Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Release This Year

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2015’s Star Wars Battlefront left a lot to be desired. It’s not necessarily a bad game, but it does not live up to what Battlefront used to be. EA and DICE realize that and will fix that in the upcoming sequel.

EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson, stated in a recent earnings call that the next Battlefront game will be released this holiday season. It will feature a new single player campaign mode as well.

“There will be new ways to play, including an all-new single-player campaign, and much, much more that we are excited to share with our player in the months ahead,” Wilson stated.

Wilson also mentioned that the game will be bigger, have more locations, and more characters that span across multiple Star Wars stories. It’s safe to say Rogue One and The Force Awakens will for sure be included in this one. Check out the statement to shareholders to see for yourself.

What do you want to see most in the next Star Wars Battlefront game?

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is Being Released on July 11th 2017 in North America and Europe.

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The announcement was made recently at the Final Fantasy 30th anniversary event. This was one of the highlights since Square-Enix really didn’t have much to show off at the event.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be exclusive to the PS4. Take a look at the gameplay recently shown at the Taipei Game Show.

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Nioh’s Last Chance Demo Takes Place This Weekend

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If you missed the alpha and beta late last year, this weekend will be your final chance to check out Team Ninja’s Nioh.

The Last Chance Trial will take place this weekend, January 21st – 22nd. You can download the application to your PS4 right now so you will be ready when the demo goes live this Saturday. This will also be your last chance to get the DLC extras for completing the demo. Check out the Last Chance Trial trailer below.

Nioh will be released on February 7th, 2017

Source: PlayStation Blog

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Platinum Games Releases an Official Statement on the Cancellation Scalebound

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On January 9th, Microsoft announced that development of their upcoming exclusive, Scalebound was coming to an end. Platinum Games has released a statement on the matter today.

“We’re sorry to say that on January 9, 2017, Microsoft Studios announced the cancellation of Scalebound. We are very disappointed things ended up this way, especially since we know many of our fans were looking forward to this game as much as we were.

Going forward, we will strive to continue delivering high-quality games to you, starting with NieR:Automata in March, and including products like GRANBLUE FANTASY Project Re:Link and LOST ORDER in the future.

We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!

President and CEO
Kenichi Sato”

Scalebound’s director, Hideki Kamiya, also took to Twitter to express how sorry he is about the game being cancelled, but he promises to work extra hard on Platinum’s upcoming projects. NieR: Automata comes out in March and Platinum also has two other announced games, Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link, and Lost Order. Both games are yet to be announced for the west, but look/seem promising.

Source: Platinum Games Official blog

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My Top 5 Video Games of 2016

Another year down, more video games to countdown. There was plenty to play in the year of 2016, but unfortunately I cannot play them all. Here are 5 of my most definite favorites though. Lets start with some honorable mentions:

Street Fighter V: Street Fighter V just missed the cut because it got off to a rough start. It got pushed out to the public a bit early and ultimately was an unfinished product. Capcom has been working hard to fix some of the issues with it and its now shaping up to be a pretty great game. The future of Street Fighter V is looking bright.

Dark Souls 3: I’ve never been that big of a fan of this series, but I was able to have quite a bit of fun with DS3. It wont make me like the Souls games over Bloodborne though. Still hoping a sequel will be made.

And the FINAL honorable mention goes to Final Fantasy XV. FFXV is a fantastic game, but it left more to be desired from me. We do know that Square-Enix has future DLC plans for the game, which is exciting.

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The Demon Himself, Akuma, Will Grace Street Fighter V on December 20th

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Even though Yoshinori Ono tried to steer us away from thinking Akuma was going to be playable in SFV, to nobody’s surprise Akuma will be playable in SFV. A reveal trailer was shown off at PlayStation Experience, this past weekend.

Akuma, and his lion mane, will be available on the 20th of this month. He will be the first season 2 dlc chracter.

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New English Trailer for Persona 5

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Person 5 may have gotten delayed for the 1000th time for western audiences, but Atlus has come through with a new English trailer to help ease the pain. It doesn’t get rid of all the pain, but I will be able to sleep a little better at night knowing that it does still exist. Japan says its really good. Check out the trailer below.

Hopefully it wont get delayed again, but look for Persona 5 to hit stores sometime in April of 2017.

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