Fans of the original installment were waiting on bated breath for a follow up, and now Toukiden 2 hits the U.S. March 21 on PlayStation 4, PC, and the PS Vita. Since Vita enthusiasts these days are a select group, credit goes to Koei Tecmo America for still creating titles for this underrated platform.
The plotline behind Toukiden 2 centers on a lone Slayer who years ago was swallowed up into a portal that was opened by a giant demon. Now this mysterious slayer is back in Mahoroba Village to save humanity from the demon like creatures known as the Oni. Helping him in his quest is a professor, a machina with a human soul, a British sword and shield master, thief, and the town’s strongest slayer.
One of the attack styles I’m looking forward to employing is the professor created Demon Hand which enables players to land blows from the air and pummel Oni onto the ground.
Check out the action packed trailer below and tell us what you think!
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, the latest installment of the popular and visually arresting SOA franchise, debuts today on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita systems. Gamers will traverse the world of Ainground and take on the digital avatar of Kirito as they explore the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) called Sword Art: Origins.
As Kirito, players can meet other fictionalized characters within this world to build quest parties and form deeper bonds with these characters. Under cooperative multiplayer mode, up to four players, along with four additional non-playable characters (NPCs) can accomplish quests together within this immersive, simulation experience.
As Kirito attempts to find out why NPCs are being deleted from the Sword Art: Origins game, he must also solve the mystery of a 14-year-old NPC named Premiere.
Franchise creator Reki Kawahara served as the supervisor of the latest story. “The Sword Art Online franchise has seen a meteoric rise in popularity since its introduction to Western audiences,” said Dennis Lee, Director of Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “We are very excited for fans of the franchise to experience a brand new adventure as they immerse themselves in the land of Ainground.”
Check out the launch trailer and tell us what you think!!
In celebration of Star Wars Day, the latest trailer for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals six new adventures that will be featured in the game. Recently announced levels in the title including “Rathtar Hunting,” which has Han Solo and Chewbacca attempting to capture the dangerous Rathtars and a Poe Dameron mission to save Admiral Ackbar (“Poe to the Rescue”).
The creative team behind LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens also didn’t hold back when it came to assembling the voice cast for the game, as Adam Driver (“Kylo Ren), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Carrie Fisher (“Leia Organa), Daisy Ridley (Rey), Dohmnall Gleeson (“General Hux”), Oscar Isaac (“Poe Dameron”) and John Boyega (“Finn”) are just a few of the Star Wars vets who are partaking in the title.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes out June 28 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, and Steam (Windows PC) via Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Check out the trailer below, tell us what you think, and most importantly, May the 4th be with you!!
One of the RPG titles to look forward to in 2016 is the release of Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, which is the fourth installment of the popular franchise. Known for its sumptuous visuals and expansive storytelling, the game will be available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita consoles.
The story has gamers taking on the role of Kiriko, a hero who enters a new virtual world named “Sword Art: Origin.” The title is a collaboration with Sword Art Online creator Reki Kawahara, so expect this virtual reality adventure to hopefully harken back to as well as grow the entire SOA universe.
“The Sword Art Online franchise has experienced incredible growth in popularity on a global level with light-novel and anime fans. We are excited to bring Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, the next Sword Art Online game, to fans in the Americas,” said BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Inc. VP of Marketing Eric Hartness. “With Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, we’re striving to take fans even further into Sword Art Online’s VRMMORG (virtual reality massive multiplayer online role playing game) world. We hope players are ready for the challenge.”
There is no specific date release for the title, but we’ll post the info as soon as the specific date is released and also review the title!
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.)
A new installment to the Digimon universe is upon us, with hackers serving as an important element to its narrative. Bando Namco Entertainment America Inc. will release Digimon Story Cyber Sleuthin 2016 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Released in Japan back in March, the game will be available across Latin America, Brazil, and North America.
The storyline centers on Aiba, a teenager whose encounter with a mysterious hacker and the reception of a device called Digimon Capture leads to a surreal journey within the real and digital worlds of Japan. Over 200 Digimon will be able to collect and by transforming them via Digivolve, gamers will be able to unlock more powerful forms of Digimon to strengthen their battle squads in turn-based battles.
“Bandai NamcoEntertainment America Inc. continues to strive to give players the games they want from our Japanese developers,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for Bandai NamcoEntertainment America Inc. “Digimon Story Cyber Sleuthhas been one of the most requested games with a faithful fan base itching to see new Digimon stories make it to the Americas, we are excited to bring this title to our shores.”
Producer Kenichiro Takaki has become a household name in the gaming community thanks to his popular Senran Kagura series. Drawing from Takaki’s youthful love for manga, the series centers on the adventures of a group of scantily clad, wide-eyed, and buxom female ninjas.
XSEED Games is set to release the Nintendo 3DS title Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson this summer, and the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game Senran Kagura Estival Versus is slated for a stateside debut this winter.
Hollywood Outbreak had the opportunity to interview Kenichiro Takaki at last week’s E3 2015, held at the Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles, and we asked him about the sexuality that is inherent in the Senran Kagura titles.
“The game does heavily emphasize on the sexuality and it’s an easy way to understand what the game is,” said Takaki. “But of course, if you want to make it a series that has longevity, it’s not like we just wanted to create a sexual content driven game. There’s a solid core, game playing aspect behind it.”