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Sega 3D Classics Collection gets pre-order, early run bonus

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Sega has announced a retro-themed pre-order bonus for Sega 3D Classics Collection. Early buyers will receive a nine-sticker decal sheet when they pick up the compilation. The set of silver-hued stickers will include a Master System logo and console, a Mega Drive logo, a Genesis logo and console, a 16-Bit logo, a GigaDrive logo, a Professor Asobin, and of course, a Sega logo.

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Shiren The Wanderer returning this summer for PS Vita

Shiren The Wanderer The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys Games will be bringing the Shiren series back to North America this summer with Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate. Scheduled to launch on July 26, the Spike Chunsoft-developed roguelike will be exclusive to the PS Vita. In addition to a single-player campaign, multiplayer will also be supported, and allies will be able to stave off permadeath by reviving one another in ad hoc mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

Grand Kingdom to hit stores, digital outlets in June for PS4, PS Vita

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NIS has sent word that their upcoming tactical role-playing game Grand Kingdom will be launching on June 21. Players will be able to lead their mercenary squad on either the PS4 or PS Vita, but it was also revealed today that PS4 owners will be able to do so in style with a launch edition and a limited edition. The launch edition will include a 32-page art book, soundtrack in a cardboard sleeve, and a collector’s box. The limited edition will beef things up a bit with an 128-page art book, soundtrack in a jewel case, poster, decal sticker sheet, and larger collector’s box. The goodies, along with some new Japanese screenshots, are viewable below.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD coming stateside this summer for 3DS

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Sega’s localization campaign continues with the announcement that 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is bound for North America. The self-contained entry will offer its dungeon-crawling adventure to would-be heroes digitally and physically. Set in the near-future, humanity is being ravaged by invading dragons. As the hero, players link up with gaming company Nodens Enterprises to hunt down the beasts. In their quest, Nodens will send the player’s party to three different time periods: ancient Atlantis, future Eden, and contemporary Tokyo. The squad will be fully customizable with eight classes, including God Hand, Rune Knight, and Samurai, 40 voice options, and 96 outfit pieces. The team will also be able to improve Nodens’ HQ to access more services.

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Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth now available for PS4 and PS Vita

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Bandai Namco has released Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth for PS4 and PS Vita. After strange portals open on Earth, the digital realm begins to merge with the real world. During the process, dangerous Digimon cross over on a mission to destroy our world. To stop them, players become cyber detectives to investigate and close the rifts. Over 200 Digimon can be raise, trained, and evolved, with players taking on the AI as well as each other online in turn-based combat.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir art book sample, English trailer released

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Atlus has released a new English trailer for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The video gives a quick overview of the game as well as shows off Vanillaware’s newly hand-redrawn artwork. A sample of the art book that’s being packed with first-print copies and the Storybook Edition has also been made available via Issuu, and posted below.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Stranger of Sword City delayed, gets new in-game art option, trailer

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NIS and Experience Inc.’s latest collaboration, Stranger of Sword City, has been delayed a bit and will now launch on April 26. The upcoming dungeon-crawler will also feature a new art option, offering players the choice of two art styles for their in-game graphics. In addition, a new trailer, posted below, was released highlighting some of the characters that the player will meet as they defend the land of Escario.

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PlayStation Vita News

Final Fantasy Explorers now available for 3DS

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Final Fantasy’s latest handheld adventure, Final Fantasy Explorers, hits stores and digital outlets today for 3DS. The action-heavy role-playing game features over 200 quests that can be tackled solo or online with up to three other players. As players seek the Grand Crystal in the midst of an energy crisis, they will have to face 12 eidolons, but to do so, they can access 20-plus customizable jobs and transform into such series legends as Cloud, Squall, and Tifa.

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Sega 3D Classics Collection coming stateside this April for 3DS

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Sega will be bringing the 3DS compilation Sega 3D Classics Collection to North America. Scheduled to launch digitally and physically on April 26, the bundle will include nine games ported over to the system by the current retro-updating standard-bearers M2. The games will include titles from both the Genesis and Master System: Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W, Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, and Altered Beast. Five of the titles are already available through eShop but four are new to the system. Details for each are available below.

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NIS bringing Spike Chunsoft tactical-RPG Grand Kingdom stateside

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NIS America is once again teaming up with developer Spike Chunsoft. This time around, the duo will be releasing a new tactical role-playing game for PS4 and PS Vita, Grand Kingdom. Slated for release this summer, Grand Kingdom will put players in the boots of a mercenary commander who must guide their troop to glory while four great nations battle it out for control of Resonail. In addition to a single-player campaign, online play will also be supported. An announcement trailer and batch of Japanese screenshots have been posted below.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News