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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox ONE [Gameplay Reveal]

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“The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.

Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria… and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.”

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official Announcement Trailer:

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official RELEASE DATES:
Americas: 2018
Europe: 2018

Arguably one of the best turn-based strategy franchises ever to exist, Valkyria Chronicles will receive it’s fourth installment shooting to the Nintendo Switch next year. Playing on the go with one of the world’s most unique takes on the RPG genre, Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Nintendo Switch warrants one of SEGA’s most compelling partnerships with Nintendo to date. Gamers who rock a PlayStation 4 (and PS4Pro) or Xbox ONE (and Xbox ONE X) home console can also get in on the action.
Hopefully the fourth installment could also get a PC release date eventually. It’s likely that SEGA is attempting to garner all the console sales they can before allowing piracy to take its chunk out as it does with all titles that come to the PC platform (although not as badly since Steam continues to get better and easier to use as well as more and more popular). For that we don’t blame them but if the franchise can do well enough then a Steam version certainly should be in order some day – for a truly high quality version of the game.
As for me personally, I’m still enjoying Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on my PlayStation 4 Pro console. SEGA has launched an official website HERE which will continue to be updated with more Valkyria Chronicles 4 information, and above is their Full HD Announcement Trailer. Below are some Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official Screenshots:
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Check out an excerpt from the Official Announcement below:
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:
  • A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same time frame as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons ‘extraordinaire’ Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
  • The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
  • CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
  • The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Official Concept Art:

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FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art Grand Opening

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Born in 1987 and gracing the video game industry stage touching the hearts of millions of fans across the past 3 decades, Final Fantasy is a game series that most – if not all – role playing game fans can locate fond memories from. With so many installments across nearly every platform ever invented for playing games on, this series first released on December 18th, 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System and continued to be a system seller for historic consoles such as the SNES and later Sony PlayStation.

On December 2nd legendary Final Fantasy artist Toshiyuki Itahana (i.e. FF9, Chocobo’s Dungeon, MOBIUS, FF Explorers) hosts a live art exhibit and signing session at the Gallery Nucleus on 210 East Main Street in Alhambra, California from 12 noon to 7 pm (Pacific Time) in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Final Fantasy.

With humble beginnings, “The story follows four youths called the Light Warriors, who each carry one of their world’s four elemental orbs which have been darkened by the four Elemental Fiends.” and this is how it all started. However, the industry would come to know the series as an ever-evolving franchise full of self-contained universes bursting to the brim with love-able characters, amazing gameplay, and touching art.

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That art is what’s specifically being remembered on December 2nd at the Gallery Nucleus which will feature free exhibits that do not require tickets. This event will spread until January 7th, 2018 giving many a chance to peruse the exhibits on display and the hall detailing a historical view on the art of our beloved JRPG franchise that arguably gave birth to it all.

Free guest tickets to the signing and live art event can be obtained HERE. There will also be a number of fan service items taking place at this time including (but likely not limited to) a free exclusive poster for any FF30th purchase made at Nucleus.

“Come celebrate the Grand Opening of FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary: A Legacy of Art on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 with your fellow fans. List of activities below:

  • FINAL FANTASY Merchandise Shop – Purchase any
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary item at the event or simply arrive in a FINAL FANTASY cosplay to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win exclusive prizes!
  • FINAL FANTASY Trading Card Game Demo
  • FINAL FANTASY Drink Bar (Non-Alcoholic beverages also available)
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Photo Wall
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Signing Wall
    And Food Trucks!”

Developer Diary Nascar Heat 2

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704 Games have released a new developer diary for the upcoming racing hit Nascar Heat 2. This year the competition is heating up in game where gamers will be able to work themselves up the ranks of the Nascar scene starting out at Nascar Camping World Truck Series, Monster Energy Nascar Cup series, and the Nascar Xfinity Series. In the Nascar Camping World Truck Series gamers will be racing as 32 drivers and testing their skills across 4 new tracks including: Iowa Speedway, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Gateway Motorsports Park, and Eldora Speedway. The list of the the 32 drivers will be included below.

  • Christopher Bell, No. 4 JBL.com
  • T.J. Bell, No. 45 Black Rifle Coffee
  • Spencer Boyd, No. 12 Grunt Style
  • Chase Briscoe, No. 29 Cooper Standard
  • Brandon Brown, No. 86 Coastal Carolina University
  • Ross Chastain, No. 66 Bolen Motorsports
  • Wendell Chavous, No. 49 Premium Motorsports
  • Austin Cindric, No. 19 Draw-Tite/Reese Brands
  • Jennifer Jo Cobb, No. 10 Driven 2 Honor
  • Cody Coughlin, No. 13 Ride TV/JEGS
  • Matt Crafton, No. 88 Ideal Door/Menards
  • Bryan Dauzat, No. 28 FDNY Racing
  • Grant Enfinger, No. 98 JIVE Communications
  • Korbin Forrister, No. 5 Advanced Medical Laboratories
  • Stewart Friesen, No. 52 Halmar International
  • Todd Gilliland, No. 46 Pedigree Dog Food
  • Noah Gragson, No. 18 Switch/Mobile Strike
  • Clay Greenfield, No. 68 Clay Greenfield Motorsports
  • Austin Hill, No. 20 Victory Wear
  • Travis Kvapil, No. 50 Beaver Motorsports
  • Tommy Joe Martins, No. 44 Diamond Gusset Jeans
  • Matt Mills, No. 42 Thompson Electric
  • Joe Nemechek, No. 87 Fleetwing
  • John Hunter Nemechek, No. 8 Fire Alarm Services
  • Todd Peck, No. 83 NanoProMT
  • Ben Rhodes, No. 27 Safelite Auto Glass
  • Austin Wayne Self, No. 32 AM Technical Solutions
  • Regan Smith, No. 92 Advance Auto/BTS Tire & Wheel/Carquest
  • Myatt Snider, No. 51 Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • Ryan Truex, No. 16 SeaWatch International
  • J.J. Yeley, No. 22 Legrand/Superior Essex/AM Technical Solutions
  • Tyler Young, No. 02 Young’s Building Systems/Randco

Nascar Heat 2 is coming out on September 12, 2017 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam for $49.99.

Doom Update 6.66

Recently Bethesda put out update for Doom which came out just over a year ago. The update to the game has dropped the season pass, so now users get all the multiplayer content. In the three multiplayer packs that are now included have, nine awesome maps, three new guns, new equipment, armor sets, as well as three additional playable demons. This is really huge that Bethesda has done this and hope more companies continue to ditch the season passes in the future. One of the big changes coming to in game multiplayer is the new progression system for unlocking: guns, equipment, and demons has changed to a specific leveling system. So before the system for unlocking all this was completely random and now it will be easier to work for the customization items in game that the user wants. If you have been playing the game since launch and already have these items don’t worry you can keep these items and still use the new progression system, or reset all your items. Veteran players will be receiving a special badge to recognize their previous in game experience, and if your one of the elite users that have achieved max Slayer level you will receive a special Slayer badge.

Before in multiplayer the developer had a hack module system and that is gone with the new update and being replaced by the new Runes system. The nice thing with the Rune system is the ability to be like perks so don’t have to be activated and don’t expire, so the user can add runes as part of the player loadout. Bethesda has also made other multiplayer changes and these can be seen in the new update.

To celebrate all the new changes to Doom the developer is having a free weekend for the game starting at 11:00 AM Central Time on Thursday July 20th and going till 11:00 PM Sunday July 23rd this is on Xbox One. For users on PS4 it starts at 11:00 AM Central Time on Thursday July 27th and goes till 11:00 PM on Sunday July 30th. For users on Steam the event starts at 12:00 PM Central Time on Thursday July 20th and goes through 3:00 PM Central Time on Sunday July 23rd. During this free game time users will be able to play through the first two campaign levels as well as take in multiplayer and SnapMap. If your on the edge still the game will be on sale during the free weekend for $14.99 and that is a great deal for an amazing campaign as well as a newly updated multiplayer with new maps, guns, demons and more. This also includes the amazing SnapMap where users can create and download all kinds of new game modes as well as new ways to enjoy defeating demons. DOOM_6.66_Update_730x411

Logitech buys Astro Gaming for $85 Million

Logitech acquired Astro Gaming for 85 Million in cash on Tuesday July 11th 2017. Logitech has a huge amount of peripherals in the PC market and with this acquisition of Astro Gaming they will be put in a nice spot to rule the console market as well. Astro Gaming has been making various ranges of mostly console gaming headsets mainly the Astro A40 TR. Joining the team on Logitech G which is known for their PC gaming products such as mechanical keyboards, mice, headsets, and simulator gear. This should be a very good move since both of these companies are leaders in both the PC and Console market and both have a lot of products in the Esports communities. DSC07343-e1499813018238

Accel World VS Sword Art Online – Launch Trailer

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“Accel World VS Sword Art Online is finally here! Jump into the deteriorated world of Alfheim Online to save your friend from the clutches of Persona Vabel! Combine the different fighting styles of over 30 fan-favorite anime characters to defeat your opponents. Plus, challenge your friends in epic multiplayer 4 vs 4 battles, or join forces in 16 player raid missions!” Out now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

Bioware teasing a harder difficulty mode for Mass Effect Andromeda’s Multiplayer

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Prepare for Platinum. The hardest mode from Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer is now returning to Mass Effect Andromeda. It also appears that the Batarians are going to be making a return as well. Of course this multiplayer update will be completely free which is great. No word on singleplayer DLC yet, and I wanted to say that our site has not covered the story that is running about. The story that says the DLC is cancelled, which I can’t comment on, but there seems to be many misconceptions and we don’t want to report “fake news.”

 

Nights of the Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon Announced

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KOEI TECMO has announced a standalone sequel to the Night of Azure, Night of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon. The game will be coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. It’ll release in the west on October 24th 2017.

Here is KOEI TECMO’s description of the title below.

“Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon takes place in a fictional, demon-ridden Western European city towards the end of the 19th century. The story focuses on a knight protector named Alushe and her two childhood friends Liliana, a kind-hearted priestess, and Ruhenheid, a holy knight of the Lourdes Order. While guarding Liliana, Alushe is ambushed and killed only to later awaken as an artificial half-demon at the hands of the New Curia, a religious organization with dark ties. In the company of a variety of unlikely allies with their own pasts and agendas, Alushes strong desire to save Liliana gives her the strength to scatter the shadows shrouding the world and motivation to uncover the shocking truth behind the mysterious Queen of the Moon.”

Stay tuned for more news on Nights of Azure 2 in the coming months, and everything KOEI TECMO here at RealGamerNewz. Real news, for real gamers.