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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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets a New Game Plus mode Soon

thegeekdojo.wordpress.comOne of the best games of 2015 so far is getting even better. CD Projekt Red just announced on their Facebook page that The Witcher 3 will be getting a new game plus mode. This is perfect for people like myself that want to play it again at some point in the future. Just like all of the previously released DLC, it will be free. There is no word on when it will come out, because it is still in development, but it should be pretty soon.

This game just keeps getting better and better.

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What Are ya Playin’ this Weekend?

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It’s finally here again gamers! It’s the weekend! Hopefully you are able to get some good playing time in.

I will hopefully be getting back into Destiny again. I need to level up my Titan to max level. I’ve been behind for quite while. I had to be carried through the Crota hard mode raid at level 30. Plenty of Heroes of the Storm will be played as well so if you want to party up in that, let me know. I’m level 40 now and starting to gear up for some Hero League.

Evo 2015 also kicked off today and it should be another great year for the F.G.C. I will definitely be tuning in to that was well all weekend.

That’s enough about me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend?

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My Top 5 Most Anticipated Games For the Second Half of 2015

The first half of 2015 has given us plenty of great games so far. We’ve even gotten a glimpse into the bright future of video games with one of, if not the best, E3 convention ever. With a number of AAA titles like the PlayStation exclusive Bloodborne, the fantastic Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Batman Arkham Knight, (non PC version) we as gamers have been pretty busy. Throw in a few other games like Mortal Kombat X, Dying Light, Final Fantasy Type-0/FFXV demo this has been a fantastic year so far and it’s only halfway over! There’s still more to come! Here’s a look at some of my most anticipated games for the rest of 2015.   Continue reading

Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae 2.0 Out Today

final-fantasy-xv-episode-duscae_20150318235946The update to the demo was released around 11AM EDT today and it fixes a number of issues. Since the demo has come out, Square listened to what players had to say about it and decided to fix whatever issues we had. They even threw in some new features and added a boss fight.

Coming straight from the Nova Crystallis website, here is a look at the updates:

  • Added cooperation attacks that come from ally suggestions.
  • Guarding just before being hit by an enemy attack will no longer consume MP.
  • Evasive maneuver has been changed into a dodge roll, no longer consumes MP, and can be shifted into from various actions.
  • Moving the left stick during a consecutive attack will change the attack movement.
  • You can now charge great sword attacks by holding down the button.
  • The Shift (Warp) command has been changed into a long Circle button hold. If you hold Circle for a short period, you’ll perform a mid-range shift.
  • The areas you can warp to have been greatly increased.
  • Attack power, MP consumption, and more have been adjusted.
  • Camera turning speed and acceleration has been improved. The lock-on tracking has been improved, and target-switching has been simplified.
  • Camera can now be moved down during combat.
  • Party AI has been improved.
  • “Individual action quests” that are suggested by party members has been added.
  • The Catoblepas by the lake can now be fought.

It’s definitely interesting to see a demo get patched, but it shows that SquareEnix really cares about this game and wants to make it as perfect as they can. The patch is free for everyone that downloaded the demo via their voucher.

There is also a new Final Fantasy Type-0 patch that fixes motion blur and the super fast camera. I’ll definitely be getting back into that one.

Final Fantasy will be skipping E3 this year, but we will hear more about it at Gamescon in August.

Source: novachystalis.com

Capcom Announces a New Mega Man Collection Today

Hot on the heels of the latest announcement for Mighty No. 9, Capcom reveals the Mega Man Legacy Collection today.

This enhanced collection will feature Mega Man 1-6 to introduce new players and feed the nostalgia of long time fans. It will also feature a Museum Mode and a Challenge Mode. Channeling straight from the Capcom UK YouTube page, the Challenge Mode remixes gameplay segments from all six games, with plenty of scaling difficulty objectives for experienced players to conquer yet serving as a good starting point for new players, too. Museum Mode contains a comprehensive collection of history, high-res art and original concept pieces – a mega treat for any fan of Mega Man and video game history.

It looks like Capcom hasn’t forgotten about Mega Man. The collection will be available later this summer as a digital download for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and on 3DS this Winter.

Source: Official Capcom UK

Mighty No. 9 Gets a Release Date and a New Trailer

Keiji Inafune’s long awaited, spiritual successor to the Mega Man series will be released September 15th. If you pre-order, you get the “Retro Hero” DLC that basically looks like a Minecraft version of Beck.

If you want to be a bit fancier, North Americans can pre-order the limited Mighty No.9 Signature Edition. This edition features a 6.5″ numbered figurine of Beck complete with three interchangeable faceplates and 14 points of articulation all for $59.99.

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Mighty No.9 is being brought to us by Deep Silver and will appear on just about every console under the sun.

Tekken 7’s Family Affair Expands With Latest Addition

Another apple has fallen from the Mishima family tree and made her way into the latest King of the Iron Fist Tournament. Kazumi, Heihachi’s wife, is the latest addition and she is a tiger summoning fighting machine.

She will be available in Japanese arcades next week. There is still no information on the PS4/XB1 release yet, but hopefully we will find out more when E3 rolls around in June. Check out the trailer below.