- Valkyria Revolution launching in June, Vanargand Edition detailed
- Destiny – Age of Triumph launch trailer, screens go live
- Morgan Yu’s possibilities discussed in new trailer for Prey
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap adds a new character, Wonder Girl
- Atlus unboxes Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition
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It’s never a bad time for more Nier, and today, Square Enix has released an extended look at the upcoming Nier: Automata. How “extended” is extended? Twenty-seven minutes and forty-nine seconds, that’s how extended. The video, titled Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay, offers an overview of the game’s mechanics and world. Some of the items featured include the Reliquary System, which allows players to return to where they were defeated for buffs or an ally; 17 of the Pod Skills that the robot companions can utilize during battle; how to gain new buffs and abilities using the Plug-in-Chip System; and the Riding System, which allows players to ride boars (of course).
Indie developer Hucast Games has officially released their Dreamcast title Ghost Blade HD for PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U. The $9.99 bullet-hell-style vertical shooter, said to be inspired by similar releases from the 1990s, features two-player local co-op, five stages, three ships, leaderboard support, and three difficulty levels. Players will be able to blast their way through several modes, including Practice and Score Attack.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a new mixture on these shores, and Sega is seeing to it that players get off to a good start. A new Back to Basics trailer gives a look at how several modes will offer players the chance to practice creating Puyo chains and stacking Tetriminos until they become a pro. Six Challenge Modes will provide a variety of scenarios to tackle, including Endless Fever, Endless Puyo, Tiny Puyo, Sprint, Marathon, and Ultra. Up to four players will also get the chance to test themselves against each other in a Versus mode featuring two dozen characters.
Lizardcube has announced a new Retro feature in Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. The remake is going to allow players to switch from high definition to 8-bit graphics on the fly, between the original and updated soundtracks, and any combination of the two. Even more accommodating is password support. Players who have a password from the 1989 original can continue their progress in the remake.
New gameplay footage has gone live for Prey. The video, titled Mimic Madness, demonstrates how players can use the Mimic’s power during combat. It’s one of the first alien powers that players will learn, allowing them to take advantage of their ability to transform into a variety of objects, including a banana, lamp, mug, and security turret.
Bethesda has released a first look at the Morrowind expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online. The gameplay video introduces players to a new storyline that will see them returning to the fan-favorite realm to prevent the end of the world. The trailer, along with some new screenshots, show off the reimagined Vvardenfell Island along with some of the new armor, enemies, and weapons.
Igor is returning with two helpers, Caroline and Justine, in a revamped Velvet Room. Persona 5’s protagonist finds himself back into the strange area whenever he falls to sleep. That means that players will be able to upgrade, create items from, or fuse their collected personas. The latter is comprised of a basic ability that creates a new persona by fusing two together and a more advanced technique that requires three or more. Personas can also be created through network fusion, which will combine the player’s with a random one grabbed from another online player. Unfortunately, fusing requires punishing the personas through hanging, imprisoning, and electrifying them. It’s not for nothing, though, as the punishments enhance them in different ways. Check the trailer out below.
The sticky-fingered goblin behind Shards of Darkness is given his time in the limelight with a new Sytx-centric trailer. Cyanide details how the studio “envisioned and gave life, personality, and soul” to the mischievous thief. The video also touches on the game’s humor, with Styx breaking the fourth wall, and how the mechanics are capable of adapting to the player’s style.
The console version of The Elder Scrolls Online has been updated with the latest Homestead update. PS4 and Xbox One owners can now buy apartments, homes, manors, and an island with the free download. There are nearly 40 instanced homes to choose from that are styled after the 10 playable races. An initial home can be acquired for free by completing a tutorial quest, while the rest can be purchased with in-game Gold and through the Crown Store. Abodes are shared between all of the player’s characters, and they can be adorned with up to 2,000 items.