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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 otakuman5000 On 12 Nov, 2017 At 09:11 PM | Categorized As PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Videos, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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In a move that set the internet on fire, Namco Bandai announced that Noctis, the main protagonist from Final Fantasy XV is coming to Tekken 7 in the third DLC pack in March 2018. You have plenty of time to check out Final Fantasy XV from now until that pack is released.

Here is the Trailer!

By otakuman5000 On 11 Nov, 2017 At 10:02 PM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts, ROG Humor, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

No GravatarOn this episode, we talk about a variety of topics including what we are playing and the pros and cons of the N64 mini, The high prices of retro games, L.A. Noire for the Nintendo Switch, EA not releasing sports games every year and the PSN trophy for credit model. Your Hosts are me, James and Zoe. We had some technical issues and a surprise at the end.

By otakuman5000 On 9 Nov, 2017 At 01:45 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News, Videos | With 0 Comments

No GravatarToday, Rockstar Games released the trailer for the Nintendo Switch version of the Award-winning Action Thriller. With Switch Exclusive touch screen controls including a Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls. The Nintendo Switch version also has HD rumble and new wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles.

This is looking like another great game re-envisioned for the Nintendo Switch.


          
By otakuman5000 On 4 Nov, 2017 At 02:09 PM | Categorized As Featured, Podcasts, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

No GravatarThird time’s a charm. On today’s episode we have ROG staffer and Retro Is Life owner Zoe. James is back as we discuss the issues of the day in Geek Culture. We Discuss the “development hell” as developers try and get games out on the Nintendo Switch. We talk about the GameStop PowerPass, also the Animal Crossing Mobile game and much more.

By otakuman5000 On 19 Oct, 2017 At 11:36 PM | Categorized As ROG News, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

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The second episode of the show brings back Otakuman5000, StarkWyvern, and now MrJonFaust. We talk Nintendo NDP numbers, Halloween Games, and The closing of Visceral Games. We talk about the supposed “Death of AAA single player games”. We also discuss the Badge system in ARMS.

What are your favorite Halloween related games? Leave a comment below.

By otakuman5000 On 19 Oct, 2017 At 06:19 PM | Categorized As Featured, ROGcast | With 0 Comments

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Well, it is a long time coming and now it is here. The official Podcast of Real Otaku Gamer: The ROGcast is finally here. Our pilot episode (which will be available to our Patreon Subscribers) will be available at a later date. This is Episode 1 (no unnecessary CGI added) is here now for you to enjoy. We talk Horizon Zero Dawn DLC, Need for Speed Payback, the new Gambit movie, and much more. On the show was Otakuman5000, StarWyvern and ModelKasha. You can listen or download the show below.

By otakuman5000 On 26 Sep, 2017 At 03:42 PM | Categorized As ROG News, ROG Tech, Videos | With 0 Comments

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Three months ago, Atari stunned many fans by announcing during E3 they were making a new piece of hardware. Touting an AMD processor and Radeon graphics technology, it looks like Atari is not messing around here. Here is what they had to say about the console today.

NEW YORK, NY – September 26, 2017 –Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today released new information about Ataribox, a product that brings gaming and more to the living room. The launch also signals a return by Atari to creating its own hardware in a broad eco-system of accessories and content.  Since we announced Ataribox three months ago, we have received more than 90,000 registrations on Ataribox.com.

Ataribox has a unique modern design, influenced by iconic Atari products such as the Atari 2600. Technology wise, it is powered by an AMD customized processor with Radeon Graphics technology. Ataribox will offer games and more: bringing a full PC experience to the TV, it will also include streaming, applications, social, browsing, and music.

Ataribox will run a Linux OS, with a user interface customized for the TV. Ataribox will launch with a large back-catalog of Atari classic games, and current titles from a range of studios.  Additional details on content and partnerships will be released at a later date. Given the open nature of the OS, players will also be able to access and play compatible games from other content platforms.

“With Ataribox, we wanted to create an open system, a killer product where people can game, stream and browse with as much freedom as possible. Atari games and content will be available as well as games and content from other providers,” said Fred Chesnais, Atari Chief Executive Officer. “We also wanted to launch Ataribox with our community, and reward our fans with exclusive early access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the product rollout.”

Ataribox will first be made available via the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform this fall, with targeted global launch in Spring 2018. The expected price range will be $249-$299 USD depending on specific editions and memory configurations.

“People are used to the flexibility of a PC, but most connected TV devices have closed systems and content stores. Ataribox is an open system, and while our user interface will be easy to use, people will also be free to access and customize the underlying OS,” said Feargal Mac, Ataribox General Manager. “We’ve chosen to launch Ataribox with Indiegogo given their focus on delivering technology products, and their strong international presence in over 200 countries, allowing us to reach and involve as many Atari fans around the world as possible.”

Sounds like they mean business. Here is the teaser trailer released a few months ago.

By otakuman5000 On 14 Sep, 2017 At 03:15 AM | Categorized As PC Games, ROG News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarEvery once in a while, a game comes along and combines elements of some of your favorite games and creates something new. Enter French indie developer Ediogames. They have created a mash up like none other. It is a 2D platforming Action/Fighting game with 2 teams, 6 player battles, and a multitude of weapons and destructible environments.

Imagine a blend between Castle Crashers, Worms,
Team Fortress 2 and SuperSmash Brothers, 
Free to play with wacky characters and so many 
weapons and character customization you will never
see the end of it!

The game is out now on Steam. Here is the trailer:

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Before PAX West in Seattle could even get underway, the surprises are starting to flow. During the Nintendo’s Nindie@Night event in Seattle, Yacht Club announced a new Shovel Knight amiibo 3 pack featuring characters from the game’s Treasure Trove saga.

“By tapping three new amiibo figures based on King Knight, Plague Knight and
Specter Knight while playing Shovel Knight, players can unlock exclusive armor
sets, new challenge stages and the ability to summon fairy companions to accompany
players on quests.”

 

Here is the trailer: