The official Star Ocean Twitter account recently Tweeted that Star Ocean First Departure R is now in development for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Based on the very first entry in the Star Ocean series, the original 1996 SNES version of the JRPG was remade in 2007 for the PlayStation Portable as Star Ocean: First Departure. Time will tell if this release is based on this version.
You can view the Tweet below:
STAR OCEAN First Departure R, the very first entry in the #StarOcean series – setting course for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Examu and Team Arcana announced that the fighting game Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars Xtend!!!!! is now in development.
New to this entry is Pistrix, a “shark girl” fighter that served as a stretch goal for the developers. She is able to transform her body at will, with her arms transforming into the head of a shark. She will be tied to The Arcana of Life.
You can view the character introduction below:
Arcana Heart: New Character Introduction
According to Examu:
”We have been under continued troubles here on the development front, and are currently expecting a long delay for the release of the updated game. It is difficult for us to say when exactly the release date will be at this point, however, we are planning to make the release within this year. We are very sorry development is taking this long and deeply apologize. Everyone is working their hardest so you will be able to enjoy the game as soon as possible. From all of us here, we please ask for your continued support. Thank you very much.”
Owlcat Games announced that the Enhanced Edition of Pathfinder: Kingmaker will come out on June 6.
Free to all those that own a copy of the game, this enhancement will feature multiple balance adjustments, all-new classes (like Slayer), a number of new items and abilities, a number of quality-of-life features. The development team has also Increased the variety of random encounters on the global map.
Originally exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is set seven years after No More Heroes 2. Series mainstay Travis Touchdown gets sucked into the demonic “Death Drive MK-II” video game system, and must defeat each boss character.
Grasshopper Manufacture says to stay tuned for more information.
In every console generation, we see both gaming companies and video game franchises give up the ghost. With the eighth generation of video game consoles well underway, here are the top 10 video game franchises we saw die during the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One era.
Top 10 Video Game Franchises We Saw Die This Generation
Our number 10 slot is taken by the Mass Effect series, a once beloved series that has been reduced to ash. Put simply, Mass Effect Andromeda was so bad that it killed the series. Before the game could even launch, people were turned off by both the faces and the animations of the game. After it launched, people wondered how anyone would have the gall to slap the Mass Effect title on this monstrosity. To add insult to injury, Bioware’s next project Anthem was released to even more criticism. It is safe to say that Bioware is now on the chopping block.
For number nine, we have to nominate Guerrilla Games’ Killzone series. I’ll be honest; I am surprised Killzone lasted as long as it did. The last game in the series came out when the PlayStation 4 was released, and garnered average reviews. Killzone: Shadowfall’s biggest problem was just how forgettable it was. It looked pretty and showed off what the console could do graphics-wise, but it was boring. Sony has since moved on to more narrative-focused single player experiences, which can be seen with the release of such titles as God of War, Days Gone, and The Last Of Us. There just isn’t a place for Killzone anymore.
Crackdown takes the number eight spot, and we probably don’t even need to explain why. The series had its place in a world before open world games were everywhere, but it’s 2019 and it just feels old. It doesn’t play well, it isn’t fun, and the multiplayer is already dead just two months later. We first saw the game in 2014, and five years later we had to ask why it took so long. If you played Crackdown 2, then you played Crackdown 3, and that is simply unacceptable.
Our number seven pick has to go to the Mafia series, which has run into some of the same problems Crackdown has. Mafia 2 was a great story with an incredibly empty open world. On the other hand, Mafia 3 has a decent story with an incredibly dull open world. While 2K Games reported that the game was successful sales-wise, the studio that made the game has been gutted. Now, 2K is focused on online play and microtransactions in their games, and Mafia doesn’t fit that MO. There are reports of some of the team working on a new Bioshock game though, which is certainly better than nothing.
Deus Ex is our number six pick, and there are a few things that killed this series. First and foremost are the ridiculous sales targets set by Square-Enix, which Deus Ex: Mankind Divided failed to hit. Second is all the bad press for the microtransactions in a single player game, along with the whole pre-order debacle. Finally, the team is now working on the Avengers Project. All that math adds …
See Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios’ Wolfenstein: Youngblood in action with the latest gameplay trailer for the game.
Taking place in the 1980s, series mainstay BJ Blazkowicz has gone missing. With his last-known whereabouts being in Nazi-occupied Paris, the only ones who can go find him are his twin daughters Jess and Soph Blazkowicz.
Get a glimpse of the action below:
Wolfenstein: Young Blood – Gameplay Trailer | PS4
The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 26. Those that pre-order the game can get themselves the legacy pack.
Square-Enix recently released a new trailer for the Final Fantasy XIV Online Shadowbringers expansion that showcases updated and new abilities for all jobs.
You can view it below:
FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS – Job Actions
Final Fantasy XIV Online has surpassed more than 16 million registered users worldwide. The game will soon see the charged action system, updates to the FATE system and side quests, the addition of role quests, adjustments to job synergy, and a number of different quality of life changes and UI updates.
The Final Fantasy XIV Online Shadowbringers expansion will come out on July 2.
Ahead of its release next month, Beenox Interactive and Activision have released a new video for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled that takes a look at its Adventure Mode.
The trailer, which can be seen below, looks at the campaign mode for the kart racer. The nefarious Nitrous Oxide claims to be the fastest racer in the galaxy, and wants to challenge everyone in what he calls “survival of the fastest” in a race for the planet.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Adventure Mode | PS4
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on June 21. Players can get the Electron Skins pack by pre-ordering the game.