3rd Party News Roundup May 8 2016 Featured

May 2 to May 8 3rd Party News Roundup

Monster Hunter Generations

Capcom recently aired its fourth livestream dedicated to Monster Hunter Generations. Check out the recording below:

Monster Hunter Stories

l_572a2fa221b4aMonster Hunter Stories was announced almost a year ago, and with Capcom now wrapping up its work on the game, a release date could be coming very soon.

Series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto said during a talk show event at Machi Asobi recently that he hopes to be able to announce news on this front by the end of the month. He also said that the game is being made as a mainstream RPG.

Fans asked Tsujimoto several questions, like if Elder Dragons will be appearing, if we’ll be seeing new monsters in the game, or if there are link features with Monster Hunter Generations. Unfortunately though, he wouldn’t divulge answers to any of these questions for now.

SEGA 3D Classics Collection

sega-3d-classics-collectionEven though SEGA 3D Classics Collection has been advertised as having nine games, it turns out there’s an extra one that can be unlocked.

The game in question is Fantasy Zone, meaning the IP is represented in three different ways inside the collection. Here are the steps to unlock it:

– Go to the ‘Extras’ menu where Maze Walker and Fantasy Zone II (Master System version) can be found.
– Tap the area next to the ‘Back to Menu’ button and an enemy should pop up.
– Tap the enemy and the original Master System Fantasy Zone will load up, and that’s your extra game.

Etrian Odyssey

Atlus has recently published two new trailers for Etrian Odyssey V, which you can find below.

One of them covers the new “Names” system and the other the Warlock class.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

shin-megami-tensei-iv-apocalypse-1Atlus has revealed its E3 2016 lineup through the expo’s official website.

Among the included titles is Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, which will be at the company’s booth and will probably be making its first playable appearance in English.

Here’s what the listing states:

ATLUS U.S.A., Inc. is known for high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese and indie video game experiences. Our award-winning catalog continues to grow across a variety of genres and platforms. Visit our booth featuring highly anticipated titles from ATLUS and SEGA, including Persona 5, Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and Yakuza 0.

Zero Time Dilemma

Spike Chunsoft recently updated the Zero Time Dilemma website with new screenshots from the game based on Famitsu’s coverage we talked about last week. Check them out in the gallery below:

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2

Inti Creates has shared some new footage from Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 during two recent livestreams. You can find the videos below:

Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 Signature Edition FeatureMighty No. 9 has finally been given another release date, hopefully for the last time.

It was recently announced that the game will be available on June 21 in North America and Asia, and June 24 in other territories.

However, this date only applies to the Wii U version. The 3DS version will follow at a later date as of yet unspecified.

Here’s the full message from Keiji Inafune:

To all of our backers and fans of Mighty No. 9,

Firstly, I would like to say again how sincerely sorry we are for how long we have kept all of our fans waiting. We are finally able to deliver some long awaited news regarding Mighty No. 9. We have now confirmed the following release dates for Mighty No. 9: June 21st 2016 (North America & Asia) and June 24th 2016 (World Wide). We understand that as a result of the various delays we have disappointed and let down our fans, but we are happy to finally be able to deliver the game to everyone who brought us this far.

With the game having “gone gold” we are in the last final stages of being able to deliver it into your hands, be that via your favorite retail outlet, or via digital channels.

Therefore the release date we are announcing is set in stone and there will be no further delays for the game.

Portable versions for PlayStation® Vita and Nintendo 3DS ™ will follow at a later point.

It has been almost three years since the start of our Kickstarter campaign, which was only made possible through the support of our backers and fans around the world. This is a project where everyone’s passions were combined in order to create something very special, and we are looking forward to delivering the final product to everyone who was involved. There can be no stronger connection between game creators and game fans.

Now that the dust has settled, we will be delivering Mighty No. 9 to everyone next month. How long will it take you to clear the main story on NORMAL? How many people are going to be able to clear MANIAC mode? What is going to be the fastest record for the time attack mode? We are looking forward to seeing the community answer all of these questions for us! Make sure to let us know your feedback and thoughts on the game through our SNS channels as you play the game. Your voices are what made this game possible, and we want to continue hearing what you think so that it may influence our future endeavors.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

bloodstained_desktop_wallpaperIn a recent conversation at the Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Forums, community manager Mana has confirmed that the main game will be releasing first, followed by the additional contents that were promised during the Kickstarter campaign. This is probably being done to avoid another Mighty No. 9 type of situation.

Here’s the conversation in question:

JKcVIkMInazuma Eleven

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino has recently tweeted out a picture of a character that seems to be from the soccer-based roleplaying game Inazuma Eleven.

Since this isn’t the first time Hino has teased new project by Level-5, it wouldn’t be a surprise if this developed into a new entry in the Inazuma Eleven series.

Battle of Elemental REBOOST

Amzy has prepared several new videos during the week, showcasing the Battle of Elemental REBOOST playable characters. These are Celsius, Fahrenheit, Mole, and Biot, which you can see in the videos below:

Culdcept Revolt

culdcept-revolt-2A new Nintendo Direct as been announced for Japan, which will cover Culdcept Revolt.

It will air on May 11 at 8:30 PM Japan time, an will be a special presentation.

The official page is located here.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Warner Bros. Entertainment recently released a new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video for Star Wars day, showing exclusive levels that explore adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. These are the six New Adventures featured in the game:

– Rathtar Hunting – Follows Han Solo and Chewbacca’s voyage to capture the ravenous Rathtars.
– Lor San Tekka’s Return – Uncovers secrets behind Lor San Tekka’s journey to the Jakku Village.
– Poe to the Rescue – Details Poe Dameron’s daring rescue mission to save Admiral Ackbar.
– Crimson Corsair– Explores how the notorious Outer Rim pirate, the Crimson Corsair, foiled the plans of the First Order.
– Trouble Over Taul– Follows the events leading up C-3PO’s acquisition of his new red arm.
– Ottegan Assault– Reveals a puzzle piece to how the Resistance and the First Order find Lor San Tekka on Jakku.

Also featured is original dialogue from key members of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens theatrical cast:

– Adam Driver (Kylo Ren)
– Anthony Daniels (C-3PO)
– Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa)
– Daisy Ridley (Rey)
– Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux)
– Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)
– Harrison Ford (Han Solo)
– John Boyega (Finn)
– Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata)
– Max von Sydow (Lor San Tekka)
– Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron)

You can find the video below, followed by some footage by IGN showing the games features.

Disney Art Academy

On May 5, Nintendo NY hosted a preview event for Disney Art Academy with Disney Channel actress Sabrina Carpenter. Nintendo has since shared a few photos from the gathering, which you can find below, with their descriptions next.

Photo 1
In this photo released by Nintendo of America, actor Sabrina Carpenter, currently starring in the Disney Channel sitcom Girl Meets World, sketches Olaf from Disney Frozen in the Disney Art Academy video game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Whether you’re a strong artist or just a beginner, Disney Art Academy can help you create masterpieces of some of your favorite Disney and Pixar characters, which you can then upload and share via Facebook, Twitter and Miiverse.

Photo 2
In this photo released by Nintendo of America, actor Sabrina Carpenter, currently starring in the Disney Channel sitcom Girl Meets World, shares her passion for art with fans of the Disney Art Academy video game. The Nintendo 3DS game brings Disney and Pixar characters together on-the-go in a creative, artistic way.

Photo 3
In this photo released by Nintendo of America, people of different skill levels follow step-by-step instructions in the Disney Art Academy video game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. By participating in fun lessons and Free Paint, anyone can learn to draw more than 80 Disney and Pixar characters, like Mickey Mouse, or Elsa and Olaf from Disney Frozen.

Photo 4
In this photo released by Nintendo of America, guests are treated to a special preview event of the Disney Art Academy video game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems ahead of its release on May 13, 2016. Hosted by actor Sabrina Carpenter, currently starring in the Disney Channel sitcom Girl Meets World, players learn to draw some of their favorite Disney and Pixar characters through step-by-step lessons and develop art skills that can be transferred to real life.

The North American site for Disney Art Academy is also now online, over here.