BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION SPECIAL EDITION ANNOUNCED RELEASE DATE

Arc System Works just revealed that BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION Special Edition will start the service on February 7th, 2019 in Japan and North America, then the following day on February 8th it will start in Europe. The game is designed and will be publishedfor Switch (Nintendo) console by Arc System Works. The company offers both physical cartridge and digital license with estimated prices are ¥5,184/cartridge (tax included) and ¥4,800/license (tax included) respectively (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The game is considered as a complete edition of the last chaper in BLAZBLUE series – BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION (2016) because it comes with all of 2016 version released DLCs such as playable characters (ES, Mai, Susano’o and Jubei), color schemes, system voices, etc.. Furthermore, according to the information written on the official website, the game has both English and Japanese subtitles but only has Japanese audio, plus it doesn’t support cross-platform online mode.

A new adaptation title of Attack on Titan called Attack on Titan TACTICS just opened pre-registration. The game is designed for Android and iOS by DeNa. The company planned to release it within 2019 in Japan, however specific date isn’t shared yet. They didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus the language in game is Japanese. Currently, players already can pre-register the game on its official website to receive newest information as well as pre-registration rewards. According to the information written on the official website, it will be launched as free-to-play with in-app purchases (estimated price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTED: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), there is a high chance that gacha system will be implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows strategy genre, tactic style and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms. Furthermore, β-test is approaching so further information may reveal soon. Besides the pre-registration, the company is also recruiting β-testers for the game on the official website. Recruitment is available until January 17th, 2019 23:59 (JST). The conditions to be chosen as β-tester includes passing the quiz test about TV anime series of Attack on Titan and completing the β-test application. There is no restriction about the number of attempts for the quiz test so applicants can retry as many times as applicants intend, however, the language is Japanese.

Koei Tecmo just revealed that Samurai Warriors 4 DX will start the service on March 14th, 2019 in Japan. The game is designed for PlayStation 4 (Sony) and Switch (Nintendo) consoles by Omega Force, and will be published by Koei Tecmo. The publisher didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to play whole game under Japanese language. On PlayStation 4, players can purchase digital license via Playstation Store (requires Japan account) or third-party retailers such as Amazon (requires Japan account). On Switch console, players can purchase digital license via Nintendo eShop (requires changing account region to Japan) or third-party retailers such as Amazon (requires Japan account). The publisher offers two purchase options including Standard Edition and Samurai Warriors DX 15th Year Anniversary BOX Edition with estimated prices are ¥5,800/copy (tax excluded) and ¥14,800/package (tax excluded) respectively (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The Samurai Warriors DX 15th Year Anniversary BOX consists of x1 copy of the game, x1 artbook (64 pages), x4 soundtrack CDs, x4 music video DVDs and x144 postcards. The game is considered as a complete edition of Samurai Warriors 4 (2014) because it comes with all of 2014 released DLCs including costumes, character customization options, weapons, mounts, scenarios and BGM.

A new title in SaGa series called Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe just started the service on December 6th, 2018 in Japan. The game is designed and published for Android and iOS platforms by Square Enix. The company didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus language in game is Japanese. In Japan, it has been launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), take note that gacha system is also implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows turn-based RPG genre and owns an anime-style art under old-fashioned 8 bits graphics. Furthermore, its background is set 300 years later after Romancing SaGa 3, so players can easily notice many connections with other titles in the series.

A new adaptation title of Hunter x Hunter called Hunter x Hunter Greed Adventure just started the service on December 5th, 2018 in Japan. The game is designed and published for Android and iOS platforms by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment. The company didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus the language in game is Japanese. In Japan, it has been launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), take note that gacha system is also implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows action RPG genre, even though called action, the battle is mainly automatic, players only need flick to avoid the attacks or tap to activate skill. Plus, in some battles, players can choose co-op mode instead of single player mode to clear the battle easier, the mode supports max up to four players. The game owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms. Furthermore, in its story, the game not only reflects a part of original works, but also leads players to a whole new arc.

A brand new title based on SNK’s IP – サムライスピリッツ (translation: SAMURAI SPIRITS, English: Samurai Shodown) just started the service on December 3rd, 2018 in China under the name Samurai Shodown: The Legend of Hazy Moon. The game is designed and published for Android and iOS platforms by Tencent. The company also revealed that they have planned to publish it globally but detailed information such as pre-registration, release date, etc. isn’t shared yet. If don’t want to wait or want to take a look first, players can download directly from official website or via third-party app, however the language in game is Chinese (Simplified). In China, it has been launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥1/item¥648/item, ※NOTE: This is Chinese Yuan, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), take note that gacha system is also implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows action RPG genre with traditional combat system: To win a battle or complete a mission, players have to skillfully combine between basic attack, special attack and ultimate skill to take down all the enemies. Besides, when being attacked, players can dodge to avoid taking the damage. The game owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics. When starting, players can choose one out of four classes including Miko, Archer, Ninja and Samurai. Furthermore, there are many modes for players to explore such as story, challenge, PVE and even PVP.

Idea Factory just announced a new title in Hyperdimension Neptunia series called Mega Miracle Force as the celebration project of the company 25th year anniversary. The game is designed for Android and iOS by Idea Factory. The company planned to release it in late January, 2019 in Japan, however specific date isn’t shared yet. They didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus the language in game is Japanese. Currently, players already can pre-register the game on its official website to receive newest information as well as pre-registration rewards. According to the information written on the official website, it will be launched as free-to-play with in-app purchases (estimated price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTED: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), there is a high chance that gacha system will be implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows turn-based RPG genre and owns an anime-style art under 2D graphics with all characters in game are featured in their chibi forms. Furthermore, many characters from Compile Heart and Idea Factory are expected to appear in the game.

A new title in Million Arthur series called Han-Gyaku-Sei Million Arthur just started the service on November 29th, 2018 in Japan. The game is designed for Android and iOS platforms by the joint development between Square Enix and NetEase Games. The game has been published in Japan under the name 叛逆性ミリオンアーサー by Square Enix, while in China it has been published under the name 叛逆性百万亚瑟王 (2018) by NetEase Games. The companies didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players need to choose either Japan client or China client. For Japan client, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, and the language in game is Japanese. For China client, players have to download directly from its official website or via third-party app, and the language in game is Chinese. In both countries, it has been launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), take note that gacha system is also implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows MMORPG genre and owns an anime-style art under 3D graphics.

A new title in Shining series called BLADE ARCUS Rebellion from Shining will start the service on March 14th, 2019 in Japan. The game is designed for PlayStation 4 (Sony) and Switch (Nintendo) consoles by Studio Saizensen, and will be published by Sega Games. The publisher offers two purchase options including Standard Edition and Premium Fan Box Edition with estimated prices are ¥5,990/copy (tax excluded) and ¥9,490/package (tax excluded) respectively (※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region, plus some retailers may offer cheaper price). The Premium Fan Box Edition consists of x1 copy of the game, x1 costume DLC code, x1 artbook, x1 drama CD, x1 music CD, x1 collector box and x3 posters. Just like the previous title – Blade Arcus from Shining: Battle Arena (2016), the game follows fighting genre with two-on-two tag battle system and owns an anime-style art under 2D graphics. Furthermore, it will introduce to players 6 six new characters from Shining Resonance Refrain including Yuma Ilburn, Kirika Towa Alma, Sonia Blanche, Rinna Mayfield, Zest Graham and Excela Noa Aura.

A new title in Phantasy Star series called IDOLA Phantasy Star Saga just started the service on November 26th, 2018 in Japan as the celebration project of the series 30th year anniversary. The game is designed and published for Android and iOS platforms by Sega Games. The company didn’t reveal any plan regarding to global release yet, so if deciding to play, players have to download via Japan Play Store or third-party app, plus the language in game is Japanese. In Japan, it has been launched as free-to-play app with in-app purchases (price range: ¥120/item¥9,800/item, ※NOTE: This is Japanese Yen, the currency may change based on buyer’s region), take note that gacha system is also implemented just like other mobile games. The game follows turn-based RPG genre and owns an anime-style art under 2D graphics.