Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 3DS

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse arriving this summer for 3DS

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, released in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan (changed so that we “understand the game’s epic nature”), has been officially announced for North America. The storyline intersects with the events of 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, and has a few of the same characters, but Atlus notes that no experience with the original is required. Instead of being based on the previous protagonists, Apocalypse is centered on the humans that live within what’s left of Tokyo. As a recently deceased Hunter, players find themselves resurrected after swearing allegiance to the god Dagda. Two paths are open to progress, either anarchy or peace, as Dagda schemes against other gods. Demon fusion returns, and there are plenty to fuse too, as the game features over 450 of them. Fusion is further augmented by skill affinities. In addition to their three demon companions, players are also joined by one of seven partners. Look for Apocalypse this summer.

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Get a look inside the 7th Dragon III: Code VFD art book

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A few pages have been released from 7th Dragon III: Code VFD’s art book. The book will be bundled for free with launch copies of Sega’s upcoming dungeon-crawling role-playing game. The 28-page work will feature some of the game’s environments, enemies, and character classes, with work from character designer Miwa Shirow. Check out the sample below.

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD launching July 12, character trailer released

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Sega has announced that their upcoming 3DS RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be available in stores and eShop on July 12. Additionally, a new character-creation video has also gone live highlighting the dozens of voice options and physical customization options—96 in total—available for each of the party’s nine characters. Of course, the most important decision is the character’s class, and all eight were recently named: Agent, Banisher, Duelist, Fortuner, God Hand, Mage, Rune Knight, and Samurai.

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Visit three epochs, see the sights in 7th Dragon III Code: VFD trailer

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Sega has released a new video from 7th Dragon III Code: VFD giving an overview of the three different eras that will be visited by players. As the hero’s team takes advantage of Nodens Enterprises’ time-traveling technology to track down True Dragons, they will visit the ancient past, present, and future. Aside from modern Tokyo—well, modern as in 2100—players will go back to ancient Atlantis, with its dangerous lower wards and skilled blacksmiths, and futuristic Eden, a bleak land home three areas.

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Monster Hunter Generations launching this summer for 3DS

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Monster Hunter X will be coming stateside this summer as Monster Hunter Generations. The game features callbacks to previous entries with popular areas and monsters returning in an updated form to fit with the new content. As a hunter, players seek out and take down giant beasts, earning Zenny and gathering the resources necessary to craft better armor and weapons. Amidst the hunting trips, four villages also need to be protected from new threats known as the Fated Four. There is a greater emphasis on customization this time around, with Styles and Hunter Arts. Unique playstyles can be molded by choosing moves from four different combat Styles, while Hunter Arts add new skills and power-ups. In Prowler Mode, players get to play as a Felyne for the first time, complete with unique quests.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) Sadame

(3DS Review) Sadame

“… a budget release that might not look like one but definitely plays like one.”

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Action-RPG Sadame now available on eShop for 3DS

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Mebius’ action role-playing game Sadame has been released for 3DS. Published by Rising Star Japan, the $14.99 digital release features a tale of four heroes battling their way through over 20 bosses and hordes of enemies during the Senhoku period of Japan. Four classes—Monk, Ninja, Rogue, and Samurai—are represented, and each has their own skill trees, abilities, encounters, and events. Armor and weapons can be shared between characters, and weapons can be upgraded. StreetPass functionality allows other player’s characters to join in and assist with the quest.

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD pre-order, first-run art book teased

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Sega has released the first images of the art book that will be included with launch copies of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The 28-page book will feature the character classes as well as enemies and environments from across all three time periods covered in the upcoming role-playing game.

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Zero Escape gets physical in Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial

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A surprising bit of Zero Escape news out of Aksys today with word that a real escape room will be constructed in Los Angeles. Working with Scrap Entertainment and Spike Chunsoft, a room based on the series will be opening on April 15 in Weller Center. The event, dubbed Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial, will be a 60-minute-long custom scenario designed to keep attendees from escaping in time. Tickets will go on sale on February 29.

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Meet the Samurai from Rising Star’s upcoming action-RPG Sadame

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Rising Star has released a new trailer highlighting the Samurai from their upcoming 3DS action-RPG Sadame. The Samurai is one of four characters tasked with taking down invading evil hordes. He takes on the role of the group’s tank, capable of absorbing large amounts of damage while also dealing heavy damage in one-on-one combat with a single sword or to groups by dual wielding. As with the other characters, the Samurai will have access to class-specific items and upgrades.

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