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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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By Jason Nason, October 9, 2014 0

While many thought that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros would be delayed into 2015, Nintendo smashed those rumours with yesterday’s announcement of a release date.

Nintendo has unveiled the launch date of the Wii U version of the fighting game. The Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game will launch in North America on November 21st, just in time for the heart of the holiday shopping season, at a suggested retail price of $59.99.

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By Jason Nason, October 9, 2014 0

Nintendo has released a demo for upcoming title Bayonetta 2.

Bayonetta’s back and more powerful than ever. Wield wild new weapons and execute deadly new moves – like the powerful Umbran Climax – to take out angels and demons in this breathtaking action game. You can even team up with friends in two-player online co-op fights.

The witching hour strikes again. Brimming with intricate battles that take place in, on and all over epic set pieces, Bayonetta 2 finds our sassy heroine battling angels and demons in unearthly beautiful HD. You’re bound to love how it feels to string together combos with unimaginable weapons and to summon demons using Bayonetta’s Wicked Weave in this frantic stylized action game. Bayonetta 2 is a Wii U exclusive.

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By Jason Nason, October 9, 2014 0

Circle announced this morning that their upcoming 2D platform action game The Legend of Dark Witch has found a release date, and it’s coming next week!

Here is the plot of the game, as told by Circle.

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.

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By Jason Nason, October 9, 2014 0

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PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 – New worlds. New friends. New power-ups. Following the colorful characters and world of the PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series,PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures 2 features PAC-MAN, Spiral and Cylindria as they defend PacWorld from the ghoulish army of Lord Betrayus. PAC-MAN & The Ghostly Adventures 2 will be available on Oct. 14. Click here to watch a trailer for the game.

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By Les Major, October 9, 2014 0

I’m glad you asked! Toys For Bob’s latest installment of Skylanders has been released and the main addition this time is trapping enemies. How does that work anyway? How many of those trap things do you need? What happens when you trap more than one enemy to one trap crystal? How much can you do with those captured enemies? Let’s find out! (more…)

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