- Nier: Automata to get playable demo for PS4 on December 22
- Doom trailer highlights bots, new mode, more in Free Update 5
- Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours – Cave DLC detailed, dated for Dec. 14
- Heroes rise in South Park: The Fractured But Whole trailer
- PlayStation 4 surpasses 50 million units sold, software 396 million
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NIS has teamed up with Grasshopper Manufacture and Active to release the visual novel The Silver Case for PS4. Suda51’s debut title follows the detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit’s Republic squad as they track down a mysterious serial killer, the legendary assassin Kamui Uehara. The first-person thriller is receiving the HD treatment for its console debut, and is set to launch digitally and physically in early 2017.
Yakuza 0 localization producer Scott Strichart gives the lowdown in the latest video for the upcoming origin story. Set in the 1980s, the game follows the rise of two series staples, Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima, as they redeem themselves and proceed to climb the ranks of the underworld.
Danganronpa will be returning next year with Danganronpa 1•2 Reload for PS4. The bundle will include the visual novels Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, previously exclusive to PS Vita. In both games, players must survive the maniacal machinations of a killer bear, Monokuma, as they attempt to find who among their fellow students is a murderer, before they become a victim. A collector’s edition was also announced with a 40-page hardcover art book, two-disc soundtrack (16 tracks on disc 1, 11 on disc 2), Monokuma sunglasses and coin, a sticker, and a collector’s box.
Ace Team has updated the PC version of their quirky action title The Deadly Tower of Monsters. The latest patch adds Survival Mode, which will have players alternating between staging and combat platforms. The former allows them to pick and outfit one of the three playable characters before they proceed to the latter, which hosts progressively tougher waves of enemies. Defeated enemies drop coins that can be used to purchase abilities, health, and weapons. The game is also a part of Steam’s Midweek Madness promo, and can be purchased for 66% off until October 7.
The console version Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide has been released for PS4 and Xbox One. The four-player co-op battler tasks a team of players with driving out the ratmen’s forces from the city of Ubersreik. Players choose from five hero classes and arm themselves with guns, bows, hammers, and staves to fight through 18 levels, including all PC DLC maps. The game supports drop-in/drop-out multiplayer but is also playable solo.
NIS has begun the countdown to the release of their upcoming survival-horror title Yomawari: Night Alone. And they are kicking it off with a new trailer appropriately titled Countdown to Nightmare. The video offers a short look at what players are in for as a young girl searching for her sister and dog in a strange, dangerous dimension filled with monsters.
Lady Justice doesn’t rest, and neither does Phoenix Wright. A new case has come across his desk, Turnabout Time Traveler. The $5.99 episode is set after the main game, and Wright’s childhood pal, Larry Butz, needs some help. He seems to have fallen in love with a time traveler who is suspected of murder—and who is already married. Wright teams up with Maya Fey to help the soon-to-be bride to build a defense before facing off against Chief Prosecutor Miles Edgeworth.
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.
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide has gone up for pre-order for PS4 and Xbox One. To see if it’s your cup of tea, check out the recently released console gameplay trailer, posted below. It’s two minutes of first-person action, with pistols, swords, hammers, and spells used to cut a path through a horde of ratmen in a quest to free the city of Ubersreik.