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(PlayStation 4 Review) Yakuza 5

(PlayStation 4 Review) Yakuza 5

“… worth the wait.”

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King’s Quest: Rubble Without a Cause on PSN, tomorrow Live, Steam

Kings Quest (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Chapter 2 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Graham gets his crown today with the release of King’s Quest – Chapter 2: Rubble Without a Cause for PS3 and PS4. The follow-up to A Knight to Remember finds Graham being booted out of his newly acquired kingdom by a band of goblins. In the process of regaining the throne, he must free the people of Daventry from the horde and save his friends from A Knight to Remember. PC and Xbox gamers can download the game tomorrow.

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Go freefalling in new The Deadly Tower of Monsters trailer, screens

The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PC, PS4) Freefall Media - Screenshot 1

Atlus has officially launched the full website for Ace Team’s upcoming action title (in spppaaaacceee-accee-acce-ace) Full Deadly Tower of Monsters. A new trailer and screens were also released revealing that Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot will not only ascend a tower packed with B-movie-styled baddies but also—wait for it—descend it. Freefalling doesn’t just save time, as it can also net players special rewards as well as access to secret areas. The characters can still die, so be sure to use those boosters.

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Yakuza 5 now available on PSN for PS3

Yakuza 5 (PS3) Combat Screenshots Announcement - Screenshot 24

Yakuza 5 is out! After announcing its launch date on Saturday, Sega has released the download-only title on PSN. In the crime-themed, open-world action title, players control five characters who are being drawn into the underworld. Some, including series regulars Kazuma Kiryu and Taiga Saejima, have tried to leave that life behind, while others find themselves caught up in recent events. In addition to busting heads, players can also engage in a variety of mini-games, such as drag racing and gambling.

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PlayStation 3 News

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Russia dated for early 2016

Assassins Creed Chronicles India (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy will be wrapping up on February 9, according to Ubisoft. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India will go live on January 12 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia on February 9. All three episodes will be bundled together in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack, which will also be available on February 9 digitally for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and in retail for PS4 and Xbox One. A PS Vita version is slated for April 5. Episodes are standalone but linked narratively, and can be purchased separately for $9.99.

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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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Acttil bringing PS4 action-RPG Fallen Legion stateside next summer

Fallen Legion (PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 1

YummyYummyTummy’s upcoming side-scrolling action role-playing game Fallen Legion will be coming to North America, courtesy of Acttil. Slated to launch next summer for PS4, Fallen Legion tasks players with saving the Kingdom of Fenumia. As the recently crowned Queen Cecille, players must quash a rebellion to restore the safety of the realm. The queen has to not only lead her soldiers into battle, with up to four characters engaging in real-time combat, but also rule her subjects by making administrative decisions.

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The Deadly Tower of Monsters to launch January 19 for PC, PS4

The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PC, PS4) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced release details for Ace Team’s action-adventure title The Deadly Tower of Monsters. The Zeno Clash developer is set to make their return on January 19 when the game hits PSN and Steam for $14.99. New media was also released (re)introducing Jonathan Digby as captain Dick Starspeed, Stacy Sharp as princess Scarlet Nova, and of course, Robot as Robot. The group will face off against Lizard-Men, Robot Apes, and other B-movie-style villains in a pew-pew-filled adventure.

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

Kings Quest (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Chapter 2 Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

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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Acttil bringing new dungeon crawler to PS Vita, Ray Gigant

Ray Gigant (PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Acttil has announced that they will be bringing a new dungeon-crawler to PS Vita next spring, Ray Gigant. Developed by Experience Inc., the studio behind Demon Gaze and Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, and published in Japan by Bandai Namco, the upcoming adventure will put players in the shoes of three different characters. The trio offer different points of view as each attempts to save the world from the Gigants and their minions, and by the end, their three journeys will converge as they cross paths. Gigants are massive creatures the size of skyscrapers that are rampaging across the planet, and to defeat them, the characters will have to grow stronger through the evolve tree system and utilize a rhythm-based battle system to add extra damage to their attacks.

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