Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Delayed, Comes With Soundtrack

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Atlus has pusehd back the North American release of Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey to March 23 (Nintendo announced it as March 10 yesterday). The good news is that each copy of the game will come with a soundtrack. I’m so confused, I don’t know if I should be mad or happy. Or both at the same time.

Final Fantasy XIII Release Date Confirmed

FFXII Release Date December 17

Square Enix confirmed today that Final Fantasy XIII will be out on December 17th at a Japanese press event. That’s in Japan, Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada did talk briefly about the international release, though:

“In the past, it’s taken a year or half a year to release our games abroad, but this time we are aiming for an international release this Spring”.

Not too bad I guess, especially considering it’s priced at 9240 yen with tax, which works out to be about $100 USD, which is crazy. At least we’ll be paying a bit less.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to PSN on August 13

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Yep, it’s coming to the Playstation Network on August 13th for $15.

Attention Brawlers,

Get ready to dust off the Adamantium claws and dig through the sock drawer for Ryu’s headband. Today we’re announcing that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be available via PlayStation Network on Thursday, August 13 for $15.

The King of Fighters XII Coming July 28

Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version of The King of Fighters XII will be out July 28th. I really think they did an amazing job with the graphics, I like this style more then Street Fighter IV’s. More screenshots below…

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1942: Joint Strike Coming Soon

I have fond memories of the 1942 series, I can remember playing the arcade game at various different places. It was always fun…shooting stuff in a plane. Anyway, on July 23 the new, 3D, 1942 will be out on XBLA. PSN users have to wait til the 24 for some reason. 2-player online co-op seems pretty fun, and the same composer that worked on Metal Gear Solid is doing the soundtrack for 1942: Joint Strike.

The whole release, and an image gallery, after the link.

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Summon Night: Twin Age Coming May 20th

Summon Night: Twin Age Coming May 20th

There’s all kinds of Atlus news today, first Persona 4, now this. Summon Night: Twin Age is an action RPG for the DS that fully stylus controlled. The email goes on to detail that the stylus controls are “precise controls (no excessive line drawing to attack or squiggles in the corner of the screen to roll, folks)”, which is good but I’m not a huge fan of touch controls in games. I mean, for menus it’s one thing, but to use it solely, I don’t know. I couldn’t get into Phantom Hourglass because of the touch controls, it just wasn’t fun for me. Just because the DS has a touch screen doesn’t mean you need to make things more difficult and use them as the sole movement mechanism just to prove that you can do it.

Summon Night: Twin Age does look pretty cool though, reminds me of like Secret of Mana or something, though I never played the first so I have no idea what it will be like.

Get ready to experience a fully-stylus driven action RPG with precise controls (no excessive line drawing to attack or squiggles in the corner of the screen to roll, folks)!

Summon Night: Twin Age is headed to a Nintendo DS near you (hopefully yours) on May 20th! Two playable characters get to experience the story from different perspectives, which means seeing new things the second time through. Trade items with a friend via local wireless. Oh, and the game looks gorgeous, too. How dare you doubt me! Perhaps the trailer below is the proof you need:

Disgaea 3 North America Release Date Announced

Disgaea 3 North American Release Date Announced

NIS America sent out a press release this week confirming Disgaea 3 will hit North American PS3’s this August. Disgaea was pretty radical and so was Disgaea 2. I can only assume that Disgaea 3 will be more of the same, which is a good thing. There seem to be a lot of complaints about the graphics, since it’s a PS3 game and all, but I feel like a game doesn’t need to have awesome graphics to be totally awesome.

Santa Ana, CA – NIS America announced today that Disgaea3 is heading for the PlayStation3 Computer Entertainment System this summer. Much loved by hardcore gamers around the world, Disgaea3 makes a bold new step towards the next generation console with a whole new cast, story, and game system.

About Disgaea3 Disgaea3 is a sequel to Disgaea, a hardcore, turn-based, strategy RPG popular on the PlayStation2 and PlayStation Portable. In Disgaea, character units have a limit to their movement and attack ranges, based on level and weapons equipped. There are other special game factors that let you take advantage of the 3D battle map, many of which are unique to Disgaea.

One of the many new feature to Disgaea3 is the addition of a Geo Block, which creates a 3 dimensional battle instead of the traditional 2D. Much of Disgaea3 is yet to be unveiled, but rest assured, plenty is due to arrive in the coming months.

Key Features

* Geo Block – A cube-shaped terrain-altering object. Players can use it to access and attack enemies where normally they cannot reach.
* Geo Panel – A group of stat-altering elemental properties that are placed upon certain parts of the battlefield. When there are one or more colored panels on the battle grid, it means an element can affect that area. The effect can boost or reduce your unit’s stats.
* Item World – A special randomly-generated battle stage within each and every item you find. By defeating these special battle stages, you are able to strengthen your items.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Release Date – June 12, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4 Release Date Set

Looks like the release date for Metal Gear Solid 4 has been set for June 12th. This news comes from Destination PlayStation, a retailer conference for Playstation goods. Yes, June 12 is a Thursday, but stranger things have happened. Also, apparently there is bundle coming out that contains MGS4, an 80GB PS3, and a DualShock 3. I’d totally buy that, if I have the money when the release date rolls around.

No official word from Konami, yet.

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Ninja Gaiden II – Recording Feature

Tomonobu Itagaki announced at Microsoft’s GDC keynote that Ninja Gaiden II has a confirmed North American release date of June 3. Also announced was a cool new feature. You can record all your radical ninja moves and upload them on Xbox Live for others to view, sort of like watching Halo 3 replays. But with a ninja. Seems pretty awesome to me.