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Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth hitting PS4, PS Vita this September

Utawarerumono: Mask Of Deception’s sequel, Mask of Truth, is slated to be released on September 5. Set shortly after the events in Mask of Deception, the story follows returning characters who must create an alliance between fractious kingdoms in order to stave off the armies of the Yamato Empire. As with its predecessor, the story will play out with visual-novel-style cutscenes while combat will retain the turn- and elemental-based system. It will also feature the original Japanese audio throughout its estimated 80-plus-hour-long campaign.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

First-run copy of Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception gets unboxed

Atlus is set to release their visual-novel-styled strategy role-playing game Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception next week, but first they want to show off the goods. Their latest unboxing video highlights the launch edition, which, as has become common with their releases, comes with several extras. In addition to the game, early buyers will also receive a 50-page art book with character and faction info along with a slipcase for the bundle.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows detailed, new screenshots released

A new batch of screenshots has been released from Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. The upcoming survival-horror title, sequel to last year’s Yomawari: Night Alone, will feature a larger town, complete with sewers, nearby mountains, and abandoned homes; two new protagonists, Yui and Haru; and of course, more evil spirits (to run away from). Each character will work through their own storyline after the pair are separated by a strange attacker.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Get your emotions in check! The Caligula Effect out for 3DS

It’s time for players to break free of the virtual-world prison of Mobius with the launch of The Caligula Effect. As a student at Kishimai High School, players uncover a world that isn’t as it seems in a story penned by Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. As part of the Go-Home Club, they will join a group of fellow students in an effort to break free of the virtual world that has them trapped. Getting back to reality requires battling Digiheads, those students who have succumbed to the charms of the world’s master and are willing to defend her at all costs.

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception’s healer, Nekone, in the spotlight

Utawarerumono’s mercenary was highlighted recently, and now it’s his sister’s turn, the child prodigy Nekone. She looks up to Ukon, while finding her brother’s nonchalant attitude annoying. Thanks to her time studying in the Imperial Capital, she is capable of serving the party both as a healer and a strategist. See her in action below.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Aksys Games to release visual novel Collar X Malice for PS Vita

Aksys Games has announced that they will be releasing Idea Factory’s Collar X Malice. Visual novel fans will get a chance to grab it later this summer digitally and physically for PS Vita. As a young police officer, players must battle an organization that is determined to cause chaos in the city of Shinjuku. The game begins after the mysterious group’s first strike against the officer, attacking him and attaching a poisonous collar. Five strangers appear to lend a hand, but who he trusts will be up to the player. A branching narrative shifts the story as they make their choices, leading to one of multiple endings.

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PlayStation Vita News

Brush up on the basics of A Rose in the Twilight with overview trailer

A Rose in the Twilight was released last week for PC and PS Vita, but that’s not stopping the promo train. The latest video out from NIS HQ is an overview trailer covering the puzzle platformer’s mechanics along with the player’s mission, Rose’s giant companion, and her strange curse.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

Atlus announces, details The Caligula Effect – Digital Deluxe Bundle

Atlus has revealed a Deluxe Bundle for their upcoming role-playing game The Caligula Effect. The $39.99 set comes with the game, co-developed by FuRyu and Aquria, along with several digital extras that include 19 avatars, a swimsuit costume pack, and a theme featuring myoo and other characters. As a group of students at Kishimai High School, players must battle a virtual idol and its Digihead minions to break free of a virtual reality world known as Mobius.

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PlayStation Vita News

Nameless One returns! Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition out

Beamdog has expanded their enhanced role-playing catalog with the release of Planescape: Torment. Developed in collaboration with Chris Avellone, lead designer of the original release, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition features an updated retelling of The Nameless One’s journey around the city of Sigil. Improvements include a revamped interface, tab highlighting, quick looting, area zooming, a combat log, and a remastered soundtrack. Added gameplay updates are also optional and can be turned off to revert the game back to its original release.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

A Rose in the Twilight now available for PC and PS Vita

A Rose in the Twilight has launched digitally for PC and PS Vita. The puzzle-platformer, from htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary developer Masayuki Furuya, follows a young cursed girl as she attempts to escape a castle alongside a giant companion. The PC version is available in two different bundles, several of which include htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, while PS4 owners get dozens of free goodies through PSN: 20 avatars and four themes.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News