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Super Neptunia RPG coming this fall!

Getting tired of all these 3D Neptunia games? Then the get ready for some 2D action with Nep-Nep! Super Neptunia RPG will be coming to North America and Europe Fall 2018!  And yes, Nep-Nep is making the Switch; this title will be available for both the Switch and PlayStation 4.

Each character is hand drawn by Tsunako and animated for the upcoming 2D side-scroller.

Story:

In a world where 2D games reign supreme, an organization called Bombyx Mori forces its citizens to churn out 2D games as offerings to their leader. Those who dare to use new technologies or whose games don’t meet their standards risk banishment to the soul-crushing Trial Grounds.

A girl awakens in this world with no recollection of anything beyond her name, Neptune, and soon realizes she possesses great strength. With her newfound sense of heroism and a strange book known as Histoire in hand, she sets off on a journey to see if there might be more than this two-dimensional life.

Key Features:

Old School Dungeons!– Explore gorgeously painted, interactive dungeons in a style inspired by classic gaming titles.

Follow the Leader! – Enter turn-based battles where the party’s attack style changes based on the battle leader. Switch leaders on the fly, transform mid-battle, and use elemental attacks to maximize your team’s strategy!

Save Gamindustri! – In a time where retro gaming and 3D graphics are at polar ends, this story delves headfirst into the debate for a self-aware ribbing of gaming culture.

2D Comes to Life! The hand-drawn art of Neptunia series artist Tsunako is brought to life by Artisan Studios, showing the characters in a whole new way!

 

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Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi coming to the West

Slated for a PlayStation 4 release on June 5, 2018, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi will finally have a Western release.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi takes gamers back to the Sengoku Era of Japan.

  “The Sengoku Era was a period where regional lords fiercely fought for supremacy, to claim dominance and unite the lands. Players will have to exploit a wide breadth of tactical options to create fresh strategies that allow new ways to gain an advantage over the opponent. Strategies do not only focus on the Military Campaigns, but also on managing the Production Facilities and Trade Routes to continuously expand territory and increase the strength of the army.

These elements are further enhanced through the introduction of the Resolve System; where each officer has their own set of aspirations that will depict how they will act in a given situation and gameplay will change accordingly, with new tactics needed to accommodate opposing or similar viewpoints. With the Resolve System officers will be showcase a more human and personal feel, providing players a deeper insight into the historical simulation the series is renowned for.”

Will you be checking out this title? Let us know in the comments!

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA PC Delay

Although recently announced to release later this month, NIS America regretfully announced today there would be a delay in the release of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for the PC.  However, this does not affect the re-localization patch to be released for PS4 and PS Vita on January 30th.

Low framerate issues and memory leak problems were apparent from the earliest PC builds we received. To help combat these, we looked into the drawing processes, which lead to an overall improvement in performance. However, we are still encountering framerate drops in specific circumstances. The systems regulating these framerate issues are heavily reliant on the architecture of the original PlayStation 4 version and, as such, are not existent in PC architecture. The memory leak issues are somewhat less complicated and expected to be resolved this weekend. But in order to solve these issues, we have determined that we must modify the core level of data in the game.

As the PC version of the game was originally envisioned as a port, we avoided touching the core programming as much as possible and focused on PC performance optimization. However, in light of the feedback of those who have participated in the second beta test, we have concluded that we cannot avoid modifying the core programming.

Once the changes from the relocalization efforts have been implemented at the end of this month, we will be moving development to an entirely different developer who will primarily focus on frame rate improvements as well as other PC optimizations. Once that process begins, we will monitor the progress and determine the release schedule. We will also be sure to give regular updates to our progress.

Again, we truly regret that we underestimated the severity of the issues that have surfaced (and how long it would take to resolve them), and for that, NIS America sincerely apologizes to all of you for this unexpected delay. We are fully aware of how much our fans have been anticipating this release, and will do our very best to launch the game the way it is meant to be launched: without any issues, game-breaking bugs, or errors.

NIS is offering refund for pre-orders on Steam.

What do you think of this delay? Are you willing to wait a bit longer for this title on Steam? Let us know in the comments!

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms releasing on Steam this Spring

Love will be in the air again this spring for both Vita and PC players.  Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms will be hitting the Vita on March 13th, 2018 and on Steam Spring 2018.

Join Chizuru and the Shinsengumi in the second part of the series.  This time, the story will take place in Edo and will include new characters, love interests and episodes.

Are you a fan of the Hakuoki series? Who is your favorite character? Let us know in the comments!

NEW GUNDAM BREAKER coming to West

Build and break your Gundams with Bandai Namco’s upcoming title, NEW GUNDAM BREAKER.  This title allows you to create and customize your own Gunpla (Gundam model) and battle it out with enemies; collect body parts and weapons from enemies to create your ultimate Gunpla!

This title will be available exclusively on the PlayStation console in 2018!

Do you build your own Gundam models? Has there every been a mash up you wanted to see? Let us know in the comments!