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Chloe revealed in Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight trailer

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold hits stores and online outlets next week, and today marks the final character reveal for Chloe, the party’s War Magus. As the resident mage, Chloe will be the first to summon when in need of health, resurrection, or debuffs. Her abilities work well with other storyline characters, as well as those the player can recruit when going through the game in classic mode. She is a touch brusque, though. Her trailer can be found below, along with another video that describes how the old town-improvement mechanic works with the new ability to set up advertising campaigns for the local eatery.

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3DS

Chie’s birthday celebrated with Persona 4: Dancing All Night video

Persona 4 Dancing All Night (PS4) Chie Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 3

Chie gets down with her bad meat-eating, kung-fu self in the latest gameplay trailer for Persona 4: Dancing All Night. As a fun tie-in, today is Chie’s birthday in Persona lore, so Atlus is giving her some time in the spotlight. And as is only appropriate, she’s dancing to Carl Douglas’ classic ode to kung fu. To add to the festivities, a second video was released for Backside of the TV (Lotus Juice remix).

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PlayStation Vita News

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax hitting PS3, PS Vita on October 6

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that they will be releasing their latest fighter, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, on October 6. Designed after novels published by Dengeki Bunko, including Sword Art Online and Durarara!, the 2D crossover brawler will feature a variety of characters across the lines, including a few Sega characters, battling in Sega-themed environments. The North American version will launch as a special edition that comes bundled with a bonus soundtrack CD that features tracks from several Sega composers, including Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, and Teruhiko Nakagawa. The tracks aren’t from the game, however, but are inspired by various Sega properties, such as Nights into Dreams, Shinobi, and the Sonic Adventure series.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Traitors abound in new tactical RPG for PS3, PS Vita, Lost Dimension

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The End is near! (dun duuuun) The enigmatic final boss has made his to Earth in Atlus and Lancarse’s new tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension. Available for PS3 and PS Vita, the turn-based strategy game not only mixes in light role-playing elements via skill trees and varied gear, but it also has a slight twist: traitors. As players ascend a large pillar, they must choose which of their squad is a turncoat in order to progress. If they fail, then they will have to face the traitors before taking on The End, but if they succeed, they will immediately square off against him with a full squad. Experience won’t help, either, as traitors are random for each playthrough. As a bonus, $20 worth of free costume and level DLC is downloadable for free for two weeks.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend out now for PS Vita

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm Extend (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS3 and PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

The PS Vita version of Chrono Phantasma Extend has launched online and in stores. This latest version features the 2.0 balance patch, an improved online lobby, and a host of new additions, including characters, stages, and story modes. A new Guard Gauge System has been also added, along with its associated Barrier Gauge and Guard Crush. Stylish Mode, a way for newcomers to learn the mechanics, has been expanded with four new features: Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. Additionally, online play has been updated with an improved online lobby that allows players to invite others into a customizable room, where they can fight or watch the ongoing match in Spectator mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, HD remake of Odin Sphere, coming 2016

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that they will be releasing an HD remake of Odin Sphere. Vanillaware is set to update the 2007 PS2 action role-playing title for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita as Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The new version will feature redrawn art, enhanced effects, and upgraded leveling and combat mechanics. The story will still contain the five protagonists and their associated storylines, but it will also be livened up with new monsters and fully voiced cutscenes.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

3D Streets of Rage 2 brings the side-scrolling pain to eShop for 3DS

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The Syndicate is back on the mean streets of the 3DS. Fortunately, Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, Eddie “Skate” Hunter, and Max Hunter are prepared to deliver as many beatdowns as necessary in 3D Streets of Rage 2. In addition to stereoscopic 3D environments, the latest version also features a new Casual Mode, which kills enemies once they fall down; the unlockable Fists of Death Mode, where one hit kills; local co-op multiplayer; and options to alter the display mode, change it to the Japanese version, and so on. Two interviews—part one, part two—were also released detailing how M2 and Sega updated the 1992 side-scrawling brawler for a new generation.

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3DS

Persona 4: Dancing All Night launching Sept. 29, new media released

Persona 4 Dancing All Night (PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Persona 4: Dancing All Night has been officially dated for September 29. Two new additions were also announced for the rhythm-based spin-off, Kanami Mashita and Teddie. Mashita is the protégé of Rise as well as the leader of a new pop group, Kanamin Kitchen. Teddie returns in his regular form as well as his crazy General form from the Arena fighter series. Eight new screens and two new character trailers have also been posted to get a look at the two in action, and so you can get down with authority (with a weird person-bear-thing).

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PlayStation Vita News

Lost Dimension’s final boss, The End, revealed in new video

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Character Trailer Announcement - Art 2

Lost Dimension’s final boss, The End, is making his debut today in a new video for the upcoming tactical role-playing game. Residing at the top of the ominous Pillar, players must defeat The End in order to prevent the destruction of the world. He’ll also have some friends, namely the traitors whom the player failed to weed out during the ascent.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved hits PSN for PS Vita

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Sierra has released Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved for PS Vita. Even better, PS Plus members can grab the title for free as part of the July Instant Game Collection promotion. The twin-stick shooter from Lucid Games features the 50-challenge Adventure mode, 40-stage Ultimate mode, Hardcore mode (similar to the original Geometry Wars), and six-stage Classic mode, plus six upgradeable companion drones and six upgradeable abilities. Multiplayer is supported with online versus play, community leaderboards, and local co-op that utilizes both the front and rear touchscreens. Longtime fans will also want to note that Lucid Games was formed by senior developers from series creator Bizarre Creations.

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PlayStation Vita News