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Celeste, Lost Sphear, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, more coming to PS Store this week

It’s a big week for the PlayStation Store, and several long-awaited PS4 games will make their way to the digital storefront over the next few days.

Leading the pack is Celeste, a competitive mountain-climbing game from Matt Thorson, the creator of TowerFall. Also set to launch this week is Lost Sphear, the latest retro-styled RPG from Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG Factory. And Capybara Games returns this week with OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, a beat ’em up based on the Cartoon Network series.

Elsewhere on the PlayStation Store, Bandai Namco and Arc System Works will bring Dragon Ball Fighter Z to the PS4 on Friday. It’ll be released on the same day as Capcom’s newest monster-hunting action RPG, Monster Hunter: World. And Supermassive Games will rewind the clock on Until Dawn with The Inpatient, a PlayStation VR-powered sanitarium simulation.

Finally, Telltale will continue their newest Batman adventure with Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode 4: What Ails You.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store after the break. (more…)

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Lost Sphear, Darkest Dungeon, Kirby: Battle Royale, more coming to Nintendo eShop this week

Welcome to a brand new update for the Nintendo eShop… cardboard not included.

Switch owners will be able to download Darkest Dungeon, Red Hook’s turn-based “gothic roguelike,” beginning today. But if you’d prefer to stay aboveground, Rain Games’s colorful 3D adventure, World to the West, will also launch for the Switch today.

Fans of dungeon crawlers may want to pop back into the Nintendo eShop on Tuesday, which is when the latest retro-styled RPG from Square Enix, Lost Sphear, will be available to download for the Switch.

Starting tomorrow, 3DS owners will be able to find Kirby: Battle Royale on the other side of Nintendo’s digital storefront. As you might expect from its name, Kirby: Battle Royale is a multiplayer-focused arena battler that includes ten different minigames… but also a single-player Story Mode.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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The Games of January 2018

It’s a new year and time for a brand new batch of video games from developers both big and small.

Fighting game fans will have a lot to look forward to in January with the launch of Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Square Enix’s Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, and Capcom’s Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. And if you enjoy games with a retro aesthetic, you might want to keep an eye out for Cellar Door’s Full Metal Furies, Square Enix’s Lost Sphear, and Nintendo’s 3DS re-release of Pokemon Crystal.

You can find what we’re looking forward to after the break, along with a complete release schedule for all of this month’s new releases. (more…)

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Square Enix will release Lost Sphear on January 23

Square Enix has announced that Lost Sphear, the next retro-styled RPG from Tokyo RPG Factory, will be released on January 23.

Lost Sphear expands upon many of the beloved features from the studio’s debut title, I Am Setsuna, and continues Tokyo RPG Factory’s dedication to blending the nostalgia of classic Japanese role-playing games with the latest technology for a new generation of gamers. The game will feature an enhanced gameplay system with a revamped ATB (Active Time Battle) system offering more freedom in combat, seamless environments, and various locations to explore.

In Lost Sphear, players will begin their adventure in a remote town where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from being lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter and restoring what was lost.

Lost Sphear will launch for the PC, PS4, and Switch on January 23, and Square Enix also confirmed the game will be available in a special physical package for the PS4 and Switch exclusively from the Square Enix Online Store. Fans who pre-order Lost Sphear, digitally or through the Square Enix Online Store, will receive two music tracks from as a downloadable bonus gift.

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Square Enix will bring Final Fantasy, Lost Sphear, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm to Comic-Con 2017

The San Diego Comic-Con kicked off today, and Square Enix brought a handful of upcoming games to the Summer’s biggest convention for fans to test out. While attendees won’t get the chance to play Kingdom Hearts III or the Final Fantasy VII Remake on the show floor, there will be plenty of demo stations in the publisher’s booth featuring these titles:

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Now Available)
Platform: PS4
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age improves upon the 2006 classic Final Fantasy XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The HD remaster introduces a reconstructed battle design and the new Zodiac Job System, a 12-job character progression system first introduced in the 2007 title, Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. With updated trophies and share functionalities, as well as stark visual and sound improvements, players both new and returning will experience the ultimate grand adventure through the world of Ivalice in an entirely new and improved way.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (Early 2018)
Platform: PS4
Developed in partnership with Team Ninja from Koei Tecmo, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is the newly announced team-based brawler. The game pits legendary heroes and villains from Final Fantasy’s 30-year history against each other in epic and strategic 3 vs. 3 battles. Players will choose a team from a roster of more than 20 beloved Final Fantasy characters across ten iconic battle arenas and call forth fan-favorite summons. With a deep customization and progression system, players will gain experience points and unlock EX skills, weapons, skins, and more as they develop their favorite Final Fantasy characters, their way.

Lost Sphear (TBA 2018)
Platform: PC, PS4, Switch
Expanding on the beloved I Am Setsuna, the Lost Sphear adventure begins in a remote town where a young man, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from being Lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter.

Square Enix will also invite the “key creative minds” behind Life Is Strange: Before the Storm to San Diego for a panel on Friday, July 21. The speakers will reveal “brand new information and insights about their game for the first time,” as well as lead the audience in a live playthrough of the game.

But in case you are on the lookout for new Kingdom Hearts III information, Square Enix unveiled a new trailer (and a 2018 release date) for their hotly-anticipated action RPG during Disney’s annual D23 Expo last week.

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Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG Factory will bring Lost Sphear to PC, PS4, Switch in Early 2018

Square Enix and Tokyo RPG Factory have announced they’ll bring the retro-styled RPG Lost Sphear to the PC, PS4, and Switch in Early 2018. Similar in style to I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphear will transport players to a world where people have begun to mysteriously disappear:

The adventure of Lost Sphear begins in a remote town where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from being lost forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world around them with the power of Memory by manifesting thoughts into matter.

According to Square Enix, Lost Sphear will expand on I Am Setsuna’s gameplay system with “a revamped ATB battle system where players can strategize and freely adjust their placement mid-fight, seamless environments, and various locations to explore.”

Lost Sphear will be available as a digital download on all three platforms, but players interested in obtaining a physical copy can purchase one exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store. We’ll hear more about Lost Sphear soon, but in the meantime, the first trailer has been embedded above.

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