Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Dungeon Crawler

Stranger of Sword City now available on Steam for Windows PC

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Experience Inc.’s dungeon-crawling role-playing game Stranger of Sword City has launched for Windows PC. After waking up in a strange realm, players must harvest powerful crystals and decide which of the ruling factions deserves them as they try to find their way home. The Steam version also features a new mode, Picture Gate, which allows players to upload images to be used as in-game characters.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse story trailer, retailer DLC shots up

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Atlus has released a new story trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, and revealed that the game will have retailer-exclusive downloadable content. The video brings players up to speed on the protagonist’s death, resurrection, and subsequent allegiance to his newfound benefactor, Dagda, a god whose role in the ongoing war between Merkabah and Lucifer remains unclear. A few pictures also offer a look at the GameStop/EB Games red-and-black Power Suit, the Amazon packaging-themed Prime Suit, the Best Buy uniform-inspired Retail Hero jumpsuit.

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(PlayStation Vita Review) Ray Gigant

(PlayStation Vita Review) Ray Gigant

“… struggles with an interesting combat system that stands out as the sole bright spot amid a cast of unlikable characters and poor pacing.”

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PS Vita Reviews

PS Vita to get dungeon-crawler MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death this fall

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A new first-person dungeon crawler has been announced for PS Vita, MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death. Slated to launch this fall, the PlayStation TV-enabled role-playing game from Idea Factory and Compile Heart will be available digitally and physically. As a Machina Mage, players are sent on a mission to get the planets moving again by investigating four maze-like towers alongside customizable mechanical Guardians.

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PlayStation Vita News

Dungeon-crawler Ray Gigant now available on PSN for PS Vita

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acttil has released a new digital-only dungeon crawler for PS Vita, Ray Gigant. The PS TV-compatible release, developed by Bandai Namco and Experience Inc., follows three characters—Ichiya, Kyle, and Nil—as they battle an alien invasion by Gigants. Each character has their own story arc that will reveal different elements about the invasion and ongoing operations, with all three coming together for the end. Combat involves a rhythm-based system, with special powers unlocking as beats are hit on time, and is augmented by new powers that are unlocked along a three-branch skill tree.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch copies getting emblem set

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Atlus is continuing their trend of pre-order and launch-day bonuses with Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The game’s premise is on the player being resurrected by the god Dagda and choosing to do his bidding while taking the path of Anarchy or Peace. Early buyers will receive a three-emblem set designed around this them, with each piece representing a possible path.

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Stranger of Sword City now available in stores, online for PS Vita

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It’s time to head to Escario. The mysterious city calls handheld adventurers with the release of Stranger of Sword City for PS Vita. Players find themselves stuck in another realm after surviving a plane crash. After coming into contact with others, they discover that three factions of fellow Strangers are trying to get home and view the newcomer as the Chosen One. Players must use melee and magical powers to hunt powerful monsters to gather their embedded crystals in order to gain enough strength to make their way home.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Stranger of Sword City

(PlayStation Vita Review) Stranger of Sword City

“… an all-around solid dungeon crawler.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Stranger of Sword City headed to Steam this June for Windows PC

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NIS has announced that their upcoming PS Vita dungeon-crawler Stranger of Sword City will be hitting Steam. Scheduled to launch this June, the PC version will feature a new mode, Picture Gate. The mode will allow players to upload an image to be used in-game for a character portrait. An example was sent along to show off a Prinny that’s been added using the feature. Players awake to find themselves in the city of Escario, the sole survivor of a plane crash. And not only that, but according to the three ruling factions, also the Chosen One. They must use their newfound power to hunt monsters through various labyrinths in order to gather rare crystals that will make them stronger as well as help them find a way home.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse arriving this summer for 3DS

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse, released in Japan as Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan (changed so that we “understand the game’s epic nature”), has been officially announced for North America. The storyline intersects with the events of 2013’s Shin Megami Tensei IV, and has a few of the same characters, but Atlus notes that no experience with the original is required. Instead of being based on the previous protagonists, Apocalypse is centered on the humans that live within what’s left of Tokyo. As a recently deceased Hunter, players find themselves resurrected after swearing allegiance to the god Dagda. Two paths are open to progress, either anarchy or peace, as Dagda schemes against other gods. Demon fusion returns, and there are plenty to fuse too, as the game features over 450 of them. Fusion is further augmented by skill affinities. In addition to their three demon companions, players are also joined by one of seven partners. Look for Apocalypse this summer.

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