Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita

(PlayStation Vita Review) The Caligula Effect

“… potentially marvelous visual novel stuck inside of a middling dungeon crawler.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma headed to PS4 this fall

PS4 owners recently got the backstory of the Zero Escape series with The Nonary Games bundle, and now, Aksys is looking to round out the trilogy for them. A graphically updated re-release of Spike Chunsoft’s visual novel Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma is scheduled to make its way digitally and physically to PS4 this fall. The follow-up to Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward continues the formula of narrative-driven puzzle solving, as players attempt to work out brain teasers and plot twists alike.

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PlayStation 4 News

Get your emotions in check! The Caligula Effect out for 3DS

It’s time for players to break free of the virtual-world prison of Mobius with the launch of The Caligula Effect. As a student at Kishimai High School, players uncover a world that isn’t as it seems in a story penned by Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. As part of the Go-Home Club, they will join a group of fellow students in an effort to break free of the virtual world that has them trapped. Getting back to reality requires battling Digiheads, those students who have succumbed to the charms of the world’s master and are willing to defend her at all costs.

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Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception’s healer, Nekone, in the spotlight

Utawarerumono’s mercenary was highlighted recently, and now it’s his sister’s turn, the child prodigy Nekone. She looks up to Ukon, while finding her brother’s nonchalant attitude annoying. Thanks to her time studying in the Imperial Capital, she is capable of serving the party both as a healer and a strategist. See her in action below.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Aksys Games to release visual novel Collar X Malice for PS Vita

Aksys Games has announced that they will be releasing Idea Factory’s Collar X Malice. Visual novel fans will get a chance to grab it later this summer digitally and physically for PS Vita. As a young police officer, players must battle an organization that is determined to cause chaos in the city of Shinjuku. The game begins after the mysterious group’s first strike against the officer, attacking him and attaching a poisonous collar. Five strangers appear to lend a hand, but who he trusts will be up to the player. A branching narrative shifts the story as they make their choices, leading to one of multiple endings.

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PlayStation Vita News

Brush up on the basics of A Rose in the Twilight with overview trailer

A Rose in the Twilight was released last week for PC and PS Vita, but that’s not stopping the promo train. The latest video out from NIS HQ is an overview trailer covering the puzzle platformer’s mechanics along with the player’s mission, Rose’s giant companion, and her strange curse.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

Atlus announces, details The Caligula Effect – Digital Deluxe Bundle

Atlus has revealed a Deluxe Bundle for their upcoming role-playing game The Caligula Effect. The $39.99 set comes with the game, co-developed by FuRyu and Aquria, along with several digital extras that include 19 avatars, a swimsuit costume pack, and a theme featuring myoo and other characters. As a group of students at Kishimai High School, players must battle a virtual idol and its Digihead minions to break free of a virtual reality world known as Mobius.

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PlayStation Vita News

A Rose in the Twilight now available for PC and PS Vita

A Rose in the Twilight has launched digitally for PC and PS Vita. The puzzle-platformer, from htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary developer Masayuki Furuya, follows a young cursed girl as she attempts to escape a castle alongside a giant companion. The PC version is available in two different bundles, several of which include htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, while PS4 owners get dozens of free goodies through PSN: 20 avatars and four themes.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

Learn the ropes in Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! intro trailer

A new trailer has gone live for Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! NIS’ upcoming retro-styled action role-playing game tasks players with helping the souls of the deceased right the wrongs of their lives before they reincarnate. The video offers an introduction to the combat system, world, and lingering denizens.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle to light up the skies on July 4

The 3D shoot ‘em up fighter Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle has been slated for a July release. NIS will be releasing Cubetype’s hybrid in a variety of ways, with the PS4 version set to launch digitally and physically and the PS Vita version digitally on July 4. The PS4 version will also support PSVR. The story follows Reimu in her investigation at the Scarlet Devil Mansion as she looks into a rumor about vampires attacking humans. Nine characters will be playable and duke it out using bullet-hell projectile patterns along with melee attacks.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News