Bayonetta 2’s initial release as a physical bundle was coupled with the original game, Bayonetta. These bundles have since become a bit difficult to find, and there was no standalone physical copy prior to this, so it’s good that Nintendo’s bringing back the title by itself so more people can experience the title, which got excellent reviews. Bayonetta 2 will be available for $30 beginning February 19 (it’s currently on the eShop for $50). Plus, she’s coming to Super Smash Bros this year! This re-release will allow more people to become familiar with her story before her debut.
"Life is Strange publisher Square Enix has partnered with anti-bullying organization PACER for a special donation campaign. The Final Fantasy company created a video featuring Ashly Burch, the voice of Chloe in Life is Strange, to introduce the campaign.Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment, along with PACER, is encouraging its communities to tweet their stories of overcoming bullying and standing up for what’s right with the hashtag #EverydayHeroes. For every tweet that uses the hashtag from January 13 to 19, Square Enix will make a donation to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center."
Check out the video at the link above. It’s great to see Square Enix turn the success of Life is Strange into a way to help a worthy cause. The hashtag itself (if used correctly–come on, Internet!) can also be a wonderful way to express solidarity between those who have experienced bullying in the past or are currently–maybe even giving some the courage to get help or help others. The campaign is going on now, so be sure to throw out a hashtag to support PACER.
"Dark Cloud 2 will launch for PlayStation 4 via PS2 emulation on January 19, the latest PlayStation Blogcast reveals.The original Dark Cloud is already available on PlayStation 4. It’s worth noting that the two games aren’t connected story-wise, and the sequel is actually known as Dark Chronicle in Japan and Europe."
Dark Cloud 2 is an RPG by Level-5 that tells the story of Maximillian and Monica Raybrandt, and their time-traveling adventures in an attempt to stop an evil Emperor, who is messing with the timelines. It features great cel shaded graphics, and is sure to look and sound wonderful on the PS4. It’s good to see more PS2 titles making their way up to the current gen, despite the lack of true backwards compatibility.