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By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Jan, 2018 At 09:58 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Sega has announced a new entry in the beloved light gun series House of the Dead. This new game will be called House of the Dead ~Scarlet Dawn and will be made using on Unreal Engine 4. It was also noted that the arcade cabinet will utilize a variety of gimmicks including an “Air Cannon” and “Vibration Seat” among others.

Sega will location test the game from 1/19 to 1/21, before evaluating for further steps to take.

A new House of the Dead game is very welcome at this time. It is a series that truly helps recapture the feeling of the arcades, We can only hope that it is as good as the last entry in the series was.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 26 Dec, 2017 At 05:38 PM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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HAMSTER has been on a roll lately. Their arcade archives series has seen a release on all major platforms, and they have been bringing some amazing games to modern systems such as PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, including bringing Nintendo’s classic arcade games to the Switch.

A recent interview with Famitsu has revealed much more is in store. According to HAMSTER CEO Satoshi Hamada, the company has the goal of releasing 800 Arcade Archive games. For some perspective, there are currently around 50 Arcade Archive games on the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully this goal becomes a reality and more classics come. We particularly would love to see Sega’s arcade classics made available again.

 

What would you want to see?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 30 Nov, 2017 At 08:31 PM | Categorized As News, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atlus sent out the following

 

ATLUS today announced that the overall sales of Persona 5 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3
have reached a crucial milestone with more than 2 million copies sold worldwide. Since the initial launch, Persona 5 has earned critical acclaim, receiving recognition and awards from prestigious media outlets and fans.

Most recently, ATLUS is proud to announce that Persona 5 has been nominated in four categories for “The Game Awards 2017,” held in Los Angeles CA on December 7, including: “Game of the Year,” “Best Art Direction,” “Best Score/Music,” and “Best Role Playing Game.”

“This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west,” said Naoto Hiraoka, president & CEO of Atlus U.S.A., Inc.. “We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre. Once seen as niche, Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year, proving interest in this category is expanding. We look forward to delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.”

About Persona 5
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. For more information, please visit the official website, atlus.com/persona5

This is wonderful news. The Persona series is one of the best RPGs on the market and Persona 5 was truly amazing. It is good to see that games like this are succeeding. Have you played yet?

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 29 Nov, 2017 At 10:40 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atlus sent out the following

 

Atlus has revealed that Shin Megami Tensei V will be coming West for Nintendo Switch™. Set in modern Tokyo, players will face a new onslaught of demons in the latest from the highly-acclaimed series.

More details, including release date and pricing, will be announced at a later date.

This is awesome news. Who else is excited for the next mainline Shin Megami Tensei game?
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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Nov, 2017 At 09:49 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The Nintendo Switch has been doing spectacularly with indies lately. It was noted that Thimbleweed Park had its best console sales on the Switch, and now another indie success story has emerged.

Lizardcube has revealed (in response to Ron Gilbert’s comments about Thimbleweed Park’s success on Switch) that Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap had its best console sales on the Nintendo Switch as well. Lizardcube further noted that the Switch version far outsold the other consoles, which is impressive considering when the game was released.

 

The game is currently on sale on the Switch eShop right now, so if you haven’t bought it yet, you can do so now. if you have not yet seen our review, you can see it here and a second review here.

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In a move that excited some and made some cringe, Sega sent a press release announcing that Valkyria Chronicles 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Soldiers, strategists, and commanders–the call has come in from the front lines. It’s time to rejoin the fight! The beloved Valkyria
Chronicles series makes its grand return westward in 2018 with Valkyria Chronicles 4, a new mainline chapter in the saga for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch(TM), and
Xbox One(TM).  Return to a continent ravaged by conflict with a familiar-yet-refined tactical RPG battle system, a vibrant and evocative art style that portrays a living canvas of watercolors, and a gripping World War II-inspired story full of momentous
triumphs, heartbreaking loss, and unexpected hope for the human spirit. It is the year 1935 EC…The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial
capital and end the war.
Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria…and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core. 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:

* A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander
Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the
painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield? 
* The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous
offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
* CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS
Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting! 
* The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be available on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch(TM), and
Xbox One(TM) platforms in the Americas and Europe in 2018.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 6 Nov, 2017 At 09:43 AM | Categorized As Otaku Music, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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The following was sent out

 

Brave Wave Productions is proud to announce a new partnership with SEGA that will see the releases of the iconic SONIC ADVENTURE and SONIC ADVENTURE 2 soundtracks on vinyl for the first time this winter. Both double-LP collections will feature music hand-picked by Sonic series composer Jun Senoue, be completely remastered for vinyl, come in special edition first-print color variants, and include an extensive booklet filled with artwork and interviews with Senoue and Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka. Both SONIC ADVENTURE OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK – VINYL EDITION and SONIC ADVENTURE 2 OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK – VINYL EDITION will be available this winter via Brave Wave Productions, with pre-orders to be announced soon.

SONIC ADVENTURE was originally released in November 1998 as a launch title for the SEGA Dreamcast. It revolutionized the Sonic franchise and included the main theme, “Open Your Heart,” composed by Senoue and Fumie Kumatani and sung by Crush 40. SONIC ADVENTURE 2 followed in June 2001, introducing Shadow the Hedgehog as Sonic’s rival and featuring the classic song, “Escape From The City… for City Escape,” composed by Senoue with vocals sung by Ted Poley.

Learn more about SONIC ADVENTURE & SONIC ADVENTURE 2 OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK – VINYL EDITION on the official website:  http://www.bravewave.net/sonicadventure

 

This is awesome news. The music from the Sonic Adventure games was absolutely amazing, and to have them remastered on vinyl is a real treat for video game fans and music fans alike.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 23 Oct, 2017 At 06:31 AM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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During a livestream today, Atlus fully revealed the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei HD project to be Shin Megami Tensei V. The game is planned for Nintendo Switch, but does not have a release date just yet. A small reveal trailer was shown, and the game looks absolutely amazing.

 

This is awesome to see, and hopefully we do not have to wait too much longer for more details.

By Jonathan Balofsky On 31 Aug, 2017 At 10:45 AM | Categorized As News, News, News, NINTENDO, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Sega has announced the release date for Sonic Forces in the west. the game will come out November 7th,

 

What is more interesting, is that the game has a bonus edition that comes with Sega/Atlus outfits, including nights into dreams and Persona….yes Fursona is now real.

This edition will be available for PS4, Xbox one and Switch.

 

Will you be getting this?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 24 Aug, 2017 At 07:57 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Here is some great news for Atlus fans in Europe.

Atlus has established a new European publishing team to handle their content in Europe. Previously, localization of Atlus games in Europe did not have the best record, with either poor localization or no localization at all.
This new team will be based in London with Sega of Europe, who will be assisting in handling the localizations. This is awesome to hear, and fans should thank Sega for helping this happen.

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