Archive for June 17th, 2014

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – Famitsu Magazine Scan & Game Details

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Famitsu has published an article in their latest issue which contains a lot of details about Final Fantasy Explorers. Some of the playable jobs (classes) in the game: Paladin, Ninja, Thief, Bard, Dragon Knight, Red Mage, & Time Mage. You can have up to 8 abilities assigned to each button for battle purposes. Famitsu referred to the game as being a scaled down version of Final Fantasy XIV/Final Fantasy XI and thus the position of your characters will have some importance. You’ll be able to chain abilities from one job to another after mastering that ability. The costs for an ability will be reduced if the character has the same job type as the ability type is, thus for example a Black Mage would have reduced costs for black magic. The game’s setting is an island and you’ll be able to walk to other lands. You can also become friends with monsters after defeating them. This appears like it will be somewhat similar to Pokémon and it will include some type of monster training. The monsters you become friends with will be able to be used as playable characters. The estimated length of the game is between 100-200 hours. Square Enix is hoping to turn it into a spin-off series. Final Fantasy Explorers will support local & online co-op multiplayer.

Source: My Nintendo News, Nintendo Everything, Gematsu, Esuteru, & Famitsu

Guild Wars 2 (MAC & PC) – Scarlet’s War Video

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Source: GamesPress & Guild Wars 2

EA Sports UFC (PS4) – Screenshots

Source: GamesPress

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II – PlayStation 4 Announcement Trailer

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Source: All Games Beta & Compile Heart

Destiny’s PlayStation Exclusive Content Details

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Bungie has released details about the PlayStation exclusive content coming to Destiny, the hotly anticipated Action RPG/First-Person Shooter scheduled to be releasing on September 9th. Once the game releases, those who own the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 version will get access to a co-op Strike, a competitive multiplayer map, and various weapons, gear, and ships. The Strike is called the Dust Palace Strike and it’s for three players. You can play this with your friends or be matched up with others. In this Strike, players will be pursuing a Cabal team through the Dust Palace (the namesake for this particular Strike), which is located on Mars. Along the way you will encounter a new enemy called Psion Flayers.

For the multiplayer map, it will be middle range map in terms of size and is part of the Crucible mode (Destiny’s competitive multiplaye) . The map is called Exodus Blue which was a ship formerly used by humans to reach non-Earth planets. You can play Control or Skirmish on this map.

There will be two weapons for PlayStation players. One is called the Monte Carlo and the other is called the Hawkmoon. The former is an assault rifle and it can be upgraded to make it more effective at firing from the hip as well as reducing the melee cool down. The latter is a hand cannon and gets its name from the feathers etched into the barrel. It will have damage boost upgrades available.

The three playable classes that have been announced thus far will all receive an armor set tailored for that particular class. Warlocks get the Manifold Seeker which helps them survive in Vex worlds. Titans get Vanir, which is designed to withstand attacks from the Cabal. Hunters will receive Argus, which is all-weather type of armor designed to help them scout terrain.

There’s also three ships as part of the exclusive content, Aurora Wake, Crypt Hammer, and Outrageous Fortune. The Aurora Wake was built by Warlocks and its hull has been lined with implements of the arcane. Crypt Hammer is a
“deep-strike insertion” ship and it was originally built to transport Guardians through hostile areas of space and it has hardpoints which used to hold Suros TL-SEAD anti-radiation missiles. Finally, the Outrageous Fortune is an exploring vessel which serves the purposes of those who would risk everything in search of secrets & power.

Source: All Games Beta & PlayStation Blog

Capcom Shareholders Vote No To Stock Takeover Defense Plan

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Yesterday in Japan, a meeting called the 35th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Capcom Co., Ltd. was held and during this meeting, shareholders voted down a plan that would see Capcom institute a takeover defense plan to prevent an outside party from taking over the company through a stock buyout. Because of these results, it is now possible that Capcom could conceivably be bought out by another company or individual if they purchase a large enough volume of stock to have a majority. In response, Capcom said that they would do whatever they could legally do to make sure there is enough information available and time available for shareholders to make a decision, should an offer be made.

Source: All Games Beta & Capcom

Eiji Aonuma Says Zelda Tutorials Will Stop Being Excessive

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According to a recent interview Kotaku’s Jason Schreier conducted with The Legend of  Zelda series Producer/Director Eiji Aonuma, the popular series will be seemingly abandoning the recent trend of excessive tutorials. This is in direct response towards criticism some people gave Skyward Sword and its long intro/tutorial before the “real action” began. In the interview Aonuma-san said:

“In a game, it’s when you get stuck, when you want that help. And I kinda frontloaded all that in Skyward Sword, and it doesn’t really help to get that information when you don’t know what to do with it. So that was a real learning experience for me. So I’m going to be careful not to do that.”

As seen in the latest entry in the series, A Link Between Worlds, Aonuma-san has lived up to this statement thus far as you weren’t given much of an intro at all and just got to go about your business and figure things out on your own. Nintendo did however include the optional Hint Ghosts in the game which players could consult if they were stuck in the 3DS game. It seems like given Aonuma’s statement that Zelda Wii U may see a somewhat similar system implemented, but this remains to be seen as the game is still relatively early.

Source: Kotaku

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NPD May 2014 Top 10 Sales Chart

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The NPD Group has released the Top 10 Games By Units Sold for May 2014. As expected, recent releases like Watch_Dogs & Mario Kart 8 are prominently listed, even despite both being released near the end of the month. They came in at number one and number two respectively. Watch_Dogs’ position also takes into account all the available platforms, whereas Mario Kart 8 is only available on one system, making it’s accomplishment all the more impressive. Another recent release, Wolfenstein: The New Order takes fourth place. The rest of the list is rounded out by some earlier May titles, along with ones from April & March and then games which have been popular for quite some time like Minecraft and Call of Duty: Ghosts. Here’s the full list:

  1. Watch_Dogs – PS4, XO, 360, PS3, & PC
  2. Mario Kart 8 – WU
  3. MLB 14: The Show – PS4, PS3, & PSV
  4. Wolfenstein: The New Order – PS4, XO, 360, PS3, & PC
  5. Minecraft – 360 & PS3
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 360, PS3, PS4, XO, 3DS, & WU
  7. NBA 2K14 – 360, PS4, PS3, XO, & PC
  8. Titanfall – 360, XO, & PC
  9. Kirby: Triple Deluxe – 3DS
  10. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 360, PS4, PS3, XO, PC, & WU

Source: Nintendo Insider, GamesIndustry International, & NPD

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XBL Update – June 17th – June 23rd

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Here’s this week’s XBL Update for the week of June 17th – June 23rd.

Games With Gold – Xbox One

  • Halo: Spartan Assault – June 1st – June 30th
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – June 1st – June 30th

Games With Gold – Xbox 360

  • Charlie Murder – June 16th – June 30th
  • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition – June 16th – June 30th

Games On Demand

  • Zumba Kids

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  •  EA Sports UFC

Xbox Live Arcade/Xbox Games Store - Xbox 360

  • Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack – Available 6/18

Demos – Xbox 360

  • Deadfall Adventures

 

See the rest of the list for this week after the jump.

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Europe – Nintendo Download For June 16th, 2014

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Here’s the Nintendo Download for Europe for the week of June 16th, 2014. 

Wii U Retail & Download

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

Wii U Download Only

  • Pullblox World
  • Monkey Pirates
  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Color Zen Kids

Wii U Virtual Console

  • Super C (NES)

Wii U Limited Time Deals & Sales

  • Toki Tori 2+
  • Pullblox World (If you own Pullblox or Fallblox on 3DS)

3DS Retail & Download

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

3DS Download Only

  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Color Zen Kids
  • BearShark

3DS DLC

  • Mario Golf: World Tour – Star Pack
  • Mario Golf: World Tour - Free-Trial Course Pack

3DS Limited Time Deals & Sales

  • Aqua Moto Racing 3D
  • Fractured Soul

Source: GamesPress