Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: PSN

Hamilcar marches, Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord out for PS3

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Atlus has released Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord, a new strategy-RPG for PS3. The sequel’s storyline is standalone, so no knowledge of its predecessor is necessary to jump into this one. As father of the famed Hannibal, Hamilcar Barca, players wage war against the Divine Empire after he witnesses the burning of an innocent girl. In his pursuit of vengeance, Hamilcar learns that he has an inner rage that can result in everyone’s destruction if he cannot control it. The US release comes with an estimated 80-plus hours of gameplay and visual-novel-style cutscenes, the original Japanese audio, and a first-run bundle that includes a 31-page art book.

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PlayStation 3 News

Strength of the Sword 3 added to PS Plus sale, .99 starting tomorrow

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Ivent Games has sent word that their downloadable action title Strength of the Sword 3 is going on sale tomorrow on PSN. From October 15 to November 18, PlayStation Plus members will be able to download the title for $0.99, four bucks off the regular price. Gamers looking for some tough indie action can check it out on PS Store.

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Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! ships to retail, launches on PSN

Arcana Heart 3 Love Max!!!!! (PS3, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The most enthusiastically titled fighter in the business, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!, has launched for PS3 and PS Vita. The latest 2D fighter from Aksys Games, Arc System Works, and developer Examu has shipped to store shelves and is now available on PSN. The colorful one-on-one brawler features 23 characters, over 300 story scenarios across the entire roster, and as a bonus for North American gamers, a flip cover with exclusive art.

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Dark Souls II DLC trilogy ending Sept. 30 with Crown of the Ivory King

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Dark Souls II: Crown of the Ivory King, the final release in the downloadable The Lost Crowns Trilogy, has been officially date for September 30. As with the first two entries, Crown of the Sunken King and Crown of the Old Iron King, the pack will add new environments, enemies, traps, and bosses. After this final journey, those who’ve braved the post-release adventure will claim possession of all the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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Sega adds tri-Ace’s RPG Resonance of Fate to PSN for PS3

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Sega has added their 2010 role-playing game Resonance of Fate to PSN for PS3. The tri-Ace-developed title follows three employees of a private military firm— Leanne, Vashyron, and Zephyr—in a time when humanity lives cloistered around the only machine capable of sustaining life on Earth. As the trio take on missions for clients, they begin to learn more about the powers who control the machine and their lives. Players will be able to customize their characters and weaponry by unlocking new costumes and parts, and fight in a semi-real-time combat system that focuses on firearms and flashy attacks.

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PlayStation 3 News

Anomaly 2 guided safely onto PSN, now available for PS4

Anomaly 2 (Android, iOS, PC, PS4) PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Earth’s future isn’t looking too good in Anomaly 2, now on PSN for PS4. Even though I thought we helped to defeat the alien invaders back in 2012, they apparently returned with a vengeance and overran the planet with their damned machines. Players once again take on the role of a convoy’s commander, guiding the vehicles through a maze of defensive structures and alien attackers in what’s been dubbed a tower-offense design. Additions include the ability to transform troops into war mechs, a multiplayer versus mode with tower defense versus offense, and alternate endings.

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PlayStation 4 News

Resident Evil Revelations 2 to be released in episodes and on disc

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Capcom has detailed their plans for the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2. The sequel will continue the episodic format of the original, but instead of simply being a method presentation, the breaks will constitute individual weekly downloads that will run for a four-episode season. Each episode will be available individually for $5.99 or altogether as a Complete Season bundle for $24.99. Those who prefer a physical copy will be able to buy a retail disc version, set to ship after the final episode goes live, for $39.99. Additional, unspecified extra content will be included with the Complete Season bundle, which will also be included along with even more bonus content in the physical version. Revelations 2 follows Terra Save agents Claire Redfield and Moira Burton in their attempt to escape a zombie- and mutant-infested prison.

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How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition announced for PS4, Xbox One

How to Survive (PS4, Xbox One) Storm Warning Edition Announcement - Screenshot 1

505 Games has announced that they will be releasing a complete, all-in-one version of Eko Software’s zombie-bashing action title How to Survive for PS4 and Xbox One. Due out this fall, the Storm Warning Edition will include the original game as well as all six DLC packs, detailed below, which add new abilities, characters, and islands, plus a new mode and randomized scenario.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Natural Doctrine release date now September 30

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NIS has announced that they are bumping back their upcoming strategy title Natural Doctrine to September 30. Judging by comments about the import version, the weeklong delay should offer gamers the chance to better prepare for the pain that Kadokawa Game has in store for them in their quest to clear out the lands near the fortress city of Feste.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old King launches for console, PC

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC Announcement - Screenshot 2

Crown of the Old Iron King, the second part in Dark Soul II’s The Lost Crowns downloadable three-part mini-campaign, is now available. The add-on is available for 360, PC, and PS3, supplementing the original game with new enemies, bosses, gear, and locations. Unlike its grim subterranean predecessor, Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old King takes place in the same type of lave-filled and ash-strewn environment as the foreboding Iron Keep from the original game. (Hint: the DLC might be accessible from there.)

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