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‘Persona 5′ Now Coming to PS4

Sony and Atlus have revealed that the previously announced PlayStation 3 exclusive Persona 5, will now be coming to PlayStation 4 as well. Originally announced as an exclusive for the last generation PlayStation 3, the highly anticipated JRPG will now be coming to Sony’s PlayStation 4 console, alongside the PlayStation 3 version. Not much is [...]
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‘Tales of Xillia 2′ Review

Platforms PlayStation 3 Publisher/Developer Bandai Namco Games Genre JRPG   Platform Played PlayStation 3 Tales of Xillia was one of my most treasured experiences of 2013; the original title showcased some incredible mature themes within a mystical new world, with characters that I will never forget. Tales of Xillia 2 is a sequel that is [...]
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E3 2014 – ‘Tales of Xillia 2′ – Power of Choice Trailer

Bandai Namco Games has released a new trailer for Tales of Xillia 2, in order to celebrate the biggest event on the gaming calendar – E3. The new trailer is littered with beloved faces from the original Tales of Xillia, yet is centrally focused on explaining the motivations of our new heroes Elle Marta and [...]
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‘Child of Light’ Review

Platforms PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii UDeveloper Ubisoft Montreal   Publisher UbisoftGenre RPG   Platform Played On PS4 There is an argument to made be made every year that video games can and should be considered art. While it is never certain what game will be able to make that statement year to year, when it does become certain, [...]
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Square Enix’s Recent Successes and Failures are Making Them Rethink Their Global Approach

Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda recently had an interview with Nikkei Trendy and when asked asked about the global titles coming to smartphones, he responded by stating “regardless of whether they’re for smartphones or consoles… we’ll be making [games] without focusing too much on the ‘global’ aspect.” He goes on to say that the company had seemed [...]
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‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’ Review

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Genre:  JRPG Platform Played: PlayStation 3 If you had told me Final Fantasy XIII would end up being a trilogy back when the original game was announced in 2006, I would have said, “You’re crazy!” But here we are, seven years later with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the third [...]
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Should You Play ‘Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII’?

Sequels are commonplace in the gaming industry, with many new releases spanning into their own trilogies and earning themselves a multitude of instalments. The problem is, jumping into a series from the second or third game means the player may be out of their element regarding the story plot details and other mechanics fans of [...]
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Arc The Lad Trademark Filed by Sony Computer Entertainment

A trademark was recently filed by Sony Computer Entertainment for Arc the Lad, a classic JRPG that originated in the early days of PlayStation, but hasn’t been seen since 2005 when Arc the Lad: End of Darkness was released on the PS2. The trademark was filed on Nov. 22, 2013 for computer game software, video game software, video [...]
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‘Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’ – Free World Transfer, Halloween Event & More

Square Enix has today announced details of the unique Halloween-like event known as All Saints’ Wake and even more details on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Starting October 18 and ending November 1, All Saints’ Wake will take place decking the streets of Eorzea  in ceremonial lanterns and fancy costumes. Alongside the appearance of [...]
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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix Officially Announced

Rejoice Kingdom Hearts fans! What we all suspected has come to fruition. Those who saw the message at the end of Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix  knew right off the bat that it this announcement was nigh. Finally, Square Enix has announced Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix will released 2014 exclusively on the PS3. The collection [...]
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‘Tales of Xillia 2′ Trailer Showcases English Voice Actors

Namco Bandai has released a trailer for the upcoming English version of Tales of Xillia 2, featuring a sample of the English voice acting that will appear in the localisation. Tales of Xillia 2 puts players in control of Ludger, a new protagonist in the Xillia series. Ludger has the ability to switch between his [...]
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Etrian Odyssey Untold Gets a New Trailer

Etrian Odyssey is one hell of a hardcore JRPG – tapping into those roots like nobody’s business. But with their latest entry, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl, they’re finally putting some context to the whole setup! They added a story! However, Atlus has mentioned many times in the past that those who prefer the [...]
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Tales of Xillia Review

Platform: PS3 / Genre: Japanese Role Playing Game Developer: Namco Tales Studio / Publisher: Namco Bandai Games No JRPG is completely immune to the common trappings of the genre, and Tales of Xillia is no different in that regard. Establishing its plot quickly, Xillia uses the age old “save the world from its own destruction” scenario – I can’t even begin to [...]
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JRPG Newcomer Finds Love Within The Genre

The Japanese role-playing genre has been a variety of gaming I have avoided throughout my time as a gamer. I always heard second-hand knowledge regarding the in-depth complexities many of these titles possess, the hundreds of gameplay hours each title offered, and a fair amount of negativity towards the genre in recent times. These statements [...]
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‘Tales of Xillia’ – A Fantastical World Built On Realistic Sensibilities

Tales of Xillia is a Japanese role-playing game set in the fantastical world of Rieze Maxima, a world that relies on spirits and humans to work together as one, to provide a fruitful future for both entities.  Aside from the main narrative, Xillia tells a story of evolution, growth, and finding your place in the [...]
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