Chrono Trigger Director Working On New Square Enix RPG Oninaki

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Chrono Trigger Director Working On New Square Enix RPG Oninaki

At the most recent Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced Oninaki, a new RPG from developers Tokyo RPG Factory. Unlike their previous games I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, Oninaki is varying things up a little with a different kind of battle system and tone. It's also getting a pretty big dose of veteran talent with Takashi Tokita, best known as director of Chrono Trigger and Parasite Eve.

According to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, which had a spread on the new title this week, Tokita is on the project as a creative producer. Tokita will be sharing the role with Hirotaka Inaba, writer for Level-5's Fantasy Life and Tokyo RPG Factory's previous two games. Oninaki is being directed by Atsushi Hashimoto, a programmer for popular visual novel 999 and designer for Kid Icarus: Uprising.

You can check out a trailer for the game below, or read our interview with Tokita about why he would "love to see" a new version of Chrono Trigger.

Chrono Trigger Director Working On New Square Enix RPG Oninaki

about X hours ago from
Chrono Trigger Director Working On New Square Enix RPG Oninaki

At the most recent Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced Oninaki, a new RPG from developers Tokyo RPG Factory. Unlike their previous games I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear, Oninaki is varying things up a little with a different kind of battle system and tone. It's also getting a pretty big dose of veteran talent with Takashi Tokita, best known as director of Chrono Trigger and Parasite Eve.

According to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, which had a spread on the new title this week, Tokita is on the project as a creative producer. Tokita will be sharing the role with Hirotaka Inaba, writer for Level-5's Fantasy Life and Tokyo RPG Factory's previous two games. Oninaki is being directed by Atsushi Hashimoto, a programmer for popular visual novel 999 and designer for Kid Icarus: Uprising.

You can check out a trailer for the game below.

Futuristic Indie Black Future's Console Port Is Coming To Switch First

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Futuristic Indie Black Future's Console Port Is Coming To Switch First

Black Future '88, an upcoming indie shooter action game, is officially coming to Nintendo Switch as its first console port. The Switch version, in addition to being portable, also has co-op using the game's two joycons, so you can break out with some future-punk synth with a friend whenever you want.

Check out the Switch trailer below.

The indie shooter is coming to PC and Switch so far, but other consoles will come later down the line this year. As a roguelite, it boasts five unique characters and a different map setup each time. Check out the game when it releases later this year in 2019.

Futuristic Indie Black Future's Console Port Is Coming To Switch First

about X hours ago from
Futuristic Indie Black Future's Console Port Is Coming To Switch First

Black Future '88, an upcoming indie shooter action game, is officially coming to Nintendo Switch as its first console port. The Switch version, in addition to being portable, also has co-op using the game's two joycons, so you can break out with some future-punk synth with a friend whenever you want.

Check out the Switch trailer below.

The indie shooter is coming to PC and Switch so far, but other consoles will come later down the line this year. As a roguelite, it boasts five unique characters and a different map setup each time. Check out the game when it releases later this year in 2019.

Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

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Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

A new update is coming to Red Dead Redemption Online next week featuring an event based on the armor quest in the game, competitive fishing, new weapons, cosmetics, and of course some good old fashioned Bonus XP.

The first new addition, Fool's Gold, takes the armor story quest from Red Dead Online and makes it into a multiplayer free roam event. Players fight to control a set of golden armor, then don the armor themselves to see how long they can hold onto it. It's basically a king of the hill mode but you're Solaire.

There's also now fishing challenges. Once you opt in, the game supplies you with everything you need to go get some fish except for the necessary human skills to go do it. Prove your mettle by catching the biggest fish the old west has ever seen.

Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

about X hours ago from
Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

A new update is coming to Red Dead Redemption Online next week featuring an event based on the armor quest in the game, competitive fishing, new weapons, cosmetics, and of course some good old fashioned Bonus XP.

The first new addition, Fool's Gold, takes the armor story quest from Red Dead Online and makes it into a multiplayer free roam event. Players fight to control a set of golden armor, then don the armor themselves to see how long they can hold onto it. It's basically a king of the hill mode but you're Solaire.

There's also now fishing challenges. Once you opt in, the game supplies you with everything you need to go get some fish except for the necessary human skills to go do it. Prove your mettle by catching the biggest fish the old west has ever seen.

Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

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Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

Paradox Interactive, the publisher behind sims like Surviving Mars, launched a new modding platform for its titles today that brings community mods to both PC and Xbox One.

The platform allows players to upload and download mods through GoG or the Paradox game launcher. The publisher is focusing its support on Surviving Mars to start, but a look at its site shows more than 200 user-created mods currently available between Surviving Mars, Stellaris, and Cities Skylines. Some of these come from recognized mod developers like ChoGGI and Silva. According to a press release, the publisher plans to roll out mod support for its other titles at a later date.

"Modding has been and remains an important part of the Paradox community," says Anders Törlind, product owner for Paradox Mods. "As we have diversified the way we distribute our games, we want to make sure all of our players can take part in the creation process."

Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

about X hours ago from
Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

Paradox Interactive, the publisher behind sims like Surviving Mars, launched a new modding platform for its titles today that brings community mods to both PC and Xbox One.

The platform allows players to upload and download mods through GoG or the Paradox game launcher. The publisher is focusing its support on Surviving Mars to start, but a look at its site shows more than 200 user-created mods currently available between Surviving Mars, Stellaris, and Cities Skylines. Some of these come from recognized mod developers like ChoGGI and Silva. According to a press release, the publisher plans to roll out mod support for its other titles at a later date.

"Modding has been and remains an important part of the Paradox community," says Anders Törlind, product owner for Paradox Mods. "As we have diversified the way we distribute our games, we want to make sure all of our players can take part in the creation process."

US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

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US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

The United States' Environmental Protection Agency has an educational flash game on its site called Recycle City Challenge. That in itself is not special. However, what is interesting is that when you clicked the Let's Get Started button, a familiar tune for Mario fans played.

Keen-eared listeners have noted that the song in the background is taken from Yoshi's Island DS. The song no longer plays in the flash game (having probably been removed) but we've heard it with our own ears, and there was no mistaking it was this tune:

For more on the weird intersection of governments and video games, read about the time a South Korean politician released a Starcraft map as part of his campaign.

Final Special Operations Update Coming To Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Final Special Operations Update Coming To Ghost Recon Wildlands

On February 27, Ghost Recon Wildlands players will be privy to the game's final Special Operations update, "Special Ops 4." This new content drop will deviate from the crossover-centric events of older expansions.

While the larger features of Special Ops 4 have not been revealed, smaller tweaks were announced: the time of day will be changeable during the single-player campaign, voice-lines have been restructured to be in prestige crates rather than battle crates, and "Ghost Wars," the PVP mode, will receive custom browsers. New outfits will be available for PVP and PVE players as well as "Year 2 Pass" holders. 

In the meantime, check out our early gameplay impressions of Ubisoft's latest title: The Division 2.