Romancing Saga 3 gets a physical release, Final Fantasy VII Remake’s ‘Classic Mode’ has been ruined, and Motomu Toriyama is now co-director of Final Fantasy VII Remake in the news of the week!
Caspius and SiliconNooB delve into The Dark Age of Japanese Gaming–the vast wasteland for Japanese games that exists between the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation 4–and discuss its causes, duration, conclusion, and whether any lessons can be learned.
Amazon is rumoured to be interested in acquiring Xbox, the Candy Crush patent trolling continues apace, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII sees release in the west in the news of the week!
Tidus looses his head over Blitzball, the Wii U outsells the Xbone during the week before Christmas, and the producer of Bravely Default attempts to justify the existence of microtransactions in full-priced games in the news of the week!
Final Fantasy X-3 looks to be a near certainty, Resident Evil players are an aging demography, and Titanfall cannot maintain a consistent framerate in the news of the week!
Akihiko Yoshida leaves Square Enix, PS3 owners like their porn, and poor COD sales causes Activision to offer up some weak excuses in the news of the week!
Square Enix sets up a committee for boltering the quality of the Final Fantasy brand, Pokemon X and Y ship with a game breaking bug, and Kinect is set to be utilised to spy on shoppers in the news of the week!
The possibility of a VII remake is stamped out for good and all by Wada, the 3DS XL is set to launch July/August, Reggie blasts anyone not with Nintendo’s program, and Hiromichi Tanaka takes his leave of Square Enix in this week’s oddly symmetrical news.
Final Fantasy XIII-2 loses its street cred, Persona 4 gains content, the ESA gains tax payer money and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning loses seven missions – in this week’s carefully balanced news excretion.
Join SN as he probes Japan’s bloated carcass to ask: what do JRPG developers need to learn from the West?