Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Aksys Games

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend out now for PS Vita

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm Extend (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS3 and PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

The PS Vita version of Chrono Phantasma Extend has launched online and in stores. This latest version features the 2.0 balance patch, an improved online lobby, and a host of new additions, including characters, stages, and story modes. A new Guard Gauge System has been also added, along with its associated Barrier Gauge and Guard Crush. Stylish Mode, a way for newcomers to learn the mechanics, has been expanded with four new features: Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. Additionally, online play has been updated with an improved online lobby that allows players to invite others into a customizable room, where they can fight or watch the ongoing match in Spectator mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

Zero Escape Volume 3 announced for 3DS, PS Vita

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Over the weekend, Aksys announced that they will be bringing over the follow-up to Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Zero Escape Volume 3, to 3DS and PS Vita next summer. As with its predecessors, including series originator 999, players must make their way through a trap-filled labyrinth by solving puzzles alongside other prisoners. The visual novel-theme will return along with multiple endings, voiced cinematics, and dual voice-over support.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend released for PS3, PS4, Xbox One

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm Extend (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS3 and PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

BlazBlue is back with Chrono Phantasma Extend for PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. A handheld version for PS Vita is slated for release on July 28. Extend features the 2.0 balance patch, an improved online lobby, and new characters, stages, and story modes. The 28-character roster can now utilize an updated Guard Gauge System, with its Barrier Gauge indicating when to attack or block and the Guard Crush to follow once the Barrier Gauge is empty. Newcomers can learn the ropes by engaging Stylish Mode, which now has four new features, Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. Online play has also been updated with a modified online lobby that allows players to invite others into a customizable room, where they can battle or enter Spectator mode to check out the current match.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Get the traps! Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters released for PS3, PS Vita

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PS3)

Aksys has released a new hybrid visual novel and strategy role-playing game for PS3 and PS Vita, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters. Up for download on PSN and en route to store shelves, Aksys’ latest has players take on the role of a new student at Kurenai Academy who suddenly finds themselves helping to protect Tokyo from evil spirits as a ghost hunter. Players must undertake 13 missions, planning their strategy and laying traps beforehand, and communicate with other characters to forge relationships that impact the storyline.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend coming soon for PS, Xbox One

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend (PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys is keeping the 2D fighter train rolling with another release, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend. The expanded re-release of the PS3 original will feature 28 characters, including two newcomers (Celica and Lambda), as well as new stages, scenarios, and a side story, Remix Heart, with Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott. Digested versions of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift are also being included to get new players up to speed on all of the storylines. New players will also have access to an expanded Stylish Mode, which has been augmented with four new features (Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive) to make moves less difficult to perform. The Guard Gauge system has been tweaked, too, with the Barrier Gauge meter indicated when best to attack or block.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late now available for PS3

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Just in case Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- wasn’t enough to keep fighter fans busy, Aksys has released another 2D brawler today, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. The French Bread-developed title features 16 characters, six modes, and a multiplayer backend developed by Guilty Gear and BlazBlue creator Arc System Works. Check out the roster trailer for a quick look at the cast.

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PlayStation 3 News

Aksys Games celebrates 10 years with new site, letter from founder

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Aksys Games is nearing its 10-year anniversary, and to celebrate, the company has relaunched their official website. The site now includes a section for staff blogs, where staff can talk about their various interests in and out of gaming and interact with commenters, an events calendar for tracking upcoming tournaments and conventions, and more detailed product pages. The studio’s founder and CEO Akibo Shieh also released an open letter, thanking fans and discussing the company’s more popular titles. The full letter has been posted below.

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3DS, DS News, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News

Aksys releases new Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late screenshots

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PC) Jan Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys has released a new batch of screenshots from their upcoming 2D fighter from French Bread, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. The screens follow a recently released roster trailer and show the first glimpse of the storyline, in addition to plenty of combat.

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PlayStation 3 News

New Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late trailer debuts roster

Aksys’ upcoming fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is just over a month out, and to get the potential pre-order-ers pumped, the studio has released a new trailer. The nearly two-minute-long video features a set of character intros set to a jazzy tune. For a better look at the characters in action, a few new screenshots have also been posted below.

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PlayStation 3 News

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- standard edition now in stores, online

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS3, PS4) DLC Schedule Announcement - Screenshot 1

The standard edition of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- has hit store shelves and launched online for PS3 and PS4. As a reminder, the limited edition will not be available until December 23, due to delays caused at strikes at the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles. For those picking the game up within the launch window, Aksys is throwing in a free $7.99 DLC character, Elphelt, from now until January 5. And on the topic of downloadable content, a full release schedule has been provided and is posted below.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News