Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure

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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Grab your bats, swords, and cup of ramen! Yakuza 0 out now for PS4

It’s time to hit the streets of Kamurocho and Sotenbori with the release of Yakuza 0. The action-adventure thriller lays down the groundwork for an upcoming remake of the original this summer and Yakuza 6 early next year. The prequel, set in 1988, follows a young Kazuma Kiryu on a quest to beat a murder wrap and fellow brawler Goro Majima as he attempts to earn his way back into the underworld. In addition to playing through the story, players also get to run a real estate company, battle endless thugs in the street, practice at batting cages, race model cars, go on dates, try their hand at bowling, and hit the arcades for some OutRun.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Yakuza 0

“… a lengthy, thrilling, and often humorous adventure that kicks off a great series.”

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Get a look at Yakuza 0’s first-run Business Edition in unboxing video

Sega has posted a video detailing all of the goodies that come with Yakuza 0. The pre-order and first-run edition comes with several extras, including a business card holder and three business cards. The cards allow players to properly present themselves as Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, or a variety of hostesses. The Business Edition costs the same as the standard edition ($59.99).

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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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