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.

Squall Fortune Street Character Introduction

Square Enix has shared a new character introduction trailer for Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary, and the new trailer debuts Final Fantasy VIII hero, Squall. In the video above, Squall is shown saying “I don’t fear expensive shops. You just simply have to not stop at one.” He then promptly lands on one, being forced to pay 1,750G to Lightning, to which he says “I’m going to destroy this expensive shop.”

Fortune Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary releases in Japan on October 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

A New Itadaki Street is on the Way!

You’d be forgiven for having never heard of Itadaki Street before. The wonderfully charming and original concept takes popular Square Enix characters from Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, and places them in a Monopoly-style board game. The character designs are wonderful, and the game is incredibly fun.

Fortunately, Square Enix knows that also! During their recent live-stream, Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary was announced for PlayStation 4 and PS VITA. The game is set to release in October in Japan.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch

Over the weekend, Square Enix hosted a massive live-stream with a slew of news for fans of the Dragon Quest franchise. The biggest piece of news being that the much-lauded Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Builders is a game that takes the Minecraft formula and gives it a charming story, with a Dragon Quest backdrop.

The new release also adds underwater diving, hang-gliding, and even local multiplayer for up to 4 players. Local multiplayer! There’s no release date set for the title, but hopefully we get a North American release.

Persona Q2 Announced

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It’s a big day for the Persona franchise, as the Persona Live Sound Bomb has been an explosion of spin-off titles for the series, which has already had a banner year. Persona Q2 has been announced by Atlus, with an official teaser website being put online featuring a Persona 5 inspired “Take Your Heart” message.

No other information is currently available, but we should expect to hear more soon. Keep an eye on Ph LEVEL, or the Official Persona Twitter account for more.

Check Out These Breath of the Wild Recipes

I’m a pretty big fan of Binging With Babish, it being one of the few YouTube channels I regularly follow. His amazing film-inspired recipes are fun to watch, and immensely informative if you have any interest in cooking.

The video above is his latest, and his first foray into the world of video game cooking, which features recipes from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He starts with a campfire Mushroom Risotto, as well as Campfire Apples. The coup de grace, as it were, is an Ube Monster Cake, with Durian Frosting (pictured above) that looks fantastic, but a bit out there. Just the way I like it.

Persona 5 Anime Announced

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Atlus has announced Persona 5 The Animation, an anime adaptation of the mega-hit RPG that is set to air in mid-2018. Atlus appears to be producing the show with A-1 Pictures, with no current plans for localization in place. Persona 5 The Animation: The Day Breakers was released prior to the game in Japan as a prologue, before the game’s release.

You can check out the teaser via Anime New Network or hit the jump to check out the initial tweet with the announcement.

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Dragon Quest XI Getting a Western Release

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It would seem that the Gods of Gaming have been listening, as Square Enix has announced that Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, the next game in the main Dragon Quest saga will be getting a Western release. It was beginning to feel like a lost cause as we hadn’t heard anything in regards to this happening, up until this point.

There’s currently no release date set, but the game is expected for a 2018 release date. Hit the jump for the official announcement video from game director, Yuuji Horii.

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SNES Classic Edition Launches in September

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Nintendo has confirmed that the Super Nintendo: Classic Edition is not only a real thing, but is launching later this year, on September 29th, for $79.99! In the box, you get an AC Adapter, HDMI Cable, and two wired SNES Classic Controllers. The system features 21 titles, including the previously unreleased StarFox 2, which is an absolute shock to the system.

The miniature console also includes: Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, Zelda LTTP, SF2 Turbo, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out, Castlevania IV, Mega Man X, Kirby Super Star, Final Fantasy III, Kirby’s Dream Course, StarFox 1, Yoshi’s Island (First official re-release EVER by Nintendo), Super Mario RPG, Contra 3, Secret of Mana, EarthBound, and Super Ghouls n Ghosts.

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Mistwalker to Announce New Title

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Mistwalker head, and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is set to announce a new title from his acclaimed studio Mistwalker. Mistwalker hasn’t released a core console title since The Last Story on the Wii, and even further with Lost Odyssey on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The new title will be announced on a Famitsu live stream on June 22. You can check it out on NicoNico LIVE at 8:00pm JST (Japan Standard Time), with a special guest appearance by Nobuo Uematsu.

New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

Last night at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour Concert in Los Angeles, Square Enix unveiled a surprise trailer for the third and final installment in the saga, and has since put the trailer, with Japanese dialogue, up online.

The new trailer shows action from Sora, Goofy and Donald, and some cutscenes with Hades, Pete, and Maleficent. They also reveal that a completely new trailer with debut on July 15th at the D23 Expo, giving us something fantastic to look forward to on top of all the inevitably amazing news to come out of that show.

Atlus Announces Three JRPG’s for North America

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Atlus has announced a barrage of Japanese RPG’s for fans of the genre on the Nintendo 3DS. Due out late 2017/early 2018—Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux will be hitting the handheld.

You can hit the jump for a few trailers, as well as the official descriptions for all three titles.

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