I have always been a .Hack fan. I watched .Hack//Sign and played through most of the original .Hack games. Lately I have been catching up on the anime series which made me think a few things. With all of the MMOs out there, why has no one tried to introduce some sort of hidden event like .Hack? WOW always has world, seasonal, and end game events…What if they decided to leave one little NPC to drive a hidden quest line that could tie in to reality? This type of event would be perfect for folks like me who want to play the game, but not spend every day doing daily quests or dungeons. If you don’t know what I’m talking about I urge you to look into the .Hack//Sign anime series. What do you think? Is this something that would be a game changer for all the MMORPGs out there?
The next batch of single player DLC for the hit game Mass Effect 3 has just received an official release date via the @Bioware twitter handle. The DLC will be available for download on Xbox 360, PS3, PC’s on August 28th 2012 with European PS3 players joining in the following day of August 29th.
Early details of the Leviathon DLC indicate Shepard will be hunting down and possibly allying with a rouge Reaper. Bioware also released a batch of new wallpapers to celebrate the release.
Marvel has been releasing character renders for its upcoming MMO Marvel Heroes for some time now. Recently the company has stated that the core Avengers team will included alternate costumes based off of their film appearances.
Marvel Heroes is an action RPG featuring heroes from all over the Marvel universe for you to play as. In the game the main villain has been stated to be Doctor Doom up to his usual shenanigans with the cosmic cube. Though Doom is the primary antagonist it has been indicated that villains and story lines from not only the comics but animated series and films will be mined for content. The game will follow a free-to-play model with I assume micro-transactions but whether this will be a downloadable client or browser-based game is unknown at this time.
Source | Marvel
Come the June issue of Game Informer magazine we will get our first glimpses and information on the long rumored and highly anticipated The Elder Scrolls MMO from Zenimax Online Studios.
I’ll let that previous sentence sink in a bit… OMG! OMG! OMG!
While not much is known at this time the game will take place across the continent of Tamriel and will be set 1000 years prior to the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. So let’s all make peace with our loved ones, stack some “I lost my job money”, and prepare for what maybe the greatest time sink in human history as we wait it out till 2013.
SOURCE | Game Informer
Yet another Pokemon game to add to your bucket list. I’m always expecting to see Ash in these games, that’s never the case. Few things to learn from this trailer. First off, visors are in. Secondly, there seems to be some interesting rivals. You have an overly tan guy with his shirt off and a mad scientist? Who cares though, you’ll kick their asses and get your badge. Release date for Japan is June 23 for Nintendo DS. Looks as if we’re going to have to wait for a future update on the Western release. It is rumored that it might be making it’s debut here this fall.
Wrath of the White Witch original debut release was meant to grace store shelves this Christmas, 2012. Namco Bandai has vaguely pushed back it’s date to 2013. By far one of the most anticipated games for any Studio Ghibli fan. The trailer seems to be a bit on the depressing side, which is weird since it’s so cute! A young boys mother passes away, leaving behind a doll which was a gift from her. Feel like crying yet? Luckily, the rest of the cinematic trailer shows beautiful landscapes, a great score (leave it to Ghibli to compose breath taking music) and an array of mismatched characters. I’m a huge classical music fanatic, if anyone else is big on scores you’ll be happy to know that the composer is Joe Hisaishi. Looks like I’ll be saving up to buy another one of Studio Ghiblis imported OST. Now bask in the glow of your computer screen and watch the English trailer.
Source | Kotaku
The wait is finally over, next month on May 1 PSN will be adding Legend of Dragoon for purchase. No more trying to salvage old scratched discs or kicking that dusty PS One to jump start the title screen for your favorite classic RPGs. After Chrono Trigger hit PSN I knew it was only a matter of time till LOD was up for grabs.
Shu Yoshida talks a bit about the game development.
“The Legend of Dragoon was one of the last projects I worked on as a producer in Japan Studio and by far the biggest team I managed hands-on. We started the project in 1996 with only a handful of people, hired one by one as we were building up teams for Ape Escape, The Legend of Dragoon, and Icosimultaneously. During the peak of the game’s development, we had well over 100 people working internally in the studio on The Legend of Dragoon — for a PSone game! “
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