Fans of Final Fantasy XV have much to anticipate in the upcoming title, as it was recently announced that before gamers can play Noctis in the released "Dissidia Final Fantasy" for arcade, they'd have to wait for "Final Fantasy XV" to come out.
"Dissidia Final Fantasy" for arcade revealed a bevy of characters including Lightning and Cloud. Dengeki was able to interview key developers for the game including Square Enix producer Ichiro Hazama, Koei Tecmo director Takeo Kujiraoka and Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi. In the interview, Kujiraoka shared that if Noctis is playable in the game, Noctis would have difficulty with using his Phantom Sword, which can warp into many forms. Hayashi added that the release of Noctis in "Dissidia" may ruin "Final Fantasy XV," when the demo just came out.
Hazama reiterates that Noctis will be more appropriate after the "Final Fantasy XV" is out. He says, "this will have to after 'Final Fantasy XV' releases…It would be a bit too much to play as a 'Final Fantasy XV' character in arcades right after the demo." more >>
Ubisoft released the first game of its 2.5D "Assassin's Creed Chronicles" series on April 21, 2015 in North America, and April 22 in other territories, and it is the first Assassin's Creed game to feature a female assassin.
"Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China" features Shao Jun, the last remaining assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood. She returns to her homeland in the year 1526 and starts on a quest to avenge her brothers against the Templars. According to the game's Wikia entry, she is "armed with stealth and combat skills" after she meets Ezio Auditore da Firenze who is the mentor of the Italian Brotherhood of Assassins. The game's setting is during the fall of the Ming Dynasty and follows the events after "Assassin's Creed: Embers."
The game differs itself from the main "Assassin's Creed" series which uses an open world format. The game is a side-scroller, and according to a review in Game Trailers, is "presented with visual style representative of the era, blots of paint compose its world and splash" as the player "slice their foes." It's sense of depth, which is characteristic of 2.5D games, is what differentiates it from other side-scrolling games. more >>
True to its "one phone every six months" schedule, the Japanese phone maker Sony revealed its next flagship phone, the Sony Xperia Z4, last April 21. The phone is said to be part of Sony's line of high-end phones, the Xperia Z series.
The phone was initially announced for Sony's home market, Japan. There is no official word if a global launch is coming.
After its reveal, however, some reports came out saying that the new phone barely improved on the features of its predecessor, the Sony Xperia Z3, which was released six months before. A report in Android Central called it "the flagship phone that nobody asked," calling the phone "a bizarre non-upgrade that does no favors for the company or its customers." more >>
With the LG G4 release date just less than a week away, more and more rumors are pouring in to satisfy the interest of Android and LG fans.
While almost every well-versed tech enthusiast may be familiar with the rumored specs of the LG G4, a new discovery was reported recently.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the device will feature a slightly bent design, which is another subtle change for the LG flagship. more >>
After all the rumors, Google's plan to launch its own network has finally come into fruition.
In a report by GSM Arena, the search engine giant has just launched its own Project Fi network, which officially makes it a network provider in the U.S.
However, Google's network will use T-Mobile and Sprint's infrastructure and launch the network as an NVMO (mobile virtual network operator). more >>
While Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions will no longer be working with Konami, the completed "Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain" will still be released in the last quarter of 2015.
Hideo Kojima has announced he will no longer be affiliated with Konami following "Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain," but revealed the game will be his best work so far, and enjoined fans to expect its release on Sept. 1 this year for Xbox One, and Sept.15 for PC.
Despite his strained relationship with the publisher, the series creator has assured fans he will see the fifth installment of the popular open world action adventure video game to its finish. more >>