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It’s time to take a trip back to 2004 today with the release of Star Ocean: Till the End of Time for PS4. The PS2 role-playing game has been updated with support for trophies, share functionality, and remote play. Players once again guide Fayt in his search for his family and childhood friend Sophia after being separated during a military invasion while on vacation. An intro video from the game’s producer, Shuichi Kobayashi, as well as the launch trailer can be found below.
The future of sports will be reaching PS4 shortly with the launch of an online closed beta for Windjammers. Players will be able to toss their energized discs of fury from June 8 through June 12 via PSN. Access codes can be acquired by subscribed to the beta at FlyingPowerDisc.com. During the period, users will be testing the game’s matchmaking system, leaderboard, and net code. The cutoff date is June 5.
Star Ocean will be taking a trip to the past for the next installment, a re-release of Till the End of Time. The 2002 PlayStation 2 entry is receiving a sprucing up with support for trophies, share functionality, and remote play. Till the End of Time follows childhood friends Fayt Leingod and Sophia Esteed “as they discover the greatest secret in the Star Ocean universe.”
PS4 owners recently got the backstory of the Zero Escape series with The Nonary Games bundle, and now, Aksys is looking to round out the trilogy for them. A graphically updated re-release of Spike Chunsoft’s visual novel Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma is scheduled to make its way digitally and physically to PS4 this fall. The follow-up to Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward continues the formula of narrative-driven puzzle solving, as players attempt to work out brain teasers and plot twists alike.
Square Enix has released a free content update for Dragon Quest Heroes II. This marks the first of five updates that will add extended character-specific sidequests, Slime weapons, and extra multiplayer content. Today’s patch adds two sidequests, Episode Torneko and Episode Maribel & Ruff. The remaining updates and their content can be found listed below, along with a few new screenshots.
It’s time for players to break free of the virtual-world prison of Mobius with the launch of The Caligula Effect. As a student at Kishimai High School, players uncover a world that isn’t as it seems in a story penned by Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. As part of the Go-Home Club, they will join a group of fellow students in an effort to break free of the virtual world that has them trapped. Getting back to reality requires battling Digiheads, those students who have succumbed to the charms of the world’s master and are willing to defend her at all costs.
Square Enix has released Dragon Quest Heroes II. The action role-playing game, developed by Koei Tecmo, follows up on but isn’t connected to the 2015 original. In the new adventure, players set out, alone or with friends in multiplayer, to save the Seven Realms. Along with online support, the sequel also features an interconnected single-player world, the ability to play as monsters, 15 playable characters, eight extra characters in multiplayer, more customization options, and Dimensional Dungeons as well as story-driven War Zones in multiplayer.
A patch for The Silver Case has gone live on PSN that addresses an issue with two post-game scenarios. After installing the patch, players will be able to access Yami and White Out Prologue once they complete the game. Another problem with cinematics displaying black or fuzzy screens is being investigated, but the studio suggests a workaround that requires setting the system’s language to English or English UK. All applications in use must be closed before changing the language. More info on a fix should be coming along in the near future.
Capcom is going full-on 8-bit today with the release of The Disney Afternoon Collection. The six-title compilation bundles Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, DuckTales 2, and TaleSpin. Each title has been updated with HD graphics along and supplemented by an in-game Museum filled with art and title history, a Rewind feature, and two modes, Boss Rush and Time Attack.