Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS3

Sega releases Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s intro

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s opening cinematic has been released. The upcoming crossover fighter from Ecole and French Bread features characters from various Dengeki Bunko novels as well as Sega-themed stages, from such series as Virtua On, Sonic, and Valkyria Chronicles. Sega fans should also note that the launch edition comes with a bonus soundtrack packed with remixed tracks from other Sega titles.

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Konami releases Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launch trailer

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new Hideo Kojima-created launch trailer has gone live for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The video runs a little over five minutes and features cutescene clips as well as gameplay footage, along with sections from earlier titles, going back to the first Metal Gear Solid. A few additional details were also released about the Companion App. The PS4 and Xbox One download will connect with the game to act as a second screen to display a separate map as well as allow access to any map at any time, and it will play all collected records and music. The app will be available on September 1.

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Sega releases new screens, final developer interview for Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Video Series 3 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has released the third and final entry in their developer interview for Yakuza 5. The ending interview is with general director Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Masayoshi Yokoyama, and covers the game’s themes, music, and impending Western release. If you’ve missed the first two parts, head over to part 1 and then part 2. Also, while an exact release date is still unknown, the game has gone up for pre-order, and it was revealed today that early buyers will receive a 15% discount and the Fulfiller of Dreams static theme. New screenshots were also released, as well as a look at the theme.

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GTAV’s Rockstar Editor coming to PS4, Xbox One, plus Online update

Grand Theft Auto V (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) GTA Editor Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rockstar will be adding Rockstar Editor to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online with next month’s update. The update will also add features that will be available for the PC version, including new font styles, the ability to copy and paste audio markers, Snapmatic integration, access to an ambient audio and sound effects library, and extra Director Mode options. Director Mode will receive an enlarged minimap with blips marking preset locations, the ability to spawn air and water vehicles, and the option to freeze time-of-day settings. GTA Online’s Freemode will also be receiving some new gameplay content, though specifics won’t be revealed until later.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Reckoning dated for PSN, Steam

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Reckoning Live Announcement - Screenshot 3

Activision has sent word that Reckoning, the final download pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, will be launching on September 3 for PC, PS3, and PS4. Four new maps are included with the add-on—Fracture, Overload, Quarantine, and Swarm—along with an Exo Grapple playlist, and the Exo Zombies finale, Descent. Descent adds a new ocean-based Atlas locale, ‘fused’ enemy type, and Trident Reflected Energy weapon. Details on each of the maps can be found below.

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Sega releases second video in interview series for Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Video Series 2 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has released the second video of their ongoing series exploring the themes and history of Yakuza 5. The first, released last April, offered an overview of the storyline and inspirations behind the series, while the latest interview, with developers Mr. Nagoshi and Mr. Yokoyama, covers the character designs, hostess clubs, and new cities. The two also touch on the series’ appeal to Western audiences.

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s first four fighters debuted in trailer

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

Sega has released a video revealing the first four fighters from their upcoming crossover brawler Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. Asuna from Sword Art Online, Kuroyukihime from Accel World, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!!, and Tomoka Minato from Ro-Kyu-Bu! will be joining a host of others from various Dengeki Bunko light novels and Sega properties to duke it out this October. The one-minute-long video highlights their fighting styles as well as a few of their combos.

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Destiny: The Taken King prologue cinematic trailer released

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) The Taken King Intro - Screenshot 1

Bungie has released the prologue cinematic from Destiny: The Taken King. The upcoming add-on, set to release next month, will add new subclasses as well as new strikes, gear, and enemies. The upcoming quest will pit players against Oryx, a powerful Taken King who leads a massive army of corrupted taken.

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Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax hitting PS3, PS Vita on October 6

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that they will be releasing their latest fighter, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, on October 6. Designed after novels published by Dengeki Bunko, including Sword Art Online and Durarara!, the 2D crossover brawler will feature a variety of characters across the lines, including a few Sega characters, battling in Sega-themed environments. The North American version will launch as a special edition that comes bundled with a bonus soundtrack CD that features tracks from several Sega composers, including Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, and Teruhiko Nakagawa. The tracks aren’t from the game, however, but are inspired by various Sega properties, such as Nights into Dreams, Shinobi, and the Sonic Adventure series.

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Traitors abound in new tactical RPG for PS3, PS Vita, Lost Dimension

Lost Dimension (PS3, PS TV, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 2

The End is near! (dun duuuun) The enigmatic final boss has made his to Earth in Atlus and Lancarse’s new tactical role-playing game Lost Dimension. Available for PS3 and PS Vita, the turn-based strategy game not only mixes in light role-playing elements via skill trees and varied gear, but it also has a slight twist: traitors. As players ascend a large pillar, they must choose which of their squad is a turncoat in order to progress. If they fail, then they will have to face the traitors before taking on The End, but if they succeed, they will immediately square off against him with a full squad. Experience won’t help, either, as traitors are random for each playthrough. As a bonus, $20 worth of free costume and level DLC is downloadable for free for two weeks.

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