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Check out more gameplay for Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack

Koei Tecmo has shared more gameplay footage of the Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack. Launching for Nintendo Switch on April 22nd, 2021, the trilogy includes; Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX, and Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack gameplay footage shared

Koei Tecmo has shared first gameplay footage of Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack in a recent 3 hour long live-streamed event. Launching for Nintendo Switch on April 22nd, 2021, the trilogy includes; Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey DX, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book DX, and Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings DX. Check out the full archived live-stream above.

Become the Ultimate Ninja in NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection, Launching for Switch on June 10th, 2021

Ryu returns!

Today, KOEI TECMO America and famed developer Team NINJA revealed the long-awaited and highly-anticipated NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System (playable on PlayStation®5 via Backward Compatibility), the Xbox One consoles (playable on Xbox Series X|S via Backward Compatibility), and Windows PC via Steam®. The collection, slated to launch on June 10, 2021, will package the classic game NINJA GAIDEN Sigma alongside beloved titles NINJA GAIDEN Sigma 2 and NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge - with most of the previously released game modes and DLC costumes in one thrilling collection.

The NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection brings the renowned action games to PC and consoles, allowing fans and newcomers alike to experience the tale of “super ninja” Ryu Hayabusa as he battles deadly fiends causing chaos around the world. NINJA GAIDEN Sigma, originally released in 2007, set the standard of high-speed action for the series – introducing dual-wielding weapons, and a Mission Mode alongside its gripping Story Mode. NINJA GAIDEN Sigma 2, originally released in 2009, continued Hayabusa’s journey alongside characters Ayane, Rachel, and Momiji, with four difficulty levels testing player’s battle techniques with every heart-stopping fight. The latest entry, NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge, originally released in 2012, upped the challenge with powerful new enemies and fiercely violent depictions, as well as bringing Kasumi into the action, making it the series’ most alluring white-knuckle experience to date.

The nostalgic yet timeless action of the three games offers a highly responsive and challenging experience – with battles that require defensive and offensive moves similar to fighting games. Players can enjoy playing as the fan-favorite ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, alongside the additional characters such as Ayane, Rachel, Momiji and Kasumi as they appeared in the original version of the games. Master your favorite characters in intense action-packed battles like only the NINJA GAIDEN series can deliver.

“NINJA GAIDEN is one of the most important and monumental titles for the Team NINJA brand, but we haven't been able to release the series title on current generation platforms, so I am very delighted to be able to release it in this format as a trilogy,” says Yosuke Hayashi, Chief Head of Team NINJA. “If you enjoy challenging action games, we hope you will give it a try.”

Adds Fumihiko Yasuda, Head of Team NINJA: “NINJA GAIDEN is the origin of Team NINJA's action games, and I hope that not only fans of the series, but also fans of the Nioh series will play these games. I hope that the day will come soon when I can provide information about the next game in the NINJA GAIDEN series, which I’ve been continuously saying that I want to develop, but until then, please play as the ‘super ninja’ Ryu Hayabusa in the NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection.”

To celebrate the reveal of NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection, Team NINJA will also run a special collaboration with Nioh 2. The development team have created the “Dragon Ninja” skin, which players can use to transform themselves into Ryu Hayabusa, the protagonist of NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection. Players who own Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition (PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, and Steam) or Nioh 2 (PS5 and PS4) can download this costume for use in-game starting on Feb. 18 – with further details on this collaboration detailed on the official Nioh 2 website.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity's Expansion Pass fully detailed

Lots more fun to come

Nintendo revealed an expansion pass for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. You can see the full breakdown of what's included in the Expansion Pass below, along with some new screens.

Splatoon 2/Mario Splatfest Keychain and Age of Calamity Acrylic Panel Art restocked on My Nintendo

Hurry!

Now's your second chance to grab two My Nintendo items that sold out ridiculously quickly. Both the Splatoon 2/Mario Splatfest Keychain and Age of Calamity Acrylic Panel Art have returned, and as usual, we have no idea how many units there are. Don't wait long if you want to grab one of these, as this could be the last restock. Both items can be found here.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV "Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack" - more gameplay

The Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack for the series' latest title "ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIV" is available at last! An all new world of strategy awaits you. Make a display of your strategies on an increasingly worldly stage!

Outwit Adversaries in Ancient China in Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack, Available Now

Isn't it romantic?

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms series has certainly had a few installments release outside of Japan, but they've never really much success. Could Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack and the Switch be the perfect combo for a breakthrough moment? We'll find out soon, as the game has just launched in NA/EU today. Check out full details on this installment below.

Today, KOEI TECMO America and famed developer Kou Shibusawa are proud to launch Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack on the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®. This Expansion Pack is the latest addition to the RTK historic simulation franchise that has been a staple in strategy gaming for over 35 years.

The Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack introduces four new scenarios into the Three Kingdoms experience, enabling gamers to play as unique warlords who were active during several stages of the time period – and depending on the forces chosen, players will be presented with completely different paths in their attempts to unify China. The four new Scenarios include “The Intentions of Two Yuans” (October 191), a story that depicts how the ambition of warlords clash after the Anti-Dong Zhuo Coalition collapses; “The Battle of Chibi” (October 208), the biggest turning point for Romance of the Three Kingdoms; the “Anti-Guan Yu Coalition” (July 219), where Wei and Wu join forces to prevent Guan Yu from advancing north; and “The Conquest of Liaodong” (January 238), portraying the subjugation of Gongsun Yuan, the King of Yan, by Sima Yi. And while the game portrays classic events like Sun Jian’s sudden death and Zhou Yu’s scheme to sow dissension, players will also be able to create their own striking moments with the new Event Editor. Here, players can combine backgrounds, speakers, BGM, messages, and officer images into a historic recreation all their own.

In addition, the thrilling new War Chronicles Mode introduces five new short scenarios to the battlefield, including the “Anti Dong Zhou Coalition”, “The Battle of Guandu”, “The Battle of Chibi”, “The Battle for Jing Province”, and “The Battle for Wuzhang Plains”. In this new mode, gamers will take command of forces which cannot be chosen in normal scenarios -- such as Zhou Yu in “The Battle of Chibi” and rivals Zhuge Liang or Sima Yi in the heated “Battle of Wuzhang Plains” -- and each scenario will include original events, adding even more excitement to the classic scenes in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. At the conclusion of each scenario, players will be evaluated and given a score according to several factors including how many turns were used, how many orders were consumed, and how many times a coordinated tactic was executed, testing the true skills of every gamer out on the virtual battlefield.

New officer characteristics and special tactics have also been added, along with new buildings for specific topography, a calendar that enables you to reflect on previous activities in the game, the ability to trade with the great Eurasian empires like Rome and India, and the all-new “Destroy Building” ability – enabling you to sabotage structures on the map, and even set traps like falling rocks!

Also included in the Expansion Pack is the ability for players to interact with cities of foreign tribes, including the tribes of Wuhuan, Xianbei, Qiang, Nanman and Shanyue. While it has always been important to deal with conflicts in the central areas of China, now players must think twice about strategies on the borders where tense battles can now emerge. If players decide to open trade with the foreign tribes of the region, they can send envoys to develop their relations after acquiring certain geographic advantages. For example: conquering Yo Province allows friendships to form with Wuhuan, while conquering Bing Province allows strong relations to form with Xianbei. Players will also have the choice to deploy their troops to conquer these tribes. Once players form strong relations with, or successfully conquer the tribe, an Outlander Officer will join their forces. These extremely powerful officers utilize the “Siyi” formation to gain the upper hand in mountainous areas or forests. In fact, each tribe has a unique trait assigned to them -- Qiang officers can activate “Bow Cavalry”, while Xianbei officers are equipped with “War Chariot”. Strategically recruiting Outlander Officers with desired traits will be pivotal in unifying China!

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack features a variety of early purchase bonus items that will be available to freely download within the first two weeks from launch. The bonus scenario ‘The Fall of Shu Han’ will be available for players on all platforms, while the ‘Battle of Yiling’ scenario, originally a bonus for the release of Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV, will be available exclusively to Switch players. Additionally, the ‘Legends of Galactic Heroes’ collaboration scenario ‘In the Middle of an Endless Dream’ and all characters of ‘Legend of the Galactic Heroes’ collaboration DLC #1 through #5 will be available as a Switch exclusive bonus. Characters excluding Reinhard and Yang will be available for two weeks after launch. A variety of free updates will also be made available to the game post launch.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy swimsuit costume DLC pack now available in Japan

Bikinis and trunks.

The third DLC pack for Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is now available in Japan. Including 7 swimsuit costumes (listed below), you can check out screenshots of each one here via Famitsu. The Season Pass that includes this DLC won't be available westside until March 2021.

① Ryza's Swimsuit "Tropical Summer"
② Lent's Swimsuit "Beach Flag King"
③ Tao's Swimsuit "School Trip"
④ Klaudia's Swimsuit "Black Monokini"
⑤ Patricia's Swimsuit "White Beach Corset"
⑥ Clifford's Swimsuit "Ocean Treasure"
⑦ Serri's Swimsuit "Bitter Chocolate"

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack devs talk overseas expectations, and future support

It IS the month for romance, after all

We don't often see Romance of the Three Kingdoms titles heading outside of Japan, but franchise fans around the world will soon have the chance to check out on Switch. In an interview with NintendoEverything, producer Kazuhiro Echigoya talks about what the team is expecting as far as reception outside of Japan.

In Japan and the rest of Asia, the Nintendo Switch is a huge market, so we created the English version of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle, with the anticipation of the Switch marketing becoming just as strong in the west as in Asia. Fortunately, the Switch version has been well-received in Japan and Asia, so we hope everyone in the west will also enjoy it.

It's great to see the series get some love around the world, but is this a one-and-done situation, or are future installments going to get localized as well? Echigoya answered that question with this.

As long as there is a big market for the Switch, I think we will continue to release future entries for it, and release it concurrently with other versions.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack getting physical release in Asia with English support

Get in on your pre-order now!

As of right now, it doesn't sound like there's going to be a North American physical release for Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack. That has obviously upset some fans, but now there's no need to worry anymore. A new option is available, and it's perfect for importing.

Play-Asia has confirmed that a physical release of Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack is heading to Asia, and it includes English support. You can pre-order it right now, and it's available on April 22nd, 2021.

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