New Dragon’s Dogma Screenshots Show Off Chimera

July 11, 2011 by


Capcom Japan released a batch of new screenshots today, showing off one of the bigger monsters players will be fighting in their upcoming open world fantasy game Dragon’s Dogma. Lurking in dungeons at the beginning of the game, would-be adventurers will have to fight the Chimera, the creature from Greek mythology that’s part lion, part goat and has a snake for a tail. While it’s a lot bigger than your average human adventurer, it’s very quick and nimble, forcing the player to coordinate with his other party members to force it into a corner and take it down. The thing looks quite badass, so hit the jump and take a look for yourself.

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Final Fantasy: Theatrhythm Announced

July 11, 2011 by


Square-Enix recently revealed a new Final Fantasy title they’re working on for the 3DS together with developer indieszero. It’s called Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy and will be a music game featuring music from all the numbered installments in the series up to XIII.

Yes, you read that right. And yes, it’s called Theatrhythm. You thought Dissidia: Duodecim was bad?

Each numbered entry in the Final Fantasy series basically comprises one episode of the game. After choosing a party, episode and difficulty level, players will go through three main stages, Field, Battle and Event, all the while interacting with the world using music-based gameplay. Defeating monsters will level up the characters, although no details on how that will work have been given as of yet. Players will also be able to unlock new music, movies and other things.

No release date has been given so far. Hit the jump to see the first two screenshots of the game in action.

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Black Death Trailer & Soundtrack Released

July 9, 2011 by


Couldn’t run the prototype of Black Death? Well you’re in luck, as Darkworks just released a trailer for their upcoming survival horror title featuring footage from the early build. Hit the jump to check it out.

Also, the band Low Distortion Unit made their soundtrack for the prototype freely available on their website. So if you like what you hear, head on over to their official site and grab yourself a copy.

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Japan to Get Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box

July 8, 2011 by


The Resident Evil franchise is a staple when it comes to modern survival horror games and in order to do the series’ 15th anniversary justice, Capcom is releasing a huge boxset with lots of goodies to commemorate the occasion. The box will contain the following:

  • Resident Evil 1 Director’s Cut (PS1)
  • Resident Evil 2 (PS1)
  • Resident Evil 3 (PS1)
  • Resident Evil: Survival Selection (PS3)
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica Soundtrack
  • Resident Evil 4 Soundtrack
  • 15th anniversary pins and stickers
  • A Resident Evil 5 Spacer

Yes, Resident Evil 5 is sold seperately for some reason. The first three games are actually PS1 discs, so no HD update for you. The box set will be released September 8th in Japan and cost 7900 Yen (~$96), hit the jump to take a look at it. Now just don’t forget about your Western fans, alright Capcom?

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“New” Sonic Generations Trailer Shows off New “Escape from the City” Version

July 7, 2011 by


A few minutes ago, Famitsu posted a new trailer for Sonic Generations. Okay, well, it’s not really new, as it’s the same trailer that was shown at E3 this year, just with Japanese captions. But it does feature different music, namely the new version of Escape from the City, which should make it worthwile for any Sonic fan to check out. Hit the jump to see it and tell us what you think of this new interpretation of the old classic.
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Capcom’s Ixion Saga Gets Trailer, Details, Alpha Test

July 7, 2011 by


As promies, Capcom revealed a slew of new info today on their upcoming PC online RPG Ixion Saga. Players will take control of a Hyperion, a human infused with superhuman abilities given out by the Ixion, a race of paranormal beings and then proceed to beat the hell out of each other online in teams of 8. Hit the jump for the trailer and more information.

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New Screenshots, Characters for Frontier Gate Revealed

July 6, 2011 by


Konami has just revealed two new characters for their Monster Hunter-esque turn-based RPG Frontier Gate, which is being developed by tri-Ace for the PSP, as well as some new screenshots. The new characters will be called Sigrid and Dandes respectively: Sigrid is a female knight from the federation of Kilkenia (spelling subject to change) and wielding a two-handed sword; Dandes is a retired settler who carries around a huge hammer. Think of a funny “Can’t touch this” reference, then hit the jump to see the new characters as well as the new screenshots.

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Rune Factory 4 (3DS) Detailed

July 5, 2011 by


Marvelous Entertainment recently released some new info on the 4th portable installment of their successful Harvest Moon spin-off series Rune Factory. No release date has been given as of yet, but the game will come out some time in 2011 and it’s extremely likely that Natsume will once again bring the game to the US and Europe.

In this 3DS-exclusive installment, you take control of either Les or Frey. At the beginning of the game, your character falls out of an airship and onto a dragon, losing his (or her) memory on impact. The dragon then somehow arranges your character to be regarded as the prince/princess of the country, giving you a little more freedom than previous games in the series and allowing you to construct buildings and institutions like pharmacies or smithies. For an introduction to some of the new systems employed in the game, check after the jump.

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Darkworks Releases “Black Death” Prototype

July 4, 2011 by


Get ready for a surprise. Darkworks just released a (PC-only) prototype for their upcoming survival horror first person shooter Black Death, which was announced only 11 days ago. I’m not even going to bother writing any more; just head on over to their new prototype page where you’ll find the required specs and the download link. So download it, give it a spin and tell the developers – and us – what you think.

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New Dragon’s Dogma Screens Showcase First Dungeon

July 4, 2011 by


Capcom Japan just released a batch of new screenshots for their upcoming open world fantasy adventure Dragon’s Dogma. They showcase the first dungeon you’ll visit in the game, filled with Goblins, Harpies and a huge dragon. The game will be released on Xbox360 and PS3 and will hit US store shelves sometime in early 2012, with Japan to follow a little later. Hit the jump to check out the new screens and tell us what you think.

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