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Minecraft’s big cross-platform update is here

Minecraft’s Better Together update, which brings cross-platform play to the game for the first time, is now available on numerous devices — although players outside the Microsoft, Apple and Google ecosystems will have to wait.

Microsoft and developer Mojang released the Better Together update today on mobile devices, virtual reality headsets, Windows 10 and Xbox One. On those platforms, where the game runs on Mojang’s Bedrock Engine, it is now known simply as Minecraft — no colon, no “Pocket Edition” or anything.
“Our general rule of thumb is that if a version can play together with the others, it’s called Minecraft,” Mojang said in an FAQ for the Better Together update. Versions of Minecraftthat do not support cross-platform play, such as its original Java-based Mac/PC release and its Wii U version, will retain their “Edition” subtitles.

For now, that will continue to apply to Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition. The Better Together update is coming to Switch, but it’s not ready yet. …

Japanese FGO Celebrates 10 Million Downloads with Character Giveaway!

On 17th September, during the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, Japan FGO Project officially announced that Fate/Grand Order for iOS/Android has reached 10 million downloads in Japan! In celebration of this milestone, there will be a celebration event as well as new story chapters.
▍Download Celebration Event. To celebrate the 10 Million Downloads milestone in Japan, players who have completed the "特異点F 炎上汚染都市 冬木" will receive one free ★4(SR) of their choice. Players will be able to choose from the 42 SR characters as shown below:

Finally, the new chapters, Epic of Remnant "亜種特異点III, 屍山血河舞台, 下総国, 英霊剣豪七番勝負" are due out mid-October.

Kirara Fantasia Pre-Registration Milestone Updated

Japan’s Houbunsha (芳文社) and Aniplex’s mobile RPG title, Kirara Fantasia (きららファンタジア), has announced today (18th September), that the pre-registration has gathered over 400,000 pre-registerees, thus, more pre-register rewards have been added!

Kirara Fantasia (きららファンタジア), a mobile RPG based on characters from Manga Time Kirara (まんがタイムきらら) magazine, is now ready for pre-registration. It is currently in production by Drecom and will be published by Aniplex.

The pre-registration for the game started back in August and a short duration, the pre-registration upper limit has been raised twice with more rewards! The new pre-registration milestone goes up to 500,000 pre-registerees.

▍Pre-registration Rewards
Over 10,000: Gems for 1 gacha Over 30,000: Gems for 2 gacha Over 50,000: Gems for 3 gacha Over 70,000: Gems for 4 gacha Over 100,000: Lucky draw for Ume Aoki’s and Kuroda BB’s signature boards Over 150,000: Lucky draw for Komata Mikami’s and Harikamo’s signature boards Over 200,000: ★4 Aoba…

Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter soft launches on iOS and Android

Snail Games have been releasing some impressive looking titles on mobile and their latest, Taichi Panda 3: Dragon Hunter, is bound to be as gorgeous.

This MMO lets you roam a huge map without any loading times and lets you fight, craft and tame multiple creatures including flying mounts and dragons.

It also features PvP, world bosses and more and you can try it right now on iOS in New Zealand and  Australia or on Android here.

The rest of the world should get it soon.

Lineage 2: Revolution Pre-Registerations Open Up Globally

The global version of Lineage 2: Revolution is almost here. Pre-registrations are open globally for everyone for the first time. The game originally launched in South Korea in December, 2016 and quickly rose to prominence after earning $21 million in its first 2 weeks of operation.

Unlike most mobile MMORPGs, Lineage 2: Revolution helps set itself apart by having an actual persistent open world. The game also features smooth graphics and fast paced combat. Like other mobile MMOs though it does feature an auto-combat system, but it isn't available in the more difficult dungeons.

Lineage 2: Revolution is a free-to-play mobile MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) based on the popular PC online game IP “Lineage2,” which has entertained more than 30 million players since it first debuted. Lineage 2: Revolution stays true to its PC roots, displaying a stunning open field, raids, 200-player castle sieges, character re-designs and classes, all in a mobile environment. A…

Journey Devs Announce Sky, A Timed iOS Exclusive

Described as a game about "giving", the makers of Journey and Flower unveiled their latest game at the iPhone 8/X reveal.

A multi-platform game that's launching on iOS first, Sky is pitched as a multiplayer "social adventure" game, where players fly above the clouds. It seems pretty straightforward.

On the site, however, thatgamecompany says Sky is "hard to explain". "If you can imagine the delight of visiting a theme park where lasting memories are made, we envision Sky will sometimes feel like that," they wrote.

To explain things a little better, thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen filmed a brief Q&A with Geoff Keighley. In that, he mentioned that "true happiness comes from a person who is genuinely wanting to help others", probably a good indication of what to expect.

Sky is due out on iOS later this year.

Terra Battle 2 Release Date Announced for 21st September

Mistwalker has announced that their latest mobile title, Terra Battle 2 for iOS, Android, and PC will be released on 21st September!

In addition to the release date announcement, Mistwalker released a new voice acted trailer for Terra Battle 2 for fans to enjoy a first look of the complete Terra Battle 2 atmosphere.
▍Terra Battle 2 Official Trailer ver.2.0 ▍Terra Battle 2 Launch Celebration Event Confirmed
In celebration of the game’s launch, on 21st September, the drop rate for Haruhikari will be increased!

Asides from Pick Up characters, players will also receive Daily Login Rewards from 21st September until 5th October, earning up to 56 “Energy!”, interested players be sure not to miss it when the game comes out!

▍About Terra Battle 2 Terra Battle 2 is led by the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi (坂口 博信). It will inherit the setting from the first game and will have a plot that is the direct continuation of the first one. On the newly launched official website, Sakaguchi…

Square Enix Japan-Only Mobile Game Grimms Notes Comes to the West

Square Enix released a mobile game, Grimms Notes, in Japan in January. The game achieved over 15 million downloads since then. Now, the company is bringing the successful title to North America, Europe, and China, Square Enix announced.

Grimms Notes is a "new interpretation RPG" which takes fairy-tale characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice and more, and puts them in a mash-up RPG story.

The game has been praised for its pleasing graphics and simple controls. Take a look at their site for a closer look at the game here.

Tera M Developers Netmarble talk Launch Schedule, Game Mechanics

Originally broken by MMO Culture a while back, Tera M's developers have held a media showcase event in which they talked release schedule, and focused in on some gameplay mechanics. Much like its PC sibling, Tera M will focus in on the traditional MMORPG gameplay of Tank, Healer, and DPS - which many MMORPGs adhere to, such as Final Fantasy XIV, and World of Warcraft.

Pre-registration for the Korean version of Tera M has already begun, and the developers are aiming for a launch date in November of 2017, on both the App Store for iOS, and Google Play for Android. It is uncertain of minimum specifications have been announced, but all of the latest smartphones should be able to run Tera M without a hitch, as well as tablets and emulators. Additionally, a global launch is planned for 2018, with a strong chance of regional servers, rather than a global, unified one.

Fate/Grand Order NA Announces 50% Off Free Quest AP Costs, Fuyuki Summon Rate Up Events!

Players have been teased in Fate/Grand Order NA. No, not by promises of high-level servants. Not by promises of their favorite waifus. No - by the promise of Okeanos. The Third Singularity, and the fourth part of the Fate/Grand Order story - if you count the Prologue as the first part. Which, considering it's mandatory, it might as well be!

A pretty strong indicator that Okeanos is coming sometime during September 22nd is the fact that we have a double whammy of two events coming up! First off is the "Free Quest AP Cost 1/2 Campaign!"

During this period, all Free Quests - quests available after you clear the story quest in a particular area - will have their costs slashed by 50%. There is a reason to do Free Quests - the first time you clear them, they give valuable Saint Quartz, which is used to get high-level Servants! If Okeanos is approaching, you'd definitely want to clear out the old Free Quests you may have previously ignored. On top of that....
Unless you rea…