Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

Atlus unboxes Persona 5 “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition

Atlus has released an unboxing video of the fancy “Take Your Heart” Premium Edition of Persona 5. The set includes a soundtrack, 4” Morgana plush, 64-page art book, Shujin Academy school bag, and a SteelBook case with themed outer box. Of course, seeing the goodies is better than reading about them. Not that I’m trying to underscore this killer post. Ahem. Video is below.

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Nier: Automata launches on Steam for Windows PC

Square Enix and PlatinumGames’ co-developed entry in the Nier series has been released for PC. Battle androids 2B, 9S, and A2 are being sent to Earth to reclaim it for humanity after a devastating invasion by aliens and their machine army has led to mankind fleeing to the Moon. An extensive look at the game was released prior to the launch of the PS4 version with Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. The PC version is available through Steam.

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The Surge gets combat-heavy CG trailer, Stronger, Faster, Tougher

After last week’s 14-minute-long gameplay trailer, The Surge is getting the CG treatment. Deck13’s action role-playing game is set to go live in May, and the latest video, titled Stronger, Faster, Tougher, features gory combat in scripted encounters set throughout the CREO complex.

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PS4 version of Persona 5 to come with bonus controller skin

Atlus will be gifting a controller skin for those picking up the standard edition of Persona 5. In addition to the Take Your Heart Premium and SteelBook editions, the regular release will come with a themed DualShock 4 skin that features a couple of The Phantom Thieves. Note that only marked copies of the PS4 version will include the skin. Ann Takamaki’s voice actor Erika Harlacher was also on hand at Atlus HQ to offer a proper reveal of the bonus.

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Persona 5 voice actor narrates gameplay footage, freebies released

Ann Takamaki, one of the intrepid Phantom Thieves from Persona 5, is voiced by actor Erika Harlacher. In a meta-tastic promo, she plays through a segment of Persona 5 that is important to Ann. The scenario shows a bit more of the world, with snippets of attending class at Shujin Academy and battling Shadows in the Metaverse. As a bonus, a free theme and three free avatars were released featuring Yusuke Kitagawa. These are only $0.00 until March 21, though, and are only for PS4.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age getting three premium editions

Square Enix has revealed a pricey premium version of Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age. The Collector’s Edition will run $199.99 and come with a mini bust set of Judges Bergan, Drace, Gabranth, Ghis, and Zargabaath; a soundtrack of select tracks; a steelbook case; six art cards, and a digital code to unlock the soundtrack background music in-game option. The cheaper Limited and Digital editions will run $49.99 and include a steelbook case with different art and the digital code for the soundtrack background music in-game option. Also, first-run copies of the standard edition will feature a reversible coversheet with art by Akihiko Yoshida.

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PlayStation 4 News

The Caligula Effect launching May 2, new trailer, screens released

FuRyu and Aquria’s role-playing game The Caligula Effect will be hitting stores and online outlets on May 2, according to Atlus. Previously announced as Caligula, the game will retain its original audio track, and remain faithful to the storyline written by Persona and Persona 2 scribe Tadashi Satomi. The plot follows a group of students at Kishimai High School who realize that their world is a virtual reality known as Mobius. The virtual idol ‘myoo’ maintains the fantasy, and to get to safety, the Go-Home Club will have to strengthen their bonds as they fight those Digihead students who remain brainwashed.

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PlayStation Vita News

Nine new screenshots released from Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

Bandai Namco has sent out nine screens from the final downloadable expansion of Dark Souls III, The Ringed City. In the titular Ringed City, players will be seek out the Slave Knight Gael in search of the Dark Soul of Humanity. More of the quest can be seen in the latest images, which “highlight the lost wanderers, royal residents, and fearsome beasts that inhabit the fabled city at the end of the world.”

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Persona 5 trailer highlights the Velvet Room’s Caroline and Justine

The Velvet Room’s Twin Wardens, Caroline and Justine, are spotlighted in a new trailer for Persona 5. Unlike previous entries, the player isn’t welcome in the strange room but instead will find themselves to be a prisoner. Reforming has its rewards, though, as completing prison work will gain them access to advanced features. Initially, they are limited to registering their personas and basic fusion, but after putting in some time, they will be able to try their hand at advanced and network fusion as well as options for strengthening and training. Atlus has also collected the downloadable content that they’ve announced through social media onto a new area on the official site, here, which currently features several costume and music packs (Devil Summoner!).

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Reclaim Earth for humanity in Nier: Automata, now available for PS4

Battle androids 2B, 9S and A2 are reporting in with the release of Nier: Automata for PS4. Co-developed with PlatinumGames, the latest entry finds androids battling machines that have overrun the planet in order to secure it for the remaining humans. A launch trailer, below, offers an overview, but for a lengthy look at the game, check out Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay. To celebrate the release, Square Enix has released two free PS4 themes showing off the main characters in their flight suits. Check them out on the PS Store here and here.

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