Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Sep 102018

I was planning to review King’s Quest VI today, but I woke up to such an explosion of video game news, we need to cover that first.

Not too long ago, we heard news that the development team behind the Yakuza series was working on a new IP, and today they announced Project Judge. Not only that, but it’s already been confirmed for localization in 2019.

Project Judge looks a lot like a Yakuza game, except it follows an ex-lawyer who becomes a private detective.

From the story trailer, it looks like it will have an intense main story, and the gameplay trailer also teases the sort of wacky sub-stories found in the Yakuza games. It also features investigations, since you’re playing a detective.

All in all, the two trailers made Project Judge one of my new most-anticipated games. It looks fantastic!

Square Enix also came out with a ton of exciting news today.

First, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is being remastered for the Switch and PS4. I played the original Crystal Chronicles on the GameCube, but I never finished it. I’ve actually been thinking about it lately, so this remaster is great news.

Even more exciting, they released a new Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer that shows the Big Hero 6 world for the first time, along with some tiny story teases.

And this isn’t even the full trailer! Apparently an extended version is coming on September 18.

Finally, Square Enix also showed the first teaser trailer for Project Prelude Rune, which we just discussed recently. While it starts with concept art, it also includes a short glimpse of the game and a character who is presumably the protagonist.

And moving on from Square Enix, Bandai Namco revealed the release date for Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. It will be out on January 11, 2019.

I was hoping for a 2018 release date, but this is fine (although a bit too close to Kingdom Hearts). A special edition will also be available.

There was a lot more news besides this, but these are the highlights that stood out to me. What do you think?

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  One Response to “Project Judge, New Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer, Vesperia Date, and More!”

  1. […] short teaser trailer shown amidst a flurry of other exciting news last September has been removed from Youtube. The website for Studio Istolia simply redirects to Square […]

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