Initial Impressions The demo – a classic method of marketing a video game. When you’re a publisher trying to sell a new title, you can put out all the fancy posters, trailers, and point-of-sale displays that you want. However, for an entertainment medium that relies fully on interaction, these purely visual marketing styles just aren’t
It’s been just about a year since Tales of Zestiria hit the English-speaking world, but Japan already has the newest entry in the series, Tales of Berseria, available to them. With the positive reception the game has been receiving in its homeland, I’ve been waiting somewhat impatiently these past few months for info on when this game would make
Well, after the strange “CantKillProgress” campaign on Twitch and some accidental leaks from news sites, Square Enix has finally officially unveiled what everyone already figured out was coming: the next game in the Deus Ex series. Entitled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the game will put players back in the shoes of Adam Jensen, protagonist of previous
It’s been well-known for a while now: the “lost” Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy Type-0, is finally coming to the West as an HD-upgraded version for the PS4 and XBox One. Earlier today, what looks to be the first English trailer for Type-0 was released, entitled “Enter the Fray.” The trailer gets right to the action, showing off the
At a Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan press conference earlier this morning, Atlus showed off a surprise for their faithful fans: a new trailer for Persona 5. No real story details were announced, but a general release date was given. The game is expected to be released in Japan in 2015 for both PS3 and
Deep Silver announced today that fans attending Gamescom in Cologne, Germany will get to enjoy the zombie blood spatters of Dead Island 2 with a playable demo at Deep Silver’s booth. The new hands-on experience pits the players against the zombie hordes in sunny Los Angeles – beaches, blue skies and the iconic Hollywood sign
The official Day 1 of E3 has come and gone and being the first day that the convention show floor was open there was a lot to see and do. The big players: Nintendo, Ubisoft, Square Enix, EA, Activition…they all had enormous booths with enormous lines with the world’s premier media at their front lines.
Last (but not least) on our list of E3 Day 0 media briefings was Sony. While focused on games, unlike Microsoft Sony had some hardware and entertainment to discuss as well. That said, the games were front and center and took up all but maybe 20 minutes of the nearly 2 hour briefing. The first
Earlier today, Spider Studios released a new trailer for its upcoming RPG Bound By Flame. The trailer shows off the game’s three main classes and the fighting styles they bring to the table, creating what looks to be a heavily melee-focused action RPG style game. Also shown are typical genre systems such as skill trees and
This morning Square Enix held a press conference simply titled: “Square Enix: The Future”. There were five titles discussed: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Final Fantasy XV (formerly FInal Fantasy versus XIII), Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns, Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster and Kingdom Hearts III. This was a small conference, not like the
Sony didn’t pull any punches at their Monday press conference. They went straight for the face. They quelled any fears about DRM and online connectivity and had a solid showing of exclusives for all of their platforms.