Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Supernatural-tinged noir Virginia launching Sept. 22, demo out

Virginia (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Variable State has sent word that their upcoming first-person thriller, Virginia, is set to launch on September 22. The noir is said to be infused with elements of horror and science fiction, and being set in 1992, inspired by several shows of that era, including X-Files, Twin Peaks, and the revamped The Outer Limits. As a newly minted FBI agent, players are assigned to look into the disappearance of a young boy from Kingdom, Virginia, Lucas Fairfax. A veteran of the force has also been assigned the case, and will keep an eye on the player throughout the investigation. A demo for Mac and Windows PC is currently available through Steam.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice gets prologue, demo

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Capcom has released an eight-minute-long animated prologue for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. The video coincides with the release of a new playable demo on eShop, which allows players to try their hand at the first case. In his opening courtroom appearance, Wright must face off against his new rival, the royal priestess Rayfa. The prologue helps to set the scene for the demo, as it covers the events leading up to Spirit of Justice. Watch it below.

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Claymation point-and-click adventure Armikrog out for console

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The crowdfunded point-and-click adventure title Armikrog has launched for console on eShop, Live, and PSN. The game, developed by members from the teams behind Earthworm Jim and Neverhood, is a claymation adventure that follows the astronaut Tommynaut and his talking blind dog, Beak-Beak. The duo must make their way to safety after they crash land on an alien planet and get stuck in the fortress Armikrog.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice launching Sept. 8

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Capcom has announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice will be entering court on September 8. To properly prepare players, a new trailer has gone live featuring some of the new characters, abilities, and features that are being added for Spirit of Justice. For those wanting some hands-on time, a demo is scheduled to launch on August 25 on eShop. The trial includes a portion of the first courtroom scenario, which features the new Divination Séance forensic investigation technique.

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Yomawari: Night Alone site update, trailer highlights world, ghosts

Yomawari Night Alone (PC, PS Vita) Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new trailer has been released for Yomawari: Night Alone. The footage shows a little of the haunted town that players will explore as well as some of its ghostly inhabitants. Its release coincides with an update to the official site that offers additional insight into the various spirits and monsters that roam the land. A few bonuses were also uploaded, including several new wallpapers.

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Layers of Fear gets Inheritance launch trailer, Masterpiece Edition

The Layers of Fear Inheritance (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Layers of Fear: Inheritance’s launch trailer has gone live. The upcoming expansion will return players to the haunted mansion, but this time they will be exploring as the painter’s daughter. Her storyline will offer a new narrative experience, while retaining the original’s “psychedelic and symbolic atmosphere.” Her journey through the past will culminate in one of two endings, based on the player’s actions throughout the game. Launching at the same time is a bundle pack that combines the base game and add-on, Layers of Fear: Masterpiece Edition.

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The Longest Five Minutes arriving stateside for PC, PS Vita in 2017

The Longest Five Minutes (PC, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

The 8-bit-styled role-playing game The Longest Five Minutes is coming to North America for PC and PS Vita. Co-developed by NIS and Syupro-Dx, the adventure finds players inside the mind of a hero who is fighting his last battle with the nefarious Overlord. As he talks with his party and nemesis, the conversations will unlock memories of the hero’s quest that players will need to re-live, which will affect the party’s state when it comes time for the final showdown.

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Yakuza 0 to bust heads, play some Hang-On this January for PS4

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Sega has announced that Yakuza 0 will be available digitally and physically on January 24 for PS4. Note that, despite also being a PS3 title in Japan, the game will hit stateside only for PS4. Set in 1988, players will follow a young Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima as they climb the ranks of the underworld in Kamurocho, Tokyo. Kiryu must clear his name after being blamed for a debt-collection assignment that went awry, while Goro must complete a series of trials to rejoin his old clan. In addition to earning cash from and spending it at Discos, Telephone Clubs, and Pocket Circuit car races, the two will be busting heads with new abilities and moves.

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PlayStation 4 News

Watch your head! Headlander out now digitally for PC, PS4

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Adult Swim’s new side-scrolling exploration-heavy action title Headlander has launched digitally for PC and PS4. The Double Fine-developed adventure finds the head of the last remaining human fighting an AI to save a future, now-roboticized mankind. Players must pilot their head between bots in order to progress and fight back against the AI’s army of minions.

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We Happy Few gameplay video, early build released for PC, Xbox One

We Happy Few (PC, Xbox One) Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

We Happy Few’s world of forced euphoria made waves at this year’s E3, and today, players are getting a chance to try the game for themselves. The city of Wellington Wells is now accessible through Steam Early Access, GOG.com’s Games in Development, and Xbox Game Preview. Note that this is an early build and that the game is still in development. Players can currently explore the city while trying out some of the mechanics, including combat, crafting, and Joy intake. Areas will be added and storylines introduced in the coming months. A new gameplay trailer was also released, building on the teaser shown at E3.

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