Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Preorder

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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Trials Fusion beta access pre-order program announced for PC

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PC gamers who pre-order RedLynx’s upcoming obstacle racer Trials Fusion will be able to play a closed beta ahead of its April 24 release. The beta is set to kick off on March 21, and the promotion is open to several retailers, including Amazon, GameStop, and Uplay. Fusion is a sequel to Trials Evolution, and features the series’ traditional physics-based gameplay as well as multiplayer with support for global tournaments, a track editor with online sharing capabilities, and a new FMX tricks system.

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Wargame Red Dragon MP Beta Early Access launches for pre-orders

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Wargame’s latest entry, Red Dragon, is now in Beta Early Access. Gamers who have or will pre-order before the game’s release next month will be able to immediately access multiplayer. Eugen plans on releasing new content regularly throughout the beta, including units, which will include warships and other naval craft, maps, and the dynamic campaign system. For those still playing AirLand Battle, Eugen is offering 25% off of Red Dragon when pre-ordering through Steam or the official site.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle dated, plus pre-order extras

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CyberConnect2’s upcoming fighter JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be going for sale on April 29. As previously announced, the game will be available digitally and as a limited boxed version sold only through Amazon and Club Namco. For those wanting to pre-order, it was also revealed today that both outlets are each offering their own unique bonus in the form of a downloadable character. Club Namco has the salesman-turned-killer Yoshikage Kira, while Amazon is offering the portly trickster Shigekiyo Yangu.

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Dark Souls II launching for PC on April 25, screenshots released

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Namco Bandai has handed PC gamers their marching orders to be suited up to take down Dark Souls II on April 25. The PC version can be pre-ordered today from Amazon, ClubNamco, Steam, and GameStop as either a standard edition or as a collector’s edition, though the latter isn’t available through Steam. Pre-ordering will allow access to the Black Armor Weapons Pack, detailed below, as well as a digital artbook, a download of the soundtrack, and a digital comic book. Additionally, the computer version will feature higher texture resolution and increased framerates, plus support for gamepads.

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Murdered: Soul Suspect to beat the (undead) streets this June

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Square Enix’s upcoming supernatural procedural title from Airtight Games, Murdered: Soul Suspect, will be hitting store shelves on June 3. A pre-order bonus was also announced, an interactive digital strategy map. The map will be accessible on a computer or tablet and serve to help players find all of Salem’s goodies, from quests to Easter Eggs. Players will spend a lot of time roaming the city streets as recently deceased detective Ronan O’Connor, who must travel through the limbo world of Dusk as he searches for his murderer.

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Drakengard 3 interview posted, Wave Two pre-order extras revealed

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Square Enix has announced the second wave of pre-order bonuses for their upcoming role-playing game Drakengard 3. The first set of extras included a voice-over pack that featured the original Japanese track, and now, it’s been revealed that players who pre-order before April 8 will receive the Nier Costume Pack. The set features Kainé and Nier Replicant costumes as well as the Emil Hat for the dragon. For series fans, an interview with Takamasa Shiba, producer for all three Drakengard games, is available below and goes into detail about the world, characters, and eight-year gap between titles. Also, to flesh out events leading up to D3, the first chapter of a prequel novella also released on the game’s official site.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 costume DLC pre-order bonus announced

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Virtual webslingers who enjoy the fancier things in life will get to fill Peter Parker’s closet with new spider suits, for free, courtesy of GameStop’s Web Threads Suit Pack pre-order bonus. Gamers who purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2 before April 29 will be able to access four additional costumes, all of which were available in previous Spidey titles: the red-and-gold Iron Suit, the blue-and-white Cosmic Suit, the Venom-styled Black Suit, and the 1940s-era Noir Suit. Each outfit will also bestow unique combat perks.

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Multiplayer, dynamic events coming to Edge of Space this week

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The next update to Edge of Space will add multiplayer, according to developer Handyman Studios. Players will be able to link up and battle, gather resources, share gear, and alter bases together when patch goes live later this week. A training mode will also be added, which will explain the basics of both new and old mechanics, as well as dynamic events in the form of base invasions and boss battles. New screens were released showing some of the upcoming additions.

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HD re-release of Resident Evil 4 now on Steam

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Leon Kennedy is a busy man. As if his current workload isn’t enough, he has to go back in time today to relive one of his past adventures with a new HD re-release of Resident Evil 4 for PC. Now available on Steam, the $19.99 download features the Separate Ways epilogue, support for Steam achievements, cloud saving, trading cards, and controllers, and a host graphical upgrades, including sharpened text, enhanced textures, and a bump to 60 frames per second.

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