We’re back with a new name and even more news of the week!
Bandai Namco has announced their new IP Code Vein. The hand-painted animation style trailer is not going to be anywhere near the type of graphics that will be in the game- For better or worse. Being developed by the same team as the God Eater series. I would consider those games strong in their own right this title seems to be putting a new twist to the old flavor. The Apocalyptic setting being one smaller similarity. Another being that, instead of weapons(Aragami) devouring foes it will be the Revenant/Vampire-like characters. Hopefully as further details emerge this new story will be able to separate itself from past titles.
The new IP was not all Bandai Namco had in store for the announcements that took place on April 20th. Another being the release of images for new installment of Digimon Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory.
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) April 20, 2017
‘New’ might be a small stretch for the reveal of these two female characters. At least for one of them, Fei. As she already appeared in the first Cyber Sleuth title. The sequel has already been announced to be taking place within the same world it would be no stretch to think we’d be seeing characters from the first. The more intriguing bit will if we’ll get to see Fei take on a bigger role than she had previously.
Not to be forgotten, the 3rd DLC pack for Dragonball Xenoverse 2. It had been announced months prior, but now we know what we’ll be getting in the latest addition.
The Full List of Additions:
- 3 Additional Characters (Goku Black, Zamasu and Bojack)
- 3 New Parallel Quests
- 5 Additional Skills
- 4 Additional Costumes
- 5 Super Souls
- 2 Emotes
- Bojack as a Master
These continuing updates can seem minor and small. But I would see consider this to be a better system than their first Xenoverse that seemed forgotten after the Golden Freeza DLC.
Hot off the heels of Persona 5’s success, Atlus has staked their claim on a variety of different web domain names for possible future installments in the franchise. These include sites such as P5D.jp, P5U.jp, and P5AG.jp. The names presumably stand for Persona 5 Dancing All Night (after the PS Vita Persona 4 spinoff of the same vein), Persona 5 Ultimax (named for the second of the Persona 4 Arena fighting games), and…honestly, I got nothing for that last one. “Attorney General?” “Ah Goddammit, we have to make more of these?” Who knows.
Fighting game series Blaz Blue will be releasing its fourth title (Central Fiction) on Steam on April 26, 2017. This comes a few months after its console release in the West and a little over a year since its Japanese arcade release. The game comes with 35 fighters, three games, and countless spinoffs worth of plot to cover, and it aims to end the story started in the original Blaz Blue in a conclusive, satisfying way. Well, good luck with that.
Call of Duty is returning to its roots with its latest title, Call of Duty: WWII. Having started off as a World War 2 title, it may seem like Activision finally has reached the bottom of its seemingly endless well of ideas for the franchise. They must have been marathoning Extra Credits in the writer’s room on this one.
EuroGamer, Polygon, and several other gaming news outlets are reporting a rumor that Nintendo is planning a SNES Classic console. The rumor follows the news of the discontinuation of immensely popular and hard to find NES Classic mini console.
So I guess the new Nintendo strategy is to limit the number of artificially scarce consoles on the market to two at a time.
According to a note to Exhibitors uncovered by ShackNews, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will allow merchandise to be sold on the floor of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) for the first time.
Now that ESA sells tickets to E3 to the public I guess Exhibitors can take advantage of all the massive lines to sell tee shirts.
The most recent update for Valve’s popular MOBA, DotA 2, added a new requirement for ranked matchmaking. Players who want to know just exactly how good they are at DotA 2 now must connect a mobile phone number to their account. The move is meant to tamp down on smurfing, the practice of players using multiple accounts at different skill levels, among other forms of gaming malfeasance.
As a long term casual DotA 2 player I look forward to all the bad actors of the game joining me in unranked play. Thanks Valve, thanks a bunch.
That about does it for this week’s news.
Who’s excited for a World War 2 Call of Duty? Do you think they’ll let people play as Nazis in multiplayer?
In the current political climate that might be a bad choice.