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‘Final Fantasy XV’ Episode Prompto May Be the Most Emotional Yet

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Everyone knows “Final Fantasy XV’s” Prompto as the loud, happy-go-lucky guy of the gang. He keeps everyone upbeat by staying positive and cheerful even in dire situations. In June’s Episode Prompto, however, it looks like fans are in for a gloomy, heartbreaking ride.

As early as February, fans already know that Prompto’s story is going to be an emotional one. The Spring 2017 trailer showed a short cutscene near the end where Prompto fought back tears, pointing a gun towards someone. It was not the same, easily-excited guy that players knew and grew to love.

How moving is this DLC going to be? Here are two main points to consider that could prove the assumption may be right.

Episode Prompto could reveal a sad background

Those who have watched the anime “Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV” would know that Prompto was a chubby, introverted kid. His whole world was his digital camera filled with photos of cats and dogs. However, when he met Noctis and Luna’s dog, Pryna, things began to change. He decided to become his friend and worked on getting fit to catch up on him.

While the episode was filled with admirable innocence, one question remains. Why was he living alone even as a kid? No one cooked his food and no one was looking after him.

Of course, this question is somewhat answered by the main game. He discovers that his dad performs crazy experiments for the Niflheim Empire. If anything, by deduction this gives the sad thought that he didn’t have a parental figure to begin with.

Episode Prompto could be about the time when he got separated from the gang while in enemy territory. With this in mind, there is a chance he might meet his father along the way. Knowing where his loyalty stands as a Crownsguard and realizing his father’s activities, it must be a hard confrontation.  This brings us back to the teaser – is he pointing the gun at no one else but his dad?

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How Naoshi Mizuta is composing the music

As if the story isn’t enough to coax tears, famous composer Naoshi Mizuta has been invited to create the music. He worked on several masterpieces for the “Final Fantasy” series, but his stint for Episode Prompto is going to be different.

Mizuta was not given any specific demand but was only provided with the character’s backstory. “They were more interested in what sort of ideas I’d conjure up,” Mizuta said. This means that the score is completely drawn solely from Prompto’s depth.

Since the sneak peek to Episode Prompto, fans have waited to learn more about it. Now that it’s coming soon, it appears it is going to be a tear-fest. “Final Fantasy XV” Episode Prompto is coming on June 27, 2017.

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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Bandai Namco and Nike designed Tekken 8 sneakers with tag-team designs

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Nike, the maker of high-quality shoes, is working with Bandai Namco, the company that makes the Tekken series, to make a pair of sneakers. The fun competition is part of the franchise’s 30th anniversary celebrations. You can get your own pair for $250 or the equivalent in your country, though they’ll probably be worth a lot more on the sneakerhead black market.

Two pairs of Tekken 8 x Nike Air Foamposite One Fist sneakers are set to come out in September 2024, according to shoe fan Sole Retriever (thanks, VGC). The designs are based on Kazuya and Jin, two main characters in the series. You can get them at Nike and some other stores. People who like hypebeasts and fighting games are likely to buy these quickly, so if you like Tekken and shoes that make people talk, you should probably act fast.

Should Bandai Namco and Nike work together? What do you think? Are you going to fight for your own pair? Make sure to take good care of your shoes and keep their value in the comments section below.

 

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You can now preorder the official Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree strategy guide

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There will soon be a new book in Future Press’s Books of Knowledge series, which is FromSoftware’s officially licensed line of hardcover strategy guides. This will help players who are having trouble with Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. The base game came with two books, and now you can get the unholy trinity for $45 (or the equivalent amount in your currency). It will ship on September 30th.

Like the first two games, The Lands Between and Shards of Shattering, Shadow of the Erdtree is both a complete guide to how to play and a beautiful artbook with full-page pictures of enemies, landscapes, and weapons. This big book has 352 pages and is likely to sell out quickly, based on how quickly the ones that came before it did.

Do you know a lot about strategy guides? You could read the first two Books of Knowledge. If so, what did you think of them? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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