15 years since Soul Cailbur 2 released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube. Namco is notorious for bring in third party characters in Soul series. Release of Soul Calibur 2 was one of the most stable in the franchise. Fourth installment of Soul Cailbur things started to go downhill. Let’s not talking about the franchise as a whole. A recent episode of a podcast called 8-4 Play. Where Nao Higo localizer for Namco Bandai discuss about his past experience in the gaming industry. During development of Soul Cailbur 2, when looking for guest characters for PlayStation 2 version. Higo stated that “A deal fell through on that one — it was supposed to be someone else,”. “So, apparently they were working out a deal with Cloud.“It would have been incredible, [but] at the last minute it got canned.” Which Final Fantasy VII was not on PlayStation 2 at the time.
Namco Bandai just announced a new SAO game called Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet and it’s developed by Dimps. The previous Sword Art online games are action-role playing games with weapons. This installment has guns and weapons, based on the hit light novel Sword Art Online by Reki Kawahara. Fatal Bullet takes you in a world of Gun Gale. For those who watch Sword Art Online II anime it’s based on the story arc of Phantom Bullet. We get to be introduce to Simon a GGO player with a troubled past. Kirito tries out a new virtual reality game called Gun Gale Online Aka GGO. Later on Kirito and Simon meet up with the main villain of the arc named Death Gun. It’s up to Kirito and Simon to investigate GGO and stop Death Gun.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is the sequel to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and based on Hirohiko Araki’s manga JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. This time all of the Jojos part 1 through 8 are present in this game. Instead of being a 2.5D fighting game it’s a 3D 2 vs2 brawler. The plot of the game is Robert E.O. Speedwagon (Part 2) who is a time traveler with Saints’s Corpse who warns Jotaro Kujo (Part 3) about DIO (Part 1 & 3 who wants the Saints’s Corpse to rule the universe. Jotaro eventually meet out with 7 other Jojos (Josuke Higashikata, Giorno Giovanna, Johnny Joestar, Josuke Higashikata, Jonathan Joestar, Jolyne Cujoh and Joseph Joestar) fight their possessed allies and enemies. During the development of the game, Hirohiko Araki is involved with the story on Twitter and it’s will an original story. The game is described as “Stylish Tag JoJo Action” which is tag team style game. All of the voice actors from All Star Battle and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders anime adaptation reprise their roles. Good to hear Daisuke Ono Jotaro “Give me a break” quote. All of the favorite supporting and villains characters from Jojo universe are pack in this game.
This is the one of the Gundam games that announced by Bandai Gundam Versus is coming to the U.S. such as Gundam: Battle Assault, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam and Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashe. Gundam Versus features over 90 characters from your Gundam Series such as New Mobile Report Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack and more. This game is a 2vs2 fighting game just like Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven but different you can use weapons, assist characters and uses moves such as Boost Dash, Boost Step and Boost Dive for avoiding combos. There are online and offline gameplay for PS4, if you want to add me on PSN it’s Anjim Plays.