- Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind showcased in new gameplay trailer
- Igor and the Velvet Room return in new Persona 5 trailer, screenshots
- Styx’s personality, design explored in new Shards of Darkness trailer
- The fight continues, Halo Wars 2 out for PC, Xbox One
- Arsenal of Elegant Destruction highlights Nier: Automata’s combat
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Daily Archives: February 14, 2012
The Tales saga continues today with release of Tales of the Abyss for the 3DS. Featuring touch-screen controls and stereoscopic 3D graphics, the latest chapter in the long-running series centers around the exploits of Luke fon Fabre, the last of an aristocratic family. Thrust into a life of adventure after years of isolation, Luke will struggle with “friendship, sacrifice, duty and choice” as players use the real-time Flex Range Linear Motion Battle System to best foes and save the world from destruction.
Sega has just released one of the few reasons for anyone—well, me—to jump on the Move bandwagon: The House of the Dead 3. The download-only HD re-release of the arcade and Xbox lightgun shooter is available on PSN for $6.99. The PS3 version includes trophies, Move support, interactive rescue events, a grading and ranking system, and an arcade cabinet for Home.
Gamers itching to try their hand at Mass Effect 3 finally have their chance with a new demo now available for the 360, PC, and PS3. The demo begins with an invasion of Earth by the Reapers and concludes with a single-player mission from later in the game. Players are also able to create a Commander Shepard for their trial run, tweaking name, gender, and appearance. Once those selections are made, plus some for background, the game will then prepare a brief history of this insta-Shephard so that newcomers and series vets alike are able to follow the events included in the demo.
It’s time to send the mercs back in. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, the latest in the long-running strategy series centered on a player-owned Private Military Corporation, is now available in retail and through digital outlets. As the leader of a PMC, you will hire, train, and equip mercenaries in order to fulfill a contract that calls for the deposition of Arulco island’s ruling dictator. A “plan & go” system combines both turn-based and real-time strategy elements, while the soldiers gain experience and advance through a role-playing-styled leveling system.
Darksiders II might be months away, but that isn’t stopping Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop from trying to entice a few bucks out of your wallet. To get the pre-order bucks flowing, each is offering a unique in-game incentive, ranging from additional missions to celestial-themed panoply.