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Microsoft Xbox One launched quietly in Japan on Sep 4 with 29 titles. Various sites from Japan reported that there were no people lined up to purchase the Xbox One across Tokyo, which was an opposite atmosphere when Wii U and PS4 launched in Japan ....

Square Enix announced that its smartphone action RPG Seiken Densetsu: Rise of Mana [Secret of Mana: Rise of Mana] will be coming to PS Vita. The smartphone version current has 1.5 million subscribers since its launch in March 2014.

Square Enix announced that its smartphone card battle RPG Deadman's Cross will be heading to PS Vita. The smartphone version has been downloaded 4 million times; the Vita version will support both touch screen and controller operations.

Koei Tecmo confirmed that Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War & Nightmare will be coming to PS4, Xbox One and PS3 in Japan, the remake of the game will have a new Nightmare Mode with fantasy settings ....

Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono revealed in his Twitter page that Capcom is working on a new "next-gen" fighting game with Dimps, the company is current recruiting staffs to work with Dimps studio on this title. Dimps has previous worked with Capcom on the Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter X Tekken series.

Nippon Ichi confimred that Makai Senki Disgaea 5 will be coming to PS4 in spring 2015.

Capcom has officially announced Resident Evil: Revelations 2 during the Sony pre-TGS press conference, the game will have all new setting and story, the protagonists will not be Chris or Jill ....

Koei Tecmo announced that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be heading to PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 in spring 2015, the game will have collaboration features with Marvelous' Senran Kagura series.

Bandai announced that God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be heading to both PS4 and PS Vita, first details of the game will be announced at Tokyo Game Show.

Nihon Falcom announced that a new Y's game is in development for PS4 and PS Vita, the story will take place in the Goethe Sea, which was buried under sea ....

Marvelous announced Senran Kagura: Estival Versus for both PS4 and PS Vita, the latest work of the Senran Kagura series, the game will be released in Japan on Mar 26, 2015, for 7980 yen.

Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PS4 and PS3, a collaboration between Omega Force and Square Enix, the genre is an action RPG with elements from the Musou / Warriors series ...

Atlus announced that Persona 5 will be coming to both PS4 and PS3 in 2015, a new teaser tailer has been revealed.

Compile Heart announced Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force for PS4 during the Sony Press Conference, the game is the sequel to Fairy Fencer F which will due in the west this month.

Bandai Namco announced a new Gundam game is in development for PS4, the game will due in Japan in 2015.

Bandai Namco announced One Piece Kaizoku Musou 3 [One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3] in the latest Shonen Jump magazine, Luffy will have a new move Gum-Gum Fire-Fist Pistol Red Hawk, paying tribute to his late brother Ace ....

New Famitsu scans and screen shots of Sega's Ryu ga Gotoku Zero: Chikai no Basho [Yakuza Zero: The Place of Oath] shows that this prequel will take place in 1988 before the stories of the first game, the protagonists are Kazuma Kiryu is 20 years old and Majima Goro is 24 years old ....

New Famitsu scans of Koei Temco's Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko [Fatal Frame V: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden] shows you how to use the GamePad to capture psychic photographs of the spirits ....

New Famitsu scans of Zettai Zetsubo Shojo: Danganronpa Another Episode [Danganronpa: Another Episode] shows you the game will have 3 difficulty levels. In the game you can switch to play as Genocide Jill ....

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said that new PS4 game announcements will be a key point to this year's Tokyo Game Show in September. He said "This time, the theme was to introduce first-party games, as well as a number of third-party games.", although some new games won't be introduced due to the length of the press conference. The company's goal is to increase the PS4 user base with more new games.

In this week's Media Create & Famitsu Software Hardware Sales, Yokai Watch 2 has surpassed 2 million units sold in Japan. New entries include Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2, Senran Kaguar 2: Crimson and Ultra Street Fighter IV....

The latest Famitsu Most Wanted Games chart shows that Monster Hunter 4G is still the No. 1 game, Persona 5 is still holding the second place and Zelda Musou is on the third place.

Konami announced that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be coming to PC via Steam.

Bethesda announced that its upcoming survival horror game The Evil Within will have a DLC pass for $20, which includes access to three Evil Within expansions. The first lets you play as the Keeper in the "sadistic" mission-based maps; the second is a two-part story driven expansion where you play as Juli Kidman, the mysterious partner of the protagonist Sebastian Castellanos.

Microsoft confirmed that Rise of The Tomb Raider for Xbox One and Xbox 360 would be time exclusive, meaning the game will reach other platforms after the deal expires, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said "There are certain things I'm just not going to talk about because it's a business deal between us and then. Obviously the deal does have a duration. I didn't buy the IP in perpetuity."

Sony's new horror game P.T. from developer 7780s Studios is revealed as a new Silent Hills game from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo de Toro, staring The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus ....

Ninja Theory announced Hellblade for PS4 at Gamescom, the game is an independent AAA game focusing on uncompromised combat, art and story ....

From Software's Bloodborne was shown at Gamescom, from the director of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. The gmae has three themes: fear & exploring the unknown ....

Sony PlayStation Gamescom 2014 press conference round-up summary:

  • Sony kicked off the event by announcing that it sold 10 million PS4 consoles to date.
  • Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell revealed that his next game, Volume, will reach PS4 and Vita in 2015.
  • Q-Games' next project is a collaboration with SCEE Worldwide Studios known as The Tomorrow Children.
  • Ruffian Games, developer of Crackdown 2, announced a four-player co-op shooter called Hollowpoint.
  • Day Z will traipse its way to PS4 with enhanced visuals thanks to an "entirely new cross-platform renderer."
  • Ninja Theory has a new demonic game that with an ass-kicking female lead that isn't a Heavenly Sword sequel, but rather it's Hellblade.
  • PS4 owners that pick up a copy of Far Cry 4 will receive 10 keys that grant a two-hour trial for the game, which they're encouraged to hand off to friends for a brief co-op romp.
  • Bungie took the stage to reveal that the first Destiny expansion will launch in December, and also offered a new trailer for its Crucible multiplayer modes.
  • Sony detailed a few improvements coming to the PS4 itself via an update this fall. Namely, the system will receive a Share
  • Play feature that allows PS Plus members to play any game cooperatively with friends that don't own a copy themselves across the globe as if on a "virtual couch."
  • Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima spent time showcasing all the things you might do with a cardboard box in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, all but confirming to us that he's part cat.
  • Those residing in PAL regions will be able to pick up their own PlayStation TVs starting on November 14.
  • Europe will gain access to the PlayStation Now game streaming service in 2015, the first beta phase of which will land in the UK.
  • Sony unveiled a chilling first-person horror game known as P.T. The "interactive teaser" is available now on PSN.
  • An enhanced version of Tearaway, Media Molecule's 2013 Vita game, will unfold on PS4 next year.
  • Resogun developer Housemarque announced a new PS4-exclusive, fast-paced shooter, Alienation.
  • The Astronauts announced that its mysterious PC game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is in development for PS4, and will arrive on the console next year.
  • Rayman creator Michel Ancel revealed a PS4-only, open-world game known as Wild to close the press conference.
    (Source: http://www.joystiq.com)

Microsoft Xbox Gamescom 2014 press conference round-up summary:

  • European players will have the option to pick up a FIFA 15 Xbox One bundle on September 25 for 400 euros/350.
  • The Xbox One preview program is expanding its feature set to include an improved friends section, the ability to view messages, friends, parties and achievements via a snapped app and the ability to play media from a USB device following DLNA protocols.
  • Microsoft announced a mess of games from independent developers in the ID@Xbox program for Xbox One, such as Goat Simulator, Superhot, No Time to Explain, Dungeon of the Endless and Smite.
  • Crystal Dynamics revealed that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be exclusive to Xbox consoles.
  • Turtle Rock Studios will bring the beta for Evolve to Xbox One in January. DLC for the game will also arrive on Microsoft's next-gen platform first.
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 and Thrillville studio Frontier Developments will ride the rails of its latest game, Screamride, to Xbox One and Xbox 360 in spring 2015.
  • Fable Legends' multiplayer beta will kick off in October on Xbox One.
  • Who needs one bundle when you can have two? Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Xbox One bundle will be available on November 3, and brings with it a one terabyte hard drive as well as a custom controller and headset.
  • Moon Studios will get adventurous when Ori and the Blind Forest launches on PC and Xbox systems this holiday season. The game was previously expected to arrive in the fall.
  • Wait a minute, a third Xbox One bundle? Sunset Overdrive stars in this package, which will hit retail on October 28.
  • Microsoft and 343 Industries announced a new Halo-themed digital destination for PC and Xbox One called the Halo Channel. The channel broadcasts live Twitch-enabled gameplay and offers original content based around the Halo series.
  • What has two thumbs and a skill-based ranking system with leveling identical to that of Halo 2? Why, Halo: The Master Chief Collection of course. Except the thumbs part, forget about that.
  • The Xbox One will receive pre-ordering and pre-downloading options for select games in the near future, including FIFA 15 and Forza Horizon 2.
  • The beta program for Halo 5: Guardians will now launch on December 29.
  • Capybara Games' Below is now slated to arrive in 2015.
    (Source: http://www.joystiq.com)

Bandai Namco announced Kamen Rider: SummonRide for PS3 and Wii U, a new battle game featuring a new line of collectible NFC toys from the Kamen Rider series, similar to Skylanders and Disney Infinity .....

Square Enix released new screenshots and trailer of Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This HD remaster will including all 24 DLC packs, tuned gameplay and upgraded 1080p visuals ....

Square Enix will release Chaos Rings III for iOS, Android and PS Vita on October 16, the PS Vita version is specifically called Chaos Rings III: Prequel Trilogy, which may have additional content due the subtitle ....

Resident Evil HD Remaster will be coming to previous and current generation consoles in early 2015, the game is based on the GameCube version from 2002 with new visual, gameplay elements, and additional stories. The PS4, Xbox One and PC version will have graphics in 1080p at 30fps ....

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