Month: January 2018

Koji Igarashi’s Artplay released a new video of the upcoming Igavania game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The trailer showcases the crafting system, that allows the player to visit Johannes, an alchemist who protagonist Miriam can befriend. Johannes will be able to combine various elements to create new items or equipment. In the video we
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Alongside an exposé into the inner machinations of indie sales, marketing, and success on Nintendo Switch, developer Atooi’s founder Jools Watsham has a lot to say about his upcoming projects. Aside from the known commodities — Xeodrifter and Totes the Goat on the horizon — Watsham has revealed two new projects for Nintendo Switch and fleshed out what we
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While it didn’t always work out perfectly, I always found the multiplayer mode introduced in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood to be quite ambitious and full of potential. While that side mode was eventually phased out of the Assassin’s Creed games, developer Blazing Griffin is reviving the concept in a unique way with their Victorian-era multiplayer assassination
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Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included a spread on the upcoming wtin rhythm games by Atlus Persona 5 Dancing Star Night and Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night. The article focused on four characters, Morgana and Yusuke Kitagawa from Persona 5, and Mitsuru Kirijo and Akihiko Sanada from Persona 3. We also get some really stylish new artwork for them all, drawn
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Today Capcom released its financial results for the nine months ended on December 31st, 2017. As showcased in the table below, sales decreased slightly year-on-year, but both operating and ordinary income increased sensibly. The accompanying press release also includes a breakdown of the results for the period. Capcom sees “major growth” for home consoles due
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Today Nintendo announced its financial results for the nine months ended on December 31st, 2017. As you can see in the table below, all the figures are firmly in the black, and massively improved compared to the same period in the previous year, during which the hardware manufacturer and software publisher from Kyoto posted losses.
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There are few games as lauded on the Nintendo 3DS than Jools Wathsam’s Mutant Mudds. Earning widespread praise when it released half-a-decade ago, it appears that (acquired) developer Atooi thought Mutant Mudds Collection would be a breakout success for the Nintendo Switch. However, despite recent reports of breakout sales numbers and instant fortunes for indie games on the
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During Electronic Arts’ quarterly earnings conference call, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson talked more about the situation of Anthem’s development at BioWare. Wilson mentioned that Anthem is “tracking well” on its development milestones, and and the publisher is “really confident” about the ship date. We also hear that the new release window isn’t considered a
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Muv-Luv fans playing the mobile game Muv-Luv Alternative: Strike Frontier have always been plagued by a pretty annoying issue. Until now, only the R-rated version of the game was playable outside of Japan without having to use a VPN to mask foreign IP addresses. While we have nothing about R-rated versions of games, they’re certainly not
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana released on both PS4 and PS Vita last September to very positive reviews. Unfortunately, many fans were very disappointed weren’t that happy the game’s initial localization, which caused NISA, who is in charge of localizing the North American version of the game, to completely re-localize the game, a rarity for these kinds of
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Today Koei Tecmo released a new trailer for its upcoming open-world Musou game Shin Sangokumusou 8, which will be soon released in the west as Dynasty Warriors 9. In what could appear a bid for a Guinness World Record for the game with the most trailers (but after all, considering the large cast of characters, it isn’t that
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Since its debut last fall, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins garnered critical acclaim and reinvigorated the Assassin’s Creed franchise with a new outlook on the popular action-adventure series, and now those looking to replay the title with some new experiences will be able to do so with an upcoming New Game+ mode. Over on the Assassin’s Creed subreddit, Ubisoft community manager
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