In the current generation of gaming, Microsoft has made a big push in supporting Backwards Compatibility with it’s XBOX One console, adding new titles you can play often on a weekly basis as well as allowing you to purchase the game through their digital store.
Now KOEI Tecmo and Microsoft have partnered up to release the original Ninja Gaiden 2 for the XBOX 360 onto the XBOX One console. If you have the game already physically you can now stick it in your XBOX One and play it without hassle, or if you have yet to experience the game you can purchase a copy off of it via their digital store. To top it all, the game also boasts XBOX One X Enhanced experience, so if you have the juggernaut X console, you can enjoy it in a far improved state!
Along with the release of the XBOX One Backwards Compatible version of the game, you can also purchase all the DLC that was originally released for the game including costume packs and the Mission Mode.
Mind you this may not have all the extra bells and whistles the Sigma 2 edition received, but it does have the full gore and spectacle that creator Tomonobu Itagaki originally envisioned for the title.
Ninja Gaiden 2 digitally is priced at £24.99/$29.99, so it may be worth waiting on a sale for it, or simply picking up a physical copy cheaper from various retail outlets. The game definitely is a satisfying stylistic action romp, and well recommended in this form – even without the Sixaxis 16 year old girl jiggling and added content of the Sigma 2 edition.
What else would you like to see from KOEI Tecmo to hit XBOX One backwards compatibility list? Have you played Ninja Gaiden 2 before? Let us know in those comments!
In some rather different news, Activision Blizzard’s critically acclaimed Overwatch title is hosting it’s 2019 Lunar New Year Event, and to celebrate the characters of the game are all receiving skins based on Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
For those of you who enjoy the shooter, or are just interested in seeing our favourite Three Kingdom characters getting more representation, then this event is for you!
The Lunar New Year event itself runs from January 24th until February 18th. During this time you will be able to earn these Three Kingdoms based skins (alongside last year event’s skins as well). You can see the currently revealed skins below, and they do look pretty spiffy sporting these looks:
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As you can see, there is Hanzo cosplaying as Huang Zhong, Reaper cosplaying Lu Bu, Reinhardt cosplaying Guan Yu and Torbjorn cosplaying Zhang Fei. More skins will be revealed and available throughout the event.
What are your thoughts on Romance of the Three Kingdoms getting represented in Overwatch? Are you a player of the game? Let us know in those comments!
As more and more time passes from the release of Dynasty Warriors 9, more patches and updates come out to fix and improve the experience of the title. Today Version 1.05 released for the game on PS4 and Steam. You can check out below what came with this patch.
Also we want to add that the XBOX One version, albeit a little bit behind is also getting these patches come through, with it receiving the last patch earlier in the month. So don’t fret if you are an XBOX One buyer of the game!
-The maximum values for “Attack”, “Defense”, and “Health” have been raised.
-Certain enemies will now drop the item “The Book of Musou” on the difficulty level “Chaos”.
-Added a feature that allows you to reset your Upgrade Points by using “The Book of Musou”.
-Added a feature that allows you to set whether you want to view “Officer Encounter Scenes”.
-Changed the order in which “Accessories” and “Gems” are sorted.
-You can no select your attack target even when the “Counter Assist” option is set to “On”.
-Improved the movements of armies.
-Corrected an issue in which enemy soldiers would appear from some allied bases.
-Correct an issue in which items would not be dropped.
-Corrected an issue in which Chapter 2 – “Invitation to a Scenic Spot” could sometimes not be completed.
-Corrected an issue in which, after completing Chapter 5 – “Battle of Xinye”, the route was not displayed correctly.
-Corrected an issue in which Chapter 8 – “Break Through Hanzhong” could sometimes not be completed.
-Corrected an issue in which the marker indicating that a new item has been obtained was sometimes not displayed when collecting “Accessories” and “Gems”.
-Corrected an issue in which reinforcements would not appear as a result of the order missions were completed in.
-Corrected a number of other minor issues.
That’s a new set of fixes and additions to the game added right there. But what do you think of this? Are you glad KOEI Tecmo are showing continued support post-launch for this game? Let us know in the comments!
With 2018 now officially starting, we can take a look at the not too distant future into the year and see what Koei Tecmo is releasing for us! Note this is only currently announced items, we won’t be going into rumours, speculations or wishes!
First up is Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT – A collaborative title between Square-Enix and KT’s Team Ninja. In similar vein to Dead or Alive, this is a 3D fighter game. But what switches things up that you get far more control over your character in a 3v3 environment. Characters and levels are taken from numerous Final Fantasy titles, from Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) to Noctis (Final Fantasy XV) to even Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy I).
Boasting an intense story mode not included in the original Arcade release, and massive amounts of competitive content, this is a great start of the Year for you PS4 owners out there!
Next up, and probably Koei Tecmo’s biggest release for this year (so far), Dynasty Warriors 9. A lot of mixed feelings regarding this but it certainly looks like it has a ton of ambition put into this latest title to the Dynasty Warriors franchise. Boasting an open world China, a story spanning the entire Three Kingdoms period from start to finish and more characters than ever before!
Dynasty Warriors 9 will be bringing back high octane slicing and dicing to you guys worldwide in February.
Release: 13/02/2018 Worldwide
Platform: PS4, XBOX One, Steam
Now not an actual game, but continued support for one of the better titles released from KT last year. Fire Emblem Warriors DLC Pack #2 and #3 will be releasing in 2018. Included in both these packs, dubbed Shadow Dragon Pack and Awakening Pack respectively, you’ll be granted to a bevy of more playable characters, History mode maps, weapons and more! All included for free if you picked up the Season Pass or you can purchase these pack’s individually as they release (first pack already out) from your Nintendo devices eShop.
We don’t have solid release dates for these yet aside the month they will arrive. But judging how Nintendo deal with their release plans, we will likely find out a week before, if not THE week it releases. No doubt on a Thursday.
Release: Pack #2 (Feb 2018), Pack #3 (Mar 2018)
Platform: Nintendo Switch, New 3DS
The penultimate game on our line-up list, is A.O.T 2 (Attack on Titan 2 for you yanks) which brings up to 4 player cooperative naked giant slaying. Along with promising a more intense experience from the original game released back in 2016, you will also be able to create your own Scout and take him/her out into the online world to fight alongside other player’s Scouts against the giant menace.
With friendship systems, an anime focused story and well, neck slicing, this is definitely a game to keep an eye out for this March.
Release: 20/03/2018 Worldwide
Platform: PS4, XBOX One, Steam, Nintendo Switch
Last but not least, we have one for you JRPG lovers out there. If you are still lusting for more Gust goodness after Blue Reflection last September, or wanting to concluded the “Mysterious” trilogy then this will be a necessity in your collection. Follow the lives of twins Lydie and Suelle as they try to achieve their dream of running the top atelier for their kingdom; Adalett.
Expect beautiful Cel shaded visuals, corny dialogue and a story that’ll take you through all kinds of various synthesising antics. Be sure to get your anime style RPG on this March.
Release: 03/27/2018(US), 30/03/2018(EU)
Platform: PS4, Steam, Nintendo Switch
And that is it! All we currently know for sure that is planned for 2018 from the big guys at Koei Tecmo! As the year starts to make more progress we will definitely start to hear of a lot more coming our way. But until then, happy conquering guys!
With 2018 getting ever closer, we are starting to get a lot more information on release windows for upcoming KOEI Tecmo games. One of them being A.O.T 2, which will be releasing March 2018 on PS4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
Along with this announcement, there has been more details about the game itself, including a “Create a Scout” function which allows you to create your own character, along with much more. Check out the attached press release for all the information!
Hertfordshire, 24th October 2017 – Earlier today, KOEI TECMO hosted a Titan-sized live broadcast from the global headquarters in Japan detailing a massive news update for their upcoming action title A.O.T. 2, the sequel to 2016’s hit action game. The mouthful of news included the always anticipated release window—A.O.T. 2 will be released in March 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.
Delving deeper into the series’ fascinating narrative, the game will have fans experiencing the gripping events of the anime’s second season along with versatile action gameplay, all new challenges, and a wide selection of playable characters from Attack on Titan, including some new faces from the second season!
During the broadcast, KOEI TECMO introduced a selection of playable characters in A.O.T. 2, while simultaneously unveiling the ability for players to create their own Custom Scout. They also confirmed that players will be able to play as; Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, Levi, Miche Zacharias, Nanaba, Gelgar, Ymir and Christa Lenz.
A.O.T. 2 will feature enhanced Titan movements and attacks, requiring more precise manoeuvres from players. Additionally, it introduces the Monocular; allowing scouts better analysation based on pinpointing Titan positions from afar and attack strategy utilising their Omni-Directional Mobility Gear.
Outside of their excursions, Scouts can also deepen their relationships with fellow comrades by training and preparing battle with the new and improved Town Life gameplay. Strengthening relationships is an important element of A.O.T. 2, providing a greater insight into the series’ cast in a way that has yet to be experienced.
KOEI TECMO released a selection of brand-new assets showcasing the Monocular and Town Life features, alongside a first look at the playable characters to be featured on the game in its launch in March 2018.
What are your thoughts on A.O.T 2? Are you getting excited to pick it up? Let us know in the comments!
We may still know relatively little on the Western release for Dynasty Warriors 9 other than an Early 2018 window, however we now know the official release date for it in Japan on PS4 (XBOX One and Steam as well for the West). The game will be releasing 8th February 2018. What could this mean for us in the west? That is still uncertain but we are sure it will likely be within months (if not a universal release week like Ni-Oh). News and speculation on how the localisation will be handled, such as there being an English dub or not is still up in the air. But this certainly means we are getting one step closer to checking out Omega Forces new take on the Warriors franchise.
Along with this news, KOEI Tecmo announced there will be a Season Pass for Dynasty Warriors 9. What it will entail is still undisclosed but we can only hope this isn’t the start of certain campaigns being locked off behind a paywall. Imagine having to pay to be a part of the Yellow Turban Rebellion or the Dong Zhuo Uprising? We will definitely be keeping a close eye on how things will progress.
Other than that, usual pre-order incentives were mentioned, such as collaborative costumes for Zhao Yun and weapon skins depending where you purchase the game – along with e Deluxe Edition of the game including the Season Pass being released alongside it. All pre-order incentives will become available for purchase later after release, however it is unknown if Season Pass holders will get them for free or not.
What are your thoughts on Dynasty Warriors 9 and it’s upcoming pending release? Are you excited or horrified at the aspect of a Season Pass? Let us know in the comments!
It has been a big past week of news from KOEI Tecmo about some of their key upcoming titles, but we are not finished yet! KOEI Tecmo have officially announced what platforms A.O.T 2 will be arriving on, and it is hitting some you may not of expected.
Coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam early 2018, you’ll be able to get on your neck slicing of naked giants soon!
More information about the game, official release date and such will be coming soon. But for now check out the attached press release from the horses mouth!
KOEI TECMO Europe is excited to unveil today that A.O.T. 2, the sequel to 2016’s titanic action game, A.O.T. Wings of Freedom, is currently in development for physical release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.
A.O.T. 2 delves deeply into the fascinatingnarrative of Attack on Titan’s second season and offers players exhilarating action and new challenges, as it introduces the newly improved omni-directional mobility gear offering advanced freedom of movement and targeting precision to counter enhanced Titan movements.
Players will be able to try their new moves against these fearsome Titans as they control characters from a Titan-sized roster! Outside of battle they will be able to deepen their relationships with their fellow squad-mates while gaining greater insight into life within the walls thanks to more advanced RPG elements.
While more information about the game’s release date, narrative, and new mechanics will be unveiled in the coming weeks, KOEI TECMO released a new selection of in-game assets which further showcase famous scenes from the anime and character interactions outside of battle.
Are you excited to get your hands on this multiplayer action title? Which platform is your favoured choice? Let us know in the comments!
As we currently know, Dynasty Warriors 9 is far along in it’s development cycle, with all the new footage, screenshots and character reveals happening over the past couple months. The game has also been announced for Playstation 4, XBOX One and PC/Steam for the western market. But finally we have some actual solid information on when the game will be entering our households.
Along with a new trailer (featured below), the game will be releasing Early 2018, which should mean January-March time. The same release window as fellow Omega Force title A.O.T 2.
Even with the controversy over the weapon choices for characters, the game itself is still looking like it will be a solid new take on The Three Kingdoms period, and should be a great amount of fun! We will report as soon as we have details on an actual definitive date for release, but until then enjoy the latest trailer showing off some impressive action from the game!