Earlier this morning, KOTAKU reported SQUARE ENIX announced they would be bringing Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. The game first released on GameCube back in 2003. The game will launch in 2019.
Square Enix uploaded a trailer for Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD yesterday on the Final Fantasy XV YouTube Channel. They treated the trailer as if FFXV: Pocket Edition HD was the definitive version of the game for consoles. Nonetheless, it was revealed to release for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. However, there does not seem to be a release date yet.
FFXV: Pocket Edition HD was likely going to be announced during the Nintendo Direct but out of respect to the victims, it was delayed due to the Hokkaido earthquake. The Direct airing has yet to be announced. But it will probably be next Wednesday or Thursday.
You can watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/zvdneWrfRnk
Japan was struck with a powerful earthquake recently in Hokkaido. This has caused Nintendo to delay the Direct. They will provide details at a later time. It was 6.7 of magnitude. A few million Japanese homes have no power now and likely a bunch of businesses, as well.
In addition to the earthquake, Typhoon Jebi struck Japan. It was one of the most powerful typhoons in 25 years in the country of Japan. So far, eleven people have been killed.
This is disappointing news for Nintendo Direct. At the same time though, Nintendo is showing respect to the victims affected. The Direct will be rescheduled at a later time. No word on any more delays of Nintendo Switch Online.
Today, Nintendo had announced their date for showing the next Nintendo Direct. The Direct will air at 6 pm ET. This is the first Direct of September.
The Direct will be thirty-five minutes long. It will focus on upcoming Nintendo Switch and 3DS games. Hopefully, there will be plenty of first and third-party for the remainder of 2018 and the start of 2019.
In addition to Switch and 3DS games, Nintendo Switch Online is set to launch during the second half of September. With a little over a half an hour of a Direct, Nintendo should have plenty of time to share more details on the service. As this point, they cannot afford to not talk about it. Financially, they can. But if they want to please fans and investors, they best have a showing for this.
Tokyo Game Show is back this year! It can be thought of as the Japanese version of E3. And SEGA has been going forever, it seems. This is not different this year either. In fact, Jun Senoue who has been working as a sound composer for SEGA and guitarist of Crush 40 announced via Twitter that he will be making an appearance this year. He is currently working on Team Sonic Racing’s soundtrack.
Generally, SEGA will put on a little concert. It may be Crush 40, other times it is Sonic Team musicians.
Team Sonic Racing will also be playable on the show floor. So, if you are in Tokyo, you may as well try it out. The game seems to be listed for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The PC version is unlikely to be there as it may not get a physical release. As for Xbox One, it has not made a huge impact to the average Japanese gamer.
Tokyo Game Show will be open its show floor on Wednesday, September 22 through the 23 on Thursday. Where as Business Days will be on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21. For more information here, https://expo.nikkeibp.co.jp/tgs/2018/exhibition/english/
UPDATE: I made the mistake of assuming CD Projekt Red is developing and I want to apologize for that.
A cyberpunk game is coming. Observer will be coming soon to Nintendo Switch. It is an upcoming horror game for the Switch.
The trailer shows a horror theme. The game seems to run at 1080p and 60 FPS. Unless this is just for the trailer, this is very surprising news for this version of the game on a less powerful console.
Observer will release sometime in the future for Nintendo Switch.