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A new Dragon Quest Monsters game in development for Nintendo Switch
Square Enix has teased that a new Dragon Quest Monsters game is in development for Nintendo Switch. In the following video posted to YouTube, images referencing the last 25 years of the spinoff series fade in and out before revealing plans for a new title. The Dragon Quest Monsters series spans 13 titles, beginning with the original Dragon Quest Monsters (or Dragon Warrior Monsters here in the U.S.) on the Game By Color and the latest being Dragon Quest Monsters Terry's Wonderland RETRO for the Nintendo Switch and smartphones. In this series, players control a human main character who battles Dragon Quest series monsters against each other in turn-based combat. The player capture, train, and breed them, forming parties for various situations. Check out the trailer below:
Front Mission 2 Remake delayed for improvements
Front Mission 2 Remake was set to release on June 12th, 2023, but has been delayed until the third quarter of 2023 according to Forever Entertainment in a press release today. Developed by Storm Trident, the game is a remake of the original 1997 PlayStation game which was the first iteration to include 3D models and a rotating camera. The team stated the delay was to make sure that the team has "time to add as many functionalities as possible while proceeding with proper implementation and tests" so that they can meet players' expectations for a remake. From Forever Entertainment: "As the premiere date for FRONT MISSION 2: Remake approaches, we have made the decision to postpone the release of the game on Nintendo Switch. This decision was not taken lightly, but in collaboration with the development team, we want to ensure that we have sufficient time to add as many functionalities as possible while proceeding with proper implementation and tests, in order to meet your expectations for a modern-day remake."We understand the anticipation surrounding FRONT MISSION 2: Remake and the excitement you have shown throughout its development. Please rest assured that we are fully committed to delivering a polished and faithful remake
Infinity Strash Dragon Quest Dai game to release on September 28
Square Enix has announced that Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai will release on September 28, 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and the Microsoft Store. An action RPG featuring the titular Dai, the game is based off the anime and manga of the same name. A smartphone title 'A Hero's Bonds' was also released, but has since ended service. From Square Enix: "On an isolated island, a boy named Dai lives among monsters, yearning to become a hero himself someday. Everything changes when the Dark Lord Hadlar is revived. With a new crisis facing the world, Dai and his companions set out to defeat Hadlar, and he soon learns about his own inescapable fate... This is the beginning of Dai's adventure, and his quest to become a true hero!" In the release date trailer below, we get a look at various gameplay and cutscenes. Square Enix is also offering a pre-order gifts in the form of the 'Legendary Hero Outfit' from Dragon Quest III and 'The Hero's Tutor' Bond Memory. Gallery
Forspoken ‘In Tanta We Trust’ DLC available for all today
Following an 'early access' period for those who purchased the Digital Deluxe Edition of Forspoken, the game's follow up DLC In Tanta We Trust is now available for PC and PlayStation 5 owners to purchase and play. Taking place after the ending to Square Enix and Luminous Productions' magic-slinging parkour-filled action-RPG, protagonist Frey Holland is seeing a way to free the world of Athia from ecological catastrophe known as the Break. In doing so, she is flung into the past, to the genesis of events that saw the Break engulf and corrupt the land and its rulers known as the Tantas. Here, she meets Tanta Cinta, who will team up with Frey in combat and traversing Athia's vertically designed environments while using cooperative attacks to fight through Rheddig forces. She also gains new magic spells to her repertoire. You can read more about Forspoken here, and check out our review of the base game here. In Tanta We Trust — Launch Trailer
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Review
I’ve always been a big fan of full-motion video (FMV) and visual novel-type games. I love being able to influence a story based on the kind of choices I’m allowed to make in the game, and watching the story unfold based on those decisions. For some games these decisions lead to massive divergences in the plot, but in others it is just an illusion of choice. It doesn’t matter how much control I have over the narrative—what is most important to me is feeling like I am experiencing the story alongside the characters present in the game. The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story absolutely made me feel like I was right there in the story, solving a grand mystery spanning 100 years.  Originally published on Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, and Steam back in 2022 by Square Enix, The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is now available on iOS and Android devices, allowing more people the chance to experience the twist and turns of its mystery plot presented through a well-shot, well-acted live-action FMV.  The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story has players follow the story of Haruka Kagami, a popular mystery novelist, as she’s invited to the Shijima family compound by
Foamstars announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Square Enix revealed a new IP during Sony's PlayStation Showcase today. Titled Foamstars, this new game takes four-on-four online shooting in a colorful direction. In development for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, foam is the ultimate resource to be used in multiple ways. Players can create slippery surfaces to surf around the arena at high speed; to build terrain, helping players defend from enemy attacks or creating high vantage points to take out opponents; and finally, to foam up the opposition and win the match. While Square Enix promises more information on the game in the future, its reveal trailer and screenshots can be caught below. Screenshots
Final Fantasy XVI “Salvation” launch trailer previewed at PlayStation Showcase
Square Enix highlighted a new trailer during Sony's PlayStation Showcase this afternoon, previewing nearly three minutes of footage ahead of Final Fantasy XVI's launch next month. The trailer, titled "Salvation", is fully keyed in on the game's story as well as its characters, locations and the large focus on Eikons and their role in the action battle system. It's a meaty look, and while it does have a few things we've seen already, there's plenty we haven't. In the trailer we see the harsh circumstances faced by the Bearers, those born with the ability to cast magicks at will, and we see the truth that lies behind the Mothercrystals, long supposed to have bestowed blessings upon humanity. The new trailer also offers a glimpse of the first steps of Clive Rosfield, the protagonist of the game, as he and his allies fight to take back control of their fate. Catch the full trailer in English below. We've also added some new screenshots. Screenshots Final Fantasy XVI will launch for PlayStation 5 on June 22.
Where to unlock new content and features in Final Fantasy XIV 6.4
The fourth major patch to follow Final Fantasy XIV‘s Endwalker expansion update goes live Tuesday, May 23rd. Patch 6.4 features new content and features that we’ve summarized below — including where to unlock them. This includes the continuation of the main scenario in The Dark Throne chapter where you will journey to The Aetherfront and The Voidcast Dais for a trial against Golbez. It also includes the third and final chapter of the Pandaemonium raid series, and the return of Zurvan from the The Warring Triad series as the latest Unreal Trial. Several side stories are also available including the latest in Tataru's Grand Endeavor and updates to existing systems like Island Sanctuary, Ocean Fishing, and Duty Support are inbound. Below that, we've got details on some of the feature updates, job adjustments, and Patch 6.4 media collected. While you're here, we've got further details from the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast that goes over some of the newest additions including gameplay footage and what's to come in Patch 6.45. UNLOCK GUIDE Content:Quest Name:NPC:Requirements:Main Scenario QuestThe Dark ThroneCurrying Flavor👤 Varshahn🗺 Radz-at-Han🧭 X: 4.4 — Y: 9.8❗ Main Scenario Quest — Gods Revel, Lands Tremble (6.3)⚙ Lv. 90 Disciple of War or MagicExpert DungeonThe Aetherfont(6.4 Main Scenario Quest)(6.4
Live A Live PS5 Impressions – A Remake Remastered
There is a slight blurriness to the Nintendo Switch debut version of last year's Live A Live remake. The image quality just isn't the greatest, but it's hardly a dealbreaker. At the time, my thought was that while the game's gorgeous utilization of Square Enix's HD-2D engine would flourish on stronger hardware, it was hardly enough of an issue to tell folks to wait on potential ports. Oops, right? Here we are, less than a year later, and you can now check out this bold and unexpected remake of a previously Japan-only JRPG on not just Switch, but PC and PlayStation consoles as well. What we have been given with these ports is the best-looking and smoothest-running version(s). I booted up Live A Live on my Switch on one of my two TVs, and my PS5 on the other, and the difference was bigger than I would have expected. I'm not talking in technical terms here - I'm no Digital Foundry! - but from a purely amateur perspective, I can safely say Live A Live on PlayStation 5 is crisp enough by comparison that you'll likely be impressed, too. But then I got to thinking, well, Live A Live may look
Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter 77 Summary; Patch 6.4 launches May 23
In the 77th Letter from the Producer Live broadcast, Final Fantasy XIV director/producer Naoki Yoshida and global community manager Toshio Murouchi shared the second round of information covering the upcoming Patch 6.4 content. First and foremost, we now know this patch will release on May 23 and bring with it the next installment of the high-end raid tier, new main scenario quests, and additional updates. We’ve summarized the major information below — check it out! Patch 6.4 Trailer Patch 6.4 "The Dark Throne" releases on Tuesday, May 23. In Patch 6.4, the main scenario quest will continue, as well as a new chapter of Tataru's Grand Endeavor, which will require that you complete the 6.1 chapter and the Sorrows of Werlyt trial series. What's to Come in Patch 6.4 'Somehow Further Hildibrand Adventures' will continue in Patch 6.45. Weapon and tool enhancement requests return in Patch 6.45 where you'll upgrade Manderville Weapons and Splendorous Tools. This patch's Unreal Trial will be against Zurvan in 'Containment Bay Z1T9'. This trial from the Warring Triad series replaces the current trial with Sophia.A new dungeon 'The Aetherfront' will be added for the main scenario quest, and a new trial versus Golbez in 'The Voidcast Dais' will be added. This trial will also have an