Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Brawler

Sega expands 3D Classics Series 2 with Gunstar Heroes, more

3D Gunstar Heroes Screen (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Starting this July, Sega will be adding three more titles to their 3D Classics Series. The first up will be 3D Streets of Rage 2, followed by 3D Gunstar Heroes in August and 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in September. Two more from the original batch are still to come, with 3D Fantasy Zone II launching tomorrow and 3D Thunder Blade next month. As with the first series, each game runs $5.99 and features remastered graphics with support for 3D, new modes, and new features.

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3DS

Four-player brawler Paperbound now available for PC, PS4

Paperbound (PC, PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dissident Logic’s chaotic brawler Paperbound has been released for PC and PS4. Described as a “smash-up brawler that combines platforming, twitchy combat, and gravity redirection in a competitive couch multiplayer setting,” up to four players compete in enclosed arenas with 360 degrees of freedom as one of 11 characters. While the main characters are from books, others are from a variety of other titles, with fighters from Guacamelee!, VVVVVV, and Monaco. AI bots fill in any slots not assigned to other players, each with their own personality and playstyle; the studio also states that the AI will adapt to the player’s skill level.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Dragon Quest Heroes coming stateside for PS4, dated for 2015

Dragon Quest Heroes (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

In a surprise announcement, Square Enix has revealed that they will be bringing over Dragon Quest Heroes later this year. The Dynasty Warriors-style brawler is releasing this week in Japan and was co-developed by Omega Force and Koei Tecmo, who were recently involved in the development and publishing, respectively, of Hyrule Warriors. The action role-playing game will feature similar gameplay, with players facing hordes of enemies as they gain experience and new gear.

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PlayStation 4 News

Cross-Play coming to Atlus beat ‘em up Dragon’s Crown

Dragons Crown (PS3, PSVita) April Screens Announcement - Screenshot 2

Atlus has announced that a new Cross-Play-enabling update for Dragon’s Crown will be launching in North America as well as Japan. Vanillaware’s beat ‘em up was released on both PS3 and PS Vita, but until now, gamers haven’t had a way to venture forth into the wilds with one another. That will all change soon, but just how soon is unknown as a release date for the patch wasn’t revealed. To celebrate the news, Atlus is knocking off $10 from either version for this week only.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dragon’s Crown

(PlayStation 3 Review) Dragon’s Crown

“… another feather in Vanillaware’s crowded cap.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

(PS Vita Review) Dragon’s Crown

(PS Vita Review) Dragon’s Crown

” … another feather in Vanillaware’s crowded cap.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Dragon’s Crown gets new launch promo, free Voice Pack DLC

Dragon's Crown (PS3, PS Vita) Free DLC Promo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that Vanillaware’s upcoming beat ‘em up Dragon’s Crown will come with free launch DLC. The pack will replace the original narrator with one of the six characters—Amazon, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter, Sorceress, or Wizard—depending on the player’s preference. The pack is free only for the first month, after which it will cost $1.99 to download.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dragon’s Crown final box, art book covers revealed

Dragons Crown (PS3, PSVita) Box Art Announcement - Header

Atlus has revealed the official box art for Vanillaware’s upcoming four-player hack-and-slash brawler, Dragon’s Crown. To sweeten the pot, Atlus also released the cover to the pre-order 64-page art book. Despite the PS3 and PS Vita versions sharing the same cover, it was noted that the game will not support cross-buy.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

(PC Review) Zeno Clash II

(PC Review) Zeno Clash II

“… a diamond in the rough …”

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PC Reviews

Dragon’s Crown to launch this summer for PS3, PS Vita

Dragons Crown (PS3, PSVita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that Vanillaware’s upcoming hack-and-slash title Dragon’s Crown will be hitting store shelves for the PS3 and PS Vita this summer. The one- to four-player brawler has players choose one of six heroes from different classes to take into the dungeons of Hydeland in order to destroy monsters and loot as much booty as they can carry. Multiplayer will be supported via drop-in play on PS3 and adhoc on PS Vita, but unfortunately, cross-platform play is not in the cards.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News