Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Final Fantasy 12’s PS4 Remaster Debuts At Top

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has debuted at No.1 for the week ending July 15, handing publisher Square Enix its first No.1 since 2016's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The RPG forced the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy down from top spot last week to No.3 this, while retailer promotions help Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare to No.2.
Overwatch falls one place to No.4 meanwhile, despite sales actually increasing 82% week-on-week, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. Below that, the ever-present Grand Theft Auto V rounds off the top five in its 200th week on the chart.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is the PS4 remaster of the PS2 classic, first released in 2006 (2007 in Europe). In our verdict, critic Miguel Concepcion said the spruced up version contains “a wealth of improvements and changes, delivering a fresh experience even if you've memorized the path from The Phon Coast to The Tomb of Raithwall.
“While its enhancements do not translate into a brand new game for existing..

Fighting Game BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Announced At Evo 2017

This weekend at the Evo 2017 fighting game championships, Arc System Works announced BlazBlue Cross Battle Tag. A 2D fighting game, Cross Tag Battle is a crossover title that features characters from franchises like Persona 4 Arena, BlazBlue, and Under Night In-Birth.
“Look forward to the tag team battle that no one has ever imagined!” reads a line from the game's description (via Polygon).
Going off the first trailer, which you can see above, it looks like Cross Tag Battle is a 2v2 tag battle game where you choose characters from the different franchises.
Cross Tag Battle is scheduled to launch in 2018 for consoles, though there are no further details available about the game.
Here are some other stories from Evo 2017:
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Directing Final Fantasy 7 Remake And Kingdom Hearts 3 Together Made Life Easier For Nomura

Kingdom Hearts 3 and the Final Fantasy 7 remake are two of the mostly eagerly anticipated games in development right now, and they’re being directed by the same man: Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, who has previously worked extensively on both franchises. During a group interview at Disney's D23 expo, he explained how the two new games have proved the perfect complements to one another for him as director.
“I don’t really feel any sort of hurdles or difficulty because the two titles are so different,” he said. “It actually works to my advantage because [they’re] so different. If both titles seem to have a sort of similar vein, both titles may start to look the same. So with the two being different, if there’s one thing that I could not do in one title, I might be able to do it in the other. It works out for me in that way.”
He added that the biggest challenge is simply how busy he is. “For example, we were making preparations to come here to D23 for Kingdom Hearts, and while we..

Watch The Game Of Thrones S7 Ep 2 Trailer Here

Game of Thrones returned tonight for its seventh season, kicking off with the debut episode “Dragonstone.” We have a full rundown of the episode here. You're probably already thinking about Episode 2, “Stormborn,” and now the first trailer for it has landed.
Obviously this trailer has lots of spoilers about what's happening in Westeros, so maybe don't watch this if you are not caught up. “Stormborn” airs on Sunday, July 23.
For even more on the first episode of the new Game of Thrones season, go to Entertainment Weekly to see what Arya actress Maisie Williams had to say about what her character did in the premiere.
In other Game of Thrones news, some of the series regulars have spoken out against online leaks.
There are seven episodes in this season, while the eighth and final season will have just six–though they could be longer than usual. Though Game of Thrones is coming to an end, there are pilots for as many as five spinoffs in the works.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Director Tetsuya Nomura Explains What Took So Long

Kingdom Hearts 3 has been a long time coming, and despite the series’ many spin-offs, remakes and re-releases, fans are hungry for another adventure with Sora and friends. It’s been 12 years since Kingdom Hearts 2 came out on PS2, and in a recent group interview at Disney’s D23 expo, game director Tetsuya Nomura explained what’s taken so long.
“A lot of people have been mentioning and making it sound like ‘Oh, Nomura’s taking too much time,’ and it hurts,“ Nomura said, through a translator. He explained that the decision was made above his head to switch development to Unreal Engine 4 after about a year of development, which caused extensive delays. In addition, certain timing and resources challenges within Square Enix had an effect.
“There was a decision made to change to an external [engine]…Unreal Engine 4,” he said. “So we switched over to that. Unfortunately there was a bit of time that needed to be rewinded and started over. So there was a bit of a setback there, but it was a ..