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Ni No Kuni II is the closest to Suikoden you’ll ever get

It’s been over a decade since Konami has released Suikoden V and since then, many fans are really getting antsy to know if there will be a sequel to the much beloved series. With Konami being quiet for over a decade, many assumed that the series was dead while many hoped that there will be a developer going to pick up that series. While fans of the Suikoden series are waiting patiently, there’s this game upcoming game called Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch from Level-5 that pretty much resembles the gameplay of the Suikoden series.

After spending this past week playing Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, I have concluded that this game is the closest Suikoden fans will ever get to a spiritual successor. From its storyline to the kingdom building, everything that fans love about Konami’s series are all in the game, but then Ni No Kuni II has a lot of things that sets the series apart with Suikoden, which is a good thing.

Without spoiling anything, Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is about the coming of age of Evan, a young king who is obliged to create his own kingdom after getting booted out from his own in Ding Dong Dell. Evan will get his own kingdom to build about six hours into the game. Once Evan has his own kingdom, players will be able to access the game’s town management system where you will be establishing various shops, assign citizens that you recruit in a shop, do research to get items that you can buy in the shop and other things that might be useful for the kingdom.

Aside from going through the fun-filled story the game has to offer, players will be spending most of their time making sure that their Kingdom is flourishing as players will be obliged to keep checking them for new things to research, gather items, and so much more. At some point, players will be upgrading the Kingdom to a much bigger one using the kingsguilding currency that you rack up for simply having citizens working for you in your kingdom. Pretty much, players will have to think carefully where to assign citizens as the kingdom’s success will depend on them, especially if you want to upgrade various things in the kingdom.

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To get the citizens that should work for your kingdom, you will find a lot of recruitable ones. Similar to Suikoden, each citizen that you get to recruit will have a special part in your kingdom and some will require you to do certain sidequests. Some are hard but others will simply just join you by talking to them. There are characters that you meet along the story will be part of your kingdom while others will really task you in searching the world to get the citizen you need, which is fun as each character has its own story to tell.

In addition to the kingdom building and recruiting citizens that players will be doing in the game, there’s also that skirmish mode segment that puts two factions in an birds-eye view fight. Fans of Suikoden who played the first two games should be familiar to the skirmish mode that Ni No Kuni II has to offer. It’s not that in-depth but the similarity is quite close where you put units in your faction and you fight others in a strategy-like game.

In the end, fans who are looking for a quick fix on Suikoden should definitely consider Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. It’s no way exact clone of Suikoden but it’s really the closest Suikoden game you will ever get. Check back with us on March 19, 2018 for our review of the game.

Mega Man Universe Cancelled

Capcom has sadly announced that is has cancelled the development for Mega Man Universe via the game’s official website.

Capcom did not specify a reason why the game was cancelled. Mega Man Universe was originally going to be released later this year for the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network.

Mega Man Universe did have classic 2D gameplay with 3D character models that you can customize and even a level creator.

Here’s a video of what the game could have been like:

New DLC Characters Announced For Jump Force

Bandai Namco has now announced several more characters that will be joining the roster for Jump Force.

Many of the new characters are from anime such as the likeNARUTODragon Ball ZONE PIECEBLEACHHUNTER X HUNTER, and MY HERO ACADEMIA.

While no release date has been announced yet, these characters should be coming to Jump Force very soon. You can buy the characters individually or they are also available via the Character Pass which costs $29.99.

To know more information about the new characters joining the game, you can read the details as posted in the official press release down below.

Biscuit Krueger (HUNTER X HUNTER) – A treasure hunter who hides her true age behind a young appearance. While her original form is that of a muscular adult woman, she prefers to stay in her child form to her advantage in gathering intel and deceiving opponents while in combat.

Majin Buu (Dragon Ball Z) – A fearsome enemy of Goku and the Z Fighters. Majin Buu’s endless appetite and lust for destruction make him a terrible threat.

Madara Uchiha (NARUTO) – A legendary leader of the Uchiha clan and founder of Hidden Leaf Village. He plans to rule the Ninja World as a god and is resurrected as an unstoppable ninja during the Forth Great Ninja War.

Trafalgar D. Water Law (ONE PIECE) –A friendly rival to Luffy of the Straw Hat Pirates. Law is part of a group known as the Worst Generation as well as being the captain and doctor of the Heart Pirates.

Hitsugaya Toshiro (BLEACH) – A captain of the 10th division of the Gotei 13, a group of Soul Reapers governing the flow of souls between the human world and afterlife realm known as Soul Society.

Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez (BLEACH) – Formerly the 6th Espada in Sosuke Aizen’s army. Grimmjow’s brutal and sadistic personality makes him one of the major antagonists of the BLEACH series.

Katsuki Bakugo (MY HERO ACADEMIA) – A student in Class 1-A in the U.A. High School. Katsuki is Midoriya’s on-and-off again friend and rival. Katsuki’s Quirk allows him to utilize explosion attacks through special sweat glands in his palms.

Jump Force is out now for you to buy for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Monster Hunter: World – Mantle, Booster and Pigment Unlock Guide

One of the best and worst things about games like Monster Hunter: World is trying to find time to unlock it all. There is always going to be an opportunity cost, be it chasing after specific armor, HR, palico upgrades, trophies, features and oh so much more. One of the easiest to overlook are mantles, boosters and the unique pigment.

Unlike a lot of things, mantles and boosters are a great way to supplement your build and do so in a way that isn’t costing you much. What they do ranges from free healing to generating cash for you team to even unlocking specific skills. They’re a must if you plan on sticking around for the long haul and extremely useful if you just want to supplement builds. With this in mind, this guide will help you unlock them all.

Editor Note: Mantles and boosters are listed in the order they’re presented in game. In addition to that, since most of these are unlocked by doing one thing, followed by completing a quest, the guide will tell you the method to unlock and then proceed to tell you what needs to be done. I also included whether it was assigned or optional to make it easier to locate.

Mantles

Vitality Mantle

Mission: Assigned – Tickled Pink

Unlock Method: Story related

Ghillie Mantle

Mission: Assigned – Sinister Shadows in the Swamp

Unlock Method: Story related

Glider Mantle

Mission: Assigned – Ballooning Problems (most likely)

Unlock Method: First quest completed in Coral Highlands

Challenger Mantle

Mission: Optional – The Red and Blue Crew

Unlock Method: It should appear when you hit rank seven. If it doesn’t, look for someone hosting it and that should unlock it for you too.

Bandit Mantle

Mission: Optional – “Redefining the Power Couple”

Unlock Method: Progress in the story and then talk to Armory

Apothecary Mantle

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Mission: Optional – A Portent of Disaster

Unlock Method: Fully research 10 monsters (get all the stars in the Monster Field Guide)

Immunity Mantle

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Mission: Optional – A Blazing Sand

Unlock Method: Fully research 15 monsters (get all the stars in the Monster Field Guide)

Impact Mantle

Mission: Optional – Showdown: the Muck and the Maul

Unlock Method: Hunt five different threat level one (Great Jagras, Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei, Barroth, Jyuratodus, Tobi-Kadachi, Anjanath, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Paolumu, Radobaan, etc) monsters

Evasion Mantle

Mission: Optional – New World Sky, New World Order

Unlock Method: Hunt seven different threat level two (Rathian, Legiana, Odogaron, Rathalos, Diablos, Pink Rathian, Bazelgeuse, Azure Rathalos, Black Diablos, etc) monsters

Rocksteady Mantle

Mission: Optional – A Summons from Below

Unlock Method: Hunt three different threat level three (Kirin, Nergigante, Teostra, Kushala Daora, Vaal Hazak) monsters

Fireproof Mantle

Mission: Optional – A Fiery Convergence

Unlock Method: Story progression

Waterproof Mantle

Mission: Armory R&D: Waterproofing delivery

Unlock Method: Progress in the story and collect three Jyuratodus Scale+ and one Jyuratodus Fin+

Iceproof Mantle

Mission: Armory R&D: Weatherizing delivery

Unlock Method: Progress in the story and collect three Paolumu Pelt+ and one Paolumu Wing

Thunderproof Mantle

Mission: Optional – Gone in a Flash

Unlock Method: Capture multiple monsters and complete their arenas

Boosters

Health Booster

Mission: Assigned – One for the History Books

Unlock Method: Story Related

Cleanser Booster

Mission: Optional – On Nightmare’s Wings

Unlock Method: Story related

Affinity Booster

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Mission: N/A

Unlock Method: Complete all the quests in the research base

Pigments

Rainbow

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Mission: Optional – The White Winds of the New World

Unlock Method: Complete every mission between one and eight stars

Angry Birds VR: Isle Of Pigs Out Now For Rift And Vive

The Angry Birds franchise has already conquered the smart phone market, but now it’s out on VR devices with today’s release of Angry Birds VR: Isle Of Pigs.

Angry Birds VR: Isle Of Pigs is out now for only $14.99 and it is available for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift devices. As of this moment, the game is a PC exclusive as there has yet to be a PlayStation VR version of the game made.

If you want to know more about the game, you can read the press release details posted down below.

Get ready for take off. Resolution Games and Rovio Entertainment (ROVIO) today announced the launch of the new virtual reality (VR) game Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is the first time Angry Birds fans can slingshot the likes of Red, Chuck, Bomb and the Blues within the fully immersive environment of VR. Initially launching with more than 50 levels of gameplay, fans of the incredibly popular franchise travel around a remote island where the infamous green pigs often vacation. Players bombard the island’s exotic beaches, steep cliffs, snowy slopes and party city to take on the green pigs, destroy their structures and retrieve the stolen eggs. The levels can be approached from different angles for the best accuracy, while players leverage classic gameplay elements to progress or strive for three stars on all rounds.

Sami Ronkainen, Creative Director, Extended Reality at Rovio Entertainment, commented the following: “As a company we’re deeply interested in the future of gaming and in fact, investigating new tech and platforms remains one of our core strategic pillars. We’re delighted to be supporting the VR industry’s growth and introducing the beloved Angry Birds slingshot gameplay to new platforms.

To check out more details about this unique game, you can check out the short trailer posted below.

Team Liquid Wins The International 2017 Dota 2 Event

Liquid was the Dota 2 pro team to come out on top at The Internation 7, the biggest esporting event in history.

The yearly event saw teams from around the world battling it out for a slice of the colossal prize pool of $23 million, the majority of which came from gamers. The top team, Liquid, won in fine style becoming the first team to 3 – 0 an opponent in the Grand Final, to take home the $10.8 million top prize.

There were some incredible plays by Liquid, whom had to fight through part of the lower bracket to get to the final. Going into the third and final final game of the best of five, they had somewhat walked the first two. However, Newbee seemed to be in a dominant position for much of the third game until a team fight at Roshan, where Juggernaut not only just survive but start slashing crits, swung the experience and gold charts firmly in Liquid’s favour.

Valve was not done with the entertainment quite then though. To cap the night off they revealed two new Dota 2 heroes:

Rey Mysterio and Kane (Retro) WWE 2K14 Videos

2K Games has now uploaded videos for Rey Mysterio and Kane (Retro) in WWE 2K14.

Kane (Retro) is a part of WWE 2K14’s “30 Years of WrestleMania” mode. He faced of against The Undertaker at WrestleMania XIV in a fun match. Some people may have played through this match already in last year’s WWE ’13 game. Rey Mysterio is also in the game, but won’t be in the WrestleMania mode.

WWE 2K14 will be out October 29th for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Check out the new videos below:

Rey Mysterio

Kane (Retro)

Ghost Recon Wildlands pays homage to Ghost Recon Future Soldier in two-part special mission

Ubisoft is pleased to announce today that Ghost Recon Wildlands will introduce a free Ghost Recon Future Soldier – themed special mission featuring iconic characters Scott Mitchell and John Kozak as part of Special Operations 3.

In the third major update for the game’s year 2 content, players will be able to team up with Mitchell and Kozaka for this free two-part special crossover starting today, December 11, across all platorms.

Here’s an overview of the new content:

Exclusive Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Future Soldier–themed content will be introduced to the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands main campaign and PvP mode, including two new Future Soldier–inspired Ghost War PvP classes and a PvE mission, Operation Silent Spade. In Operation Silent Spade, Ghost Leader Scott Mitchell calls on Nomad and his team to help rookie John Kozak investigate a plot that links the Santa Blanca Cartel to a nuclear threat. The special challenge is playable solo or with up to four players in co-op.

Upon completing Operation Silent Spade, players will be rewarded with the Optical Camo Backpack, perfect for a stealth approach. In addition to the rewards for completing the challenge, players can further customize and arm their Ghosts with the Silent Spade Pack, which include a weapon and new customization items.

Special Operation 3 will also bring two new Ghost War PvP classes, Vanguard and Sharpshooter, inspired by Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Future Soldier characters. Vanguard uses sensor grenades to uncover and highlight hidden enemies in the area of effect to his team, while Sharpshooter charges his shots by using his Long Range Specialist ability, which at a full charge enables him to negate the effects of sway and bullet drop. In addition to two new classes, this update will also contain two new PvP maps, Lithium Mine and Outskirts.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands Year 2 Pass offers seven-day early access to the two new Ghost War classes starting December 11, along with one exclusive customization pack. Non-owners of the Year 2 Pass will be able to access the new Ghost War classes starting December 18.

PC players wanting to share the experience with friends can gain Battle Crate rewards including Spec Ops and Ghost War Crates, via the PC Referral Program from December 11 – February 11, 2019. Invited friends who purchase the game will also receive Battle Crate rewards, including one Ghost War Crate and One Spec Ops Crate. The more friends players invite, the more rewards they will receive.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Year 2 will continue to expand the Ghost Recon universe with free major Special Operation updates, each featuring a unique theme, updates to the PvE campaign with free special content and special challenges with exclusive rewards, community-requested features and updates for the Ghost War 4v4 PvP experience. The development team is committed to supporting the game with free new content and improvements to the core experience.

Check out the trailer below:

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Ada Wong Featured In New Resident Evil 2 Remake Trailer

Capcom has revealed at TGS 2018 a brand new trailer for the Resident Evil 2 Remake that will be out early next year. This new trailer gives us our first look at the remake’s version of the character of Ada Wong and other additional gameplay footage.

Capcom revealed more information about the new Resident Evil 2 Remake via a press release that was issued out today. You can read the details posted below.

Today at Tokyo Game Show, Capcom unveiled a new trailer for its hotly anticipated game Resident Evil 2, which offers gamers a completely fresh take on the classic survival horror masterpiece. Delve deeper into the gripping events taking over Raccoon City, and follow the journey of rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they begin to uncover what’s behind the terrifying zombie outbreak. As both Leon and Claire embark on their own campaigns independently, their collective experiences piece together a comprehensive story uncovering the malicious motives behind the nightmare engulfing the city, the truth behind the nefarious Umbrella Corporation, and the Birkin family’s role in the tragedy. The trailer also introduces some of the evil foes and potential allies that players can expect to encounter including the iconic series femme fatale Ada Wong, mysterious Annette Birkin and Chief Officer Brian Irons.”

Resident Evil 2 Remake will be released worldwide on January 25th, 2019 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Another small synopsis for the game can be seen below along with the brand new trailer.

Twenty years later, the new Resident Evil 2 sees the nightmare return, now with unprecedented levels of immersion as seen in last year’s acclaimed Resident Evil® 7 biohazard. With Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine powering a new photorealistic style, the characters themselves appear sharper than ever and the grotesque hordes of zombies are brought to life with a horrifyingly realistic wet gore effect. Zombies now react in real time as they take instant visible damage, making every bullet from the player count. Stunning lighting brings the familiar rooms and corridors of Raccoon City Police Department to new life. Players will feel they’re in the shoes of heroes Leon and Claire, terrified to step out of the light for fear of what flesh-eating nightmares might await them in the darkness.

Square Enix Reveals Full 28 Fighter Roster For Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Square Enix has revealed the full launch roster for Dissidia Final Fantasy NT on the PS4. There is a generous number of 28 fighters that will be included in the base game.

Many fan favorites are included in the launch roster that spans the franchise’s rich 30 year history. You can see the full list of fighters below.

  • Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy)
  • Garland (Final Fantasy)
  • Firion (Final Fantasy II)
  • The Emperor (Final Fantasy II)
  • Onion Knight (Final Fantasy III)
  • Cloud of Darkness (Final Fantasy III)
  • Cecil (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Kain (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Golbez (Final Fantasy IV)
  • Bartz (Final Fantasy V)
  • Exdeath (Final Fantasy V)
  • Terra (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
  • Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Squall (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Ultimecia (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • Zidane (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Kuja (Final Fantasy IX)
  • Tidus (Final Fantasy X)
  • Jecht (Final Fantasy X)
  • Shantotto (Final Fantasy XI)
  • Vaan (Final Fantasy XII)
  • Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)
  • Y’Shtola (Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Noctis (Final Fantasy XV)
  • Ace (Final Fantasy Type-0)
  • Ramza (Final Fantasy Tactics)

A new trailer has also been posted down below for you to get a closer look at all of the fighters in the game. I’m a bit sad that Yuna and Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2 are not in it, but hopefully Square Enix releases them as extra DLC.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be released on January 30th, 2018. The game is a PS4 exclusive so don’t expect to see it out on other platforms.