Atlus gives update on Persona Q2 status

It's been a long time since Atlus has mentioned anything about Persona Q2. People have been getting a little worried, but thankfully we have a positive update from the dev team. Persona producer Kazuhisa Wada was featured in the latest issue of Famitsu, and when the topic of Persona Q2 came up, he said the title is in "earnest development."

Pokemon Shuffle - content update for May 22nd, 2018

- this cycle continues the Escalation Battle from last week
- Ultra Challenge Stage is a stage for Celesteela
- Great Challenge Stages are Alolan Exeggutor, Bellossom, Cresselia, Comfey & Kommo-o
- Daily Pokémon are Spiritomb, Girafarig, Kecleon, Shuckle & Relicanth
- One Chance Per Day stage for Cosmog
- Competitive stage for Mega Camerupt
- Pokémon Safari containing Pidove, Numel, Hippopotas (Female), Jangmo-o, Tranquill, Unfezant, Hakamo-o, Camerupt, Hippowdon (Female) & Unfezant Female

Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~ - Ep. 8 promo video

We are eight episodes in with Layton Mystery Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Files~, and there's still no word on an official localization. Maybe something will come up with the announcement of the 3DS game coming to Switch? Would be cool to see the game come stateside alongside the anime. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for that.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - Ultra Kalos Classic Battle Competition entry gift now available

If you registered for the Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition and completed at least one match, you can now claim your participation prize of 50 Battle Points. Just log in to the PGL using the game that you used to participate in the Ultra Kalos Classic Online Competition.

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon/Sun/Moon - Xerneas & Yveltal distribution ending soon

- special distribution of Xerneas & Yveltal to celebrate the Year of Legendary Pokémon is due to end soon
- ending this Sunday in the US and Canada
- ending on Saturday in Europe
- event will give a Yveltal to Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Ultra Sun players and Xerneas to Pokémon Moon & Ultra Moon players
- Pokémon also differ between Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

US - Gamestop - May 4th through May 27th
Canada - EB Games - May 4th through May 27th
UK & Spain - GAME - May 4th through May 26th
France - Micromania - May 4th through May 26th
Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland & Italy - Gamestop - May 4th through May 26th
Australia - EB Games - May 4th through May 26th
Belgium & The Netherlands - GameMania - May 4th through May 26th

Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume I Remastered Version Available Now

SAN DIEGO - May 21, 2018 - Scarlet Moon Records is thrilled to make available Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Vol. 1 Remastered Version, a special re-issue of the award-winning 2014 album that features jazzy lullabies of game music classics. The series features GENTLE LOVE, a jazz duo comprised of Metal Gear Solid/Bayonetta series composer Norihiko Hibino on sax and Etrian Odyssey/PersonaQ pianist AYAKI performing game music favorites in a jazzy lullaby style to sleep and relax to. The remastered version aligns the sound more closely to the rest of the series and adds two additional bonus tracks, including "Fisherman's Horizon" from Final Fantasy VIII and an original composition by GENTLE LOVE titled "He Chose You." Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies, Vol. I Remastered Version is fully licensed and available now:

The full track list is as follows:

01. Lifestream (Final Fantasy VII)
02. Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64)
03. Song of the Ancients (NieR)
04. Lost Painting (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
05. Maiden in Black (Demon's Souls)
06. Main Theme (Genso Suikoden)
07. Singing Emotion (Chrono Cross)
08. A Wish... (Secret of Mana)
09. Auriel's Ascension (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)
10. Aquatic Ambiance (Donkey Kong Country)
11. Fisherman's Horizon (Final Fantasy VIII) [Bonus]
12. He Chose You (Original) [Bonus]

"It's a wonderful feeling to be able to circle back around and give new life to the original album that started it all," explains Scarlet Moon producer Jayson Napolitano. "We've already got the next volume recorded, and we're currently mastering it and putting together artwork and other materials for a physical release, so please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks and months!"

Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies has enjoyed six album releases including two compilation volumes, two more dedicated to Secret of Mana and UNDERTALE, respectively, a compilation of battle themes turned into lullabies, and a charity EP in honor of late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

For more information about the Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies series, visit the official website: http://www.scarletmoonproductions.com/sleep/

Etrian Odyssey X - more footage, all old class illustrations coming as DLC

In addition to the new footage, Atlus has announced that all the class illustrations of previous games will be available as downloadable content. It will be free for a while, after which it becomes paid.

Man salvages broken DS Lites, turns them into custom GBA creations

Now those are some gorgeous creations. Why throw away a busted DS Lite when you can give it a bit of a revamp, throw some new paint on there, and use it as a way to play GBA games? I'm glad I don't have any broken DS Lites, but that said, I'd love to have one of these!

Digital Foundry Retro -

Nintendo DS vs Sony PSP - when these two handhelds debuted at E3 2004, it looked like the most one-sided console war ever, but history would go on to tell a very different story. Join John and Rich for this look back over the reveal of two very different mobile devices, each of which would help define the template of handheld gaming - right up until today.

Capcom shares results of their Mega Man fan survey

Famitsu recently conducted a survey about the Mega Man franchise, and 1,473 Japanese people participated in answering. Here are the results of that survey.

- a majority of people started playing the franchise with Mega Man 2
- Bass was the most popular character, with Protoman coming second, and Mega Man coming third.
- the favorite stage out of the Classic series was Gravity Man’s stage, with Snake Man’s and Quick Man’s stages following
- Quick Man’s stage was voted as the hardest to beat, followed by Guts Man and Wily Stage 1 from the original Mega Man
- the ‘hardest boss to beat’ was Yellow Devil, followed by Quick Man and Wily Capsule from Mega Man 7.
- Metal Blade was the winner of the ‘Favorite boss weapon’ question, though Pharaoh Shot and Slash Claw were popular too
- one question on the survey was ‘What you would advise Dr. Wily to do if you were his assistant’.
- fans suggested all the bosses fighting Mega Man at once, using more spikes, and making bosses out of Met helmets

The survey also looked at 2,603 people who responded from outside of Japan, with most living in North America.

- many people commented on the Mega Man X and Mega Man Battle Network series as well
- favorite Classic Mega Man game was Mega Man 2, then Mega Man 3, and then Mega Man 8 was in third place
- favorite characters were Bass and Protoman, with Roll, Metal Man and Mega Man rounding out the top 5
- ‘Favorite BGM’ had people choosing Mega Man X series BGMs
- favorite classic series music was Dr. Wily Stage 1 from Mega Man 2
- Galaxy Man Stage and Spark Man Stage themes took second and third
- most of the BGMs came from Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3