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Akiba’s Beat E3 Trailer

Remember Akiba’s Trip on console and handheld a few years ago? That game allowed you to roam the streets of Akihabara with stunning architecture accuracy with pretty much all stores present and accounted for. A new game has emerged from E3 called Akiba’s Beat which is a new RPG from Acquire.

The plot of the game revolves around 19-year-old NEET Asashi Tachibana in a groundhog day scenario where Sunday is on constant loop repeating itself. Have a look at the trailer below which shows some amazing visuals and interesting characters. The game is being developed for PS4 and PS Vita.


Final Fantasy XV receives new trailer

People following the events of E3 would know that the eagerly awaited Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been now been renamed to Final Fantasy XV.

Unfortunately, the game is not yet finished so we still need to wait some more but if you haven’t seen the trailer which premiered at E3, you can have a look at it below and see how its shaping up.

The official Square Enix YouTube channel posted the following description on the game.

The armed forces of Niflheim launch a devastating assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis, casting Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades out of their homes and into the fray. The engaging tale to follow draws audiences into an awe-inspiring world steeped in the rich storytelling traditions of Square Enix’s renowned First Production Development Team.

Mechs for Wii U RPG from Xenoblade makers

Recently announced and shown off at E3 in Los Angeles, the Wii U will be adding an awesome and exciting new RPG to its lineup of great games.


The game with a working title, X, is from MonolithSoft, also known for making the sublime Wii RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles. The game is listed as being a Wii U exclusive for now and let’s hope it stays that way. Great trailer below with mech action, check it for yourself.

Square Enix launches E3 YouTube channel

Trade show, E3, isn’t too far away now and one of the bigger players in the game, Square Enix, have announced their intentions by launching their new E3 YouTube channel. This is where you’ll be able to access all the latest videos and news that they’ll have on display at E3 which isn’t far away now.

SE have mentioned that they’ll be sharing interviews with developers, walkthroughs of game demos as well as showcasing the latest trailers for their upcoming games. Go on over and check it out here.

Castlevania Mirror Of Fate Extended Trailer

Konami have been extremely busy of late with the MGS HD Collection readying up for release on the PS Vita, they’ve also been focusing their attention on another much loved series with very deep roots back to the 8-bit days.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, has just had a new trailer pushed out onto the interwebs courtesy of the developer which is actually an extended version of the one which you may have already seen at E3. This trailer shows slightly different footage but more importantly confirms the existence of Alucard in the game.

Better get your fangs in place, Castlevania: LoS – MoF is out later this year.

Paper Mario Sticker Star Trailer Gives Game New Look

Shown in detail at E3, Paper Mario Sticker Star for the 3DS, has had a new trailer released for it courtesy of Nintendo. The trailer focuses on the sticker aspect where you can really see how large a part the stickers play in the game.

You can see in the trailer how the stickers can be used as items during battle scenes or even to open new paths in the stage you’re working through.

PS Vita LittleBigPlanet Receives New Trailer

Runaway success on the PS3, LittleBigPlanet, proved to be a highly original platformer filled with clever designs, interactive environment and a cutesy main protagonist in Sackboy. Sony is hoping to capture some of that success for the ailing PS Vita with the release of a new trailer for the game on the Sony handheld.

One of the major integrations into the game is the ability to use the touchscreen when designing your own levels which promises to give the user greater usability and accessibility when dragging assets around the stage. Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t show any of this, it’s just a trailer filled with different stages of the game so you can see for yourself what the game is looking like.

As yet the game doesn’t have a release date either which is a shame.

E3 News: Nintendo All-Access 3DS Software Showcase

Earlier today Nintendo held the third of their presentations to the public at E3. This presentation was aimed squarely at the 3DS and it’s upcoming list of games for release in  the very near future and by very near, we mean 2012. There some omissions from the presentation, most noticeably Animal Crossing which I didn’t really mind, not being a huge fan of the series.

Would have been great to see Metroid get a mention but Samus was nowhere to be seen but enough was showcased to satisfy Japandaman HQ.

  • Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Epic Mickey Power of Illusion
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star
  • Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Transformers Prime The Game
  • Rabbids Rumble
  • Heroes of Ruin
  • Pokemon Black Version 2/Pokemon White Version 2
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2

The talk then turned to stats, particularly how in the States 70% of 3DS units are connected to the internet, more than 58 million messages had been sent using SwapNote and how five apps/games had been downloaded more than a million times each in the USA.

I personally thought it was great and thoroughly enjoyed it, I’ve been hearing negativity about the showcase about why wasn’t this game shown, why wasn’t that game shown, etc. Even if game A or game B had been shown, there will always be people to look for the faults and pick on other issues. It’s a no win situation for developers at times. I think there’s loads of fantastic games coming out that will help to cement the 3DS’s position in the marketplace. It’s already number 1, now let’s see where Nintendo, and developers, take us next.

Some rather amateur pics that I took on my camera phone from the presentation.

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