First of Persona 4: Dancing All Night’s Character Trailers Focuses on Rise Kujikawa

When it comes to new Persona games Atlus likes to release trailers that focus on the various characters in the game, and it looks like they’re continuing this trend with Persona 4: Dancing All Night. While these trailers are being released in Japanese, thankfully Youtube user bobrossfreak was quick to translate the video. The original trailer without the subtitles can be seen here.

The first of these trailers focuses on Rise Kujikawa, with clips from the story, new gameplay and various (seemingly unlockable) outfits being shown. If Atlus is releasing these trailers in the same manner as those for Persona Q and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, we’ll likely see another one next week.

Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker comes to the US on May 5th

While Atlus had already announced that the US would get Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker early this year, and while it’s maybe a little later than “early” we now know when we’re getting it: on May 5th. Alongside this news a new trailer that showcasing the game’s story was also released. It also shows some more of the English voice acting.

As for a release date for Europe, sadly there’s still no news on that. Atlus generally doesn’t publish their games there as they don’t have an European branch, so it’s likely that another publisher or SEGA Europe will publish it there. That or they might release the game there digitally through the Nintendo eShop.

New Persona 4: Dancing All Night trailer shows remixed songs, more characters and dancing Nanako

So the other new trailer to come out of the Persona live stream was for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. Atlus had already shown the incredible opening theme “Dance”, and in this video they give a taste of the remixed songs you’ll be able to play in the game. It also confirms that Nanako, Yukiko, Naoto and Teddie will be dancing in this game in addition to Yu, Rise, Chie, Yosuke, Kanji and a new character called Kanami.

The end of the trailer also showcases the various editions of the game that will be sold in Japan. The special edition will include a 2-disc OST of the game along with some DLC for the game. There’ll also be a bundle that includes the special edition and a special Persona 4: Dancing All Night themed Playstation Vita. Finally, the first run copies will include a blu-ray with exclusive new footage of Persona 5. The trailer also confirms that the game will be released on June 25th in Japan. While it’s already been confirmed that the game will be released in the US, no release date has been announced yet.

Everyday, young life, Ju-ne-su.

SEGA releases the first Sonic Runners teaser trailer, gameplay details and more

Sonic Runners is going to be Sonic Team’s big Sonic the Hedgehog mobile developed game and SEGA has finally released the first teaser trailer. You can watch it above. The trailer basically goes through the history of Sonic Team developed Sonic games and starts off with a counter, counting down the years to 2015…

Something to note: The trailer only shows off the retro series and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (if you count that as part of the retro series). Could this game be more influenced by older retro style Sonic games instead of the recent games?

SEGA also launched a site for the game which revealed that the game will be released in 2015 in Japan for free with premium items available. The game will be available for iPhone 4S and above, iPad 2 or later running iOS 7.0 or above. If you are on Android, you will have to be running OS 2.3 or later (Which means almost any Android phone released can play it.)

The site features an image of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles running through Sonic Lost World‘s Windy Hill with Chao and the Mother Wisp from Sonic Colors DS floating above. Could the classic clips and Sonic 4 indicate that Sonic Team sees Sonic Runners as a successor to the originals, or hint toward a gameplay style? What’s with the Chao and Wisps?

UPDATE: An interview between Iizuka and Famitsu lists a end of February release for the game in Japan. From what we can understand from the interview, characters will run forward on their own and Eggman will make appearances during stages which there appears to be 50 of at first (if we are reading the translation correctly). Tails and Knuckles are also playable, but Sonic is the only character initially available. Famitsu also went hands-on with the game, mentioning a cutscene featuring Sonic, Tails, and Eggman. Jumping appears to vary based on where you tap on the screen, possibly indicating that you tap on enemies to homing attack. The Eggman boss battle appears to have Sonic throwing or knocking back Eggman’s projectiles to defeat him.

What are your thoughts?

Yakuza 0 story trailer: The most action packed Yakuza yet?

Strange to say that considering this is suppose to be set in Kiryu’s younger days, but if this trailer is anything to go by than this might just be the most intense Yakuza game yet. Not only is this trailer filled to the brim with all out action but a lot of old faces show up like Nishiki and Shimano. If this was how Kazuma started his life as a Yakuza, then it’s little wonder why he’s hardly phased by fighting tigers and taking on black arm dealers in the future. Yakuza/Ryu Ga Gotoku 0 is set to be released on 12th March for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 in Japan, no Western release is yet announced.

But who knows, maybe if you guys all purchase a copy of Yakuza 5 later this year, we shall get to experience the next installment.

New trailer showcases Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault pre-order content

SEGA and Relic Entertainment have released a new trailer for the upcoming Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault, due out on November 18th for PC. This new trailer details the Fox Company, a pre-order exclusive which adds a fourth company to the game. Check out the trailer above, and below is the accompanying press release:

NEW TRAILER SHOWCASES PRE-ORDER CONTENT FOR COMPANY OF HEROES 2: ARDENNES ASSAULT

For the very first time in the Company of Heroes franchise, players will be able to choose between three different Companies, all with their own unique abilities, to forge their path to glory. Customers who pre-order will gain access to a fourth company, “Fox” Company, led by Captain Monte Durante.

This video details some of the many exciting new options that Fox Company will bring to the game including, their devastating M83 Cluster Bombs, Pinpoint Accurate Artillery and their main weapon, the Fox Company Elite Infantry who will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Pre-order Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault today to receive Fox Company free of charge and then look forward to the game’s release on November 18, 2014.

Watch SEGA and The Creative Assembly’s cinematic trailer for Total War: ATTILA

Announced in September of this year, SEGA and The Creative Assembly’s Total War: ATTILA is set to invade PCs in 2015. SEGA sent along the following press release to accompany the new trailer:

NEW CINEMATIC TRAILER FOR TOTAL WAR: ATTILA HERALDS THE COMING OF THE APOCALYPSE

“And I saw, and behold a white horse, and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him, and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.” – Revelation 6:2

As the world descends into the mists of the Dark Ages, civilization begins to crumble. Early Christians of Western Europe clamor to repent, stricken by looming omens of a divine apocalypse. In this climate of turmoil, the Eastern Roman Empire stands at a crossroads.

Secure behind the impenetrable walls of Constantinople, there are opportunities for fresh conquest. But with the warlike Visigoths to the North, the heathen Sassanids to the East, and their closest ally to the west stretched thin and tearing itself apart in its greed, is now truly the time to ride out and expand the Empire? And who will rightfully wear the crown?

Total War™: ATTILA is due for release in 2015. To follow The Four Horsemen and see how key themes of these cinematic trailers created using the ATTILA engine are brought to life in gameplay, subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/thecreativeassembly

SEGA releases 15 minute extended trailer for Yakuza Zero


SEGA has published their extended trailer for Yakuza Zero (or Yakuza 0), the extended look was featured on their Nico Nico broadcast and is now up on Youtube for all of us to enjoy.

No western release date for Yakuza Zero has been announced, but the game is heading to Japan this upcoming Spring 2015 on both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4.

Phantasy Star Nova getting Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean and Resonance of Fate outfits

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Seems that the developers behind Phantasy Star Nova aren’t going afraid of putting their personal touch on the long running SEGA RPG franchise. Announced at this year’s Tokyo Game Show the game is set to have costumes from previous Tri-Ace games which include Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean and the SEGA published Resonance of Fate.

Even though all the games above are developed by Tri-Ace, Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean are both published and owned by Square-Enix. I wonder how hard it was to convince Square-Enix on allowing them to use their franchises in  Phantasy Star Nova.

Phantasy Star Nova is set to release in Japan this November exclusively for the Playstation Vita. What about us in the West? No release date planned, yet. Hit the jump for screenshots.

Yakuza Zero’s TGS trailer reveals plot, looks action packed


The previous teaser for the game didn’t show much outside that this game was going to be ‘brutal’, this new trailer gives up all the nice details about what to expect in the full game.

The game will have you play as Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. It seems that fan favorite Goro Majima’s story is going to have to do with a past relationship and a tie-in into him losing his eye (yes, the story about his lost eye was first told as a flashback in Yakuza 4).

Now if only we could get a English version to play…