Train2Game News 35th Anniversary of Dragon Quest

In honour of the 35th anniversary of the beloved DRAGON QUEST® series, SQUARE ENIX Ltd. announced four new titles during a celebratory livestream event.

Western fans can look forward to the newly announced DRAGON QUEST XII™, DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake™, and DRAGON QUEST TREASURES™.

Additionally, for the first time ever in DRAGON QUEST history, these three titles, which are all currently in the early stages of development, will have global simultaneous releases. For the mobile gamers, the livestream introduced a new mobile puzzle game titled DRAGON QUEST KESHI KESHI™ (Final Name TBC).

Fans can view the archived “DRAGON QUEST 35th Anniversary Special Livestream” program at: https://dragonquest.square-enix-games.com/dq35

  DRAGON QUEST XII
Following the massive hit of the critically acclaimed DRAGON QUEST XI®: Echoes of an Elusive Age™ and DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition, together the titles surpassed over 6.5 million copies worldwide, DRAGON QUEST XII is the newly announced mainline entry in the series.

DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake
In this latest visual iteration of DRAGON QUEST III, long-time fans and newcomers will be invited to experience this HD-2D version of DRAGON QUEST III that provides a unique three-dimensional feel by adding 3D effects to pixel-based backgrounds. DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake is planned for release on console.

  DRAGON QUEST TREASURES
A completely new spinoff from the DRAGON QUEST series, DRAGON QUEST TREASURES explores the childhood of the siblings Mia and Erik from DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. As Mia and Erik, players will embark on an RPG treasure hunting adventure in another world before the events of DRAGON QUEST XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age.

  DRAGON QUEST KESHI KESHI (Final Name TBC)
Developed with NHN PlayArt, this title is a free-to-play mobile puzzle game for iOS and Android devices that will feature popular DRAGON QUEST series characters, monsters and items as erasers which are used to erase graffiti in the game.

  DRAGON QUEST series creator and game designer Yuji Horii shared his gratitude to fans for their continued support of the franchise over the past 35 years: “I’d like to thank the fans who have always loved the DRAGON QUEST series and who have continued to support it throughout the years, along with the new players who are just beginning their journey in the world of DRAGON QUEST. I hope we can continue to celebrate the series for another 35 years to come!”

To celebrate these announcements and the 35th anniversary, players of the popular mobile tactical RPG DRAGON QUEST TACT will be treated to various in-game events and exciting rewards:

  • DQ Day Celebratory Quest: Players will receive 1,000 Gems by completing this limited-time quest, available until June 6.
  • DQ Day Celebratory Special SP Scout Red and Blue: Players who login now until June 6 will receive 3,500 Gems. Players who login now until June 10 will also receive SP Scout Tickets, enabling them to scout beloved DRAGON QUEST monsters, such as Dragonlord (True Form), Zoma and more, from two limited-time banners.

SQUARE ENIX also announced a special sale across various platforms now through June 9th for select DRAGON QUEST titles. Highlights include:

  • PlayStation® Store- DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition and more on sale
  • Microsoft Store – DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition on sale – 35% off
  • STEAM® Store – DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition and more on sale
  • Nintendo eShop – DRAGON QUEST, DRAGON QUEST II and DRAGON QUEST III for Nintendo Switch now available for 35% off
  • Square Enix Store – DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition and more on sale
  • Stadia – DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition now on sale – 35% off
  • Epic Games Store – DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition for PC now on sale – 35% off
  • Humble Bundle – DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition and more on sale
  • Green Man Gaming – DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2, DRAGON QUEST XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition and more on sale
     

More information regarding platforms and release windows for DRAGON QUEST XII, DRAGON QUEST III HD-2D Remake, and DRAGON QUEST TREASURES will be announced at a later time.

Train2Game News N64 Goes Modern


The EON Super 64, the first-of-its-kind, plug-and-play solution connecting the Nintendo64 with modern televisions and monitors, is available now at CastleMania Games, Amazon, and other retail partners.
EON, the creators of the acclaimed GCHD and GCHD Mk-II,
upscales N64 classics by delivering gorgeous 480p — double the N64’s
native resolution — and truly lagless input with the EON Super 64. The
optional “Slick Mode” even smooths jagged edges, making classics look
sharper than ever. EON delivers the first device that respects the
original hardware without risky modifications and external power
sources.
Connect the N64 to a high-definition TV via HDMI and forego heavy CRT televisions and risky console modifications, unlocking a pure retro experience.

EON’s attention to detail provides an elegant, modern solution for the
32.9 million N64s sold that are unable to play on today’s displays.

With reverence for the Nintendo hardware legacy, EON designed the Super 64 as a natural extension of the console itself by following the N64’s
design aesthetic.

The Super 64 looks like it was always meant to be
there.

“Because the Nintendo 64 impacted our lives and the lives of so many others, honoring the original hardware with a look and quality level to match was crucial,” said Justin Chou, Justin Scerbo, and Allan Chou, founders of EON.

“We designed the Super 64 to bring our favorite games to modern
TVs, and not just be playable, but beautiful. We hope our device lives
up to your memories.”

The EON Super 64 is now available in North America for $149.99 USD on Amazon, CastleMania Games, and other EON retail partners. Check out EON’s mission and quality standards on their website and celebrate the N64 with them on Twitter.

Train2Game News HD SNES

Introducing the SupaRetroN HD: Hyperkin’s latest console not only sports a classic retro look – it’s packed with tech to make playing your favourite SNES games more enjoyable than ever!

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System was the best-selling console of the 16-bit era and when you’re looking for the reason why, you don’t need to look very far beyond an extensive library of thrilling games.

Hyperkin’s SupaRetroN HD is a new console dedicated to taking those games to the next level via top quality hardware and a vibrant HD output. Dust off those cartridges and feel the exhilaration of Nintendo’s greatest hits once again – it’s never been easier or more worthwhile!

Tech that loves your cartridges as much as you do.

Hyperkin knows how much time, money and effort retro gamers put into building their game collection. The SupaRetroN HD has been built in a way that looks after your favourite SNES cartridges, while making the games themselves visually stunning.

Central to this philosophy is new Pin Perfect™ technology. These new state-of-the-art pins have been engineered in-house by Hyperkin and maintain perfect pin contact, even if you bump or shake the cartridge! The presence of these high quality pins alongside a special cartridge eject button means you can swap cartridges with confidence all day long.

Once slotted in, the SupaRetroN HD’s HD output will display your games with incredible clarity – letting you experience those great SNES titles like never before.

Micro-USB input & 6ft charge cable.
720p HD Output for crisp, clear gameplay.
Easy-access Aspect Ratio Switch.
Includes 2 x Premium “Scout” Wired Controllers

Gamers have long been snapping up Hyperkin’s “Scout” premium controllers due to their classic look, solid build and comfortable ergonomic design.

The SupaRetroN HD comes complete with two, while original controllers are also supported.

Full Features List

• Plays both SNES and SFC Cartridges
• HD Audio and Video: Crisp 720p HD
• Two premium controllers – The Scout – with 8ft cables
• Pin Perfect™ high-quality pins your cartridges deserve
• Cartridge Eject Button allows you to swap games quickly and easily
• HD Output and AV Output
• Supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios
• 6ft Micro-USB charge cable

The SupaRetroN HD will be released on March 9th and is available to pre-order now from FunStockRetro.co.uk and Amazon.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 18.05.15

Project-CarsProject Cars has stayed at number one for the second week in a row keeping new comer Wolfenstein: The Old Blood at number two. Thanks to a PlayStation 4 re-release Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remastered is the only other new comer in the charts at number five.

All formats

Week ending 16 May 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 1
2 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 2
4 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 3
5 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER SQUARE ENIX
6 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 4
7 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 6
8 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 5
9 DESTINY ACTIVISION 10
10 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 7
11 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 8
12 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 9
13 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
14 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 12
15 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 14
16 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 15
17 ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY UBISOFT 17
18 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 16
19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
20 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 18
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 23.03.15

battlefield_hardline_3_wmThe charts have had a shake up this week with Battlefield Hardline taking the number one spot and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD hitting second place. Slightly further down the charts Mario Party 10 is at number six with Resident Evil Revelations 2 just behind in number seven. It’s about time we see some new blood in the charts.

All formats

Week ending 21 March 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES
2 FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD SQUARE ENIX
3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 1
4 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
5 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 3
6 MARIO PARTY 10 NINTENDO
7 RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2 CAPCOM
8 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 6
9 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 4
10 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
11 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 17
12 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 12
13 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT
14 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 13
15 THE ORDER: 1886 SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
16 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 14
17 DESTINY ACTIVISION 18
18 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 15
19 EVOLVE 2K GAMES 8
20 THE CREW UBISOFT 16
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.