Despite Kingdom Hearts 3’s perpetual delays, dense lore and multiple side releases, the Kingdom Hearts franchise is still a beloved brand with the most ambitious crossover of all time: Square Enix and Disney. Now, Square Enix seems confident that Kingdom Hearts 3 will come extremely soon, and fans are waiting in anticipation. Even if there remains a lot unknown about this major installment, there’s just as much that we do know that’s trickled out over time. Director Tetsuya Nomura hasn’t been shy about his excitement for the game over the years, and we’ve seen content to match, including trailers, gameplay demos and interviews. We even have the obligatory Utada Hikaru theme song! Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3. What is Kingdom Hearts 3? Kingdom Hearts 3 is the next installment in the Kingdom Hearts RPG franchise, which combines new heroes with favorite characters from Square Enix and beloved Disney properties. … [Read more...] about Kingdom Hearts 3: everything we know
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Brace yourselves, because E3 is almost here. What games might we see? Well, we’ve got some ideas… Aside from the rhetoric of media briefings and the hilarity of furious or joyous fanboy meltdowns on social media, E3 is ultimately all about the games. Forget everything else. While the first-party publishing houses of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony will all have some tricks up their sleeves, much of the hype at E3 will be driven by what games third-party publishers bring to the table. But what might we expect at the show? On this page, we list off all of the major third party publishers showing up in Los Angeles next month and run down what we might expect from them – from updates on announced games to rumored reveals and distant hopes. Let’s get to it. EA: Battlefield 5 and Bioware’s big shot at redemption – plus the other stuff After the struggle and ultimate disappointment of Mass Effect Andromeda, Bioware is on a mission. Arguably, with EA’s … [Read more...] about E3 2018: what games to expect from Bethesda, Ubisoft, EA, Capcom, Square Enix and everyone else
Sega has officially announced another iteration of a mini console based on the Genesis/Mega Drive. While it is still made in conjunction with ATGames, it seems Sega is taking more involvement in this model, and ATGames has noted that they are switching to a more accurate emulator. With that in mind, here are a few games we’d like to see on this new mini console: Castlevania: Bloodlines (AKA Castlevania: The New Generation in PAL regions, Vampire Killer in Japan) For some inexplicable reason, Konami has never re-released Bloodlines. Even Rondo of Blood, made for the relatively low-key PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, saw a port to the Wii’s Virtual Console and the PSP as an extra in Dracula X Chronicles. A direct sequel, Portrait of Ruin, was made for the DS with no rerelease or in-game unlockable. Starring John Morris, the game is a classic-style Castlevania that plays similarly to Super Castlevania IV, featuring diagonal whipping, downward whipping, and whip swinging … [Read more...] about Games We’d Like To See On The Genesis Mini
The announcement of Shenmue 3 back at E3 in 2015 still remains one of the most emotionally wish-fulfilling moments in recent gaming history, which was no mean feat considering the hat-trick of fan fulfilments delivered on Sony’s stage that evening. Now to the delight of its original hardcore fans, SEGA has also announced that the original Shenmue and Shenmue 2 will finally be coming to modern platforms this year. There is, however, an anxiety of seeing a classic game return, mainly due to the possibility that Shenmue will look like a relic alongside the kind of open-world games we expect in 2018. Unlike other genres such as a classic fighting game or 2D platformer, Shenmue’s groundbreaking features haven’t aged well. Even back then, it didn’t take long before GTA 3 and Morrowind blew the lid off what open-world games could be. Even if you ignore the big-budget studios in the West, SEGA’s own Yakuza series, with its abundance of distractions and … [Read more...] about What Shenmue’s Simpler Open World Can Teach Modern Games
While Dragon Ball FighterZ set a franchise sales record, some gamers may be wanting to return to the 3D fighting gameplay of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Those fans, in a way, got their wishes when the game added a new story campaign, as well as Ultra Instinct Goku, Jiren, Android 17, and Fu (a new character). Still, the debate between which game is better continues, with a Xenoverse 3 rumor often re-occurring. However, a new rumor suggests that the next Dragon Ball game will not be a sequel to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Instead, it’s rumored to be an action role-playing game based on the original Dragon Ball series. As awesome as that sounds, some in the fandom would be disappointed in the lack of a sequel to Xenoverse, which is an understandable reaction. Of course, as with most rumors, this new one should be taken with a grain of salt. It is worth noting, however, that this rumor comes courtesy of Dasvergeben, a well-known leaker in the fighting game community for revealing … [Read more...] about Rumor: Next Dragon Ball Game Not Xenoverse 3?