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By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Apr, 2017 At 01:44 PM | Categorized As News, Otaku Music, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atlus sent out the following

 

 

Atlus Co., Ltd. (Setagayaku Tokyo, Chief Executive Officer: Akira Nomoto) announced that following the launch of the critically acclaimed Persona 5 in North America and Europe, the game has shipped more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

To celebrate the launch of the game, there will be a Persona live concert event on Aug. 2 at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. Please stay tuned for upcoming news on Persona 5 and the Persona series in the future!
Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled youth who live dual lives. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high-schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self;” the game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective mask and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need. Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.
Persona 5 is now available in the Americas and Europe, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The game is rated M by the ESRB.
It is great to hear that Persona 5 has done so well. The game is amazing and deserves a large audience. Hopefully it will continue to sell well. Let us hope that the upcoming mainline Shin Megami Tensei game also sell well.
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 7 Apr, 2017 At 10:33 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Takashi Tokita, the director of Chrono Trigger, Parasite Eve, Final Fantasy IV, Live A Live, Final Fantasy Legends and other games tweeted out the following

When translated, what he wrote says

Top-secret mission begins !

Square Enix is a big supporter the Switch and wants to be one of the top publishers for the platform. Could this be a new IP?, or maybe a new entry in an existing series? Or  could the rumors be true about a remake of a critically acclaimed classic now done for Nintendo Switch. It should also be noted that he worked on the various spinoffs of FFIV and  the re-releases in addition to the main game. It is possible it is to do with that.

Whatever the game is, if it is just starting development now, then we probably wont see it at this E3, unless we are shown a very early teaser. Still it is exciting to thin what they may be working on.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Apr, 2017 At 06:26 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda recently did an interview with Nikkei and shared some interesting details about the company’s plans, especially when it comes to the Nintendo Switch

He noted that releasing titles in Japan, only to then wait several months to release the titles in the rest of the world is not a good business strategy, especially for their story/adventure focused titles. As such he pressed on the importance of worldwide releases pf the games. Healso  talked about extending the life of titles through updates and DLC allowing them to continue selling for longer periods of time, such as FFXV, and then noted more announcements will come for FF’s 30th anniversary.

What was of extreme interest is that he stated that of the platforms launching in  2017, namely the Nintendo Switch, Xbox Scorpio, Windows 10 game mode and Google’s Tango, Square Enix is focusing most on Nintendo Switch. Matsuda said that having more platforms is good for developers and creators and this he wants Switch to be successful. He noted that he wants more titles in development for Switch and would like existing ones to be ported to Switch if feasible. He hopes Square Enix will be a top developer for the platform.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 5 Apr, 2017 At 12:14 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atlus has released a launch trailer for Persona 5.  Most of the necessary details are known now, but the trailer does show us some interesting things.

Persona 5 has been long awaited and is finally here, we will have a review in the coming days. In the meantime, please share with us your thoughts on the game so far.

 

 

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 3 Apr, 2017 At 12:35 PM | Categorized As Uncategorized | With 0 Comments

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Nicalis’ Tyrone Rodriguez shared an image of Switch’s Home Menu a little while back. that showed the icons of games including The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ and Cave Story. Cave Story was then further teased several times for Switch, and now we have official confirmation that it is coming..

Cave Story will come to Switch as Cave Story+, and it will have a physical release. There will be upgraded HD graphics,  and will also have seven play modes such as Wind Fortress and Boss Rush, more than twenty boss battles, fifteen levels, ten unique weapons, and four unique endings.

This all sounds amazing. Cave Story+ will come to Switch on June 20, and will cost $29.99.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 31 Mar, 2017 At 09:21 AM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Blaster Master is a beloved series that dates back to the 8 bit era. it sadly has never caught on as well as it should have, but that isn’t for lack of trying. Sunsoft has repeatedly attempted to bring the series back with new entries, and the latest, by Inti Creates might be the best one yet.

Graphically the game isn’t as impressive as the Wii entry, Overdrive, but it has its own charm with a style that updates the classic look while retaining its appeal. The game switches between two main styles, depending on if you are primarily traveling by the tank Sophia, or travelling in caves to find upgrades and maps or fight enemies.

Blaster Master Zero was the first time I ever experienced HD Rumble and I finally see what the hype was about. When sirens go off, you can actually experience that thanks tot HD rumble. it also impacts the way you attack enemies or make movements in general This was a great introduction to HD rumble for me, and I feel it was implemented very well.

Gameplay-wise Blaster Master Zero is the same Blaster master we all know and love, but with refinements to better the experience. Save points, a better map systems, better menus and more interaction, make this a worthy addition to the series. It is fun and that is the most important thing.

The music in the game worried me initially, as the trailer had very sharp sounds that hurt my ears. That said, the actual game doesn’t have this issue, and the game has great music and audio in general  Plus when it gets in sync with the HD rumble, it is truly amazing to experience in a game like this.

Overall, I think Blaster Master Zero is a good game, a great addition to the Blaster Master series, and a good pickup for the Nintendo Switch. I recommend it.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Mar, 2017 At 09:44 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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I Am Setsuna was a game I had been meaning to buy for a long time on PS4. I ultimately didn’t, and when it came to the Nintendo Switch, I ended up getting it there. It is a game billed as the spiritual sequel to Chrono Trigger, one of the most beloved games of all time, so how does this game hold up?

I had heard very mixed things about this game, so I was not sure what to expect. I had heard it was fairly generic, and to an extent that is true, but to me that works as part of the charm. The story is nothing we haven’t seen before, but the play mechanics are the shining stars here. The game has a great battle system that is indeed reminiscent of the one in Chrono Trigger. I found battles to be increasingly enjoyable the more I played and learned how they worked, and I love the twists they pulled on the genre. What they did with loot from victories is very much inspired, and a much better idea than most RPGs/

The music in I Am Setsuna is stellar, with tracks that are very much reminiscent of some of the classics, while still putting their own spin on it. You have never heard the piano played as inventively as you have with this game. I can see where people have issues with the minimalist nature, but to me, it just worked out so much better. Likewise with the art. It goes for HD  2.5D visuals but still has the look of a classic game in its own way.

The story isn’t anything super great as mentioned before, but it isn’t bad at all. It serves the game well and helps get things going, towards the fun and engaging gameplay. This honestly feels like more of a sequel to Chrono Trigger than Chrono Cross felt. Do I feel you should get it? Absolutely, it is a great throwback to classic JRPGs and is fun with a great soundtrack and gameplay to boot. There is no reason to pass this up.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Mar, 2017 At 10:24 AM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, Playstation Vita, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The PS+ game lineup for this coming April has been revealed

Drawn To Death, and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, will be available for PS4 owners PS4. Invizimals: the Lost Kingdom and Alien Rage – Extended Edition  are the PS3 free games this month.

For PlayStation Vita, 10 Second Ninja, PS Vita and Curses ‘n Chaos will both be made available and crossbuy with PlayStation 4, so you can get them there as well.

This is a pretty good month for PS+, with a decent mix of games. What will you be getting?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 28 Mar, 2017 At 05:38 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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This week’s Neo Geo game for Switch has been revealed via the Nintendo UK site, as the original Metal Slug. Hamster usually puts out the same game for all regions, so this will come to North America also this week, most likely.

METAL SLUG is the original entry in one of the most famous action game series ever released. It was originally released by SNK in 1996 in Japan.

Players control Marco and Tarma who belong to the Special Forces team known as the Peregrine Falcon Squad. They fight to defeat General Donald Morden in an effort to take back their stolen weapon known as the METAL SLUG. Players can utilise various weapons and vehicles such as the METAL SLUG to sway the fight in their favour.

The ACA NEOGEO series has faithfully reproduced many classic NEOGEO masterpieces.

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores*.

Please enjoy the masterpieces that built a generation of video games.

There is also a trailer here

The game is not as all out bonkers as Metal Slug 3 but is an amazing game in its own right. This is very much worth adding to your Switch collection.

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Mar, 2017 At 03:25 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Sony has announced a new PSN flash sale for this month. It runs from today until the 27th. Check out the deals below.

 

PS4

Abyss Odyssey: Extended Dream Edition$4.49
Alchemic Jousts$4.49
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy$7.49
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition$20.99
Battleborn$17.99
Battleborn Digital Delexue$22.49
Blood Bowl 2$12.49
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection$17.99
Broken Age$4.99
Citizens of Earth$3.74
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink$2.99
Commander Cherry for Playstation Camera$4.19
Dangerous Golf$5.99
Defense Grid 2$1.49
Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition$7.49
Drawful 2$2.99
Evolve$8.99
Evolve: Digital Deluxe Edition$11.99
Evolve Ultimate Edition$14.99
Far Cry 4: Gold Edition$17.99
Far Cry Primal: Digital Apex Edition$16.49
Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game$1.74
FORCED: Slightly Better Edition$4.49
FreezeME$2.99
Gryphon Knight Epic$2.99
Handball 17$14.99
Headlander$5.99
Hue$4.49
I, Zombie$1.34
Killzone: Shadow Fall$4.99
-KLAUS-$4.99
Kromaia ?$5.99
Laserlife$2.99
Last Wings$2.39
LIMBO$1.99
Lithium: Inmate 39$1.99
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut$1.99
Machinarium$2.99
Mega Coin Squad$4.99
Murdered: Soul Suspect$4.99
MXGP2 – The Official Motocross Vieogame$14.99
Perfect Universe$2.99
PONCHO$2.99
Pumped BMX+$1.99
Quiplash$2.49
REUS – Deluxe Edition$8.39
Rollers of the Realm$2.49
Rugby 15$5.99
Sebastian Loeb Rally EVO$14.99
Shutshimi$2.99
Siralim$2.99
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition$8.99
Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition$11.99
Terraria: PS4 Edition$5.99
Tharsis$3.74
The Banner Saga$5.99
The Bridge$2.89
The Evil Within$5.99
The Evil Within Digital Bundle$8.99
The Jackbox Party Pack 3$7.49
The Magic Circle: Gold Edition$5.99
The Park$3.89
The Swindle$3.74
Tour de France 2016$11.99
Trackmania Turbo$11.99
Trials Fusion$5.99
TRON RUN/r$4.99
TRON RUN/r: Deluxe Bundle$7.49
Umbrella Corps$7.49
Umbrella Corps: Deluxe Edition$9.99
Woah Dave!$1.24
Zortix$2.99

Vita
Adventure To Go! $4.49
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy $7.49
Best of Arcade Games – Deluxe Edition $5.99
Broken Age (Cross Buy) $4.99
Carnage Heart EXA $5.99
Chameleon $1.19
Citizens of Earth $3.74
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars $7.49
Elminage Original $2.99
End of Serenity $4.49
Ethan: Meteor Hunger (Cross Buy) $2.49
Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl $4.49
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley $5.99
Hue (Cross Buy) $4.49
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon $4.49
Killzone: Mercenary $4.99
Last Wings (Cross Buy) $2.39
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy) $1.99
Monster Hunger Freedom Unite $3.99
MotoGP 13 $8.99
Mystic Chronicles $4.49
Persona 4 Golden $8.99
Power Stone Collection $2.99
Pumped BMX + (Cross Buy) $1.99
Reel Fishing: Master’s Challenge $5.99
Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors $4.49
Rollers of the Realm (Cross Buy) $2.49
Rugby 15 $4.49
Shutshimi (Cross Buy) $2.49
Siralim (Cross Buy) $2.99
Super Blackout $0.99
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls $11.99
The Bridge (Cross Buy) $2.89
The Swindle (Cross Buy) $3.74
Warriors of the Lost Empire $1.79
Woah Dave! (Cross Buy) $1.24
WRC 4 – FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP $8.99

PS3
ArcaniA – The Complete Tale $2.99
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Ultimate Edition $8.39
Assassin’s Creed III Ultimate Edition $14.99
Assassin’s Creed II Ultimate Edition $5.99
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD $5.99
Assassin’s Creed Rogue $8.99
Best of Arcade Games – Deluxe Edition $8.99
Best of Board Games – Deluxe Edition $7.49
Bionic Commando Rearmed $1.99
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 $1.99
Capcom Arcade Cabinet $7.49
Catherine $4.99
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut Ultimate Edition $3.99
Dead Rising 2 Off the Record $5.99
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen $7.49
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara $2.99
Ethan: Meteor Hunter (Cross Buy) $2.49
F1 RACE STARS $5.99
Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game (Cross Buy) $1.74
Final Fight: Double Impace $2.49
Handball 17 $11.99
How to Survive $4.49
Hunter’s Trophy 2 – America $2.99
Hunter’s Trophy 2 – Australia $2.99
Jeopardy! $3.99
Jeopardy! Ultimate Edition $4.99
Judge Dee – The City God Case $2.39
Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Season $5.99
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy) $1.99
Lost Planet 3 $3.99
Mamorukun Curse! $1.49
Mega Man 10 $2.99
Mega Man 9 $2.99
MotoGP 13 $11.99
MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT $3.74
MX vs ATV: Alive $1.99
Pumped BMX + (Cross Buy) $1.99
Raiden IV: OverKill $4.49
Red Faction: Armageddon $2.99
Red Faction: Guerrilla $2.99
Remember Me $3.99
R-Type Dimensions $2.99
Rugby 15 $4.49
Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition $8.99
Spelunker HD $2.99
Spelunker HD Ultimate Edition $5.09
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions $4.99
Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Season Pass $4.49
Tales of Monkey Island Bundle $5.99
Terraria $3.74
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 $2.99
The Bridge (Cross Buy) $2.89
The Evil Within $5.99
The Evil Within Digital Bundle $8.99
The Jackbox Party Pack $4.99
The Jackbox Party Pack 2 $4.99
The Swindle (Cross Buy) $3.74
The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Miniseries $4.49
The Walking Dead: Season Two – Season Pass $4.49
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season $5.99
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory HD $4.49
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD $11.99
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell HD $4.49
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow HD $4.49
Truck Racer $2.99
Wheel of Fortune $3.99
Wheel of Fortune Ultimate Edition $5.39
WRC 4 – FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP $5.99
WRC 5 FIA World Rally Championship $11.99

 

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