Youkai Watch anime confirmed for overseas territories, big new Level-5 franchise teased

Posted under General Nintendo, News
21 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)
Youkai Watch

The Youkai Watch anime is heading overseas, Level-5 president Akihiro Hino confirmed to Wedge Infinity. Some character names will be changed, but popular names like Whisper and Jibanyan will be kept in tact. The anime will air in the United States, Europe, and other regions.

Also while speaking with Wedge Infinity, Hino teased a new franchise coming next year that will be even bigger than Youkai Watch:

“It takes a lot of time to craft new installments of Yokai Watch, but on some weeks, we’re actually spending more time on our ‘new title.’ Around this time next year, I think we’ll have something out that’s different not just from Yokai Watch, but anything else we’ve ever done before. 2015 is going to be yet another big year of change for us. 2015 will be a year where we usher in a hit bigger than Yokai Watch.”

With Level-5’s unannounced franchise, Hino wants it to resemble the things he enjoyed as a kid, but more modernized. It will consist of games, anime, and manga.

Last but not least, Hino mentioned that Level-5 will not be moved to Tokyo since he wants to foster its current location of Fukuoka to be the ‘Hollywood’ of games.



Blood Alloy in the works for Wii U

Posted under News, Wii U eShop
21 hours ago by (@NE_Brian)

Suppressive Fire Games originally took its 2D Metroidvania project “Blood Alloy” to Kickstarter last year. Unfortunately, the project fell well short of its goal.

Suppressive Fire Games has returned with “Blood Alloy: Returns”, a “combo-multiplier-based score-chaser, similar in scope to Luftrausers or Geometry Wars.” While working on Returns, the team hopes to also continue making the original Blood Alloy – a new Metroidvania title that is expected on Wii U.

You can get a look at Blood Alloy in the video above.



Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call gets new DLC in Japan – Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, more

Posted under 3DS, News
1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

Square Enix has confirmed a new set of DLC songs for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call in Japan. The new lineup is as follows:

Final Fantasy XIV – Ultimate Fantasy (battle music)
Final Fantasy XIV – Fate (battle music)
Final Fantasy Type 0 – Zero (battle music)
Romancing SaGa 2 – opening title (battle music)
Romancing SaGa – Passionate Rhythm (battle music)
SaGa Frontier – battle #4 (battle music)
Secret of Mana – Meridian Dance (battle music)
Chrono Trigger – Chrono Trigger (battle music)

Each of these songs will be priced at 150 yen. The Final Fantasy XIV tunes are free between December 24 and January 6.



Latest Bravely Second details about the Cat Master job and more

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1 day ago by (@NE_Brian)

Square Enix shared new details about Bravely Second at Jump Festa 2015 today, including new information about the Cat Master job. You’ll find the latest information below, as translated by Gematsu.

  • Cat High Arts: Takes two items to summon a pair of cats to pull off powerful moves. At Jump Festa, it was shown in a demo as used to raise everybody’s BP by one, but has been deemed too powerful by the development team and will be re-balanced accordingly. What cats appear depend on items used.
  • When “Death Spiral,” a move that hits several times, was used, the two cats were gray and brown, and a doodle of a cat appeared above the character that summoned them (apparently drawn by designer using their non-writing hand). Items used to summon cats are acquired through moon reconstruction.
  • Cat Arts: Following moves confirmed: “Consume,” “Slugger,” “White Window,” and “Book Burning.” These only take one item to summon a cat to do.
  • Nenneko: Makes all enemies fall asleep.
  • Lie Down: Raises physical and magic defense.
  • Dig: Not clarified.