Octopath Traveler Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Octopath Traveler RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network E3 2018 Nintendo Direct Recap: All the Trailers & Release Dates https://www.gameskinny.com/mlgxy/e3-2018-nintendo-direct-recap-all-the-trailers-release-dates https://www.gameskinny.com/mlgxy/e3-2018-nintendo-direct-recap-all-the-trailers-release-dates Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:58:41 -0400 Ashley Gill

Nintendo going the Direct route for E3 these past few years has been a strange ride, but fans can always count on E3 Directs to have two things: Some anticipated reveals, and a lot of gameplay.

Though today's biggest Nintendo announcements were Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Fortnite launch, they did reveal a number of other ambitious projects that can find a home in most Switch libraries.

Out of all of Nintendo's showings today, I am most excited to see Kenichiro Tsukuda's DAEMON X MACHINA in action as it's been a long time since we've seen a mecha game from Armored Core's backbone producer. And the Macross guy doing the mecha designs? Yeah, I'll take that.

DAEMON X MACHINA may be my most hyped game out of this Direct, but chances are you're excited about any of the other great titles shown during the conference.

There's something for everyone in Nintendo Direct E3 2018!

Fire Emblem Three Houses trailer

It's been how long since Fire Emblem has seen a release on a home console? Ah, that's right: It's been 10 years since Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn was released on the Wii.


Fire Emblem Three Houses
looks to be the most graphically/technically impressive game in the series yet. Look for its release in Spring 2019.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2: "Torna -- The Golden Country" trailer

The only expansion in Nintendo's lineup this E3, "Torna -- The Golden Country" is set 500 years before the events in Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

 

"Torna" won't just be a story expansion; it will also feature tweaks to the battle system, allowing you to play as both Blades and Drivers in combat. This is a sure buy for fans, look for it on the Nintendo Switch on September 21.

DAEMON X MACHINA trailer

We need more mecha games these days. Fact.


DAEMON X MACHINA
from Marvelous! is headed by Armored Core producer Kenichiro Tsukuda, with designs from Macross's Shoji Kawamori, not to mention the other talent involved. It will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Super Mario Party trailer

The Mario Party games have come in a lot of numbers, but none of them have had "Super" in the name.


Super Mario Party
will be able to make use of two Switch consoles for unique four-player gameplay and minigames. For the first game in the series to be Super, you've got to assume Nintendo is confident in this entry to their long-running party game series. Expect to see this one on the Switch this fall on October 5!

Overcooked 2 trailer

Overcooked has swiftly taken over as one of the go-to co-op games for many, so it makes sense for developer Ghost Town Games to keep the ball rolling with a sequel.


Overcooked 2
will feature more recipes, kitchens, and chefs to keep returning players engaged -- and if that wasn't enough, the game will also come with online multiplayer. There's no such thing as too many cooks.

Along with all of the above, Nintendo showed the following games briefly during today's Direct:

  • Hollow Knight (2018)
  • Fortnite (Today)
  • Killer Queen Black (Winter 2018)
  • SNK Heroines (September 7)
  • Octopath Traveler (July 13)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)

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And that's it! Everything you need to know about the great games shown at Nintendo's E3 Direct! 

As always, stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on these titles as they develop. 

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Square Enix E3 Showcase Roundup: Kingdom Hearts 3, Tomb Raider, and More! https://www.gameskinny.com/h049d/square-enix-e3-showcase-roundup-kingdom-hearts-3-tomb-raider-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/h049d/square-enix-e3-showcase-roundup-kingdom-hearts-3-tomb-raider-and-more Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:53:29 -0400 Ashley Gill

This year's showcase from Square Enix may not have been long, but it did pack a punch. Fans of their long-running series like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Tomb Raider have plenty to look forward to based on what was shown during their showcase during E3 2018 -- but there's definitely something for everyone among the lineup.

Without further ado, let's get to what was shown during this year's Square Enix showcase.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gameplay reveal

Shadow of the Tomb Raider got a brand new trailer yesterday during Microsoft's showcase, but it seems Square Enix wanted the real hype-inducing meat to be during their own presentation. It's some juicy meat.

 

The gameplay demo featured above shows some great gameplay footage, especially focusing on stealth combat. The developers claim Shadow of the Tomb Raider will have wall-running, grappling, underwater swimming and survival, and will feature the largest world of the series yet. Laura Croft has really come a long way from the PlayStation, that's for sure.

Final Fantasy XIV Under the Moonlight 4.3 trailer

All I wanted from FFXIV at this point was some Final Fantasy XII-related content and it looks like we're finally getting it. The trailer for patch 4.3 is sure to send FFXII fans up the wall.

 

The trailer features familiar music, outfits, themes, and even the Bangaa race from the Ivalice Final Fantasy games. These certainly aren't the only things Final Fantasy XIV fans have to get excited about in the above trailer, though. There's a lot going on, and it all looks great.

Final Fantasy XIV x Monster Hunter World collaboration trailer

This was my personal hype machine.

 

Not much to say, not much to see! But nothing in the world can get you as excited to play a game like the Monster Hunter theme. This seems to be a collaboration that will take place in FFXIV, and will be coming sometime this summer. HYPE!

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit trailer

We got a second look at Life Is Strange developer Dontnot Entertainment's new spin-off for the series called The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, which they promise will have an impact on the upcoming Life Is Strange 2.

 

Captain Spirit will share his child-like wonderment with us via a free download on June 26.

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age trailer

Fans of the classic Enix RPG series will be happy to find that Dragon Quest XI now has an official North American release date: September 4, 2018.

 

As with previous entries released overseas, Dragon Quest XI will feature voice acting not present in the original Japanese release. We may be getting it over a year after it released in Japan, but late is better than never in the case of this classic turn-based series.

Babylon's Fall trailer

A Japanese publisher needs to have at least one Platinum game in their lineup, right? Right, that's what I assume. Even if it's not really the case.

Enter Square Enix's newest game from developer Platinum Games, Babylon's Fall.

 

The above trailer doesn't show much, but it does show some of that signature over-the-top Platinum style. Hopefully we will hear more about this game during or soon after E3.

Octopath Traveler trailer

Octopath Traveler is looking like the first completely original classic-style JRPG on the Switch and, for all intends and purposes, it looks fantastic for what it is.

 

This is one game we've known about for some time but we're mere weeks away from its release. Octopath Traveler looks very much like a SaGa game, with cues from Romancing SaGa and even SaGa Frontier. How will it actually play, though? Hopefully it'll play like it looks.

Just Cause 4 trailer

In case you needed some true chaos in your Square Enix presentation, Just Cause 4's trailer is here to give you just that. The off-the-rails open world series returns with a bigger and more varied world than ever.

 

The new weather system looks to be the biggest introduction in this release, with full-size tornadoes, massive thunderstorms, and more. And let's not even get into the vehicles and open world. Just watch the trailer!

The Quiet Man trailer

There's not much said in the below trailer and it goes lengths to blur the lines between live-action footage and in-game footage, but it does look interesting. It's an understatement to say there are not many games with deaf protagonists.

 

Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer

It's been how long since we've gotten a mainline Kingdom Hearts game? It's been 12 years since Kingdom Hearts 2 was released on the PlayStation 2. The series has survived in remixes and spin-offs since then and it's gone on strong, but all anyone wanted was a third game.

 

This time around Sora and the game will going into both Disney and Pixar worlds, featuring Hercules, Wreck-It-Ralph, Frozen, Monsters, Inc., Tarzan, and more. Fans will be watching this trailer over and over for sure, just to get a glimpse of what might be.

That's it for what Square Enix had to offer in their showcase during E3 2018. Later today we have more from Sony, Ubisoft, and more as E3 and its nearly endless stream of reveals pushes forward.

Square Enix's showing was strong, but there is surely stronger to come! Did one of these games make your E3? I have to admit, the FFXIV patch and collab have me worked up. Let us know in the comments!

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Nintendo Direct Roundup: Smash Bros. Switch, Splatoon 2 DLC, Mario Tennis Aces, and More https://www.gameskinny.com/0ysmo/nintendo-direct-roundup-smash-bros-switch-splatoon-2-dlc-mario-tennis-aces-and-more https://www.gameskinny.com/0ysmo/nintendo-direct-roundup-smash-bros-switch-splatoon-2-dlc-mario-tennis-aces-and-more Thu, 08 Mar 2018 18:51:19 -0500 Littoface

The March 8 Nintendo Direct had plenty of awesome Nintendo stuff to show off: New titles, release date announcements, and one big tease of a surprise. See the highlights below:

First, the big news -- SUPER SMASH BROS. ON SWITCH 

Release Date: TBA 2018

Sure, Nintendo didn't reveal a whole lot in terms of details surrounding the game, but we do know that it's coming sometime this year and will feature characters from the Splatoon series, as well as Smash staples such as Mario, Link, and more. 

Check out the trailer below: 

New Mario Tennis Aces Details Released

Release Date: June 22

Mario Tennis Aces features more than 15 playable characters, each with their own pros and cons, and up to 4-player multiplayer. New details were revealed about the split-second-decision-making you'll be doing as you wage a battle with the controller or the joycon.

Four main types of hits will be available in your arsenal: basic, topspin, slice, and lob. Here are some of the other modes and skills you'll get to use in Mario's upcoming new tennis title:

  • Zone Shot: Aim and shoot to pinpoint any spot using motion controls, then send the ball crashing into your enemy. This powerful shot will hurt the racket unless it is blocked, but blocking it takes skill and timing. This move uses up energy from your gauge.

  • Zone Speed: This skill slows the action down to help you nail that perfect block, or catch up to an errant ball. Using this move also costs energy.
  • Trick Shot: Boosts the energy gauge—if you can time it right.

  • Special Shot: This powerful move uses up a large chunk of energy, but for a huge payoff!

Your energy gauge fills up over time or as you use Trick Shots, allowing you to choose how you play. Will you go for points or a KO? Will you be on the offensive or the defensive? You choose the strategy.

Want to just play plain old tennis? The Simple Rules Mode allows only basic shots. Activate the Swing Mode to use the joycon like a tennis racket. Finally, Story Mode gives tennis a new twist with different objectives, target practice, and even boss battles.

The game will allow online play, and host tournaments where you can earn special outfits and even more playable characters.

Experience the game before it's out with a special online tournament, where players can play 1 vs 1 for free before launch. More details on this will be announced at a later date.

Octopath Traveler Reveals New Characters and Release Date

Release Date: July 13

With the release date confirmed, upcoming unique RPG Octopath Travelers has revealed two more characters from their roster:

  • Tressa the Merchant: Tressa's Path Action is "Purchase," which allows her to get special items from people she encounters on her travels.

  • Alfyn the Apothecary: Alfyn is on a mission to heal others. His Path Action is "Inquire," which worms out info that others won't have access to.

More info about the job system was also revealed: Characters begin with one base job but can equip additional jobs to expand strategic options.

A Special Edition of the game will be available for purchase on the day of release, which will include:

  • A Popup book with art and background for the 8 characters
  • A map
  • An OST
  • A replica coin based on the in-game currency

A free demo is now available.

Splatoon 2 Version 3.0 Update, Octo Expansion

The Ver 3.0 update for Splatoon 2 has been scheduled for release in late April. It will include:

  • 100+ new pieces of gear
  • More stages: Pirhana Pit, Camp Triggerfish, Wahoo World
  • Rank X: an extreme rank, higher than S+ (more details to be announced)
  • Callie will appear in Octocanyon after you fulfill certain conditions

A new video also showed off a brand new mode of play, in the upcoming new Octo Expansion!

The first paid DLC will sell for $19.99 and will feature a huge new single-player story mode featuring an octoling named Agent 8. Lost in an underground subway, Agent 8 must travel to the 8 underground lab facilities to regain her memories and return to the world above.

Expect new missions, stories, and lore that will shed new light on beloved characters. You only think you know everything...

Pre-purchase the DLC now to receive Octo headgear and clothes.

New Titles and Other News:

WarioWare Gold

Release Date: August 3

Everyone's favorite baddie returns with the biggest collection to date: over 300 microgames.

The trailer promises more new goodies as well as new looks on familiar characters.

Dillion's Dead-heat breakers

Release Date: May 24

Action meets tower defense as Dillon protects his home from… what, exactly?

Team up with Dillon using an animalized Mii character—and let your friends join the battle as gunners.

Check out the demo, available May 10.

Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Story

Release Date: 2019

Team up with Bowser from the inside, as you race to find a cure for a terrible new disease. The updated version includes a new chapter, which tells us Bowser Jr.'s side of things.

Detective Pikachu

Release Date: March 23

You've never seen Pikachu like this before. Pre-purchase the game starting today to see the gruff side of the loveable mascot.

A new amiibo is also in the works featuring the detective, with the option to snag an extra-large, 5.3 cm amiibo.

Luigi's Mansion

Release Date: TBA 2018

Experience Luigi's haunting tale of ghosts and vacuum cleaners, remade especially for the Nintendo 3DS. See the mansion map on the bottom screen, or take on a challenge with the new Boss Rush mode.

Nintendo Switch News

Kirby Star Allies

Release Date: March 16

Join the fight and create your own dream-team of kirby fighters, even teaming up with former enemies like MetaKnight and King Deedeedee.

More playable characters will become available over time, through free DLCs. The first free update is scheduled to hit the store on March 28, and will bring the following characters from past Kirby games: Rick, Kine, Coo, Marx, and Gooey.

Free demo is available now.

Okami HD

Release Date: Summer 2018

Use the touchscreen or the joycon to draw brush strokes in this HD remake of the beautiful game Okami.

Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido

Release Date: June 8

Eat sushi to line them up and attack the opposition in this fun-looking game. Join others online in multiplayer mode or fight the great sushi monopoly yourself.

The game will be available on June 8th for both the Switch and the 3DS.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Release Date: 2018

Action, racing, and puzzling come together as Travis enters his games and plays through seven different game titles, from the inside. Strike down bugs using combination moves in adventure mode, which tells a new story, or coop multiplayer mode with friends.

Dark Souls: Remastered

Release Date: May 25

Praise the sun! The new Solaire of Astoria amiibo will be available on the remastered game's launch, which will give players access to the praise the sun gesture in-game.

Try out the game before launch during a pre-release network test. More details coming soon!

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Release Date: July 13

Guide Captain Toad through this boxy puzzler as he searches for treasures to uncover. Rotate the world or recruit a friend to provide cover fire. The game will feature some Super Mario Oddyssey levels in this new style!

A Nintendo 3DS version is planned.

Undertale

Release Date… Eventually.

The teaser didn't give away much except confirm that the indie darling is coming to the Switch. Look out for it!

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Release Date: July 10

The new bundle will include all three Crash games with fully upgraded animations, cinematics, and environments. Includes the remaster of Crash Bandicoot 1, 2, and 3.

Little Nightmares: Complete Edition

Release Date: May 18

Adventure through the creepy world of this indie puzzle platformer, revealing two tales in one game. The Complete Edition includes all past downloadable content, as well as an unlockable Paku Mask using the Pacman amiibo.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Release Date: April 24

Nintendo and South Park? Yes, really. The South Park game is coming to the Switch this Spring, as well as the DLC, which can be purchased separately or in a season pack. The 1st and 2nd DLC will be available on launch, with the 3rd (which reveals a new story) slated to be released later.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Release Date: May 18

The release date has been confirmed, though no new details were given.

ARMS

Think you're the best ARMS fighter? Put yourself to the test by joining the US and Canada online open! Prelims will take place March 8-18, during which eight players will be chosen to move on to the finals. Finals will stream on the Nintendo website on March 31. All finalists will receive custom art from the development team.

March 31 also marks a 3-day Testpunch, which welcomes new players to experience ARMS free for three days.

Keep an eye out for the dev team at GDC!

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And that's it! Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and information on Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch as it develops, as well as news on all the other games coming to Nintendo's newest console this year. 

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Octopath Traveler Keeps Name, Launches July 13 https://www.gameskinny.com/8bkcc/octopath-traveler-keeps-name-launches-july-13 https://www.gameskinny.com/8bkcc/octopath-traveler-keeps-name-launches-july-13 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:12:23 -0500 Erroll Maas

During yesterday's Nintendo Direct, upcoming Square Enix RPG Octopath Traveler was shown, and it will launch on July 13, 2018, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Two new characters in the game were also introduced: Tressa the merchant and Alfyn the apothecary. Tressa has the special ability to purchase items from various NPCs, while Alfyn can question NPCs and gain information from them that other characters can't. Every character in the game has a main class as their job but can be given an extra job as well to create different combinations.

Additionally, a  special collector's edition of the game was revealed. This special edition will include a soundtrack, a pop-up book featuring all eight main characters, and a special coin.

Octopath Traveler will release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on July 13, 2018. A demo version of the game is available for download on the Nintendo Switch eShop but may not be indicative of the final product, as various changes and improvements have been made since.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more information on Octopath Traveler as it develops.

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