Habroxia Review (PS Vita)

Arcade-style indie space shooter Habroxia from Canadian developer Lillymo Games available digitally and a limited edition physical version for PS Vita on PlayAsia. It is cross-buy on PlayStation. In Habroxia, players blast their way through 15 levels with boss fights, rescue missions and shifting perspectives from horizontal to vertical in this retro shoot’em up. After each level is completed there is a persistent ship upgrade system. Boss fights will guarantee a fun challenge. I’m a fan of retro shoot’em ups and this was a blast to play.

I mainly played the PS Vita version. It runs perfectly well and the controls work perfectly. There are two control layouts to choose. Three weapons to fire by default. Completing the game was short but sweet. After beating the 15 level campaign there are 3 Endless Side Modes that include rescue the most humans, survive or protect from invasion to add more fun time. No online leader-boards but still fun to beat the high scores that are in the game.

The difficulty is on point and no checkpoints. In every game session whether completed or defeated credits earn will stay with you. Upgrade ship stats if having difficulty completing the level. The only downside of this game is that when ship is damage and retry your health does not fully regenerate. Use credits to get health back or survive the level to get hp items during the level. There are items that will give extra boost, bombs, rockets and lasers.

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Habroxia is a great addition to the shoot’em up genre. Great bosses to defeat and variety of enemies to defeat during the levels each with unique attack patterns. Chasing scores on the 3 Endless Side Modes after the quick campaign. I will be replaying it again to get the top scores on all levels. No online leader-boards but still fun to compare scores with friends online via screenshots. The retro style pixel art and tunes are nice during the play-through. This game has a fantastic trophy list that is do-able for a platinum. If your a fan of shoot’em ups add this to your collection to support it. I would definitely like a sequel with more content and online modes.

*PS Vita Review Code provided by Publisher*

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Title: Habroxia  Developer: Lillymo Games

ESRB Rating:

ratingsymbol_e Mild Fantasy Violence

Publisher: Lillymo Games (NA & EU) & Eastasiasoft Limited  Release Date: 9/24/19  Price: $7.99  Genre: Shoot’em Up Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita Players: 1

Retro space shooter ‘Habroxia’ Arriving Soon

Independent developer and publisher, Eastasiasoft Limited, today announced that the arcade-style space shooter ‘Habroxia’ from Canadian developer Lillymo Games will launch worldwide for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita this September digitally.

In Habroxia, players blast their way through a myriad of extra-terrestrial incursions. Habroxia features 15 levels with intense boss fights, rescue missions, shifting perspectives and untold surprises. A persistent ship upgrade system, 3 endless side modes, 50 different enemies and 10 unique boss fights will guarantee retro space shooting fun for countless hours.

Habroxia will launch worldwide for Nintendo Switch on the Nintendo eShop on September 26th for US$7.99 / €7.99 / £6.99. Digital pre-orders will open on September 19th with a special 20% launch discount. PlayStation 4 and PS Vita system versions will be available on September 27th. Habroxia for PS4 and PS Vita will be published by Lillymo Games in North America and Europe on September 24th and 25th respectively. All other versions will be published by eastasiasoft.

A physical Limited Edition of Habroxia for PS Vita will be available for pre-order at online retailer Playasia on September 19th. Limited to just 1500 copies worldwide.

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Habroxia Limited Edition will contain the following items:

  • A physical copy of the game (region free)
  • A full-color printed manual
  • An original soundtrack CD
  • An individually numbered collector’s certificate
  • A collector’s box (with a beautifully embossed logo)

 

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Classic DRAGON QUEST GAMES Arrive On Nintendo Switch eShop Soon

SQUARE ENIX announced that the first three classic games in the DRAGON QUEST franchise will be released for the Nintendo Switch on September 27. Fans can rediscover the origins of the legendary RPG series and the entire Erdrick trilogy in DRAGON QUEST, DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line and DRAGON QUEST III: The Seeds of Salvation, each available via digital download from the Nintendo eShop.
 
Upon its release in 1986, the pivotal DRAGON QUEST series became a cultural phenomenon, accumulating a large, passionate fanbase of millions worldwide, and set the standard for the RPG genre. This modern collection of the classic titles features simple and intuitive controls that mimic retro gameplay, paying homage to where the legacy began.
 
The iconic Erdrick trilogy begins in the acclaimed DRAGON QUEST where players begin their voyage as the “Hero,” a descendent of the valiant hero Erdrick in an epic journey through the historic realm of Alefgard. DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line takes place a century later, where the young prince of Midenhall embarks on a journey to find the other two descendants of Erdrick in order to defeat the nefarious Hargon. The third and final title in the Erdrick trilogy, DRAGON QUEST III: The Seeds of Salvation, takes players through the land of Aliahan, where a young hero has been charged with an impossible task of slaying Baramos, the master of darkness.
 
DRAGON QUEST will be priced at $4.99, DRAGON QUEST II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line will be priced at $6.49, and DRAGON QUEST III: The Seeds of Salvation will be priced at $12.49. All three titles will be available digitally for the Nintendo Switch system on September 27.

 

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Romancing SaGa 3 & SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS Will Release First Time In The Americas On December 3rd

SQUARE ENIX confirmed today that the RPG classic Romancing SaGa 3 will arrive in the Americas on November 11, 2019, 24 years after the game’s initial Japanese release. SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS will release for the first time in the Americas shortly after on December 3. Both titles will be available on modern consoles and mobile platforms, with new content, optimized graphics and updated game-play controls.

Romancing SaGa 3 gives players the freedom to forge their own path, choosing to play through eight different narratives led by eight protagonists, each with their own motives and unique personalities. Developed by industry veterans, including renowned developer Akitoshi Kawazu (FINAL FANTASY, Romancing SaGa, SaGa Frontier), this HD remaster will feature optimized graphics, a new dungeon called the “Phantom Maze” to explore and a NEW GAME+ function. The upcoming remaster adds new storylines to the game, making it the perfect time for both new and veteran players to experience the SaGa series.

 

SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS is an enhanced version of the 2016 title SaGa SCARLET GRACE, originally released exclusively in Japan. Packed with a variety of improvements and additions, this version includes new and improved graphics, character voice-overs, two new characters not included in the game’s initial release and more. Newcomers and long-time fans of the franchise can shape their own destiny with one of four protagonists, Urpina, Taria, Balmant and Leonard. Each hero has their own unique story-line, which allows players to enjoy four different adventures in one title.

Romancing SaGa 3 will be available on November 11 on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, the Xbox One, Windows 10, STEAM, the App Store and Google Play.

SaGa SCARLET GRACE: AMBITIONS will be available on December 3 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, STEAM, the App Store and Google Play.

 

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FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE – TGS 2019 Trailer

Today SQUARE ENIX revealed a brand-new FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE trailer, showcasing new gameplay and a deeper look at the slums of Midgar, where the oppressive Shinra Electric Power Company is embroiled in a fierce conflict with Avalanche, a resistance group fighting for the life of the planet. Players will get a first look at fan-favorite Shinra operatives, The Turks, along with a variety of mini-games and two powerful summons, Shiva and Ifrit.

SQUARE ENIX also recently released new artwork recreating one of the most the iconic pieces of artwork from the original game, featuring Cloud and the Shinra Headquarters.

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Coming to the PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE is a reimagining of the iconic original game that re-defined the RPG genre, diving deeper into the world and its characters than ever before. The first game in the project will be set in the eclectic city of Midgar and presents a fully standalone gaming experience that provides a great starting point to the series. Along with unforgettable characters and a powerful story, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE features a hybrid battle system that merges real-time action with strategic, command-based combat.

 

The Deluxe Edition, available to pre-order now, contains a hardback art book featuring stunning concept art, a soundtrack selection CD, Summon Materia DLC allowing players to summon Cactuar in game, and a Sephiroth SteelBook Case. The Digital Deluxe Edition contains a digital art book, a digital soundtrack selection, and Summon Materia DLC allowing players to summon Carbuncle and Cactuar in game.

Those who pre-order any version of the game will also receive the Chocobo Chick Summon Materia DLC at launch. Those who pre-order any digital edition from the PlayStation Store will also receive the Cloud & Sephiroth Dynamic Theme for the PlayStation 4.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be available for the PlayStation 4 from March 3, 2020 with English, Japanese, French and German voice-over and English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. For more information, visit: http://ffvii-remake.com.

 

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KINGDOM HEARTS III “Re Mind” DlC TGS 2019 Trailer

Ahead of the Tokyo Game Show, SQUARE ENIX gave Keyblade wielders an early look at new DLC coming to KINGDOM HEARTS III titled, “Re Mind”. This winter, players can experience a new episode as they continue their adventure in the beloved action-RPG series, encountering new obstacles and bosses to battle.

The Tokyo Game Show trailer showcases new story scenes along with Sora’s new battle form as he takes on the evil Organization XIII. The new trailer is subtitled in English.

In the upcoming DLC, players travel to a familiar realm and encounter powerful new bosses. In some of the additional battles, players will be able to switch characters. Players can also obtain additional Keyblades by downloading the free update.

 

KINGDOM HEARTS III Re Mind will launch this winter for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

 

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FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHORNICLES Arrives January 23, 2020

SQUARE ENIX today announced that the beloved action-RPG adventure FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES will return with online multiplayer and other brand new features as FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition for the Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation 4, iOS and Android mobile devices on January 23rd, 2020. A preview version of the game will make its first appearance this week, on the show floor at Tokyo Game Show.

The cooperative action RPG FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES has been completely remastered, with brand-new features that make the experience more enchanting than ever. Playing with friends or solo, explore a stunning fantasy world and make new memories with fantastic characters and fun action-RPG gameplay.

 

New features for the game include:

  • Updated Visuals and Audio – Experience the world of FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES in stunning new ways, with upgraded graphics and audio updates enhancing the magical adventure like never before.
  • New Character Voiceovers – Playable heroes come to life with brand-new voiceovers as they cast spells and battle ferocious monsters.
  • New Online Multiplayer – Play online with up to three friends to overcome the dangerous monsters and dungeons that fill the world*. No players are left behind, as the game supports cross-play functionality.
  • New Dungeons and Bosses – Challenging new dungeons and bosses have been added to the game, allowing for even more fun and exciting gameplay opportunities.
  • New Character Appearances and Items – Stand out with brand-new looks and artifacts to equip and use throughout your magical journey.

For more information, please visit https://sqex.link/tig.

 

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