Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Dungeon Crawler

A god beckons in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launch trailer

Atlus has released the launch trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The video introduces players to Nanashi, the new, recently resurrected protagonist. Now beholden to the god Dagda, the player must choose whether to do his bidding or attempt to make their own way. For those new to the series, experience with Shin Megami Tensei IV isn’t necessary; however, as the two games overlap, having gone through the original will definitely help to flesh out ongoing events.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse name mystery tackled, free theme

Atlus has pulled the curtain back on one of gaming’s greatest mysteries: why they changed Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final’s name. The hard-hitting video goes behind the scenes to show the process of how and why the studio decided to call the new entry Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Brace yourselves for some revelations. They didn’t stop there, though, as they also revealed that a new free 3DS theme will be released on September 15. And to see the game in action, a previous gameplay stream has been archived for viewing, while another is set to take place next Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Atlus’ Twitch channel.

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Strategies highlighted in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse trailer

Atlus has released a new strategy trailer for Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The video showcases several tactics that players will utilize while in combat. Some of the elements highlighted in the video will be familiar to series veterans. As with its predecessor, Apocalypse will allow players to take the first turn during combat if they land an attack on enemies while exploring on the map. A further advantage can be attained by choosing the right attack type as enemies remain weak to one of the eight classes (elemental, melee, and gunfire). Check below to catch the rest of the overview.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse demon trailer up, DLC detailed

A new video highlights some of the 450-plus demons that await in Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. Players are able to negotiate, fuse, recruit, and of course, fight demons throughout Tokyo. Those that join the player’s party will gain experience along with increased stats and new abilities. Players can also learn skills from the demons. In addition to the video, over 20 item, movie, and quest DLC packs, both free and for-pay, were revealed.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse launching Sept. 20, new trailer up

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse has been officially dated for September 20. To celebrate the announcement, Atlus has released a new trailer. The video focuses on the cast of characters that players will run across on their adventure, including the protagonist’s childhood friend and Hunter Association member Asahi, Eastern Kingdom samurai Navarre, and masked Ring of Gaea assassin Toki. And for those wanting to relive the original, two of the studio’s newer employees will be trying their hand at SMTIV today at 2:00 p.m. (CST) on the official Twitch channel.

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Stranger of Sword City now available on Steam for Windows PC

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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PC News

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

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

“… 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

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

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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