After more than half a million copies sold, God Eater is going to have an expansion this Fall with God Eater Burst, something like Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G to Monster Hunter Portable 2nd if you like. First announced during God Eater Fes 2010 few days ago, Burst will available both as a full game or “Append” version, which cost 2100 Yen (around $24) only. Though you will need the original game to play the Append version. I have high hopes that when the English version get released next year, it will be based on this enhanced version. Read on if you want to find out more about the upgrades.
Taking place at Kamurocho, the same location for all the Ryu ga Gotoku games so far. Famitsu says Project K (working title) is different from the series in that there won't be Yakuzas but youngsters and violence. You will play the game from the view point of a 18-years-old trouble-maker and the game will have plenty of cut-scenes (all fully voiced). Spooky Graphics is the company behind the surprising comic-style cut-scenes, which can apparently draw you deeper into the story.
Main character Tatsuya Ukyo (left) believes power is everything and trust no one but himself. After getting into some serious troubles for fighting, the high school dropout comes to Kamurocho to continue his fights. His skills earn him the “Kamurocho Strongest Street Fighter” tag, which gave him the courage to rob an illegal lending company on his own. However, waiting for him in the money lender is Toda Naoteru, the Number 2 in Kuki Group, which is connected to Tojo, Kamurocho biggest clan whose former boss include Kazuma Kiryu, the main character of the Ryu ga Gotoku series. Ukyo manage to defeat Naoteru but found him dead later, which is when all the troubles start for our hero.
Suigetsu, Jūgo and Karin will be in Sasuke's team for Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Drive, Bandai's upcoming team-based PSP game. Though I can't see it in mentioned in the Shonen Jump scan above (click for large view), also read reports of original storyline and characters for the game, which will be out this July. Check out the game's cover art after jump, has the pre-order opened at .
Besides showing off some ridiculously huge boss fights and promoting its 80+ co-op missions, the latest issue of Shonen Jump also reveals the July 15 release date for Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Drive in Japan. Click on the image above for full view.
“MHP 3rd will betray the hopes of many MHP 2ndG fans, this is the 'new face' of the series that we hope to present” says Producer Ryozo Tsujimoto during a recent interview with Weekly Famitsu. “This is because we hope the game can be played with a 'new feel', surprise veteran players while keeping the series' experience intact at the same time. This is our goals for MHP 3rd.” Not an unusual statement from developers hyping their sequel but it keeps my hopes of seeing something radical in the new game alive.
Some of the things they are keeping include those interesting experience for single and multiplayer modes and the “portability” of the game. “Using these elements as a base, we hope to expand the gameplay further, incorporating more interesting moments when hunting and introducing new elements.” adds the now famous producer from Capcom.
Bandai updated Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Drive's with some information on “Four Man Cell Action”. The system basically allows players to fight monsters with three other team members. Also shown are screens for “Kizuna Link” which allows players to team up with others to deal huge damage to a dying enemy. The multi-player focused game is set for release in Japan sometime this year.
Only three weeks to go for it’s big release in Japan, Bandai reveals more features of Gundam Assault Survive. In the Mission Mode, you can also enjoy the stories of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 from the perspective of your rivals. Graham (00, shown above) and Athrun (SEED) views are shown in the latest screens below (more after the jump). Also reveals are Skills and Titles you can purchase from the Shop, where you can also buy parts to customize your MS. Finally Replenishment Point is where friendly mechs can help you repair your MS.
Naruto Shippuuden: Kizuna Drive info appears in the latest issue of Shonen Jump. We knew it’s a team-based action game before and now it’s clear that you can freely pick four characters for your team, some of the ninjas available are shown in the mag (click the image above for full view). All four characters can linked up to activate “Kizuna Link”, special moves that deal large amount of damages to your enemies. It’s also revealed that there will be more than 60 missions in the Free Mission mode. Game will be out this year in Japan but there is no actual release date yet.
The latest info on Gundam Assault Survive still talking about the game’s rich customization options (tune-up your mechs and character’s skills level-up). There’s also an easy one button order that allows you to easily instruct your CPU-controlled partners now. Click on the picture above for slightly larger view.
Backed by the always reliable Shin Sangoku Musou name and the Monster Hunter Portable inspired multiplayer modes, Shin Sangoku Musou: Multi Raid (aka Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce) enjoyed a very successful launch in Japan last February, selling more than 350,000 copies even before it’s next week. After being ported to home consoles, nobody should be surprised with the announcement of the sequel, to be released on PSP next month in Japan. The first game was a refreshing change to the series, so am really interested to see what they are adding to the sequel. Below is a compilation of the information and screens of the games since it was announced late last year.