Journey To The Savage Planet Releasing In January

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Journey To The Savage Planet Releasing In January

We last took Journey to the Savage Planet for a spin just ahead of E3 earlier this year and found that the game excelled in comedy but had a few other edges to clean up before release. It looks like the game is going to have all the time it takes to really make something special, however, as 505 Games has revealed that the Alex Hutchinson's planetary exploration game will release on January 28.

Alongside the release date, we also got a brand new Gamescom trailer for the game, letting us explore a bit of the eponymous savage planet and the game's newly-announced multiplayer co-op mode.

The trailer shows off areas like the Jellywaft Islands, Swamp Gully, Fungal Forest, and more. You will be able to explore all these places with an online co-op partner of your choice, as well.

Persona 5 Royal Releasing In The West In Spring, New Overview Trailer

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Persona 5 Royal Releasing In The West In Spring, New Overview Trailer

At today's Atlus Art Show, the developer and Sega subsidiary showed off art from their games, including Persona. It made sense, then, as a place to announce a release window for Persona 5 Royal in the west, as the revision of 2017's massive JRPG has not had anything narrowed down past just the year of 2020. Atlus has now confirmed that the game will release in the west in Spring of 2020.

Additionally, we got a new trailer confirming that date courtesy of Sony, calling it a Gamescom trailer.

The trailer shows off new things like teamwork attacks, the new character and a lot more. We've also been keeping up on all the character trailers so far.

Persona 5 Royal Releasing In The West In Spring, New Overview Trailer

about X hours ago from
Persona 5 Royal Releasing In The West In Spring, New Overview Trailer

At today's Atlus Art Show, the developer and Sega subsidiary showed off art from their games, including Persona. It made sense, then, as a place to announce a release window for Persona 5 Royal in the west, as the revision of 2017's massive JRPG has not had anything narrowed down past just the year of 2020. Atlus has now confirmed that the game will release in the west in Spring of 2020.

Additionally, we got a new trailer confirming that date courtesy of Sony, calling it a Gamescom trailer.

The trailer shows off new things like teamwork attacks, the new character and a lot more. We've also been keeping up on all the character trailers so far.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Driver's License Mission And New Characters

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Driver's License Mission And New Characters

When Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was named and officially shown off at E3 earlier this year, none of the footage showed anything past the Frieza Saga. In a game about Goku's life, it makes some sense that it would at least go through the part where he becomes a Super Saiyan, but fans were concerned it wouldn't go beyond that. Not only does the game go beyond that into the Android Saga, it includes the best filler episode from the show.

In the latest issue of Jump, the manga magazine that ran Dragon Ball, Bandai Namco revealed a few new things about the game. The game, as mentioned will continue through the Android Saga, meaning the Cell Games will likely feature prominently. It hasn't been said if the game will go past that, but Cell Games would make a logical end to the series, as would the following arc. In addition, Jump confirmed that one of the side missions in the game would be based on the 125th Dragon Ball Z episode where Goku and Piccolo get driver's licenses.

The episode itself was based on the cover to chapter 255 of the manga, wherein Piccolo attempts to drive a car with Goku backseat driving.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Driver's License Mission And New Characters

about X hours ago from
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gets Driver's License Mission And New Characters

When Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was named and officially shown off at E3 earlier this year, none of the footage showed anything past the Frieza Saga. In a game about Goku's life, it makes some sense that it would at least go through the part where he becomes a Super Saiyan, but fans were concerned it wouldn't go beyond that. Not only does the game go beyond that into the Android Saga, it includes the best filler episode from the show.

In the latest issue of Jump, the manga magazine that ran Dragon Ball, Bandai Namco revealed a few new things about the game. The game, as mentioned will continue through the Android Saga, meaning the Cell Games will likely feature prominently. It hasn't been said if the game will go past that, but Cell Games would make a logical end to the series, as would the following arc. In addition, Jump confirmed that one of the side missions in the game would be based on the 125th Dragon Ball Z episode where Goku and Piccolo get driver's licenses.

The episode itself was based on the cover to chapter 255 of the manga, wherein Piccolo attempts to drive a car with Goku backseat driving.

Exactly What You’d Expect From A Pokémon Mobile Game In 2019

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Exactly What You’d Expect From A Pokémon Mobile Game In 2019

As an offshoot/part-subsidiary of/separate entity from Nintendo, the Pokémon Company has been experimenting with mobile spinoffs of its mainline series for a while now, including Pokémon Go, Magikarp Jump, Pokémon Quest, and more

Pokémon Masters, the company’s next attempt to capitalize on the Pokémon name through mobile, is a slightly different fantasy than we’re used to. Most Pokémon games have you capture, control, or take on the role of a critter; in Masters, the fantasy is squarely focused on the titular Masters, famous trainers from other games in the series. Rather than collect Pokémon, you’re essentially adding trainers to your team.

Battles in Masters are three-on-three affairs, in which each trainer is essentially a stand-in for a particular Pokémon, called “sync pairs.” In my demo, I played as a combination of a custom character who had a Pikachu, Misty controlling a Starmee, and Brock using an Onyx. Each sync pair has a role assigned to it, nudging toward building particular types of teams depending on what you want to accomplish. These pairs also level up as you use them.

Exactly What You’d Expect From A Pokémon Mobile Game In 2019

about X hours ago from
Exactly What You’d Expect From A Pokémon Mobile Game In 2019

As an offshoot/part-subsidiary of/separate entity from Nintendo, the Pokémon Company has been experimenting with mobile spinoffs of its mainline series for a while now, including Pokémon Go, Magikarp Jump, Pokémon Quest, and more

Pokémon Masters, the company’s next attempt to capitalize on the Pokémon name through mobile, is a slightly different fantasy than we’re used to. Most Pokémon games have you capture, control, or take on the role of a critter; in Masters, the fantasy is squarely focused on the titular Masters, famous trainers from other games in the series. Rather than collect Pokémon, you’re essentially adding trainers to your team.

Battles in Masters are three-on-three affairs, in which each trainer is essentially a stand-in for a particular Pokémon, called “sync pairs.” In my demo, I played as a combination of a custom character who had a Pikachu, Misty controlling a Starmee, and Brock using an Onyx. Each sync pair has a role assigned to it, nudging toward building particular types of teams depending on what you want to accomplish. These pairs also level up as you use them.

A Grandia Old Time

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A Grandia Old Time

Grandia HD Collection was announced for Switch some time ago, but its release date kind of snuck up on people. GungHo announced fairly recently that the game would be hitting Switch today and Grandia 1, which had not been on PC before, would make it to Steam next month. The Switch version of Grandia II is based on the previous PC port, while Grandia 1 has not made it elsewhere yet.

If you're a fan of Grandia and wanted to see how the Switch version looks, GungHo put up a launch trailer for the eShop release today.

The game definitely had some filters applied, but also appears to be re-rendered in a higher resolution. It does not appear to have any of the Saturn version's extras, however.

A Grandia Old Time

about X hours ago from
A Grandia Old Time

Grandia HD Collection was announced for Switch some time ago, but its release date kind of snuck up on people. GungHo announced fairly recently that the game would be hitting Switch today and Grandia 1, which had not been on PC before, would make it to Steam next month. The Switch version of Grandia II is based on the previous PC port, while Grandia 1 has not made it elsewhere yet.

If you're a fan of Grandia and wanted to see how the Switch version looks, GungHo put up a launch trailer for the eShop release today.

The game definitely had some filters applied, but also appears to be re-rendered in a higher resolution. It does not appear to have any of the Saturn version's extras, however.

The Call To Battle

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The Call To Battle

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield getting to the crux of the matter: Battles.

The trailer shows off new abilities like Neutralizing Gas (which cancels out ongoing effects of other abilities and prevents them from being triggered), the effects of held items like the new Room Service item and Eject Pack, and also Hidden Abilities like Corviknight's Mirror.

Nintendo has also released additional snippets of combat info on its official website such as additional effects of Dynamaxing and Max Moves' secondary effects.