Mighty No. 9

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Game: Mighty No. 9
Developer: Comcsept, Abstraction Games
Release: April 2015 (NA)(EU)
Genre: Platform

 

In the year 20XX —- In a world where robotic engineering has greatly advanced.

Dr. White created 9 robot siblings known as the “Mighty Numbers”, who were the most popular and powerful team of robots in the Battle Colosseum and always in the top ranks. But, during one competition there was a sudden act of cyber terror, infecting them with a computer virus causing them to become crazed and rampant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty No. 9 is a very succesful Kickstarter that collected 4 Million dollars. The reason for this is that the legendary Keiji Inafune, creator of Mega Man, is behind the project. Mighty No. 9 is considered to be the spiritual successor to Mega Man and the gameplay will be similar to the old cult platformer. Mighty No. 9 is a 2D platformer with 3D artwork. You control the robot Beck who has the ability to both take the weapons from the enemies he defeat and transform into new shapes based on the bosses he has defeated. The story line is that Beck is the only one of a group of combat robots called Mighty Numbers, who is unaffected by a virus. He has to fight and defeat the other Mighty Numbers in order to save the planet. For more information you can visit the official website or look at some early preview footage. There is also this very good preview of a documentary about the creation of the game.

 

 

 

 

 


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Natural Doctrine

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Game: Natural Doctrine
Developer: Kadokawa Games
Publisher: NIS America
Release: Q3 2014 (NA)(EU)
Genre: Tactical JRPG

 

Seasones explorers and novices alike venture underground into dangerous caves to collect the coveted material known as Pluton. But on your first trip down into these mines you quickly realize that things may be more dire than you imagined…

 

 

 

 

 

From the people who developed Demon Gaze, Natural Doctrine is going to arrive for the Vita in 2014. This japanese tactical RPG has been released in its home territory already and got decent reviews, but for some reason it has not sold very well. the main characters name is Jeff (seriously?) and he is accompanied by the two girls Vasilisa and Anca. They have to fight for the human race in a fantasy world, using magic and medieval weaponry. The battles are turn based and have a pretty unique mechanic. Perhaps the best description of it is that it is a modern version of Valkyria Chronicles and Final Fantasy Tactics mixed together. Jeff (is it short for Geoffrey?) and his companions can be found on PS3, PS4 and the PS Vita. Here is gameplay footage of the Vita version.

 

 

 

 


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One Piece: Unlimited World Red

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Game: One Piece: Unlimited World Red
Developer: Ganbarion
Publisher: Bandai
Release: July 2014 (NA), June 27th 2014 (EU)
Genre: Action Adventure

 

The Straw Hat Pirates encounter and befriend a cheerful yet mysterious raccoon named Pato who possesses a shadowy power to create anything drawn onto a leaf. In order to help their new friend, the Straw Hat Pirates agree to assist Pato on an ambiguous mission

 

 

 

 

 

One Piece: Unlimited World RED was originally released for the 3DS in Japan. It will now be localized and released for various formats, including PS Vita. One Piece is a very popular manga and anime that has been running since late 90's. The series is about the main protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and his band of "Straw Hat Pirates". Luffy has a special ability in that his body can be turned into rubber… The game itself is an action adventure RPG. There is a gameplay trailer right here and here is some 3DS gameplay.

 

 

 

 

 


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