Thank you for connecting with me and of course reading this blog, glad this has been of some help. Look it’s over 150,000 hits now! Today, I’ll be blogging about some of the stuffs we’ve been working on and what you can expect in the next couple of weeks. First thing first, have you seen this live action trailer of DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions yet? What do you think? I think it’s amazing.
DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions is coming on May 20th (yes, this Friday) on Nintendo 3DS across Europe. For more information about the game, please visit the official site @ http://bit.ly/doadsite (yes, I’ve shortened the link for you) and I’ve also re-branded the TKE official YouTube channel which is featuring all the DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions related videos there. Please check it out @ http://bit.ly/tkeyoutube (and yes, I’ve shortened the link for you, again.)
DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions will be released this Friday, May 20th all across in Europe and one of my friends from @NintendoScene has organized “DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions StreetPass Meet” in one of their Nintendo 3DS party meet. Everyone is welcome to the event and make friends and play DEAD OR ALIVE Dimensions together on this Saturday, May 21st. You can RSVP here @ facebook.com/event.php?eid=167590259969564 – Don’t be afraid because they’re all nice people and you can bring your friends as well there. I wish I could be there but I’ll be heading to Birmingham this Saturday but they promised me they’ll take a lot of pictures to share, so make sure you keep an eye on my RTs on Twitter @inspchin regarding this.
Now the update regarding London MCM Expo (27-29 May 2011) – yes, we’ll be attending. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 will be available there so you can play. @Lead_wotawaster and I (or maybe just him and the other) will be on the Gamespot stage on 28th May (Saturday) 3:30PM to demonstrate this game on the stage. So make sure to come to the Gamespot stage and see us there. The picture below is the wall panels designed that have finally been approved. So you expect to see these bad boys on our booth there. Yes, come to TECMO KOEI booth and say hi to us.
Apart from that, we’ll be showing some other games as well, I’ll keep updated when it’s ready. Now you might be wondering about what we’re going to sell on our TECMO KOEI sales desk – yes I know what you’re after. Here’s the brief list of the important and new items that will be there.
– Dynasty Warriors 7 – Artbook, CDs, Vol. 1 figure set, game and more.
– Samurai Warriors 3Z (this game is not coming oversea) – Artbook, calendar.
– TRINITY: Souls of Zill O’ll – Artbook (deluxe), postcards, game, CDs.
– NIS America titles – A lot of art books, CDs and items from Hyperdimensions Neptunia, Ar tonelico Qoga and more.
(The KOEI related art books are thick so they normally cost around £15-20 (price TBC) while CDs, figurines are around £5-8 each, the actual game copies are cheaper on our sales desk as well. Other mini items are around £1-5 as well.)
Now, regarding Team TECMO KOEI cosplay team. Yes, we’ll have Dynasty Warriors 7 cosplayers (Zhao Yun, Bao Sanniang) and a lot of people dressing up as TECMO KOEI game characters at our booth. The gathering time is at 1PM on Saturday (28th May) at the TECMO KOEI booth, everyone is welcome to take pictures and meet our cosplay team. For more information, “Like” Team TECMO KOEI on facebook now.
Talking about the expo and the Dynasty Warriors. Do you still remember the “Entertainer-nator” from the “DYNASTY WARRIORS IS MY LIFE!” video? He has made the appearance in Britain’s Got Talent 2011 few days ago. Congratulations to him!
PlayStation Network is now back online but the DLC remains offline (or has it been online now?) Well, if it gets online before this 24th, you might be able to get both 1st and 2nd batch of Dynasty Warriors 7 DLC. If not, then you might have to wait for a while – The DLC will go on Xbox Live as scheduled. The 2nd batch of Dynasty Warriors 7 will be up on 24th May in America and 25th May across Europe.
Here comes the details on what you can expect to get (and pay).
STAGE PACK 1 – $3.99, £3.19 (PSN) / 320 MSP (XBL)
– Play the ‘Yellow Turbans’ and ‘Hulao Gate’ stages in CONQUEST MODE, with 3 scenarios remastered from DYNASTY WARRIORS 2 for each stage. The ‘Yellow Turbans’ stage includes the ‘Yellow Turban Rebellion’, ‘Fall of the Han’ and ‘Test of Faith’ scenarios. The ‘Hulao Gate’ stage includes the 「Battle of Hulao Gate」, 「Allied Invasion Resistance」 and 「Sishui Gate Defensive Battle」 scenarios.
NEW WEAPON PACK 2 – $1.99, £1.59 (PSN) / 160 MSP (XBL)
– Attack your enemies with two new weapons, the Short Pike and the Mace. The Short Pike is the perfect balance of range and speed and allows counterattacks, and the Mace is very powerful with a wide attack range! Both weapons will be added to your inventory, but you can also create them at the Blacksmith or earn more powerful versions of each weapon by clearing each weapon scenario in Conquest Mode.
COSTUME PACK 2 – $0.99, £0.79 (PSN) / 80 MSP (XBL)
– Use costumes from DYNASTY WARRIORS 5 for all 46 characters who appeared in the game.
ORIGINAL COSTUME PACK 1 – $4.99, £3.99 (PSN) / 400 MSP (XBL)
– Use original costumes for the 13 Wei officers including uniforms, suits, high school club outfits, etc. Experience a battlefield like you’ve never seen with these unique costumes!
*Note: Dynasty Warriors 7 DLC is not available in Mexico and New Zealand. Sorry for the inconvenience!
SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles (3DS) SpotPass – You might be getting a notification of the SpotPass on last Friday with nothing inside. We’ve had them fix the notification text and add the weapon as a DLC. So you should now be able to download the weapon (level 10 no attributes but can be “synthesized” to create a better one). The new notification text is as per the below:
New SpotPass content #1
Hello there! Thanks for playing SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles.
Are you up for another challenge? Try out some new downloadable content, available now!
This time we are giving you a new weapon. There are no special attributes to it but it is a powerful Level 10 weapon so it is great for combining it with other weapons via “Weapon Synthesis”!
If you still have no idea on how to get it, please follow this. Go to the main menu of SAMURAI WARRIORS: Chronicles > Network > Battle > SpotPass – Win this and get the weapon. Then go to Acquire Weapon set the SpotPass battle weapon as that, then play any level and you should get it from the level via defeating a supply captain that will show up at some point during the level, the weapon is not ‘dropped’ by the supply captain but just gained, a message will display to say you have got the weapon when you defeat them. A big thanks to @ShogunDarius for helping me out!
The new DLC will keep coming every Friday so this should add more fun into your game. I’ve also got a feedback from the users. This one is from Cengiz (France):
“I’m a 31 years old man and it was the first time that I try this kind of game (Samurai Warriors: Chronicles). In fact, I didn’t buy anyone of those games because all voices were in english and I think that english voices make the game way worse. The graphics are amazing, just one problem, we cannot see everybody all at once like in PS3.Another problem is the lack of french language. If this game didn’t sell more, it is because it’s only in english. And I want to thank all the team for the spotpass bonuses, I just made my first battle and won the new weapon. Arigatou gozaimasu. Keep the good work on 3DS please. I hope to buy Dead or Alive Dimensions in next weeks.”
I didn’t amend anything from what he said there, but it’s good to hear the feedback from everyone. It’s always good and important to know and learn from you!
Closing Comment: I can expect busy months ahead – London Expo and next is E3. Many have asked me if I’m going to E3 2011? No, I’m not (sorry about that) but I’ll be the one who’s tweeting with both @tecmokoeieurope and @TeamNINJAStudio account (yes I’m in charge now) – I can kinda feel the E3 this time is more to the quality than quantity from our side. Feel free to ask questions if you have any or tweet @inspchin on Twitter.