Street Fighter V – Ibuki Joins The Fight! (Update – Releasing in June)

Street Fighter V is releasing its extra fighters as DLC post launch for the past few months such as Alex but a new fighter joins the ring; Ibuki comes to Street Fighter V!

This character is a fan requested one after her appearance in Super Street Fighter IV, so her returning to SFV is nice to see. More characters are coming to the game after her, so we will cover them when they are announced.

Update: Capcom Japan announced that Ibuki will be releasing alongside the story mode in June’s big update, rather than sometime in May. This comes to light for Capcom Japan and NeoGaf Member Ryce.

Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1225456

Dragon Quest Builders Localization Happening

Dragon Quest Builders is a action/RPG that has elements from the iconic Dragon Quest series blending with the popular title ‘Minecraft’. It came out in Japan early this year and Square Enix confirmed it is releasing this year on the PlayStation Vita (Digital) and PlayStation 4 (Retail & Digital).

The game is releasing on both platforms this October and this post will be updated as more news comes out.

Source: http://dragonquest-game.com/builders/us/

Cobanermani456: Sonic Before the Sequel Playthrough

Cobanerman is a YouTuber that covers a number of games, including series like Kirby, Mario and Sonic. His latest playthrough covers the impressive and strong Sonic fan project; Sonic Before the Sequel. It is a game I personally really love and it is nice seeing him cover this enjoyable game on his channel. This is an ongoing playthrough, so the video is the playlist version of his video and will house all the links to his on-going playthrough.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtr2VqYDR7mx0Q15jOfK1vg

Square Enix working on English Vita Version of Romancing SaGa 2

Square Enix released this title on iOS and Android platforms recently but many demanded to have the JP-only Vita version localized. After hearing many people’s voices, they responded with the above tweet.

This indicates work on a western Vita version is happening, so will update this post as news develops.

Source: https://twitter.com/SaGa25kawazu/status/736425328613040129

Sonic Runners Shut Down

Mobile SEGA title ‘Sonic Runners’ has been running since 2015, with it having mild levels of success for SEGA. The game however will be shutting down on July 27th.

Full Press Release Follows:

“NOTIFICATION OF CLOSURE OF SERVICE

Thank you for your continued support of SONIC RUNNERS. Since launch, the Sonic Runners Team has done its best to provide our users with the most enjoyable play experience possible. It is with great regret that we announce the closure of Sonic Runners, effective from the dates below. We would like express out most sincere thanks to all our users for their patronage and support. The Sonic Runners team hopes that you enjoyed the journey as much as we did.

CLOSURE SCHEDULE: 5/27, 9AM (UTC): Red Star Ring sales end. 7/27, 9AM (UTC): Closure of service.

Any Red Star Rings purchased prior to 5/27, 9AM (UTC) will not be useable or redeemable after closure of service so please use all Red Star Rings by 7/27, 9AM (UTC).

Thank you for playing SONIC RUNNERS.”

The game was meet with issues during its run, including having issues on various with phones heating up as the game running and the high micro-transaction rate soured people on the title.

Source: Sonic Runners Home Page

SteamWorld Heist Delayed To June 7th/8th

The upcoming PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 versions of the indie hit SteamWorld Heist got pushed back a week from its original launch date (which was May 31st). The developers at Image Form stated why the game was pushed back.

“The reasons for the delay are related to publishing, localisation and quality assurance. We basically encountered a few scattered problems with the PlayStation versions that we have to fix before releasing the game. The extra week will hopefully give us enough time to fix these issues.

We’re working closely together with the fantastic people over at Sony to get the game out as fast as possible. Thanks for being patient with us!”

Hopefully working with Sony will allow the game to release at the new target date of June 7th and 8th. We will be reviewing the game in the future so stay tuned for more information on this title. In the mean time, you can find more information on the title through it’s website.

The game is currently out on the Nintendo 3DS E-Shop.

Source: http://imageform.se/steamworld-heist-delayed-playstation-new-release-dates/

King of Fighters XIV Burn to Fight (CE) Announced for NA on PS4

Popular fighting game franchise ‘King of Fighters’ has a new installment coming to the PlayStation 4 in the future, with a special collectors edition being produced for the title.

Full Press Release Detailed Below:

  • The King of Fighters XIV “Burn to Fight” Premium Edition include the following:
    SteelBook® – The game disc will be encased in a collectible SteelBook® emblazoned with the series’ fiery mainstay, Kyo Kusanagi, literally burning to fight.
  • Art book – This 144-page art book will be filled with original character/stage drawings from throughout the series.
    3-Disc Soundtrack – Those looking for an audio fix will be able to enjoy a three-disc soundtrack (housed in a gorgeous Mai Shiranui illustrated case) comprised of 60+ electric songs worthy of the greatest fighting tournament in the world.
  • Collector’s Box – All the above items will be packaged in a scorching box adorned with familiar characters.

Nice collectors edition with a lot of valuable content for fans of the series. The game is releasing in August 23rd.

Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1224190&highlight=king+of+fighters

GT Sport – Dynamic Time & Weather Not In the Game

Grand Turismo Sport is a major title releasing this fall on the PlayStation 4 and aims to be a graphically intensive racer for Sony’s platform. The game will not have a dynamic time nor dynamic weather cycle in the game.

Head developer Kazunori Yamauchi commented on the reasoning for this with the following statement: “We opted to not have the transitions in the race this time in order to raise the frame-rate and the quality of the image during the race. So the user will be able to set that before they enter the race. So you’ll still be able to have night races, morning, races at dawn, dusk, and so on.”

Considering GT6 suffered from frame rate issues on the PlayStation 3, the focus on stable performance is a noble goal to focus upon.

Source: https://www.gtplanet.net/gt-sport-will-not-feature-dynamic-time-or-weather/

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