Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

First developer diary up for Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

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DotEmu has released the first developer diary for LizardCube’s remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. The inaugural entry features a meeting between members of LizardCube and Wonder Boy/Monster Boy’s creator, Ryuichi Nishizawa. Development lead Omar Cornut and art director got a chance to meet up with Nishizawa while on their way to BitSummit 4th in Kyoto. Check out the seven-minute video below.

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Yakuza 0 goes legit with Business Edition, trailer up, PC denied

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Sega is looking to match the glitz of Tokyo circa 1988 with a gussied-up pre-order and launch copy of Yakuza 0. To match Kazuma Kiryu’s transition from debt collector to real estate powerbroker and Goro Majima’s to manager of The Grand Cabaret, the special edition will come with everything a player needs to feel business official. In addition to the game, players will get a stainless steel business card holder, complete with tattoo designs, and three business cards: Tachibana Real Estate for Kazuma Kiryu, Cabaret Grand for Goro Majima, and another for cabaret club hostesses Sunshine. There’s also a new trailer showing the beginning of Kiryu’s storyline, posted below. Unfortunately, this has to end on a downer: Sega reiterated that there are no plans for a PC version.

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PlayStation 4 News

Prepare thy broom, Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor available for PC

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Finally a game is tackling the mystery of who cleans up those packed spaceports in all of those exciting adventure and role-playing games. Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor answers those questions by putting players in the shoes of an intergalactic custodian. Her passion to clean has waned, however, and she spends her days dreaming of a better life, as she goes through her endless routine of praying, eating, sleeping, and of course, carting off rubbish to the local incinerator. Oh, and she’s probably cursed.

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PC News

Agent Anne Tarver introduced in new trailer for Virginia

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A new trailer has been released for Variable State’s Virginia. A cinematic trailer was released a few weeks back, and today, the studio is focusing on the characters surrounding the supernatural mystery. Protagonist and recent FBI graduate Anne Tarver is highlighted, who takes on a missing persons case in Kingdom, Virginia, as her first assignment. However, her progress into the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax uncovers “sinister forces” in the town and is frustrated by doubts about her new partner, veteran Maria Halperin.

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Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice, free costume pack out on eShop

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Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice are back on the case(s) with the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice. Justice takes charge of the cases at home, while Wright attends to a case in Khura’in. A self-styled tour guide, Ahlbi Ur’gaid, has been accused of theft, and Wright’s determined to defend him. This new location is different from those in previous games, as the kingdom’s legal system uses séances instead of lawyers. In addition to investigating witnesses and looking for evidence, Wright will have to take part in Divination Séances to witness the last moments of a crime. As a bonus, everyone who buys the game during its first week of release will receive a $0.99 costume pack for free. New for-pay DLC is also scheduled to be released every Thursday through the end of the month, including two short stories and one full episode.

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Cinematic trailer released for supernatural adventure Virginia

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After a brief teaser, Variable State has released a cinematic trailer for their upcoming supernatural procedural Virginia. The footage is taken from gameplay, but spliced together to offer a wider look at the thriller’s characters and environments. Taking its cues from television, the developers utilize a variety of editing techniques, including dissolves, jump cuts, and montages, throughout the game.

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PC versions of Xbox One games up for pre-order at Windows Store

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Microsoft has announced that the Windows Store is now offering pre-orders for PC versions of Xbox One titles. Several are planned to launch this holiday season, including Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and ReCore, all of which can be ordered today. All of the titles support Xbox Play Anywhere, allowing owners to play the PC and Xbox One versions with a single purchase. Games and their add-ons can be continued between both platforms as well, with shared saves. The first game of the bunch to come out the gate is Armature Studio’s ReCore, set to launch on September 13. Full details on all titles can be found below.

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

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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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