NieR: Automata has been confirmed for PC in the latest trailer

NieR: Automata’s  launch date is just around the corner in North America, but Square Enix isn’t just releasing the title for PS4, but will launch NieR: Automata for PC  on March 10.

This has been confirmed in the latest trailer which you can watch below. The new trailer introduces the game’s unique array of weapon types, combo system, and fast-paced battle mechanics.

Harvest Moon turns 20 and will have Harvest Moon 64 on the Wii U’s Virtual Console as part of the Celebration

Today Natsume Inc announced that Harvest Moon 64 will launch for the Nintendo Wii U. The first in a series of surprises, celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary, this classic originally for the Nintendo 64 will be available digitally on the Wii U and will be available February 23rd in North America. This fan-favorite re-release isn’t all Natsume has in store for the 20th anniversary — tons of surprise launches, announcements, and more are still yet to come throughout 2017!

You can check out a quick overview below.


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Harvest Moon 64

Head to the country for a new challenge in Harvest Moon 64! Hard work is rewarded as you struggle to bring prosperity back to a neglected farm. Work the land, pick up odd-jobs, and get to know the neighbors!

  • Tons of new seasonal vegetables and fruits
  • Raise cows, chickens, and sheep
  • New items and gifts, including tools that increase in power as you master them
  • One of the town’s five eligible women may prove to be the love of your life
  • Celebrate seasonal festivals with the townsfolk
  • Enjoy horse and dog racing

Playstation Store Update February 21, 2017

PSVR Games

  • Mervils: A VR Adventure ($19.99)
  • Psychonauts In The Rhombus Of Ruin ($19.99)
  • PS4 Games
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk with Bonus ($59.99)
  • Chime Sharp ($9.99)
  • Clouds & Sheep 2 ($9.99)
  • DiRT Rally® PLUS PLAYSTATION®VR BUNDLE ($69.99/PS+ $37.09)
  • Ghost Recon Open Beta (Free)
  • The Jackbox Party Pack ($59.99)
  • Malicious fallen ($29.99)
  • Malicious Fallen Deluxe Edition ($39.99)
  • Night in the Woods ($19.99)
  • Sky Ride ($14.99)
  • Starry Nights : Helix ($3.99)
  • Toki Tori 2+ ($14.99)
  • Two Tribes Pack: RIVE & Toki Tori 2+ ($26.99)
  • Typoman ($12.99)
  • Vaccine ($9.99)
  • Warhammer Quest ($19.99)
  • Ys Origin ($19.99)

PS4 Add-on Content

  • 3on3 FreeStyle – PlayStation®Plus Bonus Pack (Feb) (Free for PS+)
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk DLC Costumes ($3.49 and up)
  • Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare Remastered C.O.D.E. Brass Pack ($4.99)
  • DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Capcom DLC Pack ($11.99)
  • DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Progear ($4.99)
  • DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Side Arms ($4.99)
  • DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours Varth ($4.99)
  • DiRT Rally® PLAYSTATION®VR UPGRADE DLC ADD-ON ($12.99)
  • Malicious Fallen Soundtrack ($7.99)
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution The NASCAR Foundation Pack ($4.99)
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution Pit Pass (Free)
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution Team Update ($9.99)
  • Rocket League Hot Wheels Bone Shakler ($1.99)
  • Rocket League Hot Wheels Twin Mill III ($1.99)
  • Rocksmith Beastie Boys DLC ($2.99 and up)
  • SMITE Season 4 – Season Ticket – Spring Split Bundle ($16.99)
  • Sniper Elite 4 Covert Heroes Character Pack ($5.99)
  • Sniper Elite 4 Silent Warfare Weapons pack ($3.99)
  • Tales of Berseria DLC (Free and up)
  • Watch Dogs 2 – Human Conditions DLC ($14.99)
  • World of Tanks Dark Horse Collector’s Edition ($76.99)
  • World of Tanks Fatherland IS-3A Ultimate Tank ($72.99)
  • World of Tanks Fatherland IS-3A Mega Tank ($104.99)
  • WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase ($9.99)

PS3 Add-on Content

  • Rocksmith Beastie Boys DLC ($2.99 and up)
  • WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase ($9.99)

PS Vita Games

  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk with Bonus ($39.99)

Critics’ Choice Sale (Sale Price, PlayStation Plus Price)

PlayStation 4

  • Batman: Return to Arkham – $34.99, $29.99
  • Darkest Dungeon – $12.49, $9.99
  • Dear Esther: Landmark Edition – $5.99, $4.99
  • Destiny: The Collection – $44.39, $40.83
  • Destiny: The Collection Upgrade – Price Not Given
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – $26.99, $20.99
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Digital Deluxe Edition – $40.49, $31.49
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $29.39, $24.69
  • DiRT Rally – $29.99, $23.99
  • DiRT Rally Plus PlayStation VR Bundle (PS4) – $43.39, $37.09
  • Dishonored 2 – $44.99, $41.39
  • Doom – $35.99, $29.99
  • Doom Digital Deluxe – $59.99, $49.99
  • Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition – $7.99, $5.99
  • Dragon Age Inquisition GOTY Edition – $19.99, $15.99
  • Enter the Gungeon – $8.99, $7.49
  • F1 2016 – $38.99, $32.99
  • Fallout 4 – $35.99, $29.99
  • Fallout 4 Digital Deluxe Bundle – $65.99, $54.99
  • Furi – $13.99, $11.99
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator – $35.99, $29.99
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – $8.99, $7.49
  • Inside – $11.99, $7.99
  • Kerbal Space Program – $23.99, $19.99
  • Life is Strange Complete Season – $7.99, $5.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience – $29.99, $24.99
  • Mortal Kombat XL – $23.99, $19.99
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – $35.99, $29.99
  • Overwatch – $53.99, $50.21
  • PES 2017 – $35.99, $29.99
  • Rez Infinite – $22.49, $20.69
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration – $35.99, $29.99
  • Rocket League – $15.99, $13.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront – $11.99, $9.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition – $17.99, $14.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition – $23.99, $19.99
  • Street Fighter V – $23.99, $19.99
  • Street Fighter V 2017 Deluxe Edition – $47.99, $39.99
  • Street Fighter V Season 1 Character Pass – $11.99, $9.99
  • Tales From the Borderlands Season Pass – $10.49, $8.99
  • The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition – $24.99, $19.99
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine – $13.99, $11.99
  • The Witcher 3 Complete Edition – $29.99, $24.99
  • The Witcher 3 Expansion Pass – $17.49, $14.99
  • The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone – $6.99, $5.99
  • The Witness – $23.59, $19.59
  • Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition – $39.99, $31.99
  • Titanfall 2 – $29.99, $24.99

PlayStation 3

  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition – $19.79, $16.42
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator – $29.99, $24.99
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – $8.99, $7.49
  • Life is Strange Complete Season – $7.99, $5.99
  • PES 2017 – $23.99, $19.99
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth – $9.99, $7.99
  • Tales From the Borderlands Season Pass – $10.49, $8.99

PlayStation Vita

  • Darkest Dungeon – $12.49, $9.99
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – $8.99, $7.49
  • Severed – $5.99, $4.49

EA Publisher Sale

PlayStation 4

  • Battlefield 1 – $29.99
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition – $39.99
  • Battlefield 1 Shortcut Kit: Ultimate Bundle – $29.99
  • Battlefield 1 + Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle – $49.49
  • Battlefield 1 Ultimate Edition – $77.99
  • EA Sports FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition – $69.99
  • EA Sports NHL 17 Deluxe Edition – $26.39
  • EA Sports NHL 17 – $19.79
  • EA Sports NHL Super Deluxe Edition – $49.99
  • EA Sports UFC 2 – $15.99
  • Madden NFL 17 Super Deluxe Edition – $49.99
  • Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – $9.99
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Bundle – $14.99
  • Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass – $14.99
  • Titanfall 2: Angel City’s Most Wanted Bundle – $18.74

PlayStation 3

  • Battlefield 3 – $3.99
  • Battlefield 4 – $7.99
  • Fight Night Champion – $1.99
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted – $1.99

Other Deals (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

  • Binaries (PS4) – $4.99, $3.99
  • Citizens of Earth (PS4) – $4.49
  • Citizens of Earth (PS Vita) – $4.49
  • Class of Heroes (PSP; PS Vita) – $4.49
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars (PS Vita) – $9.89
  • Crimson Gem Saga (PSP; PS Vita) – $3.74
  • Demetrios: The BIG Cynical Adventure (PS Vita) – $7.99, $6.99
  • Demon’s Souls (PS3) – $9.99
  • Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal (PS Vita) – $19.99
  • Growlanser Wayfarer of Time (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.99
  • Gungnir (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.99
  • Hexyz Force (PSP; PS Vita) – $4.49
  • Hunter’s Legacy (PS4) – $6.29, $5.34
  • I Am Setsuna (PS4) – $23.99
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble (PSP; PS Vita) – $4.49
  • Knee Deep (PS4) – $13.49, $11.99
  • Knights in the Nightmare (PSP; PS Vita) – $4.49
  • LittleBigPlanet DLC (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) – 50% off various packs and costumes
  • Lost Dimension (PS3) – $19.99
  • Lost Dimension (PS Vita) – $19.99
  • Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (PS4) – $7.49, $6.49
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3) – $29.99
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS Vita) – $23.99
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS Vita) – $29.99
  • Pillar (PS4) – $1.59, $1.19
  • Riviera: The Promised Land (PSP; PS Vita) – $4.99
  • Rocket League ‘Aftershock’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘Back to the Future Car Pack’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Car Pack’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘Chaos Run DLC Pack’ (PS4) – $3.19, $2.79
  • Rocket League ‘Esper’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘Marauder’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘Masamune’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘NBA Flag Pack’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘Proteus’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Rocket League ‘Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC Pack’ (PS4) – $3.19, $2.79
  • Rocket League ‘Triton’ (PS4) – $1.59, $1.39
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP; PS Vita) – $9.99
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin (PSP; PS Vita) – $9.99
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (PSP; PS Vita) – $9.99
  • Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord (PS3) – $19.99
  • Yggdra Union (PSP; PS Vita) – $4.99

Freebies

  • Fu’un Super Combo Static Theme (PS4)
  • NASCAR Heat Evolution ‘Pit Pass 5’ (PS4)
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Movie Costumes (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Tales of Berseria Eleanor Theme (PS4)
  • Tales of Berseria Magilou Theme (PS4)

NIS Press Event Recap, D00d!

NIS hosted an awesome event this year, announcing 5 new titles and 6 release date reveals, and other news to make your inner nerd drool.

New title announcements:

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
Will be released for Steam, PS4, and PS Vita in Fall 2017

RPG Maker Fes
Will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Summer 2017
You can watch the trailer here!

Culdcept Revolt
Will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Summer 2017
You can watch the trailer here!

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle
Will be released for the PS Vita and PS4
You can watch the trailer here!

Tokyo Tattoo Girls
Will be released for the PS Vita and Steam
You can watch the trailer here!

Have you been tired of waiting to find out when a game you are waiting for is coming out.  Wait no longer!

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony for the PS Vita and PS4 will be released on September 26, 2017. Upupupupupu! I can’t wait!

Disgaea 5 Complete for the Nintendo Switch will be released on May 23, 2017.  On the Switch? Sounds awesome, D00d!

PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness for Steam will be released on April 24, 2017. Keep your Crime Coefficient low so you can play it when it comes.

Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! for the PS Vita and Steam will release on June 6, 2017.  Get ready for some dungeon crawling fun in feudal Japan!

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy for Steam will release on June 9, 2017.

Let’s not forget that Silver Case has added two new chapters for the PS4 version.  YAMI and WHITEOUT PROLOGUE will be included with the PS4 release on April 18, 2017.

What games are you looking forward to? What titles do you want to check out? Personally, I am thrilled for Danganronpa V3 and Tokyo Tattoo Girls.  Let us know what you think in the comments!

 

 

 

Wasabi Animeland Convention 9

Comments from Dark_Laharl: Anime Conventions have a tendency to bring out all manner of Anime fans, think of any type and you will probably see them at a con. Wasabi Animeland, Wasabi for short, is no different than any other Anime con I’ve been to. They have an Artist alley, Special guests, Panels run by some of the guests and any one who wants to run a panel, and some rooms will show Anime shows if you want to discover something new to watch.

I have been going to Wasabi for about 4 years now but this is the first year I have personally covered the con for press purposes. Sadly, this con has a bad reputation that it does not deserve, every time I have gone I have had a blast. You might get a few people who will disagree but you will probably seem them there again the following year.

Wasabi continues to offer the same things that they have always offered, what might be failing today might be the community, if they aren’t out there promoting it to others and spreading the word then how can we expect a big turnout for the con? Of course, it isn’t entirely community the organizers also need to put the word out and get the hype going.

Regardless of the imperfections that exist, there are some people that are still dedicated to Wasabi. There were plenty of people just hanging out and watching Anime, plenty of people who use conventions as an excuse to party with like minded people (not a bad thing). The people you talk to will probably tell you at first that they aren’t having fun, this is likely during the day time; many don’t start having fun till after dark.

Comments from Stellar.ice: I have been attending Wasabi for six years.  When I first started attending cons, Wasabi was always my second favorite. Of course, there were only a few cons in the Denver area at the time.  It wasn’t until 2015 that I saw a drastic decline in activities. From bouncy castles to hallway con, Wasabi has certainly seen a decline in activities.

However, I never really enjoyed Wasabi for the array of panels or guests.  What I have always enjoyed was the intimate atmosphere created by every attendee.  Before 2015, Wasabi always exhibited some of the best cosplay I have seen at a con.  Not only that, the con-goers were extremely friendly and inviting, welcoming you into panels and just hanging out in the hallway. My real question is what has happened to the communal atmosphere of the con? How does the community come back to Wasabi?

I think Wasabi has definitely stepped up compared the famed “hallway con”, in terms of space,  all it was missing this year was the people.  Even the rave for Saturday night was a blast playing a variety of dance music to keep your body moving.

What do you think makes a successful con? What do you look for when you decided to attend an anime convention? Let us know in the comments!