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News Galore – Final Fantasy XIII, XIV, XV and Type-0

News Galore – Final Fantasy XIII, XIV, XV and Type-0

Back in the days of the first PlayStation, I stumbled across an unknown (to me) game called Final Fantasy VIII and I went on to spend many many hours playing this deep RPG on my little grey box. A few years later Final Fantasy IX appeared, and again I spent many an hour working my way through the four discs loaded with wonderful content. Sadly, I didn’t touch any other Final Fantasy games until I took a very brief diversion with Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360, but for whatever reason, I didn’t play more than a couple of hours.

Now though, I am starting to look at the series with fresh eyes thanks to a whole host of news and new trailers that emerged from the Tokyo Game Show this past week.

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Final Fantasy XIV – PS4 thoughts

Final Fantasy XIV – PS4 thoughts

The sickly sweetness beckoned me once again, promising that this time would be different. This time it wouldn’t taste just like all the others, this time it would last more than a fortnight… And like a mug I believed it, and bought Final Fantasy XIV for my PS3 and gave in once more to the hollow promises of that most seductive of genres. All the others had overpowered me with their sickly, over (or under-) cooked flavours that would inevitably fade with the morning dew. I expected little.

Oh. Hey, this is quite good actually. Wheee….

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New Video Game Releases – August 2013 Schedule

New Video Game Releases – August 2013 Schedule

Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout August 2013. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.

Still catching up with this months games? July’s release schedule can be found here.

Flipnote Studio 3D

Divinity: Dragon Commander

Brother’s: A Tale of Two Sons
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Brother’s A Tale of Two Sons Screenshot Release Date Schedule August 2013

Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick. This is one journey you will never forget.

Tales of Xillia

Europa Universalis IV

Angry Birds Trilogy
Wii, Wii U

PayDay 2
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Charlie Murder
Xbox 360

Disney Infinity
PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, 3DS

PS3, Xbox 360


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

The Bureau XCOM Declassified Screenshot Release Date Schedule August 2013

The year is 1962, JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear – but a far more powerful enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy. As special agent William Carter, players call the shots, pull the trigger and lead their squad in a gripping third-person tactical shooter set within a high-stakes, covert war to protect humanity.

Saints Row IV
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist Screenshot Release Date Schedule August 2013

The United States has a military presence in two-thirds of countries around the world. Some of them have had enough. A group of terrorists calling themselves The Engineers initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist – a deadly countdown of escalating attacks on US interests at home and abroad. Sam is back in his ops suit and goggles, and he’s more lethal and agile than ever. Granted the freedom to do whatever it takes to stop the Blacklist, Sam flies from exotic locales to US cities as he races against the clock to find out who’s behind this devastating threat.

The Wonderful 101
Wii U

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Final Fantasy XIV Fourteen 14 Release Date Schedule August 2013

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn takes place in the fictional land of Eorzea, five years after the events of the original release. At the conclusion of Final Fantasy XIV, the primal dragon Bahamut escapes from its prison inside an artificial moon to initiate the Seventh Umbral Era, an apocalyptic event which destroys much of Eorzea. Through the gods’ blessing, the player character escapes the devastation by time traveling five years into the future. As Eorzea recovers and rebuilds, the player must deal with the impending threat of invasion by the Garlean Empire from the north.

Killer Is Dead
PS3, Xbox 360

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
PC, Xbox 360


Lost Planet 3
PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Rayman Legends
PS3, PSV, Wii U, Xbox 360

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2

Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning