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
Atlus revealed a special collector’s edition of their upcoming RPG title Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars today. The special edition will come packed with not only the game but also the soundtrack to the game.
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is a unique dungeon-exploring RPG with school-life elements. In the world called Aterra where the Star God is worshiped, monsters have begun to spawn from the mysterious labyrinth. However, the Star God has imbued certain young adults – Disciples – with the power to fight monsters, as well as create Star Children to aid in the battle. Only Disciples and Star Children can defeat the monsters, and you, as God’s Gift, have an additional weighty task: to bond with seven other Disciples and bear many Star Children to help your world survive!
The game is set to come out Spring 2014, though Amazon.com has the game listed for a release on April 8th.Posted in: Nintendo, Sony Tags: Atlus, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, Nintendo 3DS, ps vita
Square Enix today announced a Collector’s Edition for Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster for the PlayStation 3. The collector’s bundle will be available exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store, much like the previously announced Final Fantasy XIII Collector’s edition.
Enclosed within a hardcover artbook that comprises the PlayStation 3 system version of the game, the Collector’s Edition features 40 pages of imagery from the stunning world of Spira. Alongside five lithographs of iconic artwork and characters, the packaging will also include a Final Fantasy X HD Remaster Original Soundtrack – with more than six hours of music set to the game’s most memorable moments on a Blu-ray Disc.
This collector’s edition is exclusive for North America and will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $79.99.Posted in: Sony Tags: Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Playstation 3, ps vita, PS3, Square Enix
Unlike previously reported by me last year, the west will be getting The Witch and the Hundred Nights this coming March in 2014. It seems I was a bit over excited before and confused the Japanese release date with the western one. To my understanding, the game has never been delayed. The game which was released in Japan this past summer is a PS3 title. Focusing on marsh witch Metallia and her hundred knights she can summon, Kotaku compared the gameplay to the likes of classic Zelda adventures from the NES and SNES era. However you’ll be using combos and special attacks, leveling up, and many fun things we’ve come to love about NIS games.
NIS has tried many different gameplay concepts from tactical in the past in it’s classic tactical Disgaea setup to the roguelike adventure found in Z.H.P. and The Guided Fate Paradox. The Witch and the Hundred Knights seems to be quite different than their other top down games such as ClaDun X2 and Legasista however. I haven’t had any hands on time yet, so I’m not positive about how damage occurs in relation to those two action titles, but the areas are seemingly an actual world to explore rather than random dungeons.
We’ll definitely be keeping up to date on this title and looking forward to the upcoming release.Posted in: Site News, Sony Tags: Action RPG, NIS, NISA, The Witch And The Hundred Knights
Square Enix released details on the upcoming collector’s edition for Final Fantasy XIII, which will be available for preorder exclusively through the Square Enix online store. The collector’s edition will be available when the game launches on February 11th, 2014 for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Enclosed in packaging featuring brand-new artwork, the collector’s edition includes a silver embossed pocket watch and a downloadable content (DLC) code of Aerith Gainsborough’s “Midgar’s Flower Girl” outfit, based on the original Final Fantasy VII heroine. Art enthusiasts and fans alike will be sure to enjoy an 80-page hardcover artbook with never-before-seen illustrations.
Other items in the collector’s edition include Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura’s original artwork, including his early sketches of the characters, a foreword by Final Fantasy XIII Series Art Director Isamu Kamikokuryo, an introspective look at the worlds and architecture of the Nova Chrysalia world and a Final Fantasy nostalgia section that showcases crossover costumes and series’ fan favorites moogles and chocobos.Posted in: Microsoft, Sony Tags: Final Fantasy XIII, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Playstation 3, PS3, Square Enix, Xbox 360
Telltale Games and Gearbox Software have superhero teamed up to bring you what could be a very interesting twist on the Borderlands franchise. Tales from the Borderlands was announced last night at SpikeTV’s VGX Award show and will be released in 2014. For those unfamiliar, but really how could you be, Telltale Games is responsible for the incredible The Walking Dead game (and no, not that other one you’re probably thinking of). Telltale Games will be developing the game, while Gearbox Software will be providing support to keep the continuity in check, among other things.Posted in: Microsoft, News, Sony Tags: Borderlands, Gearbox Software, Tales From The Borderlands, telltale games
Announced last night via Spike’s VGX 2013 award show was Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, a rebuilt and remade version of the Xbox 360/PS3 versions of the game. Gamers that missed out on the previous generation versions (but really, why would you?) will have another chance to grab hold of what is one of the best Tomb Raider games in a long time.Posted in: Microsoft, News, Sony Tags: Crystal Dynamics, Lara Croft, PS4, Square Enix, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, VGX 2013, Xbox One
Our console’s start-up sound effects can easily become etched in our memories, you’ll probably hear the starting roar of your favorite console a few hundred times – if not more. To celebrate the recent European launch of the PlayStation 4 Sony has released a short montage featuring the starting sounds for all four of their home consoles from the last 18 years.
Hearing the PlayStation one boot up effect again reminds me of the closing days of ’98 where I worked my way through Resident Evil 2 slaying zombies for hours. I didn’t even own the game I’d just keep renting it over and over; my parents must have hated me. As for the PS2, this video reminds me of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as that game came out right when I was old enough to buy mature titles. I didn’t own a PS3 until Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of The Patriots came out in 2008.
Check out the video after the jump and share your memories in the comments section. (more…)Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Playstation 2, PlayStation 4, Retrospective, Start Up Sound