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Video Game News Monthly Digest #12

+ posted by riki in Game News on Aug 5, 2012 21:11

Several anime-based video games are announced in this month's video game news digest!

Hunter x Hunter: Wonder Adventure Debuts Trailer

Namco Bandai has posted the debut trailer for its Hunter x Hunter PSP game online.

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One Piece: Romance Dawn Announced for PSP

Namco Bandai will be releasing a traditional RPG One Piece game for the PSP. One Piece: Romance Dawn will have the player controlling Luffy as you travel through the world of One Piece. The battle system is a traditional one which uses command buttons (e.g. attack, flee, items, etc.). As Luffy levels up, you can increase his attributes (speed, strength, etc.) and customize him as well.

The game will be out in Japan this winter.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Coming to Europe

The latest Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm video game will be heading to Europe next spring. It will have the most playable characters in the series so far and the story will begin when Naruto was just a child.

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Naruto SD: Powerful Shippuden Coming to 3DS

Another Naruto video game is being developed. The action game Naruto SD: Powerful Shippuden features super-deformed versions of the characters. It will be out in Japan this winter.

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Episode of Bardock Will Be Included in DBZ for Kinect

The Dragon Ball Z Kinect game will include Bardock as a playable character. The game will be out in N. America sometimes in October and on Oct. 5th in Europe.

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Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection Heading to N. America and Europe

Namco Bandai announced that Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection will be coming to both North America and Europe. This collection would include the HD remasters of Dragon Ball Z Budokai and Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3. The game, which will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360, will have trophy and achievement lists.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Announced for PS3

Namco Bandai has announced that it will make a new JoJo's Bizarre Adventure video game for the PS3. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle is being developed by CyberConnect2, which stated that they are planning to have 30 frames per second to showcase a greater visual expression. The roster list has not been revealed but CyberConnect2 CEO stated that it will be more that what anyone anticipated.

The game will be out in Japan next year.

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Capcom Announced JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Version

Namco Bandai's game isn't the only JoJo's game coming out this year. Capcom has also announced that they will released a HD remastered version of its 1998 game. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will contain HD visuals and online plays comparable to Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV.

It will be released on Xbox Live (1600 MSP) on August 21st and PlayStation Network ($19.99) on August 22nd.

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Fate/stay night Vita Game Announced


During a Type Moon event, they announced that the PS2 Fate/stay night [Realta Nua] will becoming to Vita as a port. It will have a new opening by Ufotable and include a bonus item, which is a code for a game called Tobidase! Trouble Hanafuda Douchuuki EX2.

The game will be out in Japan on Nov. 29th.

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Bakemonogatari Portable Will Include Hitagi Crab Storyline and More

The latest trailer shows a part of the game's storyline. In other gameplay news, the game will feature a conversation drama battle which is similar to paper-rock-scissor. Each correct choice deals damage and whittles away your opponent's gauge down to zero. Black Hanekawa has been confirmed to be a playable character.

In Delusion Mode, players can design their own cut scenes. During the game, you can earn phrases (the same that can be used during fighting) to direct your scenes, which can be as long as 60 scenes. You can also pick characters, background music, and costumes.

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Nintendo 3DS XL Will Have Improved Anti-Glare Screen

Improvement all around

The newest version of the 3DS will have better anti-glare screen, which reduce reflectivity from 12% to 3%. Nintendo stated that it was due to the improve in the technology and the price drop on manufacturing costs.

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Rumor: Wii U's Price and Line-up

According to GameTrailers editor-in-chief Shane Satterfield, the Wii U will cost $299 when it is launched this holiday. However, Nintendo has not confirmed the price nor the date.

In other news, a gaming website claimed that they have gotten a "legit" Gamestop flyer that revealed the Wii U's launch lineup though it could change at any time. Here is the list:

2K Sports

  1. NBA 2K13 – Holiday

D3 Publisher
  1. Ben 10: Omniverse – Holiday
  2. Family Pary: 30 Great Games (Working Title) – Holiday
  3. Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Holiday

Electronic Arts
  1. Mass Effect 3 – Holiday

Maximum Games
  1. Jett Tailfin

Namco Bandai Games
  1. Tank! Tank! Tank! – Holiday
  2. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Holiday

  1. LEGO City: Undercover – Holiday
  2. New Super Mario Bros. U – Holiday
  3. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – Holiday
  4. Nintendo Land – Holiday
  5. Wii U Panorama View (Working Title) – Holiday
  6. Game & Wario (Working Title) – Launch Window
  7. Project P-100 (Working Title) – Launch Window
  8. Wii Fit U – Launch Window

  1. Aliens: Colonial Marines – TBA

  1. Darksiders II – Holiday

  1. Assassin’s Creed III – Holiday
  2. Just Dance 4 – Holiday
  3. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Holiday
  4. Rabbids Land – Holiday
  5. Sports Connection – Holiday
  6. Your Shape: Fitness Evolved – Holiday
  7. ZombiU – Holiday
  8. Rayman Legends – TBA

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  1. Scribblenauts Unlimited – Holiday
  2. Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition – Holiday

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Tales of Xillia Is Heading Overseas

Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Xillia will be coming to N. America, Europe, and Australia. It will have the same content just like the Japanese version and will include the same downloadable content. The game will be out next year and if it does well in sales, its sequel will be brought over as well.

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Zone of Enders HD Collection Debut Trailer Is Up

Konami has posted a trailer and some screenshots of the high definition version of its game series, Zone of Enders.

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Ni no Kuni Preorder Bonuses Revealed

The Gamestop/EB Games preorder bonus

Namco Bandai of N. America has revealed its bonuses for Ni no Kuni. If you preorder it from Game Stop or EB Games, you will receive an exclusive SteelBook case with alternate artwork. Preordering the game from Amazon will give you an exclusive griffy familiar which got the nickname "Hunter of the Skies" due to its ability to spy on its prey from long distance. Its attacks include “Phantom Fangs” and “Petrifying Puff.”

The game will be out on January 23, 2013.

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Fuuka Will Be in Persona 4: Arena

Another Persona 3 character will make an appearance in the fighting game. Fuuka Yamagishi, who is now an university student, will not be a playable character but will be used as an announcer or a "voice navi." However she will only be available as DLC.

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Third BlazBlue Game Announced

During BluFes 2012 convention, Arc Works System announced the latest BlazBlue game. Titled BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, it will have returning characters as well as three new ones: Amane Nishiki, Bullet, and Azrael.

The arcade version will be out this winter.

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#1. by Franklyn D. Kieran (Registered User)
Posted on Aug 8, 2012
News of The Dragonball Z Budokai series on PS3/Xbox beats all! Funnily enough I was wishing for it earlier, then I find this! There really is a God. Thank you Kami!

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