Sega has released the details on their DLC release schedule for Valkyria Chronicles 4, allowing us to finally get a complete view of how much all the content for the game will cost. It was reasonable to assume that Sega wouldn’t offer a considerably better deal than what fans in Japan have been offered, but it’s not just the pricing that stands out here. The release dates for the DLC are surprisingly far apart given that this is the localized version of the game and all of the game’s DLC has long been available in Japan. In particular, the DLC included in the game’s premium edition will be playable at launch, but will be only be made available separately in December for those who bought the regular or digital version of the game. One has to question if most won’t have lost interest in the game by the time the DLC is actually released.
SEGA has released a new trailer for Valkyria Chronicles 4, showing some of the new elements added to the game compared. First off are Grenadiers, a new class that can launch long-distance grenades at the enemy. During the opponent’s turn, Grenadiers will also bombard moving enemies within range. That said, as shown in the video, the enemy also has their own grenadiers.
ATLUS has revealed the Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection, a bundle contains the complete catalog of Persona Dancing games, including the upcoming Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, as well as a digital download for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Aside from a physical release featuring an exclusive hardcover artbook package, the collection will also be made available digitally on both PS4 and PS Vita. The collection will release on on December 4, 2018, with a price of $69.99 for the PS Vita version, and $99.99 for the PS4 version. The price of the EU version hasn’t been revealed, but is said to be commensurate to the US version. Pre-order links are available on the official website. Amazon appears to have mistakenly sold the collection for $59.99 for a limited time before pulling it from their store.
Sega have launched digital pre-orders and a free demo for Valkyria Chronicles 4 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch today! The demo lets you to play through the prologue and the first two chapters of the game, as well as an exclusive bonus mission created specifically for the demo. A neat bonus is that demo save data, including items obtained, class levels, earned experience, and currency total will transfer over to the full game. In addition, importing save data from the demo will net you an exclusive accessory for use in the full game.
Sega-Sammy Holdings have released their annual report for 2017, where they discuss at length their plans for the future. There’s one particular sectoin from the report that I found rather interesting. The Online Content Divisional HQ’s operations center, among other things responsible for their PC online game area, intends to generate earnings continuously by 2020. A key part of that plan involves their online RPG Phantasy Star Online 2. Specifically, the group aims to execute three main action plans for the series:
In what seems yet another questionable business move from Atlus (after the Persona 5 streaming debacle), the company has now tried to take down Nekotekina’s Patreon page for funding the development of RPCS3, an open-source PS3 emulator, via a DMCA takedown request. According to the team developing RPCS3, the reasoning Atlus put forward to Patreon was the following:
Yu Suzuki has provided a few comments regarding the latest Shenmue 3 trailer and the game’s new logo, on both the official PlayStation Blog and the Kickstarter page. You can read the comments below, as well as find a batch of old and new screenshots of the game. I also looked into the comments from Kickstarter backers on the latest update.
Shenmue 3 has received its first teaser trailer, finally giving us a bit of a closer look at the state of development of the game. According to the official description, the first teaser of Shenmue III is built from a small slice of an in-development build of the game, and it delivers small peeks in new look of main characters, new characters, and feels of Shenmue world. You can view the video below!
What stands out is that a lot of the scenes in the video look far too dark to discern any detail, which is likely something done in post-processing of the video itself. Otherwise, it’s clear that the animations and faces still need some work. The environments on the other hand do look good, even if the video doesn’t always give us a good look at them. All things considered this first teaser seems to be in line of what we can expect from the game, given its low budget, and I’m looking forward to see more of the game as it progresses.
SEGA of Japan has released a promotional trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX, the physical version of the previously digital-only release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone. The game is scheduled to be released in November 22 in Japan for the PlayStation 4, and contains all of the songs and modules that were included in the base game and all of its DLC. In addition, it also contains two new songs: “Ghost Rule” and “Suna no Wakusei” (“Dune”), and a new Hatsune Miku 10th anniversary commemoration module. This new module can also be seen in the new trailer. The new content will also be making its way to the digital version of the game as DLC in the US and EU in 2018 (although the song “Dune” hasn’t officially been confirmed for release in the West yet). You can view the promotional trailer below!
UPDATE: Thanks to Atlus USA’s Sam Mullen for letting us know that the official English name for the song is “Dune”, and not “Sand Planet”, as I mistakenly wrote in the original version of the article.
Original article: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX will also be getting “Suna no Wakusei” (“Dune”), a 2nd new songs alongside the previously revealed “Ghost Rule”. The DX version of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is a physical version of the complete game with a few extras. It’s scheduled to be released on November 22 in Japan, From the screenshot included, it seems the game will be using the actual music video for “Suna no Wakusei” in-game as well, rather than a custom 3D music video made specifically for the game. This now brings the total number of songs included in Project DIVA Future Tone DX to 238. You can view the music video for the song below.