‘Shonen Jump’ Heroes And Villains Head For Battle In All-Star Driven ‘Jump Force’

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has announced that Jump Force will be released in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via steam. The game will feature characters from the iconic Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, and Naruto franchises, with the action taking place in such landmarks as New York’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps.

“With Jump Force, we are thrilled to bring to life Shueisha’s deep catalogue of beloved franchises that has produced some of the most popular pop culture characters to ever come from Japan,” said Bandai Namco Entertainment America VP of Marketing Eric Hartness. “Jump Force gives fans of manga and anime a dream opportunity to see their favorite heroes come to life in our world in a globetrotting adventure filled with explosive battles of epic proportions.”

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think! 

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Colorful RPG ‘Rainbow Skies’ Hits PlayStation Store In June

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Turn-based role playing games coupled with immersive gameplay are a great combination, and hopefully that’s just a part of a combo that works with the upcoming title Rainbow Skies. Created by SideQuest Studios, Rainbow Skies hits PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on June 26 (it hits Europe and Asia the following day).

The storyline focuses on Damion, a monster tamer who, after a terrible hangover, accidentally destroys the entire monster compound, thus threatening his town’s safety. The title is a collaboration between publisher Eastasiasoft Limited and its development partner SideQuest Studios.

“Featuring a humorous story with interwoven narratives, monster taming, a revamped battle system allowing greater tactical depth, treasure hunts, new min-games and an improved sidequest system, Rainbow Skies offers even the most seasons of RPG players countless hours of fun,” said SideQuest Studios CEO Marcus Pukropski.

The trailer features vibrantly colorful visuals and promises gamers that they will can use hundreds of skills to defeat their enemies. With tons of items, character building, and sidequests in its aresenal, Rainbow Skies has all the makings of an immersive RPG. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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‘Fantasy Strike’ Takes 2D Brawler Action To The Nintendo Switch

setsuki1Now in Steam Early Access, the visually arresting 2D brawler Fantasy Strike will be released this summer (exact date tbd). This debut will coincide with its debut on the PlayStation 4 console and PC.

Fantasy Strike is the perfect fighting game for Switch,” said David Sirlin, lead designer of the title. “The Switch is a take-anywhere console, so fighting games would be great on it if not for how notoriously difficult they are to control Usually, playing a fighting game on a JoyCon would be tough, but Fantasy Strike is designed specifically for that. Detach the JoyCons, give one to a friend, and you can play a deep, strategic fighting game anywhere.”

During the latest patch, professional voice acting and facial animation for all 10 characters, along with a new Team Battle mode, have been added. Sirlin Games has also combined its own network tech with GGPO networking to give players a more seamless gaming experience. We’ll be reviewing the game in the coming months (possibly on the PlayStation 4) so stay tuned for our coverage!

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Space Age Puzzler ‘Q.U.B.E. 2’ Trailer Launches With An Air Of Mystery

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First person puzzle adventures, at its best, will challenge gamers to the nth degree, and what makes Q.U.B.E. 2 an interesting adventure lies in the mystery behind archeologist Amelia Cross’ journey. Awakening to an alien world with no memory how she landed in the area, Cross, must navigate herself in a new environment and find her way home. As she overcomes the challenges that cross her path, Cross gets closer to discovering the truth, and with 80 puzzles to spare, our heroine has a ton of work to do.

“With Q.U.B.E. 2 we have pushed the boundaries of what a small independent team can create in a first person puzzle game,” said Toxic Games Managing Director Dan Da Rocha. “In addition to creating incredible new puzzles, we also focused on narrative from this game’s inception. Amelia’s emotional journey throughout the adventure has given the puzzles a greater thematic depth and spurred us on to design some truly unique challenges. We think this has truly elevated the gameplay experience of Q.U.B.E. 2 to another level.”

Check out the launch trailer and tell us what you think!

Q.U.B.E. 2 comes out March 13 on PC and the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

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First Person Puzzler ‘Q.U.B.E. 2’ Lands March Release

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Q.U.B.E. 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed first person puzzler Q.U.B.E., hits PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 13. The sequel, which features new characters, has gamers playing archaeologist Amelia Cross as she attempts to escape an alien world with fellow stranded scientist Emma Sutcliffe.

“We’re very proud of how Q.U.B.E. 2 has shaped up – no pun intended – after nearly five years of development,” said Toxic Games Managing Director Dan Da Rocha. “When we made the first Q.U.B.E. we were still students, but after a half decade of real industry experience we’ve put together the kind of premium product we’ve always dreamed of. We hope you have as much fun playing it as we did making it.”

Armed with a unique pair of gloves that helps her manipulate the environment, Amelia must manipulate as well as become acclimated to her new environment in order to find a way back hope. The open ended adventure features over 80 puzzles – check out the gameplay trailer below and tell us what you think!

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‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ Launches Episode Two With ‘The Pact’

batmantheenemy“The Pact,” episode two of Telltale Games’ Batman: The Enemy Within, comes out October 3 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and Android.

The just released trailer for “The Pact” shows that The Joker’s (Anthony Ingruber) right hand woman Harley Quinn continues her bat-wielding (no pun intended) villainy throughout Gotham’s crime ridden streets, and it’s up to the Dark Knight (Troy Baker) to take her down. An unidentified antagonist shows up on the tail end of the clip, and although most fans don’t need a teaser to whet their appetites, it’s still a welcome sight.

Although players’ choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series spills over to the latest installment, Batman: The Enemy Within also functions as a standalone title. Fans of physical media can also purchases a season pass disc starting October 3.

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