One of the most popular features of the Persona series, starting with Persona 3 and then in Persona 4 was the Social Link system. With the Social Link system you could hang out with certain individuals and the more you ranked them up the more power Personas of the same Arcana would earn during Persona fusions. It wasn't just being able to gain more power for your Personas, but it was also the fact that each character has their own story which you could experience the more you hang out with them. In certain cases, you may also find love as well.
This time, in Persona 5, these individuals are called "confidants" and not only will these characters give you a power boost for Persona fusion, but some of them may also give you access to special items as well. Muneshia Iwai will unlock a wider selection of gear, discounts and the option to customize airsoft guns. Tae Tekemi will give you access to stronger health potions and consumables that help during fights and Sojiro Sakura will allow you to create coffee and curry that can be consumed in dungeons to restore SP.
Check out their descriptions and their character trailers below.
Persona 5 launches on PS3 and PS4 on April 4th 2017
As Russell posted earlier this weekend, a new Marvel vs. Capcom is in deed on the way for 2017. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was revealed over the weekend, finally putting an end to the rumors that had been circling for weeks. The announcement came with a pre-rendered trailer showing off the first 4 characters in the game: Ryu, Mega Man X, Iron Man, and series newcomer Captain Marvel.
A few hours later, Capcom released the first gameplay trailer for the game highlighting the same 4 characters, showing fans exactly what the game would look like in action, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The game looks absolutely fantastic in motion, using a similar visual style to what MvC3 utilized. However, it looks a thousand times better this time. The gameplay trailer also confirmed the fact that the infinity stones are going to play a major role in the game. This is something that we haven’t seen since 1995‘s Marvel Super Heroes.
An extended version of the gameplay trailer, which you can see below, was released to the internet that shows 2 more additional fighters joining the fight: Captain America and Morrigan. This brings the roster to a total of 6 so far, with 5 returning characters and 1 brand new one. With the rumors that the X-Men will be completely eliminated from the game, who do you think we’ll see joining the roster in the coming months?
It's been 14 years since the last single player MechWarrior game, but we're going to get a new in two years. At this year's Mech_Con, Piranha Games took to the stage to show off a very early version of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries uses the Unreal Engine, a departure from Piranha's multiplayer only MechWarrior Online, which uses the CryEngine. It's being built by a team that's separate from the online game as well.
As a rookie pilot, you're thrown into the Third Succession War in 3015. Like the older Mercenaries, you'll earn C-bills by taking on contracts and salvaging your kills on the battle field to either upgrade your mech or sell for profit.
It's good to see a single player game come out once again, but I really hope they add a co-op component into it. As my review of MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries back in 2002 said, the one thing missing from Microsoft's version was playing with friends. Here's hoping Piranha will let us do that for the campaign.
Oh, and give me VR support please.
We got a while to go before the game does come out and many details can change, but here's an early look at how it's coming along. But one thing that's got some MechWarrior fans a little riled up is that the demo has a Raven, a mech that doesn't go into production until 3024. It's OK folks. It's just a pre-alpha demo.
The MLB series from Sony has always been top notch, even though they are the only baseball game in town. I still play MLB The Show 16 a lot so I was very excited to get my first look at MLB The Show 17 today.
Ken Griffey Jr.'s prominently featured in the trailer as he's the cover athlete. There looks to be a ton of new animations added and the game looks pretty spot on.
What's interesting is at the end where they show off retro mode. If you played the old console baseball games of the past, the sounds and sights should be familiar to you.
MLB The Show 17 will be out on March 28th, 2017. Maybe I can get my Indians a win in the series with it and not have them give up a 3-1 lead to the Cubbies.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was announced today at PlayStation Experience 2016. The PS4 exclusive will include Crash Badicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. The remastered trilogy will boast rebuilt levels, enemies and cinematics. The trilogy will be the first Crash game to have a proper save system.
This is the game I've been waiting a long time for to appear in VR. It was there briefly with the Razer Hydra working to give you the ability to use two hands in the game. Bossa Studios released the Team Fortress level for those with the HTC Vive. But now, we're getting a full fledge VR Surgeon Simulator game.
Surgeon Simulator: ER is out right now the PlayStation VR with the HTC Vive version coming December 5th and the Oculus Rift version coming December 6th. With the Experience Reality version, we're looking at new challenges now that we get the use of both hands as well as being able to freely look around.
I was able to get all the achievements for Surgeon Simulator, but it looks like there's some new ones to come about with the ER release. I can't wait. No word if those with the previous versions will get a discount, but you bet I'm getting it when it comes out.
The Steam page lists the game for $20 and you can get the original for free if you pre-order now.
Well, well, well. Not only are we getting a new Marvel vs. Capcom game, one of the old ones is coming to the current generation of consoles.
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 was announced at the PlayStation Experience and it's going to be released tonight as a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 4. All the DLC will be there and it'll run at 1080P/60FPS.
Those without a PlayStation 4 can get the game next year. The PC and the Xbox One will both be getting releases of the game in March of 2017. But if you have a PlayStation 4, tonight's the night you'll be able to battle it out.
The PlayStation Experience ended with a bang as we got our first look at The Last of Us Part II. Ellie's grown up a bit and she's mad as hell. She wants to find them and kill every last one of them, but we don't know who "them" is yet. My guess, it was the folks that wanted to cut her head open from the first game, but then again, that would be too easy.
No word on when we can expect The Last of Us Part II, but you know I'll be when it does come out as I really enjoyed the first one.
Nintendo has released two new videos for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The first video is a new trailer for the game that shows off a little bit of the wilderness as well as a mysterious character that looks like a female version of Link. Could this be Linkle? Malon? Marin? Impa? A new look for Zelda? Hard to tell but hopefully soon we'll find out who it is and what purpose they'll serve in the game. Heck, what about if Breath of the Wild had a co-op option?
The second video shows Bill and Nate from Nintendo Treehouse a look at some of the gameplay including showing off some skilled...and not so skilled arrow shots as well as some interesting enemy AI. One of them throws a bomb along the ground and the enemy walks around it making sure to not get in range of the bomb's blast. They also show off picking up weapons that enemies drop and making use of those weapons. You know, the more they show of this game the more I want it. 2017 can't get here fast enough.
Go to any fighting game tournament and someone's going to ask the familiar question "when's Mahvel". Now we have an answer: 2017. Capcom recently put out a trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the seventh game in the main Vs. Capcom series. This was kind of surprising to me as for a while Capcom didn't have the Marvel license for games anymore, meaning that there could be no more patches or updates for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Whatever happened though I won't complain as Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and for the first time ever for the series, Steam. What's interesting is that the trailer below there are no X-Men characters, a mainstay since the original X-Men vs. Street Fighter. However, we do see Ryu teaming up with X and while it's not classic Mega Man, it's at least A Mega Man so I'm pretty okay with that.