Hey everybody. As you may already know, I recently joined the Magazine Staff here at GBAtemp, and one thing I've already started to struggle with is figuring out what news is worthy of our portal. From Japanese game announcements that may never be localized, to gameplay details revealed for some games, to smaller indie game announcements for the PS4 or otherwise, there is a lot of little news that I don't necessarily see fit to post on the portal for various reasons. To remedy that and make things a little bit easier, I'm starting a biweekly news roundup where I collect bits and pieces of news from around the web and my GBAtemp inbox to compile a list of various news that may appeal to you. This is currently set to be a twice a week feature covering the following time periods: Saturday evening through Wednesday afternoon (PST) Wednesday evening through Saturday afternoon (PST) Although this first edition does just cover Sunday, July 26th through Wednesday afternoon, July 29th. The format may change in the coming weeks as I figure out what works best, but just bear with me. Most importantly, enjoy the news! Game Announcements New Tri-Ace and Spike Chunsoft RPG In this week's issue of Famitsu, the new Tri-Ace/Spike Chunsoft RPG was revealed. Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky is an upcoming side-view RPG for the PS4 and Vita. Check out the source for a bundle of gameplay details. Exist Archive is set to release in 2015 for Japan. Source Dragon Quest X Heading to PS4, Being Considered for NX Among all the news at the Dragon Quest conference, it was announced that the MMO, Dragon Quest X would be heading to the PS4. Just like all prior releases of this game, it is currently only announced for Japan. Although the NX versions of both X and XI were thought to be confirmed after the conference, Square Enix has clarified both to Japanese and English sources that they are only under consideration at this time. Source Grandia II HD Coming to PC GungHo Online Entertainment has announced that they're bringing Grandia II to the PC in HD. Originally released on the Dreamcast and later brought the PS2 and PC, the Dreamcast version is the one being used for the HD touch ups. It will be coming to both Steam and GOG at a later date. Source Iconoclasts Announced for PS4 and PS Vita Joakim Sandberg has been working on this game all on his own for five years, and with the help of Bifrost Entertainment, he's applying the finishing touches to Iconoclasts. Iconoclasts is an action platformer set in a vast, mysterious world, and has an emphasis on puzzling level design. Read more about it at the Playstation Blog, and check out the trailer. Source Trailer New Gameplay Details Monster Hunter X Details: Hunting Styles and a New Monster More Monster Hunter X details have been revealed, including something called Hunting Styles that augments the combat. Guild Style: Closest to prior Monster Hunter combat. Striker Style: Attack focused, not as technical, specializes in Hunting Arts Aeriel Style: Allows you to freely attack in midair Bushido Style: Evasion and counter based combat As well, the fanged-beast Gamut and bird-wyvern type Hororo-Horuru were revealed. Check out the source for pictures and specific details. Source Dragon Quest Heroes 2 Details Although Dragon Quest Heroes has yet to come out in North America, details for the currently Japan only sequel, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 have been revealed. With new characters, monsters, and four player multiplayer, this game is shaping up to be a worthy sequel. If you're interested, be sure to show your support by buying Dragon Quest Heroes this Fall. Source Dragon Quest Builders Trailer It's been a busy month for Dragon Quest, and although I've reported two other bits in here, I'm not done yet. In case you missed it, there was a new Dragon Quest Builders trailer. It's looking pretty good for what is, on a basic level, a Minecraft clone, and the seemingly little to no text makes a western release seem very likely. The game is set to release in Japan this Winter for PS3/PS4/Vita. Trailer Source Original Discussion Topic New Trailer for Lego Dimensions A new trailer was released for Lego Dimensions that shows a new villain, Lord Vortech, in this mashup of various universes and characters. Check out the full press release and trailer below. Full Press Release Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the story trailer for LEGO(R) Dimensions(tm), the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical LEGO(R) brick building with interactive console game play. The game features an original story that combines characters and worlds from 14 of the most popular entertainment brands including DC Comics(tm), The Lord of the Rings(tm), The LEGO(R) Movie, The Wizard of Oz(tm), LEGO(R) Ninjago, Back to the Future(tm), Scooby-Doo(tm), LEGO(R) Chima(tm), Doctor Who, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters(tm), The Simpsons(tm), Portal(tm) and Midway Arcade. In the game, there is an ancient planet at the centre of the LEGO(R) Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of LEGO(R) worlds to help him find these building bricks of LEGO(R) civilisation. Some have agreed, others have rebelled, and only the combined powers of the greatest LEGO(R) heroes can stop him. When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics(tm), The Lord of the Rings(tm) and The LEGO(R) Movie are swept away. To save their friends, LEGO(R) Batman(tm), LEGO(R) Gandalf and LEGO(R) Wyldstyle journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations, and they soon realise that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from across different LEGO(R) worlds to help him gain control. As his power grows, worlds mix, unexpected characters meet and all boundaries are broken. Our heroes must travel through space and time to rescue their friends before the vortexes destroy all of LEGO(R) humanity. Launching 29th September LEGO(R) Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)4 and PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo´s Wii U(tm) System. Source: GBAtemp Press Inbox Trailer Super Mario Maker will have 99 Amiibo Costumes That Can Be Unlocked, No Amiibo Necessary Nintendo has revealed on their Japanese website that Super Mario Maker will have 99 amiibo costumes that can be unlocked, and the best part is that they can all be unlocked via the 100 Mario Challenge, no amiibo required. Source: English Source: Nintendo Japan Release Date Announcements Ascendant PS4 Release Date Hapa Games have announced that the side-scrolling roguelike beat-'em-up Ascendant is set to release on the PS4 August 25th. Source Final Fantasy Type-0 PC Release Date Announced for PC a little while back, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy Type-0 will be coming to Steam on August 18th with new graphics options and some pre-order bonuses. Source Senran Kagura Estival Versus Announced for EU and Australia Q1 2016 Previously announced for a Winter release in North America, Senran Kagura Estival Versus has been announced for an early 2016 release for Europe and Australia via Marvelous Europe for Vita and PS4. Various special editions were also announced that can be read about in the full release. Full Press Release Marvelous Europe is proud to announce that SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS will be launching across European and Australian territories in early 2016, both physically and digitally on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita. SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS transports the sexy Shinobis to a parallel dimension, where sun-soaked islands are the perfect backdrop for the girls to do battle once more. Featuring the biggest roster of fighters to date, SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS is overflowing with explosive ninja moves, outrageous clothes-clearing combos and a scintillating storyline. All previous characters return, with new moves and upgraded skills along with a host of new characters further expanding the roster with new challenges and techniques to master. SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS features online multiplayer matches, allowing up to 10 players (PS4™ version only; PS Vita supports up to 4 players) to battle it out at once. The game is available to pre-order now for £34.99 (PS Vita) and £44.99 (PS4™) for Europe and Australia EXCLUSIVELY at www.estivalversus.com. All pre-orders taken at the Marvelous Store will be granted a pre-order bonus of high-quality collectable art cards! Marvelous Europe is pushing the boat out to paradise once more with even more Physical Limited Editions exclusive to www.estivalversus.com. The KAGURA MILLENNIUM FESTIVAL EDITION, at £44.99 (PS Vita) and £54.99 (PS4™) features a 2-CD soundtrack and artbook, while the BAHONKAS EDITION priced at £74.99 (PS Vita) and £84.99 (PS4™) adds an exclusive supersized, double-sided Dakimakura hugging pillowcase. For the most dedicated Kagura Collectors only, the ultra-limited SURPRISE SHINOBI SLIPPERY SPLASH-N-SPRAY SPORTS SPECIAL adds all previous items, PLUS two different sets of five Senran Kagura figurines (Gessen and New Hebijo), and is priced at £109.99 (PS Vita) and £119.99 (PS4™). GBAtemp Press Inbox Actual Sunlight Coming to Playstation Vita on August 11th WZO Games have announced that their story-driven JRPG styled game, Actual Sunlight, will be releasing on the Vita on August 11th. Taking place in Toronto, Canada, you explore a man's regular, miserable life that seems to make for a good narrative. Source Toy Soldiers War Chest Releasing on Xbox One and PC August 11th and PS4 August 12th Toy Soldiers: War Chest is the third installment in the series by Signal Studios, and Ubisoft has announced a worldwide release date for Xbox One and PC on August 11th, and the PS4 on August 12th. Full Press Release Today, Ubisoft announced that Toy Soldiers: War Chest will release worldwide on August 11, 2015 for Xbox One and PC and on August 12, 2015 for PS4. The third installment of the popular franchise, developed by Signal Studios, offers a hybrid blend of action strategy gameplay mixed with tower defense mechanics. Toy Soldiers: War Chest will be available digitally on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Toy Soldiers: War Chest (standard edition) includes four armies and will be available as a digital-download only. Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame edition includes an additional four licensed armies to those available in the standard edition and will also be digital-download only. These four licensed armies will be available as individual downloads or all together in the ‘Legendary Heroes’ Pack. More information on these licensed armies can be found below: G.I. JOE Marching into the toy box is a highly trained special mission force, codename: G.I. JOE. Led by brave field commander Duke and armed with an arsenal of weapons, this team works together on the front lines to stop evil in its tracks. HE-MAN Enabled by the power of Greyskull™ is the Masters of the Universe™ army led by He-Man™, The Most Powerful Man in the Universe™. Gifted with unimaginable strength and fearless courage, He-Man, Battle Cat™ and his Eternian warriors team up to protect the Eternia toy box from the forces of darkness. COBRA COMMANDER Trained in explosives and martial arts, and backed by the support of a fanatical army comprised of a deeply loyal infantry, the Cobra Commander army will not hesitate to take on any opposing faction. With a mix of brute force, advanced technology and fierce tenacity, the Cobra Commander army is a force to be reckoned with on the ground and in the skies. EZIO Gifted with a prowess in parkour, stealth and charisma, Ezio and the Assassin’s brotherhood team up to create a fierce alliance of justice and protection. An ancestor of Desmond Miles, the charming Florentine. Ezio Auditore da Firenze is a master with the hidden blade and the ladies. Source: GBAtemp Press Inbox Trailer Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist is Coming Out This Friday Konami announced via Twitter that Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist will be releasing on the Xbox One and PS4 this Friday, July 31st. Source Other News Street Fighter V Beta Delayed Until Further Notice After a bumpy start, Capcom announced on July 27th that the Street Fighter V beta would be delayed until further notice due to various complications. They are working on incentive for those that had to deal with the first attempted beta phase. They also announced that this failed beta phase would not count towards the total number of intended beta phases. Source Witcher 3: NG+ Mode Announced The final piece of free DLC for The Witcher 3 has been announced. New Game+ will be coming to the game, well, not this week. They didn't specify exactly how much longer was needed, but it should be coming soon. Source Bethesda Unable to Make More Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Bundles Bethesda has confirmed that they are legitimately unable to make more Pip-Boy bundles for Fallout 4. Although they'd like to, it conflicts with other manufacturing schedules. That means all the Pip-Boy pre-orders out there are the only Pip-Boy editions that will ever exist. Source August PS+ Free Game Lineup Announced The PS+ lineup for August has been announced for North America and Europe. If you're a PS+ member, head to the PS Blog via the link below and see what you'll be getting. NA PS Blog EU PS Blog Microsoft Games With Gold August Lineup Announced For the Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners out there, the Games With Gold August games have been announced. Swing by the source from Major Nelson below to see what you'll get. Source ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ That concludes the first Nathan Drake's News Flash. I encourage you to leave feedback and tell me if this is something you want to see more of. The GBAtemp Staff and myself will take all points into consideration. I hope that you will join me once again this Saturday for Nathan Drake's News Flash!