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In a press event today, Nintendo announced that they now have a partnership with DeNA, a Japanese mobile game company, to start development of new smartphone games featuring Nintendo characters. All games made by DeNA will be original games and not simply ports of existing Nintendo games. Nintendo made sure to note that this move is not a sign that they are moving away from dedicated video game systems.

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Nintendo hasn’t said much about it’s new console, expect that its codenamed “NX” and will be next generation hardware with a “new concept”. More will be revealed next year in 2016.

My theory is that this might be a successor to the 3DS, which might also take advantage of Nintendo’s new deal with DeNa. It would be far to soon to announce a successor to the Wii U, especially when it seems to have just found its stride.

I don’t really know how to feel about Nintendo making smartphone games. I somewhat feel like they are only doing so to satisfy investor interest. However, I also feel like they are taking advantage of the situation to change the quality of games that come out of the mobile market. It would be interesting to see if Nintendo could change the whole landscape of mobile game, especially if they are going to be paid games. They were so adamant about not going into the mobile market so gamers should be in for an interesting year.

I’m a big fan of the stories in the Mortal Kombat series. Mostly because as a fighting game they actually try. What intrigues me the most is the fact that this game takes place 25 years after the last one.

Looking at this trailer, there is a whole new set of  characters at play and a few returning that raise some questions. Mortal Kombat is definitely a game to looking forward to. Especially considering I’m not a hardcore fighting game fan, the story something that has me interested.

This game makes me squeal like a pig every time. I don’t have much more to say other than that.

Ummmm. Shit got real. Thrills and chills. Batmobile …

A new game in the Dissidia Final Fantasy franchise is coming to Japanese arcades. The series is best known for bringing together heroes and villains from all over the Final Fantasy franchise and being primarily on the PSP.

The new game brings updated graphics and a new 3 v 3 battle system. The trailer also shows off new character Y’Shtola from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. So there might be some more new characters coming.

Usually with Japanese arcades releases, more than likely they come to consoles. Best bet is a PS4 or PS Vita release or both. Square Enix is expected to reveal more April 10th.

Looks like I’m going to have to finish up Persona 4: Golden now because this has elevated my interest in the series. I am by no means a big time Persona fan but damn this trailer looks sick. This is the first real hint of what the game is about and I’m liking the whole tone of Persona 5 with it’s thief like protagonist and characters that all seem to have dual identities. Not much is known about the main character, but he is a winner in my book already. That allure of mystery is really working for him.

 

Pokkén Tournament is definitively a Pokémon fighting game made by Tekkén creator Katsuhiro Harada and it looks weird and fantastic. Go ahead and skipped to  8:46 mark for the games newest trailer and anyone can finish watching the rest of the video to see the live gameplay.

The best part about the newest trailer is the confirmation that players will be able to choose Pokémon of all shapes and sizes and most importantly  fight as Pokémon other than fighting types. It is interesting that this game looks more like Cyberconnect Naruto games than Tekkén. Especially with the outlandish movements and camera facing the players back.

Still no Wii U release announced but it is unlikely that it won’t come to the console or the west.

I think I might cry. Why are all the good things so far away? For those who don’t know, the trailer is for Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, a PS Vita Rpg coming out in Japan only on March 12th. Boy, does this game get me every time I see it. It’s just beautiful. The quality of Digimon games have been going up since BandaiNamco’s last Digimon game Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode for the 3DS.

The problem is that they are both Japan only. Still, that doesn’t stop a few dedicated fans like myself from finding ways get BandaiNamco to get smart and have the game localized here in the west. If you’re interested you can go like Operation Decode’s facebook page and sign their petition to try and bring the game over. Hell, if you’re really looking to cause a stir go straight to BandaiNamco at their Facebook or Twitter account.

Well it seems a game in an almost 8 plus year development cycle makes an epic because Final Fantasy XV looks to be shaping up pretty nicely. The newest trailer shows off some new story and gameplay. The best part is the glimpse at the series’ first female Cid or as they call her “Cidney”. While the fact that there are no female party members is a letdown, this is a nice change of pace.

Many find it surprising when they hear that No Man’s Sky is an indie title and for good reason. During the Playstation Experience a demo of the gameplay showed off just how ambitious this game really is. A game that makes it seem like the possibilities are endless is definitely pushing the boundaries of what is considered an indie type of game.

A Ps4 and Vita port of Bastion is coming. Even better news is that it is cross-buy, so if you buy one you get the other version for free. Here is to hoping that if this does well SuperGiant Games decides to make Transistor for the Vita as well.