SEGA’s Future Video Gives Us Hope

Amidst the onslaught of news from last week’s E3, SEGA decided to play it a bit low-key and release the following video well after the event has concluded.

It’s filled with inspiring words narrated by none other thanΒ Toshihiro Nagoshi best know for the Yakuza series (which is probably the only high quality series to come from the studio in the past decade). More importantly thought it gives us hope that perhaps SEGA is finally listening and wishes to make amends to its less than stellar post-Dreamcast phase.

SEGA has also been doing retro Tweets from its SEGA Forever Twitter account. Could this be a hint of a retro console revival? Maybe. But on thing’s for sure: if there’s one studio that definitely needs to make a comeback it’s SEGA.

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Here’s Our First Look at FF XV’s Second DLC: Episode Prompto

The second FF XV story DLC will focus on the gunslinger, Prompto. Here’s our first look at some gameplay.

I have to admit, the first time I saw the thumbnail I thought this was footage of the next MGS game. A third person shooter isn’t the first thing I think about when imagining Final Fantasy game but then again seeing as how this focuses on character who uses guns it makes sense. This was also not only time FF dabbled in the third person shooting scene.

Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto will arrive June 27th. The update will also included the much requested off-road driving with the Regalia Type-D.

Kingdom Hearts 3 E3 2017 Trailer

It’s been more than a year since we got any substantial Kingdom Hearts 3 news but E3 is here so anything is possible.

Sadly no release or any tangible info regarding when we might expect to play this. However a Disney expo is expected to take place next month which is when we’ll get to see a new world and hopefully a release window. For the record, this E3 marks 4 years since KH 3 was first announced. Square Enix has a tendency of announcing their titles really early and it seems that tradition hasn’t been broken yet, especially when Nomura is behind the wheels.

Shenmue 3 Has Been Delayed

Creator and Director of Shenmue 3, Yu Suzuki, has announced a delay for the highly anticipated sequel. The new launch date is now scheduled for second half of 2018.

This doesn’t really come as a surprise as Yu is dealing with a realitvely small team for a game that requires a lot of attention to detail. We have also yet to see an official gameplay video though according to Yu he will only show it when it’s ready to be shown.

I’m honestly not bothered by this as game delays aren’t exactly new. A second half of 2018 also seems more reasonable. Hopefully this year we would get a better look at how Shenmue 3 is shaping up.

Hopefully this delay will give SEGA the opportunity to release the long rumored Shenmue HD collection.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Nt Leaked for PS4

The long rumored Dissidia: Final Fantasy arcade game is finally coming to PS4 next year.

UPDATE: Square Enix has now officially revealed the game.

The E3 announcement was leaked early thanks to an Amazon listing. Here’s what we know:

  • Final Fantasy, everything you could ever want – Over 20 playable Final Fantasy heroes and villains to play, over ten iconic battle arenas, legendary summons, tons of equippable weapons and moogles
  • The return from Eos – Noctis makes his triumphant return to the PS4 as a combatant, fighting to save the world of Dissidia
  • Legendary narrative – Dive into an all-new Final Fantasy story, written by writer Kazushige Nojima (Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, and Kingdom Hearts II)
  • Your fantasy. Your fight – Each battle you wage, you will gain XP and gil to deepen the customization of your Final Fantasy champion – from EX skills to weapons to skins, level up
  • Only the brave survive – The bravery combat system allows a much deeper and more methodical approach to the fighting game genre, separating luck from skill

The big plus here is that there will be a story mode. Dissidia story has been a bit messy in the past, most relegated to fan service, but it’s decent. Hopefully with the leap from PSP to PS4 we can expect a richer a narrative experience.