Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X - new gameplay details

- new evolution and the definitive edition of the Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission
- form your own teams using a maximum of five cards from a total of 3,300 cards
- five-versus-five battles in a card battle adventure game
- all eight Dragon Ball Heroes missions, all 10 “Galaxy Missions,” all eight “Evil Dragon Missions,” and all 10 “God Missions”
- over 240 characters
- first-print copies of the game will include a set of five cards for Super Dragon Ball Heroes: “Tokusei Hero Avatar Card,” Son Goku: Xeno,” “Vegeta: Xeno,” “Darkness Majin Towa,” and “Vegito (Super Saiyan Blue)”

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns launching on February 28th in NA, Mario costumes coming as well

– Mario’s Outfit and Hat: Mama mia! The iconic plumber’s signature red and blue uniform gives your running speed a boost.
– Luigi’s Outfit and Hat: Luigi’s costume will improve your luck at fishing. Others will be green with envy!
– Princess Peach’s Dress and Tiara: This regal dress and tiara will make you better friends with other characters. Sweet!
– Toad’s Outfit and Hat: The tireless Toad’s outfit causes your stamina to recharge automatically over time.

“In celebration of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the longest-running farming and life simulation series, the beloved Bokujo Monogatari franchise – now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West – returns with its biggest adventure yet in STORY OF SEASONS: Trio of Towns. Settled on a homestead in the middle of three distinct and uniquely themed locales, players can explore a diverse landscape as they search for new ways to grow their farms and friendships. Extensive customization and gameplay options are on offer in Trio of Towns, with each village offering its own variety of regional crops, lads and ladies to romance, animals, festivals, furniture, decorations and more. More ways to play sprout up as players connect to one another locally or via the internet to chat, trade, and enhance items on a mysterious multiplayer island.”

Arby's shares some love for Dragon Quest VIII

Arby's is on fire when it comes to video game references. They clearly have someone that's a fan of games over there. While this stuff might seem silly at first, it's also a pretty fun gesture. Thanks to Jeff for the heads up!

Dragon Ball Fusions - avatar customization trailer, Japanese online events, more screens

More screens and art here

Online events re-run in Japan

Challenge #1 (January 18th to January 24th)

Challenge: battle against Goku Black (deal as much damage as possible)
Participation reward: Super Saiyan Trunks (Super)
Rank reward: Light Sword (a new special move for Super Saiyan Trunks (Super))
Clear reward: new title (Mother’s Spirit)
Challenge #2 (January 25th to January 31st)

Challenge: battle against Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta (defeat him as many times as possible)
Participation reward: Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta
Rank reward: Final Kamehameha (a new special move for Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta)
Clear reward: new title (Savior)
Challenge 3 (February 1st to February 7th)

Challenge: battle against Fusion Zamasu (defeat him as fast as possible)
Participation reward: Fusion Zamasu
Rank reward: Holy Wrath (unlock a new special move for Fusion Zamasu)
Clear reward: new title (The One Who Felled God)
Also, don’t forget that if you do an EX Fusion with Zamasu and Son Goku, you can get Gomasu.

Begin the year by saving the world in DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

20th January 2017 – Celebrate the beginning of a new year with a great adventure in DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, releasing today for Nintendo 3DS family systems. In this handheld retelling of the DRAGON QUEST title that introduced the series to Europe, adventurers can see away the winter with a grander and greater tale filled with new story content, side quests, and the ability to recruit two new characters, all playable wherever heroes venture. Get a taste of the epic adventure that awaits with the DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King launch trailer.

When the evil jester Dhoulmagus comes to Castle Trodain and steals King Trode’s sceptre, he carves a trail of chaos in his wake, beginning by turning his majesty into a troll, Princess Medea into a horse, and the residents of the castle into plants. Only one castle guard escapes the curse, and escorts the King and his daughter on an adventure to retrieve the sceptre, put an end to Dhoulmagus’ diabolical plans, and restore the kingdom of Trodain.

Whether players are revisiting the rich story of DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King or diving into the adventure for the first time, they can enjoy brand new content that provides more backstory about the dastardly Dhoulmagus and The Hero who aims to stop him. All cut-scenes vital to the plot are also accompanied by full voice-acting, including the new story content and a new alternative ending.

As well as new adventure content, two new characters can be recruited in the form of Red, a former rival of The Hero’s sidekick Yangus, and Morrie, the owner of the Monster Arena. By capturing specific monsters throughout their adventure, players can create their own bands of monsters to send into battle inside the Monster Arena. More powerful monsters means stronger teams and more cunning strategies to be devised in the quest to best all seven ranks, including the new X Rank.

DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King has already proven itself a hit with critics, who found that this title is an ideal way for players to begin their year in gaming:

Nintendo Life: "Dungeons and towns are equally thoughtfully designed, indicative of a welcome wider attention to detail"
Eurogamer: "Dragon Quest 8's Grimm-like story is told with clarity, sincerity and exquisite wit."
IGN UK: "Character design is nothing short of incredible and surely represents some of famed designer Akira Toriyama’s best work."

There are even more enhancements to the classic adventure for players to enjoy, with the new Quick Save function allowing for the action to be paused and saved any time outside of battle and cut-scenes, while the Speed Up feature allows warriors in a hurry to battle monsters with greater haste.

Adventurers can even share mementos of their journey with friends, and at the press of a button can begin setting up and taking their ideal photos, complete with special poses, stickers, filters, and frames to add a personal touch to their memory. All of these images can be saved to the SD card and shared via StreetPass to other DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King owners, who can give these images an approving thumbs-up. The more thumbs-up a player earns for their images, the higher the chance that they’ll earn new items to aid them in their quest to defeat Dhoulmagus. For more information about these new features, check out our DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King website.

Begin the New Year with an adventure to save the world with DRAGON QUEST VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, out now for Nintendo 3DS family systems.

Dragon Quest VIII - First 10 Minutes

Thanks to Mistert for the heads up!