Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star limited edition coming via NIS

Ar Nosurge Ode to an Unborn Star (PS3) LE Announcement - Set

NIS has entered into a publishing partnership with Koei Tecmo America to release a limited edition of Gust’s upcoming role-playing game, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star. Koei Tecmo America is handling the localization and publishing, while NIS is taking the lead on the premium version, which includes a 26-page hardcover art book, soundtrack, 16”x23” poster, and collector’s box. Ar Nosurge will see players following two sets of characters on two different, intertwining journeys set in the far future: Casty and Delta, who are attempting to save mankind, and Ion and Earthes, who are trying to find a way for Ion to return to Earth.

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Ace Combat Infinity, Soulcalibur Lost Swords pass 1-million mark

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Ace Combat Infinity, the series’ first free-to-play entry, passed the one-million-download mark during May, according to Bandai Namco. To celebrate, Project Aces will gift every player who checks their notification about the commemoration before August 18 a free special aircraft, the Mirage 2000-5 -White Tiger-. The studio’s other free-to-play title, Soulcalibur Lost Swords, also surpassed one million downloads. A One Million Download Campaign was kicked off in honor of the milestone, and from July 9 to 23, players will be able to battle through a new campaign as well as take on special quests to unlock Ivy, Astaroth, and gift items.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

“… bursting at the seams with pilots, missions, and mobile suits, but it’s too easy for too long.”

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Kasedo to publish new strategy title, Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons

Mechs Mercs Black Talons (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 2

Kasedo Games has announced a new mech-themed real-time strategy title, Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons. As commander of the Black Talons mercenary outfit, players must team up with the defeated Genai forces in order to escape their conquered planet by breaking the blockade set up by the victorious Tzanar Union. The campaign will unfold to include up to five worlds, and progress is determined by how much the player affects a local system’s balance of power and their relations with other factions. Squads will be persistent and customizable, made up of specialized units with their own abilities, skill trees, and unique weapons. The Black Talons’ base will also be customizable with facilities to boost squad skills and numbers as well as bombard enemy units.

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Dominions 4 patch adds new race, bug fixes, and gameplay tweaks

Dominions 4 (Linux, Mac, PC) Update Announcement - Screenshot 3

As if Dominions 4 wasn’t already packed to the point of bursting, developer Illwinter has added a new race to the 70-plus already in the game. The latest addition, the Ragha, are a dark race capable of adapting to hot and cold climates, with different units being available depending on which type of environment they’re recruited in. The update also features several fixes and tweaks, such as non-artifact items now capable of being unique, poison from poison daggers now ignoring etherealness, and a new population cap of 300,000. The full changelog can be found here.

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Characters chat it up in new Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair shots

Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair (PS Vita) July Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS has released another set of screenshots from their upcoming investigative visual novel Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. A new cast of characters are being tasked with finding out who amongst them is a murderer before they themselves are found—going by the first game—beat, burned, stabbed, or impaled. The latest shots show some of the conversations that players will be having with their ‘ultimate’ classmates.

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EA to kick off summer-long Battlefest for Battlefield 4 this weekend

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Dragon’s Teeth DLC

EA will be holding a summer-long event for Battlefield 4, Battlefest. The festivities will begin this week with a double XP weekend from July 12-13 and the start of the Battleshot screenshot contest. Battleshot will run daily until August 13, with gamers getting the chance to win an AMD graphics card, $50 gift card to the Dice Store, and a Battlefield 4 Premium membership by submitting screenshots based on different themes. Community Missions, beginning on July 15, will reward all players with free gold Battlepacks when community challenges are met. Free camo unlocks will take place each week as well. A month-long stunt video competition is also being held, with the community picking the top three from Dice’s favorite 12 to win special prize packages.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to launch next year for PS3

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

And another pick-up for Aksys. Following the announcement that they will be publishing the visual novel Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, the studio sent word that they will also be publishing the PS3 fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. Co-developed by French Bread and Arc System Works, Under Night will feature 16 characters, six game modes, including Arcade, Score Attack, and Survival, as well as online multiplayer. Fighting fans will have to wait a bit before they can get their hands on it, though, as it isn’t set for release until 2015.

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Ace Team details Abyss Odyssey features in new gameplay video

A new overview trailer has been released for Atlus’ upcoming beat ‘em up Abyss Odyssey. Developer Ace Team goes over many of the game’s features throughout the seven-minute-plus video, including the challenge rooms, ability to steal souls, and procedurally generated areas as well as multiplayer’s local and online co-op options.

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Aksys to bring Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters to North America

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys took some time out of Anime Expo 2014 to reveal that they’ve secured the North American publishing rights to Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. The visual novel follows a transfer student to Kurenai High School who joins two ghost hunters after they save him from an evil spirit he encounters while wandering the campus. The game is said to have “a strategic role-playing element” that will involve players outsmarting ghosts by clever use of special ghost-hunting items. A release date was not announced.

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