Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PS3

New Yakuza 5 screenshots highlight extended cast

Yakuza 5 (PS3) NPC Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

After introducing players to the game’s five protagonists, Sega is now focusing on some of Yakuza 5’s secondary characters. The first is Masaru Watase, a hotshot lieutenant for the Omi Alliance itching for a gang war. Looking to stop him and his ilk is a mysterious Osaka detective who uses clues to manipulate the main characters. Sosuke Komaki is a flannel-loving trainer who is helping Kiryu. On the other end of the spectrum are Goro Majima, an enforcer for the Shimano Family, and Hiroshi Kugihara, a mutilated, deranged inmate out to terrorize Saejima during his stint. Even more of the extended cast is featured in the dozen new screenshots posted below.

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King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause release dates announced

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Sierra has announced the release dates for Rubble Without a Cause, the second chapter in The Odd Gentlemen’s episodic King’s Quest series. The release will be split up over two days, with the PS3 and PS4 versions launching late afternoon on December 15 and the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One versions on December 16. The second chapter picks up shortly after the first as the newly crowned King Graham sets out to rescue the kingdom from a band of invading goblins.

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

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) Story Book Edition Announcement - Header

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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Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- announced for PS3, PS4, coming 2016

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Aksys Games has announced that they will be returning to the Guilty Gear series next year with Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-. The Arc System Works fighter will be available next spring for PS3 and PS4 with over 20 fighters, new modes, and support for cross-platform multiplayer. One of the new modes is Stylish Type, a feature that will be familiar to Blazblue players, which helps newcomers ease into the game by allowing them to unleash flashy single-button combos.

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Life is Strange to get limited physical release on January 19

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Square Enix has announced a limited-run physical version of Dontnod’s Life is Strange for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The time-bending episodic adventure will be available in a boxed set on January 19 and contain a 32-page art book, directors’ commentary, and a selection of tracks from the game. The full list of included tunes is available below, with 14 from the soundtrack and 8 from the game’s composer, Jonathan Morali.

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Time to put some fists to faces in new Yakuza 5 screenshots

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Combat Screenshots Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has released a new set of screenshots showcasing the combat system in Yakuza 5. In the upcoming crime thriller, each of the five protagonists has their own unique fighting style, special abilities, and skills. In addition, players can also grab a variety of ad hoc weapons to help them crush their enemies, including bicycles, pliers, and street signs. Sega’s recent livestream demonstrating the gameplay has been archived to their Youtube channel, while the next session is set to air today at 1:30 p.m. (CST) on their Twitch channel. Over 25 shots have been posted.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III now available for console, PC

Call of Duty Black Ops III (PC PS3 PS4 Xbox 360 Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III has launched online and in stores. Set 50 years into the future, soldiers are heavily altered by bio-technology and cybernetic enhancements, allowing them to utilize the entry’s signature addition, a new momentum-based movement system. The campaign, as with all modes, is playable online, and up to four players will be able to go through the story together. Multiplayer also features a Specialist system, with players choosing from nine different soldiers who have their own set of unique customization unlocks. Weapon customization has also been given a bump via Gunsmith, allowing for custom paint jobs access to a more advanced emblem editor. eSport features have been implemented, such as Theater, as has a new loot system, the Black Market. Lastly, Zombies returns with Shadows of Evil, a new campaign featuring four strangers making their way through a noir-film-inspired world, and Zombies also return in the main campaign once players finish the game.

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Meet Kevin in new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Over the weekend, Activision released a new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Seize Glory features Michael B. Jordan introducing and Marshawn Lynch awing at Kevin, the everyday player who is utilizing some of the new maneuvers and skills to navigate around and take down zombies and mechs. The trailer was directed by Wayne McClammy.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III trailer released for Nuk3town Bonus Map

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Treyarch has released a new trailer for the Nuk3town Bonus Map for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Black Ops map returns redesigned for 2065, with structures laid out to support the new momentum-based, chained-movement system. Nuk3town is a pre-order bonus for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions.

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Even gangsters need to blow off some steam in Yakuza 5

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Minigame Screenshot Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has released nearly 20 screenshots highlighting the various side activities in Yakuza 5. From racing chickens to bowling, playing pool, fishing, or trying their luck with a UFO catcher to win a snazzy statue, players will have plenty to do when they aren’t out and about Yakuza-ing it up. An archive of the last livestream, which runs an hour and a half long, has also been posted on the official Youtube channel and below along with the pictures. To catch the streams live, head over to and bookmark Sega’s Twitch channel.

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