Capcom is dusting off the Breath of Fire franchise once more, announcing Breath of Fire VI and a multitude of other games during a presentation over on NicoNico Video (premium subscription required… lame) as seen in these screen captures from this blog post on Esuteru. It’s coming to PC, tablets, and mobile phones sometime in 2014.
Not much of anything is known at this time, including if it will be available in English at all, but with the sorry state of RPGs over the past decade, it’s great to see a familiar face.
Imagine for a second that Nirn undergoes a sudden and inexplicable axial shift, causing the continent of Tamriel to become all jacked-up as Skyrim heats up into a steamy paradise. That’s what this mod is all about, and it shore do look purty.
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I don’t know about you, but I love gaming on the cheap. Indie games scratch the gaming itch just enough that I’ve pretty much become a mobile-only gamer.
Enter Humble Bundle with Android 5. In this Humble Android Bundle, pay what you want to get DRM-free games and Android-compatible APKs, and maybe push some money towards charity at the same time.
This bundle brings four games to the party: Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, Nightsky HD, and Beat Hazard Ultra. Pay more for your bundle than the average user, and you’ll net yourself Super Hexagon and Dungeon Defenders as well.
Not much is known about Syrian Games, other than they’re a pirate-game publisher with a bewildering selection of crazy knockoffs. Their “About Us” page has only a single, ominous word: “Soon”. Their online catalog, on the other hand, is gigantic by comparison. And boy, is it ever amazing.
On a whim, I recently took a trip in the wayback machine to finally finish the DOS game that dominated a sizable chunk of my childhood. I’m speaking, of course, of Might & Magic II: Gates to Another World.
Unsurprisingly, the game has aged rather hard (as most IBM compatible games from the late 80s tend to do), but the one thing that stands out as pretty awesome, even by today’s standards, is the game’s map; a beautiful work of art that captures the imagination just as much now as it did then.
Borderlands 2 is a sterling example of how a sequel can build on its predecessor with only minor tweaks and come out feeling better than the original. Everything you loved about Borderlands is back – the mechanics have been finessed for the better, and the story is more engaging than ever before. The battle to liberate Pandora from the tyrannical grip of Handsome Jack is an awesome one.
Plants vs. Zombies 2 is coming. Though the press release is short on details, PopCap Games has a tentative release date slated for Spring 2013.
Markham Asylum had a Plants vs. Zombies sequel on his wishlist. Considering how popular it is with casual and hardcore alike, making a sequel was a real no-brainer. While no platform has been announced, the first one was ported to every possible platform. I think it even showed up on the Tiger Game.com in some form. I’m sure we’ll get more of the same treatment here.
Press release after the jump, but it’s not much of a read.
After less than a year, Electronic Arts has opened Star Wars: The Old Republic’s doors to the free-to-play masses. Thought to be a possible World of Warcraft killer prior to its release, the game never surpassed 2 million active subscribers. Like most MMOs, BioWare’s critically-acclaimed, story-driven MMORPG subscription numbers dwindled as fickle gamers saw a squirrel or something.
Now, like The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online before it, Star Wars: The Old Republic will introduce a subscription-free model this fall. Subscription-free players will be able to play until level 50 with a few restrictions. Additionally, BioWare will introduce a secondary currency, in this case “Cartel Coins,” that can be used to jedi mind trick these restrictions away as well as customize gear and access “convenience features.”