Finally, we’ve come to the start of second half of 2018. Has the first half become a good year for you so far? It was, for me! Well, if you haven’t convinced yet, let us see together the big news coming from May, the last month in the first half of the year. I bet you, they’re good news and won’t make your first half of the year dull!
There are two important news about Pokemon this month! First, it’s Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! for Nintendo Switch. You’ll feel like you’re being accompanied in reality by those Pokemon. The other announcement is a mere teaser: another installment will release on second half of 2019. Are you ready?
Kingdom Hearts III
Finally, another update about our favorite Kingdom Hearts III! There is interview that reveals new features for the game, and also when the release date will be announced: it’s on June! In addition, two new trailer consisting of two new worlds, Toy Story World and Hercules World, are also revealed!
New Games Announced
The Good Life
Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro latest RPG, The Good Life for PC and PS4, achieving its Kickstarter fundraising target! What is the game about? You can check here–along with interview with Swery himself!
Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth
Aqua Style recently revealed the sequel of its game entitled Touhou Genso Wanderer: Reloaded as a part of the Touhou Genso Project, which will be named Touhou Genso Wanderer: Lotus Labyrinth. for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game will use “Battle RPG” system, with the game’s chibi style too.
Nintendo announced a new game, Pokemon Quest, for Nintendo Switch! You can grab it now through eShop. In addition, a smartphone release is also planned for next month. Check the screenshots and overview first to know about the game!
Cat Quest II
Cat Quest‘s developer has announced their newest project for a sequel, Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire, on their official twitter account. Unfortunately, no more is revealed since the tweet only contains a GIF picture. The platform is already revealed though: Switch, PC, and PS4.
Collector Edition Announced
Harvest Moon Light of Hope
According to the press release, the game‘s new content will be in the form of four DLC add-ons. It can be purchased separately as Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Bundle which cost $49.99, or as part of a $9.99 Season Pass. The contents, of course, will include new items, new events, and also new marriage candidates.
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Sega announced the special edition dedicated for their game entitled Valkyria Chronicles 4 by releasing a trailer containing this “premium” edition: Memoirs from Battle. After releasing some DLCs, the company bundled the game copy with an artbook entitled Claude’s Travel Journal as well as the tank’s replica, Hafen, for $99.99.
Release Date Revealed
Flyhigh Works announced the release date of Fairune Collection for Nintendo Switch. This Skipmore and Esquadra developed RPG will launch for Windows PC via Steam and via eShop for Switch on May 17th, 2018. The price is set to $9.99/€9.99, while the pre-orders are going live on May 10th, with a 10% launch discount.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
Nihon Falcom shared the release date specifically in Japan for their game entitled The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel -The End of Saga- according to Famitsu. The release date will be on September 27, 2018, which will cost 7,800 yen plus taxes. There is a collection series that will be available for 11,800 yen.
Utawareru Mono Zan
Aquaplus announced Utawareru Mono Zan not so long ago, and today we get the game’s release date! Utawareru Mono Zan release date is scheduled to be on September 27, 2018! In addition, we also get to see Utawareru Mono Zan’s new gameplay trailer
Code of Princess EX
Code of Princess of Nintendo 3DS and PC (available on STEAM, of course) got remastered and re-port for the Switch. It will be available to get this Summer on July 31st with the name Code of Princess EX. Moreover, Nicalis said there will be some bonuses for those who pre-order the game.
Rainbow Skies has been announced as eastasiasoft’s new game in development about 5 years ago. Early December last year, people can finally pre-order it. Today, we (again) can finally get to know when it will be available on stores! June 26th for North America release, and 27th for European. The developer also reveal the prices, $29.99 and €26.99.
God Wars: The Complete Legend
The western release of God Wars: The Complete Legend is finally announced. NIS America and Kadokawa Games selected August 31st in Europe and on September 4th in North America. This complete version RPG inspired-by Japanese folklore also has a brand new trailer.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
This update will be brought from a certain hunting game! Capcom recently announced the release date for their game entitled Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate dedicated for Nintendo Switch by releasing a trailer and some pictures. The game will be available on August 28th, according to the announcement.
Artifact Adventure Gaiden
Previously released on STEAM as a PC game (of course), this Game Boy inspired Japanese Indie RPG the Artifact Adventure Gaide will be coming to Switch sometime this year. Honestly it looks and and will feel great to be played with a real Game Boy.
The (kinda) western version of Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley, previously went to Switch. Then later on May 22nd, it released the PS Vita version that can be bought alongside its PS4 one as a cross-buy.
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy
Another one that goes to Switch. Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy was said to be available for the console on August 9th, 2018 in Japan!
Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity
A re-port that also add a new mode called the “Bullet Hole“. Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity was previously available for the PS4, and will come to PC via STEAM in Summer 2018.
Shadows of Adam
Another one that will get a Switch version! Previously only available for PC, Shadows of Adam is now in development for going to the now popular console.
Previously available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, then goes to Nintendo Switch as of May 31st, 2018, the Songbringer will give you a unique kind of experience with its gameplay.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village EXHD
Miss the old and first ever Professor Layton game but don’t have the console to play? Be patient for a little while, for Professor Layton and the Curious Village EXHD will come to your smartphone this June for ¥1,200 in Japan!
Release Date Delayed
Sad news is sad. Disgaea 5 for PC that was planned to be released on May 7th must be delayed to this Summer with no exact release date. Those who have been waiting since a long time ago must wait even longer for a better PC version, because the developer is still beta testing and improve it.
Localization to English
Punch Line, which comes from a popular anime series from 2015, will be released in North America and Europe this Summer for PS4, PS Vita, and PC via Steam. Check the story overview here, along with the trailer!
Corpse Party 2
XSEED Games finally announced the English localization for the survival horror viSual novel games, Corpse Party 2. Under a title Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient, it will release for PC sometime on this fall. Check the story and features here!
IMPORTANT RPG UPDATE
THE CALIGULA EFFECT: OVERDOSE
Excited to know more characters from The Caligula Effect: Overdose? Well, FuRyu revealed more characters to be known in the game, as you will get more information from there. The game will be playable on PlayStation 4 and you can read more if you visit this link.
PERSONA 3 & 5 DANCING GAME
Another update came from Atlus with their games, namely Persona 5: Dancing Star Night and Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night, revealed a new character for you! Additionally, the game detailed its DLC too. The game will be playable on PlayStation 4.
GOD EATER: RESONANCE
Bandai Namco with their game entitled God Eater: Resonance that will be playable on Smartphones (Android, iOS) revealed its gameplay and opening movie, which can be read here.
FINAL FANTASY XIV
DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT
Another surprise is made by Square Enix through their game Dissidia Final Fantasy: NT as they shock the fans by releasing a new character from Final Fantasy VI series. Read the full story here.
VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH
Square Enix with their RPG announced that the game entitled Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth will be playable on Smartphones (Android and iOS) in the western country. Read more about it here.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
An unexpected yet unusual update was given by Square Enix regarding their project entitled Final Fantasy VII Remake for PlayStation 4. Read the detail by clicking this link.
STAR OCEAN: ANAMNESIS TWIN ECLIPSE
Another Square Enix game dedicated for Smartphones (Android and iOS) entitled Star Ocean: Anamnesis Twin Eclipse has been announced along with its details too. Visit this link for more info.
SAGA SCARLET GRACE
Again, another project from Square Enix dedicated for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android and iOS entitled SaGa Scarlet Grace detailed the comparisons between each console. Read the details by visiting this link.
One of Spike Chunsoft’s game is getting an anime! The one getting an anime is baby making RPG Conception! The anime will air on October 2018 with Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure! (Conception: Please Deliver My Child!). Studio Gonzo will handle the production, with Keitarou Motonaga as the supervisor.
Monster Hunter movie adaptation will finally begins its production this September starring Milla Jovovich. It was said to be a series, just like Resident Evil. It will be directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, Jeremy Bolt as the producer, and a visual effects studio Mr. X who worked on Resident Evil will be the one doing the special effects.
Remember Square Enix‘s open world RPG, SaGa? If you miss the franchise, worry not, Square Enix will release SaGa 1 to 3 Original Soundtrack Revival Disc! The disc will have musics and visuals from The Final Fantasy Legend (Makai Toushi SaGa) which released in 1989, Final Fantasy Legend II (SaGa 2: Hiho Densetsu) and Final Fantasy Legend III (SaGa 3 Jiko no Hasha: Shadow or Light). You can also check the soundtracks in Square Enix’s official website.
Everything has its end, people said. It also goes the same way for console. Sony Interactive Entertainment is planning to end the physical card production of PlayStation Vita games in its branches (America and Europe) on March 31, 2019. It means that they plan to stop the PS Vita‘s game in the western countries, but they will still produce the physical game in Japan for a while. Alright, this becomes a little melancholic.
Goodbye May, welcome June! And so, welcome the second half of 2018! We usually have a lot of interesting news in the second half of the year, so stay tune, as we will always give you updates from your favorite games.