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  • @Haru17 Nope, DQ XI has no voice acting (at least in the Japanese version). If I recall correctly, the Japanese version of DQ VIII also had no voice acting and they added it in localization, so it's not out of the question that they'll add it, but also not a sure thing.

  • @Haru17 It's kinda been up in the air whether or not it would come here. This is their first time officially stating their plans to localize it. It is launching in Japan today, so some people thought they may have to just import it. I believe it's just 3DS and PS4 at this point, though a Switch port is planned? Maybe?

  • The Allies sure have covered it enough before it was even announced for the west then, yeesh.

  • @Cypher that's why I'm hoping they add it for this one as well, I honestly don't understand how they can decide not to add VA to the japanese version.

    And it wasn't really doubtful if it was coming or not, they just hadn't announced it so there was nothing concrete on it, but I don't think it not coming was a realistic scenario

  • Because one spin off is not enough!!!

    Keep them coming!!!

  • I feel like they could do better than a dancing game though... Also, what are these going to be on? Vita? PS3? Q2 would have to be 3DS or Switch right?

  • @Haru17 said in That's News!:

    I feel like they could do better than a dancing game though...

    I don't really get "do better, It's a genre. A rhythm game can be just as good as something like an RPG.

  • @Sheria I mean the story could be almost as good as an RPG (but only if they remove Akechi). However, with a rhythm or fighting game you're always going to have the problem of writing the plot to necessitate all of these competitions every few minutes, which usually results in a lot of forced hostility among the characters.

    Rhythm games specifically are literally just pressing buttons to music, so gameplay and level design-wise they could definitely do better. Like how about Persona 5: My Life as a Shadow where you design your own palace Animal Crossing-style and defend it from metaverse travelers? Or even just a Persona walking simulator after story thing where you get to just hang out with the characters and not have to worry about a schedule or combat — that's probably the part people care about most in Persona games.

  • @Haru17 I do agree they could do other maybe more interesting stuff, but I've enjoyed all of them so I don't mind seen more of them.

    As for platforms Q2 I would imagine it is the Etrian Odyssey team so probably 3DS again, and likely coming out relatively soon, the dancing game I would probably say PS4, I don't know if they would collaborate with the team that makes the Hatsune Miku games, but Sega already has that precedent, although I still see a fair amount of Vita releases for Japan so it could also be there.

  • @bard91
    I'm telling you, PDAN2, PQ2, and P5A are going to be announced, and what the hell lets add P5 Platinum Gold, and Persona Warriors to the mix

    Also apprently MGS5 is getting some kind of major update next month.

  • @DMCMaster said in That's News!:

    Also apprently MGS5 is getting some kind of major update next month.

    Wat? Does it add anything? So late...

    Edit: Nevermind, it's just multiplayer junk. You can play as Ocelot apparently, which might be cool for fans, but he's just another MP skin really.

  • @DMCMaster what I really hope they announce on Wednesday is P3 and P4 on PS4, I've seen a lot of people wanting to jump into those but not having a way to play them and they should really capitalize on that, I guess the dream would be a remake of those but I'm keeping my expectations in check.

  • Just let me play Persona 4 without a Vita. I can go back to PS3 for 3, but it just bugs me so much not being able to play the definitive version of 4 without buying a dead Gameboy or a Gameboy-branded Apple TV.

  • well we didn't have to wait till Wednesday for the inevitable anime to be announced.

  • Last few days have been pretty slow for news. This is as good as it gets

    Last, but not least, the press release includes the forecast for the current fiscal year – ending on March 31st, 2018 – for Sony Corporation as a whole and split by segment. Notably, Sony Interactive Entertainment predicts to ship 18 million units, which means that the company expects lifetime PS4 shipments to reach 78 million by the end of March.

    I'm just interested where the PS4 sales will end up. Obviously a lot will depend on how long it's on sale for but I'd personally be very confident it'll be at least the 2nd best selling home console. Hitting Gameboy/DS/PS2 numbers would probably take some serious price cuts and significant headway into new markets.

  • Al Pacino to play Fred Flintstone in new Live action Flintstones movie

    Not really, but its bound to make someone chuckle

  • Senran Kagura: Burst is getting a PS4 remake. Seems like it's gonna play a lot more like the Versus games than the original 3DS titles too.

  • @DeweyDTruman As someone who started with Burst this is great news as Burst is, compared to later games, pretty rough now. How Yumi fits in there I dunno though, maybe they'll add a 3rd story arc for Gessen?
    I hope for a Deep Crimson remake too.

    Also don't forget about the announcement of Senran Kagura 7even, PS4 exclusive (most probably will get a Steam release in the west eventually).

    In other awesome japan news, .hack G.U. Last Recode will not only contain the trilogy but is getting a whole new 4th episode that continues the story. Japan release November 2017.

  • BioWare Montreal is Now Part of Motive. Casey Hudson is Back!?

    Posting this here because if I make a thread only one person will respond lol. Even though the merger is interesting I thought Casey Hudson returning to head Edmonton and Austin teams is even more of a surprise.