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See how Dragon Quest XI is progressing with these quick clips

Over in Japan, NHK General had a Dragon Quest 30th anniversary special filled with your typical reverent type stuff, but it also provided a brief look at Dragon Quest XI: In Search of Departed Time. In it, we got a few more details like equ...   read

 
 
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It's not too late to nab the Mythical Pokemon Arceus

Arceus is one of those Pokémon I'd rather not think too hard about, if I'm being frank. Not because of its design, or its abilities, or whatever other criteria we might use to judge these creatures against each other. Nah. It's the l...   read

 
 
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Despite a studio closure, Hero's Song players are getting refunds

Plenty of crowdfunded projects fail to come to fruition, or do make it out, but fall short of expectations. It's the risk we take as backers. In the case of Hero's Song, an action-RPG from veteran developers who worked on titles like EverQu...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood is out right after E3, has rad swimming Chocobos and Red Mages

Over at the Japan Fanfest this past weekend, Square Enix gave us a little bit more info on Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, the game's second expansion. First off the launch date -- June 20, 2017. That "secret" class that they revealed in Las...   read

 
 
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First trailer for new Atlus RPG, Project Re Fantasy, is quite enigmatic

As promised, Atlus has given us the first glimpse of its new fantasy RPG which is at least for now named Project Re Fantasy. No game play, release date, or platforms were revealed for the first project by the newly formed Studio Zero....   read

 
 
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There is no I Am Setsuna sequel in the works

In a new video series from Square Enix's Tokyo RPG Factory where they answer fan questions, the developed focused on a very special one -- where's the sequel?! Well, they went ahead and confirmed it -- it's not happening. Tokyo RPG Factory ...   read

 
 
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Utada Hikaru confirmed to be working on Kingdom Hearts III music

Japanese superstar Utada Hikaru wasn't a hit from the start. Her first album was entirely in English and tanked, but her second album which was in Japanese took off. She speaks and can sing in English fluently, but the work she is best know...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best 3DS Game of 2016 goes to...

There was a lot of competition for the Best 3DS Game for 2016, including a handful of other JRPGs, but in a landslide victory (taking almost half the votes among nine entries), the award goes to Pokémon Sun and Moon. There was a ton ...   read

 
 
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NieR: Automata feels like a return to form for Platinum

NieR: Automata is a big deal for me. It's an action-heavy game from Platinum, devoid of the baggage that comes with its recent deluge of licensed materials that seek a larger audience. In this era where niche products are generally shunned,...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Sun and Moon are still going strong, but are dethroned for now

Pokémon Sun & Moon has been one of the top two selling games every week since it's release nearly five weeks ago. It slid into second place only in weeks where Final Fantasy XV and Yakuza 6 released, but then overt...   read

 
 
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Here's what carries over in Final Fantasy XV's New Game+ mode

Although Japan got the jump with the announcement, the west is also getting the "Holiday Update" for Final Fantasy XV. In fact, it's already here, ready to download on PS4. It comes with a jumbled bunch of holiday items, and if you're a Sea...   read

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel III will be exclusive to PS4

The past decade has seen a number of Nihon Falcom games finally localized to the west, including multiple entries from the Ys and Legend of Heroes series. Next to Shining, Legend of Heroes is perhaps the largest RPG series th...   read

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox One Game of 2016 goes to...

There's nothing quite like Dark Souls. It's a series that intrigues and ensnares, temping its players to persevere against harsh odds to see the next captivating set design or beautifully vile boss. At times, these games teeter over the edg...   read

 
 
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Review: Bastion (Xbox One)

Supergiant Games’ breakout title Bastion gained critical acclaim in 2011 for its compelling storytelling mechanics and beautiful art, setting the bar high for indie downloadable titles of the day. A little over 5 years later, it com...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV glitch makes Areana a permanent party member

Just so I don't get yelled at for spoilers, here's a paragraph of unrelated nonsense to fill out anywhere text would automatically fill up. Go watch the trailer for The Mummy -- it's a Tom Cruise-led, militarized Hollywood ACTION!!! remake ...   read

 
 
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Atlus to unveil new fantasy RPG unrelated to SMT on December 23

Persona 5 hasn't even released in the west yet, but its director Katsura Hashino is already working on the next Atlus project which claims to "challenge the norms of the genre and the times." In the theme of not being with the times, t...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV is down to $35 on Amazon today

One of 2016's latest releases is getting a deep discount right before the year's over. Final Fantasy XV launched only three weeks ago, but it's already $25 off. Square Enix's ten-years-in-the-making Final Fantasy XV is the subject...   read

 
 
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Digimon World: Next Order looks a LOT better on PS4

This might be the most upbeat graphical comparison video I've ever seen. Alongside the happy-go-lucky tune, we're shown how next year's PlayStation 4 version of Digimon World: Next Order sizes up against the original PlayStation Vita relea...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest will join Nintendo at Universal Studios Japan

Dragon Quest has always been one of the most traditionally popular franchises in Japan. There's even an unspoken holiday for each release, a running joke that's made it's way overseas and into pop culture. So it makes sense then that Square...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy's 30 year celebration will kick off on January 31, on Final Fantasy VII's 20th anniversary

In typical Square Enix fashion, we had an announcement for a date for an announcement this past week. Several days ago the publisher noted that they would be revealing their Final Fantasy 30th anniversary plans "soon," which evidently ...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest XI confirmed for Nintendo Switch, or is it?

Nintendo and Square Enix do not appear to be in sync. Today, seemingly simultaneously, Nintendo released a blog which confirmed that Dragon Quest XI is in development for Nintendo Switch, whereas Square Enix gave out a press release wh...   read

 
 
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Here's 20 minutes of NieR: Automata gameplay and details of its PS4 Pro support

NieR: Automata is, without a doubt, one of my most anticipated games of 2017. As who has enjoyed some of the past works of Taro Yoko (although I admittedly need to get around to Drakengard 1 and 2), I'm finding myself desperately hopin...   read

 
 
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There's a lot of fanfare in this Final Fantasy XV Holiday update, but no 60FPS patch confirmation

Okay Square, all of this holiday stuff sounds cute, but when are we getting the 60FPS PS4 Pro patch that was scheduled for December? For those who are unaware, Square announced two Pro patches for this year. One would come around launch and...   read

 
 
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Indie RPG Rakuen is nearing release

Laura Shigihara is a composer, singer, and pianist, a triple threat best known for her work on the ending song from Plants Vs. Zombies. She not only wrote the song, she performed as the lead vocalist, providing the voice of the Sunflower. S...   read

 
 
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Toukiden 2 settles on a spring 2017 release in the West

Oni hunter Toukiden 2 will come to North America and Europe in spring 2017. This is good! Curiously, though, Koei Tecmo isn't specifying which platforms it's targeting for the Western release. This is less good! Realistically, PlayStation 4...   read

 
 


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