It looks like March is becoming a popular month for game releases, let alone the many other games coming from renown publishers, KOEI Tecmo has three titles lined up. It wasn’t too long ago that KOEI Tecmo announced their partnership with the anime license Fairy Tail, and have given Gust their first big chance on a collaborative effort.
Fairy Tail will be launching worldwide on 19th March 2020 for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. This is a first from Gust to get a simultaneous release across the regions.
Along with the release date news, we have a release trailer along with a brief description on the game. You can view both below:
Gust Studios announce five new playable characters joining the fray – “Sky God Slayer” Sherria Blendy from Lamia Scale, the “Strongest Fencer” Kagura Mikazuchi from Mermaid Heel, the “Handsome” Blue Pegasus mage Ichiya Vandalay Kotobuki, and the “White Dragon” Sting Eucliffe and “Shadow Dragon” Rogue Cheney from Sabertooth. With more than 12 playable characters available, players will able to form a dream team with Fairy Tail members and their rivals and set off on an adventure like never before.
We sincerely appologise as we are far behind on content for this game as well as many others on the website. We will have our game page up for the title in the near future. Please stay tuned!
What are your thoughts on the new trailer? You hyped for another game to pick up in March? Let us know in those comments!
We are closing in to the end of 2019 now, and with that comes more news on what KOEI Tecmo goodness is coming in 2020. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 was announced back in July just before E3 2019, and now we have a solid release date.
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will be launching in the West on March 27th 2020, while it will be arriving a day earlier on the 26th March for Japan. Along with this release date announcement a new trailer has also been released, which you can check out below:
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 will be launching on Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Are you excited to get your hands on the next One Piece Warriors game? Let us know in those comments!
We have known for a while now that there is a Monster Rancher (or Monster Farm in Japan) reboot happening and will be launching on iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch. An updated release of the original title from the Playstation One days, it is to get new life on your mobile devices and Switch console!
Now KOEI Tecmo Japan have announced that Monster Rancher will be launching on 28th November for iOS and Android, while the Nintendo Switch version will be launching 19th December. This of course is only in Japan, though the Switch release as always will be region free.
No news if a Western release will be coming, but we do hope so, especially for Europe who missed out on the entire Monster Rancher series back in the day.
If you missed it before you can watch the Tokyo Game Show 2019 debut trailer below:
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It has been a tradition for a long while now with Playstation that each month if you are a subscriber to their Playstation Plus service, along with being able to play online with other users, you will be able to download “free” games. The month of November however offers a goodie for those who have yet to experience this masterpiece.
Ni-Oh is now available as a free download for all those who subscribe to Playstation Plus, and will remain yours as long as you are part of the service. We gave Ni-Oh our KOEI Tecmo Warriors Game of the Year 2017 award, and we still think it is one of the best KT games of recent years.
So if you are a PS Plus subscriber and have yet to play Ni-Oh, what are you waiting for? Get downloading, and one bit of advice, push through the early levels and the game will have it’s grip on all your free time. You have been warned.
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We mentioned in our last post about Ni-Oh 2 that we have a bevy of information regarding the title. In continuation with the release date announcement (which we need to make a quick addendum to, Japan will be getting the game on March 12th 2020 instead of the 13th.), Sony have now launched an open beta for Ni-Oh 2.
As you may have noticed from the picture above, William is returning in this Beta to take on Japan’s oni once again. You can read the full details of the Open Beta below:
All players will be able to experience new elements such as our extensive character customization feature, our newest weapon—the Switchglaive, and so much more.
As you begin the beta, you will enter into a place called the Interim. Unlike the dojo tutorial from the previous game, the Interim is a safe zone where you will be able to choose your weapons, test out the basic moves and transition to a real stage when you are ready.
This place was designed and based on the Tibetan Buddhist concept of intermediate, transitional state between life and death. I’m actually very fond of the environment we created which is modeled after the Sanzu river surrounded in tranquility (similar to the river Styx from Greek mythology).
As you move on from the Interim, you will start your journey in a stage called Sunomata. This stage is based on the Sunomata castle which by some accounts was constructed in just one night by Hideyoshi. The experience will be an interpretation of historical actualities combined with a healthy injection of Yokai adventure!
In addition, this new stage will treat you to an impressive environment covered in autumn maple leaves. In a similar fashion to the cherry blossoms stage (The Village of Cursed Blossoms), we had the great fortune of highlighting another stunning time of year within Japan’s four distinct seasons.
If you are skilled and fortunate enough to conquer the beta, you will earn The Mark of the Demon Slayer—a reward entitling you to unlock the Kamaitachi Helmet from the in-game Shrine to use in the full game when it arrives next year.
With all the above information a new trailer specific for the Beta is now live too, which you can view below:
The Ni-Oh 2 open beta will be live from today until 10th November, open to all Playstation 4 players.
What are your thoughts on Ni-Oh 2? Are you hyped for March? Let us know in those comments!
We have a lot of Ni-Oh related news incoming, but the first is a major reveal. Ni-Oh 2 will be launching worldwide exclusively on Sony’s Playstation 4 this upcoming March 13th 2020 worldwide.
Set during Nobunaga’s reign in Sengoku Japan, you’ll create your own character with a vast character creation system and take on both Samurai and Oni, including numerous new monster designs not seen in the first iteration.
The game will be launching exclusively for Playstation 4. No news if a future PC port is happening, however keep an eye out for late 2020.
Are you going to grab Ni-Oh 2 in March? Let us know in those comments!
You can read the full information straight from Atlus below:
An Action RPG Featuring a Completely New Story
Persona 5, which has sold more than 2 .7 million copies worldwide, makes its long-awaited action RPG debut on PlayStation 4 and Switch!
This is a completely new story set after the events of Persona 5.
The game is a collaborative effort between the Persona Team and Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force.
The Phantom Thieves’ Journey Throughout Japan Begins
Half-a-year after the ending of Persona 5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts get together for summer vacation, but get wrapped up in a new incident. Mystery cases are occurring all over Japan. Palaces, the cognitive worlds of warped adults, have returned? Donning their disguises once again, the Phantom Theives set out to resolve this new incident…
Joker is not the only protagonist of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers—you can directly control all members of the Phantom Thieves other than the navigator. Switch up characters to fight as the situation calls for it. Run through the cities full of Shadows with dynamic, Persona-summoning action.
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers will be launching February 2020 in Japan and sometime in 2020 for North America and Europe. It will be arriving on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on the new information about Persona 5 Scramble? Are you excited to get your hands on it? Let us know in those comments!
As we are etching forward towards the new year, more of KOEI Tecmo’s titles are finally getting solid release dates for the West. Including in all this Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV now has a release date set for February 28th 2020 for both North America and Europe. The date is still set for January 16th 2020 for it’s Japan launch.
Along with this news, KOEI Tecmo have announced that the scenario “Battle of Yiling” will be free on both PSN and Steam for the first two weeks of launch to download.
You can read the official rundown of the game below:
The entire map of China becomes a grand battlefield in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV, with no boundaries to where fights can take place. Warfare includes everything from siege—such as battering rams and catapults, to battles on water with a variety of different assault boats. Players will even find famous landmarks from the period of The Three Kingdoms; including the Yangtze River and Yellow River, with the chance to claim them as part of their domain.
In Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV, claiming land is vital to overthrowing enemy forces and uniting The Three Kingdoms. Once an area is controlled by ally forces an officer can be appointed the role of ‘Area Overseer’, tasked with advancing the land’s development to increase its income; in commerce, agriculture, etc. During each turn this overseer will supervise the area they have been assigned and increase the territory of their forces – this simplifies territorial expansion and can be used tactically to cut off local supply lines. Carefully choosing an officer with appropriate abilities and characteristics can ensure the developments they make will lead to a strong and prosperous domain. For example: Those with a high charm statistic or the fame characteristic, and who are proficient in domestics, can become a force to reckoned with.
Some domains envelop Cities and Gates, which are extremely important locations on the map. Cities are bases for armies that can grow in scale and raise durability, if the right conditions are met. This growth brings increased gold and supplies, as well as unique tactics to defend these locations from enemy units. Gates such as Hulao Gate – which guards Luoyang on the East—and Yangping Gate—which guards Hanzhong from invasion from the North – are just two points on the map which are crucial to control. These sturdy locations can be occupied by military units and, like some of the cities, can have tactics activated to swiftly repel enemies.
While it is pivotal for players to develop areas within domain, it is also important to use ally land to construct an assortment of buildings and obstacles to defend and attack from incoming foes. Faculties such as “Arrow Towers,” which attack enemy units in the area automatically, “Camps,” allowing allied forces to consume less supplies on long campaigns, and “Stone Soldiers,” lowering enemy morale and causing great disorder through their ranks, are just a few of the unique strategies players can use to their advantage to protect their land. Combined with Obstacles, which play both an offensive and defensive role, these structures can have a great impact on the flow of battle. Strategic construction can allow players to re-create famous moments from The Three Kingdoms—set-up a long string of fire trap obstacles and carry out a large-scale fire attack like Lu Xun did at the Battle of Yiling.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV will be launching on Playstation 4 and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on ROTKXIV? Are you looking forward to picking it up this coming February? Let us know in those comments!