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Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition now available for Android

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Role-playing fans looking to spend their commute tackling one of gaming’s most fabled adventures have their chance today with the launch of Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition for Android. The $9.99 app, available on Google Play Store, includes the original game as well as Beamdog’s later character, dialog, and quest additions, such as The Black Pits combat arena. Additional voice-over dialog, characters and their associated quests, and new character portraits are available as premium content.

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Android

Bust-a-Move 4 to drop bubbles left and right on PSN this spring

Bust-a-Move 4 (PS3, PSP, PS Vita) PSN Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bust-a-Move 4 will be bringing its army of cute dinosaurs and piles of bright bubbles to PSN this spring, according to publisher Natsume. The colorful puzzler will feature 10 playable characters along with four unlockable characters, two new moves, and eight modes, including a Versus Mode and an Edit Mode that allows players to create up to 25 stages.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Citizens of Earth to be released on consoles, PC this year

Citizen of Earth (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Eden Industries’ “citizen-collecting” role-playing game Citizens of Earth has been picked up by Atlus. The publisher announced today that they will be releasing the title for 3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U. After failing to reach its Kickstarter campaign goal, the title has found new life as a download-only release and is slated to launch later this year. As Vice President of Earth, players must find out what’s caused the populace to suddenly go crazy … by sending other citizens to fight them. Forty-one citizens—the last being a user-created citizen as part of a new contest—each with their own unique abilities, from slick car salesmen to overly caffeinated baristas, can be recruited and sent to fight the raucous hordes. The game will also feature a day-and-night cycle, weather effects, optional side quests, and modes for short and extended campaigns—oh, and apparently, no actual politics.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Wii U

Atlus shows the Conception II goods in 3DS, PS Vita unboxing video

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Atlus has released a new unboxing video for the collector’s edition of their upcoming role-playing game Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. The video shows unboxings of both the 3DS and PS Vita versions, which include a slip cover, a CD soundtrack, the game, and an art insert that doubles as the health-and-safety booklet inside the 3DS version. To check out the extra (and see a workplace injury in action), check out the video below.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection launching in June

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NIS is preparing their latest in the Hyperdimension Neptunia, Producing Perfection, for release later this summer. Unlike the previous Neptunia titles, gamers now must guide the CPUs through the perilous journey of becoming idols. Beginning on June 3, instead of forming a party to battle the forces of evil, players will take on the duties of a manager and producer for Blanc, Neptune, Noire, or Vert. The CPUs will need to be trained to dance, sing, and promote themselves, eventually joining one another on stage in duets or as a new band. Players will need to navigate their way around event scenes, daily activities, schedules, and more to see their chosen CPU best the current favorite, MOB-48.

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PlayStation Vita News

Skylanders Swap Force to invade Happy Meals next week

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As a kid, I was happy to get a plastic hamburger that transformed into a standing plastic hamburger in my Happy Meal. These days, McDonald’s is putting in Skylanders toys. I can just taste the injustice … and cookies (and free ice cream cones). From March 28 through April 24, a new line of eight exclusive toys based on Skylanders Swap Force characters (Chompy, Eruptor, Free Ranger, Freeze Blade, Magna Charge, Prism Break, Rattle Shake, and Wash Buckler) will be making their way into Happy Meals. The meals will also come with coupons for $10 off a Swap Force Starter Pack and $1 off a Skylanders character.

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3DS, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Wii News, Wii U, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Shin Megami Tensei makes its English debut today, out for iOS

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Shin Megami Tensei fans will finally—finally!—get the chance to play the original release with an official translation today. Correction: some fans. Shin Megami Tensei, the one that started it all, is now available on App Stores worldwide for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th gen or later), and iPad; iOS 4.3 is required. The 40-plus-hour dungeon crawler features many of the elements that have made the series so popular, including the ability to negotiate and recruit demons, character choices that impact the ending, and contrasting alignment scales. As an added bonus, from today through March 31, the game will be reduced from its original price of $7.99 to $5.99.

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Apple Handheld

11 bit studios announces new grim survival sim, This War of Mine

11 bit studios, creators of the Anomaly tower-offense series, has announced their next title: This War of Mine. Currently in development for PC and mobile devices, This War of Mine will require that players “make life-and-death decisions based on their conscience” as they attempt to survive in a makeshift shelter during an ongoing war. Described as a “dark survival game,” players will lead a handful of survivors as they scavenge during the night and spend their days upgrading their shelter, crafting items, and trading with other survivors. Additional details will be revealed at this year’s Game Developers Conference.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

Conception II demo announced for March 25, new screens released

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Atlus has announced that a demo for their upcoming role-playing game Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be available on March 25 for both 3DS and PS Vita. As with previous Atlus demos, saves will carry over from the demo to the full version. In addition, they are also throwing in extra goodies for those who complete the demo before playing the full version. New screenshots were also released of the Star Children in Mecunite form, a powerful mech made up of the player’s entire squad.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

New Demon Gaze combat screens, plus free Disgaea character DLC

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Following the release last week of new character shots, NIS has sent out a new batch of screens showing the more violent side of dungeon-crawling. The latest media shows the combat system in action, including party members’ skills and some of the enemies. It was also announced that free post-launch DLC will be available for the first month after release, with players able to augment their party with new recruits from a Disgaea-themed character pack off PSN. Five characters are set to answer the call to arms: Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and of course, an unlucky Prinny.

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PlayStation Vita News