Final Fantasy VIII Remastered reveals release date and gameplay

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If you think Final Fantasy VII is overrated, I am happy to take your mind away from 7 and give you something from 8. It’s previously announced that Square Enix was going to released Final Fantasy VII for multiple platforms for PS4, X1, Switch and PC. The game is going to be titled Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. This game is going to get a huge makeover with a new way of experiencing the magic and fantasy of FFVIII. The graphics are enhanced and just like the updated FFVII, this game will allow you play the game in 3x speed, maxed out stats and even turn off encounters.

Now, revealed in Gamescon 2019, you can get your copy of Final Fantasy VIII Remastered on September 3rd, 2019.

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Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum review

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Return to Arkham and experience two of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation – Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously released additional content.

Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum –Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Use Batman’s legendary gadgetry, strike from the shadows, and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious super villains.

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Marvel’s Avengers game will not have online campaign

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Greeting gamers! This is Matt-in-the-Hat and I am here to give you an update on the anticipated video game Marvel’s Avengers. It was announced last week that Square Enix has teamed up with Marvel Games to create a project video game called Marvel’s Avengers. In this game, players will be able to play as the heroes Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Black Widow. The game will have an original story and players will be able to play online with each other and use the characters. However, in regards to online, there might be a catch. Besides having microtransactions, it is very unlikely that players won’t be able to play online in the story/campaign. According to game news DualShockers, they recently heard from IGN that Marvel’s Avengers story mode will be for solo players. There is no full details yet, but the game will likely have a secondary mode where players can join in and play together and do missions. Still, I will do my best to give you more updates. Marvel Avengers will be released in May 15th, 2020 for PS4, X1, PC and Stadia.

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Marvel Avenger’s game news: No Loot boxes, yes on microtransactions!

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Recently, Square Enix revealed at their conference day at E3 last week the collaboration game Marvel’s Avengers. With Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Marvel Games working together, players will be able to play as the superhero team the Avengers and play as the five characters according to the trailer (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and Black Widow). The game is expected to be released on May 2020 for PS4, X1, PC and Stadia. This game will be a single and cooperative game.

If you are going to pre-order this game, make sure you go on a strict budget because this game is going to make you want to spend more after you pay to own. According to IGN and One Angry Gamer, Marvel’s Avengers will have microtransactions! According to the One Angry Gamer site, IGN interviewed Crystal Dynamics and the lead director  Shaun Escayg in regards to any loot boxes and microtransactions in this game.

“There will be custom outfits that you can purchase in microtransactions.”

– Shaun Escayg

The microtransactions will be available in this game for players who wants to buy and customize the character’s costumes and edit your player cards. There won’t be loot boxes or pay to win features.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ season pass 2 revealed!

You asked and Bandai Namco listened, Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting another season pass with an updated roster of fan favorite characters. A trailer was released during the Red Bull Summoning Tournament of Dragon Ball FighterZ and the trailer revealed that six new DLC characters are planned to join Dragon Ball FighterZ. You can buy the new season pass on January 31st of this year for anyone who has the game for PS4, X1, Switch or PC. The two characters joining the game will be Gohan’s wife and Mr. Satan/Hercule’s daughter Videl. She can utilize amazing combos and also have Gohan’s hero alter ego Great Saiyaman to help her fight along with her. Also being playable is Universe 11 greatest warrior Jiren. Jiren made his appearance in the last arc of Dragon Ball Super during the Tournament of Power. Jiren’s trainning has made him the strongest warrior and his strength is so incredible that he was able to put Goku in a pinch that not even his SSB form wasn’t at his level. These two characters will be added on Jan 31st. But wait there’s more! Revealed as the last two characters to be added, it’s been revealed that Broly and Gogeta from the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be added to the game. There’s no gameplay, but these two will be the last characters added to the game.

So here is the season 2 newly added roster:

  • Videl
  • Jiren
  • Broly (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Gogeta (SSGSS/SSB)
  • unknown
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Choose your starter! Kingdom Hearts III showcases pre-order keyblades

Kingdom Hearts III is getting close and we are less than 2 weeks away from the official release. With the game coming out, get ready to determine where to pre-order the game. Depending where you pre-order, players will be given some exclusive DLC weapons to help players start off the adventure.

If you pre-order any of Kingdom Hearts III for PS4 or Xbox One from Amazon, players will be given the Dawn to Dusk keyblade. The Dawn to Dusk keyblade is a keyblade that increase the fire magic powers and will instantly give players the Firagan situation command.

If you own a PS4 and you plan to pre-order through the Playstation Store, you can get your hands on this blue keyblade called the Midnight Blue. Almost like Dawn to Dusk, this has some powerful magic attacks that is specifically made for blizzard attacks and even triggers the command attack Blizzagan.

Xbox users who pre-orders this game through their store will be given the Phantom Green keyblade. Just like the previous two, this one is focused on thunder based attacks and can perform the Thundagan.

So what you guys think about the keyblades DLC? If you are planing to get this game, which retail are you going to get?

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Dead or Alive 6 game is delayed until March

Looks like a fighting game is getting delayed but with a good reason.

The upcoming Koei Tecmo fighting game Dead or Alive 6 will not be released on February 15th. Instead, the game will be released on March 1st. The reason why this game is getting delayed is because according to a tweet made by the game producer, the game is near complete in development, but the game is going to need the extra time to polish the gameplay and game mechanics. The game is set to be released on March 1st, 2019 for PC, PS4 and X1.

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Anime News Network

Jump Force news: Hancock, Trunks and Renji joins the game

If you guys thought that Asta joining Jump Force was cool, get ready for some more exciting news!

Announced by Bandai Namco, we are going to get three different characters from the series One Piece, Dragon Ball and Bleach. From One Piece, we have the Empress and one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea Boa Hancock. With the power of the Love-Love Fruit, Hancock can use her lovely charms and attacks to turn her enemies into stone. She is the coldest pirate in the seas, but her weakness is the rubber pirate Monkey D. Luffy and she is in love with him and she can’t help but not say no to him. Joining her is the son of the Saiyan Prince Vegeta named Trunks Briefs. Sent from a dark future, Trunks is sent to the past to help Goku and his friends from Earth’s destruction from the hands of the Androids and save their future. In Bleach, make way for Renji Abari. Renji is Rukia’s childhood friend while becoming Soul Reapers at the academy. Renji later became a vice captain to Rukia’s brother Byakuya. Renji was also Ichigo’s rival when they first met, but after their fight, these two became great friends and allies against evil threats. In this version, players will be able to play as Renji during the Thousand-Year Blood War (final arc in the manga).

Jump Force is set to be released on February 15, 2019 for PS4, X1 and PC.

Renji (Bleach)

Trunks (Dragon Ball)

Boa Hancock (One Piece)

Currently, here is the roster with the updated playable characters (Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note are in this game but non-playable):

One Piece

  • Luffy
  • Zoro
  • Sanji
  • Sabo
  • Blackbeard
  • Hancock

Naruto

  • Naruto
  • Sasuke

Bleach

  • Ichigo
  • Rukia
  • Renji

Dragon Ball

  • Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Frieza
  • Piccolo
  • Cell
  • Trunks

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi

YuYu Hakusho

  • Yusuke
  • Younger Toguro

Hunter x Hunter

  • Gon
  • Killua
  • Kurapika
  • Hisoka

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Kenshin Himura
  • Makoto Shishio

City Hunter

  • Ryo

Fist of the North Star

  • Kenshiro

Saint Seiya

  • Pegasus Seiya
  • Dragon Shiryu

Black Clover

  • Asta

Kingdom Hearts III Final Battle trailer

We’re in the endgames now. It’s been revealed today from Square Enix today that they released another Kingdom Hearts III trailer which showcases the final battle of the game’s story. Everything has been leading up to this point. Kingdom Hearts III will be the last story for Sora’s adventure against the darkness led by Xehanort. You can expect this game’s release on January 29th, 2019 for PS4 and X1.

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Final Fantasy x Terra Wars Collab Quest “Close Encounter of the Terra Kind” Review

Better late than never. In this review, I am going to be talking about a previous event about a Final Fantasy XV crossover. This crossover is about Noctis encountering a girl named Sarah from the upcoming RPG moble game Terra Wars created by Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Mistwalker Corporation. This crossover also included Shadow of the Tomb Raider gear for the player’s female custom character in Comrades. For this review, I am going to be talking about this Terra Wars review and my thoughts. It will have spoilers, so watch out.

How to get this collab quest?

It’s pretty simple to get access to it. In order to team up with Sarah and take on this quest, you need to reach chapter 5 of the main game. It will show up in your map and you have the option to do it. Once you do it and get to the location, quest will begin and you will be placed in a separate story.

Story: Meeting Sarah and the Hiso Aliens

The quest begins with Noctis waking up to a mysterious world and meeting Sarah. At first, Noctis thinks that Sarah is the one that brought him into this world, but what’s more surprising is that Sarah was going to ask the same thing to him. It turns out that these two characters were summoned by a Hiso Alien Elder who is seeking help to save their world from a powerful evil force called the Eroder. The Eroder is trying to destroy worlds and make its own “perfect” world. It’s up to Noctis to team up with this new ally and save the Hiso Alien world.

Characters: Sarah, Hiso Alien, the Eroder, Grumpy Noctis

The new character introduced to this quest is Sarah and she becomes Noctis partner. Sarah, unlike Noctis, is an adventurous girl who can be a bit clumsy and more expressive towards others. In contrast with her, Noctis feels more of a kill joy who takes things seriously. He complains to her when she makes a mistake like almost getting herself killed, didn’t like it when the Hiso children played with him and was very skeptic about the idea of meeting an alien. Overall, Noctis acts serious and negative, but then later changes when as he works together with Sarah. In the later half of the adventure, Noctis admires her fighting style and he thinks of her as a good partner. The Hiso aliens are cute little aliens that only say “Hiso Hiso” and the only one that understands them is Sarah. These characters play a key role to the quest. There’s not much details about them except the fact that you need to help them. The antagonist villain starts off looking like a evil Hiso Alien, but then reveals itself as a dark energy force that can copy someone’s appearance and powers and incorporate their powers to the new host. The Eroder imitates Sarah’s appearance and becomes an evil copy of her and by using her body and its powers, it challenges Noctis and Sarah.

Review

This overall collab quest was fun and funny, but really short and linear. It doesn’t matter if you beat main game and visited this quest as level 99, you are going to be playing this game in a set level and already equipped weapons. Instead of using your Engine Blade, you will be given the Rune Blade and other already set weapons like the lance and daggers. You can also get the royal weapon Blade of the Mystic by giving the Hiso Aliens the right healing items. With these weapons, it’s pretty obvious that you can’t use magic. The gameplay is very simple and the combat style with Noctis and Sarah is quite enjoyable. I did like the interaction with Noctis and Sarah how they became from acting like strangers to comrades. I really like the Hiso Aliens. My weakness is cuteness so I did enjoy hearing them and I also like playing as Sarah for a bit and catching them. The Eroder was pretty interesting, but I can’t help but think of the Dragon Ball Super villain Zamasu Both villains want to seek a perfect world and they end up stealing a body for power. I guess you can say that the Eroder is pretty cliche at the most. Like I said, the world feels pretty linear so it’s impossible to get lost and it leaves very little exploration unlike most events such as the Assassin’s Creed crossover and the Chocobo-Moogle Carnival. In combat wise, I really like the combination attacks and I wish this quest had many fight moments. The ending of the quest was pretty funny and cute and I like seeing Noctis express more emotions when he is feeling flustered or embarrassed.

Overall

So, what’s my overall opinion? This quest was fun and I wish it would have been expanded more. It has a nice story and I really like the character interactions with the main characters. I feel like this game was more about focus on the story and characters than on gameplay. I really loved Sarah and I thought her character was more interesting than Lunafreya. It’s a shame she only appears on this quest because I would love for her to meet Noctis and his friends in his world or have Noctis visit her world. The villain’s role in this game feels a bit underwhelming and the only reason its important because it’s part of the quest. The rewarding part about completing this quest is that you get to unlock the exclusive weapon, Sarah’s Sword. This quest is free to try out and you can get this during chapter 5. What’s your thoughts on this collaboration?