Author: Bryan

Battlefield 1 Review

As a genre, first person shooters are one of the bestselling genres in video games. I appreciate the games and what they do for the industry as a whole, but I normally just play these types of games for the campaign and then move on. Maybe diving in to the multiplayer mode from time to time when I’m bored or nothing else sounds interesting. Battlefield 1 is looking to change that train of thought, and it’s moving in the right direction to do so. So was DICE able to recapture that magic from a historical standpoint that used to...

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GDEX 2016 Overview

What an amazingly fun filled weekend we had chatting with and getting to know a multitude of people that were both attending and exhibiting at GDEX 2016. We are in the process of writing up separate articles and pieces on a handful of different titles that were present at the expo (we’ll point out which ones below as we summarize the event), but we wanted to give a general overview of what GDEX is and why it is so important to the games industry as a whole. Having never attended GDEX in the past, I wasn’t sure what to...

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Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Announced

Today, Aksys Games and Spike Chunsoft have announced Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, a compilation of the original Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999), and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (VLR). It will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita sometime in the Spring of 2017 in both North America and Europe. For fans that have already played through the games, it’s worth noting that 999 has been rebuilt from the ground up, and now includes HD graphics and the choice between English and Japanese voice acting. Level Down Games will have more on...

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Steins;Gate 0 Release Date and Trailer Revealed

PQube has announced the official release date for their upcoming visual novel, Steins;Gate 0. It will be available for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on November 25 in Europe and November 29 in North America. Check out a full description of the game from PQube below, as well as the official trailer recently released. STEINS;GATE 0 is a brand new story in the acclaimed Science Fiction Visual Novel franchise. Praised by fans and critics alike for its incredible characterisation and storytelling, STEINS;GATE is widely considered to be the greatest Visual Novel ever made. STEINS;GATE 0 looks set to...

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GOD WARS Future Past Limited Edition and Trailer

NIS America has announced that GOD WARS Future Past, their upcoming tactical RPG, will be receiving a Limited Edition that will be available through the NIS America Store. The Limited Edition includes a collector’s box, the actual game itself, an art book, the soundtrack, a cloth poster, and a pocket mirror. Preorders are available now for it, and the Standard Edition can be preordered through places such as Amazon soon if you don’t want the Limited Edition. GOD WARS Future Past is scheduled to be released sometime in Early 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Check out the...

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX Coming to PlayStation 4

At Paris Game Week today, Square Enix has announced that the entire Kingdom Hearts series will finally be available on PlayStation 4, an announcement fans of the series have been hoping would arrive. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will include both of the HD remakes that were released for PlayStation 3 on one compilation disk. Now, fans of the series will be able to play every game released to date before Kingdom Hearts III eventually releases. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX will be available on March 28, 2017 for PlayStation 4. Check out the announcement...

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Nintendo Switch Presentation Set for January 12

During a meeting with financial analysts in Tokyo, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima revealed that major details regarding the Nintendo Switch will be announced at the Nintendo Switch Presentation on January 12, 2017. This event will be for invited media, financial analysts, and trade partners in Tokyo, and will be livestreamed to the world online. The presentation is set to include the release date and official price for the Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the launch lineup of games and some upcoming games that will be hitting after March 2017. Kimishima also revealed that Nintendo Switch sampling...

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”Weird Al” Yankovic to Close Out BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard Entertainment has announced plans for their Closing Ceremony to BlizzCon 2016 today. “Weird Al” Yankovic will be performing a concert Saturday evening, November 5, for all attendees to BlizzCon on the main stage. If you do not have a ticket, a Virtual Ticket can still be purchased on their website for all the coverage and panels on both Friday and Saturday. Level Down Games will have coverage of BlizzCon 2016 as it is happening, including any announcements and reveals that come out of the Anaheim Convention Center that...

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Persona 5 Ann Takamaki Trailer

Atlus has released the next video in a string of videos that will detail all of the upcoming main cast members of Persona 5. Today’s look is at Ann, as well as a video with her voice actor. Check out a description of Ann from Atlus, as well as both the character trailer and the voice actor interview below. Persona 5 is set to be released on February 14, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Being the center of school gossip is a quick way to make anyone feel like an outcast, and Persona 5‘s Ann Takamaki gets...

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Final Fantasy XV Has Gone Gold

It’s a sentence fans of the franchise have been waiting to hear for what seems like forever. Today, Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XV has gone Gold ahead of its scheduled release on November 29 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To celebrate this occasion, a new CG cinematic trailer titled “Omen” has been released. Omen is a conceptual CG cinematic trailer by the famous 3D animation studio DIGIC Pictures, who also had a hand in the KINGSGLAIVE: Final Fantasy XV movie. Be sure to check out the new trailer below, and stay tuned to Level Down...

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WEEKLY CONTENT SCHEDULE

Monday (1/29)
Max Level – 9am EST
*YouTube, iTunes, & Google Play*

Tuesday (1/30)
Game Oracles – 9am EST
*YouTube*

Wednesday (1/31)
BGMania – 9am EST
*Website, iTunes, & Google Play*

Thursday (2/1)
GLOW – 9am EST
*YouTube, iTunes, & Google Play*

Friday (2/2)
Top 10 Series – 9am EST
*YouTube*

Saturday (2/3)
Revisiting the Classics – 9am EST
*YouTube, iTunes, & Google Play*

Sunday (2/4)
LDG Plays – 11am EST
*YouTube*
LDG Plays – 1pm EST
*YouTube*

Archives

UPCOMING REVIEWS

– Call of Duty: World War II
– Super Mario Odyssey
– Xenoblade Chronicles 2
– Blossom Tales
– Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth 2
– The Longest Five Minutes