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Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition confirmed


It was recently rumoured that a Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition for PlayStation 3 was in the works, and here it is.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition includes a 24 page art book featuring concept artwork from the original games and a swish looking outer box.

Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition is confirmed for North America and Europe and is a pre-order bonus, so those buying the game receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition if you pre-order at a major video game retailer (such as EB Games or JB Hi-Fi in Australia). I’ve got my order down already.


Pokémon Red ROM hack brings some colour to Kanto

Pokemon Red ROM

ROM hacker, Drenn, has created a fan-made patch which adds both full colour and more detailed sprites to the well-loved monster catching RPG classic Pokémon Red.

FroggestSpirit colourised much of Kanto but had left the project incomplete, so Drenn completed the ROM with help from Danny-E 33’s graphics patch. This means that Pokémon Red, originally for the Game Boy, has both been colourised and includes sprites used in later Pokémon games.

The patch can be played via emulator or on the Game Boy Color using a compatible flashcard, and you can check it out here.

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Source: RetroCollect


Rumour: Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition to be announced


A Gamestop advertisement may have outed a yet to be announced Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition. The ad (pictured below) offered a ‘free limited edition upgrade’ to those that pre-order the upcoming title. The offer has since been removed and replaced with a less titillating ‘Coming Soon’ message instead.


Square Enix are yet to comment on the existence of a Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition, but we think a Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix Limited Edition-esque version seems very likely.

Source: PlayStation LifeStyle


Is Shinobi III coming to 3DS eShop?


Nintendo Everything recently spied a PEGI rating for Shinobi III. It looks like Sega are set to re-release Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, originally released in 1993 on the Sega Mega Drive, as a 3D Classic for the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Shinobi III is well loved, so I’m sure many fans will be happy to see the game alongside Ecco the Dolphin and Galaxy Force II which were announced this week as part of Sega’s second wave of 3D Classics.


Sonic ‘Anniversary Sale’ on iOS and Android

Sonic Sale

It seems to be a week of Sonic specials! You can nab a bunch of Sonic (and some other Sega titles) on Xbox Live live on the cheap at the moment, and now you can get you fill of cheap Sonic games on iOS and Android too.

Various Sonic games are AU$0.99 on the App Store and AU$1.08 on the Google Play Store – titles include Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Sonic Spinball, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, Sonic the Hedghog 4: Episode II, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, and more. It even looks like some other Sega titles are available for cheap too, but they might always be that price.

So, why all the Sonic specials? Sonic is 22 on June 23. Thanks Sonic, now I feel old.


DuckTales Remastered confirmed for PC

DuckTales Remastered
The rumour had been working through the grapevine, but today Capcom have confirmed that DuckTales Remastered, WayForward’s long-awaited reimagining of the NES classic will be released for PC, via Steam and other such digital distributions services.

DuckTales Remastered will be available for PC, PSN, XBLA and the Wii U’s eShop in the coming northern hemisphere summer and will set you back US$14.99.


Final Fantasy IV now available on Android

FFIV Android

Square Enix’s enhanced port of Final Fantasy IV is now available on Android.

This version of the classic turn-based RPG, which was released on iOS devices last year, is based on the Nintendo DS remake and features enhanced graphics, touch controls, voiced characters, selectable difficulty levels and more.

Final Fantasy IV is priced at $16.99 on the Google Play Store, and requires Android 2.3.3 or later.


Double Dragon II: The Revenge available now on Japanese 3DS eShop

Double Dragon II

The classic side-scrolling beat’em up Double Dragon II: The Revenge was released on the Japanese 3DS eShop this week as part of the handheld’s Virtual Console service.

Released for the Famicom in 1989, the home version of Double Dragon II differs greatly from its arcade counterpart – featuring different level design, additional story sequences, a different final boss and a different ending.

The Virtual Console release supports Download Play, allowing two players to play co-op with a single copy of the game, and will set you back 500 yen. We hope to see the game outside of Japan in the near future.


Tales of Symphonia celebrates 10th anniversary with HD remaster

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles

Yesterday, during the Tales of Festival, Hideo Baba announced that HD remasters of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World are headed to the West in the form of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (working title) for the PlayStation 3.

Tales of Symphonia, a favourite amongst Tales of fans, was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2004 (2003 in Japan) and marked the début of the series in PAL regions. Tales of Symphonia was followed up by Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World for the Nintendo Wii, a sequel which takes place a couple of years after the events of the first game.

Tales of Symphonia’s HD re-release will, however, be based on the Japanese exclusive PlayStation 2 version which included extra anime cut scenes, Mystic Artes for more characters, additional events and side-quests and a different theme song. The HD remasters will feature enhanced graphics and additional content including bonus Tales of the Abyss-themed costumes and new cut-ins for the Mystic Artes.

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles is set for release early next year (October 2013 for Japan). Here’s hoping we see a nice limited edition much like the one to be released in Japan which includes some figurines, a novel, and some really pretty packaging.


Nintendo announces ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2’

A Link to the Past 2

During the latest Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that they are making a new The Legend of Zelda game for Nintendo 3DS and it is set in the same game world as A Link to the Past. The game currently has no English title, but is generally being referred to as ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 2’ – which is in line with the games Japanese title The Legend of Zelda: Kamigami no Triforce 2.

Reggie Fils-Aime said, during the presentation, that the new Zelda game features an original storyline, entirely new dungeons, and uses the system’s 3D capabilities to bring height and volume to the flat 2D world of A Link to the Past. ‘A Link to the Past 2’ also gives Link the ability to turn into a drawing to move along walls – enabling exploration of the world from a different perspective and access to new areas to solve puzzles.
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