Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax first international character trailer is here

The original arcade promo poster of the game
The original arcade promo poster of the game

Sega has just released the first trailer of a series introducing the character roster from Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax /電撃文庫 FIGHTING CLIMAX (Dengeki Bunko Faitingu Kuraimakkusu).

Originally made in Japan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ASCII Media Works Dengeki Bunko imprint, game developer Ecole Software and French Bread managed to make it a cult hit. The game features a crossover showdown between famous characters in anime such as Shana (Shakugan no Shana), Yuki Asuna (Sword Art Online), Mikoto Misaka (A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun) and more.

So far, there are 14 playable characters with 23 assist characters. All of them are from light novel series published under Dengeki Bunko imprint, most of them are voiced by their respective voice actors from the anime series. Here, we can see Asuna (Sword Art Online), Kuroyukihime (Accel World), Shizou Heiwajima (Durarara!!) and Tomoka Minato (Ro-Kyu-Bi!) strutting their stuff in the video. For the complete listing of the characters, head over here to have a look.

The game was released for arcades on 18 March 2014, quickly ported over to PS3 and PS Vita on 13 November 2014. Now, Sega wants to expand this title to overseas market on 6 October 2015 (PS3 and Vita).

Time to settle the argument on which anime character is the strongest soon.

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Blizzard  has revealed some fun new content for MOBA Heroes of the Storm at Gamescom. This includes three new heroes, the Monk hero from Diablo III, and a hero each from Starcraft and Warcraft as well as a Diablo-themed map.

The monk Kharazim was originally showcased during E3 earlier this year, and is the game’s first Diablo support character. He can be customised by choosing one of three different traits so he’s a bit more versatile when it comes to gameplay. You can select between Iron Fists for more attack damage, Transcendence to heal him through melee combat or Insight to restore mana and balance between offense and defense.

Next we have Rexxar from Warcraft. He’s generally a ranged fighter that comes with a huge bear (named Misha) who pretty much gets their maul on.

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Blizzard describes him a unique ranged warrior who uses his bear companion to harass enemies and tank. Rexxar himself can then throw axes at you and even summon a pack of boars to make you even more miserable.

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Last but not least is Artanis, a Protoss from StarCraft. Blizzard hasn’t said much about him apart from the fact he’s a melee character who’s a heavy hitter. He’s also the first StarCraft hero to make their way into the game so it adds some freshness to the game that’s mostly dominated by Diablo and Warcraft characters.

The announcement had a very nice surprise in the form of a new Diablo themed battleground called the Infernal Shrines. Unlike Battlefield of Eternity, this one will feature three full lanes with unique objectives revolving around three shrines at the center of the map. Players activate the shrines which in turn get attacked by monsters. When these are killed off a larger “Punisher” monster appears to push the lane.

The new content is already looking great, and there will be more announcements along the way.

via Kotaku

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TV series Gotham is walking into Season 2 with tagline: Rise of the Villains. The posters and promos are leaning heavily on the baddies as the writers realize they’re pretty much the best thing about the series. In the image, we can see young Bruce Wayne in a cave, hinting on his future as Batman too.

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The Hollywood Reporter got a closeup on the villainous siblings who will show up as the new baddies in the second season, the sinister philanthropist Theo Galavan (James Frain) and his sister, Tabitha or Tigress (Jessica Lucas).

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Besides this, the rest of the cast confirmed are Natalie Alyn Lind (Silver St. Cloud), Drew Powell (Butch Gilzean), Chris Chalk ( Lucius Fox), Nicholas D’Agosto ( Harvey Dent) ,Morena Baccarin (Dr. Leslie Thompkins), Michael Chiklis (Captain Nathaniel Barnes) and Dustin Ybarra as a homicidal cannibal. It is strongly rumoured that the series is intending to bring in other Batman references/characters like Clayface, the Mad Hatter, Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, Tommy Elliot, and the Court of Owls too, but that is not confirmed.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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We reported some time ago that the Mirror’s Edge sequel was on its way, and now we have a five minute long gameplay video chock full of parkour action from Gamescom.

The new game, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is more of a reboot for the series rather than a true sequel as they are changing the franchise “for the next generation” complete with a new origin story for Faith. The graphics of course are looking nothing short of boss, though those guards should probably have not gone to the Stormtrooper School of Sharpshooting.

They haven’t let loose any new information yet but the game is but six months away so we will probably hear much more closer to launch.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is set to hit the market in February 2016.

In the meantime, check it out below!

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Square Enix shows off a new Final Fantasy XV- Dawn video

Square Enix shows off a new video footage for the Final Fantasy XV during Gamescom 2015.

From what we can see, there is a new female character (who is not Lunafreya) in a perilous situation. Then next, we are treated to a tender scene of father and son with sorrowful music in the background. Fans say this is King Regis and his son, Noctis who is still a child in this video. The sad looking King Regis is comforting his son, as if he is waiting for eventual doom.

Then, a looming shadow is all over them, it might seems like Archeans or Titans is manifesting it. Pundits also point out that the technology level seems archaic – fully plated armoured medieval knights carrying assault rifle patroling the streets full of cars hailing from the 50s.

It could be that the Kingdom of Lucis is based on magic more than its rival, Niflheim. The latter nation is powered by industry and factory, creating a juxtaposition of technology between nations which might lead to conflict between two. The official synopsis of the Dawn trailer by Square Enix:

In a matter of days, the Kingdom of Lucis is to sign an armistice, ending a long and bitter conflict with Niflheim.

Ahead of the ceremony, Prince Noctis, heir to the Lucian throne, sets forth from his homeland to formalize the union of states through his marriage to the lady Lunafreya of the imperial province of Tenebrae.

The offer of peace, however, is no more than a ruse to lower the Lucian shield.

The imperial city takes the crown city and its sacred crystal in one fell swoop. En route to his destination, Noctis is shocked to learn the he, his father the king, and his betrothed are believed dead.

Overnight, the dream of peace has faded into a distant memory. His world crumbling around him, Noctis has naught but his resolve and his loyal companions to see him through the trials to come.”

Now watch the gameplay video here:

So far, no date of release is given so we can only speculate it will be in the market next year earliest.

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Noragami ARAGOTO releases a few new visual keys

Visual key for ARAGOTO
Visual key for ARAGOTO

The modestly successful Noragami has began to push out promos for Season 2 with the release of new visual key which we can see above, showing two main characters – Yato and Bishamonten. The sequel is scheduled for fall 2015 with new secondary title ARAGOTO or ノラガミ ARAGOTO in full title. The second visual key below is highlighting another fellow god, Ebisu.

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2nd visual key featuring Ebisu

The director will be Koutarou Tamura from the first season whereas series composition falls to Deko Akao who also an alumni from the previous series. All the voice actors are back for ARAGOTO, namely people like Hiroshi Kamiya (Angel Beats, Break Blade), Yuuki Kaji (Accel World, Arslan Saga), Maaya Uchida (Gatchaman Crowds, Date A Live II) and old timer Jun Fukuyama (Bleach).

New characters such as Ebisu the god of fortune, Aiha, a follower of Bishamonten and Kugaha will be joining the new season. Voice actress for Aiha is Hisako Tojo (Freezing Vibration) and Kugaha will be voiced by Takaonori Hoshino (Yu-Gi-Oh!). Veteran  voice actor Ryotaro Okiayu (Detective Conan, Sailor Moon) will be playing the role of Ebisu.

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It is expected to be a one cour session (12 episodes), set to air in October 2015. Right now, the rerun of Season One is on FujiTV with a plans for the limited edition Blu-Ray release on 25 September 2015.

via MOCA & Natalie

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Koei Tecmo has announced a new Musou/Warriors title based on the popular anime and manga franchise Attack on Titan/Shigeki no Kyojin or 進撃の巨人 at Gamescom 2015.

From the images, fans can feel the similarity of the art style to Capcom’s Street Fighter IV or Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure: All Star Battle. So far, we have no idea on what kind of game this will be but judging from the trailer or images, it is safe to bet it will be an action packed title – given it is being developed by Omega Force, the team that is famous for Warriors/Musou series.

Koei Tecmo hinted this game with bold declaration “This is not “Warriors.”” on its official site. This might be due to the previous titles the team had worked on – from One Piece, Gundam, Fist of the North Star to the soon to be released Arslan Senki feels the same despite the different look. This time, the team wants players to let go of typical Warriors/Musou expectations.

So far, the date of release is stated to be 2016 for Europe and the US whereas Japan will be getting this game in Winter 2015. The game will be set to fight its desperate battles on PS3, PS4 and PS Vita.

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Destiny‘s Ghost is getting a new voice actor, with Bungie scrapping Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) as the voice of your little floating personal assistant.

Apparently the reason for ditching the original voice of the Dinklebot, as fans have affectionately been calling it, is because he was so bad at it they decided to expunge Dinklage from the game entirely. The script will remain the same, with the team going back and re-recording all his lines with voice acting from Nolan North, the voice behind Uncharted’s Nathan Drake. North will be working with the team starting with The Taken King this September.

We’re not sure if the change will do much for the game, considering most of Ghost’s scripted dialogue is well, straightforward we suppose. But given the complaints about Dinklage’s performance we suppose this was inevitable. Let’s hope North’s take on the script is much more memorable.

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Dark Souls III/ダークソウルIII gameplay video looks absolutely challenging and fear-invoking.

Recently premiered at Gamescom 2015, the video promises more guts, more glory, more punishments for any intrepid players. Anyone who is brave enough to descend into this darkness will tango with more ridiculous monsters and enemies that just want to make players into fancy shishkebabs.

Dragons, undead skeletons, zombies to ghostly knight etc – you name it, it is all here.

Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki (Armored Core, Dark Souls) and Isamu Okano, the former is the mastermind of RPG elements seen in Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls and Bloodborne. The gameplay video showcasing the new “Battle Arts” system where every weapon is equipped with a unique Battle Art.

Coming from FromSoftware with publishing rights under Namco Bandai, the game is set to haunt the souls of every adventurer on PC Windows, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2016.

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