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The hack-and-slash Neputinia spin-off, MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune vs Zombies, is now available for PS Vita. In the new adventure, co-developed by Tamsoft and Compile Heart, players must wipe out a host of undead at Gamicademi Academy. To get attendance back up at the school, Blanc and others decide to drum up interest by filming a zombie movie on the campus, but as it tends to happen, they end up attracting actual zombies. Players can go through the game alone or with up to three others online, and digital squads can also tackle daily multiplayer quests.
There’s a lot of movement on the Warhammer front these days, especially the 40K line. From real-time strategy games to first-person shooters, the Emperor is very active as of late. NeocoreGames is stepping in to do their part with their upcoming action role-playing game Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. The title was announced last summer, but today, the studio is delving into more detail with the debut of a new monthly video series detailing the game’s mechanics. The Inquisitorial Log will cover a variety of topics throughout the development process, with the first episode using in-game footage to discuss environmental destruction and how it affects cover.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s fourth character has been revealed: Oswald. The red-eyed Shadow Knight is described as “the most powerful soldier in the Ringford army” and an unhinged sort that’s prone to violence. Initially on the side of the usurper Melvin, Oswald switches his allegiance to the ruler of Netherworld, Queen Odette, in hopes of attaining a cure for a strange illness. He has access to a cursed Psypher sword, Belderiver, and can call on Rising Void to create a flame that pulls in enemies. Check him out below in a new trailer and set of screenshots.
Activision has announced that they are teaming up with Sony Pictures to release two new games based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film. Both will take place after the events of the film. Ghostbusters is a PC and console title that focuses on a team of rookies who are called on to save the city after ghosts turn up while the main crew tours the country. It’s a third-person action role-playing game, designed for single player or four-player local co-op, with players leveling up their four-character squad’s abilities and gear. This version is slated to be released on July 12, a few days before the film hits theaters on July 15. The other game is a mobile title also set to launch in July, Ghostbusters: Slime City. It will feature asynchronous co-op, leaderboard support, and the ability to craft proton packs as players take on waves of enemies.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Mercedes is showcased in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. The Fairy Queen of Ringford, Mercedes is on a quest to avenge the death of her mother at the hands of Demon Lord Odin. Her position is fragile, however, as an ambitious cousin is also eying her throne. Fortunately, despite being a bit clumsy, she is an agile fighter who has allies to call upon during combat and is armed with Tasla, her mother’s Psypher crossbow.
FromSoftware is back with a new teeth-gritting adventure for souls fans. Today marks the first of several sick days for many a people with the release of Dark Souls III. As the Champion of Ash, players must traverse the world of Lothric, avoiding its many traps and tackling the numerous enemies within, to unite the five Lords of Cinder to stave off the Age of Dark. Multiplayer also returns, allowing players to once again leave messages for fellow adventurers, summon or be summoned to lend a hand, and invade to pick a fight. Just be sure to grab your Estus Flask before heading out.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s character roster is being given its time in the spotlight with a new look at the heir of Titania, Cornelius. Unfortunately for Cornelius, a curse has turned him into a Pooka in the form of a hare. His diminutive size doesn’t stop him from jumping into combat, though, as his increased agility allows him to quickly slice through enemies, attack off of walls, and unleash bolts of electricity with the Lightning Saber. Check him out in action below.
Degica will be taking a break from their shooter streak later this month to release the beat ‘em up Code of Princess for PC. Originally released for 3DS, the Studio Saizensen-developed hybrid action-RPG and brawler will launch on Steam on April 14. As Princess Solange Blanchefleur de Lux, players will lead a group of four upgradeable warriors through a campaign playable solo or online with friends. Online versus will also be supported.
Eli Roth has put his mark on the Dark Souls universe with a new animated trailer inspired by the series. Titled The Witches, the video isn’t a direct take from Dark Souls III but an original story set within its world. The tale finds a tired knight finding himself beset by three witches.