Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Launches on PS3 in November

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a light novel crossover fighting game coming to PSVita and PS3 in Japan. It launches on November 13, 2014. It seems to be a classic 4 button fighter with one button dedicated to a summon attack. The game is developed by French-Bread and Ecole.

Now for the SEGA hardcore, the game feature some neat little SEGA touches. There is a non-playable character wearing a Dreamcast costume and can summon Akira and Pai from Virtua Figher.

Both Pai and Akira will be playable on the console versions. There are some stages based on SEGA games such Phantasy Star and Sonic the Hedgehog. Check out some footage of Akira after the jump: Continue reading

Persona 5 is coming PS3 and PS4

Now that Atlus is a part of the extended SEGA-SAMMY family I can post uber-exciting news as this – that is, the people at ATLUS are from dumb and are going to capitalize on the 10 million strong PS4 users and bring their flagship title to both PS3 and PS4. Brilliant! This one is assuredly getting a Western release as well.

Which begs the question…with a shrinking Japanese market for console games why isn’t SEGA launching high profile titles *cough*yakuza*cough”ahem* in the West as well to capitalize on hungry gamers. IF SEGA can deal away Bayonetta to Nintendo, they can surely find a suitor of Yakuza in the West.

This Persona trailer is interesting but I can’t wait to see what the developers really have in store. Also, I included a trailer for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax after the jump: Continue reading

Yakuza Zero Trailer Features the Bright Shining Lights of 1988

I won’t comment about the lack of Western release for this game. It is set to come out on PS3 and PS4 in 2015. I love the series and mourn the loss of it. The storylines had a perfect mix of soap opera style drama and SEGA silliness.

According to Push Square, gamers will be able to control Kazuma and Goro Majima who is known as the Emperor of the Night. Basically you get to play as thug and crime boss allowing you to see two sides of the criminal element.

It is nice to see the narrative focus narrowing on key characters as Yakuza 4 was solid but you did not spend enough time with characters to get their full sense unlike Yakuza 3.

[Source: R3DPlaystationFilmer]

Indie Game Watch: Drift Stage & 90s Arcade Racer

Drift Stage looks to be like a mash-up of Daytona USA and Ridge Racer but with the style 80s arcade marquee art. Nice stuff!

It is nice to have another arcade racer on the horizon after 90s Racer debut later this year (hopefully). 90s arcade racer is directly inspired by SEGA racing titles.

90s Arcade racer is currently optimized to run at 720p and 60 frames per second on Wii-U. Check out the trailer after the jump: Continue reading

Bayonetta 2 Release Date Confirmed for Oct. 24

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Nintendo has confirmed that Bayonetta 1 & 2 will launch on the Wii-U in October. You’ll get all of your climax action on Oct. 24 in the West. Not much else to add other than I hope it is successful because I don’t want the series to end.

In other interesting Nintendo news bites…there was a new version and enhanced version of the 3DS announced that comes complete with extra buttons, better viewing angle, and a second-analog nub (or dot or nipple or pimple). Also, Miyamoto came out saying that Nintendo need to refocus on the hardcore. Interesting stuff!

I would love to see another Mad World title. I need more SEGA arcade games across all my new current generation consoles.

[Source: Nintendo Direct]

Yakuza Zero Features a Young and Scrappy looking Kazuma Kiryu

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Yakuza is going back to 1988 and building up the story leading up to Yakuza 1. Hmmm, I wonder if this is torrid tale of how Kazuma Kiryu ends up doing time for his bosses.

Kiryu is going to be more of a hot-head in this installment. The game will feature a 20-year-old Kazuma and 24-year-old Goro Majima. The game will also reflect the spirit of the times as Japan had money to spend at this point in history. So, expect a flashier and more hot-blooded version of Yakuza. Also, I imagine the SEGA arcade to be filled with early classics (sweet).

Yakuza Zero is set for release in Japan in Spring, 2015 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. No word on a Western release. Check out more screens after the jump: Continue reading

Definitive Edition of Total War: Rome II – Emperor Edition Incoming

SEGA has flexed some that PC muscle and announced a definitive edition of Total War: Rome II. This update is free to current players and will include such niceties as improved politics systems, improved visuals, rebalanced battles, and a new multi-hour campaign pack entitled: “Imperator Augustus.”

The team at Creative Assembly has taken feedback from fans and hopes that Total War II – Emperor edition will be remembered fondly by fans.

Check out the full press release after the jump: Continue reading