Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

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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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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PC News

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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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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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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Zero Escape: The Nonary Games launching spring ’17 for PS4, PS Vita

A new bundle is in the works for Spike Chunsoft’s Zero Escape visual novel series. Aksys Games will be releasing a two-game set next spring for PS4 and PS Vita, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999) will be included along with its sequel, Virtue’s Last Reward, with the former being updated with remastered graphics and a dual audio track with English and Japanese. The adventure-style puzzler has players attempting to navigate their way through trap-filled environments as they attempt to solve the Nonary Game alongside a group of strangers.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

King’s Quest – Chapter 5: The Good Knight, Complete Collection out

The main storyline of King’s Quest comes to a close today with the release of Chapter 5: The Good Knight. All of the decisions made in the previous entries come to a head in the end, as an elderly King Graham goes on one last quest to save Daventry. The finale is also joined by a physical release, King’s Quest: The Complete Collection, for PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. A downloadable epilogue is also in the works, and will be available to everyone who owns the Season Pass or Complete Collection.

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Yomawari: Night Alone launches on PSN, Steam for PS Vita and PC

Just in time for Halloween, NIS has released their latest survival-horror thriller Yomawari: Night Alone. As a young girl lost in a strange dimension, players must find their dog, Pogo, and older sister. Strange monsters are roaming her now-deformed hometown, and to continue her search, she must hide, trick, or run from them. The physical version also comes bundled with a copy of the 2015 puzzle platformer htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

New Yakuza 0 trailer highlights origins of Goro ‘Mad Dog’ Majima

Sega is offering players a closer look at the Mad Dog of Shimano Family (and Yakuza 0), Goro Majima. The trailer finds a younger Majima as a civilian running the Grand Cabaret in Sotenbori, Osaka. He was appointed to his job after angering his bosses in the Tojo Clan, with his punishment being to make tons of cash in order to regain his status as yakuza. He does a little too well, though, so he’s given a tougher assignment: his first hit.

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