Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RPG

NIS America to bring PS3 RPG Fairy Fencer F to North America

Fairy Fencer F (PS3) NIS Announcement - Header

NIS America has announced that they have acquired the digital and physical publishing rights for Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F. The PS3 turn-based role-playing game features character art by Tsunako as well as concept art and music by Final Fantasy alumni Yoshitaka Amano and Nobuo Uematsu, respectively. As a Fencer, players will hunt wish-granting Furies, battle enemies in a 3D combat system, and customize both their character and their dungeon.

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PlayStation 3 News

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 dated for August release

Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth (PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Hyperdimension Neptunia will be returning this August with Re;Birth1 for PS Vita. Idea Factory International has announced that they will be launching the game, a remake of the original Hyperdimension Neptunia, on August 26 online and in stores. The new version will feature all of the content of the PS3 original as well as improved visuals, updated event conversations, a new scenario, a new ending, more customization options through the Remake System, item crafting, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory’s battle system. All of the PS3 release’s downloadable content is also being added.

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PlayStation Vita News

Wasteland 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition adds Bard’s Tale, now on sale

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inXile has announced that the Early Access version of Wasteland 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition is part of the Steam Summer Sale, and that they have added a copy of the 2004 reimagined Bard’s Tale to the package. Other extras with the Digital Deluxe include beta access to Wasteland 2, a copy of the first Wasteland, a soundtrack, an artbook, and two novellas. The 15% discount currently running on Steam will be good throughout the Summer Sale. Additionally, all of the Kickstarter and late backers now have access to the Wasteland 2 beta through Early Access.

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PC News

(PS Vita Review) Mind Zero

(PS Vita Review) Mind Zero

“… a lackluster dungeon crawler with some great ideas largely drowned out by tedium.”

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PS Vita Reviews

E3 2014: Square Enix – Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Hitman

Final Fantasy Type-0 (PS4, Xbox One)

Square Enix has announced a number of new entries across several series, including Final Fantasy, Hitman, and Tomb Raider. One of the biggest surprises is that Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito are both coming to North America. Type-0 was released for PSP in Japan in 2011 and will be brought over as an HD remastered release for PS4 and Xbox One. Agito is a free Android and iOS title (supported with in-app purchases) that features characters from Type-0 and allows players to make changes that affect others within the in-game community. As a cadet in the Dominion of Rubrum, players attempt to become Agito, the savior of Orience, and will have access to a variety of character-customization options, crafting options, and missions that feature large-scale co-op battles involving the entire community. No release dates were announced for either title.

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth pre-order bonuses, CE detailed

Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS) CE Announcement - Header

Atlus has revealed the premium edition and pre-order bonuses for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The $49.99 standard release will include two pre-order/first-run bonuses: a set of tarot cards including Arcanas XI-XXI—the first set will be included with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax—and special packaging. The collector’s release, The Wild Cards Premium Edition, will cost $79.99 and include the same pre-order and first-run bonus tarot card set, an art booklet, a music CD with select tracks, a 3DS XL deluxe hard case, and special packaging. Atlus also emphasized that the extras and premium items will be limited and not re-released in the future.

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Jude and Leia return in new Tales of Xillia 2 screenshots

Tales of Xillia 2 (PS3) June Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Over a dozen new screenshots from Tales of Xillia have been released by Bandai Namco. Scheduled to release this August, the sequel follows Elle and Ludger on their way to the Land of Canaan, but the screenshots feature two of their friends, original adventurers Jude and Leia. Jude is now a researcher, trying to replace spyrix with spyrite, and Leia is a reporter for a newspaper in Elympios. Both are working towards unifying the peoples of Rieze Maxia and Elympios after the worlds came into contact with each other during the events of the first Tales of Xillia.

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PlayStation 3 News

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt editions, pre-order extras revealed

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Standard Edition Announcement - Art 1

During their GOG.com Summer Conference, CD Projekt Red detailed a Collector’s Edition and pre-order bonuses for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Wild Hunt will be available in three versions: a digital version, a standard boxed version, and the Collector’s Edition. The standard physical release will include the game, the soundtrack, an informational book titled Witcher Universe – The Compendium, a map, a set of stickers, and a protective sleeve. The Collector’s Edition includes even more, adding a steelbook box, a 200-page art book, a Witcher medallion, and a 33x24x26 cm hand-painted figure of Geralt of Rivia fighting a Griffin. There will even be an inner and outer box to store the goods.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Dark Souls II getting three chapter packs, The Lost Crowns trilogy

Dark Souls II (360, PC, PS3) Lost Crowns Trilogy DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Three new chapters have been announced for Dark Souls II. Bandai Namco has announced that FromSoftware is currently developing three downloadable packs, dubbed the The Lost Crowns trilogy: Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory King. The packs will drop on July 22, August 26, and September 24. Each will be available separately for $9.99 for console and PC and as a bundle for $24.99 as part of a Steam season pass for PC. The packs will add new areas, enemies, and bosses, with the first entry tasking players with exploring underground caverns dotted with pyramids in search of the crowns once owned by King Vendrick.

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Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley set to release this year for 3DS

Harvest Moon The Lost Valley (3DS) Announcement - Logo

Natsume has announced that they will be bringing a new Harvest Moon to the 3DS later this year. Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley will again feature the farming and role-playing elements of its predecessors, as well as be the first 3D entry in the series. Customization will also be a focus, with players (slash farmers slash adventurers) capable of personalizing the world and fields. Additional details will be revealed at E3.

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