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Etrian Odyssey Nexus Coming West, Releases February 5th 2019

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Etrian Odyssey Nexus, a Western release of what Japan knows as Etrian Odyssey X, has been announced by Atlus. The title will release in America and Europe on February 5th 2019.

Nexus is essentially a Sonic Generations-type deal of the past Etrian dungeon-crawler titles, featuring classes, characters, and so forth from across the series’ history. The game is also touted as the series’ final installment on the Nintendo 3DS, of which there have been quite a fewAs such, it’s intended to be a grand send-off for the series’ dual screen days – and it certainly sounds like one.

It’s not the only Etrian-style title on the way for 3DS though, as spinoff Persona Q 2 is also on the way – set for a November 29th 2018 release date in Japan. Still no word on a localisation for that title, however.

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Unreleased Psygnosis Mega Drive Game ‘Hardcore’ Coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2019

Friday, August 17th, 2018

In 1994, Digital Illusions were developing a game for the Mega Drive called Hardcore. The game was to be published by Psygnosis and nearly made it to release, but ultimately it was canned as Psygnosis began its focus on the next generation of consoles.

Now, a new team called Strictly Limited have been given the license to the original game data and with the help from some of the Digital Illusions developers, they will finish the game and release it for PS4 and PS Vita in 2019.

Hardcore is currently the working title of the game, but a digital and physical release has been promised. You can see the game in action by clicking the embed below:

Keep an eye on the game’s official website for more news.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Re-Announced for the West, Now Arrive December 4th

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight have been re-confirmed for the West, as well as a Limited Edition including Persona 4: Dancing All Night, remastered for PS4.

Both games were previously scheduled for a 2019 release, back at E3 – but they’ve now been bumped up to this year. The titles see you tapping buttons in time to the rhythm and grooving to iconic tunes from the Persona series, with remixes by talents such as Hideki Naganuma of Jet Set Radio fame. An aforementioned limited edition, the “Endless Night Collection” has also been confirmed, which includes both games and the previously Vita-Exclusive Persona 4 Dancing title, now in HD as a digital download.

Trailers for both games are available below:

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SEGA Reveals Gamescom Lineup

Monday, August 6th, 2018

SEGA has announced what it’ll have on show at 2018’s Gamescom event in Germany, starting August 21st and running till August 25th.

The lineup includes:

Team Sonic Racing – Playable, with a new track (Ice Mountain) and two new teams.

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight & Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

Football Manager 2019 – Not playable, but there’ll be photo opportunities and merchandise up for grabs.

Overall it’s a diverse lineup, and there’s always the chance for some fresh announcements too. Time will tell when the event kicks off later this month.

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Unreleased SEGASonic Bros. Arcade Game Playable at California Extreme Arcade Show

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

It’s been a while since we last heard about the unreleased SEGASonic Bros. arcade game that was discovered by Tumblr user ShouTime, but it appears he’s bringing the game to the California Extreme arcade show this weekend.

The game will be fully playable at the show, specifically at the exA-Arcadia booth. Hopefully an attendee will see fit to film the game in action so we can finally see some off-screen footage of it. Currently there’s only a selection of screenshots from ShouTime himself available to view online.

California Extreme takes place on the 28th and 29th of July. Full details can be obtained via the official website. Tickets are available on the door.

[Source: ShouTime]

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Idola: Phantasy Star Saga Announced, RPG for Smartphones

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

After being teased just a few days ago,  SEGA has now announced Idola: Phantasy Star Saga, a new RPG title in the Phantasy Star series. The game is exclusive to iOS and Android devices, and will launch this year in Japan.

The game sees the resurrection of the amusingly-named “Dark Farce”, in a world ravaged by huge monsters named Idola. You’ll be using a “command-based battle system”, which SEGA intend to detail more in the future. Also confirmed are a slew of characters, including the main heroine Stella – fully translated bios for these characters can be found on Gematsu.

The team behind the game includes veterans of the Valkyria series, as well as Sakura Wars and of course Phantasy Star itself. There’s (unsurprisingly) no word on an English release, but we’ll keep an eye out in case one gets announced.

 

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Phantasy Star 30th Anniversary RPG for Smartphones Teased, Countdown Site Opened

Friday, July 20th, 2018

SEGA has launched a countdown site, teasing the reveal of a new entry in the Phantasy Star RPG franchise. However, it’s for smartphones. Take that as you will.

Currently, there’s no real details on what the game itself entails – whether it’ll be taking after the stylings of the original series, or the more modern Online universe for instance. Saying that, the artwork definitely has us expecting something more akin to the former, and it may well be that it combines the two – it’s a 30th Anniversary celebration, after all.

The game will be announced on July 24th at 4am UK time.

[Source: Gematsu ]

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Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV Kick Off SEGA AGES for Nintendo Switch Line in August

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

UPDATE 19/07/18 – Additional information has now been released on the first two titles.

Sonic 1’s added features include a Spin Dash toggle, a Ring Keep Mode for beginners, the Mega Play arcade version, and two Time Attack modes – a full Mega Play run, and a Green Hill Act 1 run, seemingly based on the Mikado Arcade’s speedrunning challenge. By far one of the coolest additions however, is that Sonic Mania’s Drop Dash is being added to the game!

Thunder Force IV meanwhile adds the Styx Mode, previously exclusive to Saturn. However it will also include online leaderboards and a Kids Mode to make the game less punishing. There also seems to be an option to reduce slowdown, which can affect the game’s difficulty.

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The first two titles in the new SEGA AGES line for Nintendo Switch, Sonic the Hedgehog and Thunder Force IV, have been confirmed for an August release by Famitsu. Previously, SEGA has stated the titles will receive a worldwide release – so unless things have changed, we’ll be getting them in the West next month too.

Coming from porting wizards M2, SEGA AGES is as of now set to include a range of SEGA Mega Drive, SEGA Master System and Arcade titles. Currently confirmed titles are Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV, Phantasy Star, Gain Ground, and Alex Kidd in Miracle World. M2 has also stated they’d like to expand to later SEGA consoles – but that hinges on the sales of these titles, and is likely a very long way off.

These aren’t just standard ports however – for instance, Sonic 1 includes the Sonic 2 spin dash, a Ring Keep mode for beginners, and even the rare Arcade version of the game, from SEGA’s Mega Play unit. Thunder Force IV meanwhile features Styx Mode, which lets you use the ship from Thunder Force III – this feature was previously exclusive to a Japan-only Saturn collection!

Pricing is set to 999 JPY, which works out at about £6. A bit steeper than the previous 3DS ports, but likely justified by the added features over those ports. We’ll keep an eye out for any concrete updates on the Western release of these titles.

 

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Two Point Hospital Launches on the 30th of August 2018

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Two Point Hospital finally has a release date! The first game from ex-Bullfrog developers Mark Webley and Gary Carr and their new studio Two Point will launch on the 30th of August for PC.

You can visit the store page on Steam by clicking here or you can pre-order the game now and get a 10% discount to bring the price down to £22.49. If that sounds tempting then click here to pre-order.

Two Point Hospital follows the formula of Bullfrog’s own Theme Hospital and is promising to deliver a similar set of laughs and overall absurdity. One of the illnesses you have to cure is one that turns the infected’s head into a light bulb.

There’s also a new trailer to look at, so why not click the embed below?

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You Can Fix the Enemy AI in Aliens Colonial Marines for PC by Fixing a Typo

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

In one of the most bizarre discoveries of recent memory, it turns out you can greatly improve the enemy AI in the PC version of Aliens: Colonial Marines by fixing a typo.

This can all be done with a quick edit in the PecanEngine.ini file. A modder on Moddb explains the process:

A new update will be coming soon with this change included, however after getting reports back from several players on how much this effects the game, I just had to post it now

Inside your games config file (My Document\My Games\Aliens Colonial Marines\PecanGame\Config\PecanEngine.ini) is the following line of code :

ClassRemapping=PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachXenoToTether -> PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTeather

Im sure you’ll notice the spelling mistake

ClassRemapping=PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachXenoToTether -> PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTether

If you fix it to look like the above and then play the game, the difference is pretty crazy!

Why is this line important? There are two reasons :
1) AttachXenoToTeather doesn’t do anything. Its basically empty or stripped
2) AttachPawnToTether does ALOT. It controls tactical position adjustment, patrolling and target zoning

When a Xeno is spawned, it is attached to a zone tether. This zone tells the Xeno what area is its fighting space and where different exits are. In Combat, a Xeno will be forced to switch to a new tether (such as one behind you) so as to flank, or disperse so they aren’t so grouped up etc. (*disclaimer* this is inferred opinion, I cant see the actual code only bits)

Whenever the game tried to do this, nothing happened. Now it does!

So if you fancy a dip back into Aliens: Colonial Marines and own the PC release, you can now play a considerably more challenging version of the game with this quick fix.

[Source: Reset Era Forums]

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