It has been quite some time since we have heard of any new game release news from KOEI Tecmo, especially when it comes to their Western market. With seemingly still no news on the upcoming title Samurai Warriors 5, and Fairy Tail almost out of the door we haven’t known what KOEI Tecmo would launch next.
Now KOEI Tecmo have announced (via the Japanese Nintendo mini direct partner showcase) that Atelier Ryza 2 ~Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy~ will be launching worldwide this Winter for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. A first ever for the Atelier series where we see a returning protagonist in the lead role yet again, Ryza 2 takes place after the events of the first game.
A full official reveal is set to happen on July 29th, along with it’s official English site and more news on what the game will offer. But until then you can enjoy our game page for the title linked below!
Be sure to check out the Nintendo Direct Mini reveal trailer below to get the hype train going:
Are you excited to see another romp staring Reisalin ‘Ryza’ Stout? Let us know in those comments!
With the fall of the massive gaming expo’s around the world currently, we have been seeing new contenders take up the torch and throw their hat into the ring. Along with Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest, a new Expo livestream event has been announced. The expo is called New Game+ Expo – or NGPX for short – and it has a bevy of developers and publishers signed to be a part of the event.
It has also confirmed that KOEI Tecmo will be one of those participants (along with others such as ASKYS, Atlus, Sega. NIS, etc) that will be showing off new games and live gameplay demos. According to the Event page we will also be able to look forward to developer discussions and Q&As.
The event will be going live June 23rd at 8AM PDT / 4PM BST and the livestream starting at 9AM PDT / 5PM BST until 5PM PDT / 12AM BST. You can watch the livestream on Twitch via https://www.twitch.tv/newgameplusexpo, though the footage along with highlights will be uploaded to YouTube soon after.
It is still somewhat likely that KOEI Tecmo’s involvement will be minor and only dabbling on a few tidbits for Fairy Tail which releases a couple days after, but the emphasis on new game reveals and first looks seem to say otherwise. Hopefully we will finally see what else is up KT’s sleeve for this year!
What are you hoping to see from KOEI Tecmo? Will you tune into the event? Let us know in those comments!
This isn’t the first time that KOEI Tecmo has released free content for it’s phenomenal grand-strategy game, with previous additions being CG art sets (characters pretty much) and a Scenario revolved around the Cao clan splitting. Now though you can enjoy another free scenario, a fictional one based on the events of Dong Cheng trying to organise Liu Bei and Ma Teng to free the Emperor from Cao Cao.
You can read the full description below:
Nov. 199 The Han’s Loyal Retainers
In attempts to rescue Emperor Xian from Cao Cao, Dong Cheng, along with Ma Teng and Liu Bei, try to escape Xuchang with Emperor Xian. However, during the rescue mission, Ma Teng and Liu Bei are killed. Ma Chao takes lead of Ma Teng’s army, but is betrayed by Han Sui. And although Liu Bei’s army accompanies Emperor Xian, Zhang Fei’s location is yet unknown.
The scenario arrives alongside a new patch that fixes an assortment of bugs and balancing. The new scenario offers a few unique fictional twists, such as Zhang Fei having his own faction, and a what-if when Liu Bei has been completely removed from the picture.
This is just one more reason to dig your teeth back into Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV, especially during this time of lockdown.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV is out now worldwide on PS4 and PC via Steam.
Are you happy to see free post-release content for the game? What scenarios would you like to see added? Let us know in those comments!
There has been a lot of buzz recently about Gust’s big break into collaborative projects; Fairy Tail. It was scheduled to come out in just under 2 months, but now we have some sad news that the game has been delayed.
The game will now be launching June 25th in Japan and Europe / United Kingdom while it will be launching in North America on June 26th.
You can read below the official statement from producer Keisuke Kikuchi:
“I am truly sorry for Fairy Tail‘s delay, and the inconvenience caused to our fans, partners, and stakeholders who are looking forward to this title. Please allow us to take further time to polish the game to ensure it is as high quality as possible, so we can offer you a truly immersive experience.
“We will be working hard to enhance the magic effects, event scene effects, improving the game balance, and more! We will talk about the improvements in more detail in the coming months. This delay will allow us to ensure we provide you a much more satisfying game. Thank you for your understanding.”
Hopefully this delay will lead to a more content filled and polished product.
Fairy Tail will be launching on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on the delay? Are you still excited to pick up this RPG? Let us know in those comments!
It is etching ever closer to the launch date of Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV in the West, with it launching on February 28th for PS4 and PC via Steam. Though in a recent interview with famed Japanese magazine Famitsu, producer Kazuhiro Echigoya says we have a lot of content to look forward to with the game.
During the interview it was confirmed that indeed a Power-Up Kit will be releasing for the game sometime in the future. It will add more content and be a big extension to the base game. Kazuhiro-san also states that certain content which usually would arrive with the Power-Up Kit – such as Editors and “more” – will be arriving before hand as individual DLC.
There is no news if the DLC or the Power-Up Kit will make its way to the West. Although we did receive the Power-Up Kit for Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII a long while after called “Fame & Strategy Expansion”.
If you haven’t seen it already, a recent(ish) new gameplay trailer was shown off for the title which you can view below:
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV launches in the West on February 28th for Playstation 4 and PC via Steam.
What are your thoughts on the Power-Up Kit coming? Are you excited to pick up the game at the end of the month? Let us know in those comments!
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 has been such a long time since KOEI Tecmo and Kou Shibusawa launched the famed ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ grand-strategy series. This year marks the 35th anniversary and KOEI Tecmo has been doing a lot of celebrations in it’s homeland of Japan.
Along with all these announcements, they briefly teased that yet a new title in the series is in development, and will be launching exclusively on iOS and Android. This marks in for a long while that Romance of the Three Kingdoms has been internally developed for mobile platforms (with recent times being outsourced to third parties).
More information will be revealed on the title in January 2020.
If mobile isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry a full console / PC instalment with Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV is arriving February 28th 2020 in both Americas and Europe.
What are your thoughts on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms getting another mobile iteration? Have you been there since the beginning of the franchise? Let us know in those comments!