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By Jonathan Balofsky On 19 Dec, 2017 At 03:35 PM | Categorized As Animation, News, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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At last week’s Jump Festa anime festival in Japan, Toei Animation announced start of production on a new Dragon Ball feature film – the 20th in the franchise’s long history.

 

With an original story, screenplay, and character design overseen by series creator Akira Toriyama, the new film promises to explore the mysterious history behind one of Dragon Ball’s core mythologies – the Saiyan. Since “Battle of the Gods”, Goku has undergone new forms from Super Saiyan God to Super Saiyan Blue to other evolved forms that have gone up against many invincible warriors from multiple universes.  This new story will focus on the origin of Goku’s strength and what it means to be Saiyan.

A new Dragon Ball movie is always exciting news, and the story this one will have should entertain any fan of the series.

 

Are you excited?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Dec, 2017 At 09:46 AM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc., today announced Black Clover: Quartet Knights, a third-person magic shooting game, set in the world of the new anime and manga series Black Clover. The game will be available for PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC via STEAM® in 2018.

Based on the hit manga and recently launched anime series, Black Clover: Quartet Knights enables players to form their own ultimate Magic Knights Squads to challenge rivals in cooperative battles with friends. Featuring a unique combination of third person shooting and magic combat, players will create balanced and diverse teams of four using complementary player types including attack, defense, and support specializations and face off in heated battle.

“We’re excited to bring Black Clover: Quartet Knights to life with the compelling story and intense magical action that fans of the anime and manga will recognize and appreciate,” said Stephen Akana, Marketing Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “New fans and aspiring Wizard Kings alike can summon their magic and prepare for battle when Black Clover: Quartet Knights is conjured up in 2018.”

This looks amazing, Will you be checking this out?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 11 Dec, 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 sent out the following

 

 

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is excited for anime and video game fans to set sail in ONE PIECE®: World Seeker, an upcoming open world action-adventure game set in the popular world of the ONE PIECE anime series. The title will be available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Steam for PC in 2018.

 

Featuring the swashbuckling spirit of the beloved series, ONE PIECE: World Seeker lets fans explore a brand new world from the perspective of series protagonist, “Straw Hat” Luffy. In ONE PIECE: World Seeker, players experience and wage battles in an expansive and seamless world filled with castles, cities, beaches, and more exciting and diverse locations.

 

“2017 marks the 20th anniversary of ONE PIECE, one of the world’s most popular manga and anime series which has riveted millions of fans since it started. We’re proud to help usher in a new era with ONE PIECE: World Seeker, an ambitious new entry in the legendary series,” said Randy Le, Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With an expansive open world and story, Luffy will travel through a huge variety of locales in a new adventure that’s as vast as the seven seas.”

This 20th anniversary celebration game for One Piece looks amazing, and a vast open world game set in the One Piece Universe should be extremely exciting for fans.

Will you be getting this?

Source: Bandai Namco PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 1 Dec, 2017 At 08:08 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Bamdai Namco sent out the following

 

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is calling all shinobi to enter the NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER closed beta from December 15-16 on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Beta registration begin today, please visit, https://www.bandainamcoent.com/news/naruto-to-boruto-shinobi-striker-closed-beta-application for registration and more information regarding the closed beta.

Closed beta sessions will run from December 15-16 at the following times:

Friday, December 15

  • 12:00PM – 3:00PM PST

Saturday, December 16

  • 1:00AM – 4:00AM PST
  • 9:00AM – 12:00PM PST
  • 5:00PM – 8:00PM PST


NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER
is a high-speed four vs. four multiplayer title that encourages cooperative play through the use of character-specific roles. Characters are split up into four roles: Attack, Ranged, Defense, and Heal. Teams that utilize these four types of characters will be formidable opponents on the battlefield. Players can choose between existing characters from the NARUTO TO BORUTO universe, or create a custom character for the first time in a NARUTO title!

Will you be checking out this Beta? Let us know what you think of it!

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2017 At 12:54 PM | Categorized As Comics/Manga, News, News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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My Hero Acadamia fans rejoice! Weekly Shonen Jump’s  has revealed that a new battle action game from Bandai Namco titled “My Hero Academia: One’s Justice” is coming out for PS4 and Switch.

The game will feature “stage destruction through attacks”, and a debut trailer for My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is set to appear at Jump Festa 2018.

We are eagerly anticipating more news on this game, but what about you all? Are you excited, will you be playing this? Let us know!

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc., today announced Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy, a free-to-play action role-playing game (RPG) set in the mythological anime world created by renowned artist Masami Kurumada, is available now at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Based on the popular anime that debuted in the mid-eighties, Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy lets fans experience the story straight from the original anime series. Players engage in fast-paced action RPG gameplay as they create a team of up to five from a roster that includes all of the Bronze Saints, Silver Saints, Golden Saints and even the Black Saints, voiced by the actors from the anime series. Players can even modify their Super Saints by using the character building feature, complete with super moves and special items to upgrade their characters. Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy draws old and new fans into the game with stunning presentation including fast action gameplay and flashy Ultimate Moves all controlled by intuitive tapping and swiping gestures.

 

“The Saint Seiya series has kept fans riveted for decades, and Saint Seiya Cosmo Fantasy is a title that lives up to that legacy with an engrossing story, rich graphical detail and the trademark style of the revered anime,” said Kensuke Sakai, the producer of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “Saint Seiya has finally come to mobile phones, and fans can now fit all of the conflicts in heaven and on earth into their pockets.”

 

To celebrate the game’s release, all players logging into the game will be able to get the character “Leo God Cloth Aiolia (?3).” Also, all users logging in to the game will receive 10,000 free Holy Stones which can be redeemed to draw randomized character cards (to perform a “Summon”) up to 10 times in a row. Fans should make sure to try your luck with these free Holy Stones at the Zodiac Fest featuring the Pegasus God Cloth Seiya!

This is an interesting release. Bandai Namco is certainly not skimping on adaptations of great anime. Will you be checking this out?

Source: Bandai Namco PR

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I love classic style turn based RPGs. There is something about them that just takes me back to an older era and lets me enjoy myself without worrying about all new combat mechanics ( for the most part), and one company that makes this style of game still is KEMCO. I noted in my review of their game Revenant Saga that KEMCO had begun to move out of their paint by numbers approach to making RPGs. While the games they made are great, they had a problem of being formulaic and not deviating much. They were fun to play and lose yourself in for hours but eventually they all became the same. Revenant Saga brought some refreshing change and now Antiquia Lost pushes them further in that new direction.

Antiquia Lost follows a bit of the typical KEMCO formula but plays with it so much, that it becomes new. The game eschews the 3D battle screens KEMCO has been using lately, in favor of a classic 16 bit style battle screen. Its a nice touch and helps the general feeling of the game :making . I must also note that the visuals are surprisingly excellent on Switch, with the art looking sharper than in previous games. I must say though, that I am not happy about the miscrotransactions being in the console versions, as it feels like a step back from KEMCO’s work with consoles. Still they can be ignored, but locking some staples behind a paywall doesn’t feel right.

Antiquia Lost introduces new play mechanics as well, but keeps them grounded in their previous games and they don’t feel overwhelming. I do like that the way the characters interact is different, and using a different character is much more involved this time. The story of the game also immediately deviates from KEMCO’s normal pattern and I must commend them for that. Right away we are given an experience that uses what KEMCO utilized before, but doesn’t stay firmly in the past. Instead, Antiquia Lost takes what was done and uses those ideas to chart a new path, and it is a most excellent journey. It doesn’t overwhelm you and it is familiar enough while still being a fresh experience. Even with the flaw of microtransactions, I recommend it.

 

 

Disclaimer: A review key was provided by KEMCO

By Jonathan Balofsky On 21 Nov, 2017 At 04:10 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Aksys Games has announced that Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[ST] will be getting released in the west on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in February 2018.

They made the announcement via the tweet below.

 

 

Will you be getting this?

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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