Archive for January, 2014

Evening LOL – Zelda Rupee Logic

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And this is why all Zelda games should have auto-deposit features. Granted there’s not much use for rupees in a lot of the games, but even so, at least then the rupees wouldn’t be wasted.

Source: Memebase Video Games

Deals & Sales – Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (AND & iOS) – 30% Off Sale Announced

LOS ANGELES (January 29, 2014) – Square Enix® today announced that its classic role-playing game (RPG) FINAL FANTASY® IV: THE AFTER YEARS is now on sale until February 5 for $10.99. A direct sequel to FINAL FANTASY IV, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS is set a dozen years later than its predecessor and focuses on the arrival of the “second moon.”

Originally released for Japanese mobile phones in 2008, the game has undergone a full remake for mobile devices with completely recreated graphics and 3D polygon characters. Several characters from FINAL FANTASY IV, including Cecil, Rosa and Kain, will be making a comeback in FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS, with players being introduced to Ceodore, the son of Cecil and Rosa, as the central character. Moreover, the title sets forth different scenarios for each of its main characters, creating an epic new tale. Carrying over some of the same mechanics from FINAL FANTASY IV, the game allows players to enjoy additional unique features such as the “Age of Moon” and “Band” abilities. In addition, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS features the extensive story of all ten chapters is included.

Source: Square Enix

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Free With GTX 650 Purchase

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 28, 2014)Square Enix, Inc., in partnership with visual computing technology leader NVIDIA, today announced the availability of bundled GeForce® GTX® 650-class graphics cards featuring a digital PC download and free 30-day trial of the hit massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™.

Available for a limited time, these bundled graphics cards will allow players to upgrade their in-game HD for a truly next-gen PC gaming, FINAL FANTASY experience in one of today’s most acclaimed MMORPG titles.

The limited GeForce GTX 650 / FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn bundles are available today for the GeForce GTX 650, 650 Ti, and 650 Ti Boost at North American retailers NCIX, Amazon, Newegg, and Tiger Direct.

Additional information on the bundles, and accessing FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, can be found here:

For more details on the GeForce GTX 650-class graphics cards, please visit:

Source: Square Enix

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (360 & PS3) – Retro-spective Trailer & Press Release

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SQUARE ENIX today released a new “Retro-spective” trailer for LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII.

The scope of FINAL FANTASY XIII’s mythology is so massive it could only be fully told across three games, and the saga will finally reach its conclusion on February 11, 2014. In this latest trailer, players will be able to look back on the stories of FINAL FANTASY XIII and FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 that shaped Lightning into the heroine she is today, as she and a band of unlikely heroes came together to save the world.


LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available for the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 systems and for digital download on the PlayStation®Network for $59.99 on February 11, 2014. The collector’s edition will be available in limited quantities for both platforms and will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $89.99.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

Source: Square Enix (1 & 2)

The Elder Scrolls Online (Multi) – Imperial Edition & Online Store Press Release

January 29, 2014 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that it will release The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition – a premium collector’s edition for the highly-anticipated The Elder Scrolls Online. The Elder Scrolls Online Imperial Edition will be made available in digital and limited physical formats. Both standard and collector’s editions are now available for pre-order through participating retailers and pre-purchase from the newly launched online store (

In addition to the highly-anticipated game, The Elder Scrolls Online Physical Imperial Edition includes:

Molag Bal Statue. A 30.5 cm statue featuring Molag Bal, Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement.
The Improved Emperor’s Guide to Tamriel. A 224-page illustrated guide annotated by the Imperial scholar, Flaccus Terentius.
Physical Map of Tamriel. A 53.3 cm x 66 cm printed map detailing Alliance-controlled zones and the ultimate conquest: Cyrodiil.
Steelbook™ Packaging. A limited edition steel case decorated in the color of the Imperials.
Exclusive Collection of Digital Content. 


o Play as an Imperial: Become an Imperial and play in any Alliance. Gain unique bonuses, crafting styles, gear, and more.
o White Imperial Horse: Summon this Imperial mount and journey through Tamriel with speed.
o Mudcrab Vanity Pet: Explore Tamriel with a mudcrab pet scuttling along by your side.
o Rings of Mara: Complete the Ritual of Mara with a friend and receive an experience bonus when you play together.

The Physical Imperial Edition is extremely limited in quantity and available for pre-order through participating retailers for $99.99/€99.99/£89.99/AU$139.95.

The Elder Scrolls Online Digital Imperial Edition includes the base game and all digital content outlined for the Physical Imperial Edition above and retails for $79.99/€79.99/£69.99/AU$119.95.

All those who pre-order or pre-purchase either the Imperial Edition or the Standard Edition in physical or digital formats will also receive The Explorer’s Pack bonus at launch, which includes: Scuttler vanity pet, four bonus treasure maps, and the ability to play as any of the nine races in any Alliance.

Early Access bonuses will also be offered to those pre-ordering or pre-purchasing a PC/Mac version. A five (5) day early access bonus will be offered to those who pre-purchase the Digital Imperial Edition or the Digital Standard Edition through The Elder Scrolls Online Store. Additional early access programs are also available through participating retailers.

The Elder Scrolls Online, developed by ZeniMax Online Studios, is the latest chapter of the award-winning franchise and will bring the legendary experience online for the first time. Players can choose their own style of play as they embark upon an epic adventure across all of Tamriel, playing alone on heroic quests as in previous Elder Scrolls games, exploring the huge, rich world with a few friends, or joining with hundreds of others in massive PvP battles to save the Empire.

The Elder Scrolls® Online will be available worldwide on April 4, 2014 for PC and Mac users. Versions for the PlayStation®4 system and the Xbox One® will be arriving on retail shelves in June 2014.

Source: GamesPress

Dark Souls II (360, PC, & PS3) – Screenshots & Shield Design Contest Winner Images & Press Release

PARIS, FRANCE ¨C 24th January 2014 ¨C Leading video game developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. announced today that the anticipated Dark Souls II will include content inspired by the Dark Souls community.
As a conclusion to the ¡®Shield Design Contest¡¯ held in May 2013 on, renowned developer FROMSOFTWARE selected 6 original designs of shield created by the Dark Souls community in order to integrate them in the game. This extra content has been adapted from the original designs to blend in the Dark Souls II aesthetic and become part of Drangleic, the mysterious fallen kingdom where the game¡¯s story unfolds.

NAMCO BANDAI Games and FROMSOFTWARE would like to thank the talented creators of the selected designs: Denis “DasHurz” Bachmaier, Charles Collier, Illim, Gabriel Verdon and Alexandre Etiennes Jonathan Du Cass¨¦. They will be credited in the game and will receive a copy of Dark Souls II Collector¡¯s Edition for their amazing contribution.

As an extra reward, NAMCO BANDAI Games is proud to announce each of them will receive a real shield based on their design, created by the blacksmiths of Arm¨¦dia, a company specialized in the creation of medieval weapons and accessories.

In addition to the shields revealed today, two other sets of shields will unveil on January 28th and January 31st.

Dark Souls II will launch in Europe and Australasia on March 14, 2014 on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft with the PC edition to follow shortly in 2014. To learn more about Dark Souls II and pre-order the game, please visit stay up-to-date with DARK SOULS II, please visit the DARK SOULS Facebook page at

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Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3)

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (PC, PS4, & XO) – Screenshots & Forums Relaunch Press Release

WARSAW, POLAND – January 29th, 2014 – CD Projekt RED, the creators of the eagerly anticipated RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, are thrilled to announce the launch of a completely redesigned forum experience.

The revamped RED forums combine new and exciting user functionality with the passion of The Witcher community that made them a special, one-of-a-kind place on the Internet.

“The brand new forums are something we’ve been working for a while now. I think that our wonderful community deserves an experience as amazing as the game itself”, said Marcin Momot, Community Manager, CD Projekt RED. Besides the completely new forum engine, we are very happy to introduce additional features like one account for all of our services, i.e., and REDkit, seamless navigation between each room and an achievement system, Momot added.

To celebrate, the studio released three brand new The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in-game screenshots portraying the diversity of the game world.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, distributed by NAMCO BANDAI Games in Europe, will be released in 2014 on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and PC.

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

Wii Fit U Free Trial Reminder Press Release

Time is running out for free fitness. Jan. 31 is the last day for Wii U owners who also have a Wii Balance Board to take advantage of Nintendo’s free trial offer of  Wii Fit U. Anyone who downloads the trial of the game from the Nintendo eShop on or before Jan. 31 will get a full month to try out the game from the date that it’s first played.

Those who download the trial and want to keep using the software indefinitely can purchase a Fit Meter and sync it to the game. Fit Meter accessories are available at a suggested retail price of $19.99 each.

Other ways to purchase and play the game are as follows:

• The  Wii Fit U bundle, which includes the game, the Wii Balance Board accessory and Fit Meter accessory, is now available in stores at a suggested retail price of $89.99.

• People who already own a Wii Balance Board can purchase  Wii Fit U with a Fit Meter in stores at a suggested retail price of $49.99. Or (after Jan. 31) they can download the game, without the Fit Meter, from the Nintendo eShop for $29.99.

For more information about  Wii Fit U, visit

Source: GamesPress

Europe – Toki Tori PSN Bundle Press Release

Amsterdam, 29th of January 2013 –  Playlogic and Two Tribes have announced today that they have launched a special Toki Tori bundle on PlayStation®Network. The bundle includes the game’s iconic soundtrack and is temporarily priced at  €4.99.

Toki Tori has been hugely successful on a wide variety of platforms and Two Tribes has  recently confirmed that the game has already been  downloaded more than 1.8 million times. Toki Tori has been favourably reviewed by the gaming press and you can find a selection of quotes below:

(9/10) “Toki Tori is the definitive version of the platform puzzler, featuring hours and hours of content that will have players of any ability level spitting feathers in the best way possible.” - Push Square

(9/10) “Toki Tori is an absolutely brilliant puzzler with great graphics and even greater puzzles to solve.” - Gamer Limit

About Toki Tori
Toki Tori is a highly entertaining puzzle platformer like nothing you have seen before. Push your brain to the limit as you guide Toki Tori through 90+ challenging levels spread over 4 mysterious worlds – collecting eggs as you go. You are armed with an arsenal of different items and weapons including the infamous Telewarp, InstantRock and Slug Sucker! Combine these to solve each ingenious level – some easy, some brain-bendingly difficult!

Toki Tori has been enhanced in many ways creating a new experience for PlayStation®3 owners. Playlogic has recreated the game for PlayStation®3 in cooperation with Two Tribes and implemented extra content, Move Controller and 3D support.

Toki Tori’s key features are:
·         Addictive puzzle platform game
·         More than 90 levels spread over 4 large worlds
·         New game mode, exclusive for PlayStation®3
·         A wide variety of items and weapons
·         For all ages – accessible and hard levels available
·         Dozens of hours of gameplay
·         Gorgeous HD graphics
·         Catchy music and sound effects
·         Playable with PlayStation®Move controller or regular wireless controller
·         Stereoscopic 3D support

To learn more about Toki Tori, please visit the official website: For the latest news and gossip you can also visit us on Facebook: or listen to Playlogic’s tweets:

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Source: GamesPress

Random Game Facts – Final Fantasy VII On SNES?

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Source: Did You Know Gaming & Final Fantasy Wiki