Sunday, May 3, 2015

Atlus is Bringing "The Legend of Legacy" to the West on the 3DS


Atlus has confirmed, during the last Shin Megami Tensei Social Link podcast, that they are bringing "The Legend of Legacy" to the United States. This is an RPG that launched earlier this year in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS. The Atlus PR manager John Hardin also said that they have another game that they will be localizing in America but he can't talk about it just yet. You can watch a trailer for the game above.

Mr. Hardin Said:

“That’s not to say we’re not looking beyond not-not just Aquaplus and Spike Chun, and everything. I hope we see a lot more Japanese games come over here. Actually, we did announce The Legend of Legacy is coming over here, and we have another one in the can, too, that I can’t talk about yet, ha ha ha ha. But another really niche Japanese game that actually isn’t even out yet—we’re bringing it over for the 3DS later this year. What could it be?”
                   

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Complete List of Cars in the Upcoming Wii U Game "Project Cars"


Slightly Mad Studios has finally released it's final list of cars in their upcoming Wii U game "Project Cars." The game was reconfirmed for the Wii U earlier this year and is expected to be released later this year. No official release date has been announced so far. Either way, this is a much welcome game for the Wii U, as the system lacks realistic driving simulators. Now, if we could just get a developer to make a proper wheel ...


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Legend of Zelda Given the Game of Thrones Treatment


Take a look at the video above to see what The Legend of Zelda would look like if it was given a Game of Thrones opening.
         

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Information Emerges Regarding DLC for Xenoblade Chronicles X


Xenoblade Chronicles X is now out in Japan and reports have been coming in on how the DLC in the game works. The characters above all come with their own quests (three each) that unlock unique arts and Dolls. Each one of these quests cost 500 yen or roughly $4.

There are also a bunch of support quests that you can buy. These are very similar in nature to DLC options that came out for Fire Emblem: Awakening on the 3DS. Each of these support quests have six variations and they cost around 300 yen, which is roughly $2.50.

If you know you are going to buy all of the DLC, you might as well get the DLC bundle, which gives you a 45 percent discount. This bundle cost 2000 yen or just under $17.

Will you be buying the DLC for this game when it launches in North America?
                 

Monday, April 27, 2015

GameStop Now Buying and Selling Retro Games


GameStop has been struggling to find it's place in this new world of digital games. They have been trying their hand at selling other used electronics and even consider getting into the phone market. However, it now seems that GameStop wants to stick with what makes them the most money, and that is selling used video games.

This past Saturday, GameStop started buying and trading retro games and consoles. This includes everything from the old 8-bit NES all the way to the PS2. The goal is for the company to make some extra money on retro games of the past. GameStop came up with this idea since most of their profits come from selling used games, not new ones.

Since their physical stores are not big enough to support carrying games for all of these systems, all retro games will be sent to a workshop where the games can be repaired, repackaged and resold. To start with, only 250 of their physical stores will be taking trade-ins on retro games. This will soon expand to all of their 6,700 stores in the United States.

The way you buy and sell these retro games is simple. You will bring in your old retro games to a physical GameStop store. Here you will sell your games and than GameStop will ship them off to their headquarters. People can than buy these games online at Gamestop.com and have the games sent to their house or to be picked up at a physical store.

It will be interesting to see how GameStop prices some off these games and the trade in values they are welling to offer. 
               

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven" Releasing on May 26 in NA and June 4th in EU


Marvelous Europe has announced that "Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven" will be released as a digital download in Australia and Europe on the Nintendo 3DS on June 4th 2015. This is the same game that has already been confirmed for North America, which will retail for $39.99 and release on May 26.

This is a strategy RPG adventure that follows the life of Luchs. He is an unsuccessful innkeeper that becomes forced to excavate crystals to pay bills. One day, while searching for crystals he comes cross a mysterious fairy maiden who is trapped in a crystal. After freeing her, Luchs gets caught up in an adventure where he has to do battle with monsters and uncover the secrets of the six fairy maidens.

Steven Tarry, who is the marketing manager for Marvelous Europe, said:

“We’re extremely excited about finally announcing Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven for Europe and Australia. Hot on the heels of the successful European release of Rune Factory 4, we expect fans to get lost in this magical experience."

Here are some of the main features of the game:


  • Innovative turn based battle system. Movement on the battlefield is indicated by a circle and positioning characters in the perfect spot can allow multiple enemies to take damage.
  • There are seven heroines, each with their own story. Building relationships with each fairy maiden unlocks new attacks.
  • Game allows you to craft your own skills. Take parting in Free Battles and registering for StreetPass can help you in crafting rare skills.
  • The difficulty of the game can be adjusted for newcomers.
  • Game features a movie and art gallery to relive fond memories.
                  


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Best Buy Offering a Wii U "Splatoon" Bundle


If you haven't got a Wii U yet and you want to get the upcoming shooter "Splatoon," Best Buy has just the bundle for you. Best Buy will be offering a Wii U "Splatoon" bundle, both online and in store, for $299. The system comes with a digital download code for "Splatoon" and "Nintendo Land  pre-installed on the system. Look for this bundle on May 29th.
                

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Screenshots for the Upcoming Wii U Game "Bizerta: Silent Evil"


Edrox Interactive have shared some more information about their  up coming Wii U game "Bizerta: Silent Evil. You can see some new screenshots for the game below. In this game, you take control of a 15 year-old boy who wakes up in a "Dark World" at the age of 30. With no idea how this transformation took place, he sets out to find an escape from his hellish nightmare and. The story for the game is still a work in progress.

More screenshots below: