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Dragon Quest VIII 3DS New Gameplay Footage Reveals New Monsters And More

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Dragon Quest VIII, the eight main entry of the Dragon Quest series released a while back on PlayStation 2 in all regions, is going to be released on Nintendo 3DS in two months in Japan. The new version of the successful role playing game won’t be a mere port of the original PlayStation 2 release but include several new features.

New Dragon Quest VIII 3DS gameplay footage detailing some of the new additions included in the game has surfaced online a few hours ago thanks to the V-Jump Official YouTube channel. The new video, which can be found by going at the end of this post, features game producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto as he details changes and additions such as new monsters, like a new Slime monsters, new blue chests which will respawn over time and more.

Mr. Fujimoto has also explained why Dragon Quest VIII 3DS won’t support stereoscopic 3D on fields. Apparently adding 3D support would have required double the memory and it would have made it difficult to implement visible enemies on the fields.

Dragon Quest VIII 3DS is going to come, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, with some new features not included in the original release such as two new playable characters and new story scenarios. The two new scenarios, which will be called “Dhoulmagu’s Past” and “The Hero’s Childhood” will include some new details on the main villain’s and hero’s backstories.

The next entry of the series to be released in the West will be Dragon Quest Heroes, a spin-off game developed by Omega Force, the team behind the Dynasty Warriors series. The game has been praised quite a lot in Japan thanks to its gameplay experience so it’s really good that we will be able to play it in English later this year.

Dragon Quest VIII 3DS has been confirmed only for Japan at the time and there are no news on a possible Western release of the game. We will let you know more about the matter as soon as more comes in on it so stay tuned for all the latest news.

As a long time gamer, Francesco has survived more zombie invasions, meteor strikes, magic spells than he can count. He still keeps fighting today to bring hope into countless gaming worlds. Or destruction, depending on his mood. Writing about video games was only the natural step for such a dangerous life.

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“Really pleased” with Sea of Thieves PS5 sales, Microsoft

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After the recent port to PS5, Microsoft is “really pleased” with the overall sales and performance of Sea of Thieves. As a result, more people are playing the Xbox and PC versions as well. Matt Booty, president of game content and studios at Microsoft Gaming, said this:. He also said that the success of the series means it can grow and that more money should be spent on a Variety podcast interview.

Microsoft is bringing four games that used to only be available on Xbox to other systems. Sea of Thieves was the last of these games to come out. The others are Pentiment, Grounded, and Hi-Fi Rush. Even though things have been going well lately, Booty says that more ports will be dealt with “case-by-case.”

News spread before the port came out that Sea of Thieves was being used as a “key test” to see if more Xbox-only games would be ported to PS5, PS4, and Xbox One. In May 2024, the game was the best-selling PS Store game in both Europe and the US. It also did well in the weekly sales charts.

Aside from the four games that have already been ported to Xbox, nothing else has been officially confirmed. However, news reports say that a lot of exclusive games may be about to come to other platforms. Some say that PS5 games like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Starfield, and a rumored remaster of Halo: Combat Evolved are all being thought about.

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The new game from Danganronpa’s developers is being published by Aniplex, a Sony company, but it won’t be coming out on PS5

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The upcoming game from the creators of the Danganronpa series has found a publisher in Sony subsidiary Aniplex. However, it’s worth noting that it won’t be initially released on the PS5. It is highly likely that The Hundred Line: Last Defense Academy will be released on Sony’s system at a later date, just like Master Detective Archives: Rain Code in October. However, the development team is currently focusing on prioritizing the release of their latest title on the Nintendo Switch and PC.

Described as a strategy game, the title allows players to step into the shoes of teenager Takumi Sumino, who resides in the perpetually secure Tokyo Residential Complex. When monsters suddenly unleash chaos upon the town, Takumi finds himself thrust into the Last Defense Academy. His mission? To protect the school alongside 14 other students for a grueling 100 days.

As one would anticipate, alongside the strategic gameplay, it is crucial to foster strong relationships with your comrades. Moreover, the outcome of the game can vary greatly, with a staggering 100 possible endings contingent upon the choices you make. We will reach out to Aniplex to inquire about the possibility of a PS5 port. However, it is important to note that Aniplex operates independently from PlayStation, as it falls under the Sony Music umbrella.

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The photo mode in Alan Wake 2 on PS5 doesn’t hold many surprises

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Most new games these days have some kind of photography feature, so it’s hard to remember a time before Photo Modes. Some developers don’t think it’s important for players to be able to take pictures right away, so the feature is added later. One great example of this is Alan Wake 2, which now has Photo Mode thanks to a new update that is now available.

If you look at the trailer above, you can see that you can really get creative with your photos by adding cool borders, overlays, and filters. We always like photo modes, where you can move different lights around in the scene. As the video shows, Remedy really lets you use your imagination with the different colors and lighting props.

 

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