Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

Aksys Games to release visual novel Collar X Malice for PS Vita

Aksys Games has announced that they will be releasing Idea Factory’s Collar X Malice. Visual novel fans will get a chance to grab it later this summer digitally and physically for PS Vita. As a young police officer, players must battle an organization that is determined to cause chaos in the city of Shinjuku. The game begins after the mysterious group’s first strike against the officer, attacking him and attaching a poisonous collar. Five strangers appear to lend a hand, but who he trusts will be up to the player. A branching narrative shifts the story as they make their choices, leading to one of multiple endings.

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PlayStation Vita News

NIS releases patch for PS4 version of The Silver Case

A patch for The Silver Case has gone live on PSN that addresses an issue with two post-game scenarios. After installing the patch, players will be able to access Yami and White Out Prologue once they complete the game. Another problem with cinematics displaying black or fuzzy screens is being investigated, but the studio suggests a workaround that requires setting the system’s language to English or English UK. All applications in use must be closed before changing the language. More info on a fix should be coming along in the near future.

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Syberia 3 to release next week for console, PC, launch trailer up

Kate Walker will return soon with the release of Syberia 3 on April 25. In her latest adventure, Kate is attempting to help the Youkols during the migration of the snow ostriches. Her journey through Syberia is said to be filled with strange characters and situations that will “shatter her life.” Head down to watch the launch trailer.

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NIS releases visual-novel-style adventure The Silver Case for PS4

Suda51’s visual novel The Silver Case returns today, courtesy of NIS. The HD remake updates the crime thriller with enhanced visuals and extra content. Initially released in 1999, the game tasks players with tracking down a killer that is behind a series of strange murders. Finding them will involve using point-and-click adventure-style mechanics.

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Sega to bring back 2005 this August with Yakuza Kiwami for PS4

Players will get to rebust some heads this summer when Kazuma Kiryu returns in Yakuza Kiwami on August 29. The HD-ified updated re-release will feature re-recorded Japanese dialog, all from the original voice actors, along with around 30 minutes of new cutscenes. As a bonus, all pre-order and first-run copies will come in a SteelBook. To get players reacquainted, Sega has released a new story trailer as well as created the Yakuza Experience website, which offers character descriptions, a series history, and the first of a 10-issue series of digital comics.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Banner Saga Complete Pack

“… a compelling adventure with solid turn-based combat that can be as frustrating as it is engrossing.”

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Danganronpa 1•2 Reload released in stores, online for PS4

NIS has released Danganronpa 1•2 Reload for PS4. The bundle includes the visual novels Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, previously exclusive to PS Vita. Both titles require that players work out who among their classmates is the killer after each gruesome murder during life-or-death trials, as the class slowly shrinks one by one. Guiding the proceedings is Monokuma, an insane bear who serves as judge and executioner.

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Corpse Party, Grandia II, Trails in the Sky, more on sale at GOG.com

GOG.com has kicked off their latest promo, the Kawaii Sale. The themed event encompasses games made in and inspired by Japan. Discounts range between 50% to 75% off, and titles include Corpse Party, Grandia II, Gurumin, Hatoful Boyfriend, Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and Way of the Samurai 4. The sale will add even more goodies on Friday, and is scheduled to run through next Monday.

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NIS announces Ys VIII, Culdcept Revolt, release dates, more

NIS recently held their 2017 press event and has since released a host of trailers and announcements. Several new games have been added to their scheduled. Three titles are set to release this summer: Culdcept Revolt for 3DS, RPG Maker Fes for 3DS, and Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle for PS4 and PS Vita. Two more will follow later in the year: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for PC, PS4, and PS Vita this fall, and at an unspecified date, Tokyo Tattoo Girls for PC and PS Vita. Five others were also dated: Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! (PS Vita, Steam) is coming June 6, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, PS Vita) on September 26, Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch) on May 23, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC) on March 27, and Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness (PC) on April 24. And in a surprising bit of news, The Silver Case’s PS4 version will receive two additional chapters, Yami and Whiteout Prologue. Check below to see all of the new trailers.

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PSVR action-adventure title Unearthing Mars coming stateside

Winking’s virtual reality title Unearthing Mars will be coming to North America for PSVR. Currently available on PSN in Asia, the planetary-exploration adventure is currently being localized in English and is slated to be released “soon.” The game begins shortly after entering Mars’ orbit, with players taking control of their spaceship as a crew of explorers attempts to land on the planet’s surface during a sandstorm. Subsequent chapters add additional challenges in the form of puzzles, environmental hazards, and hostile aliens.

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