More information has been released for upcoming Bandai Namco and KOEI Tecmo collaboration One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4. Two new characters have been announced, being Luffy Snakeman and Charlotte Katakuri. Two new fighters for you to rack up that kill count in spectacular fashion!
You can read an official description for them both from Bandai Namco below:
Set sail to Whole Cake Island in One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 and meet Charlotte Katakuri, the second son of the Charlotte family and one of the Three Sweet Commanders of the Big Mom Pirates! Katakuri is considered the strongest of the Three Sweet Commanders, with the power to flick jellybeans at the speed and power of bullets and is viewed by the World Government as an extremely dangerous threat. Only the power of Luffy Fourth Gear Snakeman can stop Katakuri… or can he?
If you missed it, you can also check out the Tokyo Game Show 2019 trailer below:
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 will be launching sometime in 2020 for Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Are you glad to see these two new fighters in the game? Who else do you want to see added? Let us know in those comments!
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ launched on 26th September in Japan, and what a wonderful week it was for KOEI Tecmo and Gust. During it’s launch week – according to a report by Wall-Street Journal – Atelier Ryza has reached over 150,000 sales in Japan on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
This is an amazing feat and the strongest launch the 22-year-old Atelier series has ever seen. Hopefully this means more big things are coming from Gust, considering they recently announced their first ever collaboration project last month.
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ will be launching October 29th in North America and November 1st in Europe for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Are you glad to see Atelier Ryza sell so well? Let us know in those comments!
All the way back in 2014, Capcom filed a lawsuit against KOEI Tecmo for infringing on their patent of how mechanically expansion packs and data was loaded between upgraded titles. In short the main crux was how the “remix” mode worked was using the same mechanism Capcom used before it.
Back then it was assumed this was a false claim and purely derived from Capcom at the time losing money. However it has now been decided in the court of law that Capcom was indeed right to seek council when it came to KOEI Tecmo’s use of this patent. Two patents in particular have been deemed infringed, which you can read below:
Patent APatent #3350773
The Patent relates to methods for unlocking bonus content when the DVD-ROM of the latest title of a game series is set in a game console, by placing the DVD-ROM of the previous title of the game series into the console.
Patent BPatent #3295771
The Patent relates to informing the player of a game of “information that cannot be perceived visually (such as the presence of an enemy character behind the player)” by vibrating the controller when it is judged that the situation in the game meets certain conditions.
KOEI Tecmo have been charged to pay 143,843,710 JPY (£1,091,111/$1,347,238) in compensation to Capcom.
You can read more about the lawsuit and it’s proceedings in the below press release:
The lawsuit is part of second instance proceedings for a suit raised by Capcom at the Osaka District Court on July 4, 2014 (case number: 2014 (wa) No. 6163), at which Capcom claimed that Koei Tecmo had infringed upon both patent A and patent B.
In the Osaka District Court’s ruling at the first instance (December 14, 2017), the court recognized Capcom’s claim for patent B only (and dismissed Capcom’s claims regarding patent A), handing down a ruling that ordered Koei Tecmo to pay Capcom 5.17 million yen (4.7 million yen in damages and 470 thousand yen in attorney’s fees, etc.). However, with today’s ruling the Intellectual Property High Court has recognized that Capcom’s patents were infringed upon, a decision that Capcom believes demonstrates sound legal judgement.
Capcom is committed to improving customer experiences and expanding the game industry by promoting the effective use of its patents through methods such as licensing, while safeguarding the inventions associated with each of its titles.
What are your thoughts on this sticky situation between Capcom and KOEI Tecmo? Do you think the court system wavered the right side? Let us know in those comments!
Ruby Party’s next title in the long running series Harukanaru Toki no Naka de is coming out next year in Japan. Releasing on the Nintendo Switch, it will bring the Neo Romance to the palm of your hands once again.
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7 is a visual novel / adventure / dating sim game of the Otome Genre, created by Ruby Party that focuses on you trying to get involved with one of many male characters. You can check out the trailer for the new title below:
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 7 is scheduled to launch in Spring 2020 in Japan on the Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on the Otome genre of games? Are you interested in seeing Ruby Party titles come west? Let us know in those comments!
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has been out now for a few months, as an exclusive title for Nintendo Switch developed between Team Ninja, Marvel and Nintendo. Now the first DLC expansion (of three) has gone live and is available for everyone who purchased the expansion pass!
The first Expansion Pack that focuses on the Marvel Knights adds four new characters, Punisher, Blade, Moon Knight and Morbius. Along with the new character additions there is a new game mode called Gauntlet Mode added. In Gauntlet mode, up to four players can work together to tackle a series of co-op challenges, which upon completion unlocks a survival mode version for endless runs.
Alongside this DLC pack, there is also a free content update for all players. New outfits are now available for free for Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and more. There is also a new ‘Nightmare’ version for Story Mode that adds unique challenges not found in the other difficulties.
You can only pick up the DLC expansion pack by purchasing the expansion pass for £17.99/€19.99/$19.99, which will also include two more Packs to release at a later date.
Below you can check out the DLC Pack launch trailer:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out now worldwide exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on the first DLC Expansion? Are you glad to see free updates as well? Let us know in those comments!
A few days ago Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia released a new 16 minute long gameplay video of Atelier Ryza, being played by new Japanese Pro-Wrestlers Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima. The video shows off a variety of exploration, combat and general gameplay, as the two have a good time during the playthrough.
You can watch the video in question below:
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ is out now in Japan, and releases October 29th for North America and November 1st for Europe on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Did you like what you saw in the video? Let us know in those comments!
With the release of Atelier Ryza getting ever closer, KOEI Tecmo have announced that their will be a juicy Digital Deluxe Edition releasing the same day for the title.
The game’s digital deluxe edition will include the following:
Adds 15 new clothing options from Lent’s Gothic Wolf look to Tao’s Island Explorer gear
Items used in remodelling secret hideouts. These items come with special effects like raising certain allies’ abilities during the rain.
Initial Dash Item Set
–Special wind shoes to help increase movement speed.
–A bigger knapsack to increase item gathering capacity.
–Extra Large! Rebuild Gem Pack – 100,000 gems that can be used for rebuilding.
Atelier Ryza ~Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout~ will be launching 29th October for North America and 1st November for Europe on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. The Digital Deluxe edition will be arriving on all platforms, and you can pre-order them now on their respective digital stores.
Are you excited for Atelier Ryza next month? Will you get the digital deluxe edition? Let us know in those comments!
For the Japanese release, the trio of games will be releasing on December 25th 2019 (PS4 / Switch versions), while for the Westerners out there it will arrive on January 14th 2020. You’ll be able to buy all three titles in one bundle or separately much like the Atelier Arland Trilogy DX.
You can read below what these updated versions will include:
—Now on current-gen platforms. A richer Dusk world! – High resolution graphics on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for a richer and more exquisite world of Dusk.
—Smoother gameplay! Brisk exploration and battles! – Use the new “Run” feature to dash across fields! And the “Fast-forward Battle” feature will speed up battles even against powerful enemies!
—Includes a large number of additional features and downloadable content.
Atelier Dusk Trilogy DX will be launching on PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on the Dusk trilogy coming to modern consoles? Are you up for going on the adventure again? Let us know in those comments!