Hey Geeks! Welcome to Hit or Mith, our weekly anime and video games news round up. Here’s this week’s highlight to keep your geeky appetite satisfied.
Sony announced this week that they are releasing a virtual reality unit, due for this October (2016), retail price of $399. Not bad, Sony! Not bad at all. Price point is agreeable for a virtual reality piece of technology. Especially since the other obvious contender in the market is the Occulus Rift, and it’s retail price if $599. My only concern is if the Playstation VR has the ability to become a cornerstone to gaming community, or will it be classified as passing fad like the Playstation Move? Only time, and interested consumers, will tell.
I Am Setsuna
RPG gamers, it is time to rejoice! Square Enix has finally dubbed their shiney new RPG as, “I am Setsuna.” (Big surprise there. The project was already entitled “Project Setsuna.”) If you’re a Chrono Trigger fan, you be pleased to hear that I am Setsuna has a battle system that resembles the classic game. If you’re an RPG player who longs for the golden days of story telling, character development, and the love-hate relationship of the character level grind, youll be happy to know that Tokyo RPG Factory – I Am Setsuna game eveloper- aims to be bring back the foundations of the RPG genre to the latest gaming platforms. I Am Setsuna is scheduled to hit Playstation 4 and Steam Summer 2016. Check out some game footage, courtesy of Kaiju POP!
Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive are at it again! The two companies brought us the RPG PC hit, Pillars of Eternity some time back- and now they’re looking to hit gold again with their latest RPG escapade entitled Tyranny. Tyranny takes place in a world where evil has over come good, and the player takes control of an officer to Kyros the Overlord (the possible tyrant?!). The game is already giving off strong vibes that your decisions will be of consequence in this game, and each choice will lead your character down certain paths. Horay for choose your own path RPGs! The annoucement trailer to Tyranny is pretty intense!
Video courtesy of Gamespot.
Professor Layton’s puzzle creator, Akira Tago, passes away.
Hats off and show some due respect, gamers. Akira Tago, the brilliant mind to many of puzzles in the Professor Layston series, passed away at the age of 90 due to interstitial pneumonia. The Mithical Entertainment staff has clocked umpteen hours among ourselves with the Profssor Layston games, and truly feel a loss. Thank you Tago for the brain work out, the magnificent puzzles, and making us feel like we’re the next Sherlock Holmes.
Riot Launches Clubs
League of Legends is massive–and your friends list, is about to get a whole lot more ineractive. Riot has now launched “clubs” within the League community. Basically, its a LoL guild, where you will have an ever present chat room of club members at your finger tips. Meet with like minded players, but most importantly PLAY with like minded players. Hopefully this takes care of some of the toxicity issues that always lingering around the game.
“Gin no Guardian” Anime Announced
“Gin no Guardian” anime has been announced, and is slated for some time in 2017! The series is a wildly popular Chinese web comic revolving around Suigin Riku and Rei Riku, a pair of professional gamers. The duo find themselves transported into a VR game called Game Busters, where Suigin takes on the role of a “guardian” in order to save Rei. Animation production by HAOLINERS and Animation Company Emon.
Boruto Manga Announced
If you thought the Naruto series was really done, you obviously don’t know anything about the power of a rabid fanbase. Boruto, the eldest child of Naruto and Hinata, lands his own weekly manga with Shounen Jump. Masashi Kishimoto, the original creator of Naruto, will not be heading this venture. Instead, one of his assistants, Mikio Ikemoto will take the art lead and Ukyo Kodachi will write the plot.
Persona 3 Movie “Winter of Rebirth” Coming to the States
Aniplex America recently announced that they will be importing the Persona 3 Movie, “Winter of Rebirth.” to the States (Horay!) Release date is set for August 3rd, 2016. Aniplex has announced that there will be standard ($59) and limited edition ($79) available to pre-order/purchase. Honestly, we’ll be ordering a limited edition. You can never have enough Persona.