The story of Metal Wolf Chaos is an interesting one. Like how developer FromSoftware wanted to make a mech game more appealing than its Armored Core series, and release it to a wider audience. So they did; but they released a game that took place in the United States, released it on the original Xbox, but was sold only in Japan. This meant you had to acquire not only the game, but a Japanese Xbox to play it, which is rather costly to do. Metal Wolf Chaos XD is an updated re-release that finally makes its way to modern consoles and PC thanks to Devolver Digital and General Arcade with FromSoftware’s help. Having minimal knowledge of the game, and experiencing it for the first time; this is a silly, uncomplicated yet really fun game that’s been worth the wait.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced a Collector’s Edition, Day One Edition, and the release date for DARK SOULS™ III, their highly anticipated action role-playing game from famed Japanese developer FROMSOFTWARE. DARK SOULS III will be available throughout North America and South America on April 12, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One®, and PC via STEAM®.
Sumthing Else Music Works and Sony Computer Entertainment America will release the Bloodborne™ Original Soundtrack as a CD album on April 21. Bloodborne™ is the latest action RPG from renowned Japanese developer FromSoftware, makers of the hit Dark Souls series, available exclusively on the PlayStation®4 system. The Bloodborne Original Soundtrack will be released to North American and European retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works, and for digital download from Sumthing.com.
Without having to wait for long, the PC version comes just over a month after the console release. And without question, it is the definitive release to play and enjoy. But beyond that, and more to the point Dark Souls II is pure excellence. There’s a challenge around every corner, lore hidden within conversations, and secrets begging to be revealed in the environment. It can be frustrating, but it can also be extremely satisfying too. It’s a deep game that demands your attention, and won’t let it go for long after you’ve put the controller down.
Dark Souls has gained quite the following over the past couple years and the series just keeps bringing in new players. With the Souls series “go anywhere play anyway you like” style, Souls games tend to be different for each and every player. This makes the task of creating a direct sequel difficult with such a wide variety of expectations on the line. From Software took to this challenge and created a title that was more of the same, and it’s wonderful.
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and FromSoftware today announced the impending arrival of three new DLC chapters to the critically acclaimed Dark Souls II. These three new DLC chapters known as The Lost Crowns trilogy will take Dark Souls II fans through entirely original areas to face a slew of unknown enemies, overcome diabolic challenges, and take-on fearsome bosses. Crown of the Sunken King, the first chapter in this DLC trilogy, will be available in the Americas on July, 22, 2014 followed by the DLC launches of Crown of the Old Iron King on August 26, 2014 and Crown of the Ivory King on September 24, 2014. A Season Pass program will also be offered for the entire The Lost Crowns trilogy via Steam for PC players in the Americas.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ARMORED CORE® V is now available in North America for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. If you couldn’t tell already, we have a review of the game.