Even after more than 20 years, the Pokémon series continues to be incredibly popular. Everything associated with the IP tends to become a success. Just look at the US-based mobile developer Niantic, for example. Before it hit the big time with Pokémon GO, it was getting by with Ingress. The popularity of its Pokémon AR game has since...
Graphics package used in Dark Souls III and Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Silicon Studio has revealed that its post processing effects middleware graphics package YEBIS now supports the Nintendo Switch. YEBIS - now up to version 3 - allows developers to add glare, depth of field, motion blur and anti-aliasing effects to their games, amongst other things...
"Personally speaking, I’d love to see it happen"
Bravely Default and it sequel Bravely Second are considered to be two of the 3DS console's most appealing RPGs, and have been warmly recieved by fans and critics alike. When a franchise becomes popular it's only natural for publishers to look at expanding it on other formats, and in an interview...
Aim was to improve the "game experience" and avoid "undue regret"
Earlier this month, we reported on a rumour that the western edition of Bravely Second: End Layer only had "good" endings to optional side quests - a change which, when twinned with alterations to one of the character costumes, triggered quite a stir among fans.
Is a localisation announcement on the horizon?
Square Enix’s highly-acclaimed fantasy JRPG, Bravely Default, was a critical hit here in the west when it was released in 2013. With the release of the sequel in Japan last month, the real question now is when will Bravely Second be localised? In an exciting development, Square Enix has just...
Will eventually support Wii U
Silicon Studios, developer of the popular 3DS title Bravely Default, has revealed a beautiful tech demo preview of Yebis 2 — via its YouTube channel — which is a visual effects engine. According to the studio, Yebis 2 is a "nexus of real-time processing effects" with physically based optics simulation. The demo...
Not your average 9 to 5, though
Any RPG – or JRPG – gamer knows that strategy is the most important thing when playing through the game. Knowing enemy weak spots, which armour to equip and which weapon is the most effective are all key factors to make victory a certainty. Yet sometimes things go into deeper levels of planning. Bravely Default...
Also planning a new 3DS game
Silicon Studio, the developer behind the recently confirmed-for-the-West title Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, also works in creating software tools and game engines for a variety of companies, including Nintendo and Sony. Two higher-ups at Silicon recently sat down with Siliconera t