Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana dated for September 12

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be released in stores and online on September 12 for PS4 and PS Vita, and digitally for PC. The new adventure, the first in eight years, will once again find Adol battling his way throughout a dangerous land. His latest outing finds him shipwrecked alongside fellow passengers on a cursed, isolated island that also happens to be crawling with beasts. After creating a makeshift village, Adol must set out to uncover the mysteries of the land. For players who prefer the original voice tracks, the game will sport both English and Japanese audio tracks.

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Horror-themed vertical shooter Castle of Shikigami headed to Steam

Degica has announced that they are currently working on porting another shooter to PC, Alfa System’s Castle of Shikigami. Later this summer, players will be stepping in to assist Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Force in their attempt to take down a murderous cult. The game will feature six playable characters, five multipart stages, two-player local co-op, and support for achievements, leaderboards, and trading cards. In addition to the game, which will launch at $11.99, Degica is also going to offer the game’s soundtrack for $4.99.

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May update adds community photos, recipe to Final Fantasy XV

Square Enix has released the May update for Final Fantasy XV. The free download adds a recipe that was voted on by players from Taiwan, Stinky Tofu, and winning community photos that can be found in the Hammerhead restaurant. The team also added an in-game survey to get feedback on future updates and downloadable packs. Looking ahead, beginning next Tuesday, players can grab the freebie Trendy Outfit for Noctis off Live and PSN.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 officially dated for September 14

Divinity: Original Sin’s expansive follow-up will be released before the summer is out. Larian Studios has revealed that Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch online and in stores on September 14. The sequel will feature Game Master and player-versus-player modes at release, allowing players to create tabletop-style adventures or battle against one another in an arena. To celebrate the announcement, Larian has released a patch for the Steam Early Access version. Early buyers can now access two additional areas, try out a new companion relationship system, and experiment with updated character-creation and item-crafting mechanics. A trailer highlighting the changes can be found below.

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception

“… a lengthy adventure that is a far more compelling visual novel than it is a strategy role-playing game.”

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Fists (and feet) fly in Tekken 7 opening cinematic

Bandai Namco has released a little eye candy for Tekken fans with the opening cinematic from Tekken 7. The video begins with an investigation into the feud between Heihachi and Kazuya, then slowly expands to reveal new characters, including Akuma, and their place in the ongoing battle between the two. Check it out below.

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception out for PS4, PS Vita

Atlus has released Aquaplus’ visual novel and strategy role-playing hybrid Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception. The 40-plus hour adventure follows the amnesiac Haku as he makes his way around a strange world with his newfound friend Kuon. Along the way, the two will meet an expanding cast of characters and take them on board as they battle bandits, monsters, and other enemies throughout lands of Yamato.

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Deadly Premonition: The Board Game meets Kickstarter goal

The Deadly Premonition: The Board Game has surpassed its Kickstarter’s campaign goal. The initial funding amount of $132,000 was surpassed in eight hours, and there are two weeks remaining, with future pledges going towards meeting the stretch goals. The card-based board game allows for two to four players to take on the role of Agent York as he searches for a serial killer. The planned gameplay will allow players to use evidence, clear suspects, and undermining opponents. Games are estimated to last 30-45 minutes.

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War returns! Darksiders Warmastered Edition released for Wii U

Link’s adventure won’t be the last for Wii U owners with the return of the first Horseman of the Apocalypse, War. The demon- and angel-slaying demigod is back in the digital and physical release of Darksiders Warmastered Edition. The $19.99 action-heavy adventure follows the horseman as he battles the forces of Heaven and Hell throughout a desolate Earth. The revamped version sports a higher resolution and other graphical as well as performance improvements.

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Star Ocean: Till the End of Time returns to PlayStation, now on PSN

It’s time to take a trip back to 2004 today with the release of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PS4. The PS2 role-playing game has been updated with support for trophies, share functionality, and remote play. Players once again guide Fayt in his search for his family and childhood friend Sophia after being separated during a military invasion while on vacation. An intro video from the game’s producer, Shuichi Kobayashi, as well as the launch trailer can be found below.

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