Senpai!!&$#! The Tokyo Game Show is underway and lots of exciting news is coming out. With the wealth of information floating around the internet, we would like to make Senpai’s life easier by compiling all the information we have found in this post.
[expand title=”Final Fantasy XV”]Yes, Senpai after a ridiculously long wait and an epic reboot of what is now a fantastic MMO, Square Enix has graced us with more news about upcoming Final Fantasy XV. Some interesting tidbits have been released including:
- Only the Japanese or English voice track, not both, will be included in the disc due to limitations in space.
- There will be no moogles but there will be chocobos for rent.
- There will be mini games such as chocobo racing.
- Fishing will be expanded to various types of lures and fishing rods.
- The cooking skill can be leveled up.
- You may switch between four different types of weapons in real time during battle.
- There is similar skill to limit break. e.g. An ultimate attack
- and ONE new spell.
- All male cast.
Newly released trailer below:
[expand title=”Metal Gear Online”]Enjoying MGS V Senpai? I am sure you are. The hype is real. Now imagine all the tools and combat you have gained during your play through. Now imagine being placed into a team of 8 players with the same set of tools and skills. Your mission? To destroy the opposing 8-player team that is graced with the same things you are. This is the basis of Metal Gear Online.
There are three different classes available; The tough to kill and heavy weapon wielding enforcer, the balanced, sniping-focused scouts, and the close ranged stealth heavy infiltrators. Before you assume that MG online is another Battle Field, every class will have different missions to complete not unlike MGS V. For instance, Infiltrators have the ability to interrogate enemies to reveal information on the location of enemy players. In addition, different members of your team may be designated as a high priority target so you better haul ass and protect him.
To win, each team has a set number of ‘tickets’ at the beginning of the round. Each action perpetuated by the opposing team (not only in kills but other belligerent actions as well) will subtract a ticket. The team with the highest number of tickets remaining, wins.
Sounds interesting Senpai? You better be excited, MG Online will be released OCTOBER 6th on PS4 and Xbox One. Remember those avatars you created at the beginning of MGS V? Well… 😉
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Dark Souls 3 is coming out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in April 2016. New trailers released reveal the epic moody and dark atmosphere that is signature of the Dark Soul series. Some interesting information released is a new attack stance that does greater damage and a new set of magic and special weapon skills that use the magic meter that can be replenished with blue estus flasks. Gameplay will be similar to Dark Souls 2 so if there are Senpai’s out there that are fans of this much anticipated game then you will love enhanced fluid movements and combat system of DS 3. In addition, the game will feature multiplayer elements and the learning curve of the game has shortened in consideration of new players.
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Fans of Phoenix Wright games rejoice! TGS has announced that the sequel, Ace Attorney 6 will be out on Nintendo 3DS and is set to be released in 2016 in Japan. The western version will be released following its Japanese counterpart. While the wait is fairly long, I for one am excited to be in the courtroom again and bring these baddies to justice. Check out the trailer below:
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Seriously, Square Enix. Just release KH 3 already. Getting them to release a sequel is like trying to get out of bed on Monday morning. Also, the title Final Chapter Prologue doesn’t make any sense.
That being said, KH 2.8 will be released to set the foundation of Sora’s next great adventure. It is the essentially a bundle of three remade Kingdom Heart’s games including Nintendo 3DS Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD, Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover and Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth By Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. This remake will include two new materials that will set the stage for the future KH story. It is available only on the PS4. A new trailer was released during the conference:
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The next installation in the Star Ocean series will be released February 2016 and will be set between the stories of Star Ocean: The Second Story and Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. It has been six years since the last release of a Star Ocean game and the upcoming release is generating a lot of excitement. Senpai, if you are a fan of the artwork from the original Street Fighter II then its main artist Akira Yasuda will also be on board the Star Ocean 5 team. The game will be available on PS3 and PS4 in Japan on February 25th 2016 and PS4 ONLY in North America and Europe in 2016.
Five character profiles have been released:
- The Protagonist Fidel Camuze who is the son of a prominent swordsman. Within him lies great strength and passion.
- The healer, Miki Sauvester the childhood friend of Fidel and posses a rare healing ability.
- The secret character, Lilia who encounters Fidel and his friends and has lost all her memories. Not much information has been released about this child.
- The soldier, Viktor Orkvil who has a conscience that stops him from killing others despite being a soldier.
- The sexy mage, Fiore Burnelli, who wields powerful magic and likes to show off her allure.
Tokyo Game Show Gameplay demo:
Game announcement trailer:
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Are you secretly a fan of Minecraft, Senpai? I am. I wasted one too many hours on that game trying to build a waterfall. Dragon Quest has decided to capitalize in on this minecraft craze and made its own open world survival/building game of its own. Dragon Quest builder is what IGN calls a “cuter minecraft” and that also has elements of Don’t Starve. Hit the dirt and receive a block that you can use to build stuff with. Minecraft is creating its own genre.
Crafting, building and surviving are all elements of this game. I will personally try out this game because I am a shameless fan of both Dragon Quest and Minecraft AND Don’t Starve. NPCs will eventually come and live with you as what you build becomes bigger. Like Minecraft, there will be no story element to this game. It’s like minecraft with awesome graphics.
I love it.
Dragon Question builders will be available in Japan on January 28, 2016 on PS3, PS4 and Vita. No announcements have been made for North American release.
IGN Gameplay demo:
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Unleash your inner nerd! When you watched the Star Wars movies did you ever want to immerse yourself into the battles? Have you ever dreamt of flighting alongside Luke Skywalker or even Darth Vader himself? What about becoming these iconic characters? EA and Disney has teamed up to create Star Wars Battlefront, the MMO FPS where you get to take part in the great battles of the Star Wars saga. It is both a single player and multiplayer game. EA has announced that the game will have dedicated servers. A welcome news indeed when you look at EA’s past mistakes.
One of the most hyped elements of the game include the ability to take on the role of the hero or villain. For instance, as a hero you will inherit the abilities of Luke Skywalker such as Force push and Sader rush. Taking on these roles have a penalty however, and the health bar will continuously decrease but you can extend the time by killing other players. The graphic and design of the game looks amazing and those who have played the demos give high reviews for the gameplay and amazing environment and surrounding vehicles. Everything in the game is taken directly from the movies.
Star Wars Battlefront will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 17, 2015 in North America and Brazil, November 19th for Australia and November 20th for Europe.
[expand title=”Gravity Rush 2″]
If Senpai is excited for Gravity Rush 2 then I honestly wouldn’t blame you what with all the tsundere looking girls. New information was released at the 2015 TGS and the game looks as amazing as we hoped. Gravity Rush 2 will be released in Japan on December 10, 2015 and in North America on February 6th, 2016, exclusive on PS4.
- Brief Story description: Following the incident caused by the former mayor D’nelica, the reconstruction process has begun anew. However, strange gravity anomalies have been observed which prompts Kat, the gravity princess to investigate with her partners Raven a shape shifter and Syd, a police officer. On their approach, they were hit with a gravitational storm of unprecedented scale. Sucked into the abyss and transferred to another dimension, they must use their powers to find their way home and to help the world they got dumped in…
- Character models and environment screenshots have been released.
- It is exclusive on the PS4.
- Gravity Rush remastered will also be released.
[expand title=”King of Fighters 14″]
The newest installment of King of Fighters was announced at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show by SNK Playmore. They were a huge competitor of street fighters and this time they will be upping the ante by using moving on to a 3D game engine instead of its original 2D models. Despite this, the combat system will remain true to its classic 2D style. The title is currently set to release on PS4 in 2016. The first of three trailers have been released.
[expand title=”Tomorrow Children”]
Tomorrow Children is the lovechild of Minecraft and communism. The characters look vaguely like Russian dolls and the objective is to gather resources to build structures, shops and other materials for the survival of humanity. There is a major online aspect to this game in that you will work together with other players on any project that you may be working on. There are no in game voice chat or messaging system and the only way to communicate is through gestures.
The overall atmosphere and mood of the game hearkens to the Cold War era where the iron curtain has fallen and hell rained its chaos on the world. The tension is thick and under this umbrella of pressure, humanity has to work together to rebuild what has been lost. In a rather deep message, the game delivers a sad but strong idea of unity and hope in the face of destruction.
Tomorrow Children will be released in Fall 2015 exclusively on PS4.
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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is an HD remake of a PS2 classic. It is a side scroller beat em up type of game. If you look at the trailer and say “Hey that graphic looks familiar, where did I see it before?” I had the same feeling. With a bit of research I found out that it’s from the same developer as Muramasa: The Demon Blade / Rebirth and Dragon’s Crown. Some would even say that Muramasa is the spiritual successor for Odin Sphere Leifhrasir. So if you enjoyed Muramasa and Dragon’s Crown, be sure to keep an eye out for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir! If not… well Odin Sphere was one of PS2’s greatest hit so you can’t go wrong to play an HD remake of it.
Be sure to expect to spend hours on this game to unlock weapons and upgrade on multiple characters with each unique fighting style. If you can’t wait for the release you can try to get your hand on the PS2 version or get Muramasa for PS Vita or Wii U. If side scroller beat em up game is your style then this game is for you. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir will be released in Japan on January 14, 2016 and its North American release later in the year. New additions include:
- A MP consuming combat system
- Each character has new skills and abilities
- Each character has a different play style and players can choose one that is suitable.
- There are now vertically oriented stages in addition to the classic roundabout maps.
- The slowdown that plagued the old version is no longer existent (thank god)
- Interactive scenery (Senpai can now break flower pots if he desires)
News and Updates:
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Ahhh Shenmue, this reminds me of DreamCast. I spent countless hour playing mini games in Shenmue 1. The storyline was great, the music was awesome and the combat was fun for its time. Then Shenmue 2 came out, it was good as well and then it just left us hanging. Where is Shenmue 3? When will it ever come out? BAM KICKSTARTER Shenmue 3 was announced at E3. I felt a mix of emotions. Was it joy, excitement, anxious or maybe even a bit of fear? Kickstarter for Shenmue? Will it be enough funding? Will it be a good quality game? I don’t really care but I want to play it and finish the story!
Some people think that the kickstarter campaign was a mess, but for those who just want the game to play through and finish, then look forward to this game!
Shenmue is a kungfu adventure action type game with tons of mini games. Check out this game if you enjoy a good adventure with fighting, engaging plot and fantastic music. They announced at TGS that the kickstarter campaign will continue. Their goal is to get another 4 million on top of the 6 million already raised. Consider donating if you want to play the game!
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The Bloodborne DLC, the Old Hunters will be released November 24, 2015. It will cost $19 and will feature eight hours of gameplay. There will be new items and new weapons, most notably the inclusion of various ranged weapons. According to Gamespot, while players do not need to complete the full game, they do have to reach a certain point in the story. Difficulty will be similar to the last half of the main game and the developers promise more tricks up their sleeves for the players to discover.
[expand title=”Ace Attorney Anime Series”]
You love Ace Attorney? I love Ace Attorney, but sometimes Senpai wishes he could just lie down and watch the lawyer do his thing without having you to control him. WELL…The Ace Attorney anime series has been announced for April 2016 set to release in Japan. The three main characters are of course, Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth and Maya Fey. YES.
I am excited for this.