Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Arc System Works

Aksys’ 2D fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late dated for February

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Aksys Games has announced that their upcoming PS3 fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will be hitting retail and online outlets on February 24. The co-developed French Bread and Arc System Works brawler will feature 16 characters and six game modes: Arcade, Score Attack, Time Attack, Training, Survival, and Network for online multiplayer.

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PlayStation 3 News

Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign– shipping Dec. 16, gets DLC launch bonus

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Aksys is ending the year with another Arc System Works collaboration, Guilty Gear Xrd –Sign–. The publisher will be following Arcana Heart 3 with Guilty Gear on December 16 for PS3 and PS4. A launch-window bonus was also announced: a free downloadable character, Elphelt. The standard and limited editions are both currently available for pre-order.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

(PlayStation 3 Review) Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

” … doesn’t drastically alter the formula laid out by its predecessor, but it does everything a good sequel should …”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax now in stores, online for 360 and PS3

The Persona 3 and 4 crews are once again coming to blows with their evil doppelgangers today with the release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Arc System Works co-developed fighter takes place shortly after the events in Persona 4 Arena, but now even more characters are getting involved. For those who have the original, Atlus notes that all DLC purchased for Area should transfer over to Ultimax. It was also noted that, while the game does support region-free netplay, it does not support cross-platform play. Downloadable characters Adachu and Marie are also available today, and as a launch bonus, they are free to download for the next week.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax DLC pricing detailed, unboxing video up

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Atlus has revealed the pricing for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s upcoming downloadable content packs as well as released a new unboxing video. A new addition is the Velvet Room’s ever-fashionable Margaret, who will be released on October 7 for $4.99. That also happens to be the day when Adachi and Marie will transition from free to for-pay DLC, each also for $4.99. Other packs include the complete Persona 4 Arena Story for $9.99, Glasses Packs and Additional Color Packs for $1.99 each or as a $5.99 sets, and Navigator Voices at $2.99 apiece. At launch, Adachi, Aigis, Mitsuru, Nanako, Teddie, and Yosuke will all have voice packs available; all other voice packs will launch on October 7.

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Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- gets limited edition for PS3, PS4

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An exclusive limited edition of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- will be available for PS3 and PS4. The PS3 version will run $69.99 and the PS4 version $79.99, with each including an outer box themed after The Backyard, a soundtrack arranged by series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari, a character book with history from Overture and XX Accent Core Plus, and a keychain designed after Sol Badguy’s original belt buckle. All versions are currently available for pre-order. Shots of the set will be posted as soon as they are released.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late up for pre-order, official site launches

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Aksys Games’ upcoming 2D fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now available for pre-order. And to get the pre-order ball rolling, the official site has gone live, as has a batch of new screenshots. Slated to launch in 2015, Under Night In-Birth was co-developed by Arc System Works and French Bread and is being primed for home release with the same features as the Japanese arcade version as well as some console perks, including streamlined inputs for easier acclimation, a storyline for each character that fits into a larger arc, temporary offensive abilities that are bestowed during combat, and BlazBlue’s netcode.

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PlayStation 3 News

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to launch next year for PS3

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And another pick-up for Aksys. Following the announcement that they will be publishing the visual novel Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, the studio sent word that they will also be publishing the PS3 fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. Co-developed by French Bread and Arc System Works, Under Night will feature 16 characters, six game modes, including Arcade, Score Attack, and Survival, as well as online multiplayer. Fighting fans will have to wait a bit before they can get their hands on it, though, as it isn’t set for release until 2015.

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Atlus releases new screenshots from Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released some new screens from their upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Arc System Works-developed follow-up to 2012’s Persona 4 Arena will be released this fall, and it was also announced that the game will retail for $59.99. As with its predecessor, players will be able to control characters from Persona 3 and 4 through a storyline that ties the crews together as they search for the creator of the P-1 Climax tournament. A few new combatants will be joining the investigation, including Junpei, Rise, and Yukari.

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma ver. 1.1 update going live this week

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3, PS Vita) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 5

The PS3 version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be updated to version 1.1 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) this Wednesday, according to Aksys Games. The patch will focus on improving the challenge and training modes. The PS Vita version will be released as 1.1 when it launches on June 24.

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