Gaming Cup of Coffee, week 22

June has started, over here in the Netherlands it announced itself with lots and lots of rain. But I do think we are not unique when it comes to rain, lots of places like Germany, France and Texas are having similar and even worse problems. The temperatures are mild however, which has caused nature to explode in color. I consider myself extremely lucky when it comes to where I live. I live in the fifth largest city in our country, and still, when I walk out of my front door, I walk straight into nature. That’s because I live on the outskirts of town, next to lots of farmland and trees. We like to make the best use of that, so after dinner we tend to go for a healthy walk. Tonight I came upon these beauties, and I couldn’t resist sharing them with you. nature, cup of coffee, spring

Aren’t they lovely? And nobody planted them, they just took care of all that themselves! But enough of the great outdoors now, let’s return to the indoors and take a look at this weeks gaming news that stood out to me. Can I poor you a cup of coffee? By the way, have you seen the tab for “Upcoming Games” in the menu on the site? It has a calendar, showing release dates for game that have my interest. And of course, they show the American and European release dates! Which makes me realise I should probably add Australian release dates too…

Nintendo at E3 2016 on 14-16 June in Los Angeles

The gaming sites have been full of E3 news. Nintendo will be focusing the Legend of Zelda on WiiU and there will be a special on Pokemon Sun and Moon. The Treehouse team will play upcoming games: starting with the Pokémon Go Q & A, they will play more upcoming titles.  Confirmed to be shown are Monster Hunter Generations, Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
Nintendo will start at 9 a.m. PT with Pokemon Sun and Moon games in action, followed by the world’s first in-depth look at the new Legend of Zelda game.E3, 2016, Nintendo, Zelda, Tree house

I am Setsuna, more info at E3

Of course it’s not just Nintendo who will show their best at the E3. There are far more games to look forward to, like ‘I am Setsuna’. It is the first project by Tokyo RPG Factory, a studio formed as a part of Square Enix’s initiative to create more original JRPGs. The game is designed to get you into the style of ’90s RPGs, using a battle system that will be based on the classic Chromo Trigger. I had hopes that maybe we would be getting a Vita version, but it seems it will be for PlayStation 4 and for Steam. Looks pretty impressive though!I am setsuna, square unix, tokyo RPG factory

Persona 5, at E3 too?

Another game I’m looking forward to seeing more about is Persona 5. This is what the Persona 5 director Katsura Hashing said when the trailer was released: “This time, it’s about a group of high school students that are being ‘chased’ by unexpected occurrences due to the justice they believe in. We’re writing [the story] to convey a thrilling everyday life in the shoes of these characters, that are as large as life, in this juvenile school setting.”Persona 5, Atlus, new persona game, E3

A new Harvest Moon by Natsume is announced

For the fans of Harvest Moon/ Story of Seasons games it’s well known. As the original Harvest Moon games can’t be marketed by that name anymore in the West, they are now known as Story of Seasons. Natsume holds the rights to the name, and has announce the third Harvest Moon game since the break-up. Now I know not many people where enthusiastic about The Lost Valley, the first one for the 3DS. But I was, I liked the landscaping possibilities like in Minecraft, so yet, I’m interested in this new one. It will be called Harvest Moon: Skytree Village and the game will be shown at the E3.

Harvest moon, sky tree village, new harvest moon, lost valleyIn the game you will be able to customize your farmland by raising and lowering it, adding rivers and ponds. People will even be able to fish from a boat. New characters will be joined by a few returning characters from Harvest Moon 3D: The Lost Valley, and people will be able to visit them in the nearby town. If all goes well, you can resurrect the seven Skytrees and restore the Harvest Goddess.

Pokémon Sun and Moon legendaries

Pokemon, Sun, Moon, legendariesMore and more news trickles through about the new Pokémon games. We got a look at the legendaries connected to the two games, and a look at the new region of Alola.

Enough news to take you through another week, right? I will check the E3 website to see if I can find some more interesting news to give you next week. For now, thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


  1. I saw I am Setsuna at PAX East in April. A simply beautiful game that I am definitely looking forward to!

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