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#26011 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4789 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:55 PM

Devil May Cry 5 Director Wants to Make Rival Schools 3; Explains Why it Would Be Cool

 

Devil May Cry 5 Will Have Microtransactions to Upgrade Characters

 

Devil May Cry 5’s Dante Is Designed To Have More Weapon Freedom And Free-Flowing Hair

 

Devil May Cry 5 Video Reveals Japanese Voice Cast Full of Stars

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New Kingdom Hearts III Gameplay Shows Combat, Attractions, Flying on Baymax’s Back and More

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Project Re Fantasy’s Story Setting Is Shaping Up Nicely, But Katsura Hashino Says It’ll Still Be A While

 

Series Creator Would Like to Bring More Dragon Quest Games to PC After XI

 

The Last Remnant Remastered Gets First Live Gameplay

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PlayStation Classic Will Not Receive Any Games Post-Launch; Doesn’t Include PSN Functionality

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ’s Galactic Arena Stage Gets New Screenshots

 

Super Neptunia RPG Shows Off More Of Its Valkyrie Profile-Inspired Combat

 

Compile Heart Explains Varnir of the Dragon Star’s Battle System, Gameplay Features



#26012 JohnnySako   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   504 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:42 PM

My Asian Copy of SNK Heroines (PS4) arrived today from Play-Asia. Didn’t expect this to be included. Nice. 04a3b5242e4616a34e15320c0b415680.jpg7496de513bf0a9d24b82d13b65aff17b.jpg


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#26013 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4789 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:34 AM

Square Enix’s Left Alive Gets First Gameplay Videos Showing Combat, Wanzer Mecha Action, and More

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Hajime Tabata on Final Fantasy 15’s finale and what comes next

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ Will Be Getting New Halloween Colored Costumes and Lobby Characters

 

How the never released Resident Evil 1.5 survived 22 years to appear in Resident Evil 2 Remake

 

World of Final Fantasy Maxima TGS 2018 gameplay

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Final Fantasy XV Reveals Crossover with Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Terra Wars and Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 TGS 2018 multiplayer gameplay

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Dragon Quest XI S for Nintendo Switch Logo Revealed by Square Enix, but No Images or Dates Yet

 

Catherine: Full Body opening movie

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Kingdom Hearts III TGS 2018 Toy Story and Frozen worlds latest gameplay

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New Death Stranding Characters, New Video and New Artwork by Yoji Shinkawa Revealed

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Devil May Cry 5, Ace Combat 7, Kingdom Hearts III, Sekiro, and More Win Japan Game Awards Future Division



#26014 SPORK94  

Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:20 AM

If it makes you feel any better, this is pretty clearly just a port of the iOS version with some minor QoL improvements (save slots) and the original Japanese (which is admittedly interesting, even if I like the localized version).

Its a port of the IOS to 3DS version which I just bought last month. :-(



#26015 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5655 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2018 - 12:27 PM

Valkyria Chronicles 4 this week. I'm a bit interested in Timespinner and Alwa's Awakening isn't half bad either. If you're interested in Visual Novels, there are a couple that may catch your interest as well. I recommend checking out the Golf Story physical release for Switch. The game is pretty cool.

Other stuff that released without warning last week or I overlooked it (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- Witch Thief (Action / Bullet Hell)
- Main Character Simulator (Visual Novel / Smut)

Weekly Releases (September 23rd - September 29th)

New 2DS XL w/ Mario Kart 7 [(Black/Turquoise)/(Purple/Silver)/(White/Orange)] (Hardware)
- Platform(s): 3DS
- Comments: Comes with Mario Kart 7 pre-installed. Three color schemes to choose from.

Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Moon Rabbit Crew (DLC)
- Platform(s): 3DS
- Genre: RPG
- Comments: Free update. Not entirely sure what it entails.

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk
- Platform(s): 3DS
- Genre: Visual Novel / Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Contains four games from the mobile platform series?

Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition (Re-Pack / Bundle)
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1
- Genre: Metroidvania
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Base game plus the four content packs. Currently digital only, physical releasing next year. Will probably be this version.

Metal Max Xeno
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Penguin Wars
- Platform(s): PS4
- Genre: Arcade
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Not sure if local only or online.
- Comments: Remake of the 1985 arcade game.

Punch Line
- Platform(s): PS4, PC
- Genre: Visual Novel / Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A


Valkyria Chronicles 4
- Platform(s): PS4, Switch, XB1, PC
- Genre: SRPG
- Demo: All but PC.
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Please be good.

Timespinner
- Platform(s): PS4, Vita, PC
- Genre: Metroidvania
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Digital only.

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
- Platform(s): PS4, XB1, PC
- Genre: Graphic Adventure
- Demo: Yes. Kinda.
- Online: N/A

Revenant Dogma
- Platform(s): PS4, Vita
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: KEMCO mobile port. Cross-Buy.

Golf Story (LRG Physical)
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Golf / RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Orders open for the Limited Run Games physical release.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Owltimate Edition
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on a bunch of platforms.

South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PS4, XB1, PC & older platforms.

Alwa's Awakening
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Metroidvania
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PC.

Exorder
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: SRPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes?
- Comments: Previously released on PC.

Rise & Shine
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action / Puzzle Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Previously released on PS4, XB1 & PC.

Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Fighting
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes.
- Comments: Previously released on PS4, XB1 & PC.

Splatoon 2 (Starter Pack) (Re-Release Bundle)
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Third-Person Shooter
- Demo: N/A
- Online: Yes.
- Comments: Contains the game and a strategy guide.

Super Mario Odyssey (Starter Pack) (Re-Release Bundle)
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: 3D Platformer
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Contains the game and a strategy guide.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Starter Pack) (Re-Release Bundle)
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action-Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Contains the game and a strategy guide.

Tower Hunter: Erza's Trial
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Metroidvania / Roguelike / Early Access
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Looks interesting.

Tales of the Wedding Rings VR
- Platform(s): PC VR
- Genre: Kinetic Novel / Animated Manga
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Square-Enix published. Interesting to see something like this.

Koropokkur in Love ~A Little Fairy’s Tale~
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: MangaGamer published. No adult version.

Sunny Shine Funland!
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel / Smut
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

夏荷 | Summer Lotus
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Chinese dev/publisher.

秋叶 | Autumn leaves
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Chinese dev/publisher.

Past Releases
September 16th - September 22nd
September 9th - September 15th
September 2nd - September 8th
August 26th - September 1st
August 19th - August 25th



#26016 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   1410 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2018 - 12:57 PM

Valkyria Chronicles 4
- Comments: Please be good.

haha, agreed.  :pray:

 

as much as i loved VC1-2, waiting to see how it turns out.

 

Just finally finished DQXI postgame.  130hrs or so.  Probably my favorite jrpg released since Tales of Vesperia (looking forward to remaster!)



#26017 Olengie   Your Waifu is Kuso. Except Mine CAGiversary!   11303 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 23 September 2018 - 05:25 PM

I'll get that Persona 3 Remake/Remaster announcement someday.



#26018 NeoMonk  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 01:25 AM

P3 Protags meet for the 1st time.

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#26019 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11569 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 01:53 AM

I think the new Jake Hunter 3DS game may have been delayed.  I know my Best Buy preorder got pushed back to 10/9 I believe.

 

Also, Punch Line seems to have been delayed at most (but not all) retailers until the first or second week of October.



#26020 Tothoro  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 01:55 AM

I think the new Jake Hunter 3DS game may have been delayed.  I know my Best Buy preorder got pushed back to 10/9 I believe.

 

Also, Punch Line seems to have been delayed at most (but not all) retailers until the first or second week of October.

October 30 for Punch Line (Vita) at Amazon. Seems like LRG really clogged the production pipeline.



#26021 jedex   Elite Chemist CAGiversary!   817 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 02:15 AM

October 30 for Punch Line (Vita) at Amazon. Seems like LRG really clogged the production pipeline.

Glad vita is done at least all the companies can stop milking crappy games.

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#26022 SPORK94  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:33 AM

Glad vita is done at least all the companies can stop milking crappy games.

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Na they will just move the farm to NintendoLand.



#26023 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4789 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:17 AM

Kojima: Death Stranding Development Going As Planned, Release Date Has Not Changed

 

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Takes Us On A Mission With The F-35C At TGS 2018

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Project Judge Producer On Game Length, And Whether Major Yakuza Characters Will Appear

 

New Devil May Cry 5 Concept Art Reveals Alternative Look For Dante, And More

 

Puyo Puyo eSports May Be Coming Over To North America

 

Tetsuya Nomura’s Comments Suggest A New Development For The Worlds Ends With You

 

ESRB rates Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood for PS4

 

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists Will Have Guests From Ciel nosurge, And Other Gust Classics

 

Baten Kaitos 3 Was Canceled But Monolith Soft Art Director Wants It Back For A New Development

 

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and Fatal Bullet Switch Releases Confirmed for the West



#26024 Tothoro  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:08 PM

Glad vita is done at least all the companies can stop milking crappy games.

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I love the Vita, but the last year or two have had an abundance of questionable releases. It's been a good lesson on why I don't collect more.

Na they will just move the farm to NintendoLand.

They've already started, every half-baked PS4/Vita release from the past few years seems like it's getting a port.



#26025 cloudmd23   Tojo Clan Member CAGiversary!   195 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 02:39 PM

haha, agreed.  :pray:

 

as much as i loved VC1-2, waiting to see how it turns out.

 

Just finally finished DQXI postgame.  130hrs or so.  Probably my favorite jrpg released since Tales of Vesperia (looking forward to remaster!)

Does finishing the game unlock DQ1 like in the Japanese release?



#26026 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4055 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:05 PM

Does finishing the game unlock DQ1 like in the Japanese release?


Almost entirely unrelated, but this post made me want the next Yakuza game to have the ability for the protagonist to play Yakuza 1 within the game.

#26027 Markmallow  

Markmallow

Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:50 PM

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition for the Switch got a price drop at Bestbuy today. I was able to pick up a day one edition in store.

$29.99(GCU $23.99)
https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6214322

#26028 elessar123  

Posted 24 September 2018 - 10:33 PM

I haven't done this in awhile, since I haven't played a lot of really niche games for awhile. So there's usually enough info before I had enough info to chime in.

 

So I've been playing Labyrinth of Refrain since it came out. No one's really talking about it.

 

Not really spoilery, just spoilering for people who don't care.

 

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#26029 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4055 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:10 AM

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Edition for the Switch got a price drop at Bestbuy today. I was able to pick up a day one edition in store.

$29.99(GCU $23.99)
https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6214322


You got ripped off.

#26030 Markmallow  

Markmallow

Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:18 AM

You got ripped off.


I’m assuming you didn’t like the game much huh?

I use to have the Vita version and really enjoyed what I played. I played about an hour of the Switch version today and was having fun, despite already playing that part of the game. So I’m happy with my purchase.

#26031 nagpo  

Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:41 AM

1/2 hero is one of the weaker games. for me it's 3>1>4=2 .



#26032 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4789 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:41 AM

Devil May Cry 5 Talks About V, The Return Of Dante, And Nero’s Devil Breaker

 

Capcom Connect Is a New Weekly Livestream for All Things Capcom

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s Secret Demo Boss Revealed

 

The Charming Booth Ladies of Tokyo Game Show 2018

 

Dead or Alive 6 Showcases A Honoka vs. Kasumi Session In Its Latest Gameplay Footage

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Black Clover: Quartet Knights Poll Opened to Determine Third DLC Character

 

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Screenshots Reveal New Island, Characters and Monsters

 

Yakuza Character Popularity poll at TGS 2018 yields surprising result

 

In Kill la Kill The Game: IF’s Main Story Satsuki Will Be the Heroine; New Characters Announced

 

Arc of Alchemist Trailer Demonstrates Its Tactical Action Battle System

 

Root Letter: Last Answer Is A Live-Action Remake For PS4, PS Vita, And Switch



#26033 Dead_Batteries   Voltaic Pile CAGiversary!   1048 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Dead_Batteries

Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:49 AM

Acceptable.

 

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#26034 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   7332 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2018 - 04:35 AM

Falcon_Sword_x2.jpg

 

Awwww yeah.  So much fun with these swords!



#26035 lutz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1223 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2018 - 06:22 AM

1/2 hero is one of the weaker games. for me it's 3>1>4=2 .

 

I wish they remastered 3 with the sprite work done in half genie hero, that would be awesome. That said, both 2 and 4 should be higher then 1.... the original gbc game is showing it's age.



#26036 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4055 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:53 AM

I’m assuming you didn’t like the game much huh?

I use to have the Vita version and really enjoyed what I played. I played about an hour of the Switch version today and was having fun, despite already playing that part of the game. So I’m happy with my purchase.

It's easily the worst game in the series. The level design is just incredibly haphazard, the metroidvania elements seem positively tacked on, and the only challenge is achieved through a few cheap sections. The writing is stale and the jokes are pretty much plagiarized wholesale from previous entries. There's no interesting character development compared to the story in previous entries, either. None of these are cardinal sins in and of themselves, but together they make for an incredibly weak experience. Literally the only thing it has going for it is being the first HD entry.

#26037 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4623 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2018 - 02:22 PM

October 30 for Punch Line (Vita) at Amazon. Seems like LRG really clogged the production pipeline.

That's a pretty hefty delay. I got mine a while ago from VG+, so it doesn't seem to be a universal thing. 



#26038 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4789 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 02:41 PM

The Missing, Upcoming Game by SWERY Gets New Details, Inspiration Sources, Screenshots

 

PS4 Exclusive JRPG Conception Plus Gets First Screenshots, Details

 

The World Ends With You: Final Remix Screens And Trailer Show Off Battles, Fusion Attacks, And Tin Pin Slammer

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Nintendo Switch Virtual Console Section Added To eShop JavaScript Object Notation

 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy – official website now open

 

First 25 minutes of Disgaea 1 Complete

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#26039 Markmallow  

Markmallow

Posted 25 September 2018 - 03:33 PM

It's easily the worst game in the series. The level design is just incredibly haphazard, the metroidvania elements seem positively tacked on, and the only challenge is achieved through a few cheap sections. The writing is stale and the jokes are pretty much plagiarized wholesale from previous entries. There's no interesting character development compared to the story in previous entries, either. None of these are cardinal sins in and of themselves, but together they make for an incredibly weak experience. Literally the only thing it has going for it is being the first HD entry.


I guess it helps that I’ve never played any of the previous games. Maybe if I would have played some of them I wouldn’t like this game as much.

I can respect your opinion, especially coming from someone who’s played all the games. Honestly, makes me really want to try the other games if this really is the worst one.

#26040 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5655 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

Weekly free PSN junk:

 

Valkyria Chronicles 4

PS4

- Bakery Tank Decal

- Cherub Tank Decal

- Cygnus Tank Decal

- Gallian Crest Tank Decal

- Royal Flush Tank Decal

 

METAL MAX Xeno

PS4

- Armament: Eightfold Georochi

- Armament: Sweet Shrimp Vulcan

- Weapon: UG Shutgun

 

London Detective Mysteria

Vita

- Demo (Alt Link)

 

 

PS+ Specials Sale

 

 

There's also a THQ Nordic Sale and a Last of Us sale. This is also the last week to grab September PS+ games. The October PS+ games be announced tomorrow.