Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 3DS

3D Streets of Rage 2 brings the side-scrolling pain to eShop for 3DS

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The Syndicate is back on the mean streets of the 3DS. Fortunately, Axel Stone, Blaze Fielding, Eddie “Skate” Hunter, and Max Hunter are prepared to deliver as many beatdowns as necessary in 3D Streets of Rage 2. In addition to stereoscopic 3D environments, the latest version also features a new Casual Mode, which kills enemies once they fall down; the unlockable Fists of Death Mode, where one hit kills; local co-op multiplayer; and options to alter the display mode, change it to the Japanese version, and so on. Two interviews—part one, part two—were also released detailing how M2 and Sega updated the 1992 side-scrawling brawler for a new generation.

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Zero Escape Volume 3 announced for 3DS, PS Vita

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Over the weekend, Aksys announced that they will be bringing over the follow-up to Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Zero Escape Volume 3, to 3DS and PS Vita next summer. As with its predecessors, including series originator 999, players must make their way through a trap-filled labyrinth by solving puzzles alongside other prisoners. The visual novel-theme will return along with multiple endings, voiced cinematics, and dual voice-over support.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Rodea the Sky Soldier intro, gameplay trailer released

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NIS has released a new trailer for Kadokawa Games’ high-flying action title Rodea the Sky Soldier. The new video introduces Ion and shows the beginning of Rodea’s adventure, with around a minute of gameplay. Given Yuji Naka’s role in the game’s development, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it looks like a colorful cross between Nights and Sonic.

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3DS, Wii News, Wii U

Atlus to bring new 3DS RPG stateside this fall, The Legend of Legacy

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Atlus has announced that they will be bringing over a new 16-bit-style role-playing game for 3DS, The Legend of Legacy. With art from SaGa series illustrator Tomomi Kobayashi, music from SaGa and Final Fantasy XIII alumnus Masashi Hamauzu, and writing from Chrono Trigger scribe Masato Kato, The Legend of Legacy follows seven adventurers who set out to explore the origins behind the mysterious island of Avalon. They each have a different reason to be on the island, but things go awry once they begin to see specters of the former inhabitants. Combat will use a turn-based system focused around a three-member party and mechanics that eschew classes in favor of formations. Atlus will also be balancing the gameplay for the Western release. And to up replayability, each character has their own storyline and ending.

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Rodea the Sky Soldier gets bumped back to October 13, an LE for 3DS

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NIS has announced that Rodea the Sky Soldier has been delayed from September 22 to October 13. It’s not all bad news, though. The studio also revealed a North American-exclusive Limited Edition version for 3DS, which will include a collector’s box and a soundtrack. A Limited Edition was already announced for the Wii U version. Both can be pre-ordered at NIS America’s online store for $54.99 and $74.99, respectively.

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3DS, Wii News, Wii U

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold trailer highlights Flavio, Survivalist class

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Flavio, the party’s Survivalist in story mode, is featured in a new character trailer. As the resident archer, he can inflict status debuffs from afar, utilize a Flank Shot to hit multiple enemies at once, and access such debilitating skills as Trick Step, to lower an enemy’s hit rate, and buffs like Chain Dance, which raises his target and evade rate.

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New Rodea the Sky Soldier screenshots, character art released

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NIS has released a new batch of screenshots from the Yuji Naka-helmed action title Rodea the Sky Soldier. In addition, a set of character art was also released that showcases the main cast: the spunky mechanic Ion, fugitive Princess Cecilia, humanoid hero robot Rodea, and nefarious Emperor Geardo.

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3DS, Wii U

New Dungeon Travelers 2 video covers the five main classes

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Atlus has rolled out a new trailer for their upcoming dungeon crawler Dungeon Travelers 2. The latest video gives an overview of the five foundation classes: fighter, maid, magic user, scout, and spieler. The characters start off as one of the five but will eventually transition into more specialized roles as they gain access to intermediate and advanced classes, though they never forget the basics and can still level up their core skills and abilities—whether it’s casting spells are bashing in monsters’ heads, it’s all about the fundamentals.

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PlayStation Vita News

Atlus releases final Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker trailer, DLC

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Atlus has released the final trailer and begun to finish out the downloadable content for Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. A free battle, the Addonetarium, offers players the chance to gain more add-ons to further augment their demons during fusion. And going live later this week, a batch of six new demons will be added via SpotPass: Beast Cabracan, Dragon Fafnir, Megami Black Maria, Touki Ongyo-ki, Tyrant Lucifuge, and Vile Seth.

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3DS, DLC

Ten Project X Zone 2 characters revealed, new screenshots up

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Bandai Namco has release new screenshots from the upcoming tactical-RPG Project X Zone 2. The images reveal 10 of the characters to make up the latest cast, which will include many returning from the original as well as some new faces. Those featured are Ken and Ryu from Street Fighter, Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney, Gemini Sunrise and Sakura Shinguji from Sakura Wars, Axel Stone from Streets of Rage, Ciel Alencon and Nana Kazuki from God Eater 2, and Aty from Summon Night 3. Over a dozen shots in all have been posted, covering combat and dialog sequences.

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