Shin Megami Tensei 4 Apoclypse coming west

Atlus is bringing Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse to North America this summer. Known as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan, this iteration follows a hunter that makes a deal with a lesser god to come back to life and fight his way across a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. SMTIV: Apocalypse is a standalone 3DS game…

Pokemon Sun, Moon officially announced

Pokemon Sun and Moon have been announced at a Pokemon Direct event Friday. Nintendo has announced that the Virtual Console versions of the original Pokemon Red, Yellow, and Blue games will now allow for Pokemon transfers, meaning that Pokemon caught or traded in on the 3DS Virtual Console incarnations of the aforementioned games will be…

Nintendo announces Metroid-inspired Blast Ball

Nintendo has announced a first-person shooter that doesn’t look remotely like Call of Duty or Battlefield. Team-based game Blast Ball was unveiled Sunday during the Nintendo World Championships. In the game, two teams of mechs face off and attempt to score a ball into the opposing team’s goal. During the event’s livestream, a 3v3 match…

New Project X Zone, Saint Seiya games announced

Both Project X Zone 2 and Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul are coming to the west this fall. This iteration of Project X Zone 2 features characters from Yakuza: Dead Souls, Megaman X, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, .hack//, Tekken, and Tales of Vesperia, among others. Project X Zone 2 is a 3DS exclusive. Saint Seiya…

Rodea the Sky Soldier coming to Wii, Wii U, 3DS Sept. 22

Developer Prope’s Rodea the Sky Soldier will come to Nintendo 3DS, Wii and Wii U on September 22nd in North America and September 25th in Europe, according to publisher NIS America. Rodea the Sky Soldier tells the story of Rodea, a machine soldier who awakens 1,000 years after a great war to find the sky…

Super Smash Bros Mewtwo DLC coming soon: Sakurai

Pokémon fans will be able to play as Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS “pretty soon,” according to director Masahiro Sakurai. Nintendo is “pretty much done” with the Mewtwo DLC, according to Sakurai, so gamers don’t have to wait long before hurling purple psychic energy balls at their friends in…

Citizens of Earth retro-inspired RPG available now

ATLUS and indie developer Eden Industries will put you in the role of the second-highest bureaucrat on the planet, the Vice President of Earth, in Citizens of Earth. But don’t let the politics fool you, because there aren’t any in the game. It’s a retro-inspired RPG through and through, where as the VP you have…

Activision announces SpongeBob HeroPants game

Activision has announced SpongeBob HeroPants, a new game based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series. The game is set after the events of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, which comes to theaters February 6. Players will take control of SpongeBob and his supporting cast — Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, Mr. Krabs and Plankton —…

Shulk Amiibo will be GameStop exclusive in the US

GameStop is listing the Shulk amiibo as an exclusive in the US for a placeholder date of February 1st for $12.99. The Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS & Wii U fighter and Xenoblade Chronicles protagonist was unveiled as part of the third wave of interactive figurines. This latest wave is the first to feature…