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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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!
Earlier today in Japan Atlus held a live broadcast featuring none other than Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, a musou mixed game co-developed by Omega Force. During the broadcast we had a lot of new information on the title, along with a proper reveal trailer and a release date… for Japan.
The game will be launching February 20th on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. No real news on the Western front right now aside that it’s become a 2020 window. Hopefully there won’t be much of a gap between the games, but Atlus don’t have a good track record on localisation dates.
Below you can see the brand new trailer for the game:
It certainly is looking very stylish and much more than just a Dynasty Warriors reskin. We hope to see some English footage in the near future!
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It was revealed earlier in September during KOEI Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show 2019 presentation that Atelier Dusk Trilogy would be setting out for release. Now we have the first debut trailer for the game collection, which you can enjoy below:
Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack includes Atelier Ayesha, Atelier Escha & Logy and Atelier Shallie, as well as all of their DLC and “Plus” editions from their Vita excursions. The game will be launching January 14th for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam for both North America and Europe.
What are your thoughts on the trailer showcasing the three games? Are you excited to pick up the trilogy early next year? Let us know in those comments!
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!
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!