Author: Orpheus Joshua

Random gamer equally confused by the mainstream and the unusual.

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force have announced that the third DLC for Fate/Samurai Remnant, Record’s Fragment: Bailong and the Crimson Demon is now available on all platforms. This new scenario has players confront the mysterious disappearances of children as rumors of evil spirits in Yoshiwara begin to spread. The Spirit Font is also facing a crisis, causing Iori and Saber to work together with other participants of the Waxing Moon Ritual. They face new threats created by the leylines’ interference while trying to save Edo from utter destruction. A new “bird monster” is featured alongside the new Rogue Rider Zhao Yun.…

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Nintendo has shared a new trailer for the upcoming Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD ahead of its launch next week. The trailer overviews the title’s general features, such as the multiplayer implementation and the areas players can anticipate. In Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (known as Luigi’s Mansion 2 in PAL territories), players explore multiple spooky mansions and clean houses as the easily scared Luigi. Evershade Valley is filled with chilling locales to visit and clever ghosts to capture. Luckily, Luigi has the tools for the job – like the Strobulb to stun enemies and his trusty Poltergust to vacuum up ghosts or interact with the…

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Wired Productions has announced that the KeokeN Interactive-developed sci-fi thriller Deliver Us The Moon will be released on Nintendo Switch on July 16, 2024. The title was first released for PC in 2019, which was then followed by PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S releases. This Switch version marks the “final mission” for the game. Deliver Us The Moon celebrates humanity’s first steps onto the moon, back during Apollo 11’s Saturn V rocket lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center in 1969. In an apocalyptic near future, Eatrh’s natural resources are depleted, and a lunar colony providing vita…

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Marvelous and XSEED Games have unveiled a new extended trailer for their upcoming action-farming RPG Farmagia. The trailer showcases the gameplay loop involving farming, training, and commanding monsters during battle. Additionally, the trailer highlights the opening theme song, “Life is Beautiful,” which is sung by ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, “a four-piece rock band consisting of Masafumi Gotoh (Vocals & Guitar), Kensuke Kita (Guitar & Vocals), Takahiro Yamada (Bass & Vocals), and Kiyoshi Ijichi (Drums), formed in 1996.” The companies also announced that an anime adaptation is in the works. Farmagia will have a $59.99 physical day-one edition that includes the game, a…

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Atlus has announced that the recently released Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance has sold over 500,000 units in just three days. Additionally, the Shin Megami Tensei V series, which just includes the original release and this new version, has sold a combined total of 1.6 million units worldwide. https://twitter.com/megaten_atlus/status/1803586067469328467 In this new version of the turn-based RPG, players will be presented with two routes when starting the game. The original Shin Megami Tensei V story route, Canon of Creation, will be selectable alongside the new Canon of Vengeance route, “a dramatic tale of revenge by the fallen.” The plot here will be…

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Square Enix has announced that GameStop pre-orders for the physical version of its upcoming action RPG Visions of Mana will include an exclusive Steelbook. However, an in-store pickup is required. The Steelbook features the game’s logo with a more simplified, singular character design, which contrasts with the box art. You can check out GameStop’s store page for additional details. Visions of Mana is the first new installment of the mainline Mana series on consoles in over 15 years. It is also the franchise’s first launch on Xbox and will be released on PC and PlayStation 5. The franchise began as Final Fantasy Adventure and…

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Following yesterday’s announcement of Ace Attorney Investigations Collection, a physical release of the Nintendo Switch for the West was confirmed. Pre-orders are not yet available from most retailers, but the official website will likely keep prospective purchasers informed. Moreover, while the PlayStation 4 version is seemingly not getting a physical release in the West, fans can import the Asian or Japanese versions from PlayAsia, which will feature multi-language support. These imports are actually cheaper than the $40 USD Western Switch launch, so it’s worth considering. UPDATE: Other regions of the official website state that the title will receive a PlayStation…

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During yesterday’s Japanese Nintendo Direct, FuRyu briefly showcased its upcoming action RPG Reynatis while announcing that a free demo is now available via the Switch eShop. This demo is quite brief, as it only contains the prologue, tutorials, and some combat sequences. It’s also currently Japan-only, given that the region will receive the title next month. Reynatis occurs in Shibuya, Tokyo, in a world where fantasy meets reality. The city’s citizens fear magic and its power, which forces wizards to veil their capabilities lest they suffer oppression. The protagonist, Marin, enters Shibuya, seeking freedom through strength. Here, he meets Sari, an…

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During yesterday’s Japanese version of the Nintendo Direct, Spike Chunsoft announced that the visual novel collection Kamaitachi no Yoru x3 will be released in the region for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 19, 2024. The Switch version has been stated to receive a physical release, with an Anniversary Arrange Pack soundtrack CD featuring 20 tracks. Alternatively, pre-ordering the digital release will distribute the soundtrack via a download code. This new release also celebrates the franchise’s 30th anniversary, as it contains the three main entries. The first entry, Banshee’s Last Cry, received an English localization by Aksys Games…

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The Japanese Nintendo Directs usually show a few exclusive titles that are excluded from the Western version of the event. One of the games shown at yesterday’s Nintendo Direct at the 35:28 timecode was The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin, which will be released for the Switch in the region on July 25, 2024. Clouded Leopard Entertainment will publish the title in Traditional Chinese and Korean on August 29, 2024. The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin is the direct sequel to The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak. This new Switch release will feature…

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Capcom has announced that its turn-based adventure Monster Hunter Stories 2 has sold over two million units worldwide. This news coincides with the title’s recent PlayStation 4 port. If you missed it, be sure to check out our review of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on Nintendo Switch. During this turn-based adventure, players will encounter Lilia and Reverto, who will return from the original Monster Hunter Stories. The duo is on a mission to capture your companion Razewing Ratha before it can awaken its destructive power foretold in the prophecy of the Wings of Ruin. Hot on their heels are a group of Hunters and Riders who…

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The official Tales of Events Twitter account has shared new illustrations of Veigue from Tales of Rebirth, Alphen and Shionne from Tales of Arise, and Goede from Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2. These new attire depictions will be used in the selling of new Tales of Festival 2024 merchandise, which has not been revealed yet. You can view both of these new illustrations below: Details on Tales of Festival 2025 are not yet known, other than it will be held at the Yokohama Arena. However, Tales of series general producer Yuusuke Tomizawa also commented on the upcoming festival. He notes that with…

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Following the announcement that the free-to-play mobile game Tales of the Rays will be shut down on July 23, 2024, Bandai Namco shared a new illustration featuring all 222 characters. Now, the developer is sharing focused images of each title’s cast from that massive illustration. The eighth one depicts the cast of the eighth mainline Tales of game, Tales of the Abyss. This beloved entry was initially launched for the PlayStation 2 in Japan at the end of 2005 before it was released in North America in October of the following year. Additionally, a 3DS port was made in 2011, which North America then…

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Ahead of the launch of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance this month, Atlus has begun a new Daily Demon video series introducing this entry’s new creatures. The sixty-eighth video highlights Khonsu, a demon who has only ever appeared in this game’s original iteration and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner. In this new version of the turn-based RPG, players will be presented with two routes when starting the game. The original Shin Megami Tensei V story route, Canon of Creation, will be selectable alongside the new Canon of Vengeance route, “a dramatic tale of revenge by the fallen.” The plot here will be roughly the…

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Ahead of the launch of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance this month, Atlus has begun a new Daily Demon video series introducing this entry’s new creatures. The sixty-seventh video highlights Odin, a demon who has appeared in several entries, with his debut being in the original Megami Tensei. In this new version of the turn-based RPG, players will be presented with two routes when starting the game. The original Shin Megami Tensei V story route, Canon of Creation, will be selectable alongside the new Canon of Vengeance route, “a dramatic tale of revenge by the fallen.” The plot here will be roughly the same…

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Bandai Namco has shared new story details for Gundam Breaker 4, which will be released on August 29, 2024, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. This news also celebrates the series’ eleventh anniversary. Gundam Breaker 4  has players become aspiring Gunpla hobbyists participating in the beta test of the revamped Gunpla Battle Simulator, now named the GUNPLA Battle Blaze: Beyond Borders. Also titled the GB4, the player meets with two other aspiring Gunpla enthusiasts, Tao and Lin, who form a colan together to compete in this virtual action hub. Various new allies and rivals are…

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Bandai Namco has revealed a new gameplay trailer for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown ahead of its Nintendo Switch release on July 11, 2024. The deluxe edition will feature the following: ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN base game Downloadable content ” Three original aircraft sets” + “Three SP missions” Part 1 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – ADF-11F Raven Set” Part 2 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – ADF-01 FALKEN Set” Part 3 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – ADFX-01 Morgan Set” Part 4 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN – Unexpected Visitor” Part 5 “ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN –…

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Bandai Namco has announced the return of the Summer Showcase panel for Anime Expo 2024. On July 5, between 5:30 and 6:50 PM PT, the panel will take over Petree Hall for an hour and feature “announcements, reveals, and first looks at anticipated anime games.” Developers from Japan will be present for reveals and information deep dives, news, and updates on Dragon Ball, Gundam, Sword Art Online, and “surprises” in store. Fans in the area should visit booths #2300 and #2600, which will feature photo ops, collectibles, and game demos. In particular, demos for Dragon Ball: Sparking! Zero, Sword Art…

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Red Hook Studios has announced that its turn-based RPG Darkest Dungeon II will be released for Nintendo Switch on July 15, 2024, for $39.99, 38,99€, £34.00. Additionally, a 15% launch discount will be available. Tyler Sigman, Design Director for Red Hook Studios., said the following: “We’re thrilled to bring Darkest Dungeon II to the Nintendo Switch, offering players the chance to experience the intense strategic depth and atmospheric horror of our game wherever they go. The Switch’s unique capabilities perfectly complement the immersive journey through the darkest reaches of our world.” This release will feature The Binding Blade DLC, and the…

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Aniplex has announced that the upcoming second cour of the NieR:Automata Ver1.1a anime adaptation will begin on July 5, 2024, via Crunchyroll. The anime reached the point before the game’s route C, and the twelfth episode concludes with a preview teasing an adaptation of route C’s events. The latest trailer highlights various narrative developments that veteran fans may find familiar. Additionally, the opening theme, “Black Box,” is sung by LiSA. https://twitter.com/NieRA_anime_EN/status/1803095519952077050 NieR:Automata was initially released in 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC, with an Xbox One release in 2018. The game follows characters named 2B and 9S, who are agents of Yorha,…

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