It isn’t long now until Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity fully releases on the Nintendo Switch, but while you wait you can wet your apatite with a new demo available now!
The game’s demo offers two story missions, a bevy of cutscenes and a slew of side missions for you to enjoy. As well as all that, you will be able to continue your save when you acquire the full game. Head over to the eShop now and give it a download!
This news also came with a new trailer to show off more Hyrule Warriors goodness, which you can view below:
We will be skipping the demo impressions as we hope to be bringing a full review of the game within a week or so after launch! Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity will be launching November 20th worldwide exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.
Have you tried out the demo yet? Will you be picking up the game later this month? Let us know in those comments!
Last week we were treated to a surprise Nintendo Partner Showcase direct, and within the Japanese broadcast KOEI Tecmo announced a new title. Called Buddy Mission: BOND, KOEI Tecmo and Nintendo have partnered up to deliver a visual novel style Adventure title for the Nintendo Switch.
With famed artist Yusuke Murata (One Punch Man, Eyeshield 21) behind the characters, you are to form a four person team known as BOND. Fight against the evil organisation DISCARD by going undercover with your team.
Unfortunately we do not know if this will be coming to the West at all, and the Japanese release has confirmed it will only offer Japanese support.
You can check out the reveal trailer below:
Buddy Mission: BOND will be launching in Japan on January 29th 2021 exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Head over to our game page for a bevy of information and media for the title!
What do you think of this new adventure game? Would you like to see it translated for the West? Let us know in those comments!
We are now etching ever closer to the end of 2020, and with that brings us the new year. KOEI Tecmo has been rather quiet with releases since Fairy Tail launched back in July. But now we have a solid release date for their next release, being Atelier Ryza 2 ~Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy~!
Atelier Ryza 2 will launch on January 26th 2021 in North America and January 29th 2021 in Europe, this also includes the Playstation 5 edition of the title. However there is some bad news along with this, and that is the PS5 edition will be digital only worldwide. Physical versions are still planned to release for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
You can read some new details about the game below:
In Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, Ryza is not only joined by returning fan-favourites like Lent Marslink and Tao Mongarten, she also meets a number of new characters who will help her throughout her adventure. Inside the Academy District café, Ryza meets a young woman by the name of Zephine Baudouin. Zephine manages the request bulletin board inside the café, and the bulletin board becomes a key part of Ryza’s day-to-day exploits – it’s used by citizens of the Royal Capital to post jobs ranging from delivering materials to defeating monsters – and as Ryza completes these tasks, she will be compensated with monetary rewards, materials, and even Skill Points. Other intriguing characters inside the Royal Capital include the talented blacksmith and engraver, Dennis Holland; shopkeeper and former acquaintance from Kurken Island, Romy Vogel; and farmworker Cassandra Cappelli, whose father owns an obscene amount of fruitful land inside the Royal Capital’s Farming District.
As Ryza and friends embark on their journey, they encounter enemies and monsters throughout the land, and madness and mayhem ensue. Parties now include three battle members and one sub-member, and all heroes will now be aided in the game’s exhilarating real-time tactics battles, thanks to the ability to stack Action Points and Core Charge. As party members build up Action Points, characters will be able to unleash multiple Skills in a row via a Skill Chain. By using the Skill Chain ability, the power of all skills increases as well as the amount of Core Charge gained in each attack – the function needed in order to also use items – enabling you to unleash devastating attacks like throwing waves of bombs! In addition, by using skills your gauge fills up and after it exceeds a specific amount, your Tactics Level increases. As your Tactics Level increases, the amount of times your regular attacks hit also increases, and Action Points begin to build up quicker. If your Tactics Level reaches the max, you can activate a special technique: The Fatal Drive!
Atelier Ryza 2 will be launching on Playstation 4, Playstation 5 (digital), Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Are you excited to get your hands on the latest Atelier title? Let us know in those comments!
Ar nosurge DX and Ciel nosurge DX will be releasing January 28th 2021 in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC via Steam. Both games will include the majority of DLC previously launched, and will come in two editions.
You can read below the official description of the release below:
Ciel nosurge and Ar nosurge Revived in High-Resolution Remasters.
Ciel nosurge Offline and Ar nosurge Plus, which were released for PS Vita in October 2014, are being revived in high-resolution remasters for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC.
Enjoy the 3D models and actions of heroines such as Ion and Casty in high-resolution visuals. Both the gameplay and many cutscenes have been remastered in high-resolution, delivering a clearer new impression from the world of the seven dimensions.
Majority of Downloadable Content Included.
Ciel nosurge: Requiem for a Lost Star DX and Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star DX include the majority of each game’s previously released downloadable content. This includes additional episodes, costumes, accessories, and features.
Alongside the Standard edition of the games, you will also be able to purchase the ‘Agent Pack’ which is split into three tiers. Each tier offering more than the last. See the full list below:
–A copy of Ciel nosurge: Requiem for a Lost Star DX.
–A copy of Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star DX.
–[Reprint] Geno Mirai Top Secret Documents and Ion Voice Recording Disc.
–Three photograph-style illustration cards.
–A Genesis Story Told, With a Requiem of Past Days (Ionasal.kkll.Preciel / Shurelia) “Oath of Dawn / –Prayer of Rebirth A Tale of Two Stars”.
–Research Document Collection “The World of Song Magic”.
–Two special-make B5 clear files.
–Drama CD “My Feelings, Reaching You” including new music composed, arranged, and written by Akiko Shikata.
–A letter from Ion.
–Crystal key chain.
–Desktop acrylic 10,000-year calendar.
–Present from Ion cardboard box (outer case).
–All items included in Agent Pack Code: Silver.
–A hand-crank music box that expresses Ion’s feelings.
–Ion and Nei five-figure set.
–Acrylic diorama kit “Crystelier” big size seven dimensions expansion field set.
–Special-make body pillow cover.
–All items included in Agent Pack Code: Gold.
There is still no news on any Western release of the games, but as usual you will be able to import them to your desired console.
Are you excited to see all these new goodies come with the Surge Concerto games? Do you want to see these games come West? Let us know in those comments!
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is the next big collaboration from KOEI Tecmo. As we are etching ever closer to that November release date we now have quite a few bits of game footage to feast our eyes on! Below you can enjoy the selection of Trailers and gameplay revealed for the title:
You can view the TGS 2020 gameplay showing of the title below as well (Timestamp: 1:23:50 to 1:37:32):
Nintendo will also be showcasing new footage featuring a new stage and characters during a Nintendo Live Treehouse presentation later today. You can also view this here:
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is scheduled to launch November 20th worldwide exclusively on Nintendo Switch!
What are your thoughts on the new Hyrule Warriors so far? Let us know in those comments!
As with each new release of an Empires game, the big question always is how will the Edit mode change things up? The Edit Mode hasn’t really had any big changes since Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires, however that is now to change with 9’s Empire iteration.
Dynasty Warrior 9 Empires edit mode is a much improved version of the customisation mode from Ni-Oh 2, including much more finer tuning for your characters looks and outfit designs. Along with it being an improved version, it will also offer both underlayer clothes and layered armour. This seems to be a spin on Dynasty Warriors 9’s “Informal clothes” function, but how it will take form in 9 Empires is still yet to be seen.
You will have full control of colours, body sizes and accessories for your numerous customized officers. You will also be able to use them in similar ways to Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires such as being a regular free roam warrior, an officer, marshal and ruler. According to KOEI Tecmo Japan there will be more positions for your characters than what we have had in prior instalments.
We will have more information on the Edit Mode and Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires soon.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires launches worldwide Q1 2021 for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC via Steam.
What do you hope to see as part of the game’s Edit Mode? Let us know in those comments!
KOEI Tecmo has been a busy bee at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. During it’s big showcase of Atelier Ryza 2 some very interesting information was revealed. Atelier Ryza 2 ~Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy~ will be KT’s first game to launch on the next-gen console Playstation 5. An even bigger boon is that if you purchase the PS4 version you will be able to upgrade to the Playstation 5 version for free!
As well as this news, the game will be launching the same time as it’s PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions on December 3rd in Japan. There is no news still on the Western release but as the Japanese PC version will be launching in January 2021, it is likely to arrive alongside the other versions in the West.
You can check out the new TGS 2020 trailer below:
Atelier Ryza 2 is set to launch this Winter in the West for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on Atelier Ryza 2 being the first next gen game from KOEI Tecmo? Will you be aiming for that version? Let us know in those comments!
It’s the big day, and KOEI Tecmo Japan have finally announced their game plans for the Dynasty Warriors 20th Anniversary. The first title announced was a celebration mobile game known just as Dynasty Warriors. It will have Dynasty Warriors 9 assets, it’s own battle system, stage and gameplay system along with usual mobile gaming monetisation. We will have a full article up on that title soon.
The big news however, is that Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been announced, and will be launching Early 2021. It will be arriving on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and PC via Steam. No Western news as of yet, but that will follow very soon.
Major information of the title is the open world has gone away. The Create a Warrior system has been confirmed to return, along with officer mode, ruler mode and more ways to play. Castle Sieges will also play a heavy role in the game.
More information on the title will be arriving very soon, so look out for that. For now check out the TGS 2020 teaser:
Our game page for Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will be popping up in the coming week.
What do you hope to see from Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires? Are you excited this was the announcements? Let us know in those comments!