Etrian Odyssey V first-run goodies revealed, Dragoon trailer released

As the slow march continues to more map-making and dungeon-crawling, Atlus has released info about the first-run extras that are to be included with Etrian Odyssey V. The launch edition will bundle together the game, a 24-page art book with character pieces and concept sketches, a six-track CD, and a protective outer box. But it’s not just all bonuses, as a new trailer also highlights the Dragoon, an armor-clad juggernaut that protects the three other classes. The Atlus crew is also set to celebrate Etrian’s 10-year anniversary with a new streaming event, set to begin at 5:00 p.m. (CST) on July 28, with Will and EJ playing several of the entries.

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Tokyo RPG Factory’s Lost Sphear launching January for NS, PC, PS4

Tokyo RPG Factory’s next release, Lost Sphear, has been officially dated for January 23. The upcoming role-playing game is set to be released for NS, PC, and PS4, with the NS and PS4 to receive physical versions exclusively through Square Enix Online Store. Gamers who pre-order the physical version will receive two music tracks at release, while digital pre-orders will receive extras for PC (two music tracks, custom wallpaper) and PS4 (two music tracks, Memoirs of the Moon system theme).

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Atari Flashback 8 Gold, Sega Genesis Flashback launching Sept. 22

AtGames has announced that they will be releasing the Atari Flashback 8 Gold and the Sega Genesis Flashback on September 22. Both systems will host several built-in games and come with two 2.4ghz wireless controllers for $79.99. Atari Flashback 8 Gold will come with 120 built-in titles, including Activision’s Pitfall!, Taito’s Space Invaders, Kaboom!, River Raid, and Centipede. The unit will also support 720p HDMI output, scanline filtering, and a feature to save, pause, and rewind every game. The Sega Genesis Flashback will sport 85 built-in titles, including the Phantasy Star series and Shining Force series, and an integrated cartridge port (stated to play “almost” all carts). It will also support 720p HDMI output, scanline filtering, and the ability to save, pause, and rewind every game.

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Destiny 2 story team, voice actors chat it up at Comic-Con panel

Bungie was on hand at this year’s Comic-Con to discuss Destiny 2. Specifically, members of the story team were on a panel to talk about the changes that resulted after the events of the original. Game director Luke Smith, actor Lance Reddick, and others spoke at the show. One topic touched on was the new villain Ghaul, whose motivations were described by narrative design lead Guillaume Colomb: “I imagine that Ghaul must be extremely angry about that. He must think there is some huge injustice in the world, or he thinks that the Traveler made a mistake. Or does humanity somehow hold sway over the Traveler? Ghaul sees this as a noble quest to free the Traveler.” A recap can be found at Activision’s blog.

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Gundam Versus preorder extras detailed, to get open beta soon

Bandai Namco will be letting players try their hand at Gundam Versus before its September release via an open beta. The beta is going live later this summer, though the exact date has yet to be determined, and will focus on online multiplayer. Additionally, players who pre-order are also set to receive three bonus downloadable extras: N-876 ß Hot Scramble Gundam, ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus, and GN-005 Gundam Virtue.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory additions detailed

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory is being joined by two new characters, and has had its online modes revealed. Leader of the Demons hacker group, Jimmy Ken, has joined the cast, alongside the mysterious K, a helper who gives the player a hand. In regards to online battles, players will be able to engage in Rank Battles, which will net coins to buy accessories, Free Rule Battles for custom brawls with up to eight players, and Event Battles that will feature conditions that change every two weeks. The latter will also reward with special items.

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PlayStation 4 News

Piccolo and Krillin step into the arena, added to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ’s roster is growing by two with word that the original cast is being joined by Piccolo and Krillin. Players can get a better idea of them in action in some new screenshots, posted below. The Arc System Works-developed brawler is currently slated to be released early next year.

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PS4 owners to get physical retail version of .hack//G.U. Last Recode

Bandai Namco has announced that they will be releasing a physical console version of their upcoming collection .hack//G.U. Last Recode. The retail release will be available alongside the digital version, which will also be sold for PC. Recode will bundle together updated versions of Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption. Each will feature 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second, 16:9 widescreen picture, balance changes, and unspecified extras.

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PlayStation 4 News

Sine Mora EX hitting PC, PS4, Xbox One on August 8

Sine Mora will be returning soon in a new, extended form. Sine Mora EX be bringing its time-traveling, shoot-em-up action to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 8. Nintendo Switch owners will be able to play it “later this summer.” The EX version features 16:9, as opposed to the original’s 16:10, full English dialog along with the original Hungarian, a story mode, local two-player co-op, improved rendering, new challenge levels, and three additional modes (Dodgeball, Race, and Tanks). PC and PS4 Pro versions will also run natively in 4k at 60 frames per second.

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Spawn scribe Jon Goff working on Crackdown 3

Crackdown meets Comic-Con with news that writer Jon Goff, who has worked on Spawn and Jack Rabbit, is taking on writing duties for Crackdown 3’s campaign story. Attendees will be able to hear more about his work this Saturday when he, along with others from the team, sits in for a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The group will discuss Crackdown 3’s characters and plot, along with the inspirations behind Goff’s approach.

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