December 6, 2015

Idea Factory International’s Early 2016 Line-up Looks Fantastic

Posted on December 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Earlier this week I got the chance to attend Idea Factory International’s second annual press-event in San Francisco California where the publisher announced a very robust line-up for the first quarter of 2016. Not only will the long running Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise make its first leap to the 8th generation of consoles with the North American release of Hyper Dimension Neptunia V. II (pronounced “Vee two” .. it’s not a seven) but also brand new titles for the PlayStation Vita and a whole slew of games making the jump from PS Vita to Windows PC.

If you weren’t some of the lucky few able to attend the event, don’t worry, Broken Joysticks has you covered not only with a rundown of all of the major announcements from this past Thursday but also a breakdown of what attending the event was like and some exclusive video – showcasing exactly how IFI announced their brand new titles.Read More

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Extended FF7 Remake Trailer Shows Game’s Revamped Combat System

Posted on December 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

At the opening press conference from the PlayStation Experience Square Enix gave fans another taste of the still undated Final Fantasy 7 remake for the PlayStation 4.

In this brand new gameplay trailer we get a brief look at the game’s combat system, which from the small glimpse we’ve been given looks to borrow a lot from Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts. Gone is the overhead “world map” and transition screens that launch players into battle. In their place is a more streamlined action-RPG approach with real-time combat, abilities mapped to single buttons on the controller, and enemies appearing within the world.

Considering both of the above mentioned games are currently in development it wouldn’t be much of stretch to assume that the different development teams at Square Enix are sharing technologies to expedite progress.

Some fans have expected that Square Enix may release the Final Fantasy 7 remake sometime in 2017 to line-up with the original PlayStation game’s 20th anniversary.

What do you think of the trailer? Check it out below.

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Capcom Unleashes a Combo of Street Fighter V Media For PSX

Posted on December 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

It wouldn’t be time for the PlayStation Experience without a brand new character reveal & trailer from Capcom’s Street Fighter V. Unveiled during this weekend’s expo F.A.N.G – a slender and tall man in an oversized robe and hat. If you think his look is absolutely out of the norm for the series his move set might interest, you even more – he specializes in the use of counters and misdirection.  He also has several moves that can afflict damage over time (DOT) effects to his opponents as long as he hasn’t taken any damage him.

Remember a few months back when it was teased that a series of mystery characters would be coming to Street Fighter V as downloadable content? At the time all we were given was a brief sillouette shot of these characters but we now know the initial roster of post-launch characters will include the follow:

  • Balrog
  • Guile
  • Ibuki
  • Juri,
  • Urien
The mystery characters as teased this past October.

The mystery characters as teased this past October.

Check out F.A.N.G’s reveal trailer and debut screenshots in the media gallery below. If you pre-order Street Fighter V on Windows PC or PlayStation 4 you can get access to any additional betas that Capcom may run between now and the game’s Feb 16th 2016 release date.

F.A.N.G Reveal Trailer

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Dying Light Enhanced Edition Coming To Current-Gen and PC

Posted on December 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Fans of the undead can rejoice in the fact that they’ll be getting the chance to take on the hordes, parkour style, with the release of Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition on February 9th 2016.

This brand new retail release includes the enhanced version of the base game, originally released earlier this year, as well as the upcoming expansion The Following. Also included in this new Enhanced Edition are the previously released add-ons:  Bozak Horde Mode, Be A Zombie Mode, Cuisine & Cargo Challenge Maps and The Ultimate Survival Bundle.


Players who already own the base game on all platforms will receive The Enhanced Edition of the original game for free (minus any of the bundled DLCs or Expansion Pack) with an upcoming title update.  According to the Dying Light official website these changes include:


  • Legend System
  • Nightmare Difficulty
  • Bounties System
  • New Parkour Moves
  • New Enemy Attacks & Behaviors
  • #DrinkForDLC Content
  • New NPC Models
  • Enhanced Facial Expressions
  • Improved Human Enemy AI
  • Improved Volatile AI
  • Greater Firearm Variety
  • HUD and Video Filter Customizations
  • Audio Upgrades

Dying Light’s first official expansion The Following will be released as part of the game’s season pass as well as part of the Enhanced Edition and finally as an optional add-on for owners of the base game without a season pass.

Here’s the Enhanced Edition‘s launch trailer:

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We originally reviewed the launch version of Techland’s Dying Light back in January on Xbox One. You can read our full review here.

Will you be picking up Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition? Do you own the base game? Let us know in the comments section!


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