First Trailer for King of Fighters: All Star

SNK and Netmartble have unveiled the first gameplay for The King of Fighters: All Star, a new mobile action-RPG for the fighting game series on iOS and Android. The game is described as a simple, easy-to-control, action RPG featuring voices and effects the series is famous for.

It features characters from The King of Fighters ‘94 all the way to The King of Fighters XIII. Additionally, it will also include new characters specific to the mobile game. You can head over to the game’s Teaser Site for more information.

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Kingdom Hearts III Invitational Premiere This Week

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Square Enix has revealed that Kingdom Hearts III is hosting a special Invitation Premiere Event that is taking place this week, and they have revealed that its embargo lifts at 6:00am PST on May 18th. Just later this week. That’s great news for fans of the franchise hoping to hear more about one of the most anticipated games in the history of video games.

Kingdom Hearts III releases this fall for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, confirmed by Square Enix at a financial report just a few weeks ago. Expect to hear plenty more information at this year’s E3.

Nobuo Uematsu Confirmed for Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Final Fantasy VII fans can breathe a small sigh of relief, as Final Fantasy VII Remake producer Yoshinori Kitase confirmed in a recent interview that legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu is in fact working on the upcoming remake. It’s been a while since we’ve heard any updates on the remake, but we should expect to hear something this year at Square Enix’s E3 panel.

I’ve worked on numerous titles with Uematsu-san, and while I’m currently working on the production of Final Fantasy VII Remake, it’s actually been since Final Fantasy X that I directly worked with Uematsu-san. So when I first went to ask Uematsu-san to come work on the music for the remake, I thought he would give me the cold shoulder since he had already left Square Enix and found success.

Action Game Maker MV Announced by Kadokawa

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Kadokawa Games, renowned developers of the RPG Maker series, have announced the latest addition to the Game Maker series, with Action Game Maker MV, which will allow players to create side-scrolling action games in the vein of Metroid and Castlevania. You’ll also be able to create runner-style games, and even shooters, with the addition function expansion.

Action Game Maker MV is currently in development for PC. Development is currently 70% complete, and we should see more of it at BitSummit Vol. 6 that takes place on May 12th.

UPDATE: The game has officially been announced for the west as Pixel Game Maker MV.

Dragon Quest XI Headed to the West

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Oh, what a day! We finally have official confirmation that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is headed westward to North America with a full English voice cast on September 4th. The catch? It will only be available on PlayStation 4, and PC. The Nintendo 3DS version will not be made available stateside, and the Switch version will come much later.

That’s some disappointing news on the Nintendo front, but at least fans of the series will have an option to begin with, as many were beginning to worry. You can hit the jump to check out the details on the English release, as well as the opening cinematic, and English gameplay.

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Nintendo Releases Surprise Nintendo Direct Mini

Nintendo surprised the world this morning by launching a Nintendo Direct Mini this morning that came with plenty of fantastic surprises. For DLC, Super Mario Odyssey is getting Luigi’s Balloon World and a few new costumes. Pokken Tournament DX is receiving two new Battle Packs.

For new games, though, Nintendo brought out a few surprises. My personal favorite is the shocking re-release of The World Ends With You: Final Remix. They also announced Mario Tennis Aces, PayDay 2, Dark Souls: Remastered, and more. Check out the Direct Mini above for a full look.

New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has shared several new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers showcase Noctis from Final Fantasy XVLightning from Final Fantasy XIII, Alena from Dragon Quest III and Kiryl from Dragon Quest IV.

You can hit the jump to check out the other trailers. Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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New Fortune Street Character Trailers

Square Enix has released two new character trailers for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary. The new trailers give us a look at cute chibi versions of Final Fantasy X’s Yuna and Tidus, as well as Dragon Quest IX’s Erinn and Dragon Quest XI’s Silvia.

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Hit the jump to check out the other trailers.

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Final Fantasy XV: Comrades Expansion Announced

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Square Enix announced at the Tokyo Game Show that a new expansion is on the way, launching October 31st, for Final Fantasy XV. The new expansion, titled Comrades, launches multiplayer into the mega-hit RPG.

Set after Chapter 13 in the main quest for Final Fantasy XV, players are given the chance to create their own FFXV avatar, and meet up with three friends online for questing in the land of EOS.

Pokémon Players Can Collect Marshadow This October

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The Pokémon Company has announced that North American Pokémon Sun & Moon players will be able to obtain the Legendary Ghost and Fighting type Pokémon, Marshadow, this October. Starting October 9th through the 23rd, those in North America will be able to visit their local GameStop stores to pick up a code for Marshadow. For those in Europe, the Pokémon will be available at select retailers from October 1st to November 16th.

Marshadow will be given to players at level 50 with the ability Technician, a Marshadium Z item, and moves Spectral Thief, Close Combat, Force Palm, and Shadow Ball.

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition Announced

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Square Enix announced at GamesCom, that Final Fantasy XV is headed to iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile Devices with its new Pocket Edition. The new edition will be released episodically across mobile platforms to accommodate the large story, and even gets this adorable new art style.

The new art style is a bit off-putting at first, with some proportions and face design being a bit strange on certain characters (looking at you, Gladiolus). But after a bit, it has a charm to it, and I’m already pretty fond of it. There’s no release date as of yet, but hopefully it won’t be long before we can see how well Final Fantasy XV transitions to touch screens.

Yakuza 6 After Hours Edition Unveiled

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SEGA has announced that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is getting a North American release, along with the first ever Premuim Edition, which is honestly one of the coolest premium editions I have ever seen. The “After Hours Premium Edition” will retail for $89.99 and will include the following.

  • Hardcover Art Book
  • Two Bar Glasses
  • Two Ice Stones
  • Two Coasters
  • An outer box

It’s an impressive send-off for series protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, and absolutely worth the wait when it debuts on March 20, 2018, exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Hit the jump to check out the North American reveal trailer for the game.

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Dissidia NT Collector’s Edition and Release Date Revealed

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Square Enix has announced a massive Collector’s Edition, and several Deluxe Editions for the upcoming Team Ninja-developed Final Fantasy fighting game, Dissidia NT: Final Fantasy. Releasing January 11 in Japan, and January 30 in North America, the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will run you $189.99 USD, exclusively from the Square Enix store, and includes the following:

  • 8.25″ tall Warrior of Light bust
  • Official soundtrack with 15 tracks selected from the Dissidia series as well as new music
  • 80-page hardcover artbook
  • Season Pass that gives access to six new playable characters and post-launch DLC
  • SteelBook case unique to the Ultimate Edition
  • Collector’s Box featuring legendary Final Fantasy characters

Pre-ordering the standard version at $59.99 will still get you the “Steelbook Brawler Edition,” which offers one of three randomly selected steelbook cases featuring various characters from the game. There’s also a digital version that comes with a five song soundtrack and Warrior of Light skin, or a deluxe digital version ($84.99) which comes with those two things and the season pass. Hit the jump to get a full look at the cover art, and all the versions of the game.

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New Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon Trailer Revealed

The Pokémon Company released a new trailer for Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon, and with it, a ton of details about what to expect from the expanded versions of the mega-hit game titles. Along with the previously revealed Lycanroc Dusk Form, players will have plenty of new area to explore, as dark clouds have begun to appear over Alola, and new buildings, as well, with new stories to tell.

Players will also have a new look, with the heroes being given new outfits, and even new Z-Moves for their Pokémon. Head over to the Official Website for more information on Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon, releasing on the Nintendo 3DS, November 17th.

Johnny Depp Producing a Secret World TV Show

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The Secret World has long been one of most ripe properties in video games, with its incredible blending of mythology and lore. The fight between the Templars, the Illuminati, and the Dragons has ravaged on for centuries, with a war of supernatural abilities tipping the scales back and forth.

Now, that incredible story is being developed for television.  It will be produced by Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings alongside Showrunner Pam Veasey. Giddings and Sarkar optioned the rights to The Secret World media back in 2012. The pilot is being written by James V. Hart, who is best known as the co-writer of Hook, with Robin Williams.