Daily Archives: May 15, 2012

Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] to get limited edition

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The upcoming 3DS debut of the Kingdom Hearts series just got grander with the announcement of the Mark of Mastery Edition. Scheduled to ship alongside the standard edition on July 31, the $54.99 premium version is the first collector’s edition for North America and includes a copy of the game, a branded clear hard-case skin cover, 12 art cards, five augmented reality cards, and a magnetic box.

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3DS

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II launches, mobile release dated

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Sonic continues his fourth episode today with the launch of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II on PSN and Steam, and will be spin dashing onto Live Arcade tomorrow. The 1200 MS Point/$14.99 adventure will see Sonic and Tales battling old foes Doctor Robotnik and Metal Sonic. As a bonus, gamers who own both Episode I and II on the same platform will unlock the extra Metal Sonic addition, Episode Metal. Metal Sonic’s portion is comprised of four reworked acts from Episode I and details how he survived the end of Sonic CD.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Akai Katana en route to retail with beams, bombs, and missiles

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Cave fans itching for some bullet-hell action (or, to get a bit jargony, Pew! Pew! Pew! action) should keep their eyes out for their latest 360 shooter, Akai Katana. Publisher Rising Star Games has shipped their North American debut to retail, which will soon be transporting players to an alternate dimension where a bloodthirsty Japanese emperor is sacrificing his people to power his katana. The game features three modes (Arcade, Slash, and Cimax), original Arcade settings, online leaderboards and replays, and local two-player co-op.

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Xbox 360 News

Game of Thrones brings Westeros to consoles, PC

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Adventurers can begin their own quest through the lands of Westeros today with Atlus and Cyanide’s Game of Thrones for 360, PC, and PS3. Based off of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, the game includes an original story and an experience that is said to offer “the authentic political intrigue and complex narrative the acclaimed fantasy series is known for.” The game also features the likenesses of several characters from the HBO series.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action gets Shades of Red mission DLC

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The Jagged Alliance team has been working on more than (extensive) patches, and today the first round of DLC has hit Steam. The Shades of Red Pack, available for $4.99, includes a new mission based on the German-only Jagged Alliance novel by I.M. Wong, Shades of Red, which is estimated to add another hour of playtime as well as detail the backstories of three of the mercs.

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DLC, PC News

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded now available on PS Store

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GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, the latter remake of GoldenEye featuring Daniel Craig, is now available for download off the PS Store for $59.99. Reloaded is an enhanced re-release of the 2010 Wii reimagining, complete with new Mi6 Ops Missions, new maps and weapons for the 16-player online and four-player offline multiplayer mode, and Move support.

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PlayStation 3 News

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy shows off Chaos Shrine in new shots

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Oh, what’s that? You’d like to explore the world of Final Fantasy by way of melodies and smooth basslines? Then sit back, kick up your feet, and enjoy these screenshots of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, an upcoming 3DS title that features rhythm-based action. The latest images are of the unlockable Chaos Shrine.

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3DS

Max Payne 3 hits store shelves, trailer tune now on iTunes

Max Payne 3 (360, PC, PS3) 360 and PS3 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Max Payne has officially returned with the release of Max Payne 3 for the 360 and PS3. Now a down-and-out bodyguard for the rich in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Payne must bring out his inner noire Denzel in a Man on Fire-style paynefest (ha!) on some mysterious kidnappers.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Battleship hits store shelves – aliens beware!

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It’s time to man the guns and face the alien hordes. The game adaptation of the movie adaptation of the boardgame Battleship has set sail for 360, 3DS, DS, PS3, and Wii. Players get to lead a fleet against an alien threat using a hybrid system of strategy and first-person action as they battle their way out of a dome surrounding the Hawaiian Islands. Fleets comprised of destroyers, carriers, and even the U.S.S. Missouri must face off against aliens on land, in sea, and in the air.

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3DS, DS News, PlayStation 3 News, Wii News, Xbox 360 News

(Xbox 360 Review) Anomaly: Warzone Earth

(Xbox 360 Review) Anomaly: Warzone Earth

“… a solid title that offers a nice break from the norm.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews