I hope you like JRPGs, because today’s news roundup is full of them. The two in question are Final Fantasy 16 and Xenoblade Chronicles 3, both of which revealed new details and gameplay features.
Our other big news today includes the announcement of Hyenas, a new multiplayer shooter from Sega and Creative Assembly, and the news that Activision Blizzard shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to re-elect controversial CEO Bobby Kotick to their board of directors. Let’s dive into the details.
Final Fantasy 16 will not be an open world, says Yoshida
Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida revealed more details about the game in an interview, revealing many key features that piqued fans’ curiosity. One of these small reveals is that Final Fantasy 16 will not be open world like its predecessor, as the developers have chosen to focus on “independent area-based game design”. We also learned that the protagonist Clive will be the only playable character in the game, and that it will be the first main Final Fantasy game to have an adult rating.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct Reveals Forms Of Fusion Of Classes, Heroes And Ouroboros
From one JRPG to another now, as the latest Nintendo Direct focused on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has revealed a ton of interesting details about the game. The Direct showcased the game’s classes, heroes, and Ouroboros fusion forms, and also revealed a Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Season Pass. This pass will give players access to a ton of launch day goodies, but also will allow them to download a new story scenario that will be released in 2023.
Hyenas is a new multiplayer shooter from Sega and Creative Assembly
Away from JRPGs now, as Sega and Alien: Isolation developer Creative Assembly also had a new game to show off today. Hyenas is a new team-based multiplayer shooter that has players in groups of three and compete with other teams to see who can catch the most “pop culture artifacts.” While we didn’t get to see any gameplay, the gameplay trailer gives us an overview as characters use zero gravity to float around in large open spaceships and use glue guns to create makeshift bridges.
Bobby Kotick has been re-elected to the Activision Blizzard board of directors for another year
It’s not all good news, though, as Activision Blizzards shareholders supported controversial CEO Bobby Kotick by re-electing him to the board of directors. With a whopping 91 percent of the vote, Bobby Kotick will now sit with the rest of the board of directors despite calls for the CEO to step down amid several high-profile scandals that have arguably dragged the company’s name down. company to the mud
Suda51 Wants Ryan Gosling To Play Travis Touchdown In A No More Heroes Movie
We’ve got a bit of a fun story to round things up, as No More Heroes creator Suda51 has been talking about who he’d like to play Travis Touchdown if a film adaptation were made. Of all the talented actors who could play the anime-obsessed killer, Suda chose Ryan Gosling, a choice that’s actually not too far-fetched. Suda also revealed that he would choose Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn to direct the project, or Takashi Miike if he had to choose a Japanese director.
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