Japanese RPG and J-pop fans alike are getting a shot at an early access beta of Breath of Fire 6, provided they purchase an upcoming new J-pop album.
“Fantastic Soda!!” is an upcoming J-pop CD single by popular voice actress Haruka Tomatsu, which features the newly-announced Breath of Fire 6’s theme song, “In Our Hands.” Included with each CD purchase is an early access pass that allows buyers to participate in an upcoming Android beta test of Breath of Fire 6. Also included is a bonus DLC companion for the player, voiced by Tomatsu.
In addition to her pop singles, Tomatsu is known in Japan for a bevy of voiceover roles, including performances for various anime series like Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and videogames like Valkyria Chronicles 2 and Arc Rise Fantasia.
“Fantastic Soda!!” will release in Japan on July 30, with an announcement regarding the BoF6 beta test and subsequent release to be revealed at a later date. Since the game’s reveal last year, Capcom has remained uncertain about bringing the Android/iOS/PC sequel to North America or Europe.
Thanks to Louis Leon and Rurouni for providing a translation.
Source: Breath of Fire 6 Official Page
Wildstar, the popular new MMO from Carbine, has announced its first free content update entitled “Strain” for the end of June
The update will drop new areas and gear for players who have reached the cap at level 50.
The Rainbow Six franchise will be returning to the forefront for the first time in six years, as Ubisoft closed out their presser today with premier footage of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
“As fans of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six and tactical shooters in general, we set out to create the game we always wanted to play within the counter-terrorism universe,” Ubisoft Creative Driector Xavier Marquis said. “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is the game that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six fans have been waiting for, and first-person shooter players will be drawn to its unique gameplay.”
The trailer, which you can watch after the break, featured a full 5v5 multiplayer match that had the Rainbow Six team attempting to rescue a hostage from a suburban home. As you’ll see in the video, both teams have a preparation stage where the terrorists boarded up the home’s windows and doors, while the Rainbow Six team plotted how they would breach the house.
Ubisoft said Rainbow Six Siege features procedural destruction “that is realistic and unscripted, meaning the environment reacts authentically, distinctively and dynamically, based on variables like the caliber of bullets or the amount of explosives used.”
“We asked ourselves ‘how could we capture the incredible tension and unique tactics of these confrontations?’ We found the answer in the Siege gameplay and procedural destruction,” Marquis said.
The game is tentatively slated for a 2015 release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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Ed Boon, creative director for NetherRealm Studios, announced Mortal Kombat X‘s release today on Twitter.
The game was initially leaked through a number of retail channels, such as Amazon UK (which has since removed the listing), but nothing was formalized until Boon and Warner Bros. Games posted the trailer online earlier this morning.
According to Boon, “Mortal Kombat has always been about over-the-top, visceral fighting and with Mortal Kombat X we wanted to utilize the power of new-gen consoles to give players our most intense game yet. The team has worked hard to make sure Mortal Kombat X delivers everything fans expect along with new characters, new game modes and an all new graphics engine.”
The trailer features two of the main characters Sub-Zero and Scorpion in an all-out slugfest typical of the MK franchise with upgraded graphics that define every bone-breaking hit. Though it doesn’t outright feature in-game fighting, the graphics detail what fans can expect from Boon and company.
Mortal Kombat X is scheduled to release in 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
Check out the announcement trailer after the break.
Parents beware. You may want to make sure your children are safely tucked in bed before playing this game.
Norwegian-based Krillbite Studio’s Kickstarter’d game, Among The Sleep has finally been unleashed.
Announced back in May of last year, Among The Sleep is a first person horror exploration game. The main character? A two-year-old toddler who stumbles around adorably in a world where everything is a threat. Players can control the toddler, adventuring and using the environment around them to hide from threats that could harm and hurt
From traditional scary elements like shadows and things that go bump in the night to basic sharp corners, this game has it all. Among The Sleep features some whimsical and beautiful environments, walking and talking teddy bears and all the dirt a child can enjoy. The game is available on Steam, as well as the Humble Store and Green Man Gaming for PC, Mac and Linux as of today for $19.99.
Those looking to snap up the game can get it for ten percent off until Jun. 5 on Steam. Among The Sleep is also scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 at a later date. Check out the launch trailer for the game after the jump. (more…)
A cheat for StarCraft II has put some modders into hot water, as Blizzard Entertainment have filed a lawsuit for multiple copyright infringement charges.
On May 19, the company behind World of Warcraft filed suit against ten unidentified individuals who allegedly created the “ValiantChaos MapHack.”
The “ValiantChaos MapHack” made it possible to see otherwise hidden enemies on the map, as well as what actions their opponents might be taking.
The cheat, according to Blizzard, could “cause serious and irreparable harm to Blizzard and its products.”
According to the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court of California, the modders are on the hook for: direct copyright infringement, contributory copyright infringement, vicarious copyright infringement, trafficking in circumvention devices, breach of contract and intentional interference with contractual relations.
Most of the complaints stem from the fact that the modders allegedly circumvented the Starcraft II and Battle.net Terms of Service and End User Licence Agreement, which everyone agrees to before playing the game.
The suit deals not only with issues of copyright infringement, but also requires that the modders hand over all sales records and entirely destroy the software.
Nearly all six charges carry a maximum fine of $150,000 for each copy of the hack sold. Up to this point, the modders were selling the software in a private forum for approximately $58 a player.
According to a statement released by Ubisoft, Far Cry 4 will be coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on Nov. 18th.
The game will take place in a fictitious Himalayan region named Kyrat, which the publisher’s press release describes as “perilous and wild…struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king.”
The latest entry to the open world FPS franchise is being developed by a multitude of Ubisoft’s studios, although Ubisoft Montreal is taking lead on the project. According to their most recent financial report, Ubisoft hopes that Far Cry 4 will be “among the top 10 best-selling games of the year.”
“Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans’ expectations,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer. “Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we’re eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months.”
Ubisoft will be offering the public’s first look at the game during their E3 conference, which is scheduled for Monday, June 9 at 3 p.m. PST.
Those who pre-order the game will receive an exclusive collection of single player missions featuring Far Cry 3’s Hurk, along with his signature “Impaler” harpoon gun.
More information can be found at the newly redesigned Far Cry website.
Yacht Club Games has just announced that Shovel Knight for PC, Mac, Linux and Steam has been officially finished barring any chaotic bugs.
Shovel Knight, the small game that became a hero in the Kickstarter world, is now currently being finalized for Steam, Wii U and 3DS. Yacht Club Games and backers alike must now play the waiting game until the game is tested on each respective platform before getting clearance for release on Steam’s store and the Nintendo eShop.
The announcement also gave a tease of the physical Kickstarter rewards that have been prepared to go out with the game—presumably meaning that all goodies and games will be out in the wild soon.
An improved port of the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy III, replete with updated graphics and all the accouterments that come with a modern Steam release, is headed to PCs everywhere…sometime in the near future.
Featuring a quicker interface, new designs for the Job Mastery Cards, achievements, Steam Trading Cards and the aforementioned improvements, the PC version of Final Fantasy III will require a monstrous computer (by mid ’90s standards, anyway). System specs include a beefy Pentium 4 processor, 2 GB of memory and 800 MB of hard drive space.
Originally released in 1990, Final Fantasy III was touted by Square Enix as a “hallmark of innovation” for the whole of the Final Fantasy series, as it was the first to use the job system and allow players to call in special summons to help in battle.
The version coming to PC looks to be the 2006 remake for the Nintendo DS, that has since found a home on Android and iOS devices.
This isn’t the first time an old-school Final Fantasy made its way onto Valve’s digital distribution service. Final Fantasy VII, low quality soundtrack and all, was released to the store last July, with Final Fantasy VIII following that December.
No release date for the PC version of Final Fantasy III has been announced at this time.
UPDATE: Producer Kazunori Sugiura has issued a follow-up update on Twitter and Facebook, in which he teases about the possibility of series’ protagonist Ryu returning and reveals that Breath of Fire 6 will have connections to previous games’ stories. The next big update is slated for May 10.
Capcom has revealed a slew of new information regarding its upcoming PC/mobile revival of the Breath of Fire series, Breath of Fire 6: Guardians of the White Dragons.
The game’s producer, Kazunori Sugiura, has announced that the team is working intensively towards a beta phase, which is planned for sometime in June. In the lead-up to this beta, the official Breath of Fire 6 website has been updated with new character, gameplay and story elements in addition to four new music tracks from the game.
Sugiura additionally wanted to address fans who were miffed about the lack of wings on the character of Nina, who always had them as a staple of her character.