So, I listen to a lot of gaming related things in a given week. I have my Super Best Friendcast, my Podquisition, and my Up At Noon. I enjoy all of these shows quite a lot, but lately whenever any of the hosts say anything inaccurate, I tend to fidget about in frustration, as I am unable to correct a blatant mistake I noticed. I’ve actually stopped watching certain episodes of these shows because of an off-handed inaccurate statement, like saying that the Wii version of Twilight Princess was better and more definitive than the GameCube version. Which is objectively wrong and anyone who disagrees does not deserve to be listened to.
So here’s an announcement I’ve been waiting on for a while. After being announced to release several months ago, the final piece of downloadable content for Dark Souls III, entitled The Ringer City, will be released on March 28th, 2017, just in time to close out Bandai Namco’s fiscal year. This release will be followed by Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition, a game of the year edition of the 2016 title, on April 21st. While I am not as loving of the series as most seem to be, I have a strong affection towards it and have been anticipating a full release like this since… well, since the game was announced. Expect a review of it… eventually.
Bandai Namco also had another announcement this week, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s news of a PC port. The Level-5 developed RPG Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be heading to PC via Steam, and on the same day as the PS4 version no less. When exactly that date is has yet to be confirmed, but the publisher has stated that they intend to release the game simultaneously worldwide, which is a far cry from the 14 month period between the Japanese and western releases of the original PS3 title, and infinitely better than the DS one, which never left the country, much to the dismay of my 16-year-old self.
Moving on, Square Enix and Marvel announced a multi-game multi-year partnership that, in typical Square Enix fashion, was revealed far, far too early. The first game of this partnership, which is based on the Avengers, is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. A brief CG trailer showing, well, basically nothing was revealed to announce this title, but for those who want more information, they will need to wait until 2018. Making this whole announcement rather pointless, as is pretty much any announcement that is only accompanied by a CG trailer.
That’s all I have lined up for this week. Now to resume my adventures through Dragon Quest VIII, Higurashi Chapter 4, and later a dragon dating sim that I was sent a review code of for some reason.