With the game’s release looming over us, the fine people over at NIS America have provided us with a new trailer detailing TaE’s unique approach at combat. It also shows off the amazing looking visual aesthetic to the game – it undeniably looks like an anime. Check out the video below,and while you are down their let us know your thoughts in the comments too.
Series producer Hideo Baba has teased on what he is calling “a representation of the dreams and hopes of the fans, who have long been wanting it.” The remaster will not only feature the Gamecube/PS2 version but the limited edition and Wii-exclusive Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of New World.
Everyone has a favorite game, heck even a favorite series but that doesn’t mean you’ll always replay that game. In fact few games ever get the replay treatment, only the best of the best. For starters, the replay treatment is different than replaying a game for the rest of the achievements or one thing you missed, NO MATTER HOW FAR you missed that one specific quest/item/whatever.
No, replaying a game yearly is only saved for the true wonders of a gamers heart. For me, considering I don’t buy that many new games per year, I have a very large list for replay games. For starters, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, and Goof Troop are all things I replay any chance I go to my grandmother’s house with the SNES plugged in. Paper Mario 64 is a classic I can never not play, along with Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga for the GBA. Fighting games, in my personal opinion, do not count although I have logged in some many hours at Marvel vs Capcom 2 it has basically turned into a daily fixture. Last, but not least, in my abundance of yearly replays is that of Ocarina of Time; and yes the N64, GCN, Master Quest and 3D version all count. The same goes for Sonic 3 & Knuckles, be it on my SEGA Genesis or Gamecube I have to replay the game. Funny, I feel more like I’m naming a greatest games all-time list rather than a yearly replay list, but that is what comes with these games; they are just the fantastic in so many ways.
Indie developer NeocoreGames’ upcoming Gothic-Noir steampunk action/adventure RPG, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, now has an official release date – May 22nd.
Tales of Xillia, which is set to hit PS3 owners this upcoming August (August 6th for NA and August 9th for EU), has released some English gameplay videos featuring it’s two main characters Jude and Milla. Jude’s voice will be done by Sam Riegel while Milla’s voice will be by Minae Noji.
Tales of Xillia was released in Japan two years prior (2011) and a sequel was released the following year, leaving the possibility that sales will also lead to a localization of its sequel. Tales of Xillia also contains Co-op and multiplayer features which have yet to be seen.
You’ve done it fans! It may have taken several years, but it is official. EarthBound will be making its way to the US and EU Wii U Virtual Console some time later this year.
If you remember the last Nintendo Direct, the 3DS announced a new entry into the Mario & Luigi series; now we have an official release date. For European gamers it will launch into stores on July 12th, while the United States will get the game a full month later on August 11th.
Have you had a recent urge to go back and play one of the great 16-bit RPGs or adventure games? Well, forget about it. Go for something new, something indie, something like Vapour.
It seems like both the upcoming ‘Witcher 3′ and ‘Dark Souls II’ have made a certain impact on the RPG community, an impact which also made some people start questioning the quality of another giant in the role-playing genre, namely ‘Dragon Age’.
Pandora’s Tower, the last of the Project Rainfall operation and probably the least recognizable of the three. Pandora’s Tower is another RPG game, which uses elements of action-RPG’s but is more level-based, especially compared to that of its two brethren, The Last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles. In addition, combat takes a bit of twist in this game as your sword/weapon of choice is not the only way to defeat enemies, in fact your chain (called Oraclos Chain) is a integral part of not only fighting, but exploration as well.
Platform: Wii/ Genre: RPG
Developer: XSEED / Publisher: Nintendo
The story of Pandora’s Tower is a relatively simple one, as you take the role of Aeron, a former solider of Athos, who is trying to save his girlfriend Elena. Elena is cursed while she is performing at the Harvest Festival, somehow transforming into a hideous beast. Upon running away from the Elyrian Army, Aeron and Elena get some help escaping the city from a Vestra merchant named Mavda. Mavda brings them to an abandoned tower called the Observatory and explains what is happening to Elena. After the explanation of the curse, Mavda gives Aeron the Oraclos Chain and tells him he must venture to the 13 Towers above the Scar and bring back the Flesh of each of the Masters; that is the only way to rid of the curse. Along your journey of defeating the Thirteen Masters, you learn about The Scar, what the Masters and monsters in the Towers really are, and how war has ravaged the land for nearly five centuries, and why Mavda had decided to “help” you. In a non-spoiler type fashion, the game has multiple endings depending on how you treat Elena (more explained below), so the story and its meanings do alter depending on which ending you get.