Shining Resonance Refrain in the coming months! In the meantime check out some screenshots of the game:

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth+ Announced for the PlayStation 4 in Japan

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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.

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We will keep you updated as the news breaks on this game in regards to release date, localization and more details!

Monster Hunter World Heads to PC Autumn 2018

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This morning in a twitter video CAPCOM has announced that Monster Hunter World will be heading to PC this Autumn. The reason for such the large gap in releases is due to the developers wanting to optimize the game for the PC release. Honestly I will take a delayed version on the PC if it means that the game will be optimize properly and run better right at launch. Also in the announcement video, CAPCOM announced that they will be rolling out free updates for Monster Hunter World after the January 26th release, so be on the lookout for that if you’re picking up the game on console!

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Catherine: Full Body is Heading Westward

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A few days ago Catherine: Full Body was announced in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita. Now this morning Atlus USA has confirmed that the game will be heading to the west. That said platforms for the western release have not yet been announced. This would normally be strange, but Atlus USA/SEGA have had a habit lately of release their titles on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the west. (See here for an example.)

ATLUS today announced that Catherine: Full Body will be coming to the West. This new twist on the original Catherine, a mature romantic action-adventure puzzle game from the makers of the Persona series, will include a new love interest, “Rin,” with distinct storyline elements for the character, and additional puzzle content. Vincent’s love life has never been so complicated and dramatic!
Vincent’s apartment hasn’t seen the last of the sensual people in his life. With new storyline elements for both Catherine and Katherine, players will have ample opportunity for new experiences in Catherine: Full Body.
As for release date and pricing, ATLUS reveal that later, slowly.

We will be covering more news of this game as it breaks so be sure to stay tuned for future updates and our inevitable review of Catherine: Full Body!

Shin Megami Tensei V is Heading to the West

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This morning Atlus USA has confirmed that the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch exclusive Shin Megami Tensei V is indeed heading to the west.

ATLUS today announced that Shin Megami Tensei V will be coming West for Nintendo Switch™. Set in modern Tokyo, players will face a new onslaught of demons in the latest from the highly-acclaimed series.
More details, including release date and pricing, will be announced at a later date.
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At the current time not much is really known about the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei game outside of it’s modern Tokyo setting and development in the Unreal 4 Engine. That said it’s really good news for JRPG fans in the west that we too will be getting some of Atlus’ prime offerings alongside Japan.
You can check out the announcement trailer for the game here: