Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: 3DS

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launching Sept. 20, new trailer up

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has been officially dated for September 20. To celebrate the announcement, Atlus has released a new trailer. The video focuses on the cast of characters that players will run across on their adventure, including the protagonist’s childhood friend and Hunter Association member Asahi, Eastern Kingdom samurai Navarre, and masked Ring of Gaea assassin Toki. And for those wanting to relive the original, two of the studio’s newer employees will be trying their hand at SMTIV today at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on the official Twitch channel.

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Deep Silver to publish Persona 5, more Atlus, Sega titles in Europe

Good news for our European readers out there—you are out there, right?—from Atlus and Sega. The studios have teamed up with Deep Silver to release several of their titles throughout Europe. The slate of games includes some heavy hitters, namely Persona 5 and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Sega titles in the deal include 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The deal is for both digital and physical releases. No dates were announced, though it was noted that 7th Dragon will be shipping after the North American release.

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD demo now on eShop for 3DS

Sega has released a demo for 7th Dragon III Code: VFD. The upcoming role-playing game tasks players with hunting down dragons throughout different eras, and the demo allows eager adventurers to get an early start by offering demo save transfers. The trial offers a pre-made squad with a level cap of 10. However, players who carry over their save will be able to customize the party as well as reassign all skill points in the full version. There’s also a special reward for those who try the demo, but Sega is being tight-lipped about the details.

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Monster Hunter Generations demo announced, new footage released

Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse broadcast revealed more about Monster Hunter Generations. The stream covered new info on the mechanics and a live gameplay demo of the upcoming crafting-heavy action role-playing game. Also announced was a general playable demo that will feature three monsters, with difficulty levels for everyone from newcomers to veterans, online and local multiplayer for up to four players, and new beasts. The demo will be available on eShop on June 30, though select players will receive a code allowing for early access today, while others can purchase early access via Humble Bundle’s E3 2016 Digital Ticket. The 15-minute-long Treehouse stream has been posted alongside a new trailer that introduces some of the new Deviant mo

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice screenshots released

Capcom has debuted Phoenix Wright’s latest case, Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, at E3 in a new playable demo. Attendees can try the game for themselves at Capcom’s booth (South Hall, #2023). For everyone else, a new batch of screenshots has been released from the trial of the, er, trial. Capcom-Unity will be livestreaming the game today at 4:00 p.m. (CST) and tomorrow at 1 p.m. (CST) with members of the development team at their Twitch channel.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse story trailer, retailer DLC shots up

Atlus has released a new story trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and revealed that the game will have retailer-exclusive downloadable content. The video brings players up to speed on the protagonist’s death, resurrection, and subsequent allegiance to his newfound benefactor, Dagda, a god whose role in the ongoing war between Merkabah and Lucifer remains unclear. A few pictures also offer a look at the GameStop/EB Games red-and-black Power Suit, the Amazon packaging-themed Prime Suit, the Best Buy uniform-inspired Retail Hero jumpsuit.

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7th Dragon III Code: VFD free, for-pay downloadable packs detailed

Sega will be supporting the release of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD with a host of post-launch downloadable content. Before getting to the for-pay add-ons, there will be one piece for free, the Nagamimi doll. The doll will allow for various voice interactions between it and the voice actor chosen for one of the 40 protagonists. Seven for-pay downloads will be on offer, ranging from $1.49 to $1.99. Detailed below, the extras add new quests, characters, and weapons. Players will need to play the game some before they can access the new content after purchase.

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Monster Hunter Generations, themed New Nintendo 3DS XL dated

Monster Hunter Generations will be available online and in stores on July 15. In addition to the game, a new themed system will also be landing on store shelves, the New Nintendo 3DS XL Monster Hunter Generations Edition. The system features a design based on the Fated Four, a group of powerful new monsters. Note that the game is not included with the system. Gamers can, however, try the game out prior to launch with an upcoming playable demo. Details about it should be along shortly.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice announced for 3DS

Phoenix Wright will be returning to the 3DS this summer for a new trial in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. Wright will be joined by Apollo Justice and friends old and new, including Rayfa, the Royal Priestess of the Kingdom of Khura’in. While Apollo holds the fort down at the agency, Wright tackles a trial in Khura’in, a land whose court system relies on séances rather than lawyers. He’ll have plenty to do, from investigating witnesses, checking the crime scenes for evidence via the touch screen, and taking advantage of Divination Séances himself to see the deceased’s last moments.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch copies getting emblem set

Atlus is continuing their trend of pre-order and launch-day bonuses with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The game’s premise is on the player being resurrected by the god Dagda and choosing to do his bidding while taking the path of Anarchy or Peace. Early buyers will receive a three-emblem set designed around this them, with each piece representing a possible path.

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