XSEED Games Celebrates New DLC and Updates for SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash

Third-Person “Splasher” Closes out the Summer with Sunshine DLC on PC and PS4TM, Free VR Update on PC Torrance, Calif. – September 18, 2018

 Fall may be just around the corner, but summer never really has to end! XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that their breezy summer-themed third-person “splasher,” SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash, has received brand new costume DLC with the Sunshine Swimsuit Set on both PS4™ and PC via Steam, now available for purchase on Steam and PlayStation™Store.

Priced at $9.99, and with a launch discount of 20% for the first two weeks, the DLC adds five scintillating sunshine-themed swimsuits for the leaders of the major shinobi factions – Asuka, Homura, Yumi, Miyabi, and Kagura – expanding the diverse array of “combat swimwear” players have with which to customize their favorite characters. Players on PC will also be able to get up close and personal with their favorite shinobi thanks to a free update adding VR support for both HTC VIVE and Oculus Rift, with expanded features that improve upon the PlayStation®VR support previously added to the PS4™ version.

About SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash
The summer of bouncy, high-flying hijinks continues for everyone’s favorite shinobi schoolgirls in SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash. They’ve fought rival ninja, evil masterminds, and apocalyptic demons from beyond the veil of sanity, but nothing in their lives has ever prepared them for… a water gun fight?! Summoned to a mysterious tournament with no choice but to duke it out for dominance, the nubile ninja team up and face off, using ten types of water weapons to soak, splash, and steamroll their opponents.

Developed by Marvelous Inc. and published in North America by XSEED Games, SENRAN KAGURA Peach Beach Splash is currently available on the PlayStation®4 system, as well as on Windows PC exclusively via Steam. The PC version of this title is not rated by the ESRB, and the PS4™ version of this title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.

For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, on Twitter, and via their localization blogs on Tumblr.

©2018 Marvelous Inc./HONEY PARADE GAMES Inc.

About XSEED Games:
XSEED Games is the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., which is a publicly traded company listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Formed in 2004 and located in Torrance, California, XSEED Games publishes interactive entertainment content for PC and consoles from the Marvelous portfolio as well as from a wide variety of third-party partners. Whether it’s Marvelous properties such as STORY OF SEASONS (Bokujo Monogatari), SENRAN KAGURA, and Rune Factory, or third-party titles such as the Corpse Party, AKIBA’S TRIP, and The Legend of Heroes: Trails series, XSEED Games has grown its reputation among gamers with its critically acclaimed localizations and commitment to fans, remaining ever dedicated to its “indie spirit, player-first” approach.

 

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Date published: 19/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: From: ONE PR Studio, For: XSEED Games, Re: SENRAN KAGURA via the [Gamespress]

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Avatar Live Action Revealed for Netflix

In unexpected news, it looks like  live-action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming to ! Original creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are returning to take on the adaptation. Check out the concept art from John Staub!

 

 

 

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KONAMI AND SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS ANNOUNCE SUPER BOMBERMAN R VINYL SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

BOMBERMAN soundtrack to be released on vinyl for the first time! New York (September 18, 2018) 

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Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., leading video game developer and publisher, today announced the vinyl soundtrack release for KONAMI’s action-maze game SUPER BOMBERMAN R available for pre-order at https://shop.sumthing.com. BOMBERMAN’s bright, catchy themes can finally be enjoyed on vinyl, presented in a beautifully crafted, full-color gatefold. Download product images here.

Composer Seima Iwahashi of Elements Garden brings us the latest soundtrack in the beloved BOMBERMAN franchise. The album also includes the ‘HERO’ theme song featuring lyrics by RUCCA. The SUPER BOMBERMAN R original soundtrack will be available from Sumthing’s new direct-to-consumer merchandise store on November 23rd.

The BOMBERMAN series has been delighting fans with its stunning multiplayer action since 1983. In SUPER BOMBERMAN R, up to two players can work cooperatively in ‘Story’ mode to clear stages in order to save the galaxy. Players guide a wide variety of BOMBERMAN characters around maze-like areas using timed bombs to open walkways and take out opponents. Multiply the fun and play with up to eight players in ‘Battle’ mode, or jump into the competitive Grand Prix mode. Grand Prix is a team-versus-team mode that pits two teams of up to three players as they battle it out within different arena stages using characters with special abilities.

SUPER BOMBERMAN R is available now on Nintendo Switch™ , PlayStation®4 , Xbox One and on PC via Steam.

Track Listing:

SIDE A:
1. Ending Theme Song [HERO]
2. Title Screen
3. Main Menu
4. World Map
5. Get Ready
6. Planet Technopolis
7. Planet Timbertree
8. Planet Brainwave
9. Planet Lalaland
10. Planet Scrapheap
11. Clear
12. Failed
13. World Clear Result

SIDE B:
1. Five Dastardly Bombers
2. The Boss Robots
3. Elegant Dream
4. Great Gattaida
5. Ultimate Buggler
6. Go
7. Battle – Excite
8. Battle – Happy
9. Battle – Comical
10. Victory
11. Result
12. Draw
13. UP
14. Down
15. Ending Theme Song [HERO] (English version)

For more information on SUPER BOMBERMAN R, visit the official website at https://www.konami.com/games/bomberman/r/us/en/.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on YouTube and Twitter @SumthingDigital.

 

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Date published: 18/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: From: Top Dollar, For: Sumthing Else, Re: Super Bomerman R   via the [Gamespress]

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SORA THROUGH THE SKIES OF SAN FRANSOKYO WITH BAYMAX IN KINGDOM HEARTS III

First Look of the Beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Big Hero 6” World Revealed – LOS ANGELES (Sept. 17, 2018)
Just ahead of the Tokyo Game Show event, KINGDOM HEARTS III fans were transported to the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, where the heroic cast of Big Hero 6 joins Sora and his friends in an epic battle against the darkness. Big Hero 6’s story of friendship continues on in KINGDOM HEARTS III, as the super crew of Hiro Hamada, Honey Lemon, Go Go Tomago, Wasabi No-Ginger, Fred and their robot companion Baymax embark on a new adventure together with Sora, Donald and Goofy.

 

 

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The world of Big Hero 6 is just one of the expansive worlds in the massive KINGDOM HEARTS universe. The trailer also shows off new footage from the Disney and Pixar worlds of FrozenMonsters, Inc., Tangled and Pirates of the Caribbean, while shedding new light on the KINGDOM HEARTS storyline as well as a first glimpse of a fan-favorite character.
 
Additionally, the trailer introduces a new way Sora will use his Gummiphone, which has the ability to take selfies with his new friends along his journey. The Tokyo Game Show trailer is subtitled in English and available to view on YouTube: 

 

 

The official box art, featuring artwork drawn by series director, Tetsuya Nomura, was also revealed at the show. The artwork showcases a variety of characters from the KINGDOM HEARTS series against the endless sunset, including some familiar Disney favorites, King Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

For the latest assets, please visit the press site at http://sqex.to/Media.

 

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About KINGDOM HEARTS III
In the upcoming action RPG, players can join forces with Donald Duck and Goofy for the adventure of a lifetime traveling across worlds based on beloved films like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc., and Walt Disney Studios’ Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Frozen and more.
 
KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available on Jan. 29, 2019 for the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. KINGDOM HEARTS III is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
 
About Walt Disney Animation Studios
Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013’s Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio’s timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia. 
 
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 142 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 76 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 67 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com.

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Date published: 17/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source:  From: Sqaure Enix, Re: Kingdom Hearts III via the [Gamespress]

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EA SPORTSTM NHL® 19 NOW AVAILABLE ON PLAYSTATION®4 AND XBOX ONE

 

Skate On Outdoor Rinks, Experience Revolutionary Gameplay Technology With RPM Tech and Play With Hockey Legends Of the Past And Present
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today released EA SPORTS™ NHL® 19, introducing players to the World of CHEL where they can compete in the great outdoors and journey from the pond to the pros. Powered by the revolutionary RPM Tech gameplay technology, NHL ® 19 delivers all-new skating and collision physics systems that make gameplay look, feel and play better. Over 200 playable hockey Legends gives fans that chance to compete with and against the greatest players to ever lace up the skates.
 
NHL ® 19 is the first time we’ve been able to build and deliver an experience that spans beyond the pros and lets fans enjoy all forms of hockey – from frozen parking lot ponds, to big outdoor festivals, all the way up to the arenas of the pros,” said Sean Ramjagsingh, Senior Producer, NHL ® 19. “We’re also incredibly excited about the level of innovation that RPM Tech adds to gameplay, which we were able to gather incredible feedback around during our Open Beta to ensure that NHL ® 19 is the best-playing EA SPORTS NHL game we’ve ever built.”
 
In NHL ® 19, players can compete on outdoor ponds under a unified progression hub called World of CHEL that unites EA SPORTS Hockey League, NHL® THREES Drop-In and two new game modes, NHL® ONES and Pro-Am. NHL® ONES pits three players against each other in a festival-like king of the hill tournament featuring fast-paced, 1v1v1, free-for-all fun, with no rules and no stoppages. Players win games to rank up to new outdoor locations and defend their position on daily leaderboards. Progression and rewards earned in World of CHEL can be applied to each player’s Create-A-Character, allowing them to personalise their gameplay with new player traits and abilities, as well as express their individuality with over 900 new customisation items.
 
At the core of NHL ® 19 is cutting-edge Real Player Motion (RPM) Technology in gameplay, which redefines the way movement and animations are showcased. Influenced by speed and creativity in today’s game, RPM Tech enables explosive-edge skating, giving players more control, faster acceleration and more responsiveness as they move up and down the ice, creating the most responsive gameplay in franchise history. RPM Tech is paired with a new collision physicssystem that introduces more contextual body-checking, bringing bigger, badder, jaw-dropping hits that are dynamic based on speed, size and point of impact.
 
Fans can pay homage to the hockey’s stars of the past with the inclusion of Legends, featuring over 200 of the greatest players from all eras, including Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, Teemu Selanne, Peter Forsberg, Jean Beliveau and more. Players can compete as Hero Teams that combine squads of superstars from the past and present for an ultimate fantasy matchup. Play with the best of the best from all eras in both single-player and multiplayer modes.
 
Hockey culture shines in NHL ® 19 as players can create unique looks with lifestyle gear and apparel for the first time. Hoodies, jackets, parkas, winter knits, and more are available to wear on the ponds, including authentic apparel from brands like Adidas.EA SPORTS, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dragon Age, and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.
 
NHL and the NHL Shield are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved.
 
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
 
*Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply.

See http://www.ea.com/eaaccess for details.

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Date published: 17/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source:  From: EA, Re: NHL 19 via the [Gamespress]

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‘TALES OF VESPERIA: DEFINITIVE EDITION’ Premium Edition available to pre-order now!

 Following the announcement that TALES OF VESPERIA™: Definitive Edition will be available for the first time in Europe on 11th January, 2019, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has unveiled the collectible Premium Edition, which is now available to pre-order.

The Premium Edition box contains: a copy of the game, 4 x CD soundtrack, art book, collectible cards set, pin badge set, Chibi Chara stickers set and a Repede Metal case. Fans of the series can pre-order this limited-edition collectible version of the game from today!

TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition includes up-scaled screen resolution, characters, events, and costumes that were never released outside of Japan, as well as introducing two new playable party members. Flynn Scifo, the main character’s best friend and rival: Patty Fleur – a young pirate searching for her lost memories.

TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition uses a specialised iteration of the ‘TALES OF’ series’ Linear Motion Battle System for combat. Players control a single party member in real-time combat while other party members are controlled by a customised set of A.I. commands. Players can swap between any of the four characters at any time during battles and can perform physical attacks, magic artes or even powerful mystic assrtes.

TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition will be available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 system, Nintendo Switch and PC. For more information about TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK please visit:

  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Website
  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Facebook
  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Twitter

 

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Date published: 17/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source:  From: Bandai Namco Entertainment, Re: Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition via the [Gamepress]

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Pre-Order Bonuses Included with Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Shinjiro and Akechi Add-On Dancers Hit the Dance Floor with Pre-Order of the Day One Edition of P3D/P5D

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight are launching on December 4, 2018! And good news for those who pre-order either (or both!) of the Day One editions: each features a fan-favorite Persona character you can add to your dance roster, along with their exclusive tracks! Check out the pre-order bonus trailer here.

Persona is a breath of fresh air, in the Japanese Role-Playing Game community and even in the Western world, this version is a spin-off, combining two favourites into one and, allowing you the players’ to embark on a journey of dance and enjoyment. PlayStation Vita will additionally be involved, this game will feature 15 costumes from the Megaverse digitally available on December the 4th 2018.

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Day One Editions of Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight come with the gruff SEES member with a heart of gold, Shinjiro Aragaki*! Shinjiro comes with the final boss theme of Persona 3 – Battle Hymn of the Soul.

Day One Editions of Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight come with everyone’s favorite pancake-loving detective, Goro Akechi*! Akechi comes with the pulse-pounding Persona awakening theme of Persona 5 – Will Power.

Day One Editions of the Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection for PS4 will include both Shinjiro and Akechi!

PS Vita Version

Since the PS Vita versions of P3D/P5D and the bundle are digital-only and have no pre-order period, Vita players will be entitled to Shinjiro Aragaki (with Persona 3: Dancing in the Moonlight) and Goro Akechi (with Persona 5: Dancing in the Starlight) for free with purchase of the games within 2 weeks of their launch on December 4, 2018!

*Both Shinjiro and Akechi, as well as their respective tracks, are available for use in both P3D and P5D.

Pricing 

Bundles are priced at $69.99 | $99.99 (PS Vita | PS4) and are available on December 4, 2018. Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight will be available standalone for $39.99 | $59.99 each (PS Vita | PS4), with commensurate European pricing. Pre-orders for each of the individual games and the Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection are now available at https://atlus.com/personadancing/.

This game has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB, with commensurate USK, PEGI, and OFL ratings. Please visit the official website for more information: http://atlus.com/personadancing. ;

About ATLUS
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is a leading Western publisher of Japanese video games, celebrated for high-quality localization across a multitude of genres and platforms. With a wealth of award-winning titles, such as the Game Awards 2017 “Best RPG” winner and “Game of the Year” nominee, Persona® 5, the legendary cult classic JRPG Shin Megami Tensei® series, the groundbreaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and many more, ATLUS delivers unforgettable, story-driven gameplay experiences to enthusiastic and dedicated fans around the globe. Learn more about ATLUS at www.atlus.com.

 

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Date published: 17/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source:  From: Atlus, Re: Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight [Gamepress]

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Assassin’s Creed III Remastered Release Date Revealed

The 4K Assasins’s Creed III Remastered edition is official 

 

 

 

 

 

Ubisoft has also given us the following details regarding this specific title, Assassins’s Creed III Remastred for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC shceduled for a March 2019

 

 

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Date published: 16/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source:  Ubisoft [Twitter]

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Meet the lead game developer behind the Etika Red and Blue

Meet the young prodigy, games programmer Lorrane is developing the first ever Etika Red & Blue fan made YouTube inspired video game

 

 

 

Founder of  and creator of Etika: Red and Blue. Lorrane tends to talk about animation and game development a lot. She is the founder of  and creator of Etika: Red and Blue. She tends to talk about animation and game development a lot. I got the opportunity to discuss the details, lore and information regarding this ambitous and exciting project. 

 

(1) Joseph Opoku: So what is your name and how did you get into video game design ?

 

(1) Lorrane: 1. I’m Ashley Lorann Graham and I got into video game design when I was little. I always wanted to make something I saw on the screen.

 

(2)