Arc of Alchemist Delayed, North American Physical Release Cancelled

Idea Factory International has announced that the Western release of Arc of Alchemist for the PlayStation 4 has been delayed from Summer 2019 to Winter 2019. The physical release for North America has also been cancelled but the game will still receive both a physical and digital release in Europe. Idea Factory International didn’t provide a reason for the physical release cancellation in NA but did claim that they will have more news to share soon.

Synopsis via Idea Factory International:

Enter the desert in search of the key to save humanity—the Great Power. Quinn Bravesford, for the sake of her kingdom, leads her soldiers into battle against a swath of enemy nations. One year, the king declared that he would send a large-scale investigation team to the Desert of Beginnings.

And so, Quinn was selected to captain this mission. Quinn gazes at the ancient alchemic device, the Lunagear, within her hand. According to the legends of yore, once the Lunagear is equipped with the four Orbs, it will unlock the Great Power that will save humanity. Only one Orb resides in Quinn’s Lunagear. Collecting the four Orbs for the Lunagear, however, is a mere legend.

With the threat of dangerous creatures and Machine Dolls wandering the desert, one of the enemy nations, the Principality of Neuhaven, has dispatched their military in search of the Great Power. Now, Quinn and her band of allies must fight against the Principality of Neuhaven in hopes to find the Great Power and save humanity. Quinn steels herself, but even so, she can’t help but doubt the existence of the Great Power…

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New State of Play Showcase Coming This Month

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that they will be hosting a new State of Play showcase on the 9th of May 2019 at 3:00 pm PST / 6.00 pm ET. The showcase will reveal new information on the upcoming MediEvil PlayStation 4 remake, a first look on a new game and new updates and announcements. The stream is scheduled to last for 10 minutes but the Japanese version will be 15 minutes, possibly due to extra content. SIE have also confirmed that no details on their next gen plans will be revealed during the stream. The stream will be available on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook and Twitter.

Borderlands 3 Unlikely To Get DLC Vault Hunters

Randy Pitchford, CEO of Gearbox Software, has revealed that the chances of Borderlands 3 getting DLC characters are low, saying that the team would rather expand the existing group of Vault Hunters instead. Pitchford expanded by saying that “the data suggests the vast majority of players would benefit from expansion to existing characters ahead of creation of new characters.”

Borderlands 3 has at least four campaign DLC packs releasing, all of which are included in the games season pass but none of them have been detailed as of yet. Borderlands 3 releases on the 13th of September 2019 for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.

Blizzard To Continue Expanding The Overwatch Universe

J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment, has announced that Activision Blizzard will continue expanding the Overwatch universe for the foreseeable future. According to Brack new heroes, maps and experiences will be added over the 2019 and 2020 financial periods as they continue to grow the game. Brack also confirmed that they are working on some “other work” they have in the pipelines but they did not clarify what that is. Overwatch is currently available on the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.