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News of the Month – October 2017

Shin Megami Tensei V

October is ending! Time goes so fast isn’t it? Yes, October is ending, today is already November, next month we will meet December and the 2018. Let that sink in….

But anyway! It’s time for news of the month again. God Eater and Shin Megami Tensei franchise take the special highlight this month. Besides those two, other games have interesting updates too! Check it out!

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Special highlight

  • God Eater 3

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Bandai Namco announced a new God Eater game, God Eater 3! They also revealed its debut trailer along with some explanation.

  • Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei VAtlus finally announced official title for the newest Shin Megami Tensei game; Shin Megami Tensei V! Besides announcing official title, a teaser trailer is also revealed.

New games announced

  • The Well

The Well VR Gaming

Turtle Rock Studios announced their game, The Well, a turn-based RPG, as VR Game. The game will be ported to VR by using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. A little skeptical about a turn-based RPG made to be a VR game, you say? You can check the comments to see how promising it is!

  • Vigilantes

VigilantesTimeslip Softworks announced Vigilantes, a game which is inspired by turn-based strategy games of the 90s! As explained, the game will be a tactical RPG with an old-school taste for you who like 90s games. Check the trailer here!

  • God Eater: Resonant Ops

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Bandai Namco recently announced God Eater: Resonant Ops for smartphone. The game is said to be the first smartphone RPG for the series itself. There’s a trailer to promote the game too, as usual!

  • Symphony of Eternity

Symphony of Eternity

Kemco launched their latest retro-style classic RPG, Symphony of Eternity. The game is already available in the Nintendo eShop for USD 7.99 / EUR 7.99 / GBP 7.19. So, what’s the game about? Why is it in retro style? Click here to know more, along with its trailer!

  • Guardians of Arcadia

Guardians of Arcadia

Do you miss a nostalgic feel of 90s JRPG? In which the characters are chibi, with random battle encounter, but 3D environment? Meet Guardians of Arcadia by FABULA EPICA. It will launch early on next year, but you can learn about the game now, from what we’ve prepared for you.

  • Dragon Quest Rivals

Dragon Quest Rivals

A smartphone game for Dragon Quest series! A strategic card battle game at that! See what the game is about here! And don’t worry, it has been announced that it will have a PC version in the future!

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue

Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue

What’s this game and why does this look so cute!? Meet Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue, starring the Jack bros! Yes, players are able to play as Jack Frost or Jack O’Lantern in this 2D sidescrolling action game. It’s free to grab until December 24, so, hurry, download it now! Click here to download!

  • Warbanners

Warbanners Announced PCCrasleen Games announced their latest fantasy strategy RPG Warbanners for Windows PC and Linux platforms via Steam. The game is an independently developed, meticulously designed, turn-based, tactical strategy game with role-playing elements. Click here to see the trailer and rundown!

  • Immortal Thrones

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Zloong announced the launch of their gameImmortal Thrones, a new game for iOS and Android which utilizes 3D style! It will be set in medieval fantasy worldintegrated real-time state and world war mechanisms. Watch the trailer and features here!

  • Your Four Princess Knights Training Story

Your Four Princess Knights Training Story Announced as Latest Action RPG from Nippon Ichi!

Nippon Ichi Software lets you train princess as knights! This unique game will launch next year for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch. So, what’s the deal with this game, really? You need to check the screenshots and overview, then!

  • Hyakki Castle

Hyakki Castle

Happinet is collaborating with developer Asakusa Studios for Hyakki Castle, a thrilling, mysterious, and suspenseful real-time dungeon crawling Edo-era RPG. This isn’t a hack and slash you usually find in other Japanese game set in the past, it has puzzle solving, trap, and other cool features too!

  • Visual Novel Maker

Visual Novel Maker - Feature

I bet you already know about RPG Maker; but do you know Visual Novel Maker? RPG Maker creator, Degica Games, has announced Visual Novel Maker for PC! This software allows users to simply click, drag and drop, or type simple commands to create scenes and control the flow of their entire game! Feeling hyped yet? We have summarized it for you here!

  • Endless Dungeon: Dragon Saga

Endless Dungeon: Dragon Saga

FUNPLE STREAM in Tokyo and QUANTUM BIT in Seoul were collaborating in developing clicker RPG, Endless Dungeon: Dragon Saga! The game is available for smartphones now. Furthermore, it is available in 140 countries’ Global market with 15 languages. Curious about this game? Read the overview here!

  • Dragon Lapis

Dragon Lapis

KEMCO just released their latest project, Dragon Lapis. This game is set for smartphones and already downloadable in Google Play Store. There is no confirmation for iOS just yet. Official screenshots, trailer, and overview is available here!

  • World End Syndrome

World End Syndrome - Feature

Arc System Works has announced a new love sim story titled World End Syndrome! The game will be developed by Toybox Games, with BlazBlue artist Yuuki Katou taking care of the arts. The first trailer and magazine scans are already available for us!

Collector Edition Announced

  • The Witch and The Hundred Knight 2

The Witch and The Hundred Knight 2 Trailers

 

Several goodies are reserved just for you, mateys! NIS America announced that their game The Witch and The Hundred Knight 2 will release the game’s limited edition. So, do check out their stuff and of course, don’t forget to save your cash!

  • Persona 5

Persona 5 - Now Available

Atlus as the popular company known for producing Persona and Shin Megami Tensei series will reveal several goodies for their newest game Persona 5. The pricing as well as the list of goodies will also be informed, so ready your cash and mow ’em up, mateys!

  • Dragon’s Crown Pro

Dragon's Crown Pro Royal Edition Announced; New Trailer Revealed!

Despite the sad news, Atlus revealing Dragon’s Crown Pro limited edition that will come with some lists. The series also revealing the gameplay to enhance the players’ understanding about the game’s story.

  • The Alliance Alive

The Alliance Alive

Again and again, Atlus revealing special content for their game The Alliance Alive that will be available for some consoles. For you who wanna seek for the game’s goodies and packages, don’t forget to always ready your cash as the info will contain how much cash you have to spend in order to get the goodies.

Release Date Revealed

  • Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley Wii U version cancelled

The famous Harvest Moon-like game by ConcernedApe, Stardew Valley will be available for Nintendo Switch. In fact, it might be already available to get since today, November 5th.

  • Tokyo Xanadu EX+

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What’s better? An information about special packages or a release date? Both are good, but even better if they’re combined, no? Well we got info about the packages and release date for Tokyo Xanady EX+! The western release date,  December 8th, 2017.

  • Summon Night 6 Lost Borders

Summon Night 6: Lost Borders - Title

While the North American release date has been revealed, the date for Europe hasn’t. Still, fans in the US can already get Summon Night 6: Lost Borders since October 31st!

  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

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It’s already available for Smartphones, and now go to 3DS! Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney has revealed its western release date alongside a new trailer overview. November 21 in North America, and November 23 in Europe

  • Lost Dimension

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Another remastered game that was already available as of October 30th. But, did you know there will be more feature for Lost Dimension if you play it on PC? Well, now you know.

  • Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection

The famous RPG from 2009 finally got localized, and now it got the western release date. In fact, Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection is already available as of October 31st on Steam.

  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory

 

Cyber Sleuth Hackers Memory Western Release Date

Finally we can mark our calendar for Digimon Story: Cyber Seluth Hackter’s Memory! Even though we must wait until the official release, December 14th in Japan and January 19 2018 in North America and Europe, for the very least we got the official date, and save money. For what? Obviously for buying the game, and enjoy it ourselves.

  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Trailer

One release date for Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. It was planned to be released for PC, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. We got the date for PC, November 14th.

  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Western Release Date Officially Announced!

A bunch of information in one news are never a bad thing, no? We got info for a Limited Edition, Season Pass, and more in this post. Of course, it includes the release date.  February 8,2018 in Japan and February 23, 2018 in both North America and Europe

  • Death End re;Quest

Death end Re;Quest First Trailer Shows Some Key Characters & World

We can finally see when will Death End re;Quest be available to get. Unfortunately though, the date is next year, March 1st, 2018 and Japan only. Let us pray for a western release.

  • Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 4

Grisaia Phantom Trigger 4 - Feature

Another volume for Grisaia series, the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 4. Again, this is a next year game, for the date is January 26, 2018.

  • Umineko: When They Cry Answer Arc

Umineko screenshot

This time, we got a date for November, not next year. A VN called Umineko: When They Cry Answer Arc, is the one that we could get just a days or weeks after today, on November 17.

Re-port/Remastered

  • NiOh

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Mateys! A good news awaits you all if you wanna enjoy the game called NiOh in another console. Be thankful as the company Koei Tecmo as well as Team Ninja grant your request to make your wish came true. Do read along the passage for further info!

  • Grisaia Phantom Trigger 01 & 02

Grisaia Phantom Trigger - Features

Now for you who are a fan of visual novel, you have to be overjoyed since one of visual novel games entitled Grisaia Phantom 01 & 02 from Prototype will be ported! Hopefully, you can enjoy the game wherever and whenever by playing it on a different console.

  • Tanzia

Tanzia

Arcanity Inc. want to move the game entitled Tanzia to another console following its success in its previous release. Hopefully the game will be as exciting as it is, and can be enjoyed fairly too.

  • Story of Seasons: The Tale of Two Towns+

Story of Seasons: Tale of Two Towns+ Trailer

Marvelous will remaster their game entitled Story of Seasons: The Tale of Two Seasons+ into another updated console. By this, the game also receiving some changes. You may play its newer version and experience the change!

  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster

Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster

Square Enix‘s Star Ocean: The Last Hope will be getting its 4K and Full HD Remaster and each of them has their own features. Experience the change by playing it by your own choice, mateys!

  • Revenant Saga

Kemco's RPG Revenant Saga Gets Cross Platform Release to PS4, PS3, and PS Vita!

Kemco announced their game entitled Revenant Saga will be ported into a certain console, after previously ported into several well-known consoles too. In this post, some screenshots also are available for you, which served as the game’s preview.

  • Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Hakuoki Edo Blossoms - Feature

Idea Factory International decided to port the game Hakuoki: Edo Blossom into a portable console as they prefer that the game will be easier to play in that way. Additionally, you may experience some changes and some features too, especially when you wanna reach the ending.

  • Re: Zero VR

Re Zero VR - Screenshot 3

Well, do you want to meet your waifu, and do you want to be accompanied by them? The game developed by Gugenka entitled Re: Zero – Life in a Different World will make your wish come true. Rem and Emilia will be (available) for you personally, and of course, with their own style too! The good news is, the game will be ported to several devices which could bring your imagination as a real experience!

  • Sword Art Online Hollow Realization

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization launch trailer

If you are a fan of Sword Art Online series, be overjoyed since Bandai Namco will port the game entitled Sword Art Online Hollow Realization into another console to give you new experience in playing the game!

Release Date Delayed

Dragon’s Crown Pro

Dragon's Crown Pro Royal Edition Announced; New Trailer Revealed!

Since the company recently announcing several games for you, Atlus delayed the release of their game entitled Dragon’s Crown Pro around one month. Well, as the time being, you should rely on your patience, mateys!

Western Localization

  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD Remaster

The western version for Star Ocean: The Last Hope 4K & Full HD has been confirmed by Square Enix, and will be available just a day after the Japanese release, on November 29th.

  • Megadimension Neptunia VIIR

Megadimension Neptunia VIIR Announced for 2018 Western Release!

After a while, the VR game for Neptunia series, Megadimension Neptunia VIIR finally got cofirmed for western release! We still have to wait for the date, though.

  • Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Final Fantasy Dimensions II is getting remastered for smartphones. But wait, it will be released globally too! Even better, we already could get the game as of November 1st!

  • Demon Gaze 2

Demon Gaze 2 Trailer

Yet we got another announcement that combines two things: western localization and release date revealed. Demon Gaze is getting a western localization and set to release on November 14th.

GAME UPDATES

Important RPG Update (+ Demo)

  • God Eater 3

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Famitsu recently released the information about Bandai Namco‘s game God Eater 3 which explains about time-skip. The information is the interview of the game’s General Producer Yusuke Tomizawa and General Director Hiroshi Yoshimura. Moreover, Bandai Namco revealed the details for their new project, God Eater 3, mainly the game’s main protagonist as well as the fields in the game along with the new system. Since this is a new project dedicated to move the story forward, the protagonist receiving a new looks and description.

  • Destiny Chronicles

Destiny Chronicles trailer

Visualnoveler just announced the KickStarter launch date for their action RPG, Destiny Chronicles, on October 4. Moreover, they revealed new concept art and a world map ready to show for Destiny Chronicles’ KickStarter. Lastly, we also have the two official Pre-alpha gameplay footages.

  • Atelier Lydie and Suelle

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Koei Tecmo just released the recent details of Atelier Lydie and Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting. These details are concerning the characters of older Firis, Ilmeria, Roger, the real father of the twinsAltoLucia, as well as other characters PlachtaFritz, and DrosselGust and Koei Tecmo also reveal a livestream video for their game, Atelier Lydie and Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting, containing the game’s first map and gameplay.

  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions

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Nintendo  revealed a new trailer for their game Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions. The trailer shows a new feature of the game itself: Side story entitled Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. In the trailer, we can find several features such as characters, enemies, and the side story.

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn

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Sony announced the game entitled Horizon: Zero Dawn will be getting a Complete Edition which is confirmed to be released around December. The game has been released for PlayStation 4 brought to you by Guerrilla Games with its magnificent visual, open-world gameplay, and epic adventure.

  • Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary

Itadaki Street Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary - Theme

The hyped Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary is finally here alongside the demo! Both the game and demos are currently available for both PS4 and PS Vita via PlayStation Store. The demo will offer only four characters and one map, you can still compete against players who own the full version!

  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

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NIS America informed that the localization fix of their game, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be updated and will be coming on November 2017. The reason for the update is that the localization was bad, awkward, and distracting at some points. Because of this, NIS America president and CEO Takuro Yamashita immediately apologized to the players.

  • Mobius Final Fantasy ; Final Fantasy X

Mobius Final Fantasy Crossover Event Tells Tidus' Story Between FF X and FF X-2!

This time, we got something for Final Fantasy X and X-2. A story about Tidus; what happened with him in between those games’ timeline, for we know what happened at the end of Final Fantasy X and at the beginning of Final Fantasy X-2; the disappearance of Tidus and Yuna’s quest.

  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Gets Two Trailers Showing Faction!

South Park: The Fractured but Whole launches globally for PlayStation 4Xbox One, and PC. The game will take you to an adventure caused by a certain threat in South Park. As usual, the game is rated for 18+ since it features several explicit contents and language.

  • Final Fantasy XV

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Square Enix announced that their game, Final Fantasy XV multiplayer expansion entitled Comrades delayed until November 2017. Previously, the company wanted to release the update around October 31stSquare Enix also announced that the Final Fantasy XV‘s DLC Episode Ignis will be released on December 13th. They explain that in this DLC, the players can enjoy and experience a new storyline, narrated from the team member and chef’s perspective.

  • Lost Sphear

Lost Sphear trailer

Square Enix shared a new trailer regarding their game. Lost Sphear, entitled Restore the World which introduces story and main characters. The game is said to use classic style RPG that eventually bring you to a nostalgic, classical RPG experience. Furthermore, A demo for the game is shared in Japan since it will be released soon

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

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Are you a fan of fighting combined with RPG-style? Well, Square Enix recently released a trailer for their game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT which shows the game overview. The trailer is said to show several gameplay, characters, combat system, and many more. Well, do enjoy the trailer below so you understand about the info, mateys!

Gaming Event

Final Fantasy Celebrate 30th Anniversary with Art Exhibition and Pop-Up Experience!

Final Fantasy Celebrate 30th Anniversary with Art Exhibition and Pop-Up Experience!

For you, mateys, who are a fan of Square Enix and Final Fantasy Series, you have to attend their Pop-Up Experience as well as Art Exhibition that will be held in London around November until January 2018. Do check the info here to see the event’s schedule as well as the rundown!


This is the end of October! We hope you have a nice Halloween event! My Halloween event is unfortunately filled with people killing other people for candies and people being salty over it, full of yelling and insults–oh, don’t worry, that’s a Halloween event in an online game only. The games that we’ve had this month is no less thrilling, though! My favorite is Visual Novel Maker, it’s unexpected yet in a positive way. What about you? Write your comment below!

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