Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Dungeon Crawler

Persona Q-themed 3DS XL coming to North America

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) System Announcement - Unit

Those Persona fans who have held out from importing the Persona Q Edition of the 3DS XL are in luck: Atlus has announced a North American release. The $199.99 themed system will only be available at GameStop and sold only as hardware, meaning that there will be no bundle pack that includes the game. The Persona Q 3DS XL will be available in limited quantities but will be up prior to release for pre-order, though no date was given on when it’ll go live for pre-order.

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(PS Vita Review) Mind Zero

(PS Vita Review) Mind Zero

“… a lackluster dungeon crawler with some great ideas largely drowned out by tedium.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth pre-order bonuses, CE detailed

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) CE Announcement - Header

Atlus has revealed the premium edition and pre-order bonuses for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The $49.99 standard release will include two pre-order/first-run bonuses: a set of tarot cards including Arcanas XI-XXI—the first set will be included with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax—and special packaging. The collector’s release, The Wild Cards Premium Edition, will cost $79.99 and include the same pre-order and first-run bonus tarot card set, an art booklet, a music CD with select tracks, a 3DS XL deluxe hard case, and special packaging. Atlus also emphasized that the extras and premium items will be limited and not re-released in the future.

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Dungeon crawler Mind Zero launches on PSN for PS Vita

Mind Zero (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Inner Realm: Mind Zero, a new role-playing game from Aksys Games, has launched online for PS Vita. The dungeon-crawling adventure follows Kei and his group of friends after they find themselves in a weapon shop whose resident undertaker offers them loot for bizarre weapons. As the group continues through the Inner Realm in search of more items for trade, they discover it’s connected to their own reality, known as the Outer Realm. Players will use beings known as Minds to explore their new world, battling alongside them as the group makes their way deeper into the Inner Realm.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation Vita Review) Demon Gaze

(PlayStation Vita Review) Demon Gaze

“… a serviceable dungeon crawler with a solid combat system marred by poor pacing, repetitive scenarios, and over-the-top fan service.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Dungeons require crawling, Demon Gaze out now for PS Vita

Demon Gaze (PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new dungeon crawler from NIS America has launched for PS Vita today, Demon Gaze. The first-person role-playing game features 3D dungeons, turn-based combat, and a variety of recruitable party members. As a twist, players must foot the bill for the characters they take on board as they’ll take up a room in the only remaining safe inn. A bonus is also being offered for players who pick the game within the first month of release: free Disgaea character portrait DLC of Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and Prinny.

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(PlayStation Portable Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

(PlayStation Portable Review) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

“… Persona, despite its increase in popularity, remains a title with niche appeal.”

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PlayStation Portable Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei makes its English debut today, out for iOS

Shin Megami Tensei (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Shin Megami Tensei fans will finally—finally!—get the chance to play the original release with an official translation today. Correction: some fans. Shin Megami Tensei, the one that started it all, is now available on App Stores worldwide for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th gen or later), and iPad; iOS 4.3 is required. The 40-plus-hour dungeon crawler features many of the elements that have made the series so popular, including the ability to negotiate and recruit demons, character choices that impact the ending, and contrasting alignment scales. As an added bonus, from today through March 31, the game will be reduced from its original price of $7.99 to $5.99.

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Apple Handheld

WB calls in Arrowhead Game Studios to bring back Gauntlet

Warner Bros. Interactive will be bringing Gauntlet back to life for PC by way of developer Arrowhead Game Studios. Gauntlet will kick off a new direct-to-digital line under WB Games Vault, and will retain the action-RPG, multi-class setup of its predecessors. Players will be able to venture around procedurally generated dungeons and battle against demons, ghosts, and other monsters as an Elf, Warrior, Wizard, or Valkyrie.

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PC News

New Demon Gaze combat screens, plus free Disgaea character DLC

Demon Gaze (PS Vita) Action Shots - Screenshot 1

Following the release last week of new character shots, NIS has sent out a new batch of screens showing the more violent side of dungeon-crawling. The latest media shows the combat system in action, including party members’ skills and some of the enemies. It was also announced that free post-launch DLC will be available for the first month after release, with players able to augment their party with new recruits from a Disgaea-themed character pack off PSN. Five characters are set to answer the call to arms: Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and of course, an unlucky Prinny.

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PlayStation Vita News