All posts tagged: PlayStation 4

Celebrate The Launch Of “Berserk And The Band Of The Hawk” With New Trailer

Kentaro Miura’s Berserk is still a wonderfully popular Manga series, with its elongated support being spurred on by two different Anime series’, both new and old, as well as a series of films. Some time ago the Manga even inspired it’s fair share of video games, but it’s been quite some time since the general public have seen something new from the franchise’s gaming side. Omega Force revealed quite some time ago that they were currently developing a Dynasty Warriors-style video game based upon the gruesome Manga, and today finally marks its release for not only the PlayStation 4 but the PlayStation Vita and on the PC thanks to Steam. A series that lends itself well to the gameplay style Omega Force seems to have mastered over the years, Berserk And The Band Of The Hawk will follow the story told in both the series’ original Manga as well as the Anime and films that followed. With playable characters ranging from series protagonist Guts to key member of God Hand; Femto, formerly Griffith. To celebrate the game’s …

Virtual Worlds Collide – Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight Revealed

Avid readers of this site will know that I’m a sucker for crossover video game titles. Heck, crossover Anime, crossover Manga, crossover anything! So long as it has characters from different series’, different worlds, different realms, and different stories, I’m sold. Simple. Now, those same readers will also know that I’m not a fan of Sword Art Online, BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good combination like this: Bandai Namco Entertainment today released a teaser trailer for their upcoming game Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight, a game that will bring together the virtual realms of Reki Kawahara’s two most popular Light Novel series’. In the past, these two stories have crossed over, several times actually, but never on a scale like this. The game is set for a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita release sometime next year, that date has yet to have been released, and it’s genre is still yet to be outlined. Despite the fact that the two series’ are quite similar, they’re based on different video game …

Hands-On With Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization At Madfest 2016

As an experienced yet begrudging “follower” of the long-running multimedia franchise Sword Art Online, I have never experienced anything from it more than that of it’s video game adaptations. While the series, in my humble opinion, leaves much to be desired in terms of character and story development, the game’s allow one to create their own adventure accompanied by familiar faces from the series. Knowing how popular the series and it’s offshoots still are in recent times, Bandai Namco Entertainment, as a part of their gameplay area at this year’s Madfest, featured a short demo of the upcoming Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization PlayStation 4 title. A fitting addition to the showroom floor, this game was never without a player regardless of the time of day, and that also includes myself…of course. At it’s very core; Hollow Realization isn’t too different from previous Sword Art Online video game titles which, despite what you may think, is actually more a positive than a negative. Unfortunately no story segments were present in the demo featured at the …

One Piece: Burning Blood – PlayStation 4 Review

It’s amusing to imagine that, in modern times, One Piece has become synonymous with the video game developer Omega Force thanks to their small but impactful series of Warriors-style games of which introduced the West to One Piece video game adaptations. Three strikingly similar games later, and a few offshoots similar enough to the original, it is now an odd sight to behold when a video game based on the Shonen Jump legend One Piece is more than just a one-vs-thousands Dynasty Warriors clone. The release of One Piece: Romance Dawn in 2013 was like a breath of fresh for Western fans of the series simply due to the fact that it was NOT part of the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series. Despite the fact that it was reviewed heavily as a sub-par Role-Playing Game, it still differentiated itself from the norm, and thus made somewhat of an impact. It’s now 2016, and the long-awaited One Piece: Burning Blood has been released worldwide, exciting and delighting One Piece fans thanks to it’s lack of similarities to …

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force – PlayStation 4 Review

Ask certain people and they’ll tell you that life is a birthright that should be experienced with ease, that you should not fight your way to the grave but instead float their blissfully having enjoyed your time between birth and the inevitable darkness of death. Unfortunately not all of us are programmed to go about things that way, and yet many of us try to achieve such an unachievable zen thinking that it will be a change for the better. Regardless of the way you live it, life is a mysterious entity that will always ask something of you, be it insignificant or on a grand scale, nobody gets through life having done nothing at all. Sooner or later destiny comes knocking at your proverbial door and asks something of you that cannot be demanded from anyone else. We call this “life purpose”, and it is a disease that effects everyone. In Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force you follow the story of a lazy young man named Fang who, one fateful day, awakens …

Prepare To Take To The Streets Once Again With The Newly Announced Akiba’s Beat

It was in the year 2011 that the Japanese public first laid their eyes on the PlayStation Portable title Akiba’s Trip. This strange action title that relied heavily on a combat system based around stripping the clothes off of your enemies to submit them to the harsh rays of the sun took the country by storm, but due to it’s incredibly niche audience…this game was never released in the West. Jump to the year 2014; a follow up to the original game title Akiba’s Trip: Undead And Undressed was released worldwide to the kind of reception that justified the original game never leaving the shores of Japan. Still, despite what many critics said about this game, it quickly became a cult classic. The game then got a re-release for the PlayStation 4, originally being on the PlayStation Vita, and it once again saw a resurgence, albeit a slight one. Acquire, the developers and Japanese publishers of the game, saw how popular this game series was in it’s home country and have now decided, in the …

GIVEAWAY: NIS America’s Grand Kingdom – 20 Closed Beta Codes

I know why you’re here. Yeah, yeah, I do, I do: It’s because you want some free stuff, right? Heck yeah! That’s cool with us here at SnapThirty, do you know why? Well, it’s because we love you all for sticking with us for so long and, every once in a while, we like to give something back to you all for being so darn great! Thanks to Bandai Namco Entertainment, NIS America, and Spike Chunsoft, we have been given the chance to hold this giveaway competition for the upcoming Tactical RPG title Grand Kingdom. In the Spike Chunsoft-developed title you play as a squad of mercenaries who have recently joined a powerful guild of masterful warriors. Times are changing, and wars are no longer fought with armies owned by opposing sides, instead land leaders are forced into hiring mercenaries to do their bidding; from silent assassinations to brutal mob warfare, nothing is too gruesome for those who belong to a mercenary guild, and as their newest members, you and your fellow fighters will have …

Meet The Seven New Digimon Headed To Bandai Namco’s Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Bandai Namco Entertainment recently did the West a huge solid by releasing the incredibly popular PlayStation Vita title Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, this time on both it’s original console and on the PlayStation 4. Released in Japan quite some time ago, this game is not only a fantastic Digimon video game title, but simply a great Japanese role-playing game in general which brings a tear to my eye because I’ve been waiting for this title ever since it was first announced for Japan. Almost sixty hours in, I’m still finding more and more to do within the detailed realm of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. Not only is there plenty to do within the game’s main story, but it also has an incredibly high number of side quests, making this one of the longer games I’ve played in recent times, but Bandai Namco Entertainment have been doing something to elongate our experience with this long-awaited game; they’ve been releasing free downloadable content that add more intriguing side missions to the game, and I’m not just talking …

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – PlayStation 4 Review

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’re totally into Digimon, which is, like, the cutest because, FYI…Digimon is, like, totally into you too. It’s been many years since a proper Digimon video game was released in the West so, as you can imagine, us wannabe-DigiDestined are pretty excited to have this title in the palm of our hands. Finally. Now the reason I say “proper” Digimon video game is because the last Digimon title us Westerners got wasAll-Star Rumble and – I’m sorry about this, Bandai Namco Entertainment – but that game was a breathtaking flop. Thankfully, that has been entirely made up for with the release of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth; a Digimon game about crime, mystery, theDigital World, and a sexy lady in what looks to be just a button up business shirt. How could you possibly turn your attention away from that? The answer to that question: You can’t! Once again, I would like to thank Bandai Namco Entertainment not only for providing us with a copy of the new game for review, …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Enrico Pucci Character Battle Trailer Released

Bandai Namco Entertainment are super excited for their upcoming JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure title Eyes Of Heaven, and to celebrate it’s almost-release they plan on posting character-specific videos that span the game’s entire roster which, last time I checked, is at least fifty strong. So far the list of names is fairly thick, but it’s only going to get thicker! Before jumping in and catching a glimpse of the latest spotlight characters, why not check out those who came before it:  Jonathan Joestar, Robert E.O. Speedwagon, Jotaro Kujo,Okuyasu Nijimura, Bruno Buccellati, Joseph Joestar, Dio Brando, Gyro Zeppeli, and Josuke Higashikata. Today’s video highlights a character that, long after DIO’s death, still wishes to see his divine plan through to the very end. First appearing in Part VI: Stone Ocean, Enrico Pucci is a priest at the Green Dolphin Street Prison of which main character Jolyne Cujoh is a prisoner. Being a devout follower of DIO, Enrico Pucci has a mental state that is, let’s say, less-than-stable. This man will do anything to live life according to the word of DIO, …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Josuke Higashikata Character Battle Trailer Released

Bandai Namco Entertainment are super excited for their upcoming JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure title Eyes Of Heaven, and to celebrate it’s almost-release they plan on posting character-specific videos that span the game’s entire roster which, last time I checked, is at least fifty strong. So far the list of names is fairly thick, but it’s only going to get thicker! Before jumping in and catching a glimpse of the latest spotlight characters, why not check out those who came before it:  Jonathan Joestar, Robert E.O. Speedwagon, Jotaro Kujo,Okuyasu Nijimura, Bruno Buccellati, Joseph Joestar, Dio Brando, and Gyro Zeppeli. Today’s featured character is another member of the Joestar family that has a Stand who’s abilities I’m honestly not sure I entirely understand. Josuke Higashikata is the main protagonist of Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable, which is a story that follows the lives of three young boys as they hunt down a cereal killer who’s taking countless innocent lives in their small town. His stand, called Crazy Diamond, is much like Star Platinum in the way that it is both fast and …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Gyro Zeppeli Character Battle Trailer Released

In the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure universe there’s this ancient technique called the Ripple that allows any master of the practice to harness the power of the sun to defeat their foes with an array of interesting and incredible weird techniques. Jonathan and Joseph Joestar both know their way around the supernatural art, as well as others like Will and Caesar Zeppeli who, unfortunately, both died for the sake of their individual Joestar family members. After a handful of story arcs, each differing greatly from the last, the world of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is re-written. No longer is there such thing as the Ripple, but there is something that supersedes it…a little technique called Spin. You know what’s going on, right? Come on, surely you do! Bandai Namco Entertainment are super excited for their upcoming JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure title Eyes Of Heaven, and to celebrate it’s almost-release they plan on posting character-specific videos that span the game’s entire roster which, last time I checked, is at least fifty strong. The latest spotlight trailer focuses on the …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Dio Brando Character Battle Trailer Released

I’ve done about seven of these articles at the time of writing this one. I try my hardest to put a little bit of character specific flair into each and every one by referencing their personality types, battle tactics, etc., but with Dio Brando…all I can do is make the same jokes everyone else has already made. You know the whole “it was I, Dio” thing, yeah, it’s kind of gotten old, and yet here I am fighting with myself because, well…damn, I want to make some of those jokes too, so here I go: [Insert Dio Meme Here] Bandai Namco Entertainment are doing this interesting thing wherein which they’re periodically releasing character-specific trailers in the lead-up to their upcoming action title JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven. So far we’ve seen about seven of them, of which I’ll make sure to specify in the latter sections of this article, and we’re only going to be seeing more and more, considering there are over fifty playable characters, and I’m fairly certain they want to get …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Bruno Buccellati Character Battle Trailer Released

By now I’m sure you know the story, but I’ll reiterate quickly for the sake of consistence: Bandai Namco Entertainment, in the lead up to the release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven, are systematically releasing character-specific battle trailers that showcase the abilities of each and every individual addition to the new game’s roster. So far, we’ve seen trailers for Jonathan Joestar, Robert E.O.Speedwagon, Jotaron Kujo, and Okuyasu Nijimura, but today’s video focuses on none other than the zipper man himself; Bruno Buccellati. This young gangster made his first appearance in the one-shot Manga “Jolyne, Fly High With Gucchi” but became a fully fleshed-out character in the pages of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Part 4: Vento Aureo alongside main character Giorno Giovanna. His stand, Sticky Fingers, has the strange but applicable ability to zip open portals into any physical matter by manifesting a zipper over the area he wishes. His ability can be used to hide, making it easy for him to get the drop on his enemy, but it isn’t just this strange …

One Piece: Burning Blood To Feature General Franky And X Drake

Yeah, I bet you didn’t expect these two One Piece characters to be featured on the roster of the upcoming fighting title One Piece: Burning Blood. So far, the most we’ve heard about this game is that it will feature realistic battles between Devil Fruit and Haki users, with those of the Logia type being able to make themselves invulnerable and those knowing how to use Haki being able to activate and shut said Logia users down, but never once was it mentioned that there would be gargantuan characters like X Drake and General Franky thrown into the mix. The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump has just been released over in Japan, and between the pages of this much-loved weekly magazine lies this incredible news regarding the upcoming multi-platform fighter and it’s extended roster. The screenshots featured in the full-page spot shows X Drake in his Tyrannosaurus Rex form going head-to-head with the General Franky confirming that this game will at least have one large-scale battle between two damn big characters. X Drake has …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Jotaro Kujo Character Battle Trailer Released

Bandai Namco Entertainment, to celebrate the upcoming release of their brawler title JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, have been systematically releasing gameplay trailers focusing on specific characters from the series’ long-lineage. The first two that were released highlight the battle prowess of both Jonathan Joestar and Robert E.O. Speedwagon, and the latest character battle trailer to be released focuses entirely on the most popular JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure protagonist, the ever-broody Jotaro Kujo. Now I honestly don’t think I have to explain much regarding the main character of Stardust Crusaders because, well…everyone knows who Jotaro Kujo is. He truly is one of the most well-known Shonen Jump characters of all time and his presence is so impactful, it’s hard not to have his name burned into the side of your brain. With his Stand Star Platinum at his side, this juvenile delinquent can pretty much trump any adversary that stands in his way, even the all powerful DIO, whom he decimated with a single punch…practically. Returning from Eyes Of Heaven’s predecessor All-Star Battle, Jotaru Kujo …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Robert E.O. Speedwagon Character Battle Trailer Released

Let’s be entirely honest, readers; Robert E.O. Speedwagon is everyone’s favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure character. I mean, Jotaro Kujo is pretty damn cool with his rough hat and his long coat, but do you know what’s cooler? Pretty much everything owned by Robert E.O. Speedwagon and, yes, I WILL be referring to Robert E.O. Speedwagon by his full name throughout this entire article. It’s what Robert E.O. Speedwagon deserves. Nothing less. So, considering you’ve already read the title of this here article, I’m sure you are already aware that Robert E.O. Speedwagon will be a playable character in the upcoming Bandai Namco Entertainment brawler title JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eye’s Of Heaven. A few days ago, Bandai Namco released a video highlighting the battle tactics of the long-running series’ original protagonist Jonathan Joestar, but it’s not time to make way for his first ever friend and greatest ally; Robert E.O. Speedwagon. If you’re the type of person who’s wondering how Robert E.O. Speedwagon would fight if he ever had the absolute need to, this is the …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Jonathan Joestar Character Battle Trailer Released

You know that there’s another JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure game coming out right? Yeah, I thought so. Anyone who’s anyone know’s that! It’s called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven and it’s a follow up to the previously released PlayStation 3 fighting game All-Star Battle. Well it looks as though Bandai Namco Entertainment think that we’ve all forgotten about the characters that appeared in All-Star Battle and are taking this chance to re-introduce us with a series of introduction videos that should highlight some of the new additions to the game’s roster while also taking a look back at some of the old favorites. The very first in this, possible, series of fifty videos (seeing as there are fifty playable characters in the upcoming game) focuses entirely on the very first notable Joestar; Jonathan. Having had to train to defeat his step-brother Dio Brando who, in true Dio fashion, turned himself into a powerful Vampire, Jonathan trained in the art of the Ripple; an ability that uses the power of Solar Energy to vanquish foes, especially …

Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoker – New Playable Character Announced For One Piece: Burning Blood

Do me a favour, I need help proving something; go ahead and ask any One Piece fan who their favorite character is. Chances are, they’re all going to be drastically different, of course, but I have a sneaking suspicious they’ll all mention Smoker at least once during the conversation because, well…he’s Smoker. There’s a new One Piece game on the horizon, and this time it’s not being developed by Omega Force which means it’s not going to be another Pirate Warriors title! Wahoo! One Piece: Burning Blood was announced by Bandai Namco Entertainment recently and already it has been confirmed to be making it’s way to the West next year. Despite that, there’s not a great deal we know about this upcoming fighting game; we know that it won’t be like previously released One Piece titles, and we know that the gameplay mechanics will have a great deal to do with Haki and Logia users. If you don’t know what those two things are, I think you may be in the wrong place. V-Jump, a Japanese …

This Heavenly Form Of DIO Is Set To Feature In JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven

The concept of a God is already quite frightening. While it gives many religious-types around the world a large sense of solace, simply pondering the metaphysical presence of an unearthly deity is mind-boggling. Now think about a God that would let an A-Grade piece of Vampiric garbage like Dio Brando into Heaven…is that a God you want to follow? Hell no! Why? Because if it has let Dio through those pearly gates and into Nirvana, I can imagine who else is waiting up there for our arrival. The upcoming Bandai Namco Entertainment title JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven is a follow up fighting game to the previously released All-Star Battle, both of which allow players to slot themselves into the shoes of their favorite JJBA characters and duke it out Stand-style in ways only the character cast of this oddball series knows. The Japanese pop culture magazine Ultra Jump has this week revealed a brand-new character that will be playable in the upcoming game, and while he is technically brand-new…he’s a guy we’ve seen …

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Set To Be Released In North America This February

Here we go, we’ve finally got a date courtesy of Bandai Namco Entertainment who’ve today announced that the upcoming PlayStation Vita/PlayStation 4 exclusive Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth is set to hit local shelves across North America on the 2nd of February next year. Up until this point in time, all we knew about the release of this game is that it was going to be made available sometime in 2016, which seems so far away despite the fact that 2015 is quickly coming to an end. Bandai Namco Entertainment announced alongside the release date that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth’s PlayStation 4 version will be made available both digitally and physically, with the physical version coming with some exciting pre-order bonuses that include a couple of costumes for the main character’s Agumon, a set of items thrown together to help the player out during the beginning of the game, with additional Digimon partners like BlackAgumon, BlackGabumon, Beelzemon, and Cherubimon. Unfortunately the PlayStation Vita version of the game will only be getting a digital release therefor you cannot …

Meet The Felonious Inspirations Behind Persona 5’s New Crew

Chances are, if you’re reading this, than you’re very much aware of the Shin Megami Tensei offshoot series Persona. Even more, I’m sure you’re very much aware of the fact that there’s a new Persona game on the way courtesy of the hard-working developers over at ATLUS. The next numerical addition to the series, Persona 5, is looking to be quite a bit different from it’s predecessors in many ways. The list of changes for the new game is almost endless, but overly positive. Like with any new addition to a series, certain aspects of what made previous titles popular are changed, but what continues to keep the series as a whole highly-revered is that the core features aren’t altered. One of those particular features seen throughout each addition to the Persona series are the Personas themselves. Changing thematically across each of the games, one thing remains the same; they’re demon-like creatures that mirror one’s heart…and that’s no different for Persona 5. If you care to cast your mind back you’ll quickly come to remember that …

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot – One Piece: Burning Blood Hits The West In 2016

This is news regarding an upcoming One Piece video game so, chances are, you’ve already heard everything you possibly could’ve about it. That’s just the way promotion works for new titles based on this highly-popular Shonen Jump series. Only recently, Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed the Spike Chunsoft-developed One Piece: Burning Blood, announcing that it will not only be getting a release across Japan but also throughout the West. What we, the pop culture-loving people, were not told was WHEN we would be seeing this title hit local shelves, and today…that’s exactly what Bandai Namco have announced. Lacking specifics, One Piece: Burning Blood is confirmed to be released in the West sometime in 2016 for not only the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, but also for the Xbox One, making it the first One Piece video game title to cross the console border, previously only being released on Sony systems. Burning Blood will be unlike all the other One Piece video game titles that have come before it, rather than playing as a single character against …

Junji Ito Revealed To Have Been Working Alongside Kojima And Del Toro For Silent Hills

How much more upsetting could the cancellation of Silent Hills possibly get? Mid to late last year, a mysterious playable demo for a brand-new game was released on the PlayStation 4. Labelled “P.T.“, nobody really knew exactly what game this was a demo for…until the very end, when it revealed itself to be the love child of modern day pop cultures’ most brilliant minds. The video game was Silent Hills and it brought together video game and silver screen royalty; Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro, alongside one of the more popular survival-type actors Norman Reedus, most famous as Daryl Dixon from AMC’s The Walking Dead. With these three onboard, and clear evidence of the game’s greatness thanks to the playable demo, Silent Hills was looking be one of the most anticipated games of the near future. That is, until it was cancelled by Konami who seem to be doing some strange stuff as of late. Despite it’s cancellation, Del Toro assured audiences of it’s continuing development process but, since then, we’ve not heard a single …

Upper-Class Fighter – Karin Kanzuki Joins The Roster Of Street Fighter V

Tokyo Game Show 2015 has just begun and, in standard open ceremony-style celebration, Capcom have already revealed another character for their upcoming PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive Street Fighter V. To add to the other fighters who’re making a return to the Street Fighter franchise after falling into obscurity after Street Fighter Alpha 3, Karin Kanzuki has just been announced as the latest character to be added to the Street Fighter V roster. Like the rest of the cast, she’s earned herself a visual upgrade, both costume and graphics-wise, so looking at her duke it out with the other new members of the Street Fighter crew will be even sweeter! Alongside the announcement itself comes a trailer featuring the classy girl in all her fancy action, kicking the ever-living crap out of new character Rashid, which we have provided for you just below. Street Fighter V is set for a 2016 release across the world for, once again, the PlayStation 4 and PC. -30-

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Kyoko Kuremi Story Overview Trailer Released

The fact that Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth has already been released over in Japan hasn’t stopped Bandai Namco Entertainment from promoting it across the rest of the world. Tokyo Game Show 2015 has only just begun and already we’re catching wind of some amazing new video game announcements and updates. One of the more exciting ones is the new trailer for the upcoming PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 title Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth which is, surprisingly, making it’s way to the West sometime in 2016. Narrated by Cyber Detective Kyoko Kuremi, the trailer’s dialogue is spoken entirely in English and goes on to detail the game’s story; something we’ve seen time and time again in Japanese trailers but never in English. While the trailer doesn’t exactly show anything new about the game, the fact that it was put together just for Western audiences really drives home the point that this game is indeed on it’s way to local shelves. Tokyo Game Show 2015 has only just begun so there’s still plenty of amazing video game …

It’s A Dog Beat Dog World – Killing Bites Tokyo Game Show 2015 Trailer Released

With Tokyo Game Show 2015 well underway, you would not be faulted for expecting a few trailers to see a release. I especially won’t fault you considering that a new trailer is exactly what I am here to talk about. This time around, say hello to Killing Bites. From what was shown, the game centres around some lovely hybrid ladies, who bring some animalistic elements to some kind of fight. Though I’m not exactly sure if they’re fighting each other, or the more complete bestial characters that also exist (such as the wolf seen in the trailer), you can be damn sure that they’ll fight…in one way or another. Ok, so this was one of those cinematic trailers that introduced the idea of a game without actually showing the content. But, popular or not, it is a style of advertisement that has become commonplace in the video game industry. But I digress, at the very least, Killing Bites looks interesting enough to warrant looking a gameplay trailer, whenever it releases. So…that all sounded pretty negative …

The Despair Continues – Spike Chunsoft Announces Danganronpa V3

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls has finally been released across the globe. Spike Chunsoft, the developers of the Danganronpa series of depressing but enjoyable video games, understand that the world has now been given the chance to thoroughly enjoy their last amazing title, but what they also understand is that, because it was so enjoyable…people want more of it. That is what makes the announcement of Danganronpa V3 at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Press Conference so much sweeter! Yes! Danganronpa V3! The despair continues perpetually! Not much about the game was actually revealed at the conference. Although Spike Chunsoft did reveal a teaser trailer for the game…not much was said or shown. All Spike Chunsoft have told the world is that there’s going to be a new Danganronpa game set in a new school, and it will be released not only on the PlayStation Vita like it’s predecessors but also on the PlayStation 4. That is all. Regardless of the lack of information detailed to worldwide audience…I’m sure everyone interested in Danganronpa …

The Past And The Future Collide – Sega Announces Yakuza: Kiwami and Yakuza 6

What could possibly be better than the announcement of a brand-new Yakuza game? How about a complete remake of the original Yakuza game set to be released on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4? Yeah, today is a pretty good day for those of you out there who are fans of the action series. Sega announced today, at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Press Conference, two new titles both of which belong to the long line of Yakuza video games which dates back to 2005 with the release of the very first title in the series. The first is Yakuza 6 which, as you already know, is the latest in the line of numerical Yakuza games which will, once again, follow the crime-riddled story of Kazuma Kiryu. The other announcement, a game titled Yakuza: Kiwami, is the complete remake of the very first Yakuza video game, giving a brand-new definition to the phrase “HD Remake“. While not much is known about Yakuza 6, including overall story and when the game is set to be …

Bandai Namco Entertainment Announces One Piece: Burning Blood

About a week or so ago, I wrote an article regarding Bandai Namco Entertainment and their licensing of a video game name that went by the name Burning Blood. In this article I compared the name to that of the Japanese delinquent fight game Crows: Burning Edge, stating that there was a possibility that the company plan on bringing said game to the West under a new title. As it turns out…I’m dead wrong. The name Burning Blood actually belongs to a brand-new One Piece fighting game set to be released for the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 4. How do I know this now? Well Bandai Namco Entertainment announced this alongside a trailer for the upcoming One Piece game at this year’s Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Press conference. Not much is known about this One Piece game, as of right now, but by judging by the trailer it looks as though it will focus heavily on the adoptive brothers Luffy, Ace, and Sabo; each of which being heavily present showing off their fierce fighting …

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos – Review

There is something about underdressed girls with sharp weapons fighting the forces of the undead that just seems to get people going. If that wasn’t the case, then how is it that Onechanbara has a long lineage of over ten games spanning from 2004 all the way up until 2015? Surely Tamsoft, the company behind the series’ development, are doing something right otherwise they wouldn’t have been given the money to continue developing additions to the series for all these years. It must be something primal within us, to want to mix sexuality with brutality…surely. Regardless, it seems to work, so I wont try to dissect it any more than I should. Instead, I should try to enjoy it for exactly what it is: A sexy gore-fest. Mindscape Australia, in conjunction with NIS America (Europe), have recently released Onechanbara Z2: Chaos across both Australia and New Zealand, and us here at SnapThirty have been given the mighty pleasure of reviewing it thanks to said companies. It’s a title I never once thought of playing, having seen …

Rainbow Mika Revealed As Playable Character For Street Fighter V

I’ll let you in on a little secret, reader; back when I was a young man and I had just gotten my hands on a copy of Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max…I had a serious crush on the bodacious professional wrestler Rainbow Mika. Maybe it was her long blonde hair, maybe it was her revealing outfit, or maybe it was her signature technique the Flying Peach, whatever the case, this fictional character stole my young heart and, since then, I’ve made sure to always leave a place open for her when she chooses to make her return to the fighting arena…which is now. Capcom have just announced the return of R. Mika for Street Fighter V with a fantastic and exciting trailer that shows off her next generation looks as well as her devastating wrestling style that seems to now involve getting a helping hand from another powerful grappler. What’s better than a single Flying Peach? How about two?! Alongside the announcement trailer, Capcom also released a fairly detailed explanation of not only her character …

Fight Alongside The Big Hero 6 Team In Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts III

My assumption is that you all saw this coming, right? I mean, how couldn’t you?! Disney comes out with one of it’s most enjoyable movies to date, and there’s a new Kingdom Hearts video game just on the horizon, destiny dictates that these two things are meant to come together! Of course! Straight from Disney’s D23 Expo 2015 comes the exciting news that players will be able to experience the exciting cross-culture city of San Fransokyo from the hit film Big Hero 6 in the upcoming Square Enix title Kingdom Hearts III. The events of the game’s crossover will take place a little while after that of the movie and is apparently set to feature Dark Baymax as the antagonist of the Big Hero 6 world. A Dark Baymax? That’s impossible! No, from what has been said, the game’s true antagonist will bring bag the Baymax left on the other side of the interdimensional portal which you may remember only help Hiro’s combat chip in lieu of Tadashi’s medical-centric one. It’s a good thing the …

Another Reminder – Teaser Trailer Released For Omega Force’s Attack On Titan Game

On that day, mankind received a grim reminder…and since that day we’ve been reminded time and time again that Attack On Titan is one of the modern age’s most popular Anime series’, that’s why a brand-new game based on the horrifyingly gory series has just been announced. Now I’m sure you’ve all played the already-released Attack On Titan video game Humanity In Chains, right? No? Seriously? You at least know about it then. Surely. It was released exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS not too long ago and was met with a mediocre response. Yeah…not many people liked it, unfortunately. I guess that’s why developers Omega Force have decided to try their hand and making an enjoyable Attack On Titan game. The upcoming game, which was teased about two days ago to then be swiftly confirmed today, will hit shelves sometime in 2016. At least, that’s what Koei Tecmo America have assured the pop culture world. The game doesn’t even have an official title, yet we have a release year. Something is a little fishy about all this, …

Dragon Quest XI: In Search Of Departed Time Announced For The PS4 And 3DS

You know, it’s awesome that Square Enix are getting creative with their off-shoot Dragon Quest titles like Heroes, Builders and Monsters Joker 3, but what the fans really long for deep inside is another addition to the main line of numerical titles; one that’s made specifically for the new age of video games, and one that’s not just an updated re-release of an older title. This is why Square Enix’s announcement of Dragon Quest XI: In Search Of Departed Time is so incredibly exciting! Announced at a special Dragon Quest-centric conference, Square Enix revealed this new title saying that it is currently in development for both the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS. It was also briefly mentioned that a title may be considered for Nintendo’s mystical new console; the Nintendo NX. Apart from actually revealing the game to audiences, Square Enix did their very best not to say anything more than what they needed to in order to get the worldwide Dragon Quest audience hyper excited for the upcoming title. Showing two early gameplay …

The King Of Monsters Is Back – Godzilla Now Available

Gone but never lost, Godzilla returns once again as the king of monsters we all known him to be! Bandai Namco Entertainment are incredibly pleased to announce that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 action title Godzilla has now been made available for digital download across Australia and New Zealand! This new game brings to life the destructive power of the world’s most powerful Kaiju in ways we’ve never seen before. While old-school Kaiju films and terrible Hollywood remakes show what a powerful creature like Godzilla would do in real life, this new game allows you to take control of the reptilian God and his monstrous opponents so that you’ll be able to feel what it is like to be your very own Kaiju! Developed by Japanese videogame studio NATSUME ATARI INC., GODZILLA gives players control of one of the most famous and destructive Kaiju (special effects monsters) in entertainment history. As Godzilla, players will have the power to trample and lay waste to cities. Players will also have to collect G-Energy which can be used …

Changing The Game – Street Fighter V Kicks Purchasable DLC To The Curb

Buying and playing a video game should be as simple as buying and playing it, but that is no longer the case. We live in an age wherein which video games are released incomplete. Us, the players, are forced to update time and time again thanks to new features added to a new title weeks after initial release. Some of these updates are known as DLC and some of the developers behind the games practically force the players to use even more real-life money to add to a game that, for all intents and purposes, should have been complete upon release. Capcom has mastered this style of money-making with it’s more recent Street Fighter titles that are released over and over again with mostly the same content bar maybe a handful of new characters and playable stages, so why have they decided to make a change with Street Fighter V? We have no idea, but it’s damn exciting that they have! Capcom has released a great deal of information regarding their upcoming title Street Fighter V, …

Sick Of Minecraft? Let Me Introduce You To Dragon Quest Builders!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past half a decade, you’d know exactly what Minecraft is and exactly how damn popular the video game has become. What started off as this strange indie title wherein which players can deconstruct then reconstruct the world around them quickly became a reason for people of all ages to never leave their personal computers. Not only that, but it is a game that launched a thousand YouTube careers. Long story short; it’s a very popular game…but so is Dragon Quest. What does Dragon Quest have to do with Minecraft? Well, before today, not a great deal, but Square Enix have just announced their new Dragon Quest title and it’s very similar to the low-resolution, block-building game we’ve all come to know and love. It’s called Dragon Quest Builders and it has been labelled a “block-building RPG“. So far only one screenshot of the game has been released and it honestly just looks like Minecraft with a Dragon Quest-themed modification which could honestly be exactly what Square Enix …

Digi-Prayers Answered – Bandai Namco Announces Western Release Of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

I woke up in a pretty good mood today but it has now been multiplied by a million thanks to some news straight from Bandai Namco Entertainment’s RPG panel at Anime Expo 2015 regarding the Western localisation of a Digimon video game that fans have been waiting for ever since they first dreamed of a more mature piece of Digital Monsters media. The game is called Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, and it revolves around a young man or women, depending on your choice, who must travel between the real world and the Digital World in order to uncover the secrets behind a mysterious virus that’s spreading from human to human causing sickness and death. Of course, there to help are a whole bunch of Digimon who you’ll have to befriend, raise, train, and evolve in order to restore balance and retain peace in both worlds. Canada’s Amazon portal recently listed this Adventure/RPG as a PlayStation 4 title and fans finally found a shred of hope. Now, thanks to Bandai Namco Entertainment’s panel, we’ve been given something solid …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Bandai Namco Europe Reveals Collector’s Edition

No other publishers do special edition releases the way Bandai Namco Entertainment does special edition releases. So you’re excited for their upcoming fighting title Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, huh? Good! Prepare to be even more excited though because Bandai Namco’s European branch just revealed that they will be releasing a special collector’s edition for the new Naruto game that will blow you away. Big time! We know you would’ve just been happy with the game itself, it’s super exciting just to get a new Naruto game, but Bandai Namco Entertainment always go above and beyond with their releases so now you’ve got the option to purchase this collector’s edition. I’m sorry…what does it come with, you ask? Well allow me to explain: Alongside a beautiful collector’s box and steel case which happens to feature eternal rivals Naruto and Sasuke, the collector’s edition comes with an illustration of the lady’s man himself (Sasuke Uchiha), an artbook showcasing illustrations and design works from each of the past Ultimate Ninja Storm titles, and a 17cm figurine …

Boruto And Sarada Revealed As Characters For Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

You can’t get enough of Naruto can you? Nah, I didn’t think so. It’s fine, it’s fine, the world can’t get enough of Naruto so you’re very much in the majority here. The latest issue of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump has been released today and some fantastic world citizens have don’t the rest of us a solid by tearing out some pages from the new magazine, scanning them, and then putting them on the internet for the rest of us to see. These new scans reveal some awesome things about the upcoming Bandai Namco fighting title Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 that’ll have fans of the series the world over going absolutely bonkers in excitement. Three brand-new characters have been added to the mix with this week’s announcement. Two of them you already know thanks to the strategically worded article title that I came up with but the other, well…she’s one of the most powerful Naruto enemies our heroes have ever had to face. The originator of Chakra; Kaguya Otsutsuki has been revealed as …

Steal Back The Future – Persona 5 Official Second Trailer Leaked

You know about Persona 4: Dancing All Night don’t you? It’s the spin-off PlayStation Vita title that has you, the main cast of Persona 4, dance your way through the world of the Shadows for reasons mostly unknown to everyone but ATLUS themselves. Well the rhythm title was released over in Japan only recently and with first run copies came an extra DVD that happened to feature the second official trailer for the more exciting upcoming ATLUS title Persona 5. Some grand citizen of this world ripped the trailer from the disc and placed on the fantastic tool we call the internet for us all to see before ATLUS could release it themselves. Naughty, naughty! The second trailer features mostly the same footage as the first but you’ll catch some pretty awesome updates that show what looo to be regular humans transforming into Shadows and a pair of characters that may just take the place of Margaret who tool care of all your Velvet Room needs back in Persona 4. No matter what the damn …

Could Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Really Be Coming To The West?

The 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo is now more or less over for the year. Fans were rocked by some incredible announcements and left unimpressed by others; much like the expo from last year, the year before, and every other one prior to that. It’s simply how these things go. Bandai Namco Games really brought their A-Game this year by announcing Dark Souls 3, alongside some other big titles, but one of the video games fans were hoping to hear about was simply not mentioned at all. That game is the PlayStation Vita’s own Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth; a Digimon video game made for the generation that grew alongside the franchise from conception to current times. This RPG title has been in the hearts and minds of the fans ever since it was announced and it will continue to stay that way until it is firmly in our hands. Well although it wasn’t spoken about at E3, it seems as though Amazon Canada want people in a bit of a fact-finding frenzy seeing as they’ve listed …

Some Wars Never End – Transformers: Devastation Revealed, Developed By PlatinumGames

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; that period just before the beginning of the Electronic Entertainment Expo wherein which video gaming fans are treated to some tasty news leaks before their scheduled reveals. It has already been revealed that Street Fighter’s Ryu and Fire Emblem’s Roy will be joining the already sizeable Super Smash Bros. roster thanks to an early update released in Japan, and now Best Buy Canada have spilled the beans a little early regarding a brand-new Transformers video game developed by Osaka’s PlatinumGames and set to be published by the very much unloved…Activision. Unconfirmed by neither PlatinumGames nor Activision, this game was placed on Best Buy Canada’s online store as a game up for pre-order. People are speculating that this was one of the “big reveals” supposedly saved for the E3 festivities but are already very much underwhelmed by the fact that it is just another Transformers title. Not only that but after seeing the way in which Activision and PlatinumGames came together for The Legend Of Korra game, video …

All Six Paths Lead To Demise – Madara Confirmed As Playable Character For Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

There’s nothing better than a good video game, and every good video game always comes with an exciting and brutally powerful bad guy thrown into the mix to put the hero to the test. Originally it was Orochimaru who posses the biggest threat to our outrageous Shinobi hero Naruto…but that was some time ago. Massage Kishimoto, the creator of the series, kicked the snake man to the curb a long time ago and since then the spot of all-powerful antagonist has been filled by countless men and women all of which have fallen victim to the might of the ninja world’s greatest warrior. One of the final villains of the series, a man called Madara Uchiha, really made Naruto work for his heroic title and, if you ask me…he almost succeeded in his plan of utter world domination. Too bad the power of a Shonen hero is far too much for any bad guy to handle. Well Mr. Madara Uchiha being such a good bad guy, it’s only natural that he would appear in the …

Capcom Announces Mega Man Legacy Collection, Fans Not Impressed

Talk to enough people about Mega Man and you’ll soon come to realise the Blue Bomber is close to being pretty much dead. Fact is; it has been this way for quite some time, which makes it even more unfortunate. Some will say the kid robot still has what it takes to match more contemporary video game mascots but Capcom has already replaced him with Street Fighter’s Ryu and the man that created him no longer works for the company…so yeah. Capcom, in an attempt to satiate the fans’ need for the side-scrolling legend, have announced a new video game collection that compiles the first six Mega Man games in the series’ lineup. You’d think this would be pretty exciting for those of us out there who still very much love the series, but…you’d be wrong. After surfing the web for a bit, scouring comment sections and forums, I’ve come to understand that this attempt at reviving Mega Man has not worked entirely in Capcom’s favour. While few people showed genuine interest in the collection, …

The War Rages On – Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Is Headed To A PC Near You

People simply cannot get enough of Final Fantasy! Even more, people simply cannot get enough of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and I can absolutely see why; Western audiences had to wait so very long to get their hands on this title and now that they have…they simply don’t want to let it go. The only bad thing about the next generation release of this once PlayStation Portable game is that it was only made available on the PlayStation 4. For people like me who actually have a PlayStation 4 this is absolutely fine, but it is more for those people out there who do not! At the 2015 MSI Computex Gaming Night event, Square Enix announced that they will be releasing the game in all it’s true HD glory for PCs sometime in the near future through Steam which I’m sure you all know about. Hell, I’m sure you all spend most of your money during Steam sales, and now you’ve just got another game to add to the hundreds you’ve yet to even install …

Mighty Things, Small Packages – Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition Announced 

 Overnight, Comcept and Deep Silver who’re now the publishers of Keiji Inafune’s attempt to revive Mega Man announced an interesting special edition pack for their upcoming title Mighty No. 9. For the longest time we had heard no word regarding this modern day side-scroller and then all of the sudden we’re given this; the Mighty No. 9 – Signature Edition which comes packed with a copy of the vidro game, a 6.5 inch figurine of Beck himself, and a replica of Keiji Inafune’s signature which will be placed on the box of the pack. The most exciting feature of this Signature Edition would have to be the posable figure of Beck which not only stands at a pretty nice 6.5 inches tall, as mentioned, but also comes with three interchangeable faceplates to match your mood. The awesome thing about this edition as a whole is that it will only set buyers back about $60, but you’ll have to investigatw local video game retailers just to make. Prices change all over the world. The price of …

Promotional Stand Reveals Dragon Quest Heroes North American Release Date

Isn’t it funny how sometimes even cardboard cutouts can do a better job breaking news about a new video game than actual publishers? A promotional stand sitting in the back room of a video game retailer over in North America advertising the release date for the much-anticipated Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe And The Blight Below has been shared online thanks to Twitter user @Wario64 who got a snap of his flat friend taking a break before actually being placed out into the store to promote the game’s release. The date is the 13th of October so mark it on your calendars just incase you’re prone to forgetfulness! Though Square Enix hasn’t come out with any official announcement of the release date, if you check out the Dragon Quest Heroes page on Best Buy’s website, it features the same date which can only mean it is official…right? I’m sure we’ll hear from Square Enix soon enough with an official statement. Until that happens and until the actual game is released, why don’t you check out …

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster – PlayStation 4 Review

My history with Final Fantasy X, and by association Final Fantasy X-2, is one that stretches all the way back to my high school days. Having a friend utterly obsessed with the duo of games, it was hard for me to avoid hearing about the ins and outs of what many consider to be the greatest Final Fantasy title ever released…and it’s less-than-great sequel. I once tried my hand at Final Fantasy X but, thanks to my borderline-ADD, I couldn’t find it in myself to properly appreciate what it had to offer. Years later, Square Enix decides that it is time to bring the pair of games into the new year and they release the HD Remaster of both on the PlayStation 4. I decide that it’s time for me to have one last crack at them before I close the book for good. I feel as though I owe it to my friend, and all lovers of both FF X and FF X-2, to properly immerse myself in the story that has stayed in …

J-Stars Victory Vs+ – Toriko, And Reborn! Vs Rurouni Kenshin English Trailers Released

There’s nothing that can revitalise a love for something more than a well put-together video game trailer. Bandai Namco Games has today released two more English trailers for their upcoming crossover fighting title J-Stars Victroy Vs+, both of which make me want to sit down and engulf myself in what both modern day and past Shonen Jump has to offer. The first trailer features Toriko’s titular character facing up against his eternal rival Zebra in what is described as not only a quest for the perfect food but for the perfect battle. The second trailer spans across two series’; Reborn! and Rurouni Kenshin, both of which feature young protagonists who fight only for the sake of peace, but will battle each other because, well…J-Stars Victory Vs+ really has no rules! Fight to your heart’s content! These trailers look so great, they’ve made me want to go back and re-watch Reborn!, they’ve made me want to start reading Toriko, they’ve made me want to experience Rurouni Kenshin like many people before me already have. THAT’S the power …

Za Furu! – Iggy Returns In JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven

The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump has been released and with it always comes some juicy news about the young man’s genre and the series’ that call it home. This time around, Bandai Namco Games have revealed (through the magazine of course) four more characters set to appear in the upcoming fighting title based on the long-running and highly popular JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure series; Eyes Of Heaven. This new title will bring back what we all enjoyed about Bandai Namco’s previous JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure fighting title All-Star Battle but will also feature some huge updates to both gameplay mechanics and character roster. As mentioned in the article title; Iggy the Boston Terrier will return as a playable fighter in the new game as well as Dio Brando from the Phantom Blood arc of the series. The two characters NOT seen in the previous game who will be joining the cast this time around are Joseph Joestar and N’Doul, both from the Stardust Crusaders arc of the series. Dio, much like the last game, will …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – First Look At Obito Uchiha 

Be honest; how well do you know Obito Uchiha? My guess is…not that well, which is fine because nobody knows him all that well. It’s kind of part of his charm as a bad guy. The problem with mystery is that, for the quizzical types like you and I, not knowing something about a character can be like a living hell! A week or so ago when Bandai Namco Games revealed that a gruesome Obito Uchiha fused with the plant man Zetsu would appear as a playable character in the upcoming fighting game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. I found myself somewhat excited but also somewhat confused: What the hell will this guy be like to use? Will he fight like an Uchiha? Will he fight like a plant…man? I have no idea! Bandai Namco Games have today released a handful of screenshots alongside a nice character model of the new fighter that dont necessarily divulge any real information but they do show us what he’s going to be like in the game, which …

Omega Quintet – Review

Obsessions with musical icons has always been such a predominant thing in the history of the known world. As far back as records go, there was always a standout musical talent or act that caught the hearts and minds of the people of the generation. Like anything else that stretches so far back into the past, it is a social phenomenon that has only continued to grow. In this day and age we have young girls self-harming for the sake of proving a point simply because one particular member of a boy band decided that the life of a young star was way too much for him to handle, so I think I’m safe to say it’s reached somewhat of a destructive point. We look at Japan and it’s pop idol obsession like it is something so foreign to us but if you just think about it for more than a split second you’ll come to realise that…no, it’s not that different to the way us living in Western countries like North America and Australia act. …

Bandai Namco Reveals Contents Of Dragon Ball: XenoVerse DLC Pack Three

We live in the age of download content. This is what being a gamer in modern times is like; we purchase a video game for full price then, over time, the developers continue working on it to then release DLC pack after DLC pack until you’ve spend just about as much money on digital content as you did on the game itself. Some companies really go above and beyond when it comes to add-on content, were looking at you Capcom, and others like Bandai Namco Games do only what is necessary. When it comes to the third DLC pack of Bandai Namco’s latest Dragon Ball Z title XenoVerse, it is the release of a new movie titled Resurrection F that justifies this new addition to an already very much content populated game. Much like the previous two DLC pack, the third will feature some new playable characters, stages, missions and Masters but unlike the previous two…this one also features blue-haired Saiyans. Super Saiyan God SS Goku, Super Saiyan God SS Vegeta, Golden Frieza and Jaco …

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster For The PlayStation 4 – “Return To Spira” Trailer Released

A little while back Square Enix did something pretty exciting; they released the pair of Final Fantasy X games remastered and tweaked to suit bot the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. As you can probably already tell; fans of the games and fans of the Final Fantasy series in general went crazy for it. That craze was entirely justified because, well…Square Enix brought back one of the more enjoyable Final Fantasy titles, in my opinion. Well the powers at be have, oncer again, decided to re-release these two games but this time there’s something a little different about them…they’ll be for the PlayStation 4. Square Enix are covering all bases with this one and it’s the PS4 that they needed to be able to do so. Here’s what you can expect from the PlayStation 4 version: Better graphics that make it a justified next generation console release, full control over which of the two different soundtracks you’ll be experiencing throughout the story, and the ability to take your save game data from the PlayStation Vita …

XV From XV – Highlight Trailer Released For Final Fantasy XV Demo -Episode Duscae-

Please don’t tell me you missed out on playing the demo for Final Fantasy XV! You know what I’m talking about right? Episode Duscae? Surely when you picked up your copy of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD you made sure to play the free demo that came with it. You didn’t get Final Fantasy Type-0 HD?! That’s insane! No, wait, it’s fine, it’s fine. Square Enix have done us all a solid today, especially those who havn’t played the Episode Duscae demo, and released a pretty great three minute trailer which basically highlights fifteen of the best moments from the Final Fantasy XV demo. Fifteen for fifteen, you get it? Yeah, you get it. Because of limited supplies, it’s not too crazy to imagine that some people didn’t actually get a chance to play the demo. I overreacted before and I apologise. Watching this video will instil in you exactly what playing the demo did; that this is going to be one hell of a great Final Fantasy title. It’s one that fans have been waiting …

Bandai Namco’s “Godzilla” – The Battle Heats Up Trailer Released

I’m sure, if you’re anything like me, the 2014 Godzilla film left you with one monster of a bad taste in your mouth. What we thought was going to be two hours of Heisenberg riding a giant lizard turned out to be crushed expectations and a lacklustre leading man. Thankfully all that is over now and the world is slowly but surely moving on from one of history’s biggest tragedies…I’m talking about the movie. Bandai Namco Games announced a while back that Godzilla will be returning to the world of video games with it’s new title for the PlayStation 3 and 4, appropriately named “Godzilla”. Up until now we only really knew that the game was getting a release but we didn’t know when we could expect it. Bandai Namco Games, alongside releasing a brand-new trailer for the game, revealed that it will be hitting shelves across Europe, Australia and New Zealand on the 17th of July this year. Yes, you read that correctly! In a little under a month we’ll be given the opportunity …

Bandai Namco Games Announces “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Doflamingo Edition”

Both Bandai Namco’s “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 1” and “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2” were huge successes the world over. There are many people, some who aren’t even fans of Anime as a whole, that absolutely adore the adventures of Luffy and crew as they sail around the world of “One Piece” finding new enemies to defeat and new citizens to save. This is why the “One Piece” range of video games does so well! Bandai Namco knows this and because of just how well-received their games are, they always like to give their fans just a little bit more to enjoy with the release of a new title. You know that “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3” is on the verge of being released but what you may not know is that Bandai Namco Games Australia have just announced both a special edition of the upcoming game as well as some pre-order bonuses one can nab just for getting in early. This special video game package is titled the “Doflamingo Edition” and, while obviously coming …

Four Idiots Play: Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round

What happens when four grown men play a fighting game targeted at those with a penchant for violence mixed with a love for some soft-core eroticism? Well, you get this video. The boys from SnapThirty – Frank (@FrankInglese), Luke (@LAHalliday), Kane (@KaneBugeja) and Jahan (@JahanKingKhan) – decide that it’s time they all take on the wild and sexy world of Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round. What ensues is a great deal of screaming, a great deal of aggravation, a great deal of rivalry and a hell of a lot of body appreciation. Watch as long-time fan Jahan takes the other three to school and teaches them never to mess with someone who’s not only good at fighting games but gets stronger the more turned on he gets. It’s weird, it’s strange but it’s great – It’s Dead Or Alive 5 Last Round Huge thanks to Mindscape Australia (Tecmo Koei) who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video. Please support them where you can! -30-

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Finally Gets A Release After All this Time, Celebrate With A Launch Trailer

By now you should know everything you need to know about Square Enix’s “Final Fantasy Type-0 HD”. True fans of the the series would have already researched and discovered everything about the game many years ago when it was released over in Japan on the PlayStation Portable. Unfortunately that version of the game never made it out of the great country but now, in 2015, we’ve just been given a game that is, depending on who you ask, leagues better than its predecessor. Square Enix have now officially released the game across Australia and new Zealand with the North American release coming on the 20th which is only a day or two away depending on where you’re reading from. That doesn’t matter though because, to celebrate, Square Enix has released a launch trailer for the game titled “We Have Arrived” that, while it shows everything we’ve already seen, pretty much just rounds up what the game is going to be about. If you’re exited for “Type-0 HD” and live in Australia or New Zealand; you …

Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Episode 01

The entire history of Dragon Ball Z is in some serious trouble: The enemies are getting stronger, the heroes are getting weaker and everything isn’t happening the way to is supposed to. That’s alright though because the universe has YOU…the player! Earthling? Namekian? Whatever they call Frieza’s race? It doesn’t mater! You’ve got the power of time on your side and now it’s up to you to save history from being permanently re-written; thus is the story of Dragon Ball XenoVerse! Now what happens when a couple of idiots are tasked with saving the world? Chances are…existence will be utterly obliterated. It’ll be fun to watch though! Follow Frank (@FrankInglese) and Kane (@KaneBugeja) as they talk Dragon Ball Z while playing the latest in the series of fighting games; Dragon Ball XenoVerse. It’s silly, it’s crazy, it’s a whole lot of Dragon Ball-related fun! Watch all our “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvZh1IuA_h7ymvXXo3usZAhf3_yprCuJ3 Huge thanks to Bandai Namco Games who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video.  -30-

Heads Up, Western Gamers, “Dragon Quest Heroes” Is Coming Your Way!

Day after day, week after week, month after month, we continue to see more and more of what the upcoming “Dragon Quest Heroes” Action/RPG title has to offer but us living over in the West continue to think to ourselves; “but what if it doesn’t get a localisation?”. It’s scary to think that some of the best looking games don’t make it out of Japan but today Square Enix has wiped away our worries after announcing that the next instalment of the “Dragon Quest” series of video games will indeed be headed to the West sometime this year. That’s fantastic news, especially for those who’ve been following the series all these years! What’s even more exciting is that it will be the very first “Dragon Quest” title to be released on the PlayStation 4 which not only means better graphics but a higher quality of gameplay due to the consoles upgraded capabilities. To say the very least; “Dragon Quest Heroes” is going to be an incredible title that I’m sure won’t disappoint new and old …

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – Now Available Across North America, Australia and New Zealand

Yes! Yes! Yes! The TIME has finally come for fans of the long-running Anime and Manga series “Dragon Ball Z” to finally get their hands on the latest and greatest fighting video game from Bandai Namco Games “Dragon Ball: Xenoverse”. This new game has been a long time coming and has even gone through a release delay but that’s all in the past now because it’s finally here for us all to enjoy! Step into the boots of a Time Patrolman tasked with going back through the entire fictional history of the “Dragon Ball” series, stopping all that has gone wrong and changing the present all for the sake of a wonderful, brighter future. Look, I know, all you want to do right now is go out there and enjoy the game…so go! Now you know it’s out and now you can play it for hours on end! Hey, why not join your Time Patrol friends and take on some missions together? Maybe you can even become the protégé to one of the Z Fighters and learn …

NIS America Is Bringing Disgaea 5 To The West

We all saw this coming right? Of course! it would be an absolute travesty of the much-loved series of tactical RPGs’ newest title didn’t make it to local shores! I’d definitely be in an uproar and I’m sure I wouldn’t be alone. Well, alongside some great news regarding the localisation of “Danganronpa: Another Episode“, NIS America have today announced that they will also be bringing “Disgaea 5” to the West. Though no full english name has been disclosed, NIS America are very much certain that this PlayStation 4 exclusive will be released outside of Japan sometime this year. Of yes, that’s another thing; they didn’t announce exactly WHEN the game will be getting a release, just that it’ll happen sometime this year so stay on the lookout for that. No matter when we are able to get our hands on the new game, I can say for certain that it will get as high a reception as any of the previous “Disgaea” titles in the series. It’s a fan favorite for tactical RPGs and it’ll …

Persona 5 – It’s Time You Meet Arsene: The Gentleman Thief

Now, reader, I’m sure you’re very much aware of what “Persona 5” is. In fact, if I was a betting man I’d put my money on the fact that you’re very much invested in the whole “Persona” series of video games not just the latest addition. You’ve seen the new trailer, you’ve seen the new characters, you’ve seen the new mascot character but what we all wanted to see the most was what kind of Personas would call “P5” their home. Now, thanks to Japan’s Dengeki PlayStation Magazine, we’ve just been introduced to what I’d call the “Main” Persona of the new game and, running with the thief motif, it just so happens to be named after one of the greatest fictional larcenist of all time: A gentleman thief called Arsene Lupin. OK, before you jump to any conclusions, the new Persona is NOT named after the titular character from the long-running Anime and Manga series “Lupin The Third” because, well, Lupin was named after the same character as the Izanagi-like Arsene so, if anything, they’re …

The New Persona 5 Trailer Will Have You Seeing Red

There’s no better news than that of “Persona 5” news and at the very top of my “favorite things to see” list has always been a brand-new trailer. Well ATLUS delivered with the unveiling of the very first full “Persona 5” trailer which showed off a great deal more than I believe a lot of people expected. With a tonne of colour, trailer gave us a glimpse at both the combat and social simulator side of the game, both of which look fantastic! Audiences are somewhat introduced to four members of the main cast but I can’t help imagining that there are going to be a fee more we wont be made privy to until closer to the release. To say the very least; there’s a lot about this trailer that screams “Persona” but there’s also a great deal that boasts the evolution of the great series. With a sinister-looking protagonist, a Bancho best friend, a Rise Kujikawa impersonator and a cat mascot, there’s not much else to be desires which can only mean this …

Akiba’s Trip: Undead And Undressed – PlayStation 4 Review

Just incase you havn’t had enough fun running through the streets of Tokyo’s Akihabara, striping random civilians and getting chased by the cops, NIS America have decided that it’s time for the game you played on both the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 3 to be released on the console with greater capabilities; the PlayStation 4. It was only last year that the West got its chance to taste the incredibly Japanese style of “Akiba’s Strip: Undead and Undressed” and even though it met with pretty average scores the world over, it has still somehow remained such a lovable and well-enjoyed game. At least, people like it enough for the developers over at Acquire to organise for the game to receive an updated port for a “next gen” console. In fact, there’s already word that the same game will, once again, be ported onto another console! This time the Nintendo 3DS. What gameplay mechanics will be added to that version I have no idea, but I’m not here to talk about the game that hasn’t …

Latest Dragon Ball Xenoverse Trailers Shows How Raditz Could Have Survived The Special Beam Cannon

We all remember the first time Goku died in “Dragon Ball Z”, right? It happened almost as soon as he met his Saiyan brother and it was dealt to him by former enemy Piccolo. Goku locked his brother into a sturdy grapple and the green man fired a spiralling laser through both of the monkey men’s chests. Yeah, yeah, everyone remembers this. Do you remember every thinking to yourself; “Surely Raditz could have gotten out of that”? Because I do, and it has plagued me for years. From what I can remember, there was a lot of his body that Goku hadn’t locked up which surely could have been utilised to, you know…escape death. Well Bandai Namco Games Japan have released a brand-new trailer for their upcoming fighting title “Dragon Ball Xenoverse” that shows just how Raditz could have survived the dynamic duo’s team up and, well…it looks like he did it with ease. The video is meant to be showing off how “Dragon Ball” history is being altered in the story of the new …

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Luffy, Law, Doflamingo, Fujitora Gameplay Videos Released

Yo! By now you surely know that there’s another “One Piece” video game on the way right? Of course! The third in the series of “Pirate Warriors” brawlers is set for a release in both Japan and the West this year, and the Publishers of the upcoming title Bandai Namco Games have just released another set of gameplay trailers that each focus on a different character. This isn’t strange for Bandai Namco Games who are constantly giving the pop culture world pieces of pre-release media like screenshots and videos. “Pirate Warriors 3” will feature the same gameplay mechanics fans of the series have come to know and love but, for the sake of those who HAVE played all the games in the series, it will also feature some updated features so that the game doesn’t come across as boring. With a whole new character roster and some awesome-looking graphics, it’s a little hard to pass up what will hopefully be the best “One Piece” video game to date. There is no specific Western release date …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – Robert E.O. Speedwagon Announced as Playable Character

Oh boy! Oh no! Oh…Oh shit! I can’t contain my excitement! The latest edition of Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine has today revealed three more playable characters set to appear in the upcoming “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” tag-team fighting title “Eyes Of Heaven” and while two already featured in this games predecessor, the other didn’t and he’s the most exciting addition of all! Joining the updated roster for the new game will be the Joestar that started it all, Jonathan, alongside his mentor and trainer Will A. Zeppeli…but those guys are boring because anyone that’s read the “Phantom Blood” Manga or watched that arc in the Anime adaptation should know that the true star of the series is one Robert E.O. Speedwagon who has also been announced as another playable character. This. Is. AWESOME! The assumption is that Zeppeli and Jonathan will fight much the same way as they did in the previous game so let’s not focus on them. Instead let’s talk about just how our friend and my personal hero Mr. Speedwagon is going to …

This New Batch of Screenshots Have Proven That One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Is Going To Rock!

Bandai Namco Games, like usually, have today done us all a pretty awesome solid. Like any good video game publisher they’ve gone ahead and released and amazingly huge batch of fresh screenshots from their upcoming PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita action/adventure game “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3”. This series has only gotten better and better thanks to Bandai Namco’s ability to listen to the fans of the games and these new screenshots SHOULD prove to you that the new title is going to be one of the most memorable “One Piece” games of all time. Not only does it have an outstanding playable character roster, it also happens to feature most (if not all) of the “One Piece” story for you to play through as well as some of the best graphics we’ve seen in a “One Piece” game to date. Alongside some high resolution screenshots, Bandai Namco Games also released a few key character visuals to burn into your retinas. “Pirate Warriors 3” is set for a release in Japan this March on …

Disgaea 5 – Seraphina Introduction Video Released

Every hero needs friends. Simple as that! Without a team of trustworthy fighters covering you from all sides, there’s not a good chance you’re going to make it through whatever battle you may be fighting. You need allies! You need people who can help you out! “Disgaea 5” knows what I’m talking about because helping the main character Killia as he tries to set the Netherworld free of the choker hold Void Dark seems to have on it are a bunch of rambunctious ruffians willing to do all they can for the sake of all that is good! The latest in the “Disgaea” series, in case you’re unaware, has a bunch of Demon Lords going up against one terribly evil Demon Lord who only wants to crush the Netherworld and put it under his rule. Well no other Demon Lord wants that so the strongest have decided to team up with the game’s antagonist Killia to take down this ultimate evil. Over time, in the lead up to the release of the game, Nippon Ichi …

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven – First Big Batch Of Screenshots Released

It’s a Friday (in Australia). The week has been long. You’ve been run through the gauntlet. You’re ready to give in…Dont, because Bandai Namco Games are here to pump you back up for what I’ll assume is an awesome weekend to come by releasing the first true batch of screenshots from the upcoming tag team battle brawler “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven” and, let me just say…they’re looking damn fine, baby! Obviously you’ve heard of this new game right? You havn’t?! Well, let me catch you up: Remember that game “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle”? It came out last year and although it lacked much in terms of story mode content and stages it did feature some of the more popular characters from the series and went off, more or less, with a bang. “Eyes Of Heaven” is basically a sequel. What’s changed? Well you can new choose to make your own fighting duo who can come together to perform tag techniques, so that’s pretty exciting! Something else set to feature in the new …

Final Fantasy Type-0 – Traitors Of Orience Trailer

Like any real-life war, propaganda is used to boost the morale of a certain side’s men and women while simultaneously breaking the spirit of the enemy. Despite “Final Fantasy Type-0” being, well…a fantasy title, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have an air of truth about it. Coming only a day after the “Orience News Special Report” trailer which showed just a few of the main cast in a positive light, Square Enix delivers us another trailer which introduces us to more of the crew but is set out like an enemy propaganda film, showing these freedom fighters as cowards and backstabbers. “Final Fantasy Type-0” is set for a release in 2015 on the PlayStation 4 both in and outside of Japan but seeing as how it’s still a little while away, I’d say just enjoy what trailers we have right now and prepare for one hell of an RPG. -30-

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Gameplay Footage Released

I know this is what you’ve been waiting for, reader. I’ve been checking the site statistics and most people visiting this site are doing so because of our “Naruto” content. As of late, most people have been coming thanks to our news on the upcoming “Naruto” fighting game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One “Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” and so I know for a fact that you’ll enjoy this little video that we have for you today. Bandai Namco Games Japan, through the Youtube user PS360HD2 have begun showing the demo for the upcoming game and luckily for us living outside of the great country they have also begun releasing little clips from the game to come that show off just how good it is going to look on release. Now the video below does indeed go for just over a minute…but what you’re seeing is basically the first twenty seconds repeated over and over again. It’s still a damn good twenty seconds though, so don’t skip out on it! This small clip shows …

Disgaea 5 Announced For A North American/European Release

Hype has been swelling around the the newly announced “Disgaea 5” as of late but with all that hype came soft thoughts of whether or not the new tactical RPG title will actually be making it to the West, especially with the comments made by Nippon Ichi Software regarding their financial situation which, rumour has it, is a false statement. With so much uncertainty floating around it’s hard to put your finger on some solid information but NIS America have announced something that will bring a little bit of thought stability to fans of the series: “Disgaea 5” WILL be making its way to the West in the Fall/Autumn of 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. With some awesome updated graphics and the same gameplay mechanics you’ve come to know and love but with a few tweaks for a fresh new take, it’s pretty hard to pass up the new “Disgaea 5” but don’t take it from me, NIS America know exactly why their upcoming game will be legendary and this is why: Alliance Attacks: …

Bandai Namco Games Announces “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven” Fighting Game

Di molto! It was announced today through Japan’s V-Jump Magazine that there’s a new “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” game on its way and goes by the name “Eyes Of Heaven”. Labelled a “follow up” to the PlayStation 3 fighting game “All-Star Battle”, “Eyes Of Heaven” is set for a release on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and will feature a character roster similar to the original game but with some extra additions, two of which have already been revealed: The partial dinosaur Diego Brando (“Steel Ball Run”) and the worlds least-hated Nazi soldier Rudol Von Stroheim (“Battle Tendency”), though if this game is anything like “All-Star Battle”…those names will probably be changed by the time it gets localised. Diego will be voiced by Takehito Koyasu and Stroheim will be voiced by Atsushi Imaruoka, but as far as information on the new game comes…that’s about all of it. There is a new battle mechanic called the “Dual Heat Attack” which leads me to believe we’ll be able to perform combination techniques of some calibre but that’s yet to …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Is Coming To The West

Bandai Namco Games have just revealed that they already have big plans for the Western release of the recently-announced next addition to the “Naruto” video game franchise “Ultimate Ninja Storm 4”  and it comes in the form of a true next generation console release. When announced through Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen jump just the other day, “Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” had only been noted down as a PlayStation 4 release. Well, Bandai Namco Games are going to change that with their localization of the game, announcing that it will be coming to both the Xbox One and the PC (through Steam) as well as for Sony’s latest console. Labelled the “final massive strike”, audiences are lead to believe this is the final “Naruto” game ever, but I stand a little more sceptical. Not shown in the announcement from Shonen Jump but provided by Bandai Namco Games is the official box art for the upcoming fighting game which, unfortunately, has already been met with a level of dislike from fans the world over due to how …

“Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster” Is Coming To The PlayStation 4 In 2015

And we’re very excited about it! The PlayStation Experience event took place over the weekend in Las Vegas and from it came a few awesome announcements of upcoming PlayStation titles set to be released in 2015. We already know that “Final Fantasy VII” is set to be hitting consoles in the coming year but today Square Enix has officially announced that another “FF” title will be joining the PlayStation 4 family and it just so happens to be the previously-released “Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster”. Already available for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, this upcoming PlayStation 4 version of the same game is said to come with some system-exclusive features that have yet to be detailed by Square Enix but my assumption is that, as usual, the audio and visuals are going to be a little more crisp. Apart from that, I have no idea what else we’re to expect from this re-re-release but I’m sure, in due time, Square Enix will give us a little more information. Like “Final Fantasy VII”, “Final Fantasy X/X2 …

Have You Met Killia? – “Disgaea 5” Character Introduction Video Released

Nippon Ichi Software have come out recently and said that the continued existence of the video game developer and publisher now relies solely on how well “Disgaea 5” does upon release. Though sad to see such a wonderful and much-loved company going through some hard times, I like to find fortune in the unfortunate and I think the fact that “Disgaea 5” is going to be their “Hail Mary” is going to work out so well for them. At least, I very much hope so. As a way of promoting the game that could mean life or death for the company and to raise hype for what I’ve quickly come to look at as the next best thing in tactical RPG gaming, Nippon Ichi Software have begun releasing character introduction videos with the first to get the spotlight obviously being the main protagonist of the game…Killia. If you don’t know who Killia is; he’s a young Demon Lord who’s out for revenge and will stop at nothing to exact it. Shirtless and fearless, this Dragonewt …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 4 Announced For The PlayStation 4

“Naruto” is done. Yes, that’s it. It is over forever and you’ll never see any more “Naruto” content. That’s just something you’ll have to deal with. Forever. No “Naruto” stuff. “Naruto” is dead and gone. No…it’s not. The franchise is still going strong and even though the Manga has now officially ended there’s still so much more of “Naruto” to come, making it a series that will truly never die. Not that people want it to. “The Last: Naruto The Movie” started showing in Japanese theatres last weekend and has met quite an awe-inspiring critical and financial reception. There’s still a Manga series to come regarding the next generation of Ninja from the series and, only announced today, there’s a brand-new game on the way but this time it’ll be getting a release on a “next gen” console…the PlayStation 4. So, as you can see, there’s no real lack of “Naruto” in the world right now. In fact, I think there’s probably so much more circulating now thanks to the Manga ending than there ever …

“Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed” To Be Released In Europe Next February

“Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed” for the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 3 has already been released worldwide but NIS America just want you to know that you havn’t seen anything yet, not until you’ve laid eyes on the upcoming PlayStation 4 version of the stripping game many people the world over love so dearly. Yes, in case you havn’t heard; there IS a PlayStation 4 version of this game that comes loaded up with a whole bunch of gameplay extras as well as some fantastic graphics that just couldn’t be seen on the PS3 and PS Vita thanks to their inferior visual capabilities. That isn’t the case anymore though. The PlayStation 4 version is on the way and with it will come a whole new gameplay experience that NIS America boasts people who’ve already played the game will still enjoy. “Undead and Undressed” has already been released on the PlayStation 4 in both Japan and in North America with the next in line to get the game being Europe. NIS America announced today that the …

“Final Fantasy VII” Is Back And This Time It’s Coming To The PlayStation 4

I consider “Final Fantasy VII”, over all other “Final Fantasy” titles, to be the one that will never die. Every once in a while we get another addition to the ever-growing story of the game, or we get an offshoot of it in mobile gaming form, or we get a re-release of it with the last one being for the PC. Square Enix announced over the weekend that arguably the most loved numeric in the “Final Fantasy” family is getting another re-release but this time it will be heading to the PlayStation 4! As mentioned, a PC port of the game was released a while back that featured a few significant upgrades from the original release on the original PlayStation, well the PlayStation 4 version will upgraded once more to perform and look better than that of the PC version making it a whole level more superior than the original. Released alongside the announcement was a video of which we’ve provided below. Square Enix have marked “Final Fantasy VII” down for a Spring 2015 release …

Disgaea 5 – Meet The Demon Lords Christo and Zeroken

There’s nothing more powerful than the friendship shared between two or more people. It’s a fact! Every single kids television show has proven to me that without friendship nothing can be accomplished. This is why Killia, the main character of NIS’ upcoming “Disgaea 5” tactical RPG, will accomplish all the goals he sets out for himself. It’s all because of the friends he keeps. Here’s the story of the game so far: Void Dark is a super evil Demon Lord that plans on conquering the entire Netherworld but there are a bunch of other Demon Lords who don’t necessarily want that because, well…this guy is SUPER evil. Killia, the shirtless main character, has some pretty deep beef with Void Dark and has decided to rise up against him. Unfortunately Killia isn’t strong enough to do it on his own so he sets off on a journey around the Netherworld recruiting other Demon Lords who also don’t like the idea of Void Dark being in total control. This is where Christo and Zeroken come in. In …

Yakuza 0 – Kamurocho/Soutenbori Gameplay Footage Released

Sega have today hosted a small raw streaming event wherein which some lucky personalities got a chance to check out the upcoming video game “Yakuza 0”, to be released on the PlayStation 3 and 4, first hand. This new title, serving as a prequel to the entire “Yakuza” series”, will follow a young Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro as they go from being petty criminals to becoming two of the most revered Yakuza in fictional history. With updated graphics and a tweaked combat system, “Yakuza 0” is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated games that Western audiences may never get their hands on. Yeah…not many fans of the series out there believe that “Yakuza 0” will be getting a release outside of Japan but I’d like to stay hopeful. Though this was a live stream by Sega meaning many missed out on what went on, they’ve gone ahead and posted it online so that the entire world can get a glimpse of what the upcoming game has to offer. This gameplay footage basically takes …

Disgaea 5 – Character Technique Videos Released

The end of 2014 is just on the horizon and the arrival of 2015 will bring about a whole new list of video games set for a release. One of those games just so happens to be Nippon Ichi Software’s next addition to the critically-acclaimed grid-based RPG series “Disgaea 5” for the PlayStation 4. Now at this point in time, not a lot is known about the upcoming game, just that it revolves around a demon lord named Killia who’s on a mighty quest to unite some of the other demon lords to fight for one cause against a hyper-tyrannical being of pure malevolence but, knowing “Disgaea”, I’m sure it’ll be a whole bunch more than just that. With it getting a release over in Japan on the 26th of March in 2015, there’s still plenty of time to wait before anyone gets their hands on this game. That is why Nippon Ichi Software have released a set of very short videos showing audiences a couple of the techniques you’ll be helping these characters master …

Final Fantasy XV – Tech Demo and Walkthrough Videos Released

We’re almost at the end of 2014 which means 2015 is just on the horizon. The new year is exciting not only because we say goodbye to the old but because of the many video games set for a release in the fresh 365 days ahead. One, possibly the most anticipated, is a video game by Square Enix called “Final Fantasy XV”. Maybe you’ve heard of it. I don’t know though, it’s a pretty unheard of series. Yeah…right. “Final Fantasy XV” has been on the mind of JRPG fans every since it was announced which was a lot longer ago than I care to remember only because it has tormented me due to the fact that I don’t yet have it in my hands, but that can be said about many games that haven’t been released. Recently, Paris Games Week played host to a relatively small but booming showcase by Square Enix who chose “Final Fantasy XV” to be their main focus. Shown to a crowd of extremely lucky game lovers were two videos; one …

Turn Your PlayStation TV Into A Portable Console With The New DekaVita7…Or Just Buy A PS Vita

I wouldn’t usually write about something like this but, as it turns out, I’m in quite a silly mood and seeing this new item made me chuckle to myself quite a bit. We all know what the PlayStation Vita is, right? It’s a portable console that is currently serving as Sony’s middle child who isn’t quite as good as it’s older sibling and is better than its younger sibling but is getting no attention for it, therefor leaving it in a state of absolute limbo. If you’re a reader of the site who’s constantly reading you’ll know that I happen to love the PlayStation Vita. As of right now, it’s my favorite console, hands down. When I first heard about the PlayStation TV or PlayStation Vita TV, a small system that allows you to play Vita games on your television, you can probably imagine I was quite interested in it. Imagine playing games like “Freedom Wars” or “Persona 4 Golden” on a huge screen, that would be pretty damn sweet. The PlayStation TV just got …

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – “Enter The Fray” Trailer Released

March, 2015. A month that will be remembered as the day the war began. The war between nations fighting for ultimate supremacy. You, yes you, will take up arms as one of the few surviving elite combat masters who will battle on the front lines. Why? To return balance, of course. To stop the needless slaughter of countless world citizens. You are a part of the legendary ‘Class Zero’; a group of young men and women with outstanding magical power and battle prowess. You’re the ones destined to bring all this to an end…but at what cost? Square Enix have today released a brand-new trailer for their upcoming, and highly sought after, video game ‘Final Fantasy Type-0 HD’. Titled ‘Enter The Fray’, this new video outlines the story of the new game as well as some of its actual in-combat mechanics. Fans of the series have been waiting for this game for many, many years and it is just about to hit local shores in March of next year. Current generations consoles (PS4, XBONE), new …

Yakuza 0 – Coming To Japan March Of Next Year

You read the title. You all know what the deal is. ‘Yakuza 0’, the upcoming ‘Yakuza’ video game series prequel, was announced this morning through a special Sega broadcast to be hitting the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan next March on the 12th. I must stress that this was just announced for Japan because, as of right now, we really have no idea whether or not this game will be making its way to local shores, but we’re all hoping it does because there’s no series like the ‘Yakuza’ series. This new game is set to feature updated graphics, a new combat system and a look back at some of our favorite characters’ past lives. Hopefully we’ll be getting news of a Western release sometime very soon but right now you’ll just have to be happy knowing that, one day, the game will be released SOMEWHERE in the world. When that news breaks, you better believe we’ll have it here on the site! -30-

Samurai Warriors 4 – Review

I’ve always believed I was born in the wrong age. It’s not that I’m so different from my brothers and sisters from this generation, it’s more that I have always dreamed about growing up in the time of the Samurai. I’m a romantic in that regard and I know this because, in all of my daydreams, I’ve never seen myself as anything less than the greatest sword fighter. Let’s be honest here, reader, I’d probably be a terrible Samurai, in fact, I probably wouldn’t be one at all! I’d probably be a farmer or a laborer who still, even while living in that time, would dream of picking up a sword and fighting for my land. Thus is the beauty in fantasy. It is video games like the newly released ‘Samurai Warriors 4’ that allows me to momentarily quell what occupies my mind and I couldn’t possibly think of a better title to load into my PlayStation 4 than this. It’s been quite a while since I last partook in a ‘Warriors’ game of this …

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – Release Date Trailer [UPDATE: American Release Date Announced]

You know, reader, with all this talk of time and space, I’ve really been thinking about when exactly ‘Dragon Ball: Xenoverse’ is set to hit local shelves and thankfully today Bandai Namco Games have answered my question. It’s a Friday which is already good enough in my books but it has been made even sweeter thanks to the video game developer/distributor. Not only have they revealed the European release date for the upcoming ‘Dragon Ball: Xensoverse’ game but they’ve also released one hell of an awesome trailer that takes audiences back through time as it describes just what the game is about. It also details some cool looking editions of the game but we’ll get to that in due time. The date has been set: Europe will be getting the new ‘DBZ’ title on the 13th of February next year which, if you ask me, is too far away! I need this game, but I’m sure any long-time fan of ‘Dragon Ball Z’ will be feeling the exact same as me right now. Also announced …

Natural Doctrine – Now Available Across Australia and New Zealand

Can you hear that, reader? It’s the breaking of waves upon our local shores and with them comes another great video game import courtesy of NIS America and their Australian distribution pals over at Bandai Namco. ‘Natural Doctrine, the hardcore tactical RPG, has finally landed in Australia and New Zealand to the delight of many fans who’ve been waiting in anticipation for a local release ever since the game was first announced. This game, which has been noted as one only for the strong at heart, is available for purchase physically right now but for those of you wanting to add it to your digital collection, well you’ll have to wait another week though, if you think about it, that isn’t too far away. A Sony exclusive, ‘Natural Doctrine’ can be purchased for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita; the holy trio! There’s no reason for any RPG lover to pass this game by but if you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe NIS America: Developed as Kadokawa Game Studio’s inaugural title, NAtURAL …

Natural Doctrine – Available Now Across Europe

Oh, here it is! NIS America are super excited to announce that their much anticipated RPG title ‘Natural Doctrine’ is now available across Europe! We’ve been waiting for this game for what seems like an eternity at this point in time and finally we’ve got it. Available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, ‘Natural Doctrine’ takes role playing games to a whole other level with a groundbreaking combat systems, fantastic graphics and an interesting story but I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that. If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re about to go and purchase this game. Think you’re good at RPGs? Think again! Being compared to ‘Dark Souls’, ‘Natural Doctrine’ is an incredibly exciting but punishing game that’ll have even the most strategic of minds sweating with fear. Head into any good video game retailer now to grab yourself a copy of ‘Natural Doctrine’ or, if you’re not a physical copy person, wait another week and grab yourself the digital version. Either way, you wont regret grabbing this …

Yakuza 0 – Money, Women, Power Trailer

It’s not quite a quote from Al Pacino’s ‘Scarface’ but it’s close enough for me to draw a connection. Sega have today updated the official ‘Yakuza 0’ website to now feature a brand-new trailer that will take audiences on a wild seven minute ride through what is looking to be one of the greatest brawler titles of the new generation. The trailer titled ‘Money, Women, Power’ will show you, well…money, women and power. ‘Yakuza 0’ tells the story of a young Kazuma Kiryu as well as a just-as-young Majima Goro, both of which we’ve seen countless times throughout the series. The game, which is set for an exclusive Sony release (PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4), takes place in 1988 and will tell the story of how these two young men came to be. This new trailer takes viewers through each of the most important aspects of the new games and showcases some of the updated gameplay mechanics as well as just how damn good the graphics are looking. Unfortunately it is in full Japanese with …

Yakuza 0 – Introduction and Story Trailers Released

Sega have gone and done the world of video games another huge solid today by releasing two brand-new trailers for their upcoming prequel title ‘Yakuza 0’, the first ‘Yakuza’ game to explain the origins of two of the series’ most pivotal characters; Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro. ‘Yakuza 0’ is set in 1988 and will tell the story of how these two young men came to be. It will take place in the well-known city of Kamurocho as well as Soutenbori, both of which are known for their high rate of Yakuza activity. Alongside the release of the two trailers – one titled ‘Introduction’ and the other titled’ Story’ – Sega also discussed the power of money in the latest addition of the highly popular series. It has been said that currency will be just as crucial as combat and that players must make some thoughtful decisions on how they will be using their in-game cash. Be it property investments or helping to run your very own business, money is most certainly power in ‘Yakuza …

Disgaea 5 Is Looking Damn Good! First Screenshots Released

It’s so close to the announcement of the game and already Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) have released the very first screenshots and character design images of their upcoming RPG title ‘Disgaea 5′. It’s clear that these guys and gals are on the freakin’ ball! Sony held a press conference just a couple of days ago wherein which they announced a bunch of new video games. One of those games happened to be ‘Disgaea 5’, a video game that NIS mentioned a while ago stating that it is on it’s way. Well they weren’t lying because only a couple of days later the world has been met with the very first screenshots of the upcoming series addition! Though we have no information about who these characters are or what exactly they do, what we do know is that the game is looking down right fantastic.   Alongside these screenshots comes an image which seems to show a special edition version of the game that looks to come with what looks like a soundtrack and art book. …

Bandai Namco Games Is Bringing “Mobile Suit Gundam” To The PlayStation 4

PlayStation consoles are by far the greatest platforms for gamers who are huge fans of Anime video game titles. Be they based on an Anime series or simply designed in an Anime style, you’ll always find a whole bunch of games that closely resemble or are based on the popular visual medium. It was a ‘Naruto’ fighting game that caught my attention as a young boy and it is what lead me to eventually be the PlayStation fan I am today. Hopefully you see where I’m going with this. Despite the amount of Japanese-made titles announced for the PlayStation 4 – Persona 5, Disgaea 5, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, etc – the console does not feel complete. To get the true ‘OtakuXGamer’ experience, one must play games of all Anime-type genres…including ‘mecha’, and no Otaku-driven console is complete without a ‘Gundam’ game. Bandai Namco Games revealed, through Sony’s small press conference just a few days ago, that they will be bringing a brand-new ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ game to the PlayStation 4 in 2015. Though it has …

Yakuza 0 Lands Its First Trailer And Is Set To Hit Japan In Spring 2015

Go back in time to see the making of a true warrior with Sega’s newly-announced ‘Yakuza 0’ which is set to hit the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan next Spring. Sony Computer Entertainment held a press conference today wherein which they announced a whole bunch of new information on some of their upcoming games alongside some accompanying trailers. ‘Yakuza 0’ got some first class treatment at the conference with Sega releasing its very first trailer which not only takes viewers through the game’s story but its more detailed elements. ‘Yakuza 0′; the franchise prequel tells the story of a young Kazuma Kiryu as well as a just-as-young Majima Goro, both of which we’ve seen countless times throughout the series. The game takes place in 1988 and will tell the story of how these two young men came to be. It will take place in the well-known city of Kamurocho as well as Soutenbori, both of which are known for their high rate of Yakuza activity. TGS (Tokyo Game Show) is only just around …