- .hack//G.U. trilogy getting HD treatment with Last Recode for PC, PS4
- Cave Story+ released digitally, physically for Switch
- Strategy role-playing game God Wars Future Past out for PS4, PS Vita
- Castle of Shikigami brings supernatural shooter action to PC
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles out for console, PC
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Monthly Archives: January 2017
Following yesterday’s launch trailer reveal, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Sabotage has been released for PS4. Sabotage adds four new multiplayer maps, one of which is a remake of Modern Warfare 2’s Afghan, along with a ‘90s-themed Zombies episode. The latter will find players stuck at an abandoned lakeside summer camp in Rave in the Redwoods. Details for the new maps can be found below.
Digimon World: Next Order is bringing a new adventure with over 200 recruitable and trainable Digimon to PS4 today. Available digitally and physically, the latest entry in the Digimon franchise, developed by B.B. Studio, puts players in the shoes of Takuto or Shiki as they attempt to stop the Machinedramons from causing mayhem in the Digital World. In addition to leading their Digimon in combat, players will also form bonds with other characters they meet throughout their travels.
Bethesda is set to add the island of Vvardenfell to The Elder Scrolls Online with the Morrowind expansion. Slated to go live on June 6, the add-on will feature several additions, including Vvardenfell, which is said to be the largest zone yet added and feature the same points of interest from Elder Scrolls III. The story is set 700 years prior to the game, however, with players fighting to save the famous warrior-poet and Guardian of Vvardenfell, Vivec. Players can also access the nature-magic-based Warden, who fights alongside a War Bear, the first new class since launch. Other additions include a new Trial and PvP mode for three four-player teams. New players can head straight to the content without any experience, while returning players will content appropriate for whatever level they might be at the time of their arrival to the island.
Microsoft has sent word about a recent announcement regarding an upcoming livestream launch event for Halo Wars 2. The game is scheduled to launch on February 21, but as Ultimate Edition owners will be able to play it on February 17, the event is set to kick off on February 16 at 6 p.m. (CST). Players can watch it on Facebook Live, Twitch, Xbox One, or Youtube. There will also be interviews with some of the development team and a few giveaways. The full notice can be found below.
Activision has released a new trailer for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s upcoming downloadable pack, Sabotage. As a heads up, the drop debuts tomorrow on PSN for PS4. Players will gain access to four maps, Neon, Noir, Renaissance, and a remake of the Modern Warfare 2 map Afghan, Dominion. Zombies is also receiving a ‘90s-themed addition, Rave in the Redwoods, with director Willard Wyler recasting the original crew in new roles.
NIS’ tactical role-playing game Disgaea 2 PC has launched on Steam. The computer version features all of the content from the original PS2 release, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and the later enhanced PSP re-release, Dark Hero Days. In the campaign, players take on the role of Adell, a young man unaffected by a curse that’s turning Veldime into a Netherworld, wiping its citizens’ memories and transforming them into demons. In addition to the story, there is a mode to play as a has-been rockstar, Axel, a Stack Attack for deadlier attacks, an Item World to customize kit, and a Dark Court that punishes the good. The PC version features updated controls and three playable characters new to the West: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel.
Double Dragon IV has launched digitally for PC and PS4. Arc System Work’s beat ‘em up supports up to two players offline, and Share Play for PS4. Billy and Jimmy Lee are on a new mission in Japan, and they are sporting some new moves as well with access to a few rudimentary combos. For fans of the original, members of the original team had a hand in creating IV, including original planner Yoshihisa Kishimoto, designer Koji Ogata, and composer Kazunaka Yamane.
Bandai Namco is following up their Ace Combat 7 PC announcement with news that they are prepping to bring over another previously PS4-only title: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. Level-5 is once again developing the game, with animation now being headed up by Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose. New screens, posted below, were released to go along with the announcement.
Atlus has revealed a new set of Persona 5’s confidants. These are the townsfolk who players will meet on their adventures and agree to give the Phantom Thieves a hand. Four more are on show, with descriptions and trailers for each: Shinya Oda, Ichiko Ohya, Chihaya Mifune, and Yuuki Mishima. Check below to see the recent additions.