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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.
I apologize for not uploading media for such a long time. Site issues were giving me trouble, but now we’re good to go. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 10-24-14’ »
The Playstation version of Final Fantasy IV has just been added to Sony’s Game Archive service, available on PS3 and PSP for the price of ¥1,200.
Chrono Trigger is now available for download on PSN in Japan for ¥1200. As for upcoming releases, mecha-flavored strategy RPG Vanguard Bandits is being brought to the North American PSN. The exact price and release date aren’t yet known, though Gaijinworks’ Victor Ireland – former head of Working Designs, Bandits’ developer – has indicated an October-November window with a price around $8.99.
Sources: Andriasang, 1UP
The Legend of Zelda is known for many things: dungeons that center around a new item to solve its puzzles; a mythology wherein there is always a Princess Zelda, a Link, and a Ganondorf; and a timeline or two that ties together each game in the series. Beyond gameplay and story elements, there is another thing that distinguishes Zelda: a rabid and zealous fan. Few series can boast such fervent followers, and out of all of the Zelda games, Ocarina of Time is the one held in the highest esteem. Ocarina is now nearly fourteen years old; does a fresh coat of 3D paint make it worth going through Hyrule again? Continue reading ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Staff Review’ »
Woo. That was a frustrating little head-cold. But now I’m back on my feet, and I have a whole notebook full of scrawled notes and shorthand, which is unfortunate because I don’t read shorthand. Oh, wait… yeah, that was just a coffee stain. Fortunately, it didn’t seep through to the beautiful pages I reserved for our sit-down with director Hajime Tabata and artistic director Isamu Kamikokuryo. You might know them as the creative forces behind Square Enix’s The Third Birthday, the long-awaited next chapter in the Parasite Eve saga. If you don’t, you do now. They answered questions!
Continue reading ‘The Third Birthday (PSP) – Roundtable Interview Recap’ »
Mistwalker has added a developer’s blog to the teaser site for its upcoming RPG The Last Story and posted the first details and artwork for the game.
The Last Story will be set on Ruri Island, a small continent surrounded by mountains. Though the main city of Ruri is prosperous and thriving, the rest of the island has been corrupted. Lord Aruganan, the ruler of the island, is trying to utilize the power of magic to fend off invaders. This power will determine the future of the island. Hironobu Sakaguchi, the game’s director, added that The Last Story isn’t influenced by sci-fi. Instead, Ruri Island is sunny and the materials for technological advancement are scarce.
Developers of the upcoming Diablo III revealed more details for the game at BlizzCon last weekend. In addition to new features and monsters – one in particular that stabs itself then explodes to damage the player – the team showed the playable Monk class, a melee fighter focusing on quick, martial-arts based attacks. Lead designer Jay Wilson, in an interview with Wired.com, suggested that there will be options to tone down the gore or even remove blood from the game altogether. Diablo III may not be available in certain regions due to its violent content, and Wilson specified China as a possible example.
Developer CD Projekt Red have released their latest patch for The Witcher, bringing the version up to 1.5. On top of the usual bug fixes and such, the patch adds five new bonus adventures courtesy of the game’s editor program and fan community: ‘Deceits’, ‘Blight of the Bogs’, ‘Wraiths of Quiet Hamlet’, ‘The Wedding’, and ‘Merry Witchmas’. On top of that, the game no longer requires that the disc be in the drive to play it.
Available through the official website, the patch requires the Enhanced Edition, either the retail version or the downloaded upgrade to the original Witcher.
Got a big hearty media update for you all. Part of this balanced breakfast and a good source of calcium (with milk). This time around: Blood of Bahamut, Alpha Protocol, Crimson Gem Saga, Disgaea 2 PSP, Dokapon Journey, Dragon Quest IX, Lord of Vermillion, A Witch’s Tale, and Ys Online: Call of Solum. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Boxart’ »