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The Vita’s not dead, but it does need more support.

Too many people seem to think that the PS Vita has no place in the current market among competitors like the 3DS and smartphones for a range of different reasons. They say it “has no games” or that it’s “just an add-on to the PS4″. Well, I find this to be far from the case as the Vita is a great portable console, with a decent library of titles that keeps getting bigger, provided that you’re into the type of games the Vita’s become specialised in, but more could be done to introduce more people to the platform. “No Games”…

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Did Marvelous Europe just tease an EU Lord of Magna release?

Marvelous Europe, the European arm of the Japanese game company Marvelous Inc, recently posted an update about their progress in bringing Senran Kagura 2 to the west. In this latest update, they went through some of the ways they’re preparing for manufacturing the Limited Edition packages for the game, including sampling different mouse pads & wall scrolls, as well as getting weight estimates for the game package. For that last part, they showed an image of what they substituted for the actual Senran Kagura 2 case, using “another case, which just happens to be lying around the office….” The game…

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Episode 49 – Welcome aboard Mercy!

(Original recording 19th March 2015)

 

This week we watched:

Professor Layton & The Eternal Diva

We also welcome Mercy to the show, Aisha & Harriett talk about their time at LSCC, rumours of Hideo Kojima & Konami having problems & Nintendo have announced the NX, what is it?

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Thoughts on FINAL FANTASY XV: Episode Duscae

I am playing the PS4 version of the demo and there will be spoilers!!! With the newly released Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PS4 and Xbox One, a demo for Final Fantasy XV titled Episode Duscae came packaged with the first print copies as a thank you for waiting so patiently over the years. In this demo you get to explore an area of the Duscae region and have a chance to play around with the battle system and summon system that is currently in place as a taster of what is in store for Final Fantasy XV! How magic…

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Club Nintendo Europe finally adds downloadable games to the Stars Catalogue

Even when it has one foot in the grave, Club Nintendo still is brining new suprises to its members. Earlier today, made a signficant update to the Stars Catalogue, where members redeem their hard earned stars for various rewards, which have previously been exclusive physical goods like figures or soundtrack CDs. Now, those still using the service, who hasn’t already cashed in all of their remaining stars can redeem them for various downloadable games on the Wii U and 3DS, similar to what fans in North America have been able to do on Club Nintendo for a while. Ranging from…

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Mayday! Mayday! Omega Quintet release date announced for EU

If you couldn’t guess from the clever title, Omega Quintet has finally been confirmed for release in Europe on May 1st, also known as May Day in the UK and other countries. It’s been available to preorder for several weeks on sites like ShopTo and Amazon with this release date already listed, but it’s now officially confirmed by Idea Factory International. As for the rest of the world, North America will be getting Omega Quintet a few days earlier on April 28th Along with the release date annoucement, IFI has also revealed two new trailers for the game: ————— Original…

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First Impressions : Tembo the Badass Elephant – [@ EGX Rezzed]

Last week, SEGA announced Tembo the Badass Elephant, a new title being made in collaboration with Game Freak, the company behind Pokemon and HarmoKnight, due for release sometime later this year. In less than 24 hours after its online announcement, SEGA already had a playable build of the game on show at EGX Rezzed in London, where we go to get a hands-on demo of the new title, in the game’s first publicly playable appearance. In this comic-styled sidescroller, you play as Tembo, who needs to complete missions in different locations to defeat enemies and rescue civilians. Being such a ‘badass…

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Review: htoL#NiQ – The Firefly Diary -

You live, you die, you rage a bit at how unfair it was and then do it all over again. Even when at its most frustrating and sometimes sadistic, ‘htoL#NiQ – The Firefly Diary -‘ somehow remains an addictive and rewarding puzzle platformer, providing you have the patience to continue after being brutally murdered tor the umpteenth time. Somewhere deep below the planet’s surface is Mion, along with her companion firefly Lumen and another firefly, Umbra, which lives in the girl’s shadow. Utilizing the touchscreen, you control Lumen to lead Mion through the lonely, dangerous landscape, and the rear touch pad is used to…

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XBlaze – Code Embyro coming to Europe this June from Funbox Media

Last Summer, XBlaze – Code Embryo, a visual novel spin-off of the BlazBlue series was released in North America, and Aksys recently announced that the sequel, XBlaze – Lost: Memories will also be getting an american release this summer. With no news on whether the series would be published in Europe, some were left wondering if the previous game would ever come out over here. Now, it looks that Funbox Media are going to be bringing XBlaze – Code Embryo to European fans on both the PSVita & PS3 this year, surprisingly in both digital and physical formats. Currently scheduled for release…

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