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    February 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Square Enix has announced treasure hunting RPG, Last Idea, for iOS and Android. It will launch in Japan this spring.

    View the teaser trailer below:


    Here is an overview of the story:

    The protagonist, a novice treasure hunter, heads by airship to the abandoned “Silent Castle” located on an isolated island in order to confirm signs of treasure sensed by diviner friend Rah Mel.

    Upon arriving, the earth suddenly begins to shake and darkness spouts from the ground, instantly covering the sky, and hordes of monsters begin to attack Silent Castle.

    The party tried to give up on the treasure and turn back, but upon seeing a girl about to be attacked by monsters on the castle’s balcony, they run to her rescue…

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436063/square-enix-announces-treasure-hunting-rpg-last-idea/

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    February 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Arc System Works has announced a new Kunio-kun game, Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach!!, for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam. A release date was announced.


    Here is an overview of the game:

    ■ What is Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach!!?

    Downtown Rantou Koushinkyoku Mach!! is an enhanced version of River City Melee: Battle Royal Special with new elements added that make for more heated battles.

    New Item: “Bamboo Shoot”

    The player that eats it will become gigantic!?

    New Game Mode: “Change Match”

    A battle mode where defeated teammates change characters on the spot. There may be also special gimmicks depending on the stage.

    New Element: “Team Edit”

    Assemble your favorite characters to create a dream team!

    Other new elements will also be added! Look forward to more information in the future!

    Thanks Gematsu.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436062/downtown-rantou-koushinkyoku-mach-announced-for-ns-ps4-steam/

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    February 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Koei Tecmo has released a new trailer for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland.

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland invites players to assume the role of Elmerulia “Lulua” Fryxel, a young aspiring alchemist training under former student turned mentor, Piana. Lulua studies diligently to fulfil her dream of becoming a great alchemist just like her mother, Rorolina Frixell; but during her training Lulua discovers a mysterious Codex, awakening an ancient power within her that enables Lulua to decrypt but a single page – with many more riddles for her to unravel. Players will be tasked with performing actions focused around the core Atelier series gameplay – Gathering, Battle, and Synthesis – to allow them to decipher more of the text, as well as learn exciting new types of alchemy.

    Lulua sets off to Arland in the hopes that she can improve her powers and uncover the riddles of the Codex. When arriving, she learns that her mother’s atelier shop has been forced to close. Relying on the help of the Codex, Lulua works hard to save the shop before it’s too late. The first steps into her new adventure are filled with excitement, but little does Lulua know that Arland is home to many mysteries yet to be awoken.

    On their journey, players will meet a compelling cast of companions, with some familiar faces joining the line-up, including: the most renowned alchemist and mother of Lulua, Rorolina Frixell; the ex-apprentice of Rorona and influential alchemist, Totooria Helmold; keen adventurer and private guardian of Totori, Mimi Houllier Von Schwarzlang; and former knight turned chief of the ‘Guardian Force’, Sterkenburg Cranach.

    Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC in North America on May 21 and in Europe on May 24.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436061/atelier-lulua-the-scion-of-arland-new-trailer-released/

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    February 22nd, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    A new rumor has surfaced  from Direct Feed Games that are saying Microsoft plans to strengthen its partnership with Nintendo by bringing Game Pass and publishing some of its own titles on the Nintendo Switch as ports. Ori and the Blind Forest was specifically mentioned.

    Microsoft's own Minecraft is available on just about every platform, so it isn't unheard of. However, Minecraft was not originally a Microsoft IP and was available on other platforms before Microsoft acquired developer Mojang. 

    The report also mentions Microsoft could use the xCloud streaming service to bring Xbox One games to the Switch. The Switch is not powerful to run some of Microsoft's AAA titles, however, it could stream it over the internet.  Resident Evil 7 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been made available on the Nintendo Switch in Japan using streaming. 

    Thanks GameInformer.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436060/rumor-microsoft-to-bring-game-pass-and-published-games-to-switch/

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    February 21st, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Showtime announced the upcoming Halo TV series will start production later this year.

    Otto Bathurst will be director and executive producers for the series. He previously directed episodes of Black Mirror, Criminal Justice, Hustle, and more.

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    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436059/halo-tv-series-to-start-production-later-this-year/

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    February 21st, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Microsoft announced Lost Planet: Extreme ConditionLost Planet 2Lost Planet 3Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition, and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today.

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    Some other recently added games include Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningSonic UnleashedAliens vs. PredatorFinal Fantasy XIIIFinal Fantasy XIII-2,Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Just CauseThe DarknessThe Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and Duke Nukem Forever

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436058/lost-planet-games-and-resident-evil-code-veronica-x-have-been-added-to-xbox-one-backward-compatibility/

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    February 21st, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Ubisoft has released a new trailer for The Division 2 called Endgame.

    View it below:

    Here is an overview of the game:

    Seven months have passed since a deadly virus hit New York City and the rest of the world, crippling the population. When the virus hit, The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper agents, was activated as the last line of defense. Since then, Division agents have been fighting relentlessly to save what remains.

    For The Division, the stakes are higher than ever. Washington, D.C. – the most heavily protected city on earth – is at risk, leaving the entire nation on the brink of collapse. If Washington, D.C., is lost, then the nation falls. As a Division agent who has been in the field for seven months, you and your team are the last hope to stop the fall of society after the pandemic collapse.

    Developed by Ubisoft Massive and the same teams that brought you Tom Clancy’s The DivisionTom Clancy’s The Division 2 is an online open world, action shooter RPG experience set in a collapsing and fractured Washington, D.C. This rich new setting combines a wide variety of beautiful, iconic, and realistic environments where the player will experience the series’ trademark for authenticity in world building, rich RPG systems, and fast-paced action like never before. Play solo or co-op with a team of up to four players to complete a wide range of activities, from the main campaign and adversarial PvP matches to the Dark Zone – where anything can happen.

    Key Features:

    • A Transformed Washington, D.C. – In the wake of the virus, storms, flooding, and subsequent chaos have radically transformed Washington, D.C. Explore a living open world full of diverse environments, from flooded urban areas to historic sites and landmarks, during one of the hottest summers in history. The streets have been overrun with enemy factions, each with its own agenda and each vying for control of DC. It will be up to you to liberate the city and protect what remains of society.
    • Best In-Class Endgame Experience – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 was built with an “endgame-first” mentality, ensuring players always have access to fresh, unique, and diverse activities long after completing the main campaign. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’s endgame will introduce brand new challenges and progression systems, unique twists and surprises, and for the first time, raids. Players will also be able to access a wealth of post-launch content, including a full year of free additional story-driven missions, map expansions, and gameplay modes.
    • Revamped Player Progression and New Specializations – After completing the main campaign, gain access to new specializations such as demolitionist, sharpshooter, and survivalist. Each specialization will open up an entire new progression system with new skills, mods, and unique talents to acquire and maximize your agent efficiency in your chosen role.
    • Dynamic Living World – Civilians and enemy factions are constantly striving to survive, vying for necessities such as food, medicine, and ammunition. As the factions face off against each other in a ravaged DC, they will fight to seize control of resources and locations – and for their very survival. The various needs and motivations from each faction will collide, triggering different encounters between enemy and friendly factions, civilians, and ultimately you as an Agent, creating a dynamic living world full of surprises.
    • Unite the Civilians – Civilians have banded together in settlements to rebuild their society, but their very existence is threatened. Work closely with them to keep them safe and in turn, they will come to your aid and provide supplies and assistance to build up your base of operations, giving a deeper meaning to the people and the world around you.
    • A Renewed Dark Zone Experience – The Dark Zone is an untamed area of the map with some of the best loot in the game. The Dark Zone is also the most dangerous area in the game, where fear, betrayal, and tension are high, as any other agent can turn against you and steal your hard-earned loot. In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, this playground was designed to provide a fair and exciting experience to all players, regardless of their level of progression.

    The Division 2 will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on March 15, 2019.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436057/the-division-2-endgame-trailer-released/

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    February 21st, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    Publisher XSEED Games announced Gungrave VR and Gungrave VR U.N are coming to Windows PC via Steam on March 6 with support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.


    Here is an overview of the games:

    A standalone Gungrave VR adventure featuring new enemies, stages and more!

    After the battle to eradicate the nefarious drug SEED from South City, peace appears to have returned to the metropolis.

    While rolling up the remaining distribution networks for the drug, Mika has received confidential intel on a chemical plant in the suburbs of South City, where suspicious lifeforms suggest the presence of SEED.

    The battle is not yet over.

    As undead assassin Beyond the Grave (Grave, for short) battles alone behind enemy lines…
    …a mysterious man watches his every move.

    In addition to third-person action, Gungrave VR U.N introduces brand new side-view stages that mix virtual reality action with the feel of classic side-scrollers.

    Experience the next level of intense virtual reality action!

    Key Features:

    • New Perspectives for New Challenges – On top of the third-person action gameplay that made the series famous, Gungrave VR U.N adds fast-paced side-scrolling and first-person sliding levels to the mix.
    • Brand New Animation – Gungrave VR U.N showcases the return of character designer Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun) and the original Gungrave designers at RED Entertainment as advisers, and features brand new anime cutscenes!
    • Kick Their Ass! – Play how you want with three difficulty levels: Normal, Hard, and Kick-Ass. Are you hardcore enough to take down the Orgmen in Kick-Ass mode?

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436056/gungrave-vr-and-gungrave-vr-un-headed-to-steam-next-month/

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    February 21st, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    SEGA has announced the Frozen Junkyard map for the upcoming racing game, Team Sonic Racing.

    Listen to the soundtrack for the map below:

    Here is an overview of the map:

    In Frozen Junkyard, Sonic and friends will race through a hazardous frosty junkyard and avoid treacherous obstacles, including lethal beams from a massive Death Egg Robot! Jun Senoue, the iconic composer of the Sonic series, has teamed up with Tyler Smyth of Danger Kids to create a new song for the track.

    Team Sonic Racing will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on May 21, 2019.

    A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436055/team-sonic-racing-frozen-junkyard-map-announced/

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    February 21st, 2019GamespotUncategorized

    After nearly 13 years as the president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has announced he is to retire from the role and will be replaced by Doug Bowser (the current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing) on the 15th of April.

    Read the full press release below, via Businesswire:

     

    "After more than 15 notable years at Nintendo of America, and nearly 13 as its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime will retire. His last day with Nintendo will be April 15. Doug Bowser, NOA’s current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will then succeed Reggie as President of Nintendo of America.“It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America”

    “I really appreciate everything Reggie has done for Nintendo,” said Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo Co., Ltd. “Inside and outside our company, Reggie is known as an exceptional leader. We are grateful that he is leaving the business in good shape with strong momentum. While we will miss him and we wish him the very best in his retirement, we are also pleased to have such an able successor ready to step into that role. Doug Bowser and the rest of the team will ensure a seamless transition and continued momentum for Nintendo.”

    “Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aime said. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude – for the incredibly talented people I’ve worked with, for the opportunity to represent such a wonderful brand, and most of all, to feel like a member of the world’s most positive and enduring gamer community. As I look forward to departing in both good health and good humor, this is not ‘game over’ for me, but instead ‘leveling up’ to more time with my wife, family and friends.”

    “It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America,” Bowser said. “And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo’s global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come.”

    Fils-Aime started at Nintendo of America in 2003 as its Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and became its President and COO in May 2006. His time with Nintendo began during the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance era. His leadership of Nintendo’s largest territory expanded the audience for Nintendo products as phenomena like NintendogsBrain AgeWii Sportsand Wii Fit brought millions of new players to the world of video games. Fils-Aime’s management led to record-breaking sales for products like the Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems. At the same time, he communicated innovative new product features to a mass audience via his strong and affable personality, making him a favorite of media, members of the video game industry and Nintendo fans alike.

    During his tenure, Nintendo of America has expanded its physical presence in the U.S., having established a key sales and marketing office in Redwood City, California, and built a new NOA headquarters in Redmond, Washington, that has received awards for its environmentally friendly design.

    Bowser is an industry veteran who joined NOA in May 2015 as the Vice President of Sales before being promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing the next year. During his time at NOA, Bowser led the sales and marketing efforts for Nintendo Switch, which became the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group. Previously, Bowser was an executive with industry powerhouse Electronic Arts, most recently as the company’s Vice President of Global Business Planning. He also worked at Procter & Gamble in various sales leadership roles in Asia, Latin America and the U.S."

    Full Article - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/436054/reggie-fils-aime-retiring-as-nintendo-of-america-president-doug-bowser-to-take-over-role/

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