- Gundam Versus debuting stateside this fall for PS4
- Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels to be available on May 9
- Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception’s healer, Nekone, in the spotlight
- Call of Duty returns to 1940s this November with Call of Duty: WWII
- Dragon Quest Heroes II now in stores, online for PS4 and PC
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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Adventure
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.
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.
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.
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.