Atlus revealed a new teaser trailer for their upcoming RPG title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars today, and also let loose on the release date for the game. The title will be released on both the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS on April 15th, 2014.
So, what can you expect from Conception II? There will be plenty of dungeon crawling in a fully 3D environment, punctuated with a battle system that puts emphasis on positioning around a monster. Conception II has beefed up the party size up to eleven characters, including 9 Star Children, 1 heroine, and you, the protagonist. Every battle is sure to be a challenge!Posted in: Nintendo, Sony Tags: Atlus, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
Square Enix announced today that a playable demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is now available for download on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As a special bonus, players who download the PlayStation Network demo will automatically receive the Utsusemi Garb DLC, which includes the Heavenly Fan weapon and the Kaminari (meaning “Lightning” in Japanese) shield item. The DLC pack will download with the demo and will be unlocked in the full retail game on February 11. The DLC pack will also be available to purchase for other customers later this year.
The demo puts players in control of Lightning as she traverses the chaos-infested Yusnaan palace of her old ally, Snow. Players will experience Lightning’s new customization options and master the game’s completely overhauled battle system. For those who activate the Outerworld services and submit their battle scores of the final fight against Zaltys, the ‘Siegfried’ outfit will be unlocked in the full retail game.Posted in: Microsoft, Sony Tags: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Playstation 3, Square Enix, Xbox 360
It’s been a long time coming but Watch_Dogs is finally within sight and will be released on virtually every console on June 30th of this year. The game will be available in a special collector’s edition on PC and every console, except for the Nintendo Wii U where it will only be released in regular edition.
Here is a brief synopsis of the game:Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, ubisoft, watch_dogs, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Ubisoft announced a new downloadable title was in the works back in September, and the game will be a JRPG inspired title. Child of Light centres around Aurora who, after falling ill, finds her soul transported from her home to the magical kingdom of Lemuria where the Black Queen had stolen the Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
Here is some of the details from the announcement:
Now that her soul is in Lemuria, Aurora must find the missing light sources and defeat the Black Queen to restore the kingdom. Guiding her through the darkness is a floating ball of light named Igniculus, who can be controlled by a second player. Aurora and Igniculus have entirely different playstyles. There will be places Igniculus can travel but Aurora cannot, in addition to their skills during battle. Aurora is the recognizable RPG standard – attacking and defending against enemies using magic and her massive sword – while Igniculus uses his light source to blind enemies and slow them down, directly heal comrades and collect orbs to restore the party member’s health and mana.Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Tags: Child of Light, Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, ubisoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Earlier today SEGA & Twentieth Century Fox announced a new game in the Alien series coming to current and next gen consoles. Alien: Isolation, a first-person survival horror experience, will focus on capturing the horror and tension evoked by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic film. The game is being developed by Creative Assembly with the game set to be released in late 2014 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.
The game takes place on a decommissioned trading station in the fringes of space, where fear and panic have gripped the inhabitants. Players will find themselves in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger as an unpredictable, ruthless Xenomorph is stalking and killing deep in the shadows. Underpowered and under prepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
“In Alien: Isolation, we have taken the series back to the roots of Ridley Scott’s 1979 movie, the original survival horror,” said Alistair Hope, Creative Lead at Creative Assembly. “Our Alien is a truly terrifying creature, as intelligent as he is hostile, relentless, brutal and unstoppable. This is the Alien game fans of the series have always wanted.”Posted in: Microsoft, Sony Tags: Alien: Isolation, Sega
Today Sony announced a new streaming game service at at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The new service will be called PlayStation Now (PS Now) and is set to be available in the United States beginning this summer. Sony promises that with the new service you will be able to stream popular hits and classic games from the PS3 library, first on PS4 and PS3 systems, followed by PS Vita.
In addition to PlayStation platforms, most 2014 US models of Sony’s BRAVIA TV lineup are said to support PS Now with the service eventually expanded beyond PlayStation platforms and Sony devices. Sony announced that this will allow the ability to stream PlayStation games across a broad range of Internet-connected devices.Posted in: Sony Tags: Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Now, ps vita, PS3, PS4, sony
Death just can’t keep a good game down. Similar to how the T-Virus re-animates the dead in the Resident Evil series, fans have revived the online component for the Japanese versions of Resident Evil: Outbreak & Resident Evil: Outbreak File #2.
Using packet captures from the Japanese release of Outbreak dedicated fans were able to re-create the game’s online mode albeit with some limited functionality. According to their FAQ the private server supports the creation of lobbies & games in the original Outbreak and support for three different game modes was added to Outbreak File #2 recently (Boys Only, Girls Only and Nightmare Mode). In order to play you’ll need a PlayStation 2 capable of reading Japanese games as well as a JPN copy of either Outbreak titles. Their server may support emulated games but the developers caution against this. (more…)Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Capcom, Fan Made Hack, Playstation 2, Private Server, PS2, Resident Evil: Outbreak, Resident Evil: Outbreak File #2
Back to news about our friends over at NIS America, there are some new screens out today for the English version of The Witch and the Hundred Knight. The game itself, due out this March on PS3, is focused on the Hundred Knight, your character. You’re as a servant to the swamp witch Metallia. It’s your job to help her expand her swamp all over the world of Medea by destroying pillars that are holding it back.
The latest press release that came with these screens brings up the questions: “What prevents Metallia from leaving the swamp? Why do the other witches shun her, and how can she survive in a swamp that is notorious for how poisonous its fumes are? Is Metallia really a witch to respect, or is she one to fear?” (more…)Posted in: Sony Tags: JRPG, NIS, NIS America, NISA, The Witch and The Hundred Knight
Sony unveiled the January lineup of their Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus members on Thursday. The list includes several PS3 and PS Vita titles as well as one game for the PS4.
For PlayStation 3 owners three titles will be available with two of those blockbuster games. DMC Devil May Cry and BioShock Infinite will be available in January as well as Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. PlayStation Vita owners will be able to download Worms: Battle Island and Smart As… while PlayStation 4 owners can download a new title called Don’t Starve.Posted in: Sony Tags: Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Vita, ps vita, PS3, PS4
With the year coming to an end and game of the year awards being bestowed upon some of the biggest games of the year on other outlets, I’d like to take a few moments to share some of the best gaming moments I’ve experienced these past twelve months. We’re all about being different here at Broken Joysticks so instead of a series of GOTY choices here is one of the four games that left an impression on me.
Let’s kick things off with one of the best action titles of this year, the story of a bond formed between two unlikely protagonists Joel & Ellie as they attempt to survive a post-apocalyptic version of the United States. Yup, it is time to honor Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us…. (more…)Posted in: Editorial, Sony Tags: Best of 2013, Editorial, Opinion, PS3, sony, the last of us