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News of the Month – April 2018

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It’s May! Only a month left and we’ll get into the second semester of 2018. I think I repeat it often in the our every entry of news of the month, but time really goes so fast. Do you have any achievement made in the first half of 2018? No? Don’t worry, we still have a month left. So we can have time to (cough) procrastinate (cough) and read April’s entry of News of the Month!

GENERAL

Special Highlight

  • Final Fantasy XV

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Square Enix officially announced the update for their game entitled Final Fantasy XV for the add-on episodes: Episode Ardyn, Lunafreya, Aranea, and Noctis with its short overview. Almost all of the updates included here will release on 2019.

  • Etrian Odyssey X

Etrian Odyssey X Announced for Nintendo 3DS!

Etrian Odyssey will have its last installment for 3DS, Etrian Odyssey X. The X (Cross) is added because it will be a “complete crossover of the entire series” with a total of 19 classes from the previous game and a new class called the Hero. Trailer and screenshots are already available here.

New Games Announced

  • Yo-Kai Watch 4

Yo-Kai Watch 4

Yo-Kai Watch 4 is announced for Japan! No further information is revealed now, but it is confirmed that the characters from anime will appear, as well as its release date: some time in 2018.

  • Dragalia Lost

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Nintendo and Cygames announced a collaboration to make a smartphone RPG, Dragalia Lost. The game is set for a worldwide release, but Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau are going to get the game sometime on this summer. Check the trailer and screenshots here!

Collector Edition

Dragon Quest X

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Dragon Quest X is getting an all in one package, a collection bundle that contains its four expansion on PS4, Switch, Wii U, and PC. This collection contains Version 1 through Version 4 expansions and the base game. Check the price here!

GENERAL

Release Date Revealed

  • The Lost Child

The Lost Child

The Lost Child western version gets its release date. The game should arrive to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch via retail and digital storefronts selling. While PlayStation Vita will only on digital selling. The release in North America will be on June 19th in and June 22nd in Europe.

  • Moonlighter

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A shopkeeping sim and The Legend of Zelda inspired action-RPG, Moonlighter is officially gets its release dateDigital Sun Games and 11bit studio confirmed it. Be prepared! As Moonlighter will invade you through PC via SteamPlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 29, 2018.

  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Will Support 4K PlayStation 4

NIS America announced the release date for the game developed by Nihon Falcom entitled Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for PC version, which will be released on April 16, 2018. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. As usual, the PC version will be available on Steam and GOG.com.

  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

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Nippon Ichi Software, celebrating the anniversary of the game entitled Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, is working on the remake of the game that will be released on June 2018 in Japan. As previously announced, the game will be ported for a certain console which supports HD graphics.

  • Dead in Vinland

Dead in Vinland

Publishing branch of Plug In Digital, Playdius proudly announced the release date of CCCP  developed survival RPG, Dead in Vinland. This game is planned to be released on April 12, 2018  for PC and Mac via Steam, GOG, and Origin.

  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar

Battle Chasers Nightwar Release

Battle Chasers: Nightwar, a comic book-turned-RPG, finally gets its release date announced for Nintendo Switch! Battle Chasers Nightwar release date for Switch is set to be May 15th for 39.99 USD. You can get it through both retail and digital storefront.

  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Full Version

Developer Jam City and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that April 25, 2018 is the day! In addition, they also revealed that a number of actors from the films will appear in the game, such as actress Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall and Michael Gambon as Dumbledore.

  • Brave Neptunia: Behold World and Space!! Ultimate RPG Declaration!!

2D Action Platforming Brave Neptunia Announced by Compile Hearts!

The console and release date is finally revealed on the lastest Dengeki Online. Alongside the two newest information is a confirmation about the game’s official title. It is not only called Brave Neptunia, but Brave Neptunia: Behold World and Space!! Ultimate RPG Declaration!! It will be available for PlayStation 4 in Japan on September 27th.

  • Zanki Zero

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Spike Chunsoft announced the release date for their survival game entitled Zanki Zero in Japan along with some information regarding the appearance of Monokuma. The release date is confirmed to be on July 2018 in Japan.

  • Shining Resonance Re:frain

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Sega recently announced the western release date for the game entitled Shining Resonance Re:frain after they released it in Japan. Previously, the game announced that the game will be released around Summer, and now the company informed the date, which is on July 10th in North America and Europe.

  • PoPoLoCrois: Narcia’s Tears and The Fairy’s Flute

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Sega‘s upcoming mobile game, PoPoLoCrois: Narcia’s Tears and The Fairy’s Flute release date is officially revealed! This PoPoLoCrois game will release on May 8th. In addition, a new trailer and character details are also revealed!

Re-port / Remastered

  • CrossCode

A Distant Future 2D RPG CrossCode Coming to PlayStation 4!

CrossCode is a 2D Action RPG made by Radical Fish Games and was released for PC on STEAM as an early access. The game’s age will become 3 on May, and the label is still the same, at least until this summer. CrossCode is finally getting a full release!

  • Disgaea 5: Complete

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The remastered version of the tactical RPG, Disgaea 5 will also playable for PC via Steam. Previously exclusively released for Switch on May 2017 under a title Disgaea 5: Complete. And this May 7th, 2018, you can slash and smash Void Dark. Furthermore, you will also get the whole PS4 DLC as in Switch version.

  • Release Date Delayed

    • Valkyria Chronicles 4

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    Lo and behold for you who have been waiting for Valkyria Chronicles 4, for it has been delayed to later this Fall. We don’t know the exact date, but we know the season. On the other hand, though, it releases a DLC called Opposing Valkyria for those who already have the game.

    Localization to English Announced

    • Metal Max Xeno

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    Kadokawa Games recently announced that their game entitled Metal Max Xeno will head to the west as they acquire the localization for the western fans by releasing a trailer. After revealing some tanks and tools during playing the game.

    • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

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    Nippon Ichi Software announced that their game entitled Disgaea: Hour of Darkness or it can also be said Disgaea 1 Complete for the western release will be ported into Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The ported version will be out sometime around this fall (sometime this June in Japan).

    GAME UPDATES

    Important RPG Update

    METAL MAX XENO

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    In this chance, Kadokawa Games revealed some details for their game entitled Metal Max Xeno developed for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 as they are ready to launch the game soon. More information can be read here.

    • DARK SOULS: REMASTERED

    Dark Souls: RemasteredBandai Namco recently showed the comparison for their game entitled Dark Souls: Remastered between between PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 as well as another changes which can be read here.

    • THE LEGEND OF HEROES: TRAILS OF COLD STEEL IV

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    Nihon Falcom shared the information of the characters for their game entitled The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV which will be developed for PlayStation 4 and that is detailed in this post.

    • CHRONO TRIGGER

    chrono trigger

    Chrono Trigger developed by Square Enix is coming to the PC along with its updates! For more details, you can read it here.

    • THE SWORDS OF DITTO

    Devolver Digital and One Bit Beyond decided to release The Swords of Ditto on PC as they realize that the fans expect much on the game. The details can be read by visiting this page.

    • SAGA SCARLET GRACE

    SaGa Scarlet Grace - LogoSquare Enix decided to release the game entitled SaGa Scarlet Grace that will be released on several platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC and Smartphones (iOS and Android). The company gave several info about the characters and others here.

    • GOD EATER 3

    Bandai Namco gave several updates for their game entitled God Eater 3 which will be released for PlayStation 4 and PC such as the characters, weapons, areas, and Aragami that will be fought. The detailed info can be found by clicking this and this link.

    • PERSONA 3 AND 5 DANCING GAMES

    Atlus with its game entitled Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night, developed for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, gave us the update about other characters that will join the dance, available as the DLC. Read the information by visiting this page.

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

    It was announced to be released on Nintendo Switch, and now it got trailers that show how it look on the console. Additionally YS VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana also got another story trailer alongside a tidbits other info.

    • Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud

    Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud

    Another previously announced to be released on another console, Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud has officially been released for Nintendo Switch! But, still only in Japan.

    • Kingdom Hearts III

    Now this is a game that everyone—okay, maybe not everyone, but most—have been waiting for. The release date has not been revealed yet, but Kingdom Hearts III has revealed so many exciting information you might want to check! They are about the mini games and connection with KH UX.

    • The Snack World: Trejarers Gold

    Even though it’s now available in both Nintendo 3DS and Switch, The Snack World: Trejarers Gold still revealed some information regarding its graphic, rewards, combat, and more

    OTHER UPDATES

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Final Fantasy XIV Online GO Announced as a 'Hybrid' of FF XIV and Pokemon GO System

    April 1st is always called as April Fools. A day when you can fool your friends, family, co-workers, and or other people you don’t even know in any way you can. If you haven’t noticed it already, Square Enix has a ‘joke’ for us at April Fools’ day. Lo and behold, Final Fantasy XIV GO! And it literally means Final Fantasy XIV Go Outside.

    • Final Fantasy XV

    Final Fantasy XV Heads to Minecraft via DLC

    Do you ever feel of wanting to play Final Fantasy XV in Minecraft? Well now you can! Introducing, Final Fantasy XV skin pack for Minecraft’s builders! It also includes the villains’ skin.

    • Avengers: Infinity War

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    The great and probably one of the most watched movie in 2018 that could takes its fan to a roller coaster of emotions throughout the movie, Avengers: Infinity War, apparently has an RPG-style trailer from Japan. Beware, though, for you who haven’t watch the movie yet. This trailer contains a kinda tldr of the overall movie. It’s still a great movie, but with an ending that some of us cannot accept. But remember, Avengers 4 is on the way.


    So, what’s your favorite news for this month? As usual, Square Enix is still going strong with their incoming news every month. However, personally for me, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and Dragalia Lost are among the most interesting ones. How about you? Write your opinion below!

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