Tokyo Game Show has ended with a slew of games making the headlines. Monster Hunter: World and The Evil Within 2 to name a few. However, these are some games that you may have missed but still warrant some of your attention.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings
The latest entry in the Atelier series, which concludes the Mysterious arc, was just confirmed. This follow-up to Atelier Sophie and Atelier Firis. The game marks not only the conclusion of the trilogy of titles but the 20th anniversary of the Atelier series as a whole. Atelier Lydie & Suelle follows twin alchemist sisters Lydie and Suelle Marlen. The girls work at their family atelier with their father, but since he is not well-versed in alchemy, business is not exactly booming. While Lydie and Suelle work to improve their own alchemic talents, the twins stumble across a mysterious painting, which pulls the girls inside, Mario 64-style. Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings launches in early 2018.
Platform: PS4, Switch, PC
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III continues the Trails of Cold Steel trilogy. Which focuses on a group of high school students who attend the Thors Military Academy. Little did they know that they would get wrapped up into events which would lead them to be in the middle of an all-out war. Full of story, drama, and humor, Trails of Cold Steel is regarded as one of the best stories told within The Legend of Heroes timeline. We follow Rean now an instructor, and new characters will accompany him on his journey. That doesn’t mean we won’t see old favorites the game contains characters from both the Liberl and Crossbell story arcs. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is set to release exclusively on PlayStation 4 on September 28 in Japan.
Fortune Street: Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
Do you remember Fortune Street? It never really took off in the West, but we did see one on the Wii. Featuring Mario and Dragon Quest characters. The chances of this one coming over are bleak, but it has an awesome cast, with characters from Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. You have FF favorites like Yuna, Kefka, and even Noctis alongside popular Dragon Quest characters like Jessica, Carver, and Angelo.
For those not in the know, the game plays a lot like Monopoly, where you roll the dice and go around a board to buy properties and stocks. Your goal is to earn money and upgrade properties so you can put your opponents in the red. The game has a lot of fun chance elements, such as letting you land anywhere to shuffling around everyone on the board. It also has fun minigames, like partaking in turn-based retro battles where your dice roll determines your HP and attack.
Platform: PS4, PS Vita
The 25th Ward: The Silver Case
Suda and his team at Grasshopper recently remade The Silver Case and now they’re giving its follow-up the same treatment. The game was just recently announced, coming in 2018. The 25th Ward takes place five years after the events of The Silver Case. In The 25th Ward, which takes place five years after the events of The Silver Case, a woman’s murder sets off a chain of strange events. The tale will bridge across multiple protagonists, including The Silver Case’s Tokio Morishima.
Platform: PS4, PC
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
The newest title from Vanillaware just keeps sounding more and more interesting. After a catastrophe, you’re thrust into a world of despair and demise. Not much has been revealed about 13 Sentinels, but instead of having a fantastical setting like most of Vanillaware‘s games, the world is more modern and grounded in reality, except for the fact that everyone can pilot mechs. The game follows 13 different protagonists (men and women) who can pilot these mechs and help the world avoid a grim fate.
Platform: PS4, PS Vita