Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Balrog, Ibuki, and Story Mode launching tomorrow for Street Fighter V

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Capcom has detailed tomorrow’s big update for Street Fighter V. The patch will add the new five-act cinematic story mode, A Shadow Falls, and two new characters, returning brawlers Balrog and Ibuki. The former will be free for everyone, while the latter will require purchase with earned Fight Money or cash. A Shadow Falls takes place between Street Fighter IV and III, with the 16 core characters battling it out as a World Warrior or a member of Shadaloo. Six released and unreleased post-launch downloadable characters are also going to take part. In addition to Balrog and Ibuki, both detailed below, the update will feature their stages, Las Vegas and Karin’s Kanzuki Family Private Beach. General tweaks include “faster and smarter matching” for multiplayer and Currency Shop options to use real money through PS Store and Steam.

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God Eater Resurrection now available on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

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God Eater Resurrection has launched on PSN for PS4 and PS Vita. As a God Eater, players wield God Arc weapons to take down giant monsters as the latest recruit to Fenrir Organization’s Far East Branch. He’s a New Type God Eater with the ability to handle weapons that can transform between blade and gun forms. From the organization’s home base, players set out to clear the land of the evil Aragami who are immune to normal weapons but weak to the Oracle Cells within God Arc weapons. The cells allow players to devour the essence of each monster. Players can tackle the game solo or with up to three friends online.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent detailed, hitting PS4 on July 12

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s third downloadable pack, Descent, got its first trailer today. The add-on, debuting on PSN on July 12, features four multiplayer maps as well as the next installment in Zombies. The maps, detailed below, include Empire, a reimagined versions of Black Ops II’s Raid; Berserk, a Viking village; Rumble, set in an arena where giant robots battle; and Cryogen, a prison filled with cryogenic tubes. The new Zombies entry, Gorod Krovi, sees the Origins gang in an alternate USSR where the remains of Stalingrad are dominated by mechanized zombies.

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To war! Grand Kingdom now available on PSN for PS4, PS Vita

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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.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Arcanist, Challenger, more revealed in new Grand Kingdom trailer

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Four more classes from Grand Kingdom are getting the trailer treatment. The latest gameplay footage covers the Arcanist, Blacksmith, Challenger, and Dragon Mage. The previous classes trailer introduced the Fighter, Hunter, Medic, and Witch. Currently, a demo is available on PSN that allows players to try their hand at the first two chapters from story mode.

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Atlus localizing PS Vita RPG Caligula, launching next spring

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Atlus has announced that they will be localizing FuRyu and Aquria’s role-playing game Caligula. The game will be a digital-only release for PS Vita and is scheduled to launch next spring. Not much else is known about the North America release, aside from a note that the game will retain the original Japanese audio. That said, an attack on the English Channel or a horse becoming a consul doesn’t seem likely. Maybe next time. On a positive note, some screenshots from the Japanese version were sent along to liven the news.

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PlayStation Vita News

Touhou Genso Wanderer announced for release in ’17 for PS4, PS Vita

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NIS is bringing Aqua Style’s roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer stateside early next year. Set within the Touhou Project universe, players will guide the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, Reimu Hakurei, as she and her new partner, the sage Futo Mononobe, set off on a new investigation. After a golden sphere creates a giant tower, the nearby townsfolk find themselves facing violent clones of themselves. Importers will know the game as Fushigi no Gensokyo: The Tower of Desire.

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Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force dated for July, new media up

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force will be arriving stateside as a digital-only release on July 12 for PS Vita. Along with the date, nine new playable characters were revealed: 00 Gundam, Barbatos 1st Form, Barbatos 4th Form, Destiny Gundam (Heine), Gundam GP02, Mack Knife, Master Gundam, Strike Freedom, and Turn X. A new trailer and nearly 20 screenshots showing the characters in action, along with the new Force Attack mechanic, have also been posted.

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PlayStation Vita News

Grand Kingdom LiteDEMO, second character trailer released

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Grand Kingdom’s characters are further detailed in a new character trailer. The video features the Fighter, Hunter, Medic, and Witch classes. Even better, players are getting a chance to try the classes for themselves in a new ‘LiteDEMO’ trial that also launched today. The demo includes chapters 1 and 2 from story mode, the ability to fight one war per day, and rollover support that carries player progress over to the final version.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies map The Giant up for purchase

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Zombies map The Giant, a remake of Der Riese, is now available as a single-map purchase. The drop continues the Zombies storyline with returning characters Dempsey, Nikolai, Richtofen, and Takeo. The $5.99 download is up for current-gen consoles and PC, and was previously included as a bonus with the various premium editions (Juggernog, Hardened, and Digital Deluxe) and as part of the Season Pass. PS3 owners can also grab it for the same price as well, though Xbox 360 players will have to wait a bit longer.

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