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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call release date, CE detailed

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS) LE, Release Date Announcement - Set

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call will be hitting store shelves on September 16. Square Enix also announced that a $69.99 Collector’s Edition will be available alongside the $39.99 standard edition. The premium release is limited to 5,000 copies and will include a branded Collector’s Pouch, a 20-track soundtrack (The Best of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call), a five-track remixed soundtrack (Remix Selections), and five CollectaCards. The set is only available through Square Enix Online Store. Additionally, a pre-order bonus from Amazon was also announced, with early buyers receiving an upgrade to a Limited Edition version of the game that comes bundled with the Remix Selections CD.

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The Evil Within bumped pack to October, pre-order bonus detailed

Bethesda has announced that Tango Gameworks’ upcoming survival-horror title The Evil Within has been pushed back to October 21. Originally scheduled to launch on August 26, the studio noted in a statement that Shinji Mikami and co. asked for more time to “refine the game in order to deliver the polished, terrifying pure survival horror experience they set out to create.” It’s not all bad news, however, as Bethesda also announced a new pre-order bonus, The Fighting Chance Pack. The pack, detailed below, includes weapons, a health-boosting gel, and an attribute-upgrading item.

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Ultra Street Fighter IV release dates confirmed, promo revealed

Ultra Street Fighter IV (360, PC, PS3) Release Date and Promo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom has confirmed that Ultra Street Fighter IV will be initially available as a download upgrade for SFIV on June 3 for PS3 and on June 4 for 360. The release date for the physical version was also confirmed, with both versions hitting store shelves on August 5. The PC version will go live in both formats, as a full download and an upgrade, on August 8 via Steam. As a pre-order bonus, gamers who put down on any version will receive the 2014 Challengers Costume Pack, which will include alternate costumes for all five of the new characters: Gladiator Decapre, Jungle Elena, Medieval Hugo, Pirate Poison, and Wizard Rolento. The promo begins today.

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Destiny co-op action showcased in The Devils’ Lair gameplay trailer

Gamers eager to check out Destiny can see more of what Bungie has in store with a new seven-minute-long gameplay trailer. The video, titled The Devils’ Lair, features players joining together to clear out a makeshift colony in the midst of a battle between the Fallen and the Hive. It was also announced that GameStop Power Up Rewards members who pre-order before September 9 will receive an upgraded Sparrow vehicle that sports increased boost, speed, and durability.

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Bandai Namco announces Grid Autosport, Tales of Hearts R, more

Tales of Hearts R (PS Vita)

Bandai Namco has announced a slew of new titles across all platforms. Some of the highlights include the development of Grid Autosport for 360, PC, and PS3, the localization of both Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and Tales of Hearts R for PS Vita, and details about Tales of Xillia 2’s $130 Collector’s Edition. Additional info about each of those, and more, can be found below. We’ve also posted some new screenshots from the free-to-play PSN release Ace Combat Infinity, the PC version of Dark Souls II, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle for PS3.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition to be released for consoles, PC this October

BioWare and EA have announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be hitting store shelves and launching online on October 7. The release also revealed that gamers who pre-order will receive the Flames of the Inquisition pack for free, though no details are available as to what the download will include.

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Tropico 5 pre-order, first-run copies to be Limited Special Edition

Tropico 5 (360, PC, PS4) LE Announcement - Header

Kalypso has announced that pre-order and launch copies of Tropico 5 will be available as Limited Special Edition versions. The physical and digital releases will include different goodies. The boxed copies will come with a special avatar costume for El Presidente, the Bayo del Olfato sandbox map, and two physical extras (a Tropico passport and postcard). The digital version is currently on Steam for 10% off and offers the Businessman avatar costume and Isla de Vapor sandbox map. The Steam version will also receive additional bonuses depending on the number of pre-orders. For those looking to save extras cash, pre-ordering through the Kalypso Launcher offers a 15% discount.

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Wargame Red Dragon gets warships in new Early Access update

Wargame Red Dragon (PC) Steam Early Access April Patch - Screenshot 1

Wargame Red Dragon is nearing completion, and gamers who have purchased the Steam Early Access version now have the chance to try out one of the final rounds of new content before release, warships (cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and more). Four new screens were released showing the latest additions in action. For series fans, today also marks the beginning of the final week for owners of AirLand Battle to receive a pre-order discount of 25% off of Red Dragon.

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Game-less Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition revealed

Wolfenstein The New Order (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Panzerhund Edition Announcement - Header

Bethesda has announced a premium version of Wolfenstein: The New Order, the Panzerhund Edition. The set will be available on May 20 exclusively through Bethesda’s online store for $100.00 and limited to 5,000 units. Note that the game itself is not included. What the set does include is a footlocker-style box containing an 8-inch articulated Panzerhund statue with base, a classified folder with various documents (maps, blueprints, case files, letters, and an x-ray), 14 full-color vintage postcards bound in a display book, three embroidered patches, custom replica dog tags, and a steelbook case.

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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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