E3 2018 news: Kingdom Hearts III includes Pirates of the Carribean in updated trailer

I want to thank bookishnerdygirl for sharing this piece of news in regards to Kingdom Hearts III. Square Enix is releasing a lot of gameplay trailers in E3 and Kingdom Hearts III continues to surprise me every time. Coming back from Kingdom Hearts II is the return of Jack Sparrow and his world of Pirates of the Caribbean. Unlike the previous PS2 game (or you played the HD games on the PS3 or PS4 first), the combat and exploration of the world has expanded and has become immersive. The trailer shows Sora and his friends dressed as pirates and fighting against ships and heartless on the open seas. Sora can also swim underwater and fight more Heartless. The video also shows new and returning characters. Of the returning characters, we have Sora and Riku’s friend Kairi with nice, short hair and the once and former Organization XIII member Axel (his real name is Lea).

What do you guys think about this updated world?

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E3 2018 news: Kingdom Hearts showcase video and Pre-order details!

Kingdom Hearts news are barraging online with some exciting news. Already revealed in the gameplay, Sora and his friends will be visiting new worlds such as meeting Elsa in Frozen and encountering familiar characters like Ansem, Xehanort and Aqua. Revealed in this updated video, Remy from Pixar’s Ratatouille will be in the game where players can cook up a new recipeh! Once again this game will be out in North America on January 29th 2019 for PS4 and X1.

 

Also as an added bonus, Square Enix unveiled pre-order details! The game will have three versions in which players will have the option to choose: standard, deluxe and bundle edition. According to the American site, the game will cost $59.99 for just the game itself. Deluxe edition will include an artbook and a collectible pin and it will cost $79.99. The bundle edition will be $299.99 and it will have everything from the deluxe, but with a steelbook case and bring art figures of Sora, Donald and Goofy from the Toy Story world.

E3 2018 news: A new Kingdom Hearts III trailer revealing Frozen! New anime crossover game!

Besides the recent news of the release date, Square Enix revealed a new trailer of Kingdom Hearts III revealing another new Disney world. This new world is from the movie Frozen! Also, the trailer revealed some unique gameplay such as combat and the gummi ship fights. I won’t go into details on the trailer, but heck out this new information. Kingdom Hearts III is set to be released in January 29th 2019 for PS4 and X1.

Jump Force

Bandai Namco also revealed a whole new game featuring iconic anime characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto and Death Note. Based on the video, this game called Jump Force and based on the title and characters displayed, these characters will be from Shonen Jump titles like previously mentioned. The gameplay resembles the previous crossover game J-Stars Victory Vs+; however, the trailer reveals of real world landmarks. It’s unknown what’s the plot, but the game suggests that players will be able to pick their favorite characters and unite to fight either good or evil. This game will be out on 2019 for PS4, X1 and PC

Pre E3 2018 news: Dead or Alive 6 confirmed!

Announced before the beginning of E3, Team Ninja officially announced the return of the DOA series and unveiled the next installment called Dead or Alive 6. Based on the pictures and trailer, the game will feature a new engine where sweat and blood is apparent on the characters and the fighting. The game is set to be released in 2019 for Xbox One, PS4 and Steam.

According to the site Dualshockers.com, the team behind the game is hoping to make the game appear “cool.” What this means is that the team will be working on trying to make the characters feel real like expressing emotions and facial expressions. Also to add on that, it is more likely that the exaggeration on the female characters’ appeal will be toned down since fans of the game complained. In other words, the game characters will most likely be more serious in fighting.

 

Visual Novel Clannad enters to PS4 digital stores in N. America and Europe!

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Well-known in Japan and in other countries, the visual novel series made by Key Clannad will be joining in the PS4 digital stores in North America and Europe. This news was announced today and the game company in charge of this named Prototype stated that this visual novel will be in the PS4 and will only be digital. The game will be released in late June and this game will be available in different regions of the world.

If you didn’t know, Sekai Projects, an English Company who licenses visual novels, originally released Clannad and the spinoffs in Steam. Now with this news, players or fans can experience Clannad either on Steam PC or PS4.

Clannad is a visual novel which follows delinquent high school student Tomoya Okazaki, who one day meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating her last year of high school due to illness. Tomoya becomes involved with Nagisa and her hopes of restarting the school drama club.

The series also got an anime adaptation which is split into two seasons (Clannad and Clannad: After Story) in both English and Japanese Dub. There is also a movie version too, but it was done by Kyoto Animation and told the story differenty.

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker release date!

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Announced recently, Bandai Namco’s upcoming video game Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers is set to be released on August 31st for PS4, Xbox One and PC Steam. If you live in North and South America, Europe or Southeast Asia, players will be able to play this game on the day it’s released.

The game will also be having some pre-order bonuses depending where you live. If you live in Europe or Southeast Asia and you preorder the game, players will receive the “Uzamki Edition. This edition comes with a Naruto and Boruto figure and a season pass which will include an accessory based off of Jiraiya and other nine DLC packs.

According to the American version on Twitter, players who pre-order will be able to play as the Akatsuki Pain as early access and players can obtain the 7th Hokage accessory for your character,

Kingdom Hearts III Premiere!

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To those who are under a rock, I got some excited news to share and it’s good news about Kingdom Hearts III. Since we are a couple of weeks away for E3, Square Enix hosted a special event where players can try out a demo of Kingdom Hearts III. Some of these players are fans such as anime English Voice actress Erika Harlacher got to experience Kingdom Hearts III. As of now, the news I found is just tidbits. Square Enix has not uploaded a trailer or anything on the Kingdom Hearts website. The stuff I found is from Twitter, IGN and GameSpot.

According to gameplays and screenshots, we got another Disney character joining Sora’s adventure, Video game character Wreck-It Ralph will be in Kingdom Hearts III and helping Sora; however, Ralph will be a summon character where Sora can call him and use him to fight.

Also revealed in the game is Sora’s new Keyblade abilities and fight style. Based on the pictures and videos, Sora can use different fight depending on what he uses. For example, using the keyblade based on Monster’s Inc. will allow Sora to transform his weapon into yo-yos and either use laser attacks or trap his enemies.

Shown in another gameplay, Sora can also use his environment for combat such as running on the walls similar to flowmation. Sora’s other attacks involves him using Disneyland’s live attraction rides as attacks which can help him fight bosses and enemies.

As a funny Easter Egg and tribute to Final Fantasy, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT makes a surprise visit in the world of Toy Story. Even the character Rex makes a comment about playing video games and referring back to Final Fantasy.

Unfortunately, we still don’t know the release date, but according to game director Nomura, he mentioned that the announcement of the release date should be coming probably in next month. My guess is that we will find out at E3 2018.

What do you think about this game? Kingdom Hearts III is coming out this year for PS4 and Xbox One.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT new DLC character reveal: Locke!

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Joining the brawl in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, we have the treasure hunter Locke Cole. Locke Cole is from Final Fantasy VI and he acts like an assassin type fighter who can fight like Zidane and use fast attacks. He will be ready to use and purchased on late June. If didn’t buy the season pass, you will have to wait and buy individually just like Vayne from FFXII. Both DLC characters are free if you bought the season pass.

Ratchet and Clank PS4 video game review

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PSN synopsis:

Ratchet & Clank blasts onto PlayStation®4 for the first time, with a new game based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2™). Ratchet & Clank (PS4™) takes a deeper look at the characters’ origin stories and modernizes the original gameplay. Featuring several new planets, all-new bosses, new Clank gameplay, new flight sequences, and much more – with completely new visuals constructed to use the power of the PS4.

(This is the video game review for the movie adaptation. You can read the movie review here on the hyperlink.)

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle PS4 Open-Beta news

Revealed in Siliconera, Arc System Works (well-known for creating the insanely popular Dragon Ball FighterZ game) revealed that there will be an open beta for players in Japan and North America for the next fighting game, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

Players who pre-ordered the game through the PS4 will have access to play this crossover game on May 9th and all the way to May 12th. This beta will give players to limited amount of characters to play as and access to a few game modes. Here is the following characters and modes for the beta (if you pre-ordered as digital, you get access to exclusives):

BlazBlue

  • Ragna
  • Jin
  • Noel
  • Makoto
  • Rachel
  • Hazama
  • Azrael
  • Iron Tager
  • No 13
  • Es

Persona 4 Arena

  • Yu
  • Yosuke
  • Chie
  • Yukik

UNIEL

  • Hyde
  • Linne
  • Waldstein
  • Gordeau

RWBY

  • Ruby
  • Weiss

Here are the modes that will be available:

  • Casual Lobby mode
  • Tactics Mode (Tutorial & Practice Only)
  • VS Mode against the CPU
  • VS Mode against a second player (available only to digital pre orders on PSN)

However, the beta will be open to all players on May 12 through May 14 with the same features.

 

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle releases for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in Japan and Asia on May 31, 2018. The game releases in North America on June 5 and in Europe in Summer 2018. This game is a crossover game with characters from four different franchises. The characters are from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, RWBY and Under Night In-Birth. These franchise were shared and partnered with Arc System Works, Atlus, French Bread, and Rooster Teeth.