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PSX 2016: DotEmu – Wonder Boy, Windjammers, and Ys Origin

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DotEmu is embracing the past for their upcoming releases. First up is Lizardcube’s upcoming Wonder Boy title, Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, which received its second developer diary. The video highlights the re-imagined soundtrack from the Wonder Boy III remake. They also announced two new PS4 and PS Vita titles for early 2017: Ys Origin and Windjammers. Ys Origins will release on February 21, offering players a chance to play the prequel on console, taking place 700 years before Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished. Some new, undetailed features are also being included, with the title itself being ported by DotEmu. The Neo Geo classic Windjammers is also returning. The futuristic sports title pits two players against one another as they attempt to fling a disc into their opponent’s net by using powers and ricochet shots. It will support five game modes, including online versus (do I hear an angelic choir?), along with leaderboards and trophies.

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God Wars Future Past official site updated, story trailer released

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NIS has released a story trailer for their upcoming tactical role-playing game God Wars Future Past. The official site has also been updated with information about the battle system and a handful of the characters. The game follows the origins of Japan as told through folklore, with Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga battling for control of the country, known as Mizuho. As the recently imprisoned Princess Kaguya, players must learn the truth about their past, along the way gaining access to 14 customizable characters, over 30 classes, and 400-plus skills.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Aksys to bring Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~ stateside in 2017

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Idea Factory’s visual novel Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~ will be coming to North America next spring for PS Vita. Aksys Games has taken on publishing duties, and is currently localizing the title. After the disappearance of their brother, players begin their search for clues by joining an online role-playing game called Arcadia. Players quickly find themselves caught in the virtual world with their only hope of escape being to beat the game. The 30-plus-hour story will feature branching paths that lead to multiple endings.

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PlayStation Vita News

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney releasing next month for Android, iOS

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Mobile gamers are going to get a taste of true justice soon. Capcom has announced that they will be releasing Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney for smartphones and tablets next month, with versions for iOS launching on December 1 and Android on December 8. As rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice, players will visit crime scenes, collect evidence, and question witnesses. They will have to be thorough, as he’ll be facing off against flashy singer turned prosecutor Klavier Gavin. The mobile version will feature a tweaked interface, reworked graphics, and dual audio support for English and Japanese.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Zen Studios to add Bethesda pack with Doom, Fallout, Skyrim tables

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Zen Studios is teaming up with Bethesda to bring Doom, Fallout, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to their various pinball platforms. Each series will get its own table next month. Doom Pinball will have players fight their way through hordes of demons in a UAC facility. Fallout Pinball will be set in the wastes and feature Factions to join, Vaults to raid, and Bobbleheads to collect. Lastly, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Pinball is set to have craftable weapons, magic, armor, loot to buy and sell, materials to mine, trainers, and side quests. All of them will have leaderboards, score tracking, and additional social features.

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Fallout Shelter – Update 1.9 to add new quests, Thanksgiving extras

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Fallout Shelter will receive an update later this month for the mobile and PC versions. Update 1.9 is slated to add several regular and weekly quests as well the caves from Fallout 4 as a new location. Thanksgiving-themed goodies will also be added, with timed quests, room visuals, seasonal outfits, and extra stickers for iOS 10 iMessage.

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Android, Apple Handheld, PC News

A Rose in the Twilight coming stateside for PC, PS Vita

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NIS will be releasing a new puzzle platformer next spring, A Rose in the Twilight. Released in Japan as Roze to Tasogare no Kojou, the game will be available digitally and physically for PS Vita and digitally for PC. In it, players take on the role of a girl who finds herself afflicted by the Curse of Thorns and stuck in a castle without color and outside of time. She has the ability to absorb blood and transfer it to objects, restoring their color and place in time. To make her way through the castle, she must team up with a powerful giant to help her navigate puzzles and environmental hazards. The game will be available as a standard release and and limited edition, both exclusive to NIS’ online store.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

Sword Art Online -Hollow Realization- launches for PS4, PS Vita

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Players can once again get super meta with Sword Art Online -Hollow Realization-. The virtual MMORPG, based off the popular anime, returns with a new entry for PS4 and PS Vita. As Kirito, players adventure around the digital realm of Ainground. Similar to actual online role-playing games, players will take on quests, fight monsters, and gain loot. Other users also run around tackling objectives, with some being AI-controlled players and others characters from Sword Art: Origins. Players can also team up with their friends for four-player co-op alongside a four-player AI-controlled team. Reki Kawahara, series creator, supervised a new storyline that finds non-playable characters mysteriously being deleted from the servers.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games launching spring ’17 for PS4, PS Vita

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A new bundle is in the works for Spike Chunsoft’s Zero Escape visual novel series. Aksys Games will be releasing a two-game set next spring for PS4 and PS Vita, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999) will be included along with its sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward, with the former being updated with remastered graphics and a dual audio track with English and Japanese. The adventure-style puzzler has players attempting to navigate their way through trap-filled environments as they attempt to solve the Nonary Game alongside a group of strangers.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

God Wars Future Past debut trailer released, limited edition detailed

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NIS has opened up pre-orders for the standard and limited editions of God Wars Future Past. The limited edition of the PS4, PS Vita strategy role-playing game will be exclusive to NIS’ online store and come bundled with several extras: a collector’s box, art book, soundtrack, 27″ x 38″ cloth poster, and 3.5” pocket mirror. Coinciding with the reveal of the premium version is the release of the debut trailer, which features the game’s intro cinematic.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News