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Zero Escape 3 main visual, details

zero-escape-3-character-art Posted 35 minutes ago
By (@NE_Brian)

A first piece of art from Zero Escape 3 was shown during an Aksys Games panel at the Anime Expo today. You can see it above.

Zero Escape 3, which was finally announced last night, is said to be going back to the vibe of 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors.

Other details shared during today’s panel include:

– 4infinity meant mars infinity
– Will take place in place where people train to go to mars
– Development just started
– The picture above is the main visual for Zero Escape 3; it’s the promo art
– Fan enthusiasm encouraged reevaluation of Zero Escape 3 and allowed it to enter production
– Uchikoshi in previous games wanted people to question common sense; in this one, he wants you to reevaluate your values
– Uchikoshi leaves the puzzle creation to his staff
– Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa director) knows the ending of Zero Escape 3 and says it is out of this world
– Kodaka helped out with Punchline; exchanges ideas with Uchikoshi frequently

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Yuji Horii confirms Dragon Quest VII and VIII for the west during Japan Expo event

dq-3 Posted 10 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update: Just in case there were any doubts about Horii referring to the 3DS games…

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii just wrapped up a conference of sorts at the Japan Expo. At the very end of the event, he supposedly dropped a major bombshell. Horii said that the 3DS remakes Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII will be released “in French”.

That information comes from Twitter user Jérémie Kermarrec, who attended the conference. It’s backed up by fan site Final Fantasy Ring. Earlier today, the site posted an interview with Horii in which he stated that Square Enix is “thinking about” localizing Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII.

Kermarrec spoke with someone from Square Enix once things ended, and was told that Horii sharing the big news wasn’t planned. He nonetheless appears to have confirmed that the 3DS releases of Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII are both coming west.



Media Create software sales (6/22 – 6/28) – Top 50

japanese_flag Posted 10 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

01./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom / White Kingdom (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥5.076) – 260.675 / NEW
02./00. [PSV] Persona 4: Dancing All Night # (Atlus) {2015.06.25} (¥7.538) – 94.036 / NEW
03./00. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition {Fire Emblem Fates: Black Kingdom \ Fire Emblem Fates: White Kingdom} (Nintendo) {2015.06.25} (¥9.990) – 42.991 / NEW
04./01. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5.076) – 42.718 / 266.726 (-36%)
05./00. [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward # (Square Enix) {2015.06.23} (¥4.104) – 38.758 / NEW
06./03. [WIU] Splatoon (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6.156) – 37.458 / 348.040 (-14%)
07./00. [PS3] TV Anime Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol.2 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.25} (¥10.778) – 16.392 / NEW
08./06. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.592) – 10.896 / 220.589 (+12%)
09./00. [PSV] Chaos;Child #
(5pb.) {2015.06.25} (¥7.344) – 10.325 / NEW
10./02. [3DS] Return to PoPoLoCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (Marvelous) {2015.06.18} (¥6.458) – 9.284 / 55.776 (-80%)
11./00. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward #
(Square Enix) {2015.06.23} (¥4.104) – 8.729 / NEW
12./07. [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 7.978 / 1.045.901 (-8%)
13./05. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.11} (¥6.145) – 7.687 / 98.789 (-53%)
14./00. [PSV] Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu: Setsugetsuka Koi Emaki # (Idea Factory) {2015.06.25} (¥6.264) – 6.762 / NEW
15./04. [PS4] Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition (Capcom) {2015.06.18} (¥4.849) – 6.454 / 42.326 (-82%)
16./00. [3DS] Kaitou Joker: Toki o Koeru Kaitou to Ushinawareta Houseki (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.06.25} (¥5.627) – 5.189 / NEW
17./10. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 4.899 / 2.648.334 (+13%)
18./00. [PS4] Chaos;Child # (5pb.) {2015.06.25} (¥8.424) – 4.860 / NEW
19./00. [PS4] Ride (Intergrow) {2015.06.25} (¥7.344) – 4.056 / NEW
20./08. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Spike Chunsoft) {2015.05.21} (¥8.856) – 4.054 / 122.038 (-34%)



Horii: Square Enix “thinking about” localizing Dragon Quest 3DS games

dragon-quest-viii-3ds Posted 11 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Dragon Quest creator Yuji Horii told Final Fantasy Ring in a recent interview that Square Enix is aware of fan demand for the series’ 3DS remakes in the west. Apparently, the company is “thinking about” localizing Dragon Quest VII and VIII for overseas territories.

Horii also commented on Dragon Quest XI, which we’ll just mention here briefly since platforms are unconfirmed. He once again noted that this title will be on home consoles, and it will be an offline experience (unlike the MMO nature of Dragon Quest X).



Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS cut content includes Rock Pikmin, Smash Run co-op, more

smash_bros_wii_u_3ds Posted 23 hours ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Source Gaming has been poking through the development slides featured in Masahiro Sakurai’s Famitsu column anthologies. The site has dug up some interesting information about cut content in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, like initial plans for Rock Pikmin and Smash Run co-op.

Here’s a summary of what’s been shared thus far:

– Rock Pikmin were planned but ultimately put on hold
– These Pikmin would have been heavy with short reach but high attack power
– Smash Run was to receive co-op play
– This idea wasn’t realized due to the 3DS processor’s inability to display multiple fighters on the same screen
– There were also plans for co-op powers at one point
– Sakurai initially considered including four versions of each Special
– Ex: Mario would have been able to launch a double fireball
– Special 4-on-4 Team Battles rules were considered
– Mii Fighters’ Specials were originally going to be included as in-game rewards
– Instead, they ended up as default content



Update: 3DS confirmed – Zero Escape 3 revealed, coming next summer on unspecified platforms

zero-escape-3 Posted 1 day ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Update: 3DS is now confirmed. Read the press release in full below.

Many government organizations have dismissed our urgent warnings regarding the upcoming game event called Zero Time Dilemma. Recent intelligence has escalated our plans and we have come to the decision to contact gamers about the dangers directly. Our ultimate goal has always been to protect the public from the horrific consequences we have foreseen, but it appears our mission to prevent it from occurring may have failed. It is imperative that you make every effort to prepare yourselves for the oncoming deadly game, so that you may survive the coming apocalypse.

An antidote for the game is predicted to be created, but much further down this timeline, and as such there is no defense from its effects. It will be most easily identifiable on Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, though it is transmittable through the air so the spread may increase even more rapidly through the PlayStation®Store and Nintendo eShop.

Do not be tempted by familiar faces, fully voiced cinematics, multiple endings, or voices in both Japanese and English, as those are signs that the apocalypse is nigh. We suggest that you put extensive effort into improving your puzzle solving skills, as they will be vital to your survival.

We at Crash Keys beg for your assistance in notifying everyone you can so that no one is left in the dark about this dangerous game. The world will end up in a tumultuous uproar, and ultimate consequences will be unavoidable unless word gets out. Use all the time available to you before the summer of next year to contact your loved ones and prepare; our intelligence hasn’t been able to focus in on an exact date at this time. Do not fear – we are here to protect you and prepare you to our utmost ability so that you may survive. You will survive. We will use all channels available to contact you with updates as soon as we uncover them. You must be ready.

Zero Escape 3 is in development, Aksys Games announced during a panel at the Anime Expo today.

Series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi showed up at the event to reveal the new project in-person. Unfortunately, Uchikoshi did not share any sort of media or information aside from a brief teaser. The only tidbit provided thus far is that it’s launching next year.

999 appeared on DS, and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward was made for 3DS. Surely Zero Escape 3 will also be coming to Nintendo platforms, right? Let’s hope so!

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