More Shin Megami Tensei Action On The Way

More Shin Megami Tensei Action On The Way

ATLUS continues to be this week’s king of nostalgia by teasing that even more Shin Megami Tensei titles will be summoning their way onto the PlayStation Network.

The news came from an ATLUS newsletter today following the release of the cult classic Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, which is now available on PSN. While many titles are already on the PSN like Persona 3 and Digital Devil Saga, only one of the Devil Summoner (Soulless Army) games is available as of today. The other, Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, has yet to be announced.

According to Siliconera, ATLUS’s public relations manager John Hardin furthered the tease of new titles by explaining that the website’s suspicions are not inaccurate.

Either way, Nocturne is now available and worth your hard-earned money. Be sure to pick it up and also stay tuned to CGM as more details arise.

What SMT games are you looking forward to playing? Or are you just happy jumping on the Persona bandwagon? Let us know in the comments below.

 

IOS, Android Lucky Recipients of Final Fantasy Remake

IOS, Android Lucky Recipients of Final Fantasy Remake

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is coming to mobile platforms at the end of November, and its never looked better.

A sequel to Final Fantasy IV, The After Years takes place after the events of the original game. The title was originally released on phones back in 2008 in Japan, the title has seen re-releases over the years.

However, this is the first time the game has been remade in full 3D. According to Siliconera, Takashi Tokita, producer of Final Fantasy IV, says “Yes, it’s based upon the Final Fantasy IV remake we’ve done in the past, on the DS, though it’s a refined version of that original engine…we reused environments and polygonal models, though there are new characters and locations as well.”

You can read more about Final Fantasy, including our review of Final Fantasy XIV, here at CGMagazine.

 

Adults Only Section Launched For PlayStation Network in Japan

Adults Only Section Launched For PlayStation Network in Japan

While America allows anyone to buy games through the PlayStation Network, Japan is a little more strict.

In Japan, a game rated CERO Z means it is an adult game. These games aren’t sold to anyone under 18, and usually consumers have to ask the store manager for them. As well, most CERO Z games were not available online, until now.

According to Siliconera, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is now releasing certain CERO Z games on the PlayStation Network, creating an 18+ section in the process for the network.

The following games will be available in this 18+ section:

The Last of Us 
God of War: Ascension 
Killer is Dead 
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge 
Sleeping Dogs 
Hitman Absolution

More titles like Assassin’s Creed IV will be added in the future. It is quite interesting how different the game regulations are in Japan than America.

Wind Waker HD Flops in Japan

Wind Waker HD Flops in Japan

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was released last week in Japan to a lukewarm reception.

According to Siliconera, the title only sold 30,000 units in its first week.

Zelda was also outsold by much smaller gaming franchises, such as Armored Core and Warriors Orochi.

This is just another title in a long line of Wii U releases that have flopped. Though Nintendo has been putting out quality titles, (Wind Waker HD has a 90 on Metacritic) the public hasn’t been interested in purchasing a Wii U or its library. In fact the PlayStation Vita has sold more units than the Wii U in Japan.

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD was released digitally in North America on September 20th. The physical copy will come out in stores October 4th. You can read more about Nintendo and the Wii U’s struggle here.