The next Fire Emblem title for the 3DS will see a 2016 launch outside of Japan, Nintendo announced. For Japan, the game has been titled Fire Emblem If, and has a release date of June 25. Plotwise, If follows your customizable avatar through a pair of warring kingdoms and tasks you with choosing a side.
For presumably related reasons the game will be released as two titles, White Kingdom and Black Kingdom. Each is priced at 4700 yen, and each allows purchase of the other for 1852 yen as a downloadable add-on. A third part is also planned with similar pricing but has not been detailed at this time.
Level-5 has announced that Yokai Watch 2 has exceeded six million shipped copies. This includes both retail and download copies across all three versions of the title (Ganso, Honke, Shinuchi). The company had previously announced last week that total series sales reached the seven million mark.
Capcom will begin alpha testing of Dragon’s Dogma Online this month, with signups beginning on Tuesday, April 7. Participants will be announced on April 15, and the test itself will run on the PS3 between April 20 and 28.
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At a Final Fantasy Type-0 HD launch event in Hong Kong, Square Enix showed off artwork and a teaser video for a possible sequel to the title. The sequel has not yet been announced or titled, though director Hajime Tabata did state that his team wants to begin production.
Check the video out over on Youtube.
In a bundle of Etrian Odyssey news, Atlus announced that Etrian Mystery Dungeon will be getting a month of free DLC with its North American release on April 7. Consisting of add-on quests, some repeatable, the content will be free until May 5, at which point they’ll be for sale individually for $1.49-1.99 apiece.
Additionally, the company announced that Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight will be coming to the 3DS in North America this summer. Both retail and digital versions will be priced at $49.99.
Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland has been delayed from its March 26 release in Japan. Koei Tecmo announced that the 3DS title now has a spring release window.
The 3DS redux of Langrisser has been given an official title and launch period, thanks to a leak from Japanese online retailer Rakuten. Titled Langrisser Re: Incarnation Tensei, the game is planned for a mid-July release in Japan.
Square Enix has announced plans for the final scenario for Final Fantasy XI. Titled Rhapsodies of Vana’diel, the content will be split into three parts launching in May, August, and November of this year. The release of the final chapter will signal the end of major updates to the game, though the game will still see maintenance and content fine-tuning. PS2 and 360 operations for the title will cease in March 2016.
The company will also partner with Nexon for a mobile adaptation of Final Fantasy XI. Apart from optimization for the platform and making use of the touchscreen interface, few details were given at this time, though FFXI Mobile will launch in Japan, Korea, North America, and Europe.
The last announcement was for Final Fantasy Grandmasters, a smartphone-based online RPG based in the world of FFXI. Japanese beta testing will begin in April.
Speaking of leaks, Amazon Germany has revealed that Bandai Namco is releasing another Tales compilation with the Symphonia games, this time including Tales of Graces F. The aptly-named Tales of Graces F / Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Compilation will launch in Europe on Friday, March 27, priced at €19.99.
The compilation has not been officially confirmed as of yet, and the status of a global release is not known at this time.
Arc System Works announced that PS Vita action RPG Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo will launch digitally in North and South America, with a European release to follow. The American launches are set for March 24, priced at $14.99.
Atlus has elaborated on the use of StreetPass and SpotPass in Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. StreetPass will allow players to pass skills and stat bonuses to each others’ demons, with both the demon and the passed bonuses chosen at random. SpotPass will deliver additional content after launch, such as entirely new demons and abilities.
Record Breaker hits the 3DS in North America on May 5.
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Amidst its showing at Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced that several titles, including the Kickstarter-born Wasteland 2, will be making the jump to Xbox One. While a release window was not specified, inXile separately announced that gameplay and graphical updates are in the works – including changes to the character system and modding tools – as part of moving the game’s codebase to Unity 5.
Atlus has announced that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker will hit North American 3DSs on May 5.
Square Enix has shared some more information about Mevius Final Fantasy, the smartphone entry in the long-running RPG series. Battles have been designed around the smartphone interface, with basic attacks accessible via tapping the screen; multiple attacks can be performed in one turn, and players can use various magic abilities to augment their offense. Defeated enemies drop Elements, which are used to unlock more abilities.
Additionally, Mevius will feature a job system, with correspondingly different attacks depending on the job. Screenshots confirm Black Mage and Ranger, the latter of which functions as a thief-type role. Other series staples, such as moogles, will also make an appearance.
Marvelous has revealed a few more tidbits about PoPoLoCrois Farm Story‘s world and plot. Screenshots show a town called Matthew Village, which Prince Pietro visits during his quest to stop the Black Beast. The town has snowy weather year round, and the presence of the Black Beast prevents the locals – particularly a girl named Sasha – from producing crops. Cue the prince venturing into the field dungeon where the beast waits.
PoPoLoCrois Farm Story is set for a June 18 release on the 3DS in Japan.
Square Enix has announced the launch dates for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster. The North American release is scheduled for May 12, with Japan following on the 14th and Europe on the 15th. The PS4 version of the remaster will feature cross-save functionality with PS3 and PS Vita copies, remote play on the Vita, and both the original and remastered soundtracks.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 3: V Century: Colons Make the Game Go Faster has been confirmed for North American and European releases by Idea Factory International. The PS Vita remake of Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory adds more to the story, along with dual language support in the form of downloadable Japanese audio.
The launch window to get your console war on is set for this summer.
Bravely Second will now be known as Bravely Second: End Layer, Square Enix recently announced. Furthermore, up through the end of May, Square Enix Members can upload Bravely Second save data to unlock special costumes for Magnolia, Yuu, Edea, and Tiz.
The title is set for an April 23 release in Japan.