Square-Enix establishes a new studio led by Final Fantasy XV’s Director

Square-Enix has announced that they have established a Tokyo-based studio Luminous Productions, led by COO and head of studio Hajime Tabata, who directed Final Fantasy XV.

Luminous Productions was established with the purpose of “developing new AAA titles, and bringing innovative games and other entertainment content to a global audience.” It aims to “utilize innovative technology and creativity to change the future of gaming and entertainment.”

More information regarding new projects that Luminous Productions will undertake will be announced later this year.

You can check out there website at this link.

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“Steins;Gate 0” anime begins airing April 11, here is the second trailer

5pb has released the second trailer to the upcoming Steins;Gate 0 anime.  The series is a sequel to the 2011 anime series Steins;Gate, and is planned to premiere on April 11, 2018.

Here is a brief overview of the story, and the trailer.

“This is a story of a ‘future’ I wasn’t able to save.”
A “true sequel” that takes place November 2010, β Timeline — A world line where the protagonist, Okabe Rintarou, at the end of overcoming countless hardships and sorrows, had given up on saving “her.”
Okabe is at the bottom of despair…
His friends worry for him…
And what about the “girl” he wasn’t able to save?
Learn of it through the tale of “zero” where new encounters converge.
“She,” without a shadow of a doubt, continues to exist in there…

After long journeys via world lines, Okabe returned to his daily life, albeit crushed by the regret and misery of not being able to save “her.”
While helping out in a college seminar in order to finish off what “she” had already started, he comes across Professor Alexis Leskinen and assistant Hiyajo Maho, who were both on the same team and school as “her.” There, he discovers “Amadeus,” a system still in the stages of development that can store human memories inside computers.
Okabe was told that the Amadeus had “her” memories stored inside, and was requested by Professor Leskinen to cooperate with him as an Amadeus tester by means of conversing with “her” through a monitor. The system was inputted with “her” memories before “she” had ever met Okabe.
Upon encountering “her” installed within this architecture, Okabe’s life begins to change completely…

PS4 Exclusive Fighting game “Omen of Sorrow” Physical Edition Announced

Soedesco has announced that they will publish a physical edition of Chilean game studio AOne Games’ upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive fighting game Omen of Sorrow in late 2018.

Here is a brief overview and trailer of the title.

About

Omen of Sorrow features 12 perfectly designed legendary creatures inspired by gloomy European myths, such as a vampire, succubus and werewolf. The game offers stunning Unreal Engine 4-powered graphics. The battle system of Omen of Sorrow revolves strongly around player skill, ensuring a captivating experience for veterans and newcomers alike.

A Fresh Take on the Classics, Created by Experts

Omen of Sorrow was created by a team of fighting game enthusiasts, aiming to combine the best elements of the classics into the ultimate fighting game experience. By visiting many events during development, AOne games took inspiration from the community of hardcore fighting game fans. This has resulted in a refreshing new take on the genre, with a flawless online multiplayer experience. Besides online combat, Omen of Sorrow also offers players an elaborate single player mode with epic boss fights, and a local multiplayer mode to compete against friends.

Key Features

  • Revel in perfect design inspired by age-old European myths and legends.
  • Choose among 12 iconic dark characters, each with unique abilities.
  • Engage in epic boss fights in a superb single player mode.
  • Enjoy a flawless online and local multiplayer experience.
  • Feast your eyes on outstanding Unreal Engine 4 powered graphics

Super Smash Bros and Splatoon 2 World Championship Tournament coming to E3

Nintendo isn’t going to let up! On top of nearly every title coming to the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo will be bringing its top 2 competitive titles to E3: Super Smash Bros and Splatoon 2.

The event will have players from around the globe and give players a chance to try out Super Smash Bros on the Switch.  However, this is an invitational event.  Only qualifying teams will have a chance to compete in Splatoon 2. In order to quality, you can compete in the online qualifier on April 21 at 11am P.T. and finals will be held on April 28th.

Will you be at E3 2018? Do you plan on competing for a chance to compete in the Splatoon 2 tournament? Let us know in the comments!

Fantasy Strike is coming to the Switch

Fantasy Strike, which is currently available via Steam Early Access, will come to Switch simultaneously alongside the previously announced PlayStation 4 version this summer, developer Sirlin Games announced.

Here is an overview of the game and trailer.

About

Be an archer with fiery arrows, a colorful painter, a martial arts master who can transform into a dragon, and more! Fantasy meets martial arts in this vibrant world.

—If You’re New To Fighting Games

Designed to work great on keyboard, no need for a special controller. We’ve streamlined the genre to get you to the fun decision-making part as soon as possible. All moves are just a single button press, combos are easy, move lists are concise. We’ve cut the chaff to focus on the heart of the genre so we can show you why fighting games are awesome.

—If You’re a Veteran

This game is designed by an ex-Street Fighter dev and hardcore player for play in tournaments. Mixups, rushdown, zoning, and the grapplers seeming too powerful on day one. It’s got all that. And you can play it with pretty much anyone in the fighting game community, no matter what other fighting game they play, because you can all reach basic competency in Fantasy Strike in minutes and start playing for real. Plus you can play with a joystick, gamepad, Guitar Hero controller, or whatever else you want.

Key Features

  • Excellent online play. Uses GGPO, the best-in-class networking technology any competent fighting game should use.
  • Game modes available now: play online quickmatch, directly challenge a friend, play local multiplayer, arcade, or try our full-featured practice mode. Several more modes are in the works.
  • Unique throw escape. To escape (normal) throws, simply let go of all your controls! You’ll automatically “yomi” counter any throw attempt.
  • Life bar shows discrete hit points. You always know exactly how much a combo will do because life bars show each individual hit point.
    Dragon.
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