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By Rae Michelle Langdon, October 28, 2014 0

Dying Light developer Techland has announced that they have ceased production on the last generation versions of their upcoming undead slaying action game.  They cited the fact that the PS3 and Xbox 360 couldn’t quite handle advanced features like physics based lighting technologies or displaying up to 200,000 objects on screen at one time as one of the contributing factors for cancelling both versions.

Sad news for those who haven’t jumped into the eight generation of consoles, yours truly included. Dying Light will now ship on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC  on January 27th 2015 and will be published by Warner Bros Interactive. There have been no plans for a Wii-U version of the game either, so if you picked up Nintendo’s latest console and where hoping for some more zombie killing action you’re out of luck.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, October 28, 2014 0

SEGA Has begun hinting that their 2008 cell shaded strategy RPG Valkyria Chronicles will find its way onto PC sometime in the near future. In a short tweet on their official twitter account SEGA USA teased that the members of Squad 7 will once again amount an assault against the East European Imperial Alliance.

No further details surrounding the port have been announced as of yet, so those of you excited to possibly see Valkyria’s beautiful art in 1080P with full MSAA will have to wait for more information. The series did see two sequels on the PlayStation Portable – Valkyria Chronicles 2 which was released worldwide and Valkyria Chronicles 3 which was only released in Japan. There’s been no word on if either of those titles will be ported to PC.

As soon as more information is available, we’ll be sure to bring it to you. Until then be sure to check out SEGA’s spare tweet after the jump.

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By Jason Nason, October 23, 2014 0

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Fantasy Life – It’s time to get a Life! Embark on the adventure of your dream life as you craft, cast, battle and role-play like never before. With the innovative Life system, your choices don’t just upgrade characters – they help shape your journey! Fantasy Life will be available on Oct. 24. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, October 22, 2014 0

Are your thumbs still sore from smashing your opponents off screen? The Big N has a Nintendo Direct live stream set for Thurs October 23rd at 3PM PST to announce some new features for the Wii U version of Nintendo’s cross-franchise brawler.   We’re not sure what they’re going to announce, a console exclusive level based upon the hit Doshin the Giant games, perhaps? (an obscure game I know.. look it up!)

The 3DS version has done fantastically well, selling over 2.8 million copies worldwide in just a few short weeks. There is a reason Jason awarded the game a perfect 10.0 in his review!

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, October 22, 2014 0

The world of elemental benders becomes interactive with the release of The Legend of Korra on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS3 and Xbox One. Veteran action game developers Platinum Games bring the hit nickelodeon animated series to life in the form of a single-player action game which features several different elemental attacks for Korra to use against her foes. Fast paced action isn’t the only play style on display either, there is also a polar bear-dog racing mini game featuring Korra’s trusty companion Naga.

With a visual style that captures the look of the animated series quite well I’m sure that The Legend of Korra will appeal to long time fans. The game’s story is set between books 2 and 3 and features the voice actors from the show. It will be priced at $14.99 (CDN) and can be downloaded from the PlayStation Network right now or through Xbox Live starting tomorrow.

Broken Joysticks will have a review of the Legend of Korra videogame later this week!

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By Chelsea Richards, October 21, 2014 0

Square Enix has had one busy weekend, with the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival giving us lots of big news, with regards to its MMO that successfully relaunched last August under the same name. The new expansion is set to take place in Ishgard, which current players may remember scraping the surface of in the Coerthas Central Highlands. Alongside the typical features of  an increased level cap, and spells to go along with said increased cap, players are also earning the ability for their Free Companies (guilds) to construct their own airships. Also included are both a new Dark Knight job, and a currently unannounced race.

While we haven’t heard anything at the Las Vegas show with regards to the plans for the Golden Saucer and its implementation of Chocobo Racing, we are told that more information is to come from the London show on October 25th, and the Tokyo show from December 20th. Heavensward: Final Fantasy XIV is expected to go live in Spring of 2015.

Before then, however, is the release of patch 2.4 “Dreams of Ice” featuring the new primal fight of Shiva, while introducing players to the new class of Rogue and its job-extension into Ninja. Familiar bosses Typhon and Ultros and a few new dungeons are also expected to make appearances when this patch goes live on October 28th. (more…)

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By Jason Nason, October 16, 2014 0

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The Legend of Dark Witch – Syega Crystals gave their powers to the people of the world, but somebody has stolen all of them… After all the Syega crystals are missing, the world plunges into darkness. As the dark witch Zizou, you must retrieve the missing Syega Crystals. The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D platform action game. Zizou can learn new attacks by defeating bosses. She will need every one of those attacks if she is going to save the world. Check out our review here!

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By Rae Michelle Langdon, October 16, 2014 0

Are you craving a new strategy RPG for your PlayStation 3? Atlus has just released Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord on PSN and as well as through physical retailers.  Tears follows the main protagonist Hamilcar whose empire is burned to the ground when he inadvertently unleashes a dark demonic power found deep within himself. Can he free his people from the tyranny of an evil empire? That’s up to you!

Atlus promises over 80 hours of strategic combat, more than 15 playable characters and of course the original Japanese audio is included! Pre-order copies as well as a select number of launch day copies come bundled with a 31 page art book!

Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord is set to retail for $39.99 USD.
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By Jason Nason, October 15, 2014 0

The Legend of Dark Witch is a simple platform game from Circle for the 3DS. The game feels and plays similar to Mega Man, so if you’ve played those games you’ll know what to expect, and it doesn’t let you down.

The plot of the game is simple to get you going. In the game, somebody has stolen all of the Syega Crystals, which gave their powers to the people of the world. After all the Syega crystals are missing, the world plunges into darkness. As the dark witch Zizou, you must retrieve the missing Syega Crystals.

The first thing that drew me to this game is the look of the game, to be honest. The Legend of Dark Witch is a 2D side scrolling platform game where you run and jump, shooting enemies and avoiding obstacles. There is definitely an anime flair to the art in the game, as well as the look of the sprites. They are all beautifully done, as are the levels and backgrounds. There was definitely a lot of attention paid to these elements, and they make playing the levels more inviting.

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By Jason Nason, October 9, 2014 0

Nintendo released sales figures on Tuesday for Super Smash Bros and sales are good.

Strong launches in the Americas, Europe and Australia have propelled the cumulative sales total for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS to more than 2.8 million sold worldwide. This first-ever portable installment of the game has resonated both with fans and critics, and its initial sales set Nintendo up for a strong holiday season.

“Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Nintendo’s holiday software lineup is more than impressive, and our amiibo figures start a new chapter in the world of Nintendo interactive entertainment. With so many great experiences available, this holiday season is going to be an amazing time to be a Nintendo fan.”

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