Hello my friend, come on in! I’ve got a pot of coffee brewing, do you have a minute to catch up on the latest? It’s been a busy week, that included business meetings but also a nice dinner with former colleagues, that turned into friends over the years. Isn’t that the best, when you’ve known each other for 10 years, haven’t worked together for some time now but still find the incentive to see each other a couple of times a year? How was your week? A busy one too?
- At least my week included a lot of train travels too, so ample time to enjoy the game I’m currently playing, Bravely Second End Layer. I’m pretty enthusiastic about this game. It’s not released yet in America, but if you get a chance to download the demo you’ll get some 10 hours of free gaming fun.
- Good news for Disney fans too, as the mobile game Disney Magical Kingdoms is now live, both on iOS and Android. In this mobile game you help Mickey reclaim the amusement park from the evil curse that has chased all the happiness away, and as always you will need several in game currency to progress. I’ve played a little bit of it now, and it looks good. Same mechanics as every free to play app game, with patience it won’t cost you a penny in real money to play it and enjoy it. In this link to Gamelofts website you will find both a button to download from the App Store or Google Play for Android. Not to be confused with Magical World for the 3DS. Still waiting for the second instalment for that game with anticipation, but although it’s been out in Japan for some time now, there’s still no word on localisation.
- Yesterday MiiTomo, plus the My Nintendo Accounts were released in Japan. They both should be up and running here in the West before the end of March, but no definite date yet. I’ve read a lot of negative reactions from Nintendo fans on MiiTomo, and I’m afraid I just don’t understand. What’s wrong with Nintendo trying to bridge the gap between dedicated gaming on handheld devices and consoles, mobile gaming? Although I do recognise you can’t really call MiiTomo a game, it looks like it will deliver what I hope for. If you watch the English trailer below you will see that it’s a lot like Tomodachi Live. You can customise your Mii and send it out among you friends to interact. Should be fun; I’ve said it before, maybe this will make me miss Swapnote (Letterbox) a little less.
- Good news for fans of Atelier games: Koei Tecmo made a statement about releasing Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. It’s been out in Japan for some time, but now it will release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America on June 7 and Europe on June 10, 2016. If you’d like some more background info on the game, you can find it here.
- The last game I wanted to talk to you about is Zero Escape, ZeroTime Dilemma. A game that’s the sequel to Virtues Last Reward and that been set for release in America and Europe for 3DS and the Vita. This is a escape adventure game that revolves around people trapped in a facility by the mysterious “Zero.” To escape you will need to pass through the central elevator hall, but it’s locked by a door that requires six passwords to unlock. To unlock a password, one of your group must die. The player will face the decision of whether they should go along with the game or find another way to escape…Sounds a bit grim, still, I’m curious about this game. Not sure yet if it will be my cup of tea though.
That’s it for this week. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope we will meet again next week. Have a good week, my friend!