Sep. 21 to 27 3rd Party News Roundup

Monster Hunter X

With the reveal of Nyanter Mode at Tokyo Game Show, Capcom has now revealed some details on how the playable Felyne mode will work in Monster Hunter X.

mhx-nyanterHere’s a rundown of the details:

– Nyanters specialize in movement and various forms of support;
– Players can switch into a Nyanter by selecting one of your Palico Felynes at anytime before accepting a quest;
– If you go as a Nyanter, you can have your two Palicoes tag along in single-player mode;
– Nyanters have their own exclusive quests, yet they can also play any quest a regular Hunter can;
– You can tag up to make a party of four Nyanters with your friends;
– No stamina gauge for Nyanters;
– Controls are the same as Hunters;
– They can also run around with their weapons unsheathed;
– You can dig underground to avoid attacks when things get dangerous;
– They can also do other similar actions as Hunters, such as gathering;
– They are faster at it and don’t need to carry around Pickaxes or Bug Nets since they have their own that lasts forever;
– There are two acorns on the top-left part of the screen that count as a couple of extra lives for the Nyanter. They get KO’d once all Acorns are lost;
– Support actions include placing traps, using flutes and trampolines.

Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX

Capcom has recently updated Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airou Village DX with a new quest that provides players with a Mario costume, provided you manage to gather ten mushrooms. Once that’s done, the costume will be yours to use.

You can find some screenshots of this update in the gallery below:

Project X Zone 2

Early on in the week, a new Korean screenshot revealed some new characters that will be present in Project X Zone 2.

project-x-zone-24These characters include Ryo Hazuki from Shenmue, Ingrid from Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX, and Estelle from Tales of Vesperia.

A video from Tokyo Game Show featuring the opening song and some extra screenshots from the game, can also be found below.

Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns

Bandai Namco released a new commercial for Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns, focusing on the game’s player roster and online modes. You can watch it below:

7th Dragon III Code: VFD

SEGA has released another trailer for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, this time focusing on the Agent class. Give it a look below:

SEGA 3D Classics Archives 1+2 Double Pack

After the recent announcement of SEGA 3D Classics Archives 2, SEGA has now said that it plans to release a SEGA 3D Classics Archives 1+2 Double Pack on the same day, December 23. The price is to be set at 6,990 yen.

The double pack compilation will include the following titles in the end:

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 1

3D Space Harrier 3D
3D Fantasy Zone: Opa Opa Brothers 3D
3D Out Run 3D
3D Streets of Rage 3D
3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 3D
3D Ecco the Dolphin 3D
Space Harrier 3-D
Out Run 3-D

SEGA 3D Reprint Archives 2

3D Sonic The Hedgehog
3D Galaxy Force II
3D Thunderblade
3D Altered Beast
3D Fantasy Zone II W
3D Power Drift
3D Puyo Puyo 2
Maze Walker (Master System version)
Fantasy Zone II (Master System version)

Some new footage of 3D Power Drift and 3D Puyo Puyo 2 was also shown at Tokyo Game Show. You can check it out in the video below:

Stella Glow

Atlus released a new update on Stella Glow, this time focusing on the Song Magic mechanic. You can find a trailer and overview of how it works below:

Song Magic. It’s one of the core mechanics in Stella Glow – only 5 people on the planet know how to use Song Magic, and coincidentally, all of them are Witches. Unfortunately, one of those 5 is hell-bent on wiping out all of humanity. THANKS, HILDA.

But the good news is that as the protagonist Alto, you’ll be able to recruit Witches to join your party and as the Song Stone meter gradually fills during the game’s battles, you’ll be able to use tide-turning song magic to debuff or damage enemies, or heal allies! It all depends on which Witch you use and well, your own particular brand of playstyle since the strategy RPG offers many, many ways to win in battle.

But as we’ve talked about earlier, spending portions of the game’s Free Time to tune a Witch’s heart will unlock more song magic (and increase your bond with them!) check out more about song magic in the latest trailer!

LEGO Dimensions

Associate producer Mark Warburton has confirmed to Eurogamer that Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games plan to support LEGO Dimensions with new add-ons until at least 2018.

He said:

“We have a three year plan at the moment and we’ve got no intention of stopping there. We’ve created the technology to the degree that we’re happy it meets our needs for the future. We’ve created the toy pad so that it shouldn’t need to be updated. And we can just create new level and character packs to keep expanding that.”

Warburton also spoke about the value of the Starter Pack as well as the Portal tie-in:

“You can 100 per cent the game and get the Platinum trophy just from the base set. People have been playing Lego games for 10 years now, and we shouldn’t be offering anything less than that.”

“You get the game, you get the toy pad, you get 200+ odd level bricks. We think we’re offering a lot of value with that and there’s a lot of gameplay there. There’s also a huge offering [of extra content] if you’re a fan and want to get into that we support that. But if you’re only a fan of particular thing you can only get that.”

“Jon [Burton, TT Games boss] is the biggest Portal fan you could imagine. We knew we wanted a huge cross-section of pop culture and we wanted something huge from the gaming industry too. And Valve are masters of storytelling. We managed to get Stephen Merchant back in to record his lines and JK Simmons fresh from his Oscar win.”

Moreover, you can find a new trailer and several gameplay and unboxing videos below:

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers

You can also find some footage from LEGO Marvel’s Avengers straight from EGX below:

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing

As you probably already know, the 3DS and Wii got a slightly different version of Skylanders SuperChargers, subtitled Racing. You can find some footage from both of those versions below:

Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories

Natsume has recently released another blog update about Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, confirming the game will feature Town Square and Festivals.

tumblr_inline_nvaw6tBjfx1swxnxp_1280You can read up on it below:

Farming takes time…tilling the soil, planting the seeds, and watering the crops. So, what are you supposed to do while you wait for your crops to mature? Visit with the local residents, of course! And what better way than traveling to town? There have been a variety of different types of towns represented in the Harvest Moon series through the years. Some big, some small, some spread out, and some compact. I have always been partial to the compact towns, with everyone moving around busily in their daily schedules, and a center location where the townsfolk gather for festivals and special events. Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will have just this: a town full of life, and a town square where festivals will be held.

Since the first Harvest Moon on SNES, the Town Square has always been the “hub” of the game. Whether you’re attending a festival there, or just chatting to one of the villagers, it’s a place that’s always fun to visit. You never know just what’s going to happen there!

The Town Square will also play a big role in Seeds of Memories, of course. It’s once again where all of the festivals will be held. For example, the Cooking Festival will be held there in spring and fall, so make sure you have some delicious dishes ready to enter!

Festivals are also a great way to interact with townspeople, and learn more about their hopes and dreams. And of course, you’ll be able to raise the affection of bachelors and bachelorettes in special and unique ways, but we’ll be discussing that in another developer diary!

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