Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Things get weird at Sega over Yakuza 0 The Business Edition

Yakuza 0’s early run, dubbed The Business Edition, is making Sega’s Marketing and Production team embrace their inner American Psycho. A new video has gone up of the crews embracing the holiday spirit by giving one another business cards. Not just regular business cards, but fancy business cards. They also happen to be housing them in the sleek holder that comes with The Business Edition.

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Fight! Fight! Fight! Yakuza 0 trailer highlights combat system

Kiryu and Majima will be cracking plenty of skulls in Yakuza 0, and Sega has released a trailer showing the two in action. Each has three unique fighting styles with which to dispatch rivals and thugs. As in previous entries, players can improve their fighting prowess by upgrading and expanding their move sets. Of course, everyday objects can also be used as weapons, if fists and feet aren’t getting the job done. As an added twist, players can throw money to distract their enemies, though there’s a chance Mr. Shakedown will appear to clear them out.

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PlayStation 4 News

Bully: Scholarship Edition now backwards compatible with Xbox One

Rockstar has announced that the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. As with other titles, digital owners can download it immediately, while physical owners will have to insert the game disc in order to initiate a free download. If players have their original save files stored via Cloud Saved Games, they can transfer it over to continue their session on Xbox One.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Visual novel The Silver Case launching for PS4 on April 21

NIS has announced that they will be releasing Suda 51’s police procedural visual novel, The Silver Case, on April 21 for PS4. The physical and digital release is also being offered as a limited edition exclusively on NIS’ Online Store. The special version includes a manga, soundtrack, poster, hardcover art book, and collector’s box for $49.99.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

PS4 getting Yakuza Kiwami in 2017, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018

They keep pulling me back in! Sega will be releasing two new Yakuza titles for PS4: Yakuza Kiwami, a remastered version of the original Yakuza, in 2017 and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life in 2018. Kiwami is set to be a complete overhaul with graphical assets recreated from scratch for 1080p/60fps support and dialog re-recorded by the original Japanese cast. Additionally, the game will be beefed up with an extra 30 minutes of cutscenes, expanding the backstory and tying it to Yakuza 0, and new districts, adding Pocket Circuit car racing and other activities. The combat is also being revamped to utilize the updates from Yakuza 0. On a final, odd note, Majima will randomly pop up for a quick fight. Lastly, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which will continue Kiryu’s adventure, has had its digital and physical North American release confirmed for early 2018.

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PlayStation 4 News

Danganronpa 1•2 Reload dated, to be released next March

NIS has revealed that Danganronpa 1&2 Reload will be available on March 14. The PS4 collection bundles both of the PS Vita visual novels Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The official site has also gone live.

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Puzzle-heavy adventure OneShot launching next month for PC

Degica will be releasing a new puzzle-adventure title next month for PC, OneShot. As Niko, players must make their way through a strange world as they attempt to save it. The characters that inhabit the world will remember the player’s actions, and while some will also help them along the way, not everyone wants them to succeed. Check out a handful of screenshots and its launch trailer below.

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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney releasing next month for Android, iOS

Mobile gamers are going to get a taste of true justice soon. Capcom has announced that they will be releasing Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney for smartphones and tablets next month, with versions for iOS launching on December 1 and Android on December 8. As rookie defense attorney Apollo Justice, players will visit crime scenes, collect evidence, and question witnesses. They will have to be thorough, as he’ll be facing off against flashy singer turned prosecutor Klavier Gavin. The mobile version will feature a tweaked interface, reworked graphics, and dual audio support for English and Japanese.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Enjoy the nightlife in 1980s Japan in new Yakuza 0 activities trailer

A new video has gone live highlighting some of the side activities available in Yakuza 0. Sometimes even gangsters need to cut loose, and Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima will have plenty to do during their downtime in the redlight districts of Kamurocho and Sotenbori. The areas will offer access to a batting cage, karaoke bar, disco, (ahem) wrestling arena, and arcade. The latter will host a number of Sega titles, including Out Run, Space Harrier, and Super Hang On. PSX 2016 attendees can try their hand at the game with a special playable demo at Sega’s booth, B2250.

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PlayStation 4 News

Daedalic releases launch trailer, demo for adventure title Silence

A playable demo has been released for Silence on Steam. The trial from Daedalic’s latest adventure offers players the chance to explore a world between life and death, the titular Silence, as a 16-year-old named Noah who is in search of his lost sister, Renie. The two find themselves in a land haunted by strange creatures that are being held at bay by a band of rebels. If the duo can help the rebels save the world, they can survive long enough to make it back home.

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