Amazing news with the reveal of two similar series’s coming together in a game that looks incredible. Sword Art Online and Accel World both involve storylines that sees protagonists living and having adventures in a virtual world. Both come from the mind of Reki Kawahara and both have a massive fanbase.
The game is called Accel World VS Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight and is being put together by Bandai Namco and Dengeki Bunko. It’s being released for both the PS Vita and the PS4 and for the main characters, Sword Art Online’s Kirito will be featured as well as Kuroyukihime from Accel World.
The events of Accel World occur twenty years after Sword Art Online and they both occupy the same universe. Not a lot is known about Kuroyukihime which leads fans online to come up with a theory that Asuna and Kirito are actually her parents. Because the events take place in two different storylines, there may be an element of time travel involved as well.
Unfortunately there’s no release date as yet but it is slated to come out sometime in 2017 which really isn’t that far away.
Playstation news coming thick and fast after the Playstation Conference was held in Japan as part of Tokyo Game Show 2016. Some news from Bandai Namco around this new title, “Summer Lesson” for Playstation VR which is due out in Japan on October 13. Trailer below:
Bandai Namco know when they’re onto a good thing by bringing a new IdolMaster game into the series. The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls Viewing Revolution will be releasing in Japan on October 13 for Playstation VR with the main visual for the new game having just been unveiled.
It’s cute and very colourful which is pretty much what we’ve come to expect from the series. The theme track will be “Yes! Party Time!!”
I’m excited about this next game which looks amazing with each new trailer release. This trailer is no different. Tales Of Berseria boasts a blend of 3D CG and animation and looks set to be something special when it releases for both PS4 and PC. This trailer features the track, “Burn” by FLOW in the background, it’s quite gorgeous.
Tales Of Berseria is from Bandai Namco and will be released in the West however it hasn’t been dated as yet.
I absolutely love playing Taiko Drum games in the arcades in Japan but it’s so hard to find here back home. That might be changing soon with the release of Bandai Namco’s latest entry in the popular series, Taiko Drum Master: Doko Don! Mystery Adventure for the Nintendo 3DS.
Apart from the usual rhythm based section of the game which is normally what makes up a large percentage of the experience, this game sees a new mode called the “Mystery Adventure Mode” with Don-chan in control. Check out the trailer ahead of the game’s release on the 16th of June.
Time for our new popular segment, crazy TV commercials from Japan. This time there’s noodles in a can, everyone’s favourite snack Pocky, Hi-Chew, moist towelettes (!), Star Ocean and loads more! Thanks to youtube channel, JPCMHD.
I’ve been busy playing Project X Zone 2 on the 3DS for the past week and I’m loving it. I love the action, the gameplay, the visuals and the amazing roster of characters that you can choose from in the game. I was shattered to find out that a favourite character of mine, Bayonetta, could have been in the game as well.
Hideki Kamiya from Platinum Games was recently asked if the thought of letting Banda Namco include Bayonetta in PXZ2 ever came up, to which he replied, “There was an offer, but I said no. Now I kinda regret that I said no.”
My mouth waters at the thought of what she would have looked like in the game and how her move would translate to finishing moves. Amazing, right? And for good measure, here’s a pic of cosplayer Katyuska Moonfox as Bayonetta.
Another prolific developer recently showed their lineup for Tokyo Game Show 2015. Bandai Namco released their list early this morning but there appears to have been a few leaks which seem to indicate that they’ll be having more games on show that what they originally mentioned. FYI, the list below is including the leaks. Looks a great showing for them this year!
Digimon World: Next Order(PSV) – Trailer
Disney Infinity 3.0(PS4, PS3, Wii U) – Playable, Trailer
God Eater Off Shot [Lindow Volume] Cross-Play Pack & Anime Vol. 2(PS4, PSV) – Trailer, Stage
God Eater Resurrection(PS4, PSV) – Playable, Trailer, Stage