November 14 to 20 3rd Party News Roundup

Monster Hunter XX

In the latest episode of Capcom TV, Monster Hunter XX was showcased once again.

You can take a look at the recording below, which includes a trailer for the Nabirou costume. (It also has a bit of footage from Megami Meguri.)

https://youtu.be/VWD7DdiucQY

Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal

Bandai Namco has recently uploaded a new pair of commercials for Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal. Check them out below.

All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution

Bandai Namco has released a new commercial for All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution. You can find it below.

Dragon Ball Fusions

Bandai Namco has recently confirmed via Twitter that Dragon Ball Fusion will be launching on November 22 in North America, three weeks earlier than the originally planned release date of December 13.

You can find a facts sheet for the title below.

dragon-ball-fusions-fact-sheet-1Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi-dai no Psi-nan!?

Bandai Namco has released a new commercial for Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan: Shijou Psi-dai no Psi-nan!?. You can watch it below.

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

7th-dragon-iii-cover-880x400Deep Silver has now announced the DLC scheduled for SEGA’s 7th Dragon III Code: VFD in Europe, which will last until December. The full list can be found below.

Bonus Item: Nagamimi Doll
Price: The Nagamimi doll is a gift and will forever be free.
Availability: 1/12/2016
Description: Obtain a talking Nagamimi bunny doll in your apartment! It provides some unique voice interactions between it and whatever voice actor the gamer selects for their protagonist (of the 40 to choose from).

Quest: Seed Outbreak!
Price: Free for a week, then €1.49 / £0.99
Availability: 1/12/2016
Description: Encounter Dragonsbane Seeds for extra XP and money.

Quest: Gold Rabi Outbreak!
Price: Free for a week, then €1.49 / £0.99
Availability: 1/12/2016
Description: Encounter Gold Rabis for extra XP and money.

Quest: Code: Student!
Price: Free for a week, then €1.99 / £1.49
Availability: 08/12/2016
Description: Recruit the Samurai character from 7th Dragon 2020

Quest: Code: Otaku!
Price: Free for a week, then €1.99 / £1.49
Availability: 08/12/2016
Description: Recruit the Hacker character from 7th Dragon 2020

Quest: Code: Lucier!
Price: Free for a week, then €1.99 / £1.49
Availability: 15/12/2016
Description: Recruit the Lucier character from 7th Dragon 2020-II

Quest: To My Beloved Unit 13
Price: Free for a week, then €1.49 / £0.99
Availability: 15/12/2016
Description: Prepare for post-game. Unlock ultimate weapons for all classes and a “Blaster Raven” character

Quest: Allie’s Death March
Price: Free for a week, then €1.49 / £0.99
Availability: 15/12/2016
Description: A test for the bravest dragon hunters, beware. Unlock a boss rush of nearly every encounter in the game pumped up to max level. EXTREME!

Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki

Level-5 has recently released a new trailer and three commercials for Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki. You can find them all below.

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns

Marvelous has recently released a new update for Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, which brings the game up to version 1.3.

When applied, players will find two new marriage candidates: Stephanie and Woofio. New events with the secret marriage candidate Inari have also been added. Moreover, miscellaneous game balance adjustments have been implemented as well.

You can find some gameplay footage of the new marriage candidates below.

Harvest Moon: Skytree Village

cropsSiliconera recently got a chance to interview Harvest Moon: Skytree Village producer Taka Maekawa about the development of the 3DS game.

Maekawa talked about improving the game with fan feedback, the terraforming system, the transition in art direction, the process of creating new bachelors and bachelorettes, the relationship system, and even touched upon Seeds of Memories, among other things.

You can read the full inverview over here.

Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death

attack-titan-escape-from-certain-deathKoei Tecmo has announced that Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death will be released for the 3DS on March 30 in Japan. The game will cost 5,800 yen.

There is also a Treasure Box version of the game, that goes for 12,800 yen, which includes a visual book, soundtrack, two waterproof posters, six tin badges, and download codes for 3DS themes featuring Miksasa and Levi.

First-print copies of both versions will also have a download code for an Eren theme, and first-print copies of the Treasure Box edition will have a download code for an Erwin theme.

The game is centered around an original character, who gets trapped beneath an old castle after an attack from the titans, while investigating outside humanity’s defensive walls. The goal is to escape from the basement of the castle. Players will explore the castle with other team members, but there are dangers they need to avoid in the form of various traps and titans. The player has to explore the castle because the 3D Maneuver Gear broke down during the accident, making “flight” impossible.

Other than obtaining items, there are also quests, where player needs to pick the correct choice within a limited time. If the quest fails, relationships with characters may worsen, or it might even lead to a bad ending. Players can strengthen bonds with characters by choosing the correct actions and words instead. Even guarded characters may eventually open up, revealing their unexpected other side, once the bonds are strong enough. Like mentioned above, bonds may also weaken if the wrong choices are made. There are graphic effects for each character to show the changes in bonds. When positive, the character has an energetic blue aura, but when negative, there will be a depressing purple aura instead.

You can find a teaser trailer and several screenshots illustrating these mechanics below.

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes

Konami has announced that Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes, its upcoming baseball game for the 3DS, will feature a Mario costume, and a “Heroes Mode”.

The Mario costume will enable special music and fire-based throw and swing abilities.

Meanwhile, Heroes Mode will let players befriend and recruit various characters to their baseball team as they travel the Powerful Archipelago and compete to win a baseball tournament.

You can find three new trailers and some gameplay footage featuring both of these features and more below.

Nyoki Nyoki: Tabidachi Hen

Nyoki Nyoki: Tabidachi Hen was recently showcased in the latest episode of Denjin Getcha which you can find below. You can also take a look at some more gameplay footage thanks to NintenDaan.

Bases Loaded 2016

Bases Loaded 2016 has now made its way to the 3DS eShop in Japan. You can find some gameplay footage below, courtesy of NintenDaan.

Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic has shared a new brief gameplay clip on their Twitter page that shows how swimming works in Yooka-Laylee. You can check that out below, followed by a new video from Game Informer showing off the Tribalstack Tropics level.

LEGO Dimensions

A new trailer for LEGO Dimensions featuring the Sonic pack has recently been released. You can watch it below, followed by the latest episode of Live with YouTube Gaming, which had Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment producer Doug Heder visit the show to give viewers a look at the new pack.

Darksiders Warmastered Edition

THQ Nordic has released a new Darksiders Warmastered Edition trailer. However, the game no longer has a concrete date for Wii U. It was originally planned for release on October 25, but was later moved to November 22, and now THQ Nordic says the Wii U version will release “at a later stage”. So stay tuned for news regarding this title.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

beyond-good-and-evil-2-artworkFrench newspaper Le Monde has recently got an opportunity to interview Michel Ancel, who was happy to talk about the new Beyond Good & Evil game for Switch. He discussed a bit of the project’s development, themes, and much more.

A couple of NeoGAF members were able to translate the interview, so you can find a rundown of what was shared in it below thanks to them.

– It’s Yves Guillemot who called Michel Ancel to make Beyond Good & Evil 2. He was going to leave after Rayman Legends (the article says Origins but it’s probably a mistake) in 2013, since he just co-founded his new studio Wildsheep, but he just couldn’t say anything else than “yes” to the Yves Guillemot’s proposal.

– The original project started in 2007, and was abandoned in 2009, at Michel Anciel’s will. They started to work on it again in 2012-2013, and he feels like he still needs three to four years to finish it, but even then he’s not sure.

– He calls it a “fabulous project”. It’s really ambitious, but possible with the actual consoles.

– He still works on (his independent game) Wild during the afternoon of everyday, and the morning he works on Beyond Good & Evil 2. Both games are open-world.

– In BGE2, the heart of the game is the “civilisation”. BGE1 talked about mass manipulation and the medias, but this one will be completely different. It will talk about conspiracy and the human aspect. There will be a lot of surprising characters.

– Something extremely important for him is the pace. If we’re moving fast, but the background is large and well-paced, with discovery to make, then we won’t get bored.

– Right now, they are creating the world of the game. It’s really its heart. Then, they’ll start to work on the narrative side.

– There’s no release date, both projects are “crazy”, they’ve made significant progression but they still cannot start the communication about them. These are unreasonable projects.

– He’s a bit scared that if Vivendi buy Ubisoft, they couldn’t finish the game.

“What is certain is that Beyond Good & Evil 2 is a fantastic project. Space, planets, travelling at 15 000 km / h … It’s something crazy. All of this can run on current consoles, and it works. With this kind of project, we can show video gaming is some crazy stuff, that still has a bright future”.

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