Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Mech

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut in development for PS4, Xbox One

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Born Read Games’ stylish sci-fi- and mech-themed action title Strike Suit Zero is heading to next-gen consoles in the form of a new Director’s Cut edition. The PS4 and Xbox One versions will include all of the downloadable content currently available for the PC release as well as updated models, an improved graphics engine, and the always-nebulous “more.”

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Operation is a go! Armored Core: Verdict Day launches for 360, PS3

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FromSoftware’s latest mecha action title Armored Core: Verdict Day is now available for 360 and PS3. In Verdict Day, players will find the world on the brink of collapse as a handful of factions fight over the remaining natural resources with giant weaponized robots. As a squad commander, they are able to enlist up to 20 members and join one of the factions to battle over territory and resources in a persistent multiplayer mode with friends or AI-controlled Armored Core units. Operator Mode also returns to allow for greater control, with its top-down tactical view offering players the ability to set rally points, mark targets, and receive intel from other soldiers on the field as they take and hold key areas.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Armored Core: Verdict Day Club Namco Bundle announced for PS3

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A special version of Armored Core: Verdict Day for PlayStation 3 is now available for pre-order at clubNamco. The $149.99 premium release will include a copy of the game, the soundtrack, an art book, and a limited edition figurine of an Armored Core unit. Currently in development at series creator FromSoftware, Verdict Day will allow players to form squads of up to 20 combatants and enlist non-playable factions to battle for territory in a massive war that takes place on an off- or online persistent world.

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PlayStation 3 News

Strike Suit Infinity and Strike Suit Zero DLC announced

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Born Ready Games is expanding the Strike Suit series with a new standalone score-based shooter, Strike Suit Infinity. Set to launch on April 30, Infinity will pit players against endless waves of enemies in a round-based, combo-heavy system that will reward skilled pilots with prime spots on the leaderboard. Between rounds, earned credits can be spent on purchasing reinforcements in the form of Fighters, Frigates, Interceptors, and Cruisers.

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DLC, PC News

Strike Suit Zero patch adds cockpit view, adjusts difficulty, and more

Born Ready Games has released a new update for their mecha shooter Strike Suit Zero. The Kickstarter-backed title is now on its third post-launch patch, and the latest update includes some hefty changes. One of the biggest is a new cockpit view, which now allows players to switch between third- and first-person views. Other changes include tweaks to the difficulty, with new Easy and Hardcore levels added, some of the difficulty spikes removed, and the option to change difficulty before each mission, as well as a checkpoint save system, and an improved targeting system that now cycles through five priority types.

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PC News

Armored Core: Verdict Day launching this summer for 360, PS3

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FromSoftware will be returning to the world of giant army-crushing robots this summer with Armored Core: Verdict Day for 360 and PS3. Publisher Namco Bandai announced that players will battle alone or in squads of up to 20 friends for the remaining scraps in a resource-starved, war-torn world. In-game factions can also be hired to lend a hand for solo pilots as they battle for territories controlled by other players in a persistent multiplayer mode.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Zone of the Enders HD Collection now on Games on Demand, PSN

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Zone of the Enders HD Collection is now available on Live Games on Demand and PSN. The $34.99 set includes the original Zone of the Enders as well as a special European release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Strike Suit Zero now available on Steam, confirmed for Linux and Mac

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Born Ready Games’ mech-based shooter Strike Suit Zero has launched on Steam. The $19.99 release features ship and bot designs from Junji Okubo (Appleseed) and a score from Paul Ruskay (Homeworld) and Kokia (Tales of Innocence). Born Ready has also announced that they plan on releasing Linux and Mac versions later this year.

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PC News

Zone of the Enders HD Collection now available for 360, PS3

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Zone of the Enders HD Collection has hit store shelves for 360 and PS3. The standard set includes HD remastered versions of Zone of the Enders and the special European release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, as well as a demo of Platinum Games’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. In addition to the regular version, a Limited Edition is also available, which includes special metallic packaging, an import soundtrack packed with remixed songs from the series, and a 100-page art book featuring new work from Yoji Shinkawa.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Zone of the Enders HD Collection to get Limited Edition release

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Konami has announced that the upcoming Zone of the Enders HD Collection will be available as a Limited Edition. The 360, PS3 set includes HD remastered versions of Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, the latter being the special European release, as well as a demo of Platinum Games’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The Limited Edition will feature special metallic packaging, an import soundtrack packed with remixed songs from the series, and a 100-page art book with new work from Yoji Shinkawa.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News