June 23, 2016

June 23rd Nintendo Download

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Jason Nason

Nintendo Wii U eShop

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE – Slay monsters – and slay like a pop star – in this new RPG from acclaimed developer ATLUS. An interdimensional evil has invaded modern-day Tokyo, resulting in this fantastical mix of music, style and danger. Battle through dungeons to pump up your strategy and creatively destroy your foes … before all hope fades to black.


Mario& Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Experience the thrill of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by competing with friends as gaming icons like Mario and Sonic. Prove you’re the star of the Games across 17 events, including full team sports: dominate the field in Football (soccer), have a ball in Beach Volleyball and be there for the Olympic Games debut of Rugby Sevens.


Mighty No. 9 – Created by games industry legend Keiji Inafune and a veteran team of developers, Mighty No. 9 transforms classic side-scrolling action with modern tech and fresh mechanics across 12 challenging stages and dozens of mini missions. Face off against your eight Mighty brethren and steal their powers to unlock new transformations for hero Beck, granting him unique skills and abilities.


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CliffyB Compares Overwatch To Digital “Rock, Paper, Scissors”

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Team-based, hero focused first person shooters are all the rage right now and the undisputed king is Blizzard’s Overwatch. In an interview, CliffyB compared Blizzard’s latest success to a digital game of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Our comrades at Eurogamer had a chance to sit down with CliffyB at E3 last week about his new game, Lawbreakers.

Comparisons to Overwatch wasn’t the only thing that CliffyB discussed, he was asked about the chance that the game might have cross-play between a potential console version and the already playable PC game. He shot the idea down saying:

“We like money and we like to keep the lights on .. we’ve talked to them [Microsoft & Sony] .. The thing about controllers is that it is going to be tricky. If we get around to doing a console port we don’t want to do cross-play. If you do keyboard & mouse VS controller the person on keyboard & mouse is going to win 9 times out of ten.”

Another tidbit that Cliffy dropped was the fact the developers at BossKey Studios are considering removing Iron Sights from the game:

“The other thing that we are looking at is ‘will we keep Iron Sights in the game?’. It is debatable right now, when you give players Iron Sights they play it like Destiny or Call of Duty.”

Towards the end of the interview Overwatch was brought up. The interview asked Cliff if the constant comparisons were tiring, as they seem to come up quite a bit. Here is what CliffyB said:

“People, when they see something, they want to put it in a bucket with something else. There is some overlap that we have characters, guns & what not. Our art style is very gritty, [Blizzard’s] art style is super bright colors, very cartoony – almost animeish… them as a game is so much Rock, Paper, Scissors. If I have the wrong character, I’m dead!”

How do you feel about this comparison between Overwatch and Lawbreakers? No cross-play between a potential console version and the PC build does not really surprise me given the fact that Lawbreakers feels like it was built with a keyboard & mouse in mind. For my initial impressions check out my write-up from E3 2016 where I played the game against developers from BossKey Studios. The next playable alpha for Lawbreakers is expected in July and potential players can sign up for the next alpha test on the official Lawbreakers website.


Sekai Project Heats Things Up With Steam Summer Sale

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Steams summer sale is upon us! Each year in the summer Steam teams up with all the bets developers including our own beloved Sekai, to bring all the best in games, for the lowest prices. Seaki’s entire catalog is basically on sale! I can recommend my beloved Nekopara, as well Clannad from exepreience! Titles prices range from 10% off all the way up to 85% off! Now is your chance to grab all of those games on your wishlist. From visual novels and kinetic novels to platformers and puzzlers…there’s something for everyone! The sale even covers the newest set of releases, The Orchard of Stray Sheep, My Little Kitties, and The Labyrinth of Grisaia.

So whats a VN anyways?

If you have never played a Visual Novel (vn) before ill give you a few tips and a basic overview! Most visual novel are a story that is read out loud in English or Japanese. Along with this reading are images that show the story progressing! Some also contain minigames, or other story mechanics to progress the story!

I personally recommend Nekopara, it is a visual novel about adorable cat girls who work at a bakery! Its rated M an has some very adult content. If thats not what you want Clannad is is a sweet story about love. If you are more in to the action world you can check out ReversexReverse a game full of action and adventure!

I am really excited to be able to pick up and play some of these VN’s! Which ones will you be playing? tell us on Twitter or Facebook!


Trials of Cold Steel II Coming To Europe This Fall For PS3 / PS Vita

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel II will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Europe thanks to Nippon Inchi Software. This sequel to the 2013 original (JPN release) sees the fate of Erebonia hang in the balance as the narrative picks up just one month after the conclusion of the first game. NIS confirmed that Trials of Cold Steel II will be available in both physical and digital versions upon release for all platforms.

A narrative link between the previous game and Trials II isn’t the only part of this new game that looks to improve upon the past. Colorful and playful dialogue was at the heart of the first game and Trials of Steel II promises even more great exchanges between the cast of characters. The Combat Link System allows allies to combine various combat benefits such as healing, guards from enemy attacks and statistic boosts. New to the Legend of Heroes’s combat is the Overdrive System which allows linked characters to perform up to three consecutive attacks, giving players a new strategic option in battle.

Publishing for Trials of Cold Steel II will be handled in Europe by NIS, it will be published by XSEED in North America. The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Steel II was originally released in Japan in September of 2014. If you’re primarily a PC gamer and feel a little left out that the majority of the Legend of Heroes games have yet to see a Windows release , 2006’s Trials In The Sky is currently 50% off on Steam for a very reasonable $10.99 CDN/

Check out a trailer for the English adaptation of the first Trials of Cold Steel below:


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