Return to PoPoloCrois Headed for North America

Since we’re talking XSEED, the company announced that PoPoloCrois Farm Story will be coming to North America, under the title of Return to PoPoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale. The 3DS RPG is planned for a winter release this year.

Source: Gematsu

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Coming to the West

The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki will be making the journey westward, XSEED Games and NIS America announced recently. With the localized title of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, the companies are planning for a fall release in North America and Europe on PS3 and PS Vita.

Source: Gematsu

Tales of Berseria Revealed for PS4, PS3

In other Tales news, Bandai Namco lifted the lid on Tales of Berseria, the next series installment bound for the PS3 and PS4. Little is known at this time, though the title will feature a female protagonist; this week’s Jump magazine listed her name as Velvet. A Japanese teaser site has been set up over here.

Source: Gematsu

The Legend of Legacy Set for American Release

Developer FuRyu announced that The Legend of Legacy, the 3DS RPG care of SaGa and Chrono Trigger veterans, will launch in North and South America this fall. Available both at retail and digitally, the price has been set for $39.99 US, $49.99 CA.

Source: Gematsu

Mobius Final Fantasy Hits One Million Registrations

With its launch less than two weeks ago, Mobius Final Fantasy has cracked the one million user registration threshold, Square Enix announced recently. A campaign celebrating the milestone will reward players with special items – four cactuar, four Gold Cactuar, and four Metal Cactuar Dark Crystals – for logging in by June 19.

Source: Gematsu

Tales of Zestiria Dated for PS4, PC Worldwide

Bandai Namco has announced that Tales of Zestiria will be going global on PS4 and PC this fall, along with the previously announced PS3 version. Zestiria hits PS3/PS4 on October 16 across the PAL region, with the North American release for the same platforms on October 20. The PC version also launches on October 20 via Steam for North America and Europe.

Source: Gematsu

Original Mother Available Now as Earthnound Beginnings

At the Nintendo World Championships, Nintendo announced that Mother, the never-localized prequel to Earthbound, is now available as Earthbound Beginnings on the Wii U Virtual Console for North America and Europe.

Source: Gematsu

Fallout 4 Announced, Coming November 10; Mods to Work on Xbox One

Fallout 4 was the centerpiece of Bethesda’s conference on Sunday, where the company formally announced the title and that it would launch on November 10. The gameplay demo revealed short combat and conversation segments: the main character is now voiced, and VATS appears to be changed somewhat from its Fallout 3 and New Vegas incarnations, slowing down time instead of stopping it completely.

Plotwise, the character is a citizen of pre-war United States, whose family is whisked away to vault 111 just as the bombs start falling. A brief sequence showed character generation for the male and female PC, a husband and wife, just before entering the vault. Following the arrival at 111, the PC somehow emerges 200 years later, and even wanders back to the ruins of their old neighborhood. How the PC survived is unclear. The demonstration also showed the PC encountering a dog, who could be commanded to move to specific locations or search for items.

A large focus of the presentation was on crafting systems; weapon and armor customization, but also, surprisingly, the ability to build your own town. With scrap materials gathered from the world, the player can build structures virtually from scratch, even getting NPCs to visit, trade with, and help defend the town. Power armor use also looked more involved, with the PC shown physically climbing into the suit rather than simply equipping it from inventory.

Later, during Microsoft’s press conference, a separate Fallout 4 presentation revealed that mods for the PC version will also work on Xbox One. Whether this will also apply to the PS4 is unknown at this time.

Source: Gematsu

Dark Souls III Announced

With E3 in full swing, Bandai Namco officially announced Dark Souls III as it was debuted during Microsoft’s press conference today. The title will launch in 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Check out the trailer for yourself here.

Fire Emblem If Details: Battlemaids, No Durability, and Triangle Changes

A recent Famitsu took a closer look at Fire Emblem If, revealing that the title will be tweaking the series staple Weapon Triangle. Previously, the triangle was a standard rock-paper-scissors setup, with swords beating axes, axes beating lances, and lances beating swords. Now the triangle will incorporate swords and magic, axes and bows, and lances and concealed weapons, with the same order of effectiveness.

Concealed weapons are apparently wielded by maids, butlers, and shinobi; classes wrapped around some of the friendlies that may join up. Specifically, the characters Felicia (maid), Joker (butler), Gunther (butler), and Suzukaze (unspecified) show up in both the White Night Kingdom and Dark Night Kingdom versions, while Saizou (unspecified) and Kagerou (shinobi) appear in White Night Kingdom.

Fire Emblem If will also not feature weapon durability. However, stronger weapons may be paired with trade-offs, such as reduced evasion or disabled Pursuit attacks.

Source: Gematsu

Sony Confirms Bloodborne Expansion

Now that YouTube isn’t as busy exploring every square inch of Bloodborne, Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed that the game will be getting an expansion. The news comes care of SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, who tweeted that “So I have been asked by many people if we are making DLC for Bloodborne. I can say… An expansion is coming. More info later this year. :D”

Source: Gematsu

Dragon Quest VIII Headed for 3DS

Taking us back to the magical past land of 2004, Square Enix revealed plans for a 3DS port of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. With the jump to handheld, the game will be getting a new scenario, new party members, full voiceovers, and StreetPass integration. The title will not, however, make use of 3D functionality.

At present the title is launching only in Japan, with a release date of August 27, priced at 5,980 yen. A global release has not been announced.

Source: Gematsu

Mobius Final Fantasy Set for June 4 Release in Japan

Care of Famitsu comes the Japanese release date for iOS/Android RPG Mobius Final Fantasy: June 4. The article states the title will be compatible with iPhones 5 and up, and all Android phones released from 2012 onward.

Source: Gematsu

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment Being Retranslated

The updated PS4 port of Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment will be getting a second shot at an English translation, Bandai Namco announced. Acknowledging criticism of the PS Vita’s localization, the company stated that “the digital version of Re: Hollow Fragment on PS4 will have its English translation redone”.

Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment will hit the PS4 via PlayStation Network this summer.

Source: Gematsu

European Release Date Twofer: Etrian Mystery Dungeon and Devil Survivor 2

NIS America, perhaps ironically, has announced the European release dates for Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker and Etrian Mystery Dungeon. Etrian launches for the 3DS on September 1, with Record Breaker set for October 30; both titles will launch digitally and with retail copies.

Source: Gematsu

Dragon Quest Heroes North American Release Revealed

Promotional materials for the North American release of Dragon Quest Heroes have been leaked, revealing the title’s launch date of October 13. The English version has been subtitled Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below.

Source: Gematsu

Final Fantasy Agito Coming to PC

Final Fantasy Agito, the free-to-play iOS/smartphone title set in Type-0‘s world, will be making the jump to PC later this year, Square Enix recently announced. Specifically, the announcement stated the title would be on Windows 10; whether it would be playable on earlier versions of Windows was not specified.

Source: Gematsu

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The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Announced

Nippon Ichi has announced The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival, the existence of which had been leaked previously but not officially confirmed. Details are still forthcoming, with a countdown ticking away on the title’s website, which still bears the URL of “new_title”.

Star Ocean 5 Tidbits: Screenshots Are in Real Time

With a fifth Star Ocean title confirmed in the works – under the official title of Star Ocean: Integrity & Faithlessness – producer Shuichi Kobayashi and director Hiroshi Ogawa spoke briefly about the game in a recent interview. The pair confirmed that the screenshots released so far have been in real-time, with Kobayashi stating that “you’ll move between events and battles seamlessly.”

When asked about downloadable content, he responded that DLC was not planned at this time, adding that “Personally, I’m of the opinion that if we have time to make such DLC, it’d ultimately be better spent just working on our next game, as that’ll make people most happy.”

No release date has been given at this time.

Source: Gematsu