Super Neptunia RPG reveals some fun new characters

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Super Neptunia RPG reveals some fun new characters

Compile Heart have updated the Japanese website for Brave Neptune, recently re-named Super Neptunia RPG - giving us a look at three of the new characters joining our regular gals for a jaunt through Gameindustri.Part of the so-called "Three Musketeers of Silkworm" (Nah, me neither) the site update features profiles for Kukei Tobihachi, Mai Kamimura and Surara Izuda. Kukei is a classy-looking lady with a penchant for video game music, Steampunk goth Mai is the manager of the "Trial Grounds" and is feared by the people for her irrational behaviour. Rounding out the trio is engineering wiz Surara, who is rarely seen unaccompanied by her mech pal, Caramel Man.

As for what role these girls will play when they come face-to-face with Nep, Noire, Blanc and Vert remains to be seen. Neptunia games past often had characters with fragile loyalties, so perhaps these will be enemies-turned-friends, or maybe they will do all they can to stand in our intrepid heroes' path.

We will find out later in 2018 when Super Neptunia RPG lands on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2's next update brings Season Pass quests into the fray

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2's next update brings Season Pass quests into the fray

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is so packed and lengthy that it doesn't really need ancillary DLC quests, but if you got the Season Pass you're in luck tomorrow. Update 1.41 is bringing in five new missions with sprinkled availability from Chapter 3 all the way up to 10, one of which even requires the completion of previous expansion past quests.

All of this is amidst free updates that have added new quality of life features to the game -- in other words, Monolith Soft has been working overtime since Xenoblade Chronicles 2 first launched in December. This level of support for a single-player JRPG has been nothing less than impressive.

The main DLC event is yet to come, but we have a line on what it is if you want to read this spoiler-heavy post. As for tomorrow's update you can get the full rundown of quest names and requirements below.

New SNK Heroines trailer showcases customisation and Love Heart's moustache

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New SNK Heroines trailer showcases customisation and Love Heart's moustache

SNK have dropped a new Japanese trailer for their upcoming all-girl fighting title SNK Heorines: Tag Team Frenzy, which is headed to PS4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.The video focuses on the game's customisation mechanic, in which players can apply certain gear, taunts and costumes to their rumble ladies to give them added advantage in battle. We also get to see brief clips of the sky buccaneer, Love Heart, who has recently been added to the game's roster.

I'm looking forward to checking this out, having been a dedicated SNK fan for some decades, but I am disappointed that the game appears to be playing it safe with its KoF-based roster, which thus far excludes characters from SNK classics such as Metal Slug and Last Blade. There's still plenty of time to go before launch though, so fingers crossed.

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy launches September 7 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. An arcade version of the game is also in production.

New SNK Heroines trailers showcases customisation and Love Heart's moustache

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New SNK Heroines trailers showcases customisation and Love Heart's moustache

SNK have dropped a new Japanese trailer for their upcoming all-girl fighting title SNK Heorines: Tag Team Frenzy, which is headed to PS4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.The video focuses on the game's customisation mechanic, in which players can apply certain gear, taunts and costumes to their rumble ladies to give them added advantage in battle. We also get to see brief clips of the sky buccaneer, Love Heart, who has recently been added to the game's roster, rocking a badass Stetson/moustache combo.

(Update) New SNK Heroines trailers showcase customisation and Love Heart's moustache

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(Update) New SNK Heroines trailers showcase customisation and Love Heart's moustache

[Update: Love Heart has received her own trailer. You can catch it below.]SNK have dropped a new Japanese trailer for their upcoming all-girl fighting title SNK Heorines: Tag Team Frenzy, which is headed to PS4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.

The video focuses on the game's customisation mechanic, in which players can apply certain gear, taunts and costumes to their rumble ladies to give them added advantage in battle. We also get to see brief clips of the sky buccaneer, Love Heart, who has recently been added to the game's roster, rocking a badass Stetson/moustache combo.

We Happy Few refused classification in Australia, developer 'looking into it'

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We Happy Few refused classification in Australia, developer 'looking into it'

It's fascinating that a government's intervention can have all sorts of repurcussions for a game that's already been publicly known for three years, has been Kickstarted, in Early Access, and was all set to go, but here we are.

As a result of Australia refusing to classify We Happy Few, and this banning its sale in the region, develper Compulsion Games is scrambling to respond. They've noted that they're "looking into  it" and are appealing the decision, but in the meantime in addition to "sharing frustration," the company is also looking into the whole refund thing -- especially for Kickstarter backers.

Compulsion notes that if Australia doesn't back down that they'll "make sure" the impacted folks get a refund, and will work with backers to "figure something out." In this globalized era where someone can spoof regional locations and easily buy media anywhere in the world, it's so weird to see something effectively banned like this -- almost like it's out of a dystopian work of fiction.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 gets new trailer and 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 gets new trailer and 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition

Sega have revealed some new details on the Western release of the anime warfare title Valkyria Chronicles 4, which launches in North America and Europe later this year.A new trailer, which you can check out below, introduces you to the members of Squad E (although I feel like I've met them about thirty times already). Lead by tactician Claude Wallace, and backed up by a brave platoon of medics, snipers, technicians and even a doge in a jaunty hat, Squad E are read to take the fight to front line of the Imperial Alliance.

Mega Man X is getting new armor for the X Legacy Collections

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Mega Man X is getting new armor for the X Legacy Collections

A lot of things seem to be going right for the Mega Man X Legacy Collection. The first pack especially contains some of the most incredible platformers of all time (X1-X4), and we've learned that the packs are coming with a gametype unique to the re-releases -- X Challenge.

This mode will pit Mega Man X against enemies from various points in the subseries' history, and mishmashes several games together. Earlier this week it came to light that it will have a story mode of some kind, and thanks to Famitsu a few more details are now known.

Evidently the rumored new armor type is confirmed, as X will don a new white/blue variant armor based on the Ultimate Armor that debuted in X4. You can also choose up to three special weapons to bring along when you start the challenge (of nine), which range from X1-X6. This all but confirms that X7 and above will not be included in the set of challenges, both in terms of weaponry and bosses.

One spoiler-free tip for Detroit: Become Human - back out into the main menu every so often

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One spoiler-free tip for Detroit: Become Human - back out into the main menu every so often

There isn't a lot I can say about Detroit: Become Human before it launches, but there is one thing that you'll immediately see after booting up the game that's worth talking about. Without spoiling anything, the main menu operates as a sort of meta-narrative, occasionally commenting on your choices as well as offering up questions of its own.

Most notably you can take a short survey pertaining to your own views on artificial lifeforms, which in turn showcases answer percentages from players. The game saves frequently so you can back out into this menu after every chapter if you felt like it, and the only downside is waiting roughly a minute or so for the next portion to reload.

If you plan on picking up Detroit this weekend remember to quit back to the main menu at least once!

Review: Detroit: Become Human

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Review: Detroit: Become Human

Sony seems to have a thing for storybook adventure games. They hosted Until Dawn in 2015, and have been steadily supporting Quantic Dream for the past eight years with PlayStation exclusivity for Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.

Like everything Quantic Dream has ever made, that latter pair was met with a polarizing response, and Detroit: Become Human is poised to be more of the same.