Namco Bandai has released a behind the scenes video of Dark Souls II showcasing the crafting of the lead character’s armour in real life. The sequel to From Software’s vast action RPG will be available on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2014.
Sega of America has released a new trailer for the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F PlayStation 3 game. Project Diva F is the first Hutsune Miku console game to be released in the west. The trailer features Kurousa-P’s “Senbonzakura” song for Hatsune Miku, Junky’s “Melancholic” song for Kagamine Rin and Kurousa-P’s “ACUTE” for Hatsune Miku, Megarine Luka, and Kaito. The game will be available from 27 August.
The game will be available on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network in America, but it will only be available on PlayStation Network in Europe. Sega has said that the Western release “will include all of the updated graphics, additional songs, and features of the Japanese version.” Players can also choose from multiple vocaloid characters, and will be able to customise their vocaloid’s clothing.
Square Enix has released an English language preview of the 30-minute radio drama extra that will feature in its new game, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.
Kazushige Nojima is writing this new story episode, which will play during the game’s special staff credit roll.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is a HD remaster of both titular games, and will be available on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan, the US and Europe this year. The PlayStation 3 version will bundle both games together, but the Vita versions will be sold separately. A limited-edition artbook is available with pre-orders in America and Europe.
Sony has released the official English launch trailer of Namco Bandai’s Tales of Xillia RPG for PlayStation 3. The game is out now in the US, and will be released in the UK on 9 August.
Tales of Xillia was originally released in Japan in September 2011, and Tales of Xillia 2 shipped in Japan last November. Namco Bandai plans to release the sequel in the West in 2014.
Namco Bandai Europe has released a English subtitled trailer of Saint Seiya Brave Soldiers: Knights Of The Zodiac, a PlayStation 3 game with over 50 playable characters, and 3 story arcs from the original manga to play through – Sanctuary, Poseidon and Hades. This trailer showcases the Sanctuary arc, but also includes some great moments from the Poseidon and Hades arcs. The game is set to be released in November 2013.
NIS America has confirmed the dates of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness western release; the PlayStation 3 RPG will be available from 27 September in Europe, followed by North America on 8 October.
Disgaea D2 features an enhanced character creation system, a new Item World, a Master/Pupil system for learning skills and boosting stats and the return of Laharl, Etna, and Fionne.
Viz Media has released two English dubbed trailers for the original anime series K. Recorded at Studiopolis, the English dub will premiere on Viz Media’s Neon Alley service on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on 19 July.
Viz Media described the story:
K is set in a world where history has taken a slightly different course from the one we’re familiar with and follows the story of a young boy whose life is caught in a supernatural war between seven kings. Yashiro Isana, also known as Shiro, is wanted for a crime he has no recollection of committing. He finds himself being hunted by the groups HOMRA, led by Mikoto Suoh, “The Red King,” and SCEPTER 4, led by Reisi Munakata, “The Blue King.” While on the run, another young man named Kuroh Yatogami helps him. Will this fated encounter change Shiro’s life forever?
The English cast was also revealed last month:
- Sam Regal as Yashiro “Shiro” Isana
- Matthew Mercer as Kuroh Yatogami
- Patrick Seitz as Reisi Munakata
- Keith Silverstein as Mikoto Suoh
- Stephanie Sheh as Neko
- Erin Fitzgerald as Chiho Hyuga
- Ben Diskin as Misaki Yata
- Todd Haberkorn as Izumo Kusanagi
- Grant George as Akira Hidaka/Ichigen Miwa
- Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Anna Kushina
- Tara Platt as Seri Awashima
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Saruhiko Fushimi
- Christopher Smith as Ren Goto/Ryuho Kamo
- Carrie Savage as Kukuri Yukizome
- Kirk Thornton as Daikaku Kokujoji
Sega has released an announcement trailer for the Western release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F. The game will be available on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Network in America, while it will only be available on PlayStation Network in Europe. The vocaloid rhythm game will be available in both territories in August, and a demo is now available in the PlayStation Store.
The video features “Tell Your World” and “Odds & Ends” – just two of the 38 songs available in Project Diva F.
Sega has said that the Western release “will include all of the updated graphics, additional songs, and features of the Japanese version.”
Square Enix caused near mass hysteria at the Sony press conference during this year’s E3 with its announcement of two next-gen titles. Square Enix’s game director Tetsuya Nomura unveiled the trailer for Final Fantasy Versus XIII, which showed gameplay footage and revealed that the game would in fact be titled as Final Fantasy XV. A short teaser trailer for Kingdom Hearts III was also revealed. Sony confirmed that both titles will be available on PlayStation 4, and added that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will be released on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Capcom has announced that WayForward’s Ducktales Remastered game will also be available on PC via via Steam, Origin, Impulse, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, and other PC services; the game will be released on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and now PC this summer.
The most obvious features that have been remastered are the graphics and the voice acting; Capcom did, however, make a point of using all the same voice actors from the show, including the actor for Scrooge who is now 94 years old.
The Remastered edition looks significantly sharper than the original; WayForward Technologies have also previously remastered other classic games such as Contra 4 and Double Dragon Neon. IGN has released a side-by-side comparison of the original 1989 NES game and the Remastered edition to showcase the vast visual differences.
Namco Bandai Games has released an English trailer for Armored Core: Verdict Day, which will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this autumn.
Developed by From Software (Dark Souls), Armored Core: Verdict Day allows players to command a squadron of advanced Armored Core mechs in order to fight for the last remaining resources necessary to survive in the game’s dystopian war-torn world.
Players will be able to transfer their save data from Armored Core V, and will be able to add further customisations to their mechs. The game will also feature the return of Operator Mode, as well as co-op and multiplayer modes.
Capcom has released a video to showcase the new Infernal difficulty mode of its latest Resident Evil instalment Revelations. The game, also known as Biohazard: Revelations in Japan, will be available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U from 21 May (US), 23 (Japan) and 24 (EU).
The new Infernal Mode, which was not included in the original 3DS game, offers an almost impossible level of difficulty, with randomised enemy and item placements.
Tecmo Koei has released an English trailer of Gust’s RPG Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk in preparation for the game’s western release. Atelier Ayesha will be available on PlayStation 3 on 5 March (US), 8 March (EU).
The game follows Ayesha Altugle, a young girl who has lived alone ever since her grandfather died and her younger sister disappeared about two years ago. She supports herself by making and selling medicine. Ayesha finds out that her sister is alive and immediately sets out on a quest to locate her.
In the run up to the release of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, Namco Bandai Games Europe has revealed two character gameplay trailers – one for Naruto, the other for Sasuke. The RPG, developed by CyberConnect2, will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 5 March (USA), 8 March (EU) and 18 April (JP).
On Namco Bandai Games’ online American store, players can purchase an exclusive edition of the game, which comes with a poster, soundtrack, trading card and two figurines. Players in Europe and Japan needn’t be disappointed, though, as various downloadable costumes will be available to all players.
Capcom Europe has released a trailer for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 expansion of the first Dragon’s Dogma RPG. The video features enemy gameplay footage and battle sequences. The game will be released on 23 April (USA), 25 (Japan) and 26 (EU).
As an expansion of the previous game, Dark Arisen will be compatible with players’ existing saved data.