It has been quite some time since we have heard of any new game release news from KOEI Tecmo, especially when it comes to their Western market. With seemingly still no news on the upcoming title Samurai Warriors 5, and Fairy Tail almost out of the door we haven’t known what KOEI Tecmo would launch next.
Now KOEI Tecmo have announced (via the Japanese Nintendo mini direct partner showcase) that Atelier Ryza 2 ~Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy~ will be launching worldwide this Winter for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. A first ever for the Atelier series where we see a returning protagonist in the lead role yet again, Ryza 2 takes place after the events of the first game.
A full official reveal is set to happen on July 29th, along with it’s official English site and more news on what the game will offer. But until then you can enjoy our game page for the title linked below!
Be sure to check out the Nintendo Direct Mini reveal trailer below to get the hype train going:
Are you excited to see another romp staring Reisalin ‘Ryza’ Stout? Let us know in those comments!
Gust and KOEI Tecmo Japan have announced that their Surge Concerto series; made up of Ciel nosurge and Ar nosurge, will be getting a new lease on life with DX editions. While us folks in the West had only been treated to Ar nosurge ~Ode to an Unborn Star~ on PS3 back in 2014, we are now seeing both parts of the story resurface.
We never got the chance to experience Ciel nosurge ~Requiem for a Lost Star~ with it being a Playstation Vita exclusive in Japan, probably due to how the game focused on a lot of online mechanics. By time an “offline” version of the game appeared, the Vita was well on it’s way out in the West. We did however get a Vita version of Ar nosurge back when Gust would do yearly “Plus” upgrades for the portable in 2015.
No news currently on platforms or a release date (let alone a Western release), but it is likely to hit the usual suspects of PS4, Switch and PC. You can check out a teaser trailer below:
Did you play Ar nosurge ~Ode to an Unborn Star~ back on PS3/Vita? Would you like to see these releases come to the West? Let us know in those comments!
With the fall of the massive gaming expo’s around the world currently, we have been seeing new contenders take up the torch and throw their hat into the ring. Along with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, a new Expo livestream event has been announced. The expo is called New Game+ Expo – or NGPX for short – and it has a bevy of developers and publishers signed to be a part of the event.
It has also confirmed that KOEI Tecmo will be one of those participants (along with others such as ASKYS, Atlus, Sega. NIS, etc) that will be showing off new games and live gameplay demos. According to the Event page we will also be able to look forward to developer discussions and Q&As.
The event will be going live June 23rd at 8AM PDT / 4PM BST and the livestream starting at 9AM PDT / 5PM BST until 5PM PDT / 12AM BST. You can watch the livestream on Twitch via https://www.twitch.tv/newgameplusexpo, though the footage along with highlights will be uploaded to YouTube soon after.
It is still somewhat likely that KOEI Tecmo’s involvement will be minor and only dabbling on a few tidbits for Fairy Tail which releases a couple days after, but the emphasis on new game reveals and first looks seem to say otherwise. Hopefully we will finally see what else is up KT’s sleeve for this year!
What are you hoping to see from KOEI Tecmo? Will you tune into the event? Let us know in those comments!
As majority of the world is currently under lockdown due to the virus COVID-19, there has been no better time than to catch up on some good old KOEI Tecmo games! With most having tons of content to binge on regardless of the title you pick, it will get you through the lockdown in no time!
With this, here are the numerous available titles easily accessible with Playstation Now and XBOX Game Pass, both of which you can use for a cheap monthly fee or access with a free week trial. There isn’t much to offer from KT on XBOX Game Pass, so really Playstation Now is where it’s at, and can be played on numerous Sony owned devices and PC.
To add to this as well, KOEI Tecmo have recently announced new titles have been added to the PS Now service, with them finally adding PS4 titles to the service.
Here is what PS Now has to offer worldwide:
Ar nosurge ~Ode to an Unborn Star~
Atelier Ayesha ~The Alchemist of Dusk~
Atelier Escha & Logy ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~
Atelier Rorona Plus ~The Alchemist of Arland~
Atelier Shallie ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sea~
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Deception IV: Blood Ties
Deception IV: Nightmare Princess
Dynasty Warriors 6
Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires
Dynasty Warriors 7
Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires
Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends
Dynasty Warriors 8
Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends
Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce HD
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors Edge
Nobunaga’s Ambition Sphere of Influence
Samurai Warriors 4
Trinity: Souls of Zill’Oll
Warriors: Legends of Troy
Warriors Orochi 3
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Nights of Azure
Nights of Azure 2
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII
You can both stream and download the PS4 titles on offer, and only Stream the PS3 titles. It requires a somewhat stable internet connection but runs pretty smoothly across the board. We highly recommend getting your teeth into Toukiden 2 if you haven’t already.
As for XBOX Game Pass, while it is far less compared to PS Now, it does have a quality title to pick. With XBOX Game Pass you can play Ninja Gaiden II for free with the service, which also includes the 4K ‘remaster’ for XBOX One X players. Unfortunately Ninja Gaiden Black isn’t part of the service anymore, but can often be found cheap to pick up, and also boasts the 4K enhancements.
So if you are stuck indoors by Government order or by you just thinking it is the smart choice right now, there are plenty of KOEI Tecmo titles to easily access and enjoy.
What games on the list do you recommend users to play? What have been your favourites? Let us know in those comments!
There has been a lot of buzz recently about Gust’s big break into collaborative projects; Fairy Tail. It was scheduled to come out in just under 2 months, but now we have some sad news that the game has been delayed.
The game will now be launching June 25th in Japan and Europe / United Kingdom while it will be launching in North America on June 26th.
You can read below the official statement from producer Keisuke Kikuchi:
“I am truly sorry for Fairy Tail‘s delay, and the inconvenience caused to our fans, partners, and stakeholders who are looking forward to this title. Please allow us to take further time to polish the game to ensure it is as high quality as possible, so we can offer you a truly immersive experience.
“We will be working hard to enhance the magic effects, event scene effects, improving the game balance, and more! We will talk about the improvements in more detail in the coming months. This delay will allow us to ensure we provide you a much more satisfying game. Thank you for your understanding.”
Hopefully this delay will lead to a more content filled and polished product.
Fairy Tail will be launching on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on the delay? Are you still excited to pick up this RPG? Let us know in those comments!
It’s a new year, and only 14 days in to the decade we have KOEI Tecmo’s first game release, well three game releases! Atelier Dusk Trilogy, which includes Atelier Ayehsa, Atelier Escha & Logy as well as Atelier Shallie in their DX forms is out now!
You can pick up the games for a bundled price together or purchase them separately depending if you just wanted to relive a specific adventure. The games have launched on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, Steam for PC and the Playstation Store for PS4.
The trilogy offers all the content the “Plus” versions from the Vita releases got, along with all DLC released. Enjoy this wonderful Dusk trilogy once again on modern hardware!
We will try and get more coverage of how these games fair in their “DX” forms soon.
What are your thoughts on the Atelier Dusk Trilogy? Are you hoping for perhaps an “Iris” trilogy pack? Let us know in those comments!
It’s a new year (and decade!), so we look back at the past year’s KOEI Tecmo game releases, and pick out our favourites! Vote in our poll below and share what your favourite KOEI Tecmo game of 2019 was! (Keep in mind this is for Western launched games only)
Correction: The North American release of Fairy Tail for PS4 and Nintendo Switch will release on the 20th March, while the PC version will launch worldwide on the 19th along with Japan and Europe’s release.
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!