Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Movies

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma hitting store shelves, PSN on April 1

The BlazBlue brawlers return to the ring today with the release of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma. As Ragna the Bloodedge hunts down Yuuki Terumi, players will be able to battle using the new Overdrive mechanic, which charges characters the more health they lose, and seven new characters. The new roster additions are available on-disc and online, with four available from the outset, another unlockable, and the remaining two added via DLC (Kokonoe is up today and Yuuki Terumi on May 27). Network play is also said to be improved and enhanced with new mode upgrades.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity announced for 2014, trailer released

The Internet has managed where the Templars have failed by revealing the next assassin. After word leaked of the next Assassin’s Creed earlier this week, Ubisoft has released a trailer featuring alpha footage of the next installment, Unity. At just over a minute long, the video gives gamers a glimpse at what they can expect as the next assassin amidst the chaos of the French Revolution. Just be careful not to cross Robespierre: “Pity is treason.”

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Alucard rages in new Lords of Shadow 2 – Revelations shots, video

Alucard struts his vampiric stuff today in some new media from his upcoming Lords of Shadow 2 story DLC, Revelations. The new storyline precedes the events of Lords of Shadow 2, and is said to dig deeper into the bond between Alucard and his father, Gabriel. Players will be able to access new locations, use two new powers, transform into a wolf, and enhance Alucard’s abilities by drinking the blood of defeated enemies.

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Sacred 3 hitting console, PC on August 26, gameplay trailer released

Deep Silver has announced that their upcoming hack-and-slash RPG Sacred 3 will be launching on August 26 for 360, PC, and PS3. A new trailer also features some co-op action with a few of the available character classes. Free character and scenario DLC will be included as well, with the Malakhim class being added to the roster and the Underworld Story pitting players against their old Sacred 2 enemy the Black Seraphim.

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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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CA details approach to Alien: Isolation in new developer video

A new behind-the-scenes trailer has been released from Total War creator Creative Assembly’s upcoming Alien: Isolation. The nearly three-and-a-half-minute video features several members of the development team discussing their plans to recreate the feelings of isolation and powerlessness that were so prevalent in the 1979 original film. One way the studio hopes to achieve this is by breaking from the trend of basing gameplay around scripted events and opting for a more reactive design.

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Dark Souls II now out for 360 and PS3, break out the stress balls

The 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Dark Souls II are now in stores. The famed tough-as-nails action-RPG series, which began in 2010 with the Atlus-published Demon’s Souls, returns with the same controller-gripping difficult, integrated multiplayer, and grim atmosphere that has made it such a hit. Series creator FromSoftware continues their role at the helm, adding to the sequel “improved visuals, life-like animations and dynamic lighting” while retaining “the game’s core tenants to provide challenging gameplay and deliver true emotional elation from each hard-fought victory.”

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Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar update adds new chapter

Hegemony Rome The Rise of Caesar (PC) Steam Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 10

The Senate has extended Caesar’s command in Gaul today, courtesy of Longbow Games. The Steam Early Access version of the studio’s in-development title Hegemony Rome: The Rise of Caesar has received its second major update. The download includes a number of bug fixes, improves enemy combat AI, and adds some new features as well as the third chapter of the campaign. The full list of additions and changes, as well as a new developer walkthrough, is available below.

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New The Witch and the Hundred Knight screens, gameplay footage

NIS has rolled out some new screenshots and videos from their upcoming action role-playing game The Witch and the Hundred Knight. With its release is only a few weeks away, players can get a better look at the trials that await the poor knight who, as a hapless servant, must fight to expand the swamp witch Metallia’s corrosive lands. The videos and shots show the skills he can call upon, as well as the perks and perils of raiding the homes of nearby towns.

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Arkham series to end this year with Batman: Arkham Knight

Rocksteady will be returning to the Batman: Arkham series for the storyline’s finale, Batman: Arkham Knight. Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that the conclusion will ship later this year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Series fans will have to face off against old foes as Scarecrow returns with a cohort of villainous allies, including Harley Quinn, Pengiun, and Two-Face. All of Gotham City will be a battleground next time around, and now gamers will have a chance to zip around the city in the Batmobile. A nearly four-minute trailer, Father to Son, was also released.

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