Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

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Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

Square Enix recently announced a remake of the beloved classic, Secret of Mana. The action/RPG for SNES made its mark for its fun co-op, vibrant visuals, and fantastic music. This remake includes 3D visuals, voice acting, and a newly arranged score by original composer Hiroki Kikuta. While in Japan, I had the opportunity to speak to producer Masaru Oyamada about what we can expect from the remake and the design decisions behind it. Here are some of his biggest revelations.

How Co-op Works

As fans will remember, Secret of Mana had three-player co-op, which was rare for the role-playing genre at the time. Oyamada says the co-op functions in the remake exactly like the original, meaning it’s offline couch co-op. “You have three players sitting next to each other on the couch with three controllers – all playing at the same time,” he confirms. “I think a lot of the enjoyment that people have in their memories of the original game relies on that playstyle. We felt it was best to have that recreated in the same way.” 

Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

about X hours ago from
Five Things You Should Know About The New Edition

Square Enix recently announced a remake of the beloved classic, Secret of Mana. The action/RPG for SNES made its mark for its fun co-op, vibrant visuals, and fantastic music. This remake includes 3D visuals, voice acting, and a newly arranged score with the help of original composer Hiroki Kikuta. While in Japan, I had the opportunity to speak to producer Masaru Oyamada about what we can expect from the remake and the design decisions behind it. Here are some of his biggest revelations.

How Co-op Works

As fans will remember, Secret of Mana had three-player co-op, which was rare for the role-playing genre at the time. Oyamada says the co-op functions in the remake exactly like the original, meaning it’s offline couch co-op. “You have three players sitting next to each other on the couch with three controllers – all playing at the same time,” he confirms. “I think a lot of the enjoyment that people have in their memories of the original game relies on that playstyle. We felt it was best to have that recreated in the same way.” 

New Trailer Sets Up The Story

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New Trailer Sets Up The Story

Sonic is back, again! After the retro love letter that was Sonic Mania, fans get another game this year starring the hedgehog, Sonic Forces. The latest trailer puts story in the spotlight, setting up the characters and the conflict for the game.

Does Eggman like Sonic, or not? Does one find strength only in numbers? Is the power of friendship good for overcoming adversity? You'll have to play Sonic Forces when it releases on November 7 to find the answers to these mind-bending mysteries. 

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New Trailer Sets Up The Story

about X hours ago from
New Trailer Sets Up The Story

Sonic is back, again! After the retro love letter that was Sonic Mania, fans get another game this year starring the hedgehog, Sonic Forces. The latest trailer puts story in the spotlight, setting up the characters and the conflict for the game.

Does Eggman like Sonic, or not? Does one find strength only in numbers? Is the power of friendship good for overcoming adversity? You'll have to play Sonic Forces when it releases on November 7 to find the answers to these mind-bending mysteries. 

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Celebrating No More Delays With A New Trailer

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Celebrating No More Delays With A New Trailer

South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally supposed to release in December 2016, but then it got delayed. Then it got delayed again. If you were worried that the game might not hit its current October 17 release date, you can rest easy. Ubisoft announced that the game has gone gold, so it will be in your hands in less than a month.

To celebrate the occasion, you can watch the new trailer for the game below. It has fish, swear words, and sex jokes, but not necessarily in that order.

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Celebrating No More Delays With A New Trailer

about X hours ago from
Celebrating No More Delays With A New Trailer

South Park: The Fractured But Whole was originally supposed to release in December 2016, but then it got delayed. Then it got delayed again. If you were worried that the game might not hit its current October 17 release date, you can rest easy. Ubisoft announced that the game has gone gold, so it will be in your hands in less than a month.

To celebrate the occasion, you can watch the new trailer for the game below. It has fish, swear words, and sex jokes, but not necessarily in that order.

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Legitimate Surfing Unveiled In Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Trailer

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Legitimate Surfing Unveiled In Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Trailer

We've been "surfing" in Pokémon for years, but it in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, you will finally be able to do the real thing.

The latest trailer for the game reveals all kinds of new details, like the return of Island Challenges, a new trial for Mina, and the appearance of at least 400 Pokémon in the game. The trailer also details the Alola Photo Club, which we revealed back in August with the game's director. The best (possibly) however, was saved for last with the reveal of legitimate, honest to god surfing. In the game, you will be able to surf between islands on the back of Mantine while pulling off an assortment of fancy tricks.

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Legitimate Surfing Unveiled In Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Trailer

about X hours ago from
Legitimate Surfing Unveiled In Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon Trailer

We've been "surfing" in Pokémon for years, but it in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, you will finally be able to do the real thing.

The latest trailer for the game reveals all kinds of new details, like the return of Island Challenges, a new trial for Mina, and the appearance of at least 400 Pokémon in the game. The trailer also details the Alola Photo Club, which we revealed back in August with the game's director. The best (possibly) however, was saved for last with the reveal of legitimate, honest to god surfing. In the game, you will be able to surf between islands on the back of Mantine while pulling off an assortment of fancy tricks.

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Four Big Takeaways From Capcom's Next Big Entry

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Four Big Takeaways From Capcom's Next Big Entry

The Monster Hunter series has always had a dedicated fanbase that just can't get enough of slaying monsters and upgrading their gear. Monster Hunter: World is the series' big chance to expand its reach to a larger audience, bringing it back to the big screen after the last few entries have been relegated to handhelds and Nintendo platforms. Monster Hunter: World launches on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26, coming to PC at a later date. It just might the biggest adventure we've seen from Capcom's flagship franchise. I went hands-on at Tokyo Game Show to see a new portion of the map and found a lot to love. Here are my biggest takeaways.

Four Big Takeaways From Capcom's Next Big Entry

about X hours ago from
Four Big Takeaways From Capcom's Next Big Entry

The Monster Hunter series has always had a dedicated fanbase that just can't get enough of slaying monsters and upgrading their gear. Monster Hunter: World is the series' big chance to expand its reach to a larger audience, bringing it back to the big screen after the last few entries have been relegated to handhelds and Nintendo platforms. Monster Hunter: World launches on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26, coming to PC at a later date. It just might the biggest adventure we've seen from Capcom's flagship franchise. I went hands-on at Tokyo Game Show to see a new portion of the map and found a lot to love. Here are my biggest takeaways.