Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Storybook Edition’s art print released

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Art Reveal Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Art 1)

Atlus has revealed the art print that will be included with the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The print will feature Alice along with her cat Socrates and measure 7.25”x10”. The remaining goodies will include a 64-page hardcover art book, a ‘potion recipe’ T-shirt, and an outer box to store everything. The Storybook version is limited to PS4.

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NIS bringing Spike Chunsoft tactical-RPG Grand Kingdom stateside

Grand Kingdom (PS4, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America is once again teaming up with developer Spike Chunsoft. This time around, the duo will be releasing a new tactical role-playing game for PS4 and PS Vita, Grand Kingdom. Slated for release this summer, Grand Kingdom will put players in the boots of a mercenary commander who must guide their troop to glory while four great nations battle it out for control of Resonail. In addition to a single-player campaign, online play will also be supported. An announcement trailer and batch of Japanese screenshots have been posted below.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir dated for June 7, official site now live

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Atlus has announced that the upcoming Odin Sphere re-release, Leifthrasir, will be released on June 7. Coinciding with the news is the launch of the official website. Give it a look to learn more about the game’s five intertwining plot lines, mechanics, and more importantly, to oogle Vanillaware’s art.

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Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours getting Taitor shooter tie-in DLC

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Degica has detailed their DLC plans for Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours. On January 14, the PC version will receive the Darius Odyssey art book, previously exclusive to PS4, for $14.99 and as part of a combo with the base game for $59.99. Also set to be available on the same day for all versions are three themed packs based on Taito titles: Night Striker, Metal Black, and RayForce. Each pack will come with a new ship and remixed music from the associated title as well as unique levels. Note that the DLC ships are only usable in downloadable levels, though the base game ships are transferable to the new stages, and that the new levels are playable in CS mode with 16:9 aspect ratio.

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Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star lands on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

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Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star is spreading its wings of love today for PS4 and PS Vita. Mediatonic is sending players back to St. Pigeonations as the only human girl at a school populated by birds. In addition to meeting new students, a few old friends return for another semester. Before everyone can enjoy the holidays, however, players must get to the heart of a mystery centered on the school.

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Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star out for PC, next week for PS4, PS Vita

Hatoful Boyfriend HB (PC, PS4, PS Vita) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Love is in the air with the release of Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star for PC. Mediatonic’s latest re-enrolls players in St. Pigeonations as the only human girl on campus joined by all of the birds from the original game. The holiday season is bringing more than a sense of joy, however, as a sinister mystery begins to take shape. Players will need to get to the bottom of things before it all runs … afowl.

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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Russia dated for early 2016

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The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy will be wrapping up on February 9, according to Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India will go live on January 12 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia on February 9. All three episodes will be bundled together in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, which will also be available on February 9 digitally for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and in retail for PS4 and Xbox One. A PS Vita version is slated for April 5. Episodes are standalone but linked narratively, and can be purchased separately for $9.99.

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Double Fine announces new Psychonauts, Full Throttle Remastered

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More out of this year’s PlayStation Experience, this time from Double Fine. The studio has revealed that Psychonauts will be returning as a PlayStation VR game, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin. The sequel will continue immediately after the original, finishing the cliffhanger that’s been hanging for many, many years. Note that this is a different game from Psychonauts 2, which is currently being crowdfunded. Rhombus of Ruin will serve as the link between Psychonauts 1 and 2. Full Throttle Remastered was also revealed. Similar to the recent Grim Fandango Remastered, the upcoming re-release will feature new artwork, high-res backgrounds and animation, commentary tracks, and more.

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Acttil bringing new dungeon crawler to PS Vita, Ray Gigant

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Acttil has announced that they will be bringing a new dungeon-crawler to PS Vita next spring, Ray Gigant. Developed by Experience Inc., the studio behind Demon Gaze and Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, and published in Japan by Bandai Namco, the upcoming adventure will put players in the shoes of three different characters. The trio offer different points of view as each attempts to save the world from the Gigants and their minions, and by the end, their three journeys will converge as they cross paths. Gigants are massive creatures the size of skyscrapers that are rampaging across the planet, and to defeat them, the characters will have to grow stronger through the evolve tree system and utilize a rhythm-based battle system to add extra damage to their attacks.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir gets Storybook Edition for PS4, extra for all

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Atlus has announced a Storybook Edition for Vanillasoftware’s Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The $79.99 limited edition will be exclusive to PS4 and come packed with a 64-page hardcover art book with work by George Kamitani and Vanillaware, a soon-to-be-revealed art print, a potion recipe t-shirt, a metal slipcase for the game, and an outer box. Standard version buyers won’t be completely left out, as those will come bundled with a 64-page softcover art book. A release window was also revealed: spring 2016.

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