Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Preorder

Yakuza 0 coming to North America, Yakuza 5 launching next week

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During Sony’s PlayStation Experience livestream, Atlus revealed two bits of Yakuza-related news: the first is that the studio will be bringing Yakuza 0 stateside both physically and digitally for PS4, and secondly, Yakuza 5’s will be released on December 8. Yakuza 0 will take players back to December 1988 as they take a young Kazuma Kiryu through the streets of Tokyo in a bid to regain his honor. He must fight to restore his name after a simple debt collection ends in murder. Another story will see players control Goro Majima, the Mad Dog of Shimano, as he attempts to rejoin his clan. Combat styles will be switchable on the fly, and players will be able to earn cash from Telephone Clubs, Pocket Circuit car races, and Disco Halls.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided pre-order program revamped, tiers dropped

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Square Enix has revamped the pre-order program for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. After receiving negative feedback from the community about the former tier-based model, which added items as pre-order milestones were met, the studio has decided to go with an all-in-one plan: “all of the associated content with the program will now be made available for free to anyone who pre-orders or purchases a Day 1 edition.” One particularly contentious bonus was the ability to play the game early. This has also been changed, and now, everyone will be able to access the game on February 23.

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Transformers: Devastation pre-order detailed, Peter Cullen video up

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Activision has released a new character trailer, an interview with Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen, and pre-order bonus details for Transformers: Devastation. The PlatinumGames-developed title will come with free downloadable content for all those who pre-order, a character skin pack and a weapon pack. The skin pack will come with three alternate costumes (Nemesis Prime, Red Alert, and Goldfire), while the weapon pack will bundle together the Dark Star Saber, the Photon Disruptor, and the twin Gold Hunter blaster pistols. Both videos are available below.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided dated, tiered pre-order program revealed

Deus Ex Mankind Divided (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Pre Order Promo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Square Enix has revealed that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released on February 23 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. A pre-order promotion was also detailed, titled Augment Your Pre-Order. Similar to the approach taken with Drakengard 3, items are added as tier goals are met through pre-order sales. In this case, the extras will be available in the Day One Edition. Early buyers will not only be able to select which items they want from unlocked tiers, but they will also be given the chance to bump up the release date by four days. The full list is available below, and a FAQ has been made available here. For those wanting a bit more, a Collector’s Edition will come with a 48-page art book, a 9” Adam Jensen figure, and a steelbook, in addition to all to the regular pre-order bonuses and a copy of the Day One Edition.

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night launching Sept. 29, new media released

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Persona 4: Dancing All Night has been officially dated for September 29. Two new additions were also announced for the rhythm-based spin-off, Kanami Mashita and Teddie. Mashita is the protégé of Rise as well as the leader of a new pop group, Kanamin Kitchen. Teddie returns in his regular form as well as his crazy General form from the Arena fighter series. Eight new screens and two new character trailers have also been posted to get a look at the two in action, and so you can get down with authority (with a weird person-bear-thing).

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PlayStation Vita News

The Red Solstice leaves Early Access, launches in full for Windows

The Red Solstice (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Red Solstice has left Early Access and fully launched for PC. The final version features a single-player campaign, a tutorial, tactical mode, skirmish mode, and online mode with eight-player co-op. Players control an upgradeable squad comprised of eight different classes in a tactical strategy title set on Mars, and are tasked with battling the planet’s dangerous inhabitants as they tackle randomized objectives, such as retrieving supplies and defending zones. Soldiers not only earn experience by defeating enemies and accomplishing tasks, allowing them access to new abilities and classes, but they also get stronger in defeat, returning even more powerful to continue the fight against the Martians.

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PC News

Persona 4: Dancing All Night coming this fall, limited editions revealed

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Atlus has announced that the story-based rhythm spin-off Persona 4: Dancing All Night will hit stores and PSN this fall. As with their other titles, early adopters will get some extras for their pre-order purchase with a Launch Edition, while collectors can grab the Disco Fever Edition. The Launch Edition will run $49.99 and come with an exclusive system skin, designed to fit the latest model, and 10 wallpapers. The Disco Fever Edition will cost $79.99 and include the system skin as well as a two-disc soundtrack, a themed system pouch, two sets of for-pay costume DLC, a golden Teddie keychain, and a collectible box to hold everything. A new trailer and screens are available below.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold character trailer, 3DS theme DLC revealed

Atlus has released a new trailer focusing on the story mode from Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold. The video showcases one of mode’s five characters, Arianna, the Princess of Caledonia. As a practitioner of a Sovereign-type class, she has access to buffs and other support skills, including passive healing. Three themes were also announced, with each, Story, Classic, and Café, running .99 and set to release weekly starting July 14. GameStop is also offering a free Story theme as a pre-order bonus.

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3DS, DLC

Calender to be bundled with launch copies of Dungeon Travelers 2

Dungeon Travelers 2 The Royal Library and the Monster Seal (3DS) Caldendar Announcement - Art 1

Atlus has revealed the bonus they will be including with pre-order and first-print copies of Dungeon Travelers 2. Early buyers will also receive The Ladies of Dungeon Travelers 2 2015-2016 Calendar, a 17-month calendar featuring the cast. For those curious, Atlus also cleared up what can be expected: “and just like the game, you can go ahead and assume that the calendar is rated M as well.”

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PlayStation Vita News

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

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505 Games will be releasing a new version of Payday 2. Set to go live for download on June 16, Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will feature an improved frame rate, textures, and resolution. In addition to all of the available download packs and content updates, Crimewave Edition will also include new characters, contracts, enemies, heists, jobs, and masks. Plus a new perk system, pre-planning stage, and stealth-based fifth skill tree. A pre-order bonus, Hard Time Loot Bag, is also up for grabs and is detailed below.

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