Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

Bust-a-Move 4 to drop bubbles left and right on PSN this spring

Bust-a-Move 4 (PS3, PSP, PS Vita) PSN Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bust-a-Move 4 will be bringing its army of cute dinosaurs and piles of bright bubbles to PSN this spring, according to publisher Natsume. The colorful puzzler will feature 10 playable characters along with four unlockable characters, two new moves, and eight modes, including a Versus Mode and an Edit Mode that allows players to create up to 25 stages.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Double Fine reacquires rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

Stacking (PC, 360, PS3) PC Announcement - Screenshot 2

In a move that’s sure to please fans of Double Fine, the studio has announced that they have reacquired the publishing and distribution rights to Costume Quest and Stacking. The distribution rights were acquired from Nordic Games, who picked them up in 2013 during THQ’s bankruptcy. As part of the new deal, the two companies have partnered for a retail release of Costume Quest, Psychonauts, and Stacking for Windows and Mac next year in both North America and Europe.

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies DLC now available

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Turnabout Reclaimed Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies’ first DLC case, Turnabout Reclaimed, is now available for download. The $5.99 full-length episode, purchasable from the in-game menu, features a new client, the pirate Sasha Buckler. As the first case Wright takes after reclaiming his Attorney’s badge, he must help defend Buckler’s stylish killer whale companion against a murder charge. The Mood Matrix and Psyche-Lock, introduced in Dual Destinies, will come into play, and Pearl Fey will return to help the Anything team against prosecutor Simon Blackquill.

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3DS, DLC

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies now on eShop

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Announcement - Screenshot 7

Court is back in session! The intrepid digital attorney Phoenix Wright has returned to the side of lady justice in a new case to convict the culprit behind the destruction of the courthouse. The download-only release, available on eShop, picks up eight years after the previous Ace Attorney title, as Phoenix returns to form investigating crime scenes, examining evidence, cross examining witnesses, and now, with the help of newcomer Athena Cykes, psychoanalyzing witnesses.

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3DS

Creepy visual novel Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward now $29.99

Virtues Last Reward (3DS, PS Vita) Price Drop Announcement - Screenshot 1 (PSV)

Aksys Games has announced that they have lowered the price of Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward to $29.99. The puzzle-filled adventure-style visual novel is a follow-up to 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors for 3DS, and it is available for both 3DS and PS Vita. The price drop is in effect across both platforms.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies demo on eShop

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Demo and Bonus Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new demo for Capcom’s Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies has been released on Nintendo’s eShop. Set to launch on October 24, Wright will return to court in a new case that sees an old rival resurface during a trial against the party behind the destruction of the old courthouse. It was also announced that gamers who purchase Dual Destinies from October 25 to November 7 will receive a free costume pack worth $0.99 that includes new outfits for Phoenix Wright, Apollo Justice, and Athena Cykes.

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3DS

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies dated, new screens

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Release Date Announcement - Header

Capcom has confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies will be launching online for 3DS on October 24. The download-only entry will be available on eShop for $29.99 and continue the legal adventures of famed digital attorney Phoenix Wright. Wright will be joined by fellow attorney Apollo Justice and associate attorney Athena Cykes, whose presence introduces new psychoanalysis elements to witness investigations. Players will once again investigate crime scenes, challenge witnesses, and present evidence in trial of what they’ve uncovered.

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3DS

First screens released from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

Sherlock Holmes Crimes and Punishments (360, PC, PS3) June Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Focus Home has released the first batch of screenshots from Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments. The follow-up to The Testament, currently in development at Frogwares, will feature eight cases, 14 gameplay mechanics, crime scene reconstructions, and moral choices. More details will be revealed during E3, but before then, get a glimpse at what’s in store for Holmes and Watson.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD launches for iOS

Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD (iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The legalese is about to come fast and furious at iOS gamers now that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD collection has launched on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The set includes the first three games in the series (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations) with upgraded visuals. As defense attorney Phoenix Wright, players will be able to cross-examine witnesses as well as gather and examine evidence.

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Apple Handheld

Night of the Rabbit pre-order bonus, community Q&A announced

Daedalic strolled past the art books and skipped right over soundtracks and headed straight for pre-order gold: a free game. The studio announced that everyone who pre-orders a copy of their upcoming adventure Night of the Rabbit from GOG.com, before May 29, will receive a free copy of their comedy adventure Deponia. To learn more about Night of the Rabbit, check out the overview video featuring the game’s lead designer, Matt Kempke, released today by GOG.

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