It’s going on seven years since Square Enix introduced the video game world to Nier, a melancholic oddity that toyed with expectations through cryptic, often bizarre storytelling and multiple endings. Hatched as a spinoff to Square’s fantastical Drakengard series, the action RPG eventually spawned a cult following, and that fanbase has long voiced its desire for a full-blown sequel. Turns out those prayers have been answered in the form of Nier: Automata, a current-gen follow-up coming by way of PlatinumGames. Bayonetta 2 notwithstanding, it’s fair to say the developer hasn’t been firing on all cylinders of late, and the cancellation of Scalebound was enough to leave Xbox One owners (and PC players, too) lamenting what could have been. When it comes to Automata, Platinum has committed to delivering a sequel worthy of the Nier title. So, you’re ready to take a deep dive into Platinum’s proxy war? Not so fast! In anticipation of its NA launch on March 7, we’ve scoured the four corners of the internet — and the PSLS archives — to compile all the necessary information you could ever need pertaining to the studio’s über-stylish RPG. Following its Japanese debut on February 23, Nier: Automata will make a beeline READ…
Platinum Games found itself involved in a little bit of controversy this week as NieR: Automata players discovered that the game contains an item called “NIN64” that gets classified as a trash item in player inventory. Although some didn’t think much of it and came up with different theories about what it means, others weren’t having it and demanded that Square Enix and Platinum Games change the item name. They believe the studio was firing shots at Nintendo. Producer Yosuke Saito ended up taking notice of the complaints, and said in a tweet (translation courtesy of Siliconera), that the developer will “change the name of an item you’ve all pointed out.” We can now confirm that NieR: Automata has received an update (1.03) ahead of its Western release that changes the controversial name alongside fixing some bugs. The game releases in the West on March 7. Do our readers think it was a tasteless joke or are players overreacting? Let us know your thoughts. [Source: Siliconera, Gametransfers] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
New details surfaced on Final Fantasy XV‘s Episode Gladiolus DLC yesterday, and now information on the game’s upcoming multiplayer mode have come to light. Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata talked to Jeremy Parish over at Polygon about the game’s future, and how the multiplayer will tie into the main game. Here’s what Tabata had to say about the exciting new offering: There are a lot of things I can’t really say about the multiplayer future just yet, but it will tie into the game — the main game — at some point in the story. And for the multiplayer feature, we are less focused on playing as the four main characters but rather as an avatar that the user creates themselves. So rather than having you and your friends play as these four guys and experience their journey again together, it’s more about the journey that you and your friends have together with each other in this world. While Tabata was light on specifics, there is a lot to unpack here. The big news is that players won’t be playing as one of the main characters, and will instead be controlling a user-created avatar. It also sounds a lot like Final READ FULL STORY…
Square Enix has confirmed that Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for PlayStation 4 will be available digitally in both North America and Europe. Pre-orders are currently live in North America, and will go live in Europe on February 28. By pre-ordering 1.5 + 2.5 Remix, you’ll receive this theme: Receive a #KH 1.5+2.5 stained glass #PSN theme by pre-ordering from @PlayStation: https://t.co/i0M990De8M! Coming to EU on 28 Feb! pic.twitter.com/DYAodJOuiM — Kingdom Hearts (@KINGDOMHEARTS) February 23, 2017 According to the North America PlayStation Store page, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix has a “50GB minimum save size,” and the digital version will unlock at 12am PT/3am ET on Tuesday, March 28. Here’s what’s included in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (HD Remastered cinematics) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (HD Remastered cinematics) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix releases on March 28 in North America and March 31 in Europe. [Source: PlayStation Store, Kingdom Hearts] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
Today, developer IO Interactive announced Hitman’s Elusive Targets 21 are live and ready to be assassinated. …Read More The post Hitman Elusive Targets 21 “The Surgeons” Are Live by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
New details on Final Fantasy XV‘s first major add-on have been revealed thanks to Square Enix updating their website. We now know that Episode Gladiolus will cost $4.99 individually, or can be accessed as part of the game’s Season Pass. The two other Final Fantasy XV episodes (Episode Ignis, and Episode Prompto) will also be sold separately, as well as the game’s upcoming multiplayer expansion called Comrades. That’s good news for those that don’t want to dish out for the entire DLC package all at once. Beyond the pricing details, Square Enix also provided a description for the add-on. It’s in line with previous details that have gotten out, and the DLC will fill in what happens to Gladio after he leaves the group. There are slight story spoilers, so if you haven’t finished the game then I wouldn’t recommend reading the full description. Here’s how the website describes the upcoming DLC: Gladio, one of the three faithful comrades who accompany Noctis on his journey will become a playable character for the very first time in his own episode with a completely different type of gameplay and an all-new story. Picking up from the events from the group’s encounter with READ FULL STORY…
Eidos Montreal and Square Enix announced today that the A Criminal Past DLC for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is now available, and released a launch trailer for it. …Read More The post Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past DLC Gets an Exhilarating Launch Trailer by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.
Check out a boss battle of NieR: Automata played by its designer, and rejoice at the coming of 2B’s dress as a Gravity Rush 2 costume. …Read More The post Sony Presents NieR: Automata Boss Fight Gameplay; YoRHa 2B Costume for Gravity Rush 2 Announced by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
[Image: Square Enix] It’s called “What Are You Doing?” and if you accidentally get this Trophy, you might want to ask yourself the same question. Advertisement Picking up on the game’s cheeky controversy, here is achieving said Trophy. To get it, you need to do this ten times. Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Square Enix unveils its new mobile action JRPG Final Fantasy: Explorers Force with plenty of new screenshots and renders. …Read More The post New Final Fantasy Action JRPG Final Fantasy: Explorers Force Gets First Screenshots by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
Dragon Quest X’s update 3.5 shows its goods in a new trailer released by Square Enix, while Japanese players wait for the PS4 and Switch versions. …Read More The post Dragon Quest X Version 3.5 Gets a New Trailer by Alex Wallace appeared first on DualShockers.
NieR: Automata is still a couple weeks away from its western release, but the good news is that you don’t really need to wait. …Read More The post Nier: Automata for PS4 Released on Japanese PlayStation Store: Includes English Text and Voices by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
The Square Enix Cafe in Tokyo dresses up to celebrate the launch of NieR: Automata. …Read More The post NieR: Automata Is the New Theme of the Square Enix Cafe in Akihabara, Tokyo by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.
Offering a bit of a status update on Final Fantasy VII Remake in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation (translated by Gematsu), Producer Yoshinori Kitase revealed that voice recording for the main story is nearly complete: A remake of Final Fantasy VII required substantial preparedness. The voice actors have almost finished voice recording of the main story. Fans may have the image of the Cloud from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, but since this is the ‘prime’ Cloud from before Advent Children, the performance may feel fresh. Kitase didn’t say if he was talking about the first part of the remake, or the entire multi-part release, when it comes to the voice recording. Elsewhere in the interview, Kitase said he’d “leave the meaning of the Sephiroth that doesn’t exist in the original (the black wing?) to everyone’s imagination.” Discussing the new screenshot released over the weekend (above), Director Tetsuya Nomura said the “menus are not yet final.” As for the combat screenshot, Nomura said, “I’ve put a lot of attention into the combat system, and it’s going to happen without interruption.” [Source: Dengeki PlayStation, aibo (1), (2) via Gematsu] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!