Following the recent announcements by Nintendo and Sony, the heart of the industry--Japan--has added a deluge of new announcements and release dates, and the panel reports on those whilst also covering the first week of the Bravely Default II playthrough.
As the Earthbound playthrough launches, Imitanis and SiliconNooB join Caspius to lament that Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered has been Disastered, with software-based region-locking and multiplayer restrictions designed to prevent imports.
Caspius and SiliconNooB announce a new approach to site-wide playthroughs and set the date for the next playthrough in the spring; and, Caspius provides mini-reviews of three Switch 'Metroidvania' platformers: The Messenger, Iconoclasts, and Blasphemous.
Lapsed Final Fantasy fans are aghast to discover that FFVIIR is an ARPG, slightly more clued in Final Fantasy fans dispute the recasting of FFVII characters, and Tifa will have a more fully rounded depiction in Dissidia NT in the news of the week!
Sony releases financial year 2018 sales, Nintendo releases fourth quarter sales, and Japan rates the top twenty video games of the last thirty years in the news of the week!