Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Aksys Games

Aksys announces, details Record of Agarest War 2 Limited Edition

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PlayStation 3 gamers looking to scratch that strategy-RPG itch will be able to get their fix soon, courtesy of Aksys Games and Record of Agarest War 2. Not only that, but the company is looking to make an impression with a Limited Edition version that includes an array of unique extras, including an inflatable doll of Felenne, compressed 8 x 12″ hand towel*, and artbook.

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PlayStation 3 News

Rising Star Games signs distribution agreement with Aksys Games

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Rising Star Games, the European publisher who just opened a brand-new office in our part of the world, has announced that they have reached a distribution deal with Aksys Games. Aksys, known for publishing the hit BlazBlue fighter series and surreal Bit.Trip series, will offer sales and logistics support as Rising Star rolls out their 2012 line-up. Their first collaborative effort will be Cave’s upcoming 360 shooter Akai Katana.

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News, Xbox 360 News

Bit.Trip Complete beeps, boops, blasts onto Wii

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The 3DS isn’t the only system to feel the force of CommanderVideo today as Bit.Trip has also found its way to the Wii with Bit.Trip Complete. Complete includes all six releases (Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate, and Flux) and a plethora of extras.

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Wii News

Entire Bit.Trip series now available on 3DS with Bit.Trip Saga

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The Bit.Trip series has hit the 3DS today with the all-in-one Bit.Trip Saga. Saga, people. It’s that serious.

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Fate/Extra coming to North America

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The new role-playing game based off of Fate/stay night, Imageepoch and Type-Moon’s Fate/Extra, will be arriving in North American on 11/1/11. Fate/Extra includes new characters as well as old favorites, a new scenario, and “a grand story of destruction, absolution, and deep insight into what it truly means to be human.”

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PlayStation Portable News

Double Dragon for iOS gets an update

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Aksys Games’ iOS beat’em up Double Dragon has received a free update today. The Brizo Interactive-developed port is now compatible with pre-4.0 versions of iOS and features improved CPU and memory consumption, revised in-game text, optional transparency effect for the control panel, and an expanded hit box for the whip.

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Apple Handheld

Wii getting bitted and tripped out with Bit.Trip Complete

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When asked whether CommanderVideo was going to take a much-deserved rest after announcing his upcoming collection on the 3DS, Bit.Trip Saga, he replied, “No—for there is more.” With that, Aksys and Gaijin have revealed Bit.Trip Complete for the Wii. The six-game package includes all of the commander’s adventures, new difficulty modes in all games, online leaderboards, letters to the fans from the series’ director, image gallery with concept and promo art, online leaderboards, video gallery with 25 movies, and—whew!—a soundtrack sampler disc.

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Wii News

Record of Agarest War Zero now available for 360, PS3

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Aksys Games and Idea Factory’s latest strategy-RPG, Record of Agarest War Zero, is now available for the 360 and PS3. Prequel to last year’s Record of Agarest War, Zero features new animated conversation portraits, a new skill card system for combat, and Free Intention. Free Intention offers a new way to explore towns and not only interact with party members, but to influence their evolving relationships.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II now available for 3DS, PSP

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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II, an enhanced port of the original console release, is now available for the PSP and 3DS. Continuum Shift II includes all of the single-player features from the original (Arcade, Score Attack, Training, and Story modes) and an ad-hoc mode for up to four-player multiplayer, with two players brawling and two watching. There are also some port-specific inclusions, such as new story segments for Story Mode and Arcade Mode, a revamped Challenge Mode, Abyss Mode, and Legion 1.5 Mode. The 3DS version will also include 3D effects. Finally, rounding out the feature set is the entire case of the original plus three DLC characters, making for an 18-fighter-strong roster, as well as the balance and revision tweaks introduced in system version 1.03.

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3DS, PlayStation Portable News

Bit.Trip Saga announced, entire series takes on 3DS

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CommanderVideo, not content with there being a Nintendo console that knows not his pixels, will be getting his time on the 3DS shortly with a Bit.Trip complication. The collection, Bit.Trip Saga, will include all six titles in the series: Beat, Core, Void, Runner, Fate, and Flux. Not only that, but each are going to be transformed into 3D for even more surreal adventures.

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