Mentioned at the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast was an exquisite looking game for the 3DS called Etrian Odyssey IV, well today the game’s official site opened today, courtesy of developer Atlus, as well as the launch of a development blog for the title.
In the site you can check out system, character and introduction sections, later on there will also be information on character creation, monsters, battle system and different fields.
In the character section you can have a look at the seven different classes that you’ll have at your disposal with matching artwork drawn by Yuji Himukai. The different classes in the game are:
Rune Master: Master of elemental attacks
Dancer: Protect your allies with dance abilities!
Fortress: Iron wall that acts as a shield for your allies
Medic: Recovery specialist
Sniper: whack enemies from a distance
Looking at the development blog, there’s an explanation from game director, Daisuke Kaneda, about why the game has included a casual mode. One reason given is so casual gamers can just jump in if they’re too busy to play for a few hours or maybe they’re just interested in the map drawing component as well as exploring dungeons.
Square Enix have launched the official site for their collection of piano Final Fantasy songs which you can check out here. The site has some sample songs which you can check out and give a listen to. There may or may not be information regarding a possible follow up cd collection?
Square Enix are pulling out all the stops for the 10th anniversary of theKingdom Hearts series with the portal site receiving a graphical overhaul recently. It also features a great section where all the games can be ordered by release date, a chronology of pivotal key points in the story and the order in which the story events actually occurred.
There’s also a section which has a character breakdown and profile but this has yet to be activated.
You can check out the portal for yourself right here.
Sony have thrown the doors open on their new social networking community site recently which is aimed directly at Playstation fans. Once registration on the site is complete, you’ll be abe to make new friends, send messages to other gamers, create your own groups, discover other gamers for your own game sessions and you’ll also be to personalise your very own page on the site. As an extra added bonus, Sony were giving away a PS Vita Wi-Fi/3G model to first three people who posted on a specific post, neat.
If you want to check it out, you can sign in with your Playstation Network ID and password on the link below.
Visitors to the Metal Gear Solid HD site will see a cryptic message posted on there recently. The image can be seen below, the text says, “Spring Comes to Kojima Productions.” The music heard in the background is “Haru ga Kita” which translates as Spring Has Come. It’s all a bit secret squirrel like but there is a date of 11/07 also shown on the page so possibly it means that everything will be revealed then? Who know but JD will keep a close eye on this site and report back here what ever happens.
Square Enix launched a new website today that is cryptic at best judging by the screenshot below. Have a look for yourself by jumping here and seeing what you make of it. Square Enix also released their own TGS booth map where “???” can be seen in the layout but what it means and whether it’s related to an announcement at TGS, remains to be see. It may well be for a new as yet unannounced game but time will tell come Tokyo Game Show next week.
Nintendo has today opened the official site to mark the 25th anniversary of the Zelda franchise. There’s tons of info, as you’d imagine, with Zelda lore and history, the E3 Zelda orchestral performance which was an absolute highlight, each game through the series has it’s own profile as well as a swag of wallpapers to pick up. Go and check it out today and follow the celebrations leading up to The Skyward Sword release on the Wii!
For those of you living under a rock or not necessarily into manga, the next big thing is to bring manga to the net via a licenced website to avoid a nasty lawsuit from the various copyright holders. Well, all the red tape has finally been dealt with it would seem with the news today that JManga finally has a date for the site launch. Pencil August 17th into your calendars as the day that one, if not all, of your favourite manga will be made accessible through this great portal for lovers of this media. JManga.com will aim to meet and fulfill the following features:
A licenced portal for Japanese publishers to release manga content.
An online site to read such titles as Naruto, Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, ADEKAN, Dragon Girl, Kekkaishi and loads more!
An area where the manga artists can communicate with their fans and readers of the manga they’re writing.
A great source for like minded manga fans to come together and strike up new friendships and talk about the latest manga they’re reading or discovered.
And lastly it’s the official portal run by Digital Comic Association supported JManga Co., Ltd. meaning you’ll be getting quality content.
That date again is August 17th so come back to JManga.com and check out the site launch then.