Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Aksys Games

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma release date, free DLC announced

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be hitting store shelves on March 25, according to Aksys Games. The PS3 fighter will also come with a launch-copy extra, a voucher with a DLC code for an additional character, Yuki Terumi. The voucher will be included in both the standard release and the Limited Edition.


DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Creepy visual novel Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward now $29.99

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Aksys Games has announced that they have lowered the price of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward to $29.99. The puzzle-filled adventure-style visual novel is a follow-up to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for 3DS, and it is available for both 3DS and PS Vita. The price drop is in effect across both platforms.


3DS, PlayStation Vita News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Limited Edition announced for PS3

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be released in a standard version as well as a premium edition, according to publisher Aksys Games. The PS3-exclusive fighter will introduce five new characters to the series as well as downloadable costumes, redesigned characters, new moves, an estimated 30-hour story mode, a revamped networking mode, and new ranking system. The limited edition will include a 40-page art book, a soundtrack, a figurine of Rachel Alucard, and an unrevealed fourth item (ooohhh – a mystery!).


PlayStation 3 News

A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX blasts onto Live Arcade

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Origo Games and Extend Studios’ side-scrolling platformer A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX is now available on Live Arcade. According to publisher Aksys Games, the original 2009 PC release has been redesigned for 360 with a revamped UI and control scheme, added leaderboard support, and a host of new material, including high-res textures, weapons, abilities, enemies, levels, and challenge stages.


Xbox 360 News

Muramasa Rebirth ships to retail for PS Vita

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Muramasa Rebirth, an enhanced re-release of Vanillaware’s 2009 Wii action-RPG, has shipped to retail for PS Vita. In Muramasa, players must scour Japan for the 108 demon blades, searching in the east as the ninja Kisuke and in the west as the possessed princess Momohime. The PS Vita version features updated visuals, two modes of play (hack-and-slash and traditional), and access to upcoming character and scenario downloadable content.


PlayStation Vita News

Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi announced for 3DS

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Aksys Games is preparing a new visual novel/otome release for 3DS, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi. The Idea Factory-developed title follows Chizuru as she travels to Kyoto in search for her father. Along the way, she encounters a mysterious band of samurai who are also also looking for him. Together, the group must make their way through Japan while avoiding the battling shogun and imperial forces as well as strange supernatural phenomena. As it’s a relationship sim, players will forge bonds with their new allies through six new stories.



Muramasa Rebirth limited edition, pre-order soundtrack announced

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A limited edition version of Muramasa Rebirth, the upcoming re-release for PS Vita, has been announced, the—deep breath—Muramasa Rebirth Blessing of Amitabha Collector’s Edition. The first-run set includes a high-res framed lithograph from developer Vanillaware, a black velvet system pouch, and a face cover and system skin from Hori.


PlayStation Vita News

A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX announced for 360

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Extend Studio and Orgio Games’ platformer A.R.E.S. Extinction has been picked up by Aksys Games. Rebranded A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda EX, the Live version will sport a new, more console-friendly interface and control scheme, leaderboard support, and updated graphics with new cutscenes. Other additions include new levels, weapons, abilities, upgrades, enemies, and bosses.


Xbox 360 News

Muramasa Rebirth announced for PS Vita

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The PS Vita will be receiving an enhanced port of the Wii action title Muramasa: The Demon Blade, titled Muramasa Rebirth, courtesy of Aksys Games. The studio announced that Rebirth will include high-resolution graphics, improved controls, and surprisingly, a complete relocalization. The story will follow the original, with possessed princess Momohime and ninja Kisuke searching the world for powerful demon blades. However, Aksys is also planning on extending the adventure with character DLC that will add up to four additional scenarios.


PlayStation Vita News

Aksys continues the BlazBlue celebrations with two new contests

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Aksys is celebrating three years of BlazBlue in the US with three contests, and they have just announced that the final two are now live. The first, which took place back in August, was all about finding the biggest fan, while the second looks for a bit of creativity and the third a bit of promotion. Caption the Blue challenges contestants to come up with a witty caption, while All Eyes on the Azure is all about spreading word about this weekend’s Northeast Championships XIII in Philadelphia, PA.


Contests, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News