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Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
►Sayonara Umihara Kawase+
►Ys VI and Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed
►Killer Instinct Season 2
►Mortal Kombat X
►Rodea The Sky Soldier
►Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy
/// Bandai Namco Teases “massive surprises” for Tales’ 20th Anniversary!
20 years of success, innovation, fantasy adventures and epic battles!
Since 1995, the Tales Of series is considered among the most representative JRPG sagas thanks to its breathtaking storylines replete with humanist themes, unique battle system and character design!
Bandai Namco Games have put together a video showcasing the full timeline of this beautiful and long tale-teller.
Thanks to fans and JRPG lovers, the series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with Tales of Zestiria, a tribute in every sense:
• A unique collaboration between the 4 emblematic character designers who shaped the series
• Unique references to past games
• Many upcoming activities
Coming in 2015, Tales of Zestiria will be going back to the roots in terms of setting with its medieval environment, feeling of epic fantasy, and classic storytelling. The story follows Sorey, a young idealistic Human living with Seraphims, legendary beings invisible to other humans that have nonetheless shared the same soil for centuries. In a world torn by war and political skirmishes between the Hyland Kingdom and the Rolance Empire, Sorey will have to accept the burden of the Shepherd and fight human darkness to protect the world from malevolence that poison the world and reunite all races once more.
/// Dirty Bomb Closed Beta Live, New Trailer, Instant Access for $20!
/// Sayonara Umihara Kawase+ Releasing Worldwide this Spring | PS Vita!
Easy to play, difficult to master, ‘Sayonara UmiharaKawase +’ is a totally unique ‘Rubbering Action’ physics based puzzle platform game with over 20 years of video gaming gaming history.
Developed by the creators of the original game (Kiyoshi Sakai and Toshinobu Kondo) and available for the first time globally on the PlayStation Vita, this cult classic was a Japanese indie smash hit before the rest of the world knew what a cult classic game was!
Completely re-worked for the PlayStation Vita, play as ‘Umihara Kawase’ – a 20 year old backpacking Japanese sushi chef armed with a fishing rod, a rubber fishing line and a fishing hook. Avoid fish-like enemies, conveyer belts, spikes, watery pits, time travel and more. The deeper in to this dream-like game players venture, the more challenging the solutions and the greater the time pressure becomes. Along the way, look out for shortcuts and secret exits and unlock bonus levels.
As a special bonus for fans, the first ever title in this gaming franchise ‘UmiharaKawase’ has been included. This game was originally released way back in 1994 for console.
It is the elasticity of Umihara’s rubber fishing line that has always set this franchise apart from all other rope games, giving unprecedented levels of mobility and discovery. Tightening the line or giving lots of slack can be the difference between success and failure. The bungee like nature of the fishing line allows the player to stretch down to otherwise unreachable areas or be catapulted upwards.
/// Ys VI and Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Coming to PC This Spring!
/// April Games with Gold Announced!
►Pool Nation FX ($9.99) Available all month on Xbox One
►Child of Light ($14.99) Available all month on Xbox One
►Gears of War: Judgment ($19.99) Available from April 1-15 on Xbox 360
►Terraria ($14.99) Available from April 1-15 on Xbox 360
►Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag ($29.99) Available from April 16-31 on Xbox 360
►Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel ($19.99) Available from April 16-31 on Xbox 360
/// Killer Instinct Season 2 | Hisako Trailer + Cinder Teaser!
/// Evolve | Behemoth x Hunters Gameplay video!
/// F1 2015 Announced for PS4, Xbox One & PC; Coming in June!
Codemasters today announced that F1 2015, the official video game of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, will release in June 2015 and be distributed by Bandai Namco Games Europe S.A.S in EMEA territories. Arriving much earlier in the Formula One season than before, this will mark the award-winning series’ debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The title will also be available for Windows PC.
/// Halo Online | Announcement Trailer | Russia Only!
/// Mortal Kombat X | Official Shaolin Trailer!
/// Call of Duty Franchise has Sold 175M Copies | INFOGRAPHIC!
/// Rodea The Sky Soldier | 3DS Version Trailer!
/// Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy | Trailer!
/// Disgaea 5 | 15 Minutes of Gameplay!
/// Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 3D Leaked?!
A user over on Reddit recently uploaded a clip showing Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo 3DS, though it has since been removed. [Source]