Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Aksys Games

BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Hori controller bundle due November

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Aksys Games will be releasing the next entry in the BlazBlue line, Central Fiction, this November. Arc System Works’ long-running 2D fighter series will be returning digitally and physically to PS3 and PS4. The upcoming entry will feature revamped mechanics, along with a new story, levels, modes, and brawlers, with the total roster surpassing 33 characters. A $129.99 bundle has also gone up for pre-order that packs the Fighting Commander along with a copy of the game. The Sony- and Arc System Works-licensed Hori controller features “the industry’s best” directional pad, six large buttons, turbo functions, a 10-foot cable, and “improved ergonomics.” It is also compatible for PS3 and PC (with XInput).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs arriving Sept. 20

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Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is returning later this summer as Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs. Scheduled to launch on September 20, the mixed release will be available digitally and physically for PS4, and digitally for PS3 and PS Vita. The hybrid role-playing game set within a visual novel will once again task players with driving evil spirits out of the city as a ghost hunter. The new version will feature an expanded storyline with additional characters and extra chapters that are estimated to push the play time past the 30-hour mark.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate out now

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Aksys has released Spike Chunsoft’s roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate for PS Vita. In the new adventure, Shiren sets out to tackle the ever-changing Tower of Fortune to challenge the god of Destiny, Reeva. The Eternal Wanderer Edition, an Aksys Store and Video Game Plus exclusive, is also available. The premium set comes with a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book covering the Shiren series, a 10-song soundtrack CD, and a Zero Escape-themed Deluxe Nonary Bracelet inside a Nonary Display Box. The former can be found in the game, while the latter features art from the tower.

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PlayStation Vita News

Shiren The Wanderer – Eternal Wanderer Edition announced, detailed

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Aksys and Spike Chunsoft’s upcoming roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate will be available as a limited version, the Eternal Wanderer Edition. The set is available for pre-order exclusively on Askys’ online store and comes bundled with several goodies, including a few tied to another Aksys series, Zero Escape. The bundle comes with a Deluxe Nonary Bracelet, a Nonary Display Box, a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book celebrating the Shiren series, and a 10-song soundtrack CD.

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PlayStation Vita News

Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- marches to stores, eShop for 3DS

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The Langrisser series returns today with the release of Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- for 3DS. The latest entry in the long-running tactical role-playing series was developed in conjunction with creators Masaya Games and released digitally and physically by Aksys. It’s been 15 years since the last release, and players are once again being summoned to a land at war as three factions vie for control. A branching path will open new storylines based on the player’s decisions, as they serve the Armies of Light, Forces of Darkness, or the Empire in a campaign estimated to last over 100 hours.

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3DS

Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- pre-order demo now available for PS4

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Players who pre-order Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- on PSN for PS4 can now access a playable demo. The demo features Arcade Mode, Training Mode, and Versus mode in their entirety, plus all three new characters. Free downloadable content is also in the works and will be available from June 7 through June 21 for PS3 and PS4. Players will be able to download two new characters, Raven and Kum Haehyun, and the Eclipse Color pack. Additionally, the studio has also launched Aksys Academy to help newcomers learn the ropes. The first video in the series can be found below.

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PlayStation 4 News

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus out now on PSN for PS4

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LookAtMyGame’s 2D action role-playing game Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus is now on PSN. Beginning today, PS4 players can try their hands at saving Exidus by solving the puzzles and defeating the monsters that fill the land’s four realms. Areas will also host extra quests and non-playable characters, including monsters and villagers, that can be interacted with once the appropriate runes are discovered. Light role-playing elements also allow players to gain new skills as they progress.

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PlayStation 4 News

Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus coming soon to PS4, Wii U

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Aksys Games will be releasing a console version of LookAtMyGame’s PC action role-playing game Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus. The 2D side-scroller tasks players with saving the lands of Exidus by clearing out four monster- and puzzle-filled realms. As players progress, they will gain new skills, discover extra quests, and uncover runes that allow them to talk with both villagers and monsters. Console gamers can look for it to hit eShop and PSN later this month.

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PlayStation 4 News, Wii U

Zero Escape gets physical in Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial

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A surprising bit of Zero Escape news out of Aksys today with word that a real escape room will be constructed in Los Angeles. Working with Scrap Entertainment and Spike Chunsoft, a room based on the series will be opening on April 15 in Weller Center. The event, dubbed Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial, will be a 60-minute-long custom scenario designed to keep attendees from escaping in time. Tickets will go on sale on February 29.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Shiren The Wanderer returning this summer for PS Vita

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Aksys Games will be bringing the Shiren series back to North America this summer with Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate. Scheduled to launch on July 26, the Spike Chunsoft-developed roguelike will be exclusive to the PS Vita. In addition to a single-player campaign, multiplayer will also be supported, and allies will be able to stave off permadeath by reviving one another in ad hoc mode.

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PlayStation Vita News