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More info has arrived on Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, including a trailer showing Neku Sakuraba from The World Ends With You as a partner character in Traverse Town. Also mentioned is the ability to control monsters known as dream eaters, who you can use team attacks with using the touch screen. Said cute monsters can also be played with in a separate mode using the 3DS’ augmented reality features, though the fast hard-hitting action is more appealing.

Kingdom Hearts 3D is due out in Japan this Spring, with a release overseas yet to be announced.

Be sure to watch the trailer after the break, and feel free to be as excited as I am.

 


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Dragon Quest X is expected to release on the Nintendo Wii sometime in 2012. The Wii U version is still TBA. Dragon Quest X is an MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game). The game is taking place in Astoria, which contains five continents and five races. The game is expected to have a huge story. Although the game is online, players can choose to play alone and use NPCs, and create their own character. Character classes include Ogre, Elf, Dwarf, Pukuripo, and Wedi.

The game features a job system. One of them being an Alchemist. With Alchemy players can add attributes to current items. Events in the game tie into different seasons such a winter and spring. More Quests will be added after the games release, and additional quests will be available like they were in IX, perhaps sooner. Some quests will have multiple volumes.

If other players wear your crafted items you become a little bit famous. There’s custom inside and outside housing. Characters can be involved with crafting professions. A sewing system so players can make clothes. You can check out other players who are fighting. Create parties in the pub and other parties can choose to use your character. Ability to assist fallen players. Chat bubbles appear when you speak, and can interact with others online by using emotes. By using skill points, which are gained when you level up, it allows you to customize your character to how you see fit. Japanese consumers can apply for the beta, but it requires a USB storage device.

So far, this game is looking pretty good. You might see me picking it up in a year.

(Video source: Nintendo Everything)


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Fresh from the mind of Portal creator Kim Swift comes a new first-person physics-based puzzle game: Quantum Conundrum. You play as a child left on your uncle’s doorstep, your new guardian being an inventor who’s let his laboratory spread to the rest of his manor.

Following an unexplained explosion, you find your uncle missing and a strange glove on your hand that lets you change dimensions at will which aids you in your quest to find your uncle.

Quantum Conundrum is set to be released on PSN, XBLA, and PC early 2012 and after seeing the trailer below, I can hardly wait.

EDIT: Due to WordPress refusing to co-operate, I’m unable to post the really cool gameplay trailer here, but it’s available over at the source link.

 (Source: Gamespot)


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North America, are you sad? You should be. You’re not getting Xenoblade. What? You’re saying that isn’t The Last Story? Hush you. You want Xenoblade and you know it. Too bad, you’re not getting it. What North America does have that those silly Europeans don’t is Xenogears! Released in 1998 by Square-Enix, Xenogears was developed by those who eventually moved on to form Monolith Software, the developers of Xenoblade. While these titles have nothing in common outside of the developers and its name, now would the perfect time to talk about the original PlayStation classic.



Recently PS3Trophies.com asked Kitase over at Square Enix what they thought about the proposition and his response was a positive “We haven’t made up our mind about that yet,” said Kitase, “but if there was a strong voice coming through from the users asking for such porting, then obviously we would seriously consider it, but no actual plans yet.”.

Perhaps if every Final Fantasy fan spoke out at once they would hear us and comply. While I may not be a Final Fantasy superfan I can understand why this would be very appealing. Of course we have no idea what games exactly they would choose for this collection and without some significant touch-ups I can’t imagine many of the PS1 titles looking all that hot in HD.


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Today the Europe Square Enix Members blog confirmed the company’s complete E3 lineup, as well as a promise to have a new Tomb Raider trailer up tomorrow. You can see the full list below.

  • FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Hitman: Absolution (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Dungeon Siege III (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Heroes of Ruin (Nintendo 3DS)

While it reveals nothing we didn’t already guess was going to be there, and Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Type-0 are both missing much to my chagrin, it will undoubtedly still prove to be a solid lineup at this year’s conference.

(Source: Square Enix EU Members)


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For years, details have been slim on Square-Enix’s long overdue PSP Final Fantasy title, Final Fantasy Type-0. More and more details and footage has been sliding out over time, but Square-Enix released a full twenty minutes of Type-0 gameplay through a live stream event on the Japanese video service, Niconico douga.

 

After the jump you’ll see everything from the real time combat system, cutscenes,  over world and a rocket powered airship.



Final Fantasy V is considered to be one of the underappreciated games in the series. This was mainly due to it not having a SNES release in the US unlike its counterparts, FFIV & FFVI. What a lot of people don’t know is that none of the original Final Fantasy games had their first iterations release in Europe (the first game being FFVII which sold just as well as it did in Europe as it did everywhere else around the world). While the FF series became popular, Square released Final Fantasy Anthology which collected FFVI & FFV for the US while it had FFIV & FFV for Europe. Either way, Square Enix announced on their blog yesterday that they would be releasing FFV onto the Japanese and European Playstation Network. The Japanese release is expected to happen sometime next week (along with the details of the PSN release of Chrono Cross) and while no European release date is confirmed, it’s nice to see that EU PSN hasn’t been COMPLETLY abandoned (Still waiting on Einhander though…)

Source: (Square Enix)


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Aside from a logo, we have still yet to see anything about Dragon Quest X, despite being announced exclusively for the Wii two years ago. But nothing to fear! Series creator Yuji Horii spoke to Nintendo Power and was questioned about the games status, and the future looks bright.

 

All we can say is that development is going well and we’re on the last parts of the game. We can’t really share much else at this point, but by the end of this year we should be able to announce something regarding it.

 

Yuji Horii did release a single tidbit though. He says fans have been demanding for the title to be more in a Dragon Quest VIII style, so he’s taking that into consideration while moving on.

 

(Source: GoNintendo)


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Not enough Job System in your lives? Why not download FFIII today! FFIII remained for a long time as the only Final Fantasy game never to be released over to western audiences until the release of the remake for the DS which took all of the sprites from the original game and replaced them with 3D polygons. This remake will now be avaliable for the Iphone with enhanced sprites and cleaner graphics which make them more suited for the IPhone’s graphical capabilities. The game has been released in eight languages and will cost $15.99 / €12.99 / £9.49 /1,800 yen.

Source: (Siliconera)


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