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#23911 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7332 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

well, that's not accurate.  If they started developing for the PS5 in 20121 then the first games wouldn't be ready until 20124 or 20125. 



#23912 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:21 PM

None of these are Cold Steel III. :bomb:

If you haven't already, you should go through the Sky trilogy in the mean time. Same with Zero/Ao since all those games will come up in Cold Steel III from what I've heard. More so on Zero/Ao since some of the game takes place in Crossbell and has returning characters from that duology show up, similar to what we had in the Divertissement section of Cold Steel II.

 

I dread probably having to play an unedited translation of Ao prior to Cold Steel III, but it's that or have the game spoiled for me for when I do go through. Not that it would stop me from playing it to completion or replaying it after its edited.



#23913 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 03:56 PM

The has gone live on all platforms, a few hours earlier than usual. It will last until June 11th, which is the typical three weeks length.

 

New Skins & Emotes

 

There is also a new map for FFA, called On top of that there is a Competitive FFA/Deathmatch mode under Arcade as well.

 

This event has old events cycling daily, with today being Lucioball. The lootboxes contain skins from all past events and are mostly priced at 1000 coins. The recent events are still priced at 3000 coins (Lunar/Archives). Also the free gifted lootbox you get at the beginning of the event will contain a legendary.

 

 

A quick short rundown on the latest changes patch as well that came with the event:

- Ana shoots through full health allies, increases ammo count & can nano boost herself in FFA.

- Brigette & Hanzo received some nerfs.

- New'ish map, Rialto, is now playable in competitive.

 

Patch Notes in GIF Form



#23914 Katsumi   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1482 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 04:47 PM

If you haven't already, you should go through the Sky trilogy in the mean time. Same with Zero/Ao since all those games will come up in Cold Steel III from what I've heard. More so on Zero/Ao since some of the game takes place in Crossbell and has returning characters from that duology show up, similar to what we had in the Divertissement section of Cold Steel II.

I picked up the Trails in the Sky trilogy from humblebundle this past week (since it's on sale there) and am about 15 hours into the first game. I'm really enjoying it so far, and I'm hoping they put Cold Steel 1 / 2 on the PS4 soon - I haven't played this series before :) I finally took the advice from this thread to try it!



#23915 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:33 PM

I picked up the Trails in the Sky trilogy from humblebundle this past week (since it's on sale there) and am about 15 hours into the first game. I'm really enjoying it so far, and I'm hoping they put Cold Steel 1 / 2 on the PS4 soon - I haven't played this series before :) I finally took the advice from this thread to try it!

Well, hopefully you enjoy them all. Estelle is probably my favorite female lead character in a game and the cast of NPCs across the series is great as well. The series just really suffered from being localized way too late on platforms without any real traction in the west anymore at the time. Those being the PSP and PS3, even though PSP games ran on the Vita.

 

If you want to do all sidequests, you'll probably need to follow a sidequest guide to make sure you don't miss them as there are quite a fewf hidden ones. NPCs also change dialogue all the time between events, but it's not as good as later in the series in that regard. Estelle's hometown is pretty good as are key NPCs like the newspaper duo and Anton.

 

Picking them up on the PC will make them go by much faster and make the slow parts more tolerable thanks to turbo as well.



#23916 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:35 PM

Weekly free PSN junk:

 

WipEout Omega Collection

PS4

- Demo

 

Overwatch

PS4

- Free Weekend (May 25th - 28th)

 

Extended Play Sale

 

 

Not really seeing much else this week. The sale doesn't have much in the way of thread related games either.



#23917 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2697 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:07 PM

I feel like this could have been worded better; now everyone will take it out of context as meaning the PS5 is right around the corner.

Yeah, every Sony press conference is going to be preceded by a thousand sites going "Will Sony announce the PS5?!"

For me, it's more about comparing where I'm at with my PS4 to where I was at with my PS3 at the same time. I'm a lot less ready to move on from the PS4 than I was the PS3.

#23918 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4318 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:47 PM

meh if three spoils azure and zero then so be it.  I am not going through the trouble of playing unlocalized games.



#23919 Starcrest   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   542 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Starcrest

Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:54 PM

I picked up the Trails in the Sky trilogy from humblebundle this past week (since it's on sale there) and am about 15 hours into the first game. I'm really enjoying it so far, and I'm hoping they put Cold Steel 1 / 2 on the PS4 soon - I haven't played this series before :) I finally took the advice from this thread to try it!


http://www.siliconer...teel-title-ps4/

I don’t think there’s been a firm release date yet though it came out March in JP.

#23920 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40026 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:48 PM

Since someone mentioned Cold Steel, can anyone tell me if Cold Steel 2 has an ending with some closure or does it leave off on a cliffhanger?



#23921 Miker525  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:37 PM

Hopefully we continue to get localizations and physical releases for Yakuza 3-5. Would be really cool to have steelbooks for 1-6.


I totally agree. I'm sure they'll bring them over and I'll absolutely pick them up despite having played all of them. Although am I crazy? There is no steelbook for 6 as far as I'm aware? I wish there was because that would be an incredible collection to have but I can't find a reference to a Yakuza 6 steelbook anywhere. Also no steelbook love for 0 :(

#23922 nagpo  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:37 PM

Since someone mentioned Cold Steel, can anyone tell me if Cold Steel 2 has an ending with some closure or does it leave off on a cliffhanger?

pretty sure it's open since there are two more games



#23923 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM

Since someone mentioned Cold Steel, can anyone tell me if Cold Steel 2 has an ending with some closure or does it leave off on a cliffhanger?

Both, but mostly the prior. It closes the main arc that crossed the two games, but it briefly touches on another arc that that will continue revolving around Rean, the main protagonist, with various shit that went down in the two games along with pulling from games from previous arcs.

 

It's not like the ending of Cold Steel I or Trails in the Sky FC where it's a blatant cliffhanger like American seasonal shows with the last seasonal episode where they cut it in half to continue in the next season. It ends like a normal game mostly with everything more or less 'resolved' at the immediate moment in the characters eyes for them to continue normal lives again.



#23924 Tothoro  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:04 AM

I totally agree. I'm sure they'll bring them over and I'll absolutely pick them up despite having played all of them. Although am I crazy? There is no steelbook for 6 as far as I'm aware? I wish there was because that would be an incredible collection to have but I can't find a reference to a Yakuza 6 steelbook anywhere. Also no steelbook love for 0 :(

Could've sworn there was one in the After Hours edition of Song of Life, but I just checked mine and there isn't. Sad day. :-(



#23925 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2472 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

romeogbs19

Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:37 AM

Both, but mostly the prior. It closes the main arc that crossed the two games, but it briefly touches on another arc that that will continue revolving around Rean, the main protagonist, with various shit that went down in the two games along with pulling from games from previous arcs.

It's not like the ending of Cold Steel I or Trails in the Sky FC where it's a blatant cliffhanger like American seasonal shows with the last seasonal episode where they cut it in half to continue in the next season. It ends like a normal game mostly with everything more or less 'resolved' at the immediate moment in the characters eyes for them to continue normal lives again.


Heads up that I recall there is a Trails of Cold Steel trilogy for PS4 in the wings. No timeline but with backlogs around here, I figure most of us can wait.

http://www.siliconer...teel-title-ps4/

#23926 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:52 AM

Heads up that I recall there is a Trails of Cold Steel trilogy for PS4 in the wings. No timeline but with backlogs around here, I figure most of us can wait.

http://www.siliconer...teel-title-ps4/

It's actually a quadrilogy. Though it wouldn't be wrong to call them two duologies as well much in the way that Sky is and isn't a trilogy.

 

Both Cold Steel I Kai and Cold Steel II Kai have released in Japan. Cold Steel III has released already and Cold Steel IV was announced for September 27th this year in Japan. There hasn't been any announcement by XSeed for localization on any of those yet. Nothing script wise was changed in the Kai ports to my knowledge, so we'll likely see them brought over at some point. Maybe an announcement at E3 for the two Kai games.

 

I just can't see XSeed including the two Kai games with Cold Steel III, should they bring it over. It takes way too much effort to translate to not have the game be full price by itself. On the other hand, we could see a compilation release that includes both Kai games in one.



#23927 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40026 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:54 AM

Both, but mostly the prior. It closes the main arc that crossed the two games, but it briefly touches on another arc that that will continue revolving around Rean, the main protagonist, with various shit that went down in the two games along with pulling from games from previous arcs.

 

It's not like the ending of Cold Steel I or Trails in the Sky FC where it's a blatant cliffhanger like American seasonal shows with the last seasonal episode where they cut it in half to continue in the next season. It ends like a normal game mostly with everything more or less 'resolved' at the immediate moment in the characters eyes for them to continue normal lives again.

Good to know. I'm playing through the first game right now and was just concerned since there's no word on the third game yet.



#23928 Commodore Wheeler   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1222 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

Commodore Wheeler

Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:24 AM

Since someone mentioned Cold Steel, can anyone tell me if Cold Steel 2 has an ending with some closure or does it leave off on a cliffhanger?


I thought CS2 had pretty good closure for a JRPG ending. Obviously they left some loose ends for CS3 and 4, but CS3 starts like a year and a half after the end of CS2 and feels more like the beginning of a new story to me (at least of what I've played of it) rather than just a continuation of the original story. Though like Draekon said, it's a little bit of both.

#23929 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4788 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:01 AM

Etrian Odyssey X details Floyd, Enrica, and Artelinde, eight new enemies, more

 

X Challenge in Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 has an original story mode

 

Nintendo Trademarks N64 For TV Game Purposes And More

 

Azumatei Kwaidan for PS4 launches June 15 in Japan

 

Blade Strangers – Ali trailer

 

Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – MARS PS4 demo launches May 23

 

SaGa: Scarlet Grace for PS4, Switch, PC, and smartphones introduces further new elements

 

Sony is working with AMD's Ryzen CPU tech - and PS5 is the most likely target

 

Deemo for Switch version 1.3 update launches May 24, adds 11 songs and controller support

 

Marvelous working on unannounced Switch titles

 

Valkyria Chronicles 4 ‘Squad’ trailer, ‘Memoirs from Battle’ premium edition announced

Spoiler



#23930 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1813 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:53 AM

Fairy Fencer F "Bundle" for $4.99 at Fanatical. It pointlessly includes the original Fairy Fencer F along with ADF. ADF is a complete overhaul of the original so there's no point in ever playing the original. Still it's a good price for ADF.

 

There are some NISA PC titles on sale at GMG. Everythings at a discount plus an additional 27% off with code NIS27.

It makes Criminal Girls Invite Only the cheapest I've seen it. Other usual NISA titles apply like Disgaea 1&2, Psychopass, etc.



#23931 NeoMonk  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:45 PM

Valkyria Chronicles 4 "Memoirs from Battle Edition" up on Amazon for Switch - PS4 - & XB1
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#23932 Green Card200   The Time Mage CAGiversary!   2309 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Green Card200

Posted 23 May 2018 - 01:52 PM

$100? Here's hoping they make too many and if they don't I'll get the Japanese CE.



#23933 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4788 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

SaGa: Scarlet Grace Details New Elements And Voice Cast For The Upcoming Port

 

Clannad for PS4 opening movie

Spoiler

 

12 more minutes of Fighting EX Layer gameplay

Spoiler

 

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 footage

Spoiler

 

Nurse Love Addiction coming to Switch on May 24 in Japan

 

Icey arrives on Switch next week

 

God Wars: The Complete Legend launches September 4 in North America, August 31 in Europe

Spoiler



#23934 cloudmd23   Tojo Clan Member CAGiversary!   195 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 03:03 PM

If they bring over Yakuza 3-5 on the PS4 (which I'm certain they will since the bulk of the work is already done), I really want a Yakuza 5 physical release. Steelbook would be awesome.



#23935 FlawlesslyFatal   $15 or less CAGiversary!   1158 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:11 PM

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#23936 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4318 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 23 May 2018 - 06:15 PM

Since someone mentioned Cold Steel, can anyone tell me if Cold Steel 2 has an ending with some closure or does it leave off on a cliffhanger?

you get some minor closure to the stuff from 1 but the overall plot is still ongoing.  



#23937 roger watersmelon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2697 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

roger watersmelon

Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:09 PM

Ordered VC4 on PS4 and Switch so I can spend the next few months weighing "Sony" vs "Portable."

#23938 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5653 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:19 PM

20% off a PSN order code can be obtained by watching a video under the quest tab at https://live.playstation.com/ for those interested. The code will last until the end of the month, but you have until the 25th to acquire a code.



#23939 EvraiTerrule  

EvraiTerrule

Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:24 PM

Ordered VC4 on PS4 and Switch so I can spend the next few months weighing "Sony" vs "Portable."


Just did the same thing. 🤣

#23940 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4318 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 23 May 2018 - 08:07 PM

Fairy Fencer F "Bundle" for $4.99 at Fanatical. It pointlessly includes the original Fairy Fencer F along with ADF. ADF is a complete overhaul of the original so there's no point in ever playing the original. Still it's a good price for ADF.

 

There are some NISA PC titles on sale at GMG. Everythings at a discount plus an additional 27% off with code NIS27.

It makes Criminal Girls Invite Only the cheapest I've seen it. Other usual NISA titles apply like Disgaea 1&2, Psychopass, etc.

Thanks snagged the fff bundle.