- Persona 5’s party-boosting hacker Futaba Sakura introduced
- Dead Rising 4 now available for PC, Xbox One, plus a how-to video
- Persona 5 digital pre-orders up, Story and Confidant trailers released
- PSX 2016 – Bandai Namco: Ace Combat 7, Ni No Kuni II
- PSX 2016 – Activision: Crash Bandicoot Trilogy, Destiny The Dawning
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Monthly Archives: April 2014
Word from Aksys HQ today about a delay. In an email, the studio stated that they found that one of the components within the limited edition of their upcoming choose-your-own-adventure-style romance sim Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi was not up to their standards. In order to correct the problem, the release has been delayed until May 20. The standard edition and PSN release are still on track, and both will be available on May 6.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, CyberConnect2’s latest manga-based fighter, is now available for PS3. Bandai Namco has announced that the game is now live for download through PSN and that the limited physical run is now shipping out from Amazon and Club Namco. All-Star Battle features characters from the manga’s eight story arcs battling it out in a one-on-one, tournament-style fighter using five different Battle Styles.
Ubisoft has launched their download-only role-playing game Child of Light. A reimagining of fairytales styled after classic watercolor art, Child of Light is Ubisoft Montreal’s take on traditional Japanese RPGs, with players taking on the role of the young princess Aurora in her quest to win back the heavens from the Queen of Night. In a twist on the formula, platforming has been added alongside a traditional turn-based combat system.
Last week, Bandai Namco announced that they will be bringing over Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment as a download-only release later this summer. Today, they’ve followed up the reveal with news that they will also be including an HD port of its PSP predecessor, Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment. As with Hollow Fragment, Infinity Moment is an MMO-esque role-playing game that has players venturing around an expansive world, accepting quests, and battling creatures in real time.
Sony will be releasing new updates tomorrow for PS4, PS App, and PS Vita. The latter updates are largely for improving integration with the PS4, which will itself be receiving a host of new features and long-awaited improvements. A breakdown of each is available below, but PS4 gamers can now look forward to being able to capture gameplay on external devices, edit gameplay footage on the system itself, download pre-ordered games in advance, use voice commands with PS Camera, and easier, improved sorting options for Friends and Trophies.
A new trailer has been released highlighting the different gameplay paths available in Wolfenstein: The New Order. Titled Stealth vs. Mayhem, the video, clocking in at just over three and a half minutes, features B.J. tackling an assignment in two different ways. For the tactical approach, he breaks locks and takes down Nazis with knives and a silenced pistol, while the other, more chaotic approach sees him destroying cover and blowing soldiers away with machine guns and grenades.
Aksys is set to jump back into the ring later this year. After recently releasing BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma, the publisher has announced that they will be releasing Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!—yes, five exclamation points—this fall. The PS3, PS Vita Examu-developed brawler will feature 23 characters alongside 23 arcana partners, online multiplayer with six-player lobbies, 300-plus hidden story scenarios, and several supplemental modes (Time Attack, Replay, Trial, Gallery). And for the purists out there, the original Japanese audio track will be available with English subtitles.
Mac gamers looking to test their survival skills against the undead hordes are getting their chance today with the release of Dead Island Game of the Year Edition. The $21.99 release includes the original game as well as a new weapon, The Ripper, and two add-ons, Bloodbath Arena and Ryder White. The Mac version also supports the Xbox 360 controller if Tattiebogle OS X drivers are installed.
The CyberConnect2-developed fighter JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be launching tomorrow on PSN and shipping out from Amazon and Club Namco. To get gamers up to speed on the lore behind the strange brawler, Bandai Namco has released an eight-minute-long trailer covering the storyline up to its third arc. The summary is filled with a lot of weird-looking fighters spouting crazy dialog and pummeling each other into oblivion. Check it out below.