November 28 to December 4 3rd Party News Roundup

Square Enix at Jump Festa 2017

jf17logoSquare Enix has opened a website to detail its presence at Jump Festa 2017, which is accessible over here. The following titles are confirmed for the Japanese expo:

Dragon Quest: Monster Battle Scanner (Arcade) – Corner, Trailer, Stage
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (3DS) – Corner, Trailer
Dragon Quest X Online (Wii U, Wii, Windows) – Stage
Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time (PS4, 3DS) – Stage
Final Fantasy XV (PS4, XBO) – Playable, Trailer
Hoshi no Dragon Quest (iOS, Android) – Stage
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4) – Trailer
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue (PS4) – Trailer
NieR: Automata (PS4) – Trailer
SaGa: Scarlet Grace (PS Vita) – Trailer

Square Enix’s stage presentation schedule is also now known. A Dragon Quest XI special stage will be held on December 17, where “new details will finally arrive”. Series creator Yuji Horii, producer Yosuke Saito, director Takeshi Uchikawa, V-Jump’s Side V-san, and MC Ayana Tsubaki will all be present at the event.

The stage will be hosted at the following times:

– 9 PM PT (December 16)
– 12 AM ET (December 17)
– 5 AM in the UK (December 17)
– 6 AM in Europe (December 17)

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Nintendo has published a new trailer for Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King focusing on the RPG’s story. You can watch it below.

Monster Hunter Generations

The lastest batch of Monster Hunter Generations’ free DLC is now available to download.

The December update features Street Figther outfits for Felynes, and a new armor set designed by Tetsuya Nomura, among other things.

You can find a listing of the new content below, followed by some artwork of the same.

Regular Quests
Quest: The Voracious King
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Deviljho
-Wing of Judgment
-Rage Set / Anat Set

Quest: The Steel Vanguard
Objective: Slay a Kushala Daora
-F Purrity Set

Quest: Dengeki: Turbulent Seas
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Lagiacrus
-Raikou Works
-Light Works
-Volt Works
-Inazuma Works
-Thunder Works
-Blitz Works

Quest: Capcom: The Ruler’s Rage
Objective: Slay an Akantor
-G Blade

Quest: Evil Descendeth Upon Us
Objective: Slay an Amatsu

Quest: Where Gods Fear to Tread
Objective: Slay an Alatreon

Quest: A Land Draped in Fantasy
Objective: Slay a Kirin

Quest: All’s Hair in Glove & War
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Rajang

Quest: Not Stepping One Foot…
Objective: Hunt a Hyper Brachydios

Quest: Anything For a Buck
Objective: Hunt a Great Maccao

Quest: A Mammoth Mistake
Objective: Hunt a Gammoth

Prowler Quests
Quest: SF: Ultimate Entrance Exam
Objective: Hunt a Volvidon and a Great Maccao
F Chun-Li Set
F Blanka Set

Arena Challenges
Quest: Event: Endurance Quest 1
Objective: Slay a Tigrex, a Nargacuga, and a Zinogre

Quest: Event: Endurance Quest 2
Objective: Slay a Rajang and a Deviljho

Quest: Event: Endurance Quest 3
Objective: Slay a Hyper Gammoth, a Hyper Astalos, a Hyper Mizutsune, and a Hyper Glavenus

12x Guild Card Titles
4x Guild Card Backgrounds
1x Pet Costume: Disco Ball

Special Palicoes

Monster Hunter Stories

Box art and photos of the second set of Monster Hunter Stories amiibo are now available.

These are for Qurupeco & Dan, Berioros (Hyoga) & Ayuria, and Lioleia & Cheval, which will be out in Japan on December 8.

Check them out in the gallery below.

Megami Meguri

Capcom has released a new Megami Meguri gameplay video featuring Ayasa Ito (Tsukumo voice actress) and Yuka Ozaki (Amaterasu voice actress). You can give it a watch below.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice

Capcom UK has recently shared a new Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice developer interview.

In it, veterans Takeshi Yamazaki and Motohide Eshiro talk a bit about some of the new features, favorite characters, and much more.

You can watch the video interview below.

Sonic Build-A-Bear

Sonic the Hedgehog has now gotten his own plush from Build-A-Bear Workshop.

The official website has it listed for $35, and it’s an online exclusive bundle containing the 17-inch Sonic plush, gold ring accessory, and an exclusive print created by the Sonic Team.

Build-A-Bear is also offering a pre-stuffed, 13-inch Miles “Tails” Prower doll for $15. Moreover, you can also get a T-shirt wearable by any Build-A-Bear doll featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles that sells for $7 at retail. Last but not least, a digital sound clip playing the “Special Stage” theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is also being sold for $7.

Stores will begin carrying this Sonic-related merchandise on December 3.

You can take a better look at these items in the gallery below.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, 7th Dragon III Code: VFD

7th Dragon III August 22 FeatureDeep Silver recently announced that both Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse and 7th Dragon III Code: VFD would have their Australian release dates pushed back a week to December 9. No reason for this change was given, but it didn’t affect the European releases last week.

Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki

Level-5 has released yet another trailer for Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki, which is soon releasing in Japan on December 15. Check it out below.

Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death

Koei Tecmo has shared the first full trailer for Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death. You can find below.

The Alliance Alive

FuRyu recently revealed during a live stream event in Japan that The Alliance Alive will release in Japan on March 30, and will cost 6,280 yen.

Moreover, Famitsu intends to showcase the game during a live stream on December 8, and on December 23, director/producer Masataka Matsuura will be interviewed to talk more about the RPG.

Finally, you can find some new screenshots in the gallery below.

Senran Kagura

senran-kagura-burst-1Vice recently interviewed Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki, and discussed multiple topics with him, such as what inspired him to become a game designer, how he originally came up with the concept for Senran Kagura, sexuality in games, censorship in localization, and many other things.

If you would like to read the interview, you can find it over here.

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes

Konami recently shared a new trailer for Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes which goes over the game’s mechanics. You can watch it below.

RPG Maker Fes

Kadokawa Games has announced that the RPG Maker Fes Player has been downloaded over 100,000 times in Japan, even though it’s just a free-to-play title that lets anyone play the RPGs made by the 3DS software RPG Maker Fes, which releases in a few days. To celebrate, Kadokawa Games has decided to release a “Chibi Character Set” as free DLC for RPG Maker Fes, which you can see pictured in the screenshot below.