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Game Stuff 88 – Gaming’s Future

With the exciting announcement of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One S Digital System, your hosts Kalai and Roberto discuss what this could mean for gaming’s future as this current generation retires and a new one looms ever closer.

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Square Enix Launches I Am Setsuna in the West on July 19th

Square Enix has formed a small development team of 10 dedicated and 20 freelance staff  called Tokyo RPG Factory, to bring us I Am Setsuna, the spiritual successor to Square’s 1995 epic classic Chrono Trigger, and it is releasing in the West on Tuesday, July 19th for the Playstation 4, The Playstation Vita, and PC.

Per a Blog post on Playstation.com:
“I Am Setsuna’s gameplay is reminiscent of an old school JRPG. The subtle way the characters move, the music, and the battles evoke the games some of us grew up playing, but with a splash of novelty once you pick up the controller.  I am Setsuna tells the tale of a land that has maintained peace with a fiend – once every decade, a sacrifice is offered to a fiend on the island. However, one year, the fiend grows violent before the next sacrifice is due. Those living on the island are afraid and try to calm the fiend by offering a sacrifice — Setsuna — chosen because of her powers of enchantment. Setsuna must leave with her safeguards for the farthest land, where the ceremony of sacrifice will be held.”
(The entire post “15 things to know about I Am Setsuna” can be found here: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/06/03/15-things-to-know-about-i-am-setsuna-out-july-19-on-ps4/ )

Everything shown for this game gives off a strong Chrono Trigger vibe, from scenes favoring the infamous  Mountain of Woe, to dual attacks similar to Crono and Frog’s iconic X Slash, and even soaring over mountaintops in an air ship, very reminiscent of the Epoch; The ship which was flown in Chrono Trigger.  Upon hiring the team for Tokyo RPG Factory, applicants were not told the studio would be part of Squre Enix.  Yosuke Matsuda (CEO of Square Enix) wanted to hire people who were passionate about RPGs, rather than people who wanted to work for Square Enix.
We will have to wait and see if that passion for RPG’s is displayed when the game releases next week.

Be sure to view the E3 2016 trailer below, and for more on I Am Setsuna, keep it locked right here at ProvenGamer.com!

 

 

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Despite The Game’s Sales, Street Fighter V Success Flourishes in It’s Tournament Scene

Having missed the mark on it’s sales goal of 2 million copies at the end of the companies fiscal year, Capcom has stated that it’s staple fighting game Street Fighter V has “maintained steady sales” but has yet to come close to it’s predecessor in Street Fighter IV which sold 3.4 Million units in it’s life span before ever even releasing Super or Ultra. Many say that this is due to Capcom’s questionable marketing and a rush for the game to release with limited content such as the inability to access the store, challenges, and even the Cinematic Story Mode, which did not release until July of 2016, months after the games launch in February.

But due to it’s lack luster sales, does this  truly show the success and potential of the game?  Evo 2016 (or Evolution Championship Series) is set for July 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada and features some of the best fighters in the world.  Fighters such as Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, Justin Wong, and Alex Valle have all stepped foot in the “ring” to compete in epic 1v1 Street Fighter bouts.  With their reputation proceeding them via online forums, YouTube, and especially Twitch, it’s no surprise that they have been successful in promoting the king of 2D fighters the last few years, and have shown the world why Street Fighter is so beloved among it’s fans.  With such inspiration, attendance at Evo 2016 is at an all time high!
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An Article per Shoryken.com, posted on Februrary 26, 2016 states:
“After just four days of registration, Street Fighter V broke the Evolution Championship Series’ attendance record for one game. Now, four days later, it’s surpassed another milestone.This morning, Evo organizer Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar tweeted his surprise at the current numbers. While an exact figure wasn’t mentioned, photographer Robert Paul asked if, perhaps, over 3,000 players have registered for Street Fighter V, to which Cuellar responded with an affirmative image. Before this, Ultra Street Fighter IV held the record for most participants  at 2,227 individual competitors. Street Fighter V appears to be a worthy successor to that legacy, with numbers impressive enough to warrant its appearance at the massive Mandalay Bay arena. Let’s go.”

Since then, the registration numbers for competitors for Street Fighter V alone has more than doubled!  Could this be from a die hard user fan base growing before our very eyes, or perhaps Street Fighter V is actually better than the reviews and sales give it credit to be?  Either way, it will be interested to see how those sales numbers are affected when Season 2 of the DLC is released granting us access to an even larger roster, or when the inevitable Super Street Fighter V finally launches.

Below is a list of registration numbers from Evo 2015 and Evo 2016, and for more on Street Fighter V, keep it locked right here at Provengamer.com!

EVO 2015
Ultra Street Fighter 4 – 2,227
Smash 4 – 1,926
Super Smash Bros. Melee – 1,869
Mortal Kombat X – 1,162
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- – 968
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 816
Tekken 7 – 458
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – 437
Killer Instinct – 397

EVO 2016

SFV – 5065

Smash 4 – 2637

Melee – 2350

Pokken – 1165

GG:XrdR – 903

UMvC3 – 770

MKX – 707

Tekken 7 – 543

KI – 540

 

 

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Pocket Mortys: Gotta chip them all!

Pocket Mortys, from Adult Swim, has released early on both IOS and Android systems for free. The game combines the play style of the beloved Pokemon series and the science fiction comedy of hit television show, Rick and Morty. You play as super genius Rick Sanchez with his trusty grandson Morty and together you must take on the high council of Ricks to get your portal gun back and return home. The choice of test? Morty Battles. All over different dimensions Morty battles and Morty collecting have come very popular. The council of Ricks task ,your Rick, to challenge the Leader Ricks, of designated battle dimensions, to gain their badges. Only then will you have the right to challenge the council. As you make your way through the different dimensions you will find and collect different types of Mortys and collect their data on you trusty new Mortypad.

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While most games on the phone tend to lose their wonder within the first few hours, for me. I can say that I ran my battery dry while playing this game for the first time today. If you are a fan of the Rick and Morty then there is a lot to enjoy about this game. The music that plays in the background are all songs featured from the show. Some that stood out to me were the Tiny Rick “Let me out, set me free” song and the theme song of the show all redone for the game. A subtle, but charming, layer added to the game is voice over work from Justin Roiland for both Rick and Morty, be it a random passing by comment or smack talk to your opponent trainer. The game combines the shows animation and Pokemon design quite well. The maps are vibrant and comical with original character designs from the show. There are 52 different types of Mortys to find and train through your adventure. Each with their own moves to learn with certain strengths and weaknesses.

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