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News of the Month – March 2019

Persona 5: The Royal Officially Announced!

March has come to an end, and it’s followed by the infamous April Fools. But of course, there are not any foolish news before the fool comes, and let’s hope the fool won’t fool us in its glorious month. Now, let’s recap what great things happened over the course of March.

GENERAL

SPECIAL HIGHLIGHT

  • Persona 5: The Royal

Persona 5: The Royal Officially Announced!

Persona 5: The Royal that was teased by Atlus for us has been officially announced. It comes with a trailer that introduces a new female character, who seems to disagree with The Phantom Thieves way of changing people’s hearts. More information about Persona 5: The Royal will be revealed on April 24 and 25, 2019.

  • Stadia

Stadia

Google introduced a video streaming platform called Stadia at Game Developer’s Conference in San Fransisco. Because it’s a product of Google, it’s also highly integrated into YouTube. Can this platform finally make YouTube a challenger to Twitch when it comes to video game streaming? We’ll see.

Re-port / Remastered

  • The Alliance Alive

The Alliance Alive Characters Trailer

Famitsu has confirmed that NIS America and FuRyu will be re-port The Alliance Alive to PC, PlayStation 4, and NIntendo Switch.

  • Azure Saga: Pathfinder

Azure Saga: Pathfinder - Title

Toge Production is bringing Azure Saga: Pathfinder to Nintendo Switch with a Deluxe Edition. The game is already available to get since March 21st, 2019.

Release Date Delayed / Cancelled

  • Dragon Star Varnir

Dragon Star Varnir

Idea Factory International announced to delay Dragon Star Varnir western release from Spring to Summer 2019.

  • RPG Maker MV

RPG Maker FES

After many delays of RPG Maker MV for PS4 and Switch, Kadokawa Games finally made a decision to cancel the XBOX One version.

Game Updates

Important RPG Update (+ Demo)

  • Zanki Zero: Last Beginning

Zanki Zero Last Beginning Delayed

Spike Chunsoft has made Zanki Zero: Last Beginning Demo available since March 26th before the official release.

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Yae Galvus from Final Fantasy XIV is joining Dissidia Final Fantasy NT as a DLC character.

 

 

GENERAL

New Games Announced

  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Complete Edition

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Complete Edition

Bandai Namco officially announce the next series of Sword Art Online, entitled Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Complete Edition. The game is planned to be release for Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 25th, 2019, while in the west sometime on this spring.

  • Octopath Traveler: Champions of The Continent

Octopath Traveler Conquerors of the Continent

Square Enix just announced the prequel of 2018 Octopath Traveler RPG, entitled Octopath Traveler: Champions of The Continent. This HD-2D visuals game will be downloadable for smartphones, both iOS and Android as a free-to-play single-player in Japan sometime this year.

  • Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk

Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk

Nippon Ichi has announced the sequel of Labyrinth of Refrain, entitled Labyrinth of Galleria: Coven of Dusk. This sequel is planned to be release in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on July 25th, 2019. Thanks Dengeki PlayStation (via Ryokutya2089).

  • Sword Art Online: Aliciation Lycoris

Sword Art Online: Aliciation Lycoris

The latest franchise of Sword Art Online entitled Sword Art Online: Aliciation Lycoris has been announced by Bandai Namco. This VRMMORPG is coming worldwide for Windows PCPlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Unfortunately, they haven’t give any clue for the release date.

  • Game e-Ninja Neptunia

Game e-Ninja Neptunia Announced as Next Neptunia Game Series

Compile Heart announced a new game within Neptunia seriesGame e-Ninja Neptunia, on this year Dengeki Game Fes. Unfortunately, more information has yet to be revealed. Alongside the new game announcement, Compile Heart also announced other Neptunia projects. One of them is Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation. It’s expected to release this year.

 

Release Date Revealed

  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! Western Release Date Officially Announced

Square Enix has planned to release Chocobo Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! globally, and they finally announce the day. It will hit stores on March 20th, 2019 just like its Japanese release. But, both Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store have put the game on pre-order for $53.49 and $39.99 respectively.

  • World End Syndrome

Visual Novel World End Syndrome Western Release Date Officially Revealed

Following the announcement of World End Syndrome global release, Arc System Works finally the date to be May 2nd for North America and June 14th for Europe. The Visual Novel will be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch at approximately $39.99.

  • Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin

Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin Western Release Date Announced

A western release for Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin was announced by Square Enix and WonderPlanet. It will be available on April 4th, 2019 for both Android and iOS. Additionally, the date was chosen because the number was associated with death in some countries.

  • Corpse Party: Sweet Sachiko’s Hysteric Birthday Bash

Corpse Party: Sweet Sachiko's Hysteric Birthday Bash

The western release date for horror-thriller Corpse Party: Sweet Sachiko’s Hysteric Birthday Bash has been announced by XSEED Games. The horror-thriller will be available for Windows PC (via Steam, GOG, and The Humble Store) on April 10th, 2019. The price is $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and there’s a 10% discount for the launch week of the game.

  • Moero Chronicle Hyper Western

moero-chronicle-h

Via eShop listing, Idea Factory International confirms Moero Chronicle H will be released on March 15, 2019. During launch, the game will have a 30% discount. This is an HD remastered as well as re-port to Switch. Moreover, you’ll also get HD Rumble support, new stat-boosting items, and an autopilot function where you designate a spot on the map and automatically move there efficiently.

  • Crystar

Crystar

After being teased about the western release by Crystal‘s director and producer last year, today we finally got the date. Through publisher Spike ChunsoftCrystal will go to North America and Europe for Windows PC (via Steam) and PlayStation 4 on August 27, 2019. Moreover, this FuRyu-developed action RPG will be localized with English text and audio.

 

Localization to English Announced

  • Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

The remake of the original Utawarerumono is planned to be available sometime in early 2020 in North America and Europe for both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Publisher NIS America also added that the PS4 release is coming to retail, while the PS Vita version is digital-only. The game will have both Japanese audio and English subtitles.

  • The Alliance Alive HD

the-alliance-alive-hd-remastered

Publisher NIS America has announced a western release for The Alliance Alive HD Remastered. This FuRyu-developed throwback RPG is planned to be released sometime on fall 2019 in North America and Europe for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. And will be sold in both retail release and digital version.

 

OTHER UPDATES (ENTERTAINMENT / FUNNY / TRIVIAL NEWS)

  • Stadia

Stadia

What devices you got at home? I bet one of them has Chrome. First released by Google at 2008, and they keep expanding the brand. Thus, during Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, yesterday, Google debuted a new video game streaming platform called Stadia. A game that isn’t limited to any console. All you need is wi-fi connection and Chrome, and no need to download!

 

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