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By Jonathan Balofsky On 17 Nov, 2017 At 05:56 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, ROG News | With 1 Comment

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Arc System Works has revealed three new characters for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. Yukiko Amagi from the persona series,, Gordeau from Under Night In-Birth and Azrael from BlazBlue.

 

See the trailer below.

 

The game is looking amazing and will be a must play next year!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Nov, 2017 At 12:56 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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MAGES. Inc. (Minato-ku, Tokyo, Executive Director: Chiyomaru Shikura, President and Representative Director: Toyoki Ohta, Game Operation Brand: 5pb) are pleased to announce that they will be releasing their popular action game “Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive” for Nintendo Switch worldwide on December 7, 2017.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive is an intense cooperative, side-scrolling beat’em up. But don’t mistaken it for just another brawler. Its got an in-depth combat system thanks to roots stretching back to the hit 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker. Its cast of four playable characters from Phantom Breaker (Mikoto, Waka, Itsuki and Yuzuha) sport moves any fighting game player would recognize — burst gauges, dodges, guard breaks, and more. As your character levels up, you’ll apply skill points to gain new abilities and hit harder and faster! Playable guest characters Makise Kurisu and Frau from the popular visual novels Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes respectively will be unlocked from the start for Switch users.

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was previously released to great success for the Xbox 360® system, PlayStation 4, PlayStation®Vita, and Steam (PC).

Key Features:
  • Story Mode: Battle through 8 deadly stages filled with crazy enemies. Level up your characters to unlock devastating new skills and build up your attack strength, defense, and speed.
  • Arcade Mode: Test your skill for the best scores and times, and compare them against the world on global leaderboards.
  • Co-op Mode: Play with up to 4 players with online and local multiplayer.
  • Battleground Mode: Enjoy a fierce battle royale using your leveled up characters.
  • Hard-Hitting Heroines
    Fight as Itsuki, Yuzuha, Waka, and Mikoto from Phantom Breaker, each with their own signature moves and attacks.
  • Wild Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes Characters Appear
    Play as visual novel superstars Makise Kurisu and Frau unlocked from the start.

More information can be found on the official Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Nintendo Switch website at http://5pb.jp/games/pbbgodsw/

This is an amazing looking game and the impending release on Switch sounds excellent. Hopefully the port will be a good one!

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Nov, 2017 At 08:35 PM | Categorized As Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Japanese videogame publisher, Happinet, today announced that Dodgeball Rising will enter Early Access on Steam on Dec. 14, 2017. Developed by Asakusa Studios, Dodgeball Rising aims to deliver the ultimate showdown experience, supporting up to six players for fast-paced competition and furious fun!

 

Set in the Edo Period in Japan — where swords and duels have been banned by the government –Samurai, Ninja, and even Sushi Chefs, gather to settle conflicts and disputes over a game of Dodgeball. With support for up to six-player matches, a wide array of unique Dodgeball warriors from all walks of life, simple controls, and engaging special moves, Dodgeball Rising brings the classic schoolyard sport to life as never-before-seen.

 

Key Features: 
– A Remarkable Roster: Choose from 11 unique Dodgeball warriors from all walks of life — each with different playstyles and skillsets, including Samurai, Ninja, Sushi Chefs, Kabuki Entertainers, Sumo Wrestlers, and more!

– Become a Hero: Using the different stats, play styles and unique skills of each character, you can become a hero with your own distinctive play style.

– Various Offensive Actions: Work with teammates for consecutive shots, tricks, slow shots and other moves to surprise your opponents and keep them on their toes.
– Arcade Mode: Enter the Ultimate Imperial Dodgeball Tournament in this single player mode, and unique story for each character.

– Simple Rules: Victory is defined simply by taking down your opponents. Outlast your opponents by playing well on the court.

– Offline and Online Multiplayer: The game can be played locally or online with up to 6 players. AI players can be called in to fill empty slots.
– Amazing Specials: Build up your Rising Gauge to unleash a variety of over-the-top special moves and attacks to defeat your opponents.

 

For more information, please visit the Dodgeball Rising page on Steam and Dodgeball Rising’s official game page here. Stay up to date on the latest updates on Twitter.

This is a truly interesting looking game to say the least. It is definitely the most unique Dodgeball game seen in quite a while.

Do you like what you see?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Nov, 2017 At 09:59 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

Today, we are thrilled to announce that The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia will be available in the Americas on February 9, 2018 for the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system. 
 
Anime lovers and fans of The Seven Deadly Sins who pre-order The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia through select retailers or on the PlayStation®Store will be able to secure an exclusive formal costume-set featuring Meliodas, Ban, King, Hawk, Diane (human-sized), Escanor, Gowther and Merlin.
 
In addition, Escanor, a member of The Seven Deadly Sins featured from the upcoming anime series — The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments, will be playable in the game. Escanor, known as the Lion’s Sin of Pride, is renowned for gaining immense power during the day, while gradually becoming weaker with the setting of the sun leaving him frail and submissive at night. 
 
Based on the popular manga and anime series The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is the first console video game adaptation of the anime and manga series that brings together the powerful characters from The Seven Deadly Sins for an action-packed adventure on the PlayStation 4 system. 
This is a great looking game, based on an excellent series, Will you be checking this out?
Source: Bandai Namco PR

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

GUNDAM Battle, an officially licensed Gundam action battle mobile game co-developed by Bandai Namco Shanghai and games developer and publisher KingNet, has completed Closed Beta testing in China. GUNDAM Battle will launch in China later this year for iOS and Android devices, with plans for release to western markets in 2018.

The highly successful Closed Beta attracted numerous Gundam fans who had been eagerly anticipating a real 3D action mobile game based on the beloved anime franchise. The second- and seven-day retention rates for GUNDAM Battle were 72.5-percent and 47-percent, respectively; impressive numbers that gained industry recognition for being notably higher than other similar games.
KingNet is a prominent Chinese games developer and publisher known for its extensive line-up of successful web and mobile games. The company is particularly adept at creating high-quality game products based on popular foreign and domestic IPs.
GUNDAM Battle Closed Beta Version Details
The Closed Beta version includes a selection of 21 Mobile Suits (MS) with matching pilot audio packs. The MS lineup includes popular suits from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, but also includes MS from the extended UC Gundam universe including the famous Z Gundam from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Gundam Ez8 from Gundam: The 08th MS Team.
  • MSZ-006 Z Gundam: The main fighting MS from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, GUNDAM Battle basically recreates every feature of this fan favorite. Classic weapons such as Beam Rifle, Beam Saber, and Hyper Mega Launcher are all included, but the in-game MS has been upgraded for more impact and to add diversity to the gameplay.
  • XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam ZERO: The Wing Gundam ZERO MS from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing features strong firepower and is exquisitely modeling with gorgeous smooth attack animation. This MS recreation is a real killer that perfectly combines art and power of Gundam.
  • ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos (4th Form): The Gundam Barbatos (4th Form) is from the recently completed anime, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. This MS utilizes a variety of martial arts attack styles in combination with physical weapons to deliver punishing damage. It’s the perfect MS for players who like to employ powerful melee attacks during battlefield combat.
The GUNDAM Battle beta version includes a Team Battle mode, in addition to its Story mode and Arena mode. Team Battle mode supports up to three players as they team up to challenge big bosses like BYG-ZAM or PSYCO GUNDAM. Different from the bosses from Story mode, the bosses in Team Battle mode possess much more powerful skills. Players can only challenge one boss each day in Team Battle mode.
Gundam is a truly beloved franchise that has endured for so long. Will any of you be checking this out?
Source: Bandai Namco PR
By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Oct, 2017 At 08:15 AM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Today a new trailer dropped for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The new trailer confirms new characters for the game including RWBY’s Weiss Schnee, plus Rachel Alucard and Hazama from BlazBlue.

The trailer also reveals that the game will be coming to PS4, PC and Switch in 2018;.

 

See the trailer below

 

 

 

By Stark Wyvern On 6 Oct, 2017 At 01:52 AM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Reviews, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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Piczle Lines DX is a new game for Nintendo Switch and a pretty interesting puzzle game. This game relies on the player to make lines and create pictures. With a story that is rather simple, it might seem like a simple game. But the puzzles do in fact get harder as you go along. One wrong move and you have to start the puzzle all over again.

Solving puzzles takes only a drag of a line, through the right number of spaces. But don’t move too quickly, as you may just make a mistake and then you will have to start it all over. The puzzles do actually get bigger fairly early on, and then you have to deal with filling an even bigger space.

This game is certainly playable by just about anyone because it is rather easy to play. It lends itself to being a game you can pick up and play at any time, you might be in the mood for a puzzle. The game itself is cute and well designed for what it is.

This game won’t be for everyone, but for those who like puzzle games and cute main characters, this may be the game for you.

Piczle Lines DX is available for Nintendo Switch!

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Sep, 2017 At 12:31 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here is some good news. There had been concern over how well Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 would do on Switch due to it being a late port, but it seems to not be the case.

The game came out on Switch in Japan this week on Thursday, and based on Bandai Namco’s reports, it’s off to a strong start. Specifically.  Bandai Namco published a tweet saying that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a big hit on Switch. They then sent out another message earlier today stating that there is a shortage for the physical version, with more shipments planned towards the end of this month.

It is possible that Bandai Namco had planned a conservative shipment for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. That being said, the high sell rate most certainly impressed them.

The game launches in the west on September 22.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 22 Aug, 2017 At 08:43 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ. This new trailer shows off new characters such as the androids, Krillin and Piccolo, as well as showing off SSJB Goku and Vegeta as preorders. Take a look below.

 

This game looks absolutely amazing, and developer Arc System Works is doing an amazing job with this game. We will continue covering this game as more information comes out.

 

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Atlus sent out the following

 

There are a lot of monsters that call the Yggdrasil home. Sure, cold hard steel and explosive gunpowder can usually get the job done, but sometimes a little more “oomph” is required when dealing with these pesky beasts. Thankfully, the Celestrian’s Warlock class provides a magical spark to these engagements. And when we say spark, we actually mean ancient power that can summon raging fireballs, monstrous hailstorms, amplify other magical abilities, and more! As they level up, Warlocks can further specialize in base elemental skills (fire, ice, and lightning) or branch out to learn new elemental earth and wind spells.

 

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth features:
  • A Choose-your-own-odyssey Feel – Starting with the creation of your party to exploring the uncharted labyrinth of the Yggdrasil Tree, Beyond the Myth is all about choosing how your own adventure unfolds. Test your survival skills by wisely navigating the winding floors of Yggdrasil, using shrewd tactics when battling gruesome beasts, making the right decisions during various “scenarios,” and more. To meet these challenges, the home base city of Iorys is ready for all your buying/selling, recruiting, and information-gathering needs!
  • Gameplay Fit for a True Pathfinder – It wouldn’t be an Etrian Odysseygame without the life-or-death need to map your progress. For those new to the series, the bottom screen of the 3DS displays a top-down, tile-based map that must be filled out while dungeon crawling. Players can use the map to mark the locations of treasures, doors, enemies, environmental obstructions, and more. Expect the unexpected at every turn–and then make a note on the map so it’s not so unexpected next time!
  • Epic Turn-based Battles – There’s a reason why no one has ever reached the top of Yggdrasil. Dangerous creatures and utterly terrifying FOEs–high-level mini-bosses, for you newcomers–roam the labyrinth on every floor, so prepare to test your mettle with challenging turn-based battles. Proper planning is a must and balancing strong party composition is absolutely crucial for success. You’ll need the right team to unleash Union Attacks and level the playing field!
  • Expanded Character Creation and Customization – With four unique races, 10 distinct classes, more customization options than any previous game in the franchise, and a streamlined skill tree/class advancement, you can shape a party to whatever your heart desires.
  • A Magical Art Style and Score – Longtime series illustrator Yuji Himukai and renowned composer Yuzo Koshiro return to add their signature magic to the art and music in the game.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will release fall 2017 for the Nintendo 3DS™ system and will be priced at $39.99. The game has been rated T by the ESRB. For more information please visit the website: http://atlus.com/etrian5/.
Launch Edition
They say that whoever reaches the top of the colossal Yggdrasil will have their greatest wish fulfilled. So what’s so hard about hiking up a tree? Well, besides being a gigantic labyrinth, the Yggrasil is home to many nightmarish creepy crawlies and terrifying FOEs just waiting for a tasty treat to come waltzing by. But don’t let that dampen your adventurous spirit because the Etrian Odyssey V launch edition contains many treasures that will strengthen your resolve! Here’s what you’ll get when you pre-order or otherwise grab the limited launch edition of the game:
24-Page Art Book – Beautiful character art and concept sketches by the illustrious Yuji Himukai cover the pages of this magnificent art book. The unique explorers that will fill up your party are a wonder to behold.

  • 6-Track Music CD – A grand journey is utterly droll without music, so get into the adventuring mindset with an enchanting soundtrack crafted by long-time series composer Yuzo Koshiro!
  • Outer Box – The Yggdrasil and eager adventurers adorn this colorful out box which protects the precious treasures it holds within.

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth is looking better and better by the day. This seems destined to be another Atlus hit. Will you be getting this?

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