Archive for January, 2014

Batman: Arkham Origins (WU) – Wii U DLC Cancelled By Warner Bros.

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Hello,

Thanks so much for your support of Batman: Arkham Origins on Wii U.

We are contacting you today because you purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass for Wii U. We hope you’ve been enjoying the content that has been delivered thus far. Based on demand for Downloadable Content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming new story campaign for Wii U. As a result, we will be crediting the entire $19.99+tax cost of the Season Pass back to your Nintendo eShop account. You will still be able to enjoy the content already released thus far.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your support of the game.

Sincerely,
Nintendo of America Inc.

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Little Tail Story (MOB) – Logo, Screenshots, Trailer, & Official Website

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Dark Souls II (360, PC, & PS3) – Screenshots & Gameplay Footage

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Mind Zero (PSV) – Concept Art & Western Release Announcement

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Aksys Games is pleased to announce Mind Zero, a dungeon-crawler RPG for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, will be released via digital and retail channels in North America and digitally in Europe this spring! Mind Zero will be available for purchase at $39.99.

About Mind Zero

Mind Zero is an action-packed dungeon-crawler RPG for the PlayStation®Vita system. Play as Kei, a high school student whose life turns upside down when he forms a contract with a “Mind,” a weapon/being with deadly powers. With the government and other forces trailing him and his friends, Kei will need to discover the secret behind “Mind.” Will these newfound powers help him or ultimately be his doom?

Control Your “Mind” – As you and the rest of your party battle enemies, use your “Mind” to do your bidding – unleashing powerful attacks and defending yourself from harm. Master skills and become even more powerful.

Dungeon Crawling Action – Once you enter a dungeon, you will face a treacherous maze of monsters, all ready to devour you. Make sure to prepare yourself before you step inside!

Discover Your “Mind” – Each “Mind” has unique abilities; however, delving deeper into the mystery, you learn the dangers of these powerful “monsters.” Are these “Minds” a blessing…or a curse?

Source: All Games Beta

NIS America Press Event Announced For February 13th

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Greetings!

NIS America cordially invites you to our annual press event to see what’s in store for the new year! Please join us for new title announcements, food and drink, and interview opportunities with two special guests! NIS America is happy to announce we’ll be offering interviews with the producer of Danganronpa, Mr. Terasawa, and also with Mr. Niikawa, president of Nippon Ichi Software at the event. We’re hoping to see you there!

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (PS3) – Screenshots & Limited Retail Run Details

Leading video game publisher and developer Namco Bandai Games America today announced that it will be manufacturing a limited run of physical copies for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle to be sold exclusively at Amazon.com and ClubNamco.com within the United States this spring exclusively on the PlayStation 3 system. In addition to the online retail edition, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be available digitally on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3 system.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is developed by famed Japanese developer CyberConnect2, best known for their hit Naruto ShippudenA: Ultimate Ninja series of games and has been widely praised for delivering an authentic and high quality anime experience to video games. The studio now sets its sights on one of the most prolific and influential manga series ever with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, bringing the beloved manga straight from the page to the TV screen in an action-packed fighting game. Players will be able to choose from an impressive cast of characters spanning the entire series. Each character comes with their signature moves punctuated by dynamic camera angles to capture every highlight of the fight against computer AI or human adversaries.

The Western release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will feature a brand new mode not seen in the original Japanese release as well as balance changes applied to the game post-launch in Japan. The new Arcade Mode lets players fight through eight AI controlled opponents through a series of battles. On rare occasions, the Arcade Mode icon will switch to Harvest when connected online allowing players to earn more gold when they complete matches.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be released throughout the Americas in 2014. The Japanese version launched on August 29, 2013 with a perfect 40/40 score in Famitsu, Japan’s most popular weekly video game magazine.

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Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) – Beta – Logo, Screenshots, Key Art, Trailer, & Details

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Namco Bandai Games today initiated pre-flight checks for the first free-to-play game in the legendary Ace Combat series, Ace Combat Infinity. Coming exclusively as a free download for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network, Ace Combat Infinity combines features from previous Ace Combat titles with a brand new story campaign and team co-op multiplayer. The game is scheduled for take-off in 2014.

We are pleased to announce to aces all around the world (except Japan) that the Open Beta test for Ace Combat Infinity will be available from February the 4th until February the 11th of this year.
Whether a combat-ready pro or a battle-shy beginner, every player will have the opportunity to take part in tremendous fights into the endless blue sky of Ace Combat Infinity.

The Open Beta is completely free so this will be the perfect chance to discover the gigantic content the game has to offer and to improve pilot skills before the game launch!

In Ace Combat Infinity, aces will be introduced to an amazing world full of super weapons and the deadliest aircraft with hyper-real visuals. They will have access to two game modes:

• Lone wolves will be immersed in a brand new story exclusively written for Ace Combat Infinity in which they will have to use their pilot skills during perilous solo missions.

• For those who prefer to team-up with their friends and to show off their talent as a pilot, aces will form two co-op teams of up to four aircrafts and will compete in incredible air fights in order to inflict the most damage on the NPC enemy forces.

The brave pilots who will take part in the upcoming Open Beta test will receive a special and unique emblem which will be given at the game launch as a proof of their dedication to the Ace Combat franchise as it launches its first Free-To-Play Beta.

To play the Beta go to the Playstation Store and search for “Ace Combat Infinity.” Then download the client and play! Players can also take part in the game development by giving their feedback and answering this survey on the Open beta website, each participant will be rewarded with an exclusive wallpaper.

Ace Combat Infinity for PlayStation 3 is scheduled for take-off in 2014.

Source: All Games Beta & Namco Bandai Games

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day (PS3) – Western Release Announcement

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Namco Bandai Games America today announced that Short Peace and Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will be coming to the Americas in spring 2014 exclusively for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Short Peace is the highly acclaimed anime movie compilation featuring works by legendary anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo and features Possessions, which was recently nominated for an Academy Award for best Animated Short Film, along with three other short films titled ‘Combustible’, ‘Gambo’ and A ‘Farewell to Weapons’. The fifth and final part of the Short Peace project, Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day, is a 2D side-scrolling action game directed by Goichi Suda (Suda51) of Grasshopper Manufacture and developed by Crispy’s Inc. who also developed the well praised action game Tokyo Jungle. Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day introduces a whole new storyline featuring stunning animation, thrilling gameplay, and psychedelic visuals that will draw players into Ranko Tsukigime’s story.

By day, Ranko Tsukigime is an average high school girl who lives alone, but at night she is a deadly hitman who deftly assassinates her targets. One fateful night as Ranko heads out to eliminate her next target, a demonic enemy organization creeps up and threatens the lives of Ranko and her friends. Players will put their reflexes and quick judgment to the test in the fast-paced platforming gameplay that will have them blazing through dangerous, obstacle-ridden environments to flee from an ominous enemy looming close behind.

With Suda51 and Crispy’s Inc. at the development helm, fans can look forward to a fantastical conclusion to the Short Peace collection on par with Katsuhiro Otomo’s previous animation masterpieces. Katsuhiro Otomo is widely celebrated as an animation visionary who is most known for his popular cult film Akira, along with hit Japanese anime movies such as Steamboy and Memories. The Short Peace movie and game project boasts unique visual artistry and masterful storylines that have touched audiences around the world.

Short Peace and Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day are scheduled to launch in the Americas in spring 2014 for the PlayStation 3 system.

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Killer Instinct (XO) Spinal Reveal Trailer & Fulgore Teaser

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Multi) – Screenshots, Key Art, & Special Edition Details

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Tecmo Koei Europe today announced details for the Special Edition of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The Special Edition, containing exciting extras, will be available at launch in limited supply for fans that purchase the retail game for either the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system when it launches on 21st March. Additionally, Team NINJA today released new screenshots of the bloodthirsty cyber ninja Yaiba Kamikaze going toe-to-toe with the legendary leader of the Hayabusa Clan, Ryu Hayabusa.

The Special Edition of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will include an exclusive full colour comic book by Dark Horse Comics, exclusive Yaiba themed DLC costumes for both Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji for use in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and an original soundtrack in both the PS3 (via download voucher) and Xbox360 (included on physical disc) versions. The limited run can be picked up wherever copies are sold while supplies last. In celebration of this news, Team Ninja has released new assets giving fans a sneak peak at the chaos that will ensue when these two shadow warriors collide.

The sparks from katana fly in all new in-game screenshots as Yaiba comes face to face with the steely gaze of the ultimate ninja, Ryu Hayabusa. Spoiler alert: Yaiba doesn’t care. His lust for revenge burns deep within every aching cyber implant. Even with Momiji in the background supporting Ryu, Yaiba plans to use his cyber fists and bloody fail to make Ryu feel his pain. But, Ryu is no chump. A master of elemental ninpo, skilled combatant of both sword and bow, the dragon ninja has no plans of being bested by this cyber freak. Can Yaiba withstand Ryu’s barrage of ninpo magic and avoid falling victim of the Izuna Drop or is he doomed for the same cold fate yet again?

Source: All Games Beta