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Tachyon Anomaly event arrives in Marvel’s Avengers on April 22
Starting April 22nd and continuing through May 3rd, Marvel's Avengers will host a Tachyon Anomaly event that will allow you form a strike team with the same heroes -- four Hulks, four Ms. Marvels, and four Hawkeyes are all possible combinations. This will also be possible through in-game matchmaking in addition to pre-made groups. Participating in the event will net you animated "Temporal Assault" nameplates, specifically completing the mission chain with any hero. Hero-specific nameplates will also be available in the Marketplace to purchase -- Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Hulk will be available from April 22nd through the 29th. Iron Man, Captain America, Ms. Marvel, and Kate Bishop nameplates will be available between April 29th and May 6th. New Tachyon Rift missions will be available for players with a power level from 1-100. Said missions involve a timer that slowly depletes your Willpower and by attacking enemies or collecting Tachyon particles to keep fighting. Typically these missions will require power level 140 and will reward Cosmic-type gear that can be completed only once weekly, but you can take on multiple during the event. Additionally, a new Tachyon Mission "And We're Back" has also been added. You can check out a
NEO: The World Ends with You details story, characters, and pins
NEO: The World Ends with You is a sequel to the 2007 action-RPG on the Nintendo DS that incorporates a 3D visual style. It's set to release on July 27th for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, with a PC version coming this summer on the Epic Games Store. Staff members include series director Tatsuya Kando, director Hiroyuki Ito (not to be confused with another Hiroyuki Ito), producer Tomohiko Hirano, composer Takeharu Ishimoto of THRILL inc., character design by Gen Kobayashi and Miki Yamashita. Tetsuya Nomura serves as creative producer and character designer. Today, Square Enix shared more details about the story, cast of characters and battle abilities. Rindo & Fret Play The Reapers' Game Things kick off in Shibuya, the same setting as the first game, but this time we follow a new protagonist named Rindo (VA: Paul Castro Jr.) who finds himself caught up in the "Reapers' Game" and summoned to another dimension of Shibuya: the Undergound. Rindo is a phone-savvy high-school kid that won't go out of his way to talk to other people, but won't turn them away either. In the "Reapers' Game", he's been appointed the leader of the Wicked Twisters team. Rindo is caught in a battle transpiring in Shibuya's
SaGa Frontier Remastered Review
We all have our Square Enix origin stories. Whether it was Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III, or Rad Racer and the original Final Fantasy, or perhaps — as I suspect is the case for a great many of us — somewhere in-between, there was a period of Square history that drew us in and never let us out. The game that changed my world was Final Fantasy VII. Glued as I was to that very first Sony PlayStation, I quickly gobbled up every JRPG I could find. SaGa Frontier was one of them. Released alongside a river of noteworthy RPGs and a veritable ocean's worth of exceptional video games, the 1998 cult classic was destined to find only modest success on Western shores. It was a strange game, as all prior SaGas were; those of us who played and enjoyed it had a somewhat difficult time explaining it even to fans of notable odd ducks such as Vagrant Story and Xenogears. It wasn't about destined heroes, but rather, a loosely affiliated ensemble cast each with a story of their own. It wasn't about leveling to 99, but organically mastering one's inner talents. And it wasn't a game about
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade voice cast and gameplay revealed
Hot on the heels of the original game's year anniversary, Square Enix has new details on the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade release for PlayStation 5. First and foremost, the brand-new Yuffie-centric episode now has a name: FF7R Episode INTERmission. New details break down Yuffie’s specific battle style in combat as she infiltrates the Shinra Corporation to steal a powerful materia and restore glory to her homeland - she shines in both close and long-range combat. As a member of Wutai's elite corps of ninja operatives, her Unique Ability allows her to throw her massive throwing star at enemies. During this, she is able to attack with long-range ninjutsu that can be augmented with her Elemental Ninjutsu ability, which can change its affinity to fire, ice, lightning or wind. Another one of Yuffie’s abilities, “Banishment,” unleashes an attack that does more damage based on how much ATB was spent before it. Similar to her Unique Ability, its elemental affinity can be changed with Elemental Ninjutsu. Yuffie can also use “Windstorm,” which creates a damaging gust of wind that damages nearby enemies and launches them towards her. Alongside Yuffie and Sonon, additional characters were introduced for FF7R Episode INTERmission, including Zhijie, a
NEO: The World Ends with You receives an official release date and new trailer
Square Enix announced today that NEO: The World Ends with You, the long awaited sequel to the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Switch game The World Ends with You, has officially received a release date alongside a plethora of screenshots, character artwork and a brand-new trailer, all of which can be viewed below. NEO: The World Ends with You will be launching on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 consoles on July 27, 2021 with a confirmed PC version coming to the Epic Games Store sometime in Summer 2021. Pre-orders are available right now for the physical and digital versions for PlayStation 4 and the physical version for the Nintendo Switch. NEO: The World Ends with You follows the story of Rindo as his ordinary day is interrupted by the sudden appearance of an ominous girl calling herself a Reaper. Agreeing to take part in the Reapers’ Game, a life-or-death battle for survival, Rindo begins to have second thoughts about his decision as he battles against monsters known as the Noise. The game takes place in Shibuya, Tokyo and players will be able to explore the bustling city while listen to the incredible soundtrack by composer Takeharu Ishimoto (THIRLL Inc.). Players will also have the
SaGa Frontier Remastered gets an eight-minute launch gameplay trailer
Today, Square Enix released an eight-minute launch gameplay trailer for SaGa Frontier Remastered, set to launch on April 15th for PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. Based on the 1997 PlayStation title, it features eight playable protagonists with their own route. The Remastered version also adds it's own new updates in addition to graphics optimized for an HD format. An eighth playable protagonist, Fuse, has been added. Defeating all final bosses in each of the eight stories will open up a new challenge mode that will test your battle skills. Event scenes have also been added to Asellus's storyline--cut from the original version of the game. New Game+ will allow you to carry over items, attributes, techniques and more, using your previously-existing save file. You'll be able to manually select what you want to carry over when starting a new game. Double Speed increases how fast the game runs, a new movement display has been added, the ability to flee from battle, and a quest log to track your progress.
Hatching-tide seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV on April 14
The Hatching-tide limited-time seasonal event returns to Final Fantasy XIV beginning April 14th and ending April 28th. Participants will be able to earn an exclusive rewards like a Chicken Suit (head and body slot) glamour and Hatching-tide Confections and Archon Egg Pouch tabletop furnishings. In order to participate, you’ll need to be at least Level 15 and unlocked airship travel to each city state. The quest “Fowl Demands” is available from Jihli Ahliapoh in Old Gridania. (X:10.2, Y:9.4) "Guided by the visions of Jihli Aliapoh, Hatching-tide returns this year to engulf the realm in its joyous mayhem. The city-states will be festooned with colorful decorations, setting the stage for yet another round of eggciting revelry!" -- The Lodestone You can check out previous versions of this event on our YouTube channel, including 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Balan Wonderworld Review
The older you get, the more frequently your friends will show you pop culture works from decades past and ask you if you "feel old yet." The world is showing those friends of yours grim little reminders that time is the villain who beats us all. Cast photos from cult classic TV shows populated by twenty-somethings, labeled side-by-side with the actors and actresses now in their late fifties. Best-selling rock albums featuring songs from the cringe fringes of our youth, with lyrics our adult selves cannot stand. Huge metal ball necklaces and glow-in-the-dark Tripp pants. None of it ever fazes me. Time, as best we can tell, is a linear thing. "Of course Nathan Fillion is old now," I tell my friends to their astonishment. "But no, I don't feel any differently." Balan Wonderworld fazed me. It wants to be a love letter to the gaming industry of two decades past, back when janky, early-3D platformers were a dime-a-dozen and your console's success was defined in no small part by the popularity of the mascot characters therein. Crash Bandicoot, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro the Dragon; kids banged on department store glass displays because they wanted to be those characters. That's the nostalgia trip
Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds gets a new trailer
Square Enix has gone live with a brand new trailer for Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero’s Bonds due out for iOS and Android mobile devices sometime this year. The trailer below acts as a general showcase for the game, featuring character creation, combat, party member characters and more. Check it out: As a reminder, pre-registration for A Hero's Bonds is still ongoing for Android devices via Google Play for those looking to check out the game. To learn more about A Hero's Bonds, check here to view our summary article which includes additional in-game screenshots, character profiles and more.
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 63 Summary; Patch 5.5 trailer and contents detailed
In the 63rd Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, Final Fantasy XIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida and global community manager Toshio Murouchi revealed the fifth and final major update to follow the Shadowbringers expansion. Titled “Death Unto Dawn,” it will be divided into two parts releasing this Spring, with part 1 releasing on April 13th, 2021. We’ve summarized the major information below — check it out! Death Unto Dawn - Trailer Patch 5.5x Content & Features Patch 5.5 Part 1 will release on April 13th, 2021.Patch 5.5 Part 2 will release at the end of May 2021.The main scenario quest will be divided in two parts.A new instanced dungeon will be added called Paglth'an.The final chapter to The Sorrow of Werlyt will be added.A new trial The Cloud Deck (Diamond Weapon) will be added and will include an Extreme difficulty version.YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse Chapter 3 will be added to continue the NieR Automata collaboration. The title of the third alliance raid accompanying it is The Tower at Paradigm's Breach.Job adjustments will be performed. They will be smaller in scope with larger changes reserved for the upcoming Endwalker expansion.The Feast's eighteenth season will end and the nineteenth will begin.Patch 5.55 will update Save the Queen with new content.The current Unreal Trial will be