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)
It was The Game Awards last week, and with it you get the bevy of annual “World Premiere” announcements. Right off the bat of the awards, Nintendo and KOEI Tecmo dropped a trailer for the second expansion pack for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, called “Rise of the Phoenix”.
The expansion pack features new playable characters from the X-Men franchise such as the titular character Phoenix herself, and cult favourite Gambit. You can check the trailer out below:
Rise of the Phoenix expansion pack will launch December 23rd worldwide for all those who have bought the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 expansion pass. Below you can check out the brief description of the DLC:
Dark Phoenix, the infinitely powerful cosmic entity from one of the X-Men’s greatest sagas, unleashes an era of fiery destruction! Four more X-Men join the alliance with this downloadable content pack: Phoenix, Gambit, Iceman, and Cable. Plus, face-off against friends in the newly added Danger Room mode! Up to four players will compete to see who can take down enemies while being barraged by buffs and debuffs.
With new modes and characters, arriving just in time for Christmas! Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is out now exclusively for Nintendo Switch!
What are your thoughts on the Expansion Pack reveal? Are you excited to get your buddies / family together for some comic hijinks this Christmas? Let us know in those comments!
It was back in March 2019 that Japan got their first taste of the newest Winning Post game, arriving off the heels of numerous Winning Post 8 iterations. Now that cycle begins again with Winning Post 9 receiving a 2020 edition, and will be arriving just under 1 year from it’s initial release.
Winning Post 9 2020 will be launching in Japan on March 12th 2020, with still no news of any western localisation. It is no surprise as horse racing simulation games are extremely popular in Japan, while far lesser in comparison in the western territories.
You can check out a list of what to expect in this 2020 update for the game:
–Revival of the marriage and descendant succession systems.
–Improvements to bond commands (can be executed from the racehorse screen, choose what you like from several utilities, etc.).
–No more randomness in the system of meeting new connections (you can make connections at events, and there are also bond commands that enable you to meet new connections).
–You can establish a club.
–Implementation of a future scenario that starts in 2021.
–Ability to transfer save data from Winning Post 9.
–If you have save data from Winning Post 8 on your system, you can get special bonuses.
–Noel Himeka added as a secretary.
If you are unable to wait and have an itchy trigger finger, pre-orders for the title have gone live today!
Winning Post 9 2020 will be arriving on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Are you still hoping for a western release? Let us know in those comments!
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!
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:
Do you want to see Monster Rancher / Monster Farm return in the West? 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!