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Disgaea 5 Complete Gets North America Release Date For Switch

We already knew the trope-taunting, min-maxing, penguin-flinging classic was coming to the Nintendo Switch, but NIS America provided an official North American release date today.

Disgaea 5 Complete hits the Switch on May 23. This version of the tactical/RPG will include the full Disgaea 5 game along with all its DLC content, comprised of eight additional scenarios, four characters, and three classes. 

For more about Disgaea 5, take a look at Daniel Tack's review of the game when it launched on PS4. Check out NISA's other announcements about Danganronpa and Ys VIII as well.

 

Our Take
Disgaea 5 Complete's trailer proudly announces the series' return to Nintendo platforms. This seems like a good sign for the future of RPGs on the Switch, and we hope Nintendo follows up on that potential.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Gets New Characters & Halts Stamina Increases

Nintendo has updated free mobile tactical title Fire Emblem Heroes, and with it not only comes new characters and quests, but also news that for now stamina costs for the Training Tower are being held in check.

The update includes three limited time paralogues in the Story Maps section featuring five-star focus hero siblings Ephraim and Eirika (Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones) and Seliph and Julia (Genealogy of the Holy War).

Also via the update Nintendo has notified players that the launch bonus orb program (two free orbs for logging in) is continuing through March 14, and that the Worldwide Launch Celebration period is continuing indefinitely. This means that the stamina cost for the Training Tower is halved, and there is no stamina cost for equipping skills. Finally, there will be rewards for the Training Tower starting on February 20, and units can earn EXP for beating lower-level foes (early March).

The free orbs and stamina easing are related to the game's inevitable march towards either waiting in real-time to regenerate stamina or pay money for orbs.

For more on the game, check out Javy's review and his Everything You Need To Know guide.

[Source: Nintendo, Reddit]

 

Our Take
It sounds like the game's stamina/orb system can be annoying, so hopefully this means Nintendo is considering ways it can help players out.

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Scribbly Shooter Drawn To Life Gets April Release Date, In-Depth Dev Video

Drawn to Death is an usual-looking game, to be sure, but what sets it apart from other hero shooters on the market today is more than skin deep. Designer David Jaffe talks about the game's frantic four-player action, explaining why a pared-down player count helps keep the action more strategic than a twitchy free-for-all.

In the video below, Jaffe explains how having fewer opponents lets you get a better sense of where your enemies are and what they're capable of – even getting a sense of the kind of player they are. He readily admits that it may seem like a turn off initially, but that players who have gotten their hands on the game have grown fond of both the game's finely tuned (and over-the-top) action.

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In addition to showing off the game, Jaffe and his studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, have announced a release date for the game: It's coming to the PlayStation 4 on April 4.

For more on Drawn to Death, take a look at a preview we wrote way back when the game was first announced.

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The Last Guardian Gets A Permanent Price Cut

The Last Guardian finally came out last year after starting development as a PS3 title. If you've been holding off of the game for whatever reason, perhaps a new permanent price cut will sway you.

The game is now $ 39.99 at various retailers, including the official PlayStation digital store [Full Disclosure: Game Informer is owned by Gamestop], and Polygon has spoken to a Sony official who confirmed that the price cut is permanent.

For more on the game, check out Joe's review.

[Source: Polygon]

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Final Fantasy XV Chapter 13 Update Gets Date

During a Square Enix Active Time Report, the company announced some relevant update dates and details for Final Fantasy XV – including the enhancements to Chapter 13.

The changes occur on March 28, alongside the previously announced Episode Gladiolus (above). Furthermore, on February 21 the game gets PS4 Pro support, limited time quests, a level cap of 120, more photo capacity, and more. That day the season pass-exclusive Booster Pack+ is available, including a Boost Sword, Dragon Mod (fishing rod), and Avoil reel. The free Booster Pack featuring the Magitek Exosuit will come out at a later, unspecified date.

Finally, director Hajime Tabata says that the company is currently working on allowing the Regalia to drive outside designated roads in free drive.

For the full details from the report, click the source link below.

[Source: Gematsu]

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Psychonauts PSVR Puzzler Gets A Release Date

Tim Schafer and Double Fine are bringing Psychonauts to the PSVR this February in Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin – a puzzle title that takes place after the events of the first game.

The title comes out on February 21, when players get to use Raz's powers, from telekinesis to clairvoyance and pyrokinesis, to save his friends from the titular part of the ocean.

The studio is also working on Psychonauts 2, which is currently scheduled to come out in 2018.

For more on The Rhombus of Ruin, take a look at this video from last summer's E3.

 

Our Take
Psychonauts fans: What do you think of this title's switch from the first title's action genre? Does it feel too different, or is it a nice temporary side step for the series?

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New 3DS XL Gets Pikachu Yellow Model In February

With Pokémon coming off of its biggest year since the first wave of Pokémania hit in the late '90s, Nintendo is looking to capitalize with a New 3DS XL model that features the series' iconic mascot. The Pikachu Yellow New 3DS XL features a full-body image of the mouse Pokémon on the front of the system.

Since the special edition handheld is a New 3DS XL model, it includes improved head-tracking for 3D, an added C-stick nub, and better battery life. However, in keeping with previous New 3DS models, it does not include a charging cable – a somewhat ironic fact given the electric nature of the monster featured on the system.

The Pikachu Yellow New 3DS XL hits stores on February 24, just one week before Nintendo's new system, Switch, launches worldwide.

 

Our Take
The Pokémon brand is still surging in popularity thanks to the Pokémon Go phenomenon last summer and the record-breaking sales of Pokémon Sun and Moon. New 3DS systems have been hard to come by since the holiday season, so hopefully this signals the next wave of units to be released into the wild. Here's hoping Nintendo actually makes enough for those who want to buy it can do so without hassle. 

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Tekken 7 Gets Release Date & New Trailer

Bandai Namco has announced the official release date of Tekken 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC – June 2.

In advance of the date, you can also check out the new trailer, which dips into the game's story involving Heihachi's wife.

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[Source: Official PlayStation Blog]

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Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Gets Xbox One/PC Release Date

Capcom has announced that the digital versions of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 for Xbox One and PC (currently on the PS4) are coming out on March 7th.

Along with the release on those platforms ($ 24.99), you can otherwise pick up a limited, physical edition of the game on PS4 or Xbox One ($ 29.99), which comes with updated cover art and an exclusive comic from Marvel's Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval.

[Source: Capcom Unity Official Blog]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Gets The 8-Bit Treatment

We’re looking forward to the modern high-tech spectacle that will be on display in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the movie wouldn't look too bad as a old NES game either.

JoBlo Movie Trailers put together his 8-Bit Trailers for Sony and Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming staring Tom Holland and Michael Keaton. Which version do you like better?

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