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The World Ends with You -The Animation- will air worldwide in 2021
The anime adaptation of The World Ends with You will air worldwide in 2021. Revealed on Anime Expo Lite, the production will include a blend of 2D and 3DCG styles and include new music composed by Takeharu Ishimoto. The Japanese voice cast from the original game have returned to their roles in the anime. The video game first released on Nintendo DS in 2007 and saw a smartphone adaptation -Solo Remix- and Switch adaptation -Final Remix- in recent years. The anime will follow the game's story but with changes to adapt it for an episodic nature, as well as new elements. "Neku awakens in the middle of Shibuya's Scramble Crossing with no memory of how he got there. Little does he know he's been transported to an alternate plane of existence known as the Underground (UG). Now an unwilling participant in the mysterious "Reaper's Game," Neku must partner up with a girl named Shiki in order to survive. Together, they complete missions and defeat monsters known as "Noise" as they gradually uncover the true nature of this twisted game. "There's only one way to stay live in Shibuya: trust your partner." Will they survive the Reapers' Game?" You can catch the official trailer
Mobile game SINoALICE is now available worldwide
The dark fantasy adventure RPG game, SINoALICE, is now available worldwide on iOS and Android devices. Players interested can visit the App Store and Google Play to download the game and take part in the storybook-themed title that is a collaborative effort between Square Enix and Pokelabo. Featuring a story written by Drakengard and NieR series creator Yoko Taro, an original soundtrack by composer Keiichi Okabe/MONACA and artwork provided by Illustrator Jino; SINoAlice follows the tale of multiple storybook characters who all exist in a space known as The Library. Desperate to revive their fallen author, these familiar fairy tale characters all must face each other in a battle to the death until one is left standing, allowing their wish to come true. With the game officially launched today, the pre-registration campaign has ended with 2,000,000 users registered. Players who registered will be able to receive all the campaign rewards upon logging in and completing the tutorial. Additionally, in-game events have begun in celebration of SINoALICE’s release. These events include the following: Release Celebration Grimoire: From now until July 16th, players can pull for Alice/Cleric, Cinderella/Breaker, and Pinocchio/Sorcerer, with each class and weapon having its own story. Opening the gacha each day will offer
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 rescheduled to August 11
Final Fantasy XIV's third major post-release update Reflections in Crystal will arrive on August 11th, per a new letter penned by the game's producer and director Naoki Yoshida. Setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the date from its original June 16th release, as Square Enix transitioned staff from the office to home work. While the team wanted to hit a mid-July release, it was determined that more testing needed to be done on the new alliance raid The Puppets' Bunker (part of the NieR Automata collaboration) and the next stage of Resistance weapon quests. In order to facilitate this testing the office needed to be prepared for staff to conduct it safely. While Final Fantasy XIV's quarterly patches have released in a regular fashion up to the pandemic, Yoshida shared that the schedule has been offset by two months. Rather than speed up development of Patch 5.4, 5.5, and the next expansion, the team is going to proceed by the offset schedule so they can maintain the quality of the content while they work safely at home or in the office. They also shared an image from Patch 5.3 development to whet fans appetites: More information on Patch 5.3 will be revealed in
Dragon Quest X collaboration event returns to Final Fantasy XIV this July
The King Slime Crown returns! The special Dragon Quest X Collaboration Event "Breaking Brick Mountains" is coming back to Final Fantasy XIV on July 3, 2020 and will last until July 27. New players and players who may have missed the initial run of this collaboration back in 2014 will be able to take part in the event by completing themed quests and participating in unique FATEs to obtain Dragon Quest related items. To start the quest, players only need to speak with Havak Alvak of the Mythril Eye in Ul'dah - Steps of Nald when the event begins in July. If you have already completed this quest, you cannot undertake it a second time. Havak's location is located below (Images via Lodestone): After picking up the quest, players will be able to seek out and take part in special FATEs to complete the questline in order to obtain the Wind-up Brickman, Thug's Mug helmet, and to purchase the wiggly King Slime Crown from Toughie in Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:8.2 Y:12.2). The "Brick by Stone Brick and Brick by Gold Brick" FATE locations are located across multiple zones in A Realm Reborn. These areas include the following: Central Thanalan, Sil'dih Excavation SiteLower
New Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered trailer showcases gameplay elements and reveals upcoming demo
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered, an action RPG from Square Enix that originally released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003, has received a brand-new trailer that focuses on gameplay elements and remastered upgrades that players can expect from the game when it launches in August this year. Among the many enhancements that appeared in the trailer, Square Enix also revealed that Crystal Chronicles Remastered will also be receiving a Lite Edition. Lite Edition will be a free-to-play demo of Crystal Chronicles Remastered that will launch alongside the full game on August 27, and will allow players to play through the first three dungeons in both single player and online cross-platform multiplayer modes. Additionally, a player who owns the full game will be able to host multiplayer sessions with Lite Edition players, expanding the list of dungeons to thirteen. Saved data can also be carried over from Lite Edition to the full game. It should be noted that an active PlayStation Plus or Nintendo Online subscription will be required in order to access online multiplayer in both the full version and the Lite Edition of the game. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered will offer players a bundle of new and enhanced features, including
The World Ends With You “The Animation” revealed
The World Ends With You, an urban fantasy RPG from Square Enix that originally released on the Nintendo DS back in 2007 and was remastered on Nintendo Switch in 2018, is getting an animation. A website has been launched for the announcement, which shows very little aside from a count down timer and that more information will drop at the Anime Expo Lite livestream event on July 3rd at 6pm PDT over on Twitch or Youtube. Additionally, a new twitter account for the animation was also launched, with it's first tweet linking to the website. At this moment, there is no further information about the animation, such as details on how many episodes there will be or what streaming services to watch it on. We will just have to sit tight and wait for July 3rd to find out more!
Interview with Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe producer Masanori Ichikawa
Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe is the latest entry in the storied SaGa series dating back to the GameBoy in 1990. Some will likely remember the first title as The Final Fantasy Legend, but it's spanned several generations of console and handheld devices before arriving on smartphones as a free-to-play game. Based on the Romancing SaGa series that released on the Super Famicom in the '90s (which were recently remade and localized on many platforms) Re;universe makes it's international debut after an initial release in Japan back in 2018. SaGa series producer Masanori Ichikawa was kind enough to take our questions below: We've seen several SaGa series games release overseas recently including Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe. What factors led to this? Thank you for interviewing me, Nova Crystallis. This is Masanori Ichikawa, the producer of the SaGa series. Three titles—Romancing SaGa 2, Romancing SaGa 3, and SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS—were recently released overseas were met with very enthusiastic responses from hardcore fans. In Japan, we are celebrating the Saga series’ 30th anniversary this year. I believe the SaGa brand awareness is still low outside of Japan, so we’ve decided to release this title with the hope that more people will play SaGa games.  What challenges were there in adapting SaGa
Marvel’s Avengers ‘War Table’ shows off gameplay and modes
In today's 25-minute 'War Table' presentation, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics showed off new trailers and gameplay for Marvel's Avengers, due out on September 4th. Crystal Dynamics editorial director Casey Lynch takes us through each section, starting with gameplay from the 'Once an Avenger" hero mission. Accessed from the War Table, these single-player missions that follow the story of a specific hero. Each playable hero has three 'Heroic Moves': Assault, Ultimate, and Support. These super moves can be performed by charging a heroic meter using normal attacks. Heroes also have skill trees that can be upgraded with skill points earned from levelling up. They can also be customized with gear of several rarity types, that can modify the type of damage you do and inflict status effects like Shrink. Several dozen outfits are available for each character by playing through missions and collecting "patterns" to decipher at your home base. Some of the outfits will be available by completing "iconic" mission chains to unlock an iconic outfit, while others will only be available as paid DLC. 'War Zones' can be played single player with AI heroes or multiplayer. Missions can be launched from the War Table in the Chimera heli-carrier hub. Once you
Here’s a look at Kingdom Hearts Dark Road
Kingdom Hearts Dark Road is out now for iOS, Android, and Amazon-powered devices. Available from the updated title screen of Kingdom Hearts Union χ app, Dark Road follows a young Xehanort along a path that will see him become the "Dark Seeker". The game is free-to-play but includes optional in-app purchases with real money. Dark Road begins by introducing us to Xehanort entering a portal of darkness created by a mysterious robed figure. On the other side, he finds himself in Scala ad Caelum, a world where keyblade wielders train to become keyblade masters. They do so to fight Heartless that threaten the many worlds outside its borders. Xehanort's classmates: Eraqus, Hermod, Bragi, Urd, and Vor are tasked with a special mission when seven upperclassmen suddenly vanish during their Mark of Mastery exam. They are to venture out into the various worlds to find them and bring them home. You'll make a party of three, two of which will be Xehanort and Eraqus, while the third slot can be rotated between the four remaining students. In combat, five cards from a deck are drawn belonging to three different colors. Flicking or tapping three of them will trigger an action like attacking or
Marvel’s Avengers headed to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
Square Enix announced today that Marvel's Avengers will be coming to next-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. What's more is that if you buy the game on the current generation (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) you'll be able to get the next-gen version free. The switch will also let you transfer your profile and progression, allowing you to resume right where you left off. The company also shared that the next-generation version will feature "extremely fast load times, boosted resolution and fidelity, improved texturing and armor destruction, ray tracing, and more." The PlayStation 5 version will utilize the console's high speed SSD and the DualSense controller's haptic feedback spatial audio. It will also let you choose between an "Enhanced Graphics Mode" or a "High Framerate" mode. You'll also be able to play with friends no matter if you have a PS4 or PS5. More information on the game is due this week -- Square Enix will be hosting a "War Table" broadcast on Wednesday, June 24th at 10:00am Pacific Daylight Time. Marvel's Avengers will release on September 4th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version will launch Holiday 2020.