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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS Vita
Aksys has released Spike Chunsoft’s roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate for PS Vita. In the new adventure, Shiren sets out to tackle the ever-changing Tower of Fortune to challenge the god of Destiny, Reeva. The Eternal Wanderer Edition, an Aksys Store and Video Game Plus exclusive, is also available. The premium set comes with a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book covering the Shiren series, a 10-song soundtrack CD, and a Zero Escape-themed Deluxe Nonary Bracelet inside a Nonary Display Box. The former can be found in the game, while the latter features art from the tower.
Players will be able to explore Grymoire in a variety of releases for World of Final Fantasy, including a Day One Edition, Limited Edition, and Collector’s Edition. The Day One Edition will include extra digital content, such as a Sephiroth summon and a Japanese voice-over option add-on, while the similarly priced Limited Edition will add special packaging along with a 24-page artbook. The Square Enix-store-exclusive Collector’s Edition is priced at $119.99 and adds even more goodies, including the soundtrack, a three-piece minifigurine set (Cloud, Lightning, and Squall), a pop-up book, and more. Full details for all additions can be found below.
Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s upcoming hybrid sandbox construction and role-playing game, will be launching as a Day One Edition. Pre-orders and first-run copies will come with several exclusive in-game recipes: Gold Block, Slimy Block, and Springtide Sprinkles. The North American cover art was also released along some new screenshots showing off the bonus goods.
Aksys and Spike Chunsoft’s upcoming roguelike Shiren The Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate will be available as a limited version, the Eternal Wanderer Edition. The set is available for pre-order exclusively on Askys’ online store and comes bundled with several goodies, including a few tied to another Aksys series, Zero Escape. The bundle comes with a Deluxe Nonary Bracelet, a Nonary Display Box, a 64-page 20th Anniversary art book celebrating the Shiren series, and a 10-song soundtrack CD.
The isometric action-platformer Lumo has launched for PS Vita. The Triple Eh? Ltd.-developed adventure is designed to be similar to the platformers from the 1980s and early 1990s, with players tasked with navigating over 400 puzzle-filled rooms set throughout four zones. The game also features cross-buy support and cross-save functionality with the PS4 version.
A new video, titled System Trailer, has been released for Yomawari: Night Alone. The open-world survival-horror-styled adventure is set to be released this fall, and the footage offers a first look at how players will survive their time in a haunted world. (There’s a lot of running in fear involved.) Armed with a flashlight, players will have to make their way through an alternate realm as they search for the protagonist’s sister and dog.
NIS has begun the struggle for Resonail with the digital release of Grand Kingdom. As a mercenary captain, players will lead a squad of soldiers as they navigate four factions that are battling for control of the realm. As a bonus, everyone who buys the tactical role-playing game before July 21 will receive the Lord’s Set DLC bundle as a free download. Collectors take note that the physical edition will launch on June 28.
NIS has released a new video for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, Introduction Trailer. Based off of the anime, the game will feature many of the characters from season one as well as several new ones. The trailer offers a quick overview of the mechanics, the three new characters, and how decisions change the storyline and alter the ending.
A new mini-game has launched for the console versions of Minecraft, Battle. The free update includes the mode as well as three maps, and more map packs are planned to launch in the future for $2.99 each. The last-man-standing mode has players battle for resources and weapons in booby-trapped arenas. The maps were designed specifically for consoles so that they are “super-accessible and fast-paced, made to support couch-based competition just as easily as online matchmaking.”