Friday, December 30, 2011

Monster Hunter Portable 3rd - PlayStation Vita Gameplay Video

One Piece Kaizoku Musou, One Piece Pirate Warriors - Western Localization Confirmed ?

Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei’s One Piece: Kaizoku Musou has yet to be confirmed outsite Japan, but a new trademark filing from Namco Bandai in Europe today may hint at its western release.

The company filed a trademark for Pirate Warriors in Europe, which ties directly with the game’s Japanese subtitle, Kaizoku Musou. This may suggest the game’s western arrival as One Piece: Pirate Warriors.

Dragon Quest X - Spells, Enemies and 9 New Screenshots

Dragon Quest X , the first game in the series to become an MMORPG, has a battle system that looks similar to the rest of the series. The difference is, in DQX it works more like Final Fantasy's Active Time Battle system, where the action takes place in real-time, but you still input commands when your character's turn is up.

You'll need to keep allies' and enemies' distance in mind when casting spells, but if they're not within range... you can always push them in. Of course, this is only possible if your character (armour included) weighs more than the one being shoved. Also introduced was one of the game's jobs, an entertainer. They can wield polearms, fans and daggers and have moves like Hustle Dance which recovers the party's HP.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Toys R Us Drops Pre-Order Price To $44.99 USD

Want to save a few bucks on Final Fantasy XIII-2 before it’s released? Well, perhaps you should consider ordering the game from Toys”R” Us.

Both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are “on sale” for $44.99. In other words, by pre-ordering the title from Toys “R” Us now, you’ll save $15. There’s free shipping, too.

You can pre-order the PlayStation 3 version here. The Xbox 360 page can be found here.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 launches in North America on January 31st.

Final Fantasy X Vita, PS3 HD Remake Is Early In Development

The re-release of Final Fantasy X is still early on in development. Final Fantasy XIII-2 -producer Yoshinori Kitase shared this update with German magazine M!Games. Though it is unclear whether he is involved in that development, he thinks he will work on it because he will "ensure that the remake will have the same quality as the original."

It's worth noting Kitase uses the German word "neuauflage," which can be directly translated to "remake," "new edition," or "new issue."

Final Fantasy X was announced for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita at the Tokyo Game Show a few months ago. The game is expected to arrive in Japan next year.

Epic Mickey 2 Coming 2012 for PS3, 360 and Wii ?

A newsletter circulated by Disney indicates that Epic Mickey 2 will be announced in the future. While the newsletter has since been edited, it originally stated that the game would be hitting Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in Fall 2012. Interestingly, the notice contained the same exact blurb found in a survey posted back in August.

The following was found inside the newsletter before it was edited:

“Disney Epic Mickey 2 is the latest game in the critically acclaimed Disney Epic Mickey videogame series. In this all-new action-platforming game available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, Mickey embarks on an epic journey and is pulled back into a world filled with Disney’s forgotten characters. Players can choose to play single-player as Mickey or for the first time players can also choose 2-player split screen mode. In the 2 player mode one person can play as Mickey wielding magic paint and paint thinner to dynamically change the world and the second player can play as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit – Walt Disney’s first cartoon star – with the power to fly like a helicopter and use electricity to fight or friend enemies and solve challenges. Team-up and choose your path to save this forgotten world because the choices you make will alter the story and change the end of the game!”

At this point, Epic Mickey 2 seems like a foregone conclusion. The first title sold very well and bringing the franchise to other platforms wouldn’t be the least bit surprising.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sonic 4 Episode II - Teaser Trailer

GameSpot’s got the exclusive reveal, as well as an interview with Sega digital brand manager Ken Balough.

“We listened treamendously during Episode I. Our fans went up on the forums, on the blogs, sent us e-mails and said ‘this is what we really liked about Episode I, this is where we’d love to make some changes in Episode I,’ and I want to really reassure our fans that we listened very accurately.”
“We’re also letting everyone know that we have a brand new graphics engine, and a brand new physics engine in Episode II, so there’s going to be massive changes when you look at [Episode] I and Episode II.”

Sonic 4: Episode II is due for PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and iOS and Android devices in 2012.

God of War 4 To Include Online Co-op ?

God of War IV will feature online co-op, according to the rumors section in the latest issue of UK gaming mag PSM3.

Co-op mode will revolve around series protagonist Kratos and his brother Deimos, who attempt to escape the afterlife, reads the rumor.

Meikyuu Touro Legasista - 15 New Screenshots

Tales of Innocence R - New Mystic Artes, Arena mode, Milla and More Screenshots