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News of the Month – March 2018

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March is ending, and we’re welcoming April! Usually, when we talk about the start of April, we’re reminded of April Fools, the day full of lies, pranks… but worry not, because what we’re going to show you below is not a prank. Hopefully, yes.

GENERAL

Special Highlight

  • God Eater 3

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Bandai Namco recently announced their new project entitled God Eater 3 that will be developed for PlayStation 4 and PC. We are also immediately given the gameplay videos as well as screenshots and details here!

  • Zanki Zero

Zanki Zero, a new game from Danganronpa staff, is heading to west! Zanki Zero will come to both North America and Europe for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via Steam). If you want to know what the game is about, the gameplay details is available here.

New Games Announced

  • Record of Grancrest War: Quartet of War

Action RPG Record of Grancrest War: Quartet of War Announced for Smartphone in Japan!

Bandai Namco will release a smartphone game which will be available sometime this year called Record of Grancrest War: Quartet of War. Check the announcement trailer and the site for its pre-registration here!

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky – Kizuna

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Nihon Falcom recently announced their new game entitled The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky – Kizuna that is dedicated for smartphones in Singapore and Malaysia via Google Play. While waiting for news for outside those countries, watch the trailer first!

  • Idol Fantasy

Square Enix and an idol-training game? Yes, it’s finally made possible in Idol Fantasy which will come to Japan in this Summer! But wait, an element of magic-casting fantasy is mixed into this game. What? Well, let’s make an introduction with the cute and handsome idol units in this game!

  • Mary Skelter 2

Mary Skelter 2

Compile Heart recently announced the sequel of Mary Skelter entitled Mary Skelter 2 for PlayStation 4. This the sequel contains the remake for the original game which was exclusive to Vita enhanced with some updates and tweaks. Moreover, the familiar characters details is also revealed!

  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey

Nintendo announced Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey for the Nintendo 3DS! The game includes a behind the scenes look of Bowser Jr. called Bowser Jr.’s Journey, and is an enhanced remake of the previous game, Bowser’s Inside Story. Check the screenshots and video here!

  • Brave Neptunia

2D Action Platforming Brave Neptunia Announced by Compile Hearts!

Compile Hearts will have a collaboration with a western company, Artisan Studio, to develop Brave Neptunia, the newest installment within Neptunia series. Since the game is still in development, there are more that have yet to be revealed, but you can check the interview video in the meantime!

  • Million Arthur Series: Han-Gyaku-Sei + Kou-Kyou-Sei

Square Enix are now developing two new series for Million ArthurHan-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur and Kou-Kyou-Sei Million Arthur. While Kou-Kyou-Sei are sharing new batch of screenshots, Han-Gyaku-Sei will have its own anime adaptation!

Release Date Revealed

  • GOD WARS: THE COMPLETE LEGEND

God Wars: Complete Legend

God Wars: The Complete Legend is on its way to the release date for PlayStation 4PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on June 14. While in North America and Europe sometime on this fall for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. There will be a limited edition which includes a Complete Japanese Mythology book with over 200 pages, a 20-track soundtrackcharms of Kaguya, Sakuya, and Iwanaga written with a brush pen, and a ticket to enter a God Wars festival coming up on July 14.

 

  • THE SWORDS OF DITTO

In the second week of March 2018, they gave the release date. Yep, The Sword of Ditto is coming to your beloved PS4 and PC this April 24. Furthermore, via PlayStation Blog today, they shares some brand new trailers. You might want to check on the trailers in our post.

 

  • VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH

After announced to be available for smartphones, apparently Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth isn’t an in-app purchase nor free-to-play. Square Enix mentioned that it will be sold for 2,200 yen ($21), with a special discount down to 1,800 yen ($17) until April 8th. Check out the updates and trailers of Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.

 

  • MEGADIMENSION NEPTUNIA VIIR

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Western Release Date Officially Announced!

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR is a remastered version of Megadimension Neptunia VII, but with an additional Playstation VR support that was said to go western. It’s already available in Japan, and will soon available for global fans. Megadimension Neptunia VIIR for Playstation 4 will be available on May 8th in North American and May 11th in Europe, while the Japanese version is already available long before the western release.

 

  • YS VIII: LACRIMOSA OF DANA

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The PC version will be released on April 2018 while the Nintendo Switch version will be released on June 26th for NA and June 29th for EU. Check more details in our site.

 

  • TOUHOU GENSO WANDERER RELOADED

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Aqua Style recently announced the English release date for their game entitled Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded which is set on July 17th in North America and July 20th in Europe for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

 

  • THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM

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The open-world RPG is getting a SteamVR release on the upcoming April this year. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has been known for VR play with a VR control scheme that allows the player to “move, hack and slash at foes, and cast powerful magic with real-life movements.” The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available on April 3rd. Check further information here

 

  • FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS-FORCE

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After previously delayedSquare Enix finally re-announced the release date and a trailer for their new project entitled Final Fantasy Explorers-Force dedicated for Smartphones (based on 3DS‘ action RPG). It has been revealed that they will release the game on March 15, 2018 in Japan.

 

  • CLANNAD AND ISLAND

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Two visual novel titles by Prototype is on the way to its release for PS4 in Japan this June with the classic title Clannad by Key and a visual novel developed by Front Wing titled IslandClannad will have its release for PS4 in Japan on June 14, 2018 for ¥5,200 which will come in full-HD and 5.1 channel support. Island will release for PS4 in Japan on June 28, 2018 for ¥6,200 and will have full-HD support.

 

  • HIGURASHI WHEN THEY CRY HOU

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A supernatural horror visual novel Higurashi When They Cry Hou will release for the Nintendo Switch in Japan on July 26. Previously, Higurashi When They Cry Hou has been released in August 2014 for PC.

The Nintendo Switch version of Higurashi When They Cry Hou will be available with 19 chapters as well as three scenarios new to console with Outbreak, Outbreak Kami Kashimashi, and Teiryujo. The character designs will be featured by Tomozo for Teiryujo.

 

  • YS ORIGIN XBOX ONE

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DotEmu’s announced the release date for the game with several series which entitled Ys Origin for Xbox One with some exclusive contents and its exclusive trailer. The company announced the release date which is scheduled on April 11th.

 

  • TACTICAL RPG REGALIA

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs

Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is already available for PC via Steam and GOGAnd the updated version, Regalia: Royal Edition will available for PlayStation 4 on April 10th, for Nintendo Switch on April 12th, and for Xbox One on April 13th. Check further details here

  • DRAGON QUEST XI

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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age as its full title will come to PC and PlayStation 4 on September the 4th. Square Enix also shared with us the game’s cinematic opening and gameplay trailer; check them out here!

REMASTERED

  • YS: MEMORY OF CELCETA

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XSEED announced the game entitled Ys: Memory of Celceta for PC version after previously made for the PlayStation Vita on 2013 as announced by the company’s TwitterYs: Memory of Celceta will be developed for PC on this year.

 

  • VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

Square Enix shared a mysterious trailer of Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. Mentioning the original game Valkyrie Profile for PlayStation back in December 22, 1999 in Japan and on August 29, 2000 in North America. And later in 2006 was released for the PlayStation Portable under the name Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth.

Release Date Delayed

  • World End Syndrome

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Sad, sad news for you who have been waiting for World End Syndrome! The VN got delayed to this Summer in Japan. This is not an April’s Fool news, guys. It’s real, but not without a reason. The developer wants to improve the VN quality, hence the delay. It’ll be rewarding.

Localization to English Announced

  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

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Sega announced the western version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 that will be released on Fall 2018 along with screenshots and the trailer which introduces the Snow Cruiser Centurion. The game is said to be launched in North America and Europe exactly on Fall 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch (around $59.99 or €59.99). Australia will get this game on Spring 2019.

GAME UPDATES

IMPORTANT RPG UPDATE (+ DEMO)

  • HARRY POTTER: HOGWARTS MYSTERY

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Mateys! In this chance you can explore the vast world of magic offered by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and its developed game entitled Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery dedicated for Android and iOS. Check this link out to learn more about its gameplay!

  • <h4″>DETECTIVE PIKACHU

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Are you a fan of a detective-themed game? Well, you better check the game which is developed by Nintendo entitled Detective Pikachu for Nintendo 3DS with some announcement and gameplay details.

  • NI NO KUNI II: REVENANT KINGDOM

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Bandai Namco revealed the launch trailer for its game entitled Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom along with the overview of the game itself. This game is dedicated for PlayStation 4 and PC, and you can view the details of this information here.

  • VALKYRIA CHRONICLES 4

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Some updates are revealed by Sega regarding their game entitled Valkyria Chronicles 4, a combination between strategy and RPG dedicated for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The company released the gameplay trailer, revealing the game’s season pass, as well as updating a certain DLC too.

  • METAL MAX XENO

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A trailer revealed by Kadokawa Games dedicated for Metal Max Xeno will introduce you to its universe! Feel the thrill of playing games which uses some war vehicles and equipment, combined with a stunning graphics. This game will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

  • DEATH END RE;QUEST

Compile Heart Reveals Death End re;Quest BTS and Gameplay Footage With A Little Tidbits

This RPG which is developed by Compile Heart entitled Death End Re;Quest will greet you with some trailers explaining about the combat system and boss battle. Take note that this game will be available for PlayStation 4.

  • FINAL FANTASY XV

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Some updates from a famous game developed by a famous company: Square Enix with its long-lasting game entitled Final Fantasy XV. This game is currently available for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, and it has its own Royal Edition containing some additional features.

  • SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE

The humor game developed by Ubisoft entitled South Park: The Fractured but Whole dedicated for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One revealed its first story DLC release. Get it fast and update your game, mateys!

  • PROJECT OCTOPATH TRAVELER

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Another project by Square Enix entitled Project Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch revealed some of its characters and battle system. Check this information here.

  • PERSONA 3 AND PERSONA 5 DANCING GAME

Persona 3 and 5 Dancing Shows Another Three Pairs Character Trailers!

At last, a dancing game based on popular RPG developed by Atlus entitled Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night and Persona 5: Dancing Star Night for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita introduced some new characters! Check this post out, mateys!

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Paintings

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Gust and Koei Tecmo‘s game entitled Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Paintings revealed new updates about their available DLC revealing new playable characters as well as more additional features. It is confirmed that the new playable characters are Lucia Voltaire and Ilmeria von Leinweber which come from Atelier Firis.

  • Inazuma Eleven Ares

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Inazuma Walker broadcasted a news where Level-5 showed the latest update on Inazuma Eleven Ares with a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming PS4, Switch, and smartphone game as well as the anime.

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

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Square Enix added a new playable character for their game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT which is now available for PlayStation 4: Vayne Carudas Solidor (Final Fantasy XII‘s main antagonist) with the trailer. Considering the game is available, it is truly a surprise to have him in the game as the company announced it during their live stream.

  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition

Harvest Moon Light of Hope Special Edition

Natsume just had a press release today, regarding their upcoming famous franchise, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition. In this PS4 and Switch version you will meet a new character, a Gem Sprite with a mysterious past, Soleil. S/he is also playable and and become one of a romance option.

  • Monster Hunter: World

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Capcom recently updated their game’s content entitled Monster Hunter: World by adding several features such as revealing monsters and even collaboration with Devil May Cryseries. The First Major update is informed to be released on March 22nd and will contain some features.

  • Mary Skelter 2

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Publisher Compile Heart and developer Idea Factory International shared the very first Mary Skelter 2 battle gameplay trailer which looks familiar for Mary Skelter fans. As well as the opening cutscene from the romatic visual novel pre-order bonus, Koigokuto Mary Skelter (Love Prison Tower Mary Skelter).

 

Important VN Update (+ Demo)

  • Steins;Gate Elite and Steins;Gate 0

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Spike Chunsoft finally announced the Steins;Gate Elite release date for the western version. Steins;Gate Elite will be released via retail and digital store for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe sometime this year. And as for the release date of the localized Steins;Gate 0 for PC is on May 8th this year.

  • Detective Pikachu

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Detective Pikachu gets a brand new trailer celebrating its launch and flaunting its story and gameplay. Developed by Creatures and published by The Pokémon Company, players will play as Tim and a talking Pikachu as they seek for clues to solve the mystery behind the disturbing behavior of the Pokémon in Ryme City.

RPG/VN CROSS MEDIA UPDATE

Anime

  • Ace Attorney

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Who’s excited for another anime adaption of Ace Attorney? If you have guess it, yes! The series will have a second season, and it’s planned to air this Fall in Japan! Don’t miss even an episode if you really want to follow the second season as it covers the third installment of the game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations.

  • Steins;Gate 0

Steins;Gate 0

From a game into an anime, Steins;Gate 0 will have its anime adaptation to be aired on April 11th in Japan. Spoiler alerts, though! If you want to play the game first to know better the plot, then you must at least finished it before the anime airs.

  • Persona 5 the Animation

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After a key visual for both Yusuke Kitagawa and Makoto Nijima, the next key visual is showing Haru Okumura who seemingly enjoying her cup of tea. Like the previous two, you can get this key visual by joining the Re-Tweet campaign.

  • Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy

Professor Layton got another anime after the last Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva! But this time, his place will be taken by Katrielle Layton, the professor’s daughter just like in the game. Yes, the series based on Layton Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy, and the premiere will air on April 8th in Japan.

Music

  • Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - Back in Performance Starting June 2018!

Kingdom Hearts will turned 15 this year, and there will be another world tour to celebrate it. Starting June 2018 to October 2018, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour Back in Performance will be held in a total of 8 different countries. They also will be having exclusive merchandise and a special edition CD.

Other Updates

  • Tekken 7

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Everyone must’ve known the infamous and legendary fighting game, Tekken, right? Well, guess what? The Prince of Final Fantasy XV, Noctis Lucis Caelum, has become a playable character in Tekken 7! He is available in the DLC alongside various outfits.

  • Utawarerumono Zan

Utawarerumono Zan

There will be another Utawarerumono game, and it’s called Utawarerumono Zan. This will be the first action game within the series which will have taller characters instead of the usual chibis. It will come this Spring.


That wraps our March news! Besides the one in special highlight, what news are you interested in? I, personally, am curious with Fantasy Idol, along with Final Fantasy‘s Noctis becomes a playable character for Tekken. I certainly hope it’s not an early April Fools joke. How about you? Comment your favorite below!

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