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Time to hit the streets, River City: Tokyo Rumble out for 3DS

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Natsume has released Arc System Works’ stab at the long-running River City series, River City: Tokyo Rumble. The beat ‘em up mixes in light role-playing elements to help see players through waves of enemies as they clean up Tokyo’s streets. After gangs begin to take over the city, high schooler Kunio teams up with his friends to drive them out. When they aren’t crushing heads with chains, bikes, and soccer balls, they are taking on jobs and grabbing snacks. There’s never not a good time to grab a candy bar.

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Zen unleashes the ladies with Marvel Pinball: Women of Power

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Zen Studios has released two packs of tables featuring heroes and villains for Marvel Pinball. The tables are available across their console and PC lines, with the mobile versions getting them on Thursday. Ms. Marvel, Black Widow, Squirrel Girl, and others make appearances. On one table, Black Widow and Madame Masque must keep the Cosmic Cube balls from breaking to avoid an alternate reality dominated by the Soviet Union. On another, Bombshell and Ms. Marvel duke it while Squirrel Girl and Spider-Gwen assist from the sidelines.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Shin Megami returns today with a skewed take on the endgame of Shin Megami Tensei IV. Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse shifts things a bit, with the player going through the same world but as a new protagonist, Nanashi. The recently deceased, now-resurrected Hunter is the servant of the god Dagda, who plans to take advantage of the ongoing war between man, angel, and demon. Players must decide whether to do his bidding or cut their own path, choosing anarchy or peace, as they undertake quests, explore, and battle (as well as fuse) over 450 demon types.

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DariusBurst Chronicle Saviours gets new DLC, PS4 physical release

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Pyramid, Inc. is passing on development duties of DariusBurst Chronicle Saviours to G.rev. The move is accompanied by the announcement of two new themed downloadable packs—each for $4.99 or as two $11.99 bundles—and a physical release for PS4. The third DLC set will feature three Cave properties: Dodonpachi Resurrection, Deathsmiles, and Ketsui. The fourth set will highlight the works of 8ing: Battle Garegga, Sorcer Striker (Mahoudaisakusen), and Terra Diver (Soukyugurentai). All will be available for PC, PS4, and PS Vita. And good news for physical fans, a limited-edition release is in the works for PS4. No release dates were revealed, but details should be along in the near future.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

RPG Creator game-creation kit launching for iOS on September 25

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Degica has announced that they will be expanding their role-playing creation kits to mobiles with RPG Creator for iOS. The app will allow users to craft their own handheld adventures, with options to create castles, caves, villages, and world maps, as well as access behavioral databases to control enemy actions and events. Assets can be imported to customize the quest, or users can utilize pre-made items provided in the download. Games will also be uploadable and downloadable, allowing for players to share their creations.

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NIS reveals new tactical-RPG for PS4, PS Vita, God Wars Future Past

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NIS is once again teaming up with Natural Doctrine developer Kadokawa Games. This time, the duo will be bringing a new tactical role-playing game to PS4 and PS Vita, God Wars Future Past. Scheduled to launch early next year, digitally and physically, their latest will follow a skewed version of Japanese history told through traditional origin stories. Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga vie for control of the country, known then as Mizuho, as the once-imprisoned Princess Kaguya escapes her sacrificial fate to learn the truth about her past. During her quest, players will gain access to 14 customizable characters, over 30 classes, and 400-plus skills.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

A god beckons in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch trailer

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Atlus has released the launch trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The video introduces players to Nanashi, the new, recently resurrected protagonist. Now beholden to the god Dagda, the player must choose whether to do his bidding or attempt to make their own way. For those new to the series, experience with Shin Megami Tensei IV isn’t necessary; however, as the two games overlap, having gone through the original will definitely help to flesh out ongoing events.

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Learn what’s what about Dragon Quest Builders in new video

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Dragon Quest Builders received something of a 101 trailer today. Titled What is Dragon Quest Builders?, the video covers a little of everything in the hybrid RPG-builder. The footage goes over the backstory as well as the quests that players will undertake, characters they will meet, enemies they will battle, and buildings they will construct.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse name mystery tackled, free theme

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Atlus has pulled the curtain back on one of gaming’s greatest mysteries: why they changed Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final’s name. The hard-hitting video goes behind the scenes to show the process of how and why the studio decided to call the new entry Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Brace yourselves for some revelations. They didn’t stop there, though, as they also revealed that a new free 3DS theme will be released on September 15. And to see the game in action, a previous gameplay stream has been archived for viewing, while another is set to take place next Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Atlus’ Twitch channel.

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Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, free costume pack out on eShop

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Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice are back on the case(s) with the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. Justice takes charge of the cases at home, while Wright attends to a case in Khura’in. A self-styled tour guide, Ahlbi Ur’gaid, has been accused of theft, and Wright’s determined to defend him. This new location is different from those in previous games, as the kingdom’s legal system uses séances instead of lawyers. In addition to investigating witnesses and looking for evidence, Wright will have to take part in Divination Séances to witness the last moments of a crime. As a bonus, everyone who buys the game during its first week of release will receive a $0.99 costume pack for free. New for-pay DLC is also scheduled to be released every Thursday through the end of the month, including two short stories and one full episode.

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