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News of the Month – June 2018

Real gamers must have known what happened this June: gaming event, E3! Since the event was held this month, of course there are a lot of gaming news this month. No worries, we will cover all the RPG and visual news this month with June’s news of the month!

GENERAL

Special Highlight

  • E3 2018: Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom Hearts III release date is finally here, guys! Finally, Kingdom Hearts III is not only our dream, as January 25th and 29th 2019 will be the release date in Japan and worldwide respectively! In addition, Frozen world is confirmed to be included in the game, and the details are also revealed. Besides Frozen as the new world, Pirates of the Caribbean world also makes its comeback, complete with the characters’ new outfits. Unfortunately, a season pass is not likely. However, Square Enix spoils us with Kingdom Hearts III’s digital preorder, physical limited edition preorder, deluxe edition, deluxe edition with action figures–and many more!

  • E3 2018: New Games

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E3 2018 is the focus of this month! A lot of new games’ details are revealed during this event. The new games announced are as follows:

  • NiOh 2 for PlayStation 4. The announcement trailer is also revealed.
  • The Elder Scrolls VI for PC and The Elder Scrolls: Blades for iOS and Android. Yes, Bethesda announced two games at the same time!
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses for Switch which has release window on Spring 2019.
  • Compile Heart‘s Valneer of the Dragon Star, combining waifu and dragon for your PlayStation 4.
  • A new game for Atelier franchise, Nelke and The Legendary Alchemists: Atelier of a New Land which is scheduled to release later this year.
  • Cry Star, an action RPG by FuRyu.

Of course, there is still a lot more of news coming from E3, and you will feel left out if you didn’t follow the E3 news. Fortunately, we have compiled them all to you in our E3 tag.

New Games Announced

  • Warhammer: Chaosbane

BigbenGames Workshop, and Eko Software are collaborating in the Warhammer: Chaosbane project. They are announcing this action RPG to be released for PC and some consoles. The new game is the first RPG set in the Warhammer fantasy universe.

  • Maplestory M

Maplestory M

Developer Nexon has announced Maplestory M, a mobile version of popular classic MMORPG Maple Story! The mobile version’s pre-registration has also begun! Click here to see the trailer and link to register for the game!

  • Yo-Kai Watch World

Yo-Kai Watch World

Level-5 is going the “Pokemon GO-way” with their Yo-Kai Watch franchise! Together with GungHo Online Entertainment, they release Yo-Kai Watch World for smartphone in Japan. The game will have you walk out the city and look for Yo-kai appearing before you. We have the screenshots and gameplay video for you here!

Collector Edition

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

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Nihon Falcom revealed Digital Deluxe Edition as well as the Season Pass for The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV. You can purchase the goods for 10,800 Yen and 7,200 Yen respectively. If you feel they’re too expensive, maybe you want to see the contents of both of them–you’ll want them, for sure!

  • Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI Special Edition

During E3 2018Square Enix revealed news for Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. The news is: Dragon Quest XI Special Edition is coming! There are two special editions for this game, namely Edition of Light and Edition of Lost Time. Click here to see the contents!

  • Limited Run Games

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One of the game companies, namely Limited Run Games announced the physical version of their games! The games that will get their own physical version are mainly dedicated for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation Vita. Check the list of games here!

Release Date Revealed

  • Code Vein

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Finally Bandai Namco revealed the release date for Code Vein. This Souls-like action RPG will be available across PCPlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 28th, 2018. They also announced the Collector’s Edition first for Japan and then for Europe. Within the box includes the original soundtrack, an artbook with info on the setting, and Mia Karnstein centerpiece.

  • Metal Max Xeno

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Kadokawa Games announced the release date for their project entitled Metal Max Xeno dedicated to the western countries (NA and EU). The release date for NA will be on September 25th while for EU will be on September 28th (three days gap). By the way, you can buy the game’s limited edition for $59.99 on NIS America Online Store.

  • Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity

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XSEED Games announced the official release date for their game entitled Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity on PC as well as releasing the game’s launch trailer. The game is announced to be released for PC on July 11th via Steam. Well, the company priced this game for $14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99.

  • Disgaea 1 Complete

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The full HD remake of the original game, Disgaea 1 Complete finally has its release date. NIS America has confirmed that North America will get the game on October 9th. While those in Europe has to wait just a bit longer until October 12th. And as we already know that the Japan release is July 26th.

  • Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk

NIS America announced the release date for the western localization of the game entitled Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk as well as releasing its trailer. The game is announced to be released in NA on September 18th while in EU on September 21st.

  • World End Syndrome

World End Syndrome Japanese Release Date Officially Revealed!

Arch System Works finally revealed the Japanese release date of the romance mystery Visual Novel World End Syndrome on their website! The wait is partially over for you who still want to get it despite having no localization announcement. You can finally mark your calendar for August 30th, 2018, and save money for it.

  • Pokemon Quest

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Already downloadable for Switch since last month. Finally The Pokémon Company announced Pokemon Quest smartphones release date. Yep! You can try this action-RPG for your Android and iOS devices started from June 27th.

  • Steins;Gate Elite

Steins;Gate Elite Release

Finally, a follow up comes so soon, as we now know the game’s fixed release date. Steins;Gate Elite release date falls on September 20th, 2018! Just 3 months to go, guys! Besides revealing the opening movie, some bonuses and limited editions are also revealed by 5pb.

  • Ys: Memories of Celceta

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XSEED Games announced the PC version as well as its release date for their game entitled Ys: Memories of Celceta with its announcement trailer. The game will come to PC via Steam on July 25th, 2018. Anyway, if you ask about price listings, the game will be yours for $24.99, €24.99, or £19.99.

  • Sorcery Saga: Curse of The Curry God

Sorcery Saga: Curse of The Curry God

Sorcery Saga: Curse of The Curry God release date for PC version is revealed! The game will debut on June 4, 2018 via Steam. In case you don’t know, though, a launch discount is happening not long after the game’s release, so make sure to take the chance to play this game!

  • Yo-kai Watch Blasters

Nintendo has confirmed Yo-kai Watch Blasters western release date! The game will debut on Nintendo 3DS on September 7, 2018. It will come in two versions: Red Cat Corps and White Dog Squad.

Re-port / Remastered

  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

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E3 has so many new games being announced, but the event also brought some announcement for games that got re-ported. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is one of ’em, and will be available for PC.

  • NieR: Automata

NieR: Automata will Get Piano Collection Album; 1st Anniversary Livestream Announced!

While Valkyria Chronicles 4 goes to PC, NieR: Automata also announced to be re-port for Xbox One at the recent E3 alongside a gameplay. They also say there’s a possibility for Switch version since the director wants it.

  • Tales of Vesperia

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition Announced with Additional Playable Characters!

Yet another one announced for a remaster at the recent E3, Tales of Vesperia! It will come with a higher quality this winter for PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, and Xbox One.

Release Date Delayed

  • Mary Skelter 2

Mary Skelter 2

There was a time where we were hoping to get Mary Skelter 2 soon in stores, but our hope must vanish. The reason is really simple, the release date got delayed! But, hey, we just have to wait a few more days. The new date is July 12, 2018. Nothing more. We even got to see some costumes for the girls.

  • Omega Labyrinth Z

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If Mary Skelter 2 release date delayed is already sad enough for you guys, then you might get even sadder with this one. Apparently, because of the rating for Omega Labyrinth Z, the game western release got officially canceled. Not delayed, but canceled. So those who were waiting for it, won’t get it forever. But, let’s just hope and pray the developer change their mind and decided to give another chance for a western release.

Western Release

  • Star Ocean: Anamnesis

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Before is a news where a western release got cancelled. Now, we give you other games that got localized. One of ’em is Star Ocean: Anamnesis which was planned to release globally this July on both iOS and Android.

  • Persona 3 and 5 Dancing

Persona 3 and 5 Dancing is already available in Japan as of May 24th. Then, the developer is planning to release both games globally! Us global fans still have to wait for some time, though. At least until early 2019.

  • London Detective Mysteria

Visual Novel London Detective Mysteria Announced for PC and PS Vita!

After some announcement for RPGs, this time a Visual Novel get to show up its face. London Detective Mysteria that was available only in Japan will be going western this Fall by XSEED Games.

GAME UPDATES

IMPORTANT RPG

  • FINAL FANTASY XV

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Square Enix‘s game entitled Final Fantasy XV updated their features by revealing the game’s DLC and Patch (1.24). The game is playable for PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, so make sure you read the info!

  • NIER: AUTOMATA

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Square Enix gave us another update for their project entitled NieR: Automata! The game is now playable for Xbox One after they released it on PlayStation 4. Read here for more info!

  • SHINING RESONANCE RE:FRAIN

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Another company namely Sega announced the Demo version of their game entitled Shining Resonance Re:frain for PlayStation 4. Don’t miss the chance to get familiar with the game and try the demo!

  • GOD EATER 3

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Bandai Namco revealed some cool moves and actions for their game God Eater 3 that is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4. Learn the moves to get yourself ready to play the game later on!

  • MARY SKELTER: NIGHTMARE

Mary Skelter: Nightmares Premise and Battle System Explained!

Some updates were revealed by Compile Heart for their game entitled Mary Skelter: Nightmare as they announce these things: Remake, PC version, and the free DLC. Read here for the details!

  • XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Extended Trailer Shows Story, Character, and Gameplay Overview!

Monolith Soft‘s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 revealed its new expansion. Now you can play the game on the Nintendo Switch with more places to discover!

  • PROJECT OCTOPATH TRAVELER

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Square Enix announced some playable characters as well as the gameplay for their game Project Octopath Traveler that will be playable on Nintendo Switch. E3 2018 really made the company updates some of their projects, so you better check it out here.

  • PERSONA 3 AND 5 DANCING GAME

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Another E3 2018 update was coming from Persona 3 and Persona 5 Dancing Game! Atlus revealed the game’s gameplay trailer for its English version. Obviously, this game is for PlayStation 4 and Vita.

  • SUPER NEPTUNIA

Super Neptunia Introduces The Three Musketeers and Mysterious Duo

Compile Heart together with Artisan Studio revealed Super Neptunia‘s battle system and some characters. The game is full of cuties and will be playable on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

  • FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE

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Again, Square Enix didn’t want to miss E3 2018 since they updated the information for their remake project Final Fantasy VII Remake. Obviously you want to know the info, right? So, click this and read the confirmation.

  • VALKYRIA CHRONICLES 4

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Sega also updated the gameplay for Valkyria Chronicles 4 that will be playable on Nintendo Switch later on.

  • THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU -FINAL REMIX-

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Again, Square Enix updated their project during E3 2018, as The World Ends With You -Final Remix- will be playable for Nintendo Switch with some new features. Read here for the details!

  • FINAL FANTASY XIV

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Square Enix made another update for their game entitled Final Fantasy XIV as they release the specific app for the game.

IMPORTANT VN

  • HOW TO SING TO OPEN YOUR HEART

How To Sing To Open Your Heart

roseVeRte updated their VN project entitled How to Sing to Open Your Heart as they open the game’s kickstarter campaign. Read here for the details!

Music

  • NieR: Orchestra Concert

NieR: Orchestra Concert Announced for This September!

There will be another concert in Japan on September 17, 2018. It’s for the infamous NieR, the NieR: Orchestra Concert with performance by Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and Takeshi Ooi as the conductor. Tickets are limited.


That wraps the summary of news happening on June! What is your favorite one? Which E3 detail do you think is the most surprising? Pour your opinion below!

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