Arc System Works goes adventuring in Inferno Climber for PC

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Arc System Works’ action role-playing game Inferno Climber has launched for PC. As one of eight playable characters, including the Forest Hunter, Popular Merchant, and Royal Knight, players must gather five stones from five different kingdoms. In addition to having to avoid traps, solve puzzles, battle monsters, and acquire loot, players must also maintain a steady supply of food. The estimated 50-hour adventure is said to host over 90 enemy types.

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Time-jumping visual novel Steins;Gate out for Windows PC

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Mages has released Steins;Gate for PC. The adventure-style visual novel takes place in 2010, with players following a scientist in Akihabara who learns how to send email to the past. The sci-fi story intertwines plots that lead to multiple endings, depending on the choices made, and is said to include an estimated 30 to 50 hours of reading material.

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(Xbox One Review) The Final Station

(Xbox One Review) The Final Station

” … a satisfyingly eerie journey following an ill-fated engineer and his train …”

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse name mystery tackled, free theme

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Atlus has pulled the curtain back on one of gaming’s greatest mysteries: why they changed Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final’s name. The hard-hitting video goes behind the scenes to show the process of how and why the studio decided to call the new entry Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Brace yourselves for some revelations. They didn’t stop there, though, as they also revealed that a new free 3DS theme will be released on September 15. And to see the game in action, a previous gameplay stream has been archived for viewing, while another is set to take place next Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Atlus’ Twitch channel.

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Elder Scrolls Online to receive PS4 Pro support patch, 4K trailer up

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Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will support PS4 Pro. It will be one of the first titles to take advantage of the new hardware, via a free update. To show off the updated visuals, the studio has released a gameplay trailer showing the game running in 4K on the new system. Note that the trailer requires a 4K monitor to view in all its glory.

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Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, free costume pack out on eShop

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Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice are back on the case(s) with the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. Justice takes charge of the cases at home, while Wright attends to a case in Khura’in. A self-styled tour guide, Ahlbi Ur’gaid, has been accused of theft, and Wright’s determined to defend him. This new location is different from those in previous games, as the kingdom’s legal system uses séances instead of lawyers. In addition to investigating witnesses and looking for evidence, Wright will have to take part in Divination Séances to witness the last moments of a crime. As a bonus, everyone who buys the game during its first week of release will receive a $0.99 costume pack for free. New for-pay DLC is also scheduled to be released every Thursday through the end of the month, including two short stories and one full episode.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided headed to PS4 Pro on November 10

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, recently released for PS4, has been announced for the newly revealed PS4 Pro. The updated version will be available alongside the new console on November 10. Pro owners can look forward to a higher resolution, reduced aliasing, better reflective surfaces, and enhanced lighting effects.

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Doom – Free Update 3 to add Deathmatch, Private Matches

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id Software’s upcoming patch for Doom will add Deathmatch and Private Matches. Free Update 3, scheduled to go live later this month, will allow players to go all-in versus everyone or just friends. The modes will also feature several customization options, including settings to change the time limit and score limit, remove power weapons, and turn off demons. A teaser was released offering a brief look at the upcoming patch. Those wanting to see it demonstrated live can check out a livestream next Tuesday at 1 p.m. (CST) on Twitch.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy out for Xbox One, Forge for PC

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343 Industries has released Halo 5: Guardians – Anvil’s Legacy, the entry’s ninth free add-on, and Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10. Accompanying the launches are two overview trailers, one for each drop. Studio head Josh Holme also released a letter going into greater detail about how the two tie together, and what the release of Forge for PC means for the future of Halo 5. PC gamers can download Forge from here. Give the letter a read, and the trailers a look, below.

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Sony (finally) reveals PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, and new peripherals

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After weeks of leaks, and months of speculation, Sony has officially revealed the next release in the PlayStation family, PlayStation 4 Pro. The Pro is scheduled to launch on November 10 for $399, offering an extra rear USB port, two more front USB ports, a 1TB hard drive, and an upgraded CPU and GPU. The added horsepower will improve graphics, offer consistent frame rates, and support 4K. 4K will also be supported for video streaming and playback, though not for Blu-ray. All PS4 games will be in 1080p, and supported titles will have improved frame rates. HDR support will also be added to current PS4 models through a patch. Joining the Pro is a new slim 500GB model for $299, which will go for sale on September 15. It’s said to cut power consumption by 28-34%, weight by 16-25%, and volume by over 30% According to Sony, all future games will run on every PS4 system.

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