Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has been going on quite strong since it’s release back at the start of 2018, with a rough launch that has lead to a consistent online competitive community. Now after the first Season Pass has finished, with a bunch of new characters, and new character back in March was revealed, we now have an announcement for yet another new DLC character coming to the game.
On June 25th Square-Enix and Team Ninja will be announcing another DLC character arriving as purchasable content. There will be a broadcast happening to commemorate the announcement, which you can watch below here:
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is out now on Playstation 4 and PC via Steam. There is also a free-to-play version on both you can indulge in.
What are your thoughts on Dissidia Final Fantasy NT still receiving DLC? Who do you hope the new character will be? Let us know in those comments!
KOEI Tecmo and Team Ninja have announced their first two DLC fighters that are coming to Dead or Alive 6 via it’s Season Pass #1. We knew that Mai Shiranui was going to be one of them but until now we only knew the second was also from the same King of Fighters series.
Now it has been announced that the second fighter is Kula Diamond, and they both will be going on sale next week on June 18th worldwide! If you want to see them both in action check out the reveal trailer below:
Dead or Alive 6 is out now for Playstation 4, XBOX One and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on these two lovely ladies coming to the Dead or Alive roster? Let us know in those comments!
A couple days ago Atelier Ryza was announced via the Dangeki Playstation Magazine, the latest instalment to the ever growing Atelier Series from Gust. It was initially announced for Playstation 4 (as coming from a Playstation magazine), but now we have a more formal announcement of the game from Famitsu.
Atelier Ryza is a new coming of age story that focuses on a new world construction method through expression. The title is being written by Gust and Shakugan no Shana manga creator Yashichiro Takahashi.
Ryzalin Staud (the titular character) is a free willing girl who is always looking for excitement with her friends. She has a very strong sense of justice to the point arrogance if she thinks she is in the right. The story is about her finding something dear that she never knew was until she became an Alchemist and met a “certain someone”.
The game will also be launching on PS4 and Nintendo Switch this Fall in Japan, with a PC release to follow soon after. We will likely hear later in the year about it’s Western release, which will likely be early 2020.
What are your thoughts on a new Atelier game being announced? Do you think they are releasing too many of these games so close to each other? Let us know in those comments!
With Atelier Lulua soon to release in the US and Europe this coming week, KOEI Tecmo and Gust are seeking feedback from their fans across the world with their new Atelier series questionnaire 2019! It is a quick survey that you can take by heading over to here!
The survey itself will be asking the following questions (for your benefit as the page is in Japanese):
1-4. Owned Game Systems
2-1. Check off the Atelier games you have played.
3-1. What is the first thing you want to know about a new Atelier game when it is announced?
4-1. Where do you get most of your information about the Atelier series?
5-1. What is it about Atelier games that made you make your purchase?
5-2. What information or advertisement for an Atelier game made you make your purchase?
6-1. When a new Atelier series title is announced, do you visit the official website?
7-1. What Atelier series goods have you purchase?
8-1. What Atelier series goods would you like to see?
9-1. What games have you played in the past year?
10-1. What are your favourite games or game series?
11-1. Did you buy Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland?
11-2. If yes, why?
12-1. Where did you read about Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland?
13-1. What made you decide to purchase Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland?
14-1. Which version(s) of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland did you purchase?
15-1. If you purchased Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, through what means did you purchase it?
15-2. If you pre-ordered Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, what made you decide to pre-order it?
16-1. If you did not purchase Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, why not?
17-1. Please provide any additional feedback or requests for the Atelier series.
Certain questions may not be valid for us Westerners, such as if we have purchased Atelier Lulua (which released back in March in Japan), however you could consider if you are going to get it or not as an answer. Completing the survey will also net you with a wallpaper for your PC, iOS or Android device.
Atelier Lulua ~The Scion or Arland~ releases March 21st in the US and March 24th in Europe for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Are you happy to see KOEI Tecmo and Gust seek fan feedback for their game series? Would you like to see more Western focused surveys? Let us know in those comments!
In what could be a strange turn of events, A.O.T 2 – which released back in March 2018 – now has a demo available to download. With the release of A.O.T 2 Final Battle only a couple months away now, if you have yet to play the title you can now get in some good action time with the omni-directional mobility gear.
The demo itself is now available on Playstation 4, XBOX One and Nintendo Switch. There is currently no Steam demo, but it is likely to arrive in the near future.
A.O.T 2 is a good fun recreation of the anime, and ‘Final Battle’ will be bringing more content from the third season. A.O.T 2 Final Battle will be launching worldwide on July 5th.
Have you played A.O.T 2 yet? Are you excited for the ‘Final Battle’ expansion? Let us know in those comments!
Last week Dynasty Warriors 9 received a major Spring update that added a whole bunch of quality of life improvements including new Bodyguard and Animal Companion systems. Now along with this patch update, a Daily Bonus Campaign has now started underway.
Running from April 4th until May 18th, each day you play the game will grant you different bonuses such as increased gold or increased synthesis yields. It also looks like these bonuses will change things up every so many days also.
The current bonuses you can find below:
DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 DAILY CAMPAIGN BONUS
Monday – Increased gold, increased effectiveness of “Tranquilizer Arrows”.
Tuesday – Increased experience, increased effectiveness of “Tranquilizer Arrows”.
Wednesday – Additional material drops, increased effectiveness of “Tranquilizer Arrows”.
Thursday – Additional “Book of Musou” drops, increased effectiveness of “Tranquilizer Arrows”.
Friday – Additional “Old Coins” drops, increased effectiveness of “Tranquilizer Arrows”.
Saturday – increased effectiveness of “Tranquilizer Arrows”.
Sunday – Additional “Synthesis” materials drops, increased effectiveness of “Tranquilizer Arrows”.
Until April 13th UTC
When April 13th hits, we can only assume these bonuses will change for further days of play. So keep an eye in game if you are interested in taking advantage of these daily bonuses.
Dynasty Warriors 9 is out now for Playstation 4, XBOX One and PC via Steam. This event is active on all systems. Also a quick note, the patch is now live for XBOX One users of Dynasty Warriors 9!
What are your thoughts on Dynasty Warriors 9 getting these bonus campaigns? Would you like to see more additional campaigns for the game and other KT offerings? Let us know in those comments!
It’s not very often we get to put out new coverage for Dynasty Warriors 9, but here we are Spring 2019 – just over a year from it’s initial launch back in February 2018, and KOEI Tecmo has pushed out a big Spring Update, free for all players of the game!
For those of you still playing or have been waiting for a reason to get back into the game, but are unsure on about purchasing the rather expensive DLC packs (expect a Warriors’s Judgement on this soon). Now may be the time to gather your fellow Warriors and head back out into the open world of China!
The update itself includes the following:
DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 v1.27 (PS4) / v1.24 (Steam)
–Added BGM from Previous DYNASTY WARRIORS series.
–Added new emotes.
–Added an animal companion system.
–Added a bodyguard system.
–Added new modes “Rampage” to the Arena.
–Made Improvements to Castle Sieges.
–Added animals to the gallery.
–Corrected a number of other minor issues.
The XB1 version of the game should also now have the update as of time of writing.
As you can see, there is quite a lot to dig your teeth into. Not only do we just have update notes, KOEI Tecmo have also gone into detail on what some of these new systems entail. Now animals will be able to develop as they fight alongside you, with varying degrees of differences on how each animal will develop uniquely. Though to also add to this, if your animal happens to fall in battle, then they are permanently dead. You can also spend upgrade points on developing your animals even further, increasing their abilities on the field of combat.
Alongside the new integrated animal companion system, there is the bodyguard system. You can now invite a fellow officer to join you as an AI companion either by finding them in town or inviting them to your hideaway. You will also have the choice to swap their weapons and accessories. There are two categories of bodyguards, “Attack” type and “Defense” type, so pick which fits your fighting style best!
That’s all there is for this update, but it’s good to see the ol’ girl is still kicking, even if the game suffered a dreadful launch. Certainly now, even still with it’s quirks and oddities, the content is finally here for us to dabble in.
Are you glad Dynasty Warriors 9 is still getting free updates? What else do you hope to see added in future ones? Let us know in those comments!
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists is a spin-off to the standard Atelier series in celebration of it’s 20th Anniversary. Bringing tons of fan favourite characters along with characters you may have forgotten all into one mini-universe that focuses on the adventures of the titular Nelke. We want to quickly add this is Impressions from early game, and it is for the Nintendo Switch edition of the game.
Let’s get right off the bat that this is a spin-off, and does have it’s own unique play style and design. It doesn’t play like the normal Atelier experience you have become accustomed to, but that definitely isn’t a detriment to it. If anything, the changes and design choices fit the series for the better, especially with the game’s focus on Town Management over Alchemy based adventuring.
The game starts off with Nelke and her maid Misty walking towards a new region and town known as Westbald. You find out that Nelke has been assigned by her father to become the town’s new Governor. When you first make your way into town (note all this is done in cutscene form) you meet the current village chief; Kunos – a young man who had the village dumped on him by his early retiring father. Kunos will be your go-to man for all general essentials for the village.
Kunos guides you to your place of operations, which is a lavish mansion upon a hill. From there you get put into full hand holding mode to teach you how to play the game. Most of the game is spent in menus and simulation style play. You are given a plot of land with various space to construct and play buildings. You first start off making a general store for veteran character Pamela. You also soon find out that you can head on out and Investigate varying regions outside of the village. This enables you to seek ingredients and materials to further develop your town.
When you go on these investigations you will be put in a walking simulated cutscene, where every now and then your party will stop and find search spots. You have no control aside from the option to “run” which will allow your characters to reach the end faster, but in return you will skip over possible search spots. When you do get given full control, it is when a random battle appears, where you will then go into your typical Atelier style Turn-based combat. This is the usual really, you pick your attack options, after each attack you grow your power gauge in which you can then spend on special attacks. These stack from battle to battle which is handy to prepare for future possibly tougher battles.
When you reach your goal, or your investigation time ends you return back to the town and get a report on what your findings were. Once you have learned these actions you will come across an Alchemist, who happens to be from the Atelier Marie games. Marie is here investigating a local suspicious rumoured Tree, which Nelke is also investigating similar things. They decide to team up and Marie settles in to your town – but for this to be the perfect match you decide to build her an Atelier to call her own.
A familiar face has been your go-to construction guy, who has been handling all your buildings and improvements. It’s none other than Hagel, the often Blacksmith of the Atelier series. You give him materials you need and he will construct the building you desire. After so many days (turns) pass the building will be fully constructed.
Now with the Atelier up, and general shop you can start properly developing your town. Alchemy can be used to create basic items or anything that you come up with. You can then sell them off at the General Store or use them to help with investigations or even for further town development.
You have your town ready in it’s base form now, and you start to get given your own free control of the game. It really is a different kind of beast this game in comparison to it’s other entries in the series. Though it seems like you are watching more things happening rather than personally controlling it yourself, but it suits the style of game that is definitely more like a Town Management Sim than your typical JRPG. Though there are a few hiccups, like it is odd that odd points within talking cut-scenes certain lines of dialog won’t be voiced. We have been really enjoying it so far, and hope that you don’t overlook the game for the next proper Atelier game arriving later in the year. We give this a big thumbs up of approval!