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  • Sony Announces Tokyo Game Show 2014 Line-up

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    Well, with little more than a week to go before Tokyo Game Show, Sony has announced their TGS line-up. In addition to the following playable games, Sony will also be displaying the latest iteration of their 3D-VR headset, codenamed Morpheius. I managed to play with this thing in it’s previous versions   the past two years and it is mighty impressive.

    PlayStation 4

    • Astebreed (Playism)
    • Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War & Nightmare (Koei Tecmo)
    • Bloodborne (SCE)
    • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (Koei Tecmo)
    • Destiny (SCE)
    • Disgaea 5 (NIS)
    • Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Bandai Namco)
    • Driveclub (SCE)
    • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher)
    • EA Sports UFC (EA)
    • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks)
    • FIFA 15 (EA)
    • Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign (Arc System Works)
    • LEGO Movie: The Game (Warner Bros.)
    • LittleBigPlanet 3 (SCE)
    • Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (Mojang)
    • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses)
    • Omega Quintet (Compile Heart)
    • One Upon Light (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
    • The Order: 1886 (SCE)
    • The Playroom (SCE)
    • Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Konami)
    • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Capcom)

    PS Vita

    • Airship Q (Cygames)
    • Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy (Square Enix)
    • Deadman’s Cross (Square Enix)
    • Deemo: Last Rehearsal (Rayark)
    • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Sega)
    • God Eater 2: Rage Burst (Bandai Namco)
    • Gundam Breaker 2 (Bandai Namco)
    • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami)
    • The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II (Falcom)
    • Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Mojang)
    • Murasaki Baby (SCE)
    • OlliOlli (Roll7)
    • Phantasy Star Nova (Sega)
    • TorqueL (Playism)
    • Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3 (Koei Tecmo)

    PlayStation 3

    • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (Square Enix)
    • Tales of Zestiria (Bandai Namco)
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  • Microsoft Unveils 2014 Tokyo Game Show Lineup

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    The TGS line-ups just keep on a coming. Here is what Microsoft will be showcasing at this year’s show. If some of these games seem a little out-of-date, remember, the Xbox One just launched here in Japan a few days ago.

    • Call of Duty: Advance Warfighter
    • Dance Central Spotlight
    • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
    • Dead Rising 3
    • Dyntasy Warriors 7 Empires
    • EA SPORTS UFC
    • The Evil Within
    • Evolve
    • FIFA 15
    • Forza Horizon 2
    • Forza Motorsport 5
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
    • Happy Wars
    • Killer Instinct
    • Kinect Sports Rivals
    • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
    • NBA 2K15
    • Ori and the Blind Forest
    • Psycho-Pass
    • Ryse: Son of Rome
    • Sunset Overdrive
  • Bandai Namco Games’ TGS 2014 Line-up

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    This time around we have Bandai Namco’s 2014 TGS line-up, and boy is it beefy. Looking at the list, you may be surprised by the large number of smartphone games, but they are big business here in Japan.

    CONSOLE

    • Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) – trailer
    • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS Vita) – trailer
    • Dragon Ball Xenoverse (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3) – playable, trailer
    • Godzilla (PS3) – playable, trailer
    • Gundam Breaker 2 (PS3, PS Vita) – playable, trailer
    • Haikyuu!! Tsunagu! Itadaki no Keshiki!! (3DS) – trailer
    • Hanayamata: Yosakoi Live! (PS Vita) – playable, trailer
    • The Irregular at Magic High School: Out of Order (PS Vita) – playable, trailer
    • M3 The Dark Metal: Mission Memento Mori (PS Vita) – trailer
    • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation (PS3) – trailer
    • The Seven Deadly Sins: Unjust Sin (3DS) – trailer
    • Soulcalibur: Lost Swords (PS3) – trailer
    • Super Hero Generation (PS3, PS Vita) – trailer
    • Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (3DS) – playable, trailer
    • Tales of Zestiria (PS3) – playable, trailer

    SMARTPHONE

    • Buddy Complex: Senjou no Cupring (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Drift Spirits (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Guilty Dragon: Tsumiryu to Yattsu no Noroi (iOS, Android)
    • Hunter x Hunter: Battle All-Stars (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventuer: Stardust Shooter (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • One Piece: Dance Battle (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • One Piece: Treasure Cruise (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Saint Seiya: Cosmo Slottle (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Shingun Destroy! (iOS) – trailer
    • Super Space Galaga (iOS, Android)
    • Sword Art Online: Code Register (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Taiko Drum Master RPG da Don! (iOS) – trailer
    • Tales of Asteria (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Tales of Lik (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199: Cosmo Guardian (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Ultraman: Puzzle Spirit (iOS, Android) – trailer
  • Capcom, EA & Sega’s Tokyo Game Show 2014 Line-up

    The game line-up announcements keep on coming. This time, we have Capcom, EA, & Sega’s 2014 Tokyo Game Show line-up to share with you. Please remember that there could always be room for a surprise reveal, so if a game you’ve been hoping for isn’t on the list, don’t give up hope just yet.

    CAPCOM

    • Bakumatsu Ultra Rock Soul (PSP/Vita)
    • Breath of Fire 6 (iOS/Android)
    • Forbidden Manga (3DS)
    • Gaist Crusher God (3DS)
    • The Great Ace Attorney (3DS)
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS)
    • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PS3/PS4/360/XB1)
    • Resident Evil HD Remaster (PS3/PS4/360/XB1)

    EA

    • Battlefield: Hardline (PS3/PS4/360/XB1)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisistion (PS3/PS4/360/XB1)
    • FIFA 15 (PS3/PS4/360/XB1)
    • UFC (PS3/PS4/360/XB1)

    SEGA

    • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3/Vita)
    • Phantasy Star Nova (Vita/PC)
    • Phantasy Star Online 2 Expansion (Vita/PC)
    • Puyo Puyo Tetris (3DS/Vita/PS3/PS4/XB1)
    • Shining Resonance (iOS/Android)
    • Yakuza Zero (PS3/PS4)
  • Square-Enix Announces Tokyo Game Show Line-up

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    With Tokyo Game Show only a short two weeks away, companies are starting to lay their cards on the table as to what they will be showing gamers. Square-Enix recently published the full line-up of what they will be offering at this years show. You might notice a few “huh, thats not an SE game” listed below, but, Square-Enix serves as publisher for a lot of Western games here in Japan. There are definitely a few games on this list that I will be checking out.

    • 3594e (iOS) – trailer
    • Bravely Second (3DS) – playable, trailer
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – trailer
    • Chaos Rings III (PS Vita, iOS, Android) – playable, trailer
    • Cooking Mama: My Sweets Shop (3DS) – playable
    • Deadman’s Cross (PS Vita) – playable, trailer
    • Dragon Quest: Heroes (PS4, PS3) – trailer
    • Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (iOS, Android) – playable
    • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (iOS, Android) – playable
    • Dragon Quest X Online (Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PC) – trailer
    • Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Dragon Quest: Monster Parade (Browser) – trailer
    • The Evil Within (PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PC) – playable
    • Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – playable, trailer
    • Final Fantasy VII: G-Bike (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS4, PS3, PC) – playable, trailer
    • Gunslinger Stratos 2 (Arcade) – trailer
    • Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur (iOS, Android) – trailer
    • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (PS3) – playable, trailer
    • Rise of Mana (PS Vita) – trailer
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  • The Games of September

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    Week of 9/1

    imageDanganRonpa 2 (Vita): As in the first game, players will take on the role of a high school student as they are thrust into a life-or-death situation, and must use their wits and teamwork to survive. Each student was chosen for a special ability they possess, making them the “ultimate” example of something.

    imageThe Sims 4 (PC): The Sims 4 is the highly anticipated life simulation game that lets you play with life like never before. Control smarter Sims with unique appearances, personalities, behaviors, and emotions. Experience new levels of creativity when you sculpt Sims with the powerful Create A Sim and design beautiful homes with tactile, room-based Build Mode. Control the mind, body, and heart of your Sims and explore your new gameplay possibilities in vibrant neighborhoods that bring your stories to life.

    imageWarriors of Orochi 3 Ultimate (PS4/XB1): One, lone Warrior does battle against a thousand enemies in captivating lands and stages. Featuring new gameplay modes and characters, along with cross-play/save functionality, Orochi 3 Ultimate expands on the mythology of the series.

    Week of 9/7

    imageDestiny (PS3/PS4/360/XB1): Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned our solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Be brave.

    imageNHL15 (PS3/PS4/360/XB1): NHL 15 brings hockey to life the sights, sounds and feel of real NHL action like never before. Every player is affected by real-world physics leading to multiplayer collisions and pileups through 12 Player NHL Collision Physics. NHL 15 welcomes Mike Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and analyst Ray Ferraro providing insight through revolutionary real life visuals all presented in an authentic NBC Sports Broadcast Package.

    Week of 9/16

    imageFairy Fencer F (PS3): A long time has passed since the last ancient conflict, and the weapons created by the Goddess and the Vile God have since been scattered across the world. These weapons – now known as “Furies” – are highly sought after by warriors who call themselves “Fencers.” It is said that whoever collects a Fury will be granted one wish. When a young man named Fang decides to rashly pull a Fury from a stone, he inadvertently becomes a Fencer himself, forever altering the course of his destiny.

    imageTheatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS): Curtain Call expands on the original in every way with new gameplay modes, over 200 songs, and 60 playable characters. Featuring music that spans the full breadth of the storied Final Fantasy franchise, players tap along to the memorable beats and harmonies as the adorable, stylized characters battle and quest through their worlds. The music of over 20 titles is brought together in one package, fusing together the moving scores, cinematic visuals, and role-playing elements the series is known for.

    imageNaruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (360/PS3): The latest installment of the series will offer players a new experience in the deep & rich NARUTO environment. Tons of new techniques, enhanced mechanics, more than 100 characters and a brand new exclusive character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto.

    Week of 9/23

    imageDisney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (PS3/PS4/360/XB1/WiiU): Players will use real-world interactive Marvel figures to activate original storylines in the virtual game worlds of some of Marvel’s most popular franchises, including The Avengers. In the Play Sets – penned by award-winning Marvel comic writer Brian Michael Bendis – players will be able to take on the role of more than 20 Marvel characters including Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye to battle enemies, complete challenging missions, solve puzzles and ultimately save the world from destruction.

    imageFIFA 15 (PS3/PS4/360/XB1/Wii/WiiU/3DS/Vita): FIFA 15 brings soccer to life in stunning detail so fans can experience the emotion of the sport like never before. Witness the intensity of crowds and listen to commentators guide fans through the story of the game with Dynamic Match Presentation. New Emotional Intelligence allows players to react to opponents and teammates within context, and relative to the narrative of the match. Player Control heightens the responsiveness of player movement and makes Man-to-Man Battles more rewarding than ever before.

    imageAr Nosurge Ode to an Unborn Star(PS3): Ar nosurge is an RPG, that takes place in a world where music and song can create magic. It tells the compelling story of a civilization that lost their planet and has been roaming the edge of space for 2000 years in search of a new home. In Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star, the player follows two sets of characters: Delta and Casty, whose goal is to protect humanity and save the world, and Ion & Earthes, who are trying to find Ion a way home to Earth.

    imageArcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!! (PS3/Vita): With crazy combos, amazing 2D environments and 23 adorable combatants! To make the game even more fun and exciting, Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!! includes an incredible amount of new story content, allowing players to really get to know these characters!

    imageHyrule Warriors (WiiU): Cut down entire legions of enemies as Link, Zelda, Midna and other characters from The Legend of Zelda franchise using over-the-top powerful Dynasty Warriors-style moves. This tour de force through the beloved locales of Hyrule will have players battling some of the fiercest enemies in The Legend of Zelda history. Two players can join in on the fun with local co-op play.

    Week of 9/30

    imageForza Horizon 2 (XB1/360): Race through a massive wide-open world featuring dramatic weather and day-tonight cycles. Instantly connect with friends in the ultimate celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore beautiful and exotic locations in more than 200 of the world’s greatest cars, all created with precise detail.

    imagePersona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3/360): Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the long-awaited sequel, and a continuation of the story originally set forth in the award-winning RPG Persona 4. Bringing the series full circle and tying together the plots of Persona 3 and Persona 4, fans will enjoy controlling beautifully animated character sprites and experiencing top-notch quality, fully voiced localization that brings the popular characters to life.

    imageNatural Doctrine (PS3/PS4/Vita): Seasoned explorers and novices alike venture underground into dangerous caves to collect the coveted material known as Pluton. During your first trip down into the depths of one of these mines, you and your new explorer friends quickly realize that things may be more dire than you had imagined as you encounter a brand-new type of evil lurking below the surface.

    imageMiddle-Earth Shadow of Mordor PS3/PS4/360/XB1): You are Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate, keeping watch over Mordor which has remained undisturbed for ages. In the blink of an eye, everything is taken from you – your friends, your family, and even your own life. Resurrected by a vengeful spirit, you must now embark on a relentless vendetta against those who have wronged you. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle in Middle-earth.

    imageCrimes & Punishment – Sherlock Holmes (PS3/PS4/360/XB1): Dynamic, chilling, and captivating, Crimes and Punishments is a groundbreaking investigation game that you control. You’ll take on the role of Sherlock Holmes in a realistic and finely detailed environment filled with criminals and clues. It is up to you to gather evidence over six different cases, and to question and analyze every place and person you meet. Use Sherlock’s amazing detective skills to examine countless details within each scene, and see the connections come together inside Sherlock’s brain! Write your own story with a variety of moral choices and outcomes. Each case has up to 8 different endings.

    imageSenran Kagura Shinovi Versus (Vita): The buxom shinobi of the Senran Kagura universe return in a 3D brawler that’s as over-the-top with its fighting mechanics as it is with its gratuitous depictions of female ninja in various forms of undress, indicating damage through clothing destruction. Shinovi Versus tells of a grand clash among four rival ninja schools from each of their vantage points, featuring 20 playable shinobi among them, each with her own unique personality as well as fighting style and skills to master. Up to four players can 9-battle online to determine which shinobi really deserves to be on top.

  • A Pokemon Fighting Game Is Coming To Arcades

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    Yesterday, Tsunekazu Ishihara, the head of the Pokémon Company, announced on a live NicoNico broadcast that he wanted to create a new Pokemon experiene, one that people haven’t seen before. That new experience it turned out, is a Pokemon Fighting game!

    Namco Bandai Games is co-developing “Pokkén Tournament”, with Nintendo, for release next year in Japanese arcades. Details are pretty much non-existent at this point in time but both the producers of the Tekken and Soul Calibur series are involved in this project. A short video clip was released that showed showed Lucario and Machamp duking it out. Check out the video below.

    No word yet on wether or not this will see a Western release or even a home console release.

    http://youtu.be/pT3LQmbPh6o

  • Hideo Kojima & Guillermo del Toro Are Making A New Silent Hill

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    Earlier today at Gamescom (Europe’s fan friendly answer to E3) Sony teased a new horror project call P.T. during their press conference. People were encouraged to go to the PlayStation Store and download the P.T. “demo” and when they did they were treated to short video clip instead of a demo.

    The video showed a man on a darkened street before revealing the names of Kojima and del Toro. The man then looks at the camera, and then the Silent Hill logo appears. The “man” featured in the teaser clip is “Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus.

    No word as of yet, if this is a new game or movie in Silent Hill franchise. It is also unknown if famed Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka will be involved or not. Personally, I am hoping for a new movie as I think Del Torro could really knock a Silent Hill-themed movied out of the park in a big way. Only time will tell.

  • A Resident Evil TV Show Is Being Developed

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    The horror gurus at Bloody Disgusting are reporting that the popular survival-horror franchise Resident Evil might be leaping back to the small screen, as a TV show. A production company called Mance Media is currently developing the show, which is set to be called “Arklay,” named after the area in which original games take place, the Arklay Mountains. According to pitch documents on Mance Media’s website:

    “When Detective James Reinhardt is thrust into a series of bizarre homicides, he unravels the city is hiding a dark conspiracy. Learning a fatal virus is connected to it all, Reinhardt discovers it’s already coursing through him. With time no longer on his side, he must solve the conspiracy to save his own life.”

    Wether or not, anything ever comes of this pitch document is anyones guess. But seeing as the Resident Evil movies are wildly successful at the box office, we just might be seeing Resident Evil on TV next fall.

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  • A New Fatal Frame Game & Movie Are Coming…..To Japan

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    I don’t know how I managed to miss the news about the game, as it was announced almost a month ago, but, the movie was just announced today. Half late is better than completely late I guess.

    Nintendo and Tecmo-Koei will be brining the latest installment in the incredibly popular horror series Fatal Frame, to the WiiU in Japan this September. The game’s heroine is Yuuri Kozukata, who not only has the ability to see souls that have passed on to the spirit world, she can even bring them back to the world of the living. According to Tecmo-Koei, Fatal Frame: The Black Haired Shrinemaiden, will fully embrase the WiiU GamePad for it’s ghostly gameplay, allowing players to detect and fight off otherworldly creatures. Water will also be a big element in the game as well.

    In addition to the new Fatal Frame game being released in September, Japan is also getting a live action Fatal Frame movie as well. At first glance the movie seems to have a pretty good take on the franchise and definitely seems to have a high creepy factor going for it as well.

    No word yet on when or even if fans of series outside of Japan will get a chance to play or see either of these new entries into the franchise. Check out the trailers for both the new game and movie below!

    http://youtu.be/R1rv4GAZoho

    http://youtu.be/SA8jxUC4jn4

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