Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Namco Bandai launches Project X Zone demo on eShop

A new demo has launched on eShop for Project X Zone, Namco Bandai’s upcoming studio-crossover strategy-RPG for 3DS. The game will feature 200-plus characters from 27 different titles from across various Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega series.

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3DS

Beware the megacorps! Deus Ex: The Fall coming to Android, iOS

Square Enix is expanding their presence in the mobile and tablet market with a new entry in the Deus Ex series. The Fall, a sequel to the Random House novel Deus Ex: Icarus Effect, follows ex-SAS soldier Ben Saxon as he investigates a global conspiracy by the world’s most powerful corporations to control the drug supply needed by augmented humans. During his search for the truth, he will find himself at odds with company henchmen and his former employer, the private military contractor known as the Tyrants. It’s never easy.

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Android, Apple Handheld

SOE’s DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2 in development for PS4

DC Universe Online (PC, PS3, PS4) PS4 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sony Online has announced that they will be bringing two of their biggest MMOs to the PS4, DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. As with the other versions, both will be free-to-play with optional in-game purchases. For those keeping count, that brings the total number of free-to-play MMOs on the PS4 up to three: DCUO, Dust 514, and PlanetSide 2.

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PlayStation 4 News

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles announced for PS3

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai is advancing the Tales line later this year with Tales of Xillia, but next year, they will be taking a look back with Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. Scheduled to launch early 2014 for PS3, Chronicles (a working title) will include graphically enhanced versions of the GameCube’s Tales of Symphonia and its Wii follow-up, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

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PlayStation 3 News

Kalypso revisits the era of the Italian city-state with Rise of Venice

Rise of Venice (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Kalypso, publisher of Tropico and Omerta, have revealed a new strategy-trading sim, Rise of Venice. Set during the Renaissance, Rise of Venice puts players in the shoes of a young merchant looking to turn his ragtag squad of trading ships into a mighty fleet that sails the world, with ports of call in Alexandria, Constantinople, Athens, Rome, and Tripoli. A story-driven campaign will see him and his family compete against the titans of the age, battling rivals at sea and in the parlors of influential politicians. Up to four players will be able to play together over LAN or Internet.

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PC News

Mobius Trailer released for Metro: Last Light

Alexander Bereznyak, lead technical artist on Metro: Last Light, has finished work on a project showcasing the world of Metro, the Mobius trailer. Bereznyak began work on the three-minute clip when he was a capture artist at 4A Games and continued to work on it after moving positions. It’s a nice encapsulation of Last Light, with a series of shots following a handful of the remaining humans as they struggle to survive underground in makeshift cities against the violent mutated wildlife and one another.

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