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Buy Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X around Aug. 30, get a stylish pouch

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Sega has revealed that the recently announced Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X will be launching on August 30. With the date came word that there is a price difference between the two versions, with the PlayStation 4 version priced at $49.99 and the PS Vita version at $39.99. And finally, for those planning to pre-order or purchase near launch, all physical copies of both versions will come with a Hatsune Miku-themed pouch, decorated with symbols representing the five new auras (Classic, Cool, Cute, Elegant, and Quirky).

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch copies getting emblem set

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Atlus is continuing their trend of pre-order and launch-day bonuses with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The game’s premise is on the player being resurrected by the god Dagda and choosing to do his bidding while taking the path of Anarchy or Peace. Early buyers will receive a three-emblem set designed around this them, with each piece representing a possible path.

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3DS

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts Shadow Knight Oswald in new trailer

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s fourth character has been revealed: Oswald. The red-eyed Shadow Knight is described as “the most powerful soldier in the Ringford army” and an unhinged sort that’s prone to violence. Initially on the side of the usurper Melvin, Oswald switches his allegiance to the ruler of Netherworld, Queen Odette, in hopes of attaining a cure for a strange illness. He has access to a cursed Psypher sword, Belderiver, and can call on Rising Void to create a flame that pulls in enemies. Check him out below in a new trailer and set of screenshots.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection now available in stores, on eShop for 3DS

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Sega! has unloaded a bundle of some of their golden oldies on 3DS today with Sega 3D Classics Collection. The nine-game compilation includes two titles that are making their North American debut, including Power Drift and Puyo Puyo 2, with the former being a Yu Suzuki-created kart racer and the latter an addictive puzzler with a versus mode. The remaining seven, all detailed below, include Altered Beast, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W – Fantasy Zone II W, Galaxy Force II, Maze Walker, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Thunder Blade. Several of these have been available on eShop for quite a while, but this is the first time all are being sold in physical form for the system. To get additional insight into the porting process, check out the latest interview conducted by Sega with developer M2.

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3DS

Stranger of Sword City now available in stores, online for PS Vita

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It’s time to head to Escario. The mysterious city calls handheld adventurers with the release of Stranger of Sword City for PS Vita. Players find themselves stuck in another realm after surviving a plane crash. After coming into contact with others, they discover that three factions of fellow Strangers are trying to get home and view the newcomer as the Chosen One. Players must use melee and magical powers to hunt powerful monsters to gather their embedded crystals in order to gain enough strength to make their way home.

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PlayStation Vita News

Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- marches to stores, eShop for 3DS

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The Langrisser series returns today with the release of Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- for 3DS. The latest entry in the long-running tactical role-playing series was developed in conjunction with creators Masaya Games and released digitally and physically by Aksys. It’s been 15 years since the last release, and players are once again being summoned to a land at war as three factions vie for control. A branching path will open new storylines based on the player’s decisions, as they serve the Armies of Light, Forces of Darkness, or the Empire in a campaign estimated to last over 100 hours.

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3DS

Two Ghostbusters games announced for PC, console, and mobile

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Activision has announced that they are teaming up with Sony Pictures to release two new games based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film. Both will take place after the events of the film. Ghostbusters is a PC and console title that focuses on a team of rookies who are called on to save the city after ghosts turn up while the main crew tours the country. It’s a third-person action role-playing game, designed for single player or four-player local co-op, with players leveling up their four-character squad’s abilities and gear. This version is slated to be released on July 12, a few days before the film hits theaters on July 15. The other game is a mobile title also set to launch in July, Ghostbusters: Slime City. It will feature asynchronous co-op, leaderboard support, and the ability to craft proton packs as players take on waves of enemies.

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Monster Hunter Generations’ Styles detailed, displayed in trailer

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Monster Hunter Generations’ new Styles mechanics have been demonstrated in a new trailer and screenshots. Styles allow access to different Hunter Arts—chargeable skills and power-ups—and come in four forms: Adept, Aerial, Guild, and Striker. Adept offers additional blocking and dodging options based on the equipped weapon; Aerial adds a new jumping ability so that players can attack from above, and have more chances to mount and knock down monsters; Guild reverts to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate-style gameplay for all weapons; and Striker is all about building up powerful attacks. PAX attendees will get a chance to check the game out for themselves in four-player co-op sessions at Capcom’s Booth (#3117).

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3DS

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse arriving this summer for 3DS

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, released in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan (changed so that we “understand the game’s epic nature”), has been officially announced for North America. The storyline intersects with the events of 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, and has a few of the same characters, but Atlus notes that no experience with the original is required. Instead of being based on the previous protagonists, Apocalypse is centered on the humans that live within what’s left of Tokyo. As a recently deceased Hunter, players find themselves resurrected after swearing allegiance to the god Dagda. Two paths are open to progress, either anarchy or peace, as Dagda schemes against other gods. Demon fusion returns, and there are plenty to fuse too, as the game features over 450 of them. Fusion is further augmented by skill affinities. In addition to their three demon companions, players are also joined by one of seven partners. Look for Apocalypse this summer.

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3DS

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir trailer, screens introduce Queen Mercedes

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Mercedes is showcased in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. The Fairy Queen of Ringford, Mercedes is on a quest to avenge the death of her mother at the hands of Demon Lord Odin. Her position is fragile, however, as an ambitious cousin is also eying her throne. Fortunately, despite being a bit clumsy, she is an agile fighter who has allies to call upon during combat and is armed with Tasla, her mother’s Psypher crossbow.

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