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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Destiny beta dated, Ghost and Limited editions detailed

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Activision has released new details about the upcoming Destiny beta as well as three premium versions. Gamers who pre-order the game will be able to enter the beta at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 17 for the PS3 and PS4 versions and at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) on July 23 for Xbox 360 and One versions. A PSN subscription is required to access some features, and Live Gold is required for all features. Maintenance will take place between beginning on July 21-22 and continue until July 27 across all platforms, at which point the beta will go back online. Three special editions were also announced and have been detailed below: Ghost Edition ($149.99), Limited Edition ($99.99), and Digital Guardian Edition ($89.99). The first two DLC packs, Expansion I and II, have been priced at $19.99 and the season pass at $34.99.

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite now on App Store for iOS

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, the iOS re-release of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, has hit the App Store. The $14.99 action role-playing game is based around the series’ traditional hunting-and-crafting system, with players taking down beasts of all sizes in order to harvest their hide and bone. The iOS version features higher resolution graphics, supporting up to 2048×1536 on iPad, optimized touch-screen controls, a more responsive camera, four-player co-op support over WiFi, and support for MFi controllers.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts – Invasion DLC launches on Steam and PSN

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Invasion, Call of Duty: Ghosts’ third DLC pack, is now available for PC, PS3, and PS4. The download includes four multiplayer maps, three of which are new additions and one a revamped version of Call of Duty 2’s Favela; Awakening, the next episode in the Extinction storyline; and several new Field Orders. Details are available below.

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Atlus details Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Evo side tourney, Adachi DLC

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Atlus has announced that Adachi, the hapless detective in Persona 4, will be available as a downloadable character in the upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. He is being added as paid DLC, but players who purchase the game early enough will be able to download his pack for free during launch week. In Evo news, Atlus also announced that they will not only have hands-on demos available at their booth, but that they are also putting up a $1,000 prize purse for a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Side Tournament. Interested attendees can sign up through Dustloop on-site an hour before play begins. Check here for more details.

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Sniper Elite 3 deploys for Xbox and PlayStation consoles

Sniper Elite 3 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The British Army is calling up virtual snipers to once again stop the Nazi menace in Sniper Elite 3. As OSS Agent Karl Fairburne, players will be a part of the Long Range Desert Group as they push across North Africa and work towards destroying a new wonder weapon. Missions will take place in Tobruk, the Kasserine Pass, and through Gaberoun and Siwa Oases. Levels are said to be larger and more open than before, allowing for greater freedom of movement, while the x-ray kill cams more detailed. Versus and co-op multiplayer is also supported with a series of special challenges.

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn out for PS3, now on PSN

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Bandai Namco has released Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn on PSN for PS3. The Tecmo Koei-developed entry includes over 150 scenarios, 37 areas, and 100-plus playable Mobile Suits drawn from across the franchise, including Unicorn and Seed. Units can now form up with other suits for special attacks via the Burst System, all the better for taking down thousands (and thousands) of grunts. Local and online co-op play is also supported.

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Larian’s new adventure begins with release of Divinity: Original Sin

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Larian’s next entry in the Divinity series, the crowdsource-funded Divinity: Original Sin, has officially launched. Those who have been playing the Steam Early Access version will find their copy automatically updated to release build. The $39.99 party-based role-playing game features co-op play with drop-in/drop-out support, turn-based combat, crafting, heavy character customization, and keeping true to series tradition, the ability to interact with environmental objects. The game also emphasis consequences, which is also present in multiplayer with co-op dialogue. The Divinity Engine Toolkit is also included for players to create their own adventures.

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Bandai Namco announces event schedule for Anime Expo 2014

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Gamers attending the 2014 Anime Expo, running from Thursday to Sunday in Los Angeles, will be able to check out several gaming events being hosted by Bandai Namco. An hour-long panel on Japanese RPGs, the JRPG Power Hour, will kick things off on Thursday with talks on Tales of Hearts R, Tales of Xillia 2, and Sword Art Online. Two tournaments will also be held at the company’s booth (#101) throughout the weekend, one on Friday for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle and another on Saturday for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. Additionally, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment producer Yosuke Futami and One Piece Unlimited World Red producer Koji Nakajima will both be on hand to sign autographs. The full event schedule is available below.

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