As stated this is the first Nintendo Direct since the passing of Satoru Iwata President and CEO of Nintendo. This Nintendo Direct marks off the end of this year and the first half of next year with a strong and health lineup of new games, sequels, remakes, amiibos and surprises. Love them or hate them, there’s something here for everyone.
Sony’s press conference started with a video reel showing off the console’s biggest upcoming games for the PlayStation 4. Shawn Layden from Sony introduces the system and how broad the platform is trying and has become plus a long-awaited introduction.
Almost everything you need to know about Xenoblade Chronicles X is all contained in this video, probably. This game looks incredible and has such a massive scope that I can hardly believe it. This game is definitely on top of my most anticipated games of the year list.
Ever since NetherRealm Studios exploded back on the fighting game scene with Mortal Kombat in 2011 we have been eagerly awaiting what they have next. They have brought back the DC Universe back in to the fighting game realm absent since 2008 with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe this time with a much darker feel. Will NetherRealm take what they learned in from Mortal Kombat to heart or will this be a drop?
The latest batch DLC for Final Fantasy XIII-2 has just been released on PSN and XBLA. The first is “Snow: Perpetual Battlefield” a piece of Story DLC and another Colosseum battle. The second is “Lightning’s Story: Requiem of the Goddess”. I didn’t buy Snow’s DLC but Lightning’s is the more interesting of the two because it elaborates on the cliffhanger ending of XIII-2. The DLC is $5/400 Microsoft points but is it really worth it?
This footage has just caught my attention for a new Phantasy Star Online game. I don’t know how many of you played the first Phantasy Star Online but I spent a lot of time playing the Gamecube version. By today’s standards Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 and 2 is very slow and simple. PSO2 looks like it has much more fluid and varied combat. You can jump and fight in the sky, manually aim firearms and magic can be cast rapidly. There also seems to be a great deal of character customization with outfit designs. The dragon boss was seen being jumped on to attack a different point of it possibly to deal more damage. Hopefully there will be other large bosses that take advantage of the size of enemies. This is a Windows exclusive game which is disappointing but I am looking forward to seeing more of this game in the future.