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The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel I Review

Developer: Nihon Falcom

Publisher: XSEED Games

Platform: PlayStation 4

ESRB Rating: T

Release Date: 3/26/19

Ever since Trails of Cold Steel launched back in 2015, I had a feeling this series was special and was much more than your typical JRPG. With the release of Trails of Cold Steel III later this year, I found myself revisiting Trails of Cold Steel yet again. But this time, it’s the PS4 release.

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The Caligula Effect Overdose Review-Second Time is the Charm

Developer: FuRyu

Publisher: NIS America

System: PS4, Switch, PC

MRSP:$49.99

Back in 2017, The Caligula Effect released on the heels of Persona 5 on the Playstation Vita. It launched to lackluster fare due to poor performance and some poor pacing issues in the game’s story. Fast forward two years and an anime later, we now have The Caligula Effect: Overdose, a remake of the original Vita game completely done in the Unreal Engine 4. Along with nicer visuals and better performance, the game also had a ton of added content such as new members of the Go-Hom Club, a new dungeon, some story changes, and the ability to play as a female protagonist.

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The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel III is heading to PS4 Fall 2019

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.

Key Features:

  • • 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!

 

Zanki Zero Last Beginning Launches on March 19, 2019

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]).

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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!

Serve Up More Drinks in N1RV ANN-A Coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2020

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.
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N1RV ANN-A seems to be a big step away from Glitch City in VA-11 HALL-A. Take a look at some of the information provided about this upcoming game.
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.”
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While fans of the first game do have to wait a bit before they can get their hands on this game, it is good to see that the original was a success and that we are getting a sequel! For those of you interested in the series, you can pick up VA-11 HALL-A on your PlayStation Vita or on Steam, and you can check our review of it here. The game is also making its way to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch next year as well!

 

Shenmue III Launches August 27th, 2019

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Gamescom is fully underway, and with the release of Shenmue I+II HD what better time than now to announce the official release date for Shenmue III. You can pick up this hotly anticipated crowdfunded sequel on PlayStation 4 and PC on August 27th, 2019! It has been a long road for Shenmue fans, but the end of the road is now in sight! In the mean time, take a look at the latest trailer for the game right out of Gamescon:

Persona 3 and 4 Dancing Launching December 4th,Persona Dancing Endless Night Edition Announced

This morning Atlus USA has confirmed that we will be getting a Limited Edition of Persona 3 and 5 Dancing. The Limited Edition we will be getting will be similiar to that of the Japanese one, which also included a digital copy of Persona 4 Dancing All Night.

ATLUS is happy to announce that every Persona Dancing game under the sun (and the moon and the stars) is heading to the West in the Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection! This bundle contains the complete catalog of Persona Dancing games, including the all-new Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, as well as a digital download for Persona 4: Dancing All Night, all wrapped up in an exclusive hardcover artbook package! The Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection will also be available digitally on both PS4 and PS Vita.

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You can expect the following things to be included in this Limited Edition:

  • Jam out to all your favorite Persona music with both Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight in an exclusive hardcover artbook package featuring character art by Shigenori Soejima.
  • Also includes a digital download code for Persona 4: Dancing All Night for the PlayStation®4 – the only way to get P4D on PS4!

The Dancing Endless Night edition of the game will run you $99.99 on the PlayStation 4 and $69.99 on the PlayStation Vita. The game will remain digital only on the Vita but you can purchase all three games for the reduced value for the system. Currently there seems to be no other way to get Persona 4 Dancing All Night on the PlayStation 4 other than buying this collection. You will be able to purchase all of these games on December 4th, so keep a look out for our review of these games!

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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.

Shining Resonance Refrain Launches on July 10th

Today SEGA has announced that their upcoming JRPG Shining Resonance Refrain launches in the west on July 10th.

The island of Alfheim is under siege by the Empire of Lombardia, and it’s up to Yuma Ilvern, the boy with the soul of the Shining Dragon, and his new companions, to fight back! Get ready to jump into battle when Shining Resonance Refrain launches on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and Steam® for PC on July 10!
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To accompnay the announcement, SEGA has also provided a new Heroes trailer that shows off the game’s cast.

  • First off, we’re introduced to Kirika Towa Alma, the Diva of Nature. She uses her bow to deal damage from a distance while supporting allies with healing magic.
  • Next, we meet Sonia Blanche, the Lightning Princess. Fierce, yet elegant, she darts across the battlefield with her sword and shield, dealing damage to single targets in quick bursts.
  • Following Sonia, Agnum Bulletheart, the Pyromaestro makes his appearance. Always aiming to be the center of attention, Agnum deals massive damage to large groups of enemies with explosive fire magic.
  • Cooling things down after Agnum’s appearance, we have Lestin Sera Alma, the Glacier Sentinel. He uses ice magic to slow down enemies before cleaving through them with his trusty halberd.
  • Rinna, the Whirlwind Sylph brings some cheer to the party with her lighthearted attitude. She deals heavy damage from the back lines with powerful magic abilities.
  • Finally, we meet Yuma himself. Armed with the power of the Shining Dragon, he fights with dragon-like ferocity to protect his friends.

 

 

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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