Friday, April 22, 2016

So what's in the news?

Quite a bit today, actually.  God Eater Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst have western release dates!



So... here's the deal - and it's a bit convoluted:

  • God Eater Resurrection is PSN-only, and will launch on June 26th (PS4/Vita)
  • God Eater 2: Rage Burst will launch on August 30th
  • The PS4 "day one edition" of Rage Burst will include a download code for Resurrection
  • There will not be a physical version of Rage Burst on Vita.  Because fuck you, Vita player, that's why. 


  • buuut there will be a physical release on Vita in Europe (because fuck you North American Vita player, that's why). 
  • And if you preorder Rage Burst for Vita digitally in Europe, you'll also get Resurrection free. 

So I guess I'm importing Vita carts from Europe now.


Tales of Berseria, AKA Empowered Heroine Ho (it does, in fact, feature Tales' first lone female hero) will launch in the West on PS4 in "early 2017."



Squenix's I Am Setsuna will drop on PS4 and PC (digital-only) in the west on July 19th.  And not on Vita because fuck you Vita player, that's why.

 Elsewhere, Randy Pitchford and the Gearbox crew admitted during a panel at PAX East that the developer's next project is Borderlands 3 - which is probably wise, given how not-hyped everyone is for Battleborn.

Oh, also, y'know that cute little indie platformer where you're like a ball, and going into the floor is like diving into a reverse-gravity well?  It's comin' to PS4 and Vita... on April 26th because APRIL IS THE MONTH INDIES CANNOT IGNORE.



I think I am, mechanically, in love.
The Sun and Moon, the winner of Ludum Dare 29, is a platformer with a unique mechanic: you can dive into the ground. Momentum is conserved but gravity is reversed, letting you fling yourself high into the air or deep beneath the surface. The goal is always straightforward - collect the three orbs in the level and jump into the wormhole - but spikes, endless drops and impossible heights make this more and more difficult.

Key Features
  • Dive into the ground - This unique mechanic preserves your momentum, letting you use the level itself to overcome a huge range of challenges.
  • Conquer over 150 levels - Run, jump and dive your way through levels spanning from easy to brutally difficult. You'll need to both master the controls as well as think outside the box.
  • Non-linear level unlock system - Explore the game in whatever order best suits you.
  • Achieve Time Goals - Three tiers of medals provide an additional challenge for even the easiest levels.
  • Minimalistic graphics - Straight-to-the-point graphics help you focus on the gameplay.
  • Music by Dubmood - A killer track that grows as you progress.
Siiigh do I have enough PSN funbucks for April 26th..?

Anyway, also on Vita, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Force will launch in the west on July 12th.  Still no explanation why we were denied the awesomer-looking Gundam Breaker 3.

What else, what else... Oh yeah.  Some bungfaces are trying to take down TheVitaLounge.

-source-

And by this point, I think we know why.

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